Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

November 17th, 2018 - 12:19 am § in Misc.

Justice delayed, very delayed,

45 Years Later, Former Alabama State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Killing Black Civil Rights Worker Jimmie Lee Jackson DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG  Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was set to go to trial. He had been charged with[...]

November 15th, 2018 - 9:18 pm § in Misc.

Russian lane cheaters

A security guard pulled over these guys trying to imitate a bus on a vehicles-only bridge in Vladivostok. (Click here for source.)  [...]

November 15th, 2018 - 8:38 am § in Misc.

Sighhh … Nigeria’s Peculiar Antisemitism

The deep vestiges of Christian missionaries have infected Nigerians. Chinazor Onianwah, a man I very much respect, goes off on these rants not because the tiny state of Israel would be a meaningful refuge for Africans but because somehow, Chinazor thinks Israel has an obligation not shared by the Ar[...]

November 13th, 2018 - 8:49 am § in Misc.

The Drive to Make the Perfect Israeli Baby

Naomi Zeveloff    The Forward Israelis have wholeheartedly embraced genetic testing to create the “perfect baby,” but that quest raises ethical and legal questions.[...]

November 12th, 2018 - 4:33 pm § in Misc.

Should these ballots be counted?

“Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is suing the Florida Department of State in an effort to count vote-by-mail ballots that were postmarked before Election Day but not delivered before polls closed. “Nelson’s attorney, Marc Elias, filed the lawsuit Monday, saying voters should not b[...]

November 12th, 2018 - 3:38 pm § in Misc.

Cop kills black security guard who stopped a shooting

“A black security guard was shot dead by a police officer as he held down a suspect in a shooting at the bar where he worked. Jemel Roberson, 26, was working early Sunday … when a patron who … had been kicked out returned with a gun … and opened fire …. Several people [...]

November 12th, 2018 - 11:14 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Origins of the Computer


November 11th, 2018 - 4:08 pm § in Misc.

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

A century ago this week, the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Officially, it was called an Armistice, but in reality the Central Powers led by Germany were defeated and submitted to an ignominious surrender. In some sense, there was really only one World War, with a pause between its first and[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 1:01 pm § in Misc.

What is a JOC?

Jew of Color? Tyler Samuels (Toronto, Canada) I`ve realized that most Jews who are white have a hard time dealing with Jews who are black or any other colour. Heck Jews who are darkly tanned are confronted with bigotry at shuls or other public places where they expect to be treated accordingly as a [...]

November 11th, 2018 - 11:32 am § in Misc.

Veteran’s Day