Archive for July 14th, 2011

July 14th, 2011 - 10:33 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

An Arab View of Bachmann

Ayoon Wa Azan (I Fear That While Her Gaffes Affect America, Her Sins Shall Affect Our Own Countries) Wed, 13 July 2011 Jihad el-Khazen Six months separate us from the first primary elections to choose the Republican Party’s presidential candidate. The contenders for the nomination are many. Howeve[...]

July 14th, 2011 - 10:46 am § in Misc.

McKenna vs Insley .. are they serious about Higher Ed?

Over at HorsesAss Darryl has a post asking ” Who is the “education candidate” for Governor? Darryl points out that the likely Republican has made statemetns about finacial support for higher education that make no sense: The only problem is…he has no way to fund the pricey stuff he propo[...]

July 14th, 2011 - 10:14 am § in Misc.

Visits to Cuba!

The new people-to-people measures make it easier for United States citizens who do not have special status to visit Cuba legally, so long as they go with a licensed operator. By MICHELLE HIGGINS Published: June 30, 2011   NY Times Thanks to policy changes by President Obama earlier this year desig[...]

July 14th, 2011 - 9:09 am § in America

14 July

Bastille Day is the French National Day which is celebrated on 14 July of each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first annivers[...]

July 14th, 2011 - 8:57 am § in Misc.

der Spiegel on What Gaza Really Needs

Aid Flotilla Debate What the Gaza Strip Really Needs By Juliane von Mittelstaedt An aid flotilla laden with supplies has been trying to reach the Gaza Strip for weeks. But residents can only laugh at some of the ships’ contents. They have enough cement. What they need is the chance to make a [...]