Posts Tagged ‘Chomsky’

May 21st, 2012 - 10:58 am § in Schools & Colleges

How to Fire Professors

from Inside Higher Education: On July 19, 2009, Edward T. Larkin, a professor of German at the University of New Hampshire, drove his motorcycle down Route 101 to the Market Basket in Milford. He pulled into the parking lot behind a car in which a 17-year-old girl was driving her mother. Larkin park[...]

March 15th, 2012 - 8:54 am § in America, Jews, Religion, Science

Judea Pearl … Turing Prize

Judea Pearl, a Big Brain Behind Artificial Intelligence, Wins Turing Award Judea Pearl, has been named the 2011 ACM Turing Award winner. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award, recognizes Pearl for his advances in probabilistic and causal reasoning. His work has enabled crea[...]

October 18th, 2011 - 9:04 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

How to Reach a Republican

from The American Digest From The American Digest:  Dubya and Me – Walt Harrington As [Bush] talked, I even thought about an old Saturday Night Live skit in which an amiable, bumbling President Ronald Reagan, played by Phil Hartman, goes behind closed doors to suddenly become a masterful oper[...]

October 15th, 2011 - 6:34 am § in China

SLIPPERY SLOPE: Middle class China turns to private health insurance

By Linda Pressly Reporter, BBC News 18 July 2011 excerpts Over half of all healthcare in China is paid for by the consumers themselves Healthcare – and how you pay for it – is one of life’s big worries. In China few people have private health insurance but the market is growing. Po[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 7:46 am § in Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Ikea ‘used political prisoners in GDR as slave labour’

Swedish retail giant Ikea used political prisoners in East Germany as “slave labour” to make furniture, secret police files unearthed by a German broadcaster appear to show. Ikea developed strong links with the communist state in the 1970s, opening a number of manufacturing facilities, one of wh[...]

April 6th, 2011 - 12:53 pm § in America

UPDATE: Wisconsin Voters Recall Republican Judge

UPDATE:  — The  Waukesha County clerk announced that the vote total announced for Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court race had been mistaken — The new total puts Prosser on a significant path to victory, about 7,500 votes ahead of Kloppenburg.  Sad outcome.  Will the energy that [...]

April 6th, 2011 - 10:59 am § in China

The Boss Comes to Beijing

  Ed.  Today’s edition of Xinhua News announces that Dylan is giving a concert in Beijing. Unfortunately, world famous artist, Ai Wai Wai, will not be able to attend as he is in prison for casting aspersions on the good intentions of the oligarchy. from Inquirer.Net, 3/12/2011: BEIJING &[...]

March 15th, 2011 - 8:55 pm § in Hypocrisy

Protests Grow of Bradley Manning’s Treatment in Detention

Cruel and Unusual Punishment? By SPIEGEL Staff Activists protest the conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention in front of the US State Department in Washington on Monday. The conditions under which presumed WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning are being held have been tightened again. Even US pol[...]

March 15th, 2011 - 12:59 am § in Misc., Politics

Socialists around the world consider Obama their leader

THE INTERNATIONAL CADRES DEFEND THEIR OWN News Analysis by John Charlton of the Post and Email   The International Socialist Review was concerned in 2008 that Obama would compromise on their principles.  (Dec. 7, 2009) — The concern of common Americans that their federal government has b[...]

March 5th, 2011 - 1:44 pm § in Misc.

Expediency vs. Morality

What to do about Libya ought to be a no-brainer. An odious dictator with a long record of sponsoring terrorism is now clinging to power in the face of popular revolt by mowing down unarmed demonstrators with jets, tanks, and machine guns. The Libyan people, who want to get rid of him, are facing [...]