Archive for January 22nd, 2015

January 22nd, 2015 - 11:16 pm § in Politics

Saudi King Abdullah Dies, Is Replaced By King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, 90, has died. He was a U.S. ally and reformer; journalist Fareed Zakaria called him “probably the most progressive and liberal minded king of Saudi Arabia since King Faisal.” Crown Prince Salman has been appointed king. Prior to ascending the throne, h[...]

January 22nd, 2015 - 7:29 pm § in America

Snipers: Cowards or Heroes? –by David Preston

David Preston:  Special to The Ave Responding to last week’s blockbuster opening of American Sniper, documentarian and social critic Michael Moore suggested that the biopic’s subject, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, was no hero. As support for this, Moore tweeted that his own uncle had been kille[...]

January 22nd, 2015 - 4:22 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Do That! Willies

Seattle has become  an awesome restaurant  town.   The proliferation of  master chefs  able to combine cuisines with amazing entrepreneurial skills, has led to multiple restaurant districts from the heights of Queen Anne Hill to the valleys of SLU. But, sometimes I hunger for reality . Seattl[...]

January 22nd, 2015 - 1:02 am § in Science

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: So .. what did Adam and Eve Look Like?

Insights from DNA studies of Khoe-San … a discussion on this South African blog talks about the genetic complexity of the Ksan, the “hottentots” who were almost extinguished by the Dutch settlers of South Africa. Today we know from modern genetics that  that the Khoe-San are the m[...]

January 22nd, 2015 - 12:20 am § in Misc.

Town Of Newton Will Demolish Sandy Hook Shooter’s Home

Newton’s town council voted tonight to tear down the house where Adam Lanza lived before his Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting spree. The land will become open space. The house belonged to his mother, who became his first victim. It was inherited by her surviving son, whose attorney arrang[...]

January 22nd, 2015 - 12:04 am § in America

NYPD union boss in denial after poll gives him 17% approval rating

“Just days after a poll was released showing that Pat Lynch, spokesperson for the largest police union in New York City, has a 17 percent approval rating, he has hilariously backed off the central tenet of his demands from Mayor de Blasio—an apology—claiming it was never really what he wa[...]