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May 8th, 2011 - 10:41 pm § in China, Misc.

Chinese dissident writer Liao Yiwu has been barred from travel

from the Australian Chinese authorities have barred Liao Yiwu from travelling to Australia for a festival for “security reasons” and advised him against publishing his works abroad, organisers said Monday. The outspoken Liao had been slated to appear several times at this month’s S[...]

May 8th, 2011 - 2:40 pm § in UW

The Private Colleges: America’s Class System

Ed, The WA  legislature’s decision to allow the UW free range in setting its tuition, is a large step toward privatization.  As we go that route, we need to ask ourselves how is a pubic university, funded by tuition, different from a private university? This difference between private and pu[...]

May 8th, 2011 - 12:55 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Speculation: Will Robert Gates be active in the Repubican party?

UPDATE: Friday 9 Sept. Just learned that Robert Gates will be th new President of William and Mary. Big loss for WA. Soon to retire as Defense Secretary,  Robert Gates gave a commencement address at WSU. This is not just a May visit by an eminent graduation speaker. Gates is committed to living in [...]

May 8th, 2011 - 9:23 am § in America

Germany 6.3% Canada 7.6% unemployment:: US 9% unemployment

from CBC Canada’s unemployment rate slipped 0.1 percentage points in April to 7.6 per cent as the economy added 58,300 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. With the gain, full-time employment has returned to its level in October 2008, when the recession was starting. April’s job-crea[...]

May 8th, 2011 - 8:12 am § in Environment

Climate Models

Fixing the Model …. Halstead Harrison Thursday’s Departmental Colloquium was given by J. David Neelin, prof and chair or the atmospheric sciences department at UCLA. [I think.]  He was chosen to visit here by our grad students, paid for by a fund I’ve contributed to.  Which gives[...]

May 8th, 2011 - 6:58 am § in America, Hypocrisy

How Apple Destroyed Democracy

from RealClearPolitics Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), who admits to owning an iPad, blames the Apple Inc. product for “eliminating thousands of American jobs.” “A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. S[...]

May 8th, 2011 - 6:49 am § in Uncategorized

Sunday Revelations: Aetheist Sing Out For Mothers Day

CLICK on Steve Martin to celebrate Sunday with Steve Martin.[...]

May 8th, 2011 - 1:48 am § in America

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

CLICKME for music! to Betty, Barbi and Havi from a grateful son, husband, zayda ……..[...]