Archive for the ‘The Ave Scene’ Category

April 15th, 2019 - 1:07 am § in The Ave Scene

WA State ranks in the dismal 13 for worst taxes

Life magazine has rated WA state as among the 13th worst for tax burden.  This puts the Evergreen States in a basket with Kansas, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.  We come just one notch WORSE then Mississippi! Alaska, Delaware, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada are the best five states in the U.S. w[...]

April 11th, 2019 - 1:51 am § in The Ave Scene

 China grins while US threatens tariffs on $11 billion of EU products unless the WTO Helps Boeing

China must be happy, very happy. As Boeing struggles with its 737 debacles and Trump wants tariffs on Airbus f, China is test flying its  C919, 737 rival it plans to sell  at a rock bottom price to entice buyers The latest escalation came last week when  Trump threatened to slap $11 billion worth[...]

April 10th, 2019 - 1:00 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

The Scandal of Online Education

Highline, a new online magazine from the Huffington Post has a disturbing article on the abuse of higher education by private, for profit, online education services.   The author,  Kevin Carey is the director of education policy program at a  policy institute, New America.  His key points [...]

April 9th, 2019 - 8:30 am § in The Ave Scene

Why I Oppose “Free College”

The Bernies are touting another slogan .. free college.  Great slogan but an idea that they have not thought out.  The US has about 30 million college-age kids.  If we estimate the cost of college at $50,000, that comes out to $1,500,000,000,000.  That is 1.5% TRILLION dollars! The Bernies prot[...]

March 23rd, 2019 - 10:02 am § in The Ave Scene

Make Coffee Medical!

Now that we have medical marijuana … the next step should be obvious![...]

March 15th, 2019 - 10:12 pm § in China, The Ave Scene

As China launches the C919, how many billions will Boeing need to fix the plane?

Boeing earlier this week outlined multiple changes it expects to make within weeks as a result of an October crash near Indonesia that raised concerns about an automated safety system on the plane. The urgency of those upgrades heightened significantly on Wednesday when the US joined other nations a[...]

March 15th, 2019 - 1:37 am § in The Ave Scene

Porn on the Floor

The WASTATE House debates legalization of teen texting porn.[...]

March 12th, 2019 - 11:07 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

A UW Student complains that she is not getting an education.

 A relative of mine, a very well educated man, actually left his university as a sophomore.  This relative, a he I will call Bjorn, ended up in tech because Bjorn is very bright and was offered a job after his sophomore year.  Bjorn left his university (not the UW) not because of the tech courses[...]

March 11th, 2019 - 9:15 am § in The Ave Scene


Opponents of Seattle’s new tunnel kvetched … how can it be paid for?  Property owners were aghast that they should pay… after all they were going to be hurt!  Property owners are going to pay a LID (local improvement district tax). The $160 million tax  means a one-time hit of $[...]

March 5th, 2019 - 9:20 am § in The Ave Scene

How Much Taxes Has Bill Gates Paid?

I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ask Me Anything. Vox just published a roundup of questions and answers from a REDDIT session hosted by Bill Gates.  Here is an abstract of parts of the Vox Roundup I felt were most interesting: Bill Gates: “If you’re won[...]