Archive for the ‘The Ave Scene’ Category

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[...]

March 1st, 2019 - 9:02 am § in The Ave Scene

A Tale of Three Hungarians

Mike James from FACEBOOK, side bars from other sources  Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, but there was more. After intermission, conductor Andras Schiff, one of this planet’s great pianists (he had given us striking performances of Bach and Beethoven concertos), picked up a microphone at the podium to ta[...]

February 21st, 2019 - 10:52 am § in Politics, The Ave Scene

How Howard Schultz Can Win

Howard Schultz is an impressive guy.  He is not going to be elected President. What else can he do with his talents and money? Howard should bring back the Union Party The usual problem with American third parties has been that they can never govern.  The Constitution was intentionally written for[...]

February 14th, 2019 - 11:01 am § in The Ave Scene

THE-Ave Challenge: Who wrote this?

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  I was in my car on my way to a new job in Seattle. I put the gas in, put the key in, and then I let it run. I just imagined what the day would be like. A hundred years […][...]

February 14th, 2019 - 12:32 am § in Religion, The Ave Scene

Happy Vanetine’s Day From Seattle