Archive for July 5th, 2015

July 5th, 2015 - 10:18 pm § in China, Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: China: Iran Deal is In Hand

XINHUA: News Analysis: U.S., Iran head toward nuke deal, but U.S. Congress could block  Can money be a nuclear deterrent? The U.S. and Iran are reportedly nearing a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program, but it remains unknown whether the U.S. Congress will undermine the agreement by refusing to [...]

July 5th, 2015 - 7:18 pm § in Misc.

National Aboriginal and Islander Day

Australia, until 1960s, Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, classified them as animals, not human beings,  In 1962, the Menzies Government (1949-1966) amended the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to enable all Aboriginal Australians to enroll to vote in Australian federal elections. In 19[...]

July 5th, 2015 - 5:03 pm § in Misc., Saudi Arabia

Jerusalem Post Published and Fails to Retract Hoax Peace Gesture from Saudi Prince

Who Knows How to Correct The Jerusalem Post? On Friday, an article in a Middle Eastern media outlet falsely claimed that a Saudi prince launched an unprecedented peace-making initiative vis-à-vis Israel including plans for a groundbreaking visit to the Jewish state. The article had stated: “[...]

July 5th, 2015 - 2:06 pm § in Uncategorized

Panama and Costa Rica join boycott of Miss Universe pageant

Panama and Costa Rica have joined Mexico in pulling out of Donald Trump’s Miss Universe pageant in protest of his disparaging remarks about Mexicans. The reigning Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, also has publicly blasted Trump’s remarks.[...]

July 5th, 2015 - 11:57 am § in Politics

Greek voters reject EU’s austerity demands

UPDATE: CNBC has called the Greek election; the “No’s” have won. Greek voters resoundingly rejected the European Union’s austerity demands in a referendum today, with “No” winning by 61.3%-38.7% with all the votes counted. That means Greece’s socialist gove[...]

July 5th, 2015 - 11:06 am § in Politics

Will Gov. LePage be impeached?

Paul LePage was a street urchin who rose to political power through Maine’s fractured electoral system that features multi-candidate races. In making the jump from city councilman to governor, LePage won the GOP primary with 38% of the vote, won the 2010 governor’s election with 38% of t[...]

July 5th, 2015 - 8:15 am § in Religion

The “death to gays” ministries of rightwing Baptist pastors

If you believe only a couple nutjobs with strip mall churches do this, guess again. It’s more common than you think. Here’s a question: After gays are dead, who will be next? Jews? Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ, doesn’t allow “queers̶[...]

July 5th, 2015 - 1:01 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Jewish View of Gay Marriage

  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach I share his views.[...]