Archive for April 9th, 2011

April 9th, 2011 - 10:48 pm § in Uncategorized

Picardo P-Patch Enters New Era

Seattle's P-Patch community gardening program -- which has been cited as a national model -- originated here, in the boggy heartland of the former Picardo family truck farm on 25th Ave. NE in Wedgwood. The area became a pokey suburban subdivision when the family sold off their land after the War, bu[...]

April 9th, 2011 - 1:24 pm § in Uncategorized

GMAIL .. reinvents email!

Imagine this![...]

April 9th, 2011 - 10:48 am § in Jews, Politics

Goldstone Retracts War Crimes Charges Against Israel. Issues with Hamas Still Stand.

Ed. I am not at all surprised to find out that the Goldstone Report was wrong. Hasty investigations are likely to be rushed judgments. “We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war.  If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document[...]

April 9th, 2011 - 7:05 am § in Uncategorized

HUMOR from CUBA: Senator Jay Loses on Climate Change!

from Granma, April 6, 2011 THE United States Senate voted April 6 against an amendment acknowledging global climate change and human responsibility for its development. The amendment was proposed by Democratic senator Henry Waxman, who asserted that the content of the document is recognized by the s[...]

April 9th, 2011 - 6:58 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

We’re headed, rapidly, toward the total privatization of the UW. The good news is there won’t be this in-state, out-of-state controversy anymore. It will be pure meritocracy, equally expensive to all (unless you qualify for financial aid).

from Seattle Times’ Danny Westneat: You know how the UW is turning away local valedictorians in favor of high-priced, out-of-state students, and everybody’s gone Husky purple with rage? “This is an outrageous and egregious abuse of power,” read one of the 700-plus Web comment[...]

April 9th, 2011 - 6:32 am § in America, Hypocrisy

As Congress punts, the dollar melts.

Ed. Yesterday’s bizarre behavior of the Republican House may meltdown the dollar. from CNBC. excerpted. In 10 months, the Dollar Index has lost 14% because the world keeps accumulating dollar doesn’t want and sells them. Asian central banks are key. “Asia Pacific banks are renowned for[...]

April 9th, 2011 - 1:13 am § in Uncategorized

Do women read the Wiki?

Under 15% of contributors to Wikipedia are wommen and Wikipedia wants to do something about it. Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikipedia Foundation, see it not as a problem of inequity, but rather a problem of quality. If a vast percentage of the world is not contributing, if their perspecti[...]