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July 17th, 2015 - 8:12 pm § in Misc.

Boeing warns lithium-ion batteries can destroy planes

Boeing has warned airlines against carrying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries, used in cellphones etc., because they “can cause fires capable of destroying the planes.” The FAA agrees the batteries are a fire risk. Click here for story. Guess what missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 h[...]

July 17th, 2015 - 4:13 pm § in Misc.

Bloodied girl sues cop bully for $500K

This 18-year-old Colorado Springs girl was arrested for interfering while police arrested her boyfriend. Handcuffed in a hospital waiting room, a cop forcibly shoved her into a chair, and she reflexively kicked him. He then grabbed her and violently slammed her face-first to the floor, knocking out [...]

July 17th, 2015 - 12:56 pm § in Misc.

America’s oldest veteran

… is Emma Didlake, 110, of Detroit. She enlisted in the Women’s Army Air Corps during World War 2. A Michigan veteran’s group flew her to Washington D.C. to meet President Obama at the White House today.[...]

July 17th, 2015 - 10:10 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

THE Ave Scene: Seattle’s OTHER Tunnel .. burying I-5!

This rendering shows proposed 5-story exhibition facility, seen from Ninth Avenue and Pine Street, looking north. (LMN Architects)  The plan extends the existing lid over I-5 .. maybe we can bury the whole thing block by block?  SEATTLE TIMES: $1.4 billion plan in works to double Convention Cente[...]

July 17th, 2015 - 9:35 am § in Politics

Far-right militia leader considers most Americans useless; says he “can’t wait to kill thousands”

Peter Lanteri, organizer of a New York- based militia group who styles himself as a “Volunteer Border Patrol Civilian,” says 90% of Americans are “useless” and he “can’t wait to kill thousands of these f*cks.” His violent threats, which he admitted were “[...]

July 17th, 2015 - 7:32 am § in Misc.

RAMADAN ENDS TONIGHT عيد الفطر

As a Sephardi Jew I hold out my hand to my Arab brothers and sisters and with them Ramadan Mubarak. Tonight is Eid al-Fir .. the feast that celebrates the end of Ramadan.     عيد الفطر This is a good time for all semites to celebrate the huge role trhe Arabs playes in the […][...]

July 17th, 2015 - 6:52 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Rent Control Debate: 5 questions for Monday night

This looks like a good debate. Steinbrueck is a good choice as a moderator as he is informed and moderate. My only concern is that Peter may not have the skills to control demagoguery or an overly partisan crowd.  The sponsors could easily have gone to one of the media stations or even to the UW [[...]

July 17th, 2015 - 1:51 am § in Misc.

How Iran Could Make Seattle Much Richer!

“Last month at the Paris Air Show, Akhoundi said Iran was prepared to spend about $20 billion to purchase about 400 new planes over the next decade.” The AP reports that Iran’s president has pointed to a possible windfall from the nuclear deal with world powers – his countr[...]