Archive for the ‘The Ave Scene’ Category

July 6th, 2019 - 8:12 am § in The Ave Scene

SEATTLE’S REVENGE: Steve Balmer Makes His Move

So the second CEO of Microsoft retired and bought himself a basketball team that was not very good and was down there in LA. Then Balmer made a deal, shaking up the NBA immediately moving his team, the Clippers , from the league’s most long-sufferingand hard-luck franchises  to a competitive lev[...]

June 18th, 2019 - 8:04 am § in America, China, Donald Trump, Economics, The Ave Scene

Will Trump’s Trade Wars Kill Apple?

  1 Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios (Axios, June 18, 2019, abstracted) A growing chorus of skeptics betting that Apple is headed the way of Blackberry and Nokia.  In the midst of the Trump Trade Wars, Apple’s stock price has relied on more than $100 billion in stock repurchases last yea[...]

June 13th, 2019 - 9:39 am § in The Ave Scene

Urban Planning in Dumbass Seattle

Who In Their Right Mind Wants a 9 Hole Golf Course in Dowth Town Seattle? The Seattle golf lobby, this is who! Seattle’s golfers are upset that the city council is reviewing our 5 golf courses. I like golf courses!  I ysed to walk our dog on a public golf course in Long Beach!  (I […][...]

June 10th, 2019 - 7:23 am § in The Ave Scene

Will OHSO rich, so liberal, Seattle save the ORCA?

Lynda V. Mapes in the Seattle Times reports that new findings show that environmental efforts in Seattle itself are essential to the survival of our struggling orca whales: A new look at just where orcas are eating big kings reveals the importance of rivers in north and south Puget Sound to the orca[...]

June 7th, 2019 - 12:10 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Charter Lesson for The Seattle Schools: Huge Success by Lebron James?

The Promise School (IPS),  a public elementary school aimed at at-risk Akron, Ohio, opened in 2018.  Funds from the Akron Public Schools are augmented by a contribution from Lebron  James.  Both Lebron and other programs in Akron collaborate to guarantee IPS student tuition to att[...]

June 5th, 2019 - 12:53 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

ARE TEACHERS BADLY PAID? Is a starting salary of $80,000 too low?

A recent report by the NEA notes that only 5 percent of the students in a recent survey of college-bound students were interested in pursuing a career in education, a decrease of 16 percent between 2010 and 2014.  The NEA blames this, and the high rate of turnover in starting teachers, on what they[...]

June 2nd, 2019 - 12:15 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The Attack on Charter Schools

  The teacher’s unions and school boards they elect are working hard to block new charter schools from opening.  Ironically, this is a liberal agenda but the propaganda and distortions of facts is very much in a Trumpian mold. The biggest example of the Trump effect  is the false distin[...]

May 23rd, 2019 - 9:17 am § in The Ave Scene

Puget Sound’s Secret Weapon


May 21st, 2019 - 11:17 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

UPDATE: China is Ready to fight Trump’s Trade War

LET’S LAY OUT THE WEAPONS FOR THIS WAR Trump is demanding that AMERICANS pay a 25% tax if China does not give in to his demands.  Trump’s threats, dating back to his election, go as high as 45% tariffs on all Chinese goods. That would essentially cut the US and China off from trade.  T[...]

May 21st, 2019 - 10:30 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Has the University of Washington Abandoned Tenure?

  Does the UW still have tenure?   When I became tenured, the code and state law described tenure in terms of a life long commitment to a position and a salary.  The commitment was defined in terms of an academic year of 9 or 12 months. For either period, the UW and the state were committed [&h[...]