Federal agents pull out of Seattle, mayor says

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      (Reuters) – U.S. agents deployed to Seattle to protect federal property have left the city after local officials complained their presence was escalating tensions, Seattle’s mayor said on Tuesday.

      U.S. tactical forces arrived in Washington state’s largest city last week and were on standby to protect federal facilities after attacks on a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon.

      Mayor Jenny Durkan rejected the deployment, saying it did not have the consent of local officials and could incite the property damage it was supposed to prevent.

      She tweeted on Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told her that U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit agents had left Seattle. DHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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      @ohiobarbarian

      Hi ob,

      I have watched live streaming coverage of the Portland protests every night for the last week.

      The Federales were still in Portland Tuesday (8/28/2020) night into Wednesday (8/29/2020) morning.

      TAT

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      @thouartthat Please see my post in JPR Reading Rooms-link with details on just which divisions of DHS these goons are drawn from. There are only about 2000 available nationally.

      I speculate their mission–to provoke rioting by scary black and brown people to scare suburban and rural white voters into voting for Law & Order Trump–was not working well for them in Seattle. Too many white folks getting tear-gassed and beaten and such, not to mention increasingly organized resistance against the pigs and federales. There can be one or two big mostly white latte’ liberal cities with this happening in to bring back nostalgic memories of good old-fashioned hippie-punching, but real, live scary black and brown people would be better.

      So, I further speculate that the goons in Seattle will be redeployed to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Albuquerque or Houston to provoke real riots with real, live black and brown people so Republicans can try to terrify suburban, exurban, and rural whitey. I know damned well that’s what Roger Stone’s telling Trump to do, because Nixon did it.

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      @ohiobarbarian

      Hi ob,

      Thanks for the link – will read.

      Portland is the “whitest” city in America followed closely by Seattle.

      I suspect your thesis is spot on.

      No doubt, without news coverage of Jack Booted Thugs (black water mercenaries) beating back black and brown people,
      – Trump’s Brown Shirts will be confused as to who they should root for and denigrate.

      Eris – the Greek Goddess of chaos, strife and discord – is enjoying the show from Mount Olympus.

      TAT

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

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      The Internet and easy to use equipment in use by run of the mill, everyday people.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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      @retiredliberal But really old fogies like Trump, Stone, and Barr just don’t feel it in their bones. They don’t know it on a gut level. Presuppositions are often difficult to challenge.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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      I hate Portland Nazis.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

    • #341826
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      Seattle, and now Portland. This was a topic during those hearings, so, hmmmm…

    • #341878
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      If you’re the same person, welcome back. This aging socialist barbarian is pleased to meet you.


      @matariki
      That said, yes, I think the hearings are coincidental grandstanding by the Democrats. None of them really challenged him on civil liberties fundamentals. Most of it was Russiagate nonsense.

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    • #341943
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      It would have made me break my computer I’m sure.

      Thanks for the welcome. I’m me, same as I ever was, except missing political conversation that ISN’T Facebook 😉

    • #342031
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      @matariki That does have a tendency to spiral downwards fast, does it not? I engage in it some, but try to restrict it to certain pages and groups. At least my relatives and I have an unwritten agreement to steer clear of them.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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