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  • Who Really Won The Election? (tr title, another 'faithless elector'

    12/01/2016 1:30:16 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    A teenager from Washington state has become the seventh "faithless elector" to protest Donald Trump's election as president of the United States.
  • Rep. McDermott: It's ‘Not American’ To Remove Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

    11/30/2016 2:40:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 12:27 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says removing the federal government's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is “not American.” McDermott told C-Span’s Washington Journal Tuesday, that Republican efforts to remove the government mandate to purchase health insurance from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will not work. …
  • Counties in Washington that rely most on Obamacare voted for Trump

    11/30/2016 8:55:41 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/29/2016 | Danny Westneat
    Nine of the 10 counties in this state that have benefited the most from Obamacare also voted for Donald Trump. How much are we obligated to care, then, when tens of thousands of them get thrown off health coverage? Grays Harbor County, along the Washington coast, is getting a lot of attention because it flipped from blue to red this election for the first time in nearly a century. Not since Herbert Hoover won back in 1928 had the county voted for the Republican, which it did this time, going hard for Donald Trump. “I trace everything to the radiating...
  • Washington Democrats ponder path forward after disappointing election

    11/26/2016 8:52:22 AM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 26, 2016 | Seattle Times staff reporter
    The Washington Democratic Party is doing some soul searching, after an election that went far better for them than their national counterparts but was still disappointing to some party members. As the national Democratic Party considers its path forward in the wake of a disastrous election, the Washington Democratic Party is doing the same, following an election that was far better than the national party’s, but not a smashing success either.Nationally, Democrats will be out of power in the House, the Senate and the presidency for the first time since 2006. In Washington, one of the country’s bluer states, Democrats...
  • Washington State Youth Sue Government Over Climate Change

    11/22/2016 7:10:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2016 | Phuong Le
    Eight children asked a Seattle judge Tuesday to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming. The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, asked a state judge to step in and require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions.
  • Suspected Washington mall shooter had interest in beheadings by Islamic State

    11/18/2016 1:00:36 PM PST · by Rio · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/18/2016 | AP Staff
    The young man accused of fatally shooting five people at a Washington state mall had a history of violence against his family and girlfriend, who told police he had links with "bad people in Turkey,"
  • Yakima man heads to federal prison for gang-related gun crime

    11/17/2016 6:18:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    Yakima Hearald ^ | 11/17/2016 | Mark Morey
    A Yakima man described as a high-ranking gang member was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm.
  • [WA] Supreme Court to hear Arlene’s Flowers case Tuesday [Homosexual Agenda]

    11/16/2016 2:51:09 PM PST · by steve86 · 13 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | November 14, 2016 7:48 PM | Sara Schilling
    It’s a case that’s inspired intense news coverage, one that’s led to fierce debate about religious freedom versus protection from discrimination, and one that could have far-reaching legal implications. And on Tuesday, more than 3 1/2 years after it was set in motion by an interaction in a Richland floral shop, the Arlene’s Flowers case heads to the Washington State Supreme Court. Oral arguments start at 9 a.m. at Bellevue College. Attorneys for both sides will be on hand, along with supporters, journalists and the three people at the heart of the case — Barronelle Stutzman, who owns the...
  • SENATE LEADERSHIP:Senator Murray Elected Assistant Democratic Leader,Expands Leadership Role

    11/16/2016 1:50:52 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    United States Senator Patty Murray ^ | Nov 16 2016 | United States Senator Patty Murray
    Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was elected by the Democratic caucus to serve as Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership. In this post, Senator Murray will work with Democratic Leader Schumer to shape the Democratic agenda and strategy, and will play a critical role in implementing it on and off the Senate floor with the rest of the leadership team and caucus. Senator Murray is currently the Conference Secretary, the fourth-ranking position, where she has served since 2006.“I am honored that my colleagues have put their trust in me to take on this expanded...
  • 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 ^ | 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...

    11/12/2016 7:28:39 PM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    WDRB ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | DAVID SCHUH
    After a 31-point blowout at the KFC Yum! Center, Rick Pitino's postgame press conference drifted from the usual Xs and Os. . . .Everybody in this room has problems with him. And I think the only way to remedy a problem is to find a solution. The first thing I said in the show is ... call up John McCain, apologize and then publicly apologize. Because that has upset me since day one. That man was five years in solitary confinement and was beaten. He's a hero to all of us, and he needs to be apologized to first ......
  • 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 ^ | 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.

    11/11/2016 7:18:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-10-2016 | 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.” Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Sawant held a press conference calling for...
  • '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 |
    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!
  • Washington State Carbon Tax Initiative Voted Down

    11/09/2016 6:44:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/09/16 | Ronald Bailey
    carbon tax initiative (I-732) garnered only 42 percent of the vote in Washington State. The tax was supposed to be revenue neutral by lowering the state sales tax by 1 cent and provide tax rebates of up to $1,500 per year to 460,000 low-income households. The initial $25 per ton would have boosted the price of gallon of gas by about 25 cents, and added 2.5 cents to each kilowatt-hour of coal-fired electricity, and 1.25 cents to electricity generated by natural gas. Interestingly, the proposal which aimed to cut emissions of carbon dioxide that are contributing to man-made global warming...
  • Firearm Referendums results, 2016

    11/09/2016 3:40:02 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 20 replies
    The Maine Background Checks for Gun Sales Measure, also known as Question 3, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute. It was defeated.The Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative, also known as Question 1, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Nevada as an indirect initiated state statute. It was approved.California approved a measure that outlaws possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, requires background checks for ammunition sales and allows the state to immediately remove firearms from people who have been convicted of a felony or violent misdemeanor. Washington state also...
  • Another Electoral College Voter Might Reject Pledge to Clinton

    11/06/2016 10:40:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 6, 2016 | Chas Danner
    Following the news that one Bernie-Sanders-supporting electoral college voter in Washington State was vowing he would not cast his vote for Hillary Clinton if and when she wins the state’s popular vote, another electoral college voter in the state has told the Seattle Times that he isn’t sure he’ll support her either. That voter, 37-year-old Bret Chiafolo — who also supported Sanders in the primaries — told the Times that he is considering his right to be a “conscientious elector,” thus freeing himself from the responsibility of supporting Clinton. “I have no specific plans, but I have not ruled out...
  • Bitter Bernie Supporter Could Single-Handedly Keep Clinton Out of the White House

    11/06/2016 9:11:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 6, 2016 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    One rogue elector could create chaos in the Electoral College. Robert Satiacum insists he will not cast his Washington State Electoral College ballot for Hillary Clinton, no matter who his state supports. Satiacum, a Bernie Sanders delegate at the Democratic National Convention and a member of Washington’s Puyallup Tribe, says he believes Clinton is a “criminal” who doesn’t care enough about American Indians.
  • Unions Resort To Election Trickery In Grubby Efforts At Maximizing Their Legal Plunder

    11/05/2016 6:49:47 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2016 | George Leef
    On the ballot Tuesday in two states (Washington and South Dakota) voters will find deceptive initiatives to vote on. Both were concocted by the forces of Big Labor for the purpose of getting and keeping more money from workers who don’t want to pay them. Businesses that operate in a competitive market under the rule of law need to persuade consumers to buy whatever goods and services they offer. That’s good: consumers get to decide what’s worth parting with their money and what isn’t. Also, buyers are free to stop buying any time they become dissatisfied or discover better uses...
  • Man shoots at his stolen car, kills woman in nearby house, officials say (WA)

    11/05/2016 10:35:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 104 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11/04/2016 | AP
    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — Authorities say a woman was killed after she was hit by a stray bullet fired into her bedroom by a man who was aiming at his car, which had just been stolen.
  • Washington state elector says he won’t vote for Clinton, so she'll need 271 EV to win

    11/04/2016 5:10:07 PM PDT · by wrrock · 70 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/4/16 | The Associated Press
    A Democratic electoral college elector in Washington state is refusing to vote for Hillary Clinton even if she wins the popular vote. The reason? He said he believes Clinton is a “criminal” who doesn’t care enough about American Indians and “she’s done nothing but flip back and forth.” If he sticks to his word, Clinton will need 271 electoral college votes to win the White House.
  • Your grocery bill may help King County track unlicensed pets

    11/03/2016 11:41:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Seattle Times (soft paywall) ^ | Nov 2, 2016 | Evan Bush
    When Barbara Twadell received a letter from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) last week reminding her that a license is required to keep pets, she was puzzled. Twadell doesn’t own a pet. Her dog died five or maybe six years ago, long “enough that I couldn’t place the number.” She had notified the county at the time. She found the letter peculiar. “On the outside, it’s stamped ‘Time sensitive. Open immediately,’ and it’s got a pink return address, which usually means something is overdue in payment,” she said. The writing was terse, “threatening” even, Twadell said. “The following...
  • The ACLU Care$

    11/03/2016 9:14:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 3, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Your grievances could be worth millions, to the ACLU. The legendary "public interest" lawyers are suing a florist from the state of Washington for refusing to do floral designs for an "alternative" wedding. "The attorneys’ fees in the case alone come to one to two million dollars," the florist, Barronelle Stutzman, said in the other Washington--D.C.--last week at a conference sponsored by the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing her. Of course, the case could bankrupt Mrs. Stutzman and her husband. By the way, ADF works pro bono, or free. "Barronelle Stutzman, the sole owner of Arlene's Flowers...
  • Bail set for man charged with hitting trick-or-treater (High drunkard held at gunpoint)

    11/02/2016 8:20:59 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 6 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma) ^ | 11/2/2016 | Kenny Ocker
    The 7-year-old boy was trick-or-treating with his dad, holding hands as they crossed North I Street at North Ninth about 7:20 p.m. Halloween night. A maroon Toyota 4Runner struck the boy in the crosswalk, then drove away, court records state. The boy was lying in the street with a fractured skull, missing teeth, with cuts all over his body, records state. Onlookers saw the crash and stopped the driver a block away, holding the driver at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest him. Officers said Kasey Gunnarson reeked of alcohol and had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and poor balance, documents...
  • 6-year-old boy dies of rare mystery disease spreading in Wash. state

    11/01/2016 7:45:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    KOMO ^ | October 31 | Suzanne Phan, Lee Stoll & KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - A mysterious illness that hospitalized several local children has now turned deadly. A 6-year-old boy who has been treated for the disease for more than two weeks passed away Sunday night.
  • Lessons Learned After 4 Years of Marijuana Legalization

    10/30/2016 1:47:38 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 32 replies ^ | October 2016 | SAM-Smart Approaches to Marijuana
    ... Colorado now leads the country in past-month marijuana use by youth, with Washington not much further behind. Other states that have since legalized marijuana occupy 4th place (District of Columbia) and 5th place (Oregon). States with lax “medical marijuana” laws occupy 2nd and 3rd place (Vermont and Rhode Island, respectively). Additionally, as explained in greater detail below, the laws have had significant negative impacts on public health and safety, such as: * Rising rates of pot use by minors * Increasing arrest rates of minors, especially black and Hispanic children * Higher rates of traffic deaths from driving while...
  • 8 Washington children admitted to Seattle Children's with acute neurologic illnesses

    10/28/2016 9:42:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    kiro7 ^ | Oct 28, 2016 - 9:05 PM
    Eight children were admitted to Seattle Children’s Hospital with acute neurologic illnesses and the State Department of Health is investigating the possibility of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare condition that affects the nervous system. There are many different causes of AFM. Symptoms typically include sudden weakness in one or more arms or legs, along with loss of muscle tone and decreased or absent reflexes. The exact cause of AFM is unknown, though many viruses and germs are linked to AFM, including common germs that cause colds and sore throats. “At this point there isn’t evidence that would point to a...
  • Protesters Closer Upper Level of George Washington Bridge [Immigration]

    10/26/2016 6:04:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NBC News 4 ^ | October 26, 2015 | Staff
    The inbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge was closed by an immigrant rights protest on Wednesday morning, snarling traffic on one of the region's most important crossings at the height of rush hour.
  • Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

    10/22/2016 7:18:09 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 57 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | October 22, 2016 6:35 pm | AP
    SEATTLE (AP) — A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane’s fire department said Saturday. The dog, a terrier mixed breed, also died in the fire that broke out at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, said the spokesman, Brian Schaeffer.
  • UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

    10/20/2016 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    seattle timesAP via ^ | October 20, 2016 | staff reporter
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  • Oh Good! Soros Friend Could Rig Elections in 16 States

    10/20/2016 6:01:49 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    Reddit and Independent Sentinel Blog ^ | October 16, 2016 | S. Noble
    Mark Malloch-Brown, a Britisher, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic International Corporation, an  ‘elections solutions provider’ that offers its voting machines, vote counting machines, software and techies to run elections all over the world.Mark Malloch-Brown also serves as Vice Chairman at George Soros’s international Open Society Foundation.Mark Malloch-Brown is so proud of his service to George Soros that he boasts of it on the Voting Machine Company’s website. On Election Day, a private company tied to Soros will manage the voting in 16 states, including voter registration, the printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the...
  • Washington Elector Willing To Pay Fine To Avoid Voting For Clinton

    10/18/2016 2:29:36 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | October 12, 2016 | Ethan Weston , Lauren Stephenson
    Hillary Clinton is expected to win Washington state on Nov. 8, but one member of the Electoral College says he won't be voting for her.Robert Satiacum Jr. — one of 12 Electoral College members in Washington — called Clinton a clone of Donald Trump, as well as a "criminal" and a "clown."Satiacum is a member of one of Washington's Native American tribes. He's an activist and says he's not a fan of Clinton's environmental policies, calling them "crimes against our mother, this Earth."The Electoral College holds the real power in electing the president of the United States. When the popular vote is tallied, it's...
  • Hillary Clinton in Seattle on Friday

    10/14/2016 2:44:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 43 replies ^ | Stephanie Klein
    Hillary Clinton is in Seattle Friday afternoon for a political fundraiser at the Paramount Theatre.Her plane landed around 12:30 p.m. Drivers will notice extra security around the theatre for the event.The fundraiser is closed to the media, and Clinton does not have any public events planned.The cost to attend the fundraiser ranges from $250 to $27,000, according to the campaign. Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are set to speak as well. A time for the event has not yet been set.
  • Washington GOP chair: Trump's lewd remarks 'were made when he was a Democrat'

    10/08/2016 8:17:46 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 103 replies
    Oregonian ^ | October 7, 2016, updated October 8, 201610/08/2016 | Elliot Njus
    Washington state's GOP chair responded to Donald Trump's sexually aggressive remarks about pursuing and groping women by pointing out they "were made when he was a Democrat." Trump has changed his political affiliations several times over the years. The fact-checking website PolitiFact reported Trump was, in fact, registered as a Democrat from August 2001 until September 2009.
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Robbery victim shoots, kills suspect in Tacoma

    10/08/2016 3:08:34 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 24 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | October 8, 2016 | Stacia Glenn
    A man who robbed two people in a car in a Tacoma parking lot Friday was fatally shot by one of the robbery victims during the confrontation, police said. The shooting occurred about 6:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Division Avenue. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the dead man as 26-year-old Terry Webb. Police said Webb robbed two men at gunpoint. “One of the robbery victims was legally armed and shot the suspect,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. Webb was driven to the hospital by a friend and pronounced dead on arrival. The 36-year-old robbery victim who...
  • Hillary Clinton blocks illegals from seeing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    10/05/2016 5:39:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies ^ | 10/5/2016 | Hillary Cinton
    Afternoon with Hillary and special guest speakers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Number one restriction.I am a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Afternoon with Hillary and special guest speakers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Official event

    10/05/2016 4:58:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies ^ | 10/5/2016 | Hillary Clinton
    Fri, Oct 14, 2016 - Afternoon (Time TBD) Official event Paramount Theater Seattle, Washington Map this location Champion Table Captain Contribute or Raise $27,000 Includes table for ten Fighter Table Captain Contribute or Raise $10,000 Includes table for ten Top 10 raisers for the event will also receive a photo with Hillary For more information contact Jen Berg at or 253.219.6713
  • 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...
  • Clean Water Act: Report details how agencies expand authority

    10/01/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    AgAlert ^ | September 28, 2016 | Dave Kranz
    Emphasizing the need for congressional action, farm groups renewed their call for reform of Clean Water Act enforcement, following release of a report documenting how federal agencies overreach their authority to regulate farmland. The report, issued last week by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the act.
  • Richard Sherman: The NFL is a ‘bottom line business’ (Boo Freaking Hoo)

    09/30/2016 4:35:35 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 62 replies ^ | September 29, 2016 | Charlotte Wilder
    In a new segment for his weekly series with The Player's Tribune, Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman appears in a four-minute video on how the NFL treats its players. He says that the league sees them like race cars, doing just enough to keep them in good shape to perform, then dropping them once they're no longer on a roster.
  • Mall shooter not a U.S. citizen – voted in 3 elections

    09/29/2016 7:34:36 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    Add voter fraud to the list of Arcan Cetin’s offenses. Cetin, 20, is the Turkish immigrant arrested Saturday for the Friday night shooting and killing of five people in a Burlington, Washington, mall. Security camera’s show Cetin entering the mall briefly without a weapon, leaving and then returning with a rifle. Cetin fled but was apprehended 24 hours later. He has reportedly confessed to the five murders. Now, election officials and Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, have confirmed that Cetin was illegally registered to vote and voted in three elections in the state in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Cetin...
  • Investigators may probe Cascade Mall suspect's citizenship status, voting record

    09/29/2016 6:08:37 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Natalie Brand
    The Cascade Mall shooting suspect, Arcan Cetin, may face an additional investigation related to his voting record and citizenship status. Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary. Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder. While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status...
  • Washington State Mall Shooter May Not Be A Jihad Terrorist

    09/27/2016 4:26:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | September 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The evidence is scant that Arcan Cetin, a Muslim migrant from Turkey, murdered five people in Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington last Friday night in the name of jihad and Islam, but the evidence that does exist is striking. Amid his busy online activity, Cetin posted admiration for the Islamic State caliph al-Baghdadi and Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and a call for Muslims to repeat “SubhanAllah” multiple times.
  • Despite mall shooter’s “SubhanAllah” post and admiration for ISIS caliph, police search for motive

    09/26/2016 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/26/16 | Robert Spencer
    He had a history of violence and sexual abuse of women -- almost as if he grew up in a culture that revered violence and thought of non-Muslim women as "uncovered meat." He posted admiration for al-Baghdadi and Khamenei and a call for Muslims to repeat "SubhanAllah" multiple times. Maybe he wasn't a jihadi and there is some mitigating explanation for all of this. When authorities refuse to discuss it and appear to dismiss it out of hand, however, it only reinforces the impression that there is some deliberate effort to cover up jihad attacks -- an impression that authorities...
  • Washington Mall Gunman: "Say Glory to Allah"

    09/25/2016 11:34:38 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Washington Mall gunman Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, reblogged this on his Tumblr. Subhan Allah means Glory to Allah, the Islamic deity. Jannah is paradise. Ummah is the Islamic nation.
  • Cascade Mall Killer Praises Allah and ISIS Leader Baghdadi On His Tumblr Page

    09/25/2016 3:23:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 25th, 2016 4:51 pm | Jim Hoft
    ARCAN CETIN: Cascade Mall Killer Praises Allah and ISIS Leader Baghdadi on His Tumblr Page Jim Hoft Sep 25th, 2016 4:51 pm 6 Comments Five people were shot dead Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington north of Seattle. arcan-cetin Turkish born Arcan Cetin was arrested on Saturday. Here’s a photo of the shooter… His name is Arcan Cetin. He is originally from Turkey. arcan-cetin He’s not Hispanic as the corrupt media reported for several hours. He said so himself. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow The Swog Blog @hunterswogg Arcan Cetin himself, people #CascadeMallShooting...