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‘Interceptor’ cellphone towers found near White House, Senate
Looks like something will get done about that now, huh? [rdbrewer]
Judicial Watch: Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch
Via Drudge. "On August 29 JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices." [rdbrewer]
Yahoo Finance: Fed and TWTR Overvaluation, Evidence of Looming Market Crash: Stockman
"'I’m worried… that we’ve got the greatest bubble created by a central bank in human history,' he told Yahoo Finance." [rdbrewer]
Sean Connery, the Most Prominent Proponent of Scottish Independence Apart from William Wallace, Won't Be Visiting the Homeland to Campaign for the Cause, Due to Tax Consequences
He can only spend 90 days in Scotland per year or else suffer the high Scottish tax rate... if "Yes" fails due to the absence of Connery, it would be a sort of Socialist Own Goal, wouldn't it?
Internet Guy Identifies (He Thinks) Three Suspects in a Gay-Bashing Hate Crime, Via Searches of Who Checked In To a Nearby Restaurant Near the Time of the Crime
Takeaways: 1, People secretly want to be vigilantes, because Vigilantes Are Awesome; 2, Social media is frightening in how much information it's collecting on you at all times
Study: Your Brain Keeps Making Fairly High-Level Rational Decisions Even When You're Asleep
Subjects were asked to push the right button for real words ("hammer") and the left button for fake words ("fabu") and then allowed to fall asleep while the experimenter continued reading out real and fake words... while asleep, their left hemisphere lit up for real words (indicating preparation to push the right button) and the right one lit up for fake ones... not earth shattering, but kind of interesting
Andrew Klavan, Truth Revolt: Is ISIS Islamic?
Video. [rdbrewer]

Obama Plans to Tightly Control Strikes on Syria
"And I'm gonna think I'm a better general than my generals," he explained. As several people pointed out on twitter yesterday, why not? It worked so well for LBJ. Added: More from Jim Geraghty. [rdbrewer]

J. Christian Adams, PJM: ‘CATALIST’: Obama’s Database for Fundamentally Transforming America
"The Democrats and the institutional left have a new political tool that allows them virtually to ignore moderates yet still win elections. This tool, the Catalist database, was employed in the 2012 election. That election defied conventional wisdom: Mitt Romney sought and won independent voters overwhelmingly, but still lost." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants
"[T]aking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information." Apple is about to make this Apple hater fall in love with them. Via @TheH2. [rdbrewer]

Sean Davis: Why Is Wikipedia Deleting All References To Neil Tyson’s Fabrication?
"Judging by many of the responses to the three pieces I wrote detailing Neil Tyson’s history of fabricating quotes and embellishing stories (part 1, part 2, and part 3), you’d think I had defamed somebody’s god.... Which brings us to Wikipedia." Via @Slublog. [rdbrewer]

Australia raids over 'Islamic State plot to behead'
"Police have carried out anti-terror raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence reports that Islamic extremists were planning random killings in Australia." [rdbrewer]

Watch EsotericCD totally DESTROY the claim that money doesn’t drive science
It's Moron "Jeff B." [rdbrewer]

SteynOnline: 'The Barbra Streisand Effect on Steroids'
" It's never a smart move to launch an ask-me-anything! session by threatening to report anyone who takes the offer seriously. The ensuing comedy added greatly to the gaiety of life." Via @TheH2. [rdbrewer]

Hashtag backfire: Mock-a-lanche triggered after global warming alarmist suing Mark Steyn solicits questions
This is funny. Worth a read. [rdbrewer]
The Economist (Which Is English, I Think) Trolls Scotland Hard-Core
I kinda think this is why Scotland wants to split
Did You Like the Human Centipede? Okay, Do You Think You'd Like It Better-- With Walruses?
Kevin Smith's new movie seems... odd
Update: Apparently it's concevied as a comedy-horror movie, which I guess excuses the swipe

Burger King Japan offering black burger
Black bun, black cheese, black sauce, and black pepper meat. "'[P]eople continued to come back for them because of their taste,' a spokeswoman for the company told Japan Real Time." [rdbrewer]

Royal Astronomical Society: Enormous map of a part of the Milky Way shows over 219 million stars [rdbrewer]

LiveScience: Artificial Sweeteners May Boost Blood Sugar, Study Finds [rdbrewer]

AAAS: The top 50 science stars of Twitter
Guess who has the highest K-index (Kardashian index). [rdbrewer]

LiveScience: King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal
"But Richard III was almost certainly brought down by more than one man — and more than one weapon." They need to make a movie about this guy and correct the record that was written by the victors. [rdbrewer]
The calculus of contagion. A lucid explanation of why some contagions die out and others keep expanding. What we still lack is an equally lucid explanation of why this Ebola outbreak is so different from all the others over the past 40 years, none of which has resulted in more than a few hundred fatalities, whereas this one may end up with tens of thousands or even worse. [Fritzworth]
SteynOnline: The Lonesomest Mann in Town
"[T]he ACLU, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Los Angeles Times and various other notorious right-wing deniers all filed amici briefs opposed to Michael Mann and his assault on free speech.... [Y]esterday was the deadline, and not a single amicus brief was filed on behalf of Mann. Not one." Via @TheH2. [rdbrewer]

Ashe Schow: The breakout star of the 2014 primaries is not a candidate
"Those following election night coverage on the Internet this primary season may have noticed that a newcomer — the Ace of Spades Headquarters Decision Desk (that’s @AOSHQDD on Twitter) — often tallied the votes faster and called the results sooner than the Associated Press. The Decision Desk, run by blogger [The Meatball] as an extension of the conservative Ace of Spades blog, began as an idea a decade ago. Via @JohnEkdahl. [rdbrewer]

Robert Tracinski: Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Science of Smug Condescension
"It’s as if they took Sagan and decided to decrease the earnest thoughtfulness while increasing the preening vanity and smug condescension." [rdbrewer]

Ben Domenech: Rand Paul Responds To His Critics On ISIS And Foreign Policy
Interview. [rdbrewer]

The Space Pen is Mightier than the Bollocksed Anecdote
"It certainly sounds like Tyson is implying that NASA put US taxpayers on the hook for [insert Dr. Evil voice] one meeeeeeelion dollars rather than using a cheap, simple pencil." But the company developed the pen on its own. [rdbrewer]

Beautiful time-lapse photography of aurora display over Finland
Vimeo. Via @coreyspowell. [rdbrewer]

I gave Mornay double his lands in Scotland and matching estates in England. Lochlan turned...
for much less.

Joan Rivers was Going to be on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
That would've been good. [rdbrewer]

Hirsi Ali Criticizes Radical Islam at Yale
The parts of her speech I saw were excellent. [rdbrewer]
Fleming strikes again with another nifty short story.
"Anyway, the possibility of the universe collapsing at any moment is spilt milk now, so no use fretting over whether people should or shouldn't have made deals with demons in the past." [ArthurK]
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