Archive for April 21st, 2011

April 21st, 2011 - 11:13 pm § in Politics

Townhalls to come ….

Looks like this is going to be a politically hot summer [...]

April 21st, 2011 - 8:13 pm § in America

BREAKING NEWS: GOOD NEWS from the economy

The Conference Board reported today that its Leading Economic Index (LEI) increased again in March (see chart above), which is the 24th consecutive monthly increase starting in April 2009 just before the recession officially ended in June of that year. The last time the Leading Economic Index increa[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 2:05 pm § in Jews, Politics

An attack on a central concept: is Zionism Democracy?

Israel’s resolute occupation of Palestinians in not just historic Palestine, but in the West Bank and Gaza Strip specifically, can be considered the oldest quasi-dictatorship in the Middle East, Bishara argues [GALLO/GETTY] from Al Jazeera As the conventional wisdom goes – especially in t[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 1:44 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

Racism at Elite Ivy Schools

The Role of Racism at Elite Schools One response from another Penn student (identified as a lesbian) Penn would be doing all of it’s students a disservice by not accepting some ignorant students. It’s Penn’s job to get a bunch of brilliant young people from diverse backgrounds toge[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 11:03 am § in America


Ed. What is a “triduum?”  click here for an answer from Catholic news….VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2010 (VIS) – The Easter Triduum was the central theme of Benedict XVI ‘s catechesis during his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter’s Square. ….On the ev[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 8:50 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Who is Morozov? Amazing ideas about education, freedom, and the internet!

  This cartoon is awesome. I can not summarize what is in this cartoon … ritalin, the enlightenment, radical right classist efforts to restrict education, … get some coffee, tea or a glass of wine and WATCH! from a comment at YouTube: “It would be nice to see the President (us[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 8:08 am § in America, Jews, Misc.

Passover on the Tablet

A series of very good articles. and a recipe for edible matzos![...]

April 21st, 2011 - 6:56 am § in America, Politics

US Commaning General from Iraq: Democratic Candidate for Senator from Texas?

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said Monday he is considering running for the U.S. Senate in Texas as a Democrat, giving the party a high-profile recruit they hope can resonate with the state’s rapidly growing Hispanic population. Sanchez said in a statement he will make a decision ̶[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 6:34 am § in Uncategorized

Royal Wedding Combines With Threat of Cloning to Force Revision of Ancient Laws

Ed.  There is a back story here.  After Ian Wilmut cloned Dolly in his Edinburgh lab ,  there was great fear that this Scotsman and sheep cloner might endanger the monarchy by cloning Robert Bruce. To reassure the public of the UK, Professor Wilmut took an oath never to clone a human.  The oath,[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 am § in Uncategorized

HUMOR: $35,000,000 for a coke!

Ed, inflation hits a new high! from Laredo Sun NEW YORK, November 10, 2010 (AFP) – An Andy Warhol painting titled “Large Coca Cola” put the fizz into Sotheby’s New York contemporary art auction Tuesday when it beat expectations and sold for 35.3 million dollars. The black and[...]