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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Is your phone listening to you?
There’s a software company in Italy called "The Hacking Team." Guess what kind of service they offer to their customers…
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Control your monster
There are now six ongoing investigations – costing $14 million so far –into whether the IRS deliberately withheld tax exemptions from certain conservative groups…
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Outsourcing summer
This is the time of year when many parents worry about whether they've chosen the right summer activities for their children. But there is no longer any excuse for leaving it to chance. Because as the NY Post points out, there are professional summer planners.
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Monday, June 23, 2014
It’s time to stop telling us what to eat
The headline was simply "Eat Butter." And there was picture a giant swirl of real butter. The article basically said we’ve been hoodwinked. Tricked into thinking fat was making us fat. You can see why we might think that… but it turns out researchers have known since 2010 that the link between how much fat you eat and how fat you get isn’t as direct as we thought.
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Friday, June 20, 2014
Sobering up
The tone of the Iraq discussion seems to have changed suddenly. Senator McCain has spent the last couple of days trying to stoke a "Who Lost Iraq" debate.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Whose advice do we take on Iraq?
Whose advice do we take on Iraq?
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Finally the White House is happy to talk about Benghazi
One of the privileges of being president is that, unlike any other politician in the federal government, you can give a military order.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
So now they want us back!
We’re hearing that a small number of American special forces might be sent to Baghdad to guide drone strikes against ISIS – the Islamic militants who appear determined to take over.
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Steve Ballmer’s keys to success
Steve Ballmer addressed the graduating class at UW. I knew it was going to be a different kind of commencement speech when I saw him come out with the cheek mike on.
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Friday, June 13, 2014
It’s as adorable as the Internet gets
The new site is called, not sure what it refers to – somebody from Generation Y can probably tell you. But it features a video headlined, "What this adorable little girl says will melt your heart." How could I not click on that?
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Every vote counts
I see two reactions to the defeat of Eric Cantor – the first House Majority leader to lose his local election while in office, we're told.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Don't worry, we're here to protect you
got a call from someone I know pretty well who was in a coffee shop in a certain Seattle suburb, and a guy walked in with a pistol on his hip – just as the latest school shooting outside Portland – was all over the news.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Don't look up
I feel like we’ve been having a lot of near misses from asteroids lately. Everyone remembers the one that exploded over Russia a year ago February. But do you remember the fly-by of the asteroid 1998QE 2 three months later?
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Monday, June 9, 2014
Can the ocean clean itself?
You’ve heard about the North Pacific garbage patch. A high school student in Holland came up with an idea for cleaning up the trash soup.
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Friday, June 6, 2014
How D-Day sounded on the radio, 70 years ago
Here's how D-Day sounded on the radio, 70 years ago today. CBS' Richard C. Hottelet covered the D Day invasion as a young reporter after being hired by Edward R. Murrow. He offered his recollections, 70 years later.
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