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September 30th, 2014 - 7:55 pm § in Misc.

CHINA: Xinhua reporting during the Hong Kong demonstrations

China celebrates 65th anniversary • Chinese ship sinks off southwestern Japan • World’s stability, prosperity inseparable from China’s development: Lao official • CPC to convene key meeting on rule of law Oct. 20-23 • Chinese premier vows better institutional environment, IPR pro[...]

September 30th, 2014 - 6:42 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene

THE Ave Challenge: Who will get the call from Stockholm next Sunday night.

  THE-Ave.US Challenge: who is going to win the Nobel?   Next Sunday night (US time), about 9 AM Monday Stockholm time, the Karolinska is going to wake up one to three biologists and announce they have won the  Nobel Prize. Thompson Reuters has their list based on citation, I call this hokey.  I[...]

September 30th, 2014 - 6:06 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Student Debt

This past April, facing the prospect of three 20-page papers due in the same week, Indiana University East student Harmony Glenn had a panic attack in the school library. “I couldn’t breathe, and my chest felt tight,” she said. “I was asking myself, ‘Do I push forward…or do I cut my loss[...]

September 30th, 2014 - 4:11 pm § in Misc.

A Job For Jenny Durkan

Jenny Durkan, the current U.S. Attorney for Western Washington, appears to be a serious candidate to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General.  If she gets the nod, and I hope she will, one of her first and top priorities should be cleaning up St. Louis County, which recent news coverage has reveale[...]

September 30th, 2014 - 3:18 pm § in Uncategorized

Support Your Local Police, Referees, And Umpires — When They’re Right

This is a companion piece to my article, “Did NFL Referees Discriminate Against Muslim Player?,” in which I pointed out that NFL referees must “adhere to a very high standard of unbiased and accurate officiating.  Make a wrong call and coaches, players, and millions of fans will [...]

September 30th, 2014 - 10:21 am § in Hypocrisy

Did NFL Referees Discriminate Against Muslim Player?

If your name is Tim Tebow, and you’re a Christian, and you drop to one knee in prayer after a big play — no flags.  But if your name is Husein Abdullah, and you’re a Muslim, and you drop to both knees in prayer after a big play — flags.  This isn’t a case of […[...]

September 30th, 2014 - 3:29 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Larry Ellison Buys Lanai

‘At the end of the day, Mr. Ellison can do what he wants. He asks for input but that’s like me asking for input on what to do with my backyard. I own my backyard.’ a serf resident of Duke Mr. Ellison’s new island. Readmore[...]

September 30th, 2014 - 1:52 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS

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September 30th, 2014 - 1:32 am § in The Ave Scene

Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Fishermen’s Terminal

100 Years for The Seattle Fishing Fleet! Anyone who watches reality TV knows that the fish and crab are caught off of Alaska.  What the couch potatoes do not know is that the fleet of intrepid fisher folk has its home base in Seattle at Fishermen’s Terminal. Before the  Lake Washington Ship [...]

September 29th, 2014 - 7:50 pm § in Schools & Colleges

A history lesson for those obtuse Colorado school board members

Somebody ought to enlarge and mount these photos, take them to a school board meeting, set them up on easels, then explain to the board members that the purpose of teaching real history is not to tear America down but make it better.[...]