Archive for December 21st, 2013

December 21st, 2013 - 5:59 pm § in Misc.

Proposed Revisions To UW Faculty Code.

HOW WELL DOES THE UW FACULTY CODE PROTECT ACADEMIC DREEDOM?   A proposal (see document) has been sent to the UW faculty to revise our Code to address protections for Faculty Free Speech.  My own opinion is that the proposal is weak and may even decrease faculty rights.  The UW faculty do not ha[...]

December 21st, 2013 - 1:37 pm § in China, Misc.

CHINA: Launches satellite for Bolivia

  A Chinese Long March-3B carrier rocket blasts off with Bolivia’s first telecommunications satellite on December 21, 2013 from the Xichang satellite launch centre in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.  The satellite, which is expected to be operational in March 2014, has cost [...]

December 21st, 2013 - 10:40 am § in Misc.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY: Christmas Vacation Amidst a Family Feud

Playa del Secreto, MEXICO (TA News) — President Romney has begun his annual winter vacation in Mexico. The President (whose father was born in our southern neighbor), first lady Ann Romney and what Press Secretary Tagg Romney calls  “The HORDE OF Romney family”  landed in Playa del [...]

December 21st, 2013 - 5:52 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: The Other Amazon Has Labor Troubles

Brazil World Cup 2014: builders strike at Amazon stadium Work had already been partially suspended at the stadium by a court order Continue reading the main story Construction workers at the World Cup football stadium in the Brazilian city of Manaus have gone on strike demanding better safety condit[...]

December 21st, 2013 - 12:53 am § in Misc.

Shabe Yalda: Happy Midnight in Iran

  Iranians to Celebrate Longest Night of Year, Yalda TEHRAN (FNA)- Since many centuries ago Iranians home and abroad stay awake on Yalda night, the year’s longest night, to mark the victory of light over darkness. ( 14:05:49 – 2012/12/20)[...]