Yes For Kids ~ 2009 Bond/Levy Renewal

We will soon be voting by mail on two important proposals that affect our children, their learning, and their schools.

One is for the RENEWAL of the existing three year School Levy for learning and operations. The other is the RENEWAL of our School Bond to support phase two of a long range plan to upgrade Spokane’s oldest and least efficient schools.

The passage of this Bond will bring $322 million into our local community without raising our taxes one bit!! The Passage of the Levy will bring in $60 million- again, without raising our taxes!!
2,000 local jobs will be renewed along with the passage of this Bond & Levy… please help get the word out to vote YES FOR KIDS!!

Here is a link to a very informative video from Spokane Public Schools:

Spokane Public Schools 2009 Bond~Levy

General Bond~Levy Information Page

Thank you for taking the time to check this out. Please help spread the word. Ballots will be in your mailbox this week. They are due NO LATER than TUESDAY, MARCH 10.

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Please distribute the information as widely as possible.  A call to one person you know can start a chain which will reach the people who need to know. Time is very short.  As of tonight, only about 90 of the 350 appointment times have been filled.  Helping this event to be successful is the best way to assure the return of the Consulate to Spokane in the future. Event:  Visit of Mexican Mobil Consulate to Spokane

Dates:  September 20 and 21, 2008
Place:  Community Building, 35 W. Main, Spokane WA  99201
Hours:  8 AM to 4 PM Saturday (25 appointments per hour -- 225 total)
           8 AM to 12 noon Sunday (25 appointments per hour -- 125 total)
Services offered:  Issuance of Mexican Passports and Consular IDs (matricula consular)
Coordinator:  David Arroyoribera  509-329-9518 


Alguna información equivocada esta circulando en cuanto a la visita a Spokane del Consulado Móvil de México.  La siguiente información es la correcta y viene directamente de la Vicecónsul Mexicana Marcela Leos en Seattle.  Favor de pasar la información correcta a la mas personas posible por las vías mas rápidas.  Hay muy poco tiempo.  A partir de esta noche, de las 350 citas, se ha llenado nada mas 90.    

Evento:   Visita a Spokane del Consulado Móvil de México
Fechas:  20 al 21 de septiembre de 2008
Lugar:    Community Building, 35 W. Main, Spokane WA 99201
Horario:  8am a 16 horas el sábado (25 citas cada hora por un total de 225)
             8 am a 12 del medio día el domingo (25 citas cada hora por un total de 125)
Servicios que ofrecemos: Expedición de Pasaportes y Matrículas Consulares
Coordinador:  David Arroyoribera   509-329-9518

"Hasta donde debemos practicar las verdades?"


Hi, this video is directed to an American public and the rest of civilized Western world. I am a Russian citizen, I live in United States for a long time, for over 10 years. I happened to be in Russia now and I caught all this "action" that's taking place in South Ossetia, a region in Georgia. I never posted on youtube, but I couldn't hold myself from doing it now. I had to do this.
My message to American public is meant as a wake up call. American and other Western media especially CNN is feeding you complete horse shit! Russia did not invade and did not attack Georgia. It was a response to a horrible war crime committed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, this irresponsible man who just can't stand Russia, hates us, and will kiss America's and Europe's ass just to get a chance to join NATO and European Union. America has always supported Georgian "democracy" and I suspect actually that it was America who instigated Georgia to commit this crime.... on the first day of Olympics! How ironic is that? But please don't take this allegation too close heartedly, my point is not about whether or not U.S. government had any role in this, my point is to give you truth about what really happened Thursday night

So again, Russia did not invade or attack Georgia, as your media outlets are saying.

A brief geography and history lesson. South Ossetia is a very small region about 40 miles by 40 miles in the northern Georgia. It's population is around 70000 people. It borders with Russia. Today, many of the residents of South Ossetia are Russian citizens holding Russian passports, it's our people. South Ossetia had claimed independence from Georgia in 1992. Obviously it was never recognized by any international organizations. In 2006, they held an election where 99% of the voters supported independence from Georgia, and the turn out rate was 95%, it was monitored by a team of 34 international observers from the West. It still was not recognized by the world. As an analogy I would like to bring Kosovo situation, Serbian region in the south that was illegally snatched from Serbia and made into an independent country. Please look it up on Wikipedia and see how similar this situation is. How ironic is that America never supported Southern Ossetia same way it supported Kosovo. Obviously, it was made to show Russia how unfriendly the rest of the world is towards us.

Thursday night, Georgian military started an attack against South Ossetia. It was yesterday. They shelled the main city of Tshinkvali. They killed over a 1000 people. The excuse was to "restore the constitutional order in the region". BULLSHIT! This attack was an attempt to commit "ethnic cleansing", it was an act of genocide. They shelled civilian houses, schools, hospitals, without any warning. They also captured several villages near Tshinkvali. Reports say that they attempt to kill anyone of the Ossetian nationality. It was a pure act of Genocide. Wake up!

Russia couldn't watch this atrocity happening to its own citizens. We had no choice but to bring in our military into the region and protect our people. Whatever happens next the world needs to know, that the cause of this conflict is Georgia and its president. Before you accept what your media tells you, before you get fired up by McCains irresponsible allegations and comments, try remember all the lies that American media had always fed you, try to read news from other media outlets, not russian, but other parts of the world, other than U.S. or U.K.'s media.

America needs to wake up and stop doing what it's doing. Stop seeing an enemy in Russia. Stop using countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia who are basically acting like prostitutes of U.S. government in their public acts of hatred towards Russia.

And finally need to say, Mr. SSHAshvili that's how we like to call him. S.SH.A stands for U.S.A in Russian. Mr. SSHAshvili will pay for what happened yesterday.

signs and many more signs

A message from the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane:


Let's do something! Something for Peace!

Hi, everybody. Around the country, people are gearing up for demonstrations against a war against Iran. This Saturday, August 2nd, is the day.

In Spokane, we will meet at 1:00 pm at the runners sculptures, Gondola Meadows, Riverfront Park. Bring your own signs or use some of ours.

Speaking of signs, we will meet at PJALS at 5:30 pm this Thursday to make signs for Saturday. Lots of people and ideas will make it fun.

More signs: Saturday the 9th is the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of
Nagasaki. Fairchild is having an air show on that day. PJALS will have two shifts of sign holders along Highway 2, approaching the base. For shift one, meet at PJALS at 9:30 am for car-pooling. For shift two, meet at 11 am. Please call or email to say which shift you prefer or if you'd like to do both. 838-7870,

Still more signs: We want to shift our weekly anti-war signs to the interstate.
Let us know if you would like to hold signs on the pedestrian bridge over I-90 at Regal. This would be at 4:30 pm on Thursdays, beginning August 7.

any questions? email us at :

For the Bible Tells Me So, April 16, SFCC

Friends, please consider attending the showing of this provocative film and invite your friends and family.

The Alliance, a student group at Spokane Falls Community College, is hosting a free showing of:

For the Bible Tells Me So

Can the love between two people ever be an abomination?

Is the chasm separating gays and Christianity too wide to cross?

Is the Bible an excuse to hate?

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families, we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child.

Please join The Alliance for this provocative look at how faith and homosexuality can coexist.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 am AND 7 pm

WHERE: SFCC, Building 17 (Student Union Building--SUB), Lounges AB

The Giving Tree

Interested in teaching Montessori for a public school?

We are trying to grow our Montessori program in our public schools. Well, we need teachers..... So does every other public Montessori program. Posted here is a letter written by the chair of our recruitment committee for distribution to local colleges. If this speaks to you, please come to our open house. Our superintendent of Spokane Public Schools will be meeting with our families at the same time. Anyone with an interest in Montessori is welcome.
If this is not appropriate, please let me know and I will promptly delete.  Thanks. 

ETA:  OR ~ if you want to get involved growing our program, we can use all the volunteers we can get!!!

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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that a bunch of us at WSU have gotten together Students for Barack Obama which is plugged directly into the Obama 08 Campaign. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO GET INVOLVED! WE REALLY NEED HELP FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Students for Barack Obama is the official student wing of the Obama for America campaign. We're a national organization of high school, college, graduate, and law students united by a common mission—to change American politics by helping to elect Barack Obama President of the United States. We're organizing students and community members to register voters/caucus goers, phonebank, raise funds, and spread Barack Obama's message of hope, action, change.

Join to show your support!

If you're interested please join our facebook group:

***We're having a meeting this MONDAY JANUARY 14 @ 8pm IN CUE 407 on the WSU campus for our general meeting***

Community members around WSU are also welcome!

But if you can't make it and still want to get invovled or jut want to meet up with other Obama supporters right here in Pullman or Spokane go to and registering for meetups, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

Barack has the will and experience we need to truly change this country, but to make it happen we need you to get involved.

to learn more about Barack Obama please go to

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Hi! For anyone who is interested in media justice (in hopes that some people from Spokane might be able to make it to Seattle!), the Federal Communications Commission will be holding a media ownership hearing very soon. It will be the last of several public hearings regarding the relaxation of rules that currently prohibit a company from owning a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same city. An official date and location hasn't been announced, but the local grassroots media justice group Reclaim the Media reports that November 2 has been proposed by chairman Kevin Martin. At the hearing, anyone from the public can sign up to give a two minute testimony. More information can be found here.

There will be workshops in Seattle and Olympia over the next week facilitated with the help of folks from the Prometheus Radio Project and Reclaim the Media.

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