August 31st, 2014
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TIDBIT: NOW THEY’RE SAYING THE UKRAINE IS SEEKING NATO MEMBERSHIP

Well no sooner said than undone it seems. Adding to the speculations of behind-the-scenes diplomacy between Mr. Putin and Mrs. Merkel, and her own assurances that the Ukraine should be kept neutral (suspiciously similar to the position we blogged about concerning Mr. Mearsheimer’s article in the CFR journal Foreign Policy) we now have the coup government in Kiev saying they do plan to pursue NATO membership:

Ukraine to pursue NATO membership

TIDBIT: AND JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE… SCIENTISTS MANIPULATING MAGNETICALLY LEVITATED OBJECTS

Just for good measure with today’s main blog, check this one out: Scientists manipulate magnetically levitated objects Now, I suspect that in private, or rather, in secret, they’ve been manipulating “magnetically levitated” objects for quite a while, and successfully. The interesting thing to ponder is why they’re now willing to talk about it so publicly, when,[More...]

TIDBIT: THE PLIGHT OF THE ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Having suffered the indignities of once-per-semester (and oftentimes late…THANKS Jokelahoma!) paychecks as an adjunct professor, and seeing the fat paychecks of overpaid and under-talented administrators, and decline of the academy in this country, this one speaks volumes to me(thanks to our web developer Daniel DiGriz for sharing this one): What parents need to know about college[More...]

TIDBIT: VIKING SHIP ARTICLE HOAX

Hey everyone…. many of you emailed me about the Viking ship -Mississippi article… the article, apparently, is a hoax from a kind of online Tabloid! So thanks for the heads up to everyone that notified me! Thanks to all of you who spotted it!

BRICS SUMMIT DECLARATION

(Our thanks, again, to Ms. M.W., for sharing this article). Here is the official BRICSA declaration from their recent summit in Forteleza, Brazil: 72 points of BRICS Summit Declaration