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  • Seattle Woman Calls 911 After Fight Over Sriracha On Pizza

    12/12/2017 4:16:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Seattle Patch ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Neal McNamara
    The fight happened when the woman "[D]id not receive what she believed to be an adequate amount of Sriracha sauce," Seattle police reported.Sriracha on pizza? It's a divisive issue. Some people think Sriracha on pizza tastes great, but some pizza purists think it's heresy. A woman solidly in the pro-Sriracha-on-pizza camp got into a fight over the issue at a Capitol Hill pizzeria early Monday morning. The woman was irate after employees at Sizzle Pie apparently refused to give her an "adequate amount of Sriracha sauce." The woman, age 36, called 911, telling the dispatcher that the employees were yelling...
  • Experts see few reasons to proceed with Interstate 81 tunnel option

    12/11/2017 4:43:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | December 8, 2017 | Mark Weiner
    A $2 million study on replacing part of Interstate 81 in Syracuse with a tunnel supports what national transportation experts say they have known for years: Tunnels usually are a bad idea.While an I-81 tunnel would be technically feasible, it would be difficult to justify the cost of up to $4.5 billion at a time when few publicly-financed tunnel projects are moving forward, according to four transportation policy experts interviewed by syracuse.com.The few highway tunnel projects approved in recent years have been expensive mega projects, often plagued by delays and cost overruns that have drawn public criticism, the experts said.New York...
  • Democrats in the Seattle area top nation in saying climate change is real

    12/01/2017 11:31:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 1, 2017 | by Gene Balk
    Climate change, like every hot-button issue facing the nation, divides Americans along party lines. Democrats are a lot more likely than Republicans to acknowledge Earth is heating up. But a new study from Yale University reveals that even among Democrats, opinions vary nationwide depending on the region in which people live. And nowhere is acceptance of global warming more pervasive than in the Seattle area. Among 425 congressional districts in the United States, Washington’s 7th District ranks No. 1 for acceptance of climate change among Democratic voters. About 93 percent of the ones who live in the district say they...
  • Is your local government office not displaying the official portrait of President Trump?

    11/26/2017 3:53:45 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 44 replies
    I don't live in Seattle but my commute to work sometimes has me walking through that city. During the Obama years the lobby of the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building at 915 2nd Ave in Seattle displayed the official portraits of Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden. These portraits were clearly visible from the street. The portraits were taken down in January of this year but they have not been replaced with portraits of President Trump and Vice-president Pence. The space where the portraits hung have been left empty. Across the street from this building is a post office building...
  • As America Gives Thanks, Homelessness Continues To Set New Records In Major Cities in America

    11/25/2017 11:18:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/25/2017 | Michael Snyder
    If the economy is doing just fine, then why is homelessness at levels not seen “since the Great Depression” in major cities all over the country? If the U.S. economy was actually in good shape, we would expect that the number of people that are homeless would be going down or at least stabilizing. Instead, we have a growing national crisis on our hands. In fact, within the past two years “at least 10 cities or municipal regions in California, Oregon and Washington” have declared a state of emergency because the number of homeless is growing so rapidly. Things are...
  • Judge rules Seattle's tax on the wealthy is illegal; city vows to appeal

    11/24/2017 11:54:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/24/17 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Seattle’s controversial tax on the wealthy failed its first legal test this week after a judge ruled the new ordinance violates state law – but the city isn’t backing down and vows to appeal, setting the stage for a Washington State Supreme Court showdown. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl ruled in a Wednesday that Seattle did not have the authority to impose the tax because state law prohibits tax on net income. City Attorney Pete Holmes called the decision “disappointing” but, in a joint statement with Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess, said their goal to eliminate the state’s “over-reliance...
  • Seattle's Income Tax on 'the Rich' Has Collateral Damage: The Poor

    11/22/2017 11:22:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Brian T. Hodges
    Seattle’s City Council made national headlines earlier this year when it enacted a city income tax aimed at “high earners.” Immediately, politicians crowed that they had planted a flag of “resistance” to the forces of “Trumpism.” In a court hearing last week, the city defended its war on wealth against several legal and constitutional challenges. The briefing from both sides exposes an inconvenient reality for the levy’s defenders: its real, ultimate victims aren’t necessarily the plutocrats they claim to be targeting. In fact, just the opposite. Some background: there are few precedents from other parts of the country for a...
  • NFL take-a-knee protests boil down to two liberal cities

    11/10/2017 2:35:34 PM PST · by Mafe · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    The NFL has taken a beating over players kneeling during the national anthem, but a closer examination shows that the protests are less a story of the league as a whole and more a tale of two liberal cities: San Francisco and Seattle. On any given Sunday, the vast majority of those refusing to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” play for the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, teams nestled in famously left-wing locales and led by owners who sought to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. That doesn’t include blips like Sept. 25, which saw nearly 200...
  • Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century

    10/20/2017 12:11:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | By Mike Rosenberg
    When it comes to rising sea levels flooding parts of the country in the future, you might think of places like Miami and New Orleans — but Seattle could be susceptible, too, albeit on a much smaller scale. A new Zillow analysis using government climate change forecasts found that about 5,000 homes in the Seattle metro area are in danger of being underwater due to rising seas by 2100. The homes would flood if local sea levels rise at least six feet due to the warming climate. That’s roughly the midway point from a government climate science forecast that said...
  • Censorship in Seattle

    10/12/2017 10:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    If it were a plague, the government would rush to quarantine the infected, as occurred during Europe's Black Death in the 14th century. An immigration debate at Seattle University School of Law is a plague of a different sort, but deadly in a different way. The victim here is the right to free speech. The Washington Free Beacon reports that Annette Clark, the dean of Seattle University's Law School, has revoked the school's sponsorship of a Federalist Society event. The reason? The proposed debate on immigration, hosted by the school's Access to Justice Institute, might be "harmful" to minority students...
  • Amazon's Search for a Second Headquarters Could Weigh on Seattle's Growth

    10/07/2017 10:04:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 7, 2017 | Peter Grant
    Amazon.com Inc.'s decision to establish a second corporate headquarters is going to make some North American city very happy once the online retail behemoth announces its choice next year. But it will likely be bad news for Seattle, Amazon's longtime home, which has benefited enormously from the company's rapid growth. Analysts predict that much of the company's future expansion will be in its second headquarters. "It had generally been assumed that [Amazon's] growth would be concentrated in Seattle," said Dave Bragg, an analyst with Green Street Advisors, a real-estate research firm. "That now needs to be adjusted." Green Street, in...
  • Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out and goes on offensive rant

    10/07/2017 7:45:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2017 | Rick Moran
    A gay coffee shop owner in Seattle decided to kick out a group of Christian anti-abortion protesters, going on an expletive-laden, extremely offensive rant that was recorded and posted on Facebook. The group, Abolish Human Abortion, appeared not to be bothering anyone.  They weren't in the shop to proselytize or hand out literature.  They just wanted a cup of coffee. What they got was an obscene, even blasphemous rant from an unbalanced store owner. Daily Caller: The owner heatedly tells the Christians to leave his shop immediately in a video posted to Facebook by Abolish Human Abortion, Christian group...
  • Seattle council turns from facts to interpretations

    09/30/2017 6:11:55 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9/29/17 | George Will
    n this city, a petri dish of progressivism, a prevailing theory is that when you raise the price of something, people will buy less of it, except when they do not. A related theory is that constitutional and statutory texts should be construed in the spirit of Friedrich Nietzsche: There are no facts, only interpretations. The city council has voted to impose a tax, effective next year, on sugary soft drinks, raising the price of a 2-liter bottle of soda about $1.18. Presented as a public health measure to combat obesity, the tax is projected to generate about $15 million...
  • North Koreas folly[charismatic Caucus]

    09/25/2017 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns

    09/20/2017 12:03:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/20/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    A federal appeals court in Seattle ruled Tuesday that police can only use force “proportional” to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Department’s ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates under the Obama administration that required police to use only “objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat or urgency of the situation,” the Associated Press reports. The unanimous ruling strikes down a lawsuit filed by a group of more than 120 Seattle officers in 2014 who claimed that the...
  • NFL players now taking their protests onto the field

    09/18/2017 6:07:42 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 105 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 17 | Anthony Barstow
    The NFL would prefer the players’ now-ubiquitous protests take a back seat to the action this season, but it looks like the league won’t get its wish. If anything, the players seem ready to take their social critique beyond sitting during the national anthem. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who is among the ranks of NFL players to sit during the anthem, celebrated a sack Sunday afternoon with a single raised fist. Bennett was the first Seattle player announced during pregame introductions before the home opener against the 49ers and ****received one of the loudest ovations.**** (NFL fans are becoming...
  • Gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Following Fifth Child Abuse Claim, This Time From His Own Family

    09/15/2017 8:39:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/15/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned from his position Wednesday afternoon after a fifth accusation of child abuse came to light, this time from his own family. "While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public's business. ... It is best for the city if I step aside. To the people of this special city and to my dedicated staff, I am sorry for this painful situation," Murray said in a statement. The Seattle Times reported on Tuesday that the latest accusations...
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns

    09/12/2017 4:41:27 PM PDT · by jonrick46 · 58 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/12/2007 | Jim Brunner
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he had sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York. Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our City government to conduct the public’s business,” Murray said in a statement, adding he was proud of his accomplishments while in office. The mayor stayed in his office Tuesday and didn’t address his...
  • Seattle target for Kim's missiles warns local pol who says Washington State must be ready for attack

    09/12/2017 4:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2017 | Michael Havis
    Washington State must prepare for a nuclear attack because of the growing threat from North Korea, according to local politician. Mark Miloscia said the danger to Washington, which is the closest part of the lower 48 states to North Korea, was 'starting to become imminent'. And he warned that the threat was growing with each weapons test, urging lawmakers to back the bid for an emergency response plan when they meet tomorrow. The senator – who flew nuclear-ready B52 bombers during the Cold War – also said that America could not rely on the safeguards that once prevented hostilities with...
  • {Seattle} Mayor Ed Murray resigns after Seattle Times reports new accusations

    09/12/2017 1:51:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    komonews.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray abruptly announced his resignation from his post Tuesday, about two hours after The Seattle Times reported that his cousin said Murray had repeatedly molested him in the 1970s when he was a teenager. Murray's cousin became the fifth man to accuse the mayor of sexual abuse. Earlier allegations of sexual abuse prompted Murray to drop out of his campaign for re-election but he had steadfastly refused to resign until now. He said his resignation would be effective Wednesday at 5 p.m. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my...