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NY Times: Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Putin, Is Shot Dead in Moscow
"Mr. Nemtsov, 55, was one of the principal organizers of an opposition march scheduled for Sunday in Moscow."[rdbrewer]

NY Times: A White and Gold (No, Blue and Black!) Dress Melts the Internet
"The one thing scientists could agree on was that this is a very unusual illusion. People who see the dress one way do not eventually begin to see it the other way, as is common with many optical illusions." (I see white and gold.) Related: See the Wired link below. More from Yahoo News. [rdbrewer]

The National Academy of Sciences chooses the winner of its most prestigious award
Guess. No, really. [rdbrewer]

Wired: The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress
Okay, so it really is blue and black? Related: @CuffyMeh. [rdbrewer]
Columbo Roasts Frank Sinatra
In what may be a bit of Columbo trivia, he reveals his wife's name, which I don't think he ever mentioned on the show

Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

Nicole Russell: Mark Cuban: Government Control Of The Internet ‘Scares The Sh** Out Of Me’
"He was just as harsh when discussing the FCC’s push for regulations under Title II of the Telecommunications Act when he said, last year, 'The government will f*** the Internet up.' ¶ I asked him point-blank what was so scary about the government’s involvement in the Internet. He said because their track record proves their instability." Also from The Federalist: Cruz on Clinton: U.S. Leaders Shouldn’t Be On Payroll Of Foreign Nations. [rdbrewer]

@GOPoversight: If you can believe it, here's an actual email sent by Lois Lerner
"No one will ever believe that your hard drive and mine crashed within a week of each other." Well, she's right about that. [rdbrewer]

Patrick Howley: Lerner Email Search Is On Hold Over Software Problems: ‘There Is Potential Criminal Activity’
Inspector general testimony. Also from TheDC: Obama Went Up Against O’Reilly In Head-To-Head Cable News Matchup, And The Results Weren’t Pretty. [rdbrewer]

Andrew C. McCarthy: GOP Surrender on Obama’s Lawless Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Would Be a Profound Betrayal of the States
"The federal government, very much including Republican lawmakers and conservative judges, has systematically disarmed the states of their capacity for self-defense.... At a minimum, then, federal law – made in Congress, where the states are represented – must preserve the sovereign right of states to protect themselves." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

Jeff Dunetz, Truth Revolt: Anti-Semitism: Appointment Of Jewish Woman To UCLA Student Court Questioned Because Of Her Faith
"Beyda faced an onslaught of questions about whether a Jewish woman could serve." How embarrassing for UCLA. [rdbrewer]

Roger L. Simon: The New New New New Anti-Semitism
"A new poll 'just conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law tells us that 54 percent of self-identified Jewish students in 55 college across the country experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism during the 2013-2014 school year.'" Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

Scott Greer: Farage: The ‘Dramatic Failure’ Of Multiculturalism Drives Radical Islam
"'[S]tate sponsored multiculturalism' deserves much of the blame for why extremism has found a home in Europe. ¶ 'We [the U.K.] have pursued a policy for nearly four decades now of multiculturalism,' Farage told The Daily Caller Thursday.... 'Rather than having different communities coming together, under one law, we have encouraged division.'" [rdbrewer]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Hillary Clinton’s Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose
"These revelations and others are disclosed by a trove of e-mails and other documents pried from the State Department by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit." [rdbrewer]

Andrew Stiles: The Clinton Foundation Scandals, Explained
"Everything you need to know about the shady dealings of the Clinton family's global corporate charity conglomerate." [rdbrewer]
Mandy Nagy fundraiser
A/k/a "Liberty Chick." She had a stroke a while back. She's very nice, and she's a strong voice for conservatism. [rdbrewer]

Ridley Scott's "The Martian" Coming this November --His Best Ever?
Sounds like a Robinson Crusoe on Mars type of story. [rdbrewer]

Jon Gabriel: The Sack of Mosul
"ISIS isn’t satisfied with destroying modern-day Iraq, they also intend to destroy its history." [rdbrewer]

Andrew Klavan, Truth Revolt: Good News, Beheaded Christians
Video. [rdbrewer]
New Trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight; Release Date June 2, 2015
Oh I wanted to warn you I have flu scheduled June 2nd to June 8th
Predicable History, Unpredictable Past: Net Neutrality Is Anything But Neutral [rdbrewer]

ONN: Prague's Franz Kafka International Named World's Most Alienating Airport [rdbrewer]

Time: DC Comics’ Catwoman Comes Out of the Closet [rdbrewer]

Science Daily: Type 2 diabetes reversed in rats [rdbrewer]

Video: Ingress
It's a game. Jim Geraghty was talking about it in The Morning Jolt. "The gist is that landmarks, crossroads, public sculptures, and sites within communities aren’t random; they’re sites of invisible portals that radiate a form of energy.... To play the game, you join a side, either the Enlightened or the Resistance, and walk around to various landmarks and claiming them for your side." Actual landmarks. Actual walking. More here. [rdbrewer]

Daddy Warpig's House of Geekery: The Successor Aliens Always Deserved?
Killing off Newt and Hicks was unforgivable. Looks like they're going to fix that. "Then today, news that Bloomkamp’s film would serve as a proper sequel to Aliens, forming a complete trilogy: Alien, Aliens, this movie. And the news didn’t come from any supposed 'insiders'... but from the mouths of Bloomkamp and Sigourney Weaver herself!" Sounds great. They're going to ignore Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. Funny, that. Check out the Sigourney interview. [rdbrewer]

Andrew Napolitano: What if the Government Fears Freedom?
"What if the Bush folks took Reagan's idea of spying on foreign spies and twisted it so that they could spy on not just foreign spies, but also on foreign persons? What if they took that and leapt to spying on Americans who communicated with foreign persons? What if they then concluded that it was easier to spy on all Americans rather than just those who communicated with foreign persons?" Read the whole thing--especially you, progs and liberal Republicans. [rdbrewer]

Ilya Somin: Some important new books on libertarianism [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Ben Carson charges Democrats with taking advantage of blacks, 'trying to keep them suppressed and cultivate their votes'
Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

Jamie Weinstein: Kerry’s Attempted Netanyahu Nuke Eviscerates Obama National Security Team
Dumb guy shoots self in foot. [rdbrewer]

Patrick Howley: Byron Allen Goes To War With Sharpton, Obama, Comcast For Future Of Black Media
"Allen told The Daily Caller that top media interests are actively freezing out and in some cases destroying black-owned media companies — and they’re paying Reverend-turned-MSNBC host Al Sharpton to give them racial cover to do it." [rdbrewer]

Rich Lowry: A Shameful Climate Witch Hunt
"Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, has written to seven universities about seven researchers who harbor impure thoughts about climate change." [rdbrewer]

USA Today: Gov. Scott Walker: I refuse to take the media's bait
"When we keep our focus on what matters to the people, we earn their respect." [rdbrewer]

Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.
A Venn diagram of the Clinton Foundation and a slush fund would look like this: O. [rdbrewer]

A Man for All Seasons: The devil and the law
We uphold the rule of law for our own safety's sake. Great movie scene. Via Monty. [rdbrewer]

Michael Bastasch: White House: Don’t Mention Temperature When Analyzing Global Warming
(Fixed link.) [rdbrewer]

Kevin Williamson: Politifact and Me
"One way to ruin a newspaper’s reputation is to make the news subservient to politics, which is what has happened at Politifact." Read the whole thing. Via @JohnEkdahl. [rdbrewer]

The girl who gets gifts from birds
Crows buy food. [rdbrewer]

Paul Bedard: Soros, Ford shovel $196 million to 'net neutrality' groups, staff to White House
Via @JonHenke. [rdbrewer]

UN climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns
Sexual harassment charges. [rdbrewer] Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn
It has the luminosity of 420 trillion suns. The question is how such a massive quasar could form so early in in the universe. [rdbrewer]

Daniel Halper: Hillary Calls for Regulating Internet: 'It's a Foot in the Door'
Foot in the door. [rdbrewer]

Leon H. Wolf: On the Value of Shooting Cowards
"We have to make some examples. The equation has changed. No longer is it sufficient to try to primary them. Now we have to be actively willing to help these people lose to Democrats, if need be, to discourage cowardice in this very real war for the survival of our country. Especially in the case of Republicans who represent red states/districts." [rdbrewer]
Lois 'Screw the Tea Party' Lerner got $129,000 in IRS bonuses.
Because eff you, that's why. ht @ellencarmichael [@ComradeArthur]
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