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    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

  • Seattle Street Life

    street-scene-prestonOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest city in the US.  Davis Preston writes abut the cracks in the gleaming polish of Seattle liberalism.  

  • UW

    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.

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    trump-and-trumpiesClick to read about the 2016 election.

  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Archive for March, 2015

March 31st, 2015 - 5:14 pm § in Misc.


Today, I have retracted an article I posted last November about Seattle Times marketing practices as a result of information reported by news media today. You can read the original article and retraction here.[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 2:45 pm § in America, Jefferson


Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria may have held its first true, fair election 55 years after Great Britain granted the Federation of Nigeria full independence as a constitutional democracy including three the country’s  three quite distinct regions. What a great event!  As one of my friends 50[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 2:14 pm § in Misc.

Arkansas motel boss fires maid for liking minimum wage hike

“On February 17, Washington Post reporter Chico Harlan published an article on what happens to communities after a small minimum wage hike. Harlan focused his piece on Shanna Tippen, a 43-year-old mother of two who earned the minimum wage at a Days Inn and Suites in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Tippe[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 1:26 pm § in Politics

Bigotry Beat: Florida GOP legislator goes Indiana one better

Jason Brodeur (R-Nuts) is no stranger to controversy. In 2011, in the wake of the massacre that killed 6 people and wounded Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords and a dozen others, Brodeur introduced a bill in the Florida legislature that would subject any doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist w[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 11:14 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Indiana bigots inadvertently legalize pot

“In a classic case of ‘unintended consequences,’ the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for the establishment of the First Church of Cannabis in the Hoosier State,” Raw Story reports. “While Governor Mike Pence [...]

March 31st, 2015 - 9:11 am § in Misc.

Poor overtaxed corporations

“Tax collections from individual Americans last year reached their highest share of the U.S. economy in seven years while corporate tax revenue again lagged historical averages, a new congressional report showed on Monday. … As large companies clamor for tax code reforms aimed at reduci[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 9:00 am § in Misc.

Iran Refuses to Sign Treaty with Texas


March 31st, 2015 - 8:32 am § in Misc.

The Freedom to Read The Torah

Bibi Netanyahu has told heads of the haredi political parties that women will not be allowed to read from the Torah at the wiling wall. WoW won the right to pray at the Western Wall in accordance with their own practices, such as wearing prayer shawls and tefillin, which in Orthodox Judaism is d[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 8:32 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Portraits of a rightwing freak

When a few pictures are worth countless words …[...]