Archive for April 14th, 2011

April 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm § in China, Hypocrisy

PETITION: Free Ai Weiwei

On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound. Now the Guggenheim Foundation is leading the call for his release. Update: The Museum of Contemporary Art[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 2:06 pm § in America

The Decline of the Dollar

from Simply Shrug Friday, 08 April 2011 17:42 The US Dollar.  The Greeback.  The buck.  The once most-sought currency in the world.  It’s on its deathbed, and the current President and Senate seem hell-bent on watching him die a slow, agonizing death.  Rather than admit their actions on w[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 1:18 pm § in China, Hypocrisy, Politics

CHINA: More Oppression of Free Speech

BEIJING (Reuters 4/12/11) – A 21-year-old Chinese man who attended a proposed pro-democracy “Jasmine Revolution” protest in Beijing was sentenced to labor re-education, in the first confirmed punishment for the Middle East-inspired gatherings that were squashed by wary authorities.[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 12:27 pm § in Misc., UW

Privatize the UW

Why Not Just Privatize Higher Education? Posted on SLOG  by Goldy on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:35 PM …..excerptedAs a percentage of our state economy, higher education spending had already dropped 63.7 percent from a high of $15.53 per $1,000 of personal income in 1974 to $5.48 per $1,000 in 2010[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 11:27 am § in Uncategorized

ART: and science

Nobody ever said that science is easy. Solving the mysteries of science requires hard work. While there may be one “ah-hah” moment—where the true form of the problem is revealed—that moment is always preceded by countless hours of careful research. In the course of my own dis[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 11:24 am § in Jews, Misc.

The Mystery Behind Gadhafi’s Birth: Some Say He’s Jewish

Dana Kennedy , AOL News What if the biggest mystery surrounding Col. Moammar Gadhafi had nothing to do with his long, brutal reign as the world’s most eccentric and violent leader turned pariah?  And what if a long-lost letter from a Catholic cardinal who knew Gadhafi’s true identit[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 10:30 am § in Uncategorized

AVE CHALLENGE: Can You Identify The Law?

Can anyone guess where the following is the law? “Organizations or individuals that adversely upset the delicate balance of communal living will be subject to disciplinary action “ a. Microsoft Corporate Behavior Code b. University of Florida Rules c. Seattle Police Department. d. Chines[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 10:27 am § in Misc.

Santorum Dips Toes Into Iowa Snose.

“I’m very concerned about the state of affairs in this country and how Republicans are dealing with [issues], so this is an opportunity for me to go out and talk about things I think we need to be doing to turn this country in the right direction,” Santorum said of the Iowa trek — a [&hellip[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 8:56 am § in Jews, Misc.

Part II: Two States: Palestine and Israel … by Fiat?

AIPAC’s tone is a good indicator of Israeli PM Netanyahu’s stance [GETTY] Ctd. from PART I There are three reasons why monitoring AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is a valuable use of time for anyone following events in the Middle East. The first is that AIPAC faith[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 7:52 am § in Uncategorized

HUMOR: What a loss! Glen Beck’s departure.

Glenn Beck’s departure from Fox News is a disaster.  Political pornography has not been this much fun since Mort Sahl.  What will John Stewart do for material? For one more time,  Stewart did his beloved Glenn Beck impression .[...]