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September 9th, 2014 - 2:37 pm § in Misc.

More Toys for Paul Allen

  DeLoreans set the standard and all, but if I had to travel to and from the future today, I’d want to hit the space-time continuum in equal parts comfort, class, and automatic liftable flybridge lounge that self-converts to a bar and twerk floor when the sun sets. German luxury vehicle m[...]

September 9th, 2014 - 8:27 am § in Misc.

America’s corrupt small towns and their predatory shakedown rackets

Are you leery of small town cops?  For many people, the phrase provokes nervous jitters about speed traps, police harassment, etc. When Michael Brown was gunned down by a Ferguson cop last month, he was in all likelihood walking away from a jaywalking ticket.  He probably got mouthy, and may have [...]

September 9th, 2014 - 4:47 am § in Israel/Palestine, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Israel Palestine: The glimmers of peace.

As I have written before, the Gaza war may also have been needed if the Palestinian Authority is to be able to negotiate peace and create a viable state. Even without Hamas, the Palestinian State is dubious as a thriving economy.  Unlike Israel with it its seven thriving ports, Palestine on the Wes[...]

September 9th, 2014 - 4:18 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

A Fruitless Attack on Salaita’s Academic Work

According to a report in Tablet, a liberal Jewish website, Steven Salaita’s appointment at University of Illinois was to a job in Illinois’  American Indian Studies Department.   However,  the author Liel  Leibovitz  was unable to find any evidence that Salaita had published an[...]

September 9th, 2014 - 1:17 am § in America

North Korea Sanctifies Kim Jong Il’s Macbook

The similarities between Apple and North Korea have been the subject of much speculation … including discussions of the possibility of the Cupertino company building its rumored “Gold finger” stylus in a new plant in North Korea.  Much of this has been quieted down since the death[...]