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Re: “TV | Z Nation

Perhaps because by the 10th word in your review, your grammar was wrong, I decided your review didn't matter. Dude... We spokanites expect better... Wow...
Doug Dawson

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Posted by Doug dawson on 09/14/2014 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Meet the Spokane Tambourine Man

I see him everywhere and think he is just a , he's funny, he dresses funny, it's funny when he bangs his tambourine and overall he is just having fun and I don't see anything wrong with that!

Posted by Randy Phillip Staat Jr. on 09/14/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “'Don't Shoot Me'

People shouldn't be punished for having problems. Officers should be required to have a MA in Family Counciling.

Posted by Nigelle Chase-Jackson on 09/14/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “The ABCs of R-A-C-E

This article was insulting to Spokane, it's citizens and it's children. "By default," kids stare, period. Because the person is different than what they look at in the mirror, be it darker skin, hair, freckles, pink highlights, missing limb, etc., kids stare. So schools lean toward white history, which is often still incorrect. What are parents teaching at home to supplement? No harassment by neighbors or businesses for white kids? Just flat out untrue! Where are your facts from Northtown Mall on the race of kids "followed, searched or hassled"? Seems you had a bad experience that defined your views. Ethnic salons? I counted 10 online for women alone. I'm sure the men, like my husband, have no problem finding a barber. #6 kills me! White people are never asked to speak for their race? When there are people like you pushing White guilt? When you just said schools only teach about white history. Are the students not giving essays in class? How dare you speak for all whites in Spokane assuming they expect the person in charge to be white? How dare you speak for children telling them they should be feeling isolated and outnumbered. Have you ever stepped foot on a school during recess? #10, color of crayons, paper & bandages is too stupid a comment to dispute. Again, Ms. Dolezal, I feel your own childhood must have had a defining moment, or moments, that colored your adulthood (pun intended). Before you wrap Spokane into that nice white box, get out and walk the schools, malls, Hoopfest, Bloomsday, First Friday, Pig Out, etc. & leave your prejudices at home.

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Posted by Margaret Cole on 09/14/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Land of... Whatever

Is America more casual than is once was? Yes. Do some carry it too far to the point of just plain lazy? Absolutely. However, Mr. Nethercutt seems to be more into appearance than substance. I find that people everywhere I go are generally considerate about holding doors. You reap what you sow and there are many "suits" out there, particularly in politics who are anything but fine upstanding citizens. A suit and tie and a close shave do not make for an ethical honest individual as is so painfully clear when you look at the miserable bunch of miscreants in Congress right now!

Posted by Maureen Phillip Jones on 09/14/2014 at 11:38 AM

Re: “The ABCs of R-A-C-E

In what world are these considered intellectual arguments?

1. By default, white students here are around people who look like them all of the time. When seeing someone of a darker hue or with an ethnic hairstyle, let's face it: many white kids in Spokane stare.
4. Whether it's time for prom or just a routine haircut, white teens can easily find a salon that can cut/style their hair.
10. The school bandages, stickers, construction paper and color crayons in "skin" color will more or less match a white kid's skin.♦

Rachel, you're a low life.

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Posted by whatever on 09/14/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Land of... Whatever

Casual dress at baseball games? There's an important issue. Let's crack down on that instead of the tax-exempt status of the NFL or public funding of privately owned sports franchises. Maybe people don't care because they see the American dream being destroyed by bought-and-paid-for legislators who worship at the altar of "everything business does creates jobs" and "everything workers do to organize and protect their interests decreases profits."

I see doors held every day because my nose is horizontal to the ground not tilted upwards like a jet taking off. The cultural lethargy and apathy may be simple exhaustion from working three minimum-wage jobs just to get by or to pay medical bills bloated by countless executives in the middle skimming billions from our broken health care system.

The self-centeredness is apparent in our financial system that allows grifters to churn money for no purpose other than to line their pockets at the expense of pension funds and clients/suckers, sell financial products that they are betting against or leverage technology to steal billions by rigging the timing of stock trades to their benefit. None of this is being addressed by our representatives because as Lindsey Graham said on 60 Minutes, their campaigns are funded by wealthy special interests whose lobbyists insist that they do as they're told and not "reach across the aisle" to accomplish anything. That's being self-centered.

Casual dress on airplanes is a problem? Are you serious? If it indicates anything it is that customers are weary of being treated like cattle, like veal restrained in stalls to the point where air rage is a problem. "Going airline" is the new "going postal". But by all means deregulate air travel. Deregulate everything because business knows best and never puts profit over employee or customer safety.

I don't think it's cultural deterioration. It's the deterioration of our republic, of our system of government that no longer represents citizens but instead represents corporations and a select few with the most money to secure the advantages they have gained with their armies of lobbyists and unlimited campaign contributions encouraged but SCOTUS and its inane rulings that corporations are people and money is speech.

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Posted by Preppy on 09/14/2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: “We all watched "Z Nation" and here's what we thought

Killing off Harold Perrineau off so quickly was a huge mistake. What was the point??? And WHY did they just HAVE to get this zombie baby? Agree with the comments above that they rushed it and that it was nonsensical when the Delta Force guy was supposedly 100% focused on his goal of getting whatshisface to California. Up until the zombie baby appeared I was enjoying the show, but that part was too much (in a bad way). It felt like someone had the idea that 1 character had to die this episode and they had to incorporate a zombie baby... and however they could fit that into the plot they would.

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Posted by Watcher on 09/14/2014 at 7:39 AM

Re: “We all watched "Z Nation" and here's what we thought

yet a sgt can take down like 20 zombie's fucking GG logic

Posted by Extremely Annoyed Person on 09/14/2014 at 6:51 AM

Re: “We all watched "Z Nation" and here's what we thought

Hated this show, Delta Force VS two zombies, what the fuck that was just so fucking rushed in my opinion. they basically hyped him up as one of the main cast characters to kill him off instantly. the zombie baby was just corny. how the fuck is it even walking and running at hyper speed. also if this guy was in delta force isn't he one of the most lethal cautious badass people in the world? i'm extremely annoyed by this show currently I hope it'll get something going for it later on in the series but after this shit premiere I don't even know

Posted by Extremely Annoyed Person on 09/14/2014 at 6:50 AM

Re: “We all watched "Z Nation" and here's what we thought

Don't compare z nation with twd . its a low budget production and it was fun. From all the drama people don't find flaws in twd but there is a lot. Blood squirt from zombie bite. Zombies don't get dry up without drinking water.

Posted by Ralph wiggum on 09/14/2014 at 12:04 AM

Re: “We all watched "Z Nation" and here's what we thought

OK, so the black Delta Force guy makes it clear to anyone who will listen that he is totally focused on getting the one guy to California so they can use him to make a Zombie virus vaccine. That's his one and only mission, to protect this guy and get him to Cali. Until suddenly he decides to not do that and instead go back inside a warehouse and hunt down a zombie baby that is running around inside. Um, WTF?

Posted by Michael Williams on 09/13/2014 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Justice Dept issues “best practices” as Spokane Police demo body cams

Important reading in the PERF report for people in Washington State where the law requires the consent of "All Parties" to a private communication.

One has to ask why Spokane PD didn't take the lead of Pennsylvania, California, and other States where "All Party Consent" is required. Pretty dumb to spend all that cash wasn't it.

Consent to record
In a handful of states, officers are legally required to inform subjects
when they are recording and to obtain the person’s consent to record.
This is known as a “two-party consent” law, and it can create challenges
to implementing a body-worn camera program. In many two-party
consent states, however, police executives have successfully worked
with their state legislatures to have the consent requirement waived for
body-worn police cameras. For example, in February 2014 Pennsylvania
enacted a law waiving the two-party consent requirement for police
using body-worn cameras.8 Efforts are under way to change two-party
consent statutes in other jurisdictions as well. Each department must
research its state laws to determine whether the two-party consent
requirement applies.

Posted by BRB on 09/13/2014 at 10:25 PM

Re: “"Unnatural Causes"

As the former police stenographer who typed all the documents in this case, and as the person who first put the story of Linda and Al O'Connor in a hard cover book ("Police Files: The Spokane Experience: 1853-1995", published in 1999), I feel qualified to comment on Nathan Brand's article. I thought it was well-organized and well written. "Police Files ..." sold to a large number of local police officers (and a reporter or two) and I still have copies, although when I listed them with Alibris at the $34.95 price, I found others like it selling for prices up to $240! The publisher's business was purchased by the University of Oklahoma and the book is essentially "out of print" except for the copies I have. I was a police steno for 18 years and have included the Coe case and many others in this book. And no, I didn't write it while at work (which is why it was published four years after I retired). Since then, I have published "Opium Traders and Their Worlds, Vols. 1 and 2; Strange Medicine; and a collection of seven of my poetry books called "Adventures in Poetry." Posted by Mary L. Kienholz.

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Posted by Mary Lilly Kienholz on 09/13/2014 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Help Idaho students get the Sherman Alexie book their school district “removed”

And here are some of my articles from around the web:…

Posted by Michael Strickland on 09/12/2014 at 8:51 PM

Re: “TV | Z Nation

bummed Douglas and myself will be missing the premiere of this great work while painting the House of POp. Much love to everyone involved and thank you so much for the incredible talent you all brought to make this happen! House of POp is soo proud of you all! Cheers!

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Posted by amymccoy on 09/12/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “"Unnatural Causes"

Brocket at that time was currying favor with the South Hill Elite. It's a wonder he didn't charge the woman
in the face of so many medications. Brocket's response to the article is pro forma, luke warm. There has to
be something he's not disclosing - maybe he will shortly before his demise. (a la Jimmy Hoffa).

Posted by uncledavidoldguy on 09/12/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “The ABCs of R-A-C-E

Varah, by your definition every society that exists or ever has existed is rascist and there is no hope. I refuse to believe that.

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Posted by albert on 09/12/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Wolves in the Wool

Old farmer, you comment on cost versus return, and tell me to do better, and fund the protective measures needed. Simple, If I did not have the finances or resources to sufficiently protect my livestock, I would not have placed my animals in this particular area to begin with.

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Posted by Steve Clevidence on 09/12/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: “"Unnatural Causes"

Don Brockett's involvement in this travesty of justice is trumped only by his support of the release of Lonnie Link, who murdered Det. Brian Orchard in 1983.

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Posted by ts52 on 09/12/2014 at 9:31 AM

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