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October 15th, 2014 - 6:06 pm § in Religion

Mars Hill Church’s Driscoll Resigns

Seattle’s Own Megachurch Is Failing News sources report that Mark Driscoll, controversial founder of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, has resigned his pastor position.  He took a leave of absence several weeks ago to think over his future, after public controversy erupted over his authoritaria[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 1:47 pm § in America

Applesauce: Google aims more missles at Cupertino

Just in time for Xmas, Apple is about to launch their latest iPad.  It better be great because iPad sales are falling.  While the Apple’s pad has 32 percent of the market, last year it held 40 percent. Samsung tablets, which run Android, have gained ground this year with 22 percent of the m[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 12:54 pm § in America

EBOLA UPDATE:

EBOLA PATIENT FLEW ONE DAY BEFORE SYMPTOMS  HUFFINGTON LINKS Patient Identified… Reported Fever On Tuesday… Had 99.5 Temperature On Flight… CDC: She Shouldn’t Have Flown… But ‘Extremely Low’ Risk For Other Passengers… 3 Contacts Being InvestigatedR[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 12:49 pm § in Misc.

South Carolina: politics gets worse and worse

Widescale Corruption Scandal Rocks South Carolina’s GOP Statehouse Author: Randa Morris October 12, 2014 11:58 am   Just over a month ago, South Carolina’s republican Speaker of the House, Bobby Harrell, was indicted on multiple criminal charges, including misconduct in office, misuse of power,[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 10:18 am § in Politics

South Carolina: Good News .. despite the Palmetto State’s Domination by the Tea Party

Sometimes South Carolina seems as if it lives in a different universe.  For example, while South Carolina’s  Senator Lindsey Graham is running a political TV ad touting his opt-out of Obamacare legislation –  less than 1% are opting out of  of Obamacare. Since I know that some of my[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 10:13 am § in America, Religion

America: Where Jesus Rules

8th Circuit upholds Catholic businessman’s right to opt out of HHS mandate Frank O’Brien has no interest in what employees do in their bedrooms: ‘But when I’m forced to pay for what they do there, I am brought into their bedroom.”[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 9:29 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Someone Ought to Tell Netanyahu That Obama Isn’t a Nigger

White House fumes at PM’s ‘American values’ statement that echoes malicious rhetoric of birthers and other crazy Obama-haters. :”Just try to imagine the mortified mayhem that would break out if Obama had retorted that construction in East Jerusalem that could kill off the moribun[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 9:28 am § in The Ave Scene

Bill Gates discusses income inequality

Bill Gates reviews Thomas Piketty’s tome on income inequality.  His perspective is worth consideration. Wealth and Capital Why Inequality Matters By Bill Gates  on October 13, 2014 A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone w[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 8:55 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Message to Washington state’s best students is clear .. if you can get into an elite private schools you should do so .. TO SAVE MONEY!

 UNLESS YOU ARE AN ATHLETE: DO NOT APPLY TO THE UW Over at the Berkeley Blog, Robert Reich has written a disturbing essay on the effects of endowment of private, elite schools, on the US governments subsidy for education of the wealthiest Americans: “(Given the) relatively small number of stu[...]