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May 17th, 2011 - 9:52 pm § in America

Experts give right-wing talk radio five years to live

by Michael Hood, Blatherwatch “There are a lot of program directors whose radio ‘spider-sense’ is tingling … They’re thinking ‘this conservative thing is kind of running its course. We’re saying the same things from morning ’til night and yes, we’ve got a very l[...]

May 17th, 2011 - 10:08 am § in Misc.

UPDATE: End is now 5 days away

I realize the countdown is confusing. For one thing, assuming that the Messiah is till Jewish, he starts his days at sunset, not midnight. So .. if I count the days … I get Tues, Wedn, Thurs, Frid, and Sat …. % days.   But if I count the 24 hr periods between days … […][...]

May 17th, 2011 - 9:04 am § in Misc.

Phật Đản.. Buddha’s Birthday

* बुद्ध पुर्णिमा/বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddha Purnima or बुद्ध जयंती/বুদ্ধ জয়ন্তী Buddha Jayanti in India, Bangladesh and Nepal * 花祭 (Hanamatsuri) in Japan, * 석가 탄신일 Seokka Tanshin-il (Hanja: 釋[...]

May 17th, 2011 - 8:20 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya

May 17 (Reuters) – Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), has defected from Muammar Gaddafi’s administration, security sources in neighbouring Tunisia and Libyan rebels said on Tuesday.[...]

May 17th, 2011 - 7:26 am § in Misc.

Notre Dame: Fighting Irish: Logos .. Made in the USA!

from Bloomberg The University of Notre Dame’s campus bookstore sells “Fighting Irish” lettermen jackets, “ND” license plate frames and stadium cups picturing the school’s leprechaun mascot. Not for sale: anything made in China. Ten years after adopting the policy, Notre Dame remains the [...]

May 17th, 2011 - 7:04 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: End is now 4 mournings away

Four more mornings to go.  In the meantime, there are more signs…..   Solar Storms Could Have ‘Potentially Devastating Effects’: NOAA Official 05/17/11 07:57 AM ET   AP via Huff Post GENEVA — A senior official at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration[...]

May 17th, 2011 - 6:58 am § in Schools & Colleges

Study: It’s not the teacher, But the tools that matter

Jeff Sandefer, a new colleague and educational entrepreneur from Texas, referred me to this report from NPR.   The account illustrates the promise and the danger of terms like “on line education of” or “interactive learning.” The promise is very real.  Watson and, later Ski[...]