Archive for December 27th, 2014

December 27th, 2014 - 11:35 pm § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Breasts Bared In Vatican

WWJD? VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See has released a Ukrainian activist who bared her breasts in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican’s outdoor Nativity scene. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the Holy See prosecut[...]

December 27th, 2014 - 10:40 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Environmentalists, loggers & fishers join forces to protect resources

The Seattle Times actually does some good original reporting. It’s their editorials and marketing practices that suck. It could be a good newspaper if the owner took a hike, and took the business office with him. Maybe Tom Steyer or Nick Hanauer could buy it, keep the reporters, and sack the c[...]

December 27th, 2014 - 9:43 pm § in Misc.

Breaking News: Another Plane Goes Missing In Asia

Search efforts are underway for an AirAsia A-320 passenger jet carrying 162 people that vanished tonight en route from Indonesia to Singapore. The plane lost contact with controllers 42 minutes after takeoff while over the Java Sea. An Indonesian Transportation Ministry official said the pilots aske[...]

December 27th, 2014 - 9:10 pm § in Schools & Colleges

School bans ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts from BB tournament

A California school district has banned athletes wearing “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts from an invitational basketball tournament, citing safety concerns. The school didn’t receive any specific threats, but claims they don’t have the resources to deal with any trouble the [...]

December 27th, 2014 - 2:14 pm § in America

More NSA

NSA Drops Christmas Eve Surprise The National Security Agency released twelve years of internal oversight reports documenting abusive and improper practices by agency employees. On Christmas Eve.[...]

December 27th, 2014 - 2:05 pm § in The Ave Scene

FB calls me a racist?

Over at FB, Matt Taylor has criticized my harping on Al Sharpton’s role in the NY Police Demonstrations Anyone who starts shrieking about Sharpton in the face of peaceful and warranted protests, who acts as if Al Sharpton is in charge of all people of color, and who desperately tries to change[...]

December 27th, 2014 - 1:08 pm § in Misc.

al Shabab leaders Surrender

Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, a leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the intelligence officer,[...]

December 27th, 2014 - 11:05 am § in America

Glad to live in WASTATE

I am very happy to live here rather than in the former confederacy.  A state like South Carolina where some of my own family chose to live,  disgusts me.  Still, before getting too happy let me point out that our own state has a very racist history.  When my wife and I moved here the Indian Fi[...]

December 27th, 2014 - 10:38 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge

define “tarantism” a. affection for dictators b. a severe form of Asberger’s c. a fascination with tarantulas d. an uncontrollable urge to dance e. a hate of the smell of tar  [...]

December 27th, 2014 - 4:37 am § in Uncategorized

A Virtuous Oath on A Virtual Reader ?

New U.S. Ambassador Swore Her Oath on an E-Reader   In a peculiar “sign-of-the-times” moment last Friday, Suzi LeVine was sworn in as the United States’ newest Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein by raising her right hand and placing the left on a digital copy of the Con[...]