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    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

July 2nd, 2015 - 8:16 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle loses 160 units of low income housing in fight over right to work.

“Certainly, the politics were part of the issue,”  David Thyer, president of Seattle-based R.C. Hedreen & Co.

(story based on article in Puget Sound Business Journal) The fight is over the right to form a union.  In addition to the 160 low income housing units, there would have been new public space around the hotel.  The one person units would have rented to tenants with  $46,100 or less a year. Apartments for two-person households would have been $52,650. A key sticking point between the two sides is whether Hedreen would agree, in advance, to make it easier for hotel workers to unionize.

Thyer says agreeing to demands by Unite Here Local 8 would be selling out future employees who may not want to join the union.  

The union says it is not just concerned about union jobs, but about traffic and other project impacts.  The union has also argued that the developer got a sweetheart deal from the city by underpaying a fee required for displacing existing low income housing.

Thyer isn’t buying the  union’s claim to being selfless ,  He says the union is looking to increase its membership, not to have the best project built.

The City Council has to OK the project.  Three City Councilmembers – Nick Licata, Kshama Sawant and Mike O’Brien – are union allies, who could block the larger project.  READ THE FULL STORY 


July 2nd, 2015 - 1:37 am § in Middle East

A Rational View of ISIS: Israeli General

ISIS is ‘not strong,’ could be defeated ‘within two days’ – ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak The Islamic State militant group that has been terrorizing the Middle East with its yet greatest offense for over a year, is “not strong,” former Israli PM Ehud Barak told RT. With a proper coo[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 6:15 pm § in America, Diversity, political correctness

Mormon applies for bigamy license

If two men can marry, and two women can get married, why can’t a man and two women be married? Because every state has laws against it, and unlike laws banning same-sex marriage, bigamy laws haven’t been overturned, that’s why. But never mind details like that. A Montana man march[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 9:09 am § in Misc.

A proposal to FREE GAZA from Hamas and Other Islamic Extremists

ISIS: “We will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be over-run by our creeping multitudes,” said a masked Islamic State member in the message addressed to the “tyrants of Hamas.”  The people of Gaza de[...]

June 30th, 2015 - 3:19 pm § in America, Americanism, Diversity, political correctness

I firmly believe that the Jews and their subversive organizations are committing the arson of these “black churches”

ANOTHER BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA BURNS; CAUSE UNKNOWN So ..Buster Himon has  An Idea of Who Is Burning Down “Black Churches” Anti-white media, academia, and professional victims are in full force following the killings in the name of black-on-white rape, crime, and terrorism. The [...]

June 30th, 2015 - 9:41 am § in Misc.

End of The Public Unions?

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions. This is a huge problem not only for unions but for the Democratic Party.  As industrial union employment has plummeted, the unions have turned to the puboic secto[...]

June 30th, 2015 - 2:06 am § in America, Asia, China, Corporatism, Russia

Putin adds heat to the hot water of the South China Sea

 Add the Russian Bear to the volatile soup. While the American media and the Republicans focus on ISIS and Ukraine, the South China Sea, with .China’s aggressive claims to the entire sea, is the place most likely to shed the spark for WWIII.   That spark is now being fanned by Putin. China&#[...]

June 29th, 2015 - 8:26 am § in Misc.

UPDATE: THE GREEKS, explained by Roger Rabbit

Greek crisis: ‘We rely on imports. Soon even the most basic goods won’t be available’ Greece is facing a humanitarian crisis and business is likely to suffer because of capital controls, say Greek MPs and business owners   Greece debt crisis: vote yes to stay in the euro, says Jun[...]

June 29th, 2015 - 1:52 am § in The Ave Scene

A Real Debate About Seattle’s Housing Crisis

  We Can’t Solve 21st Century Housing Problems with Failed 20th Century Strategies Last week, three city council members—frequent allies Nick Licata and Mike O’Brien, along with their less-likely comrade Tim Burgess, who’s facing two… THECISFORCRANK.COM Sarajane Siegfr[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 5:48 pm § in Ongoing Presidential Campaign

Sanders draws 10,000 people to Madison campaign rally

The last time Scott Walker got that big a crowd in his own capital, they were against him. Pro-Sanders crowd: Anti-Walker crowd:[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 4:56 pm § in Misc.

Can sisters get married now?

Surely not. Setting aside the religious significance marriage has for some people (but not others), a legal marriage confers survivorship, inheritance, and tax benefits that can have a major impact on the individuals involved. These rights and benefits are available only to people who enter into mar[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 4:21 pm § in Politics

Compliance with Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling is spotty

It’s still early in the game, and resistance is to be expected, but if foot-dragging becomes defiance then legal actions will be necessary to enforce the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. People who violate the civil rights of others don’t change their behavior just because[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 12:24 pm § in Misc.

Crazy Palestinian-American activist advocates death for non-Christians to defend society from “evil” people

Theodore Shoebat is an anti-Muslim, anti-gay, anti-feminist activist who apparently wants to kill most of humanity. His dad, Whalid Shoebat, supports himself as a “terrorism expert” by peddling a fake story via books, speeches, and TV appearances that he’s an ex-Palestinian terrori[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 8:57 am § in Misc.

Will Unions FINALLY Organize The New Digital Workforce?

The decision by Salon employees, announced in a press release by the union Thursday, suggests that Gawker’s high-profile union campaign may indeed have a domino effect in new media, which is generally a union-free world at the moment. A statement signed by all 26 editorial employees said that [...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 1:16 am § in America, Diversity, politics

Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act

The act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Recons[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 12:29 am § in Misc.

Episcopal Church approves same-sex weddings

After four decades of debate, the Episcopal Church’s governing bodies have approved religious weddings for same-sex couples, becoming the third major U.S. Protestant denomination to do so, after the United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church. Click here for story.[...]