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  • Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)

    09/04/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/4/13 | AFP
    A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned. One third of all boats in California's marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would struggle to get huge cargo vessels out to sea in time to avoid being buffeted by tsunamis. Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) based their damage assessment on the scenario of a 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska's Pacific Coast, which it said was "hypothetical but plausible." "In this scenario...
  • Scientists: Volcano Could Swamp U.S. with Mega-Tsunami

    03/29/2005 3:41:11 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 154 replies · 4,896+ views
    China Daily ^ | 3/29/2005 | Staff Writers
    A wall of water up to 55 yards high crashing into the Atlantic seaboard of the United States, flattening everything in its path -- not a Hollywood movie but a dire prophecy by some British and U.S. academics. As the international community struggles to aid victims of last month's devastating tsunami in southern Asia, scientists warn an eruption of a volcano in Spain's Canary Islands could unleash a "mega-tsunami" larger than any in recorded history. Hammocks almost buried at the beach of Pajara district in Fuerteventura island (Canary Island), southern Spain. Countries all around the Atlantic rim could be hit...
  • Scientists: Tsunami Could Hit West Coast

    01/03/2005 12:34:11 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies · 3,439+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 1/3/2005 | Joseph B. Verrengia
    Scientists: Tsunami Could Hit West Coast Tsunami scientists and public safety officials are closely watching an earthquake-prone nation with thousands of miles of crowded coastlines for signs of an imminent disaster. Indonesia? Japan? Try the United States. Experts say the West Coast could experience a calamity similar to the one they have been watching unfold half a world away. "People need to know it could happen," said geologist Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists say grinding geologic circumstances similar to those in Sumatra also exist just off the Pacific Northwest coast. They are a loaded gun that could...
  • Anchor of ages believed found off Whidbey Island

    02/15/2014 5:58:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    South Whidbey Record ^ | February 07, 2014 | Justin Burnett
    ...Considered by some to be a Holy Grail of Puget Sound archaeology, three men — a commercial diver, an amateur historian and an attorney — believe they have found the fabled lost anchor of Captain George Vancouver’s exploration of the Pacific Northwest more than 200 years ago. Lying in shallow water along the west side of Whidbey Island, the historic artifact could be recovered by the three-man team that makes up Anchor Ventures LLC within the month... In 1791, British Navy Captain George Vancouver set out on a four-year exploration of the West Coast aboard the 99-foot HMS Discovery. Accompanying...
  • Researchers Plot Course Of Ancient American Tsunami (902AD)

    10/28/2002 4:27:53 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-28-2002
    Researchers plot course of ancient American tsunami Researchers have calculated the scale of a giant wave that devastated the north west coast of America 1,100 years ago. Japanese scientists used computer modelling to recreate the devastation from the ancient tsunami. The team from the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe say the work will help planners minimise the impact of any future wave. The researchers took clues from silt deposits found in the Puget Sound, a Pacific inlet above earthquake fault lines in the Seattle area. Experts say the tsunami could have reached up to seven metres in...
  • NW grain terminal lockout pits ILWU against strikebreakers(private sector leverage)

    12/23/2012 5:52:24 PM PST · by Be Careful · 7 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/23/12 | Richard Read
    Scores of out-of-state strikebreakers wait on high alert in Northwest hotel rooms, ready to replace longshoremen in case of a lockout at grain terminals. Three fully crewed, non-union tugboats protected by armed guards stand by, prepared to keep grain ships docking. In a provocative move, a California company has moored the tugs on the Willamette River near longshore Local 8's Northwest Portland union hall. Quietly, owners of Portland, Vancouver and Puget Sound terminals have spent months preparing for a battle royal on the waterfront, lining up troops and assets like chess pieces. The agribusiness giants have laid legal groundwork for...
  • Puget Sound Chapter End of Summer BBQ FReeper Party!

    09/09/2007 1:35:16 PM PDT · by Libertina · 197 replies · 1,935+ views
    Libertina | September 9, 2007 | Libertina
    It's a Puget Sound FReeper Party! Calling all Puget Sound Chapter Members and guests to join our END OF SUMMER BBQ PARTY!
  • Researchers: Baking impacts Puget Sound

    12/27/2006 6:44:49 AM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,322+ views
    Researchers at the University of Washington say all that holiday baking and eating has an environmental impact — Puget Sound is being flavored by cinnamon and vanilla. "Even something as fun as baking for the holiday season has an environmental effect," said Rick Keil, an associate professor of chemical oceanography. "When we bake and change the way we eat, it has an impact on what the environment sees. To me it shows the connectedness." Keil and UW researcher Jacquelyn Neibauer's weekly tests of treated sewage sent into the sound from the West Point treatment plant in Magnolia showed cinnamon, vanilla...
  • Name the Washington State wind storm (self title)

    12/22/2006 10:03:12 AM PST · by teacherwoes · 5 replies · 372+ views
    noaa ^ | 12/22/06 | national weather service
    We and many others in our community are struggling to 'name' the big Dec 14 and 15 wind storm we just experienced. Several other big wind storms we've had in the past happened to fall on a significant day or had something distinctive happen such as the Inauguration Day Wind Storm of 1993, the Turkey Day Storm of 1983, or the Hood Canal Wind Storm of 1979. So, what do we call this big blow? We would like to tap the creative minds of our community to help us 'name this wind storm' . We have created an email address...
  • Puget Sound Chapter 2006 FReeper Christmas Party

    11/26/2006 2:21:15 PM PST · by Libertina · 92 replies · 2,536+ views
    Libertina | November 26, 2006 | Libertina
    Ring the BellsIt's the Puget Sound FReeper Chapter2006 Christmas Party! Christmas Open House & Pot Luck
  • Eastlake home sails away -- across Puget Sound

    06/05/2006 11:17:56 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Monday, June 5, 2006 | KERY MURAKAMI
    Daphne Lee-Larson said goodbye to her house Sunday morning. Actually, she wished it a bon voyage. She was looking up at the second-floor bedroom window of 3218 Eastlake Ave. E. and remembered how she and her husband once had to climb up to it on a ladder when it was bedtime because they were having the ground floor resanded. 3218 Eastlake Ave. E., though, was no longer on Eastlake Avenue East. The yellow, 3,000- square-foot house had been lifted and then rolled on a dolly with wheels as big as airplane tires from the spot where it had sat since...
  • LIVE THREAD Puget Sound Freepers' Christmas Party 2005

    12/03/2005 6:29:45 PM PST · by Seattle · 53 replies · 2,929+ views
    Seattle | December 3, 2005 | Libertina
    WELCOME to the Puget Sound FReepers Christmas Party LIVE THREAD

    11/27/2005 4:31:25 PM PST · by Libertina · 64 replies · 1,957+ views
    Self | November 27, 2005 | Libertina
    Puget Sound FReepers 2005 Christmas Party!Merry Christmas FReepers, Family & Friends! It's time for our FRee Republic Puget Sound Chapter Annual Holiday Celebration!
  • Puget Sound FReepers Party - LIVE FROM WASHINGTON STATE

    10/08/2005 2:41:48 PM PDT · by Just Lori · 73 replies · 2,216+ views
    Libertina | October 8, 2005 | Libertina
    Whoo-hoo FReepers! Starting our live thread from the home of Walt and Spanaway Lori. Yes, it's our Better-Late-Than-Never Summer FReeper Party for the Puget Sound Chapter of FRee Republic! Lori has brisket on the BBQ, FReeper Marty Wake is just back from Iraq and on his way over, and Pete's Cream Ale is on ice! Ahhh! ;)
  • Sea-doo Thief Ends Up Missing In Dabob Bay (hard luck criminals)

    02/08/2005 2:03:07 PM PST · by Horatio Gates · 12 replies · 599+ views
    KOMO-TV Seattle ^ | February 8, 2005
    DUCKABUSH - Two men suspected of stealing Sea-Doo personal watercraft from Brinnon got into more trouble on Dabob Bay, about 12 miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge. One man rescued from the water has been arrested by Jefferson County deputies, and a Coast Guard search continues for a second man. Petty Officer Mike Zolzer in Seattle says the Coast Guard first received a call just after 6 a.m. Tuesday from someone who heard a man in the water calling for help. He was picked up by a Navy security boat from the Bangor submarine base. He told a Jefferson...
  • LIVE from the Puget Sound Chapter CHRISTMAS PARTY!

    12/11/2004 5:51:56 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 139 replies · 3,003+ views
    self | December 11, 2004 | Libertina
    All you home bound Puget Sound Chapter FReepers - join us on line if not in person!
  • Bush Gaining Ground in Washington State

    09/19/2004 7:13:00 PM PDT · by Vicki · 155 replies · 3,232+ views
    Myself | 09/19/2004 | Vicki
    If I hadn't seen it for myself I wouldn't have believed it. Living on the west side of the Cascade mountains not far from Seattle I am accustomed to seeing Kerry/Edwards signs practically everywhere.My husband and I went to the Puyallup Fair which is one of the largest in the country and draws thousands. Under the grandstand there were the Democrat and Republicans booths handing out yard signs, stickers etc. After spending all day and night at the fair I can tell you that 8 out of 10 fair goers who were making a political statement were either wearing or...
  • Washington: Puget Sound Chapter National March Against Terror

    09/06/2004 12:09:37 PM PDT · by Libertina · 22 replies · 710+ views
    Libertina | September 6, 2004 | Libertina
    Call to rally against Terror!Saturday September 11, 200410:00 AM - 2:00 PM National March Against Terror Groups call for nationwide rallies in support of the War on Terror Free Republic Puget Sound Chapter, WA – Paul Nissan, president of FIT-AIM-ACT, joined by other nationally recognized activist organizations such as the Free Republic Network, Move America Forward, Protest Warriors and, have called for rallies across the nation this September 11th in support of the war on terror and demonstrate to our enemies that would attack us that we remain united and vigilant as a nation in this effort. All...
  • Puget Sound Chapter: Come out and support the President! August 13th!

    08/12/2004 9:15:20 PM PDT · by Chad Fairbanks · 72 replies · 998+ views
    My Gray Matter ^ | 08/12/2004 | Chad Fairbanks
    Puget Sound FReepers! The time to act is upon us! The radical left will be out in force, protesting President Bush in Medina Washington tomorrow! We cannot allow them to protest unopposed! The Leftists will be meeting in the park as well, but we will remain separate from them. Spread the word far and wide! Event specifics and information are below. Come out and show President Bush that Washington is behind him!
  • Puget Sound FReepers Party with JimRob & Family

    08/08/2004 8:11:27 PM PDT · by Libertina · 257 replies · 8,556+ views
    Libertina | August 8, 2004 | Libertina
    AWESOME PARTY Great Fun! Thanks Jim Robinson, Sheila, and Chris for traveling to the Seattle area to visit with us.Whoo Hoo!Wonderful time!Great FReepersDelicious BBQ!
  • Michelle Malkin Comes to Puget Sound

    08/03/2004 6:42:47 PM PDT · by Publius · 56 replies · 1,822+ views
    3 August 2004 | Publius
    To those of us in the Puget Sound FReeper Chapter, Michelle Malkin has always been our “LittleLulu”, who chronicled our first chapter meeting in June 1998 in the Seattle Times. Michelle has a place of honor in our history, The Story of a FReeper Chapter. One of our great hopes was that Michelle would return to the Seattle area for a visit, which she is doing now in conjunction with a book tour. She is kicking off her tour in Bothell, this Friday, August 6. If you are a Puget Sound FReeper and have never met Michelle, you are in...
  • Puget Sound Chapter FReeper Party with Jim Robinson

    07/25/2004 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Libertina · 52 replies · 1,249+ views
    Libertina | Sunday, July 25 | Libertina
    It's a Summer FReeper Party for Washington FReepers with JimRob & family!
  • Vigil for Ronald Wilson Reagan in WA State

    06/07/2004 5:42:05 PM PDT · by Libertina · 75 replies · 256+ views
    KVI 570 | June 7, 2004 | Libertina
    Kirby Wilbur just announced on KVI that there would be a memorial for President Reagan this Friday, June 11, 3:00 PM at Cedar Park Church in Bothell. Let's go FReepers!
  • NASCAR could bring big bucks

    05/22/2004 11:09:16 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 25 replies · 163+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/23/04 | Jane Hodges
    A racetrack for NASCAR and other motorsports events in the Puget Sound region could generate $87.3 million to $121.8 million in new revenue annually — with over three-fourths of that money coming from out-of-state wallets, according to a study released yesterday by a group backing the idea. Between 45 and 60 percent of the 77,000-seat track's visitors would travel from outside Washington, spending up to $709 apiece during race-event weekends, the study projects. Attracting new spending from out of state is a key selling point for the track. "It's all new money for the state," said Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch,...

    05/22/2004 4:38:17 PM PDT · by Libertina · 151 replies · 205+ views
    Libertina | May 22, 2004 | Libertina
    LIVE from Spanaway!
  • Puget Sound Chapter FReepers - It's PARTY TIME!

    05/11/2004 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Libertina · 83 replies · 287+ views
    Libertina | 5/11/2004 | Libertina
    Puget Sound FReepersIT'S A PARTY! FReeper Hosts are Spanaway Lori & husband Walt. Yeah! Saturday May 22, 2004 2:00 PM Bring side dishes (appetizer, salad or dessert) and a beverage of your choice. Maybe some patio chairs too? Lori will supply the meat and might even smoke a turkey as well!RSVP & get driving directions from Libertina by E-mail or FReepmail - families welcome!
  • Washington State FReepers Rally on Saturday March 20

    03/14/2004 9:12:25 PM PST · by Libertina · 124 replies · 342+ views
    Self | March 14, 2004 | Libertina
    America still says NO to Assner, Socialists and Communists! Ed Asner is coming to Seattle to tell us the "World still says no to war" and wave the white flag of surrender to his white banner.
  • Washington State FReepers - Let's ROLL!

    01/05/2004 7:59:51 PM PST · by Libertina · 59 replies · 269+ views
    Puget Sound Chapter - Libertina | January 5, 2004 | Libertina
    Open Letter to Washington FReepersLet's ROLL!Dear Washington FReepers, remember where you were when these happened? You were HERE...on FRee Republic!

    12/25/2003 6:51:48 AM PST · by Libertina · 383 replies · 555+ views
    Libertina | December 25, 2003 | Libertina
    I’ve been thinking about everything I’ve learned on FR. Now I know the meaning of:1.BUMP2.ROTFLOL3.I know what Prayer Warriors do4.I know that Canada is a place where we store our extra trees5.I know How Many Freepers it takes to change a light bulb6.I know a vanity when I see one ;)What did you learn on FR that you needed to know in life?
  • "Welcome Cheney Rally" After-action Report

    12/23/2003 1:18:01 AM PST · by Chad Fairbanks · 74 replies · 486+ views
    Puget Sound Chapter ^ | 12/23/2003 | Chad Fairbanks
    "Welcome Cheney Rally" After-Action Report I arrived shortly after 4:00 PM - a good size crowd had already gathered by the time I arrived. I parked, and my children and I joined the crowd. We handed out small american flags to people in the crowd who were without. I met up with eala who had already arrived, camera in hand. I also met up with sleavelessinseattle who was holding a large american flag. During the course of the rally, our numbers steadily grew as "on-scene" reports to KVI 570 AM aired live. The police presence was quite noticable, with most...
  • WA Chapter FReepers: The beer is chilled, party is hot!

    12/06/2003 4:54:25 PM PST · by Libertina · 150 replies · 647+ views
    December 6, 2003 | Libertina
    The Puget Sound FReeper Christmas party is on! Come on over. Billthedrill has brought the excellent ale: "Angels we have heard are high Amber" "Quagmire Brown" and "Publius' Pleasure" YUM! The ham is cooking and the tree sparkles!
  • WA FReepers COME Rally Saturday at Camp Murray

    11/12/2003 4:07:07 PM PST · by Libertina · 64 replies · 329+ views
    Libertina | November 12, 2003 | Libertina
    Bad, treasonous uglies are scheming to demoralize our brave US troops! Come to Outpost 122 on Saturday to join in with OSOT ralliers to hold down our bridge and defend the honor of our fine troops, as 3000 Reserves arrive at Ft. Lewis to train to defend our country and liberties.
  • Court battle resumes .. over ancient remains (Kennewick Man)

    09/12/2003 1:51:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 644+ views, The News Tribune's online newspaper ^ | (Published 12:01AM, September 11th, 2003) | WILLIAM MCCALL; The Associated Press
    Court battle resumes between tribes, scientists over ancient remainsWILLIAM MCCALL; The Associated Press PORTLAND - The definition of "Native American" is at stake in deciding whether the 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man belongs to scientists or Indian tribes, lawyers for both sides told a federal appeals court Wednesday. The Interior Department has fought with scientists since the bones were discovered in 1996 along the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick. A group of eight anthropologists who want to do research on the skeleton went to court to seek permission. But then-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt ruled three years ago...

    09/08/2003 3:19:55 PM PDT · by Libertina · 29 replies · 315+ views
    Libertina | September 8, 2003 | Libertina
    FReeper help needed in the Lakewood, Steilacoom, DuPont, Roy and Tacoma area!
  • Washington State Puget Sound FReeper Picnic

    09/02/2003 9:03:02 PM PDT · by Libertina · 65 replies · 427+ views
    PS Chapter | September 2, 2003 | Libertina
    Washington FReeper PICNIC! If you live in Western Washington or will be on the coast, the Puget Sound Chapter of FRee Republic will be having our FReeper Family Fun Picnic on Saterday September 20th! I need RSVPs!
  • Puget Sound Chapter FReeps Hillary - After-Action Photo Report

    08/06/2003 9:02:30 PM PDT · by Eala · 86 replies · 1,590+ views
    Eala's Camera ^ | August 6, 2003 | Eala
    On Wednesday, August 6th, 2003, Her Royal Heinous Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRH HRC) came to Seattle to sign copies of her book, Living History. Of course, this being a Clinton affair nothing was exactly as it seemed, and so it is necessary to dot the 'i's, cross the 't's, define "is" and set the record straight. The signing wasn't in Seattle...
  • Washington Puget Sound FReep Lying HerStory Tour

    08/05/2003 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Libertina · 105 replies · 222+ views
    Libertina | August 5, 2003 | Libertina
  • Rally for TROOPS Saturday, Puyallup WA May 17th

    05/12/2003 5:38:13 PM PDT · by Libertina · 12 replies · 253+ views
    Operation Save Our Troops | 5/12/03 | Li bertina
    Rally for our troops Saturday, May 17th! NOON
  • WA Puget Sound FReepers RALLY FOR AMERICA (Sat March 22)

    03/15/2003 9:00:13 PM PST · by Libertina · 30 replies · 588+ views
    Libertina PS Chapter FR | March 15, 2003 | Libertina
    The Puget Sound Chapter of Free Republic announces its proud participation in the national RALLY FOR AMERICA, which will be held across the country on the Liberty Weekend of March 22 -23, 2003. These are family friendly patriotic rallies for America. Brings your friends, family, neighbors, and kids! STAND UP FOR AMERICA!RALLY FOR AMERICA BUMP Support Our Troops. Support Our President. Support Our Country. Saturday March 22, 2003 11:00 AMThe Puget Sound Chapter rallies will take place on Saturday, March 22, 11:00 AM, at the entrance to Camp Murray at Ft. Lewis and also in Bellevue (corners of N.E. 4th...
  • TV Advertising PRO America

    02/20/2003 7:35:02 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 54 replies · 627+ views
    KVI Radio, Seattle, WA | 3/19/03 | Me
    KVI570, a Seattle radio station is raising money to place ads in support of President Bush (and America)....and against the likes of Susan with a pledge, or call 1-888-312-5757 or send a check to KVI570 at 1809 7th Ave Ste 200 ...Seattle, WA 98101 ....they've raised over $8,000 just this morning. The station is paying the production costs, so anything else is for air TIME.
  • Algore and Tipper hold Book Signing and Nobody Came

    11/22/2002 3:21:10 PM PST · by holyscroller · 76 replies · 884+ views
    KVI Radio, Seattle. John Carlson Show | Nov. 22, 2002 | Self
    John just said a station employee's wife just called in from the Issaquah Costco asking if her husband wanted an autographed Algore book. She said The tree and Tipper are sitting there and there are only a couple people there to buy books. Bwahahahahah. I thought this was a "best seller." They have another signing tonight at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. That should draw a little better among Seattle's Lefties.
  • Seattle DOUBLE FREEP Photos are here!

    10/12/2002 11:49:39 PM PDT · by Libertina · 66 replies · 3,368+ views
    Libertina PS Chapter FReep Seattle | October 12, 2002 | Libertina
    Eagerly awaited photos of our Puget Sound Cnhapter FReep of Baghdad Jim McDermott and the anti-war marchers in Seattle. See 31 brave FReepers, patriots, and flag wavers stare down 5000 radical, moronic, unwashed America-Haters in the belly of the beast.
  • Coast Guard warns of terrorist threat in Puget Sound

    06/08/2002 9:07:51 PM PDT · by mhking · 139 replies · 2,537+ views
    Coast Guard warns of terrorist threat in Puget Sound 06/08/2002 The Associated Press SEATTLE - The Coast Guard warned Saturday evening of a potential terrorist threat to “maritime interests” around Puget Sound. “Based on information received across the U.S. Government, there is a credible threat to maritime interests from swimmers and divers,” Lt. Scott Casad of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Puget Sound said in a release. He said the Coast Guard had told local port officials and maritime business owners to be on guard for suspicious activity. No further details on possible targets or what triggered the warning...
  • Mixed Messages Seen in Puget Sound's Health

    04/24/2002 9:14:00 AM PDT · by cogitator · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Mixed Messages Seen in Puget Sound's Health OLYMPIA, Washington, April 23, 2002 (ENS) - A new report on the health of Washington's Puget Sound finds strong signs of improvement, but also signals of problems affecting the overall ecosystem. Today, the Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team issued its third biennial report on the health of the Sound, "Puget Sound's Health 2002." The report condenses data from several state and federal government organizations on 2,800 square miles of inland marine waters and 2,500 miles of Puget Sound shoreline. The report also looks at 200 species of fish, 26 kinds of...
  • Puget Sound FReepers Party Report

    03/20/2002 3:46:16 PM PST · by Libertina · 59 replies · 1,872+ views
    Libertina & PS FRee Republic Chapter | March 20, 2002 | Libertina
    The Party pictures are in! Washington FReepers from the Pacific Northwest met for a St. Pat's Day party in Lakewood at the Happy Days Diner. We had a great time and found out that the restaurant owner is a conservative as well, so hopefully we recruited a new FReeper. The box of mint GS cookies was awarded to the FReeper who made the longest trip to party. Honors were taken by Connectthedots who drove all the way from Vancouver! (Coincidentally, they are his favorite cookies!)