Archive for July 31st, 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, Israel/Palestine, 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[...]