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Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Saturday Morning News

Posted by on Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Third Central District Murder In A Week: Police say they found a man lying in the street, wounded and not breathing, when they responded to reports of gunfire at 28th Avenue and South Charles Street. Like in homicides two days ago and last Saturday, Seattle police say they have no leads on suspects.

Tunnel Blows Up, Financially: The contractor on the project is trying to wring nearly $190 million in extra payments out of the state, according to documents obtained by the Seattle Times.

Uber's Fight With San Francisco Drivers: "Basically what the company is doing is trying to shift the cost of doing business to its workers."

Man Who Coined Phrase Net Neutrality: Says net neutrality is dead, but the public response to the FCC's attempt—for the third time—to get rid of it has been swift and fierce.

Bluster And Threats in Korea: The United States "will not hesitate to use our military might," President Obama says. Grr, North Korea! Boo!

Fired Eastside Catholic High School Vice-Principal Moves On: a job at Mercer Island High School. His lawsuit against the school, which fired him after he married his partner, is still pending.

One-Star Amazon Reviews of Thomas Piketty's Book: Make for fun reading, don't they? E.g. "Piketty can go to H&ll as can Marx, Lenin, Obama, etc," and "He belongs in the heap of child molesters in my book."

"Cowboys and Indians" Take On Keystone XL Pipeline: About 60 ranchers, farmers and tribal leaders who live near the proposed path of the oil pipeline, calling themselves the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, "rode into the nation’s capital on horseback Tuesday to set up camp and begin four days of demonstrations to register their protest of the project."

Unfortunately for them:


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"He belongs in the heap of child molesters in my book." - that actually sounds like an interesting mystery-thriller:

A Heap of Child Molesters: the Sins of Keynes and His Ilk
Posted by MemeGene on April 26, 2014 at 11:13 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 3
That does sound like a mystery thriller. Can you imagine being the woman played by Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs? Ooooh, no thanks, I'd rather be in my safe comfy chair being a blogger.
Posted by dnt trust me on April 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 4
The Times article on net neutrality conveniently leaves out the fact that the FCC is lead by a corporate lobbyist. And the whole "free market has provided us w/ the internet" is pure right wing nutjob bullshit.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on April 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
What @4 said but with more Cancel The #99Tunnel cost overruns
Posted by Will in Seattle on April 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM · Report this
rob! 7
Russia presses for a decentralized Ukraine, kind of like Cliven Bundy and his claim that the Federal government doesn't exist:
...Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, laid out Russia's position in an interview last month.

"They should start agreeing on a federation, where each region has broad authority over its language, education, economic and cultural ties with neighboring countries," Lavrov said.

What Lavrov seemed to be outlining is a country whose regions have such broad authority that they can even control a certain amount of foreign policy. Other Russian statements have specified that Ukraine's constitution should keep the country neutral so it can't join NATO, and that the nation should declare Russian to be an official state language...
Posted by rob! on April 26, 2014 at 1:56 PM · Report this

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