Archive for July 16th, 2014

July 16th, 2014 - 1:21 pm § in America


US records USD 71 billion budget surplus in June Washington – The US government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. The Treasury Department says the June surplus totaled USD 71 billion, following a USD 130 billion deficit i[...]

July 16th, 2014 - 12:04 pm § in Misc.

Building a Machine


July 16th, 2014 - 11:26 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Architect of Seattle U Chapel Wins Architecture Award

Steven Holl, noted here for Seattle University’s Chapel of St. Ignatius, has won the 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture presented by the Japan Art Association for lifetime achievement.[...]

July 16th, 2014 - 11:20 am § in Misc.

Seattle Ranks 16!

Last December Forbes  ranked the best housing values among 300 US cities.  Seattle ranked number 16. There are some interesting features of this list: NO California cities make the top 20. I this due to high housing costs there? Same can be said for Virginia and the DC surrounds .. except for the [...]

July 16th, 2014 - 3:48 am § in China, Misc.

CHINA: Newspeak About International Law

The Hague has no jurisdiction over sea dispute 06-07 12:56 China’s repeated rejection of Manila’ s plea for arbitration in the dispute in the South China Sea is by no means defiance of the tribunal in The Hague. On the contrary, it shows China’s respect for international law.[...]