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Mediaite: Officer ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ Removed from Ferguson Duty
"If you’ve followed Ferguson coverage at all this week, you’re likely aware of video showing an officer pointing his rifle directly at unarmed protestors while threatening 'I will fucking kill you!'" Update: Suspended. [rdbrewer]

Actual Headline: Obama, Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course
It's the New York Times. Via Twitchy. Related. [rdbrewer]

Emily Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society: Curiosity wheel damage: The problem and solutions
Detailed account of what is going on with Mars Curiosity rover's Jiffy Pop foil wheels. [rdbrewer]


Jonah Goldberg: In Ferguson, a Race to Be Wrong
"Legions of activists and commentators have convinced themselves that we know exactly what happened." [rdbrewer]


James Miller: 'SNL' Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary's "Entitlement," the Sketch Obama Killed and the Show's "Karl Rove"
"In an exclusive book excerpt, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and even Sarah Palin recount the inner battle between the left and right." Via @Lachlan. [rdbrewer]


Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ of Darren Wilson
Outrageous. [rdbrewer]

Popehat: Sunil Dutta Tells It Like It Is About American Policing
"Do we have a justice system? By name, yes. Is it effective in deterring cops from abusing citizens or punishing them when they do? No." Via @Slublog. [rdbrewer]

Fox’s Kurtz: CNN’s Jake Tapper ‘Grandstanding’ in Ferguson
"'This media invasion in Ferguson I think is inflaming the situation because all the agitators want the exposure they see the bright lights, they see the correspondents, some of them are making a name for themselves or openly siding with the protesters.... Some doing a good job, some grandstanding in my view,' Kurtz added." Also from Mediaite: Father of ‘Affluenza’ Teen Arrested for Impersonating a Cop. [rdbrewer]


Jim Geraghty: After ISIS Beheading Video, UK’s Cameron Cancels Vacation, Obama Returns to His Vacation [rdbrewer]
Invisible Animals. The planet's crawling with them!
"Well, I haven't seen any of th... ohhhh!" [ArthurK]
Dead Snow 2 trailer Release date 10/10/2014 [dri]
Daily Mail: Is the SUN driving climate change? Solar activity - 'and not just humans' - could be increasing global warming, study claims
"Researchers in Sweden have, for the first time, shown how solar activity affected the last ice age 20,000 to 10,000 years ago." [rdbrewer]


Andrew Stiles: Every Self-Respecting Human Being Should Hope Sean Eldridge Is Humiliated in November
"Sean Eldridge is a carbetbagging feudal lord who has spent the last several years chain-buying mansions in New York’s Hudson River Valley in an effort to find a congressional district that might elect him...." [rdbrewer]
J. Christian Adams, PJM: ‘Dehumanized’ HuffPost Reporter Ryan Reilly’s Struggle With Facts
"Huff Post’s Ryan Reilly recently had problems telling the difference between ear plugs and rubber bullets. He also has long struggled with telling the difference between fact and fiction." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]


Mark Pulliam: The Rick Perry Indictment is Textbook Malicious Prosecution
Via @DoreenHDickson. [rdbrewer]


Wired Magazine calls for Birth Panels
"Europe really is determined to party like it’s 1939, aren’t they? In France, shops of Jewish merchants are having the windows smashed. Meanwhile, Wired.com’s UK site is exploring another topic that was much in vogue in post-Weimar Germany right around the same time as kristallnacht. 'It’s time to consider restricting human breeding'...." [rdbrewer]
@WilliamAmos: Wil Wheaton is 'the Jar Jar Binks' of the Star Trek universe
Yes. Yes, he is. [rdbrewer]


Leslie Loftis: The Cruel Optimism Of Modern Compassion
"Walsh’s post wasn’t wrong. It was uncomfortably perceptive. I see two exposed nerves that Walsh touched. One, I gather that some Christians have told the mentally ill that they need nothing but God to fix their head." [rdbrewer]

Charlie Martin, PJM: Depression Is No Joke
"Anyone who then imagines that someone like Robin Williams deserves to be reviled in that situation. …. Well, those people deserve to have to live with themselves." [rdbrewer]

Daily Pundit: Eyewitness Confirms that Michael Brown Charged at Police Officer In Ferguson?
Eyewitness says twice that Brown was going back toward the officer. [rdbrewer]


Ed: Pope Francis endorses force to stop ISIS
"This time the Pontiff himself has endorsed military action, but with at least one significant condition...." [rdbrewer]

TheBlaze: Iraqi TV Host Breaks Down Crying On-Air Over What ISIS Has Done to His Country’s Christians
"These are all our countrymen." [rdbrewer]


Noah Rothman: Montana Democrats have made a huge mistake
"State Rep. Amanda Curtis was selected to represent the president’s party in Montana at the top of the ticket in November, and no one was happier about this development than Republicans." [rdbrewer]

International Business Times: 'Iron Spade' - Israel's New Weapon Against Hamas Terror Tunnels
"Israel is believed to be working on its newest weapon system, codenamed 'Iron Spade', in its fight against the sophisticated terror tunnels developed over the years by Hamas.... Sensors, fitted with transmitters, will be installed at key positions to detect any new excavations, and a new generation of robots will be deployed for obliteration of the efforts." Via CDR M. [rdbrewer]
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And they come to you!
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Steven Pinker, The Guardian: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)
"You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker." [rdbrewer]

Clickhole: ‘We Don’t Know Where He Came From, But He Did A Great Job’
Steven Spielberg discusses the mysterious, slimy man who played E.T. [rdbrewer]


Joe Piscopo’s confessions of a disillusioned Democrat
"Most disheartening, though, is the Democrats’ weak commitment to a strong defense and maintaining America’s place in the world as the only superpower. All I see is an American foreign policy led by a Democratic administration that is floundering...." [rdbrewer]


Kevin Williamson: Who Lost the Cities?
"Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles — and Philadelphia, Cleveland, and a dozen or more other cities — have a great deal in common: They are the places in which the progressive vision of government has reached its fullest expressions. They are the hopeless reality that results from wishful thinking." Via @JohnEkdahl. [rdbrewer]

Tom Nolan, Defense One: Stop Arming the Police Like a Military
"If there’s anything I know after serving the Boston Police Department for 27 years, it’s this: Good policing is all about trust." Via @TheH2. [rdbrewer]

Politico: Lawmakers scrutinize militarizing local police [rdbrewer]
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