Archive for December 8th, 2013

December 8th, 2013 - 10:32 pm § in Uncategorized

North Korea: Family feud revises history

North Korea aired a doctored rerun of a TV  documentary on Saturday about its leader Kim Jong Un that disappeared the face of Kim’s uncle,  the recently disposed Jang Song Thaek.  The deposed general’s   face was invisible and entire scenes were re-edited to remove him. Makes me wond[...]

December 8th, 2013 - 1:35 pm § in Jews, Misc.

Racist States: South Carolina Part 1.

 Boeing’s new home: South Carolina (comments based on Dahl and other sources) Boeing’s move to the union free state, South Carolina, needs to be placed in perspective of this state, the state that twice tried and once succeeded in creating a civil war.  Hitler in this century would ha[...]

December 8th, 2013 - 12:55 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Why do we call them “student atheletes?”

Esteemed Colleagues, If we wish to begin to change the UW’s climate toward our students who are athletes (and I believe that we should), we should stop calling them “student-athletes.”  “Student-athlete” is a term created by the NCAA lawyers in the 1950s in order to av[...]

December 8th, 2013 - 11:46 am § in Misc.

Racism Ain’t Only In South Carolina!

Oh, That Racist Tea Party! The Haters, Hillbillies and Histrionic Doomsayers of Westchester Members of the White Plains Tea Party, the biggest and most active in Westchester, don’t fit the cartoonish stereotypes of maladjusted, gun-toting loners bent on toppling the government. Westchester, 20[...]

December 8th, 2013 - 11:34 am § in Schools & Colleges

While the UW Worries About TA’s Logo, Elsevier Claims Rights to Everything Published in Their Journals

Elsevier is making an effort to shut down  The Academia site is an attempt to allow  researchers share their scientific papers freely. Elsevier, of course, makes no original contributions ot Science but has, nuanced thoughts on access to the research. It’s issued requests for thous[...]

December 8th, 2013 - 4:37 am § in The Ave Scene


Ex-Skype chief Tony Bates Silicon Valley’s choice for new Microsoft CEO Despite the announcement by the Ave that Alan Mulally is the anew CEO of Microsoft,    Silicon Valley is holding out for  ex- Skype president Tony Bates.  Tech leaders as well as several top Microsoft execs have Ba[...]

December 8th, 2013 - 3:22 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: UF study of lice DNA shows first clothes 170,000 years ago

from David Reed, associate curator of mammals at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus, studies lice in modern humans to better understand human evolution and migration patterns. His latest five-year study used DNA sequencing to calculate when clothing lice first be[...]