Kevconpat 6 months, 1 week ago on Seattle-area man allegedly fired over beard awarded $66,000 in back pay

Seems like it should be a no brainer, but wait! A closely trimmed (sounds neat and tidy) beard to me, a reason to fire someone? Really? At the core was the man's deeply held religion of Islam. It's a necessity to grow and keep his 'trimmed beard' as required by his Muslim faith. Never is it stated in this law suit that he fell short in his duties as a security personnel for the security company. -Segway to Richland, Wa. and the continuing battle between same sex couple denied flowers from a private company serving the public claiming their right to not provide flowers because of their religious beliefs,(disagreeing) with providing flowers to a same sex couples wedding all the while providing flowers for others weddings if they are, ... heterosexual couples. I think I understand the difference, but honestly this is a tough one. I just don't get it why we can't treat each other civilly, period.

Provide the flowers, they did not want nor ask to marry in your church!

Let the guy keep his neatly trimmed beard.

Grow up! move on all ready!

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Kevconpat 7 months, 1 week ago on Even limited US attack on Syria is a mistake

Absolutely- NOT going into Syria is the right decision! Maybe this should be a lesson for everyone saying : A Red Line in the Sand is when we go in. Go in for what? When a sick madman kills his own citizens and adds to it by nerve gas, do you really think a couple of missile strikes will wake him up!? Ahhhh, Dah ... No. It will only stoke his horrific ambitious zeal to squeeze tighter a hold of his country, no matter how many he massacres with bullets, rockets or nerve gas. We need to STAY OUT!

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Kevconpat 7 months, 2 weeks ago on Diagonal parking needed on Alder Street

Mr. Henderson has a simple, brilliant idea. Inexpensive, huge pay off for those looking to park close to downtown. More spaces, not a lot of expenditure, but finally a great way to serve the public on a little tax payer money. Let's get going us this!

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Kevconpat 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Blue Mountain Mall property sale in process

All for cleaning up the mess of that Skeleton of Blue Mnt Mall! Are there really enough people with an appetite to support a mall? Our population is stagnant; some have's with deep pockets and a lot of lesser have's or have not's citizens. Will this siphon off from existing stores? People who shop on a regular basis; the likes of Shopko and Wal-Mart......I doubt will tread on over to a new mall with which I suppose will be better anchor stores and more costly. Let's see if this really closes and the developers follow through on their dreams for the rest of us. I hope it this really does come to fruition. I'll support both a new mall and the existing downtown stores.

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Kevconpat 9 months, 2 weeks ago on Fireworks law should be enforced

Honestly, I think fireworks for our nations birthday is fine in a controlled situation. Still these are potentially a danger. Truthfully I did enjoy the awesome displays I've seen from The Space Needle, New Years and the 4th; over Lake Union,(Seattle) and up in Vancouver BC over The Bay near the West End Neighborhood. Gorgeous! But backyard, street stuff and know-it-all peoples type of fireworks should be banned. They are just plain to combustible and again, most often lit by humans that are 'lit' too!

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Kevconpat 9 months, 2 weeks ago on Fireworks law should be enforced

I thought I was the only one who thought fireworks should be banned. I expect one day y neighbors who set up chairs , get very drunk then shoot off everything imaginable will start someone's home on fire. Worse, injure a kid. I have never seen a police vehicle in our neighborhood and this goes on year after year. I don't think most of these fire works are safe and sane......what ever the hell that means. Sorry I'm a bit of a party pooper when it comes to flying projectiles launched into the air by those consuming way to much alcohol.

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Kevconpat 9 months, 2 weeks ago on Hey, don't bully grandmas

So, are you supporting her? I am until I hear otherwise, fair trail...if there is such a thing. Then I'll make a decision. Look, most of us on this BLOG were not born yesterday. As for role models in sports........Most of those guys and gals are not what I would want for my grandkids role models.....we agree on this. The best role model is the parent, period. Next, is fair and balanced education. After this is personal conviction including spiritual values and this is where so many good people have a hard time resolving what they believe and what others believe. Not easy, is it?

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Kevconpat 9 months, 2 weeks ago on High court ruling affirms equality

Wow, messed up reading you. I apologize and stand corrected. When I re-read after I posted I felt so stupid. Now I can say welcome to WW.

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Kevconpat 9 months, 2 weeks ago on High court ruling affirms equality

Just a reality check, let's see who can figure this one out! I think you are much smarter than the 'usual suspects' that jump on so many of us. This will be interesting to see who jumps, I mean pounces first!.........I know they are chomping at the bit. Really (not you) the siders, like jumper spiders, who's first? Come on .....

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