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Robert Ashworth
Works at YMCA in Bellingham
Attended Western Washington University
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Hillary Clinton is like ordinary people
People expect our presidential candidates to be perfect and folks continue to do things like oppose oil pipelines while still driving cars using oil. Hillary Clinton isn't perfect either. She uses money from corporate sources, like ordinary people pulling u...
People expect our presidential candidates to be perfect and folks continue to do things like oppose oil pipelines while still driving cars using oil. Hillary Clinton isn't perfect either. She uses money from corporate sources...
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No deregulation magic wand for Trump. Regulation on business is often local. Case in point, water worries in Waitsburg, WA.
People, like Donald Trump, say there could be an economic boom if the federal regulators and Obama would just get out of the way of business. Well, I think most of the thicket or regulation that can stifle business doesn't come from the federal government. ...
People, like Donald Trump, say there could be an economic boom if the federal regulators and Obama would just get out of the way of business. Well, I think most of the thicket or regulation that can stifle business doesn't co...
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Finding work without an impressive resume, or any resume? Could be the hand up for homeless people.
This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working . Yes, good idea. Employ the homeless. Instead of asking the homeless to go out looking for work when many of them have spotty resumes and feel dispirited,...
This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working. Yes, good idea. Employ the homeless. Instead of asking the homeless to go out looking for work when many of them have spott...
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I think he tried with his "shovel ready" projects, but it was wimpy, and Congress with it's deficit worries + military spending schemes balked.  Economist Paul Krugman would like to have seen a more beefy stimulus.
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Federal Reserve pumping up an animal balloon. Jobs in the hard to inflate appendages.
My crude attempt at making a cartoon (collage) about the economy. Collage as parts are borrowed images from the net; from people that can draw better than me. Cartoon is about how Federal Reserve pumps money into the economy to, supposedly, nurture good job...
My crude attempt at making a cartoon (collage) about the economy. Collage as parts are borrowed images from the net; from people that can draw better than me. Cartoon is about how Federal Reserve pumps money into the economy ...
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Historic moment about GLBT issues at 2016 Republican National Convention
At around the 37 minute mark in Donald Trump's acceptance speech in the 2016 Republican Presidential Convention was an interesting segment. Talk about protecting GLBT people. I think this was the first positive mention of GLBT folks from a Republican pres...
At around the 37 minute mark in Donald Trump's acceptance speech in the 2016 Republican Presidential Convention was an interesting segment. Talk about protecting GLBT people. I think this was the first positive mention of GL...
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My photos from 2016 Bellingham Pride are posted on Flickr
See Bellingham Pride Album . After biking back from a somewhat unrelated, but also very fun dance at the Lookout Mountain Arts Quarry on Friday, my friend Josh and me had pizza slices at La Fiama Pizza. Also available were rainbow cookies as it was Pride W...
See Bellingham Pride Album. After biking back from a somewhat unrelated, but also very fun dance at the Lookout Mountain Arts Quarry on Friday, my friend Josh and me had pizza slices at La Fiama Pizza. Also available were ra...
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Photos from my 2016 vacation bike trips now on line
Olympic Peninsula, Victoria, Vancouver, BC. Orcas Island. Around local area. Mount Baker from ferry between Sidney, BC and Anacortes, WA. See trip album here .
Olympic Peninsula, Victoria, Vancouver, BC. Orcas Island. Around local area. Mount Baker from ferry between Sidney, BC and Anacortes, WA. See trip album here.
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A partial die off in some areas of the world due to climate change while other parts of the world continue to flourish
A severe heatwave and drought happening in much of Middle East . Also, it's harder to cope with things like water shortages with rampant population growth. Too bad that in many of those cultures, they execute people for being gay and being different from th...
A severe heatwave and drought happening in much of Middle East. Also, it's harder to cope with things like water shortages with rampant population growth. Too bad that in many of those cultures, they execute people for being ...
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I think most of Green Party candidate Jill Stein's goals could be accomplished with Hillary Clinton if there was consensus among American people for these goals
Green Party candidate Jill Stein on first part of Diane Rehm Show. Second part was about 3rd parties in America . Personally, I still feel that many of Jill Stein's goals could be accomplished with Hillary Clinton as president. Main problem is, there just i...
Green Party candidate Jill Stein on first part of Diane Rehm Show. Second part was about 3rd parties in America. Personally, I still feel that many of Jill Stein's goals could be accomplished with Hillary Clinton as president...
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Was interesting to hear Jill Stein interviewed on Diane Rehm even though it wasn't for the full hour.
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The Vancouver GLBTQ Pride Parade is a big deal. Over half a million participants and spectators. I've been there, in years past. This year, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau was in the parade , as prime minister. He's been there before he became prime...
The Vancouver GLBTQ Pride Parade is a big deal. Over half a million participants and spectators. I've been there, in years past. This year, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau was in the parade, as prime minister. He's be...
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Police relations with GLBTQ community seem better than with some segments of Black community
Black Lives Matter Vancouver wants police float out of Pride parade . Not being black, myself, I do have problems understanding the hostility toward police from Black Lives Matter. Seems like that hostility would be better directed against the gentrificatio...
Black Lives Matter Vancouver wants police float out of Pride parade. Not being black, myself, I do have problems understanding the hostility toward police from Black Lives Matter. Seems like that hostility would be better dir...
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Police in the news. Here's something the bloggers are talking about in this Northwest Washington area.
I might as well put in my two bits also. In our multi cultural society, misunderstandings can easily happen due to language barriers and so forth. An incident, in Sedro-Woolley, WA. has been creating buzz in media, talk shows and so forth; especially in thi...
I might as well put in my two bits also. In our multi cultural society, misunderstandings can easily happen due to language barriers and so forth. An incident, in Sedro-Woolley, WA. has been creating buzz in media, talk shows...
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Introduction
I got a degree in Geography from Western Washington University. Studied city planning. Got A's in a few entry level physics courses so I have some understanding of energy systems, space and the way things tend to tick. I travel by bicycle. Have even been across USA via bicycle. I take a lot of photos and comment on the landscape. Pondering a lot of questions related to lifestyles and sustainable development.
Bragging rights
Have bicycled across USA.
Education
  • Western Washington University
    Geography, 1973 - 1978
  • Pullman High School, Pullman, WA.
    1969 - 1973
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  • YMCA in Bellingham
    Custodian, 1990 - present
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Currently
Bellingham, WA.
Previously
Pullman, WA.