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In the West, a Growing List of Attacks Linked to Islamic Extremism - L.A.
From today's New York Times: [quote]Canadian authorities identified the gunman in the deadly shooting Wednesday of a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau, who had a criminal record, recently converted to Islam, sen...


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Texas Atty Gen and U of Houston law professor agree: City of Houston overreached - L.A.
in issuing subpoenas for Houston-area pastor's sermons. [quote]Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott also issued a letter saying the city impinged on the pastors’ First Amendment rights and called for the subpoenas’ immediate reversal. “Whether you intend it to be so or not, your action is a direct ...


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ISIS states its justification for the enslavement of women - L.A.
[quote](CNN) -- In a new publication, ISIS justifies its kidnapping of women as sex slaves citing Islamic theology, an interpretation that is rejected by the Muslim world at large as a perversion of Islam. "One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar -- the infidels -- and takin...


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West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes - L.A.
From the Los Angeles Times science section: [quote]Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.. The analysis challenges assu...


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Music Board
I saw Larry Carlton in concert Friday night - L.A.
at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. While I don't think there's any such thing as the "best guitarist in the world," and that the most we can do is talk about the best guitarists in particular styles of music, I will say that any discussion of the best pop/jazz/rock/blues guitarists of the...


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I don't understand the complaints from the Chicago black community on this issue - L.A.
Cliff notes: Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to name a new Chicago school after Barack Obama. Black leaders complained that this honor was inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of Chicago. :wtf: Isn't this what we're all aiming for: A color blind society? ...


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Texas executes woman. Rot in hell, scumbag - L.A.
[quote]HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She wa...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
I went back and read some pre-draft analysis of Stanley Jean-Baptiste - L.A.
Cliff Notes version: Nobody was expecting him to be a starter from day 1. They all saw him as a project. For example: [quote]Weaknesses Has relatively small hands. Not especially strong for his size. Stiff hips. Is not a quick-twitch athlete and struggles to mirror sudden receivers. Lacks elite ...


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Ex-State Dept. Official: Damaging Benghazi Documents Removed - L.A.
[quote]A former State Department official says he witnessed departmental employees separating out damaging documents on the Benghazi investigation before handing them over to the Accountability Review Board, The Daily Signal reports. Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson says the man, former ...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Who is better IYO Curtis Lofton or David Hawthorne? - L.A.
We need an upgrade at ILB next season. If we could only replace one, which guy should we keep? Who is the better player? To me they both look equally mediocre....


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Is this wrong? Are we not supposed to do this? - L.A.
[quote][b]Man Sets Girlfriend’s Vagina On Fire, Then Yells At Her For Crying[/b] Donald Dale Hackman Jr.’s girlfriend was sent to the hospital after what can only be described as a horrific bout of abuse, which included setting the woman’s genitals on fire. On Friday, Hackman’s girlfriend fina...


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Mother of the year - L.A.
[link=(http://dlisted.com/2014/09/12/and-heres-a-minivan-mom-busting-out-some-serious-road-rage/)]NSFW for language[/link]...


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LSU Recruiting Board
Recruit Jevonte Domond was the #1 JUCO OT prospect in the country - L.A.
according to this article. I did not realize that. He looks good on tape; pretty nimble for a kid his size. [quote]The 6'6", 305-pound Glendale Community College (Arizona) product picked up an offer from LSU earlier this month. Les Miles was among a collection of coaches in pursuit of the promis...


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Oklahoma prof offers insight into why Obama said ISIL is not Islamic - L.A.
I don't know if this was really Obama's motive or not, but it makes sense. [quote]In his speech to the American people last night outlining his strategy (finally!) for combating ISIL, President Obama made a statement which has been cited as an example of his stupidity, ignorance, treason, or de...


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Tiger Rant
Nice nola.com article on new LSU TE Colin Jeter - L.A.
I saw #44 playing for LSU Saturday and didn't know who he was. Sounds like a great kid. [quote]Chances of a lifetime by definition tend to happen only very rarely. You can't really expect them to stack up, one on top of the other, in less than a calendar year. Sometimes, though, if you live y...


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Greta Van Susteren claims White House interference on Benghazi reporting - L.A.
[quote]On her Friday show, Greta Van Susteren not only offered her sense of possible administration involvement in a cover-up – but also revealed an interesting phone call she got from the White House: “The Obama administration’s behavior post-Benghazi has been weird, like they’re hiding something. ...


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Is this wrong? Are we not supposed to do this? - L.A.
[quote]The Texas teacher arrested for giving a 15-year-old boy a “full contact lap dance” in front of her entire class has been sentenced to three years probation following her guilty plea to having an improper relationship with the student. Felicia Smith, 42, copped a plea yesterday in connectio...


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Tiger Rant
Sione Teuhema had some nice speed off the edge Saturday night - L.A.
We need good depth at DE and he was a pleasant surprise as a true freshman. And at 232 lbs he's bigger than I thought he was....


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Joe Biden is a racist, per Obama and Eric Holder - L.A.
I knew there was something about Biden I didn't like. Now I know what it is. He's a racist. [quote]Vice President Joe Biden staked his claim to the labor vote by declaring that “it’s time to take back America” in order to ensure that the middle class gets an “equal share” of prosperity in the c...


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Myth of arctic meltdown: Satellite images show summer ice cap growing - L.A.
That polar ice cap that Al gore said would be gone by now? Is has grown by an area the size of Alaska in just the past two years. [quote]The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summ...


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