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Archive for July, 2014

July 31st, 2014 - 6:28 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Private school employee fired for consorting with homophones

Nomen Global Language Center, a private ESL school in Utah catering to foreign students seeking admission to U.S. colleges, has fired social media specialist Tim Torkildson for writing a blog post about homophones.  The Salt Lake Tribune quoted the school’s owner, Clarke Woodger, as complaini[...]

July 31st, 2014 - 6:04 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Will Someone Put Boehner out of His Misery?

Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding   7:59pm EDT WASHINGTON – A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner’s face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanit[...]

July 31st, 2014 - 5:57 pm § in Misc.

Orca 16, Humans 0

  Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead A Japanese whaling crew has fallen victim to a dramatic full on assault by a school of killer whales, killing no fewer then 16 crew members and injuring 12,  reported the Japanese Government this morning. The crew of the MV Nisshin[...]

July 31st, 2014 - 5:32 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: 72 hr ceasefire

Jerusalem – Israel has accepted a proposal for a three-day truce with militant groups in the Gaza Strip, an official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said. “Israel has accepted the U.S./U.N. proposal for a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday,” s[...]

July 31st, 2014 - 4:56 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

How Long Will Hamas Sacrifice Palestinan Lives?

Remembering the mass Jewish suicides at  Masada may give us insight into the willingness of Hamas to sacrifice the lives of Palestinians in a fanatical cause. Masada was not a unique event of nationalistic, fanatical sacrifice.  The use of suicide as tool to resist the Romans is very much the case[...]

July 30th, 2014 - 10:50 pm § in Misc.

Bolivia Declares Israel a Terrorist State

La Paz, Bolivia – Bolivia To Require Visas For Israeli Travelers La Paz, Bolivia – Bolivia’s leftist president has declared Israel a “terrorist state” because of its offensive in the Gaza Strip, and his government… Read More »[...]

July 30th, 2014 - 10:15 am § in Politics, world


What Will Ptin do as Ukraine claims key town near Donetsk? The Ukrainian army says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.[...]

July 30th, 2014 - 4:12 am § in Jews, Religion

Anniversary of the Negris leaving Spain

My family name, when we lived in Spain, was Negri .. a word meaning that we were dark folks like the moors.  In March 1492 King Ferdinand, under pressure from Torquemada, issued a decree of expulsion against the Negri. Four months later, two days before Christopher Columbus set sail, my family left[...]

July 30th, 2014 - 3:38 am § in Hypocrisy

Rememberin Reagan Stephen, 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush were re-elected to the White House. Some of our country’s best years followed that moment. I remember watching with optimism as Reagan and Bush honorably protected my freedoms and defended my conservative va[...]

July 29th, 2014 - 11:50 pm § in Misc.

Hamas Continues Its Self Crucifiction