Archive for September 13th, 2016

September 13th, 2016 - 6:55 pm § in Misc., UW

The UW Falls in the Ranking: Is #54 Something to be Proud Of?

The Seattle Times today proudly ranks the UW as # 54 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the best national universities.  We rank 16th among public universities in this list. I am unimpressed My issue here is completely different from the usual debate in our state about how can we s[...]

September 13th, 2016 - 10:30 am § in Misc.

TRUMPISM: Russian Style

Poltico: NIZHNY TAGIL—Felix Nikolaevich Kolsky knows war. His grandfather had five sons, and only one came back from World War II. Kolsky’s father was one of the ones who didn’t make it home, and Felix was born in his absence, shortly after he went off to the front in 1941. “My generation ne[...]

September 13th, 2016 - 9:37 am § in The Ave Scene

Paul Allen’s Octopus Featured in The Guardian

The ultra rich are getting poorer!  They control only  $19.3tn in assets, down from $22tn the year before.  But sales of super-yachts rose 40% last year! (abstracted from Julia Kollewe The Guardian) The global super rich continued to splash out on super-yachts and luxury goods last year, despite[...]

September 13th, 2016 - 7:31 am § in Misc.

Chinazor: Islam in NIgeria

This man has just added a second Rolls Royce to his fleet of luxury cars. He was recently involved in the kidnap and forced detention of a 14 year old female, 14, as a sex slave in his palace. In Islam, it is permitted to use non Muslim females as sex slave. Emir Of Kano […][...]

September 13th, 2016 - 1:02 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Washington Post : Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

The Post’s View with Illustrations from THE-Ave.US DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign[...]