The exodus from Seattle looks like it's officially on.
No sooner did we prep a report indicating that Amazon is going to be letting an office lease in Seattle expire for only the second time ever, we also come across news that the Nike Store - which has been open for 26 years on Sixth Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle - has shut down.
The Nike store has "shut its doors for good", according to the Daily Mail, right after its neighbor down the street, Regal Cinemas, also announced they would be rejecting the lease to the Meridian 16 multiplex one block away.
“I’m heartbroken,” one resident told the Seattle Times. “Pretty bummed,” added another customer, who said he shopped at the store on a weekly basis and that it would take him "over an hour" to get to Nike's new location.
Business writer Paul Roberts for the Seattle Times noted about the closure: "Its exit sounds an ominous note for a downtown that hasn’t been able to catch its stride since the pandemic."
Meanwhile, Clarkson has written a blistering attack on the woke takeover of Britain in yesterday’s Sunday Times.
Here’s how it begins:
My son came over for a father-and-son pre-football supper the other day, and as he fussed over the Aga, making a particularly fine stir fry, we laughed about what innocuous word had been banned that day and who’d been cancelled. And then, after a pause, he said with a solemn face, “You do know there’s a war going on, don’t you?”
He wasn’t talking about Ukraine. He was talking about a full-on left-wing campaign to unstitch and burn the fabric of Britain. And the genius is that no one really knows that what they’re doing is serious. We laugh as they change the name of the Sir Francis Drake Primary School to something less slavey. We think it’s all a big joke. But it isn’t.
Think about what typically happens in a military operation and then look what the woke left has done here. It’s seized control of our television and radio stations to such an extent that last week Sophie Raworth said, on the BBC News at Six, with a straight face, “And over now to our LGBT and diversity correspondent …”
And TV drama? Unaffected? Right, and when was the last time you saw a fictional police force hunting a gang of Muslim extremists? It’s always the far right. And it’s the same story in comedy. Say anything you like about Boris or Rishi and the laughter track is turned up to 11. Make a joke about she/him pronouns or Greta Thunberg and they’ll blow a piece of tumbleweed across the stage.
One would reasonably expect a worldwide pandemic that began three years ago to have been recorded with some ballpark accuracy in case counts, and morbidity and mortality data throughout the world by now, as each hemisphere has been through three winters. One would also expect that a worldwide vaccine campaign that peaked over a year ago to have resulted in reliable vaccine uptake maps. One would expect a general consensus regarding such data. So let’s accept the above maps as not (or not yet) disputed, and as reliable documentation of historical events of pinnacle importance, events that behoove humanity to understand well, and to understand as thoroughly as if our future well-being depends on it.
One who has faith in the practice of vaccination would have also expected that vaccines carrying the name of the pandemic to have mitigated case counts of the same disease. How then is the overall experience of the African continent to be understood?
Africa was not the only part of the world where reported COVID cases have been low. Prior to vaccination, numerous countries were barely impacted at all by COVID. Let’s zoom out from Africa now to examine events in other countries.
Former US Dept of Justice adviser Gavin de Becker wrote an article on Children’s Health Defense  that also appears in a book by Edward Dowd, Cause Unknown; in it he looks at COVID mortality in various nations, primarily in Asia, but also in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, after COVID began, as well as before and after the launch of their vaccination campaigns. Three of de Becker’s timelines are as follows. De Becker indicates with a syringe pointer the date at which each of the following countries began their COVID vaccine campaigns.
A Turkish military base near the Bab al-Salama crossing north of Azaz, in the northern Aleppo countryside, was bombarded by missiles reportedly launched by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on 20 January, according to an Al-Mayadeen correspondent.
“The Turkish base near the Bab al-Salama crossing, north of the city of Azaz, was bombed with Grad missiles coming from the SDF areas,” the correspondent said.
He went on to say that a police station occupied by members of the Turkish-backed militant coalition, the Syrian National Army (SNA), was also bombarded, resulting in several injured people.
SDF also targeted the city of Marea south of Azaz with several Grad missiles.
Additionally, three fighters from the Northern Storm Brigade, a Turkish-backed extremist group within the SNA, were killed in internal clashes among the militant coalition, Al-Mayadeen’s correspondent said. According to the Syrian media outlet North Press Agency (NPA), quoting an exclusive source, a leader in the Northern Storm Brigade was killed in these clashes.
The Biden Regime’s open borders agenda continues to have dire consequences for law-abiding Americans. Aberdeen, Maryland police on Thursday arrested a 17-year-old illegal alien with Malva Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) ties for allegedly raping and murdering an autistic woman back in July.
Arguably the most noxious form of racism in America comes from white liberals when blacks stray from the Democratic Party. On Saturday morning, it was Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell’s turn to experience this treatment from a liberal Karen who did not like a conversation Caldwell and his friends were having in her North Miami restaurant.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a leading German scientist from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), believes that in order to save the planet from “climate change,” every person’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must be capped and regulated by the government.
Microsoft announced in a securities filing on Wednesday that it plans to lay off 10,000 employees as part of a massive cost-cutting initiative, making it the latest big company to reduce its workforce due to Biden’s failed policies resulting in economic disaster.
Bill Gates dictates the world's health care, manipulates the news media, infiltrates the food industry, bribes governments, pushes weather manipulation, promotes GMO industry, develops surveillance technologies, calls for digital ID, and a whole lot more. Meet the man who thinks he is God, and who acts like he is the devil.
A protest in downtown Atlanta over a police shooting turned into a riot on Saturday night, as hooligans attacked the office tower home to the Atlanta Police Foundation, damaged other structures, and torched a police vehicle. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens told reporters police arrested six people -- and some of the ones arrested had explosives.
An Australian historian has uncovered hidden documents which reveal that African American troops used machine guns to attack their white officers in a siege on a US base in north Queensland in 1942.
Information about the Townsville mutiny has never been released to the public.
But the story began to come to light when James Cook University's Ray Holyoak first began researching why US congressman Lyndon B Johnson visited Townsville for three days back in 1942.
What he discovered was evidence detailing one of the biggest uprisings within the US military.
"For 70 years there's been a rumour in Townsville that there was a mutiny among African-American servicemen. In the last year and a half I've found the primary documentation evidence that that did occur in 1942," Mr Holyoak told AM.
An attorney for ex-police officer Derek Chauvin who made headlines in the murder case of George Floyd, says his client did not get a fair trial.
Attorney William Mohrman noted that procedural and legal errors prevented Chauvin’s right to a fair trial. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died after then-police officer Chauvin pinned him down for 9 ½ minutes with a knee to his neck during an attempt to arrest him.
The alleged suspect had resisted multiple officers’ commands before being pinned. Videos of the incident sparked a wave of national riots and protests. The former officer was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 22 ½ years by Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill.
Chauvin later pled guilty to a federal civil rights charge and is serving his 21-year federal sentence concurrently in a federal Arizona prison with his state sentence. According to News Nation Now, Mohrman said:.
“The primary issue on this appeal is whether a criminal defendant can get a fair trial consistent with constitutional requirements in a courthouse surrounded by concrete block, barbed wire, two armored personnel carriers, and a squad of National Guard troops.”
With the country bracing for a possible, multi-pronged Russian offensive, or at least localized operations, the clock is ticking to build up defenses around strategic positions.
The U.S. Congress agreed to send a Patriot missile battery as part of Kyiv’s latest $2 billion security assistance package. But more isolationist members of the Republican caucus aren’t happy. Chief among them is controversial Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.