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Archive for June, 2014

June 30th, 2014 - 5:17 pm § in The Ave Scene

Seattle .. where Tech gets High!

Cannabis Tech Meetup June 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Cannabis Tech Meetup is Seattle’s first cannabis tech focused meetup.  We’d love you to join us on the 1st Monday of every month (except this month b/c of holiday plans) for great food, drinks, networking and a Seattle company doing coo[...]

June 30th, 2014 - 12:56 pm § in Uncategorized

German Politeness

In Germany make sure you don’t get your “du” and “Sie” mixed up when talking to policeman or another government employee. In Germany it is against the law to address a policeman with the informal “du” rather than the informal “Sie” and could cost you a hefty fine of up to €6[...]

June 30th, 2014 - 9:43 am § in Misc.

Going to Carnation for the Fourth?

  JOEL HAWKSLEY / THE SEATTLE TIMES Small town reborn on Fourth of July Joshua Allen scrapes paint off windows in downtown Carnation on Sunday in preparation for the community’s annual Fourth of July celebration. On Independence Day, it’s not unusual to see 10,000 people or more swa[...]

June 30th, 2014 - 9:19 am § in Misc.

Well … What Is “The Caliphate?”

The ultra radical Islamist group, ISIS, has announced the restoration of the Caliphate. What is a caliphate? Who chooses the Caliph? Unfortunately  the prophet did not leave a successor.   His empire, consisting then only of Arabia,  had until then been been governed under the prophet and his i[...]

June 30th, 2014 - 8:00 am § in world

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS: Israel Prepared to Recognize a Kurdish Republic

An Ancient Tie May Change the Middle East. 6/30/2014 Israeli leader calls for independent Kurdistan TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Seizing on the mayhem in Iraq, Israel’s prime minister on Sunday called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance with moderate fo[...]

June 30th, 2014 - 12:41 am § in America

South Carolina: Is there hope?

Poll shows SC Gov. Nikki Haley with narrow lead over challenger Haley campaign spokesman Rob Godfrey said the poll was a ploy for campaign donations for Sheheen. The poll, run by a pro Democratic group, asked two questions as well as asking about the race for governor: “Does Nikki Haley’s refusa[...]

June 29th, 2014 - 10:58 pm § in Uncategorized

South Carolina makes another list!

Wow .. this time SC is only the 40th worst state in the USA The Palmetto state is # 10 on the states with the most gun deaths in the US!  Way above such topics du jour as Illinois!  Here are the bottom 10: South Carolina New Mexico Alabama Arkansas Montanta Oklahoma Wyoming Alaska Mississippi L[...]

June 29th, 2014 - 9:38 am § in Misc.


CRUCIFY ISIS and its opponents have been touting the Jihadi group’s use of  crucifiction to punish dissenters.  Pictures have been disseminated by Facebook. The sign attached to this victim read, “This man was a fighter against Muslims and threw a grenade here.”[...]

June 29th, 2014 - 4:29 am § in Misc.

A Neocon Worries About Jihadis in Milwaukee

Eliot Abrams: “The result (of Obama’s policies) in security terms is even worse: the largest gathering of jihadis we have ever seen, 12,000 now and expanding.They come from all over the world, a jihadi Arab League, a jihadi EU, a jihadi U.N. Two or three thousand are from Europe, and an [...]