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L George @LLLGeorge North Bend, WA

Scientist by training, mom & wife by choice; I only houseclean at gunpoint. Fascinated & repulsed by politics. Proud liberal. Nature freak.

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@20committee Anyway, gotta run. Thanks for the respectful discussion.@20committee This is not altogether different than the violence committed by gangs: young, disaffected men w/out good prospects or guidance.@20committee I can imagine leaders of terrorist-movements are adept at exploiting young men (women?) who are unstable & capable of violence.@Karnythia Just looking at those pictures makes my kidneys ache...Secret Service photos of Hurricane & Jordan (l-r), each a Belgian Malinois, who took down fence jumper @markknoller http://t.co/2GOzt37EEz
Retweeted by L George@20committee Thx. Do we define a terrorist by who is attacked; ie govt? Or is affiliation (Muslim jihadists) more important?@20committee @Kudzu81 Drug use may be caused by underlying mental illness.@20committee Don't know your jargon...@Kudzu81 @20committee I'd question the importance of the 'ideals' of mentally disturbed person.@20committee Call him what you want. But my concern is truly operational. Surely an understanding of psychology is warranted.@20committee Confusing or conflating ppl w/ real illness with those bent on destabilizing Western govts. risks missing imp. details.@20committee And the ways authorities investigate and stop the two kinds of violent actors are very, very different.@20committee Because, a mentally disturbed person can be influenced by radical groups who seek power by violence, but motivations are diff.@20committee I hope security experts are nuanced enough to distinguish between genuine terrorism and the actions of mentally disturbed ppl.@msbellows #tyrannieReally interesting: @deborahamos says ISIS makes some of it's money trading in antiquities. Wonder who is buying?
Retweeted by L GeorgeLast gasps. “@Hadas_Gold: CNN's new show: "High Profits" will follow two of "Marijuana Moguls as they Seek to Build a Franchise Empire"”A non-transparent grand jury process and a leaky investigation is not the way the outcome of this important case should be determined.
Retweeted by L George@jaketapper What is the risk of treating shootings-caused mostly by mental illness-as terrorism because shooter espoused jihadist rants?What I love about Twitter: scrolling thru a TL, finding tweets like this then uncovering the context. cc: @iboudreau https://t.co/UHVieabHmqUSGS partners w/Yakama Nation to study life history of juvenile steelhead http://t.co/flCQ1cqAfD http://t.co/p8HgIRgZib
Retweeted by L GeorgeLong exposure shot from the ISS makes Earth a light highway http://t.co/NVMCMa9cK1 (Image: NASA astronaut Don Pettit) http://t.co/dyI3mV7ff3
Retweeted by L GeorgeIn honor of #GeorgeCarlinWay we're doing an all George Carlin day! (you're welcome) @kelly_carlin http://t.co/sEVgAwNyAl
Retweeted by L GeorgeHoly shit this is funny... http://t.co/mF49p0wXbqOne of the tragedies of St Louis’ lawless and incompetent police service is that is degrades the legitimacy of all police- which we require.
Retweeted by L GeorgeU.S. cable news vs. Canadian public news http://t.co/njZtzVii3Y
Retweeted by L George@MaggiePriceless I hope those that tend react with fear against anybody different aren't empowered by this act to ramp up hateful rhetoric.@MaggiePriceless He clearly intended to target those in power. And I am so very sorry for the loss of your soldier. I am sad for his son.@MaggiePriceless I don't think he was clinically insane in that he knew what he was doing. But he was obviously a troubled person.@MaggiePriceless That fact still doesn't excuse his actions. And it's still important to understand the appeal of jihad to young men.@MaggiePriceless It seems like this guy was mentally ill. What if he had joined a weird cult and done the same thing? Terrorism?Please RT to raise awareness of the plight of cats trapped in a folk music environment http://t.co/lL9eI4Tkos
Retweeted by L GeorgeHONG KONG: Massive yellow sign reads: "I want genuine universal suffrage" -- hung on Lion Rock by climbers @tomgrundy http://t.co/V7IcEdCC4E
Retweeted by L George@galleryLF Sounds like a keeper!!
10/23
2014
No oversight? “@ABC: Utility workers indicted over brain-eating amoeba testing in Louisiana: http://t.co/UYA642il8m http://t.co/wiC8ahBopN@ejwillingham @ClaraJeffery I'm working on two of them, ages 16 & 12. They get it.Tweets from a 1940s newsroom typewriter ... #WSTypewriter http://t.co/pXdshDtyDR
Retweeted by L GeorgeTweets from a 1940s newsroom typewriter ... #WSTypewriter http://t.co/QCjTRbi7UN
Retweeted by L George@stevesilberman My 10th grade chemistry teacher made us learn how to use a slide rule in 79-80. Never used one again. ;-)Moments after the shooting Kevin Vickers, Sergeant at Arms, walks halls of Parliament Mps call him "a hero" #cdnpoli http://t.co/WgPODXGBKR
Retweeted by L GeorgeSlain soldier killed was father of a 6-year-old boy. Was on month-long guard duty in #Ottawa http://t.co/mS5XKzHpMC http://t.co/MzN2bCMBFj
Retweeted by L GeorgeWE R STILL FIGHTING ..Dorothy Pitman-Hughes & Gloria Steinem founders of #Women’s Action Alliance 1971 & 2014 @vj44 http://t.co/U82m0koZPP
Retweeted by L George@ActivityGrrrl I'm having foot surgery next Monday-will start PT soon after. I'm cheering for your improvement and trying to brace myself...@ActivityGrrrl Oh man...hang in there!@msbellows @20committee What's the difference between a liberal and a progressive...?@20committee Can you point me to your definition of progressive?I'm hoping that I-594 overwhelmingly passes in Washington State so folks like @DLoesch will never set foot in it! #i594
Retweeted by L GeorgeJustice Dept. on Ferguson: “There seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case.” http://t.co/YWwjZyBZNu
Retweeted by L GeorgeFrom tonight in #Seattle: a record 1.07 inches of #rain and counting. Be safe and stay dry! http://t.co/KxaouBaMwQ
Retweeted by L GeorgeSome things are bigger than hockey. Tonight Pens fans sang along with the Canadian anthem: http://t.co/oVUE5ApNnx http://t.co/MAkXsWNaQR
Retweeted by L GeorgeMT @dmatthewmillar: Sourcesconfirmed with me that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was son of deputy director of Immigrant & Refugee board @20committee
Retweeted by L GeorgeWatching grown ass people call each other names on the internet and deeming it "politics" is among the most depressing things in the world.
Retweeted by L GeorgeRIP to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo a soldier that was killed today at the #OttawaShooting . He was too young to die :( http://t.co/HkrcK06hYr
Retweeted by L George@liberalandold @shortstack81 I don't get poison ivy because I happen to not be allergic to it, so I don't fear it. OMG she's right!!! ;-)"i don't believe in germ theory." lady, did you just fall out of the 16th century?!
Retweeted by L GeorgeHope my new salmon rub works out...“@InternetEh: “@BearsActHuman: Bears often ponder the meaning of life too. http://t.co/TopZOAJGlB” Me rn”We have a new WH fence jumper tonight. WH on lockdown. #msnbc
Retweeted by L George@STrimel Has there ever been talk to separate the church from the state and make it an independent religion?@STrimel @monaeltahawy Weird to think of a church needing approval from state govt to do anything.@WestWingReport One of the more heartwarming stories of ppl helping ppl that day was the way Canadians opened their homes to travelers.@AKTexAg @LibyaLiberty @MrAyeDee http://t.co/wVCnw8ubfK@AKTexAg @LibyaLiberty @MrAyeDee http://t.co/AdLzPDcCXWCanada showing real leadership for ALL Canadians during this difficult time. #Class http://t.co/ZUAh0S4EKP
Retweeted by L GeorgeStory I would read: the vacation homes of TV station owners in battleground states
Retweeted by L GeorgeCondolences to my Canadian friends. Killing a soldier who is ceremoniously guarding a monument is the act of a coward. #OttawaAs Joe Biden would say, "This is a big fucking deal." RT @ReutersIran Boeing books first sales to #Iran since 1979 http://t.co/AIJUlMu78y
Retweeted by L GeorgeIf different eyewitnesses purport to see very different things, let it go to trial. That's what would happen to me or you 7 days a week.
Retweeted by L George.@msbellows @HuffingtonPost @nytimes Age is just a mindset* *Void w/out over-priced, unregulated supplements and/or plastic surgery...@msbellows @HuffingtonPost @nytimes Maybe some special chanting will cause my ovaries to pump out enough estrogen to be fertile again! ;-)@msbellows Seriously...shut the fuck up w/ the magical thinking bullshit. @HuffingtonPost @nytimesThat's the stupidest thing I've read today. “@HuffingtonPost: What if age is nothing but a mind-set? http://t.co/nxib4uUU2Y via @nytimesevery time I see a group of white guys in suits coming towards me, i clutch my stock portfolio closer and cross the street.
Retweeted by L GeorgeIt's official! @TheGeorgeCarlin @GeorgeCarlinWay @kelly_carlin http://t.co/A6j2wn84qE
Retweeted by L GeorgeIn honor of the naming of #GeorgeCarlinWay, posting the portrait he said he wanted to be remembered by. @kelly_carlin http://t.co/Ua3vzJCKht
Retweeted by L George@InternetEh @cindynorth1 @RexPeretz Weird...@InternetEh :-( @philbarron@wsdot_traffic I appreciate your personal tweets. Not too many and never inappropriate.@InternetEh Sorry to read this. Friends on-line or IRL too? @philbarronNatural gas from PA's Marcellus shale is selling for 1/2 US benchmark price due to lack of pipelines http://t.co/bizUzcasCT
Retweeted by L GeorgeThis cycle of violence and retribution will never end until those in power, those with privilege see their own hand in its making.
Retweeted by L George@InternetEh @cindynorth1 @RexPeretz WA just starting selling liquor in stores after voters passed an initiative.@InternetEh @cindynorth1 @RexPeretz More to do w/ the distributors colluding w/ state lawmakers than morals...not sure which is worse...@InternetEh @cindynorth1 @RexPeretz You could buy cold case or keg, but no 6-pack. Then State Store for wine, liquor.@InternetEh @cindynorth1 @RexPeretz I see. That's actually better than PA, actually. Until recently had to go to distributor for beer.Journalist @chriskingstl was approached by a federal official with leaks that are coming out now. https://t.co/6RkfFuFwZF
Retweeted by L GeorgeHow Ben Bradlee dealt with PR folks. http://t.co/Kpi8L6Oc2S We should do this more often. http://t.co/VgwFgXDopK
Retweeted by L GeorgeI was offered these same leaks by a federal official & hinted at their availability by a local cop. I passed on them. Masking up ...
Retweeted by L George@cindynorth1 @InternetEh @RexPeretz Yeah-I grew up in PA where until just recently it was easier to buy a case or keg of beer than a 6-pack.@ShaunKing It's deliberate to suppress rage of average person who doesn't follow this closely.@cindynorth1 @InternetEh @RexPeretz Even if their alcohol content > 3%?@cindynorth1 @InternetEh @RexPeretz Can you buy normal microbrews?@cindynorth1 @InternetEh @RexPeretz Oh FFS...are you KIDDING me...!?!?@InternetEh @RexPeretz @cindynorth1 Wait...what does that mean?.@wsdot @SMMinto they do a great job at @wsdot_traffic - if their tweets were just boring info everyone would ignore. Use of wit reaches far
Retweeted by L GeorgeOttawa shooting: Kevin Vickers labelled 'hero' after taking down gunman in Canadian Parliament http://t.co/z3r8w1DIr1 http://t.co/68ckieXIsf
Retweeted by L GeorgeWow. Before she analyzed Mike Brown's autopsy results, @drjudymelinek posted several pro-Darren Wilson tweets in August & September.
Retweeted by L GeorgeYes, Ken Burns can even spoil the New Deal for me. http://t.co/IaK2yjIvA6
Retweeted by L George.@owillis @mmfa Dana, why not admit you altered a quote by a Founding Father to support your narrative, apologize and move on? @DLoesch@JoelCiszewski @LADowd @mmfa @DLoesch LOL! Allergic to unaltered quotes from George Washington! That's a new excuse...i mean @DLoesch wont even retweet a liberal critique of her made up quotes and refute it, she just lies like her boss @glennbeck
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10/22
2014
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