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    Today, 12:45 AM
    Seattle City Council members have finally released draft legislation for a new tax on large employers that would raise $75 million next year to address homelessness. They say the tax on companies such as Amazon could build 1,780 new low-income apartments over five years and improve the lives of people on the street. Four of the council’s nine members have put their names to the bill released Friday and a fifth has expressed strong support. They say some of the businesses driving Seattle’s economic boom are also — by attracting high-wage employees to the city — driving up rents and home prices. “Seattle is a city of great prosperity that has experienced tremendous growth of its economy and population,” the draft legislation says. “However, this growth and prosperity has directly contributed to the rapid increase in the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.” Unveiled after weeks of conversations, the legislation would create a tax of 26 cents per Seattle employee-hour on companies that gross at least $20 million per year in the city. There are about 500 such companies, representing an estimated 3 percent of city businesses, according to council staff. Nonprofits would be exempt.
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Investigators have identified individuals believed to be behind the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, according to a new report from The Daily Telegraph. British authorities have maintained that the Russian government was behind the nerve agent attack on the ex-spy in Salisbury, England, which Russia has forcefully denied. The new report further bolsters Britain's case: The "persons of interest" who have been singled out by counter-terrorism police and spy agencies are now reportedly in Russia. It's not yet clear who the suspects are, or the full nature of the intelligence that investigators hold, though The Daily Telegraph cites flight manifests for UK flights as a source of clues. More at: http://www.businessinsider.com/police-identify-suspects-sergei-skripal-nerve-agent-poisoning-report-2018-4?amp%253Butm_medium=referral :rolleyes:
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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    China can't afford to lose the food supply.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    Maybe she likes it that way, perverts are everywhere.
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    The surge of enthusiasm among Democrats that’s produced a record number of candidates for Congress this year has come at a cost: spread out donations and campaign accounts drained by expensive primary fights. Even as Democratic donors lavish money on the party’s U.S. House candidates in the first midterm election of Donald Trump’s presidency, an analysis of this week’s Federal Election Commission filings shows Republican candidates have more money in the bank in 17 of 23 districts rated as toss-ups in November by the non-partisan Cook Political Report. "Republicans owe their advantage to incumbency in most of these close races," said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance research group in Washington. "Victors of wide-open primaries with well-funded opponents are usually left with depleted coffers." Plenty of time remains for fundraising before the November election. But the current imbalance suggests a potential advantage for Republicans who may have more resources in the early phase of the general election campaign to define their Democratic opponents in unflattering ways. More at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-20/democratic-primary-fights-drain-coffers-as-republicans-bank-cash Blue Ebb Tide.
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    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term Republican governor who responded by calling it another effort to "smear" him.The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge alleging Greitens took and transmitted a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an extramarital affair in 2015. The new charge accuses Greitens of disclosing the donor list from The Mission Continues in 2015 without permission from the St. Louis-based charity that Greitens founded. The Associated Press first reported in October 2016 that Greitens' campaign obtained a list of top donors to The Mission Continues and raised nearly $2 million from donors who were on it. Greitens has been facing increasing pressure to resign — including from fellow Republicans — since a special House investigative committee's report released April 11 that detailed allegations from the woman with whom he had the affair. She testified that Greitens restrained, slapped, grabbed, shoved and threatened her during a series of sexual encounters that at times left her crying and afraid. Greitens has denied committing any crimes and vowed to remain in office, calling the investigations into him a "political witch hunt." On Friday, he accused Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, of wasting "thousands and thousands of taxpayer dollars." "Her original case is falling apart — so today, she's brought a new one," Greitens said in a statement. "By now, everyone knows what this is: this prosecutor will use any charge she can to smear me." More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/missouri-gov-eric-greitens-charged-over-charity-donor-223717672--politics.html
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Britain said on Friday it would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry to the Commonwealth and praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a military coup.But it said Mnangagwa, who became president following a military take-over, would still have to deliver on free and fair elections in July to win over Zimbabwe's critics at home and abroad. Zimbabwe left the Commonwealth network of 53 mostly former territories of the British Empire in 2003 after Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe from its independence in 1980, came under criticism over disputed elections and land seizures from white farmers. "The UK would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry and a new Zimbabwe that is committed to political and economic reform that works for all its people," the Foreign Office said in a statement. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/britain-wants-zimbabwe-back-commonwealth-085724981.html
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    . On April 18, Moscow disclosed that it has formally handed over to the OPCW proof to the effect that the Novichok agent purportedly used in the Salisbury attack actually happens to be patented as a chemical weapon in 2015 in the US and produced in that country. (By the way, unlike Russia, the US is yet to destroy its chemical weapon stockpiles, as required under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997.) Now, not only the British government but Washington too has some explaining to do. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-20/russia-exposes-british-lies-skripal-trail-leads-us
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Agreed, this is not the right thread and I don't feel like beating a dead horse right now. Well if Russia is on my side then I must be a lying Russian bot.:rolleyes:
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Maybe he hollows out the handle and packs it full of silver.
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    I believe you.
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    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan's Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from previously just around the volcano's crater. Explosions have briefly subsided Friday, but officials cautioned residents in nearby towns against falling volcanic rocks and ash. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/volcano-southern-japan-erupts-1st-time-250-years-060724704.html
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has endorsed Democrat Phil Bredesen running for his seat, angering Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Meanwhile, the president tweeted his support of Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/meet-midterms-corker-goes-rogue-142754748.html
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    It could be much worse, they want to make it worse.
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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Better than they do.
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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Yes, they are invading us to assimilate us into their communist culture. Mexico leftist opens up 22-point lead in presidency raceThe Borg are the ones who invade the Enterprise.
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    That is what Mexico is trying to do to us.
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    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    The Democrats are suing @WikiLeaks and @JulianAssange for revealing how the DNC rigged the Democratic primaries. Help us counter-sue. We've never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun: https://www.iamwikileaks.org/donate/ More options: https://shop.wikileaks.org/donate 3:13 PM - 20 Apr 2018 https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/987454233862705152
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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    Does she have brain cancer? No way.
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Syria should be grateful for the gift we gave them.
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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    "Climate Change" is junk science.
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Facebook Moves 1.5 Billion Users' Data Out Of Europe To Circumvent New Privacy Law https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-20/facebook-moves-15-billion-users-data-out-europe-circumvent-new-privacy-law
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    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    Facebook Moves 1.5 Billion Users' Data Out Of Europe To Circumvent New Privacy Lawhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-20/facebook-moves-15-billion-users-data-out-europe-circumvent-new-privacy-law
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    I think it's all downhill from here, he may not be dead yet but I think won't be going back to D.C. anymore.
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Meghan McCain returned to Arizona this week to be with her ailing father, Sen. John McCain, who is battling a deadly form of brain cancer and has been in the hospital after surgery. After the news of McCain's hospitalization earlier this week, his wife, Cindy McCain tweeted he was "doing well." She wrote the couple was anticipating a return to their property in Cornville, Ariz., near Sedona. It is unclear whether the senator, or his family members, will attend the McCain Institute for International Leadership's annual Sedona Forum. The McCain Institute is part of Arizona State University. More at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/04/20/john-mccain-health-meghan-mccain-returns-arizona/536751002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories
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