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Conspiracy Theories - Right on Schedule

Since the Grand Jury didn't come back with a verdict the Left wanted, it's time for the tin-foil hats to come out : Somehow, there’s always an excuse for rioting in Ferguson. Remember the militarization of the police? Back in August,...Show More Summary

France at the UN warns North Korea over nuclear threat

France warned North Korea on Monday that it would likely face more UN sanctions if it follows through on threats to carry out a nuclear test. North Korea has reacted angrily to a UN resolution condemning its human rights record […]

AirAsia X founder tweets that he’s resuming London flights

The founder of the AirAsia low cost carrier franchise and its group CEO, Tony Fernandes, has tweeted that he’s keen to start flying to London. In fact AirAsia X stopped flying to London and Paris in 2012 after being unsuccessful on those routes, and the industry will be wondering what might have changed, other than [...]

NAGPRA, counting by tribe, and the grave of Jim Thorpe

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Bad enough for Congress to meddle in adoptions in hopes of helping out Indian tribes. But…burials? My new guest column at Jurist examines the first-of-its-kind lawsuit by which some descendants of Native American sports great Jim Thorpe are trying to use the law to require the borough of Jim Thorpe, Pa. Show More Summary

Now This Is A Very Interesting Advertisement For Clinical Usability Staff From NEHTA.

This appeared a few days ago.Senior Clinical Usability Analyst Fixed term contract position Manage all clinical functionality and usability activities The National E-Health Transition Authority Limited (NEHTA) was established by theShow More Summary

Ferguson grand jury aftermath

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Why none of the major methods for addressing claims of police excessive force — grand juries/prosecution, internal investigations, civil suits, personnel disciplinary procedures, civilian review boards, federal oversight — work veryShow More Summary

Need Something To Be Thankful For? Back To St Joseph’s Indian School.

About a week ago I wrote about this story in The Nonprofit Quarterly: “Group Uses Fictitious Children to Boost Fundraising: Poverty Porn?” I guess the title itself suggests that publication’s verdict! Our commenters were more tolerant. Said Chip Heartfield: “It is not clear if the stories are composites or represent one child whose real name […]

DC Comics Going After A Spanish Soccer Club With A Bat In Its Logo For Some Reason

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When it comes to being IP bullies, DC Comics has built quite the reputation for itself. From its taking on the gravestone of a victim of child abuse in the name of protectionism to taking on BBQ joints because of a logo that includes a bat. Show More Summary

Writing Fix: Taking the Un out of Unwritten

The Northern Nevada Writing Project offers dozens of lesson plans and activities to help teach writing.

What Hagel’s exit means

It took almost 40 years but the VietCong finally nailed Chuck Hagel, the only Vietnam enlistee to serve as Secretary of Defense. He was one of three people at the White House podium, taking a bullet for his Commander-in-Chief and offering his resignation like a good soldier even though his leadership was the only one […]

Guest Stars Set For ‘Downton Abbey’ Christmas Episode; Endemol Inks With Amber TV: Global Showbiz Briefs

ITV and Carnival Film have unwrapped details about the Christmas episode of Downton Abbey, which rejoins the family in the early autumn of 1924. A pair of guest stars are joining the regular cast: Alun Armstrong will play Stowell, the...Show More Summary

USPTO Backlog

The backlog of pending cases generally has two major inputs: (1) how many applications are filed and (2) how fast the USPTO is at examining those applications.  The USPTO is operating faster than ever, but we also have more applications than ever.  I expect that the figures here will drop dramatically in FY2016.

Write a message to the NIH

Dear Friends Last month, many of you supported the WHO’s plan to call for the results of all clinical trials to be reported. Now we all need to support proposals from the US Government to improve clinical trial transparency there. The...Show More Summary

Don’t Shoot Crappy Guns Or Ammunition

Opposing Views: An unidentified woman pulled the trigger on her rifle and witnessed the gun explode in her hands in video footage uploaded to LiveLeak over the weekend. Although the woman appeared to be unharmed, her exact condition is not known. The location of the incident is also unknown. ConcealedNation.org, a website focused on firearms, […]

The Library is Not for Studying

Annoyed Librarian -- Over the years there have been lots of calls to make libraries into something other than libraries. That’s especially true of public libraries, but even librarians in academic libraries sometimes want to change things...Show More Summary

Ferguson library sees donations roll in

Ferguson is in turmoil, but one community safe haven is getting a lot of attention. http://www.wcyb.com/news/money/ferguson-library-sees-donations-roll-in/29926598

Retired school librarian catalogues Ontario's historical plaques

The federal and provincial governments install lots of plaques; plaques about inventors, plaques about canoe routes, even historical plaques about historians. You’ve surely seen a plaque or a hundred in your day, but what you may not...Show More Summary

MPTF’s Night Before Oscar Fundraiser Setting Up Shop On Fox Lot

We've known since the spring that the annual fundraiser held for a decade-plus at the Beverly Hills Hotel was pulling up stakes amid the boycotts that have hit that venue. Now sources confirm to Deadline that the Motion Picture Television...Show More Summary

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 3 of 4

This year I'm presenting a selection of 40 holiday gift books from the same number of publishers, presented alphabetically in chunks of 10. Some none-too-serious recommendations of who might like the titles are indicated. See the others here.Click covers ? to visit Amazon - or click titles ? to visit publishers' websites. Show More Summary

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