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Re: “We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

Paul, great article. The only criticism I have is that your article inspires people but then does not share information about how to get involved locally.

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Posted by Tracy Lind on 02/03/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Don't Get Netflixed

Hopefully the collective "we" or "us" in this article is short hand for the market rather than some governmental agency or other command and control group. Agencies, etc. do a poor job of anticipating or controlling the economy. Solyndra, etc.

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Posted by muddydog on 02/03/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

Cheech white washes all protesters as whiners and as not basing their protests on thoughtful ideas, which is a facile and uninformed tactic often used to dismiss and subdue views that are opposed to ones own. Rather than discussing the actual issues and reasons people may have for protesting, he takes the easy way out by lumping all protesters into the"whiny baby" category. I agree that protest matches on their own are not enough, but protest is a crucial part of the democratic process. Painting all protesters as attention seeking simpletons, or sore losers, is an attempt to delegitimize valid reasons for protest against what is happening now in Washington. When trump is intent upon alienating our allies, building walls between countries, undermining environmental protections, revoking regulations on banks in which he as direct monetary interest (regulations that were put in place after the crash for good reason), unconstitutionally targeting Muslims, it is a patriotic duty for people to protest. Don't let yourself be silenced by facile rhetoric like Cheech's. Get out and make noise, March, protest. These are some of the most important tools the people have to uphold democracy, then get involved in local groups that are fighting these issues in other ways, contact your representatives.

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Posted by Tracy Lind on 02/03/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight


Not for long. My posts disappear pretty quickly these days. Regrettably Orwellian.

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Posted by muddydog on 02/03/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Readers react to Inlander coverage of the Spokane Women's March

Donald Trump is the first president in history to condone violence against women.

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Posted by TruthSetsYouFree on 02/02/2017 at 8:03 PM

Re: “We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

@muddydog You talkin to me?

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Posted by pauldillon on 02/02/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

Marching in protest is about the least you can do without doing nothing at all. I think of it as akin to the toddler's temper tantrum; which is to say that it emerges as a reaction from within incredibly immature and vain adults whom lash out with nonsensical fits of rage rather then collecting themselves and deliberately responding in a way that has more of an impact then waving a cardboard sign in the hopes that the news camera will pick it up and the protester can accomplish that all vainglorious of accomplishments and spread "awareness". Spokane is a city of hundreds of thousands and nearing a million if you count the region as a whole and how many show up for these protests? Hundreds? I feel as though the protesters are a small and inconsequential group of whiny folk whose intellect does not match their ambition and therefore we get sloven displays of their vanity, ignorance and wickedness rather than some sort activism that will accomplish their ends. Indeed, no bills will emerge from this raucous group. No pamphlets that denounce with reason the actions of Trump will be on display. No, it seems we are doomed to be exposed to folks that are reacting to their vague fears with rage and dis-orderly conduct and counting THAT as activism.

I would respect these folk more if they had principle and therefore opposed Trump because of a violation of that principle but alas, it seems that if you protest Trump you are heroic and if you protested the land management practices of largely unconstitutional federal land holdings you are a right-wing nazi terrorist. These people have no principle and their behavior once the throne was occupied by their political nemesis illustrates that depravity. It is the switch in the party that they protest rather than the moral principles they hold being violated. Indeed, I doubt that they have any principle at all. Their morality is, ostensibly, a reaction to a social media newsfeed. If we can have "fake" news--as the Inlander weekly displays--we can also have "fake" activism and "fake" principles that feed into these "fake" protests; in which case, I declare those of this ilk to be "fake" activists.

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Posted by Cheech on 02/02/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Readers react to Inlander coverage of the Spokane Women's March

President Obama is the first President in history to create the White House Advisor in Violence against Women, showing a genuine concern for battered women and abused children. Hundreds of thousands of battered women owe their lives and well-being to President Obama and Vice President Biden.

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Posted by Earl Richards on 02/02/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Zinc or Swim?

I thought I saw on facebook that a group of individuals are going around killing the algae since they find it to be an annoyance, not everyone agreed.

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Posted by X on 01/31/2017 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Readers react to the Women's March and start of the Trump Era

"These women are disgusting."
"Women in America have more rights than any man by lightyears."
"Where are the women marching for all the men raped in prison, or inequality of family courts, or injustice for men, or fathers rights"

So women marching because of inequality & government control of their right aren't valid, but for men it would be? I'm going to have work really hard to recall a more succinct example of sexism. You want to bring up White Rights now as well, or are you keep that one under the sheets? Maybe throw in some 'rape victims were asking for it' comments? No? How about some nebulous reference to crime as justification for systemic racism?

You're response stinks of privilege worse that what I assume Trumps awful cologne would smell like.

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Posted by #resist on 01/31/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Advice for Advocates

It will be interesting to see how long the attention span of all these Woman's Marchers will last in politics. We will see how many have what it takes to stick it out when they are tired and exhausted and aren't getting what they want.

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Posted by Stacy on 01/31/2017 at 11:12 AM

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