Archive for May 18th, 2015

May 18th, 2015 - 10:35 pm § in Saudi Arabia

If Iran Has Nukes and Israel Has Nukes, Can Saudi Arabia NOT?

​S. Arabia calls in off-the-shelf nuke option with Pakistan – reportAt the prospect of the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi Arabia has reportedly taken a decision to call in an old favor from Pakistan and get some of its nuclear weapons. 324[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 10:31 pm § in Misc.

So ,, If a University President is worth $1 million, and the Football Coach is worth $2 million, how much is a University’s fund manager worth?

HMC Executives Saw Compensation Increase from 2012 to 2013 By MARIEL A. KLEIN 4 days ago Since-promoted Harvard Management Company president and CEO Stephen Blyth received $11.5 million in compensation in 2013, about double his compensation of $5.3 million in 2012.[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 9:33 pm § in Politics

Conspiracy theories

The difference is these conspiracies are for real. (From Daily Kos)[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 9:23 pm § in Politics

5 charts: Democrats vs. Republicans


May 18th, 2015 - 9:14 pm § in Politics

Misquoting George Carlin

George Carlin (1937-2008) was an iconic standup comedian who championed progressive views. The Heartland Institute is a rightwing think tank that espouse climate change denial and other extremist views, which is funded by the likes of the Waltons, Scaifes, and oil and tobacco companies. A Carlin quo[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 4:34 pm § in Misc.

O’Reilly accused of wife beating — by his ex-wife and daughter

Hey, I’m not saying Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly grabbed his wife by the neck and dragged her down a flight of stairs. His 16-year-old daughter merely accused him of it. Divorces are messy, and people tell stories to get what they want. So who knows what actually happened? I sure don[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 1:34 pm § in Misc.

The Privilege of Money

Billionaire ONLY Gets FOUR MONTHS for Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl   Call it “Affluenza”, call it whatever you want, but Samuel Curtis “S. C.” Johnson III, the 59-year-old billionaire heir to the S. C. Johnson & Sons (formerly Johnson’s Wax) fortune, is only going to do four [...]

May 18th, 2015 - 1:30 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

RUSSIA: Ending One’s Life in a Terrible Place

Russia Russian cancer patients keep killing themselves They’re killing themselves in an alarming trend that’s plagued the country since at least last year. And judging by recent reports, it won’t end anytime soon.  I would hope that this huts home for the Tea Party folks wyho wantr corporate [...]

May 18th, 2015 - 12:39 pm § in Misc.

Supreme Court rules felons have a right to sell their guns

Federal law bars convicted felons from possessing guns. Until now, the government has interpreted that statute to mean a person, upon conviction of a felony, effectively forfeits any guns he owns to the government. But the Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that felons have a right to sell or giv[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 11:07 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Why we NEED More Out of State Students at the UW!

The In-State Tuition Break Is Slowly Disappearing OK that is very wrong.  It is asinine to use out of state tuition to subsidize the UW’s role as an elite university for our own kids. However, that does NOT mean we do not need more out of state students. Look at Husky Stadium.  The UW recrui[...]