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Archive for June 22nd, 2015

June 22nd, 2015 - 11:58 pm § in America

Boos, Shouts and Chants as Sawant Opposes Vietnam Flag Resolution

 ERICACBARNETT   Dozens of immigrants and refugees whose families fled Vietnam during the Vietnam War and its aftermath booed, shouted “No!” and chanted “USA! USA! Vietnam!” after city council member Kshama Sawant gave an impassioned speech explaining her (apparently unexpected) vote agai[...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 9:33 pm § in Uncategorized

Us vs. Us versus Them vs. Us

Follow Michael MooreVerified account‏@MMFlint One proud White American, in less than 2 minutes, has killed TWICE as many Americans as ISIS has in 2 years. White Terrorists. #WISIS.[...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 7:20 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

(CNN)Walmart, the country’s largest retailer, will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores, the company told CNN Monday. The announcement is the latest indication that the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding South, has become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a [...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 7:11 pm § in America

Hey Hey, Ho Ho, ..Mississippi is the next to go!

At least South Carolina flew the thing on a separate mast. Time to remember the civil rights chant! Mississippi House Speaker Says Confederate Symbol Should Be Removed From State Flag[...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 6:30 pm § in China, Misc.

CHINA: Islamophobia

China Bans Ramadan China has announced that fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will not be permitted in the largely-Muslim province of Xinjiang.[...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 5:35 pm § in The Ave Scene

Living in Seattle

 FACEBOOK: Sarajane Siegfriedt With Mayor Ed Murray‘s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) report due at the end of the month, it’s a good time to note that the developers have hijacked the definition of “affordability.” Here is why 80% of AMI is too high and [...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 5:26 pm § in Misc.

UPDATE II to BREAKING NEWS: Live poll of legislators vote on taking the starsnbars down.

‘It Is Time To Move The Flag From The Capitol Grounds’…Nikki Haley… Lindsey Graham… Tim Scott… Click button for current poll data. (link provided by W. Quick)   Sadly, Gov. Haley may not have the votes.  NY TIMES:  Banishing the flag from the Capitol ground[...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 2:54 pm § in Uncategorized

“Know this: For good and for bad, whether it is on the statehouse grounds or in a museum, the flag will always be a part of the soil of South Carolina.”.

“South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that it’s ‘time to move’ the Confederate flag away from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse.” But … “There will be some in our state who will see this as a sad moment. I respect that.” “Know t[...]

June 22nd, 2015 - 2:36 pm § in Misc.

UPDATE to BREAKING NEWS: SC >>>MAY<<< Take The Thing Down

‘It Is Time To Move The Flag From The Capitol Grounds’…Nikki Haley… Lindsey Graham… Tim Scott… Sadly, Gov. Haley may not have the votes.  NY TIMES:  Banishing the flag from the Capitol grounds — at least any time soon — may be harder than winning over the go[...]