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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.

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.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
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.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
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?

3 likes, 2 dislikes
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.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
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

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

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

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

Re: “Ye Olde Government

Ted, I agree with you and I'm voting NO on County Prop. 1 because we can do better.

There won't be any pressure on the County Commissioners to put a home rule charter on the ballot if the commission is simply increased to five from the current three.

Let's not mix up the issue of combining city and county governmental services (that helped the most recent home rule charter proposal to fail a number of years ago).

But if we're going to incur additional costs from having two more commissioners, let's have election and representation by district (to better protect the rights of minorities and represent the urban portion of the county). A home rule charter proposal can contain that language.

County Prop. 1 doesn't have that language. It simply increases the size of the commission to five.

The status quo is broken at the county level. But County Prop. 1 isn't the way to fix it. Vote NO on County Prop. 1.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DavidGreen on 10/03/2015 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Fall Out Boys

"The same year, retired Spokane Police Officer Brian Breen lodged another complaint against Straub, also alleging that he lied to city council by exaggerating the number of domestic violence cases fielded by Spokane police."

What was the outcome of that complaint Mr. Breen?

0 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by slednek509 on 10/03/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Chief Complaint

Allow me to clarify. Does this article tell us that Lichty is qualified for any particular job, including Mayor of Spokane?

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 10/03/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Inside or Out?

I got a push poll from the mayor and Biel. It attempts to more smear Lori Kinnear, rather than be a legitimate poll. What a nasty dirty tactic!

Posted by True Justice on 10/02/2015 at 8:29 PM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

Never forget that current city councilman Fagan is Eyman's long-time partner. Birds of a feather...

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by True Justice on 10/02/2015 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Chief Complaint

For one, it tells us that we need to question this mayor's judgment.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by True Justice on 10/02/2015 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Worked Up

An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, means responding to arguments by attacking a person's character, rather than addressing the content of their arguments. When used inappropriately, it is a fallacy in which a claim or argument is dismissed on the basis of some irrelevant fact or supposition about the author or the person being criticized.[2] Ad hominem reasoning is not always fallacious, for example, when it relates to the credibility of statements of fact or when used in certain kinds of moral and practical reasoning.[3]

Fallacious ad hominem reasoning is normally categorized as an informal fallacy,[4][5][6] more precisely as a genetic fallacy, a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TheGreenURL on 10/02/2015 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Man vs. Wolf

Hope the wolves escaped the fires

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by WatchingWolf on 10/02/2015 at 11:23 AM

Recent Comments

  • Re: Rideshare Rumble

    • It's cool to see these companies expand into Eastern Washington, this is really a testimony…

    • on October 7, 2015
  • Re: Worked Up

    • Lots of people losing jobs will be the result. Remember nobody is responsible for your…

    • on October 7, 2015
  • Re: Trouble at Ft. Hood

    • Where is this going to STOP? Ok, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury AREN"T necessarily the…

    • on October 6, 2015
  • Re: Worked Up

    • Is the Worker's Bill of Rights a good idea? Who knows. Putting extra dollars into…

    • on October 6, 2015
  • Re: Fall Out Boys

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