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Why did UVA paper apologize for Aprils Fools’ Day articles on blacks but not for the one on Asians?

Originally posted on Twitchy:

The University of Virginia’s student paper, The Cavalier Daily, has pulled two satirical April Fools’ Day articles from its website and apologized to its readers for daring to use the arrest of black UVA student Martese Johnson and civil rights icon Rosa Parks for humorous purposes:

But if joking about racial issues is now somehow out-of-bounds on April Fools’ Day, why can the paper joke about Asians but not blacks? Here’s another of their satirical pieces from today that says…

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▶ New O’Keefe Video: Cornell Dean Advises on Starting ISIS Club – YouTube

▶ New O’Keefe Video: Cornell Dean Advises on Starting ISIS Club – YouTube.

More — http://projectveritas.com/cornell-dean-advises-starting-isis-club-0

Hertz puts cameras in some of its rental cars, but it never meant to be creepy | Ars Technica

Last week, Fusion reported that Hertz had been updating the navigational devices in its rental cars to include cameras that have a full view of the interior of the vehicle. The update, which began in mid-2014, happened quietly and so far has only impacted about thirteen percent of Hertz’ fleet. Still, that number troubled those who noticed the tiny unblinking eye staring back at them.

MORE — Hertz puts cameras in some of its rental cars, but it never meant to be creepy | Ars Technica.

Oh, Puh-leeze! DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson remarks on the Quran’s ‘quintessentially American values’

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was honored by the Muslim Public Affairs Council last week for “for his dedication to and personal investment in engagement with Muslim American communities across the United States” and this happened during his post-award remarks:

We wonder what else in the Quran reminds Secretary Johnson of “quintessentially American values”? Specific examples, please.

And check out what else is MPAC is up to. Here’s a photo from their…

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review, Allows TSA To Read Your Personal Documents At Checkpoint

Originally posted on TSA Out of Our Pants!:

THe U.S. Supreme Court today denied one of my two pending petitions before it. This petition asked the court to review the 11th CIrcuit’s ruling that the TSA’s warrantless checkpoint searches are not limited to weapons or explosives, but can include virtually anything, including your personal documents. Love letters, photographs, business proposals, etc., are all fair game, and it leaves the door wide open to searches of electronic devices, such as your cell phone and laptop. (Note that this petition does not cover the nude body scanners — that petition is still pending.)

The original case comes from 2012, when the TSA decided that it wanted to tear apart my belongings because I had the audacity to refuse to let them touch my genitals at one of their checkpoints. They spent half an hour going through the little pockets inside my pants, flipping through (and reading) pages from…

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Did the DOJ lie? Federal judge threatens sanctions over Obama’s immigration plan

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Get the popcorn, as the fight over Obama’s executive amnesty plan just heated up:

More from the Los Angeles Times:

A federal judge threatened Thursday to sanction the U.S. Department of Justice if he finds that government lawyers misled him about the rollout of President Obama’s plan to shield up to five million people from the threat of…

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‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ was completely accurate except for the ‘hands up’ and ‘don’t shoot’ parts

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Remember “hands up, don’t shoot”? The slogan defined the anti-cop protests in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

We have known for some time that the “hands up” claim was probably a lie. Thanks to the Department of Justice’s investigation, we now know that “don’t shoot” was probably fabricated too.

Like Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollak said, “Wow.”

Exactly:

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Your DNA is everywhere. Can the police analyze it? | Ars Technica

Anybody who has watched a crime drama knows the trick. The cops need someone’s DNA, but they don’t have a warrant, so they invite the suspect to the station house, knowing some of the perp’s genetic material will likely be left behind. Bingo, crime solved. Next case.

A human sheds as much as 100 pounds of DNA-containing material in a lifetime and about 30,000 skin cells an hour. But who owns that DNA is the latest modern-day privacy issue before the US Supreme Court. At its core, the issue focuses on whether we must live in a hermetically sealed bubble to avoid potentially having our genetic traits catalogued and analyzed by the government.

The Supreme Court’s justices will meet privately on February 27 to consider putting a case with this science-fiction-like question on their docket. The dispute blends science, technology, genetic privacy, and a real-world, unspeakable crime against a woman.

MORE  –  –  – Your DNA is everywhere. Can the police analyze it? | Ars Technica.

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters: Gothamist

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters: Gothamist

Murders reached a historic low in NYC for 2014; overall crime was down across the board by nearly 5%; hell, even the holiday slowdown didn’t really lead to any additional crime. So clearly, now is the time when NYC really needs to implement a new anti-terrorism program which would empower a team of NYPD officers to roam around the city carrying machine guns. What could go wrong?

Police Commissioner Bratton made the announcement earlier today at an event hosted by the Police Foundation at the Mandarin Oriental. He said that the new 350 cop unit, called The Strategic Response Group, will be dedicated to “disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilities” against attacks like the hostage situation in Sydney, which the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller said was an inevitability in NYC.

This new squad will be used to investigate and combat terrorist plots, lone wolf terrorists, and… protests.

MORE  –  –  –  New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters: Gothamist.

The NSA Has the Master Key to Unlock Your Phone’s Messages

The NSA Has the Master Key to Unlock Your Phone's Messages

According to top-secret documents given to The Intercept by Edward Snowden, British and American spies stole encryption keys from the largest SIM card manufacturer in the world. This could make it a lot easier for the NSA to conduct widespread surveillance of wireless communications without ever asking permission or even letting on that it’s doing so.

With these stolen keys, the NSA and GCHQ (the British equivalent) have the ability to conduct surveillance on our phones without getting warrants or asking permission from telecom companies or foreign governments. The SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto, sells to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and over 450 wireless carriers worldwide, so the theft gives spies a tool to unlock an untold number of communications by effectively neutering telecom companies’ security.

MORE  –  –  – The NSA Has the Master Key to Unlock Your Phone’s Messages.

Awesome: Judge Andrew Hanen used Pres. Obama’s own words to justify his ruling halting executive amnesty

Originally posted on Twitchy:

D.C. area attorney Aaron Worthing noticed some rather persuasive language used by Judge Andrew Hanen in his recent ruling putting on hold President Obama’s executive amnesty immigration order — words from President Obama himself:

Well, he was a Constitutional law professor and all.

Here’s a little bigger screenshot from Page 107 of yesterday’s ruling:

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So the legal argument, “I’m evolving,” doesn’t hold much water when dealing with a federal judge? Good to know.

As for the future of Obama’s executive amnesty scheme, this delay might become permanent:

And for what it’s worth, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced earlier that his department will comply with Judge Hanen’s ruling and won’t begin processing DACA applications:

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▶ Muslims Lay Flowers at Site Where Danish Terrorist Was Killed By Police – YouTube

▶ Muslims Lay Flowers at Site Where Danish Terrorist Was Killed By Police – YouTube.

‘OH. MY. GOD.’ Creepy Joe Biden strikes again at swearing in of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter! [photo]

Originally posted on Twitchy:

“OH. MY. GOD.” is right.

Check out what could be the most Joe-Bideny of the Joe-Biden-acts-inappropriately pics yet:

Caption contest: What is the vice president whispering in her ear?

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Obama’s ‘success story’ continues to crumble: Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany evacuate Yemen embassies

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Earlier this week, The U.S. announced that the American embassy in Yemen would be closing and the ambassador had been ordered to leave.

Next up to leave Yemen: Saudi Arabia:

Italy and Germany have also closed their embassies in Yemen:

Obama’s anti-terror “success story” keeps getting worse.

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▶ NBC Lies: Brian Williams Was Frodo, George Washington, & Abe Lincoln – YouTube

▶ NBC Lies: Brian Williams Was Frodo, George Washington, & Abe Lincoln – YouTube.

2 Year Old Siemens Turbines Falling Apart: Wind Farm Investors, Get Out While You Can

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:

burnt out tubine at ocotillo

These days, the spontaneous combustion of wind turbines is an occurrence so common that STT is thinking about opening a sub-branch that deals exclusively with their terrifying pyrotechnic-melt-downs.

Giant fan conflagrations are 10 times more common than the wind industry and its parasites will ever admit (see our post here).

And these unscheduled fireworks shows have the potential of literally setting the world on fire. Overheating bearings and brakes turn a couple of hundred litres of hydraulic oil, plastics etc into an exploding, toxic fireball.

As such, these things make the perfect incendiaries: putting the lives of rural residents at risk – not only because bushfires are a mortal threat, but because the presence of paddocks full of these 160m whirling monsters rules out the use of aerial water bombing to douse the flames, and bring raging infernos under control (see our post here).

The latest flaming-fan-tale comes…

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New NASA video showing a 3D map of Greenlands Ice Sheet proves once again that climate change is natural

Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:

Watch this great short video showing a 3D map of Greenlands ice sheet, demonstrating 3 distinct warming patterns in just the past 100,000 years, alone.

And for a bit of extra enjoyment, watch Andrew Klavan rip apart the Global Warming hysterics.

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▶ A special kind of hate – YouTube

▶ A special kind of hate – YouTube.

▶ Carly Fiorina Mocks Hillary’s State Dept Record: ‘Flying is an Activity, Not an Accomplishment’ – YouTube

▶ Carly Fiorina Mocks Hillary's State Dept Record: 'Flying is an Activity, Not an Accomplishment' – YouTube.

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