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From David Morris: The Sydney Morning Herald website  is currently showing a headline –  "How to not accidentally harass someone at the office party". (So, how to deliberately harass someone …?) There are lots of possible parses — the one that bothers David is [How [to [[not accidentally] [sexually harrass someone at the office party]]]] […]

Should a Law Grad with a Criminal Record Be Allowed to Take the Bar Exam?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Washington Supreme Court will hear Tarra Simmons' case tomorrow. by Sydney Brownstone The Washington Supreme Court will hear Tarra Simmons' case tomorrow morning. cosmonaut/Getty Images Since 2013, Tarra Simmons' resumé has boasted a series of accomplishments: Graduating magna cum laude graduate from the Seattle University School of Law. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Trump's 11 Minutes of Twitter Silence, No More Teens in Adult Jail

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone The Daily Show set up a "pop up library" of Trump tweets in Chicago last month. Scott Olson/Getty We'll Always Have Those 11 Minutes: A Twitter employee deactivated the president's Twitter account for 11 minutes on his or her last day. Show More Summary

Sydney to host 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Curling Canada announced this morning the Scotties are coming back to Nova Scotia for the first time since 1992.

Sydney, Canberra Immigration Offices Occupied In Simultaneous Protests

University students and protesters are leading simultaneous occupations of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection offices in Canberra and Sydney this morning. A short time ago, dozens of protestors occupied the DIBP offices in Braddon (ACT) and Haymarket (NSW) demanding the immediate evacuation of Manus Island refugees to Australia. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has [...]Show More Summary

World's Longest Bull Market (55 Years) In Australian House Prices Is Over, According To UBS

This morning, CoreLogic released its monthly report on Australian house prices – the world’s longest running bull market. Finally, measures to tighten credit standards and dissuade overseas buyers (especially Chinese in Sydney and Melbourne) are beginning to bite and price rises ground to a halt last month. Show More Summary

No, the SECB Did Not Endorse Jon Grant For His Position on HALA

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It’s possible to disagree with someone on these issues without misrepresenting them. by Steven Hsieh Courtesy of Jon Grant As Sydney Brownstone noted in the Morning News, a new group of self-identified “civic-minded folks” publishedShow More Summary

The Morning News: City Will Defend Sawant, Group Mails Addresses of Alleged Undocumented Immigrants in Burien

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone The city will defend Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant in both her defamation lawsuits. Democracy Now City Will Defend Kshama: In her second defamation suit. In this one, the two police officers who shotShow More Summary

Police Inquire Into Waterstreet Allegations, While University Bans His Job Ads

Pressure continues to mount on Charles Waterstreet – the inspiration behind the popular ABC television drama Rake. Nina Funnell reports. NSW Police began making inquiries this morning into allegations prominent Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet sexually harassed a young woman during a job interview at his Elizabeth Street offices in August this year. On Tuesday New [...]Show More Summary

Indigenous-Led Protest Shuts Down Banks in Seattle

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

At least four people chained themselves to a tripod in front of BOA. by Sydney Brownstone Four people are locked to two tripods blocking business at the 5th and Olive Bank of America. SB At 11 o'clock this morning, four people chained themselves to a structure blocking an entrance of the Bank of America on 5th and Olive Street. Show More Summary

SYDNEY: City To Offer Free Weddings To Gay Couples (But Not Straight Ones) If Equal Marriage Becomes Law

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Gay couples – but not straight ones – will be able to marry for free in some of the City of Sydney’s most prominent buildings and parks, in a move that will outrage the progressive council’s conservative critics. Show More Summary

The Morning News: 1/200 Seattle Homes Could Flood by the End of the Century, Joe Biden Endorses in 45th District Race

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone But please, let's keep throwing money at new highways. MTAIRA/SHUTTERSTOCK Sea Level Rise Could Flood One Out of Every 200 Seattle Homes by 2100: This according to an analysis by Zillow, which predicts that 5,000 Seattle homes could flood by the end of the century if the seas rise six feet. Show More Summary

New Zealand TV Host Mocks Australia’s Haters With “Warning” On How Gay Marriage Wrecked His Country

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Finding the same-sex marriage debate heavy going? Well, it may surprise you to find out New Zealand’s been through all this already. Which is why, on the eve of the November 7 postal survey vote deadline, our friends over the “ditch” have decided to give us some sage advice. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Lummi Nation Offered Money to Shut Up About Fish Farms, State Lottery Director Calls Women "Criers"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Lummi fishermen reef net fishing. Matika Wilbur Cooke Aquaculture Offered to Pay off Lummi Nation to Shut Up About Net Pens: One of Cooke Aquaculture's farms released an estimated 105,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into local waters August, and Lummi fishermen declared a state of emergency. Show More Summary

AUSTRALIA: Anglican Church Donates $1M To Anti-Gay Marriage Group, Liberal Reverends Issue Protests

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Several Sydney clerics are in revolt over the Anglican Church’s decision to donate $1 million to the “no” campaign on same-sex marriage, declaring themselves shattered and disappointed. Archbishop Glenn...Show More Summary

The Morning News: The Choice to Defend Kshama Sawant, Jeff Sessions' Guidance on "Religious Liberty"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Kshama Sawant is now facing two defamation lawsuits. City of Seattle It's Up to Bruce Harrell: To decide whether the city will defend Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant against two defamation lawsuits—oneShow More Summary

Here Is a Freshly Posted White Supremacist Recruiting Poster on Seattle Pacific University's Campus

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Nearly 40 percent of SPU undergraduates are students of color. by Sydney Brownstone Identity Evropa's slogan is "You will not replace us." A tipster sent us a photo this morning of a freshly posted white supremacist recruiting poster at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Show More Summary

Australian Pollster: “Yes” On Marriage Is Winning

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Australians appear to be unmoved by anti-same-sex marriage warnings of creeping gender ideology, social destruction, or sexual confusion, with the case for change surging ahead. With more than a month...Show More Summary

Coming Up – Day Trip In The Middle East

Good evening/morning from wherever you are in the world. I’m currently sitting in the Qantas Domestic Business Class lounge in Sydney about to commence my next crazy trip. As the title already states, I’ll be heading to the Middle East AGAIN. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle High School Students Protest Over DACA, Did Whole Foods Get Hacked?

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Garfield High students protesting last November. Jen Graves The Kids Are All Right: As Paige Cornwell reported in the Times, a group of mostly high school students rallied at Seattle Central yesterday in support of their immigrant classmates who were brought here as children. Show More Summary

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