News from Seattle

 

Teachers in Seattle Public Schools overwhelmingly vote to strike. It is against the law for public employees to strike. That has not stopped the teachers in Seattle and Kent from striking. Law-breaking with no consequences.

Seattle man who harassed, punched business employees at Pike Place Market could see trial. Could?

And, in other news: Seattle City Council passes resolution to move forward with gas leaf-blower ban.

Seattle police and firefighters are leaving in droves. Parents are pulling their kids out of Seattle Public Schools to send them to private schools, or leaving town. Crime skyrockets.

And the City Council votes to ban gas-powered leaf blowers.

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  1. Percival Thatcher
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    Seattle and Denver are currently in a race to see who’s population is overtaken by Oklahoma City first. #TheNextSoonerBoom.

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  2. Jim McConnell Member
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    As usual, the city government has their priorities straight; concentrating on the critically important things.

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  3. Rodin Member
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    At least I will have a market for my battery-powered leaf blower when I am through needing it. Or maybe not if there is no electricity in the northwest by that time. 

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  4. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Leaf piles can be used as temporary homeless shelters–win-win.

    Maybe the cops and firemen should also strike in solidarity with the teachers (except for a detachment to guard the UHaul facilities and main roads out of town).

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  5. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Seattle and King County Police Guilds to give press conference on the “crisis” plaguing the area.  At noon PT today.

    Gee, I wonder what they have to say?

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  6. Old Bathos Moderator
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Seattle and King County Police Guilds to give press conference on the “crisis” plaguing the area. At noon PT today.

    Gee, I wonder what they have to say?

    The mayor and city council and, apparently a large part of the population are allowing the police forces to fade away with no new bodies, adequate resources nor backing needed to do the job.

    But maybe, just maybe, if you kids applaud and cheer during the presser like you did to make Tinkerbell get better, this whole government function will come back to life.  Or maybe not.

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  7. Fritz Coolidge
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Seattle and King County Police Guilds to give press conference on the “crisis” plaguing the area. At noon PT today.

    Gee, I wonder what they have to say?

    I do not know if this is the same story, but I heard a passing mention on the radio today that law enforcement from aroun the region has come together to endorse a candidate for the open seat as King County Prosecutor, Jim Ferrell, whose platform involves  . . . wait for it . . .  actually enforcing the LAW. Imagine.

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  8. kedavis Inactive
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    Fritz (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Seattle and King County Police Guilds to give press conference on the “crisis” plaguing the area. At noon PT today.

    Gee, I wonder what they have to say?

    I do not know if this is the same story, but I heard a passing mention on the radio today that law enforcement from aroun the region has come together to endorse a candidate for the open seat as King County Prosecutor, Jim Ferrell, whose platform involves . . . wait for it . . . actually enforcing the LAW. Imagine.

    Gotta wonder how long he’ll stay in that job, or how effective he can be, if the Deep City doesn’t want it.

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  9. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    The Seattle City Council is known for being hostile to law enforcement.  That’s why so many are leaving.  They know the city does not have their back.

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  10. Bishop Wash Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Seattle and Denver are currently in a race to see who’s population is overtaken by Oklahoma City first. #TheNextSoonerBoom.

    Didn’t Oklahoma City get one of Seattle’s sportsball teams? Now they’re going to pass them in population too? Go OKC!

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Seattle and Denver are currently in a race to see who’s population is overtaken by Oklahoma City first. #TheNextSoonerBoom.

    Didn’t Oklahoma City get one of Seattle’s sportsball teams? Now they’re going to pass them in population too? Go OKC!

    Seattle SuperSonics → Oklahoma City Thunder.

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  12. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Batteries are the future folks.  The government will make them so.  My battery leaf blower just stopped working.  Well I guess there goes the reliable part.  Anyway they are cheap.  Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries.  Well there goes the cheap part.  and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.  

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  13. kedavis Inactive
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Batteries are the future folks. The government will make them so. My battery leaf blower just stopped working. Well I guess there goes the reliable part. Anyway they are cheap. Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries. Well there goes the cheap part. and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.

    How old is it?  Before leaving Arizona I found a very nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that had apparently been discarded because the battery would no longer hold a charge.  I called the company and found that the battery was 1 year into a 3-year warranty, so they sent me a free replacement.  Now I have nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that cost me nothing!

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  14. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Yeah, and I just bought a new stick vacuum cleaner for our kitchen.  It has a long cord that plugs into the wall.

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  15. kedavis Inactive
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Yeah, and I just bought a new stick vacuum cleaner for our kitchen. It has a long cord that plugs into the wall.

    People used to throw away a lot of vacuums in Phoenix too.  I collected them.  Most times they just needed a new belt, but the people didn’t want to bother.  Sometimes it seemed like they just threw it away when it got full, and bought a new one.  (Could certain immigrants not realize that they can be emptied and used again?)

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  16. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Batteries are the future folks. The government will make them so. My battery leaf blower just stopped working. Well I guess there goes the reliable part. Anyway they are cheap. Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries. Well there goes the cheap part. and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.

    How old is it? Before leaving Arizona I found a very nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that had apparently been discarded because the battery would no longer hold a charge. I called the company and found that the battery was 1 year into a 3-year warranty, so they sent me a free replacement. Now I have nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that cost me nothing!

    Got it a couple of years ago.  RYOBI.  Battery will not hold a charge.

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  17. kedavis Inactive
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Batteries are the future folks. The government will make them so. My battery leaf blower just stopped working. Well I guess there goes the reliable part. Anyway they are cheap. Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries. Well there goes the cheap part. and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.

    How old is it? Before leaving Arizona I found a very nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that had apparently been discarded because the battery would no longer hold a charge. I called the company and found that the battery was 1 year into a 3-year warranty, so they sent me a free replacement. Now I have nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that cost me nothing!

    Got it a couple of years ago. RYOBI. Battery will not hold a charge.

    If “a couple” is less than three, perhaps even 5 (I think some Ryobi batteries have a 5-year warranty) you can get a free replacement.  Worth an 800 call.

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  18. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Batteries are the future folks. The government will make them so. My battery leaf blower just stopped working. Well I guess there goes the reliable part. Anyway they are cheap. Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries. Well there goes the cheap part. and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.

    How old is it? Before leaving Arizona I found a very nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that had apparently been discarded because the battery would no longer hold a charge. I called the company and found that the battery was 1 year into a 3-year warranty, so they sent me a free replacement. Now I have nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that cost me nothing!

    Got it a couple of years ago. RYOBI. Battery will not hold a charge.

    If “a couple” is less than three, perhaps even 5 (I think some Ryobi batteries have a 5-year warranty) you can get a free replacement. Worth an 800 call.

    Worth a shot but my luck seldom runs that way.

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  19. kedavis Inactive
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Batteries are the future folks. The government will make them so. My battery leaf blower just stopped working. Well I guess there goes the reliable part. Anyway they are cheap. Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries. Well there goes the cheap part. and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.

    How old is it? Before leaving Arizona I found a very nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that had apparently been discarded because the battery would no longer hold a charge. I called the company and found that the battery was 1 year into a 3-year warranty, so they sent me a free replacement. Now I have nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that cost me nothing!

    Got it a couple of years ago. RYOBI. Battery will not hold a charge.

    If “a couple” is less than three, perhaps even 5 (I think some Ryobi batteries have a 5-year warranty) you can get a free replacement. Worth an 800 call.

    Worth a shot but my luck seldom runs that way.

    Also worth noting that if you just wait long enough before calling, the warranty will have expired.  Some people follow that path because it seems to be easier for them.

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  20. Jim McConnell Member
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    Fritz (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Seattle and King County Police Guilds to give press conference on the “crisis” plaguing the area. At noon PT today.

    Gee, I wonder what they have to say?

    I do not know if this is the same story, but I heard a passing mention on the radio today that law enforcement from aroun the region has come together to endorse a candidate for the open seat as King County Prosecutor, Jim Ferrell, whose platform involves . . . wait for it . . . actually enforcing the LAW. Imagine.

    It’s hard to imagine a radical like that getting elected to anything in western Washington these days.

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  21. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Batteries are the future folks. The government will make them so. My battery leaf blower just stopped working. Well I guess there goes the reliable part. Anyway they are cheap. Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries. Well there goes the cheap part. and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.

    How old is it? Before leaving Arizona I found a very nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that had apparently been discarded because the battery would no longer hold a charge. I called the company and found that the battery was 1 year into a 3-year warranty, so they sent me a free replacement. Now I have nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that cost me nothing!

    Got it a couple of years ago. RYOBI. Battery will not hold a charge.

    If “a couple” is less than three, perhaps even 5 (I think some Ryobi batteries have a 5-year warranty) you can get a free replacement. Worth an 800 call.

    Worth a shot but my luck seldom runs that way.

    Also worth noting that if you just wait long enough before calling, the warranty will have expired. Some people follow that path because it seems to be easier for them.

    Had to wait online for 45 minutes.  Said they have to investigate and may send me a replacement if I qualify.  Time will tell if one shows up.

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  22. kedavis Inactive
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Batteries are the future folks. The government will make them so. My battery leaf blower just stopped working. Well I guess there goes the reliable part. Anyway they are cheap. Well the replacement battery cost $175 for 2 batteries. Well there goes the cheap part. and that is before I find the electric I can fill them with.

    How old is it? Before leaving Arizona I found a very nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that had apparently been discarded because the battery would no longer hold a charge. I called the company and found that the battery was 1 year into a 3-year warranty, so they sent me a free replacement. Now I have nice Ryobi cordless “leaf blower” that cost me nothing!

    Got it a couple of years ago. RYOBI. Battery will not hold a charge.

    If “a couple” is less than three, perhaps even 5 (I think some Ryobi batteries have a 5-year warranty) you can get a free replacement. Worth an 800 call.

    Worth a shot but my luck seldom runs that way.

    Also worth noting that if you just wait long enough before calling, the warranty will have expired. Some people follow that path because it seems to be easier for them.

    Had to wait online for 45 minutes. Said they have to investigate and may send me a replacement if I qualify. Time will tell if one shows up.

    They should be able to determine the manufacture date from the battery serial number, but if you have proof of purchase the warranty starts from there.

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  23. Sisyphus Member
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    Those leaf blowers really had it coming, though.

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