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December 10th, 2020 - 1:45 am § in Misc., UW

When a University of Washington English professor encountered Ernest Hemingway

In 1936, Professor Harry Burns of the University of Washington’s English department “was sitting at a table in a cafe in Key West when an intersting looking person” who turned out to be Ernest Hemingway “took a chair beside him and they struck up a conversation.” Thus b[...]

December 9th, 2020 - 8:47 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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September 23rd, 2020 - 9:56 am § in Hypocrisy, UW

Of Spandex, Feminism, and Male Liberation at the UW

(from a Facebook Post by a friend) When I was a student at the University of Washington, spandex was very popular. I remember one day, I was walking to class, and this one gal, who lived in the dorm, and who was known for always wearing spandex and no underwear, was walking in front of […][...]

April 27th, 2020 - 1:36 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

A FACEBOOK DIALOG: Student Athletes .. a full boat proposal

On FB Charlies James and I were discussing the problem of low success rates in college for African American students. I suggest that one small part of the problem might be to rectify the the misuse of African American student athletes. Low admissions requirements and dubious academic programs by cre[...]

April 7th, 2020 - 4:29 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene, UW

With the recent increased minimum Amazon wage to $15/hr, Jeff Bezos only earns 2.33 times as much as an average Amazon employee.

The amount Amazon (AMZN) pays to keep its master is just $81,840  in salary plus $1.6 million in security-related services.  The salary is not much and even the security would not pay for a weekend of golf by Prez Trump!  Not only is $81,840 modest, Amazon says Jeff has never received any stock-b[...]

November 18th, 2019 - 10:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jews, UW

Gordon Sondland pays ZERO state taxes.

HOW TO AVOID ALL STATE TAXES PAY NO STATE INCOME TAX PAY NO STATE SALES TAXES Gordon Sondland, who lives in Oregon, runs his big-time business from Portland, plays a big role in Oregon politics, has enough money to contribute $1,000,000 to Trump so he could get to be Ambassador to the EU, and who [&[...]

November 10th, 2019 - 11:08 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Microsoft and Amazon Fund Free Tuition for Most WA State Families!

From the Seattle Times: Washington opens wider the door to higher education with new College Grant program While Seattle’s ohso liberal community came out to vote against Amazon- supported candidates last week, maybe these same folks need to read this editorial in the Seattle Times.  Evil Jef[...]

October 7th, 2019 - 1:29 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

WHY SEATTLE’S EFFORTS TO MAKE SLU A BIOTECH PARK FAILED

How Massachusetts Built A Booming Biotech Ecosystem and Washington Failed Original text appeared as an advertisement on 538 sponsored by WE WORK.  The text written by Satta Sarmah-Hightower is abstracted for this post and commented by me in blue. The original premise of South  Lake Union was that [...]

October 5th, 2019 - 9:47 am § in America, The Ave Scene, UW

How the UW Could Fix the Emmert Mess

The scandals surrounding former UW President Mark Emmert began before he came here and were deepened before he left for his real job as NCAA commissioner.  The Washington Post calls NCAA President Mark Emmert “the lord of a feudal state that knows its time is over. “ My two cents: Colle[...]

June 6th, 2019 - 8:47 am § in Hypocrisy, Science, UW

Trump’s fetal tissue ban

“Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration,” HHS (Axios, 6/6/2019, excerpted )The Trump administration announced yesterday that it will no longer fund medical research that uses fetal tissu[...]