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October 9th, 2014 - 7:51 pm § in Misc.

What Should We Do With A Witness Who Kills People With Lies?

How much lower can a human being go than giving false testimony under oath so a defendant gets the death penalty? “After his conviction, Manuel received the death penalty, largely because a state prison expert presented false testimony to persuade the jury that Manuel would pose a danger to so[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 6:57 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Don’t Freak; They’re Only Guns, Swords, Knives, and Crossbows

This story might fall under “high school show and tell.” This photo, believe it or not, wasn’t taken in a gun store or National Guard armory.  It’s a weapons cache seized from an 18-year-old high school student arrested yesterday in Twenty-Nine Palms, California, for threate[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 5:48 pm § in America, Misc., Politics, The Ave Scene

Big Ten is a step ahead

  “The Big Ten conference announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete’s enrollment, and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship.” Here is a link to Adam Rittenber[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 11:50 am § in Misc.

Boston Police Disproportionately Stop, Question, And Frisk Blacks

An ACLU study has concluded that “Boston’s black residents are more likely to be stopped, questioned or searched by police,” CBS reported today.  The study found that 63% of civilian-police encounters between 2007 and 2010 involved blacks, even though blacks make up only 24% of th[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 11:25 am § in Uncategorized

US Employment Accelerating While Europe in the Dumps

Drop in U.S. jobless claims points to labor market strength WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market.[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 11:06 am § in Misc.

Black Man Gets Mugged By NYC Cops

It would almost be funny, akin to a man-bites-dog story, if it weren’t so pathetic and distasteful. Lamard Jones, who is black, was celebrating his 35th birthday at Coney Island with friends last month when white cops allegedly stopped the group and frisked one of his friends under New York Ci[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 10:37 am § in Politics

The Brits Try to Ruin Their Economy Again

Same old, same old.  A century ago the Tories .. focused on short term gain and classism, undermined the British economic system .. the rest is history.  The US seems to be heading the same way. As the economy is booming for the fortunate, the poor are getting poorer . BY Corinne Purtill   Brea[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 10:18 am § in The Ave Scene

Celebrate 11 October ..Day BEFORE Columbus Day .. with The Duwamish People

  Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe at the Duwamish Longhouse . Sing, dance & drum at 1-3pm with Duwamish heritage group “Singing Feet”- winner of a 2012 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award. Chief Seattle’s Speech film at 11am. Princess Angeline film [...]

October 9th, 2014 - 10:16 am § in Misc.

Swedish Academy Honors French Post-Holocaust Writer

Patrick Modiano, 69, France’s leading “Post-Holocaust” writer whose novels focus on the loss of human identity in the Holocaust and Occupied France, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Literature Prize “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human des[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 8:59 am § in Politics, Religion, The Ave Scene

Bin Ladin Constructs 1 Kilometer Tall Tower in Saudi Arabia

 Saudi Arabia’s Bin Ladin Construction Co is building the worlds largest skyscraper.   The Kingdom Tower will be a kilometer-high when it is completed in 2017 and cost $1.25 . The Saudi Binladin Group(owned by the family of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.[...]