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Jihadi scum’s new favorite social network
New York Post, by David K. Li

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/21/2014 3:19:39 PM

The social media site Diaspora has become the network of choice for James Foley’s Islamic State killers and terrorists looking to spread their hateful messages. While well-established sites like Twitter have aggressively sought to suspend accounts that have been carrying gruesome footage, the decentralized, self-regulated Diaspora isn’t equipped to quickly block out bloodthirsty terrorists. In a blog post, Diaspora admitted to the problem: “Diaspora* is a completely decentralized network which, by its nature, consists of many small servers exchanging posts and messages. There is no central server, and there is therefore no way for

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If NSA can´t figure out a way to track these killers using the Internet, they´re wasting too much time on collecting metadata on the wrong enemy, Americans. Damn 0bamaNation.

      


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Jihadi scum’s new favorite social network
New York Post, by David K. Li    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 3:19:39 PM     Post Reply
The social media site Diaspora has become the network of choice for James Foley’s Islamic State killers and terrorists looking to spread their hateful messages. While well-established sites like Twitter have aggressively sought to suspend accounts that have been carrying gruesome footage, the decentralized, self-regulated Diaspora isn’t equipped to quickly block out bloodthirsty terrorists. In a blog post, Diaspora admitted to the problem: “Diaspora* is a completely decentralized network which, by its nature, consists of many small servers exchanging posts and messages. There is no central server, and there is therefore no way for

   

 

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Rick Perry Warns ISIS May
Already Be in the United States
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 3:10:43 PM     Post Reply
ISIS terrorists may already be in the country, Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) warned, saying that the terrorists’ own version of “mission creep” will draw them from Iraq to the United States. “I think there is the obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border, from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [entering the country],” Perry said during an event hosted by National Review and the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. “And I think it is a very real possibility that they may have already used that [entry point],”

Paleo-escargot? Humans
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on snails, say archaeologists.
Live Science, by Tia Ghose    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 3:05:57 PM     Post Reply
Escargot is more than just a modern delicacy: Ancient humans who lived 30,000 years ago ate the mollusks too, a new archaeological excavation has revealed. Hundreds of burnt snail shells were found near fireplaces along with tools and other animal remains in rock shelters along a cliff in Spain. The finding suggests Paleolithic people on the Iberian Peninsula ate snails more than 10,000 years earlier than those who lived in the neighboring Mediterranean region. (Snip) Neanderthals may have munched on sea slugs, but there isn´t much evidence that modern humans ate land-based snails until about 20,000 years ago, Fernández said.

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New York Times, by Motoko Rich    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 2:55:10 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Thursday that states could delay the use of test results in teacher-performance ratings by another year, an acknowledgment, in effect, of the enormous pressures mounting on the nation’s teachers because of new academic standards and more rigorous standardized testing. Sounding like some of his fiercest critics, Mr. Duncan wrote in a blog post, “I believe testing issues are sucking the oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools,” and said that teachers needed time to adapt to new standards and tests that emphasize more than simply filling in bubbled answers to multiple-choice questions.

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 12:33:26 PM     Post Reply
The State Department and the U.S. House informed their diplomats and lawmakers respectively this week that they may not participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research. The Associated Press obtained a cable sent to embassies around the world alerting them that accepting the challenge was against ethics rules, which do not allow government officials to use their taxpayer-funded office for private gain “no matter how worthy a cause.” The AP tweeted a copy of the cable here: .@StateDept bars US diplomats from taking ALS ice bucket challenge” (Photo of cable below) http://t.co/2hka85M1aI” pic.twitter.com/Kn5YZ3IfOM

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Time Magazine, by Alex Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
Hell freezes over - Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is running in one of the tightest reelection races in the country, facing freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a U.S. Army veteran. So it may come as some surprise that in Pryor’s new ad released Wednesday, he chose to hone in on his support of President Barack Obama’s unpopular healthcare law. In the personal new ad, Pryor’s father, David, a former senator himself, talks about his son’s battle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 1996. “When Mark was diagnosed with cancer, we might lose him,” David Pryor says in a voiceover. “But you know what? Mark’s insurance company didn’t

   

 

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Obamacare challengers to D.C. Circuit:
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Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 11:44:23 AM     Post Reply
Obamacare challengers have asked a federal appeals court to stand down and let the Supreme Court decide whether the government may give subsidies to people who used the federal health exchange, a standoff that threatens to upend the health overhaul. The Court of Appeals for the Circuit of the District of Columbia previously ruled against President Obama in a 2-1 decision that said subsidies may only flow to health exchanges set up by states, based on a phrase in the Affordable Care Act that suggests that is what Congress intended. The ruling invalidated an IRS rule that extended subsidies to exchanges in every state.

Aafia Siddiqui: the Pakistani female
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Telegraph [UK], by Dean Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 10:49:30 AM     Post Reply
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) reportedly called for the release of a female Pakistani scientist with ties to al-Qaeda in exchange for James Foley. According to the New York Times, Isil sent through a "laundry list" of demands to the United States which included the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-trained neuroscientist currently incarcerated in a prison in Texas. In the United States Dr Siddiqui is considered an al-Qaida courier and fundraiser involved in bomb making, but in Pakistan and Afghanistan, she is seen as an Islamic ‘damsel in distress’ who has been persecuted for her faith.

Monkeys, ghosts and gods
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In the wake of controversy over Wikipedia’s free and worldwide distribution of a monkey ‘selfie’ against the wishes of the man who claims to own copyright, the US has issued new guidance that says monkeys, ghosts and gods are all banned from possessing image rights. The US Copyright Office has published a draft update to its rules regarding ownership of creative works like photographs, text and art – the first changes in more than two decades – which explicitly state that it will only recognise pieces produced by a human. Among the 1,222 pages of updated rules and regulations are explicit bans on works produced by “nature,

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 10:19:33 AM     Post Reply
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Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria
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BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
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Northern Nigeria´s riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a witness in Borno state has told the BBC. Shots were heard after the militants arrived in three armoured vehicles and on dozens of motorcycles, he said. A police spokesman confirmed the attack while a senior security source said it had not been possible to communicate with the academy since Wednesday. The Liman Kara college is near Gwoza town, seized by Boko Haram this month. Thousands have been killed across north-eastern Nigeria since Boko Haram launched its violent campaign for an Islamic state in 2009.

   

 



 
Some see Qatar’s hand
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/21/2014 10:02:07 AM     Post Reply
Dubai, UAE — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left. Qatar has been home to Hamas chief-in-exile Khaled Mashaal (Snip) The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to discuss the negotiations publicly, said the experience indicated the Qataris “have no interest” in seeing Egyptian-led talks succeed, and that Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood are working together



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