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  • SUNDAY REVELATIONS

    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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  • 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 the ‘The Ave Scene’ Category

May 23rd, 2017 - 8:23 am § in The Ave Scene

MIcrosoft and China Collaborate to Create Big Brother OS?

Microsoft has built a version of Windows 10 tailored for China’s government and state-owned corporations, baking into the operating system greater control for administrators , Chinese state control over how the OS handles privacy and a pledge to not send any data outside of the country. The Chines[...]

May 22nd, 2017 - 8:21 am § in The Ave Scene

Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year affirmed a lower court’s 2013 ruling ordering the state to fix or replace hundreds of culverts — large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon. Idaho and Montana joined Washington state in asking the[...]

May 22nd, 2017 - 1:29 am § in The Ave Scene

Spring has come … at $75/pound

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May 21st, 2017 - 12:26 am § in The Ave Scene

Why do MY tax dollars support Sawant’s Socialist Alternative Party?

A friend in Seattle tells me that this was sent on Seattle money, using City Council Staff, by Kshama Sawant.  Whatever the value of her opinions, I do not understand how this is relevant to Sawant’s job as the Council member from my neighborhood in Seattle. Sawant is obviously using city mon[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 9:38 am § in The Ave Scene

Why Seattle’s Voucher System Is NOT A Cure for Election Corruption

Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program: A Candidate’s View   James Passey was running for a city council seat this year, but he recently withdrew, citing the Voucher Program as one of the reasons. Here is his view: “In 2015, Seattle voters passed an initiative to create a public-finance[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 1:20 am § in The Ave Scene

Big Brother, the Alt Right, Comes to Seattle

Sinclair Broadcast Group has acquired Tribune Media for approximately $3.9 billion, a deal that will bring more than 200 television stations across the country under one owner. For Seattle, this would mean KOMO TV, channel 4,  as well as KCPQ-Fox, channel 13, under one boss … the far right S[...]

May 16th, 2017 - 12:24 am § in The Ave Scene

We Need Moth Races Off Of Seattle New Waterfront!

The Incredible Moth .. way cooler than the hydroes! These things are amazing. They can make 35 knot in a minimal wind.   Imagine Seafair with moth races replacing the hydros![...]

May 14th, 2017 - 9:24 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Jefferson, The Ave Scene

When Neofascists Confer

How many of us remember that WWII in the Pacific began not with Pearl Harbor but with a conflict between the US and China over access to the South China Sea? While Trump twists, tevoes, and tweets, it  looks like that the Philippines is making love with China and jointly carving up the South Chin[...]

May 13th, 2017 - 8:27 am § in Donald Trump, The Ave Scene

What Happens When No One Votes to Pay Taxes?

The NY Times describes what happens in the rural Northwest, when natural resources dwindle and government no longer lives off  “free” money  from the private use of public lands.  Combine this with the Trump era tax resistance movement and influx  of empty nester retirees who come fo[...]

May 13th, 2017 - 7:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Is Donald Trump About to Sell Off the San Juan Islands?

Lovers of Our San Juan Islands Beware. We are so lucky to have the San Juans as a place where the poorest citizen can come and camp and I can bring my 34ft Aquila to anchor in skull cove. Now the Donald Trump administration is threatening to make the  27 national monuments , including the San [&he[...]