Archive for June, 2011

June 29th, 2011 - 10:19 am § in The Ave Scene

While Boeing and Airbus fight over who sold the most 737s class airplanes, China will initially sell the C919 at a rock bottom price to entice buyers

From the Atisgroup The aircraft industry in China has been dominated by Boeing and Airbus for the last decade or two but change is in the air. That change is in the form of Comac (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China), as they are developing new aircraft models which are intended to directly com[...]

June 29th, 2011 - 7:54 am § in Misc.

He She

Sexual dimorphism.[...]

June 29th, 2011 - 1:10 am § in Misc.

Kim Il Sung’s Revolutionary Life Lauded by Guineans

Pyongyang, June 28 (KCNA) — The Guinean Society for the Study of the Juche Literary Idea held a lecture and the Guinea-Korea Friendship Association a reading session on June 14 and 20 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung. Chairman of the Society Abdoulaye [...]

June 29th, 2011 - 12:49 am § in Uncategorized

Gadaffhi Countdown


June 28th, 2011 - 10:25 pm § in Misc.

Gaddahfi Countdown

Diplomats Flock to Rebel City While the fighting continues in western Libya, diplomats from around the world are setting up shop in the rebel capital Benghazi. Their mission is to help force Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to his knees. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Volkhard Windfuhr more…[...]

June 28th, 2011 - 9:48 pm § in Misc.

Plant Science Funded by Howard Hughes at UW

Hughes Expands Focus of Biology to Our Chlorphyllic Freiends. By Sandra Hines  UW News & Information Keiko Torii, University of Washington professor of biology, is among 15 of the “nation’s most innovative plant scientists” selected to share $75 million for fundamental plant science resea[...]

June 28th, 2011 - 9:27 pm § in Misc.

$15,000 a month rent on Capitol Hill? Here’s what you get

  An “extraordinary opportunity” has hit the Capitol Hill rental market. Capitol Hill developer Michael Malone is putting his 1905 St. Mark’s mansion up for rent, CHS has learned. You can make the nearly 9,000 square-foot 10th Ave E home with “dramatic views,” the [...]

June 28th, 2011 - 10:32 am § in America

The Free Market for Gasoline

From Carpe Diem Thursday, June 23, 2011 Gasoline prices have been dropping steadily for the last six weeks, and the current price of $3.62 per gallon (national average) is the lowest in three months and almost 8% below the recent peak of close to $4 per gallon in early May (see chart above).  Ameri[...]

June 28th, 2011 - 10:13 am § in Politics


By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times June 28, 2011, 8:00 a.m.  Reporting from Ghaaa military base, Libya— Rebels in Libya’s Nafusa mountains seized control of and pillaged a massive weapons depot Tuesday morning after a short desert battle with troops loyal to Moammar Kadafi, taking co[...]

June 28th, 2011 - 8:13 am § in Schools & Colleges

Koch Brothers Buy Into Universities

The  Charles G. Koch Foundation has been making  six-, seven- and eight-figure gifts to such public institutions as Florida State, Clemson University, George Mason University, Utah State University and West Virginia University. The Koch brothers’ involvement in the Tea Party  has raised que[...]