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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.  The company has never made profits, but founder/CEO/major sharehold[...]

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

VOTE, DAMN YOU, VOTE

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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 [...]