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ISIS’s Black Flags Are Flying in Europe

thedailybeast.com — "Death to the Jews" chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known. They were looking for new supporters for their cause, the creation of a worldwide caliphate answering to the man who now calls himself Ibrahim: a zealot too radical even for Al Qaeda who has stormed through Syria and Iraq carrying out mass executions, crucifying rivals, beheading enemies.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @justinjm1: “Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of ISIS. In the Netherlands. thebea.st/1oyzdrM

Jul 28, 2014

RT @justinjm1: “Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of ISIS. In the Netherlands. thebea.st/1oyzdrM

Jul 28, 2014

WTF. Shameful MT @justinjm1 “Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving black flags of ISIS. In the Netherlands. thebea.st/1oyzdrM

Jul 28, 2014

RT @justinjm1: “Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of ISIS. In the Netherlands. thebea.st/1oyzdrM

Jul 28, 2014

RT @justinjm1: “Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of ISIS. In the Netherlands. thebea.st/1oyzdrM

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The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop

thedailybeast.com — Silly season has started - and both parties are trying to fundraise off the fringe. One-third of Americans now say that President Obama should be impeached, according to a CNN/ORC poll. This carries about as much constitutional weight as previous free-floating anxieties about the president being secretly Muslim, communist or born in Kenya.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @JohnAvlon: Couldn't resist - wrote a column last night. The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop thebea.st/1q8aRDi via @johnavlon

Jul 28, 2014

Thanks!@profwschiller: Smart critique of GOP & DEMS for using impeachment to raise campaign$- Feedback Loop thebea.st/1q8aRDi

Jul 28, 2014

Couldn't resist - wrote a column last night. The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop thebea.st/1q8aRDi via @johnavlon

Two Americans Have Now Been Diagnosed With Ebola in Record Outbreak

thedailybeast.com — At least two Americans are now infected with the Ebola virus, part of an " out of control" outbreak that the World Health Organization is calling the worst on record. Late last week Dr. Kent Brantly, a 32-year-old family practice physician working in Liberia, became one of the first Americans to develop the virus.
Jul 28, 2014

(Gulp) RT @thedailybeast Two Americans have now been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in record outbreak thebea.st/UwrLS3

Jul 28, 2014

Very bad news: Two Americans Have Now Been Diagnosed With Ebola in Record Outbreak thebea.st/1uxsD9w via @thedailybeast

Jul 28, 2014

Two Americans Have Now Been Diagnosed With Ebola in Record Outbreak thebea.st/1uxsD9w via @thedailybeast

Watch the Best Footage From Comic-Con ‘14: ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Batman v Superman,’ More

thedailybeast.com — Each year, hundreds of thousands of geeks make the pilgrimage out to San Diego-which of course in German means "a whale's vagina"-to get a sneak peek at the finest nerd-offerings from the realms of film, television, and of course, comics.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Watch the best footage to emerge from Comic-Con '14: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Interstellar,' more thebea.st/1An61Jj pic.twitter.com/4Dp2tSZVBB

Jul 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Watch the best footage to emerge from Comic-Con '14: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Interstellar,' more thebea.st/1An61Jj pic.twitter.com/4Dp2tSZVBB

Jul 27, 2014

Watch the best footage of Comic-Con '14: "Batman v Superman," "Interstellar," and more thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/nRuNEWCH5e

Jul 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Watch the best footage to emerge from Comic-Con '14: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Interstellar,' more thebea.st/1An61Jj pic.twitter.com/4Dp2tSZVBB

The ISIS Caliphate’s Coming Blitz of Baghdad

thedailybeast.com — BEIRUT, Lebanon-When the minions of the self-anointed caliph in the self-declared Islamic State that now straddles Iraq and Syria blow up a mosque supposed to contain the remains of the prophet Jonah, or offer punctilious details about the kind or purdah to be imposed on women, the world takes brief notice.

George R.R. Martin on ‘Game of Thrones,’ That Controversial Rape Scene, and His Writing Progress

thedailybeast.com — George R.R. Martin, the burly, grizzled author of the bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice Fire, doesn't give too many interviews. It's understandable.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: George R.R. Martin on @GameOfThrones' rape scene: "When they changed the time frame they changed the context" thebea.st/1Aoke8M

Jul 28, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: We sat down with George R.R. Martin to talk @GameOfThrones, how it's deviated from the books (e.g. the rape) and more thebea.st/1tRB1MT

What Would Jesus Do in Gaza? The Tears of Pope Francis Point the Way

thedailybeast.com — PARIS - As the slaughter continues in Gaza, as bodies rain from the sky over Ukraine, as barbaric jihadists conquer swathes of Syria and Iraq, butchering their enemies and erasing the history of the Bible and of humankind, it seems empathy, sympathy, diplomacy and prayer are utterly unable to meet the demands of common humanity.
Jul 28, 2014

A simple question with complex implications: What Would Jesus Do in Gaza? Has Pope Francis shown us?thebea.st/1oxtBxW via @csdickey

Jul 28, 2014

RT @ericpape: What Would Jesus Do in Gaza? The Tears of Pope Francis Point the Way thebea.st/1oxtBxW via @csdickey

Jul 28, 2014

RT @RandaHabib: Moving in the midst of sadness-> WHAT WOULD JESUS DO IN GAZA? THE TEARS OF POPE FRANCIS POINT THE WAY http://t.co/DAudlNm74…

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Mark Zuckerberg Now World’s 16th Richest

thedailybeast.com — Surpassed Google co-founders and Amazon chairman.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Mark Zuckerberg has become the world's 16th richest person thebea.st/1mRSeAf Cue joke about his sh*tty wardrobe.

Jul 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Mark Zuckerberg has become the world's 16th richest person thebea.st/1mRSeAf Cue joke about his sh*tty wardrobe.

Jul 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Mark Zuckerberg has become the world's 16th richest person thebea.st/1mRSeAf Cue joke about his sh*tty wardrobe.

Week in Photos: July 26, 2014

thedailybeast.com — From the bodies of the MH17 disaster arriving in the Netherlands to scenes from the Israel-Gaza conflict and fencing in Russia, a look at the week's most striking photos.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: The grandmother of Israeli soldier private first class Jordan Bensimon cries over his casket thebea.st/1rUWhB1 pic.twitter.com/Yaxm9RgZl8

Israeli Official at Heart of Twit Fit Still Blames Hamas for June Kidnappings

thedailybeast.com — Over the weekend it appeared that an Israeli official conceded something very valuable to Hamas. A BBC reporter in Israel tweeted out comments from the spokesman for Israel's national police who allegedly said Hamas was not behind the kidnapping and murder last month of three Israeli teens on the West Bank, an incident that was the spark for the current war in Gaza.
Jul 28, 2014

Israeli official that bloggers claimed had undermined Israel’s claim about Hamas kidnappings says he never said it thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Jul 27, 2014

RT @GideonResnick: After speaking w/@EliLake, Israeli official Mickey Rosenfeld said that he did in fact blame Hamas for kidnappings. thebea.st/1k2XhTt

Jul 27, 2014

RT @GideonResnick: After speaking w/@EliLake, Israeli official Mickey Rosenfeld said that he did in fact blame Hamas for kidnappings. thebea.st/1k2XhTt

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App Store - The Daily Beast

thedailybeast.com — The Pontiff makes a heartfelt appeal for peace in Gaza, Iraq, Syria ... but is anyone listening?

Why I Hate The Beach

thedailybeast.com — I just came back from a family vacation at the beach. Will someone please explain the beach to me? What if you'd never seen or heard of a beach and someone suggested you spend your holiday at a place where there's a large, hot, windy expanse of ground-up stones, the grit from which coat your hair and exposed flesh, get under all your clothes, and penetrate your every bodily orifice?

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: July 27

thedailybeast.com — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended military operations in Gaza on Sunday, while U.S. officials debated what should be done in Ukraine, where Russia-backed separatists continue to cause turmoil. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appeared on CNN's State of the Union and criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the situation in Ukraine and the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash.

U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting

thedailybeast.com — BEIRUT, Lebanon - Under the watchful eye of a military drone and three F-16 warplanes flying protective cover, 158 U.S. diplomats and 80 U.S. Marines evacuated the American embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday. Although there was no specific threat targeting the U.S.
Jul 27, 2014

From the shores of Tripoli: U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting thebea.st/1rpCadc via @thedailybeast

Jul 27, 2014

RT @GideonResnick: The decision to evacuate the US Embassy in Libya was made mid-week and it doesn't seem short-term. thebea.st/1o3ZWHT

Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers

thedailybeast.com — Whatever kills you will probably be very, very small. It could be a few misplaced molecules in your genome, a buildup of lipids in your artery, or a virus so tiny that a high school chemistry lab's microscope wouldn't come close to discerning its spiky form.
Jul 27, 2014

Some conspiracy theories just won't die: Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers thebea.st/1uuElBV via @thedailybeast

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