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January 17th, 2016 - 5:44 pm § in Schools & Colleges

How much do states invest in their students?

Per-pupil K-12 spending (click here for source): Column headings: State/% change/2013/2012/2011/2010/2009/2008 Alabama -12.0 $8,755 $8,705 $9,224 $9,480 $9,561 $9,950 Alaska 13.7 $18,175 $17,681 $17,451 $16,847 $16,764 $15,991 Arizona -13.3 $7,208 $7,685 $8,023 $8,377 $8,422 $8,316 Arkansas 0.6 $9,3[...]

January 17th, 2016 - 1:03 pm § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Complete Fossil of 23 Million-Year-Old Lizard in Amber Resin

A team of Mexican researchers have identified a small piece of fossil resin, in the shape of a trapezoid, to be of a 23 million-year-old lizard belonging to a new species of genus Anolis. Several months ago, the researchers retrieved the complete fossil of the lizard, trapped in amber, from Simojove[...]

January 17th, 2016 - 12:36 pm § in Christianity, Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATION: EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF AMERICA IS NOW EXCOMMUNICATED

On 14 January 2016 a gathering of archbishops and moderators  in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral passed a motion calling for excommunication of the Episcopal Church for a period of three years. Dominated by conservative African bishops,  the break is over the American acceptance of gay marriag[...]

January 17th, 2016 - 11:07 am § in Misc.

Photography

Seattle Seahawks nightscape  [...]

January 17th, 2016 - 10:21 am § in Misc.

Job Opportunity: CLOWNS!

The US is Running Out of Clowns The NY Daily News is reporting that the US may be running out of clowns! As Ringling Brothers’ the “Greatest Show on Earth” returns to NY, the circus may face a national clown shortage. Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokes[...]

January 17th, 2016 - 7:57 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: WHOISIT?

A. Ian Koch, son of David Koch, PETA president B. Dennis Avner. also known as “Stalking Cat” C. Ian Eisenberg, winner’ “Worst Pictures of Topless Men with cats.” D. Richard Gere, scene from “Catman” E. Brad Pitt as Thomas Blake, fictional companion of  [...]

January 17th, 2016 - 1:19 am § in Misc.

SMS Comment: The Oscars and Race

The condescending white liberal world and the narcissistic world of Black activism  is whining about the whiteness of the Oscar nominees. The condescenti call this an “absence of diversity” as if adding some melanin to the products of global media would create a mythic racial balance [...]

January 17th, 2016 - 1:17 am § in Misc.

How Russians tow illegally parked cars

You gotta admit the Russkies do things with a certain flair …[...]