Archive for November 7th, 2013

November 7th, 2013 - 11:58 pm § in Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Peace with Iran????????

* U.S. wants first step from Iran to curb nuclear activity * Iran says breakthrough deal possible but talks difficult * Israel warns of “mistake of historic proportions” * U.S. Senate panel to move forward on new sanctions Readmore at Reuters Meanwhile the Repricans are pushing for more [...]

November 7th, 2013 - 7:13 pm § in Misc.

When Lawyers Act As Bullies

From A Response to an Essay On Lawyers Acting As Bullies: Let’s look at the real targets of bully lawyers — not other lawyers or even staff — it’s those they oppose.  The law provides a venue for someone with bullying tendencies, which we all have, to attack and harm in ways[...]

November 7th, 2013 - 12:33 pm § in Jews, Misc.

What Buddhism Teaches About Mitzvot

Ed. Central to Judaism is the idea of “mitzvah.” Mitzvah is one of those words that do not translate well. It can mean law, good deed, and religious obligation all at the same time. Moreover, in Judaism, the mitzvot (plural) are themselves eternal, not so much mandated by God, but like G[...]

November 7th, 2013 - 12:26 pm § in The Ave Scene

Nov 7 Norm Rice Elected Mayor of Seattle

Rice wins election as Seattle’s first African American mayor on November 7, 1989.  | We voted for Norm .  The thing that is so hard to remember now is that the issues surrounding him were not race but conservatism.  In that era, conservatives might be republicans and some wonder[...]

November 7th, 2013 - 10:15 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Aftermath of 522

 The Independent has an excellent summary of the state of the art on gene splicing … the REAL issues behind 522 …. Washington State’s failed initiative to label any food containing genomes that have been modified using the tool set of molecular genetics. I votes against this becau[...]

November 7th, 2013 - 12:31 am § in Hypocrisy, Jews, Politics

Buchenwald 6: The Horror of Holocaust Denial

I do not know what to make of this …. is the author telling us to diminish the stories of Buchenwald?   Does it matter if the tattoos were from Jewish skin? “maybe people died natural deaths and then their tattoos were removed?” Readmore about our family and the Buchenwald story.[...]