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Archive for February, 2012

February 29th, 2012 - 9:55 am § in Misc.

Breaking News: North Korea

Good things may be happening in North Korea! The AP reports that the United States says North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and agree to a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland also said Wednesday the North has agreed to all[...]

February 28th, 2012 - 12:10 pm § in Misc.

Obama demonization

Stephen Colbert on Obama …….[...]

February 28th, 2012 - 11:29 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY Waiting for the NEX 7.

Oskar Barnack’s invention of the Leica succeeded not because the film was big but because the camera was small. Now SONY has introduced a successor to the Leica … the NEX7.  Like a Lica C, the Nex7 is small (fits in our palm, light weight, and silent no SLR mirror! I am anxioulsy awaiti[...]

February 28th, 2012 - 8:55 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Santorum Wins Michigan!

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February 28th, 2012 - 3:27 am § in Misc.

Immolation .. a non violent alternative to being a human bomb.

Burgeoning numbers of Afghan women resorting to ‘self-immolation’ in bid to escape abuse Tibet Slams Beijing Crackdown on Immolation ‘Inciters’   While Hamas takes pride in creating human bombs, In Tibet and Afghanistan suicide is used as protest rather than killing others.  In[...]

February 28th, 2012 - 12:49 am § in Religion, Religion, The Ave Scene

Reconciliation: Faust comes to science.

Scientific Spirit How romantics and technophiles can reconcile our love-hate relationship with scientific progress by Joseph Grosso Published in the March/April 2011 Humanist ShareThis In March 2009 headlines blared across the front pages of New York’s Daily News that were at once stimulating, sca[...]

February 27th, 2012 - 7:51 pm § in Jefferson, Misc.

Defunding Foreign Languages

The Modern Language Association  has issued a letter calling upon its members to protest the cuts to education, especially languages and the humanities, that are written into the new federal budget. READMORE  or go to this site to express your opinion to Congress.[...]

February 27th, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Unions vs Teacher: Who is the bad guy?

Who Breaks a Butterfly Upon a Wheel by Bill Lyne An Open Letter to Nick Hanauer Our friends over at Publicola have recently been hosting a rousing debate between big bucks Democrat Nick Hanauer and WEA President Mary Lindquist on teachers’ unions and K-12 schools.  Here at the blog, we have a har[...]

February 27th, 2012 - 11:39 am § in Misc.

Phyllis Wise Oversees Troubled Faculty at University of IIlinois

From central Illinois’ News-Gazette: For the first time, some faculty at the University of Illinois are saying they have no confidence in President Michael Hogan and have called for his presidency to end. But a UI spokesman said Hogan has the “unwavering support” of UI trustees and[...]

February 27th, 2012 - 10:18 am § in Uncategorized

Semper Fi

The dramatic snapshot has drawn over 14,000 likes, and has received over 3,000 comments, since being uploaded to Facebook’s Gay Marines group. Blogger Joe. My. God. quotes Brandon Morgan, the Marine in the photo, as saying: To everyone who has responded in a positive way. My partner and I want[...]