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February 8th, 2015 - 11:14 pm § in The Ave Scene

WASTATE #1: The worst tax burden for the average citizen

1. Washington > ITEP index score: -12.6% > Effective tax rate lowest 20%: 16.8% (the highest) > Effective tax rate top 1%: 2.4% (5th lowest) > 2013 Gini coefficient (pre-tax): 0.46 (19th lowest) Washington’s score of -12.6% was the worst in the nation. The poorest 20% of families paid [...]

February 8th, 2015 - 7:11 pm § in America, Environment, Hypocrisy

Alternative Fools

This January 8 article from the New York Times shows how dangerous it is to panic in a crisis. Real or imagined. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/science/new-report-urges-western-governments-to-reconsider-reliance-on-biofuels.html From the article: For instance, under mandates adopted by Congress d[...]

February 8th, 2015 - 1:53 pm § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: religion and children

  Saudis in USA with Yashora Rajapaksha and 4 others “The first image refers to pedophilia in the Vatican. Second child sexual abuse in tourism in Thailand, and the third refers to the war in Syria. The fourth image refers to the trafficking of organs on the black market, where most of th[...]

February 8th, 2015 - 1:08 pm § in Misc.

WASTATE: Republican Welfare

Republican Counties Are the State’s Real Welfare Queens Welfare State – Washington’s Republican counties depend on Western Washington’s money. How can they survive the state budget cuts they demand? -… thestranger.com[...]

February 8th, 2015 - 10:44 am § in America

Why Would Anyone Choose to Live in South Carolina

NOTE THIS POST HAS BEEN AMENDED TO COMPLY WITH A COMPLAINT FROM ROB GROCE THAT THE ORIGINAL TEXT INCLUDED 83 WORDS TAKEN FROM A POST HE HAD MADE. THOSE WORDS HAVE BEEN REMOVED WITH MY APOLOGIES. MR. GROCE ALSO CLAIMED THAT THE IMAGE OF A GUN CAME FROM ART HE HAD PAID FOR.  THE GUN […][...]

February 8th, 2015 - 3:35 am § in Misc., Science

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Jesus’ thumb found .. Pope declares it is a holy relic!

A miracle has occurred! Last year Rio’s iconic Christ statue lost its  right thumb tip to a lightning strike.  Father Joseph of the Archdiocese of Rio, the church responsible for managing the statue, said then that repairs could  be made using a stock of the same stone originally used to [...]

February 8th, 2015 - 1:35 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Norse Gods Get New Temple In Iceland

  Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. “I don’t believe anyone believes in a one-eyed man who is riding about on a horse with ei[...]