Thursday, March 05, 2015

Headscarf case and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* Artist claims he put reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress in Bill Clinton painting that hangs in National Portrait Gallery -- "Shanks said because of the Lewinsky controversy, Clinton was the hardest person for him to paint."
* Flintlock from 1700s could land elderly NJ man in prison -- "The gun was unloaded and strictly possessed as a historical relic."
* History in Five: The Political Genius of James Madison (video) -- "...the political mastery and influence of James Madison through five key relationships; with Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Dolley Madison."
* Jewish Schools and Synagogues in UK Warned to Increase Security Measures -- "The global picture of terrorist activity does give us heightened concern about the risk to the Jewish community in the U.K."
* Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years -- "The Journal News reports Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday. His wife, Jeanne Veillard, won't turn 105 until May."
* Judicial Ban of ‘Conversion Therapy’ in New Jersey – A Denial of Free Choice -- "It is classic hypocrisy that some LGBT activists – who for years pleaded for “tolerance” for themselves to try to live as they chose to live now – refuse to tolerate the rights of others who try to live as they would choose to live by seeking psychotherapy."
* Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel -- "Our hope is that the council will continue to shift its focus away from Israel and really focus on the bad human rights violators throughout the world."
* Native American Pictures from "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" -- "In 1898, photographer Gertrude Käsebier looked out of her studio window on Fifth Avenue in New York City and saw the cast of Buffalo Bill's Wild West parading past."
* The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens -- "E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages."
* The Supreme Court’s headscarf case: What type of notice is the “right” notice? -- "...the Supreme Court will try to determine if an employer can be held liable for refusing to hire an applicant based on a religious practice, if that employer isn’t given direct notice from an applicant that a religious accommodation is needed."
* Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map -- “...identifies 'more than 200 groups and organizations that openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith'.”

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