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Re: “Some idiot took a Walmart truck on a high-speed chase and our local TV news knew how to handle it

I love you. And whoever did the sound. I want to be there to watch them sometime.

Posted by Al on 12/10/2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Stuckart WON'T be running for mayor — will be running for U.S. Representative

Dumbo move by Stucky, who isn't going to get support, and might split the vote away from Ozzie, who is a great candidate, to Shea, who is CrayCray

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Posted by hiccups on 12/10/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “A Sense of Détente

to muddy-
I just pushed the like button on your comment....'cause u may or may not be so right.

Now to- - - get off my lawn......really??????????.....again and again, some of you fellow human beings still want to create this ' us vs them, because I am a superior human' thing ya got going there....
So is this why all of us push the dislike button ....?!?!!!!?????
I mean we don't want this war of 'us vs them' challenge going on anymore.....we need to reboot and start to act like adults once again, and again, and again.....and there are ways to do this...we just need to do jijustu polictical speaking and then we as humans [ for the most part that is....since we humans are not perfect...]....can and will move forward.

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Posted by rhonda cromwell on 12/10/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Stuckart WON'T be running for mayor — will be running for U.S. Representative

That's why he isn't resigning from his city council seat.

He will get crushed in Primary as he is too much a Loon to those outside his CC district.

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Posted by Tangeant on 12/10/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “How local law enforcement plans to use that extra $300,000 to fight property crime

Well to spooner.....here's a possible clue....run for office and change the system from the inside out....

In the mean time alla rest of us humans will begin to do these kind of things....

Go to ebay or amazon and order tarp like covers of most large sizes,,,and order bicycle chain to wrap up and around our values....cars,,,,tools,,,equipment,,anything in our garages and tool sheds that a fellow human being if given the opputunity will steal...

and order those cheap motion detectors with webcams hooked up with blue tooth will help alot re;;; the better to id these nasty humans who steal from us all.

Trust me folks, the above solutions will slow down the criminal.

And someday when we fellow humans beings do grow up and act like adults,,,,then and only then can we have these nice home owners stop demonizing taxes...and re-start to own up to our community standard of living that alla of us dream about, no matter how different we may or may not be.

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Posted by rhonda cromwell on 12/10/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “9 things you should know about Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump's Interior pick

Somehow I can't imagine Mr. Walters using the phrase " radical environmentalists". Ever.

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Posted by Curtis Biel on 12/10/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Stuckart WON'T be running for mayor — will be running for U.S. Representative

Bombtrain Ben will lose, bigtime.

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Posted by Sunset on 12/10/2016 at 10:52 AM

Re: “From Prison to Olympia

It was a blast being able to get our voice heard. I wanna go again sometime.

Chance Quinlivan.

Posted by Chance Quinlivan on 12/10/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Grains of Truth

Shaun is a smart one. I used to work for this guy, I tell you, he is truly a master. I never understood what bread could be before tasting his. I strongly encourage everyone to try his goods, best bread in the region by a long shot.

Posted by Justin M on 12/10/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Really White House

To the clown who keeps using the old meme, ``Liberal Media'' do yourselves a favor and research the Conglomerations that own all the major media giants: they are all Conservative Rags. Fact free zone GOP is going to be a riot to watch as it buries itself in BS over the next 2 years and watches the Congress get split again and one term Humpty Dumpy fall off his grand feckless Wall.

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Posted by Marc Jeffrey Driftmeyer on 12/09/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Five Mile Secret

Absolutely my favorite place! What makes the place also ,is the employees,of course the quality of the food!

Posted by Jenn Beernink on 12/09/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Stuckart WON'T be running for mayor — will be running for U.S. Representative

Presumably he'll run as a Democrat, which is the right party for a jackass.

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Posted by muddydog on 12/09/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Skunked

The pious have cried and the county commissioners reacted with a knee jerk " throw the baby out with the bath water ".
When cannabis is flowering and brings a succulent order much like day lilies or roses....

This is just another case of " I hate the cannabis people" ...they smell....
" "I kind of decided it was something I wanted to go out of my office with," McLaughlin says.

She compares the odor affecting property owners in rural parts of the county to a neighbor McLaughlin once had who played music too loud. She adds that the smell of cannabis primarily impacts people who didn't want to legalize marijuana with statewide Initiative 502 in the first place."
Lets just grow up and use common sense and quit whining about your supposed loss of property value

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Posted by Rick Rosio on 12/09/2016 at 4:43 AM

Re: “Some idiot took a Walmart truck on a high-speed chase and our local TV news knew how to handle it

Nice job, I enjoyed it. Wish it could have been the whole pursuit!

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Posted by Jubilee1959 on 12/08/2016 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Some idiot took a Walmart truck on a high-speed chase and our local TV news knew how to handle it

Is this today's cheap journalism? What's up with the language?

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Posted by Trece Loren-Turpin on 12/08/2016 at 10:49 PM
Posted by Ambermarie H. Roy on 12/08/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Some idiot took a Walmart truck on a high-speed chase and our local TV news knew how to handle it

Just a bit over dramatic. Made me laugh.

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Posted by stuckherefornow on 12/08/2016 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Fake-News Nightmare

ITT: people sticking their heads in the sand pretending like sites full of fake headlines and stuffed full of ads and sometimes malware don't exist. That's also on top of the satirical websites people often fail to realize are satirical.

I assume it's because they're too busy forwarding chain emails.

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Posted by Joshua Ohm on 12/08/2016 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Skunked

Just as an illustration. In a free society a 'county' does not get to dictate how people manage their private property just as in a society with a free press does not allow the government to dictate the content of newspapers. In a free society a squeaky wheel will go to a court and file a case for damages rather then complaining to their local politburo to inform on their neighbor regarding their private business and whether or not they are using 'their' property in accordance with what leviathan has demanded of them. Know that, like with Negan, everything is consumed by that great whale and so we are all of his domain; you are not free!

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Posted by Lysander_Spooner on 12/08/2016 at 4:59 PM

Re: “How local law enforcement plans to use that extra $300,000 to fight property crime

Why not mock this "story"? Why indeed!

I am going to mock this on multiple levels. First there is the fact that this strengthens the chains the masters have clasped over their slaves. Second, there is very little analysis that isn't woefully superficial including the conclusion that the Inlander played a role in this allocation of tax payer money; money that is taken by force from us for them (stolen). I would love to see a snowflake's take on that on that massive theft that isn't some categorical denial that it is theft because the government calls it another name.

We live within a system wherein the people that "enforce" the laws are particularly exempt from their application against themselves. Case in point is the slew of blue-murders where the commissioned cowards mow down civilians because they are "scared" and then are exonerated not by courts of law but by other extra-legal means that are designed so as to prevent them from being accountable for the snuffing out of a sacred life on the account of the fear that they might harmed. Until the police are subject to the law they will remain illegitimate agents of its enforcement.

Criminal statistics in this country are horrible. They lack structure and are not audited effectively, and, they are not collected with any consistency that would lend to the integrity of the dataset. Often they rely on pre-adjudication numbers; and in a country where those that are pre-adjudicated are supposed to be considered innocent; a principle lost on most of these chair moisteners. The fact is most cops are not that intellectual, and a perusal of a sample of police reports will lend credibility to that assessment. Too, a lot of crime is simply ignored or dismissed because these police officers are more apt to express their right to brutalize the people than they are to take the initiative to gather evidence in such a way that would support a guilty disposition in court. The US criminal system has high standards that these morons have to meet in order to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an accused is guilty and often they fail. Often, too, they cannot be fired for their stupidity, or in the case of Creech's murderer, even killing a man in cold-blood, he got fired for driving his patrol car home without permission. Oh, the humanity! I am sure he got lateral-ed to another PD where he can kill another person with impunity. It is literally an epidemic.

Needless to say, the "police" are an institution that is and has failed. It is an institution that has been directly responsible for the deaths of many people subject to their force, and it has harbored murderers because they have badges and yet prosecuted others, like Gerlach, that did not. It has defied its label! Law is not their concern, hither it be applied them! No, the laws are for us!

The narrative I am trying to establish here is that there is no rule of law in Spokane County and it is the "law" enforcement that is the cause. Daniel would have us believe that it is a matter of resources rather than a mixture of ill-aptitude and depravity. It is not uncommon to see that the solution to a failure of government is to produce to that class a greater amount of flesh from the people to be placed in the trough of the 'servants' so that they can eat out the people's substance for their own benefit. Thomas Jefferson elevated a similar wrong against the once free people of North America when authoring the declaration of independence; and it is truly ironic that the leviathan that emerged from that era is now committing this wrong writ-large against the people she was constituted to protect against this evil. Whom can we declare independence from now? Whither is our liberty and yet whom can deliver it upon us if not this government? The only legislation that can be authored legitimately is that which emerges from the soul and its only regulation is to that of the individual themselves. More broadly, all power is illegitimate that does not respect this domain. At least, that is how I would constitute a free people.

And so I must egress from freedom to that drabness of a socialist police-state that demands my reflexive obedience and my property just for the privilege of existing within its jurisdiction. Hardly something that you could say constitutes a free society, which I hold to be a standard for the degree of moral legitimacy any leviathan can hold. But what toys will this failing class of servants get because of their failure (and apparently the Inlanders coverage of their failure)?

15k will get put right into the bank account of the dept; don't you feel safer already?

60k will go back to Spokane's corrupted and collusive media for an "information campaign" that is given no quantitative justification. And here I would just say that McGruff the crime dog did not prevent any crime. I see this as a partial payoff to Spokane's corrosive and collusive media organizations who will probably directly receive this money. Indeed, they better give good coverage or they may not receive much.....amiright Daniel? lol

90k will be given to a vendor that will provide overpriced equipment that is designed to collect data on the people en masse and without warrant or cause. Moreover, it appears as though the popos already have some of these toys and yet they still cannot resolve reported property crimes effectively. But another will help, correct? You have to spend that grant money on something....

135k, the largest portion of this money, will go directly to the cause of the problem. Ineffective and lazy public servants. In reading the paragraphs subsequent to this subheading I can see clearly what the author has designed for the hapless readers to conclude. We are to conclude that this will be used for taskforces, that taskforces have been used in the past, and that those taskforces lead to quantifiable results that reduced property crime.

People, being individual, clearly have the choice to believe whatever they want but I would be weary of any intellect that is persuaded with that analysis. Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich language is very interesting. This is where my statement on the lack of integrity of criminal statistics comes into play, and this is a normative association for police to makes themselves look like they are holding back the flood-gates of evil.

Daniel didn't quote Knezovich but uses the loose language of "says"; Knezovich 'says' that one of these cute little taskforces 'combated'--see the floodgates here?--burglary. And what were the consequences from the intrepid warriors combating the forces of evil? It lead to 228 "charges". However, the charging is only the first step in a criminal proceeding. Anyone can be charges and, nominally, in the US you are supposed to be innocent until you have been convicted, which means that the "charging" metric will be the least conservative assessment of the impact of the 'combat' from this intrepid taskforce from 2012 and that those people 'charged' we are to consider them innocent. He has given a dataset of nominally innocent people. Classy! Imagine if a grocery store made an accounting of its inventory by counting not whether the customer bought a product, but instead managed their inventory based on whether the customer has placed an item in their cart. From an analytic perspective this assessment, it seems to me, is flawed in very much the same manner.

Keeping the aforementioned in mind, I think it is pertinent to assess the differing priorities and how funding is allocated at the grocery store as compared to the troops quartered among us. There is a reason that the grocery store manages its inventory effectively, they need it to be accurate. Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich, on the other hand, does not bolster his balance sheet by being effective and efficient but rather by the act of obfuscation in furtherance of fear. And so it goes that we get an assessment of effectiveness based on the statistic that is likely to be the highest. Further down in the legal process, like pleading or being convicted, is a better metric but it will be lower. Further, if the charges are compared to the convictions and pleas you can also get a picture of his departments effectiveness in the investigation and pursuing of criminal acts. But wait, there is still an incongruity in this tale. He elevate "charges" when it seems that burglars put away would be more relevant. So why the discrepancy? Well, Daniel is not that great at analysis could be part of the problem, but also the fact that 228 charges could be amongst a pool of only half a dozen people. That incongruity, I think, lends credence to the idea that there is some obfuscation going on here. I only wish that there was some group of people that could examine the public record and do an investigation so as to find out the truth. Unfortunately, the people that have put themselves in that position do not seem capable of that sort of analysis. Oh well, it is fun to mock nonetheless.

Even despite all my prior griping there is still more to this propaganda. If the police are so good at reducing crime in this fashion, if it truly is effective, than why is it not better applied? If it truly reduces crime to have these taskforces why are they not permanent? Instead of at the whimsy of grant solicitations and poorly written Inlander features? I think that if the reduction in crime was as simple as giving a taskforce of chair moisteners a couple hundred grand than it would be easy to use the taskforce to reduce crime and then re-allocate resources because of that reduction into other taskforces that will then reduce crime. In doing so, given the claptrap association Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich and his stenographer have offered, the money saved by reducing crime could be used to make these taskforces permanent and then Spokane would be the first city in the US to eliminate crime and Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich could use his taskforce model to spread peace and order throughout the land. That is, if you believe the association that you are being given here. The association is wrong, the analysis is wrong and all this money will be used for in the end, is to further tighten the shackles that weigh our society down in every aspect. You are not free!

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Posted by Lysander_Spooner on 12/08/2016 at 3:03 PM

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