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Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Saturday Morning News

Posted by on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Seattle City Council Mulls Mayor's Rideshare Plan: Mike O'Brien, especially, remains skeptical of the plan, which would remove caps on companies like Uber and Lyft. (In New York, meanwhile, the Attorney General's office is getting awful testy with Lyft.)

Israel Bombed a Center for the Disabled: The airstrike killed three patients and a nurse, according to Al Jazeera. According to the UN, the civilian death toll in Gaza stands at 88, including "at least" 30 children. Nine Israelis have been injured by 680 rockets fired from Gaza by militants, according to the Israeli government.

More Refugees Worldwide Now Than During WWII: And "while the humanitarian system has grown massively in recent years, this has not led to a proportionate improvement in performance during emergencies," says Doctors Without Borders in a new report.

Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart: Morgan is still recovering from a June 7 crash in New Jersey, when a semi truck slammed into his limo, killing fellow comedian James McNair. The complaint says the company "should have known the driver had been awake for more than 24 hours, and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was 'unreasonable'."

This Week in the Surveillance State: The latest bombshell from Glenn Greenwald and co. is that the NSA individually targeted a handful of completely ordinary Americans for surveillance, apparently for no other reason than that they are Muslim.

Bike Lanes: Save money and lives, according to a new study! Whodathunkit...

World Cup: Brazil will try to salvage their pride against Netherlands today at 1 p.m, playing for third place. Meantime:


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Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 2

With all the bad news, there is one thing that I must praise.

80W-90 gear oil!

I was struggling pushing my bike around and everything was making clickety noises. Applied a thin layer on the chain, gears, pedals and its 3x easier to pedal and silent as a mouse!

One of those products that costs almost nothing, the bottle lasts forever, and the results are astounding!
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on July 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM · Report this
8Way 3
@1. Keep going. Please share some more of your nuanced and carefully thought out ideas.
Posted by 8Way on July 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM · Report this
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Israel bombed a center for the disabled and it gets a write up in the Stranger. Black mobs have been attacking disabled, elderly, the blind, and pregnant woman in this city (and country) for over a decade without any yelp from this paper. There were 2 attacks on people in wheelchairs in the same week both within a mile of the Stranger's office and not a peep from your paper.
Why does the leftist media have a blackout on reporting serious civil rights abuses by blacks even when they occur right outside their door but will report on a similar Jewish on Arab attack halfway across the world? Please don't give me the excuse that it is because the Israel government is doing it- settler attacks on Palestinians get far more coverage and condemnation in America that black mob attacks that happen right here do. Why is it when Israeli citizens attack Palestinians they are "like the Nazi's" but when black mobs attack vulnerable people randomly "for fun" they are "at risk youth" and anyone who voices disgust at them is guilty of "criminalizing" young black men. Discuss.
Posted by hayden c on July 12, 2014 at 12:10 PM · Report this
A mob of Muslim African immigrants lynched a Roma boy in France about 2 weeks ago. It was similar to the lynching of a Jewish man in France headed by an African Muslim about 2 years ago. Interesting that the worst hate crimes against Jews and Gypsy's in France since WWII have both been committed by African Muslim immigrants. When will the Stranger start reporting on things like this. Considering they won't even report on hate crimes Africans and Muslim immigrants commit on Capitol Hill the answer is: not soon.
Posted by hayden c on July 12, 2014 at 12:15 PM · Report this
Banna 8
More Refugees Worldwide Now Than During WWII

In a world who's population has more than doubled since WWII, any headline that states "More ___ Worldwide Now Than During WWII" is probably going to be accurate (except maybe "polio victims" and "Dictaphone Operators").
Posted by Banna on July 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM · Report this
dnt trust me 9
The Stranger has a cute little anal-retentive agenda that they must stick too. If you want reality based, equal coverage from various sides, I suggest reading other blogs.
Dan and his boy scout troop of writers think Inside the box on Slog.
Posted by dnt trust me on July 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM · Report this
JonnoN 10
@4 is the best comment in this thread.
Posted by JonnoN on July 12, 2014 at 1:03 PM · Report this
@10: Too bad I reported it already, then.
Posted by hey on July 12, 2014 at 1:44 PM · Report this
And absolutely no mention of the death of Tommy Ramone.
Posted by Senor Guy on July 12, 2014 at 2:05 PM · Report this
venomlash 13
Let WalMart's revolting fortunes pay for Jimmy Mack's funeral and enrich his family. It's this sort of shit, WalMart trying to wring every penny of profit out of their workers and suppliers, that leads to lapses in safety and quality like this.
Posted by venomlash on July 12, 2014 at 5:40 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 14
Personally, I love the outrage brigade, and am glad they found us. I imagine they all get up early, post outraged comments at the Times website, then all get together for coffee at a MacDonalds somewhere. Then they all go home and post at The Stranger.

They'd probably be happier with a good strong laxative, but I have a feeling they're not in it for happiness.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on July 12, 2014 at 5:42 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 15
I'm less outraged about things in warmer weather, maybe that's why southerners are happier than northerners and the origin of the expression 'Southern Charm'.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on July 12, 2014 at 7:13 PM · Report this

Sun, sex and shine...oh, that is "Southern Charm" indeed.

Too hot to bother with all this nevermind, sweetie. Lose those layers of clothes, kick back on the porch and sip on a mint julip.

Posted by Southerner in Seattle on July 12, 2014 at 8:02 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 17
Southerners could probably use a strong laxative as well. That might get them to think clearer.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on July 12, 2014 at 8:05 PM · Report this
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From non-Al Jazeera reports, here is what happened at the center for the disabled. The center was warned with a "knock on the roof" before the center was bombed. The staff fled without bothering to take the patients. They flat out abandoned the patients even though there was plenty of time to take the patients.

Israel has no interest in targeting the disabled. The building that housed the center either had munitions stored in the facility or this was a horrible mistake. She has enough to handle with stopping rockets and destroying Hamas missile battteries that have fired over 700 missiles directed to civilian areas in Israel. Hamas is a totalitarian organization that hangs gays, condones honor killings of women, and burns churches. That it hates Jews and tries to kill them comes as no surprise.
Posted by istanbuli on July 13, 2014 at 10:07 AM · Report this

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