The whole thing is run by college educated people who take huge amounts of tax money to work on crime, gun violence and homeless RVs camping on the streets. What incentives are there for local leaders to improve?

Any college or pro football coach would have been fired a dozen times over for what has gone on here in the past 20 years.

Sept 28, 2023 KING 5 News

Here are the major Seattle retailers that have closed stores in 2023

“The company cited theft and organized retail crime as factoring into the decision to close the two Seattle-area stores as well as seven other locations across four states.”

The University District Partnership released a statement about the closure that read, in part:
“Target’s departure will be a loss for the U District and points to a much larger issue facing our city. Theft and organized retail crime continue to thrive, unchecked in Seattle–facilitated by loosely regulated online marketplaces and fueled by the insatiable demand of the current fentanyl crisis. Our local leaders must continue to act with great urgency to stem the impacts of this ecosystem on our city.”

In 2022, Seattle police got 13,103 calls from the top 100 retail locations in the city. Responding to those calls cost police officers more than 18,000 hours of time, which the report said is equivalent to the annual work of nine full-time patrol officers.

Reaction Mode

Sept 28, 2023 KOMO News

Washington state task force targeting organized retail crime looks to increase staff

Seattle – About the time of the recent VP visit:

The folks who manage this, want to tell you what kind of car you should drive and manipulate the price of your gasoline with taxes. Welcome Home Troops.

In the 80s and 90s

Life seemed more simple. The WWII generation set up a modern society that seemed to be working pretty well. Still room for improvement, but mostly, things seemed to be up and running.


Vice President Harris – Seattle Climate Crisis Visit

Closed – WA Interstate 5 Rest Areas

Things were up and running in the 80s and 90s

Salute to the WWII Generation

Puget Sound Area Shootings Roll On

Seattle Encampment Fire – Welcome Home Troops

Sequim – Ongoing Breakdown of Society Update – Try This At A State Park & See What Happens

Homeland Security Is A Scam

Port Angeles – Cartel Drugs

Welcome Home Troops

The country struggles with:

Cultural Honesty








Symbol of a culture that was once strong (Man On The Moon in ’69). A culture that is now weak. A culture that will yield  the right of way to violators while pushing good citizens to the side & collecting big tax money all along the way.