Archive for January, 2013

January 29th, 2013 - 7:20 am § in Misc.

Now the guns come to doctor’s offices

Remember when it was just post offices? Newport Beach, CA – A doctor was fatally shot in an examination room of an Orange County medical office, and the man who police believe shot him was taken into custody in the same room without a struggle, authorities said.[...]

January 29th, 2013 - 6:43 am § in Misc.

The Price of Trying of Red Lobster’s Obamacare Threats

In cutting its forecast for the year earlier on Dec. 4, Darden (Red Loster’s woner)  … said that it was hit by a publicity backlash from tests intended to gauge how it could limit costs for workers’ health care. Starting in 2014, big employers such as Darden will be required to pr[...]

January 29th, 2013 - 4:01 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran launches monkey into space, send rocket launchers to Yemen, wants peace.

Iran announced yesterday that they had launched a monkey into space.  The Defense Ministry said the space launch of the monkey coincided “with the days of” the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday, which was last week’ The small grey monkey was pictured strapped into a padded seat and being load[...]

January 29th, 2013 - 12:34 am § in Misc.

Balmer’s rating by Microsoft Employees Ain’t So Good.

Wonder What Mr. Balmer’s Pay Would Be if The Employees Got Their Way? Well, the guy is improving!  Steve Ballmer’s favorability ratings by Microsoft employees jumped to 46% at the end of 2012, compared to a lowly 29% a year earlier published the data in December. This chan[...]

January 28th, 2013 - 11:45 pm § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Teacher Strike Goes National

NEA PRESIDENT SUPPORTS SEATTLE EDUCATORS WHO REF– USE TO GIVE FLAWED STANDARDIZED TEST ***Standardized test takes away from student learning*** WASHINGTON—National Education Association (NEA) members at Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash., voted to not administer the district-mandated Mea[...]

January 28th, 2013 - 12:32 pm § in The Ave Scene

Talking Points from Tim Eyman

* After two unanimous state supreme court rulings, opponents of statewide initiatives have accepted that pre-election legal challenges will fail to block the vote so they don’t file them anymore. Under I-517, it’ll be the same for opponents of local initiatives — they’ll know[...]

January 28th, 2013 - 12:30 pm § in Misc.

What does John McCain want?

McCain Willing to Trade Hagel Confirmation for Sleepover at White House WASHINGTON — Earlier this week, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he had “significant doubts” about Obama’s choice of Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb) for the Secretary […] Read more[...]

January 28th, 2013 - 10:25 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: French Go To Timbuktu

French military enters Timbuktu PARIS (AP) – The chief French military spokesman says French forces have entered the north Malian town of Timbuktu after seizing the airport and roads leading to the fabled city overnight. French Col. Thierry Burkhard said Monday that there had been no combat wi[...]

January 27th, 2013 - 10:52 am § in Misc.

The AVE Scene: where to eat salt and pepper squid, green onion ginger noodle

Sea Garden 509 7th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 623-2100[...]

January 27th, 2013 - 9:47 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Muslim Bigotry Toward Christians

Ayaan Hirsi Ali in Newsweek: As Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, pointed out in an interview with Newsweek, Christian minorities in many majority-Muslim nations have “lost the protection of their societies.” This is especially so in countries with gro[...]