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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday Morning News: Fort Hood and Chile, The Geology and Humanity of Oso, The U.S.-Created Cuban Twitter, and Desire in Olympia

Posted by on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Ivan Lopez, 34, Military Truck Driver, Served in Iraq, Diagnosed with Assessed for PTSD, Lived with His Wife: Not a lot more is known about the man who opened fire at Fort Hood military base in Texas yesterday, but the investigation begins.

The U.S. Secretly Created a "Cuban Twitter" to Try to Undermine the Government: It was organized not by the C.I.A., but by the wing of the American government that hands out humanitarian aid. Ten thousand people signed up, but check the latest Tweets to see if the Cuban government is still standing.

The 7.6 Quake in Chile One Day After the 8.2 Quake: Thought to be an aftershock. Nearly a million people were evacuated in a tsunami warning. My goodness.

Yes, We Live in an Earthquake Zone: But Chilean earthquakes do not increase Seattle's chances of one. We still have strong chances of having one, butand we are not in the "ring of fire." What figure of speech are we in?

How the Hazel Slope Fell: Brendan Kiley talked to geologists about what happened in Oso, and it turns out that a "groundwater recharge zone" isn't the good thing it sounds like.

"If another reporter asks to take a picture of me, I'm going to tell him to first pay for these bags under my eyes.": Charles Mudede, meanwhile, measures the rainy, confused, shocked environment of Oso after the slide.

Desire: That's the name of the first strip club in our state's capital city, and it's got critics.

More Explosive Anger: In the Israeli/Palestinian/American talks.

Whether It's Newspapers, Web Sites, TV News, or Wire Services: Women are underrepresented 2 to 1 in the media. You would like a chart?

On the Fight Over Low-Income Housing in Ballard: Even developer Goodman Real Estate concedes that there should be stricter laws to protect tenants, Ansel Herz reports. Goodman hasn't been perfect, but "The reality is Seattle is a harsh place if you're a low income tenant and the Lockhaven tenants are lucky they haven't already been run out of their apartments by a more rapacious developer."

They Cut Through a Wall: To steal thousands of dollars of shoes in the U District.

"Massive" Collection of 91-Year-Old's Artifacts Being Investigated by the FBI: Confusing.

Dinosaur Chase!: Prehistoric action reconstructed. What famous movie chase scene would you like to see reenacted by dinosaurs, hm?

Help the Bees!: Help the bees!

Is anything better than the old stair trick?


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We could have done something.

We could have built more Seattle.

We could have built more Seattles.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on April 3, 2014 at 7:35 AM · Report this
delirian 2
Wrong. The Cascadia subduction zone is in the ring of fire and megathrust earthquakes do occur on it. Ever wonder where all the volcanoes from BC to northern California came from? Yeah, that's the Ring of Fire.
Posted by delirian on April 3, 2014 at 7:36 AM · Report this
J. Lasser 3
The movie chase scene I would like to see reenacted by dinosaurs is the Bullitt car chase in San Francisco.

Duh. Like there's another option.
Posted by J. Lasser on April 3, 2014 at 7:46 AM · Report this
Charles Mudede was confounded and confused by rain. He lives in Seattle. He's a hack.
Posted by treehugger on April 3, 2014 at 7:52 AM · Report this
According to the article you linked, he had not been diagnosed with PTSD: "They’re also looking at the treatment the man received while he was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, though no formal diagnosis had been made."
Posted by California on April 3, 2014 at 8:03 AM · Report this
sperifera 6
Bailo, did you do a whole lot of psychedelics when you were young?
Posted by sperifera on April 3, 2014 at 8:56 AM · Report this
Banna 7
The movie chase scene I would like to see reenacted by dinosaurs: The entire Duel movie.
Posted by Banna on April 3, 2014 at 8:58 AM · Report this
Dinosaur-reenacted movie chase scene: Just about anything in a Jackie Chan movie.
Posted by LMcGuff on April 3, 2014 at 9:02 AM · Report this
Aurophobia 9
delirian is right; we're on the Ring of Fire.
Posted by Aurophobia on April 3, 2014 at 9:11 AM · Report this
Keekee 10
Not to defend Bailo, but... Uh... Stereotype much?
Posted by Keekee on April 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM · Report this
seatackled 11
USPS is going to issue a Harvey Milk stamp! (Hopefully, this is what Seattleblues will be getting with his mail from now on.)…
Posted by seatackled on April 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM · Report this
What was in my coffee this morning? Thanks for the corrections.
Posted by Jen Graves on April 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM · Report this
biffp 13
Nothing increases the chances of an earthquake. We can't accurately predict the chances of an earthquake (read Nate Silver's book), and anyone who represents anything else is trying to sell you something.
Posted by biffp on April 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM · Report this
venomlash 14
@13: We can confidently say that an earthquake will occur in a given location. What we can't tell you is anything related to WHEN it will happen.
Posted by venomlash on April 3, 2014 at 2:54 PM · Report this

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