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Archive for June, 2014

Liberal Self-Awareness Fail

Twitter goofs who are outraged at the Supreme Court over their Hobby Lobby decision are venting their spleens at a blog (ScotusBlog) that writes on Supreme Court issues.

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Update: So Predictable

 

 

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Geography Fail

Apparently scientists and journalists can’t read a map… There isn’t anything “below” the South Pole that I can think of.

Over half of emperor penguins will be ‘wiped out by end of the century’ due to melting sea ice – Climate Change – Environment – The Independent.

The report acknowledges that such a classification would do nothing to save the sea-ice habitat of the species. However, it could prompt other actions that will help reduce the speed and magnitude of the population loss, the report argues.

These include identifying potential refuges – particularly in the Ross Sea, which is situated just below the South Pole and will be the last place impacted by climate change – and improving fishing practices to reduce the number accidentally caught in nets.

Via SDA

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Righteous Shooting

Family member of robber wants more restrictions on legal gun owners…

Spartanburg Waffle House shooting video released, sparks deb – FOX Carolina 21.

Nineteen-year-old Dante Williams’ family said there is no doubt he entered the Waffle House in Chesnee back in January of 2012 intent on robbing it, but they say he didn’t have to die.

FOX Carolina obtained surveillance video from inside the Waffle House that investigators said shows Williams and his accomplice Jawan Craig come into the restaurant. Deputies said Williams is the one seen pointing a gun and demanding money.

Sitting at the bar area of the restaurant was Justin Harrison, a concealed weapon permit holder, who was armed the night of the robbery.

Money quote from family member of the “respectable boy” who had no firearms training:

Tamika McSwain is Williams’ cousin and said more training is needed before someone is given a CWP. McSwain said the video contradicts statements made by Harrison about what happened the night of the robbery, and said if Harrison had been bettered trained he may not have fired the fatal shots.

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Three words: Community Re-Investment Act

Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit – The Washington Post.

The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place.

President Obama’s economic advisers and outside experts say the nation’s much-celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people behind, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records weakened by the recession.

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Domestic Army Update

Bypassing the constitution through Army surplus…

As wars wind down, small-town cops inherit armored vehicles – Yahoo News.

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New editor for the NYT…

Walmart Corporate – Fact Check: The New York Times “The Corporate Daddy”.

 

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