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Re: “KHQ doesn't understand what "Common Core" math is

TV news people have nice hair.

Posted by Spokalou on 10/06/2015 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Municipal workers endorse Lichty in Spokane mayoral race

The primary goal of the mayor has always been to steal as much from his employees as possible, to cheat them out of as much of their earned benefits as humanly possible and to curse his employees as thieves every time he pops onto 920am to chat. Unless of course you are one of his hired minions, then you are paid like royalty regardless of qualifications.

City of Spokane employees have been funding their pension system( since it's inception) thru contributions of about 9% of their earnings, the city contributes slightly less towards the system. Unlike most cities, the pension is not an "unfunded liability". It is however a treasure chest waiting to be looted by elected officials, this mayor, like most previous mayor's dreams of replacing the millions of actual dollars with millions of dollars in junk bonds and promissory notes.

Local 270 employees pay a decent portion of their healthcare, fund their pensions and pay most of their own 457K. City employees have gone FIVE years without a cost of living raise and the mayor still thinks they make too much money and need to be sent deeper into poverty for the privilege of serving the citizens of Spokane. What you are seeing is the utter disrespect this man has for working men and women in Spokane. No raise for half a decade and he still wants to cut your wages and benefits. Really?

What exactly is "compensation more in line with the private sector"? Any ideas? Truth be told, most city jobs pay less than "private sector" jobs with similar qualifications. Employment with the city wins because it is relatively free from lay-offs and slow downs and the benefits are decent. If you want to raise a family, it is an okay place to work, with the exception of having to work for a mayor who has no respect for you.

We have a two-pronged attack on working residents in Spokane. You have the "envision" crowd, working to rob you blind, cripple you with high taxes and force you to pay the freight for the lazy dregs that they are courting for the next election. And from the right you have our beloved mayor, cursing his own employees, demanding they work for poverty wages for the benefit of his millionaire friends on the South Hill. If your neighbors did not leave you a spare million bucks, he only wants to see you when you empty the trash or serve his food.

City of Spokane employees deliver safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, refuse collection, police and fire protection and administer every function of a major city with few problems, no scandals, no crimes and very few complaints, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. And yet the mayor thinks they are overpaid thieves of tax dollars.

The question you should ask yourself when your ballot arrives is, why? Why vote for a man who wants to lower everyone's wages, destroy their retirements and decrease their benefits? He is not just after his own employees, he is working on behalf of any business that feels they have the right to pay slave wages to their employees. You never hear this man talk about improving the quality of life of the average person in Spokane, NEVER.

Why not vote for someone who wants to improve the quality of life for the working residents of the City of Spokane. YOUR, Quality of life never improves with Wal-Mart wages for working residents, lousy streets and higher take home pay for the South Hill elite. Their streets look pretty pot hole free when compared to anywhere else in town.

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Posted by whocares on 10/06/2015 at 12:56 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: “As finale approaches, follow Z Nation's blood trail through Spokane

In the episode going nuclear. My aunt and uncle's house is shown. Where the other guy who knows how to stop the plant from melting down is living is their house. My aunt told me afterwards the guns were still there in her China cabinets

Posted by Keisha Taylor on 10/06/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “What we know so far — and what we don't — about the mass shooting in Oregon

Drudge is saying that killer was a brit with black mother (but cnn or LA times referred to him as white supremicist). Is this true?

Posted by Frank Anthony on 10/05/2015 at 5:54 PM

Re: “This morning's top headlines

Looking at just the last decade, the records show that from FY 2002 to FY 2004 prosecutions jumped from 7,948 to 11,015, up by more than a third (38.6%). From the 2004 high, however, prosecutions declined to 7,465 in FY 2011, down by 32.2 percent. Then, in just the last year, prosecutions increased up to 7,774, or 4.1 percent higher than in the previous year.

According to the Idiot-in-Chief, we have a problem with firearms. According to HIS Justice Department, we have no problems since prosecutions are nearly record lows. About 7,500 federal firearms crimes are prosecuted annually.

According to most communist or socialist news outlets, 100,000 people are injured with firearms every year. That means at least 50,000 people are eligible for a federal firearms crime. 85% of these people do not get a second look by Obama and his Justice Department.

1.300.000 violent crimes, many with firearms, 152,000 armed robberies with firearms, 24,000 murders and assaults about 50% with guns and still they managed to prosecute ONLY 7,500 people.

The real problem with mass shootings is that they are typically some form of deranged leftist, filled with hate from listening to MSNBC and Obama and they snap. When this happens, they cannot blame themselves, socialists blame guns for their misdeeds.

Next week the Inlander will be running a story. It will ignore the racist and religious hate of this young man and blame guns for his crimes. It will yet again mock the victims of another criminal and ignore the fact this was a hate crime.

Posted by whocares on 10/05/2015 at 3:27 PM

Re: “What we know so far — and what we don't — about the mass shooting in Oregon

A man murdered people because of his racist and religious hatred of them and the socialists blame guns for the problem?

Strangely, they never scream to ban cars after a traffic accident. It is a person's fault, unless that person uses a gun, then is was the inanimate hunk of metal that drove him/her to kill.

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Posted by newguy on 10/05/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “A New Home

SO this joint will wind up being either a first stop, or a last, since very few students I've seen stop at three of anything, except, perhaps, leaves of kale.

Posted by Jerry Mcginn on 10/05/2015 at 1:21 PM

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: “KHQ doesn't understand what "Common Core" math is

Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

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Posted by Daniel.Walters on 10/05/2015 at 9:43 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: “KHQ doesn't understand what "Common Core" math is

Parents have real cause to be concerned about the quality of these new learning standards. To understand why, see this five-page study from the Washington Policy Center:

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Posted by Liv Finne on 10/04/2015 at 8:55 AM

Re: “KHQ doesn't understand what "Common Core" math is

Daniel Walter's, do you have children in public school? You are misinformed. I'm embarrassed for the Inlander, really expected better from you guys.

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Posted by Frustratedmom on 10/04/2015 at 8:50 AM

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

Re: “The Comic Book Shop & amp;amp; Merlyn's

Posted by Valerie Parkhurst on 10/04/2015 at 5:30 AM

Re: “CONCERT REVIEW: Neil Young made his own headlines at Spokane Arena

Besides being a bit too loud at times, it was a great show. The guy likes to rock.

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Posted by CR on 10/03/2015 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Ye Olde Government

Our three current county commissioners could speed this along by placing a home rule charter vote on the next possible election. It is too late for November 2015 unfortunately.

Commissioners should be elected by district in both the primary and the general elections, unlike now where they are elected by district in the primary, but not the general.

Prop 1 gives us no more or better representation.

Vote NO on county Proposition 1.

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Posted by True Justice on 10/03/2015 at 4:54 PM

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