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  • Microsoft Rep Threatens To ‘Slide Knife Between Ribs’ Of ‘Asshole’ Conservatives

    10/25/2020 7:52:25 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 78 replies
    The National Pulse (via ^ | 10/25/20 | Natalie Winters
    Freeman’s full tweet reads: Exactly how much money do I need to give the Democratic Party for them to pull their shit together? Get angry. Get mean. Get low. We care about people. Awesome. That doesn’t mean we can’t occasionally slide a knife between some asshole’s ribs. Fellow Microsoft employees, including Program Manager Alex Dupler, appeared to endorse Freeman’s tweet, asking “where do I sign up?”
  • Why I Voted Trump: A Coming Out Story

    10/25/2020 12:29:51 PM PDT · by Lopeover · 43 replies
    Medium ^ | October 22, 2020 | Candace Mercer
    “As I began leaving the cult, I began writing of my experiences on Facebook. This was a mistake. My error was thinking that my social capital, my good record, would carry weight and that people would listen to my warnings. I was wrong, I keep using that word as well. If anything, my insider status was more of a threat. My therapist has not been able to help me. I have found solidarity with ex-Mormons. In one year, I have lost 90% of my community in Olympia. I have been shunned by activists, comedians and gamers. I have never had...
  • ‘Total Lack Of Respect,’ Seattle Officers Slam City Leaders In Exit Interviews

    10/22/2020 7:04:58 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Police Tribune ^ | Oct 22, 2020 | Holly Matkin
    ‘Total Lack Of Respect,’ Seattle Officers Slam City Leaders In Exit Interviews Holly Matkin Seattle, WA – A multitude of Seattle police officers who have left the department in recent months blamed local political leaders, low morale, rioting, and defunding efforts as their primary reasons for leaving the city’s police force. At least 110 officers left SPD between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, with 40 of them leaving in the month of September alone, KIRO reported. Significantly more are expected to follow suit over the course of the next two months, police sources told the news outlet. SPD Chief Carmen...
  • Portland NAACP chapter president resigns amid sexual abuse allegations

    10/21/2020 9:27:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    The president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP resigned Tuesday, effective immediately, amid allegations of sexually abusing three men years ago. Rev. Elbert Mondainé, who has denied the allegations against him, resigned more than a week after an explosive story by the Portland Mercury detailing the accusations made against him. In a statement Tuesday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Elbert Mondainé’s resignation was effective immediately.
  • SSC Tuatara now world's fastest car at 316.11 mph (stock production car)

    10/19/2020 7:17:11 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 52 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | October 19, 2020 | Joel Feder
    SSC announced a customer-owned Tuatara set a new production-vehicle land-speed record of 316.11 mph. The run took place on Oct. 10 on a seven-mile stretch of State Route 160 in Nevada and required a two-way average with both runs within an hour of each other to account for wind and gradients; a public road; street tires; street fuel; and satellite tracking. The car was stock...with a four-point seating harness and no roll cage...the team overfilled the Cup 2 tires with nitrogen...the active rear wing was locked in top-speed mode so it couldn't retract or angle for braking if anything were...
  • Federal Judge Allows 21 Businesses to Sue Seattle Over Harms Caused by CHOP ( formerly known at CHAZ )

    10/18/2020 8:45:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/17/20 | DANIEL VILLARREAL
    Friday, a federal district court judge allowed a lawsuit brought by 21 businesses against the city of Seattle to proceed, despite the city's attempt to have it dismissed. The lawsuit accuses the city of harming local business owners by allowing the existence of Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), a self-declared autonomous zone that was established and occupied by racial justice protestors from June 8 to July 1. The occupied zone blocked all car traffic, reducing the businesses' access to customers, vendors and revenue, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit further alleges that city police largely neglected the zone, allowing protesters and...
  • Ex-lawmaker’s son charged in planning sophisticated attacks against Seattle police

    10/17/2020 10:02:31 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 16 replies ^ | 10/16/2020 | Jason Rantz
    The stepson of a former Democratic state lawmaker is charged with assaulting a police officer and planning sophisticated attacks against police. The video of the assault, which showed an officer hit in the helmet with a bat, went viral after a night of intense, escalating violence against police officers. Jacob Greenberg, 19, is in King County jail on charges of assault in the first degree, attempted arson in the first degree, and reckless burning in the first degree (a charge from an earlier case). Note: charging documents misspell his last name as “Greenburg.” His alleged accomplice has been identified as...
  • Rantz: At least 118 Seattle police officers left department in mass exodus

    10/17/2020 12:27:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | October 16, 2020 | Jason Rantz
    At least 118 Seattle police officers separated from the department, the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has confirmed. In September alone, 39 officers left the force when the typical number for that month is between 5 and 7. Even new recruits are leaving. There are now only about 1,200 officers in service for the entire city, the lowest it’s been in two decades. And even this number is misleading. Many officers are using their accrued sick time as they begin their escape to other agencies or wait for retirement. The City of Seattle unveiled this officer separation data on Friday...
  • Portland murder suspect Michael Reinoehl had hand on pocketed gun when police shot him: officials

    10/15/2020 9:01:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15 2020 | Stephanie Pagones
    The Portland murder suspect who was killed in a police-involved shooting in September allegedly had his hand on a gun in his pocket when law enforcement agents fired 37 bullets and fatally struck him, officials have announced. Michael Forest Reinoehl exited an apartment near Lacey, Wash., shortly before 7 p.m. on Sept. 3 carrying two bags and walked to a car parked nearby, according to a police update in the investigation, released Wednesday by Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady. That same day, it was revealed that Reinoehl would be charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Aaron...
  • Portland rents falling at faster rate than most major cities: report

    10/15/2020 2:35:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 15 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Rent prices in Portland, Ore., are falling at a faster rate than many other major cities after years of increases, according to a report. The declines in several rental markets are largely attributable to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oregonian, but Portland’s is steeper than all but 9 other cities with populations of 250,000 or more -- likely due to years of rent hikes, a report from Apartment List said. The outlet said the downtown area has been particularly challenged by months of racial injustice protests that have frequently turned destructive and homeless camps that have overwhelmed certain areas...
  • Former NYPD Commissioner: Democrats Gave Their Cities to Domestic Terrorists

    10/12/2020 7:38:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Democrat mayors and city councils have surrendered America’s largest cities to “domestic terrorists,” said Howard Safir, former New York City police commissioner and fire commissioner, offering his remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Safir said, “It’s the Democratic cities who have basically ceded their cities to what got called ‘peaceful protesters’ but are really people who are vandals and looters, and in some cases, not only assault people but are murderers.” Safir added, “You look at Seattle, you look at Minneapolis, you look at Chicago, and places like that where basically they have...
  • Couple Barred from Fostering Their 1-Year-Old Great-Granddaughter Because of They Oppose Homosexuality and Gender Transitioning

    10/11/2020 7:21:04 PM PDT · by karpov · 44 replies
    Reason ^ | October 9, 2020 | Eugene Volokh
    From Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr.'s opinion yesterday in Blais v. Hunter (E.D. Wash.): James and Gail Blais hope to foster, and eventually adopt, their great-granddaughter, H.V. After H.V. was born [in September 2019], concerns about her welfare arose. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare ("IDHW") ultimately removed H.V. from her birth parents' care and later reached out to the Blaises about possibly fostering or adopting her. The Blaises expressed an interest in caring for H.V., so IDHW asked the Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families ("Department") to evaluate the Blaises for a foster care license. To address the...
  • Washington Supreme Court dismisses recall effort against Seattle mayor

    10/08/2020 11:07:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 08 2020 | Bradford Betz / AP
    Washington’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a recall effort against Seattle Mayor Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan over her handling of widespread summer protests. The recall effort, led by six Seattle residents, blames the mayor for the Seattle Police Department’s indiscriminate use of tear gas during weeks of protests against racial injustice and police brutality sparked by the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
  • Rantz: Gov. Inslee’s brazen move shows coronavirus mandates always political

    10/07/2020 1:39:11 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 13 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 10/07/2020 | Jason Rantz
    Governor Jay Inslee finally loosened some of his inconsistent and non-sensical coronavirus restrictions. Before you celebrate, know this brazen announcement is transparently self-serving. In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, one day before the only gubernatorial debate he’d agree to, Inslee announced he’d relax a handful of restrictions so businesses like restaurants and movie theaters could reopen at either greater capacity or under less onerous mandates.
  • James O'Keefe goes NUCLEAR in debunking bogus Fox 9 report that defends illegal ballot harvesting

    10/06/2020 2:26:43 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 13 replies
    Project Veritas YouTube Channel ^ | October 9 2020 | James O'Keefe
    Fox 9 did a little piece defending Ilhan Omar's diabolical ballot harvesting scheme in Minneapolis and attacking James O’Keefe. In this video O’Keefe fires back at Fox 9 and let it rip at full barrel. O’Keefe systematically dismantles the illegal ballot harvesting defenders at Fox 9 in Minneapolis and takes them apart. Only 9 minutes long. Some Fox stations have gone full retard and are now full members of the massive fake news propaganda and disinformation machine to steal the elections from Trump and the GOP in November. Be warned accordingly.
  • Boeing will consolidate Dreamliner production in South Carolina as demand drops

    10/01/2020 8:29:22 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | OCT 1 2020 | Leslie Josephs
    Boeing on Thursday said it plans to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner production at its South Carolina facility next year, a bid to lower costs amid weak demand, marking a blow for its Seattle-area production hub. Boeing in July said it would evaluate consolidating production lines for the widebody jets, which it currently has in both Everett, Washington, and North Charleston, South Carolina, a plant where the workforce isn’t unionized.
  • Officials confirm 3 new sightings of Asian giant hornets

    10/01/2020 6:06:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | 10/01/2020 | Staff
    Agricultural officials confirm 3 new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Blaine Officials confirmed three new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Whatcom County, increasing to 12 the number that have been reported there. BLAINE, Wash. - Officials confirmed three new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Whatcom County, increasing to 12 the number that have been reported there. The Bellingham Herald reports the total represents the first sightings of the hornets in Washington state and the U.S. since they were first spotted in Whatcom in 2019. All three recent sightings were found near Burk Road, southeast of Blaine, in...
  • Radicalized Antiracism on Campus—as Seen from the Computer Lab

    09/30/2020 3:40:26 AM PDT · by karpov · 24 replies
    Quillette ^ | September 29, 2020 | Stuart Reges
    The campus battle over what I’ve previously called the equity agenda has recently shifted almost completely from a focus on gender to a focus on race. This has been accompanied by a series of surreal spectacles at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I teach. In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, student activists have made new demands upon the school’s administration, while scathingly denouncing anyone they perceive as dissenters. Just consider our university president, Ana Mari Cauce—a Latina lesbian whose activist brother was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. One would imagine that she’d command a certain...
  • Shock Poll Results: Over Half Tell Seattle TV Station They Would ‘Arm Themselves’

    09/29/2020 5:51:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | 25 September, 2020 | Dave Workman
    After months of often violent, destructive protests in Seattle, when the local ABC affiliate—KOMO, a Sinclair Broadcasting-owned company—posted a poll on Twitter asking what steps people would take to protect their business or neighborhood, more than half of the respondents say they would arm themselves. As this report was published, the survey result showed 23.4 percent saying they would rely on police and 25.1 percent said they would work with their neighbors. But being armed outpaced those choices more than 2-to-1, in an ultra-liberal city at the heart of a state that votes blue.The survey came 2 ½ months after...
  • Ocasio-Cortez withdraws from Rabin memorial event after backlash

    09/26/2020 4:22:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Joel Maged
    Democratic congresswoman pulls participation from Americans For Peace Now commemoration for assassinated Israeli premier, after pro-Palestinian activists call move ‘disgusting’ Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday withdrew her participation from an event commemorating former prime minster Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of his assassination. The decision, which came after backlash from pro-Palestinian activists, was confirmed to The Times of Israel by a spokeswoman for the congresswoman, a rising star in the progressive wing of the Democratic party. The about-face came a day after Americans for Peace Now announced that Ocasio-Cortez would be joining the October 20 virtual event emceed...