Archive for May 5th, 2011

May 5th, 2011 - 2:23 pm § in China, Misc.

Apple Exploits Workers in China

Apple Nets $12 Billion in 6 Months, Workers Make $1/hr by sarge from Washington Liberals on May 3rd, 2011 at 10:28 am The Guardian (UK) reported that Chinese workers making iPads and iPhones are being treated “inhumanely, like machines”.[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:42 pm § in America

Breaking News: Rumors About Gaddafhi Being Killed Not True

The AVE has learned that persistent rumors that Gaddhafi was killed in the attack several days ago are not true. In an exclusive leak, forces in Tripoli loyal to the Leader have provided photographs of the real Gaddhafi with one of his numerous stand ins.  Apparently the stand in was killed during [...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:26 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Myhrvold and the Coolcookbook

Man of the Millenium? Nathan Myhrvold and His “Modernist Cuisine” from Salty Seattle, April 18th, 2011 Taco de Asador  The book that launched a thousand one-eyed salutes in the pants of food geeks across the globe was the literal elephant in the room during dinner at the Intellectual Ventur[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:23 pm § in America, Politics

Trump-West Ticket Gains Ground in Iowa

(AP) GOP activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina appear deeply intrigued by, and open to, a run by Donald Trump, the publicity-loving business tycoon and host of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” even as he perpetuates falsehoods about Obama’s citizenship and questions the [...]

May 5th, 2011 - 10:26 am § in America, Religion

Flowering of Science, 1687 in Tibet

Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, with the construction of a monastic medical college and the penning of several influential medical texts. Tibetan anatomists counted a total of 360 bones in the human body—significantly more than the 206 bones described in West[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 8:56 am § in America

Institutional Racism on Campus at the “Other” UW

Ed.  The story of racism at the  University of Wisconsin rings all too true.  A few years ago there was a murder suicide at the University of Washington. A Taiwanese resident shot and killed Roger Haggitt, a Professor of Pathology,.  The resident  then committed suicide.  A horrible story  fo[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 6:33 am § in Misc.

Ten State AGs launch Investigations of “For Profit” Schools.

Ed. The odd thing is that somehow “non profit” institutions are not getting this scrutiny.  As discussed elsewhere on this blog I am very concerned that Western Governors does all that is being alleged vs. Pheonix.  Beyond all that, WGU’s mentor model, by paying people to help st[...]