The State Department Is Actually Using Twitter To Call Out ISIS’s Lies

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The Islamic State’s social media presence is arguably the group’s most vital recruitment tool.

Many of its Western recruits were persuaded to join the group after communicating with militants via Twitter because some people are actually misinformed enough to believe that these terrorists are a force for good.

The State Department, however, realized that if people could be swayed by jihadist propaganda, maybe it would be possible to make them see the other side.

So it created a Twitter account called Think Again Turn Away that debunks the rhetoric of the Islamic State and its supporters.

The tweets point out fallacious, hypocritical claims and counter them with facts revealing the group’s true face.





Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/state-department-twitter-isis-lies/856136/

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found…

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

This is the bounty. About 45 boxes of 8mm film, two 32mm (?) cans of Kodak film and one red case that I added later.

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

This was hidden rather well, yet my grandfather kept it all these years.

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

It’s a „Verdienstkreuz“ given by the Nazi regime, not to my grandfather (he was too young at the time), but probably to his uncle, an admiral in the Italian army.

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

Any idea how much this is worth? I’d rather not keep it.

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

This is what’s inside the two metal cans. The film rolls are in a pretty bad shape, they’re dirty and rusty, but the images are still visible.

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

It seems to have something to do with the greek military. Any other ideas?

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

I found 45 of these.

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

There’s some rust and dust, but they’re remarkably well preserved. The films are fully developed. The images on film are clearly visible, but I couldn’t get them on camera.

Recently my Italian grandfather died and I helped clean out his cellar. This is what I found...

All of them are from 1935 and 1936.

Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/0TJYW

Sensex falls 97 points, Nifty below 8,700 post RBI policy review

Market benchmark Sensex fell over 97 points, halting its three-day rally, and NSE Nifty slipped below the 8,700 mark as investors booked profits after the RBI maintained status quo in its monetary p

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‘You had ONE job’: Senate GOPers to cave on unemployment extension

http://twitter.com/#!/eriContrarian/status/444192748891955200

There had been buzz all afternoon that some Senate Republicans were on the verge of agreeing on an unemployment extension. Now, a deal has reportedly been reached which would provide Harry Reid a filibuster-proof compromise thanks to help from five Republicans:

http://twitter.com/#!/MajorCBS/status/444205799662161921
http://twitter.com/#!/nationaljournal/status/444206297979039744

More details from National Journal:

The bill is paid for by extending customs user fees through 2024 and a process called “pension smoothing” that allows employers to reduce their payments to employees’ pensions. The final agreement would not prevent individuals from collecting both unemployment and disability benefits simultaneously, as previously proposed by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The bill also reforms the overall program asking state and federal agencies involved to determine why an individual remains unemployed and offer potential ways that the person can improve their prospects for finding work. It would also prevent millionaires and billionaires from receiving the benefits.

Five GOPers are reported to be on board the “compromise”:

http://twitter.com/#!/jamiedupree/status/444209477014007808

Some of the momentum from the David Jolly win in Florida might have lost a little steam already:

http://twitter.com/#!/DrewMTips/status/444203086785966080
http://twitter.com/#!/RMConservative/status/444206011675852800
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/444198702497136641

The timing could play out just right for the Dems as far as serving as a demagoguing opportunity heading into the home stretch for the November elections:

http://twitter.com/#!/NorthDallas30/status/444210977613963264

That is, if the full Senate does indeed pass the compromise and then it passes the House, which remains to be seen.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/13/you-had-one-job-reports-of-senate-gopers-caving-on-unemployment-extension-sparks-disbelief/