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  • Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle

    07/21/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Boomer · 54 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 7/21/2018 | Seen on Fox and Friends Weekend
    Full Title: 'Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle for Wearing 'MAGA' Hat A teenager in Seattle, Washington, was harassed by a man and a woman on the street for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. In a YouTube video of the encounter, Ashton Hess told the man who allegedly spat on his hat, "That's my property dude. Come on." The video then shows the man telling Hess to "get the f*** out [of] this city." Hess said that he was with his family waiting for a ride outside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery when the...
  • NYC home inventory is piling up "Even the cheapest homes are waiting for buyers"

    07/21/2018 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 80 replies
    It’s not just luxury-home listings that are piling up in New York City. Even units for less than $1 million — within reach of far more people than a Billionaires’ Row penthouse — are hurting for buyers. In Manhattan, the inventory of sub-$1 million apartments surged 27 percent in June from a year earlier to 3,087, the most for the month since 2013, according to StreetEasy. Such listings jumped 17 percent to 2,738 in Brooklyn, and climbed 6 percent to 2,314 in Queens, a borough usually sought out for its relative affordability. Buyers at all price points are taking their...
  • Chicago Named The ‘Rat Capital’ Of The U.S., Study Says

    07/20/2018 5:56:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 20, 2018
    A new study names Chicago the rat capital of the U.S. According to a study by the apartment search service “Rent Hop,” the city received 50,963 rat complaints last year – more than any other city in the country. New York came in a distant second place, followed by Washington, D.C., and Boston.
  • SF Mayor: 'There's More Feces ... Than I've Ever Seen'

    07/16/2018 6:09:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 117 replies
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in her first one-on-one interview since taking office, said homeless advocacy groups that receive funding from the city need to better educate the homeless to "clean up after themselves." "I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood," Breed told the Investigative...
  • U.S. Army Setting Up Futures Command in Tech-Savvy Texas Capital (Austin)

    07/15/2018 3:23:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Kristina Wong
    The U.S. Army is standing up the Army Futures Command in Austin, the capital of Texas, in its first major reorganization in more than forty years, Army leaders announced on Friday. The new command will consolidate all Army efforts to prepare for war fighting, from planning to developing future combat systems. The Army had considered more than a hundred locations, but decided on Austin, Texas, since it is a growing tech hub close to top schools and affordable to live in. “The Army made the right choice. The Austin Mega Region has 6,500 high-tech companies, an innovation ecosystem with 36...
  • Don't Drink the Water: DC Warns Thousands of Contamination Risk

    07/13/2018 7:40:54 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | July 13, 2018 | Andrea Swalec
    If you live in D.C., you may have to boil your water. DC Water is advising tens of thousands of residents and businesses in a major portion of the city not to drink or cook with tap water without boiling it because of a contamination risk. A problem with the water system Thursday night made it "possible for contaminants to enter the water," DC Water said in a statement early Friday. Officials say there is no information indicating that any water was contaminated; the "boil water advisory" is a precaution. DC Water says it is safe to bathe or shower,...
  • DC City Council appears set to reverse $15 minimum wage

    07/10/2018 5:14:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 09, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced Monday that he along with several other council members would introduce a bill during Tuesday's session to repeal Initiative 77, the city's newly-passed $15 an hour minimum wage. (Snip) "I don't believe the law that Initiative 77 would put into place is good for our city, good for our restaurant industry or good for our workers," Evans told a local ABC affiliate. Evans and others on the city council as well as Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser have long been critical of the initiative.
  • How Houston Lost Its Mind Over a Trump Shirt

    07/08/2018 11:11:09 AM PDT · by BBell · 160 replies
    t’s hard to imagine a safer space in Houston than West University Place. Its unofficial motto is “The Neighborhood City,” and on a sweet spring night that was blessedly cool and clear, with mature live oaks spreading their protective branches over the tidy streets and the azaleas blooming in a riot of coral, fuchsia, and the whitest white, that’s what it seemed to be: a cozy, friendly oasis in the middle of a big, complicated metropolis. A place where four girls just entering their teens could head out for ice cream and cookies, unaccompanied, to a spot called Tiny’s Milk...
  • Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon

    07/07/2018 11:33:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A Richmond, Virginia, bookstore owner said he called the police on Saturday after former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was confronted in his store. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman called Bannon a “piece of trash.” The woman then left the store after Cooke said he called 911. “Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business. I asked her to leave, and she wouldn’t. And I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t,’ and I went to call the police and she left,” Cooke...
  • {Satire} Rejected Seattle Tourism Ad [2018]

    07/06/2018 5:03:01 PM PDT · by llevrok · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/6/2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCloTOCdJSs
  • Two-thirds of people banned from BART are black — and agency isn’t asking why

    07/06/2018 5:51:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 6, 2018 | Ted Andersen
    Two-thirds of the people BART banished from its property last year were black, and a committee the agency set up to monitor potential civil rights violations in the unique exclusion program isn’t scrutinizing the racial disparity.
  • Charlotte councilman posts video asking citizens to weigh in on 2020 RNC bid

    07/06/2018 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Wave3 ^ | 7/02/18
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte City Councilman Braxton Winston posted a video on Facebook Monday asking citizens to weigh in on the possibility of the Republican National Convention coming to the Queen City in 2020. As of Monday, Charlotte and Las Vegas were the final two cities in the running to host the 2020 RNC. In his Facebook post, Winston says it is "all but guaranteed that Charlotte will be selected" to host the event. **SNIP** "We would be asking the people of Charlotte to host a celebration for a brand of politics that has been highly divisive and some...
  • Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez draws Bronx cheer for misleading campaign bio

    07/07/2018 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/07/18 | Bradford Betz
    The Democratic Socialist candidate seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District is facing backlash over her working class “Bronx girl” campaign narrative. As the Journal News reported, the original online bio for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- the 28-year-old Bernie Sanders protégé who defeated longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley on June 26 -- seemed to suggest that she commuted to a school in the suburbs from her family's home in the Bronx borough of New York City. But after critics noted that she and her family left the Bronx when she was 5 years old, the bio was changed...
  • Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Weren’t Taught to Read

    07/06/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 147 replies
    www.theatlantic.com ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alia Wong
    A federal judge has concluded that the Constitution doesn't require schools to promote students’ literacy. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What to do when a school is infested with vermin, when textbooks are outdated, when students can’t even read? Perhaps the answer is sue the government. That’s what seven students in Detroit have done. Their class-action suit filed against the state of Michigan asserts that education is a basic right, and that they have been denied it. Usually, such education-equity cases wend their way through state courts, as all 50 state constitutions mandate public-education systems, while the country’s guiding document doesn’t even include the...
  • Vanity: SF Arts Commission Threatens Artist for Not Using Gender Neutral Prefix "Mx."

    07/04/2018 3:47:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Making the email rounds: For years, my brother and I have addressed women with the prefix Ms. to be respectful of the fact that they don't want their marital status known to the public. When he sent an email to the female staff member who oversees the Street Artists Program he received the following email: quote: rom: "Trickey, Anne (ART)" To: Bill and Bob Clark Cc: "Mumby, Barbara (ART)" Subject: RE: your recent email to Kathy Hallinan Date: Jan 8, 2018 12:20 PM Adding Barbara Mumby to this conversation. Street Artist, please note that if you wish to formally address...
  • Left-Wing Politicians Wage War on Plastic

    07/03/2018 12:04:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 2, 2018 | Taylor Chaffetz
    After a ban on non-biodegradable utensils went into effect over the weekend in Seattle, local officials are advising food service businesses to “[s]top using plastic straws and plastic utensils.”An ordinance pending before the New York City Council would make that city’s food service businesses the next front line in liberal politicians’ war on plastic straws.For the last two months, the New York City Council has deliberated over a bill that would make it a civil offense for any food service provider in the city to offer customers straws or stirrers “made of plastic or any other non-biodegradable material.” If passed,...
  • The Death of a Once Great City; The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence

    07/03/2018 11:19:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Harpers ^ | 07/03/2018 | Kevin Baker
    New York has been my home for more than forty years, from the year after the city’s supposed nadir in 1975, when it nearly went bankrupt. I have seen all the periods of boom and bust since, almost all of them related to the “paper economy” of finance and real estate speculation that took over the city long before it did the rest of the nation. But I have never seen what is going on now: the systematic, wholesale transformation of New York into a reserve of the obscenely wealthy and the barely here—a place increasingly devoid of the idiosyncrasy,...
  • Chicago-based medical association cancels San Francisco convention

    07/02/2018 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 47 replies
    KGO-TV news San Francisco ^ | July 2, 2018 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The homeless encampments and drug addicts have become more visible to tourists, at times overshadowing the many landmarks that make San Francisco unique. Groups that hold their conventions here continue to take notice. "And it's not just groups but also a lot of individual travelers. We hear a lot from individual travelers that have come here and have had negative experiences on the streets and say they don't want to come back to San Francisco, said Joe D'Alessandro, President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association.
  • SF’s appalling street life repels residents — now it’s driven away a convention

    07/02/2018 3:02:19 PM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 53 replies
    In a move that is alarming San Francisco’s biggest industry, a major medical association is pulling its annual convention out of the city — saying its members no longer feel safe. “It’s the first time that we have had an out-and-out cancellation over the issue, and this is a group that has been coming here every three or four years since the 1980s,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of S.F. Travel, the city’s convention bureau.
  • The sad, unmourned death of a feminist, anti-capitalist bookstore

    07/02/2018 9:35:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/2/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    This story is just so sad and yet instructive to 21st-century society that it couldn’t be allowed to pass without comment. Courtesy of PJ Media, we learn of an innovative bookstore in Portland, Oregon which sought to break all the rules, defy the dictates of conventional society and strike a blow for the coming revolution. Started back in 1993, a “feminist bookstore” named In Other Words had sought to challenge the patriarchy, capitalism and the status quo by operating a business which would sell books below market cost, provide a welcoming environment for the unconventional and – wait for it...