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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Summoning the Demon
If you don’t know who Elon Musk is – he founded Tesla Motors which makes electric cars that drive like a rocket ship. And the founded Space X which makes actual rocket ships. And he believes humans need to go to Mars.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
If there are black people who aren’t black enough, where does that leave white people?
The latest discussion about blackness began with rumors that some players with the Superbowl champ Seattle Seahawks didn’t consider quarterback Russell Wilson "black enough." Wilson himself was unfazed – I’m just an "educated young male" he said.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Two-dollar gas??
The price of oil has dropped to around $75 a barrel, and that’s pulling the price of regular under $3 a gallon in some cities: And you’re tempted to give the credit to fracking and the free market.
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Monday, October 27, 2014


Friday, October 24, 2014
Keeping Calm and Staying Canadian
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper – who hid in a closet for 15 minutes during Wednesday’s lone wolf attack on Parliament, guarded by his fellow Parliament members who whittled flagpoles into spears. Others found themselves scrambling
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
If a child is sold on the Internet as a sex slave – who do you blame?
The Supreme Court of the State of Washington is considering arguments on behalf of a group of former sex slaves…
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
He was the guy who was always warning his reporters
Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate years, died at the age of 93. He oversaw the 400 stories the Post ran on Watergate which finally led to Richard Nixon becoming the first President to resign his office.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Another sugar study
My family informs me that no one wants to hear any more studies about sugar. Because they’ve already heard enough
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Monday, October 20, 2014
I guess health care IS the government’s business after all
The Ebola story has turned the usual debate upside down. Usually critics accuse the government for interfering too much. This it stands accused of not interfering enough!
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Friday, October 17, 2014
How afraid should we be?
We’re still deciding how afraid to be of Ebola. In Liberia, where about 2,500 have died, Major General Darryl Williams is overseeing the US Army’s medical rescue operation, and he found that even at the epicenter of the outbreak, life goes on
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
They're here and they're determined to follow you
The first generation of practical robotic personal assistants is being unveiled at a conference in Boston this week, and it gives us a glimpse into what the robots of the future will REALLY be doing.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Why wouldn’t she answer?
In Kentucky, Democrat Alison Grimes, the Secretary of State, is trying to unseat longtime Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We don’t need no stinkin’ government – until we do
Here’s a little headline that popped up on my handheld device – "Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts."
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Good news: Your brain is still smarter than your phone
This week, three brain researchers, John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser , and her husband Edvard Moser have won a Nobel Prize…. for discovering that mice navigate using grid cells in the brain
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Columbus Day – The Washington Redskins of holidays
eattle is the latest front in the fight to reclaim Columbus Day . The city council last week renamed it Indigenous People’s Day, incensing Italy’s Ambassador to the US, and outraging local Italian-Americans leaders who promise to mobilize.
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