Archive for March, 2014

March 31st, 2014 - 9:17 pm § in Misc.

A Death Penalty Reprieve That Should Make You Think

Mississippi’s attorney general did everything he could to make sure Michelle Byrom would be executed on schedule last week. Her husband was shot in bed in 1999. She couldn’t have pulled the trigger, because she was in a hospital with pneumonia at the time, but a jury convicted her of hir[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 1:30 pm § in Misc.

Stanford Warns Staff About Comments on Union For Atheletes

Stanford Warns All Employees to Send Inquiries About Player-Union Talk to university Spokesman. Following the ruling last week that football players at Northwestern University could organize, Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education called a handful of private colleges to see how they we[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 1:18 pm § in Misc.

Why should teachers do research?

If our tax paid purpose is solely to teach, then why should tax money go for research?  Why should Universities pay faculty for doing any research?   Why should teachers do research? The attack on NSF funding for research goes to the heart of Tea Party commitments to science denial and aversion t[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 12:24 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Advances its Bomb

North Korea threatens to carry out ‘new form’ of nuke test  North Korea has vowed to carry out a ‘new form’ of nuclear test possibly of some smaller, advanced device appropriate for use on a missile.The North’s Foreign Ministry did not clarify what it meant by a ‘[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 11:49 am § in America, Religion

Right’s Crusade Against Science

Subject: Funding for the National Science Foundation  For those of you concerned about NSF funding for anthropological research, I want to bring to your attention a legislative proposal currently making its way through the US Congress that would, if enacted, have serious consequences for anthropolo[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 9:43 am § in Misc.

Russian Hypocrisy

Legitimacy of Ukrainian Election Depends on Transparency – Russian Diplomat The legitimacy of the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine depends upon “transparency, fairness and taking the interests of the regions into account,” a senior Russian diplomat said Monday.[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 8:38 am § in Misc.

SHANDA AWARD: Israeli PM Convicted of Bribery

A Tel Aviv court has found former premier Ehud Olmert guilty of bribery linked to the Holyland residential complex development when Olmert served as the mayor of Jerusalem,  It is  in one of the worst corruption scandals in Israeli history and too obviously shed a bad light on Israel’s effor[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 4:29 am § in Misc.

Hahvahd Raisers Funds Too

What Will Fund Raisers Exploit Next! So, full disclosure, I graduated from “The College” in 1963.  I am very proud of Harvard, and grateful for the education my parents paid for. BUT .. my dorm???? “Winthrop House?”  Who are they kidding?  When I went to Harvard, Winthrop[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 4:20 am § in Hypocrisy, Misc.

SHANDA AWARD: Roman Catholics and Orthodox Jews Unite in End Run Around The Public Schools.

How to end the public schools. The  New York State Catholic School Conference has proposed creating “foundations”  that would have benefited all schoolchildren in the state, no matter whether the children attend a public or a “non-public” school. These foundations, not asso[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 4:04 am § in Jews, Misc.

Tha Alhambra Decree: Spain becomes Judenrein

The Alhambra Decree (also known as the Edict of Expulsion) was an edict issued on 31 March 1492 by the joint Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon) ordering the expulsion of Jews from the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon (but not from the Kingdom of Navarre) and [...]