Archive for September 8th, 2014

September 8th, 2014 - 6:06 pm § in Misc.

Shot By A Tax Collector

Traffic fines are Ferguson, Missouri’s second-largest source of municipal revenue. Municipal court day features a white judge, a white prosecutor, and numerous black residents lined up to pay fines.  “We’re just used to raise revenue,” said Patricia Bynes, a Democratic committeewoman for Fe[...]

September 8th, 2014 - 11:54 am § in Religion

Fox vs. Reza Aslan!

I Believe You Have Never Disclosed That You Are A Muslim Reza Aslan is one of my favorite thinkers.  His previous book on Mohamed is a key to understanding that religion and his new book on Jesus should stimulate a lot of people to think about the origins of Christianity.  Sadly, Reza seems to be [...]

September 8th, 2014 - 10:35 am § in Science, The Ave Scene

Mary Claire King Wins Lasker Award

I for one will be awake Sunday night, Oct 7, when the Nobel Committee makes its annual  announcement.  Mary Claire is obviously a leading candidate for that award. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation awards — announced this morning that  UW Prof. Mary-Claire King is one of five scientists be[...]

September 8th, 2014 - 10:15 am § in Misc.

Phyliis Wise Claims She Took The Blame But The Regents Made Her Do It.

From Illinois Public Media: The chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus Thursday expressed regret about the way she came to a decision to withdraw a job offer to a professor who posted inflammatory comments on Twitter – a decision she said was “pretty unilateral.” Chancellor Phy[...]

September 8th, 2014 - 9:34 am § in The Ave Scene

The Ave Challenge: What Is It?


September 8th, 2014 - 1:04 am § in America

Back From Canada

Got quite a different view of the US.[...]