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Archive for April 4th, 2017

April 4th, 2017 - 12:17 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

How stupid are Republicans?

Very stupid!  They thought they could get away with taking hundreds of billions of dollars from health care, leaving tens of millions of people stranded without coverage, and give it to the very wealthy in the form of corporate and individual tax cuts. They believed people wouldn’t see this f[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 9:57 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

BREAKING NEWS: Syria gas attack reportedly kills dozens, including children

Doctor: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’ Dozens of people, including at least ten children, have been killed in what is suspected to be one of the deadliest chemical attacks in Syria in years, multiple activist groups say. Airstrikes hit the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun in I[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 9:19 am § in America, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

Admiral Warns President Trump Not to Use Military to Solve North Korea

No easy victory possible in a war with North Korea, warns US admiral Richard Lloyd Parry, Seoul US Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift met South Korean defence minister Han Min-koo in SeoulEPA Donald Trump’s naval commander for Asia warned today that there would be no easy victory in any w[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 8:48 am § in The Ave Scene

DEMOLISHED! Living in Seattle’s Housing Market

Just a few blocks from our house, the people who bought this house last December demolished it.   Seattle’s median home price hit a  record: $700,000, double 5 years ago March was easily the priciest month for real estate in the Puget Sound region’s history, and we haven’t yet reached the pe[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 6:18 am § in Foreign Affairs

Make England Great Again

Brexit and Britain’s delusions of empire Much of the rhetoric of the pro-Brexit crowd centers around the reclamation of British “sovereignty” from technocrats in Brussels. But the fantasy of Britain’s past collides almost farcically against Britain’s present. By Ishaan Tharoor[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 1:59 am § in The Ave Scene

Fixing the Port

Jordan Royer ·  My take on what the Port of Seattle needs right now. Vital Port of Seattle deserves strong leadership now With the sudden resignation of its CEO, the Port of Seattle needs strong leadership sooner rather than later. SEATTLETIMES.COM[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 1:58 am § in Misc.

The Democratic Party Needs to Create a Shadow Cabinet

David Brewster  I like the idea of a shadow cabinet, named by Democrats. Better would be such a cabinet reflecting a broader base than the Democratic Party and named by some very trusted national leaders. It needs to be seen as coming to the aid of the nation, not another voice in the polarized nat[...]