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School to Parents: We Want to Hit Your Kids

Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 21st 2013

[“According to Leeds City Schools Public Policy, parents or legal guardians who do not want corporal punishment to be administered to their child/children must inform the principal of the school on an annual basis.” ]   IF PARENTS were doing THEIR JOB raising their kids, and not the Schools or the Street, they would not be getting into trouble.

Now if the parents don’t want to see their Child punished for being out of line and unruly, then they should be suspended from school for one week on the first offence, if the parents don’t do any thing about it and the child continues, then suspend them for a month and make the parents pay a fine for any Damage or Problems that occur why they were being punished. It is the parents responsibly to raise their Children NOT the Schools, so parents should be held Financially responsible for what their Kids do if they don’t want them punished. No punishment mean that they can away with it and continue with it.

If these kids are disruptive and causing problems then they should be picked up by the police and put in child detention and go before a judge, and the parents pay court cost .

This why there is so much problems in children are occurring today, and why these kids are running free on the streets with no supervision or punishment when they get in trouble, they want the schools to teach these kids between the difference from right and wrong but can not punish them, so they know that they can get away with what ever they want and nothing will happen, because they even know that their parents wont even punish them, and then they wonder why these kids are in trouble, it is time for the parents to do their job and take care of them and not some one else.

But these parents are the first ones to complain about the problems these kids are in to and saying that some one should do some thing about it.

Why do you think Kids are in so much trouble today, because of this type of thinking: Spanking Kids May Cause Mental Disorders in Adulthood, But there is punishment within reason.

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Alabama Elementary School to Parents: We Want to Hit Your Kids

By Andri Antoniades | Takepart.com
09-21-2013

When Alabama mom, Wendy Chandler, opened her daughter’s “Back to School” packet, she was shocked to discover that among the many papers sent to her, was a “Corporal Punishment Parental Consent Form.”

The permission slip, which has been making the Internet rounds since The New York Times reported the story this week, reads in part:

“According to Leeds City Schools Public Policy, parents or legal guardians who do not want corporal punishment to be administered to their child/children must inform the principal of the school on an annual basis.” Continue reading

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More On Your Rights

Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 9th 2013

Does the Constitution need a new amendment to ban the desecration of the American flag?

I don’t know about any one else, but this should be a crime punishable by death same as if you go out and kill some one in cold blood, PLUS, is it your right under the FIRST amendment to Kill a Bald Eagle just to protest, last I heard it was illegal to kill one any time, why is the Flag any different, it is the Symbol of this Country, it should be respected and not for some one to shit on.

To me that Flag means one thing, FREEDOM that this Country started in the beginning of this Country, and the people who died to keep it free, this also includes the Native Americans, who later were lied to, and to fly without being defaced in any way, other than being replaced when worn out, and when done by the proper people designated by the Government, and not just by any one.

If this Country allows the right to free speech to be used any way they want, then we will be no better than the wars going on in the Foreign countries today over who has control, you want a Civil War here then keep allowing people to do what ever they want, because the laws can never be enforced because of free speech rule.

This Country has to draw the line and stop pampering bleeding hearts when people break the law, and we have to send people to prison for PUNISHMENT, not LUXURY, go back to the chain gangs and make them work at hard labor, then maybe they won’t want to got to Jail or Prison if they knew they were not going to get pampered.

THE LAW IS THE LAW, ENFORCE IT!

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National Constitution Center

An amendment to ban desecration of the American flag

By NCC Staff
09-09-2013

Does the Constitution need a new amendment to ban the desecration of the American flag? Or is flag burning protected free speech? Vote now in our “Next 10 Amendments” project! Continue reading

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CDC & The Food & Drug are they Really Protecting Us, Or Companies?

Comment By Bob L.
July 12th 2013

Why are these Ag laws something to worry about, especially when our protector have let a so much bad food get put on the market.

I don’t know about you, I would be a little worries about what is being put on the store shelves, and in the meat coolers and freezers of your favorite food stores.

We know that steroids (illegal for humans to use) are being feed to beef up our meat, and now we have Marijuana starting to be put in the feed, and our food, is this how they are going to make us healthy by putting Drugs in out food, what else is being put into our foods that they don’t want you to know.

I can understand these radical groups that are only there to make people to think their way, and it does not have any thing to do with the safety of out food, just their way to protest, but not for the good of the Country.

Why are our Government Inspector not turning in wrong doings at these plants when Whistleblowers are seeing it going on? Is it I scratch your back you scratch mine, you know how the Government Agencies classify things that are really not to be classified.

Why Big Ag Wants to Keep the Cameras Away

The Fight for the Image: Who Gets to Define the Meat Industry?

Why You Should Be Worried About Ag-Gag Bills

Iowa ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Targets Undercover Whistleblowers

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National Geographic Photographer Arrested After Taking Photos of Kansas Feedlot

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07-11-2013

A freelance photographer on assignment for National Geographic was arrested in Finney County, Kansas, on June 28, after snapping aerial photographs of a cattle feedlot as part of a series on food issues scheduled for next year.

According to the Hutchinson News, Steinmetz was spotted in the air by a feedlot employee who reported the sighting to the sheriff’s office, noting that Steinmetz’s SUV was parked on ranch property. After Steinmetz and his ground support, Wei Zhang (described as a self-employed paraglide instructor), moved to another location, the feedlot executives insisted the men be arrested.

To be clear, George Steinmetz, who took the aerial photos from a paraglider, was not charged with breaking the state’s Farm Animal and Field Crop and Research Facilities Protection Act (we’ll get to that in a minute). Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue tells us that Steinmetz and Zhang were “arrested for having allegedly driven their vehicle onto private property that was clearly posted ‘No Trespassing.’ ”

Steinmetz did not respond to our request for an interview. National Geographic spokesperson Beth Foster would only issue this statement:

George Steinmetz was briefly detained by authorities in Kansas on June 28, 2013.  He was shooting aerial photographs for National Geographic magazine, as part of a series of stories on food issues that will appear next year.  We believe he did not break any laws and have reached out to local officials about the incident.  We are awaiting more information.  If the matter does require legal action, National Geographic will provide for his and his assistant’s defense.

Susan Richmeier, Finney County attorney, tells TakePart this is a simple criminal trespass misdemeanor case.

“The deal with these animal facilities is they’re not enclosed. They’re contained. There are trade secrets and security issues. What are they taking the photos for? To damage us? Sue us? Why is someone there? If someone is coming onto posted property—the question is why? Most of the feedlot guys would cooperate with any photographer. They just want to be asked,” says Richmeier.

Which feedlot facility are we talking about? Richmeier declined to identify them.

“They don’t want to be put in the public eye,” she says.

A looksee through the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health’s Annual Feedlot Report shows there are at least 12 feedlot facilities in Finney County, with a combined capacity of over 305,000 head of cattle. (To put that in perspective, Finney County has a population of approximately 37,000 people.) At its simplest definition, feedlots are the final stage of production, where cattle go to be fattened for market.

While the call to police was about a trespassing charge, it’s easy to jump to the underlying conclusion—this is really about Kansas’ ag-gag statue.

“Kansas was actually one of the first states to adopt a law restricting access to agricultural operations and prohibiting the photographing of agricultural facilities,” says Susan Schneider, Director, LL.M. in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. “The Kansas legislature passed the “Farm Animal and Field Crop and Research Facilities Protection Act” (K.S.A. 47-1825-1830) in 1990. This statute makes it a crime to ‘enter an animal facility to take pictures by photograph, video camera or by any other means.’ ”

But Steinmetz didn’t enter the facility; he flew through the air above it. Had he not been arrested for trespassing, would he have been crossing the legal line by taking photos from above? The answer is unclear.

“A landowner’s rights do extend to the airspace above his/her property. But the airways can be analogized to a public highway. If one is traveling through the air for a legitimate purpose in a reasonable manner at a height that would not unreasonably interfere with the landowner’s enjoyment of his/her property, in conformity with relevant flight regulations, then it would not be a trespass,” writes Schneider in an email.

“This issue may be coming up more and more, as state and federal gov’t agencies often need to rely on aerial photos for enforcement of conservation and environmental laws,” she says.

It’s also a hot topic among journalists and animal activists who are considering the use of drones to gather photo evidence of animal abuse.

Schneider says the issue here isn’t whether it’s a charge of trespassing or a violation of the agricultural protection act.

“The real issue is transparency. Farmers, feedlot operators and processors are all producing a product to sell to consumers. And that product is perhaps the most essential product on Earth—our food. Anytime the industry complains that people should not take a picture of how our food is being produced, it casts all of agriculture in a bad light,” she writes.

Related stories on TakePart:

Why Big Ag Wants to Keep the Cameras Away

The Fight for the Image: Who Gets to Define the Meat Industry?

Why You Should Be Worried About Ag-Gag Bills

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What will pot look like in stores? How About the Food That Our Kids Eat

Comment By Bob L.
June 16th 2013

They worry about, What will pot look like in stores, lets worry about what pot will do in the future, like is it going to be a product used in foods people eat. they are already putting it in foods our kids eat, is this what the policy was when they passed the law to use marijuana openly?

Was this the way it was set up was to get our kids hooked on mind altering drugs so this state could make more tax money off it. If not then they better put a stop to lacing our food products with these drugs? This should go for all mind altering drugs.

Since our state is washing their hands of alcohol and drugs, you can turn on your TV, Radio, and News Papers, Drug and Alcohol use is up in teens, so the Question is when is our Elected Officials going to start doing their job that they were elected to do, and stop lining their own pockets.

What is it going to take to get our Government to get up off their ass and start liking at the real problems and stop catering to Special Interest Groups, Environmentalist, and the Unions who are tearing this Country apart for their own profit, let alone the pockets of our Elected Official’s.

 

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What will pot look like in stores?

By Mitch Pittman / KING 5 New
Posted on June 15, 2013

What will marijuana sold in stores look like? We’re getting closer to an answer, but in the meantime, people in the pot business have some ideas of their own.

When one buys a bottle of medicine, it tells you what the active ingredients are and what effect they will have on you. The goal is to have something similar when you buy pot.

“We want to see the name of the strain, we want to see a full cannabanoid ratio, and that means what are the medicinal components and what percentages found in the marijuana,” said Muraco Kyashna-tocha, a medical marijuana store owner. She also wants information on pesticides, who produced the pot, and health warning labels.

Up until this week, the Washington State Liquor Control Board was taking public comment on Initiative 502 as it tries to decide how all the rules will look, including labels.

For their part, the liquor control board says it’s looking over all of the public comment and will hold a work session on June 19. A big date is July 3, when they will announce all the new rules and we’ll find out what the labels will look like.

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Digital pickpockets using technology YOU ALL Just Had To Have!!

Comment By Bob L.
05-23-2013

Now that you got what you wanted, this will cost you your BANK ACCOUNT, and you will get every thing you deserve, you YUPPIES just got a have the best and fanciest of every thing.

Read on Nitwits you got what you asked for, and lets see how you like it now.

Two Years  Ago Mar 9, 2011:  Also, Feb 8, 2011 :


and People Still want these Cards and Phones today, for what, bragging rights to show that you are a Nitwit, (a slow-witted, stupid, or foolish person).

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 KOMO NEWS

Digital pickpockets using technology to steal credit cards

By Matt Markovich
Published: May 22, 2013

SEATTLE — Convenience and speed are reasons businesses often used to encourage early adoption of a technology intended to improve our lives, especially when it comes to paying for goods and services at a cash registers.

But digital pickpockets have found a way to use the same technology to line their pockets with goods and services bought with stolen credit cards. The newest smartphones are making it easy for thieves to steal and use stolen credit cards.

To understand how it’s done, you need to understand our attraction to speed and convenience.

In an effort to speed up credit card transactions at the cash register, major credit card companies have adopted a “contactless” payment systems like MasterCard’s Paypass. It relies on radio frequency identification or RFID technology. RFID enabled credit cards are embedded with a hidden microchip that stores all the account information necessary to complete a transaction.

It’s the same information on a  card’s magnetic strip. The difference is how it’s communicated during the transaction. The RFID enable card uses a hidden antenna to broadcast the information to an electronic credit card reader.  The user completes the transaction by tapping the card over and electronic reader at the register. With the traditional card swipe, the account information is read off the magnetic strip.

Now smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, LG and HTC are releasing phones that are “NFC” or Near Field Communications enabled.  NFC is  form of RFID technology that takes advantage of both transmitting and receiving data via the smartphone.

NFC enabled phones have the ability to read the data on microchip credit card but they do not come with the software to actually do it.  Software is also needed to translate the information otherwise the credit card data is meaningless.

Enter the hackers or code writers (depending on your point of view) who have not only written software to make the credit card info meaning meaningful, but software that leverages the smartphone’s ability to use NFC to transmit data to an electronic reader.

For years, digital pickpockets have built RFID readers that can electronically sniff someone’s wallet or purse for account information embedded on an RFID enabled credit card. That step has all but been eliminated by the cell phone manufacturers. The newest versions of Android smartphones have the hardware to do the same thing and more.

With a firmware modification and a free open source application that can easily be found on the internet, the average person can turn their NFC enabled smartphone into a credit card stealing machine and then use the smartphone as that stolen credit card.

The Problem Solvers want to see for ourselves just how easy an NFC enable phone make the job of a digital pickpocket easier.

We modified a Motorola Razr and installed the software to test just how easy it would be scan a RFID enabled credit card and play it back to an electronic reader.

KOMO News has elected not to name the application or the firmware modification because we don’t want to encourage others to do this behavior.

We visited eight Seattle area stores that were equipped to accept a contactless payment system like Paypass with and without the store’s knowledge. The Problem Solvers were able to use a variety of credit card numbers that had been scanned into the phone as if they were stolen by digital pickpocket.

We made successful transactions at six of the eight stores we visited. Of the two that were not successful, clerks believed it was a problem with the reader detecting the phone.

“That’s frightening” says Robbie Watson of Zelo Bike Shop after we showed him how I used a credit card that wasn’t my own to make a purchase at his store.  Since the electronic transaction doesn’t include the cardholder’s name, there was no way for Watson to verify the account number I was using was actually mine.

“Even if you showed me your ID, I couldn’t verify the account,” said Watson. “There’s something not right about this”

At Seattle Cigar and Tobacco, owner Naeen Ahmad realized the same problem when we showed him how we used the phone in his store. There’s no way to verify the info broadcast by the phone to the reader is my credit card.

“I think it’s very dangerous, extremely dangerous. It’s like anybody’s credit cards are not protected anymore,” said Ahmad.

Security consultant Steve Manzuik believes it’s going to fall on the credit card industry to make contactless transactions more secure.

“It’s a feature that hasn’t been very well thought out,” said Manzuik, who works with Leviathan Security Group, a Seattle firm that works with corporations on fixing their computer security breaches.

“The payment card industry wanted to speed things up a little and make it much faster for people to buy things,” said Manzuik. “They are moving to this standard, which clearly isn’t as secure.”

MasterCard Worldwide says it’s aware of the situation we were testing.

“The circumstances under which it can occur in the real world are extremely rare,” MasterCard spokeswoman Beth Kitchner said in a written statement.

“We don’t consider this to be a serious threat to our cardholders. MasterCard strives to stay far ahead of fraud. However if even one cardholder is impacted, we have a zero liability policy,” Manzuik said.

Nobody is going to buy a phone and be able to start scanning credit cards in an hour says Manzuik. But if you have the technical ability, it’s not that hard to figure out.

Manzuik believes people should be able to tap their phones and pay for something using and RFID enabled credit card.

“It’s the fact that they are doing it insecurely, that’s the problem,” Manzuik said.

There is now a cottage business growing on the internet of devices to protect credit cards, driver’s licenses and passports embedded with microchips from the electronic sniffing of an RFID reader. Most products consist of foil lined wallets and sleeves.

There are also tutorials on YouTube demonstrating how a person with a sharp knife can remove or disable the microchip embedded in a credit card.

If you want to simply get rid of the RFID enabled credit card but not the account, call the credit card company and ask them to issue you a card that does not have the microchip inside.

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A Bunch of Alcoholics Crying In Their Beer

Comment By Bob L.
05-19-2013

Alcoholics Crying In Their Beer, ask a Truck driver what their Alcohol limit is to lose their job.

One guy says I can not afford a DUI, if that is the case, then you should not be Drinking and Driving. Alcohol is to easy to shop lift today.

If a Bar or Restaurant can keep pushing Alcohol, they can afford to help pay for some ones death from it.

Truck drivers can not even use a mouth wash, if they are stopped with one hour of using mouth wash they can be classified as being drunk and some companies will can you for it, I know this for a fact, my son uses Listerine and went to work and the company did a drug test that morning, and eight drivers got fired, and 3 of them used a mouth wash, and mouth wash in most cases have Alcohol in them in turn with in an hour is gone but not from getting a DUI if stopped in that hour.

I have seen what Alcohol can do, get a job driving a tow truck and seeing what it looks like in an accident, especially when kids are involved, what are you teaching you kids, it all right to Drink and Drive and go out and kill others while doing it.

Admit it, any one who can not go a month with out a one Alcoholic drink is nothing but an ALCOHOLIC and lose their Drivers License, and if caught driving, FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE, if they can afford to buy Alcohol they can afford to pay for their Actions.

Insurance companies should do with Alcohol for what they do with people who smoke, make them pay THREE TIMES more their Insurance for their right to drive, and if they get stopped for drinking, THEIR insurance Doubles (if they can afford to drink, then they can afford the Insurance), not every one else should have to support their Drinking habits.

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Federal proposal to lower legal limit hits home for some

By HEATHER GRAF / KING 5 News
Posted on May 18, 2013

How much is too much?  It’s a question a lot of folks might be considering over cocktails this weekend, after the federal government proposed lower the legal blood alcohol level for drinking, from .08 to .05.

For people like Lauren Hale and Alicia Bowers of Seattle, it’s an easy decision.

“I’m totally in support of that,” said Hale.

The two friends didn’t always feel that way, but a recent tragedy changed their minds.

‘It’s just not worth it.  You’re affecting other people, not just yourself,” said Bowers.

One of their close friends lost her mother last month, in a fatal accident on State Route 520.  Authorities have said Morgan Williams was killed by a suspected drunk driver.

“Morgan was on her way to work, Eastbound 520, at 5:30 a.m. or so, and the driver, a 25-year-old guy, did a U-turn, came back the wrong way, and hit her head on,” said Hale.

Now, Hale and Bowers say a lower legal limit might force people to think twice about getting behind the wheel.

“Maybe if it’s a little bit stricter, people will be way more on guard and be like, ‘Oh I shouldn’t drive,'” said Hale.

KING 5 spoke to other social drinkers who feel the exact opposite.

“It’s a terrible idea, a horrible idea,” said John Hotchkiss.  “Like who will be able to have anything to drink?  A .05 would be like walking by and sniffing alcohol.”

Hotchkiss and others say it will simply overload the system.

“I think overall it won’t pass, there’s be too much against it,” said Jordan Tursi.  “But it still makes me a little nervous.

The federal government wants every state to approve .05 blood alcohol level for driving.

It is too late to bring up the issue during this year’s special session in Washington, but KING 5 has learned many members of the legislature support the idea.

State troopers, meanwhile, say it’s not all about a specific number.  In Washington, you can be arrested for impaired driving even if your blood alcohol level is below .08.

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It Really Shows Where Stupid Is Not Smart

Comment By Bob L.
03-05-2013

This is what happens when you run off half cocked and pass a law without knowing what the outcome will be, JUST LIKE OUR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, they don’t care, just as long as they get their name in the paper that they showed how stupid they are.

They don’t care how many people they put out of work just as long as they get their way and prove just how stupid they can get, instead of getting this Country back on its feet they would rather tare it down and show people that they went to College and what they have learned.

Look around you and see what college has brought to this Country, GREED and Snobs who want every one to bow to them and what they say.

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Store owners say plastic bag ban causes more shoplifting

By CASEY MCNERTHNEY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
Thursday, February 28, 2013

When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags and required businesses to charge a nickel for paper bags, city leaders believed it would be better all around.

“I think we’ve gotten to a place where it’s really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general,” Councilman Mike O’Brien said at the time.

But the bag ban is contributing to thousands of dollars in losses for at least one Seattle grocery store, and questions have been raised about the risk of food-borne illness from reusable bags that shoppers don’t often wash.

Mike Duke, who operates the Lake City Grocery Outlet with his wife, said that since the plastic-bag ban started last July, he’s lost at least $5,000 in produce and between $3,000 and $4,000 in frozen food.

“We’ve never lost that much before,” said Duke, who found those numbers through inventories of stolen and damaged goods.

The Dukes opened the Lake City grocery store in June 2011, and Mike Duke said in the year before the plastic-bag ban losses in frozen food and produce were a small fraction of what he’s seeing now. As he explained to seattlepi.com and also the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the shoplifters’ patterns are difficult to detect.

They enter the store with reusable bags and can more easily conceal items they steal. The reusable bags require staff to watch much more closely, and even though the store has a loss-prevention officer and more than a dozen security cameras, it’s tough to tell what a customer has paid for and what they may already have brought with them.

According to data released in January by Seattle Public Utilities, 21.1 percent of business owners surveyed said increased shoplifting because of the plastic bag ban was a problem. Results of another survey released in January – one done by an environmental advocacy group that found the ban “popular and successful” – didn’t mention the problem of shoplifting.

Seattle’s push for reusable bags – and shoplifters who have plagued several Lake City businesses – leave the Dukes in a predicament. Asking customers to check reusable bags at the counter would be burdensome to customers and staff, and prohibiting reusable bags and backpacks likely wouldn’t work well in Seattle, which other business owners said is known for grand environmental ideas that can hinder small business efforts.

The Lake City Grocery Outlet also saw a dramatic increase in the number of hand baskets stolen after Seattle’s plastic bag ban was initiated.

Shoplifters would fill up their baskets – some with purchased items and others with stolen groceries – and walk out of the store at 3020 N.E. 127th St. Duke would see the hand baskets discarded around Lake City and said the losses from the baskets and merchandise are in the thousands of dollars.

So last fall, the store did away with the remaining hand baskets to try and curb theft. But that frustrated some customers, and hasn’t substantially stopped losses.

San Francisco was the first major U.S. city to ban plastic grocery bags in 2007. Multiple research papers have said there are negative repercussions to public health, though supporters question or discount the findings. One study released late last summer cited emergency room treatment data and said after the bag ban began there was a spike in the number of E. coli cases and an increase of deaths from foodborne illnesses.

Another paper from 2011 found E. coli in 8 percent of all reusable bags from randomly selected individuals at California and Arizona grocery stores. Washing the bags eliminated 99.9 percent of the pathogens, according to that study – though it raised questions of how often shoppers actually do.

King County hasn’t had a public or private study on bacteria in reusable grocery bags.

But “it’s not surprising that bags are going to collect germs over time,” public health spokesman James Apa said. “People need to take common sense steps to protect themselves: wash their hands and wash their bags from time to time.”

Duke started in the grocery business at age 16 and has worked for several stores, including Safeway, Albertson’s and Fred Meyer before operating the Lake City Grocery Outlet. Neighbors and staff have praised the dedicated work from Duke and his wife, Patty, and say they’re concerned for them if the neighborhood theft trend continues.

The latest rash of produce and frozen food theft comes in a neighborhood that many say is overwhelmed by problems brought by homeless and low-income people.

Both police and other business owners say transients are a huge part of the theft problem, though several Lake City business owners won’t say that on the record for fear of being labeled as anti-homeless.

Members of the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce were told that theft at the Lake City Fred Meyer was the worst of any store in the Fred Meyer chain, which has more than 50 stores in Washington and Oregon. In an e-mail Thursday afternoon, Fred Meyer Public Affairs Director Melinda Merrill said in an e-mail the location is a “high-theft rate store, but all inner-city stores are, and Lake City is not our highest.”

Asked which Fred Meyer store has the highest theft and how the Lake City Fred Meyer compares to Washington stores, Merrill did not immediately respond.

“The Chamber is not anti-homeless; Lake City is not anti homeless,” North Seattle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Haugen said. “The question is the extent to which the hosting agencies follow up with the people they’re bringing here.”

Casey McNerthney can be reached at 206-448-8220 or at caseymcnerthney@seattlepi.com. Follow Casey on Twitter at twitter.com/mcnerthney.

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Shutdown Corner Canadian man misses Super Bowl trip after 1981 pot bust

Comment By Bob L.
02-03-2013

All of you that just have to have your pot and other spirits, a 1981 pot bust denies entry to U.S., this also goes for you going out of this Country.

So Smoke them cigarettes and all those other things you do that are Illegal, some where it will come back to haunt you, and you can not blame any one but your self, because you just had to have it.

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Canadian man misses Super Bowl trip after 1981 pot bust denies him entry to U.S.

By Frank Schwab Shutdown Corner
02-03-2013

Myles Wilkinson won a fantasy football contest to attend Super Bowl XLVII, but his dreams of going to the big game went up in smoke because of a 1981 pot bust.

According to a story by the CBC, the 50-year Canadian man was denied entry to the United States this week because of a conviction for possession of two grams of marijuana over 30 years ago.

Wilkinson, a Seattle Seahawks fanfrom Vancouver Island, beat out almost four million other players to win the trip to see the San Francisco 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens. But when he got to the airport on Thursday, U.S. customs agents brought up an arrest the man had when he was 19. They denied him entry to the country and ended any chance of making it down to New Orleans for a memorable weekend.

“I had two grams of cannabis. I paid a $50 fine,” Wilkinson told CBC. “I can’t believe that this is happening, for something that happened 32 years ago.”

CBC said Bud Light Canada, who sponsored the contest, invited Wilkinson to their Super Bowl party in Vancouver after hearing about his unfortunate situation.

That’s a nice gesture and Vancouver is a very beautiful city, but let’s be blunt: It’s also the most depressing consolation gift ever.

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Who do we Blame About These Killings, YOU!

Comment By Bob L.
01-24-2013

All you HYPOCRITES, before you jump on the GUN BAN band wagon, you better stop admiring your self in the mirror and take a REAL GOOD LOOK at your self and what you have done.

I can remember in the earlier years when you went out side and played Cowboys and Indians, your parents told us that you don’t point any thing at any one unless you planed to kill them, in other words you never point any thing at any one, BUT as these kids grew up they decided that there was nothing wrong with pointing toy guns while playing.

JWI_LaserTagNow look at where we are at today, Violent MOVIES, th 3VIDEO GAMES, LASER TAG, and PAINT BALL, and NOW they have added this, REAL GUNS, now WHO do you think is responsible, YOU YES YOU, you are the ones who gave your kids any thing they wanted, so now who do you want to blame, NOW YOU CAN LOOK IN THE MIRROR and see what a hypocrite looks like.

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL WHO IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL, gee don’t I look good, now who looks good, YOU or the DEAD CHILDREN.

Good luck all you YUPPIES that want every thing, well now you are going to pay the price.

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Ten Times a Hypocrite Just Like the Rest

Comment: By Bob L.
01-16-2013

I might have some dumb comments, but they are no dumber than the way people act and things they do today, it is what I see and read that makes my opinion, Some might not be a true story today but usually ends up true later, but it is how I see it, and usually it does becomes fact down the road.

I remember a few years back when Nixon was elected on his Honesty, yet some did not trust him, and wallah look what happen, then no one admitted that they voted for him, well here we go again, another Honest President that has not done any thing but protect him self and his Family for life, but not YOURS, but a President who has done every thing to bring this country down, I have not seen so many U.S. Citizens so BRAIN WASHED  do so little to protect this County where they were born, I could say more, but that will be another Dumb story to what I see going on in this Country today from the past years.

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NRA hits Obama over ‘hypocrisy’ of armed guards for daughters

By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket
01-15-2013

In a sign of how brutal, emotional and deeply personal the coming battle over gun violence is likely to be, the National Rifle Association on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for having the Secret Service protect his daughters even as he opposes the NRA’s call for armed guards in schools.

The Web video, first obtained by The Blaze, opens with a narrator asking, “Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?”

The 35-second video makes no effort to hide the tension and animosity between the NRA and Obama, even stepping into the recent “fiscal cliff” debate.

The video continues, “Mr. Obama demands that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security” as an altered image of the president peers over a stack of dollar bills, followed by images of “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden.

A White House official declined to comment on the video. However, spokesman Jay Carney did announce that Obama would outline his administration’s plan to address gun violence on Wednesday.

Eric Pfeiffer contributed to this report.

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