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  • Trump Administration Boots Hundreds More Federal Employees out of Washington DC

    08/12/2018 11:37:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | August 10, 2018 | None stated
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving two agencies and roughly 700 federal employees out of Washington, D.C., to save money and improve the department’s service to taxpayers. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will be fully moved out of the nation’s capital by 2020, according to the USDA.
  • Legislators Defeat Planned Parenthood Bill to Teach 12-Year-Old Kids About Oral and Anal Sex

    08/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | August 10, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Massachusetts bill that recommended teaching children as young as 12 about oral and anal sex failed in the state House last week amid growing public outrage. The College Fix reports state Senate Bill 2128 passed the state Senate but died in the House last week when the legislative session ended. The bill seemed harmless enough at first. It would have required public schools to provide “comprehensive” sex education that is medically accurate and age-appropriate. This included “the benefits of abstinence and delaying sexual activity” and “the effective use of contraceptives and barrier methods.” However, Andrew Beckwith, president of the...
  • Richard Russell, ‘Rich’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Stole plane at SeaTac)

    08/11/2018 12:41:20 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Jessica McBride
    Richard Russell, who dreamed of being in the military and once ran a bakery with his wife, was identified as the suicidal airport mechanic who stole an airplane from Sea-Tac International Airport and took it on a dramatic unauthorized flight, where it was chased by fighter planes as he attempted “stunts” in the air before the plane crashed. The man known as “Rich” in air traffic control audio and dubbed the “skyking” on Twitter broke hearts on social media as people followed the unauthorized flight because it came to a fatal end. The incident led to a dramatic and tragic...
  • Plane crashes after 'unauthorized take-off' from SeaTac airport, officials say

    08/11/2018 2:17:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 8/11/18 | Bradford Betz
    A Horizon Air passenger plane crashed on an island in Puget Sound Friday night, not long after a suspect conducted an "unauthorized take-off" from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state, officials said. Witnesses reported seeing a large plume of smoke in the air above Ketron Island after the plane went down. No passengers were believed to be aboard the Q400 aircraft, airport officials said. No one on the sparsely inhabited island was believed to have been injured, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter.The unidentified pilot was a 29-year-old "suicidal male," the sheriff's department said. The Seattle Times reported...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/10/2018 10:14:58 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal jury in Portland, Oregon found FBI Agent Joseph Astarita not guilty of lying about firing two shots during a deadly law enforcement operation..... A California jury has ordered the chemical company Monsanto to pay a California man 289 million dollars in damages for causing his cancer..... Late word tonight that a turboprop aircraft was stolen by an airline employee at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The plane was intercepted by fighter aircraft and did some acrobatic maneuvers before crashing on an island in southern Puget Sound..... The Syrian government launched dozens of airstrikes and shelling attacks across three northern provinces...
  • Passengers Report Stolen SeaTac Plane, Grounded Flights

    08/10/2018 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 179 replies
    PPlanes were reportedly grounded at the SeaTac International Airport as reports flew from passengers on Twitter that someone might have stolen an airplane and taken it on an unauthorized flight. Nothing was confirmed yet from authorities, but live aviation audio from the tower said authorities were urging a man to try “to land that airplane safely and not hurt anybody.” Other audio reported a ground stop was underway at SeaTac, the airport that services Seattle and Tacoma.
  • Did ya all notice that the Washington State Primary Election got almost "zero" media coverage?

    08/08/2018 9:55:28 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 39 replies
    Did anyone in America, the USA, take notice of the Mid-Term election primary held in Democrat, liberal, Progressive, Socialist, Communist State of Washington, yesterday? Shucks, why the ever effective Media has acted like Washington was not there. Lots of press coverage for Ohio, Kansas, Missouri & Michigan...but, alas, barely a word spoken about the wonder land of the Democrat, Liberal. Progressive, Socialist, Communist state of "Washington" and its adored heroes, Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, last night & today. Wonder why? Answer...no one in heartland America cares & they say, let these fools and idiots destroy their state...and, California, and,...
  • Janus Ruling Fallout: Washington state employees sue to 'escape' union

    08/03/2018 9:22:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Several Washington state employees are suing for the right to break ties with their union, claiming the Supreme Court's landmark Janus decision should allow them to cancel their membership immediately. That June ruling said state government workers could not be forced to pay so-called “fair share” fees to support collective bargaining and other union activities. The decision delivered a blow to public-employee unions. But the lawsuit filed Thursday, if successful, could point to further repercussions. The six plaintiffs have all attempted to leave the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) since the Supreme Court decision, but say they've been told...
  • Want a $175K longshore job? Here’s your chance — if you’re lucky. And patient (Washington State)

    08/02/2018 11:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | August 2, 2018 | Kate Martin
    Ever want to be a longshore worker? Now’s your chance. The workers load and unload ships and move cargo around ports. Full-time jobs pay an average of $175,000 a year and include a benefits package costing more than $110,000, according to the Pacific Maritime Association. But to get to that point you have to start somewhere. The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and terminal operators at West Coast ports, is hiring part-time workers in Tacoma — the first time in several years. Shipping traffic, and the associated work, ebbs and flows. During high traffic times, the shipping lines...
  • Spokane GOP chairwoman defends alt-right provocateur James Allsup at tea party meeting

    07/31/2018 3:50:39 PM PDT · by narses · 3 replies
    The Socialist-Review ^ | 7.31.2018 | Chad Sokol
    Alt-right provocateur James Allsup, whose views have been widely condemned as racist, is introduced by Cecily Wright, the chairwoman of the Spokane County Republican Party, during a July 11 meeting of Northwest Grassroots, a group of local tea party conservatives. (Northwest Grassroots)
  • Cecily Wright resigns as chair of Spokane GOP

    08/01/2018 9:53:04 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies
    email | 8-1-2018 | Cecily Wright
    SPOKANE, Wash. – Effective immediately, Cecily Wright resigns as Chair of the Spokane County Republican Central Committee. Vice Chair Isaiah Paine becomes Acting Chair. Cecily Wright issued the following statement: “I profoundly apologize for giving James Allsup a platform to speak at the Northwest Grassroots meeting in July. I consider this a serious mistake in my judgment and I deeply regret that decision. “The Spokane County GOP remains committed to standing against white supremacy, racism, and bigotry in all forms. We will always support a free society where individuals are judged on the content of their character rather than the...
  • Smug Seattle keeps throwing money after streetcar, bike lane fiasco that’s totally off the rails

    07/31/2018 11:00:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 31, 2018 | Printus LeBlanc
    Once again, the oh-so progressive, oh-so enlightened Seattle City Council is showing the rest of the country what not to do. The idealistic leftists who control the Council are wasting millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars in failed attempts to solve problems the Council members created. All this is turning Seattle into the poster city for the failure of Big Government. The city best known for fish markets, coffee stores, rain and flannel-wearing musicians is now becoming legendary for its incompetent leadership and its financial boondoggles. The latest example of Seattle senselessness is the Council’s costly and deeply flawed efforts to...
  • 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.
  • Putin Says He's 'Ready To Go To Washington' And Invites Trump To MOSCOW

    07/27/2018 6:48:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/27/18 | Geoff Earle
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says has invited President Donald Trump to visit him in Moscow and also said he is ready to go to the White House. Putin told reporters in South Africa that phone calls were not sufficient, and the two men needed to talk about the Iran nuclear deal and other topics. Trump took heat from members of both parties after his July 16 meeting with Putin, where the president said he found Putin's denial of election interference 'powerful.' Trump is to meet with his national security team today to discuss election security, following a report of a...
  • USGS/Drudge: 5.6 Quake off Oregon-CA coast. At location of Future 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Quake.

    07/24/2018 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Robert A Cook PE · 107 replies
    Drudge Report, USGS, Oregon Live ^ | 24 July 2018 | RACookPE1978
    USGS reported 11 earthqaukes (the largest a magnitude 5.6) off the Oregon coastline today, right at the Oregon-CA border on the Juan de Fuca rise associated with the subduction zone of the Pacific plates and North American plates. This area, the Juan de Fuca fault subduction zone, has been quiet since 1700 - when a magnitude 9.0 quake occurred dropping land as much as 2 meters (9 feet) over the entire 800 mile Vancouver-Washington-Oregon coastline. That quake in 1700 caused documented 10 meter (30 foot) high tsunami's recorded in Japan that crushed many villages and towns. Many previous large earthquakes...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle

    07/21/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Boomer · 57 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...
  • Democratic Congressmen ...THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No

    07/12/2018 9:56:42 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/12/2018 | Molly Prince
    Actual title: Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan Of Political Stunt For Calling For Vote On THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote “no” on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. .... The...
  • ‘There are NAZIS in our neighborhood’ reads a new billboard on Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue

    07/12/2018 9:16:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | July 12, 2018 | Craig Sailor
    A billboard that went up Tuesday on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma doesn’t mince words. “There are NAZIS in our neighborhood,” it reads against a black background. Tacoma Against Nazis paid for the sign, which hovers over a bank just north of South 72nd Street. The same group held a protest outside a tattoo parlor in the 1100 block of South 72nd Street on June 22. The group contends the parlor’s owners and staff are white supremacists. The parlor is less than a mile from the billboard. “We wanted something close to the tattoo parlor but we also wanted something in...
  • Charges dropped against last of Inauguration Day protest defendants

    07/06/2018 5:38:48 PM PDT · by seacapn · 40 replies
    WTOP-FM (Washington, DC news radio) ^ | July 6, 2018 | Rick Massimo
    WASHINGTON — Charges have been dropped against the remaining defendants arrested in the wake of violent protests on Inauguration Day 2017. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said in a statement Friday that they believe “evidence shows that a riot occurred on January 20, 2017, during which more than $100,000 in damage was caused,” and that 21 people have pleaded guilty for their actions that day, including one felony. “In light of the results in the cases brought to trial, however, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has now moved to dismiss charges against the 39 remaining defendants in...