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DOE Awards Arabic Language FLAP Grant to Texas School That May Send It Back

February 8, 2011


In 2010, the Department of Education distributed more grant monies under its Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) that at any other time.  One of the recipients was a Texas school district that had applied for funding of an Arabic language and culture program. The Department of Education has identified Arabic as a ‘language of the […]

Citizens Circle Cairo’s Egyptian Museum to Protect Antiquities

January 29, 2011


Friday, Jan 28, 2011 20:26 ET Egypt’s military secures famed antiquities museum To prevent looters from getting inside, citizens form a human chain around the home of King Tut’s gold mask By DIAA HADID and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press AP A fire at the ruling party headquarters next door threatened to engulf the Egyptian Museum, […]

Al Qaeda Can’t Be Beaten Says New Head UK Armed Forces

November 14, 2010


The new head of Britain’s armed forces, Gen Sir David Richards, has warned that the West cannot defeat al-Qaeda and militant Islam. He said defeating Islamist militancy was “unnecessary and would never be achieved”. However, he argued that it could be “contained” to allow Britons to lead secure lives. Gen Richards, 58, said the threat […]

Citizen Judgment Calls Impaired. Great Evidence for Need to Reform Education

September 26, 2010


One of the reforms that would have taken more time to implement and an even longer time  to calculate results would have been education reform.  It should have been a priority. It is obvious today that the stupid human tricks we see in the press highlighted as comedy are the result of people falling through […]

Physics in the Mind of Stephen Hawking and Islam

September 16, 2010


Stephen Hawking’s new book The Grand Design was launched recently and I watched him interviewed several times along with this co-author, Leonard Mlodinow.  The American Public was focused on the 9th anniversary of 9/11 and the burning of Qurans.  In all this uproar I thought:  I wonder what Islam thinks of modern physics and Stephen […]

Hotel White House – Just Another Stop on Obama’s Endless Journey To Nowhere

September 5, 2010


Obama doesn’t live in the White House.  He just stops over there when he is in town.  The refurbished Oval Office looks like a hotel lobby because, well, that’s the feeling of “home” to which the Obamas have become accustomed This past week, the end of “combat” in Iraq had the feeling less of “turning […]

Obama Can’t Be Muslim and a Gay Advocate at the Same Time

September 2, 2010


An accident has happened a the crossroads of  politics and reason and the pileup will get worse unless some Conservatives and Republicans begin to sort through just what direction they are really taking. Some Conservative groups are now saying that the evidence is overwhelming that the anti-bullying movement is a cover for pushing the Gay […]