Archive for September 17th, 2014

September 17th, 2014 - 5:08 pm § in Misc.

It’s time to honor Steve Titus with a memorial statue

Today, the city of Lubbock, Texas, dedicated a 13-foot tall bronze statue of a man who died in prison rather than confess to a crime he didn’t commit as a reminder to the community that justice is fallible. Tim Cole, who went to prison for a 1985 rape and died in 1997 at age 39 from […[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 12:53 pm § in Politics

CHINA: Imperialism

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — China on Thursday urged Japan to stop all action that undermines China’s sovereignty. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was referring to the Japanese government’s unilateral move to “nationalize” part of the Diaoyu Islands two years [...]

September 17th, 2014 - 10:42 am § in Misc.

APPLESAUCE: Nothing new

Ars Technica reviews editor Ron Amadeo, laughs at the breathess specifications that Apple included with the iPhone 6. His  graphic that’s become a hit compares the iPhone 6 to 2012’s Nexus 4, a two year old phone.  The Nexus 4 also had a 4.7-inch display with a very similar resolution to the[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 10:33 am § in Uncategorized

Another Missouri Cop Does It Again

A Missouri teenager is in a medically induced coma with brain damage after being shot in the heart with a taser by an Independence cop. The cop asserts the youth was uncooperative and combative during a traffic stop, but eyewitnesses and videos dispute that, and the FBI has initiated an excessive f[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 10:11 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Can Palestine Achieve a Government Able to Make Peace?

West Bank – Senior Hamas Official: Abbas Is Afraid Of Palestinian Elections West Bank – Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar said Wednesday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was afraid to hold elections… Read More at Voz iz Neias »[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 9:10 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

“The one thing we don’t do yet – we don’t graduate any Cougar doctors” WSU Regent Mike Worthy

    Should WASU have its own medical school? WSU Regents have voted to seek accreditation for its own medical school.  This is resulting in an  embarrassing “food fight” over a trivial sum of $24 million dollars funding from the 2015 legislative session at a time when the state budg[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 1:49 am § in Misc.

CHINA: Vietnam responds to Chinese Imperialism in South “China Sea”

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Vietnam will soon have a credible naval deterrent to China in the South China Sea.  China has claimed all the waters beyond the immediate coasts of Vietnam and Philippines, including using oil platforms to build structures within chains of off shore islands claimed by th[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 12:13 am § in Misc.

Ferguson’s municipal courts = modern slavery

From a report written by lawyers who represent poor people in Ferguson’s municipal courts: “[T]he current policies adopted by the municipal court system lead to the impression of the courts and municipalities [in St. Louis County] as racist institutions that care much more about collecti[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 12:06 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Does the UW Offer Too Few Sports Opportunites for Huskies?

We hear a lot about the income from the UWs pre-professional sports being used to pay for less valuable varsity activities.  I happened to look at the Harvard Gazette tonight.  Odd but it seems that Harvard’s AD, with far less income than the Huskies, supports a lot more sports than we have.[...]