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  • Seattle’s socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant wants to make an example out of Amazon

    11/23/2019 2:57:55 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | November 20, 2019 | MONICA NICKELSBURG
    “Seattle was like a test lab. If we allowed them to get away with it here, then we can be sure they’re going to go after other cities as well.” So said Seattle’s socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant, speaking about Amazon’s unprecedented political donations in an interview with GeekWire on Tuesday afternoon, just a few days after winning re-election despite a massive financial push by the tech giant to unseat her. It’s true that Amazon has used its hometown as a testing ground for many of its boldest ideas. The cashier-less grocery store, Amazon Go, was born in Seattle....
  • Seattle native activist accused of rape, video-taping victims

    07/27/2018 8:34:37 PM PDT · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 19 replies
    King 5 News Seattle ^ | Vanessa Misciagna
    RedWolf Pope is a well-known native activist. He hosted a TedxSeattle talk about his experience at Standing Rock and spent time with KING 5 journalists, discussing issues in his community. He has now been arrested and is facing a slew of charges, including rape, battery and false imprisonment. The case against him involves both his apartments in Santa Fe, New Mexico and on Boylston Avenue in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

    11/11/2019 5:01:04 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 November 2019 | Gregory Scruggs
    Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year. Amazon poured a record $1.5 million into a Super PAC run by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to back a slate of candidates in the Nov. 5 council elections viewed as pro-business, or at least more corporate friendly than the incumbent council majority.
  • Clusters of Drug-Resistant Diarrhea Found Among Gay And Bisexual Men [Calling Captain Obvious]

    11/09/2019 3:32:32 PM PST · by fwdude · 53 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | November 5, 2019 | David Artavia
    The journal Clinical Infectious Disease recently published findings showing that a cluster of antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Campylobacter coli has been found in a number of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Seattle, Wa., and Montreal, Canada. According to researchers, one of the bacterial strains has acquired a new gene that makes it able to resist antibiotics via the DNA sequences known as CRISPR, Clustered Regularly Interspaced Shortchanged Palindromic Repeats. (Not to be confused with the gene-editing technology also known as CRISPR.)
  • Seattle on track to have most progressive city council in years

    11/09/2019 3:53:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 8, 2019 | John Sexton
    Well, the people of Seattle have spoken and what they’ve apparently said is that they want more socialists on the city council. The sure sign of this is that after an election that looked grim for council member Kshama Sawant on election night, she has now taken a narrow lead over her opponent:
  • Kshama Sawant losing Seattle City Council race in early results

    11/06/2019 9:04:50 AM PST · by RitchieAprile · 17 replies ^ | 11/6/2019 | Nick Bowman
    Sawant has served on Seattle City Council since 2014. Orion runs PrideFest Seattle Center, and has led nonprofits and small businesses. Kshama Sawant (incumbent): 9,330 (46%) Egan Orion: 11,044 (54%)
  • Far-left candidates appear to flop in Seattle city council race after Amazon dumps dollars

    11/06/2019 7:46:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 06 2019 | vie Fordham
    Preliminary results are in for the Seattle City Council election, and it appears far-left candidates who were expected to be hostile to business interests have faltered after Amazon dumped more than a million dollars into the race in October. Self-proclaimed socialist Kshama Sawant, an incumbent from the city's 3rd District, trailed her more moderate challenger Egan Orion by about eight points as of Wednesday morning. Orion celebrated his lead with supporters Tuesday night and said he was "90% confident" that he'd hold onto it, The Seattle Times reported.
  • “Strict Muslim” who admits to murdering four people in jihad is returned to face new charges

    11/03/2019 2:38:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | NOV 3, 2019 5:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Seattle: “Strict Muslim” who admits to murdering four people in jihad is returned to face new charges NOV 3, 2019 5:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Ali Muhammad Brown described himself as a “strict Muslim.” He said he had “no regrets” for the jihad murders. He “told investigators that his four male victims represented ‘a life for a life’ for ‘Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives are being taken every single day.’” This endless cycle of revenge is sanctioned by the Qur’an: “And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye,...
  • Mathematics a tool of racial oppression, Seattle public schools committee says

    10/26/2019 5:54:30 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 130 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2019 | Eric Utter
    Something called the "K–12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework," created by a Seattle Public Schools "Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee," is intended to instruct students that math is intimately connected to racial oppression
  • Seattle's proposed fuel oil tax

    10/23/2019 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2019 | Kristian Dyer
    The tax, which some critics deem a "sin tax," will be to the amount of $0.24 per gallon. The genesis behind the law is to continue the city’s push to be carbon-neutral by 2050.
  • Washington State Fines 3 Companies in Seattle Crane Collapse That Left 4 Dead

    10/20/2019 1:16:08 AM PDT · by texas booster · 9 replies
    KTLA News 5 ^ | October 17, 2019 | Marissa Wenzke
    Washington state on Thursday fined three companies for their roles in a crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle last April, with officials calling it “totally avoidable,” and Seattle Police confirmed that they have opened a criminal investigation. The Department of Labor and Industries released the results of its investigation Thursday. It found, as experts suspected, that the crane toppled in a wind gust because the workers who were disassembling it prematurely removed pins securing sections of the crane’s mast, contrary to the manufacturer’s instructions. ... Regulators issued the biggest fine, $70,000, to Salem, Oregon-based Morrow Equipment Co., which...
  • Attorney General says website used by accused Tree of Life shooter Bowers is teetering

    10/18/2019 2:50:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2019 | Rich Lord
    The state's top prosecutor believes that the go-to social media site for accused Tree of Life shooter Robert Bowers is on its last legs financially, according to a statement issued early Thursday further explaining that office's decision to close a civil probe that followed the synagogue massacre. The statement from the office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro indicates that the decision to close the probe followed indications that Pennsylvania-based "had exhausted its already-raised money, and was no longer going to be serviced by the payment processors, cutting off all public funding to support the business." Spokeswoman Jacklin Rhoads went...
  • Amazon drops additional $1 million-plus into Seattle City Council races

    10/16/2019 7:11:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Oct. 16, 2019 | Daniel Beekman and Jim Brunner
    Amazon is dropping an additional $1 million-plus into Seattle’s pivotal City Council races, boosting its spending on politics in its hometown this year to an unprecedented $1.45 million. The corporate giant has now shelled out more on the council races than any other business or union, and all of Amazon’s company money has gone to a political-action committee (PAC) associated with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which has been buying direct-mail advertisements and paying door-to-door canvassers. Amazon’s outlay is the largest “in anyone’s memory” by a single entity in a Seattle election cycle, said Wayne Barnett, executive director of...
  • And the Seattle Mariners are all alone....

    10/16/2019 10:57:42 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 40 replies ^ | 10/16/19 | KOMO News Staff
    SEATTLE -- They say misery loves company. But for the Seattle Mariners, misery is theirs alone. You might pardon Seattleites for rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals in their futile attempt to reach the World Series this year. Not because we're fans of Paul Goldschmidt or Yadier Molina, but because they were our last hope to keep the hometown Mariners from a rather dubious distinction. But the hopes died when the Washington Nationals completed their sweep of the Cardinals in the NLCS Tuesday night. The Nationals are World Series bound for the first time in their franchise history, and the...
  • Why Costco is going Republican — at least at home

    09/15/2014 3:33:15 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    On July 24, President Obama traveled to Medina, a small, wealthy enclave outside Seattle, to attend a fundraiser for a Democratic super PAC at the home of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal, one of the Democratic Party’s most reliable donors. But at the same time Sinegal was raising money to help Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate, he and two of the wholesaler’s top executives were also shelling out cash to help Republicans win the Washington State Senate. In fact, the three Costco executives — long among the most reliable donors to Democratic candidates and causes — have spent...
  • Costco execs turn tables on state Senate Democrats

    09/14/2014 11:17:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jim Brunner
    After being stiff-armed by Democrats on a liquor-tax dispute, Costco execs have shifted their loyalties to Republicans in this year’s state Senate races.When it comes to politics, Costco Wholesale has a well-deserved reputation as a Democratic-leaning corporation. Company co-founders Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman have hosted President Obama at fundraisers in their lakefront mansions. Costco executives have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and causes over the past decade. But in the key battle for control of the state Senate this year, top Costco brass — miffed at Democrats over a liquor-fee dispute — have essentially switched...
  • Catholic university president under fire from faculty for removing Planned Parenthood from website

    10/15/2019 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 9, 2019 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Posting Planned Parenthood logo on their office doors Stephen Sundborg cited “longstanding policy as a Catholic university” when he removed Planned Parenthood as a recommended resource for students at Seattle University. Not everyone at the reliably left-wing university agreed with the president’s decision, and now the administration is reportedly stonewalling the campus newspaper on the basis for Sundborg’s decision. The Spectator reports that several faculty have challenged Sundborg’s claim that support for legal abortion “runs counter to the stance of Catholic institutions, schools and universities like Seattle University.” Theresa Earenfight, director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, told the...
  • Amazon takes a stand: Company releases "Our Positions" paper

    10/12/2019 2:59:09 PM PDT · by Boomer · 56 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/11/19 | Amazon
    Amazon took the extraordinary step of laying out its positions on nearly every hot-button topic in the world in a web page that unveiled Thursday, bringing new clarity to the tech company’s public policy agenda. The page, which is simply titled “Our Positions,” states where the Seattle tech giant stands on eleven issues -- several of which have a direct impact on business in America.
  • A Tale of 3 Cities

    10/13/2019 11:56:39 AM PDT · by 10thelement · 16 replies
    KOMO News ^ | KOMO News
    I think the story itself won’t surprise anyone here, especially if you’ve already seen the “Seattle is Dying” piece from earlier this year. What I think is most surprising is that it’s being reported at all.
  • Seattle Man Arrested After Devouring $200 In Office Chocolate

    10/12/2019 9:07:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies ^ | 10/4/2019 | Lucas Comos
    SEATTLE, WA — The sugar coma is real, one Seattle man has learned first hand. Seattle Police say a 44-year-old man broke into a downtown office building Thursday night, then scarfed down hundreds of dollars in chocolate and took a nap. According to police, an employee called 911 after the man broke into an otherwise empty financial office, rearranged a painting then set his sights on a glass bowl full of sweets. When officers arrived at the 600 block of Union Street, they found the man had taken off his shoes, watch and jacket and was relaxing on a couch,...