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Friday, July 5, 2013

The Morning News: There's a Police Standoff at Denny and Bellevue

Posted by on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Denny and Bellevue Standoff: An allegedly armed man has barricaded himself in the Marq condo building on Bellevue Ave E near Denny. He's been in a standoff with police since at least 5 am. A resident reported that shots were fired earlier this morning. The area is closed off, and buses have been rerouted.

One Dead in Egypt: After Egyptian troops opened fire on protestors marching in support of former president Mohammed Morsi.

Illegal Fireworks Cause $1.5 Million in Damages: There was a fire at a dry boat storage facility just down the street from Gas Works Park last night. Investigators say illegal fireworks are to blame.

In Other Fireworks News: A fireworks platform at a show in California tipped over and injured 28 people.

Restore the Fourth: Yesterday thousands of people protested NSA in cities including NYC, San Francisco, and Washington D.C..

Alleged Suicide in the Courtroom: "Steve Parsons, 48, was found guilty on two counts of sodomy. The gallery and court officials were horrified when minutes after the verdict was read he was convulsing in the courtroom after apparently swallowing a cyanide pill. Parsons was pronounced dead at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph."

Is Snowden's Worst Fear Coming True?:

Snowden’s worst fear, by his own account, was that “nothing will change.”

“People will see in the media all these disclosures, they’ll know the lengths the government is going to grant themselves powers, unilaterally, to create greater control over American society and global society,” he told The Guardian last month after he’d asked it to identify him as its source. “But they won’t be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things, to force their representatives to actually take a stand in their interests.”

One month after the Guardian’s first story, which revealed an order from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorizing the NSA to collect the phone records of every Verizon customer, there has been no public movement in Washington to stop the court from issuing another such order. Congress has no intelligence reform bill that would rein in the phone-tracking, or Internet monitoring, or cyberattack-planning, or any of the other secret government workings that Snowden’s disclosures have revealed.

A Freight Train Derailed in Everett: There have been no reports of injuries or spills.

Happy NHL Free Agent Day: Who's gonna get picked up? Who's gonna be traded? SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!

 

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let's just ban fireworks totally. loud, raucous, they cause, um, duh, FIRES......they have little to do with the founding principles or joy in our nation and a lot to do with testosterone and distracting the masses from things like our shredding of the fourth amendment without a peep from the sheeple of the usa.
Posted by they alarm pets too on July 5, 2013 at 8:50 AM · Report this
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hockey:

1. who cares?
2. really, seattle is the town that's not emotional about sports? ahem. for every sports there's this intensely emotional fan base creating a madisonian faction of emotion driven voters who want public subsidies and act like there's no subsidy here, it's something for nothing! a free lunch! but only if we ACT NOW!

it resembles religious fanatics. oh wait, isn't fan a contraction of fanatic?
Posted by no public subsidies plz on July 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
Pope John Paul II is becoming a saint for presiding over the rape of countless thousands of children. What a miracle!!!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 4

Mudedifier:

Because the Standoff was in the city, the armed man was not beleagued by spawls.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on July 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM · Report this
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@4 LOL!
Posted by Sunbeam CottageCheese on July 5, 2013 at 9:13 AM · Report this
Fnarf 6
@5, Jesus Christ, Bailo, get a grip.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on July 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM · Report this
raindrop 7
@3: That's like saying that Obama shouldn't have received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 because of all the murders, rapes, and sexual assaults in the U.S..
Posted by raindrop on July 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM · Report this
Fnarf 8
@7, I don't believe Obama orchestrated a grand coverup of all those murders etc., and I also don't believe that all those murderers etc. were his employees, which he relentlessly shuffled around to new offices so they would avoid detection, and I'm also pretty sure he didn't orchestrate billions of dollars of financial fiddling to cover up those crimes and avoid paying out on them. All of those things the Church did.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on July 5, 2013 at 10:26 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 9
@ 6, that's not Bailo.
Posted by Matt from Denver on July 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM · Report this
raindrop 10
Congress has no intelligence reform bill YET. Meanwhile Greenwald and the The Guardian are just waiting for the next exquisitely embarrassing moment in Obama's schedule to publish the next chapter of Snowden's whissleblows.
Posted by raindrop on July 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM · Report this
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Snowden story. It is something isn't it. Think that frog is just about ready to boil in that pot of water? Just try taking someone's Marijuana and/or Alcohol Rights away and see what kind of a response you might receive.
Guess it comes down to what a person Values and where the Priorities lay.
Posted by Gray Panther on July 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 12
@10 Your Republican pals are the ones that introduced, passed and signed the Patriot Act. Your Republican pals could end it. But why do I waste my time explaining anything to you? Btw, it's whistle-blower.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM · Report this
merry 13
Re Cap Hill Standoff - The local news was showing the clip of the guy standing on his balcony and screaming, cell phone in one hand and gun in the other...

I figure it's probably CascadianBacon... It just looked like his kinda scene....
Posted by merry on July 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM · Report this
raindrop 14
@12: You should know that there is wide bi-partisan outrage regarding NSA/PRISM (regardless of its history). I assume you're keeping up with events.

No, it's "whissleblows" on purpose. Otherwise, it would sound like Snowden lead a team of whissleblowers.
Posted by raindrop on July 5, 2013 at 11:10 AM · Report this
Fnarf 15
@9, well, in that case, our Slog overlords should kill the account. Sock puppetry is not a permissible form of harassment.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on July 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 16
@15 Whoever the gunman is, he was shot and the standoff is over. Not sure exactly how it played out though.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Stand…
Posted by Gern Blanston on July 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Fnarf 17
@13, that's what I was thinking. He's mentioned his mental problems before, as if they weren't apparent. I hope he doesn't do anything foolish, or more foolish than what he's already done. Let them take you alive, man.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on July 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 18

I'm sure you heard it all before, but here's a recording of the 911 call that Zimmerman made while he stalked and slayed a child:

http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/raw-911-…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on July 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 19

Here's Travon Martin screaming (I think) "Mom! Mom" while George Zimmerman, a psychopath, slays him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AwZ7uaYJ…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on July 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 20
sorry, fnarf. police killed him about an hour ago.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on July 5, 2013 at 12:11 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 21
#5

Has been using my photo in violation of

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Shouldn't his account be terminated?
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on July 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 22

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SunbeamCottageCheese has been using my photograph without permission, to make comments.

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I believe this is in violation of:

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Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on July 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM · Report this
Fnarf 23
@22, yes. For once I agree with you. Party out of bounds.

Though one could make a good argument that your own posts are self-abusive and unfairly damaging to your reputation, yeah?
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on July 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM · Report this
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@22 Gosh, thanks for calling our attention to the Terms of Service. "(D) include any information about an individual other than yourself in a listing" is the violation I do most. I suppose I have to either stop posting under my registered account or point people to the King County Jail Register or Washington Courts info to connect names of suspects with charged activities. Even though the news websites and community blogs include exact same information hours later.

If that's not what The Stranger's legal team meant, the Terms of Service must be rewritten for clarity.
Posted by so no comments about Justin Miles Jasper then on July 5, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 25
#22, 23

Justice is served.

Account removed.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on July 5, 2013 at 12:39 PM · Report this
venomlash 26
I was upset about the guy killing himself after getting convicted of sodomy, of all things...and then I read through and saw that it wasn't consensual homosex or anything, but rather that he sodomized a 14-year-old girl. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Posted by venomlash on July 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM · Report this
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So if there is bipartisan outrage about the abuses of Bush's Patriot Act, why isn't there bipartisan action to repeal Bush's Patriot Act altogether or revise it so that it doesn't give the government widespread surveillance powers?

What President Obama's administration is doing under Bush's Patriot Act isn't illegal or unconstitutional. If citizens don't like it, put pressure on your reps to repeal Bush's Patriot Act. Turning this into an anti-Obama witch hunt isn't going to work.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on July 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM · Report this
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Is Snowden's Worst Fear Coming True?


Maybe, maybe not:

http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/07/05/…

http://mobandmultitude.com/

But this guy still says it the best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOZllbNa…

Posted by sgt_doom on July 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM · Report this

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