Posts Tagged ‘99%’

July 9th, 2012 - 8:16 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Washington Post: U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there

The Canary in the Mine: a frightening insight into the US Economic future. Based in part on Washington Post article, “U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there“ Here in Washington state, Ed Lazowska , the Bill and Melinda Gates Professor of Comp Sci at UW, is a very fo[...]

February 11th, 2012 - 7:48 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science

50% Drop In TOP Students Choosing Science and Engineering!

Even greater in number are the undergrad science majors who glimpse their future as a jaded graduate student, and decide that they would be better off in another line of work. People are walking away from science, and taking their future potentially ground-breaking accomplishments with them. Study t[...]

December 24th, 2011 - 2:05 am § in America, Misc., Politics

The 99% Rag: Poem for the Times

’Twas Year End and the CEOs / Did gamble with their bonus,
All bankrupt were the borrowers / In th’ encampment of the homeless.

The once-proud folks of Middle Class, their pensions stripped away;
Their diet was of canned dog food, ham-sandwiches and hay.


November 29th, 2011 - 6:01 am § in The Ave Scene

Tim Eyman on The SALES Tax

GREGOIRE’S 10% SALES TAX IS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF LIES Washington Legislature News by Tim Eyman, Sound Politics On Monday, Governor Gregoire said: “I am being honest with people of the state of Washington. I am not misleading, misinforming, distorting or anything. I have tried to be a[...]

November 27th, 2011 - 2:53 pm § in UW

Berkeley Blog: Are Faculty Joining the 99% Movement?

There’s something happening here… “I plan to be at the meeting tomorrow, one of the very few Academic Senate meetings I will have attended in my 17+ years as a faculty member here. I am not proud of not attending Senate meetings. I have good reasons why I often could not: they tend (like t[...]

November 25th, 2011 - 9:48 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Taking Money Back to 1492

Back in the day, Spain was awesomely rich! All Ferdinand and Isabella needed to do was to sends ships to America, pick up some gold and few slaves, bring the stuff back and … MONEY!!! Having expelled the smart folks … the Jews and Muslims, the triumphant Spanish Chrsitians, figured this [...]

November 17th, 2011 - 9:38 am § in America

Monopoly Money

Clinging to a Bankrupt Monetary System By Eric Fry 11/15/11 Laguna Beach, California – “Europe is in one of its toughest — perhaps the toughest — hours since World War II,” German Chancellor, Angela Merkel declared yesterday. Who would argue with her? The Second World War crippled the Euro[...]

November 16th, 2011 - 10:34 am § in America

How to fix higher education, on the cheap!

Ed Lascowza, a UW Prof,  bemoans the fact that we turn away two-thirds of the students qualified to become computer scientists.  TWO THIRDS! For a lot of us, Ed misses the question.  Students may want Comp Sci or pre med, but that may not be where the jobs are. Worse, shouldn’t we be giving[...]

November 8th, 2011 - 11:09 am § in Uncategorized

The Other Side, the 1% speak out!

  Click the image for a view from the 1% !!!![...]

November 7th, 2011 - 8:25 am § in America

BERKELEY BLOG: Lessons for the Occupation from the Tea Baggers

What the Occupy movement can learn from the Tea Party Lawrence Rosenthal, executive director, Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements | 11/3/11 | It’s important to look at the Occupy Movement in the context of the Tea Party movement.Both were utterly unexpected and both were game-[...]