Archive for June 27th, 2017

June 27th, 2017 - 5:55 pm § in Misc.


Long-range missile that can fit in shipping container test-fired at sea  IS KIM WATCHING? Trump threatens that US will withdraw from missile treaty with Russia .. freeing a new arms race.  Trump-Xi bromance wanes as U.S. weighs tougher stance Toronto Trump hotel owner strikes deal to remove presid[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 4:26 pm § in Misc.

UW researchers build largest circuits in living  cells

 FRANKENSTEIN CELLS? (Xinhua) — A team of University of Washington  synthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. Reported in the latest issue of Nature Communications, [...]

June 27th, 2017 - 12:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Breaking News: McConnell Delays Trumpcare Vote

Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote Until After July 4th Facing opposition within their own ranks, Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act until after next week’s recess. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) postponed a vote on t[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 9:52 am § in Misc.

THE-Ave Challenge: Whosit?

A. Caliph for Islamic State B. Lead in Avatar 2 C. CIA agent in disguise D. Former head of Taliban  Afghanistan E. Sean Penn in makeup for movie about Iraq[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 9:49 am § in Donald Trump

Trump’s Nepotism

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel described Ivanka’s advisory role to President Donald Trump, her father. Gabriel said: “For me there are things that remain strange, like for example the visit of his daughter to Germany which was treated almost like a world event, while the mix of polit[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 8:07 am § in The Ave Scene


Reuven Carlyle We appear to be moving toward a state budget and the largest reform of education finance in our state’s 128 year history. #waleg Regardless of how it unfolds, I’m grateful for the enormous dedication of budget writers working 7×24 for a responsible agreement. And yet [...]

June 27th, 2017 - 8:01 am § in Jews, Politics


WHAT NEXT?  MAYBE THEY WILL PASS NUREMBERG LAWS? Israel Moves To Reject Conversions Except By Orthodox Rabbinate JERUSALEM — A Knesset committee has approved the advance of a bill that would require the state to recognize only conversions completed und… FORWARD.COM Somebody needs to tell the Yi[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 7:27 am § in The Ave Scene

UW Report of Minimum Wage Law in Seattle Loss of Jobs Disputed by U Cal Researcher

Last week, two reports on Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance reached opposite conclusions.  Researchers at the University of Washington found that  Seattle’s minimum wage is costing jobs.  A second report, requested by the the Mayor’s Office, claimed that the UW study was false. The Universit[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 1:41 am § in Misc.


After Trump: Santa Barbara is struggling  with labor shortages, which have ranged from 15 to 26 percent. Farmers, therefore, must leave crops to rot in the fields. An estimated $13 million of strawberries, broccoli, leafy greens, and other unharvested produce were plowed under last yearReuters Is D[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 12:32 am § in Donald Trump


  The sale was made, but as has been frequently the case with Trump, the buyers have started to suspect they may have been played for fools. (Excerpted from NEWSWEEK) Breitbart (and, really, the entire right-wing media establishment) is now faced with a bungling chief executive who has embraced[...]