Since July, the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front, and ISIS have paired together in order to fight the Syrian Assad regime. According to one Free Syrian Army commander, the combining of forces with ISIS was needed in order … Continue reading ?
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Troubled Law School Defaults On Its Bonds, May Be Forced To Cease Operations. It’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
CLAIM OF POLICE RACISM LOOKING PRETTY BOGUS HERE: Django Unchained’ Actress — We Got the Pictures … And It Looks Like Sex. “The pictures were taken Thursday outside the CBS lot in Studio City. You see Daniele Watts straddling BF Brian — their hands steadying themselves around the sunroof.”
Pope Francis will greet Albanians in his open car despite assassination threats from ISIS. Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican in this Sept.3, 2014 file photo. (ABC News) The Telegraph reported: … Continue reading ?
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Student Loan Debt Increasingly Burdening The Elderly. “A]n estimated two million Americans age 60 and older … are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Its August Household Debt and Credit Report said the number of aging Americans with outstanding student [...]
Hillary Clinton is about as subtle as a jackhammer. The Hill reported on her weekend trip to Iowa: As the former secretary of State took the stage at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) final steak fry, she told the crowd: “Hello Iowa — I’m ba-ack!” Even though she and her husband were there to pay homage […]
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Industrial production fell by -0.1% in August. Capacity utilization in the nation’s factories fell -0.4% to 78.8%. The Empire State Manufacturing Survey jumped to 27.54 in September, from last month’s 14.69. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+
NFL 2014 Week 2 Recap Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens was the Thursday night game. With the anniversary of the original September 11th attacks as the backdrop, two division rivals renewed their intensity. While these teams fell of last year from past years, this game for awhile was the typical AFC North defensive slobberknocker. Early […]
Wrote MayBee in the comments to last night's post marking the 50th anniversary of the premiere of "Bewitched." I answered:It's an allegory of relations between the sexes. Darren wants to provide for his wife and protect her. He can't do that if she has powers, or so he thinks. Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) If I have made any contribution to following Orwell’s advice to banish all clichés from our writing (because clichés usually represent sloppy thinking) it is my occasional use of “a perfect storm of tipping points!”Show More Summary
It's in their nature, those chimpanzees.
“SAY IT TO MY FACE; YOU ARE CALLING A RANGER A SEAL AND THREE MARINES LIARS; THE WORDS STAND DOWN WERE GIVEN” Kris Paronto and Mark Geist, two security officers who were in Benghazi on the night of the September … Continue reading ?
"Recently I spoke to a school friend who told me he was going to engineering college. The news left me feeling ashamed and pitiful.... would have liked to have gone to engineering school. If we were allowed to finish our educations, Rajkumari and I would have learned about family planning. Show More Summary
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted last week on child abuse charges in Montgomery County, Texas, after admitting to authorities that he struck his son repeatedly with a tree branch. The child, Peterson’s 4 year old son who stayed with him for...
"It is deploring your attention span and missing the flow, the trance, of entering a narrative world without bringing the real one along. It is realizing that if Virginia Woolf was correct to call heaven 'one continuous unexhausted reading,' then goodbye, you have been kicked out of paradise."But you won't read the whole thing. Show More Summary
Another force at work.
When it comes to national security, lawmakers are at a bit of a disadvantage. They don’t have access to all the information the president does. But neither do they have real responsibility in many cases. As a result, congressional reactions to international threats that range from unserious to brave. The House yesterday voted 273- 156 to […]
AMAZON INTRODUCES A BUNCH OF NEW KINDLES. I like the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition, where if the kids break it, they replace it free, no questions asked. There’s also the new Fire HDX 8.9, designed to compete head-to-head with the iPad and Surface. And the Kindle Voyage, designed to replace my Paperwhite, but with [...]
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: “Last year was a difficult one for college admissions — with institutions reporting more and more difficulty filling their classes.” This year is no better, and may turn out to be worse. Who could have seen this coming?