Friday, March 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
Thursday, March 14: Practice Day Friday - Saturday, March 15 - 16: Competition Full schedule: http://www.pittsburghfirst.org/programs/frc The Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual showdown between competing high school teams from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Canada. FIRST combines the excitement of sports with science and technology to create a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to design, build, test, brand, and find local funding to compete in a different game every year. This three day event is free and open to the public.
Last Friday president-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwanese President, breaking decades of U.S. protocol, opening the door to potential trouble with China, which refuses to recognize the island as a separate nation. The phone call received was described as congratulatory, and is believed to be the first conversation between an American president and a Taiwanese leader since 1979, when U.S. diplomatic relations were terminated, no longer seen as an independent sovereignty. However Washington has sold $12 billion worth of arms and has an agreement to help defend Taiwan.
Is Senator Toomey right that federal funds should be withheld from sanctuary cities?