Archive for December 3rd, 2015

December 3rd, 2015 - 11:47 pm § in Misc., UW

UW fires legendary rowing coach

Bob Ernst’s 42-year run as a rowing coach at the University of Washington is over. A mutiny by the women’s varsity team over his abrasive coaching style cost him his job. During his career, his U.W. teams won 8 titles (6 women’s, 2 men’s), plus he coached a gold medal-winning[...]

December 3rd, 2015 - 5:24 pm § in Uncategorized

Israeli terror expert calls Trump’s idea “immoral” and “a war crime”

Yesterday, GOP candidate Donald Trump told a Fox News audience the U.S. should target the relatives of terrorists. “You have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families,” Trump said. “When they say they don’t care about thei[...]

December 3rd, 2015 - 2:35 pm § in Misc.

San Bernardino looks like terrorism

We’re learning today the perpetrator of yesterday’s horrific mass shooting in San Bernardino had been radicalized and was in contact with “subjects” on the FBI’s terrorism watch list. Photo (below): The Faroods lie dead outside their SUV after shootout with police[...]

December 3rd, 2015 - 12:04 pm § in Misc.

Qatar, home of Al Jazeera, is two faced

Sheikha Mozah, Qatar’s queen mother and head of an international charitable foundation, has two faces. One is the charity that funds education for impoverished girls; the other is the charity that funds religious extremism. Her foundation has built a mosque in Doha.  Last Ramadan the mosque [...]

December 3rd, 2015 - 10:11 am § in Israel/Palestine, Jews, Misc.

“Death to America, death to Israel, damnation to the Jews.”

Jewish Lives Do Not Matter in Yemen Yemeni Jews, like those in other Arab countries, have suffered wave after wave of persecution. The Houthis, whose base is in Saada, embedded that attitude in their slogan, “Death to America, death to Israel, damnation to the Jews.” “About all that remain of [...]

December 3rd, 2015 - 10:04 am § in Politics

The GOP’s solution to gun violence isn’t working.

Maybe it’s time to try something else?[...]

December 3rd, 2015 - 3:39 am § in Schools & Colleges

Sex Ed Toys: Made in Switzwerland

New materials for the sex ed program are being distributed to 30 primary schools and kindergartens in Basel, containing dolls, puzzles, books and other educational material for 4 to 10-year-olds, and a box with the more explicit materials for older kids, according to the newspaper Blick. The guide i[...]