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Re: “I Saw You

I'm so sorry for you! Maybe there will be another someday. Don't give up hope!

Posted by LLL on 07/29/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “A Broken World

Potsie, as mentioned in this article local shelters were full that night.

I am not familiar with any services that Cup of Cool Water could offer to her at 2am on a Saturday. Pretty sure they are closed at that time. If I am mistaken please let me know as many of us will likely encounter someone with similar needs in the future.

The underlying issue is that we do not have a way to rapidly assess the need to involuntarily commit someone on a temporary basis for their own safety. Detox facilities can not hold people who do not want to be there. Patients can leave at any moment. The shelters told us to take her to the hospital. We are not professional social workers, so we took their advice. Retrospectively perhaps we should have tried to talk her into staying in a hotel room. I really don't know how that would have turned out.

Yes we must respect the rights and individual autonomy of people struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, but there are cases where "safe holds" may be the most compassionate option. Being "free" to get raped again and get messed up in the streets is no kind of freedom at all. It is gross to use "individual rights" as an excuse to turn the other way when people desperately need help. Before we lost sight of her there was a crew of male meth users who took notice of her out on the street. We know this because we stopped to try to talk with them and they told us they were all high. It was a living nightmare.

To DR C, I agree. We need so much more than platitudes. I believe that to be able to get to the solutions that are needed we must first show people the depth of the problem, and show them that action is always possible, however small and immediate. Not responding with whatever means are at our disposal is not an option. What do you think are solutions? I'm sure I will continue to explore such things in future pieces.

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Posted by Mariah on 07/29/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

Our liberal lemming majority on Spokane City Council are at it again.....

Don't fix the potholes but save the elephants.....

This feel good legislation is going to cost the taxpayers another million dollars or two after WE LOSE in court.

Interstate commerce is really old, established law and the aforementioned ignorant left wing nuts are more than happy to waste our tax dollars fighting it.

What's sad is as they are grandstanding in attempts to further their own political careers at our expense like Jon Snyder did, these buffoons are surrounded by product made from oil and are are wearing it.

Such ignorance and hypocrisy is an embarrassment to themselves and the City of Spokane.....

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 07/29/2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Train Tax?

The affected railroads will sue, arguing that the tax impermissibly burdens interstate commerce, which is the exclusive domain of the U.S. Congress pursuant to the Commerce Clause of the U.S. constitution. The taxpayer citizens will undoubtedly pay the cost of the litigation, which may be beyond the abilities of the City Attorney's office. The question is whether more attorneys' fees is the best allocation of limited tax revenues. Talk amongst yourselves.

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Posted by muddydog on 07/29/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Straub report cites at least 25 times that city officials were alerted to the chief's concerning behavior

Police employees and the Police Guild fail to even police themselves. All this going on but no ethics complaints filed.. nothing done but passing the buck. Many city employees union bargaining agreements don't even have the City Of Spokane Ethics Code as a requirement for employment. Zero accountability on all levels. That leaves a environment for more and more corruption and Bs from the Mayors office and throughout City Hall. www.RecallCondon.net #ChangeSpokane

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Posted by Jamie Pendleton on 07/29/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Straub report cites at least 25 times that city officials were alerted to the chief's concerning behavior

Good job...the Devil is in the details...lots of great stuff in the statements!

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Posted by Brian R Breen on 07/29/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Calling for Help

Chris Parker called 911 to ask for help, but instead he was given a jail cell, restraints, and a Tazor gun ! It is implied that he deserved to die at the hands of police officers because he owed child support, and had injested some meth. Why didn't these police officers take him immediately to hospital since he was also diabetic and his mind was mentally confused? Couldn't criminal charges wait until his health had stabalized and he had detoxed a little bit? Spokane has a meth problem, but why weren't these cops out there on streets in the community looking for meth and drug DEALERS inside of trying use Chris Parker in some way to get an easy charge so they wouldn't have to do an even bigger job as law enforcers? These cops are the cause of Chris Parkers death both directly and indirectly and it is a shame that they get paid to commit murder!

Posted by kathleen Tsipras on 07/28/2016 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

If you can get on the internet to wank, "commonsense" then you can fact check. Oh but you didn't even try.

Coal dust is not good for you to breathe.
http://midwestenergynews.com/2013/02/20/research-finds-additional-harm-from-coal-dust-exposure/

Spokane is not the only community to consider additional restrictions on uncovered loads.


"Crude shipments have skyrocketed from 29,605 cars in 2010 to 493,126 in 2014"

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-oil-train-explosions-20150313-story.html

It doesn't take a genius "commonsense" to realize that shipping of vastly increased quantities of flammables results in increased accidents, fireballs, spills, and damage.

Bakken crude is more volatile. It can and does go boom.


as an aside, "commonsense" the level of hate for anything related to government threatens us all when wing nuts decide to derail a train to serve their murderous aims.

I hope this never happens. This is another reason for safety and vigilance.


Spokane has way more to lose than any energy company if a fireball burns in the heart of downtown and contaminates our water


http://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/oil-spills?inline=nyt-classifier

And finally, don't spread lies about respirators and by implicit reasoning, black lung and fibrosis.

Maybe you've never seen anyone struggling to breath with respiratory disease, but I have. It is called suffocating to death.


http://www.npr.org/2012/07/09/156375910/black-lung-why-respirators-are-not-a-solution


http://scienceblogs.com/thepumphandle/2011/06/03/why-us-coal-miners-are-still-d/

I'd call you stupid, CS, but your level of ignorance and vitriol requires continued and regular maintenance.

Sad that this is how you've decided to put your "commonsense" to use.

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Posted by Wisdom on 07/28/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “I Saw You

Lo siento, dear ones. I shall drink my Java alone. It seems my beautiful bookworm is a no-show. :(

Posted by gbananas on 07/28/2016 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

So proud of
n our city council for taking this action

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Posted by Terry Hill on 07/28/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “For Love of the Land

Thank you to everyone who serves to keep CDA natural. I swam in the lake today at Tubbs Hill and it was clean and clear. After visiting Island Park, I am very grateful for the beautiful water we have here.

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Posted by Viv on 07/28/2016 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Battle from Both Sides

Nancy needs to go home. She has served her time on Spokane City Council without any real distinction.

Mumm needs to finish her term or better yet resign her seat and return to private the sector, forever. She has disgraced herself and her city.

Maybe she can seek a position at a non profit making sure people are in compliance with her legislation dealing with cruelty to Spokane elephants.......

This leaves Josh. Let's hope he can do a good job as a county commissioner or he is out in 4 years.

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 07/28/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Train Tax?

What a Bunch of Progressive Idiots . Next City Council elections can't come soon enough !

Oil Trains are no danger, speed limits through Spokane. Of all the nasty things transported by train, oil is pretty far down the list of worries.

Coal ??? Seriously how stupid are Stuckart and Co or do they actually believe the Environmental Activist drivel they regurgitate. NO where does coal leap from trains into peoples yards, Coal is inert, Coal is harmless to the Spokane river as a matter of fact tons and tons of it were purposely dumped in river to cap heavy metal sediments. Coal dust from trains is such a non issue it is ridiculous the outrageously stupid claims of Environmentalist. It is loaded and sprayed with dust inhibitors, even underground coal miners don't have to wear DUST Masks or respirators.... coal dust is so dangerous.....

Hopefully Spokane voters won't be duped by the morons behind this dumb initiative.

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Posted by CommonSense on 07/28/2016 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Hillary Clinton makes history, Daiquiri Factory guy in trouble again and other morning headlines

Hillary makes History ?

The way the Democrats ran here unopposed in the primary they could have nominated any women, possibly even one that isn't a crook and a Liar.....

Since they ( DWS DNC ) wouldn't let any serious Dem Primary candidates run against her it was pretty much a Joke Primary.

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Posted by CommonSense on 07/28/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “If We Voted Today...

The Left didn't seem so upset with Obama's man crush on Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, But Trump gets a pretty benign compliment from Putin and they go into a tithy with crazy absurd accusations.

The emails are pretty bad for the Democrats. Caught in a LIE, in desperation they try and deflect as usual.

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Posted by CommonSense on 07/28/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “A Broken World

You gave up too soon. You could have tried Spokane County Detox, Union Gospel Mission Womens Shelter, Catholic Charities, Cup of Cool Water, etc.

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Posted by Potsie on 07/28/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “WA attorney general fires back at states challenging federal transgender guidelines

Sorry to pop your bubble, but there have been several instances of males passing as trans using the women's rest room to take pictures or harass young girls and women. Ask Target how well their new policy is working.

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Posted by Dr C on 07/28/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “A Broken World

A touching story, but lacking in any concrete ideas as to how to solve the problem. Yes, we need to hear the stories, but we need to move beyond platitudes such as "If you are doing what you can in this broken world to help make sure everyone is treated with basic human dignity and respect, I thank you." What do we do? Where are the ideas that might work?

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Posted by Dr C on 07/28/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “NORTH HILL

Don't forget live Improv shows every Friday & Saturday at the Blue Door Theater. All-volunteer, non-profit amd hilarious!

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Posted by Susan Smith Lindsey on 07/28/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “If We Voted Today...

Re: Blaming Russia - What does him Trump and Putin admiring each other mean?

Seriously are we supposed to be hackled up like a frightened porcupines eyeballing mother Russia like its 1985 and we're still in the Cold War? I'm not ready to go to war in another country. My friends death's are pretty hard to get over and considering the number of Marines I still know in combat units...I'm not sure I want them pulling a Spartan like hold out in the Fulda Gap...because Putin is supposed to be my enemy.

I'm not supposed to be upset about DNC email links. But I am supposed to be upset that Trump and Putin find each other admirable?

I don't know man, I just don't know anymore.

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Posted by ATate on 07/28/2016 at 12:59 PM

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    • I'm so sorry for you! Maybe there will be another someday. Don't give up hope!

    • on July 29, 2016
  • Re: A Broken World

    • Potsie, as mentioned in this article local shelters were full that night. I am not…

    • on July 29, 2016
  • Re: Train Tax?

    • Our liberal lemming majority on Spokane City Council are at it again..... Don't fix the…

    • on July 29, 2016
  • Re: Train Tax?

    • The affected railroads will sue, arguing that the tax impermissibly burdens interstate commerce, which is…

    • on July 29, 2016
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