Archive for June, 2011

June 30th, 2011 - 10:51 pm § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Brews Missing from 50 Best Beers in America

Zymurgy magazine, the official publication of the American Homebrewers Association, has released its ninth-annual list of the 50 best beers in America. To assemble the list, its editors ask readers to submit lists of their top 20 favorite beers. Russian River’s acclaimed Pliny the Elder beer w[...]

June 30th, 2011 - 10:31 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota Shutdown

  Huff Post: Minnesota  State Government Shuts Down[...]

June 30th, 2011 - 10:28 pm § in Misc.

Gaddafi Countdown: Marching Toward Tripoli

BREAKING NEWS: Libya rebels prepare for fight over strategic town Reuters Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:09pm GMT By Anis Mili NEAR BIR AL-GHANAM, Libya, June 30 (Reuters) – – Libya’s rebels have never been closer to the seat of Muammar Gaddafi’s power than this ridge, where they have g[...]

June 30th, 2011 - 5:52 pm § in Misc.

UW Study: Charter Schools Work in Denver, New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York.

from UW Today (excerpted) A new white paper from the UW’s Center on Reinventing Public Education finds a key role for charter schools. In their paper, authors Robin Lake – the center’s associate director – and Alex Hernandez pull from the experience of charter networks such a[...]

June 30th, 2011 - 11:37 am § in China, Hypocrisy, Politics

China and the Freedom of Speach

The state-run Global Times newspaper on Friday published an article saying that Ai Weiwei’s release was not a result of Western pressure. “Western media believe foreign pressures have worked. It seems that their interpretation will do no harm to China’s external relations,” i[...]

June 30th, 2011 - 7:31 am § in Uncategorized

Sign the First Amendment, Today!

Sign the First Amendment! Show your support for the amendment that keeps us free. It’s risk-free. No follow-up messages (unless you want them!). We just want to show America that lots of people – all of us, let’s hope – support the First Amendment. So sign it today. And ask your friends![...]

June 30th, 2011 - 6:56 am § in Misc.


With apologies to dog lover, burkah complaint Muslims, anyone opposed to bestiality, and all the beautiful women I admire.[...]

June 29th, 2011 - 10:15 pm § in Saudi Arabia

Slavery, Saudi Style

Saudi Arabia Indrani Mallika Hettiarachchi Jazan governor rescues maid enslaved for 13 years RIYADH: A Sri Lankan housemaid was kept against her will by her Saudi sponsor and not paid since she came to the Kingdom in 1997, sources from the Jazan governorate said on Tuesday.[...]

June 29th, 2011 - 5:48 pm § in Schools & Colleges

NYU Finding The Best and The Brightest .. Irrespective of $$$$$$

Finding talented disadvantaged youth from around the world can be a hard feat to accomplish for New York University, and other elite institutions, largely because of the situation most disadvantaged youth find themselves in. If you are living in a tent in Haiti, or in post-genocide Rwanda, you are t[...]

June 29th, 2011 - 3:56 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Dear Jim, sorry,

I just received the email below from Jim McDermott.  While I doubt he cares, I am not sending him money.  My reasons are after his letter below: Dear Friend,     Summer is (finally) here, and things are heating up in DC.   There is so much at stake right now, from the nation’s[...]