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  • Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game

    01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling
    Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game: After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position,...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Floor Speech on Tanker

    12/16/2009 6:51:21 AM PST · by MHalblaub · 11 replies · 773+ views
    KEEPOURTANKER.COM ^ | 2009-12-15 | Jeff Sessions
    "Mr. President, I wish to share a few other thoughts [...] Earlier, one of our colleagues, Senator Murray, for whom I have great admiration, I understand told NPR: All things considered, I have stood on the line in Everett, Washington, where we have thousands of workers who go to work every day to build these planes. I would challenge anybody to tell me that they stood on a line in Alabama and seen anybody build anything. [...] DOD’s latest acquisition strategy for the KC-X aerial refueling tanker replacement competition is, unfortunately, deeply flawed. Instead of the modern, multirole, game-changing, transformational...
  • Seattle Jewish organization fighting Islamophobia with posters

    01/05/2017 3:33:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2017 | ERIC MANDEL
    When it comes to mass discrimination, history has not been kind to people of Jewish faith. That’s why the local chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace has taken to solidarity with persecuted refugees and those of Muslim faith, even if it is as simple as a sign that says “Refugees are Welcome Here.” “As Jewish folks in particular, because we are not right now being targeted by the state, we really want to stand in solidarity with those who are being targeted, including Muslims and all people of color,” said Wendy Elisheva Somerson, a founding member of Seattle’s chapter...
  • Anti-Trump ‘Occupy Inauguration’ event promoted by Seattle councilwoman with city resources

    01/04/2017 1:32:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Seattle’s only Socialist council member is using government resources to promote an anti-Trump event on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant wrote a letter Seattle residents as 2016 came to a close that urged them to resist “right-wing anti-worker bigot” President-elect Donald Trump. A 10-paragraph screed against the billionaire ends with a link to “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration — Seattle!” on Facebook. Nearly 9,000 people have seen the event and 3,000 have committed to attend. “Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember. When we fight, we win!” the Dec. 31 letter reads. “We cannot, as Hillary Clinton suggested, ‘give Trump...
  • Acclaimed Seattle chef wants people to ignore Trump’s inauguration

    12/29/2016 2:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    KTTH-AM ^ | December 29, 2016 | Kipp Robertson
    A Seattle chef wants people in the city to do something positive on Jan. 20 and ignore the presidential inauguration. “In all honesty, we are trying to take away attention from the inauguration and turn it into something positive,” Renee Erickson told KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz on Thursday. Erickson will close one of her Capitol Hill restaurant’s, Bar Melusine, to host a party and raise money for the Anti-Defamation League, she says. She is encouraging other restaurateurs to do something similar — close down and host a fundraising event. “On our end, we want to create an environment where we...
  • Do not fear the future[CharismaticCaucus]

    12/09/2016 6:35:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do not fear the future my children for I am your Redeemer(past brought forward) to condemn darkness so that you may walk in the light therefore I am the alpha and omega of your life's existence for you abide in me alone. Romans 8:1-2 Escape from Bondage 8 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from...
  • Krauthammer on Dems Defying Trump Over Sanctuary Cities:

    11/17/2016 7:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Democrats are “making a big bet and a mistaken one” by defying the federal government to protect their city’s “sanctuary” status, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday. "Sanctuary cities were a scandal before Trump. It’s in defiance of federal authority,” Krauthammer said. President-elect Donald Trump pledged to withhold federal funds from cities that protect illegal immigrants from possible deportation—and Krauthammer said he’s well within his rights to do so. “The people who did this in the past were the racists in the south who defied federal authority on civil rights, so now it’s...
  • Seattle police chief would defy Trump administration’s efforts to deport immigrants

    11/16/2016 8:53:04 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | By Vernal Coleman
    Despite threats of reduced federal funding, a Seattle Police Department policy barring officers from cooperating with federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants will not change, Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Tuesday. “As affirmed by Mayor Murray, the city of Seattle remains committed to values of equality, inclusion and openness,” O’Toole said. “So does the Seattle Police Department.” O’Toole’s announcement follows earlier statements from Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine signaling that they would defy President-elect Donald Trump on immigration policy, even if it results in cuts in federal funding. Since his election, Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on...
  • Seattle's Homeless Crisis: Bum business as usuall Oh! Black lives matter!

    11/15/2016 2:11:59 PM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    A few days ago I wrote of Seattle caving in to the demands of The leftist bums at Share and their boss scott Morrow. Well they got what they wanted... Our money. Yes folks they get federal funding as well as state funding so those of us outside Washington also gotta pay up jack! Already we see how that money is being paid for, discrimination against the disabled, filthy nasty tent cities full of rapists, criminals and insane being used by mental health, Bureau of Prisons and others as dumping grounds for disabled, elderly and parlolees including sex offenders...
  • I GOT THEM! I found the non-profit organization responsible for posting the AD HIRING PROTESTERS...

    11/14/2016 5:54:27 AM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    reddit ^ | 11/13 | reddit
  • Seattle Socialist Councilwoman Calls on Protesters to Shut Down Trump’s Inauguration (VIDEO)

    11/11/2016 10:20:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 58 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Seattle Socialist councilwoman Kshama Sawant told protesters to shut down Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington DC. Sawant told the crowd of organized anti-Trump protesters that the movement against President-elect Donald Trump is just beginning.
  • 'Nationwide shut down' planned for Inauguration Day

    11/11/2016 6:00:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 81 replies
    WND ^ | November 10, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A self-avowed Marxist member of the Seattle City Council who is part of the George Soros-funded Occupy Wall Street movement has called for a “massive protest” against President-elect Donald Trump and a “nationwide shut down” on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant went on an anti-Trump rant following the election that stirred up progressives’ emotions against Trump voters, calling them part of “a racist agenda.”... “You are the new black people of America,” Sabra told her Muslim audience gathered in Chicago. “We are the community that staged a revolution across the world. If we can do that, why can’t we have that...
  • After socialist councilmember calls for massive protest, hundreds march in Seattle

    11/10/2016 12:31:48 AM PST · by torqemada · 47 replies
    KIRO7 TV ^ | 11/09/16 | kiro7.com
    After Socialist Councilmember, Ksharma Sawant, calls for massive protest, hundreds march in Seattle. Fires set, property damage, arrests made. Video at link at 1:52 shows Sawant inciting further protests to "shut down" the city during Trump's Inauguration.
  • Multiple people shot in Seattle during anti-Trump protests

    11/09/2016 7:22:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 99 replies
    According to social media posts by KOMO-TV and other sources, multiple people were shot Wednesday in Seattle during protests over election results. At least five people have reportedly been shot and all are said to have critical injuries.
  • 5 Shot in Downtown Seattle(liberal media silent)

    11/09/2016 9:18:07 PM PST · by mainestategop · 48 replies
    Got a call from a friend in Seattle, there's been a shooting, the local news networks have been totally silent. KIRO news says that the march has been peaceful. BS!!!! The media and the left are up to their own tricks again!
  • Seattle's homeless crisis Episode 16: county protest ends with a riot and return to indoor shelters

    11/09/2016 2:07:19 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies
      The protest of Share/wheel at the County Administration building has ended... The squeaky wheel gets the grease. A week ago, The Seattle city council and the King county Administration has caved in to the demands of the largest bum mafia in America. Of course we all know they were in on it the whole time! I mean they want any excuse they can get to raise taxes and increase the size of government!!! The government has agreed to give in to share's demands for funding and has awarded them $428,000 in funding. In addition they will be teaming...
  • Seattle won’t release its gun tax data to the public and you can probably guess why

    11/05/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/5/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that 2016 was the first year that Seattle began collecting a highly controversial “gun violence tax” on the sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city. The thinly veiled attempt to shut down gun sales survived one court challenge and is currently awaiting appeal in the state supreme court. The tax was ostensibly passed to fund a program at the Harborview Medical Center designed to “reduce the aftereffects of gun violence.” So how much money has this scheme brought in to advance this important work? We have no idea because the city is refusing to release...
  • Police: Ballard baby shower erupts into huge street brawl (Seattle)

    11/01/2016 7:39:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 10/31/2016 | Staff
    SEATTLE - A baby shower in a Ballard neighborhood erupted into a huge street brawl Saturday night after a bloody fight between two men sparked a larger disturbance involving multiple people, police said. The drama unfolded at about 7:10 p.m. Saturday near NW 54th Street and 32nd Avenue NW, when a man at the baby shower punched an apartment building window, cutting his arm in the process. Another man then reportedly broke a bottle over his own head. Despite their injuries, the two men began to physically fight one another on the street. Friends and family members attending the baby...
  • Seattle's Homeless crisis 15: Scott Morrow pulls an Arafat and walks out

    10/27/2016 11:09:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Maurice Newhope
    An update from councilman Burgess on the incredibly ridiculous sit outs in Seattle they've been having at the administration building. Burgess explained to me that the city council decided to give Scott Morrow what he wanted and then some! It was a dream come true that seemed too good to be true yet was true! The King County human services decided to give Share nearly four-hundred thousand in funds with few strings attached, more than enough to keep the shelter open. In addition, the council promised further funding to SHARE/WHEEL to last longer. There were few strings attached, one of...
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • Feds seize Indymedia servers [more info]

    10/08/2004 5:15:45 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 61 replies · 2,171+ views
    The Register ^ | Oct 8, 2004 | John Leyden
    The FBI yesterday seized a pair of UK servers used by Indymedia, the independent newsgathering collective, after serving a subpoena in the US on Indymedia's hosting firm, Rackspace. Why or how remains unclear. Rackspace UK complied with a legal order and handed over hard disks without first notifying Indymedia. It's unclear if the raid was executed under extra-territorial provisions of US legislation or the UK's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). Provisions of RIPA make it a criminal offence to discuss warrants, so Rackspace would not be able to discuss the action with its customer Indymedia, or with the media....
  • Seattle Teachers Enforce Black Lives Matter Indoctrination

    10/17/2016 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Matthew Vadum
    A Maoist-style reeducation fest approaches in Seattle schools Thousands of taxpayer-supported Seattle teachers are planning to don Black Lives Matter t-shirts this week in public schools and force-feed left-wing propaganda to their students about race in an effort to draw attention to the systemic racism they imagine is embedded in the public education regime. The shirts say “Black Lives Matter” and “We Stand Together,” which is almost identical in meaning to the Hillary Clinton campaign slogan “Standing Together.”
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 14: Occupy public space

    10/14/2016 7:36:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    The squatters continue to loiter at the county administration building raising a stink demanding more and more of other people's money. We have obtained word from Seattle councilman Burgess about a new law that would not only legitimize the SHARE squatters at county Admin but make it legal to camp in any public area! This means that parks, sidewalks, government buildings, open lots ETC could turn into outdoor homeless shelters!   Homeless Encampments: An Update It has been four weeks since my colleagues’ introduced legislation that would create a right to camp on public property throughout the city. I opposed...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 13: A bum from Share testifies (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)

    10/14/2016 6:42:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    Well its been awhile since I reported on the mayhem in Seattle being caused by Democrats and by an organization called SHARE/WHEEL, this organization is really a cross between the mafia, the SEIU and occupy wall street. The comparisons are obvious yes but surprisingly this is not known well to people outside of the pacific Northwest. In fact I didn't even hear about it until I learned from Steve Ferrell AKA Seataclibertarian my business associate who lives there about Share's existence. Share wheel runs homeless shelters inside churches run mainly from taxpayer funds, despite having a supposed "zero tolerance" policy...
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • REMAIN IN ME[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/06/2016 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-16-16 | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is greater than you can conceive for before you need I AM, I AM there with the answer, I AM there with the breath of supply, My love endures through forever therefore I AM there in an instant for I never left you to begin with for you are in Me and we are one. Now take this love promised through the ages yet forever surrounds you and drink deep and allow the sounds of My waters to drown out the lies of the enemy for truly we are one and as no harm can come...
  • Camping in the end zone: How Seattle's homeless crisis is spilling onto playfields

    10/03/2016 3:31:56 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    KIRO7 ^ | 9-30-16 | Gary Horcher
    Coaches say if a proposed Seattle homeless ordinance passes, it would make their current problem far worse. "We would be at risk of losing all of this," said Whitney. "If there were wide open rules, I could show up and there could be thirty tents out here. What do you do with twenty-eight little eight and nine-year-old kids who just want to play sports?" According to the proposal, only encampments that pose "an imminent and likely public health or safety harm" could be considered a hazard and cleared within 48 hours. Even in those cases, campers in city parks would...
  • Mariners' Steve Clevenger is suspended for the rest of the season after controversial tweets

    09/23/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Kazan · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/23/2016 | Chuck Schilken
    attle catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season by the Mariners on Friday, a day after he apologized for a pair of controversial tweets he posted on the violent protests in Charlotte, N.C., and the Black Lives Matter movement. One of those tweets stated that the people protesting a police shooting of a black man “should be locked behind bars like animals.” His apology came several hours after Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto issued a statement of their own, saying he was “very disappointed at the tweets” and the team is “currently examining all...
  • Elementary Teachers To Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts

    09/12/2016 9:17:25 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 74 replies
    Elementary School Teachers To Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts Seattle, Washington – John Muir Elementary teachers in Seattle will be wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts at school on September 16th. The school is a K-5 school in the Seattle Public School district. Third grade teacher Marjorie Lamarre told King 5 News, “To be silent would be almost unforgivable, and I think we have been silent for almost too long.”
  • Four Miami Dolphins refuse to Stand for National Anthem

    09/11/2016 1:56:01 PM PDT · by dsm69 · 154 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/11/2016 | James Walker/Twitter
    #Dolphins players Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Arian Foster and Jelani Jenkins took a knee during national anthem
  • Seahawks to stand for anthem, with arms interlocked

    09/10/2016 7:25:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 77 replies
    NBC Pro Football ^ | 9/10/16 | Mike Florio
    The Seahawks have announced their plans for Sunday’s pregame ceremony. According to receiver Doug Baldwin, they will stand together during the national anthem. They will do so with their arms interlocked. “We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, and as a team we have decided to stand and interlock arms in unity,” Baldwin says in the 42-second video posted at his Twitter page. “We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish, and we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made...
  • Seahawks players may expand national anthem protest Sunday vs Dolphins-(BoycottNFL?)

    RENTON -- The Seattle Seahawks hope to make a statement in their season-opening matchup versus the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. But some of the players might make a statement before the game even starts. Following protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane, members of the Seahawks might join together to address the issues that motivated Kaepernick to first sit, then kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...
  • Seattle Mariners apologize after lesbian couple are told to stop kissing at the baseball team's ...

    08/31/2016 3:13:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Complete Headline: Seattle Mariners apologize after lesbian couple are told to stop kissing at the baseball team's first ever gay pride night because it was against their 'family-friendly' policy Mary McHale and Sara Hinton were threatened with being kicked out They kissed after enjoying the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Brewers The employee has been disciplined and the Mariners have apologized The Seattle Mariners had to make a groveling apology after a lesbian couple were told off for kissing at the team's first ever Pride night. ... McHale, whose grandfather is a Mariners fan, told local news website KUOW: 'My...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin

    08/24/2016 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Al Gore Vidal · 17 replies
    The Heroin Task Force formed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed opening safe-consumption sites for addicts, which would be a first in the U.S. But some say getting homeless addicts off the streets requires an even bolder move.
  • Early data show $15 minimum hurting Seattle's poor

    08/21/2016 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/13/16 12:01 AM | Sean Higgins
    As recently as last year, the Democratic Party’s leaders thought the idea of a $15 federal minimum wage was unrealistic and even pushed back against it. That ended in July when the official party platform, bowing to pressure from organized labor and Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters, adopted a call for a $15 federal minimum, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. […] When Seattle increased its minimum to $15 in 2014, a boost of nearly $6 an hour, it also commissioned a study of the increase’s effect by the University of Washington. A report released...
  • How to cope with 'white fragility': Academic sells out her $60 workshops designed to improve [tr]

    08/19/2016 8:13:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    An academic and author is offering courses for white people teaching them how to cope with their 'white fragility' - and tickets for the lectures have sold out. The City of Seattle is offering the class through its Office of Arts and Culture, with Dr. Robin DiAngelo taking students through the course.
  • Federal judge declares ‘black lives matter’ during hearing over Seattle police reform

    08/18/2016 3:14:00 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/15/16
    U.S. District Judge James Robart, pointedly reacting to the Seattle police union’s rejection of a tentative contract, said Monday he would not let the powerful labor group hold the city “hostage” by linking wages to constitutional policing. “To hide behind a collective- bargaining agreement is not going to work,” Robart said during a dramatic court hearing he opened by laying out a path for police-accountability reform and closed with an emotional declaration that “black lives matter.” Robart, who is presiding over a 2012 consent decree requiring the city to adopt reforms to address Department of Justice allegations of excessive force...
  • A primer on Seattle’s new first-come, first-served renters law (NO Discrimination!)

    08/11/2016 10:16:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Daniel Beekman
    Seattle is apparently breaking new ground by requiring landlords in the city to rent their housing units to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Officials say they’re unaware of any other U.S. city with a policy like the one the Seattle City Council approved Monday, along with other rental-housing changes. The goal is to ensure prospective renters are treated equally, according to Councilmember Lisa Herbold, who championed the policy. When landlords pick one renter among multiple qualified applicants, their own biases — conscious or unconscious — may come into play, she says. Some landlords don’t mind the policy, saying...
  • The Bitter Lesson From Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike

    08/10/2016 1:12:03 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    IBD ^ | August 9, 2016 | Terry Jones
    aising the minimum wage is one of those wonderful-sounding ideas that, whenever tried, unfortunately never quite works the way it was promised. To its credit, the Washington Post has noticed. The Post recently highlighted a new study from a group of economists who were commissioned by the city of Seattle to look at that city's minimum wage hike from $9.96 an hour to $11.14 an hour. What they found was enlightening. To begin with, the economists said, some of the workers weren't helped at all, since their pay would have likely gone up anyway with experience and tenure on the...
  • Liberals just discovered something MORE absurd than “white privilege”

    08/09/2016 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 21 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | August 8, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    Taxpayers in the uber liberal city of Seattle recently discovered the money being zapped from their paychecks each week is about to be flushed down the toilet in a whole new way as their local government has decided to host two workshops on “white fragility.”
  • Seattle Taxpayers to Fund Series of "Racial Equality" Workshops

    08/08/2016 2:57:55 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/5/2016 | Raven Claybough
    Seattle taxpayers are footing the bill in the latest left-wing indoctrination efforts regarding so-called “white privilege.” In this particular circumstance, the focus is actually on “white fragility,” and it is part of a set of “racial equity” workshops that Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting in August and September. According to Seattle's city website, white fragility is defined as the “inability for white people to tolerate racial stress.” The scheduled workshops, organizers say, will help to address and correct that inability, as they will provide “the perspectives and skills needed for white people to have more constructive cross-racial...
  • Seattle City Gov Sponsoring ‘White Fragility’ Workshops

    08/08/2016 1:33:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The City of Seattle is sponsoring two taxpayer-funded workshops on “white fragility” as part of a series of “racial equity” workshops put on by the city’s Office of Arts and Culture throughout August and September. The two “white fragility” workshops will take place on August 17 and September 7, running four hours each. The workshops will focus on “the specific way that racism manifests through White Fragility.” (The city website defines “white fragility” as “the inability for white people to tolerate racial stress.”) Each workshop also “provides the perspectives and skills needed for white people to have more constructive cross-racial...
  • This woman started a 'Reparations' experiment in Seattle

    08/02/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | July 26, 2016 | Deborah Wang & Brie Ripley
    Natasha Marin is a Seattle artist who noticed a divide on her Facebook feed: her black friends were angry and frustrated about police shootings of black men, and her white friends were saying they wanted to help, but didn’t know what to do. “There is a discrepancy in the lives of people of color and white-identified people in the United States,” Marin said. Marin put together the Reparations site and accompanying Facebook event. It was a place where people of color could post needs and white people could help meet those needs. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) “I feel like a lot of my...
  • Raising The Minimum Wage In Seattle Had Utterly Predictable Results–But Liberals Probably Don't Care

    07/31/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Matt Vespa
    Raise the minimum wage in Seattle they said. It will help workers they said. Well, the city did increase the minimum wage from the previous rate of $9.47 to $15, which is to be phased in by 2018. It’s now at $11, and lo and behold it has hurt workers. A study found that workers would’ve already seen an increase in wages without the hike because of the increased economic activity and more would’ve been employed. Instead, hours were cut, fewer people worked, and all of this was [predictable]: The average hourly wage for workers affected by the increase jumped...
  • Seattle doctor sentenced to 49 years after killing partner, son

    07/30/2016 6:50:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 29, 2016 | LYNSI BURTON
    After nearly a week of testimony and consideration given to the punishment he will face, a Seattle doctor who admitted to murdering his partner and their toddler son was sentenced to 49 years in prison -- the maximum allowed. Louis Chen, 44, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in February, wanting to avoid a trial. He was sentenced Friday by King County Superior Court Judge Bill Bowman. Chen's defense attorneys spent this week arguing that his mental problems -- and a possibly psychosis-inducing intake of cough syrup -- fueled actions he would otherwise have never committed. On those grounds, they lobbied...
  • Reparations Go Viral in Seattle (two websites offer white people 'ways to fight racism directly')

    07/28/2016 4:35:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 74 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 7/27/2016 | Sarah Bernard
    When local artist Natasha Marin spoke with Seattle Weekly last week about Reparations.me, her then-7-day-old website and Facebook page, she was clearly fraying around the edges—underfed, overworked, and ragged as hell.“I’ve had about 12 hours of sleep since Friday,” she said over the phone with a hoarse laugh, as a second phone buzzed and buzzed in the background. She responded to one last frantic message and attempted to close the “99 windows I have open” in order to pull together her thoughts. “I maybe have eaten, like, one real meal. I’m at that point of exhaustion now, if I see...
  • Seattle TSA Worker Arrested on Voyeurism Charge

    07/21/2016 1:56:12 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/21/2016 | PHIL HELSEL
    A Transportation Security Administration agent in Seattle was arrested after allegedly being spotted using a phone to take video up a woman's skirt at the city's airport, according to authorities. Nicholas Fernandez, 29, was arrested on a charge of voyeurism Tuesday, Seattle police said in an arrest report. The incident occurred on an escalator, and not in a security line. "TSA does not tolerate illegal, unethical or immoral conduct," a spokesperson for the TSA said in a statement. "When such conduct is alleged, TSA investigates it thoroughly. When appropriate, TSA requests that it be investigated by a law enforcement authority....
  • David Horowitz on where Black Lives Matter came from

    07/07/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 13, 2016 | David Horowitz
    "The mob that came to disrupt the Trump rally in Chicago was neither spontaneous nor innocent, nor new. It was a mob that has been forming ever since the Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization in 1999, whose target was global capitalism. The Seattle rioters repeated their outrages for the next two years and then transformed itself into the so-called “anti-war” movement to save the Saddam dictatorship in Iraq. Same leaders, funders and troops. The enemy was always America and its Republican defenders. When Obama invaded countries and blew up families in Muslim countries, there was no anti-war movement...