Jan 12, 2015 wl commented on Seattle Officials Not Warned About "Catastrophic Failure" Concerns for Bertha Rescue Pit.
They would not be dewatering if they weren't digging.
Jan 12, 2015 wl commented on Seattle Officials Not Warned About "Catastrophic Failure" Concerns for Bertha Rescue Pit.
Dewatering is part of the excavation. Trying to say it wasn't caused by the excavation, but the dewatering is some smarmy distinction-smithing. A lawyer friend of mine lables that as a distinction without a difference.
Jan 4, 2015 wl commented on Mayor Murray Has Some Vague Plans for Dealing With the Bertha Mess! Which of Them Is Best?.
some other kind of tunnel. Like cut and cover. the problem is that our "leaders are terrified of negative public opinion. Even though cut and cover tunnels are cheaper and much faster. They are disruptive and unsightly while underway. Murray's fear of a backlash if this tunnel fails is a symptom of the same fear. It's actyally funny that the fear of failure that drove them to make the poor choices they did may cause the failure. We are geologically a much better place for cut and cover tunnels than bored tunnels.

Jan 4, 2015 wl commented on Michael Maddux Is Running for Jean Godden's Council Seat.
Michael is pretty sharp on a lot of issues. It would be too bad if he got pigeonholed as a single issue candidate (Parks). Good number crunching nerd. He has my support.
Dec 9, 2014 wl commented on Supreme Court Basically Rules That Your Employer Doesn't Owe You Any Money for Treating You Like a Thief.
Funny how the security check time was reduced to 5 min. after the employer thought they might have to pay for it. Employers are rarely concerned for workers unless they have to pay.
Dec 9, 2014 wl commented on The Torture Report Confirms That the United States Is Even More Monstrous Than We Suspected.
#3 this is different from the holocaust mostly in terms of degree.
Dec 8, 2014 wl commented on Every Part of Paseo (Except for the Delicious Recipes) Was Sold at Auction.
The story highlighted an interesting feature of the corporate veil. The owner claims that the recipes were his personal property. The whole point of a corporate bankruptcy is that the debts belonged to the corporate entity and not the owners. This seems like some kind of conversion to me: sneaking the goods out of the store before the auction.
Dec 3, 2014 wl commented on Updates from Tonight's Protest About the Eric Garner Decision, Ferguson, and Police Brutality.
Republicans should be for Garner. He was a small businessman dodging taxes.
Dec 1, 2014 wl commented on Classy GOP Staffer Fired After Slamming Obama Girls for Their Lack of "Class".
Compared to Bushe's kids this aint shit. Get real.
Nov 28, 2014 wl commented on The Morning News: Black Friday Edition.
It avoids all that messy contradictory testimony at the grand jury inquest is all the witnesses are cops.