Why the West will commit economic suicide, but not stand up for Iranian Greens
Recently, I suggested that Barack Obama should give his Nobel Peace medal to the Muslim, Iranian woman whose government had stolen hers. He of course did nothing of the kind. But as Carolyn Glick points out, he did worse: As he received his Nobel Peace Prize Thursday, Obama did not protest the mullocracy’s repression of its people. He did not offer to give his prize | Read More »
How they run elections at Harvard
The allegation: Undergraduate Council Vice President Kia J. McLeod sent an e-mail to the entire student body from the official UC presidential account which alleged, among other charges, that Vice President-elect Eric N. Hysen ’11 had accessed the official voting software and tampered with the vote tally. The resolution: The Undergraduate Council voted to censure outgoing UC Vice President Kia J. McLeod ’10 for her | Read More »
“How can a bookie go broke?…. Let the gov’t run it”
This is what happens to private enterprise when taken over the government. In this case, state government: December 4, 2009 12:22 PM Cravath On OTB Bankruptcy in First-Ever Case as Debtor Counsel Posted by Julie Triedman In a rare Chapter 9 filing, New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. filed for bankruptcy Thursday in federal bankruptcy court in New York City. NYC OTB, created in 1971 | Read More »
Secularization more dangerous than climate change: UK Chief Rabbi
The advance of secularization is a far greater risk to Europe these days than climate change, the UK’s chief rabbi told a think tank gathering this month. Lord Jonathan Sacks tied Europes shrinking population to its increasing secularization. The Times of London reported: He argued that civil society needed religion because it sanctifies the family and parenthood, and safeguards against relativism and protects the moral | Read More »
Behind approval of the ACORN Contracts
As the nation digested Thanksgiving turkey, a Harvard-related functionary approved continuation of contracts with ACORN. From Politico: The Justice Department has ruled that the federal government can honor some existing contracts to fund ACORN, despite a law barring the flow of all federal money to the beleaguered community group. David Barron, the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, concluded in | Read More »
A community organizer to be proud of
Here is a young man involved in community activities that the entire nation can be proud of. Darryl W. Finkton, a senior at Harvard College and once one of the best high school basketball players in metropolitan Indianapolis, was named this month as one of the current year’s class of Rhodes scholars. His community service: He directed and co-founded a sustainable water delivery system for | Read More »
Memo to Pres. Obama: Why not give your Nobel Prize to Ms. Ebardi?
Memo to President Obama. As you are aware, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded in 2003 to a Muslim woman has been confiscated by the Iranian government. (11-27) 04:00 PST Tehran – – Iranian authorities have confiscated Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi’s medal, the human rights lawyer said Thursday, in a sign of the increasingly drastic steps Tehran is taking against any dissent. In Norway, where | Read More »
BBC nearly screens ballet of nun-raping Pope.
Even the BBC appears to have limits. I was appalled this evening to read that the British publicly supported broadcast system had planned to screen ballet of a hunchbacked Pope who rapes both nuns and eunichs. The BBC has abandoned plans to screen a ballet featuring a deformed Pope who rapes nuns that it had announced as one of the highlights of its Christmas schedule. | Read More »
Funny how when their own guy’s at risk, the NYT’s presses go quiet.
Yes, it’s good to know that NY Times reporter Stephen Farrell was rescued from Afghani militants who had kidnapped him and a translator. But, funny how when it’s their guy that’s at risk, the presses go quiet. The rules change. Until now, the kidnapping had been kept quiet by The Times and most other news organizations out of concern for the men’s safety. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/world/asia/10rescue.html?_r=1&hp Remember last | Read More »
Harvard Prof Arrested
Lee Fleming is the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. According to his web site, “his current work develops the strategic implications of inventor collaboration networks at the individual and regional level of analysis, the influence of non-competes on inventor mobility and knowledge flow, and author disambiguation of the patent inventor database (supported by NSF grant 0830287).” http://drfd.hbs.edu/fit/public/facultyInfo.do?facInfo=bio&facEmIdfirstname.lastname@example.org Now | Read More »