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  • Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century

    10/20/2017 12:11:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | By Mike Rosenberg
    When it comes to rising sea levels flooding parts of the country in the future, you might think of places like Miami and New Orleans — but Seattle could be susceptible, too, albeit on a much smaller scale. A new Zillow analysis using government climate change forecasts found that about 5,000 homes in the Seattle metro area are in danger of being underwater due to rising seas by 2100. The homes would flood if local sea levels rise at least six feet due to the warming climate. That’s roughly the midway point from a government climate science forecast that said...
  • Censorship in Seattle

    10/12/2017 10:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    If it were a plague, the government would rush to quarantine the infected, as occurred during Europe's Black Death in the 14th century. An immigration debate at Seattle University School of Law is a plague of a different sort, but deadly in a different way. The victim here is the right to free speech. The Washington Free Beacon reports that Annette Clark, the dean of Seattle University's Law School, has revoked the school's sponsorship of a Federalist Society event. The reason? The proposed debate on immigration, hosted by the school's Access to Justice Institute, might be "harmful" to minority students...
  • Amazon's Search for a Second Headquarters Could Weigh on Seattle's Growth

    10/07/2017 10:04:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 7, 2017 | Peter Grant
    Amazon.com Inc.'s decision to establish a second corporate headquarters is going to make some North American city very happy once the online retail behemoth announces its choice next year. But it will likely be bad news for Seattle, Amazon's longtime home, which has benefited enormously from the company's rapid growth. Analysts predict that much of the company's future expansion will be in its second headquarters. "It had generally been assumed that [Amazon's] growth would be concentrated in Seattle," said Dave Bragg, an analyst with Green Street Advisors, a real-estate research firm. "That now needs to be adjusted." Green Street, in...
  • Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out and goes on offensive rant

    10/07/2017 7:45:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2017 | Rick Moran
    A gay coffee shop owner in Seattle decided to kick out a group of Christian anti-abortion protesters, going on an expletive-laden, extremely offensive rant that was recorded and posted on Facebook. The group, Abolish Human Abortion, appeared not to be bothering anyone.  They weren't in the shop to proselytize or hand out literature.  They just wanted a cup of coffee. What they got was an obscene, even blasphemous rant from an unbalanced store owner. Daily Caller: The owner heatedly tells the Christians to leave his shop immediately in a video posted to Facebook by Abolish Human Abortion, Christian group...
  • Seattle council turns from facts to interpretations

    09/30/2017 6:11:55 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9/29/17 | George Will
    n this city, a petri dish of progressivism, a prevailing theory is that when you raise the price of something, people will buy less of it, except when they do not. A related theory is that constitutional and statutory texts should be construed in the spirit of Friedrich Nietzsche: There are no facts, only interpretations. The city council has voted to impose a tax, effective next year, on sugary soft drinks, raising the price of a 2-liter bottle of soda about $1.18. Presented as a public health measure to combat obesity, the tax is projected to generate about $15 million...
  • North Koreas folly[charismatic Caucus]

    09/25/2017 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns

    09/20/2017 12:03:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/20/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    A federal appeals court in Seattle ruled Tuesday that police can only use force “proportional” to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Department’s ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates under the Obama administration that required police to use only “objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat or urgency of the situation,” the Associated Press reports. The unanimous ruling strikes down a lawsuit filed by a group of more than 120 Seattle officers in 2014 who claimed that the...
  • NFL players now taking their protests onto the field

    09/18/2017 6:07:42 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 105 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 17 | Anthony Barstow
    The NFL would prefer the players’ now-ubiquitous protests take a back seat to the action this season, but it looks like the league won’t get its wish. If anything, the players seem ready to take their social critique beyond sitting during the national anthem. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who is among the ranks of NFL players to sit during the anthem, celebrated a sack Sunday afternoon with a single raised fist. Bennett was the first Seattle player announced during pregame introductions before the home opener against the 49ers and ****received one of the loudest ovations.**** (NFL fans are becoming...
  • Gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Following Fifth Child Abuse Claim, This Time From His Own Family

    09/15/2017 8:39:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/15/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned from his position Wednesday afternoon after a fifth accusation of child abuse came to light, this time from his own family. "While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public's business. ... It is best for the city if I step aside. To the people of this special city and to my dedicated staff, I am sorry for this painful situation," Murray said in a statement. The Seattle Times reported on Tuesday that the latest accusations...
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns

    09/12/2017 4:41:27 PM PDT · by jonrick46 · 58 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/12/2007 | Jim Brunner
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he had sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York. Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our City government to conduct the public’s business,” Murray said in a statement, adding he was proud of his accomplishments while in office. The mayor stayed in his office Tuesday and didn’t address his...
  • Seattle target for Kim's missiles warns local pol who says Washington State must be ready for attack

    09/12/2017 4:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2017 | Michael Havis
    Washington State must prepare for a nuclear attack because of the growing threat from North Korea, according to local politician. Mark Miloscia said the danger to Washington, which is the closest part of the lower 48 states to North Korea, was 'starting to become imminent'. And he warned that the threat was growing with each weapons test, urging lawmakers to back the bid for an emergency response plan when they meet tomorrow. The senator – who flew nuclear-ready B52 bombers during the Cold War – also said that America could not rely on the safeguards that once prevented hostilities with...
  • {Seattle} Mayor Ed Murray resigns after Seattle Times reports new accusations

    09/12/2017 1:51:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    komonews.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray abruptly announced his resignation from his post Tuesday, about two hours after The Seattle Times reported that his cousin said Murray had repeatedly molested him in the 1970s when he was a teenager. Murray's cousin became the fifth man to accuse the mayor of sexual abuse. Earlier allegations of sexual abuse prompted Murray to drop out of his campaign for re-election but he had steadfastly refused to resign until now. He said his resignation would be effective Wednesday at 5 p.m. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my...
  • Sawant: Homeless ‘explosion' in Seattle happened as Amazon gobbled up prime real estate

    09/11/2017 6:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | September 7, 2017 | Staff
    SEATTLE - Amazon's announcement Thursday that it's looking to base a second headquarters in new North American location garnered quick reaction from leaders across the state. While the company said that it plans to keep its Seattle space, it will spend more than $5 billion to build another "full equal" headquarters that will house as many as 50,000 employees. Cities and states have a month to apply, and the company will make a final decision next year. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at a news conference at City Hall Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Kshama Sawant:...
  • Student Voices: My class talked with a Trump supporter. Here’s what I learned.

    09/07/2017 11:57:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 7, 2017 | Olivia Capestany
    Olivia Capestany, now a senior at Seattle’s Roosevelt High, writes about the need for more political tolerance at her high school. (Editor’s note: This is the sixth essay we’ve published this year as part of Education Lab’s Student Voices program. Our Student Voices columnists are high-school and college students writing about education issues that matter to them. Know a student with a story to tell about school? Email Education Lab’s engagement editor, Dahlia Bazzaz: dbazzaz@seattletimes.com.) A week after the election, when a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat walked into our journalism class, we all thought it was...
  • Goonies Martha Plimpton slammed after boasting at pro-choice event that she had 'best abortion'

    09/06/2017 6:27:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 9/6/17 | JENNIFER SMITH
    Goonies actress Martha Plimpton is slammed after boasting at a pro-choice event that she had her 'best abortion' in Seattle when she was 19 The Goonies star made the comments in June during a Q&A session in Seattle Plimpton underwent the procedure when she was 19 in 1989 at a Planned Parenthood She joked to the cheering crowd: 'If I could Yelp review it, I totally would' Plimpton, 46, is a passionate abortion advocate and activist She received insults from Twitter critics who said the comment was 'tacky'Actress Martha Plimpton has sparked controversy by saying she had her 'best abortion'...
  • Donald Trump voodoo dolls a big hit in Seattle: 'Harmless way to take out your pent-up feelings'

    08/19/2017 7:15:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Christian Today ^ | June 8, 2017 | Czarina Ong
    The U.S. election season has reached a whole new level of absurdity now that Donald Trump voodoo dolls are selling like hotcakes in Seattle. Voodoo dolls are effigies into which pins are inserted so that the person made into its likeness will suffer pain. It is commonly used in the occult. However, Sally Noedell, a Bainbridge Island woman, thought of making these dolls to earn some extra cash. "At first, I made a whole bunch of political figures, but Trump became the front-running doll really fast," Noedell told the Kitsap Sun. "This is the one most people most want to...
  • Trump Supporters Converge On Seattle’s Lenin Statue, Shout ‘Tear It Down’

    08/18/2017 1:25:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    geekwire.com ^ | August 16, 2017
    A handful of self-described supporters of President Donald Trump converged on Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood Wednesday to call for the removal of a statue of Russian Communist revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin that has stood in the neighborhood for 22 years. Protesters Wednesday wore Make America Great Again hats and held signs that said “Lenin = Hitler,” “100 Million Dead” and “Alt-Left Hate,” and they chanted slogans such as “Shame on Seattle,” “Tear hate down,” and “Genocide is not a joke” at passing cars and people grabbing lunch in the arty, tech-heavy neighborhood. Fremont is home to offices of such tech companies...
  • Seattle Named After Slave Owner (Vanity)

    08/17/2017 5:14:25 PM PDT · by llevrok · 56 replies
    "Seattle earned his reputation at a young age as a leader and a warrior, ambushing and defeating groups of tribal enemy raiders coming up the Green River from the Cascade foothills, and attacking the Chimakum and the S'Klallam tribes living on the Olympic Peninsula. Like many of his contemporaries, he owned slaves captured during his raids. "
  • Seattle mayor requests removal of Lenin, Confederate statues

    08/17/2017 4:11:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray expressed his displeasure in a Confederate statue Lake View Cemetery on Wednesday. Now, on Thursday, he’s officially asking for its removal. That and the removal of the Lenin statue in Fremont. RANTZ: Murray should mind his own business See his entire statement: “In the last few days, Seattleites have expressed concerns and frustration over symbols of hate, racism and violence that exist in our city. Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities. We should remove...
  • Small group gathers at Fremont's Lenin statue, calls for its removal (Seattle)

    08/17/2017 5:31:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    SeattlePi ^ | 8/16/2017 | Kirsten O’Brien and Stephen Cohen
    Fremont's statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin has once again come under fire. On Wednesday afternoon, a small group had gathered in front of the monument in Fremont calling for its removal. The group was seemingly led by Jack Posobiec, a pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theorist and self-described online "alt-right" activist. Posobiec Periscoped part of the gathering on Twitter. The statue's origin story is well documented.(snip)The statue was toppled in 1989 after the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in Czechoslovakia, and that's when Lewis Carpenter found it in a scrapyard. The English teacher from Issaquah then mortgaged his house to purchase and...