Archive for September 23rd, 2013

September 23rd, 2013 - 11:22 pm § in Hypocrisy

Fake Online Reviewers Snared

NY Attorney General Sting Have you been giving yourself 4 stars? Voz iz Neias reports: “Nineteen companies caught writing fake reviews on websites such as Yelp, Google Local and CitySearch have been snared in a year-long sting operation by the New York Attorney General, and will pay $350,000 i[...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 10:49 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Murray Moves Toward Being Mayor Ed

Publicola reports that Ed Murray picked up impressive endorsements from state Rep. Eric Pettigrew (D-37, SE Seattle) and former Southeast Seattle state rep Dawn Mason. While both Pettigre and Mason are African American leaders, I was especially impressed by the endorsement by Pettigrew, a moderate[...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 9:34 pm § in Misc.

Is that a cop’s job?

Do Cops in Wealthy NY Suburbs Get Paid to Make Intimidating Phone Calls ? I have long been accustomed to threatening letters from lawyers, but a threatening call from a cop was something quite new: Sunday afternoon I was watching a documentary about Nat Turner and the slave rebellion of 1831 when I [...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 6:53 pm § in America

Assassinating a Scholar

Rightie Site Assassinates Muslim Scholar: This is awesome … on the left is Aslan and his CV garnered from two sources on the web.  On the tight is the perversion of his credentials by the Daily Caller, a right wing site founded by Fox proteges including Tucker Carlson. You judge. Reza Aslan [...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 12:45 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Berkeley Blog

Let’s not get too excited about the new UC open access policy Michael Eisen, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology | 8/3/13 It was announced today that systemwide Academic Senate representing the 10 campuses of the University of California system had passed an “open access” policy[...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 12:19 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Why Can’t The President Teach?

Chuck Todd on why the public buys GOP lies about Obamacare:   “What I always love is people say, ‘Well, it’s you folks’ fault in the media.’ No! It’s the President of the United States’ fault for not selling it.”[...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 6:28 am § in Misc., UW

UW Entrance Exam

(from 1908) Ancient History (Choose any eight of the following) Describe an Egyptian temple. Compare the early history of Babylonia with that of Egypt. What is an oligarchy? What did Solon do for Athens? Describe slavery in Athens. What causes contributed to Alexander’s victories? What was the[...]