Archive for April 5th, 2015

April 5th, 2015 - 8:30 pm § in America

“We hate you, sir”

The Civil War, which some people still call the “Northern War of Aggression,” is back in the news because this week marks the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, which effectively ended the fighting between armies. Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote of that event, “[...]

April 5th, 2015 - 5:37 pm § in America, Misc.

BUCHENWALD 70: The 70th anniversary of my father’s entering Buchenwald

  Although my father entered Buchenwald on the fifth day of Passover, his  pictures and the stories written on the backs of them do not talk about the holiday of liberation.  However, this story from Israel’s Ch. 7 relates much of what Dad must have experienced and raises a new question:  [...]

April 5th, 2015 - 2:29 pm § in The Ave Scene


From FACEBOOK  According to Joel Kolbo On Saturday, 4/4/2015, a small group of American citizens, assisted by a trooper from the Washington State Police, removed the flag of Communist China from the state capitol building in Olympia, Washington. The flag was placed between the U.S. and state flags [...]

April 5th, 2015 - 12:40 pm § in Politics

“Should a gay person be required to print ‘God hates fags’ signs for Westboro Church?”

That’s the question Rick Santorum asked on “Face the Nation” today. This was Santorum’s lead-in to his assertion that “tolerance is a two-way street.” It’s clearly a loaded question; is it also a false equivalency? A core concept of the Constitution is that[...]

April 5th, 2015 - 12:12 pm § in America, Jews, The Ave Scene

Passover1 This seder is only kosher if you live in Colorado, Washington State, Alaska, Oregon, Jamaica, Netherlands, North Korea, Uruguay, and parts of India, !

Blazin’ Seder: How to Incorporate Marijuana Into Your Passover Celebration   Rabbi Haim Rosenblum Apr 1, 2015 9:14AM I don’t know about you, but whenever I approach a Jewish holiday, my first thought is: wouldn’t this be SO MUCH BETTER with a little bit of pot? Oh come on, like you haven[...]

April 5th, 2015 - 11:33 am § in China, Misc., Russia

Now That China Has a Robot on The Moon, Can Russia Catch UP?

                            ​Russia to launch 3 lunar rovers from 2016 to 2019                                                                Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, will send three automated rover[...]

April 5th, 2015 - 9:28 am § in Misc.

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