america-wakiewakie: California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters | KQED The Bully Fire, which has burned more than 12,600 acres in Shasta County, is nearly contained. In the two weeks since it ignited, about 2,000 firefighters have battled the blaze. Nearly half of them — 900 — are inmates with the California Department of... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
AAARGH my wife has been looking for a teaching job for 5 years now. Had a great interview on Tuesday, and got an email this evening saying that they're trying to call her references (which basically means they want her for the position) but none of them are answering.
Hmm. I don't know if Malaysian Airlines really deserves that much blame. It's their normal route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur which they've flown regularly without incident. I don't think it was widely known that the Russian sympathists in the Ukraine had access to missiles capable of shooting down high-altitude aircraft. What are the odds?
Awww - the Chinese postdoc who I've been coaching on English oral presentations just got back from his dissertation defense. He said the dissertation committee was "stunned" by his progress in the two months since his practice defense. *preens*
Not that anyone takes us seriously about human rights after Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and the NSA, but after deporting children, we probably can't say shit about human rights abuses without getting laughed at and told to STFU. #AmericanExceptionalism