Archive for January 4th, 2014

January 4th, 2014 - 3:52 pm § in Misc.

Death of a Conservative Blog

Have you looked at Sound Politics Lately? The comments threads have been closed.  I imagine even they could not take the heat![...]

January 4th, 2014 - 12:50 pm § in Misc.

UPDATE: Boeing’s Workers Vote 51% YES

UPDATE: As the kids say “I dare you!”   … 51% Yes  (originally posted Jan 3.) Now that the  Machinists union accepted Boeing’s contract proposal, I dare WA STATE to go one further …   Though the vote was only  51 percent, the effects will be massive. Seattle now has t[...]

January 4th, 2014 - 12:42 pm § in China, Misc.

CHINA: Threatens Neighbors


January 4th, 2014 - 12:31 pm § in China, Misc.

US Releases Chinese Muslims Extremists from Gitmo

Uighur detainees held for 12 years leave Guantánamo                                                             US hails ‘humanitarian gesture’ by Slovakia after release of trio whose freedom was ordered in 2008[...]

January 4th, 2014 - 10:13 am § in Misc.

HAPPY NEW YEAR … unless you are a refugee in Europe or Israel

Europe’s Deepening Refugee Crisis A young Liberian refugee arrives in Italy, where he is left to fend for himself and winds up homeless in a filthy slum. When he flees to Germany, the government there invokes EU asylum law and sends him back. It is a cycle of degradation faced by thousands of [...]

January 4th, 2014 - 9:42 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene

URGENT: Seattle Public Schools Face A Critical Decision on a New K-5 Math Curriculum

from CliffMass Weatherblog:   Seattle residents have until January 8th to provide input on a better math curriculum by emailing or faxing a form found here.   We don’t want another generation of Seattle Public School students receiving a crippling math education.  It would be a tragedy if[...]

January 4th, 2014 - 9:19 am § in Misc.

These Marines do not look happy

This Feb. 21, 2013, photo shows female recruits at the Marine Corps Training Depot on Parris Island, S.C. More than half of female Marines in boot camp can’t do three pull-ups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year. (Bruce Smith / AP) From The Detroit News: ht[...]

January 4th, 2014 - 7:01 am § in Christianity, Hypocrisy, Religion

Sunday Revelations: from Kampala

On Backsliding Christians and their Yawning Lovers June 20, 2011 in Christianity, Ugandan Media | by James Onen | Leave a comment Eddie Ssemakula’s article yesterday, titled “When Your Lover Yawns” (from the Sunday Monitor of 19th June) was an interesting one. In it, he speculates about what [...]

January 4th, 2014 - 4:00 am § in Misc.

Slur of the day: Jew me down!

About a year ago sn Oklahoma lawmaker  tried to laugh off his use of  the phrase  “Jew me down” during a legislative debate. His attempted recovery? “I apologize to the Jews. They’re good small businessmen as well.” The reality is that this sort of thing is built into our culture as in:[...]

January 4th, 2014 - 3:54 am § in Misc., Russia

Putin Doubles Down, Calls in North Korea as an Ally

Putin invites Kim Jong Un for visit in May – Asahi Shimbun While dealing with an economic crisis arising from Putin’s bizarre foreign policies, Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to a ceremony marking the end of the Second World War in May.[...]