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Old 2013-07-17, 18:43   Link #29481
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A Drone Fell From the Sky and Exploded Next to a Florida Highway:

"For the second time this month, a drone (this one presumed to be a QF 4) has come
spiraling out of the sky. The crash and subsequent explosion happened next to US 98
near Tyndall Air Force Base in—oh what a surprise—Florida."

See:

http://gizmodo.com/a-drone-fell-from...orid-813083795
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this is beginning to look like a really good idea.
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Old 2013-07-17, 21:32   Link #29482
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'Murica.

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post...ican-superstar


The guy who sang is American, btw.
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Old 2013-07-17, 21:50   Link #29483
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Greece approves scheme to fire thousands of public workers
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...96G1AP20130717

Panama calls in U.N. to inspect North Korean arms ship
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...96G0XS20130717
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Old 2013-07-18, 01:12   Link #29484
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'Murica.

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post...ican-superstar


The guy who sang is American, btw.
Didn't you know? If you're not white, then you're not an American.
Regardless of your place of birth, place of your upbringing, your native language, or citizenship. None of that matters to these losers unless your skin is pale.
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Old 2013-07-18, 01:49   Link #29485
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Didn't you know? If you're not white, then you're not an American.
Regardless of your place of birth, place of your upbringing, your native language, or citizenship. None of that matters to these losers unless your skin is pale.


Seriously though I can almost imagine this happening.
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Old 2013-07-18, 01:54   Link #29486
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Hilarious thing is, Marc being.. oh I dunno, a native YANK of the Great Apple kind, it's damn hard to be more "American" than him.
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Old 2013-07-18, 02:07   Link #29487
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NSA spying under fire: 'You've got a problem':

"In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said
Wednesday they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a
database of every phone call in America. And they threatened to curtail the
government's surveillance authority.

Top Obama administration officials countered that the once-secret program was
legal and necessary to keep America safe. And they left open the possibility that
they could build similar databases of people's credit card transactions, hotel records
and Internet searches."

See:

http://news.yahoo.com/nsa-spying-und...164530431.html


The Obama crew seems to think that privacy is a privilege, and not a right.

I guess they thought Orwell's "1984" was an instruction manual, instead of a
warning.......
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Old 2013-07-18, 03:28   Link #29488
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'Murica.

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post...ican-superstar


The guy who sang is American, btw.
He should have just sung this.
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Old 2013-07-18, 03:55   Link #29489
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Purported Taleban letter explains why they shot Pakistani schoolgirl
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Islamabad, Pakistan (July 18, Thu): In a letter to a Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head on her way home from school, a senior Taleban commander purportedly tells her that she was targeted not because she advocated education for all girls, but rather for her criticism of the militant group.

The letter attributed to Adnan Rashid was released just days after 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai took the stage at the United Nations, where she delivered an emotional plea for the right to go to school on behalf of all children.

Malala was 15 when gunmen jumped on her school bus and shouted her name, scaring other girls into identifying her, in the Swat Valley on Oct 9 last year. The attack sparked massive protests in Pakistan and condemnation worldwide.

CNN cannot confirm the authenticity of the letter, but its validity has been generally accepted by Pakistan intelligence officials.

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We aren't misogynist, really. But we'll kill you all the same. Just because.
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Old 2013-07-18, 05:26   Link #29490
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They seem to be completely oblivious to the fact that shooting a teenage girl in the head for speaking out is a heinous thing to do for any possible reason.

Dumber than Dumber.
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Old 2013-07-18, 05:48   Link #29491
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They seem to be completely oblivious to the fact that shooting a teenage girl in the head for speaking out is a heinous thing to do for any possible reason.

Dumber than Dumber.
It is bizarre to see even terrorists can fear bad PR. Guess the shooting incident must have hampered their recruitment efforts sufficiently for them to try and do damage control. But as you might expect, Terrorists don't have any experience with trying to make themselves look good...
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Old 2013-07-18, 06:51   Link #29492
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Analysis: Republicans could see more bruising Senate primaries
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...96H04J20130718

Analysis: Ship seizure shows dire straits of Cuban military rather than threat
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...96H01G20130718
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Old 2013-07-18, 07:25   Link #29493
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It is bizarre to see even terrorists can fear bad PR. Guess the shooting incident must have hampered their recruitment efforts sufficiently for them to try and do damage control. But as you might expect, Terrorists don't have any experience with trying to make themselves look good...
I always thought that Disney and Pixar made a fantastic attempt at portraying evil organisations (or even NOLF). They have lots of evil plans but it is always ruined by their incompetent evil minions even in their planning cadre.
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Old 2013-07-18, 08:12   Link #29494
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members of Congress said
Wednesday they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a
database of every phone call in America
I call bullshit. They never intended to allow citizens to know about it, that's all. They knew full well what was happening the entire time.

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The Obama crew seems to think that privacy is a privilege, and not a right.
No, the government in general (not just one side) know it's a right, but would rather tout "security" as being #1 most important, trumping everything.
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Old 2013-07-18, 08:18   Link #29495
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I call bullshit. They never intended to allow citizens to know about it, that's all. They knew full well what was happening the entire time.
I think that is more true of the Senate, whose Intelligence committee has oversight responsibilities in this area. The House is a lot less plugged-in, especially the backbenchers. What makes this issue politically interesting is that it joins the libertarian wings of the Democrats and Republicans against the centrists.
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Old 2013-07-18, 11:17   Link #29496
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Satellite images show entire Tibetan villages ‘relocated’ under controversial Chinese program:

"By the end of this year, the report estimates, 90 percent of Tibet’s nomadic
population will have been moved into sedentary “New Socialist Villages,” effectively
ending their traditional lifestyle and, because many know no other way to provide for
themselves, making them reliant on the Chinese government."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...inese-program/
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Old 2013-07-18, 11:29   Link #29497
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Japan Inc Struggles To Keep Its Cool
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Old 2013-07-18, 11:43   Link #29498
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'Murica.

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post...ican-superstar


The guy who sang is American, btw.
And i love the kid's reaction to his haters.

YouTube
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Old 2013-07-18, 14:50   Link #29499
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Satellite images show entire Tibetan villages ‘relocated’ under controversial Chinese program:

"By the end of this year, the report estimates, 90 percent of Tibet’s nomadic
population will have been moved into sedentary “New Socialist Villages,” effectively
ending their traditional lifestyle and, because many know no other way to provide for
themselves, making them reliant on the Chinese government."

See:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...inese-program/
That sounds REALLY familiar...

Hate to say it, but that definitely sounds very... Colonial. China would definitely hate to be compared to the old British Empire, but in this case the label is well-deserved.
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Old 2013-07-18, 16:05   Link #29500
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DETROIT — Detroit on Thursday became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy, as the state-appointed emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection. Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy expert, was hired by the state in March to lead Detroit out of a fiscal free-fall and made the filing Thursday in federal bankruptcy court.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...989_story.html

OCP looks darn good right now.
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