Archive for March 22nd, 2015

March 22nd, 2015 - 11:08 pm § in Jews, Misc.

Six Arrested Over London Synagogue Attack

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to break into a synagogue in what police are calling an “anti-Semitic incident”. They were among a group of people – thought to have come from a nearby house party – who were attempting to gain access to the building. A police spokesma[...]

March 22nd, 2015 - 5:44 pm § in Misc.

Was last night’s Wal-Mart melee a domestic terrorism attack?

Around midnight last night, a group of people entered a Walmart store in Arizona and assaulted a female store employee, then attacked police in the parking lot when the officers arrived. One suspect was killed, another wounded, and all eight responding police officers suffered minor injuries, along [...]

March 22nd, 2015 - 5:10 pm § in Politics

Stephen King pays $1.4 million of Maine taxes and is called a tax cheat by America’s dumbest governor

Stephen King is one of America’s most prolific and popular fiction writers, famous for his mastery of the horror genre, and is financially very successful. He’s hardly the only rich and famous American to own a vacation home in Florida, but his legal residence is Maine, and he pays Maine[...]

March 22nd, 2015 - 10:21 am § in Misc., Religion

Arab-Israelis: New rainmakers of Israeli politics?

by David Preston The Arab party coalition known as the “Joint List” came in third in the recent Israeli national election. This means they could theoretically form either a long-term coalition or temporary voting bloc with either Netanyahu’s Likud party or the runner-up Zionist Uni[...]

March 22nd, 2015 - 10:12 am § in Misc.

Russia moves to stop same-sex spouses receiving UN staff benefits. Vote due Tuesday.

Russia asks UN to put recognition of same-sex marriage for 43,000 staff worldwide to a vote this Tuesday  Current policy is to recognize  same-sex marriages among its staff,  Previously UN workers’ personal status was determined by the laws of their country of nationality.  Russia wants the g[...]

March 22nd, 2015 - 9:10 am § in Misc.

Netanyahu forms his coalition


March 22nd, 2015 - 1:15 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Origins of the Brits

A nation of immigrants: how a new genetic map tells a story of Britons’ survival Geneticists and historians astonished to find patterns in DNA of today’s Britons that reflect historical events going back centuries, and in some cases millennia[...]