Archive for October 23rd, 2014

October 23rd, 2014 - 9:40 pm § in Politics

Republican Congressman Blasts Surgeon General’s Ebola Response

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says Obama’s Ebola czar, Ron Klain, is “off to a bad start” and thinks the Surgeon General should coordinate the response. “Why not have the surgeon general head this up?” Chaffetz asked Wednesday on Fox News. “I think that’s a very [...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 9:11 pm § in Misc.

Amazon Stock Drops As Investors Run Out Of Patience With Bezos

Amazon’s stock fell nearly 11% in Nasdaq after-hours trading after the company reported a larger-than-expected loss for last quarter after the stock market closed Thursday, and even worse, issued weak forward sales guidance. When people looked at their nasdaq brokers in south africa, they imme[...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 7:32 pm § in America, Politics



October 23rd, 2014 - 7:22 pm § in Politics

Brown-Skinned GOTV Volunteer Delivers Box Of Absentee Ballots; Crazy Arizona Republicans Go Nuts

Gotta love this story from Daily Kos, originally reported by The Daily Dot, an online newspaper based who knows where — everywhere, I guess. This story contains all the delectable elements of rightwing psychosis that make conservatives so much fun:  Paranoia, delusion, racism, love of violenc[...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 10:59 am § in Schools & Colleges

Who Decides What is Academic Freedom?

A College Administration Decides What is Proper Academic Free Speech: Students complained of racial harassment during Shannon Gibney’s “Intro to Mass Communications” class. Part of her curriculum included a lesson on “structural racism.” When the male students complained about Gibney’s [...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 7:52 am § in Schools & Colleges

Univ. of North Carolina Credited Athletes For Fake Classes

A simmering academic cheating scandal exploded over the University of North Carolina like a nuclear bomb airburst when it was revealed this morning that athletes were systematically steered into fake classes by athletic department advisers to maintain their sports eligibility. Over a period of 18 ye[...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 7:12 am § in Misc.

Libyan Revolution Day

Libya’s new leaders declared liberation on Sunday Oct. 23, 2011    [...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 4:09 am § in Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Schools & Colleges

BRANDEIS: A Failure of Honor as a Pakistani woman is stoned to death

The politically correct administration at Brandeis must share in the blame for this “honor” killing.  A 25-year-old  pregnant Pakistani woman was stoned to death  in front of a courthouse last July,  She was killed by her father and brothers because she had insulted the family by [...]