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  • Seattle Gives City Workers Time Off to Attend Anti-Trump Protests

    04/27/2017 12:28:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | April 27, 2017 | Christian Britschgi, assistant editor
    The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a "day of action" on which city employees are encouraged to attend planned anti-Trump protests instead of going to work. The resolution—drafted by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party—instructs supervisors of city government departments to remind their workers that they are entitled to take two days of unpaid leave for "days of faith and conscience," and that attending Monday's protests is a legitimate use of this leave. Sawant's resolution goes on to stress to Seattleites that through strikes and civil disobedience they...
  • Seahawks Trade Marshawn Lynch To Raiders

    04/27/2017 8:55:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.seahawks.com ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:30 PM PDT | Staff
    After a year away from football, running back Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders. Because there were years remaining on the contract extension Lynch signed with Seattle two years ago, the Seahawks still controlled Lynch’s rights, so to facilitate Lynch returning to play with his hometown team, the Raiders and Seahawks will swap picks in the 2018 draft, the Raiders announced. The Raiders will receive Lynch and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oakland’s fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Lynch, who the Seahawks acquired in a trade with...
  • A Guide to Seattle’s New Left

    04/26/2017 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | April 26, 2017
    A spectre is haunting Seattle—the spectre of Kshama Sawant. Consider the April 12 Seattle Times editorial. In it, the editorial board called on Mayor Ed Murray to forgo a re-election bid. The reason: The child sexual-abuse allegations recently leveled against him make him vulnerable. “If he runs under that cloud,” the paper reasoned, “it increases the possibility of a Mayor Kshama Sawant, or some other extreme left-wing ideologue, steering this booming city wildly off course.” This was an odd argument to make, especially since Councilmember Sawant is almost certainly not running for mayor this year. In the swell of resistance...
  • Anti-racist thugs: Don't date white, it aint right!

    04/22/2017 10:06:51 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 54 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Continuing from our previous story below about the shooting in Fresno and about anti-white bias in the media. I want to bring this up some more about the actions of Antifa/ARA especially their recent antics in Seattle Washington. Its an incident that should be making headlines, a racist attack on white people. A gang of marxist terrorist hoodlums putting up flyers warning white people not to propagate their race. The language of the posters clearly threatening, telling whites not to date white not to propagate, had this been any other group the media would be doing headstands. Unfortunately the...
  • 3 police officers shot in downtown Seattle

    04/21/2017 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 20th, 2017 | By Sara Jean Green, Susan Kelleher and Vernal Coleman
    Three Seattle police officers were shot and wounded while trying to arrest robbery suspects in downtown Seattle on Thursday afternoon before one of the suspects barricaded himself in a nearby building where he was later found dead. A male officer, who was shot in the face, was initially listed in critical condition but was upgraded to serious condition. He remains in serious condition Friday morning. A female officer, whose Kevlar vest saved her from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest, was treated at a hospital and released. A third officer suffered a hand wound and was treated and released...
  • Seattle mayor denies knowing accuser, who has gone public

    04/20/2017 6:50:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    MSN AP ^ | April 20, 2017
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday denied knowing or having sex with a 46-year-old man who has accused the mayor of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager. In new court filings Wednesday, the man suing Murray over alleged sex abuse in the 1980s publicly identified himself as Delvonn Heckard, from the Seattle suburb of Kent.
  • Lawsuit alleges Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused troubled teen in 1980s

    04/09/2017 11:26:33 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 24 replies
    The Seattle Times
    It's really great to have a libturd faggot mayor for our Seattle. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/lawsuit-alleges-seattle-mayor-ed-murray-sexually-abused-troubled-teen-in-1980s/
  • Seattle mayor denies child sex abuse claim, vows to stay in race

    04/08/2017 4:42:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2017
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Friday denied as "simply not true" allegations in a civil lawsuit that he once paid a homeless, drug-addicted teenager for sex in the 1980s, and he vowed to press on with his re-election campaign. Appearing briefly at the downtown office of his private attorney, Murray, 61, a Democrat who began his first term in 2013, shed no light on the identity of his anonymous accuser while challenging the man's credibility. "I understand the individual making these accusations is troubled, and that makes me sad as well," he said.
  • Mayor of Seattle is accused of repeatedly raping crack-addicted teenage boys and paying them $10 a

    04/07/2017 8:26:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 72 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/7/17 | Ekin Karasin
    Full title..............Mayor of Seattle is accused of repeatedly raping crack-addicted teenage boys and paying them $10 a time......................Ed Murray, 61, reportedly 'raped and molested' a 15-year-old boy for five years He allegedly met boy on a bus and propositioned him for sex at his apartment Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson accused Murray of abusing them in the 1980s Mr Simpson claimed Murray raped him for several years, starting at age of 13 Murray's spokesman branded claims 'categorically false' and 'unsubstantiated
  • Seattle mayor denies sex abuse claims made in lawsuit, media

    04/07/2017 4:41:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | April 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was accused in a lawsuit of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s. Two other men claim in interviews with The Seattle Times that Murray abused them in the 1980s when they lived in an Oregon center for troubled children. . . . In the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court, a 46-year-old man, identified only by the initials D.H., said Murray "raped and molested him" over several years, beginning in 1986, when he was 15 and addicted to crack cocaine and Murray was in his early 30s. . . . The newspaper...
  • Lawsuit Over Sidewalks Could Cost Seattle Millions

    04/03/2017 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The city of Seattle is headed toward a federal court settlement that could cost millions of dollars to make sidewalks and curb ramps moreusable for people with wheelchairs and other mobility issues. Three men with disabilities sued the city in 2015 to force the city to make upgrades. They alleged the city was violating federal law because many sidewalks didn't have curb ramps that were accessible. Linda Dardarian, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, told the Times that negotiations were "fruitful and ongoing," and that she hoped for a resolution by this summer. Seattle has been working to improve sidewalks for...
  • Seattle Sues Trump Administration Over Sanctuary Cities Order

    03/29/2017 8:10:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 29, 2017 | newsmax.com
    The city of Seattle sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," arguing it amounted to unconstitutional federal coercion. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray told reporters the Constitution forbade the federal government from pressuring cities, “yet that is exactly what the president’s order does. Once again, this new administration has decided to bully.”
  • Landlords suing over Seattle’s ‘first come, first served’ rental ordinance say it’s unconstitutional

    03/24/2017 9:47:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Q13 FOX News ^ | March 24, 2017 | BY HANA KIM
    A lawsuit in Seattle pits some fundamental rights against each other — it’s civil rights that ban discrimination, and property rights that allow owners to decide what to do with their homes and land. The issue is with a new law that requires landlords to rent to tenants on a “first come, first served” basis. The goal is to make sure all renters are treated equally. But the landlords who are suing say the program is a bureaucratic nightmare and unconstitutional. Critics say it’s all about the survival of the fastest, but supporters say it levels the playing field for...
  • Sleepless in Seattle, and other places: Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America

    ...Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, then falling into nightmares. And those who are suffering tend to blame the 45th president of the United States. ...“I have not slept a full night since the election,” says New York fashion designer Ariane Zurcher. “I’m 56 years old. I have never had insomnia or issues with sleeping until this.” What’s going through their minds in the dark? Erika Kilborn, a training director for a software company, who has just been diagnosed with cancer, worries she will lose her job as a result of...
  • Seattle Takes a National Lead in Robbing Landlords of Basic Rights

    03/15/2017 10:52:12 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 42 replies
    Known as the "first in time" rule, the mandate forces landlords to rent to the first qualified applicant, rather than choosing the best fit from among prospective tenants.
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Yet Another Assault On Freedom Of Contract And Property Rights

    03/11/2017 10:24:37 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 11, 2017 | George Leef
    Once cornerstones of America, freedom of contract and property rights are being reduced to rubble by federal, state, and local officials. A case arising out of an ordinance passed in Seattle is illustrative of the trend. On January 1, a new law took effect there, mandating that landlords rent available apartments to the first prospective tenant who meets “all the screening criteria necessary for the approval of the application.” Under Seattle’s “first in time” rule, landlords cannot see if several people apply and then choose the one they prefer. If a landlord were to do that, he’s now guilty of...
  • Governors of Mexico write to support Seattle 'dreamer'

    03/04/2017 7:27:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2017 11:38 PM EST | Gene Johnson
    The governors of Mexico have written to an American court to express support for a Seattle-area man who has been detained for weeks despite his participation in a federal program to protect people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The National Conference of Governors of Mexico sent the letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue, who is overseeing the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina. Ramirez, a 23-year-old Mexican, was arrested Feb. 10 in a Seattle suburb by immigration agents who initially arrived to detain his father, identified as a previously deported felon. […] Ramirez’s lawyers, who include...
  • So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, You’ve Got Options

    02/27/2017 1:59:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | February 27, 2017 | by Sara Bernard
    A few weeks ago, tenants’ rights activist Jon Grant announced that he’s running for City Council this fall as a Democratic Socialist. Although he is not, technically speaking, a member of any political party - the affiliation is more a kind of “shorthand to describe my values to voters,” he says - his second-time run for a Council seat is couched in the belief that, in Seattle, anyway, “it’s not enough anymore to be an establishment Democrat.” The events of the past year, and especially of the past few months, seem to echo that sentiment. November 8, 2016, was an...
  • ‘Anti-Racism’ Preschool in Seattle Will Teach Toddlers Social Justice

    02/27/2017 6:34:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 33 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 2-25-2017 | Ian Cheong
    “We’re looking to create the confidence that when these kids go into predominately white schools that they can bring counter narratives to the school,” said Gore in an interview with King5 News. The two teachers say that that preschool education must go beyond singing songs and reading picture books. Instead, they plan to carry the discussion of race and racism all throughout the course of the children’s time at the preschool. The curriculum will include telling “the stories that are untold” and the earnest teachers will strive to actively change whatever pre-existing biases the children might have.