Archive for February, 2013

February 28th, 2013 - 6:50 pm § in Misc.

What Sequester Means at the UW and Hutch

NIH: 10% Cut in Existing Grants:  This is even worse than it sounds.  About 30% of any grant is flexible.  The rest is for salaries, funds that can only be cut over a tear or more.  So a “10%” cut will mean a 20 to 30% cut in the researchy ebinbg done! NIH has published […][...]

February 28th, 2013 - 9:18 am § in Misc.


WOW … Readmore ……….. BREAKING NEWS:WASTATE Supreme Court to Rule on Legality of Taxes TODAY! The Washington State Supreme Court is set to issue a decision tomorrow morning on whether or not the voter-approved rule—in this case, Initiative 1053—that requires a two-thirds v[...]

February 28th, 2013 - 8:27 am § in Misc.

Hillary: Meryl Streep’s next role?

4 in 10 Americans want Meryl Streep to play Clinton in movie: Poll[...]

February 28th, 2013 - 4:46 am § in Misc.

NRA: Screw the UN!

UN Arms Treaty: NRA Vows To Fight Regulation Of $70 Billion Global Arms Trade[...]

February 27th, 2013 - 11:06 pm § in Politics


Faced with the sequester by the Democrats, the President has announced that he is trying to conserve precious funds for the military. Two aircraft carriers are now docked because of concerns the Navy can afford nuclear fuel for them.  Worse yet, the Department of Defense has decided not to deploy a[...]

February 27th, 2013 - 10:40 am § in Misc.

DAVEY JONES and the green glow

working and crossing the Indian Ocean, last night the ship was surrounded by the most wonderful green phosphorescence, in and of itself not rare, but the intensity and size f the pool was worth seeing. The ship continues to run well, so that we are caught up on maintenance, and are started back benc[...]

February 27th, 2013 - 10:39 am § in Misc.

Should Facebook’s Zuckerberg Pay Taxes?


February 27th, 2013 - 10:39 am § in Misc.

What the violinist did when the cell phone rang!

He played the ringtone![...]

February 27th, 2013 - 8:09 am § in Misc.

New York to ban discrimination against the unemployed

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the council would soon override a veto by Mayer Bloomberg.  The measure, once pased, will  ban job ads that say unemployed applicants won’t qualify and let rejected applicants sue employers. New Jersey, Oregon and Washington, D.C., have passed unemployme[...]

February 27th, 2013 - 4:32 am § in Misc.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY: Detroit faces bankruptcy

Faced with bankruptcy of the city that once represented American capitalism President Romney has stated that, “Detroit must undergo bankruptcy so the free market can restructure this asset for the benefit of us all.” After conveying this message from his father, Presidential Spokeperson,[...]