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June 29, 2015

1,000 flee homes as wildfire quickly spreads in Wenatchee

While the east of the country has been wet, out west we've have exceptionally warm and dry spring. Saturday gave us record heat for many places in WA and OR. There is a wildfire in the rainforest in WA (sparkly vampire area) and this sprung up yesterday. It was a small brush fire in the afternoon, now is seriously bad. The heat and wind combined to make a serious fire by Wenatchee, population 31,000.


A fast-moving wildfire fueled by high temperatures has grown to more than 1,800 acres, burned a dozen structures and was threatening as many as 70 more buildings in Wenatchee. More than 1,000 people have fled their homes.

The Sleepy Hollow Fire “is a very quickly-spreading fire,” said chief deputy state fire marshal Bill Slosson, who described the area as a “pretty dense urban interface area.”

The blaze sparked Sunday afternoon was burning out of control 12 hours later, said Rich Magnussen, a spokesman for the Chelan County Emergency Management office.


June 28, 2015

How'd you like the heat wave?

Yesterday it got up to 90 here which is very strange since we are near the ocean and this moderates our temps. The doors and windows were open all day, I ended up reading in a room on the north side of the house. I like it when it gets warm enough to sit in the shade without feeling guilty but this was wild. It cooled to 75 inside last night, today was mid-70's and dropping now.

Cliff Mass has an interesting post from Sat June 27, says that this was very unusual since it usually gets hot due to an offshore breeze and yesterday there wasn't one. Also expect more of this next week.

All sorts of records were broken yesterday and the governor has asked people to limit or forgo the use of fireworks this year.

June 28, 2015

Thank you jurors for hiding homophobe's 3 posts 7-0

It was a homophobic troll and they are banned.

You did well. Rather than hearing complaints, you deserve a thank you.

3 different juries, all 7 on each voted to hide.

Thank you.

And thank you EarlG for the fast ban.

June 25, 2015

RIP John Steed (Patrick Macnee)

Patrick Macnee, star of "The Avengers" TV series, dies at 93

Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.

Macnee died Thursday of natural causes with his family at his bedside in Rancho Mirage, his son Rupert said in a statement.

The clever spy drama, which began in 1961 in Britain, debuted in the United States in 1966. It ran for eight seasons and continued in syndication for decades afterward.

Macnee's character appeared in all but two episodes, accompanied by a string of beautiful women who were his sidekicks. The most popular was likely Diana Rigg, who played sexy junior agent Emma Peel from 1965 to 1968. Honor Blackman played Catherine Gale from 1962 to 1964, and Linda Thorson was Tara King from 1968 to 1969....

June 21, 2015

Visiting a Gentleman with Alzheimer’s Disease

This is a very well written tribute by a friend of mine about his father, insights and really good advice about dealing with someone who has dementia. It strikes home as my father died a couple months ago of dementia.

Happy father's day to those who are gone or traveling this awful road.


My father has been living in residential care facilities since December 2014. I saw him on six consecutive days during the first week of June 2015.

The best guess is he has Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and it is “the late stage.” I have resisted that diagnosis, perhaps because I carry genetic markers that give me a higher than average risk for this costly killer. Or perhaps I cringe at the stigma of dementia, whatever the symptoms or cause.

Whether AD will be my father’s final mortal diagnosis or not: He can’t take care of himself anymore, nor can my mother, nor my family, without constant assistance.....
June 19, 2015

Police confront man who was threatening members at South Richmond (black) church

Police confronted a man outside a South Richmond church who was beating on a church door, yelling racial slurs and threatening the congregation during a regular Thursday night service, according to police and one witness.

A police officer who was working security at United Nations Church International in the 5200 block of Midlothian Turnpike pointed a gun at the man, thinking he had a knife, according to police Capt. Chris Gleason.


The incident started about 8:45 p.m. when children inside the black church saw a white man banging on the door, using a racial slur and saying, "You're taking over," according to Lydia Jones, a church member.....
June 19, 2015

Craig Cobb (oops, not white supremacist) invites pool cop Eric Casebolt to join his community

Not The Onion.


Well, it looks like Eric Casebolt has some fans! Some supporters of Craig Cobb, a white nationalist with a dream, a dream to create a town full of only white people, would like to invite the McKinney cop–known for sitting on a teenage black girl for no reason while she cried for her mother–to join them in setting it up.

You may remember Cobb from when he attempted to set this up last year in Leith, North Dakota–particularly the part where he went on TV and had his DNA tested on a talk show only to discover that he was not quite as purely “white” as he thought, and that in fact his genetic profile was 86 percent European and 14 percent sub-Saharan African. Whoops!

Still, Cobb has kept the dream alive. Although the residents of Leith chased him out, he has new plans to turn the town of Antler, North Dakota into an Aryan paradise with only white people allowed....
June 10, 2015

Woman who started pool fight placed on leave

After a video of a 15 year old African-American teen being slammed into the ground by McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt went viral over the weekend, a twitter campaign was launched to identify the woman involved in the fight that led to police being called. Tracey Carver-Allbritton has now been placed on administrative leave by her employer, CoreLogic Inc.

While the primary focus of the incident in McKinney, TX has been calling for the termination of now resigned Corporal Eric Casebolt, Twitter launched an impromptu campaign to identify the two women confirmed to have made racist comments that led to the fight and the police being called in the first place. The video begins with an adult white woman and what appears to be a much younger African American girl locked in a fight, with each holding the others hair attempting to throw punches. A group of black teens initially act as observers but eventually try to separate the two. Another woman, now known as Tracey-Carver Allbritton, at first seems to be trying to break up the fight, but quickly decides to start throwing punches to the top of the younger girls head. After a few seconds the fight is broken up and both parties go their separate ways.
June 8, 2015

Eric Casebolt: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, including Racial Bias lawsuit (pool party cop)

(clip) After delivering the lecture, Casebolt goes up to the group of girls, and warns them not to “keep standing there running your mouths,” and tells them to leave “now.” The video shows a 15-year-old black girl, Dajerria Becton, walking away with the group. She then stops and turns back towards Casebolt and it’s not clear if she says something to him. Casebolt charges after her and grabs her by the arm, dragging her to the ground.


2. He Was Accused of Racial Bias & Pulling Down a Black Man’s Pants in a Federal Lawsuit
Federal court documents show that Casebolt and other officers were sued in 2008 in federal court for racial profiling, harassment, failure to render aid and sexual assault. Albert E. Brown Jr. accused Casebolt of reaching into his “private area” and pulling his pants “down below ankles” during the traffic stop.


Casebolt Is a Patrol Supervisor & Is a Vice President of the Local Police Union


Eric Casebolt is an instructor trainee at Executive Self-defense and Fitness, LLC and has been a Police Officer since 2000. During his career in Law Enforcement, he has received in-depth training on impact weapon deployment and expandable baton, firearms, electronic control devices (ECDs), ground fighting, Positive Assertive Control Tactics-Dynamic Threat Response (PACT-DTR), handcuffing, joint locks and pressure point compliance, armed and un-armed self-defense. He has a strong working knowledge of human behavior, indicators of deception, criminal behavior, the development of situational awareness, and experience in the use of all levels of force. He is a certified Advanced Texas Police Officer, an Instructor in Police Vehicle Operations, a Field Training Officer, and a certified SWAT operator. He has trained in several different disciplines of martial arts, but now exclusively trains in Krav Maga combat arts, Arnis, and ground fighting.


One of the links led to this youtube, which includes a clip at 1:35 from the girl thrown on the ground, knelt on.

Eric Casebolt, McKinney Pool Party Cop, Was Sued for Racial Bias

Federal court documents show that David Eric Casebolt and other officers were sued in 2008 in federal court for racial profiling, harassment, failure to render aid and sexual assault.

The handwritten lawsuit was by Albert E. Brown Jr., who was being held in jail on pending charges related to the traffic stop at the time.

Brown accused Casebolt of reaching into his “private area” and pulling his pants “down below ankles” during the traffic stop....(lawsuit pdf at this link.

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