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  • Seattle's Income Tax on 'the Rich' Has Collateral Damage: The Poor

    11/22/2017 11:22:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Brian T. Hodges
    Seattle’s City Council made national headlines earlier this year when it enacted a city income tax aimed at “high earners.” Immediately, politicians crowed that they had planted a flag of “resistance” to the forces of “Trumpism.” In a court hearing last week, the city defended its war on wealth against several legal and constitutional challenges. The briefing from both sides exposes an inconvenient reality for the levy’s defenders: its real, ultimate victims aren’t necessarily the plutocrats they claim to be targeting. In fact, just the opposite. Some background: there are few precedents from other parts of the country for a...
  • Heavy Equipment Operator’s License Required to Drain the Swamp

    11/19/2017 4:28:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-19-17 | MOTUS
    Consider this my contribution to your Sunday mood elevation.HILLARY: BET YOU CAN’T DO THISTRUMP: HERE, HOLD MY BEERNow get out there and carpe diem.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    11/17/2017 2:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors. “Coming up on CBS This Morning, I’ll tell you why this museum is generating some controversy. It’s just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol,” warned correspondent Chip Reid on Thursday. Introducing the segment minutes later, co-host Charlie Rose emphasized that the...
  • Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene sky drawings spotted in Okanogan Co (WA)

    11/17/2017 12:46:05 AM PST · by llevrok · 48 replies
    KREM TV2 (Spokane) ^ | 11/16/2017 | Kaitlin Riordan
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. – Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County. Photos sent to KREM 2 by multiple sources show skydrawings of what some people are saying is male genitalia. Some sources have even tweeted pictures of what they saw. A mother who lives in Okanogan who took pictures of the drawings reached out to KREM 2 to complain about the images, saying she was upset she might have to explain to her young children what the drawings were. In a statement to KREM...
  • Nothing is sacred in Washington, not even a soldier’s death

    10/31/2017 7:02:36 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowellsun ^ | 10-31 | Peter lucas
    Reporters in their hearts know that President Donald Trump — or any president — did not and would not demean the death of a U.S. soldier killed in combat. But they ran with the story anyway. The media’s hatred of Trump is so deep — and so troubling — that nothing was going to stop reporters and television commentators from skewering Trump over his condolence phone call to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson
  • Never Give In, Never Yield, Never Quit

    10/29/2017 3:37:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/17 | Jim O'Niell
    Prosecuting the corruption in DC quickly, fearlessly, and ruthlessly Judge Jeanine Pirro was in rare form during the opening statement of her show last night. “Lock her up!” she said of Hillary Clinton. She added, “Starting Monday this has to happen, Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller must be fired immediately” (along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein). Pirro opined that former FBI Director James Comey “needs to be the target of a federal criminal investigation.” “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions...
  • For many cities chasing HQ2, their futures are at stake

    10/28/2017 9:42:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 28, 2017 | Jon Talton
    What drives the scores of places competing to win Amazon’s second headquarters? Much more than Seattle could understand. When I was discussing the proposition of this column last week — why would 238 localities in North America put in bids for Amazon’s HQ2 despite the “be careful what you wish for” warning from some in Seattle — I immediately received help. A newsroom wag offered to write it for me. Under my byline, he typed: “50,000 jobs, with an average salary of more than $100,000. -30-” The last number is old-time newspaper jargon for “end of story.” Truth, to be...
  • 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...
  • Was America Founded To Be Secular?

    09/18/2017 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/18/17 | Joshua Charles
    What role should religion play in a free society? More and more people today would answer: none. That would not have been the answer of the Founders of the United States – the men who fought the American Revolution and wrote the country’s Constitution. To them the issue of religion and freedom were inextricably linked. You couldn’t have freedom without religion. In fact, the political philosophy of the Founders necessitated a divine foundation. Thomas Jefferson makes this clear in the Declaration of Independence when he writes that “all men…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” The purpose of...
  • PA's first diverging diamond interchange finished

    09/16/2017 1:04:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | August 24, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the completion of the state's first-ever diverging diamond interchange (DDI), located on Interstate 70, according to Equipment World. The DDI design eliminates left turns across oncoming traffic, improving vehicle flow and decreasing the chance of accidents. The agency also chose the DDI configuration because it could use the former interchange's cloverleaf footprint, reducing the impact of construction on the area. PennDOT said it modified the traditional DDI design slightly. Dive Insight: Design is one way transportation agencies are combating gridlock resulting from increased traffic. Other tools in DOT arsenals are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Goodbye Washington and Jackson…Hello What?

    08/30/2017 4:19:03 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A pastor from Chicago, James Dukes, has taken the next, almost inevitable step of calling for the erasure of prominent historical figures from public view; specifically folks like George Washington and Andrew Jackson. After the events in Virginia made it “acceptable” to erase history that some people (any peple) find offensive, it is completely unsurprising that the whole nation’s history is under attack. Did George Washington own slaves? Yes!, But should we condemn people for essentially living what was a normal life for the time? Consider, the people at that time in history didn’t think it out of the ordinary...
  • Trump blames the media for nearly all of his problems as president(barf Alert)

    08/24/2017 2:32:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 23rd 2017 | Amber Phillips
    President Trump stepped on stage in Phoenix on Tuesday night with something clearly eating at him. Minutes into his style rally, we learned what: It wasn't the white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis who threw the nation into chaos and allegedly killed a woman in Virginia last week. Or the intractable 16-year war in Afghanistan that he just announced he's revving up. It's the media. Trump spent nearly a third — if not more— of his 90-minute rally rehashing his public remarks in the wake of Charlottesville and complaining that he was widely criticized for them....
  • WASHINGTON D.C. MUST BE RE-NAMED!

    08/23/2017 11:05:11 AM PDT · by MrChips · 70 replies
    MrChips | 8/23/17 | vanity
    George Washington was a slave-owner. It is clear from that fact alone, in the interest of peace and harmony, decency and fairness, sensibility and sanity, and in an effort to avoid any insensitivity toward all of our peoples, especially the indigenous and the non-citizen immigrant, let alone long-suffering great-great-great-great-great grandchildren of former slaves, that the capital city of our fair land must be re-named. Some of the leading candidates are listed below. Please feel free to add your own: Che' Guevara City Orwell D.C. Swamp City Momument Free City
  • The Enemy Within

    08/23/2017 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/17 | Peggy Ryan
    If this mutinous cabal succeeds in destroying democracy it won't be because of the Democrats, it won't even be the seditious media. No, it will be the left-wing activists in Republican guise, GOP turncoats who will gleefully drive the final nail In a recent interview, Sean Hannity asked Newt Gingrich about Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell’s inability to lead, the Senate’s failure to pass an Obamacare repeal. Newt danced around McConnell’s role, its “we” he said, the President’s not a bystander, he shares the blame. After a few moments of castigating the President for Congress’s failures, Gingrich said we have...
  • 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...
  • CNN ..Warns 'America Is Close to Slavery Now,' ..George Washington and Confederates Equally Bad

    08/19/2017 11:08:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 88 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08/19/2017 | Virginia Kruta
    The conversation about monuments — particularly which should stay and which should go — has eclipsed nearly all other conversations in the week following a rally-turned-near-riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke to liberal analyst Angela Rye on Thursday, asking her whether the uproar was truly just about the monuments. Rye claimed that the problem ran much deeper than that: .. Rye concluded her argument by asserting that America was very close to once again being a nation of slavery: “We definitely need to learn about it so that we don't repeat it, because we're very close to repeating...
  • Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore (Beyond their normal screed)

    08/17/2017 5:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Vice ^ | August 17, 2017 | Wilbert L. Cooper
    Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing? More than ever, old monuments to famous white American men are being threatened in the name of progress. Naturally, this has become a rallying cry on the far right, with plenty of encouragement from the most powerful man in the world. At the same unhinged press conference in which Donald Trump again blamed both sides for the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend, he also painted a picture of a slippery slope where those fighting...