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  • Richard Sherman: The NFL is a ‘bottom line business’ (Boo Freaking Hoo)

    09/30/2016 4:35:35 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 61 replies
    msn.com ^ | September 29, 2016 | Charlotte Wilder
    In a new segment for his weekly series with The Player's Tribune, Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman appears in a four-minute video on how the NFL treats its players. He says that the league sees them like race cars, doing just enough to keep them in good shape to perform, then dropping them once they're no longer on a roster.
  • Mall shooter not a U.S. citizen – voted in 3 elections

    09/29/2016 7:34:36 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Add voter fraud to the list of Arcan Cetin’s offenses. Cetin, 20, is the Turkish immigrant arrested Saturday for the Friday night shooting and killing of five people in a Burlington, Washington, mall. Security camera’s show Cetin entering the mall briefly without a weapon, leaving and then returning with a rifle. Cetin fled but was apprehended 24 hours later. He has reportedly confessed to the five murders. Now, election officials and Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, have confirmed that Cetin was illegally registered to vote and voted in three elections in the state in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Cetin...
  • Investigators may probe Cascade Mall suspect's citizenship status, voting record

    09/29/2016 6:08:37 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Natalie Brand
    The Cascade Mall shooting suspect, Arcan Cetin, may face an additional investigation related to his voting record and citizenship status. Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary. Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder. While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status...
  • Washington State Mall Shooter May Not Be A Jihad Terrorist

    09/27/2016 4:26:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The evidence is scant that Arcan Cetin, a Muslim migrant from Turkey, murdered five people in Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington last Friday night in the name of jihad and Islam, but the evidence that does exist is striking. Amid his busy online activity, Cetin posted admiration for the Islamic State caliph al-Baghdadi and Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and a call for Muslims to repeat “SubhanAllah” multiple times.
  • Despite mall shooter’s “SubhanAllah” post and admiration for ISIS caliph, police search for motive

    09/26/2016 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/26/16 | Robert Spencer
    He had a history of violence and sexual abuse of women -- almost as if he grew up in a culture that revered violence and thought of non-Muslim women as "uncovered meat." He posted admiration for al-Baghdadi and Khamenei and a call for Muslims to repeat "SubhanAllah" multiple times. Maybe he wasn't a jihadi and there is some mitigating explanation for all of this. When authorities refuse to discuss it and appear to dismiss it out of hand, however, it only reinforces the impression that there is some deliberate effort to cover up jihad attacks -- an impression that authorities...
  • Washington Mall Gunman: "Say Glory to Allah"

    09/25/2016 11:34:38 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Washington Mall gunman Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, reblogged this on his Tumblr. Subhan Allah means Glory to Allah, the Islamic deity. Jannah is paradise. Ummah is the Islamic nation.
  • Cascade Mall Killer Praises Allah and ISIS Leader Baghdadi On His Tumblr Page

    09/25/2016 3:23:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 25th, 2016 4:51 pm | Jim Hoft
    ARCAN CETIN: Cascade Mall Killer Praises Allah and ISIS Leader Baghdadi on His Tumblr Page Jim Hoft Sep 25th, 2016 4:51 pm 6 Comments Five people were shot dead Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington north of Seattle. arcan-cetin Turkish born Arcan Cetin was arrested on Saturday. Here’s a photo of the shooter… His name is Arcan Cetin. He is originally from Turkey. arcan-cetin He’s not Hispanic as the corrupt media reported for several hours. He said so himself. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow The Swog Blog @hunterswogg Arcan Cetin himself, people #CascadeMallShooting...
  • UPDATE: Cascade Mall Shooter Captured – Suspect Turkish Muslim Arcan Cetin

    09/24/2016 9:29:47 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 119 replies
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  • Suspect in mall shooting arrested; community mourns victims (Turkish immigrant)

    09/25/2016 5:24:36 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 31 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 25, 2016 | Jessica Lee
    BURLINGTON, Skagit County — Tips and surveillance video led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Oak Harbor man in connection with Friday’s deadly shooting at the Cascade Mall, authorities said Saturday night. .... Cetin was born in Turkey. His father met and married Cetin’s mother in Turkey and the family settled in Oak Harbor, according to the Facebook page.
  • Remembering the 5 people killed in Burlington, Wash. mall shooting

    09/24/2016 9:38:09 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 35 replies
    KIRO Channel 7 ^ | September 24, 2016
    BURLINGTON, Wash. - Five people were killed after a shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., about an hour and 20 minutes north of downtown Seattle. Each of the victims is remembered below, and we’ll update this story with additional details and pictures as we get them.
  • Police plead for help IDing gunman after 5 killed at Washington mall

    09/24/2016 1:55:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | 23/9/16 | GEMMA DICASIMIRRO, ALASTAIR JAMIESON AND JILLIAN SEDERHOLM
    Police pleaded with the public for help identifying a gunman who fled after killing four women and a man at a Washington state mall Friday night. As authorities determine a motive, they said Saturday that there was no immediate evidence the attack was terror-related. The suspect, dressed in a black T-shirt and black shorts, was seen on surveillance footage at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle, where he opened fire inside a Macy's department store. Authorities don't know his whereabouts or identity, but believe he is a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s. "Hopefully...
  • Washington mall shooting: Manhunt underway after gunman kills 5

    09/24/2016 8:48:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | September 24, 2016 | Faith Karimi, Shanna Pavlak and Joe Sutton
    (CNN) -- A man carrying a rifle entered a Macy's store at a mall in Washington state, shot dead four women and a man, and vanished into the night, police said. Authorities believe only one person fired the shots Friday night at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about an hour north of Seattle. A search is underway for an armed man who headed toward Interstate 5 after the attack, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.
  • Police: Four dead at shooting at Washington mall

    09/23/2016 8:20:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep. 23, 2014 | Steve Almasy and Joe Sutton
    (CNN)Four people were killed in a shooting at a mall in Burlington, Washington, on Friday night, a spokesman for the state patrol tweeted. Police are searching for at least one shooter, and are sweeping stores in the mall, Sgt. Mark Francis said. Burlington is about an hour north of Seattle.
  • Richard Sherman says people are ignoring message of NFL players' protests

    09/23/2016 6:02:20 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 79 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Dan Loumena
    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman did not take questions from reporters on Wednesday during his media session, instead reading a statement that said the message of NFL players’ protests during the national anthem has been lost.
  • Lawyer: After School Satan Club must be allowed to proceed

    09/23/2016 5:47:23 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Goskagit ^ | September 22, 2016 | KERA WANIELISTA
    A so-called "After School Satan Club" proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be allowed to proceed, an attorney hired to represent the Mount Vernon School District said. “I think that if the school district denied that application, you would face costly litigation that would be distracting from your mission," said Duncan Fobes of the Seattle-based law firm Patterson, Buchanan, Fobes and Leitch during a Wednesday meeting of the Mount Vernon School Board. "And would ultimately be unsuccessful.” Fobes was hired by the district's risk-pool insurance group to assess whether the district...
  • Airbus scoffs, Boeing crows as WTO slams EU for failing to address illegal subsidies

    09/22/2016 4:53:46 PM PDT · by djwright · 4 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 22, 2016 at 7:35 am | Dominic Gates
    A World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel ruled Thursday that the European Union has fallen dramatically short of remedying the harm to Boeing from illegal subsidies to Airbus. The decision opens a path for the U.S. to implement trade sanctions against the EU — potentially imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on its goods or services.
  • Trump Leads in Arizona and Nevada, Clinton in California and Washington (InsightsWest Poll)

    09/21/2016 3:33:09 PM PDT · by Ravi · 28 replies
    Insights west ^ | 9/21/16 | Insights
    Online Poll FWIW: AZ: Trump 46; Clinton 41; Johnson 9; Stein 1 NV: Trump 47; Clinton 44; Johnson 6 WA: Clinton 44; Trump 32; Johnson 16 CA: Clinton 62 Trump 34; Johnson2 2; Stein 1 Insights West is a progressive, Western-based, full-service marketing research company. It exists to serve the market with insights-driven research solutions and interpretive analysis through leading-edge tools, normative databases, and senior-level expertise across a broad range of public and private sector organizations. Insights West is based in Vancouver and Calgary.
  • Time to ban one of America’s favorite weapons(seattle)

    09/14/2016 11:13:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | editors
    NO matter how many times the gun lobby says it, more guns won’t make Americans safer. That’s especially true of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. America has seen again and again the lethal cost of these weapons of destruction deployed in civil society, from Newtown, Conn., to Orlando, Fla., to San Bernadino, Calif., to Umpqua Community College to Mukilteo. Although these so-called “assault weapons,” fitted with high capacity magazines, are used in a small fraction of America’s gun homicides, they are terrifyingly powerful when deployed. Such weapons resulted in 155 percent more people shot and nearly 50 percent more people...
  • Trump vs. Clinton sign count on 200o mile trip

    09/13/2016 9:13:01 PM PDT · by djwright · 22 replies
    9/13/2016 | self
    We just got back form a 2000 mile driving trip. We went from Snohomish Washington (1 hour north o Seattle) to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. So we covered Eastern Washington, Montana and a little bit of Idaho and Wyoming. To make it easy I kept track of the Trump/Pence signas and my wife counted the Clinton/Keine signs. She had the easier job. Final tally: Trump/Pence = 26 Clinton/Keine = 0 A total shut out for the inevitable Hillary.
  • Elementary Teachers To Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts

    09/12/2016 9:17:25 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 74 replies
    Elementary School Teachers To Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts Seattle, Washington – John Muir Elementary teachers in Seattle will be wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts at school on September 16th. The school is a K-5 school in the Seattle Public School district. Third grade teacher Marjorie Lamarre told King 5 News, “To be silent would be almost unforgivable, and I think we have been silent for almost too long.”
  • Four Dolphins take knee - Seattle team unified

    09/12/2016 7:25:37 AM PDT · by GailA · 29 replies
    Sunsentinal ^ | 9/12/19
    Seattle’s full team interlocked arms and stood on the sideline. “Unity,” was their idea. Unity of a team asking for a more unified community. Cornerback Jeremy Lane, who took a knee during Seattle’s game last week, joined the team in locked arms. So the players agreed to act like a team with one voice here. On the Dolphins, four players - Arian Foster, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Jelani Jenkins - stood during a ceremony for the 9-11 victims on Sunday’s 15th anniversary. They then dropped to a knee at the start of the anthem. The rest of the team...
  • Seahawks to stand for anthem, with arms interlocked

    09/10/2016 7:25:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 77 replies
    NBC Pro Football ^ | 9/10/16 | Mike Florio
    The Seahawks have announced their plans for Sunday’s pregame ceremony. According to receiver Doug Baldwin, they will stand together during the national anthem. They will do so with their arms interlocked. “We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, and as a team we have decided to stand and interlock arms in unity,” Baldwin says in the 42-second video posted at his Twitter page. “We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish, and we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made...
  • Highline struggles with fallout after limiting student suspensions

    09/10/2016 1:50:52 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 22 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 10, 2016 | Claudia Rowe
    Three years ago, Highline sat at the leading edge of a national effort to rethink school discipline and move away from outright punishment. Since then, many teachers have resigned, pointing toward a vast gulf between embracing ideals and making them real. When Jasmine Kettler kissed her mother goodbye at Sea-Tac Airport and boarded a plane to Bangkok last month, she carried nothing but a backpack, laptop and memories so traumatic that the former Highline High School teacher had purchased no return ticket. Her plans are fluid. She may volunteer in a refugee camp on the Burmese border. She could spend...
  • NFL Team Led By 9/11 Truther Might Boycott National Anthem

    09/08/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 68 replies
    Seattle Seahawks players say the team might boycott the national anthem during an upcoming game with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 11 — the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
  • Seahawks players may expand national anthem protest Sunday vs Dolphins-(BoycottNFL?)

    RENTON -- The Seattle Seahawks hope to make a statement in their season-opening matchup versus the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. But some of the players might make a statement before the game even starts. Following protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane, members of the Seahawks might join together to address the issues that motivated Kaepernick to first sit, then kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
  • Washington AG Proposes Ban on Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

    09/07/2016 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 32 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 9/7/2016 | Cox Media Group
    (Washington state) Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • Evergreen State College president slams Chicago’s ‘tone deaf’ approach to safe spaces

    09/02/2016 11:46:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The president of Evergreen State College is slamming the University of Chicago’s fight against political correctness, arguing that trigger warnings and safe spaces on campus are “critical” to students’ academic and personal success. George S. Bridges, who has led the Olympia, Washington, college since October of last year, wrote in an op-ed for The Seattle Times that the University of Chicago’s recent letter to incoming freshmen blasting safe spaces and trigger warnings revealed “a profound indifference to concerns that many students now bring to colleges and universities.” “Either the university is completely tone deaf to the academic and developmental needs...
  • Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane sits during national anthem in Oakland

    09/01/2016 9:04:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 9/1/2016 | By Bob Condotta
    In the first Seahawks game since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last Friday, one Seattle player followed suit Thursday — cornerback Jeremy Lane. Lane sat throughout the anthem before Seattle’s final preseason game Thursday at Oakland. It was not immediately clear if Lane was showing solidarity with Kaepernick or had other reasons. The team had no immediate comment. Teammates did not appear to react in any way to Lane, other than Richard Sherman, who sat next to Lane and chatted with him briefly after the anthem ended. Lane then got up and played at...
  • Japanese airline to replace 100 engines on its 787 Dreamliners

    09/01/2016 1:43:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 21 replies
    September 1, 2016 ^ | Sophia Yan and Yoko Wakatsuki
    ANA says it will replace the engines on its fleet of Boeing 787s after a series of engine failures caused by corrosion and fatigue cracking of turbine blades. The Japanese airline plans to swap out all 100 Rolls-Royce engines currently used on its 50 Dreamliners. The process could take as long as three years, according to spokesman Yoichi Uchida. ... For now, the engines will be upgraded with brand new turbine blades. Meanwhile, ANA said it is working with Rolls-Royce to find a more permanent solution. Five engines have already been repaired with new turbines.
  • Search Warrants: South St. Paul Teacher, Husband Investigated for Sexual Contact with Boys

    08/31/2016 7:52:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/31/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    New details are emerging about the investigation into a South St. Paul teacher and his husband who were found dead in Washington State. Graphic court documents detail that at least three teenagers reported they had been sexually assaulted by 40-year-old Aric Babbitt and 36-year-old Matthew Deyo. Babbitt and Deyo were found dead on Lopez Island north of Seattle last Thursday. Both died from gunshot wounds, and their deaths were ruled murder-suicide; San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said a suicide note was found that said the couple had visited the island years ago and loved it. According to search warrants,...
  • Donald Trump Rally, Everett Washington – 10:00pm Live Stream

    08/30/2016 6:58:57 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 37 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Candidate Donald Trump is on the West Coast today with a rally in Everett, Washington. The venue is the Xfinity Arena of Everett, and the event rally with Trump is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm PDT / 10:00pm EDT: Given the venue and the line-up of speakers the event will most likely begin early
  • A party 10 blocks long awaits Trump in downtown Everett

    08/30/2016 5:18:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | August 30, 2016 | Noah Haglund, Andrea Brown and Chris Winters
    EVERETT — Talk to the Donald Trump supporters lining up outside Xfinity Arena on Tuesday, and you’d hear a common refrain about the importance of the upcoming election: Everything. “Our way of life is at stake,” said Shelly Fine, a medical student from Everett. “For me, this is American history,” said Chris Wright, a 45-year-old Boeing worker from Gold Bar standing next to her in line. “This is going to be a piece of American history when this is all said and done.” They were among the first to arrive outside the downtown Everett venue where the real-estate-mogul-turned-politician was due...
  • Live:Trump for President Rally in Everett, WA @ Xfinity Arena, 8/30/2016 7pm PT.

    08/28/2016 6:09:29 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,487 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend A Freeper Online Rally Leading Up To The live Donald J. Trump for President rally on 8/30/2016 in Everett, WA At 7:00pm PT @ The Xfinity Arena Attire: Come as you are Where: Here Begins: Now Cost: Donation to Free Republic or Be a Monthly Donor Sunday Brunch Today: 2pm to 5pm Cocktail Hour:Begins @ 1pm Monday Breakfast: 5am to 10am Monday Dinner: 6pm to 8pm Tuesday Breakfast: 5am to 10am Tuesday Dinner: 6pm to 8pm Tuesday: Popcorn: 9pm to Midnight ET Please RSVP @ nikos1121 Tuesday, August 30, 2016: Live stream coverage of...
  • DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

    08/27/2016 9:36:21 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 25, 2016 | GENE JOHNSON
    Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.
  • Bangor submarine collides in Strait of Juan de Fuca

    08/22/2016 7:24:29 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 28 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Ed Friedrich
    BANGOR — The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana and a Navy offshore support vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Thursday, according to Submarine Force Pacific. The collision occurred at 6 p.m. There were no injuries. Damages to both vessels is being assessed. Both ships returned to port under their own power, the support vessel to Port Angeles and the Louisiana to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The nuclear-powered Louisiana can be armed with up to 24 nuclear-tipped missiles.
  • Black Lives Matter comes to suburban Sumner

    08/22/2016 5:19:08 AM PDT · by nuance4u · 24 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | August 21, 2016 6:23 PM | Kenny Ocker
    The city of Sumner is 87 percent white, according to 2010 U.S. Census data. But to Immaculate Ferreria-Allah, lives of minorities don’t matter any less there than in the cities where the Black Lives Matter movement took hold. So she brought the movement to the East Pierce County suburb of about 10,000 people with a Black Lives Matter “peace gathering” event Sunday at Legacy Park, where people spoke about race relations and their experiences in their community. “I’ve been labeled as a troublemaker in this community for saying there’s problems in this community that people say don’t exist, like racism,”...
  • Early data show $15 minimum hurting Seattle's poor

    08/21/2016 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/13/16 12:01 AM | Sean Higgins
    As recently as last year, the Democratic Party’s leaders thought the idea of a $15 federal minimum wage was unrealistic and even pushed back against it. That ended in July when the official party platform, bowing to pressure from organized labor and Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters, adopted a call for a $15 federal minimum, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. […] When Seattle increased its minimum to $15 in 2014, a boost of nearly $6 an hour, it also commissioned a study of the increase’s effect by the University of Washington. A report released...
  • Oregon State to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen

    08/15/2016 11:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 15, 2016 | William Nardi
    Oregon State University is developing an online course centered on “social justice” that new students will soon be required to take. The course will debut as a pilot program during the fall term, which starts in late September, and the full roll-out will happen toward the beginning of winter term, which starts in January, a university official told The College Fix via email.
  • The Bitter Lesson From Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike

    08/10/2016 1:12:03 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    IBD ^ | August 9, 2016 | Terry Jones
    aising the minimum wage is one of those wonderful-sounding ideas that, whenever tried, unfortunately never quite works the way it was promised. To its credit, the Washington Post has noticed. The Post recently highlighted a new study from a group of economists who were commissioned by the city of Seattle to look at that city's minimum wage hike from $9.96 an hour to $11.14 an hour. What they found was enlightening. To begin with, the economists said, some of the workers weren't helped at all, since their pay would have likely gone up anyway with experience and tenure on the...
  • Seattle Taxpayers to Fund Series of "Racial Equality" Workshops

    08/08/2016 2:57:55 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/5/2016 | Raven Claybough
    Seattle taxpayers are footing the bill in the latest left-wing indoctrination efforts regarding so-called “white privilege.” In this particular circumstance, the focus is actually on “white fragility,” and it is part of a set of “racial equity” workshops that Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting in August and September. According to Seattle's city website, white fragility is defined as the “inability for white people to tolerate racial stress.” The scheduled workshops, organizers say, will help to address and correct that inability, as they will provide “the perspectives and skills needed for white people to have more constructive cross-racial...
  • Security Guard at Tukwila Islamic Center Stabbed in the Back; Suspect in Custody

    08/08/2016 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 14 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 8/7/2016 | Suzanne Phan, KOMO Staff
    TUKWILA, Wash. -- Tukwila police are investigating after a fight at a mosque escalated into a stabbing late Sunday night. It happened at the Abu Bakr Islamic Center at 14101 Tukwila International Boulevard just after 8:30 p.m. Police said a 26-year-old Somali man was trespassing on the mosque's basketball courts. The security guard asked him to leave, but he refused.
  • The last big frontier(movement of conservatives to the inland north-west is quietly gaining steam)

    08/06/2016 8:30:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 69 replies
    The Economist ^ | 8-6-16 | unattributed
    ASKED by an out-of-stater where the nearest shooting range is, Patrick Leavitt, an affable gunsmith at Riverman Gun Works in Coeur d’Alene, says: “This is Idaho—you can shoot pretty much anywhere away from buildings.” That is one reason why the sparsely populated state is attracting a growing number of “political refugees” keen to slip free from bureaucrats in America’s liberal states, says James Wesley, Rawles (yes, with a comma), an author of bestselling survivalist novels. In a widely read manifesto posted in 2011 on his survivalblog.com, Mr Rawles, a former army intelligence officer, urged libertarian-leaning Christians and Jews to move...
  • In twist, environmentalists fight proposed carbon tax – because it doesn't grow gov't

    08/02/2016 4:55:00 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Dan Springer
    On paper, it looks like a big win for environmentalists: a ballot initiative in Washington state to make it the first in the nation to impose a tax on all carbon emissions. Yet green groups are united almost in lockstep against the proposal – all because it includes tax cuts, to offset the tax hike. Yoram Bauman, who authored Initiative 732 and generally sides with environmental groups that have claimed for years that greenhouse gasses are responsible for climate change, now says he’s shocked at the pushback he’s facing from these same organizations. “Putting a price on carbon is the...
  • From California to Nevada, wildfires burn in seven Western states

    08/01/2016 10:11:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | CBS/AP
    Wildfires were burning Monday in seven Western U.S. states, from California's famed Big Sur region to tribal towns and hamlets near Reno, Nevada. Evacuations were ordered in Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming and firefighters were trying to stop a Washington blaze from reaching a thickly forested security zone at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
  • Raising The Minimum Wage In Seattle Had Utterly Predictable Results–But Liberals Probably Don't Care

    07/31/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Matt Vespa
    Raise the minimum wage in Seattle they said. It will help workers they said. Well, the city did increase the minimum wage from the previous rate of $9.47 to $15, which is to be phased in by 2018. It’s now at $11, and lo and behold it has hurt workers. A study found that workers would’ve already seen an increase in wages without the hike because of the increased economic activity and more would’ve been employed. Instead, hours were cut, fewer people worked, and all of this was [predictable]: The average hourly wage for workers affected by the increase jumped...
  • Refugee accused of raping U.S. girl flees America

    07/28/2016 4:53:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 7/27/16 | Leo Hohmann
    A 49-year-old Iraqi refugee who came to the U.S. in 2003 has fled the country 48 hours before he was to stand trial in Kennewick, Washington, for allegedly raping a grade-school girl. Khalid Fathey reportedly boarded a flight for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Authorities issued a nationwide arrest warrant this week after he failed to show at his Benton County Superior Court trial, a local newspaper reported. The U.S. Marshals Service then discovered that Fathey left Seattle on July 23 on a plane bound for Dubai, Anita Petra, deputy county prosecutor, told the Tri-Cities Herald. She did not...
  • Reparations Go Viral in Seattle (two websites offer white people 'ways to fight racism directly')

    07/28/2016 4:35:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 74 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 7/27/2016 | Sarah Bernard
    When local artist Natasha Marin spoke with Seattle Weekly last week about Reparations.me, her then-7-day-old website and Facebook page, she was clearly fraying around the edges—underfed, overworked, and ragged as hell.“I’ve had about 12 hours of sleep since Friday,” she said over the phone with a hoarse laugh, as a second phone buzzed and buzzed in the background. She responded to one last frantic message and attempted to close the “99 windows I have open” in order to pull together her thoughts. “I maybe have eaten, like, one real meal. I’m at that point of exhaustion now, if I see...
  • Obsessed With Need To Control Others, Political Busybodies And Judges Trample On Liberty

    07/27/2016 11:40:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | George Leef
    In the America I grew up in, the “liberals” were content to use government coercion to confiscate people’s money so they could spend it on their panoply of social engineering and vote-buying projects. They got to compel people to “join” Social Security, subsidize National Public Radio, pay for legions of needless bureaucrats in offices not authorized under the Constitution, bail out political cronies who cried “We’re too big to fail!” and so on. That kind of “liberalism” was bad enough, but the disease has of late developed new and far more vicious strains. Those involve attacks on Americans for not...
  • Climate change may be turning Gulls into Cannibals

    07/24/2016 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 46 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 07/23/2016 | Tristan Baurick
    PROTECTION ISLAND — Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the cannibalism.
  • Seattle TSA Worker Arrested on Voyeurism Charge

    07/21/2016 1:56:12 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/21/2016 | PHIL HELSEL
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