Archive for December 18th, 2013

December 18th, 2013 - 3:28 pm § in America

Responding to an email complaint

A relative who lives in South Carolina has complained that  posts here about that state are unfair My reply: As for posts about SC, they really are nothing new.  Like many here in Seattle I have been angry that Boeing moved its assembly plant to avoid paying skilled workers a fair wage and becaus[...]

December 18th, 2013 - 12:00 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Peace is Possible?

Beit Jalla, West Bank – Palestinians Ready To Extend Talks With Israel Today  01:34 PM Beit Jalla, West Bank – The chief Palestinian peace negotiator says the Palestinians are ready to extend the current talks with Israel beyond an April deadline — if there is a framework agreement in[...]

December 18th, 2013 - 9:33 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

UW Senate Operates Like the Soviet Duma

Why doesn’t the UW faculty understand that democracy requires open discussion? This AM I received the following email that made me quite angry. The message: Voting Faculty, At its meeting on December 5, 2013, the Faculty Senate approved legislation that revises the Faculty Code on principles o[...]

December 18th, 2013 - 4:40 am § in Environment, Misc.

North America to Drown in Oil as Mexico Ends Monopoly

Confession: We Own a Boat! A few years ago, faced with 3 gallons of gasoline  per mile. we upgraded the Aquila to diesels.  That cots us tens of thousands of dollars but … aside form safety issues … it was nice to get three miles to the gallon instead of three gallons to the mile Now[...]