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Archive for April, 2013

April 30th, 2013 - 11:59 pm § in Misc.

History of the drones

What happens when both sides have drones?[...]

April 30th, 2013 - 6:58 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer’s Ball Misses the Basket ….. GO STORM!

Following the report that Seattle is infested with rats, the NBA Committee Votes Unanimously Against Kings’ Move to Seattle In a major blow to arena proponents, an NBA committee voted unanimously to block a proposal to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. I have an idea .. really I do.  Stev[...]

April 30th, 2013 - 4:35 am § in Misc., Religion

Is she a father?

. Rosemarie Smead, a 70-year-old Kentucky woman, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. There has been no comment from Rome.[...]

April 30th, 2013 - 12:55 am § in Misc.

Democracy Fails In Holland, First King in 120 years to be coronated today.

Willem-Alexander will succeed his mother Queen Beatrix and become the first Dutch king in more than 120 years[...]

April 29th, 2013 - 11:14 pm § in Misc.

NBA Was Right Not to to Move A Basketball Team to a City Full of Rats!

The Sacramento Bee Reports: Rodent Activity Climbs Along Seattle Waterfront By Sprague Pest Solutions Published: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 – 2:10 pm SEATTLE, April 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — As Bertha, the Highway 99 tunnel boring machine is reassembled and readied for its digging duti[...]

April 29th, 2013 - 9:54 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Leading from behind?

Damascus, Syria – Reported Air Strike Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Site By Israeli Jets After President Obama annunced that Syria had crossed the red line by using poison gas, the Free Syrian Army has told Maariv that Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace early Saturday morning and successfully b[...]

April 29th, 2013 - 1:48 pm § in Misc.

Russia on Rebel’s Targetting Screen

Two missiles were reportedly fired at a Russian plane with at least 159 passengers on board that was flying over Syrian territory. Russian officials admit the jet faced danger, but are not talking of a targeted attack. The news broke in on Monday as Interfax, citing “an informed source in Moscow,[...]

April 29th, 2013 - 4:58 am § in Misc.

Author of “The End of History” Says Taliban NOT a Threat

Afghan, Pakistani Taliban are ”non-expansionist bogeymen”, says political scientist Political scholar Francis Fukuyama wrote the most thoughtful book of the Reagan Era .. “The Enf of Time.”  In this book, Fukayama lauded liberal democracy … capitalism plus republicanis[...]

April 29th, 2013 - 1:02 am § in Misc.

Building Democracy, Afghani Style

Millions in CIA “ghost money” paid to Afghan president’s office: New York Times – Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, a[...]

April 28th, 2013 - 10:43 am § in Misc.


Iraq Suspends Al Jazeera, Others, Accusing Them Of Inciting Violence Reuters  |  Posted: 04/28/2013 9:14 am EDT[...]