Archive for July 18th, 2011

July 18th, 2011 - 11:11 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Harvards Traveling in Summertime

One of many reasons the UW is so boring is the lack of features like this.  I would be happy to bet that UW students travel too.[...]

July 18th, 2011 - 10:07 am § in Misc.

Happy Birthday to Mandella

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela!   In honor of Mandela’s 67 years of public service, the Nelson Mandela Day website is highlighting its list of 67 ways to “change the world.” Suggestions range from making a new friend and donating medical supplies, to taking the time to “[...]

July 18th, 2011 - 9:42 am § in Misc.

Breaking News: The Dennis Watch

  UPDATE: U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich To Join 6th Annual AM1090 Forum   Two-time presidential candidate and unabashed liberal Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) will join the already star-studded lineup for this year’s AM1090 Forum taking place Saturday July 23rd, 6pm at Showare Center in Kent, WA.[...]

July 18th, 2011 - 9:39 am § in Environment, Politics, Science

Algae Fails As Source of Biofuel

Shell Oil pulls the plug on its last algae biodiesel research project Algae biodiesel has looked so promising (as in 100 times more fuel than corn or soy) that the U.S. Department of Energy gave $9 million to Cellana, a joint research venture between Shell Oil and HR Biopetroleum, specifically to lo[...]

July 18th, 2011 - 7:21 am § in Misc.

Paul Krugman on How the Repricans Got to Crazy

Getting to Crazy By PAUL KRUGMAN, NY NTimes (Excepts) Published: July 14, 2011 There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety — in the spectacle of so many people[...]