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Pessoptimist – Two dead after Coptic protest against withholding permit to build church in Giza

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From the Pessoptimist:

Two dead after Coptic protest against withholding permit to build church in Giza

One Coptic protesters died and scores more were wounded in clashes on Wednesday between police and Copts over a decision to stop construction of a church in Giza. Approximately 2000 Copts attempted to break into the Giza Governorate headquarters, while others attacked police and security vehicles, according to security officials.

Security repulsed the attempted infiltration, the officials said, adding that police have arrested 100 protesters and dispatched thousands of forces to Omraneyya and Talbeyya in southern Giza to prevent the spread of unrest.

Thousands of Copts organized a protest on Tuesday in rejection of the Giza Governorate decision to stop construction of the church. Officials said the building did not possess the appropriate permit. They said that building authorization was approved for a service center, not a church.

Protests resumed on Wednesday with demonstrators hurling stones and bottles at security personnel, after they had marched towards the offices of the governorate in Omraneyya. Security used tear gas and also live ammunition to disperse the Coptic protesters.

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Firedoglake – FBI Thwarts “Bomb Plot” at Xmas Tree Ceremony in Portland, Oregon

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From Firedoglake:

FBI Thwarts “Bomb Plot” at Xmas Tree Ceremony in Portland, Oregon

By: Teddy Partridge Saturday November 27, 2010 7:53 am

Portland, Oregon
The Tree in Pioneer Square (photo: Schrunchleface via Flickr)

Tonight in Portland, we had a small dose of the FBI’s almost-operational terror sprees, as agents spent more than a year goading a young jihadi wannabe into almost killing thousands of Portlandians in our city’s living room as we gathered for the lighting of the holiday tree.

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Danger Room – Secret Insignias From the ‘Black Ops’ World

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From the Danger Room:

Secret Insignias From the ‘Black Ops’ World

By Spencer Ackerman Email Author

November 24, 2010

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Like a Space-Phoenix From Hell

Whatever impulse drives soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines to commemorate their units with insanely random, over-the-top, or awesomely bad patches, we say: Cultivate it.

Trevor Paglen, a bi-coastal artist and author based in Oakland and New York City, brought bad military patches to new heights of glory with his 2007 book I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me. It’s a collection of more than 100 insignias from the most secret of military units. The following are some of the best patches from a new edition of his book coming out.

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Believe BP, the oil is gone… How stupid do they think we are?

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Blood Beach Blue Crab covered in oil and Parasites

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“There are no crabs” — “Parasites inside of their lungs eating them alive”

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Crooks and Liars – David Gergen isn’t done pimping for Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson

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From Crooks and Liars:

David Gergen Uses Ireland’s Situation to Push for ‘Tough Medicine’ in US Starting with Social Security

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 06:00 AM PST

David Gergen Uses Ireland's Situation to Push for 'Tough Medicine' in US Starting with Social Security
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Looks like David Gergen isn’t done pimping for Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson yet. Gergen uses what’s going on in Ireland right now as as excuse to tell Americans that we had better get ready for some “tough medicine” once the deficit commission comes out with their report next week and of course that “medicine” should start with going after Social Security. Heaven forbid the rich should have to pay back the government for those tax cuts. Gergen apparently thinks the peons should be paying for their excesses.

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Mike’s Blog Round Up

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 05:00 AM PST

Zandar Versus The Stupid: Wikileaks’ Next Bombshell to Make International Diplomacy Like ‘Survivor’

The Democratic Daily: Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s Superior Deficit Reduction Plan Protects Poor, Middle-Class

The Reaction on Limbaugh’s attack on those ‘Socialist Pilgrims.’ Next thing ya’ know, the Wingnuts’ War on Thanksgiving will claim that the “First Feast” was financed With food stamps.

Empire Burlesque: End-Game for the Elite’s One-Way Class War

Distributorcap NY:The New Media and its role and significance in political campaigning

And finally, on an uplifting note, a federal judge balances the scales for gender equality!

Guest post by Don Davis of The Satirical Political Report. E-mail tips to Don at satiricalpolitical AT gmail DOT com.

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