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  • 'Barefoot Bandit' gets more than 7 years for spree

    12/17/2011 6:45:27 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, 17 Dec 2011 | GENE JOHNSON
    COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — At times, Colton Harris-Moore's two years on the run were euphoric — the nights of beatific solitude in the woods, the soaring adrenalin rush of his first moments airborne in the cockpit of a stolen plane. But most other times were far less glamorous: sleeping in portable toilets or culverts as he sought shelter from the elements and the police. The youthful thief who rocketed to international notoriety as the "Barefoot Bandit" is done with both extremes for the moment. He was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in a Washington state prison after pleading...
  • Seattle police defend actions during Occupy Port protest

    12/16/2011 11:29:57 AM PST · by NavyCanDo · 2 replies
    KIRO News ^ | 12-16-11 | KIRO News
    Police said during a news conference that the situation was “scary” for officers and that protesters were throwing bricks, flares and bags of paint. (Sharpened Rebar Spears left out of written story)
  • NLRB Drops Complaint against Boeing; Unions May Be the Real Winner (Good assessment)

    12/16/2011 11:07:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 16, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    When Boeing Co. two years ago announced plans to open a plant in South Carolina to assemble many of its 787 Dreamliner commercial jets, the decision triggered an outcry by the International Association of Machinists. The IAM's unofficial partner, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), filed a complaint against the company this April to block its opening of the facility, located in a Right to Work state. Last Friday, December 9, the board dropped its action. With the plant up and running for a half year, Boeing won a "victory" -- so says CNN. Or did it? The union,...
  • First debris from Japanese earthquake/tsunami reaches Olympic Peninsula (Washington State)

    12/15/2011 12:11:17 PM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies
    The Peninsula Daily News ^ | December 14, 2011 | Arwyn Rice
    First debris from Japanese earthquake/tsunami reaches Olympic Peninsula By Arwyn Rice  Peninsula Daily News    Oceanographer Jim Ingraham answers questions about the islands of debris from the March 11 Japan tsunami that are slowly floating toward the Pacific Northwest. Behind him is a float, found east of Neah Bay, that is believed to be the first identified piece of wreckage to arrive via ocean currents. -- Photo by Arwyn Rice/Peninsula Daily News  PORT ANGELES — The first piece of debris that could be identified as washing up on the West Coast from the March 11 tsunami in Japan —...
  • Four dead after Lewis-McChord helicopters crash

    12/13/2011 12:43:51 AM PST · by Drago · 6 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/13/2011 | Craig Welch
    Four Army aviators were killed when two helicopters crashed in the aviation training area southwest of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said base spokesman Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield...
  • Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite (Will try to shut down numerous W. Coast ports)

    12/09/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Global Post ^ | December 9, 2011 | Stephanie Rice
    OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback. On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports. If successful, shutting down the...
  • US protesters 'occupy' lawmakers' Washington offices (stinking up the swamp)

    12/08/2011 5:26:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/08/11
    US protesters 'occupy' lawmakers' Washington officesAFP – 25 minutes ago Around 1,000 demonstrators assembled at US lawmakers' offices on Thursday as part of a "Take Back the Capitol," action targeting corporate America's influence in Washington's corridors of power. Protesters -- many of them labor-union activists who support the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York in September -- aimed to highlight that 13.3 million people are unemployed in the United States, and urge lawmakers to shun cuts to unemployment benefits and focus on job creation. "You have the moral imperative to support those who are slipping," rabbi Erica...
  • Lawyer: Man to plead guilty in Seattle terror plot ("Religion of Peace" Alert)

    12/08/2011 8:21:26 AM PST · by matt1234 · 5 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | unknown
    One of two men charged with planning to attack a Seattle military recruiting station last summer has agreed to plead guilty, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michele Shaw, an attorney for Walli Mujahidh, confirmed to The Associated Press that he will plead guilty to multiple charges in federal court Thursday, after the change-of-plea hearing was posted in the court calendar. She declined to comment further. The 32-year-old from Los Angeles was arrested in June along with Khalid Abdul-Latif of Seattle in an FBI sting. Federal prosecutors said the men were taken into custody when they arrived at a warehouse garage to...
  • Old Kalakala ferry up for sale – for just $1 (Seattle nostalgia state ferry)

    12/06/2011 12:41:44 PM PST · by illiac · 14 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 12/6/11 | SeattlePI
    Anyone want to buy an old, rusty piece of Seattle history? The Kalakala ferry – yes, that hunk of junk which sat on Lake Union for years – is up for sale. And for just a buck. Of course the Kalakala, now in Tacoma and starting to sink, is much more than a disintegrating eyesore; it was once a symbol of Seattle maritime, a flagship of Puget Sound. The silver, art-deco ferry has seen much better days … and much worse ones. Then there’s the chance that the Coast Guard might seize the boat. The Kalakala’s website notes that the...
  • Tacoma Mayor responds to "Republicans are racist" comment

    12/06/2011 8:32:45 AM PST · by matt1234 · 43 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2011 | David Boze
    Tacoma's Mayor Marilyn Strickland recently told students at Pacific Lutheran University that the reasons Republicans were unsuccessful in recruiting minorities was because "they are racist." When her comments leaked to the media, she said she intended to say that they were "perceived as racist."I don't buy the idea that she "intended" to say something different. But I can accept that in hindsight she wishes she had. And that's a start. At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities, which is more than some Democrats have been willing to say of late. And it's good that she feels...
  • Feds Raid Million Dollar Home of Welfare Recipient in Washington State

    12/05/2011 10:01:30 AM PST · by thefoundersrock · 51 replies
    The Blaze / King 5 News ^ | 12/05/2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    Residents of a wealthy lakefront community near Seattle are surprised to learn that one of their neighbors, who has lived in a $1.2 million home for the last 8 years, is the recipient of more that $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, federal and state disability, and food stamps. Video at link
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • Report: Boeing to settle NLRB lawsuit

    11/30/2011 11:43:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Post & Courier ^ | November 30, 2011 | Brendan Kearney
    Boeing and its Machinists' union have struck a deal that both settles the controversial National Labor Relations Board lawsuit and keeps the new 737 production line in Washington, the Seattle Times is reporting, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, the union will announce the agreement momentarily, at a 2 p.m. EST news conference. The agreement is huge news for South Carolina as Boeing's North Charleston plant had been at the center of the NLRB case. While the terms of the deal have not been announced, it would seem the Dreamliner production facility by Charleston International Airport is now in...
  • Washington (D.C.) DMV offices offering HIV/AIDS testing

    11/28/2011 5:48:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 11/24/11
    Washington DMV offices offering HIV/AIDS testingNovember 24, 2011 | Associated Press WASHINGTON - At one Department of Motor Vehicles office in the nation’s capital, motorists can get a driver’s license, temporary tags, and something wholly unrelated to the road: a free HIV test. In a city with one of the highest percentages of residents living with HIV or AIDS, health officials have now test-driven the in-DMV testing and are finding that it works. More than 5,000 people have been screened and gotten results while they wait. Now officials are expanding the program, offering testing at an office where Washington residents...
  • [George] Washington's Lost History: The experts discuss Washington's sacrifice and lost history

    11/24/2011 1:46:27 PM PST · by statestreet · 7 replies
    GBTV ^ | November 22, 2011 | Glenn Beck
    The experts discuss [George] Washington's sacrifice and lost history.
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation, President George Washington, 1789

    11/23/2011 8:44:27 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 27 replies
    America's Party News ^ | 3 October 1789 | President George Washington
    [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor--and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to...
  • Super Duper Washington Logic

    11/21/2011 10:24:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2011 | Dan Holler
    I want to do a specific thing. So does my brother. You want to do the same thing. Our friend doesn’t agree. Nor does your brother. What’s our solution? We can petition the federal government to compel their compliance! Seriously, we can do that. Two weeks ago, America witnessed the absurdity of a relatively obscure law when the Obama administration announced a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees. After the diligent research of The Heritage Foundation prompted a public outcry, the administration quickly postponed (but not eliminated) the tax. Perhaps more interesting is how the tax came about. The National Christmas...
  • Report: Mariners OF Greg Halman stabbed to death

    11/21/2011 3:37:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was killed in a stabbing in Rotterdam, a Dutch TV station reported Monday.
  • Accused felon found hiding in bedroom

    11/19/2011 5:27:11 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    The Wenatchee World Online ^ | November 19, 2011 | Mike Irwin
    BRIDGEPORT — Family members tried to hide him, but eventually a man Douglas County law officers say is an illegal immigrant and repeat offender was located Friday and arrested. Miguel Torres Gomez, 46, of Bridgeport, sought for weeks on an immigration warrant, was found hiding in a bedroom of a family member’s home around 7:20 p.m. He was arrested without incident by members of the county’s Special Response Team and transported to the Okanogan County Corrections Center. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said Torres Gomez had been sought two weeks ago on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) warrant, but couldn’t be...
  • W. Washington wind farm canceled due to seabird

    11/18/2011 8:13:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 35 replies
    komo news ^ | 11/17/11 | ANNETTE CARY Tri-City Herald
    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Energy Northwest and four southwest Washington utilities have canceled the Radar Ridge wind power project, which had been proposed as the first major wind farm in Western Washington. Energy Northwest of Richland announced the decision Wednesday at a board meeting in Portland. About $4 million had been spent on the proposed project since 2007, about half of that from Energy Northwest.
  • Mayor apologizes to demonstrators who were pepper sprayed (Seattle, of course)

    11/16/2011 5:38:53 PM PST · by Stoat · 10 replies
    KING5 News ^ | November 16, 2011 | Linda Brill
    Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has issued an apology to people who were pepper sprayed at an Occupy Seattle demonstration on Tuesday evening. McGinn personally apologized to an 84-year-old woman who was sprayed in the face. He called Dorli Rainey afer images of her being sprayed went viral. "I feel terrible,” said McGinn. "I did apologize to Dorli because nobody likes to see this happen to someone who speaks for the protest line." Pictures of Seattle's pepper spraying police - and Rainey - hit YouTube. The mayor demands a complete review of police actions. "We've asked police to review it, take...
  • AFDI/SIOA ACTION ALERT: HAMAS-LINKED CAIR TO TRAIN SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

    11/12/2011 3:44:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | p
    The Snohomish County Executive Office and the Diversity Council has invited the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) to conduct diversity training on Nov 14th from Noon to 1:00 pm in Public Meeting Room 1, Drewel Building in Everett. (hat tip Rose via Lynda) The idea that a Muslim Brotherhood hate group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror funding trial, the Holy Land Foundation trial, will conduct "training" to government officials is indicative of how co-opted and compromised we are. The Snohomish County Council Members scheduled CAIR to teach diversity training in order to help...
  • Twitter hiccup leads Inslee to follow racy site

    11/10/2011 12:44:03 PM PST · by matt1234 · 2 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | unknown
    This isn't exactly the type of working Washington that Jay Inslee is seeking to build. Campaign officials for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said Thursday that a technical glitch led his Twitter account to follow a promoter of an Internet porn company. Inslee spokeswoman Jaime Smith says a volunteer had set up a program to automatically identify Twitter users who may be useful to engage on the social networking site. Staffers are no longer using the program, and Smith says the campaign stopped following the account Thursday after state Republicans pointed it out. Smith says Inslee does not directly manage his...
  • DC leads list of most shopaholic cities in America - and New York doesn't even make it into top ten

    11/08/2011 1:10:11 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 11/7/2011 | Daisy Dumas
    The biggest fashion spenders in America aren't New Yorkers, Los Angelinos or even Chicagoans. They're Washington, DC locals. A new list by Bundle.com focuses on different spending habits across the U.S. - and has thrown some less than predictable cities into the fashion spotlight. Focusing on average monthly spend on clothes, shoes and other wear, the figures show that DC - not normally associated with fashion - is packed with shopaholics who spend, on average, a massive $263 each month on clothes and shoes. Serious spending: As much as NYC is viewed as a shoppers' city, it is Washington DC...
  • A 'Human Rights' Swindle in Colombia (NGO Fraud)

    11/08/2011 10:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2011 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    As Occupy Wall Street droned on about the evils of corporate avarice last month, a multimillion-dollar international scandal broke in Bogotá, exposing greed and corruption in the "nongovernmental organization" (NGO) world of human rights.
  • Koch group staffers, event attendees: 911 hung up on us four times during Occupy DC mob

    11/07/2011 7:39:26 AM PST · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Americans For Prosperity staffers told The Daily Caller that Washington, D.C. 911 operators hung up on them four times when they asked for extra police to help them deal with the Occupy DC protesters who stormed their “Defending the American Dream Summit” Friday evening. AFP foundation’s director of programs Katie Engdahl said she called 911 to ask for more help in order to protect event attendees from the growing group of protesters outside the Washington Convention Center. Engdahl was the AFP staffer in charge of running the event, which the Occupy protesters swarmed on Friday night, most likely because billionaire...
  • Occupy Seattle Schedules "Anarchist Multimedia Extravaganza," Calls for "End of System"

    11/05/2011 5:46:57 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/5/11 | Aurelius
    Unsurprisingly, those that claim to be "oppressed" at Occupy Seattle have laptops, iPhones, internet access, and movie projectors. They also have a website on which they have published a schedule of upcoming events. This coming Monday, November 7, Occupy Seattle will be having an Anarchist Multimedia Extravaganza. Here is the description that they have posted to their site: ... Here are other scheduled events (all visible on their website). A discussion on Socialist Feminism and Anarchism, which asks, "How can capitalism and the state be abolished?"
  • College professors host classes in Occupy Seattle

    11/05/2011 2:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | November 5, 2011 | Russell Contreras and Julie Watson
    SEATTLE — In the dead of night, as drunken Halloween revelers streamed into the street from nearby bars, Karen Strickland tried to teach Occupy Seattle protesters how to get their message across to politicians. Other lessons — including the history of labor movements, writing a "position statement" and the language of a Martin Luther King letter — were held as community college instructors from around the Emerald City gave free classes earlier this week in an attempt to bolster a protest that had been struggling to capture the attention of a city with a vibrant history of protests....
  • Washington protesters hit by car, no visible injuries: police (ticketed for obstructing traffic)

    11/05/2011 10:46:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/5/11 | Eric Johnson in Chicago - Reuters
    (Reuters) - Three activists protesting economic inequality were struck by a car and mildly injured late on Friday night as they attempted to block traffic near a gathering of conservatives in the nation's capital, police said on Saturday. The protesters, who were transported to area hospitals with no signs of visible injury, were cited for obstructing traffic late on Friday night, said Araz Alali, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department. "The driver saw he had the green light and the protesters then basically jumped in front of the vehicle to block traffic," Alali said. "It appears that the protesters...
  • US food co-op fights back against boycott opposition

    11/03/2011 5:44:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | 11/03/2011 | JORDANA HORN
    Olympia Food Co-op files motion to strike lawsuit brought against them by members who objected to decision to initiate boycott of Israeli goods. NEW YORK – A food co-op board of directors Tuesday filed a motion in Washington state to strike a lawsuit brought against them by five members who objected to the co-op’s decision to initiate a boycott of Israeli goods. In 2010, the Olympia Food Co-op board passed a resolution to boycott Israeli goods, and then became the first grocery store in the United States to officially boycott them. The co-op is a member-based, not-for-profit, natural food grocery...
  • Darcy Burner running for Congress again in different WA district (OWS Candidate)

    11/02/2011 7:00:02 PM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    NWCN.com ^ | 11/2/11 | KING 5 News
    SEATTLE – Darcy Burner, the Democrat who twice tried to unseat Rep. Dave Reichert in Washington's 8th District, announced Wednesday that she is entering the 2012 race for Washington state’s 1st District seat. The district is currently held by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., who is running for governor next year.
  • Occupy Seattle protesters arrested, pepper sprayed

    11/02/2011 5:29:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | Jennifer Sullivan
    <p>Five protesters who had been inside Chase bank were arrested and taken outside to a police paddy wagon. Other protesters began pounding on the vehicle and chanting, “Let them go!” Some people began lying down in front of the van.</p>
  • Gregoire blames Wall Street for state's budget mess (RAT Gov. will cut services for the poor)

    10/30/2011 7:22:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    KOMO ^ | 10/29/11 | MANUEL VALDES
    Gregoire blames Wall Street for state's budget messBy MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Published: Oct 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM PDT SEATTLE (AP) - Echoing President Barack Obama, Gov. Chris Gregoire said "this is what Wall Street has done to our state" when she proposed eliminating health insurance for the poor and reducing even further support for education and public safety. The shift to populous, national rhetoric was a change for the Democrat, as was her seeming willingness to at least consider tax hikes to help the state deal with a $2 billion budget deficit. While Republicans rapped Gregoire for blaming...
  • Wash. Governor Open To Taxes, Fees To Avoid Full $2 Billion In Cuts

    10/27/2011 6:07:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | October 27, 2011 | ustin Jenkins
    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Governor Chris Gregoire says it's time to look for new sources of funding for the state budget. That's a major shift from her position a year ago. The Democrat's comments Thursday came after she proposed another $2 billion in cuts.About a year ago, Governor Gregoire went before the cameras and proposed $4 billion in spending reductions. This was right after Washington voters had gone to the polls and rejected a tax on soda pop and re-imposed a two-thirds vote requirement for tax hikes in the legislature."The only message I have before me right now is an...
  • Occupy DC to secede from the United States? [VIDEO]

    10/29/2011 11:57:13 AM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Daily Caller visited the Occupy DC encampment on Friday and interviewed union organizer Anthony Sluder. While Sluder appeared to be in charge, he preferred to describe himself as “the one who is informed to inform you.” Check out what Sluder told TheDC about the “occupiers” and their plan to — you heard it right — secede.
  • 10 most vulnerable U.S. senators in 2012

    10/24/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Source: thewesternworld.com (http://is.gd/6hLSXp)
    1. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. 2. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. 3. Jon Tester, D-Mont. 4. Scott Brown, R-Mass. 5. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah 6. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. 7. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio 8. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 9. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine 10. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  • Possible Mountain Lion Sighting in D.C.

    10/28/2011 1:59:05 PM PDT · by Cailleach · 29 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | 10/28/2011 9:08 AM | MICHELLE TETU
    Some believe a mountain lion may be lurking in northwest Washington. One neighbor described the creature as larger and wider than a deer, with the long tail of a cat.  Another woman said she was walking her dog in McLean Gardens at the edge of Glover Park when she spotted the large cat last week.  The cat, which she believes is a mountain lion, ran off into some nearby woods.
  • Cross dresser shows up at middle school to fill in as a substitute (Vancouver, WA)

    10/28/2011 8:23:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    KATU News ^ | Oct 27, 2011 | Anita Kissee
    Parents of some Vancouver sixth graders are worried about what to tell their kids after a male substitute teacher showed up at school this week in women's clothing. The substitute teacher filled in at Wy'East Middle School on Wednesday, covering a humanities class. Students said it was obvious that their substitute teacher was a man dressed in women's clothing and from what we understand, some of the kids had a hard time settling down because they were laughing and making jokes. Some were eventually pulled out of class. The school and the Evergreen School District would not talk on camera...
  • Color us shocked: Protesters worry the "99 percent" are light on diversity

    10/26/2011 9:56:36 PM PDT · by martosko · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Mia Watkins
    The Occupy D.C. protesters crowding McPherson Square say they represent the “99 percent of Americans” who aren’t the most wealthy. But their racial composition isn’t a mirror of the 99 percent of Americans they claim to represent. A majority of the protesters in the nation’s capital are white, a fact that both black and white activists have noted. Tate Jawdat, a white woman who has been “occupying” the square for a little more than a week, said she doesn’t see enough color in the crowd. “The occupation is very white and the committees are largely run by white men,” she...
  • Growing Angry Backlash Against Occupy Wall Street Movement

    10/26/2011 4:24:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 26, 2011 | annem040359
    Could it be at last that Americans have it with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and now are saying in their own way, “enough is enough?” With reports from a number of locations where Occupy Wall Street in a number of American cities, according to a number of news reports in the last few days: From CBS Boston:”BOSTON (CBS) – A man and woman were arrested in Dewey Square for allegedly selling heroin to an undercover police officer.Thirty-four-year-old Isaac Bell and 31-year-old Charlene Dumont both face drug charges. The two were living in a tent with Occupy Boston protesters on...
  • All charges dropped against lemonade protesters

    10/24/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT · by martosko · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | CJ Ciaramella
    The lemonade three are free. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia dropped all charges Monday against three activists arrested in August for selling 10-cent cups of lemonade on the lawn of the Capitol building. Will Duffield, Meg McLain and Kathryn Dill were arrested on Aug. 20 for selling the lemonade as part of National Lemonade Freedom Day — a nationwide protest formed in response to a recent rash of children’s lemonade stands being shut down by police.
  • All charges dropped against lemonade protesters

    10/24/2011 3:05:45 PM PDT · by martosko · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | CJ Ciaramella
    The lemonade three are free. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia dropped all charges Monday against three activists arrested in August for selling 10-cent cups of lemonade on the lawn of the Capitol building. Will Duffield, Meg McLain and Kathryn Dill were arrested on Aug. 20 for selling the lemonade as part of National Lemonade Freedom Day — a nationwide protest formed in response to a recent rash of children’s lemonade stands being shut down by police.
  • Wash. state Sen. Scott White (D) dies at age 41

    10/23/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 20 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Sat, Oct 22, 2011 | By MIKE BAKER - Associated Press
    Washington state Sen. Scott White, a transit advocate who rose to majority whip, was found dead Friday at a resort hotel. He was 41. Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana said there was no sign of foul play in the death. Authorities are investigating because it remains unexplained. Housekeeping staff at the Suncadia Resort found White after he failed to check out of his room. An autopsy is planned. The Democrat represented the state's 46th District, covering northern Seattle. White joined the Senate last year and rose to serve as the Senate's majority whip, advocating for transit issues as a caucus...
  • Under Fire, The Washington Post Quietly Scrubs Their Marco Rubio Hit-Piece

    10/22/2011 9:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/22/11 | John Nolte
    Thanks to those stubborn things called facts, today it’s the Washington Post under fire not the subject of their Thursday hit-piece, Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio. And now the WaPo memory-holing has begun. First, the Miami Herald came out swinging against WaPo’s embellishment of Rubio’s so-called embellishments, then the Senator himself hit back, then we learned the troubling back-story of the WaPo ''reporter'' who wrote the piece,and now the once-legendary newspaper has taken to quietly scrubbing the original story in order to make it look like something closer to the truth.
  • Washington Area Is Tops in Income

    10/20/2011 2:23:34 PM PDT · by throwback · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2011 | ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON
    Washington, D.C., nosed out San Jose, Calif., as the nation's highest-income metropolitan region, fueled mainly by its army of attorneys, consultants, lobbyists and outside government contractors. Census data for 2010 show median household income was $84,523 in the D.C. area, compared with $83,944 for the San Jose region, the epicenter of Silicon Valley. Both numbers are well above the median income of about $50,000 for the nation as a whole. While Washington's incomes in 2010 were lower than in 2009, paychecks in the D.C. region have been more stable overall. About 5.6 million people live in the D.C. area, including...
  • How Members Of Congress And Federal Employees Are Living The High Life At Our Expense

    10/19/2011 4:38:04 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1+ views
    10 Mind Blowing Facts Which Show How Members Of Congress And Federal Employees Are Living The High Life At Our ExpenseOctober 19,2011 If you were asked to guess, what area of the United States would you say has the highest average income? New York City? Los Angeles? Silicon Valley? Well, would you believe that it is actually the Washington D.C. area? Median household income in the region is $84,523, which is the highest in the nation. One of the biggest reasons for this are the huge salaries being pulled down by federal employees in the Washington D.C. area. According to...
  • Felon with rifle arrested at Westlake Park ("Occupy Seattle")

    10/18/2011 4:18:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | October 18, 2011 | Scott Sunde
    Seattle police say officers have arrested a convicted felon who was carrying an unloaded rifle at Westlake Park, scene of the continuing Occupy Seattle protests. Bicycle officers talked to the man just after 6 p.m. Monday and that he was taking part in the protests. The 40-year-old man was carrying a rifle case over his shoulder. And police say officers heard him mention that he was carrying a "Ruger." Ruger is a gun maker. Officers found an unloaded short-barreled rifle with a pistol grip in the case. The man also showed police an ammunition box with 16 rounds in it....
  • Wash. releases names on anti-gay rights petition

    10/17/2011 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2011 | MIKE BAKER
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state officials on Monday released copies of signature petitions that forced a vote on a 2009 domestic partnership law, disclosing the names of signers after a judge rejected arguments that supporters could be harassed. The Washington State Archives provided a DVD to The Associated Press showing the 138,000 signatures for Referendum 71. The release came despite an attorney's vow to appeal the ruling and seek temporary protection from the disclosure of names.
  • 9 arrested, tents cleared today at Occupy Seattle

    10/17/2011 11:51:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 17, 2011 | Jennifer Sullivan and Sanjay Bhatt
    Seattle police and city parks employees went into the Occupy Seattle protesters' encampment in Westlake Park at 7 a.m. Monday morning and cleared out the 150 or so tents and police made nine arrests. The 150 Occupy Seattle tents in Westlake Park were taken down by 7:30 Monday morning as Seattle police and Seattle parks employees moved in to clear what the city has long said was illegal camping on city property. Police also arrested nine people. All the tents were down within a half-hour, according to Assistant Police Chief Mike Sanford. The protesters were told to take the tents...
  • Occupy Seattle demands tents, parking, City Hall restrooms

    10/11/2011 11:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KING-TV News ^ | October 11, 2011
    SEATTLE -- Protesters with Occupy Seattle aren't leaving downtown's Westlake Park until their list of demands are met by the Mayor's Office. Occupy Seattle organizer Mark Canfield told KING 5 News Tuesday the group was told they must either move their demonstration, which has been at Westlake for more than a week, or police would move them out Wednesday morning. Canfield said they submitted the demands to Mayor Mike McGinn's office. McGinn has said he supports the Occupy Seattle protesters and offered them space at City Hall Plaza. Their demands are: •A meeting with McGinn and Occupy Seattle representatives to...