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Originally posted by importantguy

Can some one drop the address of that weapon of choice site.

thank you

The weaponofchoice site isnt exactly ready for viewing ive seen it, it only has olympia open and not any flicks really. hurry up and build it so i can trade links or something www.evergreensterrorists.cjb.net

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Re: ANOTHER ARTICLE

 

Originally posted by trew

Graffiti vandals go on a spraying spree in Seattle

 

George Erb Staff Writer

 

When they aren't taking tickets or selling popcorn, employees of the Cinerama movie theater in downtown Seattle are sometimes outside, scrubbing the wall that faces Fourth Avenue.

 

A vandal wielding a can of black spray paint recently scrawled an indecipherable message in big, swooping letters across the blue tiles, and employees are still trying to clean up the mess. Leaving the graffiti is not an option for theater manager Peter Ingram. "It's not good for business," he said.

 

When night falls in Seattle, out come the spray cans. Graffiti vandals have become increasingly busy in recent weeks, tagging everything from downtown office buildings to neighborhood stores, according to the city and business groups.

 

"There's been a large increase in graffiti all over the city," said Marget Chappel, program manager of graffiti prevention with Seattle Public Utilities. The department's graffiti hotline logged 151 complaints of tags on private property in April, up from 104 complaints in January.

 

Part of the increase is seasonal. Chappel says taggers get busier in the spring, with the arrival of warm, dry weather - a scenario that is more pronounced this year because of the drought. Also, taggers who are students recently had spare time on their hands because of spring break.

 

Graffiti vandals have been especially active in downtown Seattle, the Sodo business district, Belltown and West Seattle.

 

For the moment, taggers may be busier in Seattle than other Puget Sound cities. Tagging in Tacoma is waning, for example. "There has been a dramatic decline on how many calls we get," said Loni Kaleiwahea, who handles graffiti removal as a Pierce County diversion coordinator.

 

In contrast, the Sodo business district south of downtown Seattle last month experienced a dramatic increase in graffiti vandalism - so much so that Mike Peringer, head of the Sodo Business Association, recently issued a graffiti alert.

 

Sodo buildings that were severely damaged in the Feb. 28 earthquake are especially vulnerable to taggers because many of them are still unoccupied. Nonetheless, Peringer has been urging Sodo property owners to clean up the mess.

 

The reason: Many people associate graffiti with urban decay and crime, and Peringer doesn't want the Sodo district to get a reputation as an unsavory area. "It doesn't hurt businesses per se, but it makes the area look bad," Peringer said.

 

His sense of urgency is heightened by the prospect of thousands of baseball fans passing through the neighborhood July 10 for the All-Star Game at nearby Safeco Field.

 

Owners of tagged buildings certainly have to be vigilant - and persistent. Tres Bonne, a contract-sewing company that leases a building on First Avenue South in the Sodo district, has been skirmishing for more than a year with an unknown graffiti vandal.

 

The tagger repeatedly paints clusters of squared, hieroglyphic figures in the same locations on one wall that faces a back parking lot and a front wall that faces First Avenue South. The company painted over the graffiti, only to have the tagger leave his or her mark on top of the new paint.

 

Tres Bonne's out-of-state landlord has not responded to the latest tag, which has remained undisturbed for months. "I guess they figured it's just going to happen again," said Virginia Walton, Tres Bonne's owner. "It's just the way it is, I guess."

 

City officials and business associations prefer to remove graffiti as soon as possible. Quick cleanups deny taggers the visibility they crave and restore a sense of order among neighborhood residents, said Chappel, Seattle's graffiti-prevention manager.

 

Ingram, the Cinerama manager, insisted on cleaning up the building's graffiti right away because he didn't want consumers to get the impression that the inside of the theater is unkempt. "A good outside appearance means a good inside appearance," he said.

 

 

Seattle is relying on several anti-graffiti strategies.

 

The city has a special truck and four full-time "graffiti rangers" who remove tags from public property within 10 working days. However, only two of the workers are permanent employees.

 

Cleaning up graffiti on private property is largely the responsibility of property owners. Seattle can threaten owners with a $100-a-day fine if they repeatedly refuse to remove tags. In extreme cases, the city can clean up the mess and send the owner the bill.

 

But the city would rather work with neighborhood groups on graffiti problems than wave the municipal code at uncooperative property owners, Chappel said.

 

Seattle provides cash grants, often $1,000, to nonprofit organizations that mobilize neighborhood residents and businesses for such projects as cleaning up graffiti, litter and illegal dumps. In South Park, dozens of volunteers on two occasions removed graffiti and several thousand pounds of garbage.

 

Neighborhood and business organizations may be the most effective weapon against graffiti, if only because the city does not have enough resources to tackle the problem alone, Chappel said. "We're running as fast as we can, and we're not making a dent."

 

Great Article!!! I've only been to Seattle once, but the graff there is thorough, and the citizens hate it so much I laughed for hours! I did realize that it was quick to be cleaned up however. I was near Pioneer Square, where Kaws hit up some fence with a dope throwie, and was buffed the next day. One building near Broadway even took the liberty when painting over some Graff to make an X over the piece, not totally painting over it, but probably just as a message to try and piss the artist off. Fags....

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Re: Re: ANOTHER ARTICLE

 

Originally posted by grafkat86

when painting over some Graff to make an X over the piece, not totally painting over it, but probably just as a message to try and piss the artist off. Fags....

 

It was over I think grave but I could be wrong....It has one of the quickest buffs in the city...penalties are steep and fast for property owners.......just makes you think a little bit more..........

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Originally posted by socrates

It was over I think grave but I could be wrong....It has one of the quickest buffs in the city...penalties are steep and fast for property owners.......just makes you think a little bit more..........

 

I think it was good ol' Chek as far as I recall.. I mean it's been there for 7 or 8 years, maybe before Grave was really bombing clean black/white fill-ins on rooftops, but then again I don't know Grave... I think I just always wanted it to be Chek.. that guy was/is the man.:king:

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hey val, if you're refering to me not posting the tunnel flicks yet, I haven't gotten the roll developed. When I finish it I'll post them. I only took a couple anyway, there wasn't much there worth flicking. If you're not refering to that...then I have no idea what the hell youre talking about and you have to explain further.

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Originally posted by DISCO BRYSO

that guy was/is the man.:king:

 

 

I saw a disco tag in seattle I almost died of laughter........just the name

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i just read an article about crystal meth in rolling stone. that area must be chock full of tweakers!

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Originally posted by trew

hey val, if you're refering to me not posting the tunnel flicks yet, I haven't gotten the roll developed. When I finish it I'll post them. I only took a couple anyway, there wasn't much there worth flicking. If you're not refering to that...then I have no idea what the hell youre talking about and you have to explain further.

 

I was just joking around. Sorry if it sounded funny, take your time.... I got all day.

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who kidnapped the pages!!!

 

hey, what happened to the last couple pages of this thread. Weird. I swear I had posted a couple articles and at least 20 flicks that aren't here any more. Maybe I'm just...insane.

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nice grave flicks by the way. I flicked a grave hollow in seattle this last week after painting a couple walls.

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i75 combine that random thread you posted before with the nw superthread.. there's a lot of stuff you posted no one got to see.. that stuff needs to be seen.. that clown roller is historical

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No lets not do that^^^^^ those guys are such a bunch of little bitches, I remeber running up on Case and spitting in his face, telling him he was a bitch.... That pussy started crying and saying " I dont know what your talking about I dont want to fight just leave me alone!! Waaaa!"

So no, dont post any of that toy shit.

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Originally posted by nuronETK

bitches? pussies? toys? well arent you just an internet queen...

ill have some stuff posted in the next week or so, in the meantime valhall, refrain from trying to start more pussy internet beef. ps, tell me what you write.

 

well arent you the newest pain in the ass toy on 12 oz. please .....how the fuck do u alwyas have something to say??? get this point right here ok?????? you and your crew (sk) suck incredibly bad and will never get any respect from any real writers period!

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