Archive for April 5th, 2014

April 5th, 2014 - 10:50 pm § in Hypocrisy

North Korea: Calls President of South Korea a “repulsive wench.”

Park Geun-hye has no right to talk about the children of North Korea. The KCNA news agency carried what it said were comments by a private citizen criticizing Park’s offer last week to help the impoverished North’s women and children as “foul-smelling vituperation uttered by human[...]

April 5th, 2014 - 6:47 pm § in The Ave Scene

How Come we do not tax podment developers for transit?

A recent exchange of posts at the UW AAUP listserv illustrates the political castration of the University. To be honest, I intend to vote for prop one with a large clothespin applied to my nose. One participant, excited by something he read in the Seattle Times, posted his enthusiasm for proposition[...]

April 5th, 2014 - 11:38 am § in Misc.

Clue To Lost Jet? Or Chinese BS?

  Update:  Yeah, “noise” is the right description Frankly, to a non-expert like me,  the Chinese equipment doesn’t look like much more than a tin can on a string.  And they had a spare pinger in their inflatable boat, which would start pinging if it got wet, and what doesn&[...]

April 5th, 2014 - 2:07 am § in Politics, Russia

UKRAINE: The Crack In The Slavic Egg

John Lloyd:  “Russia, with faltering growth, a demographic crisis and no modernization in sight, is a year or two away from the economic fever ward.” John Lloyd at Reuters writes about  the threats of a Slav crash involving not only Ukraine but  Russia, with more than 140 million peop[...]