Archive for October 5th, 2014

October 5th, 2014 - 10:51 pm § in Science

Live Webcast of Nobel Prize in Medicine

Waiting for the Call … Damn,  now the site says the award will be at 11:30 Swedish time .. I am goin to bed.  You can watch here: In  2011 when the Nobel committee announced that half the prize for medicine and physiology would go to Canadian-born biologist Ralph Steinman …. Steinma[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 5:33 pm § in America

Book Review: America’s Gulags

America has places that resemble police states, but most Americans don’t notice, because these conditions — a mix of KGB-style surveillance and third world-style tinpot tyranny — mostly exist in poor minority neighborhoods.  Places that middle class Americans don’t visit, do[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 2:50 pm § in China

CHINA: Is Hong Kong About to Do Something Historic?

Xinhua: Some protesters in Hong Kong decide to withdraw, classes to resume Voice of America: Pro-democracy protesters remained in a tense stalemate with the Hong Kong government early Monday after authorities warned they were determined to get the Asian financial hub back to work after more than a w[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 12:00 pm § in Schools & Colleges

War of Washington’s Medical School(s): WSU will be divorced from WWAMI .

The University of Washington and Washington State University declare war. After WSU decided two weeks ago to launch its own medical school, UW and  WSU have announced that WSU will be divorced from the WWAMI program. This is a disaster for Washington state students who want to attend medical schoo[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 11:27 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

WA state schools screwed by Union position to teacher evaluations

NY Times: The schools in Washington are caught in the political crossfire of a battle over education policy. Because the State Legislature has refused to require that teacher evaluations be based in part on student test scores, schools are being held to an outdated benchmark that is all but impossib[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 11:08 am § in America

Hell .. I’ll bet the Ben even believes in evolution and the Core Curriculum!

The heresies of Ben Carson: Conservatives worry that their black guy may fail the catechism test. Carson stated  that people who live in cities not own semi automatic weapons. Proposed  to implement price controls for health insurance, Carson calls health insurance “an ideal place for the interv[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 9:51 am § in Misc.

APPLESAUCE: Apple and North Korea strive to reach common standards

Three years from the death of their great leaders, Apple and North Korea are both struggling to define a new leadership. The letter left on the desk of new Apple hires reads as follows, according to “M’s” image: There’s work and there’s your life’s work.The kind o[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 1:25 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion

Sunday Revelations: The day after Yom Kippur .. and the Schwartz Family Feud

  This is the 22nd post about Yom Kippur since The Ave began. Yesterday was Yom Kippur, the last day of a period of eight days called the days of awe .. starting with the Jewish New Year .. Rosh Hoshana and end of eight days, a period where Jews are supposed to reflect on […][...]