Seattle is tucked away in the top left corner of the USA. It’s got some tall buildings, however they are more of a token gesture towards sky-scraping rather than anything a giant monkey could swat biplanes from.
The rest of Seattle is based around life on the water and to prove it there are boats, docks and probably lots of fish swimming around hither and thither.
The Edgewater Hotel is one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in. It was good enough for the Beatles to have stayed there. To prove it they have a framed bedsheet in the reception, featuring one of Ringo’s wank-stains. Although it doesn’t say that.
The only disturbing thing about the hotel was the sign on the front door that says, ‘Concealed Weapons Are Not Allowed In This Hotel’. This is reassuring in one sense, because they don’t allow them. On the other hand…
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The new administration’s “hard-power” budget calls for cutting funding to the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent. To many Americans, this is an astonishing new direction. After the passage of the 1970 Clean Air Act and Superfund in 1980, America’s movement toward a cleaner environment has been a fairly steady trudge forward with a couple cha-cha-two-steps-forward-one-step-back. This new approach, however, is a full-on Ginger Rogers, but without the heels. Many may call it quite flat-footed.
The President has given every indication that he is gunning for the EPA, including choosing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt who sued over the agency a dozen times to challenge its legal authority to regulate as smog, carbon emissions and mercury pollution, to head the agency.
But on March 2, the Washington Post reported that Pruitt, in a surprising break from character, told the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Capital Hilton that EPA’s Superfund…
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