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          Mountain Man Shouted Abortions, IUDs, and Condoms in Seattle, They Play Portland Tonight      Cache   Translate Page      
by Rich Smith
Mountain Man, doing the Lords work.
Mountain Man, doing the Lord's work. Rich Smith

Editor's note: This show review is from our Seattle-based sister paper The Stranger and describes Mountain Man's show last night in Seattle. Mountain Man play the Doug Fir tonight.

Well, okay, the three singers that form the folk group Mountain Man didn't "shout" about their reproductive health so much as they told charming stories about it.

When introducing a song about "deciding maybe not to have a baby," Amelia Meath, who's also the lead singer of Sylvan Esso, said, "I have to get my IUD replaced soon. Hopefully they're still legal." She then launched into a funny story about a gynecologist who referred to her copper IUD as "a little goddess woman who sits in your cervix and says 'no babies,'" holding out both arms to her side as if blocking eggs descending from two giant, invisible fallopian tubes. Another member of the group, Molly Erin Sarle, told an instructive anecdote about a pregnancy scare that involved a call to Planned Parenthood and also to her mother, plus a panic-purchase of a 32-pack of condoms. The band implored the sold-out crowd to vote, rightly suggesting that protections for women's health are on the ballot. They are. They always are. Now vote, damn it.

Judging by the applause and laughter and warm smiles from the pews, the stories were a welcome bit of blasphemy beneath the deconstructed rose window of Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.

(Before I get a bunch of Episcopalians blowing up the comments: according to Pew, the Episcopal church "supports abortion rights with some limits." And Saint Mark's in particular is known as a pretty progressive parish, all things considered.)

But Mountain Man didn't only stop by Seattle to preach (in this case, to the choir). They're also touring the country with a new album, Magic Ship. The sophomore effort dropped in late September, nearly a decade after 2010's Made The Harbor.

The new songs, like the old songs, are portals to a gentle, pastoral world pierced occasionally by memento mori and the pangs of fuckboydom. But the new stuff feels more mature—less about dating and hanging out in the woods, and more about navigating guilt, the real value of adult friendships, and nature's mix of grace and indifference. There's lust, life, death, Fiona Apple covers, and mountains with blueberries in bloom.

Onstage at Saint Mark's, with arms wrapped around each other's waists, the ensemble played with and against that type. In-between three part harmonies, they detailed the tiny drama of a stink bug that had crawled onto their microphone. They also talked about fucking and politics and abortion. That juxtaposition of the contemporary-urban with the backyard-bucolic characterizes their particular brand of Appalachian folk, which comes tinged with witchiness and irreverence. Their harmonies reflect this dynamic, too. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig lays a solid foundation, Meath adds playfulness and sweetness, and Sarle variously spikes the blend with welcomely sour notes and crystalline brightnesses.

Here's a premium example from the latest record:

This one gives you a sense of the kind of sisterhood energy Mountain Man is pumping out:

And in this song from the old album, one of the singers makes the noise a loon makes on a quiet lake, enacting the strangeness of the natural world freaking forth from nothingness. Or something. It sounds good:

Hearing Mountain Man sing is just a pleasant thing to happen in your life, and last night was a welcome hour of solace and comfort and humor the day before one of the most consequential elections in the history of the country—one of those things that reminds you that life isn't just a swirling hell of bad news and disappointment. Portlanders, definitely go to the show tonight and catch up on the 2018 results after.

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          Fashion Calendar: HYEI Studio Pop-up by Guillermo Bravo x SILVAE      Cache   Translate Page      
Two local brands will be featured at a special fashion pop-up at Love City Love in Seattle this Saturday, November 10th from 7-10 p.m. Guests of the HYEI Studio Pop-Up will get to shop womenswear from indie brand SILVAE and be among the first to check out footwear, apparel, and accessories by emerging brand Guillermo Bravo.

The event will include a dye lab and drinks from 7-10 p.m. and remain open until 1 p.m for a dance party with Young Strong. Come celebrate local fashion and meet designer Deborah Roberts of SILVAE and Luis Velez of Guillermo Bravo. #ShopLocal #SeattleFashion



What: HYEI Studio Pop-Up by Guillermo Bravo and SILVAE
When: Saturday, November 10
Where: Love City Love 1402 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122
Time: 7-10 p.m. / Dance Party 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
RSVP: Via Facebook


          A Warning From Seattle to Amazon’s HQ2       Cache   Translate Page      
Tech companies and their employees love big cities, but Amazon needs to do better for people who live in any city chosen for its second headquarters.
          Oakland Raiders 2018/19 Week 08      Cache   Translate Page      


An dieser Stelle berichte ich über die Spiele meines favorisierten Football-Team, den OAKLAND RAIDERS  sowie alle restlichen Ergebnisse der NFL...



Oakland Raiders - Indianapolis Colts 28:42

Eigentlich sollte eine freie Woche einem Team helfen, um verletzungsfreier und optimierter in die nächsten Spiele zu gehen; bei den Oakland Raiders kamen jedoch nur Hiobsbotschaften: Running Back Marshawn Lynch landete auf der Verletztenliste und Wide Receiver Amari Cooper wurde zu den Dallas Cowboys abgegeben. Man kann sagen, dass damit weitere Waffen des Angriffs genommen wurden. So brauchten die Raiders auch das gesamte erste Quarter, ehe sie auf Trab kamen. Bis dahin hatten allerdings die Gäste schon zehn Punkte geholt. Ohne große Gegenwehr marschierte Quarterback Andrew Luck mit seinem Angriff über das Feld und fand abschließend Tight End Mo Alie-Cox über 26 Yard zum Touchdown. Anschließend  legten sie noch ein Field Goal von Kicker Adam Vinatieri aus derselben Entfernung nach. Ein toller Pass von Quarterback Derek Carr über 31 Yard auf Wide Receiver Seth Roberts brachte im zweiten Quarter die ersten Punkte für Oakland. Nun schien der Spielmacher beflügelt und fand im nächsten Drive Tight End Jared Cook über 25 Yard zur 14:10 Führung. Knapp vor der Pause wurde es dann Liga-Historisch: Vinatieri traf ein Field Goal aus 25 Yard und war nun mit 2.547 der Rekordhalter für erzielte Punkte. Im dritten Quarter konnten die Raiders den Aufwind nutzten und marschierten über das Feld. Carr selber überbrückte mit einem Sprung den letzten Yard zu seinem ersten Touchdown und dem 21:13. Nun zeigten die Colts aber die Schwächen der Raiders auf - sie ließen immer wieder 'Big Plays' zu und so fand Luck schließlich Tight End Eric Ebron über 20 Yard und einem Zwei-Punkte-Erhöhung zum Ausgleich. Aber auch Carr kam schnell über das Spielfeld und fand den erst in de Woche engagierten Wide Receiver Brandon LaFell über sechs Yard zum 28:21. Das vierte Quarter sollte aber dann die Entscheidung bringen. Erstmal glichen die Colts aus, als Running Back Marlon Mack die letzten drei Yard überbrückte. Dann hielt die Abwehr die Gäste und Luck jagte seine Mannen erneut zum Touchdown, als er schließlich Tight End Jack Doyle über 10 Yard bediente. Oakland wollte nun den Ausgleich zurück holen, doch bei einem Versuch zu mehr Raumgewinn verlor Running Back Doug Martin den Ball, den Indianapolis in aussichtsreicher Position eroberte. Ruckzuck hatte Mack mit nur noch einem zu überbrückenden Yard die Führung aus 42:28 ausgebaut. Oakland kam zu keinen weiteren Punkten mehr und muss einsehen, dass die Saison mit nun 1-6 gelaufen zu sein scheint. Die Lichtpunkte sind nämlich viel zu wenig!


Tight End Jared Cook punktete für die Raiders...
(photo: ©raiders.com)

Die weiteren Ergebnisse der NFL:
Houston Texans - Miami Dolphins 42:23
Jacksonville Jaguars - Philadelphia Eagles 18:24
Carolina Panthers - Baltimore Ravens 36:21
Chicago Bears - New York Jets 24:10
Cincinnati Bengals - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37:34
Detroit Lions - Seattle Seahawks 14:28
Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos 30:23
New York Giants - Washington Redskins 13:20
Pittsburgh Steelers - Cleveland Browns 33:18
Arizona Cardinals - San Francisco 49ers 18:15
Los Angeles Rams - Green Bay Packers 29:27
Minnesota Vikings - New Orleans Saints 20:30
Buffalo Bills - New England Patriots  6:25
spielfrei:
Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
Los Angeles Chargers
Tennessee Titans

AFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New England Patriots  6   2   0
2. Miami Dolphins        4   4   0
3. New York Jets         3   5   0
4. Buffalo Bills         2   6   0  

AFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Cincinnati Bengals    5   2   0
2. Baltimore Ravens      4   4   0
3. Pittsburgh Steelers   5   2   1
4. Cleveland Browns      2   5   1

AFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Houston Texans        5   3   0
2. Tennessee Titans      3   4   0
3. Jacksonville Jaguars  3   5   0
4. Indianapolis Colts    3   5   0

AFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Kansas City Chiefs    6   1   0
2. Los Angeles Chargers  5   2   0
3. Denver Broncos        3   5   0
4. Oakland Raiders       1   6   0


NFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Washington Redskins   5   2   0
2. Philadelphia Eagles   4   3   0
3. Dallas Cowboys        3   4   0
4. New York Giants       1   7   0
  
NFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Minnesota Vikings     4   3   1
2. Chicago Bears         4   3   0
3. Green Bay Packers     3   3   1
4. Detroit Lions         3   4   0

NFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New Orleans Saints    6   1   0
2. Carolina Panthers     5   2   0
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  3   4   0
4. Atlanta Falcons       3   4   0

NFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Los Angeles Rams      8   0   0
2. Seattle Seahawks      4   4   0
3. Arizona Cardinals     2   6   0
4. San Francisco 49ers   1   7   0

          Alice in Chains en concert à Paris le 28 Mai avec le Black Rebel Motorcycle Club !      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Dealer Vehicle Solutions Specialist - Cox Automotive - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Director of News Technology - Cox Media Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Viaduct celebration: Unaffordable      Cache   Translate Page      

When our family read about the activities planned for the opening of the tunnel, especially the bike ride, we all became excited. We have driven on the viaduct for decades and have closely followed the construction progress of “Big Bertha.” What fun it would be to say farewell to the old viaduct and hello to […]
          Thank you, Washington: Voting made easy      Cache   Translate Page      

My grown daughter suggested that my wife and I host a “voting party.” Washington is only one of three states — with Oregon and Colorado — to hold elections entirely by mail. Our ballots arrive early, and there is plenty of time to vote. You want to see civics in action? Gather around a dining-room […]
          Papa John’s still struggling after founder’s departure      Cache   Translate Page      

Papa John’s continues to struggle with the fallout from its founder’s noisy departure, but its CEO says a new ad campaign is helping turn things around. The pizza chain said Tuesday it lost $13 million in the third quarter, a 160 percent decline from the July-September period a year ago. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, […]
          Tennessee man gets life in prison for officer’s killing      Cache   Translate Page      

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Tennessee has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Shelby County judge Lee Coffee read the sentence for 41-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn on Tuesday after a jury recommended the punishment. Prosecutors had sought […]
          Polls close in eastern Kentucky and parts of Indiana, as nation votes in first midterm elections of Trump’s presidency      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — Polls close in eastern Kentucky and parts of Indiana, as nation votes in first midterm elections of Trump’s presidency.
          Seahawks add a cornerback and re-sign Troymaine Pope to practice squad while waiting on Bruce Irvin      Cache   Translate Page      

Seahawks made a few moves Tuesday that appear designed as insurance due to injuries to other players.
          Couple gets life sentences in torture killing of Kansas man      Cache   Translate Page      

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A couple has received the maximum sentence for torturing and killing a Kansas man in a crime that the judge called “horrific beyond imagination.” Jeff and Heidi Hillard were recently convicted of participating in the November 2016 killing of 33-year-old Scottie Goodpaster Jr. of Wichita. Both were sentenced to life in […]
          Judge approves restructuring for Puerto Rico government bank      Cache   Translate Page      

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a bankruptcy-like process for Puerto Rico has approved the restructuring of the island’s Government Development Bank in a move that officials called a “major milestone.” The government issued a statement saying Tuesday’s ruling is a significant step forward for the U.S. territory as it tries […]
          ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’: Lisbeth Salander gets trapped in a conventional spy thriller      Cache   Translate Page      

The “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series continues, with Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, but it feels as though the franchise is running out of fresh ideas. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
          Assault charge dropped against Atlanta rapper T.I.      Cache   Translate Page      

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a simple assault charge against rapper T.I. but are moving ahead with charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct stemming from his May arrest outside his Atlanta-area home. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports T.I. faces the misdemeanor charges in Henry County court. Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland […]
          Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘All Premiere’ ranges from sublime to sardonic      Cache   Translate Page      

Alejandro Cerrudo’s glorious “Silent Ghost” is the centerpiece and highlight of PNB's “All Premiere” evening of contemporary works, running through Nov. 11.
          Mike Leach praises freshman OL Abraham Lucas: ‘One of the best offensive linemen in the conference’      Cache   Translate Page      

Redshirt freshman Abraham Lucas anchors the right side of an offensive line that has allowed just seven sacks in nine games.
          Pro and college football games dominate the TV ratings      Cache   Translate Page      

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football. Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” Green Bay-New England contest was the top-rated NFL game of the season […]
          Tennessee faces defining choice in open US Senate contest      Cache   Translate Page      

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn are asking Tennessee voters to make polar-opposite statements Tuesday when they decide a critical, $85 million-and-counting U.S. Senate race. A win for Bredesen would show Tennesseans prefer the popular former two-term governor’s pledge to be independent in Washington, even though he’s a Democrat in […]
          AP survey: Health care, immigration high on voters’ minds      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care and immigration were high on voters’ minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by The Associated Press. AP VoteCast also shows a majority of voters considered President Donald Trump a factor in their votes. A majority of voters […]
          AP VoteCast survey shows health care, immigration were high on voters’ minds as they cast ballots in the midterms      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP VoteCast survey shows health care, immigration were high on voters’ minds as they cast ballots in the midterms.
          Cyprus president: Decentralized government best for peace      Cache   Translate Page      

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus took to the airwaves on Tuesday to defend his proposal for a more decentralized federal government he contended would function better if a reunification deal is reached with the ethnically divided nation’s breakaway Turkish Cypriots. President Nicos Anastasiades said that giving more authority to the island’s Greek […]
          A political year dominated by women faces its electoral test      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — The midterm elections brought a surge of female candidates to ballots across the country. Now, in a year that has been defined by the political awakening and activism of women, Election Day is testing whether those women will reach record-breaking numbers in Congress and in governor’s mansions across the country. In the […]
          More bones unearthed at Vatican embassy as coroner weighs in      Cache   Translate Page      

VATICAN CITY (AP) — More bones were found on the grounds of the Vatican embassy in Italy, adding grisly new evidence to the growing mystery over who was buried on Holy See territory and why. As police returned to the compound Tuesday, coroner Giovanni Arcudi said preliminary examinations of bones found last week indicated they […]
          Democrats aim to win supermajority in Oregon Legislature      Cache   Translate Page      

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats have a chance to win one more seat each in the state Senate and House in Tuesday’s election. If they do that and hang onto existing seats, they’ll reach a three-fifths supermajority in both chambers. That would give them a better shot at increasing corporate taxes in a state where […]
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          A Dose of Instagram      Cache   Translate Page      

A few random images from my day…

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A few random images from my day…

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A few random images from my day…

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A few random images from my day…

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          SQL work-vacation, Monday (#Workation #PASSSummit)      Cache   Translate Page      

Hello again! Sunday, I wrote that we’re here in Seattle for the PASS Summit, and that it’s my tenth year. AND that I’m doing daily “letters home” to you fine folk, just like I’m away at summer camp. We’re still just a day or three away from the start of the Summit itself, depending on how you … Continue reading SQL work-vacation, Monday (#Workation #PASSSummit)

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          SQL work-vacation, T-2 days (#Workation #PASSSummit)      Cache   Translate Page      

We are at PASS Summit 2018 in Seattle, and I will write a bit about each day I'm here, just because it might be useful. Or, in a year or two, nostalgic. Or just to have something like letters from camp: "Hi there, internet friends, today at camp it rained some more, and I talked to 30 new friends, and I got a squishy stress ball from the vendor in the next booth..."

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          NWMLS: Inventory up big from 2017, sales slip      Cache   Translate Page      

October market stats were published by the NWMLS today. Home prices were basically flat from September, and inventory dropped a bit but was up dramatically from 2017. Sales continued to slip from last year as well. September's year-over-year listing growth was an all-time record at 68 percent, but October's 86 percent blew that out of the water…

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          Ramp Agent - Swissport International Ltd. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Swissport International Ltd. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Fueling and Aircraft...
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          Cargo Warehouse Agent - Swissport International Ltd. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Swissport International Ltd. Comply with Swissport Standard Operating Procedures and Policies. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground...
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          Passenger Services Agent- Bilingual: English/Korean Speaking - Swissport International Ltd. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Swissport International Ltd. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Travel Services,...
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          Passenger Services Agent - Bilingual (English/Japanese) - Swissport International Ltd. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Swissport International Ltd. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Fueling and Aircraft...
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          Passenger Services Agent- Bilingual: English/Mandarin/Chinese Speaking - Swissport International Ltd. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Swissport International Ltd. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Travel Services,...
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          Fueling Agent - Swissport International Ltd. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Swissport International Ltd. Must comply with Swissport SOPs and policies. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services...
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          Passenger Services Agent - Swissport International Ltd. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Swissport International Ltd. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Fueling and Aircraft...
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          Corré al cine      Cache   Translate Page      

El Buenos Aires Running Film Festival (BARunFF), el primer festival competitivo de cine de running de Argentina y Latinoamérica, comenzó en nuestro país este lunes y se extenderá hasta el miércoles en Village Cines. El running es protagonista, con la exhibición de maravillosas historias en formato de cortometrajes y largometrajes.

El BARunFF busca unir cultura y deporte, y crea un nuevo espacio de difusión para films que promueven valores como el esfuerzo, la superación personal, el logro, la amistad, la vida sana, el deporte y la conexión con el medio ambiente.

El programa cuenta con cortometrajes y largometrajes de Estados Unidos, Canadá, Inglaterra, Chile, Escocia, Polonia y Argentina, un total de 18 piezas que se proyectarán durante los tres días.

Algunos de los films destacados de esta competencia son: “Run free–The true story of Caballo Blanco”, sobre la leyenda americana del hombre conocido como “caballo blanco” que creó una carrera para preservar la tradición deportiva de los indios Tarahumara; “Life on the fells”, cuenta la historia del ultracorredor Adam Briggs, a quien ni su trasplante de corazón ni sus más de 60 cirugías han podido alejarlo de su pasión. También el premiado documental “Running the 184”, en el que varios corredores, entre ellos el ultramaratonista Jeff Galloway, vencen sus limitaciones físicas logrando inspirar a otros a tener una vida más sana.

El BARunFF es uno de los tres únicos festivales dedicados al cine Running en todo el mundo: los otros dos son en Seattle (Estados Unidos) y Sidney (Australia), lo que lo convierte en el único de su tipo en Latinoamérica.

El Jurado está integrado por el corredor y periodista Daniel Arcucci, el economista Martín Tetaz, el actor Christian Sancho, la influencer runner Florencia Zimmerman, el DJ Tommy Muñoz, y el corredor ultramaratonista Juan Martín Saab.

Las entradas al BARunff pueden adquirirse en www.villagecines.com.ar


          Collins Dictionary chooses ‘single-use’ as word of the year      Cache   Translate Page      

LONDON (AP) — Collins Dictionary says we’re hearing a lot more of “single-use.” The adjective applied to disposable plastic products has been named the dictionary’s 2018 word of the year. Collins says use of the term has risen fourfold since 2013, as pollution climbs the political agenda. Other entries on the dictionary’s list of new […]
          Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont re-elected to Senate      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont re-elected to Senate.
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          Election 2018: View Washington state and local results by race      Cache   Translate Page      

View state and local election results by race and see county-by-county results for key statewide races. Uncontested races are not included. For complete Washington state results, visit the Washington Secretary of State. More coverage is available in our Election 2018 and Local Politics sections.
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          Seattle home prices down $80,000 from peak amid unprecedented spike in homes sitting unsold      Cache   Translate Page      

Sellers of both brand-new homes and bottom-of-the-market houses are reacting to the shift by lowering prices and offering deals to prospective buyers.
          Champs League: Barca through, Griezmann scores, Monaco out      Cache   Translate Page      

PARIS (AP) — With voting for the 2018 Ballon d’Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday. Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund […]
          Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into stands      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball into the stands after a game. The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. The incident occurred at the end of the Celtics’ 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on […]
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SEVENTY-FIVE Amazon employees and supporters rallied on Halloween against Amazon selling its “Rekognition” real-time facial recognition software to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The rally took place in front of Amazon’s “Seattle Spheres,” large glass circular buildings in downtown Seattle that are locally referred to as “Bezos’ Balls,” and was organized by Northwest Detention Center Resistance.

While Rekognition has come under fire for being an inaccurate, racist and repressive invasion of privacy, the focus of the rally was on the use of the software by ICE.

As rally organizers explained, “Amazon is enabling ICE to apply new technologies...to undermine...local protections that have been hard fought and won by immigrant rights organizers. They are expanding the reach of immigration enforcement, making detentions and deportations more likely.”

A recent article at SocialistWorker.org noted the dystopian effects of the software, which is “designed to identify up to 100 faces in an image or video, and can identify the emotions and actions of subjects. In the hands of the police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the National Security Agency (NSA), this poses an existential risk to privacy, oppressed groups, left organizations and any other targeted person.”

Seattle activists protest Amazon's collaboration with ICE
Seattle activists protest Amazon's collaboration with ICE

In keeping with the Halloween theme, demonstrators wore masks of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — the world’s richest man — with devil horns. The masks also symbolized the attempt to protect faces from Amazon surveillance.

The rally was in solidarity with the hundreds of Amazon employees who have signed a petition against selling Rekognition to ICE and other repressive agencies.

Protesters shouted “No tech for ICE!” Speakers at the rally included representatives from Northwest Detention Center Resistance, Mijente, the radical Filipino activist group Bayan, the Muslim community and other groups.

Though the resistance by Amazon employees is encouraging, so far Bezos has refused calls to restrict sales of the software to repressive agencies like ICE, saying that if Amazon didn’t sell it, some other company would sell similar software. (A similar rationale could have been used decades ago by IBM in selling its punch card technology to Hitler for use in the Nazi death camps.)

At the same time, Bezos has tried to publicly position himself as a critic of Donald Trump and his immigration policies, telling the Wall Street Journal, “This country is a gem...There aren’t other countries where everybody is trying to get in. I’d let them in if it were up to me. I like them. I want all of them in."

But Bezos’ actions belie his words. It will take a much stronger movement, including increased actions by Amazon workers, to stop the company’s cooperation with ICE.


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EDUCATION WORKERS in the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) voted to approve the latest contract with the New York City Department of Education, with 80 to 85 percent of teachers supporting ratification and with slightly higher percentages among other titles.

But occupational and physical therapists rejected their contract out of anger at long-standing unmet demands for pay parity with pedagogues who have similar education levels. The maximum salary for speech therapists, for example, is over $27,000 more than for occupational and physical therapists.

Now it will be up to these members, along with their brothers and sisters in other titles, to press the union to mobilize as they go back to the table for a better deal.

However, for the rest of the membership, this contract — with below-inflation raises, massive givebacks in health care and an inadequate plan for rescuing struggling schools in the Bronx — falls far short of meeting the needs of the educators and students in New York City public schools.

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UFT President Michael Mulgrew speaks to reporters (flickr)

While the approval margin seems overwhelming at first glance, it was only achieved by the anti-democratic practices of the UFT leadership.

Led by the autocratic Unity Caucus, the union leadership negotiated the contract during the summer when teachers were away, with a negotiating committee forbidden to discuss the contract with the rank and file. Then the ratification was rammed through over two and a half weeks, months before the current contract expires in February 2019.

In taking this approach, UFT leaders deprived the membership of time to study the details of the contract — and time for a “vote no, stay union” opposition to form. They also deceptively insisted to members that the contract contained no givebacks, that raises kept pace with the rate of inflation, and that the contract was “member made” with input from rank-and-filers.

In reality, among other worrisome concessions, the contract contains over $1 billion in health care givebacks and the implementation of a two-tiered system of health care benefits for the first time. Furthermore, the agreement doesn’t meet the growing needs of students and vulnerable communities in a city with record levels of segregation and student homelessness.

There are a few standout gains in the contract: the reduction of the required minimum number of yearly observations for each teacher from four to two and increased job security for paraprofessionals, the least protected members of the union.

The UFT leadership has brought worse contracts to the membership to be voted on in the past. Nevertheless, this is a concessionary contract at a time when the city is sitting on a large budget surplus and when teachers are making significant gains both for themselves and their students across the country, through radical actions including strikes.

A major shift in strategy is needed in order to both ensure fair conditions for both public school educators and students — one that looks away from alliances with politicians and toward the radical tactics that were on display in the teacher strikes and rebellions this year in states like West Virginia, Arizona and Washington.

Such a strategy will also need to rely on a key lesson of the successful 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike — by creating an alliance between the teachers’ union movement and students and parents.


AT A moment when unions should be looking to involve more members, the leadership’s rush to vote sent the message to members that their voices aren’t important.

On October 11, a deal was announced in a press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza and UFT President Michael Mulgrew — in which Carranza spoke of Mulgrew as his, “Brother from another mother.”

Many members wondered why the leadership called a special Delegate Assembly for the next day, given that the upcoming monthly DA was already scheduled to take place within the week, on October 17.

Delegates only received short statements from Mulgrew and the chancellor. They didn’t receive the entire 63-page Memorandum of Agreement until just over an hour before the meeting.

At the meeting, the vast majority of the time was spent by Mulgrew making a PowerPoint presentation selling the contract.

The limited period for discussion — in which no member of the UFT’s opposition caucuses were called on — nevertheless included several speakers who had contrary views on the contract. One member called for a delay in the vote so that chapter leaders and delegates could have time to read the proposal for themselves.

The meeting voted to send the contract to members for ratification, but DOE educators were only given until October 31 to complete the voting process.

The contract itself is the result of a long-standing negotiating process for New York City public-sector union contracts called “pattern bargaining” — in which the first city union that negotiates a contract sets the “pattern” on issues such as health care and wages for the rest of the unions on the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC). In this round, AFSCME Local DC 37 ratified its contract at the end of June, which set the pattern.

The UFT leadership argued that aspects of the contract that were part of the original pattern bargaining agreed to by AFSCME were therefore off the table during subsequent UFT negotiations and impossible to reopen.

However, there have been times when unions have attempted to buck this trend — or when the city has. For example, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg held out in granting the UFT the same pattern of raises that other city unions got for the entirety of his 12 years in office.

Astonishingly, in their attempts to sell the contract to the rank and file, UFT leaders even made the deceptive argument to members that the billion-plus dollars in health care givebacks weren’t contained in the contract because they were part of the original pattern bargaining.


IN TERMS of wages and health care, the contract represents a significant step back for New York City educators.

Kit Wainer, a social studies teacher and UFT chapter leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School in Brooklyn, says he voted “no” for two main reasons: “First, the fact that the raises don’t keep pace with inflation. Second, voting to force first-year teachers into an inferior health plan, even if for only a year, violates my sense of basic union solidarity.”

Annual raises for the 43-month life of the contract will be 2 percent, 2.5 percent and 3 percent — which, despite claims to the contrary by the UFT leadership, won’t meet projected rates of inflation.

We also aren’t keeping up with wage increases for workers throughout the New York City area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, wages had increased for New York City-area workers by 3.0 percent in the year preceding June 2018.

This contract marks the second agreement in a row with significant concessions on health care. In the last round, the MLC agreed to find a total of $3.4 billion in savings, which resulted in steep increases in co-pays — including $150 for ER visits and $50 for urgent care visits, among other cuts.

In this round, the MLC has agreed to $1.1 billion in cuts over the course of the contract, while also agreeing to a second tier in our health care for the first time. New hires will be required join a significantly more restricted HIP-HMO network for one year, after which they will be able to choose the health plan they prefer.

A new program for high-needs schools, especially in the Bronx, will have a pay differential for teachers in those schools. Unfortunately, the differential will be different for different license areas, creating divisions inside the workforce.

Plus, the additional support appears to be a school-based committee that will primarily look at school data to set goals for improvement, and would require the agreement of the school’s UFT chapter leader and principal, though the details are sketchy.

Mulgrew touted this plan as visionary in his DA presentation. But these are clearly retread market-based solutions. A visionary plan would have included drastically reduced class sizes, expansion of sometimes limited academic opportunities, and additional resources to provide extracurricular activities and further academic support.

There are several additional concessions that will leave most members unsatisfied about the key challenges that they face day to day in the schools:

The union agreed to allow a new “psychological evaluation” for incoming teachers — the details of which are completely unclear at this time.

The creation of additional out-of-classroom positions that come with higher pay will create more divisions between teachers and make it harder to lower class sizes.

Pay differentials for additional education will become more difficult to get, as newer teachers will be required to get new “A+” credits for the differentials. Ironically, the UFT itself will be one of the providers of these credits, and so will end up profiting from the change.

The union agreed to allow an additional dean in schools, weakening the power of school chapters that previously had to vote to create the position.


AMONG THE notable gains in the contract, unpaid suspensions of paraprofessionals will now be subject to review by an arbitrator review and will be limited in duration.

Observation minimums have been reduced, bringing New York City more in line with the rest of the state. However, educators with lower ratings still face more observations, so the change brings no relief to those targeted by abusive administrators.

Grievances for oversized classes will be subject to an expedited calendar for informal resolution at a district and citywide level.

But as Kit Wainer points out, in a mid-October settlement of a grievance regarding nine oversized classes, “an arbitrator issued an order requiring the principal to equalize all classes. Under the new procedure, we would not have been able to request an arbitration hearing until at least October 10, which means we would not have gotten a ruling until sometime in November.”

Similarly, safety and consultation issues will have an informal resolution process, which can be eventually taken to arbitration. There is also a strengthening of the anti-retaliation language in the contract to bring harassment under binding arbitration.

Overall, however, with the exception of the drastic concessions on health care, both the gains and givebacks in this contract are relatively minor compared to what is not included.

Class size limits remain at levels that are unacceptably high for education, unchanged for more than 50 years. Also unchanged is a funding system that penalizes more senior employees and has consigned many veteran members from closed schools to circulating without a permanent position.


THE MEAGER salary increases come at a time when educators elsewhere are demanding more — and winning.

For example, educators in Washington state were able to force the state to release funds to increase teacher salaries — and they followed up with a wave of strikes and actions that led to annual salary increases ranging from 10.5 percent in Seattle to 20 percent and more elsewhere in the state.

Meanwhile, New York City is projecting a budget surplus of $4.6 billion for fiscal year 2018, the largest in 10 years. If this is the best that we can do while the economy is doing relatively well and the city’s coffers are flush, what should we expect when the economy takes a downturn?

A “progressive” mayor who campaigned on the slogan of “a tale of two cities” should be forced to do better than making the working class pay for health care concessions.

A great place to start looking for an alternative vision would be the example of educators in the “red state rebellions” — who mobilized rank-and-file members in a series of escalating actions that culminated in walkouts and dragged union leaders behind them.

The entire political landscape around education has changed since last spring’s teachers strikes. Walkouts in red states have spilled over into liberal strongholds like Washington — with strikes in Los Angeles and Oakland possible in the coming months.

One result of the educator rebellion has been that public opinion about teachers and striking has shifted drastically. There is broad public support for these kind of actions: A recent poll found that “78 percent of public school parents (and 73 percent of the public) say they would support teachers in the own communities if they went on strike for higher pay.”

The UFT rank and file can be activated and organized in this way as well — as shown by the successful campaign for paid family leave last spring. It will be up to rank-and-file organizations like the Movement of Rank and File Educators and Teachers Unite to develop and continue this and other campaigns, such as the fight for lower class sizes, ending segregation and building the Black Live Matter in our schools movement.

The votes for ratification of this concessionary deal represent resignation, rather than enthusiasm. Rank-and-file groups can build off existing anger and frustration among the minority that voted “no” by organizing grassroots campaigns around the issues that matter to teachers and families — like lowering class size, opposition to school closings, and improving health care access for union members and all New Yorkers.

Tens of thousands of teachers, therapists and other education workers voted against this contract — and showed there is a base for future organizing.


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The largest for-profit ambulance company in the U.S., American Medical Response (AMR), is bankrolling a state ballot measure in California that will strip safety protections from its workers, endanger patients and enhance corporate profits for AMR. The measure would allow ambulance companies to require workers to stay on call during rest and meal breaks, allowing the companies to keep fewer ambulances in service.

Last year, AMR made enormous profits off transporting sick and injured patients. Profiting off the pain, suffering and distress caused by illness and accidents may seem macabre, but under capitalism, caring for patients can be highly profitable. AMR gets its profits from the dedication and hard work of its employees, the low wages paid to those workers, and understaffing, which causes delays in the time it takes an ambulance to reach a patient. Yet AMR wants more, and so it has shamelessly promoted Proposition 11, spending more than $21 million on passing the measure in November 2018.

An AMR paramedic spoke to fellow paramedics Lorrie Beth Slonsky and Larry Bradshaw about conditions at the ambulance company, the disturbing ballot measure and more.

LET’S START with what are working conditions like for paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) at AMR.

EMTs and paramedics face grueling 12-hour shifts, with the prospect of being held over for two additional hours every day, depending on how busy the EMS system is.

I wake up at 5 a.m. to be ready for my shift at 7 a.m. I get to headquarters early to make sure my ambulance has all the necessary supplies and that everything is in working condition. We aren’t expected to do this, but I’ve been unable to sleep at night because an essential piece of equipment malfunctioned during a critical call. That’s why I check every piece of equipment before logging in.

This has also happened to my co-workers. We log in, knowing that night crews have been waiting for us to go into service so that they can, in turn, go home. Usually, we get a call right out of the gate — and it turns out the call has been holding for a while because there wasn’t another available unit in the county who could run it.

EMTs and paramedics campaign against Proposition 11 in California
EMTs and paramedics campaign against Proposition 11 in California (International Association of EMTs and Paramedics)

After transporting our patient to the hospital, we need time to complete paperwork and return the ambulance into working condition. At that point, our field supervisors pressure us to get it done faster because there aren’t enough units available to run calls.

Our paperwork requires precision and has to capture every detail of our call, because these are legal documents that are part of the permanent medical record for our patients. They are an extension of patient care, and mistakes have dire consequences. Paramedics risk their licenses every time we document something. Private ambulance companies easily throw us, as well as our patients, under the bus rather than have our backs by giving us proper breaks.

After being confronted by our supervisors, we clear the hospital and catch another call before leaving the parking lot.

We’re always on call for the entire duration of the shift. Often, medics are rushing to and from places, with back-to-back calls. In metropolitan areas, this workload is the norm. When it gets really busy, patients experience long wait times for ambulances to arrive. We, as workers, can’t do anything about these response times. As soon as we get a call, we respond immediately and always have.

The common thread here is: not enough ambulances. Private corporations like AMR don’t staff enough units. They create brutal work conditions for us, and, more importantly, they make it harder for our patients to receive the best care.

WHAT IS the effect on the body to work long hours on an ambulance in a busy system with a high call volume, a high workload and too few ambulances?

WE HAVE a lot of pride around being our patients’ safety net. Because we want people to receive the best possible care, we must stay alert at all times. We have to stay ready to respond to a medical emergency at all times. There’s no way to know what the next emergency request or call will be.

There is such variance in our calls, from shootings, to stabbings, to motor vehicle accidents, to delivering a baby. And we must be prepared for all of them. We must be ready to treat our patients the minute we step out of the ambulance, and there’s no way to know exactly what condition they’ll be in.

Even small decisions in our field carry tremendous consequences. This creates a mode of hypervigilance. The sympathetic nervous system — the body’s fight-or-flight response — gets put on overdrive.

For the first year, maybe even the first few years, this is fine. But the longer you do this work, the more fatigued you become. It’s absolutely exhilarating to have an adrenaline rush and save someone’s life, but the reality is that this wears down our bodies. Even if we’re hungry or tired or sleep deprived or need to use the bathroom, we must learn to repress our needs. We have to do that so we can respond to calls with as much mindfulness as possible.

These are the conditions of capitalism crystallized. We’re taught as workers that our needs, even basic ones, aren’t important. And now, AMR is trying to take away our rest and meal breaks.

MEAL BREAKS are one of the issues in Proposition 11. Can you talk about the proposition — what’s in it and what it would do if it passes?

UNDER EXISTING California labor law, AMR employees are supposed to have guaranteed rest and meal breaks. The nature of our job makes it difficult if not downright impossible for us to get a break that isn’t interrupted. AMR is supposed to compensate us when our breaks are interrupted. AMR chose not to do that and instead pocketed the money.

A number of EMTs and paramedics have filed civil suits seeking back pay for their interrupted or missed breaks. Recent case law suggests AMR may lose these lawsuits. AMR’s solution has been to drop more than $21 million into sponsoring Prop 11.

WHAT’S MOTIVATING AMR to spend so much money fighting over whether and how you get meal and rest breaks?

THERE ARE two parts to that answer. First, the state’s independent Legislature Analyst’s Office estimates it would cost private ambulance companies in California more than $100 million a year to adequately staff up enough ambulances to give paramedics and EMTs their legally required breaks.

Second, AMR’s Prop 11 reaches back in time and retroactively defines AMR’s illegal past practice as legal, effectively exempting the corporation from any liability for past violations of existing labor laws. So placed in this larger framework, AMR’s investment of $21 million in its own private ballot measure and rewriting labor law is really a smart, but unethical investment.

WE’VE WORKED on both public and private ambulances, and we don’t ever recall getting a guaranteed meal or rest break while on duty.

THE REALITY is that medics and EMTs routinely already have our rest and meal breaks interrupted. Prop 11 wouldn’t change that. We all drop whatever we’re doing to respond to a call, mid-meal or otherwise. That’s part of our duty and has always been part of our practice.

What would change is AMR being able to walk away from paying workers what they deserve for having had their meals interrupted. Naturally, AMR’s campaign literature says nothing about the lawsuits, retroactive exemptions from breaking the law, and not staffing enough ambulances to give workers a break.

AMR is taking heat from the public for the long ambulance response times. Prop 11 functions as its attempt to appease the public and scapegoat the employees who actually do the work — suggesting the problem is paramedics and EMTs taking breaks, not that AMR is too tightfisted to put more ambulances in service.

And as I said, if Proposition 11 passes, AMR will be relieved of the millions of dollars of back pay to workers who have had their meal breaks interrupted. That’s more money for AMR’s coffers.

The root of the issue is that there are simply not enough ambulances being staffed. These glaring issues around public health and safety don’t stem from EMS crews being late to 911 calls because we’re on meal breaks, like AMR suggests. Corporations like AMR put profits ahead of community needs.

Understaffing ambulances and the high volume of 911 calls create impossible conditions, and EMS crews are unable to respond in the way EMS workers and the public want us to.

WHAT IMPACT do these long and busy shifts with minimal breaks have on the ability of you and your co-workers to perform and do a good job?

AS YOU can imagine, the health of an emergency medical worker can affect our ability to provide the kind of care we would like for our patients. Because we don’t have a guaranteed meal break without interruptions, let alone a meal break at all, many workers I know resort to fast food. It’s no surprise that EMS workers are increasingly overweight and at risk for cardiovascular disease.

We are our patients’ first point of contact with any type of medical help. As first responders, our split-second decision-making and our interventions play a huge role in patient outcomes. This can’t be overstated. If we don’t have real breaks to recharge, we won’t be mentally or physically as sharp.

THERE’S a lot of scientific research on the problems associated with sleep deprivation. In particular, multiple studies have shown that driving sleepy is very similar to driving drunk. Is this a problem you experience with long shifts, few breaks and back-to-back ambulance runs?

YES. FOR one thing, there is little turnover time between shifts.

Let’s say we get off shift on time — that gives us 12 hours until we have to be back at work. Subtract eight hours for sleep, minus another hour for commuting, and we’re are left with only three hours of downtime. During those three hours, we have to find the time to decompress, eat well, hopefully spend time with loved ones and exercise: all the things workers need to do to socially reproduce themselves for the next day.

Like all other workers, we make sacrifices. We have to choose what to sacrifice and what basic needs we can meet. Sleep often takes a hit. A caricature of EMS workers is probably one of us always drinking a caffeinated beverage. That’s because we’re perpetually sleep deprived.

It’s difficult to get off work on time, and even when we do, it requires a robotic type of discipline to get prepared for the next day. Like all workers, we want to be able to enjoy our off time. The small window of downtime between shifts allows for only meeting some of our most basic needs.

THERE’S A lot of stress associated with being a paramedic and an EMT. Does your present working conditions help or hinder your ability to deal that that chronic stress?

WITHOUT TRUE downtime during our 12-hour shifts, our work conditions create burnout. Many of my co-workers experience depression and anxiety. Often, we try to cope in secret and suffer in silence. In general, there is a stigmatization of mental health. Emergency medical service providers especially are expected to “solider on” despite immense challenges.

This has been built into our field since its conception. By the nature of the job, we’re continuously exposed to a multitude of critical events. We’re witness to traumatic events, serious injuries and death. The job carries high risk for post- and continuous traumatic stress disorders.

When we arrive at a hospital and transfer our patients to the ER staff, we are expected to brush off life-altering traumatic events, prepare ourselves and our ambulance for a quick turnaround, and get back in service to run another call.

The next call may be even worse than the previous one. One of the most stressful calls we can run involve cardiac arrests, because the patient appears to have died. It is our duty, of course, to resuscitate this person. The families of our patients go through intense emotions while we do our work.

With training, we learn to control our emotions so that we don’t freeze up on scene. But when patients can’t pull through, and we don’t revive them, it’s a heavy emotional load to carry. The details never leave you: the cries from the family, the smells, the ghastly pale skin, the sheer lifelessness and the internal pleading on our part to get a pulse back. In the little space and time at the hospital, we don’t have time to process these things.

One day, I remember running a call like I described, and the very next call was a pediatric cardiac arrest of a 3-month-old. No amount of training or practice can ever prepare you for something like that.

I’ll carry that with me, I’m sure, for the rest of my life. I’ll remember the gaunt look of desperation that the patient’s mother had and the eerie silence on scene. I’ll always carry with me the sensation of wrapping my hands around a limp infant as I gave compressions with my thumbs.

These are the things that keep us up at night as we obsessively go through the details. What could have been done differently? Could I have been faster here or there? Could I have been more prepared?

We develop a fortitude that allows us to stay healthy. But there are those of us who don’t. We’re at high risk for suicide. EMS workers are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population.

I hope you can understand why we need more breaks, not fewer.

PRO-PROP 11 mailers say that the ballot measure will mandate more training and better mental health benefits for workers. What do you say to those claims?

A CAREFUL reading of Proposition 11 shows it will not require AMR to provide any new or additional training or mental health benefits above and beyond what the corporation already provides.

When we first start out working in an EMS system, we undergo training academies that cover the medical protocols of the county and the nuts and bolts of ambulance operations. There is a small “self-health” component built into training. Out of the month-long training, I remember spending merely a couple hours on the importance of self-care.

Of course, private companies don’t support us in self-care. They tell us to take care of ourselves without providing material support to allow us to do that on shift. The burden falls upon us.

DOES THE ballot measure impact anyone outside of EMTs and paramedics who work on ambulances?

IF THIS proposition passes, it will usher in even more austere and challenging work conditions. Not just for us, but for all workers. This sets a dangerous precedent. Allowing private companies to circumvent existing labor laws in our industry sets a bad legal precedent and would allow the removal of legal and safety protections from other groups of workers and patients.

IT SEEMS like the labor movement dropped the ball on organizing opposition to Proposition 11.

UNIONS HAVE failed to submit opposition arguments to the California Official Voter Guide on time. So for many voters, there appears to be nothing negative about the proposition.

BUT THERE has been some opposition organized by workers at AMR. What have you and your co-workers done?

“NO ON Prop 11” has become a grassroots worker- and labor-led campaign against a major corporation, a corporation which itself is merely a division of the multibillion-dollar conglomerate KKR. Dozens of workers have demonstrated in Sacramento, including members from three unions. One of the slogans was “people over profits.”

There is also activity in other states, as AMR’s true colors are coming out. EMTs in Seattle have organized against AMR for higher wages because they start at close to minimum wage.

WHAT CAN readers do to help defeat this horrible piece of anti-worker and anti-patient legislation?

DEFINITELY VOTE no on Proposition 11 and encourage everyone you know to do the same. Also, organize and support workplace actions. If they’re coming for us, they’re coming for all of us. It’s clear that Prop 11 is not a solution for patients, It’s not a solution for EMS workers, and it won’t put extra ambulances on the streets to reduce ambulance response times.

WHAT CAN do those things?

MEDICARE FOR All! It’s comprehensive, universal and cost-effective health care. Medicare for All focuses on patients and prioritizes the health of working-class families over profits for corporations like AMR. We need a health care system that works for all us, not just the millionaires and billionaires.

AS FRONT-line emergency and health care providers, your working conditions are also the conditions in which your patients receive their care. If you had one wish, what one thing would you change immediately and why?

HUMANIZE THE field. We aren’t robots, and patients aren’t numbers that generate profit. We can’t function like mechanical beings for 12 straight hours. It’s simple: workers perform better when they’re supported.

Corporations like AMR absolutely have enough money to ensure there is ample coverage by ambulances, yet they strive to provide the bare minimum. This is nothing new and goes across the entire chain of providers.

The profit-driven corporations that provide care for human beings at their worst and most intimate moments have created an ugly behemoth of an industry. They don’t care whether their workers are well-fed or whether patients are getting the best possible treatment. They only care that we’re all making money for them.

When we get told by management to be better, to be faster, to be more efficient, while they consistently understaff ambulances, that isn’t support. Now they’re trying to take away guaranteed meal breaks and get out of paying us what they owe, and it’s a slap in the face.

We deserve better. Our patients deserve better. We have to fight for better work conditions moving forward so we can best serve our communities. In the meantime, we must stop this proposition from passing.

THANKS FOR talking with us, keep up the good work, and thanks for doing the job you and co-workers do every day.


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6:10 PM

FINALLY, FLORIDA BRINGS US SOME GOOD NEWS


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Jump to:

6 PM: THE BIG TURNOUT IS HIGHLIGHTING THE BIG SHORTCOMINGS IN THIS COUNTRY'S VOTING SYSTEM

5:40 PM: FLASHBACKS AND FEELINGS AS THE POLLS START TO CLOSE ON THE EAST COAST

5:10 PM: THE SECB RUNS INTO BEN GIBBARD AND JOHN RODERICK

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6:00 PM

THE BIG TURNOUT IS HIGHLIGHTING THE BIG SHORTCOMINGS IN THIS COUNTRY'S VOTING SYSTEM


In Missouri, a poll worker asked a voter if they were a member of a caravan. In Texas, a poll worker got canned for saying racist shit and bumping a voter. (The former poll worker now faces a criminal assault charge.) All over the country, lawyers are running to courts to get orders to keep polling stations open so that people standing in long line—often for many hours—will be able to vote. And in Georgia, where shit is real fucked up, the shady Republican Secretary of State who's running for governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams while also overseeing the state's unfair election system—this shady dude who claims nothing's wrong with Georgia's voting system had his own troubles voting. Karma's a blank ballot, dude.

Everyone, everywhere, listen to Beto:

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5:40 PM

FLASHBACKS AND FEELINGS AS THE POLLS START TO CLOSE ON THE EAST COAST


The SECB is like the rest of you with the Post-2016 Traumatic Stress feelings. So we A) don't believe any of it until the Russians stuff the final batch of votes in all the boxes and B) desperately want these early signs of unusually high voter turnout and general Trump-rejection to be real. So lets take some deep, centering breaths, go to the New York Times's "calm place" and stare at water flowing over a hand-model's hands when necessary, and focus, for now, on the positive:

AND:

You ask: What about badass fighter pilot Democrat Amy McGrath in blood-red Kentucky? It's close. Send her the best vibrations you pick up at the calm place.

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5:10 PM

THE SECB RUNS INTO BEN GIBBARD AND JOHN RODERICK ON OUR WAY TO FUEL UP ON TACOS


John Roderick, Nathalie Graham, Rich Smith, and Benjamin Gibbard on Seattle streets shortly before midterm election results.
John Roderick, Nathalie Graham, Rich Smith, and Benjamin Gibbard on Seattle streets shortly before midterm election results. CF

On our way to fuel up on tacos before a night of crashing election parties, the SECB ran into Ben Gibbard (lead singer for Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service) and John Roderick (lead singer of The Long Winters and a former Seattle City Council candidate). We ran into them a block away from Carmelo's Tacos, our favorite new taco joint tucked inside Hillcrest Market.

Asked for predictions, Roderick said, "We take the House and lose the Senate. And who knows what happens after that." Gibbard concurred with Roderick's prediction.

"I think the governors' races are going to be a wash," Gibbard added. "Remember that beautiful, innocent time when we thought we could believe in polls?"

Roderick said, "All I want is to see Dino Rossi lose. I want to see him go straight into a hole. Put him up for dogcatcher."

After we parted with the famous musicians, a 22-year-old member of the SECB said, "I'm pretty cool in the face of fame."

The SECB hard at work while Carmelos makes us tacos. Also pictured: the balls of dough that get flattened into tortillas.
The SECB hard at work while Carmelo's makes us tacos. Also pictured: the balls of dough that get flattened into tortillas. CF

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I really need your help. I met a man in Feb last year. We were swimming and he asked me to his place to play backgammon. So I went and one thing lead to another and he got me really drunk and all of a sudden we were having sex a lot.

I hadn't been with a man since 2011, when my last partner died a horrific accident. In the beginning this guy reassured me that I was safe and in good hands. He also hadn't been romantically involved with anyone since his wife who he'd been broken up with 4 years earlier. He's only had a couple of girlfriends since.

So time went by and he revealed that he had a hair cutting fetish.

He asked me if I would help him with it. I said I would. So we did. But soon we started to use cocaine while acting out this fetish. In the beginning this was sort of fun. He was constantly stretching my boundaries with his fetish, which was exciting in the beginning . But then it started to rapidly affect my life. He was cutting my hair with clippers—it was all staged in front of the mirror—and I realized I wasn't enjoying it because we weren't communicating very well. And being high for me didn't allow me to get aroused.

He is almost 50 and has children and told me he didn't want more, which was a huge thing for me because I'm 40 and this would mean making a huge sacrifice on my part. So he said he would get a vasectomy. But he didn't. Then he did that thing men do where they don't want to wear a condom. It happened so often that I thought that he might actually want a child. I fell pregnant two times in ten months and had two terminations.

The fetish and the cocaine continued until I saw that his compulsion was almost pathological when he was so high one night seemed completely lost in it. Another night he cut my scalp because he was way too high and pushed too hard with the clippers.

I had to end the relationship. I wasn't happy and I'd completely lost myself in his world and life. I felt him to be really controlling. He was also gaslighting me about many things. He would continually tell me to fuck off if I didn't suck him off, which was usually after I was spent from orgasming. Then denied he'd ever said it. It was so abusive.

Then I lost my job and had to move away and live with my family. That's when my mother confronted me about wanting to bring charges against the person who sexually abused me as a child. The time with my family faced a whole lot of issues.

I've spent months feeling angry about how this all went down for me. Angry with this man, the hair cutting fetishist, a man who continually took from me until I fell apart. Then he didn't support me when I fell apart. I feel stupid for being so naive. But when I was able to return I decided to tell him I had moved back to town so that I didn't have to cross the street or feel uncomfortable when I saw him and mutual friends.

But now I'm feeling like I've made a mistake. I'm so angry.

Can you please give me some insight as to how to deal with this? And how to move on. I just want to enjoy my life in my community. I worked so hard to heal after my last partner dying and this has been really traumatic. And I'd really like to try and meet someone again but I feel too nervous to do so now that I've got a taste for certain kinks. How do I establish this again if I ever meet another man again? I feel like this relationship unlocked something deep in me. I would like to experience this again. But under way safer circumstances.

I really love your show and I would love to hear what you would say about this man.

Fan From Australia

There's an awful lot going on in your letter, FFA, and I'm hoping you're back in therapy—because a history of sexual trauma, the traumatic death of your partner, a toxic relationship with someone whose drug use contributed to him injuring you during sex is an awful lot to process. I'm not sure I could even help you unpack much less resolve all of that in this space.

Actually, I am sure: I can't. But I can say this...

This man—that man, the man with the clippers and the cocaine problem—sounds like an asshole. I would say you're well rid of him and that you should continue to steer clear of him.

As for the taste for kink you developed—or surfaced—during your relationship with that cocaine-abusing asshole...

Often when someone has a bad experience with kinky sex—or a bad experience with a kinky sex partner—that person will swear off kinky sex forever. (If people did the same thing after a bad experience with vanilla sex in the missionary position, FFA, human beings would've gone extinct hundreds of thousands of years ago.) But the problem usually isn't the kinky sex, FFA, but the person with whom that kinky sex was had, i.e. an asshole.

It's not impossible to swear off kinky sex, of course, particularly if you're an otherwise/mostly vanilla person who was merely indulging someone else's kinks. But it's harder to run away from your own kinks. Much like being gay, being kinky is "hardwired" and can't be willed away or sworn off; suppressing kinks works about as well in the long run as suppressing same-sex desire. (This was your first experience with kinky sex, FFA, but it would seem that it resonated for you and awakened something that was in you all along—and that's not an uncommon route to sexual self-discovery. The kinky wiring was already there, this relationship activated it, now you gotta have it.)

The sex we wanna/gotta have has a way of winning in the end, FFA, so we're better off working with instead of fighting our desires. That means finding a way to act on them responsibly—and it sure doesn't sound like you and your most recent ex were acting responsibly.

Now for the good news: it is possible to have good-to-great kinky sex, FFA, and safe, sane, and responsible partners make it possible—finding one and being one. And when it comes to kinks that involve blades and cutting implements (even relatively safe ones like clippers), responsible = sober and sober = responsible. That goes for the bottom as well as the top.

So here's what you'll wanna establish prior to engaging in kinky sex with your next sex partner: a real connection and open lines of communication. You'll wanna find and be the kind of partner who can calmly negotiate for the kind of sex you wanna have. You're gonnawanna have more than one convo about safety, limits, boundaries, sobriety, and safe words—and when you're ready to get kinky, FFA, you're gonnawanna take it slow. Baby steps. Taking it slow will allow your new partner to prove that he's capable of respecting your limits—and once he's demonstrated that, FFA, once he's really earned your trust, you can expand or push those limits.

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Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary events from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from Goodwill's 35th Annual Glitter Sale to an Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration, and from Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief to Pray for Snow.

WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

1. Civic Cocktail: Protecting Orcas + Election Review
For this installment of Civic Cocktail, Q13 News analyst C.R. Douglas and Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes will serve as guest panelists in a discussion on two important topics: Southern Resident Killer Whale recovery and a review of the midterm elections (during which time Pramila Jayapal, KTTH radio host Jason Rantz, and Seattle University political science professor Marco Lowe will join in).

FILM

2. Far Out
Saturate your eyeballs with sweeping views of a remote and largely unexplored mountain range, the Albanian Alps, as well as the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, the Crazy Mountains in Montana, the Slovenian Alps, Jackson Hole, and more, as explored by athletic adventurers. Proceeds from the screening will benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center.

3. The Reluctant Radical
Environmental activist Ken Ward commits crimes against the fossil fuel industry in order to fight against climate change. Join Ward himself, along with filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel, for a post-film Q&A.

4. Somm 3: Seattle Premiere
Three wine connoisseurs meet in Paris to drink the rarest bottles of vin, while blind tasters in New York settle an age-old argument about the drink. This screening of Somm 3 will also feature a Q&A with three newly minted Seattle sommeliers, as well as a Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon toast.

FOOD & DRINK

5. New Belgium and Theo's Beer and Chocolate Pairing
Sate your chocolate cravings with a side of suds, with four New Belgium Brewing beers paired with four chocolates from Theo Chocolate.

6. A Night of Coffee Beers feat. Caffe Vita
Seattle loves its coffee and its beer, so Redhook has combined the two for their two coffee beers: Kaffenator, a small-batch coffee dopplebock made in collaboration with Caffe Vita, and Continuous Revelation Coffee IPA, a new limited release. They'll have both available for happy hour, along with food pairings and Caffe Vita swag and coffee samples.

7. Plenty Pop-Up: Indoor Farmed Produce for a Sustainable Future
Try sustainably grown, "hyper-local" produce from Plenty's vertical indoor farm 20 miles away from the city.

8. Science of Coffee: Sustainability
At this workshop hosted by Onda Coffee and Ada's, listen to environment and agriculture experts discuss how climate change is affecting the future of coffee and how sustainable farming practices can help.

9. Scotch and Oysters
Indulge in the somewhat peculiar pairing of briny oysters and peaty Scotch.

GEEK

10. Harry Potter Trivia
Take advantage of an opportunity to briefly escape the muggle world at this Harry Potter trivia night.

PERFORMANCE

11. ElectroThrust
Watch sexy persons pay tribute to electronica with signature slinky moves. Admire Jonny Porkpie (your MC), Queen Inga, Dee Flowered (all the way from Georgia)!, Di Lovely (from San Diego!), Indy Fire (Denver), and many other beauties from across the US and even that most torrid of countries, Canada.

12. SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque promises a "geeky twist" on burlesque performance, with pop culture references including Star Wars, Sailor Moon, Stranger Things, and Rick & Morty.

READINGS & TALKS

13. ALT Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Head to a night of poetry readings with A Gallo-Brown, L Swartz, and T Clear, and read your own in an open mic if you're brave.

14. L.A. Kauffman: How to Read a Protest
At this Town Hall talk, author and activist L.A. Kauffman will outline the history of America's most important protest movements from the 1963 March on Washington on. If you're curious about whether protests achieve anything, how they've changed, and what messages they carry, this is for you.

15. Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Now and Then
Historian Paul Dorpat has been collecting photo columns in Seattle for years. Join him as he presents a retrospective of his work—you'll learn some interesting things about the historical trajectory of Seattle.

16. Suzanne M. Wolfe: A Murder by Any Name
If you love historical fiction set in Elizabethan England, join Suzanne M. Wolfe as she reads from her latest novel about the murder of Queen Elizabeth I's most beloved lady-in-waiting, A Murder by Any Name.

17. Suzanne Matson: Ultraviolet
In Suzanne Matson’s new novel, Ultraviolet, we meet three generations of women in 1930s India. Hear the author read.

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

18. Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief
This series invites artists from Seattle and beyond to show work across mediums that addresses grief. Pieces include a panel from the NAMES Project's AIDS memorial quilt; a video game called "Loss Levels" by digital artist Dan Hett; a community art piece called "Arts & Casket," where visitors can decorate a cardboard cremation casket; zines by Christina Tran; a soft sculpture by Elise Bernal; jewelry about "parental fears" by Sara Eileen; and more.
Opening Wednesday

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

19. Eli Wolff
Eli Wolff takes off on cartoons, horror movies, video games, and other childhood influences to craft fun monster-y art.
Closing reception Saturday

20. Visions of Pasifika: Light from Another World
This exhibit focuses on Pacific Islander artists, incorporating tradition while looking to the future.
Closing Sunday

COMMUNITY

21. On the Battlefront and the Homefront: Rentonites in the Great War
Discover how Rentonites took part in World War I, whether by enlisting or by working on the home front as farmers, draft board workers, or nurses.

FILM

22. The 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival
The 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival will work with the theme “Inclusion, Independence, Discovery,” with 50 features and shorts created by a diverse range of filmmakers and artists.

PERFORMANCE

23. Roald Dahl's 'Matilda'
A psychokinetic genius girl faces down an evil, bullying school principal in the musical based on Roald Dahl's messed-up kids' novel.

THURSDAY

ART

24. Art for All Ball
Enjoy an evening of "Painting! Music! Poetry! Performance! Community! Bubbles! Dinner! Dancing!" with Path With Art students (all of whom are working to overcome homelessness, addiction, and other trauma) as they celebrate 10 years of creativity.

25. Intro to Calligraphy
Impress your holiday card recipients by learning to write out the alphabet in beautiful, swirly strokes.

COMMUNITY

26. From the CEO's Perspective
A panel of CEOs (Scott McFarlane of Avalara, Sharelle Klaus of Dry Soda Co., and Aaron Easterly of Rover.com) will talk about how their Northwest businesses are addressing the tough times brought on by our current administration.

27. Honoring the Wisdom of Our Elders
Local Native elders will share their stories and experiences.

FILM

28. Free Screening of “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey”
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will screen the award-winning documentary Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, about one very courageous and pioneering mountain climber, as a "thank you" to the Fred Hutch-affiliated organization Climb to Fight.

29. Hecklevision: Dune
a If you haven't playfully jeered—if not aggressively ridiculed—the screen while watching David Lynch's film adaption of Dune, we respect your tolerance for cheesiness. If you have, here's your chance to send your heckling texts straight to the big screen for the rest of the audience to enjoy.

FOOD & DRINK

30. American Purple Limited Edition Release
Be the first to try Elysian's new extremely limited American Purple beer, an American-Style Flanders Red aged in Chardonnay barrels with blackberry puree and a blend of yeasts, and tap into your painterly side with art supplies to customize your own growler.

PERFORMANCE

31. The Detention Lottery
In this educational and interactive theater project, you or your randomly selected fictional family member from the audience will be detained and have to stand before an immigration judge, who will determine your fate.

32. Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A Night of Storytelling
As part of Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief, Stephanie Dethlefs, Heather Paul, Sam IAm, Ella Jarman-Pinto, and Elena Martinez will perform stories about miscarriage and infant loss.

READINGS & TALKS

33. David Skover: Robotica
Local authors David Skover and Ronald Collins will explore the relationship bettween "machine speech" and artificial intelligence in relation to free speech. The authors ask: "Is robotic expression 'speech' within the meaning of the First Amendment?"

34. Dr. Tilman Ruff: Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility will host Dr. Tilman Ruff for a talk titled "Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe."

35. An Evening with Grace Bonney
Join Design*Sponge founder and In the Company of Women author Grace Bonney for a reception and live taping for the first season of her new podcast, discussing various challenges faced by entrepreneurs and creatives. The event will also celebrate the release of the second issue of her new magazine, Good Company (the "Fearless Issue").

36. Jill Lightner: Scraps, Peels, and Stems
According to the organizers, every person in the United States throws out nearly 20 pounds of food each month. Join Jill Lightner, author of Scraps, Peels, and Stems, for some tips on how to make use of all that good stuff.

37. NW Literary Survival Kit
Expand your knowledge of Northwest authors with the best teachers in town: Local librarians.

38. Renee Simms: Meet Behind Mars
Welcome Renee Simms, who teaches African American Studies at the University of Puget Sound, for a reading of her first book of stories, which covers a variety of genres (realist, satirical, and "fabulist" according to novelist Dr. Asali Solomon) with African American characters.

39. Sarah Cannon: The Shame of Losing
At the age of 32, Sarah Cannon's husband Matt was badly injured by a falling tree branch. In this memoir, which she'll read from tonight, the prominent Edmonds-based essayist uses diary entries, introspective letters, and other non-linear devices to flesh out themes of pain, loss, and difficult choices.

SPORTS & RECREATION

40. Pray for Snow
Summon a snowy winter on the mountain by busting out your '80s neon ski garb, dancing to live music by Nite Wave, seeing an "epic ski film" and a retro ski fashion show, and filling up on fried confections in a Twinkie Roast. Proceeds will benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

PERFORMANCE

41. American Horror Story: Drag Show
Admit it, American Horror Story has been screaming for a drag tribute ever since the ghost in the gimp suit showed up in Season One. Irene Dubois and SHE will host this post-Halloween fright fest, featuring special guest Bosco.

42. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
A cast of touring ballet dancers from Moscow will take their 26th tour across the United States to perform the Great Russian Nutcracker, which promises puppets and amazing costumes.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

ART

43. Michael Doyle: Pantry
Explore domestic spaces and more with Michael Doyle's paintings and works on paper.
Closing Saturday

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

44. Burlycon
Meet and learn from experienced burlesque performers at this four-day educational convention. Special guests include Brandy Wilde (the first burlesque dancer of Parisian cabaret Crazy Horse Paris), Angie Pontani, and Lisa Petrucci.

45. LIFT
The action of LIFT takes place over a mere minute among riders of a London tube passing through Covent Garden, but this time stretches through the mental existence of the characters. Gregory Award-winning actor/director Richard Gray will direct.

46. Much Ado About Nothing
Continuing their "Pursuit" series, indie company Fern Shakespeare will stage Much Ado About Nothing with an all-womxn cast. Everything ends well in this comedy of hearsay, but not before gossip and malice nearly ruin some innocent lives.

FRIDAY

ART

47. Washington Wild Photography Exhibition with Stretch and Staple
Washington Wild and Snapshot Collective will collaborate on an exhibition of wildlife photography, with proceeds benefitting the preservation of local lands and waters.

48. Homelessness: the Disgrace of a Wealthy Nation
Keith Artz's installation inside the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, which has hosted a tent city and hosts a shelter, addresses one of the most urgent problems in our city.
Closing Friday

COMEDY

49. Adultarama
Two Seattle comics will make jokes about growing up.

COMMUNITY

50. Adult Swim
If you have kids, leave 'em at home and experience the Seattle Aquarium after hours. KEXP DJ Troy Nelson will spin party jams, and you can enjoy you fill of drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you visit with a giant Pacific octopus, among other things.

51. Coastal Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific Northwest
Join the Raincoast Conservation Foundation for an evening dedicated to permanently protecting the coastal carnivores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

FESTIVALS

52. Wine Women & Shoes
For wine enthusiasts and shoe fetishists of Sex and the City proportions, this fundraiser raising money for foster kids in Washington will include wine and culinary tastings, auctions, shopping, a raffle, a "Best in Shoe" competition, a fashion show, and hunky "Shoe Guys."

FILM

53. Meaningful Movies: To Err Is Human
At this Meaningful Movies screening, see a documentary about "the silent epidemic" of patient harm and other flaws in the US healthcare system.

GEEK & GAMING

54. Essen Import Party
Open your game-loving mind to titles from all over the world, as showcased in Essen, Germany's SPIEL trade show.

MUSIC

55. Beyonce vs. Rihanna
Dance to the hits of two R&B/hiphop icons, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

56. Nearly Dan
Steely Dan were one of the smartest bands to consistently rack up platinum records. They got away with singing blisteringly acerbic lyrics and executing complex key changes and tricky time signatures while accruing crazy air time on commercial radio, back when that meant something. So a band dedicated to paying tribute to Steely Dan has to be sharper than your typical homage outfit. Nearly Dan’s 12 members (who’ve played with Ray Charles, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Gladys Knight, and, most importantly, Huey Lewis) are up to the task, interpreting the hits and deep cuts with a professionalism that would impress Donald Fagen and the late Walter Becker’s accountants. DAVE SEGAL

PERFORMANCE

57. Abby London is "Miss-Chievous"
Idahoan musician Abby London will bring her one-woman variety show filled with "costumes, baton, piano, guitar, vocals, and then some" to Greenwood.

58. Epicuriositease: A Sampling of Earthly Delights
Kevin Incroyable will host a night of live music, burlesque, and circus arts, paired with an optional wine tasting. Your slinky purveyors of visual pleasure will be La Petite Mort, Nina Nightshade, Sage Viniconis, Holly Dai, and Anna Clara Buoyant.

59. The Lalas
The Lalas of LA, seen in Justin Timberlake videos and at the Emmys, promise a sexy, interactive, comedic show.

60. Watch What Crappens
A podcast for Bravo junkies and skeptics will visit Seattle fans. Hosts Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam are guaranteed to go into exhaustive detail.

READINGS & TALKS

61. Blair Imani: Modern HerStory
Blair Imani will be ready to educate you with her book Modern HerStory, all about the women, people of color, queers, disabled people, and others who've been sidelined by traditional narratives of progress.

62. Coffee & Concepts
UW School of Drama hosts this series of talks by scholars and practitioners, aimed at students and the general public. The series will wrap up with drama scholar Stefka Mihaylova.

63. A Kink in the Cure
Tim Murray's multimedia show is a sex-positive story of healing through kink.

64. Reading with Ravenna Press
Join contributors of Ravenna Press, which "prides itself on bringing together the discerning reader and the stimulating book," for a reading.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

65. Mark Normand
Mark Normand can boast appearances on Comedy Central, Conan, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Inside Amy Schumer, and many other hit shows. He's also won first place at the Great American Comedy Festival. He'll share some of that Brooklynite humor.

MUSIC

66. Women in Song Series
Celebrate womxn musicians at this six-part live music series, this time with Annie Phalen Group, Five Letter Word, Del Rey, and Salt Luck.

PERFORMANCE

67. Bindlestiff Seattle
Amoy Barya, Godsilya and Chunky Chonkeez will help document the lives of 1930s Filipino farm workers with a performance of Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart.

SHOPPING

68. The Great Junk Hunt
Scavenge for vintage and repurposed goods of all kinds at this traveling market.

69. Newport Ski and Snowboard Swap 2018
Winter sports season is fast approaching, so now's a good time to swap gear you don't want for gear you do want. Here you can find over 10,000 new and used snow sport items.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

70. Fortune House: Tarot & Palm Readings by Cindy Mochizuki
As part of the Group Therapy exhibition, Vancouver psychic Cindy Mochizuki will set up a trade: If you tell her about a personal monster of yours, she'll bestow upon you a tarot reading and translate your words into a work of art.

FESTIVALS

71. Seattle International Auto Show
This isn't your typical neighborhood car display—the Seattle International Auto Show provides rodders and gearheads with four days of luxury test drives, demos, family activities, and more from tons of exhibitors. Don't miss Women's Day on Friday.

GEEK

72. Discover Science Weekend
Engage in interactive experiments with aquatic researchers.

PERFORMANCE

73. Framed
Art criticism's stakes grow unnaturally high in Y York's play about love and rivalry amongst two artists and their husbands, one of whom is a mob boss, the other a wannabe made man. A production by Snowflake Avalanche.

74. Something Unspoken and Other One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
Best-known for longer contributions to the American canon like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams also wrote some incisive one-acts. Civic Rep will pay tribute to the Southern maven.

75. Too Much Information
These nine short plays by local writers Patty Carlson, Lyn Coffin, Josephine DeLellis, Karen DeMasters, Oneda Harris, Chris Mathews, Jorj Savage, and Donna Van Norman cover everything from "grammar nazis" to "lost drivers."

SHOPPING

76. 30th Annual Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
See and shop work by over 100 local artists and artisans at this annual market.

SATURDAY

ART

77. George Jennings: Diverse Beauty
Jennings's solo exhibition celebrates racially diverse beauty in works inspired by Mucha, Parrish, and others.

78. The Universal Works Repaired Event
Universal Works debut a collaboration of repurposed garments with design company Atelier & Repairs for guests to peruse and purchase. The pieces in this trunk show widely feature the Japanese-style Sashiko repair stitch, hand painting, and second-hand trims and fabrics.

79. Yarn Revolution Indie Fiber Market
Fifteen local and regional indie dyers and makers will hawk their fiber wares. Stock up on scarves for winter and win door prizes.

COMEDY

80. Intentional Joy Noise Student Showcase
Budding comics who have spent eight weeks studying the craft of stand-up with delightful local comic Emmett Montgomery will showcase their newly refined talents.

COMMUNITY

81. Filipino Christmas Lantern Workshop
Make a star-shaped Parol (a Filipino Christmas lantern) at this holiday workshop.

82. Seattle Black Panther Party Youth Empowerment Summit
Young people continue to show up at the helm of social justice movements, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo to March for our Lives. The Youth Empowerment Summit continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's Seattle branch, where youth community organizers from around the city gather to share political education, organize around important causes, and build relationships.

83. Seattle Celebration for the Animals!
Snack on tasty vegan snacks, drinks, and desserts, bid on items in a silent auction, and join a dance party in support of the Humane League efforts "to reduce animal suffering."

84. Wreath Making Workshop
Make a festive holiday wreath using real pine cones and acorns, cool ribbon, and a fresh assortment of Evergreen trimmings.

FOOD & DRINK

85. 2 Year AnniFREEsary
To celebrate two years of business, Ounces will buy Delfino's Chicago-Style Pizza for 200 customers and release their anniversary beer brewed in collaboration with Matchless Brewing and Chainline Brewing Company, in addition to giving away more freebies and swag.

86. BBIS Release Party - Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Try Reuben's much-anticipated 2018 release of their award-winning Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout.

87. The Big Lebrewski Winter Beer Taste
Warm up with 10 tastes of winter ales and ciders from over 35 local breweries, plus pub snacks and homemade treats.

88. Eat Like Your ORIJEN Dog
This brunch hosted by the "biologically appropriate" ORIJEN dog food brand invites you to "eat like your dog" with a menu inspired by the fresh, local ingredients in their dog food, accompanied by beer, wine, and coffee. The first 50 guests will receive a "doggie bag" of party favors to take home.

89. Eleventh Anniversary Party
Turn it up to 11 with Two Beers's anniversary party, which will include a celebratory Birthday Cake IPA brewed with lactose sugar and vanilla bean, plus special beers on tap, actual cake, and gastropub grub from the Bread and Circuses food truck.

90. Populuxe Beer Can Derby
To celebrate the can release of Populuxe Brewing's IPA and CDA, test your engineering skills by crafting your own beer can car and racing it down a pinewood derby track.

91. Wink Doughnuts Pop-Up
Start off your Saturday with gluten-free, organic, and plant-based doughnuts from Wink, with an exclusive coffee and doughnut pairing from Broadcast Coffee Roasters.

GEEK

92. Harry Potter Films Trivia Night
Harry Potter fans who appreciate the movies just as much as the books can answer trivia questions based on the eight films.

MUSIC

93. From The Silver Screen
In a program directed by maestro Alan Futterman, the Bremerton Symphony will perform a triad of pieces from 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Blue Danube by J. Strauss, Zarathustra Opening by R. Strauss, Ligeti's Lux Aeterna, Bach's Passacaglia, Leopold Stokowski's Fugue in C Minor from The Godfather, and John Williams's E.T. theme.

94. Girls! Girls! Girls! with Fishlure & Mother Church
Join Fishlure & Mother Church in celebrating the great femmes of our time, from Debbie Harry to Stevie Nicks.

95. The High Council, The Jauntee
Ultimate Phish-head reggae-rock weed-centric jam band the High Council will take over Ballard for a THC-infused set with the Jauntee.

96. I Want It That Way: '90s/'00s Night with #All4Doras, DJ Pryma, DJ Lo Knows
Relive your millennial childhood with Seattle's only boy band #All4Doras as they perform hits from the '90s and '00s alongside DJ Pryme and DJ Lo Knows.

97. WAVES Presents: Biolumina
Immerse yourself in a bioluminescent space by pretending you're a glowing sea creature at this dreamy electronic dance party and installation.

READINGS & TALKS

98. CoCA and La Sala present: Literary Readings and Discussion
Artists J.A. Dela Cruz-Smith and Maiah A Merino will talk about their creative processes in a Q&A moderated by Catalina Cantu of La Sala. In addition, representatives of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project will talk about their organization.

99. Not Just for Kids: Inspiring Bold Conversations about Children's Books
Dr. Anu Taranath, a professor of children's lit at the University of Washington, will discuss the genre's value for both young and old.

100. Saturday University: South Indian Court Dance
Learn about South Indian courtly dance traditions in a lecture and demonstration with Hari Krishnan.

SHOPPING

101. HYEI Studio Launch Party
Shop apparel, sneakers, and accessories at this HYEI studio pop-up by Guillermo Bravo x SILVAE. Stay on for a dance party into the wee hours.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

102. Political Therapy Workshop with Liz Magic Laser and Valerie Bell
"Certified professional life coach" Valerie Bell will lead a "curative drama workshop" to help participants find connections between their political affiliations and feelings.

FILM

103. Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
This festival used to only show films made by Bainbridge Island filmmakers, but it's since expanded to include work from Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. This year brings a 20th anniversary retrospective (on Sunday), which will revisit highlights from year's past, including Boomtown, Outsourced, The Gefilte Fish Chronicles, and Birth of a Salesman.

PERFORMANCE

104. 14/48:HS
Support talented local teens by watching 14 world-premiere plays written, directed, produced, and performed by high schoolers.

SHOPPING

105. 35th Annual Glitter Sale
Seattle's Goodwill flagship store will be filled with the absolute sparkliest clothes, shoes, and accessories for its glorious annual two-day Glitter Sale. Whether you're looking to find something flashy for a big event or you want the contents of your closet to better resemble a sea of gems, this is the place to go.

106. Latvian Christmas Bazaar
While you shop for handmade crafts and jewelry by local Latvian artists, try cakes, piragi (rolled bread), and Christmas cookies, and take in a traditional dance performance.

107. Oddmall Emporium of the Weird
Shop for goods from over 85 indie artisans to sate all your kitschy needs and desires.

SUNDAY

ART

108. Opening Reception: Kiliii Yuyan - On the Sea Ice, We Wear White
Discover the indigenous lands of the Arctic at the opening reception of this photography exhibit by Kiliii Yuyan.

COMMUNITY

109. Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration
Armistice Day turns 100 years old this year, and this celebration will mark the centennial with an opening ceremony, featuring the ringing of the historic Great Seattle Fire bell and a wreath-laying ceremony. Afterwards, there will be special events at the museum including historical presentations and viewing opportunities for their WW1 America archival exhibition, and a round-trip cruise on Lake Union to UW’s WWI Navy seaplane hangar. 

110. NW Marxism Conference 2018
This conference offers educational sessions that combat the far-right sensibilities of the current administration. Stop by "From #MeToo to Women's Liberation," "Revolutionary Socialism, Democratic Socialism, and Social Democracy," "Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It," and more.

FESTIVALS

111. Seattle Slack Key Festival
This all-day music festival is dedicated to Kanikapila-style Hawaiian music, which makes use of the open-tuned slack key guitar (as well as the steel guitar and the ukulele). A few of this year's musicians include Ledward Kaapana, George Kuo, Jeff Peterson, Kunia Galdeira, Sonny Lim, and Jeff Au Hoy.

FILM

112. Hecklevision: Starship Troopers
Rather than make fun of the '90s mystery/thriller Starship Troopers out loud, send your snarky texts straight to the big screen for the rest of the audience to see.

113. Moving History: Sticky Shed Syndrome - An Archival Screening
Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound presents the latest installment of Moving History: an archival screening called Sticky Shed Syndrome, featuring footage collected from the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, the King County Archives, the Museum of History and Industry, Scarecrow Video, and elsewhere.

FOOD & DRINK

114. Bizzarro Bizarre Bazaar and Wine Tasting
While you taste wine for free (!), peruse paintings by Chris Crites, jewelry by LM-Inspired, knitwear by Ravel and Unravel, holiday gifts by Wabi and Sabi Co., and magnets by Denise Reed.

MUSIC

115. 1111: Raygun Orchestra, Pink Void, Glacial, NV
Local noise artists like Professor Raygun will perform their experimental sounds.

116. Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles, and Fiddlemaker with Karan Casey
Folksy supergroup Childsplay is comprised of fiddlers from across the Celtic world and the U.S., featuring Irish singer Karan Casey. They'll celebrate their first show in Seattle since 1992 with their band of 14 fiddlers and nine instrumentalists, dancers, and singers.

117. Neil Young's Birthday Show with Rubies in the Dust
Rubies in the Dust will play all your Neil Young favorites.

118. Oleaje Flamenco
Oleaje Flamenco will welcome their new guitarist, Israel Heredia, and guest dancer Talia Ortega Vestal, for a special show.

PERFORMANCE

119. The BurlyCon Burlesque Benefit
Raise money for the BurlyCon burlesque conference.

120. The DA (Dumbledore's Army)
This all-ages fundraiser for the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (who provide funds for local LGBTQ+ services) will take the form of a Harry Potter drag show with kings and queens alike.

121. Stormy Daniels DREAM GIRLS at Sodo
Stormy Daniels will perform in Sodo on her Support the Troops tour, where veterans and active military personnel will get free admission.  READINGS & TALKS

122. Asia Talks: Sari Stories
Local women will share personal stories about wearing saris as part of the Peacock in the Desert exhibit.

123. Grieving the Loss of Companion Animals: A Panel Discussion
How do you cope with the loss of a beloved pet? As part of Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief, join panelists Heather Woodke (a veterinarian studying medical ethics) and Sonja Furney (who runs the dog-training company Get Your Sit Together) for a discussion. 

124. Madeline DeFrees: Subjective Geography: A Poet's Thoughts on Life and Craft
Poets Laura Jensen, Sharon Bryan, and Jennifer Maier (and editor Anne McDuffie) will celebrate the release of a new anthology, Subjective Geography: A Poet's Thoughts on Life and Craft, with a group reading.

125. Rita Wirkala
Seattle-based Argentinian writer Rita Wirkala is responsible for a wide range of novels, poetry, literary essays, and textbooks. Tonight, she'll read from her most recent English-language book of short stories, Tales for The Dreamer.


          Savage Love      Cache   Translate Page      
He can't mix sex and long-term relationships. Is he broken? by Dan Savage

I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about myself and my sexuality and my romantic self. I can log on and easily find someone to fuck. I'm a bear-built top guy. There are ladies in my life who choose to share their beds with me. I can find subs to tie up and torture. (I'm kinky and bi.) What I can't find is a long-term partner. The problem is that after I fuck/sleep with/torture someone, my brain stops seeing them as sexual and moves them into the friend category. I have friends that I used to fuck regularly, that now it's a chore to get it up for. Sure, the sex still feels good, but it's not passionate. And when it's all said and done, they're still in the "friend" category in my brain. Some of them have suggested being more, but I've recoiled. There's nothing wrong with them, but they're friends, not potential partners. I'm 32, and my siblings are married and having kids, and the people I grew up with are married and having kids. And here I am not able to find a long-term significant other. Am I broken? Should I just accept that, at least for me, sexual partners and domestic/romantic partners will always be separate categories?

Always Alone

What if you're not like most everyone else? What if this is just how your sexuality works? What if you're wired—emotionally, romantically, sexually—for intense but brief sexual connections that blossom into wonderful friendships? And what if you've been tricked into thinking you're broken because the kind of successful long-term relationships your siblings and friends have are celebrated and the kind of successful short-term relationships you have are stigmatized?

If your siblings and friends want to have the kinds of relationships they're having—and it's possible some do not—they will feel no inner conflict about their choices while simultaneously being showered with praise for their choices. But what are they really doing? They're doing what they want, they're doing what makes them happy, they're doing what works for them romantically, emotionally, and sexually. And what are you doing? Maybe you're doing what you want, AA, maybe you're doing what could make you happy. So why doesn't it make you happy? Maybe because you've been made to feel broken by a culture that holds up one relationship model—the partnered and preferably monogamous pair—and insists that this model is the only healthy and whole option, and that anyone who goes a different way, fucks a different way, or relates a different way is broken.

Now, it's possible you are broken, of course, but anyone could be broken. You could be broken, I could be broken, your married siblings and friends could be broken. (Regarding your siblings and friends: Not everyone who marries and has kids wanted marriage and kids. Some no doubt wanted it, AA, but others succumbed to what was expected of them.) But here's a suggestion for something I want you to try, something that might make you feel better because it could very well be true: Try to accept that, for you, sexual partners and domestic/romantic partners might always be separate, and that doesn't mean you're broken. If that self-acceptance makes you feel whole, AA, then you have your answer.

I might make a different suggestion if your brief-but-intense sexual encounters left a lot of hurt feelings in their wake. But that's not the case. You hook up with someone a few times, you share an intense sexual experience, and you feel a brief romantic connection to them. And when those sexual and romantic feelings subside, you're not left with a string of bitter exes and enemies, but with a large and growing circle of good friends. Which leads me to believe that even if you aren't doing what everyone else is doing, AA, you're clearly doing something right.

P.S. Another option if you do want to get married someday: a companionate marriage to one of your most intimate friends—someone like you, AA, who also sees potential life partners and potential sex partners as two distinct categories with no overlap—and all the Grindr hookups and BDSM sessions you like with one-offs who become good friends.


I knew my little brother had an odd fascination with rubber that would likely become sexual. He would steal rubber gloves and hide them in his room, and there was a huge meltdown when our mother found a gas mask in his room when he was 12. My brother is in his 30s now and has a closet full of rubber "gear" that he dresses in pretty much exclusively. (When he's not at work, he's in rubber.) All of his friends are rubber fetishists. When he travels, it's only to fetish events where he can wear his rubber clothing publicly. He will date only other rubber fetishists, which seems to have severely limited his romantic prospects, and he posts photos of himself in rubber to his social media accounts. I read your column and I understand that kinks aren't chosen and they can be incorporated into a person's sex life in a healthy way. But my brother's interest in rubber seems obsessive. Your thoughts?

Rubbered Up Baby Brother's Erotic Rut

If your brother were obsessed with surfing or snowboarding and built his life around chasing waves or powder—and would date only people who shared his passion—you wouldn't have written me. Same goes if he were obsessed with pro sports, as so many straight men are, or Broadway shows, as so many gay men are. The only "problem" here is that your brother's obsession makes his dick hard—and to be clear, RUBBER, the problem is yours, not his. An erotic obsession or passion is just as legitimate as a nonerotic one. And even if I thought your brother had a problem—and I do not—nothing I wrote here would result in him liking his rubber clothes, rubber buddies, or rubber fetish events any less.


I'm a 28-year-old straight man married to a 26-year-old straight woman. My wife and I were watching a video about sex and the female orgasm, and they were talking about how, unlike men, women don't have a refractory period after orgasm. We were confused because we are almost the complete opposite. I have never experienced drowsiness, lessened sensitivity, or quickened loss of erection after orgasm. My wife, on the other hand, doesn't even like me kissing her bits after orgasm. She says they feel tender and sore afterward, and this feeling can last for hours. Is this normal?

Newlywed's Orgasms Rarely Multiply

What you describe isn't the norm, NORM, but it's your norm.

Most men temporarily lose interest in sex immediately after climaxing. It's called the refractory period, and it can last anywhere from 15 minutes (for teenagers) to 24 hours (for old-timers). It's a hormone thing: After a guy comes, his pituitary gland pumps prolactin into his bloodstream—and prolactin blocks dopamine, the hormone that makes a dude horny and keeps him horny. But some men release very little prolactin and consequently have short refractory periods; a handful of men have no refractory period at all and are capable of multiple orgasms.

You don't mention the ability to come again and again, but you do sound exceptional in that you don't lose your erection after you come. Your wife also sounds exceptional, NORM, since most orgasmic women are capable of having multiple orgasms—but most women ≠ all women. (I've always loved what groundbreaking sex researcher Mary Jane Sherfey wrote in 1966: "The more orgasms she has, the more she can have—for all intents and purposes, the human female is sexually insatiable." Emphasis hers.)

But again, NORM, there's nothing wrong with either of you. It's just that your norm isn't the norm—and that's only a problem if you choose to regard it as one.


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          Free Will Astrology      Cache   Translate Page      
November 7–13 by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21–April 19): In 1994, Aries pop diva Mariah Carey collaborated with an associate to write the song "All I Want for Christmas Is You." It took them 15 minutes to finish it. Since then, it has generated $60 million in royalties. I wish I could unconditionally predict that you, too, will efficiently spawn a valuable creation sometime soon. Current planetary alignments do suggest that such a development is more possible than usual. But because I tend to be conservative in my prophecies, I won't guarantee anything close to the $60 million figure. In fact, your reward may be more spiritual in nature than financial.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20): A post on Reddit asked readers to write about "the most underrated feeling of all time." One person said, "When you change the sheets on your bed." Another extolled "the feeling that comes when you pay all your bills and you've still got money in the bank." Others said, "dancing under the rain," "physical contact like a pat on the back when you're really touch starved," and "listening to a song for the first time and it's so good you just can't stop smiling." I bring this to your attention, Taurus, because I suspect that the next two weeks will bring you a flood of these pleasurable underrated feelings.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20): "Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer," wrote Gemini author Henry Lawson. Do you have any methods for making yourself feel like you've drunk a few beers that don't involve drinking a few beers? If not, I highly recommend that you find at least one. It will be especially important in the coming weeks for you to have a way to alter, expand, or purify your consciousness without relying on literal intoxicants or drugs. The goal is to leave your groove before it devolves into a rut.

CANCER (June 21–July 22): Study the following five failed predictions. (1) "There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom." —Robert Millikan, Nobel laureate in physics, 1923. (2) "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." —Western Union internal memo, 1876. (3) "Rail travel at high speeds is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia." —Dionysius Lardner, scientist, 1830. (4) "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." —Ken Olsen, president of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977. (5) "Most Cancerians will never overcome their tendencies toward hypersensitivity, procrastination, and fear of success." —Lanira Kentsler, astrologer, 2018. (P.S. What you do in the next 12 months could go a long way toward permanently refuting the last prediction.)

LEO (July 23–Aug 22): German scientists have created cochlear implants for gerbils that have been genetically modified, enabling the creatures to "listen" to light. The researchers' work is ultimately dedicated to finding ways to improve the lives of people with hearing impairments. What might be the equivalent of you gaining the power to "hear light"? I understand that you might resist thinking this way. "That makes no sense," you may protest or "There's no practical value in fantasizing about such an impossibility." But I hope you'll make the effort anyway. In my view, stretching your imagination past its limits is the healing you need most right now. I also think that doing so will turn out to be unexpectedly practical.

VIRGO (Aug 23–Sept 22): Here's useful wisdom from the poet Rumi. "Our defects are the ways that glory gets manifested," he said. "Keep looking at the bandaged place. That's where the light enters you." Playwright Harrison David Rivers interprets Rumi's words to mean, "Don't look away from your pain, don't disengage from it, because that pain is the source of your power." I think these perspectives are just what you need to meditate on, Virgo. To promote even more healing in you, I'll add a further clue from poet Anna Kamienska: "Where your pain is, there your heart lies also." (P.S. Rumi is translated by Coleman Barks, Kamienska by Clare Cavanagh.)

LIBRA (Sept 23–Oct 22): Artist David Hockney is proud of how undemanding he is toward his friends and associates. "People tell me they open my e-mails first," he says, "because they aren't demands and you don't need to reply. They're simply for pleasure." He also enjoys giving regular small gifts. "I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms." Hockney seems to share the perspective expressed by author Gail Godwin, who writes, "How easy it was to make people happy, when you didn't want or need anything from them." In accordance with astrological omens, Libra, I suggest you have fun employing these approaches in the coming weeks.

SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): I am not currently a wanderer or voyager or entrepreneur or swashbuckler. But at other times in my life, I have had extensive experience with those roles. So I know secrets about how and why to be a wanderer and voyager and entrepreneur and swashbuckler. And it's clear to me that in the coming weeks, you could benefit in unforeseen ways from researching and embodying the roles of curious wanderer and brave voyager and savvy entrepreneur and prudent swashbuckler.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): "The best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain." That brilliant formulation came from poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Does it seem so obvious as to not need mentioning? Bear with me while I draw further meaning from it and suggest you use it as an inspiring metaphor in the coming weeks. When it rains, Sagittarius, let it rain; don't waste time and emotional energy complaining about the rain. Don't indulge in fruitless fantasizing about how you might stop the rain and how you'd love to stop the rain. In fact, please refrain from defining the rain as a negative event, because, after all, it is perfectly natural and is crucial for making the crops grow and replenishing our water supply. (P.S. Your metaphorical "rain" will be equally useful.)

CAPRICORN (Dec 22–Jan 19): "Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation," writes activist and author Elif Shafak. "If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough." I bring this to your attention because you're in a phase when your close alliances should be activating healing changes in your life. If for some reason your alliances are not yet awash in the exciting emotions of redemption and reinvention, get started on instigating experimental acts of intimacy.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20–Feb 18): I suspect you will be an especially arousing influence in the coming weeks. You may also be inspiring and disorienting, with unpredictable results. How many transformations will you unleash? How many expectations will you dismantle? How many creative disruptions will you induce in the midst of the daily grind? I hesitate to underestimate the messy beauty you'll stir up or the rambunctious gossip you'll provoke. In any case, I plan to be richly amused by your exploits, and I hope everyone else will be, as well. For best results, I will pray to the Goddess of Productive Fun, begging Her to ensure that the commotions and uproars you catalyze will be in service to love and kindness.

PISCES (Feb 19–March 20): Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson wasn't always a wild and crazy writer. Early in his career, he made an effort to compose respectable, measured prose. When he finally gave up on that project and decided he could "get away with" a more uninhibited style, he described it as being "like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids." I foresee a metaphorically comparable development in your future, Pisces.

Homework: When they say "Be yourself," which self do they mean? Testify at freewillastrology.com

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          Midterm Elections 2018 Is the Time to Think About Death      Cache   Translate Page      
by Charles Mudede
She has her hand on my mothers leg...
She has her hand on my mother's leg...

My mother died in 2003 at the age of 57. Breast cancer killed her. My dreams began resurrecting her not long after her death. At first, she would return as the last Tracy—the one who was thin and sick and in lots of pain. Her visits seemed to extend this suffering. She never got better, and she never died. I fear like nothing else the illness that never ends until you end. Night after night, I would find my emaciated mother in a bedroom with a glass skylight. In this state, her beliefs were purified to the primal fire. Sun-rays. Flesh. Zoroastrianism is the religion of the terminally ill.

A decade after Tracy's passing (2013), she began returning to my dreams as her healthy self. Some nights she was well; other nights, she had both feet in the grave. But I found that my healthy mom was too surprising, too missed, too needed. I would see her walking or dancing and suddenly open my eyes. I wanted this Tracy so badly to be real that my sleep would be smashed into pieces. I was in a dark bedroom. She was really dead. But the ill Tracy could keep my asleep. I was with her for hours. A whole night with a ghost.

A few nights ago, the ill Tracy suffered a blow. I was with her again in the bedroom with the skylight. But this time, I was aware that she was dead. I knew she was a ghost. My dream logic always presented her as alive. The doctors were wrong. Against expectations, she's still here with us. This was the sick Tracy until the lucidity that dawns upon awakening unexpectedly emerged in the dream. My slumbering self, like my aware self, saw Tracy as what she really is: no longer among the living. And like those exposed ghosts in ancient Japanese stories (kwaidan), she was horrified that I knew her, knew I was communing with rotting bones. I betrayed her. I awoke. That was three days ago. I have not seen her since.

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          iOS Software Development Engineer - IMDb - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
IMDb employees enjoy the benefits of working for Amazon with the autonomy of working on a small, nimble team, with people who love movies &amp; TV (from Hitchcock...
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          Timbers Weekly Update: November 6, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
PORTLAND, Ore. - Following a 2-1 win in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals against Seattle Sounders FC, the Portland Timbers travel to... - MLS Portland Timbers
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SEATTLE, WASH. - Sounders FC today announced a number of civic activations scheduled to take place throughout the Puget Sound region in the coming day... - MLS Seattle Sounders FC
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Now that redevelopment is finished at the former Verizon Building in Lower Manhattan – once considered among the ugliest buildings in the city – owner Sabey Corporation is looking to sell the tower’s office portion. The Seattle-based datacenter landlord put floors 15 through 30 at 375 Pearl Street – spanning some 600,000 square feet – on the market with an asking price north of $300 million, sources told The Real Deal. Sabey specializes in providing […]
          Rams report: Expect NFC West matchup at home against the Seahawks to be quite physical ... again      Cache   Translate Page      

After the Rams narrowly defeated his team in Week 5, Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman D.J. Fluker assessed the Rams defense.

“They haven’t seen a team that’s played physical,” Fluker said. “They want to be pass rushers.

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          'I'd call those branch offices': Seattle mayor skewers Amazon's reported plans to split its HQ2 between 2 cities (AMZN)      Cache   Translate Page      
· Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan said she would be pleased if Amazon split its much-awaited HQ2 between two cities. · 'I'd call those branch offices,' the mayor told KIRO-TV Seattle. · The New York Times reported on Monday evening that Amazon is planning to open HQ2 facilities in New York and ...
          Clinical Coding Specialist - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Review reported AEs and ConMeds to identify inadequate, ambiguous or unclear medical terms/medications and generate coding queries as necessary....
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          Clinical Monitor - Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
*Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB)* is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to help conquer cancer and other diseases through the application of...
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          Sales Associate, Multifamily Marketing - Tri-Cities, WA (Richland, Pasco, Kennewick) - CoStar Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Sales Associate, Multifamily Marketing - Tri-Cities, WA (Richland, Pasco, Kennewick). The best sales job you will ever have:....
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          Sales Representative - Thermo King Northwest - Kent, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Thermo King Northwest, Inc. has state of the art dealerships located in Kent, WA. (Seattle), Spokane, WA, Pasco, WA. (Tri-Cities), Yakima, WA, Fairview, OR. ...
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          Sr. Product Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
You will work closely with Amazon Retail business teams, internal teams and leaders to discover their requirements and influence them through strong written and...
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          Project Engineer - Kennedy/Jenks Consultants - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants is a 100% employee-wwned consulting firm that provides engineering and scientific solutions for innovative water and environmental...
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          CAD Technician - Kennedy/Jenks Consultants - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants provides engineering and scientific solutions to municipal agencies, businesses, and industrial facilities. With offices serving...
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          Senior CAD Designer - Kennedy/Jenks Consultants - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants provides engineering and scientific solutions to municipal agencies, businesses, and industrial facilities. With offices serving...
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          Portfolio Accountant - Bentall Kennedy - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Bentall Kennedy is one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors. Bentall Kennedy is a member of the Sun Life Investment Management group of...
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          Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Bentall Kennedy - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Bentall Kennedy is one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors. Bentall Kennedy is a member of the SunLife Investment Management group of...
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          2019 civil engineering internship - transportation - Mott MacDonald - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
From the engineering of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, to the 30-year masterplan of John F Kennedy Airport....
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          2019 entry-level civil engineer - transportation - Mott MacDonald - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
From the engineering of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, to the 30-year masterplan of John F Kennedy Airport....
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          Senior Construction Manager - Kennedy/Jenks Consultants - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Since 1919, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants has provided engineering, scientific, and construction solutions to municipal agencies, businesses, and industrial...
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          Mechanical Engineer - Kennedy/Jenks Consultants - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants provides engineering and scientific solutions to municipal agencies, businesses, and industrial facilities. With offices serving...
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          Sr. Manager, Software Development - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Passion for creating innovative solutions for small business and associates. Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs...
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          Director of Software Development - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Passion for creating innovative solutions for small business and associates. Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs...
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          Quit playing' games with my heart... seriously, that's enough       Cache   Translate Page      
I'm dealing with constant heart palpitations, after tests came back normal. What are my next steps?

Hi all. I hate to do this, but I'm following up on my previous question about heart palpitations.

After posting that question, I went in to see a resident doctor in a local clinic (my favorite GP is not covered under my current insurance plan). An ECG was completed at that time and showed normal heart function. The doctor suggested wearing a Ziopatch for two weeks to see if any of the palpitations could be picked up. During those two weeks, I had 6 instances of feeling a palpitation (but it was more like, wait, was that something? Well, I'll click the button just in case). Nothing like what's happening now; it's much more intense now.


These were the Ziopatch results:

Preliminary Findings
Patient had a min HR of 44 bpm, max HR of 177 bpm, and avg HR of 80 bpm.
Predominant underlying rhythm was Sinus Rhythm.

Isolated SVEs were rare (<1.0%), SVE Couplets were rare (<1.0%), and no SVE Triplets were present.
Isolated VEs were rare (<1.0%), and no VE Couplets or VE Triplets were present.

Comment: Zio is unremarkable. Symptoms mostly occurred in association with sinus rhythm w/o ectopy; once a PAC was present.



So, normal. However, this past week or two, the palpitations have been back with a vengeance. My primary sensation is a skipped beat. Beat / Beat / Beat / Pause / THUD / Beat / Beat / Beat / Beat / Beat / Pause / THUD etc. It looks like this is a PAC, as the patch results say, I think?

The palps were so bad yesterday that I ended up visiting urgent care last night. Another ECG came up normal (though the palps seem to dissipate when lying down, and the ECG was taken while lying down). The doctor on duty was fairly unhelpful. "We used to worry about skipped beats 20 years ago. We don't worry about them anymore." She suggested stopping caffeine consumption (I have about 6-8 oz of coffee per day, but it's worth a shot). She said I didn't need to go to the ER. She listened to my heart and heard one skip but again said it was nothing to worry about.

I also have a slight cold or something that has been developing, but the constant palps started before I became sick. I walked to my polling place today and just felt awful. Exhausted, somewhat lightheaded, and "skipped" beats every 5 - 10 seconds.

I will go back to the doctor, but I am flying to Seattle tomorrow morning for 6 days (seriously, I've been sick on 3 different trips to Seattle... sheesh). I will have my favorite GP back on Jan 1. As it stands now, my bill for the Ziopatch is over $700 so I'm hesitant to keep racking up the medical bills, but this is also driving me crazy.

I've been staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, upping my potassium (but not too much) and taking a magnesium supplement. I know that anxiety is a big factor here. I have health-related anxiety so I'm sure that's not helping.

Is there anything I can do right now to chill out about this? What should my next step be, doctor wise? If this is just my life now, that's okay, but I need to find some ways to deal with it, if so.

Oh! I also ordered an AliveCOR yesterday, as someone suggested in my previous question.

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on Election Day in Washington state (all times local):

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Elections officials have received more than half of the ballots of all registered voters in Washington state who mailed or dropped off their ballots by the 8 p.m. Election Day deadline on Tuesday.

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Seattle Seahawks TE Tyrone Swoopes was released Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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Free-agent RB Troymaine Pope (Texans) was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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Seattle Seahawks CB Kalan Reed was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 6. LB Emmanuel Ellerbe was waived in a corresponding move.
          Guy McPherson Climate Change Talk Seattle Washington      Cache   Translate Page      
DAN.S WAR… Published on Jan 23, 2017 A talk by Professor Emeritus Guy McPherson on climate catastrophe on June 17th, 2015 in Seattle Washington. To visit Guy’s blog go to https://guymcpherson.com/
          SQL work-vacation, Tuesday! (#Workation #PASSSummit)      Cache   Translate Page      

Hello yet again! I’ve been writing about our time this week in Seattle, for the PASS Summit. Saturday, I wrote that we’re here in Seattle for the PASS Summit, and that it’s my tenth year. AND that I’m doing daily “letters home” to you fine folk, just like I’m away at summer camp. Monday, I wrote about Sunday’s laziness,  … Continue reading SQL work-vacation, Tuesday! (#Workation #PASSSummit)

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          SQL work-vacation, Monday (#Workation #PASSSummit)      Cache   Translate Page      

Hello again! Sunday, I wrote that we’re here in Seattle for the PASS Summit, and that it’s my tenth year. AND that I’m doing daily “letters home” to you fine folk, just like I’m away at summer camp. We’re still just a day or three away from the start of the Summit itself, depending on how you … Continue reading SQL work-vacation, Monday (#Workation #PASSSummit)

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          Dive Shop Support Specialist - Discount Divers Supply - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Within general retail operations, we also have work and training available for the upwardly mobile in areas such as Website Maintenance, Product Marketing on... $15 - $19 an hour
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          All Levels Project Team - Hypothesis Group - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Based DTLA, with an office in Seattle, Hypothesis conducts strategic, custom work for some of the world’s most important brands including Disney, Uber, Fitbit,...
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          Head of Product Management, Power-Only and Universal Trailer Pool - Convoy - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Founded in 2015, Convoy is backed by this century's leading disruptors, including YCombinator and Greylock and the founders and CEOs of Amazon, Salesforce, eBay...
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          Software Development Engineer - Cybersecurity - JP Morgan Chase - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Understanding of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) concepts and products (such as Symantec DLP, Digital Guardian, RSA or McAfee DLP, etc…)....
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          Software Engineer - Cybersecurity - JP Morgan Chase - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Understanding of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) concepts and products (such as Symantec DLP, Digital Guardian, RSA or McAfee DLP, etc…)....
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          Software Engineer Scrum master- Cybersecurity - JP Morgan Chase - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Understanding of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) concepts and products (such as Symantec DLP, Digital Guardian, RSA or McAfee DLP, etc…)....
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          Pick up Crazy Rich Asians and more this week on iTunes      Cache   Translate Page      
Every week, the iTunes Store adds new movies and TV content to its catalog, and every week we bring you the best of what it has to offer. Best new movies on iTunes This week in movies begins with Crazy Rich Asians, which follows a young woman named Rachel as she travels to Asia for the first time to meet her boyfriend's family during a friend's wedding. You can also pick up Christopher Robin, in which the titular character, now all grown up, visits the Hundred-Acre Wood to rediscover the magic of life. With this week's movie discounts, get deals on feel-good stories, with movies like Remember the Titans, Legally Blonde, and Sleepless in Seattle all available for under $10. The Movie of the Week is Tomb Raider, which is available for a $0.99 rental and a $9.99 purchase. Crazy Rich Asians - $19.99 - Download Now Christopher Robin - $10.99 - Download Now Remember the Titans - $9.99 - Download Now Legally Blonde - $9.99 - Download Now Sleepless In Seattle - $7.99 - Download ...
          Amazon punta su Crystal City per il secondo quartier generale      Cache   Translate Page      

Il Wp: il centro direzionale nell'area di Washington, a due passi dall'Aeroporto Ronald Reagan. Il gruppo con sede a Seattle ha promesso di investire 5 miliardi di dollari e di portare nei nuovi uffici 50mila dipendenti


          ACRL Member of the Week: Lynn Olson Deeken      Cache   Translate Page      
Lynn Olson Deeken is the Director of Public Services and Coordinator of the Learning Commons Partnership at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. Lynn has been a member of ACRL for 12 years and is your ACRL member of the week for November 5, 2018. Describe yourself in three words: Collaborative, positive, [...]
          ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’: Lisbeth Salander gets trapped in a conventional spy thriller      Cache   Translate Page      

The “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series continues, with Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, but it feels as though the franchise is running out of fresh ideas. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
          ‘Nobody’s Fool’: Tyler Perry lets Tiffany Haddish loose in his latest film      Cache   Translate Page      

If the movie’s looseness lets in an excess of dead air, “Nobody’s Fool” is still dotted with pleasures.
          Amazon's real estate team did its homework      Cache   Translate Page      
More than one year after Amazon announced its intention to establish a new headquarters outside of Seattle, the company appears poised to open two major offices in the New York and Washington, D.C. metro areas. The choice of metro areas likely reflects strong human, financial, and political capital in the New York and Washington, D.C.&hellip; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &nbsp; &nbsp; &#160;...(read more)

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          Graphic Designer / Media Specialist - Seattle - Jamison Professional Services Inc - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Jamison Professional Services, Inc. (“JPS”) is currently seeking qualified and motivated candidate for the position of Graphic Designer/Media Specialist....
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          New Release – False Flag (The Phisher King book 2)      Cache   Translate Page      
Title: False Flag (The Phisher King book 2) Author: Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid Publisher: Eine Kleine Press Release Date: November 6, 2018 Genre(s): gay romantic suspense, political, Daddy kink Length: 60 000 words /268 pages Blurb: Sequel to Rainbow Award-winning m/m romantic thriller “The Phisher King.” FBI Agent Callum Riggs and hacker Hunter Walsh have settled into a quiet, contented life together with their Pomeranian, Bruiser. Under a hostile new administration, Cal’s changing duties at the Bureau frustrate his career and personal ambitions. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Cal, Hunter pursues vengeance against his would-be rapist Chad, following him into the heart of Seattle’s blossoming Alt-Right scene.
          Principal Product Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation....
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          Data Engineer - WW OPS compensation - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience using business intelligence reporting tools. The right candidate will possess excellent business and communication skills, be able to work with...
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          Business Analyst- WW OPS compensation - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Define and develop business critical metrics and reports across all international business levers, key performance indicators, and financials....
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          Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Mobile Shopping (mShop) is one of the fastest growing strategic businesses within Amazon. You’re up to the challenge of mobile network limitations, device...
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          Software Development Engineer - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Working with leaders in Amazon Fulfillment Operations and developing innovation solutions for a multi-billion dollar business....
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          Senior Technical Program Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
You will interact with a broad cross section of the Amazon organization as you clarify ambiguous issues and negotiate effective technical solutions between...
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          Innovation and Design Engineer Intern - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Ability to travel 40% globally to interact with internal and external business and technical leaders. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer...
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          Software Development Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
When does internal movement make the biggest impact on Amazon talent? These are among the most important challenges at Amazon today....
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          Senior Solutions Architect, Alexa - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
5+ years experience with machine learning systems and model training. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Women / Disability...
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          Senior Product Manager - Technical - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience working with stakeholders across both technical and business functions. Monitor business metrics to monitor and drive the team’s progress toward...
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          Lifecycle Marketing Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Business Skills Needed:. You will work closely with our Business Intelligence and Machine Learning teams to evolve our understanding of key predictors of...
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          Business Intelligence Engineer - II - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience with forecasting measures and machine learning. What does a healthy organization look like in Amazon?...
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          Business Analyst - I - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Senior Marketing Manager, Co-brand Credit Card Wholefoods Channel - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Senior Marketing Manager, Co-brand Credit Card - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          QA Engineer, Alexa Communications - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Interested in Amazon Echo? Experience working closely with development and business teams to communicate problem impacts and to understand business requirements...
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          Sr. Mgr. Integration Programs - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          PRINCIPAL PRODUCT MANAGER - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Comment on It’s time for some perspective by Pickering      Cache   Translate Page      
Thanks V12. It's good to hear this year's group of DL is even deeper than we've heard, especially when DL/front 7 is where Seattle needs to shore things up. I appreciate it when posters provide info on a prospect with links, rather than just saying something like 'X looks Seahawky'.
          Thư ngỏ về việc TS Chu Hảo bị Đảng kỷ luật - Đợt cuối; 262 người ký      Cache   Translate Page      


THƯ NGỎ
Kính gửi:

  • Ủy ban Kiểm tra Trung ương Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam

  • Đồng kính gửi Bộ Chính trị Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam

Qua báo chí ngày 25-10-2018, chúng tôi được biết Ủy ban Kiểm tra Trung ương Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam mới có sự đánh giá về ông Chu Hảo – nguyên Thứ trưởng Bộ Khoa học và Công nghệ, Giám đốc Nhà xuất bản Tri Thức, nguyên thành viên Viện Nghiên cứu Phát triển IDS – là “suy thoái về tư tưởng chính trị, đạo đức, lối sống, “tự diễn biến”, “tự chuyển hóa””, “có những bài viết, phát ngôn có nội dung trái với Cương lĩnh chính trị, Điều lệ Đảng, nghị quyết, chỉ thị, quy định của Đảng, chính sách, pháp luật của Nhà nước” “chịu trách nhiệm chính về việc Nhà xuất bản Tri thức xuất bản một số cuốn sách có nội dung trái với quan điểm, chủ trương, đường lối của Đảng, Nhà nước, vi phạm Luật Xuất bản, bị cơ quan chức năng xử lý, thu hồi và tiêu hủy”. Ủy ban Kiểm tra Trung ương kết luận: “vi phạm khuyết điểm của ông Chu Hảo là rất nghiêm trọng, làm ảnh hưởng đến uy tín của tổ chức đảng, tác động xấu tới tư tưởng xã hội, đến mức phải xem xét thi hành kỷ luật”.

Chúng tôi cho rằng sự quy kết như vậy của Ủy ban Kiểm tra Trung ương về ông Chu Hảo là không chính đáng, không đúng sự thật, thể hiện sự trấn áp thô bạo những nỗ lực rất đáng trân trọng của một trí thức hết lòng vì dân vì nước, chà đạp những ý kiến chân thật và xây dựng của ông về những vấn đề nóng bỏng của đất nước. Không chỉ riêng chúng tôi, mà hầu hết những ai đã từng được đọc những cuốn sách do Nhà xuất bản Tri Thức phát hành, từng đọc và nghe những ý kiến phát biểu của ông Chu Hảo về tình hình đất nước đều trân trọng những điều bổ ích mình thu nhận được, đều đánh giá cao sự phấn đấu không mệt mỏi của ông Chu Hảo noi gương bậc tiền bối Phan Châu Trinh xả thân cho sự nghiệp “khai dân trí, chấn dân khí” – một đòi hỏi vô cùng cấp thiết cho sự bảo vệ và phát triển đất nước ta lúc này.

Làm sao có thể sớm thực hiện được dân giàu nước mạnh, dân chủ, công bằng, văn minh, mà lại bóp nghẹt những nỗ lực mở mang dân trí? Chính vì lẽ này, chúng tôi yêu cầu Ủy ban Kiểm tra Trung ương rút lại kết luận sai trái về ông Chu Hảo.

Chúng tôi đồng thời kiến nghị với lãnh đạo Đảng và Nhà nước nên khuyến khích các nhà xuất bản trong nước làm những việc như Nhà xuất bản Tri Thức đang làm, động viên phong trào ham học, ham đọc sách trong cả nước, cùng nhau phát huy ý chí và trí tuệ sớm khắc phục được tình trạng tụt hậu hiện nay, đưa nước ta tiến nhanh theo con đường dân tộc và dân chủ.

Chúng tôi rất mong thư ngỏ này được nhân dân và trí thức cả nước hưởng ứng bằng mọi cách, cùng chung tay đẩy mạnh nỗ lực chung nâng cao dân trí của nước nhà.

Làm tại Hà Nội, ngày 27.10.2018

Nguyên thành viên của IDS khởi xướng ký tên:

1. Hoàng Tụy, nguyên Chủ tịch IDS, Hà Nội

2. Trần Đức Nguyên, nguyên Trưởng Ban Nghiên cứu của Thủ tướng Chính phủ Phan Văn Khải, Hà Nội

3. Nguyễn Trung, nguyên trợ lý Thủ tướng Võ Văn Kiệt, nguyên Đại sứ Việt Nam ở Thái Lan, Hà Nội

4. Nguyễn Quang A, nguyên Viện trưởng IDS, Hà Nội

5. Phạm Chi Lan, nguyên Phó Viện trưởng IDS, nguyên Phó Chủ tịch Phòng Thương mại và Công nghiệp Việt Nam, Hà Nội

6. Nguyên Ngọc, nhà văn, Hội An

7. Tương Lai, nguyên thành viên Tổ Tư vấn Võ Văn Kiệt, nguyên Viện trưởng Viện Xã hội học Việt Nam, TP.HCM

8. Lê Đăng Doanh, nguyên Viện trưởng Viện Nghiên cứu Quản lý Kinh tế Trung ương, Thành viên Ủy ban Chính sách Phát triển của Liên Hiệp Quốc, Hà Nội

9. Vũ Kim Hạnh, nguyên Tổng biên tập báo Tuổi Trẻ, TP.HCM

10. Huỳnh Sơn Phước, nguyên Phó Tổng biên tập báo Tuổi Trẻ, Hội An

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11. Huỳnh Tấn Mẫm, nguyên Chủ tịch THSV Sài Gòn, nguyên Tổng biên tập Báo Thanh Niên, Ủy viên Ủy ban Mặt trận Tổ quốc TP.HCM

12. Huỳnh Kim Báu, nguyên Tổng thư ký Hội Trí thức yêu nước TP.HCM

13. Lê Công Giàu, nguyên Tổng thư ký Tổng hội Sinh viên Sài Gòn (1966), nguyên Phó Bí Thư Thường trực Thành doàn TNCS TP.HCM (1975), nguyên Giám đốc Công ty Savimex

14. Thái Văn Cầu, chuyên gia Khoa học Không gian, Hoa Kỳ

15. Nguyễn Gia Hảo, nguyên thành viên Tổ Tư vấn Võ Văn Kiệt

16. Phạm Khiêm Ích, nguyên Phó Viện trưởng Viện Thông tin Khoa học xã hội, Hà Nội

17. Nguyễn Kiến Phước, nguyên Ủy viên Ban biên tập báo Nhân Dân, TP.HCM

18. Kha Lương Ngãi, nguyên Phó Tổng biên tập báo Sài Gòn Giải Phóng, TP.HCM

19. Hoàng Dũng, PGS.TS, TP.HCM

20. Nguyễn Đình Đầu, nhà nghiên cứu, TP.HCM

21. Phaolô Nguyễn Thái Hợp, Giám mục Giáo phận Vinh

22. GBt Huỳnh Công Minh, Linh mục, Tổng Giáo phận Sài Gòn

23. Nguyễn Quốc Thái, nhà báo, TP.HCM

24. Hồ Ngọc Nhuận, nhà báo, dân biểu đối lập thời VNCH,  Phó Chủ tịch Ủy ban Mặt trận Tổ quốc Việt Nam của TP.HCM, Ủy viên Ủy ban Trung ương Mặt trận Tổ quốc Việt Nam

25. Trần Thế Việt, nguyên Bí thư thành ủy thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng

26. Tống Văn Công, nhà báo, Hoa Kỳ

27. Phan Quốc Tuyên, kỹ sư, Genève, Thụy Sỹ

28. Đỗ Tuyết Khanh, thông dịch viên, Genève, Thụy Sỹ

29. Nguyễn Xuân Nghĩa, TS, nhà giáo tại TP.HCM

30. Bùi Minh Quốc, nhà thơ, Đà Lạt, nguyên Chủ tịch Hội Văn học Nghệ thuật Lâm Đồng

31. Nguyễn Hồng Anh, ThS, TP.HCM

32. Hà Dương Tuấn, Pháp

33. Hà Quang Vinh, hưu trí, Q.11, TP.HCM

34. Giáng Vân, nhà thơ, Hà Nội

35. Hoàng Hưng, nguyên Trưởng ban Văn hoá báo Lao Động (thời Đổi mới), TP.HCM

36. Nguyễn Trinh Thi, nghệ sĩ, nhà làm phim, Hà Nội

37. Phan Bá Phi, Thạc sĩ  IT, chuyên viên cấp cao, Seattle, Hoa Kỳ

38. Nguyễn Mạnh Tiến, nghiên cứu Dân tộc học, Hà Nội

39. Nguyễn Hữu Thao, cựu chiến binh QĐNDVN, kinh doanh, Việt kiều Sofia, Bulgaria

40. Lương Đình Cường, Tổng biên tập, báo mạng Nguoiviet.de, CHLB Đức

41. Nguyễn Thu Giang, nguyên Phó Giám đốc Sở Tư pháp TP.HCM

42. Trần Quốc Trọng, Nghệ sĩ ưu tú, đạo diễn phim, Hà Nội

43. Hoàng Xuân Phú, GS Toán học, Hà Nội

44. Đào Tiến Thi, nhà nghiên cứu văn học và ngôn ngữ, nguyên Uỷ viên Ban chấp hành Hội Ngôn ngữ học Việt Nam, Hà Nội

45. Phan Đắc Lữ, nhà thơ, TP.HCM

46. Phạm Gia Minh, TS kinh tế, Hà Nội

47. Võ Quang Tu, hưu trí, Montreal, Canada

48. Nguyễn Mai Oanh, TP.HCM

49. Đỗ Quang Tuyến, kỹ sư, Seattle, Washington, Hoa Kỳ

50. Trần Hữu Dũng, nhà giáo nghỉ hưu, Hoa Kỳ

51. Phạm Anh Tuấn, dịch giả, Hà Nội

52. Nguyễn Hữu Úy, hưu trí, Florida, Hoa Kỳ

53. Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà, hưu trí, Florida, Hoa Kỳ

54. Đỗ Thái Bình, kỹ sư đóng tàu, Sài Gòn

55. Phạm Tư Thanh Thiện, nhà báo nghỉ hưu, Paris

56. Nguyễn Ngọc Giao, nhà giáo nghỉ hưu, Paris

57. Phạm Minh Châu, hóa học, Đại học Paris 7 và đại học Pháp Việt USTH, Hà Nội

58. Phạm Xuân Huyên, toán học, Đại học Paris 7 và Đại học Quốc gia TP.HCM

59. Phạm Hạc Yên Thư, sinh học, bệnh viện Orsay, Pháp

60. Phạm Xuân Yêm, GS TS Vật lý, Đại học Paris 6

61. Nguyễn Huệ Chi, GS Ngữ văn, Hà Nội

62. Đặng Thị Hảo, TS Văn học, Hà Nội

63. Nguyễn Đình Nguyên, Tiến sĩ Y khoa, Úc

64. Trần Đức Quế, chuyên viên nghỉ hưu, Hà Nội

65. Bùi Hiền, hưu trí, Canada

66. Lê Tuấn Huy, TS, TP.HCM

67. Phạm Toàn, tác giả, dịch giả, cộng tác viên Nhà xuất bản Giáo dục, Hà Nội

68. Đặng Tiến, nhà văn, Orléans, Pháp

69. Nguyễn Đào Trường, hưu trí, Hải Dương

70. Vũ Công Minh, cử nhân tài chính, Hải Dương

71. Đoàn Minh Tuấn, nhà giáo nghỉ hưu, 69 Aristide Briand, Antony, Pháp

72. Trương Thế Kỷ, Korbinianplatz, München, CHLB Đức

73. Nguyễn Minh Khanh, kỹ sư tin học, Paris

74. Nghiêm Hồng Sơn, Đại học Griffith, Úc

75. Nguyễn Thái Sơn, GS, Cố vấn Viện Địa chính trị Paris AGP.

76. Quan Vinh, chuyên viên tin học, Roma, Italia

77. Nguyễn Quốc Nam, Manager of Finance and Administration JTS, Attorney General's Department, South Australia

78. Đỗ Đăng Giu, Nguyên Giám đốc Nghiên Cứu CNRS, Đại học Paris 11, Orsay, Pháp

79. Thuỳ Linh, nhà văn, Hà Nội

80. Võ Văn Tạo, nhà báo, cựu chiến binh, Nha Trang

81. Nguyễn Thị Kim Chi, Nghệ sĩ ưu tú, diễn viên, đạo diễn, TP.HCM

82. Cù Huy Hà Vũ, TS luật, tạm trú tại Hoa Kỳ

83. Nguyễn Thị Dương Hà, luật sư, Hà Nội

84. Trần Viết Tuyên, kiến trúc sư, hưu trí, Hamburg, CHLB Đức

85. Tạ Hoàng Lân, kinh doanh, TP. Cheb, CH Séc

86. Nguyễn Hữu Viện, sáng lập viên Đại học Số hóa Trực tuyến Bézier và Thư viện số Phan Châu Trinh, Pháp

87. Cao Lập, hưu trí, California, Hoa Kỳ

88. Vũ Hồng Linh, cựu chiến binh Đoàn Ba Tơ (Lữ 52 Qk 5), giáo viên nghỉ hưu, Nam Định

89. Nguyễn Cường, tư vấn bất động sản, Praha, CH Séc.

90. Dương Đình Giao, nhà giáo, Hà Nội

91. Hà Dương Tường, nhà giáo nghỉ hưu, Pháp

92. Ngụy Hữu Tâm, dịch giả, Hà Nội

93. Trần Thanh Ngôn, kỹ sư về hưu, Berlin, CHLB Đức

94. Lương Ngọc Châu, kỹ sư điện toán (hưu trí), TP. Mainz, CHLB Đức

95. Trần Xuân Kiêm, dịch giả và nhà nghiên cứu Phật học (trước 1975) và kinh tế học (sau 1975)

96. Tô Nhuận Vỹ, nhà văn, Huế

97. Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng, TS vật lý, Frankfurt, CHLB Đức

98. Đỗ Ngọc Quỳnh, nguyên Giám đốc TT Năng Lượng Mới, ĐH Cần Thơ

99. Tô Oanh, giáo viên nghỉ hưu, Bắc Giang

100. Inrasara, nhà văn, nhà nghiên cứu văn hóa Cham

101. Lê Anh Tuấn, Hải Phòng

102. Nguyễn Đình Cống, GS, nghỉ hưu, Hà Nội

103. Vũ Trọng Khải, PGS.TS, chuyên gia độc lập về chính sách phát triển nông nghiệp VN, TP.HCM

104. Nguyền Hồng Khoái, cử nhân kinh tế, Giám đốc Cty Tư vấn phát triển doanh nghiệp KN, Hà Nội

105. Nguyễn Thị Khánh Trâm, cán bộ hưu trí, TP.HCM

106. Phạm Văn Sỹ, TP.HCM

107. Lương Vĩnh Kim, thành viên Đoàn Luật sư TP.HCM

108. Lê Việt Đức, TS kinh tế Đại học Clermont-Ferrand, Pháp, nguyên Phó Vụ trưởng Vụ Tổng hợp kinh tế quốc dân, Bộ Kế hoạch và Đầu tư, nghỉ hưu, hiện là giảng viên khoa Kinh tế và Quản lý, Đại học Thăng Long.

109. Phạm Đỗ Chí, TS Kinh tế, trí thức Việt ở nước ngoài

110. Nguyễn Trọng Bách, kĩ sư, Nam Định

111. Trần Hưng Thịnh, kỹ sư, nghỉ hưu, Đại Kim, Hoàng Mai, Hà Nội

112. Vũ Ngọc Lân, kĩ sư luyện kim, Hà Nội

113. Huỳnh Nhật Hải, hưu trí, Đà Lạt

114. Huỳnh Nhật Tấn, hưu trí, Đà Lạt

115. Phan Thị Hoàng Oanh, TS Hoá học, TP.HCM

116. Chu Sơn, nhà thơ tự do, Thủ Đức, TP.HCM

117. Nguyễn Thị Kim Thoa, bác sĩ, Thủ Đức, TP.HCM

118. Nguyễn Ngọc Lanh, NGND, nguyên GS Đại học Y Hà Nội

119. Hà Văn Thùy, nhà văn, TP.HCM

120. Trương Thị Minh Sâm, nội trợ, Đồng Nai

121. Nguyễn Hồng Quang, ThS, Viện Cơ học, Viện hàn lâm KH-CN Việt Nam

122. Lê Văn Hiệu, viên chức về hưu

123. Dạ Ngân, nhà văn, TP.HCM

124. Uông Đình Đức, kỹ sư cơ khí, Q.1, TP.HCM

125. Nguyễn Thế Hùng, GS.TS, Phó Chủ tịch Hội Cơ học Thủy khí Việt Nam, giảng dạy Đại học Đà Nẵng

126. Huỳnh Sáu, cựu giáo viên, TP.HCM

127. Đào Công Tiến, PGS, nguyên Hiệu trưởng Đại học Kinh tế TP.HCM, Q.3, TP.HCM

128. Trần Đình Sử, GS.TS, Hà Nội

129. Lại Nguyên Ân, nhà nghiên cứu văn học, Hà Nội

130. Nguyễn Đăng Quang, Đại tá, nguyên cán bộ Bộ Công an, Hà Nội

131. Lê Huyền Trang, ThS, TP.HCM

132. Đào Minh Châu, TS, Tư vấn Hành chính công & Chính sách công, Hà Nội

133. Lê Hải, nhà báo, nghệ sĩ nhiếp ảnh, Đà Nẵng

134. Nguyễn Thị Từ Huy, TP.HCM

135. Trần Duy Hưng, công chức hưu trí, Hà Nội

136. Tạ Trí Hải, nghệ sĩ đường phố, TP.HCM

137. Phạm Đình Trọng, nhà văn, TP.HCM

138. Nguyễn Khánh Việt, cán bộ hưu trí, Hà Nội

139. Hồ Quang Huy, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa

140. Nguyễn Hữu Đổng, TS Kinh tế, PGS Chính trị học, giáo viên, Hà Nội

141. Doãn Kiều Anh, kỹ sư, TP.HCM

142. Nguyễn Khắc Mai, nguyên Tổng biên tập Tạp chí Dân Vận, Hà Nội

143. Trần Thị Băng Thanh, PGS.TS Văn học Cổ Trung đại VN, Hà Nội

144. Nguyễn Thanh Hằng, giáo viên nghỉ hưu, TP.HCM

145. Vũ Ngọc Quỳnh, bác sĩ Nhi khoa, Paris

146. Nguyễn Thiện Tống, nguyên giảng viên Đại học Bách Khoa TP.HCM

147. Bùi Văn Nam Sơn, nghiên cứu triết học độc lập, TP.HCM

148. Phùng Hoài Ngọc, ThS Ngữ văn, An Giang

149. Phạm Hồng Hà, hưu trí, Nghệ An

150. Hoàng Minh Tường, nhà văn, Hà Nội

151. Nguyễn Phú Yên, hưu trí, TP.HCM

152. Phạm Duy Hiển, cựu chiến binh, Pleiku, Gia Lai

153. Hồ Sỹ Hải, kỹ sư, cựu chiến binh nghỉ hưu, Hà Nội

154. Phạm Minh Đức, kỹ sư cơ khí, Hà Nội

155. Phạm Hoàng Phiệt, GS Y học đã nghỉ hưu, Q.1, TP.HCM

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156. Đỗ Trọng Khơi, nhà thơ, Thái Bình

157. Hà Thúc Huy, TS. Hóa học, Sài Gòn

158. Lại Thị Ánh Hồng, Nghệ sĩ, thành viên CLB LHĐ, Sài Gòn

159. Ngô Kim Hoa (Sương Quỳnh), Nhà báo tự do, thành viên CLB LHĐ, Sài Gòn

160. Trần Bang, kỹ sư, Sài Gòn

161. Lê Khánh Luận, TS Toán, nguyên giảng viên Trường ĐHKT Tp.HCM

162. Võ Văn Thôn, cựu Giám đốc Sở Tư pháp tp HCM

163. Võ Xuân Tòng, nhà văn, Hội viên HNV Hà Nội

164. Doãn Minh Đăng, Postdoct, đại học Freiburg, CHLB Đức

165. Lê Thân, nguyên tổng giám đốc công ty Riveside Saigon

166. Hoàng Thị Như Hoa, bộ đội xuất ngũ, Thanh Trì, Hà Nội

167. Lê Văn Sinh, Giảng viên Khoa Lịch sử, Trường KHXHNV Hà Nội, Đã nghỉ hưu, sống tại Hà Nội

168. Phạm Thị Kiều Ly, Nghiên cứu sinh Đại học Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

169. Nguyễn Thanh Lâm, Kỹ sư máy tính, TP. Hồ Chí Minh

170. Đỗ Hữu Thạo, Cựu chiến binh, cựu giáo chức, Thanh Hóa

171. Đặng Xương Hùng, đang sinh sống tại Genève, Thụy Sĩ

172. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Giao, Voice of Vietnamese Americans, Hoa Kỳ

173. Nguyễn Quang Lập, nhà văn, TPHCM

174. Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng, bác sĩ, Paris, Pháp

175. Nguyễn Hồi Thủ, nhà thơ, hiện sống tại San Diego, Mỹ

176. Nguyễn Đức Thọ, kỹ sư Lâm nghiệp

177. Nguyễn Trọng Việt, kỹ sư thủy lợi đã về hưu, quận Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội

178. Tran Anh Chương, Ph.D, Engineer, USA

179. Hồ Văn Tiến, kỹ sư Công Nghệ Thông Tin, Genève, Thụy Sĩ

180. Uong-Nguyen Thi Xuân Huong, Genève, Thụy Sĩ

181. Nguyễn Đắc Thắng, kỹ sư hóa học, Thụy Sĩ

182. Nguyễn Đức Nhuận, GS hưu trí, nguyên giám đốc Trung tâm Phát Triển SEDET Université Paris Diderot/CNRS

183. Trần Thiên Hương, hiện sinh sống tại Cộng hòa Liên bang Đức

184. Bến Văn Nguyễn, viết văn, từng là đảng viên cộng sản, hội viên Hội Nhà văn Việt Nam

185. Trần Văn Bình, Chuyên viên bậc cao ngành Năng Lượng Xanh, Thành viên BCH Hội đồng Năng lượng Tái tạo Thế giới, bộ phận Âu Châu

186. Vũ Thế Cường, TS Cơ khí, München, CHLB Đức

187. Nguyễn Thị Hiền, München, CHLB Đức

188. Trần Ngọc Sơn, Kỹ sư, Pháp

189. Nguyễn Thanh Hằng, Dược sĩ, Pháp

190. Đinh Xuân Quân, TS, Chuyên viên cố vấn kinh tế

191. Nguyễn Bá Anh Thư, Bình Hàn, Hải Dương

192. Hoàng Đình Tú, Kỹ sư, sống tại Sài Gòn

193. Trần Minh Quốc, nguyên giáo sư trung học miền Nam Việt Nam trước 75, Sài Gòn

194. Chu Quốc Khánh, kỹ sư điện tử, nghỉ hưu ở quận Long Biên, Hà Nội

195. Nguyễn Kim Tây, Huế

196. Nguyễn Đức Phổ, nông dân, Sài Gòn

197. Đào Tấn Phần, hiện là lao công, trường THPT Trần Quốc Tuấn, xã Hòa Định Đông, huyện Phú Hòa, tỉnh Phú Yên

198. Đồng Quang Vinh, hưu trí, Khánh Hòa

199. Trần Thiện Kế, Dược sĩ, Hà Nội

200. Vinh Anh, CCB, Hà Nội

201. Nguyễn Trang Nhung, Tư vấn pháp lý, Hà Nội

202. Nguyễn Quang Nhàn, cán bộ hưu trí, Đà Lạt

203. Trương Minh Quý, người làm phim, Sài Gòn

204. Lý Minh Châu, giáo viên, Tp HCM

205. Nguyet Nguyen, sống tại Hoa Kỳ

206. Lê Thái Kim Hoàng, nhân viên kinh doanh, Ninh Thuận

207. Lê Thị Thanh Bình, doanh nhân, nguyên Hội trưởng Hội "Vietnamesische Freunde e.V." tại CHLB Đức

208. Trần Hải Hạc, nhà giáo nghỉ hưu, Pháp

209. Nguyễn Trường Sơn, Ân xá Quốc tế (Amnesty International), Bangkok, Thái Lan

210. Nguyễn Đan Quế, Bác sĩ, Sài Gòn

211. Ngô Bá Tiết, Dipl.Phys., Tp.HCM

212. Mai Tú Ân, nhà văn, Sài Gòn

213. Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp, nghiên cứu sinh thạc sỹ vật lý thiên văn, Đại học Sư phạm Quốc gia Đài Loan

214. Phan Phương Liên, hưu trí, Hà Nội

215. Trần Văn Tùng, PGS.TS kinh tế, Hà Nội

216. Nguyễn Tiến Dũng, GS TSKH

217. Lê Văn Tâm, nguyên chủ tịch Hội người Việt Nam tại Nhật Bản

218. Trần Yên Hòa, Nhà văn, Chủ biên Trang banvannghe.com, Little Sài Gòn, Nam Calif., USA

219. Phạm Duy Thắng, kỹ sư sống tại Hà Nội

220. Vũ Ngọc Thăng, dịch giả, Canada

221. Phu Phạm, Kỹ sư, sống ở Hawthorn CA, USA

222. André Menras Hồ Cương Quyết, nhà giáo Pháp Việt

223. Lương Hồng Anh, Phó tiến sỹ chuyên ngành toán - lý, nghỉ hưu, Budapest, Hungary

224. Nguyễn Thị Cẩm Chi, TS sinh học phân tử, Orsay, Pháp

225. Nguyễn Văn Tạc, giáo học hưu trí, Hà Nội

226. Lê Doãn Thảo, nguyên Phó Giám đốc Trung tâm tiêu chuẩn chất lượng, Bộ Khoa học và Công nghệ, Hà Nội

227. Vương Đình Chữ, nhà báo, TPHCM

228. Nguyễn Quang Vinh, sĩ quan quân đội nghỉ hưu

229. Hồ Uy Liêm, PGS TS, nguyên Quyền Chủ tịch Liên hiệp các hội Khoa học và Kĩ thuật Việt Nam, Hà Nội

230. Phạm Văn Chính, Điều phối viên phong trào Dân Quyền, London, UK

231. Nguyễn Phúc, cựu tù chính trị côn đảo

232. Trần Tử Vân Anh, Giáo viên, Sài Gòn

233. Hoàng Xuân Cảnh, Đông Hà, Đông Hưng, Thái Bình

234. Hoàng Phong Tuấn, TS, Đại học Sư phạm TP HCM

235. Nguyễn Thị Minh, ThS, Đại học Sư phạm TP HCM

236. Lê Quỳnh, nhà báo, TP. HCM

237. Trần Tử Quán, giáo viên âm nhạc đã về hưu, Roma, Italia

238. Trần Văn Long, cựu Tổng Thư ký Uỷ ban vận động cải thiện chế độ lao tù miền Nam Việt Nam (trước năm 1975), nguyên Phó Bí thư Thành đoàn TP.HCM
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239. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Trai, nhà văn, nhà báo, nguyên Phó Tổng Biên Tập báo Văn Nghệ của Hội Nhà văn Việt Nam

240. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Toản, đại tá QĐNDVN, GS BS, nguyên Chủ nhiệm Khoa Sản Bệnh viện 108

241. Nguyễn Thượng Kinh, bác sỹ, Hà Nội

242. François Guillemot, sử gia tại Viện Nghiên Cứu Á Đông, Lyon, Pháp

243. Nguyễn Thiện Công, Kỹ sư Cơ Khí, hưu trí, Düsseldorf, CHLB Đức

244. Nguyễn Thịnh (Nguyễn Thi), nguyên Trung tá QĐNDVN, Biên tập viên Phòng "Thời sự Quốc tế" báo Quan đội Nhân dân; Chủ bút báo "Người Việt Xa Quê" tại CH Séc; Hội viên "Liên đoàn Quốc tế các nhà báo", Hội viên "Hội Nhà báo độc lập Việt Nam"

245. Trần Vũ Việt Trung, kỹ sư, TP HCM

246. Trần Nghĩa Bình, phiên dịch, Sài Gòn

247. Nguyễn Trần Thuật, cán bộ về hưu, từng là Đảng viên, nay đã bỏ Đảng, Hà Nội

248. Trần Hữu Quang, PGS.TS xã hội học, Sài Gòn

249. Ngô Kim Dung, bác sĩ nghỉ hưu, Pháp

250. Trần Mạnh Thắng, kỹ sư phần mềm, CHLB Đức

251. Nguyễn Huệ, kỹ sư, Hà Nội

252. Nguyễn Thế Hùng, TS Vật lý, Viện Vật lý

253. Lê Viết Bình, TS. Hóa học, hưu trí TP. Hồ Chí Minh

254. Trần Quý Dương, kinh doanh tự do, Hà Nội

255. Thành Nguyễn, Tiến sĩ, hưu trí, Hoa Kỳ

256. Hue-Tam Ho Tai (Hồ Huệ Tâm), Giáo sư (hưu trí), Đại học Harvard, Hoa Kỳ

257. Binh Ngo, Ph. D., Director, Vietnamese Language Program, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, USA

258. Nguyễn Lan Chi, Nyon, Thuỵ Sĩ

259. Nguyễn Văn Xuân, kỹ sư, đã nghỉ hưu, Hà Nội

260. Ben Kerkvliet, Giáo sư, Đại học Quốc gia, Úc

261. Trịnh Thanh Long, kỹ sư CNTT, Tokyo, Japan

262. Đoàn Viết Hiệp, kỹ sư đã
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and if of veracity whether deliberate or accidental, then should be put on watch & brief

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Trump’s Trade War Is Making Russia and China Comrades Again

Facing U.S. sanctions and tariffs, Moscow and Beijing are finding lots of common ground.
More stories by Marc ChampionNovember 6, 2018, 5:00 AM GMT+8



Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin toast with vodka during a signing ceremony on May 21, 2014, in Shanghai. Russia and China signed a 30-year contract for supply of gas.
Photographer: Sasha Mordovets/Getty ImagesFu Ying recalls vividly how, as a young woman, she’d get woken by sirens in the middle of the night for drills to practice for a Soviet invasion. It was the time of China’s traumatic Cultural Revolution and, although the farm she’d been sent to was more than 200 miles from the border, the threat seemed imminent—strong enough, it turned out, to throw Maoist China into the arms of its capitalist nemesis, the U.S.

Today’s world could hardly look more different. The U.S.-China realignment that began with President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to Beijing has been reversed in the most consequential geopolitical shift since the fall of the Berlin Wall. China and Russia are now as close as at any time in their 400 years of shared history. The U.S., meanwhile, has targeted both countries with sanctions and China with a trade war.

“There is no sense of threat from Russia. We feel comfortable back-to-back,” says Fu, now chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, over drinks in a hotel bar near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, where she’s attending a conference. The two countries have settled the border dispute that produced a brief war in 1969.

She’s less sure about the U.S. In a speech last month, Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. was responding to “Chinese aggression” with military spending and trade tariffs. Beijing, he said, was expanding at the expense of others and trying to drive the U.S. from the western Pacific. That kind of talk won’t be easy to forget, even if Trump and Xi agree to a trade truce at a scheduled meeting at the end of November. “I just hope that if some people in the U.S. insist on dragging us down the hill into Thucydides’ trap, China will be smart enough not to follow,” Fu says, referring to the ancient historian’s observation that rising and established powers tend to end up at war.

Even without bloodshed, this reconfiguration of the nuclear and economic superpowers is significant. Chinese investment and energy purchases make it easier for Russia to resist economic pressure over Ukraine; Russian sales of oil, missile defense systems, and jets are changing U.S. calculations in the Pacific by raising the potential cost of any future showdown with China.

Coordination in the United Nations Security Council allows the two Eurasian powers to frustrate U.S. goals and support each other’s. Nor is the U.S. the only one affected. India, which for decades relied on Russia to help balance China and Pakistan, is deeply concerned that Moscow is falling under Beijing’s sway. Russia already supplies the engines for Chinese-Pakistani fighter jets. “India needs a reconciliation between the West and Russia” to squeeze China’s strategic space, says C. Raja Mohan, director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.

Western analysts and leaders for a long time dismissed the Sino-Russian rapprochement and its trappings—such as the NATO-lite Shanghai Cooperation Organization—as a “marriage of convenience,” doomed to fail by geography, history, and a growing disparity in strength. And the economic relationship still lags far behind the political rhetoric.

But complacency has given way to alarm. A recent study by the National Bureau of Asian Research, a Seattle-based think tank, debated whether U.S. policy was at fault for driving Russia and China together and asked if the U.S. should correct course by accommodating one Eurasian giant to isolate the other. Some among the 100-plus participants called for Washington to prepare for the worst-case scenario the realignment implies: a two-front war.

Robert Sutter, the study’s principal investigator, said at an October panel to discuss the findings that he’s had a big change of heart since he wrote in a U.S. government National Intelligence Estimate that the Russia-China relationship was an axis of convenience. “The situation is pretty bleak for the United States,” Sutter said. “And there is no easy way to fix it.”

The bromance between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping is certainly hard to miss. They meet with each other more than with any other world leaders, have awarded each other medals, and even cooked blinis and noodles together for their respective state TV channels. Joint military exercises are routine. This year, China took delivery of Russia’s most advanced S-400 air-defense system and Sukhoi SU-35 fighter aircraft, a level of trust that’s likely to thwart U.S. national security adviser John Bolton’s recent attempt to convince Moscow it faces a security threat from the East.

China has become Russia’s biggest single trade partner, even if it remains far behind the European Union as a bloc. Russia displaced Saudi Arabia as China’s top supplier of crude oil in 2015. A new pipeline, Power of Siberia, is due to start delivering as much as 38 billion cubic meters (1.3 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas per year to northern China in December 2019. Chinese entities own 30 percent of Russia’s new Yamal liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic. Russia and China have nonconflicting security concerns—in the Pacific for China and in the former Soviet bloc and Middle East for Russia. At the same time they perceive a common threat (the U.S.) and a shared goal of changing what both see as an American-dominated global order.

Their economies also are complementary: China is the world’s biggest manufacturer, and Russia is among the largest exporters of energy and raw materials. China has a shortage of arable land, and Russia a surfeit. Even their demography offers opportunities. China has a majority of men, whereas Russia has the opposite. “I could see that there are many more men in China, and people started to ask me if I could help them to find women,” says Pavel Stepanets, who started a Beijing-based matchmaking service, Meilishka, six months ago. The company website claims to have 244 “Slav girls looking for a Chinese husband.”

Russian analysts and officials say they aren’t pivoting east as much as they’re diversifying their economic and security relationships. Europe and China “are two independent destinations and two independent routes” for gas and oil, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an October interview. “We do not see any need to redirect volumes.”

What the new eastbound pipelines will do, according to Vasily Kashin, a senior research fellow at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, is to make Russia about 60 percent—down from 90 percent—dependent on European markets. They’ll also make China less vulnerable to a potential U.S. sea blockade should there be conflict over Taiwan. “Every pipeline project is negotiated for a decade and then built for a decade,” Kashin says. “But once it’s completed, you have an irreversible geopolitical change.”

The new geopolitical infrastructure is slowly falling into place. In January, Russia doubled its capacity to pipe crude oil to China, to about 600,000 barrels per day. In addition to the Power of Siberia project, negotiations to build two other natural gas pipelines connecting China to Siberian fields are advancing well, Novak says.

The reconciliation began with the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. Even so, U.S. and Western policies since 2014 have done a lot to accelerate the Russian-Chinese rapprochement, according to Angela Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies. Take natural gas. South Stream, a pipeline project to carry 63 billion cubic meters per year from Russia to Austria, was under construction when the European Parliament voted to block it in April 2014, a month after Russia annexed Crimea. One month after that, Russia broke the deadlock in its decade-long negotiation with China to build Power of Siberia, part of a gas purchase deal valued at about $400 billion. “It would behoove the U.S. to consider how much further to go with sanctions on Russia and how far with a China trade war,” Stent says at the same conference near Sochi as Fu.

The courtship hasn’t been easy. There was deep disappointment within Russia when China didn’t immediately flood the country with investment after 2014. Instead, it appeared to take advantage of Moscow’s weak position to get cheaper gas. Nor have the reasons for skepticism about the strength and durability of the partnership disappeared. Chinese nationalists still talk about the 230,000 square miles Russia took in the 19th century under what Beijing considers unequal treaties. And Russia was at first wary of China’s “ Belt and Road” initiative, which seemed to compete with its plans for a Eurasian Economic Union. Putin and Xi have parked both issues (they agreed in 2015 to coordinate their Central Asian strategies), but competition could reemerge.

Even when the two countries were allies, in the 1950s, it was an unhappy—because unequal—partnership. When Mao Zedong came to Moscow in December 1949, Stalin kept the leader of newly communist China waiting 17 days for a second meeting, to make clear who was boss. “I came here to do more than eat and shit,” Mao complained bitterly.

Today the imbalance between the two powers has been reversed. China’s economy is six to eight times the size of Russia’s, depending on how it’s measured. “I don’t think a lot is happening” in terms of Chinese business investment, says Bruno Maçães, a senior fellow at Beijing’s Renmin University, who last year spent six months crisscrossing the region’s borders for a new book, The Dawn of Eurasia. In Southeast Asia, small Chinese businesses are highly visible as well as the big state companies, but not in Russia, Maçães says. More Chinese tourists are coming to Moscow, but it’s nothing like the throngs in Paris or New York. Visiting an island in the Amur River, which the governments have touted as a tourism zone, he found “a world from 40 years ago. To visit, I had to go through eight hours of security interviews.”

Russia’s Foreign Investment Advisory Council—chief executive officers from the 50 biggest foreign companies invested in Russia, who meet annually with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev—still has no member from China, says Alexander Ivlev, Ernst & Young LLP’s managing partner for Russia, who coordinates the event. Still, he rattles off a list of projects Putin and Xi have signed and sees his business’s future increasingly tied to China.

Measuring the true scope of Chinese investment in Russia isn’t easy. According to Russia’s central bank, the total as of December 2017 was only $4.5 billion, a misleading figure. (Cyprus, an offshore conduit for investment from around the world, had invested $175 billion.) In a February search of an Interfax database, Kashin found 5,868 companies with Chinese equity operating in Russia, registered everywhere from Moscow to Vladivostok. That’s a higher number than for German companies (although those tend to be bigger and better established).

It may be that the Chinese are coming but are held back by the same adverse conditions deterring other investors: a sluggish economy, a weak currency, sanctions risk, and tight monetary policies that have dried up credit. That was the experience of Yema Group Co., a trading company in Xinjiang province. It set up operations in Russia in 2012 to break into the market for heavy construction machinery, dominated by more expensive European suppliers. Initially, Yema sold about 500 excavators, trucks, and other pieces a year, says Du Xuemei, a spokeswoman. “We withdrew most of our operations team in 2016, because of an economic downturn and the depreciation of the ruble,” says Du, adding that the company wants to return.

Back in Sochi, Fu draws a series of triangles on a piece of paper to show how the relationship between Russia, China, and the U.S. has changed. “This one is going to be shorter and shorter,” she says, running her pen over the line connecting Russia to China. It’s a friendship that wasn’t caused by the U.S., isn’t aimed at it, and won’t end if the U.S. alters its policies, she says. Then the Chinese legislator marks the ever more distant locations for the triangle’s American apex. “The U.S. can be here, here, or here,” she says. “It’s your choice.”With Peter Martin, Dandan Li, and Annmarie Hordern

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As the Washington Post reports, a little thing like eleven people killed over false allegations that Jewish progressives were funding a “caravan” of immigrants, or bombs being mailed to a Jewish supporter of Democratic candidates, has not slowed down the Republican use of this incredibly recurring image.

… the mailer from a local Republican group attacking Jewish state Senate candidate Jesse Kiehl with the image of a man stuffing a fat stack of hundred dollar bills into his suit. …

In North Carolina, the state Republican Party depicted Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) with what appeared to be a stack of bills in his hand. …

In a hotly contested race outside Seattle, Republicans illustrated Kim Schrier, a Democratic candidate for Congress who is Jewish, with a wad of $20 bills fanned out in her hands. …

In California, a Republican state assembly candidate tinted his Jewish challenger a shade of green in an ad, adding $100 bills into his grip for good measure.

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Ngày mai, 6 tháng 11, Hoa Kỳ sẽ có cuộc bầu cử giữa hai kỳ bầu Tổng Thống, hay còn gọi là “Bầu Cử Giữa Kỳ” (Midterm Elections). Người Mỹ gốc Việt đã có những tham gia rất tích cực vào kỳ bầu cử này. Cho đến hôm nay, vài ngày trước ngày bầu cử chính thức, người Mỹ gốc Việt cũng chia sẻ nhiều sôi động với các náo loạn của dòng chính, ngay cả chia rẽ với tinh thần đảng phái cực đoan trong cộng đồng mình.

Mong rằng sự đóng góp đầy nhiệt tình của chúng ta sẽ không đẩy cộng đồng Mỹ gốc Việt vào sự phân hoá đáng ngại giữa hai chính đảng Hoa Kỳ, rơi vào sự kỳ thị chủng tộc, kỳ thị tôn giáo, hiềm khích đầy bạo lực không nên có. Dù theo đảng nào hay ủng hộ ứng viên nào, người Việt chúng ta đều chia sẻ giá trị Tự Do, Dân Chủ, Nhân Quyền, Dân Quyền của Hoa Kỳ, và chung hoài bão muốn bảo vệ chủ quyền của Việt Nam trước sự xâm lăng của Trung Cộng.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans xin mời quý đồng hương cùng duyệt qua bức tranh chung, mong rằng qua kỳ bầu cử này người Mỹ gốc Việt sẽ chứng tỏ cho chính khách Hoa Kỳ và thế giới thấy được sự trưởng thành, lớn mạnh của người Mỹ gốc Việt và sẽ tôn trọng tiếng nói của chúng ta hơn khi quyết định các chính sách ảnh hưởng đến người Việt .

I . Cộng Đồng Mỹ Gốc Việt, dân số và lá phiếu:

Cho đến nay, trong các giống dân Mỹ gốc Á Châu Thái Bình Dương, cử tri gốc Việt đi bầu hăng hái nhất, đến 77 % . Tuy nhiên, tiếng nói của chúng ta lại chưa được hiệu quả lắm, nhất là với những chính sách đối ngoại như nhân quyền, hay đối phó với Trung Cộng trên Biển Đông.

Theo Migration Policy Institute, người Việt tập trung tại các tiểu bang California (39%), Texas (13%), Washington State (4%), và Florida (4%) . Tại các tiểu bang này chúng ta sớm có một số đại diện dân cử người Mỹ gốc Việt tại địa phương. Nhưng năm nay, số ứng viên tăng lên gấp bội, và gồm cả những tiểu bang miền Đông như Massachusetts, Viriginia, hay miền Nam như Georgia.

Theo tài liệu của Census Bureau cho đến năm 2016, thì chúng ta có khoảng 2 triệu người (2,067,000) tập trung tại các khu vực như California (Orange County, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego), Texas (Houston, Dallas – Fort Worth, Austin), Massachusetts (Boston), New Jersey, New York (New York City), Philadelphia, Virginia – Maryland – Washington D.C, Washington State (Seattle), Louisiana (New Orleans), Oregon (Portland), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), Arizona (Phoenix), Nevada (Las Vegas), Georgia (Atlanta). Tại mỗi thành phố vừa nêu, có trên 10,000 ngàn người Việt cư ngụ . Đây là con số đáng kể nếu chúng ta đi bầu .

Theo nghiên cửu của Pew vào tháng 9/ 2017, thì 75% người Mỹ gốc Việt đã là công dân, và có thể đi bỏ phiếu. Đó là một con số đáng kể, nếu tất cả chúng ta khi có quốc tịch đều ghi danh cử tri và đi bầu .

Cuộc bầu cử giữa kỳ thường cho thấy mức ủng hộ của người dân đối với vị Tổng Thống đương nhiệm sau hai năm tại vị . Tổng Thống Trump là vị lãnh đạo không theo các tiêu chuẩn chính thống, đã tạo nhiều phân hoá trong toàn quốc trên nhiều phương diện, và có điểm tín nhiệm thấp nhất so với các vị Tổng Thống trước . Riêng với dân Mỹ gốc Việt, đài VOA ngày 26/10 đưa tin là 64% dân Việt tín nhiệm ông Trump, vì nghĩ rằng ông có thái độ cứng rắn với Trung Cộng. Nhiều người thích thú khi thấy ông Trump đánh thuế lên hàng Trung Quốc, và làm cho kinh tế Trung Cộng chao đảo, tuy Trung Cộng vẫn gia tăng áp lực lên Việt Nam và tiếp tục quân sự hoá Biển Đông.

Ngày 2/11, ông Trump tweeted rằng “các cuộc thảo luận thương mại với Trung Quốc đang diễn tiến tốt đẹp”. Trong cùng ngày, Ngoại Trưởng Vương Nghị của Trung Quốc khẳng định “Trung Quốc có chủ quyền tại Biển Đông” khi thăm New York . Đáp lại, Ngoại Trưởng Hoa Kỳ Mike Pompeo chỉ “nhắc khéo” đến thoả thuận chế tài Bình Nhưỡmg! Điều này khiến người Mỹ gốc Việt cũng cần thận trọng, xin nhớ rằng Hoa Kỳ phải đặt quyền lợi quốc gia của họ lên trên hết.

Trong bài đăng trên VOA ngày 26/10, phóng viên An Hải cũng nêu lên là “thế hệ thứ nhất ủng hộ Cộng Hoà”, còn “thế hệ thứ hai ủng hộ Dân Chủ”.

2 . Giới Trẻ tích cực ra tranh cử:

Rất đông người Mỹ gốc Việt trẻ tuổi đã tham dự cuộc biểu tình ngày 21/01/2017, một ngày ngay sau khi ông Trump đăng quang, tại Hoa Thịnh Đốn, trên các thành phố lớn toàn quốc, và trên toàn thế giới. Họ cho là ông không có đạo đức, coi thường phụ nữ, chế nhạo người tàn tật, kỳ thị người da màu, và không đủ kinh nghiệm cũng như thiếu tư cách để lãnh đạo quốc gia . Nhiều phụ nữ trẻ Mỹ gốc Việt đã chọn con đường tích cực là ra tranh cử trong các vai trò lập pháp tại tiểu bang hay liên bang, để có thể sử dụng hệ thống tam quyền phân lập trong guồng máy chính trị Hoa Kỳ hầu bảo vệ các giá trị nhân bản của Hiến Pháp Hoa Kỳ, trong đó có nhân quyền, dân quyền, và bình quyền về giới tính.

Tại Virginia, Bà Kathy Trần, một phụ nữ Việt tỵ nạn vừa sinh con gái ngày 20.1.2017, đã quyết định tranh cử vào ghế Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang Virginia để: “Bảo vệ tương lai cho con gái tôi và duy trì môi trường, nhân quyền, dân quyền cho người dân Virginia” . Kathy Trần (D) đã thắng cử ngoạn mục, thay thế ông Dave Albo (R), người từng giữ ghế này suốt 24 năm.
Kathy Trần phản đối việc Tổng Thống Trump rút ra khỏi Paris Climate Agreement, đòi huỷ Luật Bảo Hiểm Y Tế Vừa Túi Tiền, cắt ngân sách cho các chương trình bảo vệ sức khoẻ phụ nữ, chuyển ngân quỹ giáo dục công lập sang cho các trường tư thục, và có các đạo luật hành chánh vi phạm quyền của người di dân và người da màu .

Nhiều người trẻ khác cũng ra tranh cử vào các ghế lập pháp liên bang, như Bác Sĩ Mai Khanh Trần (D - địa hạt 39, California), anh Ethan Phạm (D -đia hạt 8, Texas), anh Daniel Nguyễn ( R-địa hạt 22, Texas), Bà Stephanie Ngọc-Dung Đặng Murphy (D- Dân Biêu Liên Bang từ Florida địa hạt 7) .

Quốc Hội Tiểu Bang có lẽ gần gũi hơn, và năm nay có khá nhiều ứng viên Mỹ gốc Việt tranh cử, từ California (TNS tiểu bang Janet Nguyễn (R) tái tranh cử; ứng viên Tyler Diệp (R ) tranh cử vào ghế General Assembly), đến Massachusetts (Luật sư Trâm Nguyễn- D- tranh cử vào ghế Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang từ địa hạt 18th Essex), và tại tiểu bang Washington (Bác Sĩ Savio Phạm -R, Bác Sĩ Joe Nguyễn - D - tranh cử vào thượng viện tiểu bang, Dược sĩ Mỹ-Linh Thái – D- tranh cử vào ghế dân biểu liên bang).

Tại Westminster, Orange County, nơi người Việt chiếm 1/5 dân số, có đến 6 ứng viên Mỹ gốc Việt tranh cử ghế Nghị Viên Hội Đồng Thành Phố: Khải Đào, Tài Đỗ; Chi Charlie Nguyen, Frances The-Thuy Nguyen, Samantha Bao Anh Nguyen, Andy Quach. Đó là chưa kể chúng ta đã có Thị Trưởng Tạ Đức Trí, Nghị Viên Thành Phố Nguyễn Tâm cũng đang tái tranh cử.

Tại Texas, chúng ta có Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang Hubert Võ (D) đại diện địa hạt 149 từng được tín nhiệm suốt 5 nhiệm kỳ; Commissioner Andy Nguyễn ở Taran County rất được lòng cử tri, cũng tái tranh cử . Đặc biệt có anh Danny Nguyễn (R) tranh cử kỳ sơ bộ vào ghê Dân Biểu Liên Bang từ Texas địa hạt 22, nhưng không vào chung kết . Chính tại địa hạt 22 này, chúng ta có Nathan Trương, một người Mỹ gốc Việt mới 26 tuổi, đang vận động cho ứng viên Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) và tạo nhiều tiếng vang .

Chúng ta cũng đã có một số người thắng cử các cuộc bầu cử đặc biệt và đã thắng vẻ vang, như Cô Bee Nguyễn (D), Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang Georgia địa hạt 89; Dean Tran (R) – Thượng Nghị Sĩ Tiểu Bang Massachusetts qua cuộc bầu cử đặc biệt vào tháng 12, 2017 .

Theo dõi các ứng viên Mỹ gốc Việt, chúng ta thấy tuy khác đảng phái, họ cùng chia sẻ những điểm chung sau đây:
1.    Là người Việt tỵ nạn Cộng Sản, sang Hoa Kỳ khi còn nhỏ tuổi.
2.    Hiểu được sự khó khăn của cha mẹ, gia đình trong bước đầu của người di dân .
3.    Ngoài khả năng vượt trội, họ còn có lý tưởng muốn đóng góp và tạo thay đổi .
4.    Vẫn còn mang trong người dòng máu Việt, tâm thức Việt, nhưng đã hoà nhập với đời sống Hoa Kỳ, giá trị nhân bản của Hoa Kỳ, với đầu óc rộng mở để phục vụ xứ sở này .
Sự dấn thân của người Mỹ gốc Việt vào guồng máy Lập Pháp và Hành Pháp của Hoa Kỳ từ địa phương, đến tiểu bang, liên bang, là nguồn hứng khởi cho cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt. Những ứng viên này thuộc cả đảng Dân Chủ lẫn Cộng Hoà, và đều có khả năng cùng tâm huyết vượt trội.

Nhìn chung, các ứng viên đều chủ trương tranh đấu để nói lên tiếng nói của khối dân thiểu số Mỹ gốc Việt , Mỹ gốc Á Châu Thái Bình Dương , mong đạt đến sự đối xử bình đẳng không kỳ thị cho mọi giống dân . Các ứng viên tuy khác đảng phái, nhưng cùng quan tâm đến vấn đề y tế, di dân, giáo dục, nghề nghiệp, giao thương,và gần đây nhất là chuyện sử dụng sung, và quyền có quốc tịch Hoa Kỳ.

Khi tranh cử vào dòng chính, các ứng viên khó có cơ hội đề cập đến các vần đề người Việt quan tâm, như nhân quyền cho Việt Nam, hay tranh chấp trên Biển Đông . Cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt chúng ta cần lưu ý mọi ứng viên về các quan tâm này, đưa vào trong nội dung của “giá trị nhân bản của Hoa Kỳ, và quyền lợi quốc gia Hoa Kỳ” .

Voice of Vietnamese Americans có dịp tổ chức buổi “Nói Chuyện với Ứng Cử Viện vào Hạ Viện Hoa Kỳ từ Virginia Địa Hạt 8”, giữa ứng viên Don Beyer (D)- Dân Biểu đương nhiệm, và ứng viên Thomas Oh (R ), người Mỹ gốc Đại Hàn . Khi câu hỏi đưa ra về nhân quyền, TPP, và tranh chấp trên Biển Đông, thì ông Don Beyer (D ) lại đứng về phía người Việt và người Đông Nam Á đòi Trung Cộng phải tôn trọng luật quốc tế, trong khi ông Thomas Oh trả lời không biết nhiều về các vấn đề này .

3. Vai trò của Cử Tri:

Là cử tri, chúng ta cũng cần tham dự các buổi nói chuyện với ứng viên, và chia sẻ với họ các điều chúng ta quan tâm. Như vậy, lá phiếu của người Mỹ gốc Việt sẽ có ý nghĩa hơn .

Tiếng Nói Người Mỹ Gốc Việt đề nghị chúng ta bỏ phiếu theo tiêu chuẩn : Nhiên (bảo vệ môi trường, khí hậu) – Nhân (bảo vệ nhân quyền) – Dân (bảo vệ dân quyền) để song đôi với quan tâm của đồng bào tại Việt Nam trong lúc vẫn đặt nặng giá trị của Hoa Kỳ .

Chúng ta rât may mắn có một thế hệ trẻ tài giỏi, nhiêt huyết, dấn thân. Hãy cùng nhau hỗ trợ họ để cùng đi tới. Voice of Vietnamese Americans hoan hô tất cả những ai đã dấn thân phục vụ cộng đồng.

Xin cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt hãy đi bầu thật đông năm nay, ngày 6 tháng 11, 2018..

Genie Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Giao
Voice of Vietnamese Amerians

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Thứ Hai, ngày 05 tháng 11 năm 2018

Ngày 06/11/2018, cử tri tại Hoa Kỳ sẽ đi bỏ phiếu trong cuộc bầu cử giữa nhiệm kỳ. Cũng như các cuộc bầu cử khác, lá phiếu của các cộng đồng sắc tộc, tùy theo mỗi địa phương, cũng rất quan trọng. Riêng cộng đồng người Việt thì mức độ tham gia như thế nào, xu hướng bỏ phiếu của họ ra sao, hôm nay chúng ta sẽ cùng tìm hiểu với nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư ở Houston, Texas.

Theo nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư, bầu cử giữa kỳ năm nay rất quan trọng, vì sự thay đổi về số người được bầu trong Hạ, Thượng Viện sẽ làm thay đổi cán cân quyền lực của đảng Cộng Hòa và của tổng thống Donald Trump.

Về lá phiếu cử tri người Việt, theo nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư, có hai vấn đề:

" Thứ nhất, trong cuộc bầu cử vào các chức vụ dân cử địa phương, lá phiếu của người Việt đương nhiên có ảnh hưởng khá lớn, nhất là ở tiểu bang California và Texas. Trong cuộc bầu cử liên bang, số người Việt ở Mỹ chưa tới 3 triệu, tức là chưa tới 1% dân số Mỹ. Số người có thể đi bầu, tức là có quốc tịch Mỹ, là chưa tới một nữa của 1% đó."

Trong cộng đồng người Việt, năm nay có nhiều người hăng hái ra tranh cử vào các chức vụ công quyền ở Orange County ( Quận Cam ), miền nam bang California và đây là điều khiến truyền thông Hoa Kỳ chú ý. Nhật báo Los Angeles Times ngày 21/10 ngạc nhiên ghi nhận có đến 24 người gốc Việt tranh cử ở Orange County và không có gì là bất ngờ lắm : hơn phân nữa, tức là 13 trong số 24 ứng cử viên gốc Việt đó là mang họ Nguyễn, một trong những họ phổ biến nhất của dân Việt Nam.

Phong trào người Việt ra tranh cử dường như bắt đầu từ năm 1992, khi nghị viên thành phố Westminster Tony Lâm trở thành người sinh ra ở Việt Nam đầu tiên đắc cử ở Hoa Kỳ. Theo tờ Los Angeles Times, các ứng cử viên gốc Việt chủ yếu tập trung ở các khu vực Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, và Westminster, tức những thành phố làm nên khu vực gọi là Little Saigon. Cư dân gốc Việt ra tranh những chức vụ quan trọng trong hội đồng thành phố hay nghị viên tiểu bang, cũng như tranh cử vào những chức vụ thấp hơn như như ủy viên giáo dục,...

Trong số 24 ứng cử viên Mỹ gốc Việt tại Quận Cam, thượng nghị sĩ tiểu bang Janet Nguyễn là một chính khách kỳ cựu, tham gia tranh cử lần thứ 9 trong cuộc bầu cử ngày mai. Nói với tờ Times, bà Janet Nguyễn tỏ ra không quá ngạc nhiên về mức độ tham gia chính trị trong cộng đồng mình. Theo thượng nghị sĩ Janet Nguyen, vốn là những người tị nạn chính trị, các đồng hương của bà biết rõ cuộc sống ở một đất nước nơi mà các quyền tự do hầu như không hiện hữu và nơi mà một chính đảng kiểm soát mọi phương diện đời sống. Bà cho rằng trải nghiệm đó đã khiến cho người Mỹ gốc Việt tương đối năng động về chính trị, đi bỏ phiếu đông đảo hơn một số nhóm cư dân khác.

Nhưng đứng từ phía Texas, tiểu bang cũng có một cộng đồng người Việt rất đông đảo, nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư nhận xét là nhìn chung hoạt động chính trị của người Việt lại đang giảm đi :

" Ở Texas, các ứng cử viên vào những chức vụ như ủy viên hội đồng thành phố hay dân biểu tiểu bang, cũng có một vài người Việt, ví dụ như ông Hubert Võ đã đắc cử dân biểu 2, 3 lần. Ngoài ra cũng có một vài vị ra tranh cử các chức vụ địa phương và cũng có một số thành công, nhưng không nhiều lắm so với các cộng đồng thiểu số khác.
Những người lớn tuổi như chúng tôi thì bây giờ "trùm chăn", không còn tham gia vào hoạt động chính trị ở địa phương, nhưng trong giới trẻ thì có một số tham gia.
Cách đây một vài thập niên, việc tham gia hoạt động chính trị địa phương rất là mạnh là vì tinh thần chống cộng lúc đó lên rất cao, nhưng cái sự chống cộng, theo tôi, dần dần không còn mạnh mẽ như trước. Do đó, hoạt động chính trị của người Việt trên nước Mỹ cũng giảm đi".

Theo ghi nhận của các chuyên gia được tờ Los Angeles Times trích dẫn, đa số các ứng cử viên gốc Việt là theo đảng Cộng Hòa, tuy rằng thế hệ trẻ hơn nay có xu hướng theo đảng Dân Chủ hoặc tranh cử với tư cách ứng cử viên độc lập. Cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt trong quá khứ vẫn được xem là thành phần nòng cốt của đảng Cộng Hòa, nhất là những người chống cộng quyết liệt nhất. Nhưng cộng đồng người Việt tị nạn đang già đi và thế hệ con, cháu của họ nay có đầu óc cấp tiến hơn.

Tuy vậy, kết quả một cuộc khảo sát về cử tri gốc Á công bố vào tháng 10 cho thấy người Mỹ gốc Việt là cộng đồng gốc Á duy nhất có đa số là ủng hộ tổng thống Donald Trump.
Khảo sát do tổ chức thúc đẩy quyền bầu cử cho người Mỹ gốc Á và Thái Bình Dương- APIAVote, và Viện Nghiên Cứu Người Mỹ Gốc Á và Thái Bình Dương- AAPIData- thực hiện từ ngày 23/08 đến ngày 4/10/2018.

Kết quả tổng quát cho thấy chỉ có 36% cử tri gốc Á ủng hộ tổng thống Donald Trump, nhưng riêng cử tri gốc Việt ủng hộ ông Trump với tỉ lệ lên tới 64%. Ngay cả cử tri gốc Philippines, đồng minh thân cận của Mỹ, cũng chỉ có 48% ủng hộ ông Trump.

Lý do tại sao người Mỹ gốc Việt lại ủng hộ tổng thống Trump nhiều đến thế, nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư giải thích :

" Những người Việt thế hệ đầu tiên, tức là 60, 70 tuổi, phần nhiều nghiêng về đảng Cộng Hòa. Còn thế hệ cử tri gốc Việt trình độ đại học thì thường nghiêng về phía Dân Chủ. Năm nay, đặc biệt ông Trump đối đầu về thương mại với Trung Quốc, cho nên ông được rất nhiều điểm từ cử tri gốc Việt. Người Việt chúng ta thì đại đa số là hận Trung Quốc, cho nên bất cứ người nào đập Trung Quốc là đương nhiên được cảm tình người Việt."

Cũng theo kết quả nói trên, trong khi cử tri gốc Á nói chung ủng hộ mạnh mẽ đảng Dân Chủ, thì cử tri gốc Việt lại có xu hướng dồn phiếu cho các ứng cử viên Cộng Hòa tranh cử vào Hạ Viện.

Cũng trong cộng đồng người Việt, như kết quả khảo sát ở trên cho thấy, cử tri thế hệ trẻ lại có xu hướng bầu cho Dân Chủ. Nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư ghi nhận :

" Suy nghĩ của thế hệ trẻ hoàn toàn độc lập và hoàn toàn mang bản sắc của người Mỹ, nên suy nghĩ của họ khác hẳn với chúng tôi. Phần lớn thế hệ trẻ có trình độ đại học là hướng về phía Dân Chủ. Vì cương lĩnh của đảng Dân Chủ trước hết là liberal, mà giới trẻ thì cũng liberal, nên thường họ có khuynh hướng nghiêng về phía Dân Chủ."

Nhưng khi được hỏi về dự định đi bỏ phiếu ngày mai, chỉ có .... 64% cử tri người Việt trả lời là có, trong khi tỷ lệ này trong cộng đồng Philippines lên đến 92%. Theo nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư, có nhiều lý do giải thích vì nhiều cử tri gốc Việt ngại đi bầu :

" Có nhiều người cho rằng lá phiếu của người Việt trong cuộc bầu cử liên bang không có ảnh hưởng gì hết, cho nên có một số người thờ ơ, ít đi bầu. Thứ hai, ngày bầu cử lại là thứ Ba. Người Việt đa số phải đi làm, xin nghỉ cũng khó khăn và có khi đi làm về trễ, cho nên cũng ngại, không đi bầu. Một số người già thì không có phương tiện đi lại, trừ một số người bỏ phiếu qua bưu điện."









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Heptio is the startup founded by 2 of the co-founders of Kubernetes. We had been working on getting some time planned with the CEO Craig McLucki and CTO Joe Beda, but both were “unavailable” to speak. This acquisition might be one of the reasons why.

From Ingrid Lunden’s coverage on TechCrunch:

VMware acquires Heptio — a startup out of Seattle that was co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie (two of the three people who co-created Kubernetes back at Google in 2014)

Beda and McLuckie and their team will all be joining VMware in the transaction.

More details can be found on the Heptio blog announcement.

As for the terms of the deal, they “are not being disclosed.” For reference, when Heptio last raised money ($25M Series B in 2017) it was valued at $117M post-money. So, I’m estimating this deal to be in the $300M-$500M range.

To Craig and Joe — first, congrats. Second, we’re still interested in talking with you. Maybe now is a better time and the details you couldn’t share before can now be more freely shared. This is an open invite, to you both!

Congrats also to the team at Heptio for all the hard at work you’re doing to advance Kubernetes and cloud orchestration! What a ride the past few weeks for commercial open source in this recent wave of acquisitions.


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The fate of a fifth-place team was not top of mind when the CFL created its crossover rule more than two decades ago. It's something the league may want to consider for the future.

The rule gives a fourth-place team a crossover playoff spot when the club finishes with more points than the third-place team in the other division. It happened again this year when the B.C. Lions (9-9) finished with a better record than the 5-13 Montreal Alouettes, who were third in the East.

However, for the first time in the rule's history, the Edmonton Eskimos - who were at the bottom of the five-team West at 9-9 - missed the playoffs despite owning a better record than both the Alouettes and the East's second-place team, the 8-10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Unfortunately for the Eskimos, there is no provision for when the five teams in the West have better records than all but the first-place team in the East. As a result, Edmonton will be on the outside looking in when the post-season kicks off this weekend.

"We will continue to look at this issue and we're always open to new ideas,'' CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in an email. "But the East-West format has deep roots in our league going back decades and there is the potential to enhance it in the years ahead if the dream of a coast-to-coast CFL becomes reality and we add a 10th team in Halifax, providing us with balanced five-team divisions.''

This is the fourth time the crossover has been needed in the last five years.

Since the rule made its debut in 1996, there have been 10 seasons where the West has had five teams and this unique scenario has even been possible. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have had to move back to the East at times to fill vacancies when Ottawa hasn't had a team in the league.

It can be tough to ensure playoff balance in a nine-team league, especially in a year when one division is far superior to the other. The crossover rule was implemented to try to maximize meaningful and competitive games down the stretch and to reward the better teams with playoff spots. The crossover team never has advanced to the Grey Cup, though.

"I love the way they're doing it,'' TSN broadcaster and former CFL star Milt Stegall said from Atlanta. "I think the pros outweigh the cons, it adds some intrigue.''

The West Division, led by the 13-5 Calgary Stampeders, did not have a club with a losing record while the four-team East had just one squad - the 11-7 Ottawa Redblacks - finish above the .500 mark. Hamilton, Montreal and the 4-14 Toronto Argonauts were all well behind.

The Lions and Eskimos both finished with 18 points, but B.C. won the season series over Edmonton to secure the final West playoff spot.

Proponents of adding a fifth playoff team out of the West could argue the Redblacks should qualify out of the East and that all five West clubs should be rewarded for their records. In such a scenario, divisional winners could get regular first-round byes but the No. 2 team would host the No. 5 club in the West while the No. 3 team welcomes the fourth-place side.

Such a change would also eliminate a regular gripe about the crossover rule: that the fourth-place team has to travel for the division semifinal even if that club owns a better record than its opponent.

This year, B.C. has to make the cross-country jaunt to Hamilton to play outdoors at Tim Hortons Field rather than in the cosy confines of BC Place. If the Lions win, they likely would return home for a few days before making another long trip to Ontario for the East final against Ottawa.

Another option would be to get rid of the divisional playoff structure altogether and simply seed the top six teams at season's end. Seeds No. 3 through No. 6 could play off to set up league semifinals against the top two seeds and the winners would advance to the Grey Cup.

The NHL did something similar for a couple years by seeding the top 16 teams for first-round matchups before switching to a divisional playoff structure in 1982.

CFL purists often point to the history of the East versus West playdowns as a reason to eschew further change.

However, that tradition was essentially upended when the crossover was introduced. After all, the Vancouver-based Lions are two wins away from being crowned East Division champions.

A crossover rule explainer note on the CFL website points out that the format keeps the entire league competitive, rewards the top six teams with playoff berths and is sensitive to the East-West rivalry. But there is no mention of the scenario that the league finds itself in now, where a fifth-place team in the West has a better record than the second-place team in the East.

"I feel like we're as good as anybody, I really do,'' Eskimos head coach Jason Maas said at his season-ending availability. "I know our record doesn't necessarily prove that, except that there are two playoffs teams with the same record and a lesser record in the playoffs right now.''

South of the border, the NFL has had similar situations where underperforming teams were given playoff spots ahead of clubs with better records.

In 2010, the Seattle Seahawks won their division with a 7-9 record and hosted a playoff game against the 11-5 New Orleans Saints while two 10-6 teams missed the post-season. Four years later, the Carolina Panthers took their division crown with a 7-8-1 mark while the 10-6 Philadelphia Eagles missed the playoff cut.

The Canadian university football playoff structure is far from perfect too. A pair of 2-6 teams - Sherbrooke and McGill - actually made the Quebec conference playoffs before being blown out last weekend in the opening round.

Recent history suggests that regular-season records don't seem to matter that much once the playoffs begin. The Argonauts won the Grey Cup last fall after a 9-9 campaign while the Redblacks took the 2016 title after an 8-9-1 regular season.

This week's West semifinal pits the 12-6 Saskatchewan Roughriders against the visiting Blue Bombers (10-8). The East and West Finals are set for Nov. 18 and the Grey Cup goes Nov. 25 at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium.

(Canadian Press/Greg Strong)

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Last week I was a consistent 11-3 (71-50) and 10-4 (61-60) against the spread.

Sunday Early

Detroit Lions (3-4) at Minnesota Vikings (4-3-1) 
Line: Vikings by 4.5

Vikings let last week get away from them and it won’t happen here. The Lions won’t be the same without Golden Tate anyway.

Dr. Football: Take the Vikings to win and cover.

Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-5-1) 
Line: Chiefs by 8.5

One only hopes Patrick Mahomes doesn’t get injured against this bunch of wanna be bounty hunters.

Dr. Football: Take the Chiefs to win and cover.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Carolina Panthers (5-2) 
Line: Panthers by 6.5

The Bucs can’t stop the pass, and Cam Newton is 4-0 at home. Won’t be close.

Dr. Football: Take the Panthers to win and cover.

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (4-4) 
Line: Ravens by 3

Baltimore is a much better overall team at home, have the league’s top-rated defense, and they have already beaten the Steelers in Week 4 and have won the last four out of five times they have played them at home. They’ll head into their bye with a win.

Dr. Football: Take the Ravens to win and cover.

New York Jets (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-4) 
Line: Dolphins by 3

In Week 2, the Miami held the Jets to 12 points in New York. Since then, the Miami defense hasn’t played as well, but they’ll still stop them at home.

Dr. Football: Take the Dolphins to win and cover.

Atlanta Falcons (3-4) at Washington Redskins (5-2) 
Line: Redskins by 1.5

Like the Falcons themselves, I’ve given up; they’re not the team I thought they were. Washington isn’t either; they’re better than I ever thought they’d be. I’m drinking the Kool Aid.

Dr. Football: Take the Redskins to win and cover.

Chicago Bears (4-3) at Buffalo Bills (2-6) 
Line: Bears by 10

All Chicago has to do is score is a field goal and they should have this one put away…the Bills won’t even get on the board.

Dr. Football: Take the Bears to win and cover.

Sunday Late

Houston Texans (5-3) at Denver Broncos (3-5) 
Line: Broncos by 1

After losing their first three, Houston has won five in a row. Denver alwsys is a tough place to play, but they should keep rolling.

Dr. Football: Take the Texans to win and cover.

Los Angeles Chargers (5-2) at Seattle Seahawks (4-3) 
Line: Seahawks by 2

The Chargers have won four in a row, five of six and are coming off their bye. Seattle has won three of their past four and the loss was a close one against the Rams. This is the game of the week.

Dr. Football: Take the Seahawks to win and cover.

Los Angeles Rams (8-0) at New Orleans Saints (6-1) 
Line: Saints by 1.5

The Rams were put to the test last week against Green Bay, and will be again this week against a New Orleans team that have won their last six in a row. Rams will fall.

Dr. Football: Take the Saints to win and cover.

Sunday Night

Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) at New England Patriots (6-2)
Line: Patriots by 5.5

The Packers held their own in L.A. on Sunday and really lost the game themselves. New England looked like they were practicing new schemes in Buffalo prepping for this one. I like Green Bay’s fight, but they can’t finish.

Dr. Football: Take the Patriots to win but not cover.

Monday Night

Tennessee Titans (3-4) at Dallas Cowboys (3-4)
Line: Cowboys by 6.5

All of Dallas’ wins have been at home and the Titans have dropped three in a row. Both teams are coming off their bye and will be rested, but it won’t matter as Tennessee can’t score.

Dr. Football: Take the Cowboys to win and cover.

(Follow Dave Petrishen on Twitter at @TheSportsDoctor)
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In the era of #MeToo a dating app has teamed up with a high-profile sports team to "shake up" a predominantly male-driven industry.

In March, the Los Angeles Clippers broke ground by signing a reported three-year $20 million sponsorship deal with "female empowerment" dating app Bumble, where women initiate contact with men.

The partnership launched with a #strongerwithher campaign at a Clippers game -- encouraging fans to honor women who impact their lives.

"There is a lot of fear that women are having in a time that women should have a voice, and having men who support that is incredibly important for us as women," Alex Williamson, Bumble's chief brand officer, told CNN Sport.

"That's what we're trying to do. I think the ripple effects of that are very powerful. It's really important to showcase the good guys," according to Williamson.

The Clippers -- who hired Gillian Zucker as president of business operations in 2014, one of a small but growing number of women in the top ranks of US sports -- are keen to promote their equality-driven message through the deal.

"This is a female empowerment brand and you are putting that brand on a men's sport's league jersey," Clippers' chief global partnerships officer Scott Sonnenberg told CNN sport. "That in itself is a story."

The deal places the dating app's logo as a patch on the Clippers' uniform, but extends beyond just that, according to Sonnenberg,

"With Bumble we have core values that are alike," he says, noting that the companies have worked on mentorship programs and creative programs for women in Los Angeles.

Although Bumble is best known for its dating app, it also features platforms for forming business contacts and friendships.

"We just thought it was a natural fit to open a partnership together for a common goal," added Sonnenberg.

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'We don't focus on the Lakers'

Sonnenberg, who is responsible for building relationships with corporate sponsors, recently moved to the Clippers after 14 years with the Chicago Bulls, a team that consistently led the NBA in home attendance.

He was attracted by the chance to work for Clippers owner and Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer.

"Steve Balmer wants to be the first at everything," he says. "(He is) constantly pushing the envelope and challenging his executive team to do more and be better, and that is the kind of leader I was interested to learn from."

Sonnenberg will have his work cut out.

The Clippers' fan base has ebbed and flowed in its fourth decade in Los Angeles -- save for superfan Clipper Darrell -- and trading away Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan along with Blake Griffin over the past two seasons leaves the team without a single marquee player.

Meanwhile, their arena-mates at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers, acquired megastar LeBron James. How can the Clippers compete with that?

"Having a superstar in Los Angeles is not foreign," Sonnenberg says. "We don't focus at all on what the Lakers are doing, they are a great brand and a great organization.

"It's certainly challenging, there are a lot of professional teams in LA and that makes it difficult to stand out for us."

To help strengthen their identity the Clippers plan to build their own arena in the Inglewood section of Los Angeles.

"Steve (Balmer) has been very vocal about that," adds Sonnenberg. "Part of building our fan base is having our own home."

So far, the Clippers are still "exploring the possibility" of building the arena, which would open after its lease at the Staples Center expires in six years.

In the meantime, the Clippers, who missed the playoffs last season, need to put together a competitive team, Sonnenberg admits.

"With (experienced NBA executive) Jerry West and (coach) Doc Rivers and (basketball operations head) Lawrence Frank at the helm, we feel like we have the right people in place to help bring a championship team to LA," he says.

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He cites the team's salary cap flexibility to sign free agents who come available after this season as something for Clippers fans to look forward to.

"We're more focused on what we're trying to do, and what we're trying to do is build a championship caliber team," he says.


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When Seattle public radio reporter Joshua McNichols heard that Crystal City was one of most likely places for Amazon's second headquarters, he put on his son's virtual reality headset and took a tour.

What he saw reminded him of a certain neighborhood in Seattle, one he knew well as a former bike messenger and architecture student -- in the years before Amazon chose it for its first headquarters.

What are the parallels between South Lake Union and Crystal City? And why might the latter be even more attractive to Amazon?


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          New Yorkers are freaking out about the subway system as reports of Amazon's plan to pick Long Island City for HQ2 emerge (AMZN)      Cache   Translate Page      

Women look at their mobile phones while riding a subway, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in New York.AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

  • Amazon's reported plan to bring HQ2 to New York City is raising questions about the city's subway system.
  • Seattle has struggled to adjust to Amazon's super-sized presence in the city when it comes to commutes, with drivers spending an average of 55 hours in traffic in 2016. 
  • Many New Yorkers expressed fears that Amazon's HQ2 move would create more problems, though others expressed hope that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos might help fix the MTA.

For many New Yorkers, Amazon's reported plan to move HQ2 to Long Island City left them with one question: what does this mean for my commute? 

After months of deliberations and dramatics — without many official communications from Amazon — the company is finalizing plans to split its second headquarters between two locations: Long Island City, in Queens, New York, and Crystal City, in Arlington, Virginia, The New York Times reported on Monday evening.

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Sac Republic FC forward, Christian Eissele, heads the ball up field as the Sacramento Republic FC host the Seattle Sounders in a friendly match at Papa Murphy Field, Thursday Feb 15, 2018.
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A GAY man has died after injecting his balls with silicone in a ‘cult’ sex game gone wrong. Australian Jack Chapman, 28, died in Seattle, USA, after injecting large quantities of silicone into his genitalia. According to Chapman’s death certificate ‘Silicone Injection Syndrome’ was listed as one of four causes of death, alongside three lung-related […]
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SANCTUARY: Στη θέση του αξέχαστου Warrel Dane ο Joseph Michael (Witherfall)

Η πιο πρόσφατη περιοδεία των Sanctuary για πολλούς θεωρούνταν η αποχαιρετιστήρια, μετά τον χαμό του μεγάλου Warrel Dane το περασμένο έτος.

Στη θέση του Dane, για τις ανάγκες του tour μπήκε ο τραγουδιστής Joseph Michael (Witherfall), ο οποίος σε συνέντευξή του αποκάλυψε πως ίσως η μπάντα να συνεχίσει με αυτόν στη θέση του frontman.

Σε πρόσφατη συνέντευξή του στο Metal Insider, ο Michael αποκάλυψε πως συνεργάζεται με το συγκρότημα για τη δημιουργία νέας μουσικής.

Ανέφερε επίσης πως τις προηγούμενες μέρες φωτογραφήθηκαν όλοι μαζί για λόγους διαφήμισης.

«Επισκέπτομαι το Seattle κάποιες μέρες τον μήνα και συνεργάζομαι με τους Lenny, Dave και George. Μόλις κάναμε και μια φωτογράφιση. Μόλις τελείωση με τη συνέντευξη μάλιστα έχω να γράψω μερικά demo κομμάτια».


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When our family read about the activities planned for the opening of the tunnel, especially the bike ride, we all became excited. We have driven on the viaduct for decades and have closely followed the construction progress of “Big Bertha.” What fun it would be to say farewell to the old viaduct and hello to […]
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My grown daughter suggested that my wife and I host a “voting party.” Washington is only one of three states — with Oregon and Colorado — to hold elections entirely by mail. Our ballots arrive early, and there is plenty of time to vote. You want to see civics in action? Gather around a dining-room […]
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President Donald Trump is right the 14th Amendment needs to be reinterpreted. It, as your editorial clearly stated, was written (by Republicans to the chagrin of Democrats) to ensure citizenship for freed slaves at a time when travel to the U.S. was difficult and time consuming. Now pregnant women come to the U.S. on a […]
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Democrats in Washington state are gearing up to have a big election night Tuesday. Just how big will it be? Here are a few things to watch for as the results come in.
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All the Trumpy things that keep the commentariat in a lather and liberals in despair — the Twitter authoritarianism and white-identity appeals, the chaos and lying and Hannity-and-friends paranoid style — have also kept the Democrats completely in the game.
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          Facilities Manager (Hines@Amazon) - Hines Real Estate - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Customer Service Support (Hines@Amazon) - Hines Real Estate - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Director of Program Management (Hines@Amazon) - Hines Real Estate - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Assistant Director Facilities Management (Hines@Amazon) - Hines Real Estate - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Assistant Horticulture Technician (Hines@Amazon) - Hines Real Estate - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sr Software Engineer - Kafka - Prime Team Partners - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          VP, Enterprise Data - Accolade Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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Experience with Big Data technologies, such as EMR, Kinesis, FireHose, Spark, Parquet, Hive, Presto, and Airflow. About the team....
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          Software Development Engineer, Big Data - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience with Hive, Spark, Presto, Airflow and or Python a plus. About the team....
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          Senior Cloud Engineer, Big Data - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
About the team The Data Engineering team processes terabytes of data daily and manages petabytes of data overall for the entire Zillow Group. Small team =...
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          Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Containers - Docker, Kubernetes, EKS - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience with Big Data technologies, such as EMR, Kinesis, FireHose, Spark, Parquet, Hive, Presto, and Airflow. About the team....
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          Data Scientist - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Dive into Zillow's internal and third party data (think Hive, Presto, SQL Server, Redshift, Python, Mode Analytics, Tableau, R) to uncover real estate trends...
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          Senior Software Development Engineer, Economic Research - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience with the Big Data ecosystem (Spark, Hive, Hadoop, Presto, Airflow). About the team....
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          Principal Software Engineer, Big Data (Spark, Hive, Presto, Airflow) - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
You have independently designed and built complex, highly scalable, highly reliable data pipelines, using EMR, Kinesis, FireHose, Spark, Parquet, Hive, Presto,...
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          Marshall undergoes surgery, Roldan day-to-day ahead of Seattle's second leg with Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
At least of the Seattle Sounders players who exited Sunday’s first leg against Portland will be miss Thursday’s second leg. Veteran center back Chad Marshall underwent surgery on his right (...)
          Director, Data Engineering - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Kinesis, FireHose, Spark, Parquet, Hive, Presto, and Airflow. About the team....
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          Sr Analyst, Data Governance - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
About the team The Data Engineering team processes terabytes of data daily and manages petabytes of data overall for the entire Zillow Group. Learn more...
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          Rams report: Expect NFC West matchup at home against the Seahawks to be quite physical ... again      Cache   Translate Page      

After the Rams narrowly defeated his team in Week 5, Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman D.J. Fluker assessed the Rams defense.

“They haven’t seen a team that’s played physical,” Fluker said. “They want to be pass rushers.

“They haven’t seen a team to go out there and actually take it to them every...


          Comment on Amazon HQ2 may already be turning Seattle into a buyers market by Kary L. Krismer      Cache   Translate Page      
By <a href='#comment-275899' rel="nofollow">uwp @ 81</a>:<blockquote><i>Oh wait</i>, Amazon made the municipalities sign NDAs so we will never know what Amazon is getting in return! </blockquote> I really doubt a NDA could keep what benefits Amazon actually receives private. That would need to be passed as some form of legislation. Now what Amazon was proposing and possibly what other cities were offering, that could be kept private.<div class="comment-remix-meta"><!-- --><a href="#" class="replyto" onclick="replyto('275912','Kary L. Krismer',''); return false;">Reply</a> — <a href="#" class="quote" onclick="quote('275912','Kary L. Krismer','By <a href=\'#comment-275899\' rel=\"nofollow\">uwp @ 81<\/a>:<blockquote><i>Oh wait<\/i>, Amazon made the municipalities sign NDAs so we will never know what Amazon is getting in return! <\/blockquote>\r\n\r\nI really doubt a NDA could keep what benefits Amazon actually receives private. That would need to be passed as some form of legislation. Now what Amazon was proposing and possibly what other cities were offering, that could be kept private.',''); return false;">Quote</a></div>
          VP of Data - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
7+ years of experience designing data warehouse/data lake and ETL architectures with Hadoop ecosystem, such as Spark, Hive, Storm, Presto, Sqoop, Kafka, Hbase,...
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          Comment on Amazon HQ2 may already be turning Seattle into a buyers market by Kary L. Krismer      Cache   Translate Page      
By <a href='#comment-275894' rel="nofollow">pfft @ 76</a>:<blockquote>By <a href='#comment-275890' rel="nofollow">softwarengineer @ 72</a>:<blockquote><b>RE:</b> <a href='#comment-275814' rel="nofollow">Kary L. Krismer @ 8</a> - Actually Kary That's Not Entirely Correct The lower tax tables under Trump kept most of the Seattle area mortgage deduction on home interest....It limits it to a $500K mortgage...and if you can afford the $500K+ home mortgage I'm sure this tax deduction limit is no reason to cry for the rich elite Open Border Party feelings. What happened to the Income Disparity fix, down the toilet too? LOL</blockquote>Trump's tax cuts actually raised taxes in Seattle by billions due to what he did to the SALT deductions. </blockquote> Other states were hit harder by that than our state because other states have much higher taxes. A lot of people actually benefitted greatly from those cuts, but as discussed previously they made home ownership less of a tax benefit.<div class="comment-remix-meta"><!-- --><a href="#" class="replyto" onclick="replyto('275911','Kary L. Krismer',''); return false;">Reply</a> — <a href="#" class="quote" onclick="quote('275911','Kary L. Krismer','By <a href=\'#comment-275894\' rel=\"nofollow\">pfft @ 76<\/a>:<blockquote>By <a href=\'#comment-275890\' rel=\"nofollow\">softwarengineer @ 72<\/a>:<blockquote><b>RE:<\/b> <a href=\'#comment-275814\' rel=\"nofollow\">Kary L. Krismer @ 8<\/a> - \r\nActually Kary That\'s Not Entirely Correct\r\n\r\nThe lower tax tables under Trump kept most of the Seattle area mortgage deduction on home interest....It limits it to a $500K mortgage...and if you can afford the $500K+ home mortgage I\'m sure this tax deduction limit is no reason to cry for the rich elite Open Border Party feelings. What happened to the Income Disparity fix, down the toilet too? LOL<\/blockquote>Trump\'s tax cuts actually raised taxes in Seattle by billions due to what he did to the SALT deductions. <\/blockquote>\r\n\r\nOther states were hit harder by that than our state because other states have much higher taxes. A lot of people actually benefitted greatly from those cuts, but as discussed previously they made home ownership less of a tax benefit.',''); return false;">Quote</a></div>
          Data Scientist (Agent Pricing) - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Dive into Zillow's internal and third-party data (think Hive, Presto, SQL Server, Python, Mode Analytics, Tableau, R) to make strategic recommendations....
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          Comment on Amazon HQ2 may already be turning Seattle into a buyers market by pfft      Cache   Translate Page      
By <a href='#comment-275898' rel="nofollow">softwarengineer @ 80</a>:<blockquote><b>RE:</b> <a href='#comment-275896' rel="nofollow">pfft @ 78</a> - Pfft...the Seattle Area Has Always Been Blue But its the Congressional and Senate Seats that are up for grabs in this State...Reichart's replacement could affect the House GOP majority if Democrat. Washington is not a key Midterm State for the GOP, it never was.</blockquote>There is no Senate seat up for grabs. It's 99% for the Democrats.<div class="comment-remix-meta"><!-- --><a href="#" class="replyto" onclick="replyto('275910','pfft',''); return false;">Reply</a> — <a href="#" class="quote" onclick="quote('275910','pfft','By <a href=\'#comment-275898\' rel=\"nofollow\">softwarengineer @ 80<\/a>:<blockquote><b>RE:<\/b> <a href=\'#comment-275896\' rel=\"nofollow\">pfft @ 78<\/a> - \r\nPfft...the Seattle Area Has Always Been Blue\r\n\r\nBut its the Congressional and Senate Seats that are up for grabs in this State...Reichart\'s replacement could affect the House GOP majority if Democrat. Washington is not a key Midterm State for the GOP, it never was.<\/blockquote>There is no Senate seat up for grabs. It\'s 99% for the Democrats.',''); return false;">Quote</a></div>
          Data Visualization Engineer (Zillow Offers) - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Dive into Zillow's internal and third party data (think Hive, Presto, SQL Server, Python, R, Tableau) to develop solutions that will help move the business...
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          Applied Scientist, Economic Data - Intern - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
About the team Join our industry-leading Economic Research team bringing innovative analysis, creativity and excellence to the U.S. housing market. Our...
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          Data Scientist - Vertical Living - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Dive into Zillow's internal and third party data (think Hive, Presto, SQL Server, Redshift, Python, Mode Analytics, Tableau, R) to make strategic...
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          Corporate Controller - Roland Virtual Sonics, LLC - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Own the development and implementation of Roland VS’s accounting policies, adapting to the changes in the music and software industries as well as the evolution... $80,000 - $100,000 a year
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          Hat Catalog Photoshoot      Cache   Translate Page      
We are shooting models for our Screamer Hat catalog on Saturday, November 17th for Men (ages 18 - 28) and Women (ages 18 - 28) and Sunday, November 18th for Kids (ages 8 - 10.) Screamer has been selling hats to the ski and outdoor resorts for the last 25 + years. We are based in Seattle. Please go to our website at Screamer.com to see prior model shots. To be considered, you must send us 2 - 3 photos of you (or your kids) wearing a beanie or earflap hat. Preferably not a ball cap. Cellphone shots are ok but have good lighting. We prefer prior modeling experience. We plan to work with the women models n the morning and men in the afternoon. We will also have a makeup artist for the women. The kid's would be Sunday morning. Parents or friends are allowed to come watch.
          SIFF 2018 Review: Something Useful      Cache   Translate Page      
Featuring one of the best performances of the 2018 Seattle Film Festival.
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Hello! We're a male & female light painting photography team based in Seattle. We're looking for female models for artistic nude light painting portraits @ 25$/hr. We've attached a couple examples of work we've done. If you are not familiar with "light painting" I have included a link below to a video that explains the light painting process. Our approach is to use the brushes the same way you would use a paint brush on a canvas; please note this would mean skin contact with the brushes.
          Part Time Retail Merchandiser Trainer - EPT      Cache   Translate Page      
WA-Seattle, Summary Part Time Retail Merchandiser Trainer - EPT Our Part Time Retail Merchandiser Trainer position needs a customer service driven, tech-savvy individual to join our team. This position is responsible for performing a mixture of training, brand advocacy and light merchandising. The ideal candidate has outstanding attention to detail, a solid understanding of consumer electronics, the ability t
          ELECTION 2018: 3 things you need to know about last-minute voting      Cache   Translate Page      
Haven’t voted yet? You’re far from alone. Here are three things you might find helpful to know about last-minute … last-day! .. voting: BY U.S. POSTAL SERVICE MAIL: We asked USPS reg ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
          SOCCER: West Seattle High School girls start state tournament play Tuesday      Cache   Translate Page      
We photographed the West Seattle High School girls’ soccer team at Hiawatha tonight right after a practice session with more at stake than usual – tomorrow (Tuesday), they travel south to ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
          West Seattle Crime Watch: About the Holy Rosary-area harassment situation      Cache   Translate Page      
We received e-mail asking us to look into the status of a situation north of The Junction that’s been the topic of a discussion in the WSB Forums and was also the subject of a letter sent home t ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
          LOST BUOY: Seen this anywhere on the shore?      Cache   Translate Page      
Usually we point lost/found non-pet listings to their own special WSB section – but we’ll showcase the occasional unusual lost/found item on the front page, like this one. Erin from Brace ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
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The Experimac store in north Morgan Junction, local franchise of a national chain, has closed after a year and a half. The note on the door announcing the shutdown says customers with warranties shoul ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
          CITY BUDGET: West Seattle notes, and what happens next      Cache   Translate Page      
While the City Council has been reviewing, and proposing changes to, the mayor’s budget plan, we’ve noted some West Seattle possibilities. Wednesday, we’ll know which if any of them ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
          West Seattle whales: Orcas off our shore again!      Cache   Translate Page      
Just got word from Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail that orcas are in the area again – last reported passing Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor, southbound. She’ll be at Constellatio ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
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(WSB photo from 2015 Grand Parade) Got a kid, kindergartener through 8th grader, who might be interested in what it’s like to be on a cheer squad? Get a preview with the upcoming West Seattle Hi ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
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Thanks to Eddie for the photo – local artist Desmond Hansen is creating a mural at Canna Culture, which is about to celebrate its grand opening at 5435 California SW. Canna Culture is sibling to ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
          THIS WEEK: Heading for high school? Chief Sealth IHS ‘showcase’ Thursday      Cache   Translate Page      
Even though we’re just two months into this school year, it’ll be time for decisions soon about next school year. For eighth-graders and their families looking ahead to high school next ye ... - Source: westseattleblog.com
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE) 7:06 AM: Good morning. No incidents or transit alerts so far in/from West Seattle. - Source: westseattleblog.com
          A TV God for the Age of Anxiety      Cache   Translate Page      

webRNS GOD TV2(RNS) — Even in our present “golden age” of television, with the number of scripted programs on network, cable and streaming channels expected to top 500 this year, shows that feature religion or faith are scarce.

Rarer still are spiritually themed series that successfully find an audience, if not critical acclaim, amid the thrum of hundreds of other viewing options.

(RNS) — Even in our present “golden age” of television, with the number of scripted programs on network, cable and streaming channels expected to top 500 this year, shows that feature religion or faith are scarce.

Rarer still are spiritually themed series that successfully find an audience, if not critical acclaim, amid the thrum of hundreds of other viewing options.

Joe Morton, left, and Brandon Micheal Hall star in "God Friended Me," in which Hall’s character, Miles Finer — the atheist son of an Episcopal priest, played by Morton — receives a friend request from God on social media. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Wenk/CBS Broadcasting Inc.Joe Morton, left, and Brandon Micheal Hall star in "God Friended Me," in which Hall’s character, Miles Finer — the atheist son of an Episcopal priest, played by Morton — receives a friend request from God on social media. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Wenk/CBS Broadcasting Inc.Those shows seem to come along perhaps once a decade — “7th Heaven” in the 2000s, “Touched by an Angel” in the '90s, “Highway to Heaven” in the '80s, “The Flying Nun” in the late '60s through the early '70s.

Then this fall, the new CBS hourlong dramedy “God Friended Me” premiered to such impressive ratings that the network gave a full-season order for it after only three episodes. Its surprise success has caused some media watchers to wonder whether we’re on the cusp of a religion renaissance on the small screen.

“It’s cyclical,” said Jeffrey Mahan, a professor of religion and communication at Iliff School of Theology in Denver and author of “Media, Religion and Culture: An Introduction.” “It’s not random. We get them in response to something.”

After 9/11 came shows such as “Survivor,” “Fear Factor” and “Lost,” which reflected the existential crises and angst experienced by many Americans, said Craig Detweiler, president of the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and author of several books about the intersection of faith and culture, including “A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture.”

“Now we have so much existential dread generated by the fear industry that is network news and is thriving in the Trump era — they’re pushing that fear button every day — that we have shows that have to wrestle with despair and ultimate questions,” Detweiler said.

In “God Friended Me,” Brandon Micheal Hall plays an atheist who has his life turned upside down when he receives a friend request from God on social media. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Wenk/CBS Broadcasting Inc.In “God Friended Me,” Brandon Micheal Hall plays an atheist who has his life turned upside down when he receives a friend request from God on social media. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Wenk/CBS Broadcasting Inc.The wildly popular apocalyptic visions of “The Walking Dead,” for instance, are a “perfectly rational response” to what feels like a kill-or-be-killed era, Detweiler said. “Or the visions of the afterlife that started with a show like 'The Leftovers' on HBO and that continue with 'The Good Place' or 'Forever' in a more accessible way. The questions are still the same: Are we living in hell? Do things get better?”

In the face of societal anxiety, Mahan believes, TV shows that depict divine or supernatural intervention are a comfort. “The genre … says God is in his heaven and all’s right with the world, God is attentive, God is jerking people back from in front of the subway train, God has a partner for you,” he said.

Whether for dramatic or comedic effect (and with varying degrees of artistry and efficacy), in troubled times, mainstream television seems to experience an uptick in programs featuring celestial or superhuman beings interacting with humankind, or mere mortals wrestling with eternal conundrums.

Since the 2016 presidential election, for instance, shows such as “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” “Living Biblically” and “Lucifer” have come and gone from network television (although after Fox canceled "Lucifer" in May, Netflix has picked it up for a fourth season to air next year.)

Cable and myriad streaming channels have proffered grittier shows with spiritual themes and settings to slake an audience's thirst for metaphysical solace or intrigue, including “The Path” on Hulu, “The Leftovers” and “The Young Pope” on HBO, “Preacher” on AMC, “Call the Midwife” on PBS and “Greenleaf” on Oprah’s OWN network.

For the last decade or two, spiritual and religious content in mainstream television programming, while certainly remaining a minority, has run the genre gamut from the serious (“Big Love,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Saving Grace”) to the silly (“Jane the Virgin,” “John from Cincinnati,” “Impastor,” “GCB,” “The O’Neals”) and the earnest-if-twee heavenly-hosts oeuvre (“Touched…” “Highway…” “7th…”).

Most never find an audience robust enough to keep them on the air for more than a season or two. But sometimes a dark-horse show appears in the right place at the right time.

Over at CBS this fall, God is having a moment.

“God Friended Me” chronicles the adventures of the atheist son of an Episcopal priest who’s dispatched by a Facebook user who goes by the handle “God” to rescue perfect strangers. The supporting cast includes Jewish, Hindu and Muslim characters. Its Sept. 30 debut earned a 1.4 Nielsen rating and drew 10.4 million viewers — noteworthy, particularly given the show’s subject matter: faith, doubt and the nature of the divine (if it does, in fact, exist).

It’s an unorthodox programming mix for mainstream TV, for sure, and it’s also one of the most highly rated new dramas on television.

For more nuanced and robust exploration of those themes, Mahan said he looks to popular shows that dip into the faith arena for an episode or two, or in the secondary story arc of a larger narrative.

Think of Kathryn Hahn’s character, Rabbi Raquel Fein, and the various Pfefferman family members’ wrestling with Judaism and the nature of faith itself in Amazon Studios’ "Transparent," or the earthy faith of Jenifer Lewis’ sassy grandmother character Ruby Johnson — “Black Jesus, Black Jesus!” — on ABC’s “Black-ish,” which dedicated a whole episode to the Johnson family’s experiences at a white hipster evangelical church.

Or the multi-seasonal storyline on “The Americans” when the teenage daughter of Russian spies living in Washington, D.C., rebels by becoming a born-again Christian and sharing the family secret with her youth pastor.

“I think we tend to get better episodic dealing with religion than we get from the shows that have a big commitment to proving that religion, particularly Christian religion, is good,” Mahan said.

What you rarely find are series that revolve around a religious community (although “Call the Midwife,” set in part among the nurse-midwives and members of an Anglican religious order in 1960s London, is a notable exception) or with a lead character or characters who are clergypersons or for whom faith is the grounding motivation for how they live.

The million-dollar question, then, is why not?

From left to right: Violett Beane as Cara Bloom, Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer and Suraj Sharma as Rakesh Singh appear in an episode of “God Friended Me.” Photo courtesy of Michele Crowe/CBS Broadcasting Inc.From left to right: Violett Beane as Cara Bloom, Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer and Suraj Sharma as Rakesh Singh appear in an episode of “God Friended Me.” Photo courtesy of Michele Crowe/CBS Broadcasting Inc.“It just doesn’t rate — not a big enough audience,” said Julie Piepenkotter, executive vice president of research for FX Networks. “And it certainly goes against the edgier fare that seems so popular now…. Nobody sets out to make a mediocre-rated show. It’s hard enough to do with shows that aren’t hampered by treacliness that is not in vogue.”

Shows that attempt to put a relentlessly positive spin on religion or faith in general will find it nearly impossible to find purchase in the era of “Under His Eye” and the dystopian nightmares of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” she said.

Jonathan Bock, founder and CEO of Grace Hill Media, which specializes in marketing faith-based content in film and television, places part of the blame for the dearth of artful, thoughtful spiritual content on TV on the audience itself.

“For the most part right now, American Christians like the world portrayed as it should be, not as it is,” Bock said. “That’s why you have a lot of 'Christian' movies where a nice person becomes nicer, and it works because it’s only 90 minutes.... But on television that’s hard to sustain” without sex, violence and moral quandaries that make some Christians uncomfortable.

They don’t want messy. They don’t want moral ambiguity. But what makes one group of the faithful nervous is precisely what most intrigues another.

“What I’d like to see is progressive religiosity that thinks that faith matters, that having a ritualized or a spiritual practice is sustaining in the midst of a life where God is not in control of everything and bad stuff happens,” Mahan said. “Whether there’s any kind market for a story like that is a whole other question.”

For a spiritually themed TV show to succeed, Piepenkotter said, it would need to go deeper than superficial niceties and be controversial. Ultimately, that is up to the people who create the character and the narrative.

“You have to find the writers who want to tell those stories and have the ability to tell them well, with multilayered characters, complex characters, relationships and execution,” she said. “I want to see what’s behind that curtain. I want to see a level of hypocrisy that I see from the outside looking in.… That’s probably a really interesting show.”

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The pop superstar who has been battling bruised vocal cords will make up his Man of the Woods tour dates in February.
          The Rise and Fall of the Seattle Head Tax      Cache   Translate Page      
As we’ve seen time and time again here on our blog, cities and states will always find new ways to generate revenue. No matter what else, governments will always try to impose new taxes on their citizens.  That’s because they largely seek to provide public services and create a more equitable society. We shouldn’t forget that taxes aren’t always used for public functions such as roads and schools, though.  In some cases, taxes are used for other purposes, such as funding homeless shelters and outreach programs. This is a good thing.  Even though we, as Americans, love to extol the virtues of free enterprise, it’s also important that we use our resources to help vulnerable citizens.  Improving the lives of the less fortunate by helping them get back on their feet eases the burden on the rest of society.  The Seattle head tax was one such attempt. In early 2018, in the City of Seattle, a curious new tax was passed…
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          Seattle Musical Theatre Company Presents JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT      Cache   Translate Page      

Direct from the biblical land of Caanan! Seattle Musical Theatre (SMT) dazzles this holiday season with a spectacular production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. For 13 performances a diverse cast of fresh local talent brings this timeless tale to the stage.

Meet Joseph - the favorite son of Jacob - who is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Follow along on his technicolor journey that includes slavery, betrayal, revelation and a hilarious Elvis-like Pharaoh. The powerhouse musical duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice bring a multitude of musical genres to the stage, from country-western and calypso to pop and rock & roll. Director Jeff Orton promises a wild energetic production chock full of outlandish costumes, wacky characters and a cartoon-like Canaan. Foot-tapping, hand-clapping fun for the whole family.

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is directed by Jeff Orton; stage manager, Martin Sisk; choreographer, Troy Wageman; music director, Brandon Peck; costume designer, Pamela Weinzatl; scenic designer, Alexander Winterle; lighting designer, Kenrick Fischer; sound designer, Michael Connolly.

The cast features Garrett Dill (Joseph), Claire Idstrom (Narrator), Jasmine Joshua (Pharaoh), Eric Hartley (Jacob), Andrew Bullard (Dan), Aaron Parisi (Napthali), Sage Suzerrris (Benjamin), James Stanford (Asher), Karin Terry,(Gad), Max Lopuszynski (Issachar), Shane Smith (Zebulun), Matthew Mcfadden (Judah), Colin Brisky (Rueben), Graham Blaire(Baker/Levi) and Casey Decaire (Simeon). Ensemble includes: Sydney Beaty, Amanda Burke, Hannah Knapp-Jenkins, Malia Lapanja, Alyssa Maas, Karleigh O'neal, Clara Perriross, Marcel Rickman, Sylvia Rickman, Natalie Silva, Angelo Visser, and Emily Welter.

Performances are November 30 - December 16 at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. There is an additional evening performance on Thursday Dec 13th at 7:30 pm. General Admission tickets are $40. Senior, Student and Military tickets are $35. Tickets are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org

Seattle Musical Theatre (SMT) was founded as Seattle Civic Light Opera (CLO) in 1977 by a group of Seattle opera enthusiasts, including Joan Galstaun and Barbara McHargue. With a keen interest in offering theatre to North Seattle communities, they pooled personal resources, located a venue above a music store in Northgate, (Heritage Theatre), and launched CLO's first season with German composer Johann Strauss' "The Gypsy Baron". By 1978, the venue was running at capacity so the troupe moved to the 750-seat auditorium in the Jane Addams School in Lake City. In response to audience requests, CLO began including musicals as part of their 1980 season. CLO remained at the Jane Addams stage through 2002 but a school remodel forced them to relocate. From 2003 to 2008 CLO operated, temporarily, from the Shoreline Community Center; it was during this time (2006) that a rebranding campaign for SMT was launched. In 2008 the newly branded Seattle Musical Theatre moved into Building 47 of the Historic Magnuson Park.


          Macha Theatre Works Presents The PNW Premiere Of VEILS By Tom Coash      Cache   Translate Page      

Veils is a two-woman show featuring actors Fathiya Ritter and Alaji. The design team includes Parmida Ziaei (set/props designer), Sadiqua Iman (costume designer), Johanna Melamed (sound designer), Suzi Tucker (projection designer), Zanna King (lighting designer), Mike Stephens (tech supervisor), and Madison Silva (stage manager).

About the play: Intisar, a veiled African-American Muslim student, thinks she might finally fit in when she enrolls for a year abroad at the American Egyptian University in Cairo. Samar, her non-veiled Egyptian Muslim roommate, enlists Intisar's help in creating an internet blog about the practice of wearing veils (or not), in hopes of challenging Western assumptions about Muslim culture and bridging the gap between the West and the Middle East. As Egypt hurtles toward revolution, Intisar and Samar are surprised to find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter cultural divide. Will the violent events and emotions leading up to the revolution salvage their friendship or shatter it?

Veils will run November 30-December 16, 2018 at West of Lenin (203 N. 36th Street) in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.

VEILS by Tom Coash Directed by Lia Sima Fakhouri Produced by Macha Theatre Works

Performance Dates: Nov. 30th - Dec. 16th, 2018

Time (all shows): 8:00 pm, Dec. 16th closing matinee at 2:00 pm

PWYC: Wednesday, Nov. 28; Industry: Monday, Dec. 10

Location: West of Lenin

203 N 36th St, Seattle, WA

Tickets: $15 - $25

Contact information:

www.machatheatreworks.com

tickets@machatheatreworks.com

Phone: 608.909.1252

Tom Coash - A New Haven, Ct. USA playwright, director, and dramaturge he spent three years in Bermuda and four years teaching playwriting at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Coash was a Co-founder of the Offstage Theatre in Charlottesville, VA and has worked for such theatres as the Manhattan Theatre Club and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Coash has won numerous playwriting awards including Ensemble Studio Theatre's Hammerstein Award, The Kennedy Center's Lorraine Hansberry Award, and a Jerome Playwriting Fellowship. His work has been produced nationally: Portland Stage, InterAct Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and many more. His play CRY HAVOC was recently produced in the South African National Arts Festival and had a second production at the University of Johannesburg where he was an artist-in-residence. His new play VEILS was named winner of the American Theatre Critics Association's 2015 "M. Elizabeth Osborn Award" for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright. VEILS has also won the Clauder Competition at Portland Stage (Maine), was a recipient of the Edgerton Foundation National New Play Award, and was one of six Finalists for the American Theatre Critics Association's ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award.

About the Director

Lia Fakhouri is a recent Seattle transplant who hails from Dubai UAE. She is excited to be sharing this story about women in the Middle East and what it means to wear a Veil. In the past year, she has held the position of Artistic Casting Intern and Assistant Director at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Her credits include; Dry Powder, Here Lies Love, Well, Roz & Ray, and Vietgone. Lia most recently won Battle of the Bards at Ghost Light Theatricals and will be directing their spring show The Salem Witch Orgasms by Ali Davis. Lia has a BA in Theatre and graduated with Honors in Directing from UC, Irvine.

About Macha Theatre Works

Envisioning a world where fearless female voices thrive, Macha Theatre Works is a small, dynamic Seattle-based theatre company that produces exceptional new works featuring strong female characters. We are a nonprofit arts organization that strives to bring complex, provocative, empowering, innovative, eclectic, and diverse women's stories to the stage through professional productions, a new play reading series, and educational offerings. The company was founded in 2001 by Kristina Sutherland Rowell and Desiree Prewitt. In 2017, Macha transitioned the company under the leadership of Artistic Director Amy Poisson (director of Smoke & Dust, Happy, Happy, Happy..., The Clockwork Professor, The Tumbleweed Zephyr, A Hand of Talons, Blood/Water/Paint) and Managing Director Kyna Shilling (Melissa Hines Award for Outstanding Theatre Practitioner, 2016 Gregory Awards). Macha most recently produced the World Premiere of Smoke & Dust by local playwright Joy McCullough-Carranza at Theatre Off Jackson and the World Premiere of Happy, Happy, Happy... by Jenn Ruzumna and Lisa Every at the Erickson Theatre.

For more information on Macha Theatre Works, please visit www.machatheatreworks.com. You can reach us by phone at (608) 909-1252 or by e-mail at machapublicist@gmail.com.


          Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at Seattle Rep      Cache   Translate Page      

Based on the sweeping, internationally best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the tale of the unlikely connection that blossoms between two Afghan women in war-torn Kabul. As rockets shriek down from the heavens, the friendship of Laila and Mariam develops into an iron-bound rapport, forged by their defiance of a life of senseless tyranny. Secrets, lies, and pacts are made in this harrowing yet ultimately beautiful piece about the true cost of sacrifice.

For tickets and more visit: http://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/TS/Synopsis

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          Voting Now Open For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards!      Cache   Translate Page      

Voting is now open for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Winners will be announced in January!

This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are bigger and better than ever, including over 100 cities across America, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia!

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          Seattle Opera Celebrates Grand Opening of New Civic Home      Cache   Translate Page      

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Seattle Opera's new civic home! This state-of-the-art building will allow the company to expand its work with communities across Washington State, and, from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, members of the public are invited to a free open house.

"When our new civic home opens this winter, Seattle Opera will continue to break down barriers that have previously kept people from being able to participate in opera," said General Director Aidan Lang. "In addition to creating an environment for world-class artistry, we are establishing a welcoming and accessible community resource on the Seattle Center campus, inviting visitors to explore our city's arts and cultural home."

Attendees of the Grand Opening will be able to experience musical performances by Seattle Opera's Chorus and Teen Vocal Studio as well as members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (RSVP for performances at 2 p.m. 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.), observe a rehearsal of Il trovatore, learn more about the history of Seattle Opera, as well as Opera Production 101 in a fun, informative talk from Dramaturg Jonathan Dean. Participate in a Seattle Opera Sing-Along with some of Verdi's most popular choruses, and enjoy a Costume Presentation with Costume Director Susan Davis. Additionally, people can check out the space via self-guided tour.

Seattle Opera's new, state-of-the-art facility includes:

- A total of 105,000 square feet (with 20,000 square feet dedicated to community programming and education).

- A viewing garden where the public can look into Seattle Opera's celebrated costume shop.

- Space for storing and prepping 50,000 props.

- Dedicated space for wig preparation and creation-a first in the company's history.

- Tagney Jones Hall, a glass box performance space for educational and community events that seats 200.

- A street-level, ADA-accessible box office

- Three multi-purpose studios, the largest of which is the same size as McCaw Hall's stage and enables casts to rehearse on the scenery which will appear onstage. The other two studios can be used for rehearsals, community programs, youth operas, events, and more.

- Reclaimed wood from the Mercer Arena roof (repurposed in Tagney Jones Hall).

- Original trees on the east side of the building that were planted for the Worlds' Fair, then retained and nurtured throughout construction.

- A rain garden which uses storm water runoff in an Earth-friendly way.

Seattle Opera's new civic home is being completed by Lease Crutcher Lewis, contractor, and NBBJ, architect.

About Seattle Opera

Established in 1963, Seattle Opera is committed to serving the people of the Pacific Northwest with performances of the highest caliber and through innovative educational and engagement programs for all. Each year, more than 95,000 people attend Seattle Opera performances, and more than 400,000 people of all ages are served through school performances, radio broadcasts, and more. By drawing our communities together, and by offering opera's unique fusion of music and drama, we create life-enhancing experiences that speak deeply to people's hearts and minds. Connect with Seattle Opera on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and on Classical King FM. 98.1.


          3rd-ranked Gonzaga routs Idaho State 120-79 in opener      Cache   Translate Page      

Rui Hachimura scored 33 points and Zach Norvell Jr. added 23 for the host Zags.
          Boeing to warn 737 MAX operators of a potential instrument failure that could cause the jet to nose-dive      Cache   Translate Page      

Investigators looking into the cause of last week's Lion Air crash in Indonesia have identified a potential failure of a sensor on the jet.
          King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg poised to win 4th term; Pierce County’s Mark Lindquist trails his opponent      Cache   Translate Page      

In King County, Dan Satterberg led 72 percent to 28 percent and appeared headed for easy re-election. In Pierce County, incumbent Mark Lindquist trailed 63 percent to 37 percent, far behind his challenger.
          Maria Cantwell defeats Susan Hutchison in U.S. Senate race, wins fourth term      Cache   Translate Page      

Cantwell won her fourth Senate term with about 58.6 percent of the vote.
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          Democrats leading in several key races for the Washington state Legislature      Cache   Translate Page      

OLYMPIA — In contests that will determine control of the Washington state Legislature, Democrats took narrow leads in several House seats currently held by Republicans, as well as two GOP-held Senate seats. In Tuesday night’s initial results, a pair of Republican House candidates – Chad Magendanz and Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City – trailed their […]
          Gonzalez repels challenger and likely will retain his seat on the Washington Supreme Court      Cache   Translate Page      

González, 55, a former King County Superior Court judge, was appointed to the high court in 2011 and won election to a six-year-term in 2012. He led 68 percent to Nathan Choi's 32 percent in Tuesday's returns.
          GOP’s McMorris Rodgers wins, Herrera Beutler leads in Washington state congressional races      Cache   Translate Page      

Republican members of Congress in eastern and southwest Washington led their Democratic challengers, in normally safe GOP districts. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defeated Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler led Democrat Carolyn Long 52 percent to 48 percent.
          Washington state voters reject carbon-fee initiative      Cache   Translate Page      

Voters in Tuesday returns rejected I-1631, the proposed carbon fee initiative, which would have raised more than $1 billion annually by 2023, with spending decisions to be made by a governor-appointed board as well as the state's utilities.
          Initiative to ban local soda and grocery taxes leading in Washington      Cache   Translate Page      

I-1634 was passing with support across much of the state, except in King County. It will not reverse Seattle's 1.75-cents-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax, but prevents further increases and stops other cities from following suit.
          Kim Schrier leads Dino Rossi in 8th Congressional District      Cache   Translate Page      

With about 196,000 votes counted Tuesday night, Schrier had 53 percent to Rossi's 47 percent.
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          Initiative 940, modifying law regulating police use of deadly force, passes with strong support      Cache   Translate Page      

Tuesday's release of ballots showed I-940 was passing by 62 percent to 38 percent statewide, with support focused in Western Washington.
          The Hotwire #43: October 31, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

From CrimethInc.

Interviews: Anarchist Jews on Tree of Life massacre—Brazil: Bolsonaro wins

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No news is good news. 60% of wildlife has been wiped off the planet since 1970. Mexican police kill a man in the migrant caravan on the border with Guatemala. Ever since Trump openly declared himself a nationalist last week, there has been an escalation of far-right violence. We interview an anarchist who works at the Tree of Life synagogue where an anti-Semite massacred 11 people on Saturday, as well as two people in the Outlive Them network about the upcoming International Days of Action against Fascism and Anti-Semitism. We also draw connections between the election of Bolsonaro in Brazil and anarchist resistance to Trump and democracy itself in the United States. Send us news, events, or ideas on how our show can better serve anarchist activity in your town by emailing us at podcast@crimethinc.com.

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  • Table of Contents:
    • Introduction {0:00}
    • Headlines {1:12}
    • Tree of Life massacre {5:10}
    • Bolsonaro, democracy, elections {24:00}
    • Resistance roundup {33:50}
    • Repression roundup {37:50}
    • Next Week’s News {43:15}
  • Download 29:30 minutes long version.

  • The latest episode of Sub.Media’s webseries Trouble deals with the J20 protests and ensuing legal battle. If anyone out there can help translate the subtitles to Brazilian Portuguese, we know that comrades there would appreciate it! E-mail us at podcast[at]crimethinc[dot]com.

  • Upcoming events/demos/etc:
    • November 2: A call for counter protests against Steve Bannon and David Frum in Toronto. Meet at 5pm outside Ray Thomson Hall located at 60 Simcoe St.
    • November 6: an anti-ICE march in Portland, Oregon at 6pm. Meet at City Hall and check out @OccupyICEPDX on twitter for more information.
    • November 8–11: International Days of Action against Fascism and Anti-Semitism, including this action in New York City on November 10.
    • November 10: A call for counter demos against PEGIDA’s anti-Muslim and anti-refugee demonstration, also in Toronto. Meet at 12pm in Mel Lastman Square.
    • November 16–18: School of the Americas Watch is hosting a border encuentro directly on the US/Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona and Sonora.
    • November 17: A Stand Against Proud Boys action in Philadelpha, to counter Proud Boys who are planning to attend a rally called We the People. Meet at Washington Square Park at 6th and Walnut Streets.
  • Upcoming anarchist book fairs and gatherings:
  • More about the unpermitted crowd that forced Trump’s motorcade to turn around in Pittsburgh.

  • The Claws of Empire, the Rise of Fascism: Brazilian Anarchist Statement on Bolsonaro

  • Another anarchist perspective on the upcoming midterm elections.

  • Mutual Aid Disaster Relief are still looking for accomplices in their autonomous relief work in North Carolina, as well as supplies. They need:
  • Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is on tour until late November! This week’s dates:
    • October 31: Olympia, WA. 3:00 pm PDT @ Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505
    • November 1: Seattle, WA. 7:00 pm PDT @ Pipsqueak Gallery, 173 16th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
    • November 6: Fort Collins, CO. 7:00 pm MST @ Poudre Valley Public Library, 201 Peterson St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
    • November 7: Fort Collins, CO. 4:00 pm MST @ Cafe Foco, 201 Peterson St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
    • A complete list of tour dates and locations can be found here.
  • Duluth, Minnesota: Anti-fascist and anti-white supremacy People’s General Assemblies will be taking place weekly, Tuesdays at 6 PM in People’s Power Plaza

  • Political Prisoner Malik Washington has announced a hunger strike, not only against his conditions, but also against police brutality on streets and inside prison walls, against prison slavery, and against patriarchy and imperialism. If you’d like to send him written messages of support, you can write him at:

    Keith H. Washington #1487958

    McConnell Unit

    3100 South Emily Drive

    Beeville, TX 78103

  • Write a letter to anarchist prisoner Eric King at:

    Eric King

    # 27090045

    USP LEAVENWORTH

    U.S. PENITENTIARY

    P.O. BOX 1000

    LEAVENWORTH, KS 66048

  • Rashid Johnson, a revolutionary prisoner who is a founding member, and Minister of Defense, of the Prison Chapter of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, is asking for your help! As de facto retribution for his relentless activism and exposure of the prison system, Rashid is being held in awful repressive conditions. Especially importantly, he takes medication for his blood pressure and the prison is withholding his medicine. Supporters can call Warden Beth Cabell, any day other than Friday, at (804) 834–2678. The focus should be on his medical emergency, as Rashid needs to have his blood pressure checked in order for any adjustments to be made to his medications.

  • A trans woman of color and water protector was arrested on bogus charges in Louisiana on last week. She has since been released, but you can still donate to the ongoing fight at Gofundme.com/NoBBP.

  • In the Philippines, Food Not Bombs volunteer Marco is still in prison awaiting trial on drug charges. His supporters vehemently maintain that he had drugs planted on him and that he is being framed. You can donate to his legal fund here.

  • Friends of Tim Brown Jr are raising legal funds on his behalf for charges he incurred while in jail after being arrested in Charlottesville. The new charges are for allegedly beating up James Fields, the neo-Nazi who murdered Heather Heyer. If you have a few bucks, here’s the link to his gofundme.

  • Use this straightforward guide to writing prisoners from New York City Anarchist Black Cross to write a birthday message for Ed Poindexter, who celebrates a birthday next week:

    Ed Poindexter

    #27767

    Nebraska State Penitentiary

    Post Office Box 2500

    Lincoln, Nebraska 68542

    {Birthday: November 1}


  • Sales are OPEN for the 2019 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar! The theme of next year’s calendar is Health/Care, and it features art and writing from current and former political prisoners like David Gilbert, Mike and Chuck Africa, and Laura Whitehorn. If you buy 10 or more, be sure to use the discount code “BULK” to get 10 or more calendars for $10 each—you can then sell the calendars to fundraise for your own organizing.

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          Seattle’s $600 million-plus education levy approved by wide margin      Cache   Translate Page      

Sixty-eight percent of voters marked their approval for the heftiest education levy in city history, but thousands of ballots still need to be counted.
          Washington state voters pass ballot measure to further regulate guns, including semi-automatic rifles      Cache   Translate Page      

I-1639 was the only state gun-regulations measure on the Nov. 6 ballot anywhere in the country. It passed Tuesday with 60 percent of the vote in election-night returns.
          Democrat Elaine Luria of Virginia elected to the US House, defeating Republican incumbent Scott Taylor      Cache   Translate Page      

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Elaine Luria of Virginia elected to the US House, defeating Republican incumbent Scott Taylor.
          Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham elected New Mexico governor, defeating Republican Rep. Steve Pearce      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham elected New Mexico governor, defeating Republican Rep. Steve Pearce.
          Democratic Rep. Tim Walz elected Minnesota governor, defeating Republican Jeff Johnson and keeping party’s hold on seat      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tim Walz elected Minnesota governor, defeating Republican Jeff Johnson and keeping party’s hold on seat.
          GOP retains Senate control for two more years, shattering Dems’ dreams of anti-Trump wave sweeping them into majority      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP retains Senate control for two more years, shattering Dems’ dreams of anti-Trump wave sweeping them into majority.
          Rizzo: Nats made offer to Bryce Harper late in season      Cache   Translate Page      

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The Washington Nationals made an offer to Bryce Harper late in the season in an attempt to reach a deal before he became a free agent. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo disclosed the talks with agent Scott Boras at the general managers’ meetings on Tuesday. “We’ve had conversations and we utilized […]
          Senior Systems Development Engineer - Live and On Demand Video Delivery - Lab126 - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Prime Video is changing traditional media with an ever-increasing selection of movies, TV shows, Emmy Award winning original content, add-on...
From Lab126 - Fri, 26 Oct 2018 04:42:35 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          Enterprise Solutions Architect – Strategic Accounts - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
You will be part of a culture of innovation where you’ll use AWS services to help our customers rapidly get products and services to market through continuous...
From Amazon.com - Thu, 25 Oct 2018 19:22:47 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          Distributed Systems Software Engineer - Core Data - Facebook - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Building for today and tomorrow’s scale, Facebook is re-inventing its storage, search and caching technologies to scale to 100’s of Exabytes in capacity....
From Facebook - Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:24:56 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          Site Reliability Engineer - Dropbox - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
---------------- Role Description ---------------- Site Reliability Engineers are mission-critical for Dropbox success. The SRE team has major impact inside...
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          Senior Technical Program Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers...
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          Web Development Engineer - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
We are building a Big Data marketplace enabling Amazonians to share, discover, and consume Exabytes of business data to produce big insights....
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          Full-Stack Engineer - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
We are building a Big Data marketplace enabling Amazonians to share, discover, and consume Exabytes of business data to produce big insights....
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          Software Development Engineer II - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Prime Video is changing traditional media with an ever-increasing selection of movies, TV shows, Emmy Award winning original content, add-on...
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          Massive Search Underway For Missing Seattle Hiker      Cache   Translate Page      
Dozens of volunteers and multiple agencies are in a desperate search for Samantha Sayers.
          King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg poised to win 4th term; Pierce County’s Mark Lindquist trails his opponent      Cache   Translate Page      

In King County, Dan Satterberg led 72 percent to 28 percent and appeared headed for easy re-election. In Pierce County, incumbent Mark Lindquist trailed 63 percent to 37 percent, far behind his challenger.
          Maria Cantwell defeats Susan Hutchison in U.S. Senate race, wins fourth term      Cache   Translate Page      

Cantwell won her fourth Senate term with about 58.6 percent of the vote.
          Democrats leading in several key races for the Washington state Legislature      Cache   Translate Page      

OLYMPIA — In contests that will determine control of the Washington state Legislature, Democrats took narrow leads in several House seats currently held by Republicans, as well as two GOP-held Senate seats. In Tuesday night’s initial results, a pair of Republican House candidates – Chad Magendanz and Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City – trailed their […]
          Gonzalez repels challenger and likely will retain his seat on the Washington Supreme Court      Cache   Translate Page      

González, 55, a former King County Superior Court judge, was appointed to the high court in 2011 and won election to a six-year-term in 2012. He led 68 percent to Nathan Choi's 32 percent in Tuesday's returns.
          GOP’s McMorris Rodgers wins, Herrera Beutler leads in Washington state congressional races      Cache   Translate Page      

Republican members of Congress in eastern and southwest Washington led their Democratic challengers, in normally safe GOP districts. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defeated Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler led Democrat Carolyn Long 52 percent to 48 percent.
          Washington state voters reject carbon-fee initiative      Cache   Translate Page      

Voters in Tuesday returns rejected I-1631, the proposed carbon fee initiative, which would have raised more than $1 billion annually by 2023, with spending decisions to be made by a governor-appointed board as well as the state's utilities.
          Initiative to ban local soda and grocery taxes leading in Washington      Cache   Translate Page      

I-1634 was passing with support across much of the state, except in King County. It will not reverse Seattle's 1.75-cents-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax, but prevents further increases and stops other cities from following suit.
          Kim Schrier leads Dino Rossi in 8th Congressional District      Cache   Translate Page      

With about 196,000 votes counted Tuesday night, Schrier had 53 percent to Rossi's 47 percent.
          Initiative 940, modifying law regulating police use of deadly force, passes with strong support      Cache   Translate Page      

Tuesday's release of ballots showed I-940 was passing by 62 percent to 38 percent statewide, with support focused in Western Washington.
          Seattle’s $600 million-plus education levy approved by wide margin      Cache   Translate Page      

Sixty-eight percent of voters marked their approval for the heftiest education levy in city history, but thousands of ballots still need to be counted.
          Washington state voters pass ballot measure to further regulate guns, including semi-automatic rifles      Cache   Translate Page      

I-1639 was the only state gun-regulations measure on the Nov. 6 ballot anywhere in the country. It passed Tuesday with 60 percent of the vote in election-night returns.
          Election 2018: View Washington state and local results by race      Cache   Translate Page      

View state and local election results by race and see county-by-county results for key statewide races. Uncontested races are not included. For complete Washington state results, visit the Washington Secretary of State. More coverage is available in our Election 2018 and Local Politics sections.
          A Warning From Seattle to Amazon’s HQ2 – New York Times      Cache   Translate Page      
New York TimesThe prune capital of America. That was the future Silicon Valley’s greatest claim to fame in the 1920s, when it was a sleepy landscape of fruit orchards and farms far removed from the nation’s industrial might. Seattle was a city of fishing and timber …Seattle mayor celebrates reports that Amazon may split HQ2: […]
          Grading Seattle’s performance vs. the Los Angeles Chargers – NBCSports.com      Cache   Translate Page      
NBCSports.comGrading Seattle’s performance vs. the Los Angeles Chargers. NBCSNW Seahawks insider Aaron Fentress grades three Seattle positions groups in their 25-17 loss vs. the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday. Football · NBCS Original … …read more Source:: Los Angeles Sports News By Google News
          Amazon Reportedly Plans to Split HQ2 Evenly Between Two Cities      Cache   Translate Page      
SEATTLE — Amazon has decided to split its second headquarters (HQ2) location between two cities, instead of creating one HQ2 facility, according a source who spoke to The Wall Street Journal. According a person familiar with the company’s plans, the driving factor behind the new decision to create two equal offices is the ability to […]
          Decron Properties Enters Seattle Apartment Market with $173M Acquisition      Cache   Translate Page      
Avana-522-Bothell-WABOTHELL, WASH. — Decron Properties has purchased Avana 522 Apartments, a multifamily property located at 18101 126th Ave. NE in Bothell, for $173 million. The transaction marks the Los Angeles-based firm’s entry into the Pacific Northwest real estate market. Situated on 56 acres, the 558-unit property was built in 1988 and expanded in 1999. The […]
          Electrical BIM Designer      Cache   Translate Page      
WA-Seattle, This is a production role. Somebody who will work with project teams, in the model, picking up redlines, from drafting side of things. AutoCAD in 2D and 3D. Transitioning over to Revit. Crucial that they know Revit and are familiar enough with AutoCAD to convert drawings over. Projects: Commercial workplace, healthcare, civic projects, airport projects. 1. Revit - put engineering drawing sets toge
          Seattle mayor celebrates reports that Amazon may split HQ2: ‘I’d call those branch offices’ – GeekWire      Cache   Translate Page      
GeekWireAmazon’s desire to see other cities — revealed by its search for a second headquarters home — hasn’t always cast Seattle in the most flattering light over the past year. Amazon’s jilted first love has had to ask tough questions about what other … and more …read more Source:: Seattle News By Google News
          How we can prevent mass shootings without banning guns – Crosscut      Cache   Translate Page      
CrosscutThe recent ambush of worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue was the worst mass murder of Jews in American history. Had there been more people in the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle on July 28, 2006, that awful … …read more Source:: Mass Shootings News By Google News
          Melacak Investor Cina Pemilik Pesawat Lion Air      Cache   Translate Page      

BINTANGNEWS.com –Agensi berita China News Service (CNS) mengatakan, sebuah perusahaan Cina bernama China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG) Leasing Holdings Ltd merupakan pemilik pesawat Lion Air PK-LQP nomor penerbangan JT610 yang jatuh di perairan Tanjung Karawang, Senin (29/10).
Perusahaan menyewakan pesawat dengan jenis Boeing 737 Max 8 itu ke maskapai, seperti dilansir di Washington Post, Kamis (1/11).

CNS mengutip, CMIG Leasing turut berduka mendalam terhadap kecelakaan tersebut. Perusahaan juga menyampaikan hubungannya yang dekat dengan Lion Air, Boeing, dan organisasi lain.

CMIG Leasing mengatakan, penyewaan pesawat bukanlah sesuatu yang baru dan mencengangkan. Sudah menjadi hal umum bagi maskapai penerbangan untuk mendapatkan pesawat besar melalui penyewaan dengan perusahaan ketiga.

Dilansir Republika.co.id CMIG Leasing sendiri adalah bagian dari kelompok CMIG yang menangani berbagai sektor. Di antaranya logistik, energi, dan perawatan kesehatan. CMIG dikenal sebagai konglomerat investasi swasta terbesar di Cina. Telah terdaftar dalam Tianjin Pilot Free Trade Zone, perusahaan ini dikenal dengan profitabilitas yang kuat melalui pengembangan internasional dan profesional.

Perusahaan ini memegang tren perkembangan industri leasing, baik di dalam maupun luar negeri. Dengan menetapkan Hong Kong sebagai pusatnya, CMIG Leasing Group aktif melebarkan sayap ke Tianjin, Shanghai, Irlandia, dan klaster industri penyewaan lain untuk mengalokasikan aset dalam lingkup global. 

Dalam pernyataan yang dirilis Business Insider pada Agustus lalu, CMIG melalui CMIG Aviation Capital mengumumkan pengiriman satu pesawat Boeing 737 Max 8 MSN 43.000 di Seattle untuk dioperasikan Lion Air. Pesawat ini merupakan salah satu dari beberapa transaksi pesawat yang ada.

Chief Executive Officer CMIG Aviation Capital, Peter Sixiang Gao, mengatakan, CMIG bersemangat mendukung Lion Air dengan mengirimkan 737 Max 8. "Dengan keunggulan dan efisiensi bahan bakarnya, Boeing Max 8 ideal mendukung masa depan pertumbuhan Lion Air Group. CMIG akan terus berinvestasi dalam pesawat berteknologi baru dan membangun armada yang lebih muda dan hemat bahan bakar," tuturnya.

CMIG Aviation Capital merupakan bisnis penyewaan pesawat terbang yang berkantor pusat di Tianjin, Cina. Lini bisnisnya mencapai Hong Kong, Irlandia, dan Singapura. Portofolio perusahaan terdiri atas 21 pesawat trunk-liner modern baru yang disewakan dalam jangka panjang untuk 15 maskapai penerbangan di delapan negara dan wilayah.

Agresif Berinvestasi di Penerbangan
Perusahaan ini kerap melakukan investasi secara agresif di sektor penerbangan umum atau general aviation (GA) yang berkembang di Cina. Penerbangan umum merupakan sebutan yang merujuk pada semua penerbangan selain militer dan maskapai terjadwal dan kargo reguler. 'Umum' yang dimaksud berarti mencakup banyak hal dengan fleksibilitas yang tinggi dalam kontribusi pada transportasi udara.

Pimpinan CM International Financial Leasing Co Ltd (CMIFL), bagian dari Minsheng Cina, Wang Rong, mengatakan, penerbangan umum merupaan satu-satunya sektor di Cina yang belum sepenuhnya terbuka.

“Nilai pasarnya mencapai 1 triliun yuan (151 miliar dolar AS),” ucapnya, dilansir di ECNS pada Juni 2016.

Wang mengatakan, penerbangan  umum merupakan satu dari empat bagian bisnis utama CMIF. Pasar helikopter menjadi highlight dari bagian ini.

Pada 17 Juni 2016, CMIFL menerima helikopter pertama dari perjanjiannya untuk membeli 100 helikopter yang ditandatangani setahun sebelumnya dengan Airbus Helicopters. Kesepakatan untuk 100 helikopter seri Ecureuil selama lima tahun ini memberikan kerangka kerja bagi CIMFL untuk menjadi perusahaan penyewaan helikopter pertama dan terbesar di Cina.

Ketua Dewan China Minsheng, Dong Wenbiao, mengatakan, perusahaan sudah membuat rencana lima tahunan yang menargetkan pasar penerbangan penyelamatan medis darurat di Cina. Untuk mencapai hal ini, perusahaan berencana membeli 100 helikopter dan berinvestasi di 100 bandara penerbangan umum. Perusahaan juga akan merekonstruksi 100 rumah sakit untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pasar medis darurat yang sedang tumbuh.

Kepala Institut Transportasi Udara Ekonomi di bawah Universitas Penerbangan Sipil Cina di Tianjin, Li Xiaojin, menilai, tujuan Minsheng terdengar ambisius. "Tapi, saya pikir Minsheng Cina dapat mencapainya," ujarnya.

Li mengatakan, pasar yang diinginkan Minsheng benar adanya. Cina hanya memiliki sekitar 200 bandara untuk keperluan sipil, lebih sedikit dibanding Amerika Serikat yang mempunyai 500 bandara. Padahal, kedua negara memiliki ukuran yang serupa.

Tapi, Li menilai, agenda lima tahun tampaknya terlalu singkat bagi Minsheng. Sebab, perusahaan akan menghadapi kesulitan dalam membangun fasilitas pendukung daratan yang membutuhkan waktu panjang. Sumber daya manusia pilot juga terbilang belum memadai.

"Keterlambatan membuka wilayah low-altitude, menemukan bakat yang berkualitas dan membangun infrastruktur adalah masalah besar yang dihadapi industri penerbangan umum di Cina," tutur Li.

Didirikan pada 2014, Minsheng Cina merupakan grup investasi swasta internasional dengan modal terdaftar mencapai 50 miliar yuan atau 7,56 miliar dolar AS. Perusahaan ini disebut sebagai China Investment Corp versi swasta yang mengelola dana abadi (sovereign wealth fund/SWF) negara sampai 200 miliar dolar AS.


CMIFL adalah perusahaan patungan yang diluncurkan pada 2015 antara Minsheng Cina dan Hana Bank of Korea Selatan. Modal terdaftarnya mencapai 4,5 miliar yuan atau 680 juta dolar AS.***

.(bin)

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Washington PostIn a hotly contested race outside Seattle, Republicans illustrated Kim Schrier, a Democratic candidate for Congress who is Jewish, with a wad of $20 bills fanned out in her hands. … “But I will say I have not seen images like this in 21st-century … and more …read more Source:: Democratic Party Victory News […]
          Re: Seattle Area Chapter Meetings - Master Thread      Cache   Translate Page      
I am planning to attend the lunch meeting on Nov 16th. My wife may also attend but she won't know for sure until the 16th.
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