Archive for April 12th, 2011

April 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm § in Politics

Tim Eyman gets Sammie Award

  CHICAGO, April 6 – Tonight, the Sam Adams Alliance (SAM) announced the winners of the 4th annual Sammies awards. Nearly 400 guests, including John Stossel, Andrew Breitbart, and Brad Thor, took part in the celebration of ordinary Americans who take extraordinary steps to advance freedom[...]

April 12th, 2011 - 1:46 pm § in Misc.

Michael Jackson Statue Erected in London

from the Independent: Michael Jackson – Fulham’s chairman Mohammed al Fayed says that fans can “go to hell” if they don’t like the new statue of the pop legend Ed. Seattle has Lenin and London has the successor to the Beetles.  Makes sense to me!  [...]

April 12th, 2011 - 1:36 pm § in Jews, Religion

Illegal activity on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

Ed.  Imagine visiting a former home, the place your ancestors lived for hundreds of years.  There is a cemetery there, now owned by THEM, the people who drove your ancestors out.  You walk around finding  gravestones with your family’s name.  The gravestones are hard to find because a con[...]

April 12th, 2011 - 11:40 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

McKinsey celebrates WGU as part of its Walmart approach to higher education…

Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions   Increasing the proportion of the adult population with a higher-education degree is critical to creating opportunities for individuals and sustaining the country’s economic growth. Yet college attainme[...]

April 12th, 2011 - 11:26 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

WGU vs. Phoenix .. getting your BGED in Biology.

The Seattle Times reports that online schools are replacing the community colleges as place to get the bachelor’s equivalent degree. A new version of the GED is now emerging .. I call it the BGED .. Bachelor’s Graduation Equivalent Degree.  Like their online high school equivalents, som[...]

April 12th, 2011 - 8:58 am § in America

More Medical Marijuana Madness

from How Do These Morons Get Elected? by Lee on HA Lee Rosenberg is a marijuana fanatic on HorsesAss who seem to to think the freedom to smoke reefers ranks with the epochal civil rights wars and current budget debacle. Most of what he says is OK but when ti comes to medical marijuana he […][...]

April 12th, 2011 - 8:06 am § in Jews

Judaism: German ‘thought car’ could be driven on Sabbath, Rabbi says

Published: 12 Apr 11 11:50 CET A German-designed car that can be driven by thought alone could allow Jews to drive on the Sabbath, a young Rabbi and artificial intelligence scientist says. Rabbi Dror Fixler, an electro-optics expert from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, told The Local that [...]

April 12th, 2011 - 7:28 am § in Politics

Can Japan Recover?

from VOA Japan’s economic minister says the damage to the country’s economy from last month’s earthquake and tsunami is worse than first thought. Japan had estimated that the damage may total as much as $295 billion, a figure that did not include the cost of possible contamination of food and [...]

April 12th, 2011 - 7:26 am § in Misc.

WGU: Credential or Education?

March 24, 2011 10:45 A.M. From the National  Review By Jason Fertig I am agnostic as to whether Western Governors University–Indiana will be a net gain to education in my state. Yet, I firmly disagree with the online university’s current ad campaign. Take a look at the commercial that is practi[...]