VIDEO: Crowd Protests Israel, Hamas Launches Rocket, Crowd Runs For Their Lives

November 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm (Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Jerusalem, Palestinians, Rocket, Terrorist Attack)

The irony here is fascinating. A group of anti-Israel protesters were sent scattering as alarms went off in Jerusalem indicating a missile attack.  The rocket of course was launched by Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement.  Fortunately for these anti-Israel protesters, the missile missed them, landing instead in an olive grove.

Via Lebanon News (h/t Gateway Pundit):

A rocket fired from Gaza struck an olive grove near Jerusalem on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said, shortly before the UN chief arrived for talks on ending the Gaza crisis.

The attack was claimed by the armed wing of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement, in the second such attempt to target Jerusalem in five days.

A loud explosion could be heard in southern Jerusalem shortly after air raid sirens sounded, with police and the army confirming a rocket had landed in an open area in the West Bank.

Also…

In Jerusalem, the sirens sparked panic, with cars screeching to a halt and people dashing for cover in the shadow of buildings, or crouching beside stationary vehicles, an AFP correspondent said.

But group of about 200 Palestinians demonstrating outside the Hebrew University against Israel’s ongoing bombing campaign over Gaza, now in its seventh day, started chanting: “Go for it, Gaza!”

Well, Gaza once again went for it with this rocket launch, but these particular protesters weren’t so brazen with their comments once the rocket started heading in their direction.

Here’s a video appropriately titled,  Anti israeli protesters run like rats when there’s a missile alarm.

In other words – Go for it, Gaza … but please wait until we can get the hell out of the way.
Why are they running anyway?  Had they watched MSNBC programming recently, they would know that Hamas rockets don’t actually do that much damage.

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Senate Bill Would Allow Feds to Read YOUR E-mails Without a Warrant

November 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm (Big Brother, Democrat, E-Mail, Internet, Patrick Leahy, Privacy, Senate)

Well, this isn’t frightening at all. 

A proposed law scheduled for a vote next week in the Senate was originally written with the intent of increasing American’s e-mail privacy.  A rewrite however, driven by complaints in law enforcement, has increased government access to your e-mails and other digital media.

Via CNET: 

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.

CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.

DailyTech calls the move a ‘bait and switch’, essentially charging Leahy with calling for a vote on a bill that is completely different from its original intent.

The irony here is that in 2008, Leahy was accusing the Bush administration of abusing their power regarding warrantless wiretaps, referring to the administration as “little children playing with matches”.

Looks like Leahy now has a lighter in his hands.  Will the Senate put out the fire next week?

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Illegal Immigrants to Get State Tuition Rates in Massachusetts

November 20, 2012 at 8:43 am (College, Deval Patrick, Illegal Immigrants, Massachusetts, State Rate, Tuition)

When he’s not sucking up to First Lady Michelle Obama by paving over potholes in advance of her arrival, he apparently is busy sucking up to illegal immigrants – just like his muse, President Obama.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is pushing a plan that would allow illegal immigrants in his state to be awarded the tuition rate at colleges typically granted to actual state residents – and it’s based on the President’s own pro-amnesty angle.

Via the New York Times:

Thousands of illegal immigrants living in Massachusetts can qualify for state resident tuition rates at state colleges, under a policy laid out on Monday by Gov. Deval Patrick — another shift in the fast-changing mosaic of states’ policies toward that population.

The shift builds on the Obama administration policy, adopted in June, that the federal government will not seek to deport most young immigrants who, as children, were either brought to the United States illegally or kept here illegally. The Massachusetts policy applies to that same group.

Notice how the Times article leaves the word ‘illegal’ out of their headline, despite its relevance to the article information.

The savings being afforded the illegal immigrants is substantial, with in-state residents at one Massachusetts college being charged $13,230, while out of state residents pay nearly double.

Essentially, people having entered the country (let alone the state) illegally can now attain tuition rates that actual American citizens from outside of Massachusetts would not be privy to.

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