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  • Not a Surprise: DC Has Highest Concentration of Psychopaths in the United States

    06/18/2018 12:40:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/17/18 | Timothy Meads
    It is often said that Washington, DC is filled with a bunch of nerds dominated by psychopaths. Others say that politics is simply Hollywood for ugly people. These are usually said in a joking manner and often uttered after coming back from a young professional happy hour here in the swamp. Perhaps the most soulless congregation of folks ever assembled can be found at those kind of events. A report conducted by Ryan Murphy at Southern Methodist University found that Connecticut contained the most psychopaths per capita followed quickly by California. New Jersey and New York followed next. But our...
  • Fed Up in Seattle

    06/17/2018 3:09:10 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 33 replies
    Seattle City Journal ^ | 6-15-18 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Don’t believe the hype that “Amazon killed the Seattle head tax,” the new levy that the city recently passed on businesses to fund an affordable-housing initiative. The truth behind the city council’s stunning reversal—repealing the tax by a 7-2 vote, just four weeks after passing it 9-0—is that Seattle citizens have erupted in frustration against the city’s tax-and-spend political class that has failed to address the homelessness crisis, despite record new revenues. As recently as a few years ago, it seemed as if Seattle voters largely viewed our hyper-progressive city council as a harmless oddity in an otherwise tolerant, thriving,...
  • Mountain lion kills transgender biker in Seattle

    The 32-year-old biker who was killed in a horrific cougar attack in Washington State, has been identified as SJ Brooks (right). His friend, Isaac Sederbaum (left), 31, survived with injuries.
  • Gunman Opens Fire on Motorists Near Airport in Washington State

    06/14/2018 1:46:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | June 14, 2018
    Police are asking the public for help as they try to find the shooter who opened fire and hit four vehicles driving on State Route 509 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. All of the drivers escaped without injury, local TV station KCPQ reported. The shootings took place as the vehicles were going southbound on SR 509 at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. SR 509 was closed down between 160th and 188th streets for hours while police scoured the area on the ground and from the air for the shooter. No one was found, but evidence was collected and the highway was reopened...
  • Judge orders Washington prison to provide Ramadan meals

    06/11/2018 12:02:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2018 | AP
    SEATTLE — A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department Sunday on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, including one who said he’s lost 15 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May.
  • China Offers to Buy Nearly $70 Billion of U.S. Products to Fend Off Trade Tariffs

    06/05/2018 9:14:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/5/2018 | Lingling Wei in Beijing and Bob Davis in Washington
    China offered to purchase nearly $70 billion of U.S. farm, manufacturing and energy products if the Trump administration abandons threatened tariffs, according to people briefed on the latest negotiations with American trade officials. In weekend talks in Beijing, Chinese negotiators led by Liu He, President Xi Jinping’s economic envoy, presented a U.S. team headed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a package that includes Chinese companies buying more U.S. soybeans, corn, natural gas, crude oil, coal and manufactured goods. Chinese and U.S. officials estimated the value of the package at nearly $70 billion in the first year. President Donald Trump has...
  • Ron Rockwell Hansen: US arrests man for trying to spy for China

    06/04/2018 4:18:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-4-2018 | Sarah N. Lynch
    A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China, the Justice Department said on Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation took Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, into custody on Saturday while he was on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to get a connecting flight to China. The department said he has been accused of trying to transmit national defense information to China and with receiving "hundreds of thousands of dollars" while acting illegally as an agent for the Chinese government.
  • Trump: North Korean delegates are coming to Washington to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un

    05/31/2018 9:23:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2018-05-31
    Trump: North Korean delegates are coming to Washington to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean delegates want to deliver to him a letter from Kim Jong Un, the latest sign that a summit between the two leaders may indeed happen after all. The president, speaking to reporters, said he believes the delegates will be coming to Washington on Friday. "We'll see what happens," he said Mike Calia | @Michael_Calia President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean delegates want to deliver to him a letter from Kim Jong Un, the latest...
  • Microsoft’s Brad Smith fears these 3 things will happen under Trump this summer (Ref: Immigration)

    05/30/2018 10:13:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | May 30, 2018 | Monica Nickelsburg
    Most Pacific Northwesterners spend long, rainy months pining for summer. But Microsoft President Brad Smith is having a hard time celebrating because he sees three clouds on the political horizon. During an appearance at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Tuesday, Smith told Recode’s Kara Swisher that he has three immigration-related concerns that could make this “a tough summer.” If President Donald Trump takes any of the actions Smith warned about, Microsoft employees would be directly impacted. Smith told Swisher he is worried that Republicans and Democrats will fail to reach a compromise on DACA, a program...
  • Yakima officials return from South Korea with sister city enthusiasm

    05/26/2018 1:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Yakima Herald ^ | May 25, 2018 | Kaitlin Bain
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima City Councilwoman Holly Cousens is ready for Hadong County, South Korea, to become Yakima’s sister city. That sentiment comes after a weeklong trip to Hadong, during which she analyzed the city’s agriculture and education as well as possible cultural and emotional ties. The trip was completely funded by Hadong. “Today, more than ever, the concept of a sister city is not only endearing in that it brings communities together,” she said. “But it also stands as a beacon of hope and peace in a time I feel we need it the most.” Any action to form...
  • THE END OF AN ERA AT THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (tissues ready?)

    05/25/2018 11:30:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 66 replies
    Oly Arts ( ^ | 5/25/2018 | Christian Carvajal
    The Evergreen State College is known for a liberal-arts environment that encourages free artistic expression. However, this spring Evergreen will cut heavily into the budget for staff and facilities that nurture theatrical expression. This year, the last seven shows at TESC will be especially fraught but meaningful, as they mark a climax before severe budget cuts and staff reductions go into effect. The Experimental Theater (COM 124, a 200-seat, black-box venue) and its costume and scene shops will close at the end of the spring 2018 semester. On Friday, May 18, faculty and staff members were informed that three of...
  • Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

    05/25/2018 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/25/2018 | Staff
    Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle's waters are testing positive for opioids. The finding suggests "a lot of people" are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say. Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle's waters and discovered high enough oxycodone levels for the shellfish to test positive. Mussels do not metabolise opioids, but some fish can become addicted. Mussels are filter-feeders, which means they filter water for nutrients to nourish themselves. In the process, they end up storing pollutants in their tissues, which makes them...
  • Now will you come to Tacoma? New tax credit takes aim at Seattle's new head tax

    05/21/2018 8:02:06 PM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 5/21/2018 | KATE MARTIN
    Bruce Kendall said Monday his phone at the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has been ringing steadily since last week's vote by the Seattle City Council to tax big businesses $275 per employee. "I've received inquiries over the last week from companies that have indicated they are exploring options for locations in Pierce County," Kendall said. "And they are telling me that's why they are calling me, because the head tax passed. Now companies have another reason to call: A $275 tax credit per employee for new, family-wage jobs. "Note the value, it's not random," tweeted state Rep. J.T....
  • Author claims to know identity of skyjacker 'DB Cooper'

    05/20/2018 10:46:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Grand Rapids Business Journal ^ | May 17, 2018 | Danielle Nelson
    A 47-year-old mystery finally may be resolved. Grand Rapids-based publisher Principia Media announced yesterday it has released a book that allegedly reveals the real identity of “D.B. Cooper,” the infamous skyjacker who in 1971 demanded a $200,000 ransom on board a flight from Portland, Oregon to Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, before jumping 10,000 feet to his escape. The book, “D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend,” is by Carl Laurin, an alleged friend of the skyjacker, and details an investigation into Cooper’s identity. Laurin claims that Cooper was the late "military paratrooper, daredevil and intelligence operative" Walter R. Reca, Principia Media said. Reca,...
  • Senator Murray Vows to Fight Trump-Pence Administration’s Latest Radical Attack

    05/20/2018 2:14:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 37 replies
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | May 18 2018 | Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    Senator Murray Vows to Fight Trump-Pence Administration’s Latest Radical Attack on Women’s Access to Health Care New domestic gag rule would forbid health care providers who receive federal family planning funds from discussing the full range of reproductive health care options with patientsSenator Murray: “Let me be clear: President Trump and Vice President Pence’s opinions have no place in a woman’s conversations with her doctor about her health care—and I and women nationwide are going to fight this deeply harmful, ideological effort every step of the way”Earlier this week Senator Murray led a letter with over 200 members of Congress...
  • These are the California volcanoes most likely to erupt first

    05/19/2018 1:20:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Amy Graff
    It's not only a possibility in the Hawaiian Islands. A chain of about 40 volcanos runs along the West Coast between Canada and Mexico and all have the potential to become active. (The potential for each peak is outlined in the gallery above.) They've all erupted at least once in the past 10,000 years and they all have a supply of magma under them.
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Cougar Attack In Washington State

    05/19/2018 5:12:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 142 replies
    KGW ^ | May 19, 2018 | Michael Crowe
    Two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. One person was killed and a second person injured in a cougar attack near North Bend Saturday. The attack happened in a very remote area northeast of Snoqualmie. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. A 31-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries; he was alert and listed in serious condition. The second man fled into the woods to escape the cougar, but the animal chased after him. Search crews...
  • *How's that progressivism working out for you, Jeff Bezos?

    05/16/2018 8:42:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 May, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Is Jeff Bezos having second thoughts about his political ideology and that of his newspaper? The founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post – and the richest man in the world at the current Amazon stock price – is being targeted by leftists because he has been so successful. Not for any alleged misbehavior, but simply because he and his company Amazon (not the WaPo) have so much money. Yesterday, Bernie Sanders attacked him by name, noting that the three richest men in America have as much wealth as the bottom half. Apparently, he believe that if they...
  • Amazon Fights Back

    05/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | John Stossel
    Seattle is worried about the well-being of the poor and mentally ill people living there, so it's going to drive businesses out of town. OK, that's not how the politicians describe their plan, but that's probably how it will work out. Members of Seattle's city council want all big Seattle businesses to pay a tax of $500 per employee. In response, Amazon stopped building a new complex. Construction workers joined Amazon in protesting the new tax. On the other side are city council members like Kshama Sawant. She and members of her political party, Socialist Alternative, demonstrated in support of...
  • Seattle Head Tax: See results on exclusive KIRO 7 poll (voters don't want it)

    05/16/2018 6:44:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    KIRO7.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | Staff
    With all the controversy surrounding the proposed “head tax” in Seattle, KIRO 7 wanted to know how much support there is for the plan. We teamed up with Strategies 360 to conduct an exclusive scientific poll on the tax and whether you trust the city to properly spend the money it will raise. Below are the results, which were first shown on KIRO 7 Morning News. On behalf of KIRO-TV, Strategies 360 conducted a live telephone survey of 400 registered voters in the city of Seattle, WA. Interviews were conducted May 11-13, 2018. A combination of landline and mobile phones...