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Re: “Class Act

Good lord. This is incoherent. Are you suggesting rich people should just live adjacent to poor people? For what reason? Do you, Mariah, live amongst hobos? Are you willing to sacrifice all of your wealth (maybe at least the cost of your next jaunt to New England) so that you might understand the crackhead better? Maybe everybody should just have equal everything. Sounds plausable. Hey, at least broad oversimplification is constructive (sarcasm). Btw, I feel no shame in filing a code complaint about MY neighbor because he had stacked "junk" (piles of putrid mattresses) in his yard. It's not necessarily a class thing. It's a rats-and-plague-and-mold-and-disease thing. At least the code department of Spokane agrees with my opinion.

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Posted by andrewc on 09/28/2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Class Act

People living in poverty do in fact think of themselves as living in poverty, sometimes that's the only think they can think about. This is not mutually exclusive from their feeling "down on their luck."

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Posted by ChihuahuaRage on 09/28/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Class Act

Must be nice to be from rich family and go on luxuries New England family vacations. I'm sure Tara could have found a B&B in a Boston ghetto. Another naive " rich guilt " article for sure

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CommonSense on 09/28/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Think Global, Tax Local

If it passes it won't survive a court challenge.

Best to let some other state be the guinea pig for something like this and see if the Carbon Con Men are right.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CommonSense on 09/28/2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Great article! As a Christian I gave up on the Republicans when they did nothing about Roe vs.
Wade when they had the presidency, the supreme court and the congress under Bush 2. I really admire Max Lacado for saving what he did about Trump.

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Posted by Barbara G. Hall on 09/28/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Class Act

Thanks for beginning to tackle a mostly taboo topic.

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Posted by cbryan on 09/27/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Class Act

I enjoyed this article. I thought it was an important message that we all need to hear.

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Posted by Garry Kehr on 09/27/2016 at 2:49 PM

Re: “OK, Hold Your Nose

Hey, Hillary didn't go into a coughing fit and Trump looked presidential.

Who would have guessed?

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Posted by POTUS-Election on 09/27/2016 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Class Act

I dunno, some rich people are truly living in a bubble and we do them a favor by bursting it.

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Posted by Devin on 09/26/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “To Kill the Black Snake

Hello Everyone.
I'm glad this pipeline is being discussed. I'm an oil investor and a lover of our earth. Go head - laugh. Now let me speak. You already voted for this pipeline ( and I truly wish you didn't ) Each and every one of you did. Every time you buy gasoline or flip on a switch or buy food at a market - you just gave us your consent to keep drilling for oil. You tell us to drill for oil by using it - and the energy and the access to goods it provides. You vote with your money. Each time you spend it. And those dollars are each 1000 times more powerful than whatever candidate you vote for, or protest you attempt. You see, your money is your endorsement of an action. What you say doesn't matter if your actions contradict what you say. All land is sacred. Every inch of Earth is just as sacred as every other inch. Just because you can see This pipeline you don't like it. Well- to keep up with all the oil and gas everyone keeps demanding - via buying it- we keep drilling and building pipelines. Would it be better if it was running through some else's backyard? Somebody else's sacred ground? My most sacred ground is where ever my children play. You seem to be attached to where your ancestors are buried. If you wish to honestly protest oil- STOP BUYING IT ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Oil Investor on 09/26/2016 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Incredibly powerful words from you dad and mom. Even as a liberal, I appreciated every aspect of this article, and could understand what your parents felt. I could only imagine their difficult decision on what to do/who to vote for. They are good people to stick by their faith and recognize that Trump truly has nothing in common- from his multi marriages to his seedy business deals to his humiliation of those he see "less" than he is.

I've seen a good friend change from Republican to Independent, because Trump is not what his Republican Party stood for- he is not the party of Abraham Lincoln. I've had conversations with my conservative mother-in-law about the matter- and feels just as strongly as your parents do due to her faith, and would rather see Hilary win.

This article should hit home so for many, no matter what side of the aisle you are on. We all have those in our lives feeling this conundrum and I truly hope this helps open their eyes.

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Posted by Milynda M on 09/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Murrow's Nightmare

Surprisingly no mention of the League of Women voters in this article.
http://lwv.org/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud

Posted by burmer on 09/25/2016 at 8:36 AM

Re: “To Kill the Black Snake

Oh my goodness.
I have grown so weary of folks playing the poor victim in an attempt to squeeze some more money out of others.

Currently, we need oil as a fuel. Solar and wind will NEVER be enough to quench the energy thirst. The energy yields are not high enough and physics will not be denied.

In the future, as it is now, WE WILL ALWAYS NEED OIL AS A RICH ORGANIC SOURCE.

Get over it, and grow up.

Plastics make our world work. Look around and notice it all around you.

It was not an invention of third world people fighting, killing, kidnapping, raping and eating other third world people with their average life expectancy of 35 years as it was before the great Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492.

No, it was one of many inventions created by the descendants of people who immigrated here centuries ago. In fact, these same descendants are responsible for over HALF of ALL inventions ever created by humans in their million year history.

Look it up.

The truth is, without these same descendants of immigrants, there would be no native people left. Hitler, Stalin, Tojo etc. would have eradicated any survivors that made it past the 19th century.

History has shown, time after time, inferior cultures get consumed by far superior ones.

Without the amazing work of these descendants of immigrants, most of the folks whining like spoiled children on this thread would not be writing naive, self serving, ignorance infused, tripe on devices created by other descendants of immigrants.

So, down vote me all you want (another invention of descendants of immigrants, by the way) in your petty little fits of spite, but deep down in your soul where you can't even lie to yourself , you know I'm correct.

If you really want to go native, be authentic and not hypocritical and all, consider doing without plastic, your car, your computer, a grocery store, money, cotton, metal and reject the ways of the descendants of immigrants. Hunt, gather and make clothing for yourself; just like your ancestors did.

Then maybe, just maybe, you will have some credibility....and learn to appreciate what the descendants of immigrants have done to make your life possible.....and better than any life your ancestors could have ever dreamed of having.

BTW: You should really celebrate Columbus Day; he helped make your amazing life possible.

Now, let the petty and childish down voting.....begin.

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 09/25/2016 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Geez Dan, you deleted my comment????????

What are you afraid of?

Nothing was vulgar; nothing was profane; nothing was untruthful.....

Yet, since you didn't agree with it, you deleted it.....

Alternative newspaper, HA

Cowards, one and all.

Do better, DAN

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 09/25/2016 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Steep Learning Curve

We appreciate all of the services available to our children. As addiction assessments determine treatment levels, therapies can be designed for various intensities. I can't imagine anyone making a major change in their life in 15 days, however. Please continue to work collaboratively to help the children.

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Posted by Anne on 09/24/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “OK, Hold Your Nose

There is the hard truth of what is at stake regarding the presidential choice. Even if you have to vote somewhat against your principles in that matter to avoid a crisis, you still have plenty of opportunity to get your message out about the direction you want your country to go. This you do by voting in the local, state and congressional candidates that align the best with your principles/ convictions. So if for instance Hillary wins, but the Congress goes in favor of a congress far to the left of her, I'm sure Hillary will get the message and has to govern accordingly.

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Posted by ruth on 09/23/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Transparent Motives

For an article about transparency there was remarkably little that is specific to transperency, which is odd. Really, it is laughable that Hillary can be considered anything but secretive unless in maybe in a relative sense. But this Herold guy is delusional both of his analysis on the candidates secrecy. In terms of a public life Trump has been a national figure for far longer than Clinton and so by this measure Trump ought to win in this calculation. Is Herold going to be supporting Trump soon? We shall see. So the screed starts out with a hell of a thesis to make and so after stating the thesis and supporting it with lies what does the heart of this darkness hold for the reader? Two terrible literary references that aren't about transperency except for maybe in a weak and veiled way. I am a huge fan of Orwell but not so familiar with Lewis Carrol. I have not read through the looking glass but I have read the poem of his called Jabberwocky, which is what I think is going on here. I am accusing this fellow of committing jabberwocky. Jabberwocky, you see, is a poem about nothing. It is the mockery of style without meaning and I am thinking here that the reference dear Harold has mobilized is one that has committed a similar sin. I can seen thinly what Herold is saying. I think he is saying that Humpty Dumpty is Trump and Trump is wanting it his way by having words mean what he thinks they should mean in certain context and mean other things in other context. Certainly that is the insinuation, but I rather think that Carrol is making a point about language and meaning that is far deeper. Humpty Dumpty wants to control the message. When he says something he means it in a certain way even though the audience is at liberty to play with the meaning themselves--the Author is Dead after all--and so they are "master" of none. And here I am going to spin this on it s head. I would say that humpy dumpty is far more like Hillary. She talks to the people of this country in a way that is to be understood. She wishes to do what she can't and control the way that we, the people, hear what she says. Ironically, the habit of Trump, which is being slandered by this mis-appropriation is to understand this aspect of meaning. By far he has shown himself to have a master political wit in comparison to the bumbling fools that have stocked both parties for a generation. He speaks to what people wish to hear, he says that which will bring the sentiment fourth without really ever being specific; Bill Clinton is also a master of this. And that is too his advantage. And it is not true that Trump remains behind in the polls except for in Nate Silver's fantasies. He might want to snap out of it because being soooo wrong may look poorly on his career as an analyst; though, you would think it looked poorly enough already. I really don't care who wins. Either choice will be misery for us but I tend to enjoy someone by the enemies they make and Trump has bothed raised the ire and humiliated the neo-con movement of the last several decades. A movement that has lead to disastrous and hubristic foreign policy decisions that have bled this country of 5 trillion dollars over the years. George HW Bush himself is voting for Hillary, the Kochs support Hillary, all the evil dictatorships and American vassals support Hillary, the defense industry supports hillary, the producers of all those awful movies support hillary, basically all the wrong people. The only true dissent left is to dis-engage and defy, if you ask me; to not vote, to lower the turnout, to discredit the democracy that has clasped the chains around the wrist of humanity. Admit it, the constiution has failed, it has either authorized the government that we have or failed to prevent it and in either case is unfit to exist.

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Posted by lysander on 09/23/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Your dad should vote for President Obama as a write-in. He can look at it as a political Hipoccratic oath: Do no harm. He avoids voting for candidates with whom he disagrees, and there's no chance that President Obama can be reelected. Win-win.

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Posted by muddydog on 09/23/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Transparent Motives

Yeah, it was a "vast right wing conspiracy" that perpetrated the Monica Lewinsky hoax. Who claimed it was a "vast right wing conspiracy'?

Bitter-clingers like Herold still believe that HRC is trustworthy.

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Posted by ptleahy on 09/23/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

"So, Dan, your parents are going to vote for the PROVEN liar and quid pro quo queen instead of the bombastic billionaire?"

Nope. They aren't voting for either.

Let me put it in Obama terms: "Let me be clear: They reject this false choice."

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Daniel.Walters on 09/23/2016 at 8:14 AM

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