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TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2008

Our Police Our Selves 09/16/2008

Contact : Cpl Jon Strickland Date : 9/15/2008 Incident #: 08-283214At 1:56 this afternoon, Spokane Police officers, Spokane County Sheriff's deputies, and a Sheriff's K-9 unit responded to the 8500 block of North Standard in the City of Spokane after the son of the homeowner…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2008

Our Police Our Selves 09/15/2008

Contact : Cpl Jon StricklandDate : 9/13/2008 Incident #: 08-280690Three Classic Cars Stolen in Commercial Burglary At 04:04 this morning, a citizen telephoned police stating a burglary was in progress at 1126 W 2nd Ave, and that vehicles were being driven out of the dealership.…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2008

Walking for a Friend

It was a beautiful sunny morning, perfect for a walk with friends. I arrived at 9:00 and donned my ret hat, took my sweater off to show my purple shirt and made my way to Mirabeau Meadows to join my other Red Hat friends from…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 2008

Perceiving the truth...part I.

Good evening, Netizens...After a hiatus of more than a few days, I doggedly walked back to the entrance of the Virtual Ballroom this evening, tired but nonetheless almost glad to be home again... almost. Even from afar I could not help but witness the internecine…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2008

Question of the Day

How often do you arrive at work to see all your co-workers wearing the same color?How does that happen? Do you plan ahead? Or are you virtual siblings and your minds all think alike when you are getting dressed? Has anyone done a study of…

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What do you want

One of our bloggers gave a terrific idea for a post at Community Comment.What do you want from this particular blog? What restrictions or rules would you like enforced? Are we TOO restrictive? Not enough? How can we encourage communication? What would you like to…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2008

9-11 in retrospect...the seventh anniversary...

Good morning Netizens...Once again I have been forced by circumstances beyond my control to begin a message the night before, this time about my perceptions of the seventh anniversary of 9/11, only to end the message today. Someone, somewhere will inevitably ask the question, 'Where…

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2008

Sorry, no questions at this time... 

Good morning, Netizens...In our picture of the day, Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, poses for a picture with a supporter along a rope line at the conclusion of a campaign rally in Lebanon, Ohio, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) (September 09, 2008) Is…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2008

Mini-bush speaks to the masses...

Good afternoon, Netizens...I have continued to search for situations where Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has spoken on the public record but to little avail. In fact, it seems to me as if John McCain and his campaign team are doing everything in the power to…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2008

The Feds "absorb" Fannie and Freddie

Good morning, Netizens...Now that the Feds have taken over the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the question that seems foremost in everyone's mind is how does this affect me? The move of the Feds assuming control of both Fanny and Freddie has no…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2008

Quote of the Day September 7, 2008

I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), The Sign of Four, A Scandal in Bohemia

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 2008

The Truth Shall Set Them Free

Good morning, Netizens...Noted Spokane lawyer and playwright Bryan Harnetiaux is directing The Exonerated, a dramatic reading that tells the stories of five men and one woman who were freed from death row. Performances are at Spokane Civic Theatre this coming Friday and Saturday at 7:30…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2008

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2008

Protesters held hostage...

Good morning, Netizens...Here is a brief update with regard to the people trapped in Gaza City where Israeli forces are refusing to allow protestors to leave Palestinian territory peacefully. British journalist and peace activist Lauren Booth, right, sister-in-law of former British premier Tony Blair, who…

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And the baby slept through it all...

Good morning, Netizens...As I was watching Governor Sarah Palin step through her paces last night, eventually delivering her canned speech before an ecstatic convention floor, I was utterly amazed at how this tiny infant managed to remain asleep throughout the entire raucous event. The thought…

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2008

RIP Jerry Reed...

Good morning, Netizens...Jerry Reed has passed away.The old adage that the older one becomes the more familiar faces seem to pass on or simply fade away has come true yet again this morning. Actually, the death of actor and consummate guitar player Jerry Reed took…

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She's come a long way, baby...

Good morning, Netizens...In another of David Horsey's excellent political cartoons from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, we see yet another view of Sarah Palin. It seems, according to the cartoon qualities that Horsey has seized upon several times this week, the Republican die-hards consider Palin “interesting”. Many…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2008

MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2008

They Wouldn't Ask That, would they?

"How can a woman who just had a baby and also found out her 17 year old daughter is now pregnant handle the job of Vice President - and what happens when she is suddenly the President?"The problem I have with those questions Jeanie is…

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