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Jul 3 Jaymz commented on Mitt Romney Should Run for President Again Because He's Like Richard Nixon.
Please sir, may I have another?
Jul 3 Jaymz commented on "A Burger Has Never Made Me Cry Before".
While this is a very nice gesture, and I approve and like it, I suspect this will not be a national TV ad and will be limited to online viewing and potential broadcast in areas friendly to the message. It also seems a bit long for a typical TV ad...

Still - thumbs up from me, but I haven't eaten fast food from anywhere in many, many years and this won't send me back.
Jul 2 Jaymz commented on Suburbs Are Not Cities.
Interesting, disjointed argument to this point. For me, it is a simple matter of semantics: What is "urban"? This is not the same as "city" (I live in The City of Bainbridge Island). Statistics on the percent of "urban" areas compared to "non-urban" areas would be impossible to obtain, and highly subjective. Let's focus on the concept of high density living vs. low density living and have a meaningful discussion on the pros and cons of each, eh? (in honour of the day after Canada Day...)
Jun 25 Jaymz commented on New Redskins Name Suggestions.
I have yet to see a serious discussion about this, but there really needs to be a viable alternate or nothing will change. I've been thinking about other names for teams involving indigenous North Americans like Chiefs and Braves and Indians that for some reason are not causing the same outrage, so one that actually might work would be Washington Warriors.

If you look at the original mascot for the Philadelphia Warriors basketball team before it ended up in California, you will see a cringe-worthy stereotype that has morphed into a more generic figure. In comparison, the logo itself for the Washington team isn't so bad, and actually would work with the new name.
Jun 12 Jaymz commented on A Very Important Slog Poll About Ethics and Arts Calendars.
I would blend @1 and @7 to say the contact caused you to pause and go back and reconsider what you might have done anyway, and that your opinions can be affected by those you know best, so why not a small bump? Besides this is THE CALENDAR - not that big 'o deal.
Jun 11 Jaymz commented on The First of What's Sure to Be Many Drone-Related Assaults.
Further to @11 - some angry gun owner will shoot at a drone and "accidentally" hit a bystander or nearby building or whatever (of course, the bullet will go exactly where it was pointed). Great: Drone rage victims.
Jun 2 Jaymz commented on It's Cheaper to House the Homeless Than Not House Them (In Case Economics Is More Important to You Than Empathy).
Late to the party here, but Utah already gives apartments to the homeless because it is cheaper - UTAH! Check it out with your favorite browser, or see this from Huffpost years ago:

May 28 Jaymz commented on Some Potential Good News Regarding the Irisarris' Stolen Moving Truck.
Obviously we now are invested in this story - updates are mandatory.
May 14 Jaymz commented on Cat Saves Little Boy From Dog Attack.
But of course - cat power.
May 13 Jaymz commented on How Did Your Cocaine Urine Get in My Drinking Water?.
Further to @6,7 - yes, these chemicals appear to be bypassing the humans in Seattle and ending up in the Puget Sound marine life - great! Why don't we "aim" to get this stuff out during waste water treatment, too?

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