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December 12th, 2013 - 11:23 pm § in Misc.

Nobel Laureate Denounces Premier Journals …

 Randy Schekman refers to these journals as “luxury” journals. I think a more apt term is” science tabloids.” Recently, TA has written about the problem of scientific publishers appropriating copyrights to themselves . especially on materials funded by our government.  The [...]

December 12th, 2013 - 9:00 pm § in Schools & Colleges

THE UW PRESIDENT: What to do about a leader who undermines his organization?

Is GET a Ponzi scheme? Who knows? Who cares? The real issue is what to do about a leader who undermines his organization. Suppose General Eisenhower had said, “This invasion can’t possibly succeed”? Or Alan Mullaly, upon being named CEO of Ford, said, “Let’s file for ba[...]

December 12th, 2013 - 7:32 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

North Korea: Demonization has consequences

 North Korea announced Friday that it has executed Jang Song Thaek.  The announcement called the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, calling him a “traitor for all ages” with  his “wild ambition” who was “despicable human scum” and “worse than a dog.” Uncle Jang was executed after admit[...]

December 12th, 2013 - 1:03 pm § in Misc.

THE Ave’s business: How avatars are created…. and do I need one for the Repricans?

I am a photographer who really got excited by an idea that Minor White created.  Minor’s book “Mirrors, Messages, and Manifestations” has a series of images where he pairs an abstract with a somehow equivalent portrait of a person. When I began using Photoshop, I realized he could[...]

December 12th, 2013 - 12:53 pm § in Politics

President Romney: I am not afraid of Ann!

In an exchange caught on camera, former President Obama joked with Mr. Romney about the differences in their bad habits. Mr, Obama said he hadn’t smoked in years because he is  ‘Scared Of My Wife’  . The exchange was caught on camera and aired on CNN. After the President appeared[...]

December 12th, 2013 - 11:46 am § in Uncategorized

Now THAT is copyright infringement

I am still waiting to find out who filed a complaint about THE Ave log. In the meantime, I think this is a great misuse of copyright … they also offer the Apple logo![...]

December 12th, 2013 - 10:12 am § in Misc.

Waiting for the announcement of Microsoft’s new Pope

  Rumors abound. (click image)    [...]

December 12th, 2013 - 9:43 am § in China, Misc.

CHINA THE UGLY

Tells JAPAN to stop “Diaoyu Islands” provocation[...]

December 12th, 2013 - 9:40 am § in The Ave Scene

Maybe Boeing’s Machinists Need to Move to Germany

Germany Struggles to Lure Skilled Workers Germany must look abroad to make up for its shortage of highly skilled workers. But a series of obstacles, including daunting bureaucracy, stand in the way of foreign specialists looking to relocate. By Maximilian Popp and Janko Tietz more… [ Comment[...]

December 12th, 2013 - 4:56 am § in Politics

As Christmass Approaches. Venezuela Nationalizes The Stores

Can Government Play Santa? CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro intensified his perceived fight Monday against “bourgeois parasites” he accuses of an economic war against the socialist country by threatening to force more stores to sell their merchandise at [...]