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Archive for April 18th, 2014

April 18th, 2014 - 11:02 pm § in The Ave Scene

Commentary by SMS: How to fake a Chihuly

Chihuly fakes Dale Chihuly famously makes no art of his own.  Instead he runs a factory where others, anonymously, create Chihouly stuff.  Last spring Federal authorities  arrested a Renton man  for offering fake Dale Chihuly glass pieces and paintings. Ironically, the fraud was discovered when [...]

April 18th, 2014 - 8:55 pm § in Misc.

South Carolina, Here We Go Again!

I’ve never lived in South Carolina, and frankly don’t want to, and have only an outsider’s impression of the state.  A story in today’s news doesn’t improve my opinion of South Carolina or the people who live there.  If the good citizens of South Carolina want to be t[...]

April 18th, 2014 - 1:09 pm § in Misc.

APPLESAUCE: Why do I need to give Apple my $*^%% finberprint?

Like millions of others, Fred Kahl never used a passcode on his iPhone. The 48-year-old creative director said it was “kind of a pain in the ass” to punch in those numbers every time he needed his phone. In the meantime, plans for the Goldfinger project by Apple have been held up by poli[...]

April 18th, 2014 - 9:11 am § in Jews, Misc.

BUCHENWALD 38: Ukraine events and Jewish memories of the early stages of WWII

Denials and  Debates About the Facts In Europe Marked the Path to The Camps in the 1930s. (Donetsk, Ukraine)  Once again the opponents in Europe are using their Jews as pawns. Fliers were distributed by masked men this week ordering Jews over the age of 16 to register with the new authorities (for[...]

April 18th, 2014 - 8:23 am § in Misc.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY: “No Knowledge” of Why Utah Plane is in Tehran

(WhiteHOuse, TA News April 18,2014) Tagg Romney, the spokesperson for the Romney administration, says that the White House is investigating a report in the New York Times about an American plane belonging to a bank in Utah appearing in Tehran.  Mr. Romney said that the FAA had told him that the pla[...]

April 18th, 2014 - 7:27 am § in The Ave Scene

Can I Tip at The Fast Food Drive Through Window?

Seattle is about to pass some form of $15 per hour minimum wage.   The debate is no longer about whether we will have such a wage but what to do about other forms of income such as tips or benefits. When we pass the $15 wage,  an obvious result will be … wherever possible… cuts […][...]

April 18th, 2014 - 4:28 am § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 37: The Jews: Today is the anniversary of a heroic event

 SEVENTY years ago today, a group of young men and women fired the shots that began the largest single act of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. ¶[...]