Archive for February 25th, 2011

February 25th, 2011 - 11:34 am § in Misc.

AFT Organizes UW-LaCrosse Union

249-37 faculty vote for a union. on The Ave, read more about Wisconsin, America’s response to Egypt.[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 11:12 am § in America, Politics

A Wonderful Human Just Died

Lynn Allen, R.I.P. by Goldy, 02/24/2011, 10:26 PM … cross posted from HorsesAss Lynn Allen was one of the first political bloggers I met, way back when the local liberal blogosphere was just taking shape, and while she may not have been one of the best known or most read, within our community [...]

February 25th, 2011 - 9:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Who OWNS what UW faculty create?

All faculty need to understand that we DO have a contract and that contract, the Faculty Code, effects a lot more than “just” free speech or due process.  The Code effects YOUR rights to work you produce, even if that work is on “your own time.” Stanford University has asked[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 8:25 am § in Misc.

Intelligence IS hereditary!

(based on article in The Scientist) About half of intelligence differences between individuals can be attributed to genetics—specifically, the sum of many small effects from hundreds or even thousands of genes. “The value of this paper is that it is the first clear and empirical demonstration th[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 6:50 am § in Politics

Fidel: Nato Plans to Occupy Libya

from Granma OIL became the principal wealth in the hands of the large yankee transnationals; with that source of energy, they had at their disposal an instrument that considerably increased their political power in the world. It was their principal weapon when they decided to simply liquidate the Cu[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 3:39 am § in Politics

OLYMPIA: Preserving the rights of poor people to live

from Public News Service Private aircraft owners are already vowing to fight the one-half percent tax on their planes. OLYMPIA, Wash. – Battling to keep social-service programs such as the Basic Health Plan alive in Washington, advocates are saying that corporations or groups that benefit from[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 2:35 am § in America, Politics

Everyone Out Saturday at the Olympia State House

Demonstrate Solidarity with Hard-Pressed Workers in the Middle West! Meet at the Tivoli Fountain, State Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA Saturday, Feb. 26, at Noon Includes Registration Button to Join MoveOn Contingent (You may participate without being part of MoveOn's Group) Saturday, 26 Feb 201[...]