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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 19,302

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Video: My appearance on Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss proposed cuts to SS and Medicare

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I'm going to be on Fox News at 4:15pm today discussing the SS/Medicare aspect of the budget

More updates to follow.

Edited to reflect changed time of segment.

Tonight's Making Sense with Steve Leser, 7pm EST, North Korea, Amina/Femen/Tunisia and Economy

Don't miss this week's Making Sense with Steve Leser

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/04/07/making-sense-with-steve-leser--n-korea-amina-femen-more

We have a great show this week. Topics include:

- What is Really Going on with North Korea? Is this something to be worried about or is it same stuff, different Kim?

- Then Amina and Femen and the blowup over Tunisia potentially implementing Sharia.

- We will also talk about how the Verdict on the Sequester is starting to come in with the first monthly jobs report after budget cuts were implemented and there is reason for concern

As always, we will finish with our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense, respectively.

Poll: Do you support Amina's goal to prevent anti-women Sharia laws from being adopted in Tunisia?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-nisman/tensions-with-tunisias-ji_b_2998955.html

Tensions With Tunisia's Jihadists: Who Will Blink First?

The month of March 2013 has witnessed an increase in tensions between local Tunisian Salafist networks, the newly formed government of P.M. Laarayedh, and the country's secular/liberal societal factions.

On March 26, Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST) issued a warning on social media towards P.M. Laarayedh, after he condemned Tunisia's Salafist minority as responsible for recent violence in an interview with French media that same day. The post featured a threat to topple the government from Abu Iyad al-Tunisi, a prominent jihadist founder of AST suspected of orchestrating the September 11, 2012 riots at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis. Following those riots, Abu Iyad was targeted for arrest at the al-Fatah Mosque in Tunis, but escaped after his supporters confronted security forces.
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Since 2011, Tunisian jihadist groups, including AST, have directed the majority of their domestic efforts toward charity and social programs, in a likely effort to gain the support of conservative and impoverished communities. These efforts include the establishment of community policing patrols in both suburbs of the capital Tunis and outlying towns. Patrolmen often operate in cells of two and four, openly identifying themselves with bright orange vests. These patrols have helped to protect local businesses from criminal activity, while using foreign-donated funds to distribute food and appliances to impoverished families. They have also been accused of enforcing their own strict version of Islamic law, otherwise known as "morality policing."

Such policing efforts include both rhetoric and attacks against perceived heretical establishments and individuals. Furthermore, the head of the local branch of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice recently called for a Tunisian topless feminist protester to be stoned in accordance with Sharia law. Additional attacks against Sufi and religious minority shrines, secularist/liberal political leaders, media offices, and security forces headquarters have been largely attributed to Salafist militants operating in the capital, as well as in outlying areas.

Massive public school standardized test cheating scandal in Atlanta - Suspects to surrender today

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57577230/atlanta-schools-cheating-suspects-to-surrender/

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On Friday a grand jury's indictments were revealed naming, among others, former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, as well as several high-level administrators, principals, teachers and testing coordinators.

Hall faces charges including racketeering, false statements and theft. Prosecutors say some pay bonuses she received were tied to falsified scores on standardized tests. She retired just days before the 2011 probe was released, and has previously denied the allegations.

A state investigation in 2011 found cheating by nearly 180 educators in 44 Atlanta schools. Educators gave answers to students or changed answers on tests after they were turned in, investigators said. Teachers who tried to report it faced retaliation, creating a culture of "fear and intimidation" in the district.
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The tests were the key measure the state used to determine whether it met the federal No Child Left Behind law. Schools with good test scores received extra federal dollars, to spend in the classroom or on bonuses.
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xpost from GD: Making Sense with Steve Leser this week. We interview Amanda Marcotte on Guns

The show will air Sunday night at 7pm on BlogTalkRadio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--amanda-marcotte-interview and on Monday at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am radio in Inland Empire California.

This week, we have a special Making Sense with Steve Leser. We interviewed Amanda Marcotte, who writes for Slate and Pandagon and is the author of the books "Get Opinionated" and "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments".

We talked with Amanda about gun control and the setbacks to Federal gun legislation and we discussed feminism issues concentrating on Steubenville and sexual assault topics.

As always we will have our Hall of Fame and Shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense over this past week and if we have time, we will discuss deliberations of the Gay Marriage cases before the Supreme Court.

xpost from GD: Making Sense with Steve Leser this week. We interview Amanda Marcotte on Feminism

The show will air Sunday night at 7pm on BlogTalkRadio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--amanda-marcotte-interview and on Monday at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am radio in Inland Empire California.

This week, we have a special Making Sense with Steve Leser. We interviewed Amanda Marcotte, who writes for Slate and Pandagon and is the author of the books "Get Opinionated" and "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments".

We talked with Amanda about gun control and the setbacks to Federal gun legislation and we discussed feminism issues concentrating on Steubenville and sexual assault topics.

As always we will have our Hall of Fame and Shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense over this past week and if we have time, we will discuss deliberations of the Gay Marriage cases before the Supreme Court.

Don't miss a special Making Sense with Steve Leser this week. We interview Amanda Marcotte on Guns a

The show will air Sunday night at 7pm on BlogTalkRadio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--amanda-marcotte-interview and on Monday at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am radio in Inland Empire California.


This week, we have a special Making Sense with Steve Leser. We interviewed Amanda Marcotte, who writes for Slate and Pandagon and is the author of the books "Get Opinionated" and "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments".

We talked with Amanda about gun control and the setbacks to Federal gun legislation and we discussed feminism issues concentrating on Steubenville and sexual assault topics.

As always we will have our Hall of Fame and Shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense over this past week and if we have time, we will discuss deliberations of the Gay Marriage cases before the Supreme Court.

Updating my prediction from 5-4 to 6-3 Striking down at least Sect 3 of DOMA and Prop 8



Hoping & wishing.

Tom Tomorrow's "This Modern World" Cartoon on the Pundits who were wrong about Iraq

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