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Joel Davis
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In the reality distortion field that is the Middle East, a commentator has urged Netanyahu to show restraint, so as to avoid "international opprobrium for Israel." For Israel? I'm encouraging international opprobrium for the Palestinians.
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What is this trendy new subversive ideology of which you speak?
 
UK Public Schools Pushing Radical Islam http://thebea.st/1qpwWhs
Britain will introduce the mandatory teaching of “British values” after inspectors found six schools to be promoting extreme agendas.
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I really like the idea of this. A gesture of defiance against tyranny from pop culture (the Hunger Games) is deployed by real people against the coup regime in Thailand. Let's hope the odds are in their favor. 
In Bangkok, anti-coup protesters borrowed the three-finger salute from the 'Hunger Games'
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I feel bad for NASA, but after years of lackluster budgets and zero leadership from the Obama Administration, we totally deserve this. I hope this serves as a wake up call. 
Starting in 2020, US astronauts will no longer be able to hitch a ride to space.
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It's time for Republicans who push market-based solutions for everything to step up and push for a free market in telecom services and not sweetheart deals and a rigged system that lobbyists and the FCC are pushing. The end of network neutrality will mean higher prices and fewer choices for consumers, that's the bottom line. Read on:
Corynne McSherry says the public should voice its concerns about FCC's proposed rules that will end net neutrality.
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A good review of what's at stake as the FCC puts forward a plan to upend network neutrality:
Summary: The proposed network neutrality rules the FCC is settling on don’t appear neutral at all. Here’s the conversation we should be having if the FCC really thinks our network policies need a rewrite.
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This photo, the famous "Tank Man" photo, has to be one of the best images of political defiance ever taken. Today is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square democracy protest in Beijing in 1989 and as this article explains, the picture has taken on a life of its own.
Protesters in China post memes of the iconic "Tank Man" photograph to protest the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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​Russia is attempting to mold public opinion in the U.S. by recruiting an army of propagandists to use the comment sections or major news websites to share the Russian view of the world. This is amusing because it assumes that people use the comments section for anything other than sharing their own views or criticizing the views (and spelling, grammar and general worthiness of living) of others. ​​The joke, I think, is on them. 
The adventures of Russian agents like The Ghost of Marius the Giraffe, Gay Turtle, and Ass — exposed for the first time.
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Tony Blair calls politicians cowards about Islam. This is a long read, but well worth it. 
It is unsurprising that public opinion in the UK and elsewhere, resents the notion that we should engage with the politics of the Middle East and beyond. We have been…
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Nicely done. #3, yes, I can relate. 
26. You’ve never driven an ambulance to the hospital emergency room, but you’ve tried to get chocolate from the grocery store to your home before it melts in an Arizona July, which is pretty close....
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Farewell and thanks for G+ !
He leaves no word on where he's headed next.
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Google went back to where it all began on Thursday, to the Menlo Park garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first dreamed of a be