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Archive for November, 2013

November 30th, 2013 - 11:48 pm § in Jews, Misc.

Happy Hannukah

Rube Goldberg Machine Lights the Menorah[...]

November 30th, 2013 - 12:39 pm § in Misc.

What color was Santa?

Brownish. Despite Megan Kelley’s odd ideas that he was white, Saint Nicholas was born into a family that probably considered itself to be ethnically Greek but in an area of the world that we now call Turkey. Historically, you can’t import a category like ‘white’ into fourth century Asia [...]

November 30th, 2013 - 11:37 am § in Misc.

Buchenwald 11: Arial Photo .. but allies did not know the slave camp was in the woods!

Photograph from the National Archives, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives.An aerial photograph of Buchenwald concentration camp showing the destruction of the munitions factory and storage area of the camp by American bombers.  (August 24, 1944)[...]

November 30th, 2013 - 10:23 am § in Religion

THE Ave Challenge: What is the Ashura, the Tenth Day of Muharram?

This is NOT a happy season for all!    Muharram, a Muslim month. devoted to mourning.   Ashura, the tenth of the month, is a day of awe in Shi’a Islam, familiar in the west as scenes of self flagellation. In Shia Islam the month marks the schism from Sunni, when the Sunni caliph killed the[...]

November 30th, 2013 - 2:47 am § in Jews, Misc.


“We were sitting at an [American] Hanukkah party and looking at how crazy it is,”  In Israel, “it’s a minor holiday ” ,.. Israeli economics professor This year Hanukkah begins in the evening of Wednesday, November 27, 2013, and ends in the evening of Thursday, December 5, 2013.[...]

November 29th, 2013 - 6:59 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

AMAZON 1: The A may mean awful for its workers

1. Warehouse workers are treated like robots. Your boss may be bad. But your supervisor probably isn’t a piece of equipment that times you as you complete menial tasks. This week, the BBC described the experience of one of its undercover reporters, Adam Littler: A handset told him what to coll[...]

November 29th, 2013 - 1:46 pm § in Misc.


Today, more than 1,500 Black Friday protests against Walmart — organized by our friends at Making Change at Walmart — are being waged by workers and shoppers who have had enough. We recently told you about how Walmart is asking its barely-getting-by employees to provide food to its homel[...]

November 29th, 2013 - 1:27 pm § in America

The Arab Spring Emerges in America’s Fall

From the Daily Mail From Russia: Screenshot from @TheBlackhawk715Black Friday shopping marred by shooting, clashes and arrests (VIDEOS)Shoppers got more than they bargained for beginning Thursday evening as retail outlets across the United States opened their doors early for annual Black[...]

November 29th, 2013 - 12:31 pm § in The Ave Scene

BARGAINS: awesomeness Hauunukah Gift from Microsoft

  Surface RT Tablet (32GB) for $169.99 shipped. with  keyboard-enhanced Touch Cover for $39.99 (just scroll down ). full one-year warranty. Awfully tempting![...]

November 29th, 2013 - 9:52 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Merry Xmas from Walmart!