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April 21st, 2019 - 8:33 am § in Misc.

Female Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is a wonderful thing . A man who complements a woman on her clothing or cops a feel of a bikini-clad colleague, is obviously a cur. After all, women do not do such things! Women, however make passes in a very different way. Can anyone tell me that a beautiful woman in a string bikini is unaware of the effect she has on men? While, as a man, I can hardly object to being taunted, perhaps such women should wear a symbol… Maybe we need a necklace that says do not touch?

Three women Cosplayers are shocked. shocked

A dozen women in belly-baring outfits stood silently in front of Dwayne Johnson as he promoed his new movie “Hercules.”

 

Three women Cosplayers are shocked. shocked that they have been groped, followed and unwillingly photographed while at the comics fan convention.  Geeks for CONsent have  gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online petition supporting a formal anti-harassment policy at Comic-Con.

The GOC complained that scantily clad women were women were described as “vaguely slutty” by one panel moderator .

Toni Darling, a 24-year-old Wonder Woman on Saturday, said  “I don’t think it has anything to do with cosplay or anything to do with costumes,” People who are the kind of people who are going to take a photo of you when you’re not looking from behind are going to do that regardless, whether you’re in costume or not.”  “The kind of behavior that needs to be modified,” she said, “is somebody taking a photo of you bent over while you’re signing a print.”

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April 20th, 2019 - 5:38 pm § in Politics

Washington GOP legislator says nurses “play cards”

A Washington GOP legislator who opposes a bill that would require hospitals to give nurses uninterrupted meal and rest breaks has claimed, without evidence, that nurses in small hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” The state nursing association blasted he[...]


April 20th, 2019 - 8:18 am § in Misc.

Disney CEO Bob Iger: ‘Hitler would have loved social media’

Accepting an award from the Jewish Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Disney chairman attacked social media.  “Hitler would have loved social media.  It’s the most powerful marketing tool an extremist could ever hope for because by design social media reflects a narrow worldview filtering out anythi[...]


April 20th, 2019 - 1:39 am § in Jews, Misc.

Passover: When eating bread on Passover was a holy obligation,

Passover in Bergen Belsen 1944 : Prayer for Eating Chametz.   Before eating Chametz say the following with intent & devotion: Our Father in Heaven! It is known to You that we desire to fulfill Your will and observe the Passover holiday by eating Matzah and safeguarding against Chametz. Bu[...]


April 19th, 2019 - 10:27 am § in Misc.

An Old Haggadah

(Haifa, Israel 2018) – The Scribes of the Cairo Geniza project unveiled a Haggada from the 10th-11th centuries that offers a rare glimpse into the Jewish customs of the Middle Ages. The unique Haggada provides the Seder instructions in Judeo-Arabic, the Arabic spoken by Jews, written with Hebr[...]


April 18th, 2019 - 2:08 pm § in Donald Trump

To impeach or not? That’s the question.

What the Mueller report boils down to is Trump isn’t guilty of obstruction because the people around him refused to follow his orders, and his campaign isn’t guilty of collusion because they were too stupid to figure out how to cooperate with Russian spies. The question is, What should C[...]


April 18th, 2019 - 9:59 am § in Donald Trump

Trump said “I’m F***ed” when Mueller was appointed

Told of special counsel appointment, he cursed and said, ‘This is the end of my presidency,’ according to Mueller report Mueller said he could not prove criminal intent but there was extensive evidence that Trump’s campaign officials interacted with the Russian effort to throw the elec[...]


April 18th, 2019 - 8:24 am § in Donald Trump

GUILTY

“Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report … describes 10 instances in which Trump … [used] his authority to interfere with the special counsel investigation. … “Mueller also found extensive ties between … the Trump campaign and Russian officials ….” “‘[...]


April 18th, 2019 - 8:09 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

Kim Demands Removal of Pompeo From Talks

Pompeo “reckless” and “immature,” NK  foreign ministry While launching more missile tests and apparently making more atomic bombs, Kim Jung Un is focussing on the Dear Leader’s personal relationship with Don John Trump. In contrast, they demonize Trump’s appointe[...]


April 18th, 2019 - 12:07 am § in Misc.

Has there been Sex in Space?

No One Has Gotten Lucky In Space    [...]


April 17th, 2019 - 3:41 pm § in Misc.

IS Donald the Mad Hatter?

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April 17th, 2019 - 1:45 am § in Jews, Misc., Religion

As Seder Approaches: I really like Mayor Pete but he needs a sit-down. He is not a F—.  Corrie Booker is not a N—. But, I am a Pharisee. 

Political correctness is always a problem.  As it happens I am impressed with Mayor Pete but Maybe the Mayor does not know that I am a Pharisee.  How would Mayor Pete Buttigieg feel if I told him I was “fagged out” from hard work? ” Maybe  Mayor Pete is ignorant … just li[...]


April 16th, 2019 - 10:40 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: Whatisit?

A. Roman bed pan B. Pendant from Minoan necklace C. Lamp showing menorah D. Aztec royal hat E. Fish line weight from Peru[...]


April 16th, 2019 - 8:34 am § in Foreign Affairs

Kim Jung Un Sets Conditions for Further Talks With Don John Trump

(Global Times, 4/12/2019) During First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly,  Kim Jong-un said he is willing to meet the US president again on certain conditions.  Kim was re-elected as chairman of the DPRK’s State Affairs Commission (SAC). “If the United States adopts a[...]


April 15th, 2019 - 1:44 am § in America

We Need a Wealth Tax

I am not all that interested in a progressive income tax. For one thing “income” is very easy for the rich to hide.  For example, money earned as stock options may never be taxed until they are exercised but it can be used to take loans at low rates .. and the interest on those [&hellip[...]


April 15th, 2019 - 1:14 am § in Misc.

THE SEATTLE TIMES GOES DEDUCTIBLE

The Seattle Times has now become a charity .. at least as far as support for investigative journalism. In an email today, the Times announced that in addition to paying for a subscription, not tax-free, I can pay for the salaries of its reporters and get a tax deduction! The Seattle Times, owned by [...]


April 15th, 2019 - 1:07 am § in The Ave Scene

WA State ranks in the dismal 13 for worst taxes

Life magazine has rated WA state as among the 13th worst for tax burden.  This puts the Evergreen States in a basket with Kansas, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.  We come just one notch WORSE then Mississippi! Alaska, Delaware, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada are the best five states in the U.S. w[...]


April 13th, 2019 - 1:29 am § in Misc.

American Diversity

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April 8th, 2019 - 1:06 am § in Misc.

Why a Star?

Why is The Six Pointed Star the Symbol of  Judaism? Synagogues use stars made of two crossed equilateral triangles. Hitler made Jews wear the star as a symbol of “Jude.” The military bury Jewish dead beneath the Jewish star. The star, with no historical connection to Judaism is now call[...]


August 24th, 2018 - 5:59 pm § in Misc.

UW Faculty Panel Declares Administration Made Illegal Changes to the Faculty Code

A jury of faculty hearing my case has now decided that the UW violated the faculty code. A year ago January, I was falsely accused of using words like f—–g n—-r and f-g. An investigation by the UW found no basis for these horrid charges but my Chair used this to do major and likely[...]


April 21st, 2019 - 3:16 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Buddhist View of Easter

“Happy Easter?” Is this a happy day for you? Seems to me that commemoration of suffering, even followed by surcease, can not be happy? There is a story of the Buddha. He was with a follower and they encountered an old, sick elephant. The old animal stepped on the follower’s foot. The follower [...]