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  • Brace Yourself America – High School Forces Kids In Band To Play In Green Igloo Bubbles (Photos)

    02/25/2021 10:11:04 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 42 replies
    Defiant America ^ | 02.25.2021 | Mack Cogburn
    Children and young people are far less likely than adults to get severe cases of COVID-19 infection, and death from the pandemic disease among children is exceptionally rare, according to UK research published last summer. A study of COVID-19 patients admitted to 138 hospitals in Britain found that less than 1% were children, and of those fewer than 1% – or six in total – died, all of whom were already suffering serious illness or underlying health disorders. “We can be quite sure that COVID in itself is not causing harm to children on a significant scale,” said Malcolm Semple,...
  • University of Washington student union pushes to remove George Washington statue on campus

    02/24/2021 3:55:37 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02.24.2021 | Joshua Q. Nelson
    University of Washington students pushing for the removal of the campus' George Washington statue is one of many instances of college students targeting the United States' founding father, Campus Reform correspondent Justin Brascher said on Tuesday. "This is just another further example of how we as a society cannot seem to separate the good that somebody has done from the evil. This particular petition was brought forth by one of the student unions on campus and has actually been adopted by the school newspaper," Brascher told "Fox & Friends." Brascher said that the school newspaper "is calling for the removal...
  • Woman killed in dispute over political sign [Homeowner arrested for killing thief who stole Trump sign in Mount Vernon, Washington]

    02/16/2021 9:45:11 PM PST · by grundle · 128 replies
    Fox 5 New York ^ | February 16, 2021
    One Washington state woman is dead and another faces murder charges in an incident involving a political sign. It happened in Mount Vernon, Washington on Saturday night. The Skagit County Sheriff's Office was called to a home on Big Lake Road about 5:25 p.m. for a report of a fight. A second call came in a few minutes later with a man reporting that his friend had been shot. Deputies found a 32-year-old woman dead in the driveway when they arrived at the home. The couple that lives there came out and spoke to the deputies, according to a news...
  • Antifa blocks Seattle police from responding to emergencies with snow barrier

    02/14/2021 5:12:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2021
    A video posted to Instagram on Saturday evening by user 'standwithseattlepd' shows a snow barrier built by protesters outside of the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct. In the video, a police vehicle is seen rolling backwards after attempting to drive over the barrier. "Antifa goons blocked the exit of the East Precinct with a pile of snow tonight, in an effort to stop vehicles from responding to emergency calls," the user claimed in the caption on a separate video showing a crowd of officers later standing around the barrier. Another video of the incident posted by journalist Andy Ngo shows...
  • Did The Capitol Police Officers Handout Passes To “Invaders”? (Video)

    02/12/2021 12:40:40 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 17 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | 02.12.2021 | George Rowe
    The mainstream media reported that two Capitol “rioters” told the FBI that an officer told them, “It’s your house now,” as rioters stormed the Capitol building on January 6. According to a complaint by the DOJ filed Thursday, Bobby Bauer and Jenny Bauer were identified after an unknown caller tipped the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center. The anonymous caller knew that Bauer had posted photographs of the event to a Facebook account called “BobtheBauer,” the complaint said. According to the caller, one image showed Bauer “inside the U.S. Capitol building giving the middle finger to the camera.” On January 8,...
  • Evergreen State College (yes, that one) rolls out daily tarot card reading

    02/06/2021 6:09:04 AM PST · by blueyon · 22 replies
    thecollegefix ^ | 02/03/21 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Evergreen State College, one of the most “woke” campuses in the nation, continues to live up to its name. Despite plummeting enrollment and budget woes, the Washington-based college manages to maintain an office called the “Office of Spirituality & Meaning Making.” The person who runs that office — who makes about $53,000 annually plus benefits — now offers daily tarot card readings on the student activities
  • Andy Ngo Unmasks Antifa

    01/31/2021 7:21:19 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JANUARY 31, 2021 | Alex Nester
    New book fights popular narrative on radical leftists.. Andy Ngo fell to the concrete, bleeding from his ear. Vessels in his brain had burst, doctors later told him, and blood pooled on his brain. Ngo, a journalist, had been attacked by members of Antifa while covering one of the "antifascist" group’s demonstrations in Portland in 2019. "No hate, no fear," Ngo recalled the group shouting around him. The Portland native learned early on, however, that hate and fear are bedrocks of this radical movement. Ngo began covering Antifa for the Portland State Vanguard, where he went to graduate school, taking...
  • Survivor of assault shoots, injures attacker

    02/04/2021 4:28:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Kiro7 ^ | 31 January, 2021 | Staff
    SEATTLE — A man who said he was assaulted shot and injured his attacker, who was arrested Sunday morning in Seattle, police said. Officers were called after 9 a.m. to the 3800 block of Stone Way North for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they found a man who said he had shot a person, officials said. Law enforcement said the survivor said he was walking down the street when he was approached by a man who had crossed the street and began punching him in the head and chest. The survivor reportedly pulled out his concealed firearm...
  • WA: Thousands sign petition against Washington bill that would impose new safety rules for kayaks

    02/03/2021 10:32:58 AM PST · by llevrok · 56 replies
    KING5 TV Seattle ^ | Feb 1, 2021 | Megan Carroll
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Thousands have signed a petition urging the Washington Legislature to "say no" to a bill that would put new safety rules in place for kayakers, standup paddleboarders and others. House Bill 1018 would require anyone operating a "human-powered" vessel in Washington to take a boater education course and purchase a boater education card for $10. This means kayaks, canoes, rafts, standup paddleboards and other vessels would fall under the same set of rules as motorboats in the state. Five Washington state representatives are sponsoring the bill. It was introduced in the House on Jan. 11, 2021 and...
  • Rantz: Seattle schools teach K-5 students to pick gender, disrupt nuclear family

    02/03/2021 5:57:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2021 AT 5:34 AM | JASON RANTZ
    This week, Seattle Public Schools (and other area schools) are teaching students in kindergarten to pick their gender, combat a so-called hetero-patriarchal society, and disrupt the nuclear family structure. The lessons are part of the Black Lives Matter at School movement. The radical, political agendas on gender identity and the family structure have some parents livid. These topics are not age appropriate. Hoping for an alternative viewpoint to BLM talking points? There are none presented to students and it’s by design. Indeed, SPS believes them to be bigoted. Seattle Public Schools will spend this week promoting Black Lives Matter lessons...
  • Antifa sieged a hotel in Olympia, WA, as mainstream media yawns

    02/01/2021 7:55:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 02/01/2021 | Blaine Traber
    On Sunday, a group with close ties to Seattle Antifa took control of a hotel in Olympia, Washington. They forced guests and staff to shelter-in-place and made threats with knives, hatchets, and other weapons. At least one hotel staff member was injured during the seige.“Oly Housing Now,” a makeshift political organization that advocates “direct action” in order to meet their goals, had rented 17 rooms from the Red Lion Hotel for homeless people in the area. But they went in with dozens of agitators and turned the “humanitarian” event into a show of force. Reports from local journalists indicate many...
  • WA:Suspect, 37, shot by employee of Yeager’s during attempted robbery

    02/01/2021 4:08:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    City of Bellingham Police ^ | 28 January, 2021 | Claudia Murphy, PLO
    On Thursday, January 28, 2021, a 37-year-old white male suspect, was shot by an employee of Yeager’s Sporting goods, as he used a hammer to smash the glass on a gun case to commit a robbery of firearms. The suspect sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, was transported to PeaceHealth, and then on to Harborview Medical Center for emergent care. Initially officers were called to the Haggen Foods store on Meridian Street at approximately 11:04 a.m., for a robbery where two men came into the store, stole multiple bottles of liquor (estimated value of $517.43) and left without paying....
  • WA: Man picking up his stolen car fatally shot an alleged street robber in Des Moines, police say

    01/29/2021 4:34:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 26 January, 2021 | Sara Jean Green
    Des Moines police last week investigated what appears to be a crime of opportunity that turned deadly when the victim of a street robbery returned fire and fatally shot his alleged assailant, according to a police spokesperson. Randle Cody Jr., 45, died Wednesday from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner classifies deaths as natural, accidental, homicide, suicide or undetermined. A determination of homicide means only that a person was responsible for another person’s death and does not necessarily indicate criminal culpability. Around 4 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • Boeing confirms 787 Dreamliner production is moving from Everett to South Carolina in March

    01/28/2021 9:46:16 PM PST · by Robwin · 27 replies
    King 5 News ^ | January 27, 2021 | KING 5 Staff, Associated Press
    Boeing confirmed Wednesday that all 787 Dreamliner production will move to South Carolina in March 2021.KING 5 first reported the move in late September, when reports emerged that 787 assembly would be leaving Everett and relocating to Charleston, S.C....Boeing shared the following statement on their website Wednesday:"Commercial Airplanes production rate assumptions reflect the continued impacts of COVID-19 on commercial demand, and the company will continue to assess them on an ongoing basis.The 737 program is currently producing at a low rate and expects to gradually increase production to 31 per month in early 2022 with further gradual increases to correspond...
  • Amazon seeks to block shareholder proposals on hate speech, diversity, workplace conditions and surveillance tech

    01/28/2021 10:45:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Jan. 27, 2021 at 12:57 pm Updated Jan. 27, 2021 at 6:41 pm | By Katherine Khashimova Long
    Amazon has asked federal regulators to block a number of shareholder proposals that strike at the heart of many recent criticisms of the Seattle-based commerce behemoth, including its stances on curbing hate speech and offensive content, diversity in hiring, workplace conditions for hourly warehouse employees and its surveillance technologies. If granted, Amazon’s requests would mean shareholders would not have an opportunity to vote on those proposals at the company’s shareholder meeting this year, where they would likely be rejected regardless. Last year, none of a dozen shareholder proposals was approved. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declined to comment Wednesday...
  • Officials, public call for action after officer drives through street-racing crowd

    01/26/2021 5:49:28 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 11 replies
    The (Tacoma) News Tribune ^ | 1/25/21 | Allison Needles
    Tacoma City Council and members of the Citizens Police Advisory Committee pressed police Chief Chief Mike Ake and City Manager Elizabeth Pauli for swift response and accountability after an officer drove through a crowd downtown on Saturday night, running over at least one person. The incident led both the council and CPAC to schedule special meetings Monday night to address the issue, where various members called to address street racing and accountability from the Tacoma Police Department. City Manager Elizabeth Pauli reiterated Monday night that she was “shocked and horrified to see video of a police vehicle driving over a...
  • Rantz: Councilmember Gonzalez renews push to fire white Seattle police officers

    The Seattle City Council will renew its push to fire white officers within the Seattle Police Department. The move comes after a nearly 20% cut to the budget and a loss of nearly 200 officers from the department. The SPD has the lowest deployable rate of officers since 1990, as the city experiences a surge in violent crime, including a 26-year-high murder rate. We shouldn’t be firing anyone. Legal issues aside, the only practical way the council can fire white officers is to negotiate the right in the next contract. They’ll get their chance to in 2021. The Seattle Police...
  • Mayor is rushed out of City Hall in Washington state after protesters ripped down an American flag before storming the building during rally against clean-up of a homeless encampment

    01/23/2021 10:04:04 PM PST · by Skywise · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/23/2021 | Rachel Sharpe
    A Mayor was rushed out of a City Hall in Washington state after protesters ripped down an American flag before storming the building during a rally against plans to clean-up a homeless encampment. Mayor Seth Fleetwood of Bellingham was escorted out of the building to safety Friday morning when a group of around 20 people entered the main lobby, according to KIRO7. Bellingham Police arrived and asked the protesters to leave. Bellingham Police Lt. Claudia Murphy told The Bellingham Herald the demonstrators left when they were told to, no one was injured and nothing was damaged inside the building.
  • Pedestrian run over by Tacoma police officer surrounded by crowd

    01/23/2021 8:49:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    A Tacoma police officer whose SUV was surrounded by a crowd was seen on camera running over a pedestrian Saturday night. The incident was captured on camera and distributed on social media. Tacoma police officer Wendy Haddow said officers were called to Ninth South and Pacific where cars were blocking the intersection and doing burnouts and doughnuts. A crowd of about 100 people had gathered to watch. A Tacoma police officer who arrived soon found himself surrounded by people who were banging on the windows and SUV in a threatening way, Haddow said. Some of the SUV’s windows may have...
  • Andy Ngo: Twitter Did Nothing to Stop Antifa Planning, Promoting Riots in Portland, Seattle

    01/23/2021 7:05:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/23/2021 | KATABELLA ROBERTS AND JAN JEKIELEK
    Twitter did nothing to stop Antifa planning and promoting riots in Portland and Seattle weeks in advance, according to Journalist Andy Ngo, an expert on the anarcho-communist group. At least 150 people gathered and participated in events punctuated by violence and destruction in the two states just hours after Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. Wednesday’s riots saw agitators in Portland smashing windows and vandalizing the offices of the state’s Democratic Party, while in Seattle, the activists marched into the iconic Pike Place Market to smash up...