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September 11th, 2014 - 2:00 pm § in Misc.

France … the Tea Party? Worse?

  RISE: Le Pen tops poll for French presidency…[...]

September 11th, 2014 - 9:51 am § in China

China: Imperialism

The Wire: China Will Make the Dalai Lama Reincarnate Whether He Likes It or Not By Jake Swearingen The Dalai Lama has said he may be the last Dalai Lama, and that he will not reincarnate inside Tibet if it is still under Chinese control. “Not so fast,” says the Chinese government.[...]

September 11th, 2014 - 9:24 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Remember the CD?

  ‘Birdman’ is surrounded by stacks of CDs in his shop in New York. He doesn’t own a computer, a mobile phone, or a cash register. He solely relies on his visual memory. He made a fortune on Wall Street when he was 35-years old and enjoyed it up to when he was 57, before […][...]

September 11th, 2014 - 4:23 am § in Misc.

One week until Scottish Referendum

Next week Scotland will decide whether to secede from United Kingdom.  June will mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn,  where Robert the Bruce won Scotland’s independence. from Wiki: The early modern period saw religious conflict resulting from the Reformation and the introduc[...]

September 11th, 2014 - 2:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Burke Museum to pitch Legislature for a new building

The Seattle Times reports that the UW wants the legislature to fund a new builfing to replace the 52 year old  Burke Museum. The current building is too small toexhibit the collection and the lack of  air-conditioned or climate-control puts its extensive, important collections at risk. Its directo[...]