Archive for December 10th, 2014

December 10th, 2014 - 11:25 pm § in China

CHINA: pot calls kettle black.

Commentary: Hypocrisy of U.S. as human rights police The hegemony it has exercised, the inquisition by torture it has practised, and the profound racial inequalities all point to the sheer hypocrisy of the United States as a defender of human rights.[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 3:40 pm § in Hypocrisy

What is a Nobel Worth, Part II

Russian purchaser to give $4.75M Nobel medal back to DNA pioneer James Watson James Watson, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for the structure of DNA, will finally get his 23-carat gold Nobel medal back from the Russian purchaser who bought it for 4.75 million dollars. Watson’s medal went up fo[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 1:59 pm § in Misc.

No Sucha Thing As Climate Change

The weather bomb is here: Britain battered by 40ft waves and 80mph winds LATEST Schools are closed and travel services cancelled as Met Office issues warning for whole country[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 12:25 pm § in Misc.

What’s going on with oil? A Q & A primer

Here are some basic facts about oil. The economic law of supply and demand affects pricing, supply, and demand with respect to oil. Unlike natural gas, whose markets are fragmented, and whose pricing varies widely by geographic local, oil can be transported across oceans easily and cheaply, so oil&#[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 12:01 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

WASTATE: Pay as you go?

REUVEN CARLYLE: Want a tax break? Publicly share your “pay as you go” ideas. “Pay as you go” is a budgeting principal that has been tried in Congress and in many states and failed in almost as many places.  It’s popular on the left and right during good times but understandably struggles[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 11:43 am § in Hypocrisy

New (Re)Public RIP

 Mike James from Facebook Addendum to The New Republic shakeup – editors and writers resigning after kid owner (Chris Hughes of Facebook millions) brings in new boss who says he’s into “breaking shit” and imagines the old and honorable mag as a “vertically integrated d[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 11:14 am § in Misc.

Ebola Fighters Are Time Magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’

While Kaci Hickox is not one of the five Ebola fighters featured on the covers of Time’s various editions, the magazine’s selection of the health care professionals fighting Ebola in West Africa for its traditional annual recognition of the world’s most influential people is a well-deserve[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 10:44 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: What is this product at the Amazon Fulfillment Center?

New product sold only by Amazon. Hint: Product is called Amazon Stork and it is delivered by drones.[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 10:19 am § in America, Christianity, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Religion

Christian Brings Terror To Jerusalem

Jerusalem – American Arrested For Trying To Blow Up Muslim Holy Sites Denies Charges Today 08:40 AM Jerusalem – An American Christian who faces charges in Israel of trying to blow up Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem denies the charges, his lawyer said… Read More »[...]

December 10th, 2014 - 10:03 am § in America

South Carolina goes after gay folk

Here’s why this thing about “I don’t wanna serve gay people because it’s against my religion” is wrong: . 1) It’s wrong as a matter of ethics. What you are required to do as a government employee is to treat all citizens equally. You don’t get to pick and ch[...]