All Further Articles for 2013-05-13

Monday, May 13, 2013
Everyone's Eyes and Ears, For When Something Is "Not Quite Right"
In reportedly the first such program in an ever-jittery nation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has gotten $1 million for its Community Partners Against Terrorism , wherein snoopy neighbors are encouraged to report unusual behavior or "anything else that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck" - God knows a rigorously objective standard for turning in that guy you never liked anyway. Of course "prevention intervention" units will "respect people’s autonomy and privacy," so there's really nothing to worry about. “We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government...What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’ ”
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We (Heart) Carbon Dioxide and Need More, Actually
Citing the "single-minded demonization of (a) natural and essential atmospheric gas," the Wall Street Journal has hit a surreal new low with a Monty-Pythonesque op-ed arguing that because plants need carbon dioxide, we need more for the planet to thrive, not less like all those hysterical liberal carbon bigots keep saying. Utilizing every inane, long-debunked myth ever, the WSJ's “In Defense of Carbon Dioxide" is an ode to fossil fuels "shameful even by the dismal standards of that page.” "Nowadays, it’s a wonder that humanitarians aren’t clamoring for more atmospheric carbon dioxide."
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The Scarlet "A"
A new ad campaign on San Francisco buses by American Muslims for Palestine has sparked outrage from local Zionist groups for callling it like it is - ie: for condemning what the ads call "Israeli apartheid." Jewish organizations have blasted the ads as “misleading, inflammatory, divisive, offensive, bigoted and morally reprehensible” - even though, as Jewish Voice for Peace notes, Israelis increasingly recognize the term as accurate.
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