Archive for January 2nd, 2014

January 2nd, 2014 - 4:13 pm § in America

Should Illegal Immigrants Become Lawyers?

California says yes. In the news today is a story about Sergio Garcia, 36, who at age 2 was brought to the U.S. by his parents without our government’s permission.  Garcia returned to Mexico with his family at age 9, but re-entered the U.S. at age 17 and stayed.  An upwardly mobile striver, [...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 3:22 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Full disclosure: Bob Raymond and UW’s Freedom of Information Act

WILL “Bob Raymond” Fess Up? About three weeks ago I made a Freedom of information request about a complaint issued against THE Ave by a person or persons supposedly upset that we used a “W” and a husky (not the UW husky in our logo. My concern was not the logo. As any reader [...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 2:21 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

More on the ASA boycott

Land-Grant Universities’ Group Opposes Israel Boycott The leadership of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities said the call for a boycott was “severely misguided and wrongheaded.”[...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 1:50 pm § in Misc.


Wells Fargo downgrades Apple stock over market concerns[...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 1:07 pm § in Hypocrisy

BUCHENWALD 16: Comments by Edward R Murrow

If I have offended you by this rather mild account of Buchenwald, I’m not in the least sorry… Today is my birthday.  This birthday is very sad because of the fight in my family, a fight that makes even Jan 1 a sour day. Some in my family have taken offence at my postings about […[...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 11:42 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

In Defence Of the Anti Israel Boycott

A Comment Censored at the AAUP I understand the passion expressed by Stephen Schwartz and Paul Burstein in their postings.  As an American Jew, I also feel passionately about these issues. Although  South African apartheid was based on “race,” apartheid as a concept could be based on a[...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 11:00 am § in Misc.

Will the machinists vote hurt WASTATE’s credit rating?

The Motley Fool claims so: If  Boeing pulls production of its 777X from Washington, that could have a significant impact on Washington’s credit rating. Bloomberg reports that the loss of jobs and tax revenue could result in a credit downgrade, which is something no state wants to face.  Foll[...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 3:52 am § in The Ave Scene

Tomorrow The Machinists Vote

Tomorrow the machinists vote on their contract. Follow this link for live coverage of the vote. However it comes out, I hope that Governor Inslee is wooing Aerobus to build a plant here.  Imagine all the good things that would mean ..Aerobus gets all the advantages of Washington’s investment[...]

January 2nd, 2014 - 2:55 am § in Misc.

Israeli and Palestinians Back Two States

West Bank – A poll suggests a majority of Israelis and Palestinians supports the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, but remains suspicious of the other side.  The survey was released Wednesday, hours before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s return to the region. Kerry[...]