Archive for February 26th, 2011

February 26th, 2011 - 9:58 pm § in America

To be Armed Deep in the Heart of Texas

from Huff Post Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. Just like in neighbouring Louisana (search online for “louisiana concealed carry” to learn more), [...]

February 26th, 2011 - 9:02 pm § in Politics

A Personal View of Hosni Mubarak

Eli Shaked has followed Egyptian affairs from either Jerusalem or Cairo for the last 40 years. He was Israel’s ambassador to Egypt from 2003 to 2005 and the deputy ambassador from 1983 to 1992, and he first joined the Egypt desk of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974. Now retired, Shak[...]

February 26th, 2011 - 6:56 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: A $32/adult answer to cuts at the OTHER UW!

  The video makes the point that the cost of solving the budget crisis in Wisconsin is $32/adult.  [...]

February 26th, 2011 - 2:13 pm § in Misc.

North Korea: Last known image of Kim Jong-Il

More information is leaking out of North Korea as the Kim Jong-Un regime tries to create support for the 28 year old four stars general’s ascent at the new leader of the hereditary, democratic republic of Korea. Now the regime has announced that The Dear Successor, Mr. Kim Jong-Un, had been wo[...]

February 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Ohio State School of Medicine Receives $100,000,000 Gift

Full story at The Chronicle of Higher Ed. UCLA has also received a comparable sum.[...]

February 26th, 2011 - 11:20 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

AAUP: What Should The UW Admin Say About Cuts?

Reposted from AAUP listserv Ed. Duane Storti is a a UW Professor well known to many for his efforts to force the UW administration to follow the faculty code.  Ana Mari Cauce, Dean of Arts and Sciences,  is well respected as a wise commentator on UW affairs.  She is also a member of the President[...]

February 26th, 2011 - 7:15 am § in America, Politics

First Amendment vs. Congress

R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world, reassures us that “In God We Trust” is safe . . . for now. “The United States Court of Appeals for the Ni[...]

February 26th, 2011 - 1:39 am § in Politics, Saudi Arabia

Selling People

Black market for Indonesian maids thrives in Makkah MAKKAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The black market for Indonesian domestic workers in Makkah has received a boost after the recruitment of workers from Indonesia was recently suspended. CLICK IMAGE for shocking video.[...]

February 26th, 2011 - 1:28 am § in Uncategorized

Oboe-playing poets need not apply.

In a Daily Beast exclusive, college admissions officers reveal just how whimsical the selection process can be. Boring math geniuses, oboe-playing poets, and rich kids from New York need not apply. Notes of an Anesthesioboist Wherein an adult student of oboe chronicles her adventures in music, medic[...]