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Old 2013-06-21, 21:42   Link #28961
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The 2010 Maine gubernatorial election was a mess. LePage won by a margin of less than 2% in a four-person field. His closest opponent was not a Democrat, but former Democrat turned independent Eliot Cutler. Apparently Cutler has no regrets about handing the Pine Tree State over to the tender mercies of Paul "Vaseline" LePage as Cutler has announced his intention of running again in 2014. However, Maddow reports tonight that LePage is considering a run for one of Maine's two Congressional seats next year because it "can't be any worse in Washington than it is here." Meanwhile former Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud has also announced his intention to run for governor. Whether the Democrats can consolidate around Michaud is an open question, as is whether they can sufficiently marginalize Cutler to avoid another minority Republican victory.

Maine has a history of political mavericks. For much of my early life during the 1950s the state was represented by the only woman in the Senate, Margaret Chase Smith. Despite her nominal Republican partisanship, Chase supported many policies of Democratic presidents like Roosevelt and Truman and fought against fellow Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy during his reign of terror.

Maine had two Republican women as Senators as recently as 2012 when Olympia Snowe retired in disgust at the level of partisan conflict in that body. She was succeeded by former governor Angus King, also a declared independent, who like his Vermont counterpart, former Socialist turned independent Bernie Sanders, caucuses with the Democrats. The other Senator, Susan Collins, has been a more mainstream Republican though she, too, has broken ranks over issues like childrens' health care and the 2009 stimulus.
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Old 2013-06-21, 21:51   Link #28962
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Anti-muslim Extremism Rises Among Myanmar Buddhists.
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:06   Link #28963
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'Hentai' Anime Episodes Banned in Russia as Child Pornography:

"Starting in April, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications
received complaints of alleged child pornography about 13 anime episodes on the
Russian social network Vkontakte. After evaluating the situation and bringing in
outside experts, the service declared that the anime in the "hentai" genre is child
pornography. Under last year's "About Child Protection from Information Harming
Their Health and Development" law, such material must therefore be banned from
hosts and service providers."

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ld-pornography
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:07   Link #28964
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“I am proud to be called a radical ______.”
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“If we are weak,” he said, “our land will become ______.”
Extremists ( Jew, Christian, Muslim, Satanist, Buddist etc)... love to boast these lines....

Gladly...

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The Dalai Lama, after the riots in March, said killing in the name of religion was “unthinkable” and urged Myanmar’s Buddhists to contemplate the face of the Buddha for guidance.
A true man worth to be praise.
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:14   Link #28965
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Buddhism : The Next "Religion of Peace", except muslims are always worse anyway because they hate freedom and civilization. I learned about Islam from Jihad Watch and my friends' blogs.
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:19   Link #28966
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Buddhism : The Next "Religion of Peace", except muslims are always worse anyway because they hate freedom and civilization. I learned about Islam from Jihad Watch and my friends' blogs.
I think the problem ain't the religion.... but the people... the way they interpret it... the way they corrupted it to justify.... wrong doings....
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:25   Link #28967
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Lawyers eye NSA data as treasure trove for evidence in murder, divorce cases:

"The National Security Agency has spent years demanding that companies turn over
their data. Now, the spy agency finds the shoe is on the other foot. A defendant in a
Florida murder trial says telephone records collected by the NSA as part of its
surveillance programs hold evidence that would help prove his innocence, and his
lawyer has demanded that prosecutors produce those records. On Wednesday, the
federal government filed a motion saying it would refuse, citing national security. But
experts say the novel legal argument could encourage other lawyers to fight for
access to the newly disclosed NSA surveillance database.

"What's good for the goose is good for the gander, I guess," said George
Washington University privacy law expert Dan Solove. "In a way, it's kind of ironic.""

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http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/201...rce-cases?lite
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:38   Link #28968
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Buddhism : The Next "Religion of Peace", except muslims are always worse anyway because they hate freedom and civilization. I learned about Islam from Jihad Watch and my friends' blogs.
Anyone can tell you that those "monks" are an utter disgrace to the religion..

And the Buddha fed himself to a starving lion....
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:40   Link #28969
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'Hentai' Anime Episodes Banned in Russia as Child Pornography:

"Starting in April, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications
received complaints of alleged child pornography about 13 anime episodes on the
Russian social network Vkontakte. After evaluating the situation and bringing in
outside experts, the service declared that the anime in the "hentai" genre is child
pornography. Under last year's "About Child Protection from Information Harming
Their Health and Development" law, such material must therefore be banned from
hosts and service providers."

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ld-pornography
I wonder what series those episodes were from.
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:43   Link #28970
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"Outside experts"?

There's a job for evaluating hentai Anime ?!
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:44   Link #28971
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I was also wondering the same thing. If that hentai anime blatantly portrays minors who are truly physically un-adult-like, I would agree with the ban. If not, the Russian authorities would be nothing short of utter ridiculous.
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:45   Link #28972
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Lawyers eye NSA data as treasure trove for evidence in murder, divorce cases:

"The National Security Agency has spent years demanding that companies turn over
their data. Now, the spy agency finds the shoe is on the other foot. A defendant in a
Florida murder trial says telephone records collected by the NSA as part of its
surveillance programs hold evidence that would help prove his innocence, and his
lawyer has demanded that prosecutors produce those records. On Wednesday, the
federal government filed a motion saying it would refuse, citing national security. But
experts say the novel legal argument could encourage other lawyers to fight for
access to the newly disclosed NSA surveillance database.

"What's good for the goose is good for the gander, I guess," said George
Washington University privacy law expert Dan Solove. "In a way, it's kind of ironic.""

See:

http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/201...rce-cases?lite
This is awesome! Thanks for the laugh.
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:45   Link #28973
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"Outside experts"?

There's a job for evaluating hentai Anime ?!
Looks like our employment issues are solved ww
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Old 2013-06-21, 22:51   Link #28974
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Looks like our employment issues are solved ww
Hey if you can't be anything- be a consultant
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Old 2013-06-21, 23:03   Link #28975
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I wonder what series those episodes were from.
Boku no Pico. Nuff said.
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Old 2013-06-21, 23:07   Link #28976
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Anyone can tell you that those "monks" are an utter disgrace to the religion..

And the Buddha fed himself to a starving lion....
It's a matter of good PR.

They have a lot to thank Dalai Lama for.
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Old 2013-06-21, 23:21   Link #28977
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I was also wondering the same thing. If that hentai anime blatantly portrays minors who are truly physically un-adult-like, I would agree with the ban. If not, the Russian authorities would be nothing short of utter ridiculous.
The problem is in determining that. There was some nonsense in Australia about fully adult small-breasted women in pornography being deemed "child pornography".

http://theweek.com/article/index/105...all-breast-ban

Seriously ... that's how stupid this flies. Sexist, anti-science, and body-type-shaming all in one smack.
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it's called checking her date of birth.
Heh, and, of course, ink and paper has no "date of birth".
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Old 2013-06-22, 06:45   Link #28978
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India monsoon floods kill at least 560; thousands missing
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...95L03A20130622

Palestinian tobacco faces threat from crackdown on black economy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...95I0WE20130619

'No, we can't': Japan's conservative values collide with plan to mobilize women for economy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...95I1LK20130619
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Old 2013-06-22, 10:49   Link #28979
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It's a matter of good PR.

They have a lot to thank Dalai Lama for.
It may be same religion but Tibetan Buddhism and the Theravada school practised in Burma are as distinct as Shia and Sunni...
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Old 2013-06-22, 11:49   Link #28980
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It's a matter of good PR.

They have a lot to thank Dalai Lama for.
that is only because majority of westerner don't know a thing about Buddhism.

the west think the dalai lama is pope of Buddhism while he is only the pope of a sect in Tibet.
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