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Jul 1 jack chandelier commented on I, Anonymous.
@4. Sigh. I wish any of what you said was actually true.
Jun 25 jack chandelier commented on A Trans Person Was Attacked on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
@33 Wow. You really missed the point. Do you think after 9/11 we should have abolished American flags too? Wouldn't want to give anyone more targets. Everything should be boring and gray and we should all go run and hide, not band together and show that we aren't afraid.
Apr 9 jack chandelier commented on BMW Just Launched A New Car Sharing Service In Seattle.
@2, 10, 12: Just because the cars that are given up by people who switch to car sharing don't vaporize into thin air, doesn't mean that car sharing doesn't equal less cars on the road.

If 9000 people sell their cars, sure they might go to others that will drive them, but that's still 9000 cars that won't be purchased elsewhere, some new, some used, by those other drivers. It's like any other consumer buying trend, one person no longer buying meat doesn't save a cow, but if enough people join the movement, at the end of the year the manufacturers go, "sales were down 10,000 last year, so let's make 5,000 less this year" - every bit helps.

Think of it this way: Imagine my neighbor and I have opposite work schedules so we decide to share one car instead of each owning one. Sure we may each drive the same amount but that's at least one less car parked on our street. Now imagine that on a much larger scale.

A lot of people walk/bike/bus and only need to drive occasionally, so they use car sharing services because they can, instead of having to keep a car parked somewhere all the time for just occasional use. Without these services there would be a lot more car owners. Car2go cars also take up a lot less space and are much more fuel efficient, so there's that benefit as well.

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Mar 25 jack chandelier commented on Pronto, ORCA Card, and the New Mobility.
@6. Pronto provides helmets. Also, the helmet law is not enforced, at all, so I doubt that will be the reason if bike sharing fails here.
Mar 23 jack chandelier commented on .
Yeah wow, a high school! And Sanders is going to pack Safeco Field this Friday.
Mar 21 jack chandelier commented on Do Our Light Rail Fare Enforcers Look Like the Communities They Serve?.
@10 Exactly. You're talking about two employees. Out of fifteen. Are you going to complain about all the coffee shops that only hire cute female baristas? How about the fact that half of the employees at Home Depot aren't female?

So the next time someone has a vacancy and they're choosing who to hire, do they need to count up all the percentages of employees they currently have, by race and gender, and then hire the person who's race and gender makes their total most equal to the last census data?

This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen you write, Ansel.
Mar 21 jack chandelier commented on We Went To The UW Light Rail Opening And Asked 11 People What They Think Of The New Stations.
"who could give a shit less" ? That doesn't make sense. "Couldn't give less of a shit" would work. I mean, at least get it right if you're going to take the time to come here and shit on the beginning of our first MUCH needed decent public transit.
Mar 16 jack chandelier commented on The Making of the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station.
Twenty minutes to drive to the U district from the hill in the best of circumstances? You must drive incredibly slowly. According to Google it's a seven minute drive without traffic. Takes about ten with.
Mar 16 jack chandelier commented on Now That Light Rail Has Come to Capitol Hill, It's Time to Sell My Car.
Ride your bike everywhere and for the occasions you do need a motorized vehicle just use car2go. Way cheaper than buying an Orca pass or owning a car.
Feb 9 jack chandelier commented on I, Anonymous.
Statistically speaking there are way more people that use drugs than people with mental illness. Just sayin.. If I had to place a bet.. Much more likely that it was drugs.