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Re: “Swap Holidays

Quit trying to ruin a day that is special to Italian-Americans and a celebration of their heritage. Indigenous Peoples' Day is the day after Thanksgiving.

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Posted by Guglielmo Marconi on 10/08/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “A Speaker's Calling

I quit voting republican in 1992, the year Washington nominated Pat Robertson for president - I believe in separation of church and state. Now 30+ years later, my fears were justified. The GOP is splintering like the Whig Party 200 years ago.
America cannot be ruled by exclusion nor by extortion of the lower class for health care, honest representation in both elected houses. None which I've seen expounded by any Republican / T.P.
Thanks to the Republicans, T.P for showing all Americans the hatred. witch hunting and duplicitous oaths to most Americans.
Sorry George, for your predicament, But, you threw your anchor on a sinking ship.

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Posted by patwick on 10/08/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Undermining Our Mayors

Excellent analysis. But who are the unnamed Police Guild leaders, and how do they respond to the issues you've raised? Shine a little light on them. Send out a reporter or two to ask them some probing questions and publish the responses. The Inlander is a big part of the media (certainly the print media) in this community, so it has a big responsibility to the community. The community is not being served by what you've described, and it's not being served if the Inlander does nothing.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/08/2015 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Swap Holidays

How is this not a microaggression against Italians and Italian Americans?

And let's be honest about Native American Cultures. Even before the arrival of Europeans, they warred between themselves, took captives who were enslaved, and forcibly "adopted" women from other tribes who were "married" to captors. Some captives who weren't adopted into the tribe faced death by torture that was made to last days. Does that excuse mistreatment of Native Americans by Americans? Of course not. But overlooking the totality of Native American cultures and history is both inaccurate and, after a fashion, condescending.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/08/2015 at 10:45 AM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

Interesting how all the opposing letters won't even address Eyman's shady ethics and instead are deflections using the same boilerplate, hyperbolic anti-PP rants or the threadbare, broad-brush "teachers suck, government sucks, socialists are everywhere", rants. Eyman asking us to utilize a meat-ax approach to government, education and social service funding reeks of irony when he treats his own personal ethics with such swaggering arrogance.

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Posted by Terry Woodburn on 10/08/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

Sorry "whocares", care to provide any legitimate sources on your statements? About the quality of education since the 70's, or even the "dismembering of baby parts"? Everything in your post was, put politely, pulled out of O'reillys asshole.

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Posted by Ronald Schoonover Jr. on 10/08/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Swap Holidays

Oh God, here we go again with this garbage. Here is a mystery. Why can't "indigenous peoples" make their own holiday?

Why blame Christopher Columbus for something Pope approved? Why not ban Christmas instead? If you blame Chris for the bad things that the following 15 generations of people did, then you should also give him credit for their accomplishments.

In reality, Christopher Columbus brought you the computer, , the internet, newspapers, TV, video games, cars, trains, wagons, the wheel, horses, plows, cattle ranching, kerosene lights, wood stoves, iron tools, steel, everything electric ever used, paved roads, cancer treatments, a cure for polio, bridges, sky scrapers, the Panama Canal, airplanes, space travel, you name it, if it was invented in the western hemisphere, it was all Chris Columbus who made it happen.

Before you start worrying about the "estimated" deaths caused in the western world by European settlement, think about the hundreds of millions of people killed in the last 150 years by communism and socialism. Yet Seattle has "Mayday" parades and riots every year to celebrate the worst mass murderers of the 20th century and the Inlander gladly supports that "holiday".

It is okay to skip this holiday if you hate Columbus. I skip Mayday because I respect the millions killed by Karl Marx.

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Posted by spokoresident on 10/08/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Worked Up

Seattle was far more "prosperous" than Seattle long before communists started moaning for $15-$24 per hour minimum wages for dope smokers. Communism has rewarded no working man or woman with economic prosperity in it's history. The idea that somehow people can improve their lives if they are paid at a flat rate and denied the right to own homes, property, accumulate wealth, inherit wealth from their families or own their own businesses is utterly laughable.

The real mystery is why people buy into this ideology.

Seattle has a major deep water port, Spokane does not. Seattle has major manufacturing and skilled industrial work, Spokane has call centers for bill collectors, pot shops and Wal-Marts.

The best way to insure the economic death of Spokane is to drive every major corporation from the city limits with bizarre wage and benefit laws that make hiring and firing employees all but impossible.

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Posted by spokoresident on 10/08/2015 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Worked Up

Interesting how Spokane is less financially prosperous than Seattle ... and read our residents trying to keep it that way.

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Posted by Graham Gunderson on 10/07/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Chief Complaint

Excellent article. I think this piece starts opening the door for more questions concerning the police guild and the senior level officers control within the Spokane Police Dept?!

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Posted by schmidty on 10/07/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Rideshare Rumble

It's cool to see these companies expand into Eastern Washington, this is really a testimony to how large ridesharing has become nationally. There is controversy in literally every market that Uber and Lyft enter, but these companies have gotten so large that they are nearly unstoppable. I have created quite a few resources to cover news and tools for Lyft and Uber drivers, check them out at
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Posted by Jake Wall on 10/07/2015 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Worked Up

Lots of people losing jobs will be the result. Remember nobody is responsible for your work payment but you. Even the unions are failing because of demands for raises. Seattle has a bustling economy. Spokane doesn't.....and likely won't with this short sighted thinking. If you don't make enough money such that you hve to go get a 2nd job, you might be thinking of getting a different first job. Nobody has a right to other people's money. Nobody.
Another failure coming up..either through the voters or from the courts.

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Posted by Dazzeetrader on 10/07/2015 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Trouble at Ft. Hood

Where is this going to STOP? Ok, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury AREN"T necessarily the CORE issues here. I know that sounds strange, and I don't mean to be disrespectful. My disabled spouse husband, a brother-in-law, me and most possibly one of our nephews (he just got diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome and TBI can be a symptom of that)
ALL have PTSD/TBI , and although it never goes away, and there is no cure, there ARE different therapies and other tools you can employ (my husband is missing a large part of his frontal lobe) , for example utilizing a service dog,
that help you live beyond the damage into a more functional life. Tragically, the symptoms, to a greater or lesser degree always remain. BUT what happened here with this former Maj Hasan has just ripped out the "stitches" on the mental wounds these guys had plus cutting deeper even more. It's beyond horrendous, and as bad as a full blown military assault on that base, as causalities have fallen. I need to stop now, because I'm angry and am becoming very bitter about all of this. I do not want to sound like a bigot , but foreign nationals whose counties we are currently fighting , I feel, should not allow to join our armed forces , especially not officer rank or positions as sensitive as what Hasan did. God bless those troops on that base, the wounded, killed and their families. God bless America....

Posted by Catherine Humberg on 10/06/2015 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Worked Up

Is the Worker's Bill of Rights a good idea? Who knows.

Putting extra dollars into worker's pockets in whatever form, has proven to be beneficial to the economy.

The Chamber of Commerce continues to sell the idea that 'creating jobs' occurs when businesses keep their costs and expenses to a minimum. Since WWII, as any business major who has taken Econ 101 can tell you, it's been proven that jobs are created when there is consumer demand. That means consumers who have money to spend. From an economic standpoint, nearly 100% of the increased wages minimum wagers earn returns to the economy, in the form of increased spending and tax revenue. Huge tax cuts for the top 1%, on the other hand, return less than 40% to the local economy.

While the WBoR may or may not be a good idea, it's ideals certainly are.

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Posted by Mickey Lonchar on 10/06/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Fall Out Boys

The fact that Straub was drawing criticism from multiple sources suggests that Condon's decision to fire Straub was the right decision. Condon's critics may have a hard time persuading voters that Condon should not be reelected for making the right decision on Straub. And what choice do voters have? According to the caption under Ms. Lichty's picture, her credentials consist of six years as a "progressive political organizer." That pedigree doesn't qualify her to be city dogcatcher, and certainly not Mayor.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/06/2015 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Worked Up

How about this one? Argument from ignorance (appeal to ignorance, argumentum ad ignorantiam) – assuming that a claim is true because it has not been or cannot be proven false, or vice versa.[14]

Where the party in question simply assumes paying $23 bucks an hour to everyone will somehow make every thing better. According to the Greeks, it does not work unless the Germans pay for it.

Circular reasoning (circulus in demonstrando) – when the reasoner begins with what he or she is trying to end up with; sometimes called assuming the conclusion.

We raise wages to $23 bucks an hour and everything gets better. Seriously, can it be more circular that that?

Every argument for Envision's ideas is a false argument based solely on socialist or communist principles that have failed in dozens of countries world wide over the last 150 years. The net result is 200,000,000 dead from wars, purges and mass executions and billions of people had to live and die in poverty.

Every single method of communication you use today was created, invented, manufactured, marketed and managed by a capitalist (for profit) company. All of your clothes, your home, car and every trinket and bauble was part of profit based commerce. Communism creates nothing of value.

Ask Zimbabwe how printing money to raise wages and driving out all of the nasty capitalists has worked so far. Every citizen of Zimbabwe has more money that Bill Gates. Many of them have trillions of Zimbabwean dollars in their bank accounts. YES, TRILLIONS that can be used to buy a $50,000,000,000,000 loaf of bread or a $125,000,000,000,000 two liter bottle of soda,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hurray communism.

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Posted by whocares on 10/05/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

The nerve of some taxpayers, to demand accountability from government and good management of their tax dollars. Accountability, intelligence and good ideas simply have no place in a socialist society. We must have blind obedience to our party masters and accolades for their perceived brilliance.

Maybe a nice "peace prize" for middle east turmoil and starting a dozen civil wars?

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Posted by Actual truth on 10/05/2015 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Worked Up

If an increased hourly wage is beneficial and has no negative consequences, why stop at $23.00 per hour? Why not raise the minimum wage to $1,000.00 per hour? Everybody will have a lifestyle that is far more comfortable than they could afford with a mere "working wage." And because everybody would have so much more discretionary income, all that spending would turbo charge the economy, wouldn't it?

Furthermore, since corporations are an impediment to the best interests of the workers and the community, why not outlaw them? For that matter, outlaw any collective business model that could allow the concentration of wealth or political influence. Oh, sure, some might argue that such laws would prevent people from obtaining useful and/or necessary goods and services like health care, automobiles, or even fresh underwear, but state, local, and federal government could provide people with what they need. And since the government isn't profit-driven, we'd all be better off.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/05/2015 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Fall Out Boys


Same as Tim Connor's..."investigated" by Teresa Sanders...actually never investigated....swept under the rug like the rest.

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Posted by Brian R Breen on 10/04/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The Wizard of Spokane

So glad they left Brian Main out to continue to scam people and try and steal their company names and ideas, if the feds had any smarts at all, they would go look up the bullshit corporations he is setting up trying to fake his way into the weed business. He is still a lying conman that should have stayed in New York and never came back. KARMA IS COMING FOR YOU SCUMBAG. Anyone that thinks Brian Main is reputable and honest business man is a fool. Maybe someone should start paying attention to what this guy is doing back in our state.

Posted by Truth on 10/04/2015 at 7:30 AM

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  • Re: Swap Holidays

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