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    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

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    street-scene-prestonOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest city in the US.  Davis Preston writes abut the cracks in the gleaming polish of Seattle liberalism.  

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    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.

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  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

May 23rd, 2017 - 2:46 am § in Misc.

Terrorist bomb kills 19, injures 50 at U.K. Ariana Grande concert

This is a developing story. Check major news sources for updates.

Photo credit: TMZ

 


May 23rd, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: 5/23

Appeasing the Donald: NATO’s feel-good meeting aims to impress Trump TRUMP TARGETS NIH: The National Cancer Institute would be hit with a $1 billion cut compared to its 2017 budget. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute would see a $575 million cut, and the National Institute of Aller[...]


May 22nd, 2017 - 10:37 am § in Donald Trump

The Donald’s Big Bad Idea: Sunni:Israeli Nato.

Donald Trump’s Saudi Trip Highlighted a Sunni:Israeli Nato.   This would be a terrible mistake Trump is acting like a frontman for the Saudis, demonizing the Shia and Iran.  This may please Israel extremists too , but it ignores the reality that Saudi’s version of Islam and their own S[...]


May 22nd, 2017 - 8:21 am § in The Ave Scene

Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year affirmed a lower court’s 2013 ruling ordering the state to fix or replace hundreds of culverts — large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon. Idaho and Montana joined Washington state in asking the[...]


May 21st, 2017 - 10:59 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Ramadan Starts This Week

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May 21st, 2017 - 12:26 am § in The Ave Scene

Why do MY tax dollars support Sawant’s Socialist Alternative Party?

A friend in Seattle tells me that this was sent on Seattle money, using City Council Staff, by Kshama Sawant.  Whatever the value of her opinions, I do not understand how this is relevant to Sawant’s job as the Council member from my neighborhood in Seattle. Sawant is obviously using city mon[...]


May 20th, 2017 - 1:32 am § in Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: An Encounter in New Jersey

Ralph Drake FACEBOOK I just ran into this Nazi piggie in Shop Rite In Newton,N.J. I started to take his picture and he proudly posed…he asked,”did you vote for “the President?”...I said “yeah, twice”….he said “what he was just elected?” Then he l[...]


May 18th, 2017 - 9:38 am § in The Ave Scene

Why Seattle’s Voucher System Is NOT A Cure for Election Corruption

Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program: A Candidate’s View   James Passey was running for a city council seat this year, but he recently withdrew, citing the Voucher Program as one of the reasons. Here is his view: “In 2015, Seattle voters passed an initiative to create a public-finance[...]


May 18th, 2017 - 8:55 am § in Misc.

CHINA vs US ,,, as the century unfolds

One Belt, One Road, One Global PR Blitz Over the weekend, Beijing hosted an international conference to promote its “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to link China with countries across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East through trade and investment in infrastructure. President Xi Jinping pr[...]


May 16th, 2017 - 12:55 am § in Misc.

How Norway Pays for Healthcare

Knut Robert Knutsen Healthcare (in Norway) is nationalized, but the details are a bit nuanced. Well, a portion of our paycheck goes to the “welfare fund”, and there’s an employer portion on top of that. It’s based primarily on the Bismarck Socialism model where the employee c[...]


May 16th, 2017 - 12:22 am § in Donald Trump

Trump’s Top Pick for USDA Head Scientist is a Talk Radio Host

New head scientist at the Agriculture Department has never taken a graduate course in science . Dr. Sam Clovis has a doctorate in public administration and  is best known for hosting a conservative talk radio show on Iowa’s KSCJ Talk Radio alongside Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Hahn, Da[...]


May 15th, 2017 - 1:19 am § in Donald Trump

TRUMP rumored to nominate right wing legal thug as head of Justice Department’s Civil Division

 President Trump has asked Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway, to run the Justice Department’s civil division.   First TRUMP hired a law firm to issue a bizarre statement that they have seen his taxes and there is nothing untoward, now he want to hire a thug attorney to be hea[...]


May 8th, 2017 - 9:42 am § in Misc.

Texas to Use Religious and Sexual Preference in Adoptions

Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a bill in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The bill had been scheduled for debate and approval[...]


May 23rd, 2017 - 7:23 am § in Science

TRUMP TARGETS NATIONAL HEALTH INSTITUTES AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

 Washington Post reports the Trump’s 2018 budget would decimate health research The National Cancer Institute: a $1 billion cut The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: a $575 million cut National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases : a  $838 million cut. The administration wou[...]


May 22nd, 2017 - 9:33 am § in Misc.

Jared Kusher ‘person of interest’ in probe into possible links between Trump campaign and Russia

(News.COM from Australia) According to reports Kusher met with Russia ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a month after Trump was elected. The meeting was also attended by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The White House has not responded to the speculation. Mr Kusher has been accompanying Pre[...]


May 22nd, 2017 - 8:46 am § in Hypocrisy, Jews, Religion

IVANKA INVENTS A FEMALE YARMULKE

The Ivanka Kippa is part of her new line of fashion accessories for observant women. Mrs, Kushner is also working with friends form the orthodox Jewish community to offer wigs and the wives of the Saudi King to introduce a like of burkas and for the more daring diaphanous head scarves.[...]


May 22nd, 2017 - 1:29 am § in The Ave Scene

Spring has come … at $75/pound

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