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Re: “Few details yet in fatal Spokane police shooting

Unsure if shooting is "justified" because the suspect was running away. Also unsure if he posed a threat great enough to justify killing him. Even if he was car prowling; that's not a crime punishable by death.

Posted by Avidreader1 on 01/17/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Trump's approval at historic low, two Idaho deputies shot and morning headlines

Haaaaaaaa! Just wait until the ugly, vile, wretched, liar actually takes office.
One quarter of voters picked this "man" to run our country. One quarter. A minority. He lost the popular vote by 3 million votes. He's filled his cabinet with his filthy, despicable wealthy, oligarch brethren.
There's no where to go BUT down...

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Posted by Elizabeth Parker on 01/17/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “No, Spokane's mumps outbreak is not proof that vaccines don't work

Is anyone else entertained by the fact that in order to prove this mathematical principle of epidemiological statistics our intrepid journalist has used numbers that are an example? I find this entertaining because, in researching a story, one would assume that the journalist had access to the actual numbers and could have used, as an example, actual statistics that are actually collected and then they could have 'actually' proved their point. Nonetheless, they use "example" statistics to prove the relationship we are being implored exists (as opposed to demonstrating the existence of the relationship) which we are supposed to, after taking their word for it, apply to the real world situation.

This is a very creative rhetorical style that readily feeds into the cancer of the consensus and its adherent's well-trained tendency to lean towards confirmation bias. If you are convinced by this screed and it's authors example than you are prone to believe in russian-hacker-fake-news and you should just stop voting before you do any more harm to your countrymen's liberty.

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Posted by Lysander_Spooner on 01/17/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Trump's approval at historic low, two Idaho deputies shot and morning headlines

I wonder, are the polls that say his "approval" is low--whatever that means--are the same polls that exclaimed in breathless arrogance that Trump had a 95% chance of losing the election. The political establishment in this country is failing and this "poll" is emplamatic of their flailing and anxiety. Whatever the polls say I can rest assured that it doesn't matter and is most likely not even true. Making such judgments has been a bountiful gift of Trump's to political cynics such as myself. Carry-on fragile snowflakes, I cannot wait to see what the polls say going forward and I look forward to another symbol to establish the act of polling as a depraved and sloven activity that only foolish knaves cling to in an effort to live in the imagined dreams of their reality.

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Posted by Lysander_Spooner on 01/17/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Trump's To-Do List

Will President Trump tweet something offensive enough to turn public opinion against him?

Apparently not.

Posted by Frankie Benka on 01/17/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “No, Spokane's mumps outbreak is not proof that vaccines don't work

With an effective rate of 88% the pool of susceptibles is large. The vaccinated susceptibles spread it amongst themselves and might pass it to the few unvaxxed.
100 people (at 98% vaccine coverage)
= 98 vaxxed (at 88% effective) + 2 unvaxxed
= 84 vaxxed not susceptible + 12 vaxxed susceptible + 2 unvaxxed susceptible

I see a vaccine that doesn't work well enough, not a failure to vaccinate.

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Posted by Lisa Jackson on 01/17/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Fighting Words

Mayor David Condon, Could You Imagine Your Child Being Hit By A Cop Car and Being Told He Just Fell Off His Bike?

Have you seen the picture of the face of Ryan Holyk after he got to the hospital? I spent seven minutes with the night of May 23, 2014.

The blow Ryan's head recieved caused so much bleeding the pooling blood wasn't allowing him to get air, as his face rested on the payment. I knew he would soon drown.

I told Charlie Price, I had to do something and chanced turning Ryan's head. I used my fingers and then a corner of a bar towel to scoop out a mass of blood and mucus so large. The bland taste of bone marrow hung in the air.

I have been forever changed by those seven minutes. I believe it was a miracle that Ryan ever regained consciousness, answering his mother's prayer that he would awake and know who she was.

Ryan was allowed to say goodbye and know what happened to him as he had no memory of seeing the car that struck him. Sometimes we only get a delay in what was to be, and not the reprieve from death that we hoped for.

God allowed me that part of my prayer that night as I looked up to heaven and asked God to help me make it better. I knew I couldn't ask for Ryan to live he was hurt so badly.

I told Ryan there was a God hoping my words and touch could reach him through pain and darkness he felt after his face was impacted by the corner of the bumper at sixty miles an hour.

The Community of Spokane and Spokane Valley held vigil hoping for a greater miracle that would never be. Others with darkness in their heart conspired to create an obstruction of justice under a dark color of law, hoping to hide the truth.

They violated a communities civil rights in the process, and hid material facts from Ryan family, Deputy Joseph Bodman, and every man woman and child of the City of Spokane and Spokane Valley.

Ryan was called home his injury too grievous, and way to young for those who knew and loved him to spend eternity with God.

Lord hear my prayer, help make this better as it's so wrong in so many ways. Help me make his better by learning the truth of how so many things went wrong, and how we can keep this from happening again.

When does an accident become a crime? When people lie and mislead and criminally interfere in a conspiracy to obstruct justice.

If you allow this practice of lying to protect from tort, over public safety, accountability, and civil rights, without stepping up and saying truth matters more than limiting liability. Your perpetuating a crime after the fact, and assume your own culpability and shame.

What's it going to take before you step up and demand truth and accountability, having your own child killed when they could have been spared? Shame on you all who knew the truth, but hid behind a lie.

It's just not right.

Posted by Tim Viall on 01/17/2017 at 5:32 AM

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