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Monday, February 24, 2014

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Posted by on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 8:32 AM

The Pacific Northwest

For the first time in 100 years, Seattle (a city for people) is growing faster than its suburbs (the cities for cars). It is possible that we are finally leaving the urban desert of the 20th century. (Seattle Times)

Yesterday, many humans in downtown Anchorage watched and participated in the annual Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn Auction, an event where Alaskans have the opportunity to buy the hides and horns of animals that where killed illegally, or killed in self-defense, or killed because they were trying to cross a road, or killed because they were not getting along with a community of humans. This year's auction enjoyed a surplus of moose antlers. (Anchorage Daily News)

What you (a normal human being) will see here is the video of an abnormal man in Surrey (a part of Metro Vancouver) throwing acid on a woman's face. The police in Surrey have not identified the suspect. (Vancouver Sun)

The United States

The state where 98 percent of the nation's pistachios come from is suffering a serious drought. The dry state is also the main provider of many other fruits, vegetables, and nuts that Americans love to eat.

An oil spill has shutdown the Mississippi and caused a traffic jam of ships...

The World

The police in Surrey (a county in the South East of England) arrested an 82-year-old dog breeder in connection with the murder of two women (a mother and daughter) and four dogs (three German shepherds and a Labrador). The arrested octogenarian is locally known as John Lowe. (BBC)

The Universe

Today, NASA reports that on Jan. 28, 2014, Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) "witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013." What is a solar flare? It is an explosion of star-stuff into space.



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I like the regional breakdown.
Posted by LMcGuff on February 24, 2014 at 8:57 AM · Report this
Why would you post a video of someone throwing acid in someone else's face?
Posted by Shangrila on February 24, 2014 at 9:03 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 3
Not that I am going to click a video link, but if you are actually linking to a video of a person getting acid thrown in their face, it is exploitative and simply for empty shock value.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on February 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM · Report this

Because it's totally fucking metal? Either that or maybe to help ID the perp the police still haven't found yet. Take your pick.
Posted by GermanSausage on February 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM · Report this
sperifera 5
Mudede covering Morning News may be lark's wet dream, but to me it's a further sign that The End Is Near.
Posted by sperifera on February 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 6
News item #1 is gonna drive Bialo nuts. Er, more nuts than he already is.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM · Report this
Why do we call it........Kent?

˙puɐlƃuƎ uᴉ uoᴉƃǝɹ ƃuᴉɔnpoɹd sdoɥ ɹoɾɐɯ ǝɥʇ 'ʎʇunoƆ ʇuǝʞ ɹoɟ pǝɯɐuǝɹ sɐʍ uʍoʇ ǝɥʇ 688Ɩ uᴉ˙˙˙ǝɯoɔuᴉ ɟo ǝɔɹnos ɹoɾɐɯ ǝɥʇ sɐ uoᴉʇɔnpoɹd sdoɥ pǝɹǝʌoɔsᴉp uʍoʇ ǝɥʇ s088Ɩ ǝɥʇ ƃuᴉɹnp
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM · Report this


Which way are the bars going?


Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM · Report this


Now the "news" is measured no longer in days, but in centuries.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 24, 2014 at 9:56 AM · Report this
catpantsclub 10
I've been wondering at the lack of coverage of the impact on the western US food supply due to the drought in California.
Posted by catpantsclub on February 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM · Report this
rob! 11
"The Race Underground: Boston, New York, And The Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway"…
Posted by rob! on February 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM · Report this
You really are a hippy liberal aren't you? Nothing wrong with suburbs its a great place to settle down and raise kids. The city is for your 20s.
Posted by dkjndmsahksdhksal on February 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM · Report this
The acid in face link is one I won't be clicking.
Posted by mizmojo on February 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM · Report this
Real Numbers

It has just been reported that 80 Ukrainians were killed while protesting their president and government. The memory of those valiant souls should live eternal, for theirs was the ultimate sacrifice.

Still, that is not such a large number when compared to American history where, from 1914 to 2014, the cumulative amount of people who have died in protests numbers in the thousands.

In 1932, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, disobeying an order from President Hoover to halt at the entrance to the Bonus Marchers' camp, led his troops in the slaughter of over 100 men, women and children. The majority of the men were American military combat veterans, accompanied by their wives and children.

When Roosevelt was elected president, some thought it one of his mistakes that he never dealt with Gen. Douglas MacArthur, but it is possible that Roosevelt was unable to as MacArthur had powerful family members: his uncle, Henry Stotesbury, was a partner with J.P. Morgan and worth over $100 million.

In 1933, the Morgan family would be partially discredited when J.P. Morgan, Jr., under legal examination by Ferdinand Pecora, admitted to bribing Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover's treasury secretary and Woodrow Wilson's treasury secretary and war secretary and the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Gen. John Pershing and both chairmen of the Democratic and Republican National Committees.

Of course, it's not unusual for general-ranking officers to have strong supporters.

When Gen. Edwin Walker was distributing Liberty Lobby rightwing extremist material to his troops, ordering them to read it and urging them towards seditious behavior, the Kennedy Administration forced him to retire.

Later, when the University of Mississippi was first desegregated by the attendance of military veteran and Black-American, James Meredith, the former general Edwin Walker would be there, urging on militias to fire on U.S. Marshals (the FBI were also supposed to be guarding Meredith, but those cowardly swine had long since skedaddled, leaving but a few members of the legendary U.S. Marshal Service to protect him).

During this time while James Meredith was trying to study long into the night, and U.S. Marshals were being besieged by rightwing, armed militia members, the Kennedy brothers were working the phones, trying to get several generals to come to their aid.

The general officers mutinied, refusing to do so, but President Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy were finally able to contact a young Army lieutenant, who brought several platoons to support and relieve the U.S. Marshals.

Edwin Walker was arrested and temporarily institutionalized; temporarily because powerful Republican senators were able to spring him from the mental asylum.

Walker would later claim, and so testify before the Warren Commission, that alleged presidential assassin, Lee Oswald, had shot at him from 10 feet away and (unfortunately) missed.

A few years later, former general Edwin Walker would be arrested multiple times by the Dallas police for soliciting young males in public bathrooms --- to which Edwin Walker pled guilty.

Today, the tradition of the slaughter by Douglas MacArthur, and the perfidy of Edwin Walker, live on with the slaughter of the U.S. Constitution by the likes of Gen. Clapper and Gen. Alexander.

Sources and Suggested Reading:

Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, by David Talbot

The Plots Against the President, by Sally Denton

Mary's Mosaic, by Peter Janney

Rockefellerocracy: Kennedy Assassinations, Watergate and the Monopoly of the Philanthropic Foundations, by Richard James DeSocio
Posted by sgt_doom on February 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM · Report this
@12 Actually, for me, there's no place I'd rather settle down in and raise a family than a livable city like Seattle. Cities are just more fun than suburbs.
Posted by floater on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM · Report this
And a most interesting update on the Dead Bankers List (JPMorgan CHASE File):…

Posted by sgt_doom on February 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM · Report this
We have more software developers than Google, and more technologists than Microsoft… we get to build things at scale that have never been done before, solve problems that no one's ever taken on, and really drive and invent new industries."

That's JP Morgan Chase talking, chums:…

Posted by sgt_doom on February 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM · Report this
Renton Mike 18
The Police Chief reinstated the misconduct finding against Officer Marion this morning. He didn't reinstate the suspension however.

Does anyone care?
Posted by Renton Mike on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM · Report this
JonnoN 19
Sounded like Off. Marion just wanted to get this over with; I wouldnt give the chief any credit..
Posted by JonnoN on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 20
@18 guess not
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM · Report this
@15: Yes, but outside of the downtown area most of Seattle is just one big suburb, full of single-family homes and car-commuting families. People who live in Madrona or Wallingford or Magnolia or most of West Seattle like to pretend they're city dwellers because they have a Seattle address.
Posted by bigyaz on February 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM · Report this
Unregistered User 22
@12, 15, 21

People have different opinions about the kinds of places that they would like to live and/or raise families and feel that their way is the best way because _________

news at 11
Posted by Unregistered User on February 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM · Report this


If any of you do any travelling around the Rest Of Washington State or Oregon, and visit many of its small towns and cities, you may be amazed at how many of them look like Seattle, sans the big city infrastructure. But really, the housing stock, the look and feel, the rock garden walls, Craftsman homes and bungalows. It's all bits and pieces of Seattle spread around. And maybe there's a '62 Worlds Fair commemorative plate on the mantle. It's still their city.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM · Report this

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