Archive for July 24th, 2015

July 24th, 2015 - 6:21 pm § in Misc.


Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush: “We …  need to figure out a way to phase out this program for others and move to a new system that allows them to have something, because they’re not going to have anything.” Bush proposed to give seniors medical vouchers instead [...]

July 24th, 2015 - 1:01 pm § in Misc.

Why we don’t want armed vigilantes guarding public schools and government buildings

The owner of an Ohio shopping center has ordered armed civilians guarding a military recruiting office to leave the premises after one of them accidentally fired a shot while showing off his AR-15. Remember when the NRA wanted to put armed citizens in our public schools? (Click here for story)[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 12:32 pm § in Politics

Kshama Sawant & the Great Seattle Rent Control Debate .. by David Preston

Sorry for the misleading headline, kids. In reality, this was probably the dullest public gathering I’ve ever been to . . . outside of church and some local planning meetings. The moderator was tipsy. And the debate? Positively high school. Instead of engaging each other with facts, arguments,[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 12:28 pm § in Politics

Is Dodd-Frank killing small banks?

That’s what anti-regulation Republicans — the folks who gave you the 2008 financial meltdown — claim. But the reality is something different. Yes, small banks are disappearing. But it’s due to market forces, not the heavy hand of government. As this chart shows, small banks h[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 9:51 am § in Misc.

UPDATE: William Quick on Copyright Law

UPDATE:  The comments thread from this post of 23 July, have gotten long enough that I decided to update it.  Anyone interested in the trolling of William Quick or the sock puppets he seems to have  used, may wish to read the comments.   William Quick, a frequent troll here on TA, has begun se[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 8:31 am § in The Ave Scene

SEATTLE APARTHEID: Is Seattle Segregated?

A couple of days ago on TA , Ed Clark responded to  the Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) charge that  Seattle’s zoning is rooted in and responsible for  racial segregation in Seattle.    In my opinion, the HALA statement was race baiting and flawed by a fundamenta[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 7:14 am § in Misc.

Who did her nails?


July 24th, 2015 - 5:46 am § in Uncategorized

Yep, the Texas county that killed Sandra Bland has racist traffic cops

(Source: Mother Jones)[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 4:57 am § in Misc.

Science denial .. creation, evolution, vaccines … climate chnage

US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide So 2012 set a record!  widespread drought absent winter average annual U.S. temperature last year up to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit Are we gong for another record?    [...]