Archive for November 18th, 2014

November 18th, 2014 - 9:45 pm § in Politics

If lawyers refuse to represent you, maybe you don’t have a case

“House Republicans are hoping the third time is a charm in their effort to sue President Barack Obama over his signature health care law. After two Washington law firms backed out of earlier commitments to represent House Republicans in their legal challenge, House Speaker John Boehner hired J[...]

November 18th, 2014 - 8:45 pm § in Misc.

Ferguson jail guard sued for raping woman arrested for expired car tags

It’s an old story in Ferguson, Missouri. A female worker, dressed in nursing scrubs, is driving to work when she’s pulled over for expired tags she couldn’t afford to renew. She gives the cop a phony name because she has warrants for fines she couldn’t afford to pay to Fergus[...]

November 18th, 2014 - 8:26 pm § in Uncategorized

U.N. Moves Closer To Indicting North Korean Leaders For Prison Camps

“Despite intense lobbying by North Korea and its allies, a key committee of the U.N. General Assembly agreed to urge the Security Council to refer the leaders of North Korea to the International Criminal Court for prosecution for crimes against humanity,” CBS News reported tonight. A ref[...]

November 18th, 2014 - 7:16 pm § in China, Misc.

CHINA … seen from HK

Hong Kong protesters break into government building as tensions flare again Meanwhile, most sources say the government is just waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting[...]

November 18th, 2014 - 6:43 pm § in Misc.

Our Wolf


November 18th, 2014 - 6:26 pm § in Misc.

Keystone XL Fails To Pass Senate

A Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline failed by 1 vote this afternoon. It needed 60 votes to get past a Senate filibuster; the final result was 59-41. This doesn’t end the Keystone XL debate, though. It’ll probably have enough Senate votes to pass next year. But it’ll still fac[...]

November 18th, 2014 - 2:06 pm § in Misc.

Indonesia Imposes Virginity Tests On Female Cop Applicants

To be a female cop in Indonesia, you have to let them stick their fingers in you to feel your hymen when you apply for the job, to make sure you’re a virgin. I dunno, maybe it’s jus[...]

November 18th, 2014 - 1:45 pm § in Misc.

Catholic Indian School Charity Lures Donors With Fictional Mailers

CNN blew the whistle today on a Catholic-run Indian boarding school in South Dakota for soliciting donations with fictional stories. St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota, sends out 30 million mailers a year that raise about $50 million a year for the 200-student school. The [...]

November 18th, 2014 - 12:24 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Lingerie and a Foetus … Victoria’s Gruesome Secret

 Foetus found in teenage girl’s bag after New York shop security search A Victoria’s Secret  security guard discovered a foetus in the bag of a teenage girl after stopping two 17-year-old girls  The Guardian ([...]

November 18th, 2014 - 11:06 am § in Misc.

FACEBOOK: Is Philosphy Obsolete?

Zvi Zaks When it comes to cosmology (and some other fields), philosophy has been rendered largely irrelevant by science. To try to discuss questions like the origin of the cosmos without having at least a basic understanding of the observable evidence and the ideas that derive from that evidence is [...]