Archive for September 29th, 2014

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.[...]

September 29th, 2014 - 6:21 pm § in Misc.

Paying $$$ for the privilege of getting raped in Louisiana

Louisiana has become the epicenter of gouging rape victims for medical services that are supposed to be free. Federal law forbids charging victims for medical forensic exams (MFEs), aka “rape kits.”  Medical providers are required to bill state victim compensation funds, not victims, fo[...]

September 29th, 2014 - 5:19 pm § in Jews

You, you … caveman!

Fifth of Neanderthals’ genetic code lives on in modern humans outside of Africa Benjamin Vernot and Joshua Akey at the University of Washington reported in Science that they sequenced the genomes of more than 600 people from Europe and eastern Asia. They found a lasting legacy of sexual encou[...]

September 29th, 2014 - 5:13 pm § in Uncategorized

Restaurant Offers 10% Discount To Gun Toters

A Louisiana restaurant owner will give you 10% off the price of a meal in his establishment if you’re packing heat. “There are people here with guns, this is not a gun-free zone,” Kevin Cox, the owner of Bergeron’s, told The Huffington Post in a phone call. “So if you w[...]

September 29th, 2014 - 2:36 pm § in Politics

Rolling Stone: The Koch Brothers Are Awful People. The Koch Bros.: No, We’re Not! Are So! Am Not!

Okay, I’m trying to be evenhanded here. On Sept. 24, Rolling Stone magazine ran a cover story that emphasized the unsavory aspects of the Koch brothers’ business empire.  You can read it here: The[...]

September 29th, 2014 - 9:51 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Hutch raised 49 million to fight cancer with immunology.

Bucks for T and B Cells One of the wonders of vertebrates is that we have a vascular system .. a system of pipes that carries blood all over your body.  What you may not realize is that evolution not only gave us plumbing but cells to patrol those pipes .. cells called T and […][...]

September 29th, 2014 - 9:44 am § in Misc.

Ferguson Gouging The Media For Public Records

We’ve already learned that Ferguson’s city hall routinely shakes down black residents with a corrupt system of ticket-happy cops and fine-gouging municipal courts, and that Michael Brown was killed when he tried to walk away from a cop trying to write him a jaywalking ticket that likely [...]

September 29th, 2014 - 7:29 am § in China

CHINA: Is Democracy Possible?

  Thousands at HK democracy protests Thousands protected by umbrellas gather outside government headquarters in central Hong Kong as Occupy Central launches a disobedience campaign seeking greater reform.  The Chinese government in Beijing has refused to allow residents of HK to choose the candida[...]