Archive for November 11th, 2014

November 11th, 2014 - 8:55 pm § in America

A Letter From Canada

Dear Americans, “Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organizati[...]

November 11th, 2014 - 3:50 pm § in Misc.

Buchenwald 59

I note in today’s (11/11/14)  New York Times a story about the mementos of a Shoah survivor.  Mary Berg’s mother was an American, which is why she survived.  She was in the Warsaw Ghetto and kept a diary which was published in the US in the forties.  She campaigned on behalf of the victi[...]

November 11th, 2014 - 1:38 pm § in Hypocrisy, Religion

Islamophobia .. Pakistan Style

Why So Many Pakistanis Hate Their Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dissing its Nobel laureates is a bit of a tradition in Pakistan, too. Before Malala, in 1979, Dr. Abdus Salam won the Nobel Prize for Physics. He, too, is a pariah in Pakistan, rarely acknowledged and never claimed as the “pride” of the [...]

November 11th, 2014 - 12:45 pm § in Misc.

UW Regents Move Dinner Meetings To Campus After Criticism

The UW regents have moved their monthly dinner meetings on campus after being sued for allegedly violating the state’s Open Meetings Act. The dinner meetings, which precede the regular regents meetings held on campus, are billed as “social” events but university business is typical[...]

November 11th, 2014 - 12:42 pm § in Misc.

Another Failure of Seattle Biotech

Dendreon, Maker of Prostate Cancer Drug Provenge, Files for Bankruptcy  [...]

November 11th, 2014 - 12:21 pm § in Misc.

The Ave Challenge

Who is this general?  [...]

November 11th, 2014 - 12:03 pm § in Misc.

Memo To Cops: Your Body Cameras Don’t Work If They’re Turned Off

The Spokane police department’s body camera experiment has begun with a thud. A cop who shot a domestic violence suspect after a car chase was wearing a body camera, but there’s no video of the shooting because the camera was turned off. Cameras, like medications prescribed by your doc[...]

November 11th, 2014 - 11:57 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Is Washington Joining the Confederacy?

According to the Washington Post we are  one of the 29 states where tax collections have yet to return to their pre-recession heights.  Put another way, we look a lot like South Carolina or Alabama! We also, along with the former Confederacy, rank near the bottom in our support not only for K-12[...]