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September 3, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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Second beheaded American was grandson of Holocaust survivors

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American journalist Steven Sotloff (center in black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels  west of Misrata in 2011. jihadist video in which fellow US journalist James Foley was executed.   In the video the militant form the Islamic State (IS) threatens to kill Sotloff next if the US continues its aerial campaign against the insurgency.  (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

American journalist Steven Sotloff (center in black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels west of Misrata in 2011. Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

How much suffering does one family have to endure?

Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who wrote for Time and Foreign Policy, didn’t “cower from danger, he flew right into it, intent on telling the stories he believed would shape history,” Danielle Berrin, a childhood friend, notes in her Hollywood Jew blog. Continue Reading →

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September 2, 2014
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‘Manna from heaven’: Magic Last Supper papyrus found in England

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papyrusIn 6th century Egypt, not far from the Nile, a Christian wrote special biblical passages in Greek on the back of a tax receipt.

The fragment of papyrus drifted into obscurity and since 1901 has languished in vaults deep inside a library in England.

But now, it’s found the light. Continue Reading →

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August 26, 2014
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Programmer from China may have taken Arizona data home

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A potential security breach of everyone in Arizona’s driver’s license database has been kept quiet for seven years, reports ProPublica.

“That really is outrageous,” says Mikel Longman, the former criminal investigations chief at the Arizona Department of Public Safety. “Every Arizona resident who had a driver’s license or state-issued ID card and all that identifying stuff is potentially compromised. That’s a huge breach.”

How did it happen and why didn’t Longman or other Arizona officials know about it? Continue Reading →

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August 26, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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Photos: Malaysia Airlines flights eerily empty

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malaysiaflightWhen one of your passenger planes goes missing and another gets shot down by a rebel group, don’t expect to sell a lot of tickets.

Ricardo Goncalves, a business reporter and host on Australia’s SBS World News, tweeted this picture of a recent flight on Malaysia Airlines.

It looks like the company sold about three tickets in coach/biz. You think at the very least the airline would have moved them into First Class as happened here:

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Well, at least you don’t have to worry about your plane being diverted because passengers are bickering about reclining the seat, as happened on a United flight to Denver on Sunday.

h/t Mashable

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