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November 30th, 2018 - 10:12 pm § in Misc.

George H. W. Bush (1924-2018)

World War 2 aviator, Texas congressman, CIA director, UN ambassador, ambassador to China, vice president, president.  [...]

November 30th, 2018 - 7:20 pm § in Politics

GOP House win in North Carolina comes under scrutiny

State election board investigating theft of absentee ballots; new election possible The outcome of a House election nominally won by the GOP in North Carolina was thrown into doubt Friday when the state election board declined to certify a winner, and instead opened an investigation into whether an[...]

November 30th, 2018 - 7:56 am § in Misc.

Christmas Gifts

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November 30th, 2018 - 12:08 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy

Tim Eyman, the rightwing agitator who grew his promotion of Washington tax-cutting initiatives into a lucrative business empire, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, and asserted the financial burden of his legal fights are also forcing him to divorce his wife of 25 years. (Read story here.) Both fili[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 6:40 pm § in Donald Trump

Study: Eating junk food causes depression

That explains a lot. (Read story here.)[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 5:16 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump’s VA tried to shortchange student veterans. They didn’t get away with it.

“For weeks, student veterans across the country have raised an alarm about delayed or incorrect GI Bill benefit payments, which the Department of Veterans Affairs has blamed on computer issues. But on Wednesday, the department told congressional staffers that it would not reimburse those vet[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 4:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

Controversial Trump judicial nominee goes down in flames

In a surprise defeat for Trump, a North Carolina lawyer bitterly opposed by civil rights groups and the Black Congressional Caucus will not become a federal judge after all. Throughout his career, Thomas Farr, 64, has worked aggressively to keep his state’s black citizens from voting. He autho[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 8:46 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: Who owns this plane?

Jared Kushner Michael Jordan Sha Salman Ivanka Trump Celine Dion[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 4:18 am § in Misc.

“”I’m not anti-Semitic, but…” antisemitism in Europe

Nearly one in five Europeans tell CNN that  antisemitism in their countries was a response to the everyday behavior of Jewish people. and  one in three see that remembering the holocaust hides the horror of today’s atrocities. On the positive side, only 10% of Europeans admitted they had unf[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 2:30 am § in Religion

Who’s really to blame for John Chau’s death on North Sentinel Island? Not the natives.

  Update: For a thoughtful essay on how Chau’s mission fits into the grand scheme of things, click here. John Chau, 26, an adventurer and Christian missionary, knew he was risking his life by sneaking onto North Sentinel Island, a speck in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an isolated tribe w[...]