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Nation

Keep Calm and Read Animal Farm: MOTUS
We might as well put the Constitution out of its misery: Mark Steyn
Perverse Incentives and Perverse Decisions: James Simpson

The Pit at the End of the Rainbow: George Neumayr
How the NSA Collects your Internet Data in Four Charts: ZH
Is Obama Collecting Data on Gun Owners?: Patterico

Third Party? Palin warns GOP: Abandon us, we’ll abandon you: Scoop
Did Senators Really Tell Biden They’re Afraid of Cruz and Rand Paul?: NB
California Marriage Case: It’s Not Over Yet: Elizabeth Slattery

Economy

So Much for Patient Privacy: Koch’s Tour
USDA Tells Magician to Write Disaster Plan for His Rabbit: Bob McCarty
White House recruits librarians to promote ObamaCare: Fox News

Red – and I do mean red – herrings of the Left: Larry Sand, EAG
Paul Ryan Leading House for ‘Amnesty’ Deal: NewsMax
Coal-state Dems chisel away at Obama climate plan: Fox

Scandal Central

Benghazi: The Truth Behind the Smokescreen.: Bret Baier, Fox News
Hostage Crisis: The Blind Sheikh, Benghazi and Smoking Guns: Shoebat
Secret-court judges upset at portrayal of ‘collaboration’ with government: WaPo

Climate & Energy

Shocker: “Global Warming: Scientists’ Best Predictions May Be Wrong”: Ace
Wind power kills birds. Birds that Greenies are supposedly FOND of.: Moe Lane
Tropical depression strengthening in Pacific off Mexico: USA Today

Media

Washington Post Airbrushes Racist Trayvon-Related Headline: Ed Driscoll
Zimmerman Prosecution Has a Huge Problem: George Zimmerman re-enactment video with the police : Gretawire
The @Paula_Deen backlash: When is enough enough?: Sister Toldjah

Alec Baldwin’s anger management problems: he’s gotten away with bad behavior way too long: EBL
Nwe Guardian “Scoop” Sourced to Jew-Hating Conspiracy Theorist Wayne Madsen: American Power
Judge Jeanine Pirro slams the IRS for more employees pleading the 5th: Scoop

Rush Limbaugh: ‘Wait Until the Republican Party Hears About This’: Blaze
EXCLUSIVE: Capital One’s New Slogan, “What’s In Your Closet?”: Jim Hoft
Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, scrutinized over suspicious activity: Joseph Cotto

World

Obama Readies US Marines to Assist in Egypt… But Wouldn’t Send US Marines to Benghazi: Jim Hoft
U.S. prison warden: Muslim prayers led to Muslim gangs: Creeping
Mandela’s passing and the looming threat of a race war against South Africa’s whites: Daily Mail

The Mood of 1980: Victor Davis Hanson
England is no longer a free country: Datechguy
“You Can’t Say That in Austria”: Gates of Vienna

Sci-Tech

How a total n00b mined $ 700 in bitcoins: Ars Technica
Encryption Has Foiled Wiretaps for First Time Ever, Feds Say: Wired
University of Michigan activates antimatter ‘gun,’ cartoon supervillains twirl moustaches anew: Engadget

Cornucopia

Are You Real? Do You Lead From Your Heart?: Jeff Carter
Cheaper Than Dirt Have Lost Their Minds!: GunWire
6 brothers fought in World War II: Navy Times

Image: AP: Thousands of protesters gather in Tahrir Square to rally against Egypt’s Morsi
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QOTD: “Whatever you may think of the English Defence League (I’m not a fan, myself), yesterday’s arrest of its leaders Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll was another example of inexcusable overreach by the Metropolitan Police – and not simply because of the implications around stopping two men walking down the street, but because of how much it’s going to cost you and I in the long run.

From what I can tell of the video of the incident, this will be an easy legal encounter for the EDL leaders, who will no doubt report the wrongful arrest to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and may well be able to drag the Met through the courts too.

But think about the costs involved in deploying the officers in the first place, the cars, the filming, the pre-briefings, the post-briefings, the paperwork and the presumptive legal battle. That’s an awful lot of wonga to drop to stop two thugs walking past an East London Mosque. And in any case, shouldn’t the burden of non-violence (is it a burden?) be on the side of those who would claim to be offended by the EDL presence?

I know they say that freedom isn’t free. It looks like tyranny costs a pretty penny too.” –Raheem Kassam

Doug Ross @ Journal

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