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Re: “The Hateful Eight

Another Tarantino comedy... cursing, killing, beautiful cinematography, crispy dialog and fun to watch acting by all.

Posted by Jake on 02/01/2016 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Kingsman: The Secret Service

Raunchy, vulgar, full of swearing and lots of horrible violence blowing peoples heads off. Even a scene suggesting and leading up to anal intercourse. And it would not be complete without a wife beater scene or two.

No not see this movie if you are a family that cares about morals and ethics.

Disgusting waste of money and time.

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Posted by nuzphtg on 02/14/2015 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Battle from Both Sides

So, what kind of distinction do you want? What I know about Nancy McLaughlin is that she holds very conservative values, but also has the experience and wisdom to get things done the right way. I grew up with her kids and I can tell you she is a woman of integrity, with the strength to stand up for what is right, and the endurance to continue to the end.
When it comes to the issues Kerns criticizes her for, specifically the tax increases for city council pay-raises and for the libraries, a little common sense goes a long way. Who can live independently for just $18,000 a year, especially if they have a family? The only people who can really afford to do so are wealthy business people who have residual income from either investments or from businesses they pay others to run for them. They might be great at making a profit but how in-touch are they with regular working-class citizens? Also, it's not like Nancy voted to raise her wage to $100,000 per year or some other ridiculous amount - $30,000 a year is less than I used to make as a lead nursing assistant!
As for raising taxes for the libraries - libraries are not just places where they keep books anymore. They provide much needed resources both for people in need and for our youth. Whenever I go to one of our city libraries the thing that really impresses me is seeing people applying for jobs and seeing young people doing online research. It may seem like everyone has a computer these days, but there are actually quite a lot that don't. Unfortunately, since it is practically impossible to apply for a job without one, this means the people who need a job the most do not have the ability to get one. Our libraries go a long way toward solving this dilemma by providing computer usage for free. This means that people who would be living off of our generosity and tax money will be able to have the dignity of becoming a productive member of society, which is good for all of us.
Kerns really has nothing on McLaughlin. She has the experience, wisdom and strength to do what's right; and I believe anyone with common sense should vote for her!

Posted by Jessica Anne Hengy on 07/30/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Cyber Campaigning

Scum rises to the top in the DNC.....

Certainly this is NOT the party of HHH, and JFK; they HATED communist......

Hilary worked for them...

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 07/30/2016 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Behind Locked Doors

I knew Alex for a long time he was smart witty and a loyal friend he will be missed

Matthew Hill

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Posted by Matt Hill on 07/30/2016 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Local author Åsa Bradley gets double honor from Romance Writers of America

I am quite shy when it comes to finding a date. Online dating allows individuals to search through databases of people for individuals who match their chosen search criteria. One of the main reasons people turn to dating sites is its convenience. One can use its services any time of day, at a time that suits, in an environment you feel comfortable and safe in. There is no need to spend most of your time on a first date finding out about a person, as online dating allows you to find out information before meeting up. My friend suggested me to find a perfect match. Will be waiting for your suggestions.

Posted by dannycarr on 07/29/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Straub report cites at least 25 times that city officials were alerted to the chief's concerning behavior

Pendleton, you're a hypocrite, and really have no business commenting on ethics while you steal from people. Get lost.

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Posted by Jucomba on 07/29/2016 at 5:46 PM

Re: “I Saw You

I'm so sorry for you! Maybe there will be another someday. Don't give up hope!

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Posted by LLL on 07/29/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “A Broken World

Potsie, as mentioned in this article local shelters were full that night.

I am not familiar with any services that Cup of Cool Water could offer to her at 2am on a Saturday. Pretty sure they are closed at that time. If I am mistaken please let me know as many of us will likely encounter someone with similar needs in the future.

The underlying issue is that we do not have a way to rapidly assess the need to involuntarily commit someone on a temporary basis for their own safety. Detox facilities can not hold people who do not want to be there. Patients can leave at any moment. The shelters told us to take her to the hospital. We are not professional social workers, so we took their advice. Retrospectively perhaps we should have tried to talk her into staying in a hotel room. I really don't know how that would have turned out.

Yes we must respect the rights and individual autonomy of people struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, but there are cases where "safe holds" may be the most compassionate option. Being "free" to get raped again and get messed up in the streets is no kind of freedom at all. It is gross to use "individual rights" as an excuse to turn the other way when people desperately need help. Before we lost sight of her there was a crew of male meth users who took notice of her out on the street. We know this because we stopped to try to talk with them and they told us they were all high. It was a living nightmare.

To DR C, I agree. We need so much more than platitudes. I believe that to be able to get to the solutions that are needed we must first show people the depth of the problem, and show them that action is always possible, however small and immediate. Not responding with whatever means are at our disposal is not an option. What do you think are solutions? I'm sure I will continue to explore such things in future pieces.

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Posted by Mariah on 07/29/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

Our liberal lemming majority on Spokane City Council are at it again.....

Don't fix the potholes but save the elephants.....

This feel good legislation is going to cost the taxpayers another million dollars or two after WE LOSE in court.

Interstate commerce is really old, established law and the aforementioned ignorant left wing nuts are more than happy to waste our tax dollars fighting it.

What's sad is as they are grandstanding in attempts to further their own political careers at our expense like Jon Snyder did, these buffoons are surrounded by product made from oil and are are wearing it.

Such ignorance and hypocrisy is an embarrassment to themselves and the City of Spokane.....

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 07/29/2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Train Tax?

The affected railroads will sue, arguing that the tax impermissibly burdens interstate commerce, which is the exclusive domain of the U.S. Congress pursuant to the Commerce Clause of the U.S. constitution. The taxpayer citizens will undoubtedly pay the cost of the litigation, which may be beyond the abilities of the City Attorney's office. The question is whether more attorneys' fees is the best allocation of limited tax revenues. Talk amongst yourselves.

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Posted by muddydog on 07/29/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Straub report cites at least 25 times that city officials were alerted to the chief's concerning behavior

Police employees and the Police Guild fail to even police themselves. All this going on but no ethics complaints filed.. nothing done but passing the buck. Many city employees union bargaining agreements don't even have the City Of Spokane Ethics Code as a requirement for employment. Zero accountability on all levels. That leaves a environment for more and more corruption and Bs from the Mayors office and throughout City Hall. #ChangeSpokane

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Posted by Jamie Pendleton on 07/29/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Straub report cites at least 25 times that city officials were alerted to the chief's concerning behavior

Good job...the Devil is in the details...lots of great stuff in the statements!

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Posted by Brian R Breen on 07/29/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Calling for Help

Chris Parker called 911 to ask for help, but instead he was given a jail cell, restraints, and a Tazor gun ! It is implied that he deserved to die at the hands of police officers because he owed child support, and had injested some meth. Why didn't these police officers take him immediately to hospital since he was also diabetic and his mind was mentally confused? Couldn't criminal charges wait until his health had stabalized and he had detoxed a little bit? Spokane has a meth problem, but why weren't these cops out there on streets in the community looking for meth and drug DEALERS inside of trying use Chris Parker in some way to get an easy charge so they wouldn't have to do an even bigger job as law enforcers? These cops are the cause of Chris Parkers death both directly and indirectly and it is a shame that they get paid to commit murder!

Posted by kathleen Tsipras on 07/28/2016 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

If you can get on the internet to wank, "commonsense" then you can fact check. Oh but you didn't even try.

Coal dust is not good for you to breathe.

Spokane is not the only community to consider additional restrictions on uncovered loads.

"Crude shipments have skyrocketed from 29,605 cars in 2010 to 493,126 in 2014"

It doesn't take a genius "commonsense" to realize that shipping of vastly increased quantities of flammables results in increased accidents, fireballs, spills, and damage.

Bakken crude is more volatile. It can and does go boom.

as an aside, "commonsense" the level of hate for anything related to government threatens us all when wing nuts decide to derail a train to serve their murderous aims.

I hope this never happens. This is another reason for safety and vigilance.

Spokane has way more to lose than any energy company if a fireball burns in the heart of downtown and contaminates our water

And finally, don't spread lies about respirators and by implicit reasoning, black lung and fibrosis.

Maybe you've never seen anyone struggling to breath with respiratory disease, but I have. It is called suffocating to death.

I'd call you stupid, CS, but your level of ignorance and vitriol requires continued and regular maintenance.

Sad that this is how you've decided to put your "commonsense" to use.

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Posted by Wisdom on 07/28/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “I Saw You

Lo siento, dear ones. I shall drink my Java alone. It seems my beautiful bookworm is a no-show. :(

Posted by gbananas on 07/28/2016 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

So proud of
n our city council for taking this action

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Posted by Terry Hill on 07/28/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “For Love of the Land

Thank you to everyone who serves to keep CDA natural. I swam in the lake today at Tubbs Hill and it was clean and clear. After visiting Island Park, I am very grateful for the beautiful water we have here.

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Posted by Viv on 07/28/2016 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Battle from Both Sides

Nancy needs to go home. She has served her time on Spokane City Council without any real distinction.

Mumm needs to finish her term or better yet resign her seat and return to private the sector, forever. She has disgraced herself and her city.

Maybe she can seek a position at a non profit making sure people are in compliance with her legislation dealing with cruelty to Spokane elephants.......

This leaves Josh. Let's hope he can do a good job as a county commissioner or he is out in 4 years.

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 07/28/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

What a Bunch of Progressive Idiots . Next City Council elections can't come soon enough !

Oil Trains are no danger, speed limits through Spokane. Of all the nasty things transported by train, oil is pretty far down the list of worries.

Coal ??? Seriously how stupid are Stuckart and Co or do they actually believe the Environmental Activist drivel they regurgitate. NO where does coal leap from trains into peoples yards, Coal is inert, Coal is harmless to the Spokane river as a matter of fact tons and tons of it were purposely dumped in river to cap heavy metal sediments. Coal dust from trains is such a non issue it is ridiculous the outrageously stupid claims of Environmentalist. It is loaded and sprayed with dust inhibitors, even underground coal miners don't have to wear DUST Masks or respirators.... coal dust is so dangerous.....

Hopefully Spokane voters won't be duped by the morons behind this dumb initiative.

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Posted by CommonSense on 07/28/2016 at 6:22 PM

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