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Re: “TONIGHT: Learn how to put on an event without breaking the law

Wish I knew this was coming

Posted by James on 08/19/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Spare Your Change

The author came close to addressing the real problem when she asked "who really benefits from this crusade?". the answer is the same people that created the problem.
Maybe we should have thought about vagrancy before we made our city a dumping ground for geiger and Airway heights correctional, then pushed the mentally ill into homelessness. Business is booming in the Spokane homeless services sector and there are plans to expand. It's in their interest to be the only source of help to the homeless and poor.
There are people in homeless services that go the extra mile after mile after mile for the poor. God bless them but they are compromised by the fact that they also serve the same people that have broken and poisoned everything in our culture out of fear, bigotry and greed.
Panhandling is a symptom. We have to address the disease.

Posted by it'sMeAgain on 08/19/2014 at 6:30 PM

Re: “STA board chair, member: Future of the Plaza isn't "dim"

Well if it was me i would shut the spoka e plaze down so there wont be any fights or drama so other people can be safe.

Posted by jamespayne12 on 08/19/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Rideshare Rumble

Boomer sounds like a real idiot. People use Lyft and Uber's APP, not website. So buying domains that nobody is going to anyway and then redirecting them to his dumbass site won't do diddlysquat for him. Nice job at staying irrelevant, idiot.

Posted by Chris on 08/19/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “STA board chair, member: Future of the Plaza isn't "dim"

All the commentary about the plaza may be having an affect. In the last two or three weeks there has been a significant reduction in the amount of loitering and behaviors that have been the source of opposition. Don't know why, but it's apparent.

Posted by muddydog on 08/19/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Science Fiction?

Can't wait for "Mark of the Beast" - comments, I'll go make some popcorn!

Posted by Steve Marriott on 08/19/2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “STA board chair, member: Future of the Plaza isn't "dim"

The Spokesman has posted a rebuttal to this blog on its "Spin Control" blog which attempts to discredit the Inlander's findings. The SR completely mischaracterized the councilman's comments and continues to show the Cowles family will stop at nothing in its attempt to remove the citizens of Spokane (and their transit network) from downtown Cowleston, I mean, downtown Spokane.

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Posted by NoRealNewsInGEG on 08/19/2014 at 5:47 AM

Re: “White people playing “devil’s advocate” are part of the problem

Verbose sciolism and nescient opinion that really amounts to nothing but fluff.

Posted by Hardcore Zen on 08/18/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Imaginary Friends

kudos for getting the furry fandom right.

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Posted by Derp on 08/17/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “White people playing “devil’s advocate” are part of the problem

Socrates was a white man who dedicated his life to being a devil's advocate. Supposedly he said that the unexamined life is not worth living.

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Posted by muddydog on 08/17/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Spare Your Change

@Brookbank: Are you suggesting that your recovery was due to your ethnicity, socio economic background or hand outs from panhandling? Or was it because you hit rock bottom, got help and put in the tedious work to maintain your sobriety?

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Posted by muddydog on 08/17/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Will the city council's liberal majority reverse sit-lie?

Can't the police cite City Council members? After all, they sit around downtown without doing much.

Posted by muddydog on 08/17/2014 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Crowded Out

Shame on all the staff and professionals that participated or stood by and allowed patients to be abused in this way. Shame on our government and our Washington representatives for cutting this vital funding. Their priorities are an embarrassment. They don't deserve their seat if they place such low value on human dignity. I'm ashamed to be a taxpayer in Washington and I'm ashamed of my fellow humans.

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Posted by human206 on 08/16/2014 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Law and Justice Council launches reform efforts, sets subcommittees

This process will take time, but at some point there should be a discussion about not just offenses or the needs of the offenders, but also the interests of the offended, i.e., the victims of crime. If some jackass steals my bike in broad daylight in front of the YMCA, I won't care too much about his needs or whether he's punished in a way that is in his best interests.

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Posted by muddydog on 08/16/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “MORNING BRIEFING: Don't Tweet from crime scenes

Start Snitchin'... On the police. Keep tweeting from crime scenes!

Posted by AndrewB on 08/16/2014 at 12:26 PM

Re: “White people playing “devil’s advocate” are part of the problem

If rape pillage and plunder has always been the barbaric nature of your ancestors, its not possible to remove that from the DNA memory of the new generations, is it? Remember actions speak louder

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Posted by mambo 3000 on 08/16/2014 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Spare Your Change

I took a large fall from grace after high school in Spokane. I ended up homeless on the streets of Seattle. I was lucky to be a white male from a middle class background with a high school diploma. When things took a turn for the better, society brushed the dirt off me and said essentially, "Get back in there, white boy, we need you." Given my white male status I have failed and been given more than one second chance others would be unlikely to get. Despite Mark Richard, DSP, and the private police forces (euphemistically called private security companies) harassing people in the shadows and in broad daylight, I will continue to reach my hand into my pockets and hand coins and bills to any human being I choose.

http://spokaneracism.wordpress.com/2008/02…

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Posted by DavidBrookbank on 08/16/2014 at 1:50 AM
Posted by DavidBrookbank on 08/16/2014 at 1:33 AM

Re: “Why Spokane artists had to go to Missoula to show their edgy work

I am glad that the artists found a place to show their work, even if it is outside of Spokane.

There needs to be a wider range of subject matter in art being shown in Spokane. Sometimes art pushes the envelope and makes people uncomfortable. That is okay and should be embraced and not be "taken down" because very conservative-minded people dislike it. I have always wondered why there wasn't a wider range of subject matter and why the scarcity of artistic nudes in art locally. Reading that art showings of that subject matter have been taken down after complaints now tells me why.

I hope they can bring the show to Spokane and that it gets publicized when it happens.

Posted by stuckherefornow on 08/15/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “White people playing “devil’s advocate” are part of the problem

Should a white, upper middle class male tell a person of color, a woman, or person who is lower income to sit down, shut up and listen just because of their ethnicity, gender or socio-economic class? If not, why is it acceptable for white, upper middle class males to be told this? Once you start repressing the free speech rights of one group, you've validated repression, and have no intellectually honest objection if it happens to you.

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Posted by muddydog on 08/15/2014 at 3:53 PM

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