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Community Comment archive for June 2012

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

On sick leave. 

Good evening, Netizens... At my ripening age in life, I am constantly surrounded by a mix of old and true friends, and a few ghosts that drift aimlessly around my memories giving me vast and plentiful memories of my past. What is perhaps most-distressing to…

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Not-so-serious criminal intent... 

Good morning, Netizens... Egods, it's just after 1:00 AM and as often is my habit, I have crawled forth from my bed-cave to answer an old man's natural call and check the news wires after an otherwise very arduous and terribly sad day of mayhem…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

David Horsey; Los Angeles Times

Vladimir Putin feeding war in Syria...

Good morning, Netizens... Vladimir Putin has never truly been a choir boy for democracy, or so suggests cartoonist extraordinaire David Horsey. In fact, aside from having served as a former KGB agent, Putin is as diabolical and just plain mean-spirited as the Russians were during…

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Post boom-boom....

Good morning, Netizens... In case you slept completely through it, last night we had one of Spokane's occasional thunderstorms, complete with sporadic heavy rains and hail. Having lived in the Midwest and portions of the Deep South, I suppose last night's thunderstorms weren't really all…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

Open letter to our Mayor and City Attorney... 

5/24/2012 DELIVERED IN PERSON Tony Bamonte 1308 E. 29th Avenue Spokane, WA 99203 Spokane Mayor David Condon Spokane City Attorney Nancy Isserlis City of Spokane, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201 Dear Mayor Condon and City Attorney Isserlis: Recent developments have exposed criminal…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012

Recommendations to the Commission: 

Good morning, Netizens... Last night the Use of Force Commission met and heard testimony on recommendations for enhancing police accountability. The sad part is that none of the Spokane news media were in attendance, despite the number of reasons they should have been. However, former…

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Associated Press

Ray Bradbury dies at age 91...

Good afternoon, Netizens... Ray Bradbury, one of my personal heroes, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer who paved the road of imagination for an entire generation of those who still believe in its power, has died at age 91 yesterday, and I fear the world of…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

Breast-Feeding Service Moms Gagged

Two local servicewomen who posed for photos in uniform as they breast-fed their children say they have been silenced by superiors. The photos, meanwhile, have spread across the Web amid a fresh wave of debate about breast-feeding in public. The photos were part of a…

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