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September 5th, 2014 - 11:11 pm § in Misc.

On Libertarian Cobra Fanciers

Someone lost his snake. A white cobra created a media stir this week by slithering through backyards in a Los Angeles suburb for several days. Animal control officers caught it Thursday and transported it to the Los Angeles Zoo, from where it was transferred to the San Diego Zoo, which is likely to [...]

September 5th, 2014 - 9:03 pm § in Schools & Colleges

A Lawyer’s View Of The Salaita Controversy

I don’t know if Prof. Steven G. Salaita plans to sue the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne for retracting its offer of a tenured faculty position because of his inflammatory “tweets” about Israel.  But let’s pretend he does, just for discussion purposes. A legal out[...]

September 5th, 2014 - 3:29 pm § in Misc.

Charlotte Police Arrest Black Activist For Distributing Leaflets At Rally

ThinkProgress reports that Charlotte police arrested a black activist for putting voting rights leaflets on parked cars at a public park where a Labor Day rally was being held.   http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/02/3477768/police-arrest-young-black-politician-at-moral-mondays-rally/ Umm, c[...]

September 5th, 2014 - 9:44 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The Animal Farm Model for Running a University

U. of Illinois Chancellor, Phyllis Wise, after a less than exemplary ethical record as the UW Provost, now faces faculty outrage over the dismissal of a Palestiniam American as a candidate for the UI faculty. Steven G. Salaita  is well known as a critic of Israel.  Controversy erupted last month w[...]

September 5th, 2014 - 8:03 am § in Misc.

Whatt happened on this date?

September 5, 1698. Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a taxes on beards as part of a program to westernise his nobility. The Tsar had just returned from a tour of Europe (where most men were clean shaven) and was determined to revolutionise Russian society, culture and even fashion. As a result of[...]

September 5th, 2014 - 7:57 am § in Misc.

Socialism Works

Citing a $631 million funding shortfall, the Seattle Times last year urged the state to shut down the GET program. Just 19 months later, GET is now fully recovered to 106% of obligations. Yet another reminder NEVER to follow the Seattle Times editorial advice: http://horsesass.org/state-taxpayers-sa[...]

September 5th, 2014 - 2:08 am § in Misc.

AFRICA and Birth Control

Husbands hiring boda-boda men to escort their wives for antenatal services Jul 12, 2013 Kibuku district health officer, Dr. Ahmed Bumba has disclosed Read More…[...]