Archive for October 2nd, 2014

October 2nd, 2014 - 3:08 pm § in Misc.

Judge OKs Breaking Pension Promises To Public Retirees

A federal judge ruled yesterday that Stockton, California can renege on its public pension obligations via its Chapter 9 bankruptcy. This view probably is shared by many judges, and it could have serious repercussions for public employees who have been counting on their pensions to see them through [...]

October 2nd, 2014 - 11:45 am § in America, Christianity, Hypocrisy

Origins of Christian Antisemtism .. a visit to FaceBook

This post from FaceBook really ticked me off. The history of anti-Semitism arising from Pauline Christianity and the claim that Jesus came to override and replace Judaism is very deep.  You can read about it in any book on the history of anti-Semitism.  It would be a more positive act if you ask y[...]

October 2nd, 2014 - 4:59 am § in Misc.

Slur of the Day: What do the Irish call their Honkeys?

Orange bastard (Scotland, (Northern) Ireland) used by Catholic Irish or Scottish Republicans for a presumed Protestant in Ireland or Great Britain, who is perceived to be a Unionist, i.e. supporting union of Northern Ireland with the United Kingdom. “Orange” refers to the Orange order, a[...]

October 2nd, 2014 - 1:36 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

The Politics of Circumcision

According to the WHO, male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquiring HIV in men by about 60 percent.    Fortunately circumcision is a common ritual in Africa, although traditional methods cause a loot of botched procedures n young male children.   So a circumcision device made[...]

October 2nd, 2014 - 1:27 am § in Politics

Rand Paul Politicizes Ebola

Ebola has all the ingredients of a scary sci-fi movie.  But public health experts, including Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), point out it isn’t easily transmitted.  The handful of U.S. cases to date were imported from the infection zone[...]