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  • Boeing will consolidate Dreamliner production in South Carolina as demand drops

    10/01/2020 8:29:22 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | OCT 1 2020 | Leslie Josephs
    Boeing on Thursday said it plans to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner production at its South Carolina facility next year, a bid to lower costs amid weak demand, marking a blow for its Seattle-area production hub. Boeing in July said it would evaluate consolidating production lines for the widebody jets, which it currently has in both Everett, Washington, and North Charleston, South Carolina, a plant where the workforce isn’t unionized.
  • Officials confirm 3 new sightings of Asian giant hornets

    10/01/2020 6:06:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | 10/01/2020 | Staff
    Agricultural officials confirm 3 new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Blaine Officials confirmed three new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Whatcom County, increasing to 12 the number that have been reported there. BLAINE, Wash. - Officials confirmed three new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Whatcom County, increasing to 12 the number that have been reported there. The Bellingham Herald reports the total represents the first sightings of the hornets in Washington state and the U.S. since they were first spotted in Whatcom in 2019. All three recent sightings were found near Burk Road, southeast of Blaine, in...
  • Radicalized Antiracism on Campus—as Seen from the Computer Lab

    09/30/2020 3:40:26 AM PDT · by karpov · 24 replies
    Quillette ^ | September 29, 2020 | Stuart Reges
    The campus battle over what I’ve previously called the equity agenda has recently shifted almost completely from a focus on gender to a focus on race. This has been accompanied by a series of surreal spectacles at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I teach. In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, student activists have made new demands upon the school’s administration, while scathingly denouncing anyone they perceive as dissenters. Just consider our university president, Ana Mari Cauce—a Latina lesbian whose activist brother was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. One would imagine that she’d command a certain...
  • Shock Poll Results: Over Half Tell Seattle TV Station They Would ‘Arm Themselves’

    09/29/2020 5:51:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | 25 September, 2020 | Dave Workman
    After months of often violent, destructive protests in Seattle, when the local ABC affiliate—KOMO, a Sinclair Broadcasting-owned company—posted a poll on Twitter asking what steps people would take to protect their business or neighborhood, more than half of the respondents say they would arm themselves. As this report was published, the survey result showed 23.4 percent saying they would rely on police and 25.1 percent said they would work with their neighbors. But being armed outpaced those choices more than 2-to-1, in an ultra-liberal city at the heart of a state that votes blue.The survey came 2 ˝ months after...
  • Ocasio-Cortez withdraws from Rabin memorial event after backlash

    09/26/2020 4:22:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Joel Maged
    Democratic congresswoman pulls participation from Americans For Peace Now commemoration for assassinated Israeli premier, after pro-Palestinian activists call move ‘disgusting’ Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday withdrew her participation from an event commemorating former prime minster Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of his assassination. The decision, which came after backlash from pro-Palestinian activists, was confirmed to The Times of Israel by a spokeswoman for the congresswoman, a rising star in the progressive wing of the Democratic party. The about-face came a day after Americans for Peace Now announced that Ocasio-Cortez would be joining the October 20 virtual event emceed...
  • ’I reached over and got my shotgun, and I cocked it’: Grandma fends off would-be burglar

    09/23/2020 11:10:30 AM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies
    SPANAWAY, Wash. — A 78-year-old woman from Spanaway held an intruder at gunpoint after finding the man breaking into her home, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. The woman, who goes by Sandy, knew something was wrong when her dog, Booboo, started barking Sunday night. “I opened my door, and standing right 2, 3 feet in front of me was a man. We looked at each other for a few seconds, and he turned and started to leave. And I said, ‘Oh no, you don’t. You stay right there!’” she said. Sandy said her neighborhood has been plagued by...
  • Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of police cuts

    09/22/2020 10:57:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Seattle’s City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto of a bill that would cut police funding by around $3 million. "We cannot look away from this and we can no longer accept the status quo if we truly believe that Black lives matter," Council President Lorena Gonzalez said, according to The bill would also remove as many as 100 officers from various police units and limit staff pay to $150,000, The Seattle Times reported.
  • Newsom plays both sides in forest management fight as wildfires rage

    09/22/2020 7:26:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2020 | Valerie Richardson
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has pointed out that the state’s wildfires are located primarily on federal land — and he’s right — but now he and other Democratic governors are trying to block the Trump administration’s effort to speed up the clearing of overgrown, tinder-dry forests. Twenty-three states, including California, Oregon and Washington, sued last month to stop the National Environmental Policy Act modernization, which would thin the regulatory thicket and red tape blamed for slowing down federal projects, including forest management on the government’s extensive Western lands.
  • Scientists Combat Anti-Semitism With Artificial Intelligence

    09/21/2020 12:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KOB4 ^ | September 21, 2020 | Kristen Grieshaber
    An international team of scientists said Monday it had joined forces to combat the spread of anti-Semitism online with the help of artificial intelligence. The project Decoding Anti-Semitism includes discourse analysts, computational linguists and historians who will develop a "highly complex, AI-driven approach to identifying online anti-Semitism," the Alfred Landecker Foundation, which supports the project, said in a statement Monday. "In order to prevent more and more users from becoming radicalized on the web, it is important to identify the real dimensions of anti-Semitism - also taking into account the implicit forms that might become more explicit over time," said...
  • Justice Dept. brands NYC (also Portland, Seattle) an ‘anarchist jurisdiction,’ targets federal funds

    09/21/2020 5:33:58 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2020 | Steven Nelson
    New York City was among three cities labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the Justice Department on Sunday and targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops, The Post has learned. Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., were the other two cities on the list, which was approved by US Attorney General William Barr. “When state and local leaders impede their own law-enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Barr said in a statement set to be released...
  • Woman suspected in trying to poison Trump arrested with gun

    09/20/2020 4:29:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 | Victor Morton
    A woman suspected of trying to poison President Trump has reportedly been arrested. CNN reported Sunday evening, citing “a U.S. law enforcement official,” said that the unnamed woman was taken when she tried to cross from Canada into the U.S. A package containing the poison ricin was sent to Mr. Trump earlier this week but intercepted by law enforcement. The woman was carrying a gun when arrested, CNN reported. Charges are expected to be filed by U.S. prosecutors in Washington, although the short investigation has been a joint U.S.-Canadian enterprise.
  • Dissent Excoriates Ninth Circuit Refusal of en banc Rehearing of Second Amendment

    09/19/2020 9:05:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 17 September, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The recent Ninth Circuit Second Amendment case, Mai v. United States,  shows the powerful influence President Trump has had on the largest Circuit Court in the United States. The case started in Washington State. The plaintiff, Duy T. Mai, was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for depression and suicidal impulses when he was 17 years old. A few months later, he was released and went on to become a well adjusted, productive member of society. At age 37, he wished to exercise his Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm. He was unable to do so because of the...
  • Black Lives Matter co-founder teams up with pro-Chinese Communist Party group

    09/17/2020 12:55:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 17, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    A “trained Marxist” founder of Black Lives Matter has teamed up on a new venture with a pro-Chinese Communist Party organization. Alicia Garza is now behind the advocacy group Black Futures Lab, which is backed by the Chinese Progressive Association, according to the website. The group says it “gathers information about the ways that policy affects black communities” to educate and challenge lawmakers.
  • Senator urges stiff penalties for Gov. Inslee after apple maggot mistake

    09/17/2020 10:53:16 AM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 18 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 09/16/2020 | STEPHANIE KLEIN
    Gov. Inslee brought with him some honeycrisp apples grown at the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia to give to people in Omak, Malden, and Bridgeport during a tour last week to survey the fires. But it turns out those apples were infested with apple maggot larvae, according to the Douglas County Facebook page... Apple maggots, if not controlled, could cause serious problems for orchardists in Douglas County. Governor Inslee released a statement, as obtained by KING5, about the gaffe. In part, “We regret this mistake. This a good reminder of the importance of awareness around apple quarantine.” But not everyone is...
  • Colorado Is The Test Run For Democrats’ Vote-By-Mail Blame Game

    09/17/2020 7:56:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    The Federalist ^ | September 17, 2020 | Jimmy Sengenberger
    Democrats are setting up Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service to be the ‘fall guy’ for 2020 vote-by-mail elections, ignoring much-needed USPS reforms. Democrats have a new prime target in their political sights: U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. On Friday, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold sued USPS and DeJoy for a supposed “attempt at voter suppression that violates the United States Constitution and federal statutes and must be stopped immediately.” This time, the “voter suppression” and “constitutional violation” came in the form of a postcard sent to voters with incomplete information about vote-by-mail.Really? One deficient...
  • Reforms protesters demand have already brought disaster in Seattle, other cities

    09/16/2020 7:41:36 PM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 16, 2020 | Jason Rantz
    Black Lives Matter activists continue to rage in the streets and ­inside our institutions, demanding police reforms. Many of the strategies they advocate have already been tested in the Pacific Northwest, where I live. They have proved disastrous. Consider Seattle, where it’s rare for most criminals to see meaningful jail time. City Attorney Pete Holmes, a Democrat, fails to charge on half the criminal referrals he receives, because he doesn’t believe jail works for many offenders. When he does move forward, and a suspect isn’t already in custody (many usually aren’t) he declines charges in 65 percent of the cases....
  • ‘The Squad,’ Not Nancy Pelosi, Runs The Show In Congress: Nancy knows that if she wants to keep her troops together, there's only one direction she can go

    09/15/2020 7:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/15/2020 | Fred Lucas
    This article is an adapted excerpt from “Abuse of Power: Inside the Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s avoidance of impeachment was going to be one of many problems the House speaker would have with “The Squad.” Over the summer, her grip on power began to weaken, as she tried to put down a party rebellion.Pelosi’s compromise border security funding bill initially had only nominal Democratic opposition. But The Squad, consisting of Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, wanted to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, not fund it. The Senate...
  • Cliff Mass: Inslee wrong on climate change and western fires ‘by 180 degrees’

    09/15/2020 11:20:32 AM PDT · by llevrok · 21 replies
    DORI MONSON SHOW ^ | 9/14/2020 | Dori Monson
    Recently, on national television with George Stephanopoulos, Gov. Jay Inslee said that climate change is almost solely the reason for the devastating fires all across the west. How much veracity is there to this? Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, joined the Dori Monson Show to discuss. What is his reaction to the governor’s comments? “Well, in general, it’s not true. And one important thing you have to keep in mind is you have to talk about what fires you’re looking at,” Mass said. “Because different fires in different places have different origins. So the fires that...
  • Huge Dump Of Articles and Videos Showing Arsonists To Blame - Not Climate Change - For Fires On The West Coast

    09/15/2020 12:40:20 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 58 replies
    Centipede Nation ^ | September 12
    The following is a collection of articles, tweets and videos that show many of the fires on the West Coast have been initiated by Arsonists. The West Coast is on fire and tens of thousands of people are being evacuated and displaced as a result. The MSM and ‘Fact Checkers’ are trying to convince the American people that arsonists aren’t responsible for deliberately setting wildfires on the west coast. Pelosi wants you to believe that “mother earth is angry” and that these fires are a result of climate change, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. So far the...
  • CAIR and CAIR Rep Seek Revenge on the ADL

    09/14/2020 7:39:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 14, 2020 | Joe Kaufman
    ADL points out Hamas and anti-Semitism; CAIR cries “Islamophobia". Joe Kaufman, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative and the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Republican Nominee for U.S. House of Representatives (Florida-CD23). Last month, a letter was published, signed by a large number of organizations, calling on Progressives to “drop” their partnerships with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), claiming that the ADL “undermines the rights of marginalized communities.” What is at the heart of this letter is the perception that the ADL is a defense mechanism for the state of...