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May 19th, 2011 - 10:24 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Al Qaeda terrorist commits suicide’ at Guantanamo

from Daily Mail An Afghan detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison has died in an apparent suicide. The 37-year-old prisoner, identified only as Inayatullah, was accused of being an Al Qaeda member and housed at the controversial U.S. jail in Cuba The Afghan told officials he was a planner for Al Qaeda[...]

May 19th, 2011 - 10:05 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Obama’s Speech on the New MidEast

Live blog: Obama is making points: 1. World needs stable access to oil. 2. People of the Middle east needs to have their own opportuniyt to achieve. 3. Americans and Middle East Countries need to build trust. 4. The movements in Tunis and Cairo came from the pople, not from US. But we support democr[...]

May 19th, 2011 - 8:28 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Two UW faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,113 and the total n[...]

May 19th, 2011 - 7:39 am § in Schools & Colleges

UT … $1000000000 in gold bars

By David Mildenberg and Pham-Duy Nguyen – Apr 16, 2011 2:45 AM PT Sat Apr 16 09:45:57 GMT 2011 Ed. As we debate taxes, would someone tell me how owning gold (0r art, yachts, houses) stimulates the US (or any) economy? The University of Texas Investment Management Co., the second-largest U.S. a[...]

May 19th, 2011 - 6:26 am § in Misc.

UPDATE: two days left.

Today might be a great time to spend on your credit card. I would be especially grateful if you would use my PayPal address and send me some money since you will not be needing it.   My address is steves@u.washington.edu.[...]