Archive for February, 2014

February 26th, 2014 - 10:27 am § in Misc.

UW: “Academic Workers” vs. “Faculty”

An Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education Very Relevant to the UW’s Own  AAUP. “Academic Workers” vs. “Faculty” Jane Buck: Candidate for President of national AAUP  “It would be a tragic loss if we were to weaken our historic commitment to academic freedo[...]

February 26th, 2014 - 9:02 am § in Misc.

How much do docs earn?????

These numbers seem low to me when you see the numbers that managers are getting even in city government.  For example, out new Chief of Police earns over $200,000 and salaries in that range, none of which entail the huge costs of an American medical education, are well into the 200s now.  [...]

February 26th, 2014 - 4:14 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Way of Preservng a Neighborhood

  Among the ugliest of new Seattle’s buildings is the structure next to the Ballad Bridge. Imbedded within this concrete blob is a tiny house that once belonged to Edith Macefield. Then in her 80’s, she refused to sell her little house on N. 48th St., despite being offered $1 million by[...]

February 26th, 2014 - 2:57 am § in Misc.

The People Of Color And Science Awards

I hate the term “People of Color.” This is the crew that won this year’s  Intel Science Talent Search. 40 American kids. 8 of these are from Indian families, Others are Chinese, Korean …. A very few are Euro or “white.” Will someone tell me whether this prize re[...]

February 25th, 2014 - 8:24 pm § in Misc.

Are you reading Rhapsodies?

  Rhapsodies is a sort of sister (brother) site to TA, a comic strip written and drawn by TA’s graphics editor, Bill Morse.[...]

February 25th, 2014 - 1:41 pm § in Misc.

DAVEY JONES: South of India

(Ed: When in Seattle, Davey attends Drinking Liberally.  Now in the Indian Ocean, he writes:) By the way besides you and Barb, and Bill of course, how is the rest of DL holding up with your road show? Ant signs of mental breakdown? As for me, arrival in Sri Lanka has been delayed by about 16 [&hel[...]

February 25th, 2014 - 11:23 am § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 24: Through the eyes of Margarette Bourke White

The great photographer Margaret Bourke White made the image when she arrived as a Life photographer with Patton for the official liberation, several days after the camp had been liberated by American soldiers including my father, the first medic to come to the aid of these prisoners. . This picture[...]

February 25th, 2014 - 4:09 am § in America


The Prosperity Index uses 89 factors to determine the wealthiest countries on Earth (in terms beyond just pure money). Here are the top 10.[...]

February 25th, 2014 - 3:21 am § in Misc.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Defending Reagan

How Do Rational Folks Live in South Carolina? Why do folks want to live in a state that thinks everyone in a bar should carry a concealed gun and Ronnie Reagan was a liberal? Anna Chapman, a sophomore  student at the University of South Carolina was SHOCKED, SHOCKED when she read about Ronald Rea[...]

February 24th, 2014 - 11:52 am § in Hypocrisy

Promoting Child Pornography in a Beauty Pageant

American Fans of These Pageants Seem Blind to The Implications For Pornography[...]