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Re: “State Supreme Court: Cop's confidence doesn't make it a DUI

Someone has some money or a really good friend who is a lawyer. Dang. 3 trials. I do not want to know how big his legal bill is.

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Posted by Josh Meckel on 12/24/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “MB: Stolen iPad returned, hospital penalties and Guantanamo Bay

"After community outrage, horrible person returns iPad stolen from disabled man to become slightly less horrible."

Do you bother to watch the stories you link to? The thief was arrested and police found the iPad. The horrible person is no less horrible.

Posted by James McPherson on 12/24/2014 at 10:25 AM

Re: “St. John's Cathedral commemorates 100th anniversary of 1914 Christmas Truce

That brief day of peace of long ago can be seen in harmony with current Pope Francis encouraging our nation and Cuba to seek peace on Earth by reaching out to each other. Another pope, Benedict XV, suggested back then that there be a temporary break in the Great War that had been going on and in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace there be a Christmas truce.

Thought leaders of the belligerent nations wanted nothing to do with any cooling of the heat and hatred of war, the news got out and into the trenches and on first light of Christmas some solder, maybe a Dirty Hun (as propaganda painted all of those Germans to be) climbed out of his trench and started calling seasons tiding out across no-man’s-land. And then someone else did the same and others started singing in the familiar words of their own tongue to the tune of a Christmas carol everyone knew and the voices were followed by crossing to each side and exchange of good wishes and cigarettes and what they had brought peace on Earth among those who have had served all too much war.

Anything other than peace made no sense at that time of truce. And it never much did again for those in the face of being blown to hell in war as usual. In the following years came one disastrous tactical defeat for one side or the other, with one big one in the retreat from Caporetto for our Italian allies who thought they were winning, certitude was replace by doubt and a longing to just go home.

Finally after more years of war, there came an Armistice of leaders getting out of that war as best they could. And “The Farewell to Arms” by those more directly involved in the deadly and destructive inanity of it all. Thus came the title of a novel in which Ernest Hemingway painted in words the grim picture of the meaningless nature of war and he and others likewise affected ended up a lost generation in Paris disillusioned about all illusions that between life and death amount to nothing more than a damn game of war, war and more damn war.

Posted by Sam Osborne on 12/24/2014 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The Big Dipper continues on after a business partner breakup

He has always been like that try touring with him. . I'm suprised he doesn't get his ass kicked daily! !!!#

Posted by Buzzco on 12/22/2014 at 8:08 PM

Re: “The Big Dipper continues on after a business partner breakup

I too have seen this side of that pile!!!! He is like this in every affair!

Posted by Buzzco on 12/22/2014 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Face to face with Spokane's CIA torture architect

Enhanced interrorgation wasn’t [illegal] in 2001. And it’s actually not illegal now. It’s basically on hold because Obama temporarily stopped it with an executive order. Feisty Feinstein has gone back into millions of pages of information (that Dems have known for all these years! lol), cherry-picked it, put together some sort of prosecutorial brief, & then released it. That report is filled with instances of where they think things got a little out of hand and they had to be reported to headquarters. Sen feinstein is an expert opportunist. America remains the greatest country in the history of the world. We kick butt, Nazi butt, Russian butt, Iraq dictator butt, Panama dictator butt.

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Posted by Skyne on 12/22/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Face to face with Spokane's CIA torture architect

Get em Sharon!! lol. You know you've gotten under the skin when a flaming lib "reacts". Although im not a guaranteed fan of any military, enhanced interrorgation (ie; waterboarding) worked & works quite well. lol. non-lethal. Flaming lib has a little bit of a soft spot. lol. [ Noun. an interrogation technique simulating the experience of drowning, in which a person is strapped, face up, to a board that slopes downward at the head, while large quantities of water are poured over the face]

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Posted by Skyne on 12/22/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Face to face with Spokane's CIA torture architect

Did he have this house designed to look like a mini-version of the Hoover Institute? Kind of a comical pseudo-Stanford style.

Posted by Zelda Krup on 12/21/2014 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Face to face with Spokane's CIA torture architect

Sharon, I am sure that the friends of Dr Mengele thought he was proper and respectful and tithed his church too... by the way is the Mormon church giving the money they tithed back to the victims they tortured? http://www.mengele.dk/

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Posted by Rick Rosio on 12/21/2014 at 3:44 AM

Re: “Face to face with Spokane's CIA torture architect

Bruce Jessen is prosecutable under US and international law, whether he is an honest, nice and giving human being. It doesn't matter whether or not he is a US citizen, a father of a few children who attended District 81 schools, a psychologist, a member of the US Air Force, a CIA contratista, and an accomplice in torturer, all of which he is. He is prosecutable under US and international law.

And unlike this reporter, Bruce Jessen is a coward, hiding behind CIA secrecy agreements. I challenge Bruce Jessen to come forward and openly describe the role he, James Mitchell, Roger Aldrich and Randall Spivey played in the US crimes during the bloody US Iraq and Afghan fiascos.

(Spivey, former policy chief for SERE's parent organization JPRA, still runs CIA/DOD front organizations - including Center for Personal Protection and Security - out of the American Legion Building at Washington and Riverside in Spokane. Dial Mitchell Jessen Associates' former phone number and you will reach Spivey's operation @ 509-468-4128).

David Brookbank
Spokane Socialist Alternative

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Posted by DavidBrookbank on 12/20/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Face to face with Spokane's CIA torture architect

Yeah, a really nice guy who creates and believes in torture all while bilking the public for millions. The guy is evil.

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Posted by Sharon on 12/20/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Face to face with Spokane's CIA torture architect

Jacob Jones, I don't know if you received permission to take a photo of the home. Having been there myself, I'm pretty sure you were standing on private property when you took a photo of the house. That's considered trespassing if you took a photo on private property without permission. By the way, I know Bruce, and he's a very honest, giving, and nice man.

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Posted by libertybell on 12/19/2014 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Royal Tenenbaums or Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure? Vote on it

Royal Tenenbaums!!

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Posted by Kelli O'Reilly on 12/19/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Ferguson: Calm down... for what?

We are not ruled by mob rule. Mob rules says we can hang anyone we want, regardless of what the truth may be. That is vigilante justice. So what you are telling me is that a Grand Jury found no fault with the officer's conduct, but you want to hang him anyway as some sort of vengeance for the actions of a street thug who had just robbed a store? Give me a break, people. That officer had the right to protect himself and he did. We have video confirming he robbed a store and physically assaulted the store owner. He reached for the officer's gun and the officer shot him. What is so difficult for some of you to understand? Put yourselves in the shoes of that officer and tell me what you would have done differently.

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Posted by Desperado on 12/19/2014 at 5:28 PM
Posted by shopgirl91 on 12/19/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Vote for our next Suds and Cinema movie!

Empire Records!!!!

Posted by Brighid Rau on 12/18/2014 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Washington filmmakers plan to ask Olympia to boost tax incentive program

Wow, no comments? I expected at least one person to troll this article.

Posted by Tom Dineen on 12/18/2014 at 3:50 PM

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