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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[...]

November 9th, 2019 - 2:41 pm § in The Ave Scene

Sawant wins, District 3 and Seattle Lose.

As a resident of District 3, I can say Sawant has no interest in where I live.  She is never seen here and knows zilch about the issues of black flight, terrible local transportation, and dying schools. . She wins by bringing in huge amounts of outside money to organize a voting block. Her office [[...]

October 29th, 2019 - 9:45 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Mexico Introduces New Sport .. WALL SCALING

(TA News, Mexico City) OOM .. the Olympic Organization of Mexico, is announcing that it plans to introduce a new sport: WALL SCALING. Years after it was first promised and at a cost of more than $10 million per linear mile, President Donald Trump is confident that his newest stretch of a strengthen[...]

October 16th, 2019 - 1:23 am § in Economics, The Ave Scene

MEDINA GOING BROKE WHILE SEATTLE CANNOT PAY FOR THE HOMELESS

Last Saturday I attended a talk about the costs of dealing with Seattle’s homeless.  I learned that the rest of King County pays almost nothing to deal with this while bragging that they, the folks in those communities, have no homeless problem.  Then I read about the problems facing Medina.[...]

October 10th, 2019 - 7:59 am § in Racism, The Ave Scene

Seattle’s Great Southern Chef

“When you think other careers like an engineer, no one says, ‘I’m a great black engineer.’ No. Just, ‘I’m a great engineer.’ My fear was that people would recognize me as a black chef instead of just a great chef.” – EDUARDO JORDAN (Huff Post by ByTamara Gane, G[...]

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[...]

October 3rd, 2019 - 12:12 am § in The Ave Scene

I Endorse EGAN in District 3

Since she was elected, Kshama Sawant has ignored District 3. Her interests are national .. as part of a movement that she sees herself leading.,  I doubt many outside of that circle take her seriously.  In practice, she has been obstructive.  In particular, she sees herself as a self-chosen leade[...]

September 19th, 2019 - 3:10 am § in The Ave Scene

Is Tilman Fertitta going to Buy out Tom Douglas?

Restaurants Unlimitted, a more or less high priced Seattle Restaurant chain (Palomino, Palisade and more than two dozen other restaurants in the Pacific Northwest).went toes up!  It looks like it is going to get bought out by Tilman Fertitta Tilman is CEO and owner of Landry’s, a humongous ch[...]