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September 21st, 2016 - 9:52 am § in Uncategorized

Grilled banker, medium rare

Want some fun? Watch the weasel who runs Wells Fargo Bank get tenderized, marinated, and grilled by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.[...]

September 17th, 2016 - 11:54 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Why doesn’t my time playing Basketball count towards recreational experience?

Why doesn’t my time as a scholarship athlete at both the University of Washington and Portland State University count towards recreational experience on a job application? The amount of time put into the game of basketball should count for some type of experience other than, being able to list tha[...]

June 6th, 2016 - 12:20 pm § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Not thinking big enough

It’s been widely reported, in recent months, that black people, who were and continue to be disproportionately affected by anti-marijuana laws, are now being excluded from the growing legalized pot industry. In Seattle, this reality combined with growing frustrations over the gentrification of pre[...]

May 23rd, 2016 - 3:26 pm § in Uncategorized

Idaho must pay activists’ legal bills in “ag-gag” case

A federal judge has ordered Idaho to pay $250,000 to animal-rights activists for their legal bills incurred in challenging an unconstitutional “ag-gag” law that made it a crime to video abuse of farm animals. Read story here. Several Republican-dominated farm states have passed such laws[...]

May 22nd, 2016 - 11:49 am § in Uncategorized

Tesla exploits cheap imported labor

“Overseas contractors are shipping workers from impoverished countries to American factories, where they work long hours for low wages, in apparent violation of visa and labor laws.” That’s the conclusion of the San Jose Mercury News after months of investigative journalism. The ne[...]

May 12th, 2016 - 8:27 am § in Uncategorized

Why there’s e.coli on your chicken

You’ve heard the advice: Always wash food well, then cook it thoroughly, so you don’t get sick or maybe die. But have you wondered why raw food is dangerous? Where the germs come from? “Beyond the low wages and high injury rates, the nation’s roughly 250,000 poultry workers a[...]

April 18th, 2016 - 9:00 am § in America, Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

More than just football players

The NCAA must do more to help prepare current and former student athletes for life after sports.  A start would be allowing kids to actually major in subjects they are interested in. In 2002, I received an athletic scholarship, for basketball, from the University of Washington. I attended the schoo[...]

April 4th, 2016 - 1:16 pm § in Uncategorized

Subprime auto lenders exploit the poor

Mortgages comprise 70% of U.S. consumer debt, and autos 7%, see chart here. That’s why subprime auto loans won’t crash the economy the way subprime mortgages did in 2007. But predatory auto lending is growing exponentially, and its primary victims are the poor. The chart below shows how[...]

March 21st, 2016 - 9:19 pm § in Uncategorized

Andy Grove, 1936-2016

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January 24th, 2016 - 12:10 pm § in Hypocrisy

The Big Shit

By David Preston [Analysis of the movie “The Big Short” now showing in theaters everywhere.] Imagine that you’re in the building trades and your company – which installs computer networks – has been subcontracted, along with dozens of others, to build the city’s tallest s[...]