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Apr 6 raggeddog commented on We Saw You Walking Your Sheep, Walking Your Dog While Dressed as a Dog, and Riding a Skateboard While a Dog Walked You.
Cataloging what everyone else is doing wrong while simultaneously maintaining an air of such unassailable superiority must be exhausting work.
Mar 23 raggeddog commented on Sea Levels To Rise Five To Ten Times Faster Than Previously Thought.
I don't know what to do about rising sea levels, but does anyone know how to make people stop using "exponentially" improperly? It's the new "literally".
Mar 10 raggeddog commented on We're Seriously Doing Another Liveslog of a Democratic Debate.
Matt and @9 - outrageously high deductibles or outrageously high premiums? Take your pick. I have a no deductible policy through my employer, but I pay over $600 per month in premiums and my employer kicks in another $1700 per month. And I still pay $30 for every doctor visit, $50 for any specialist office visit, and I recently paid a $250 ambulatory surgery center copay to have an ear tube that had already fallen out removed from my ear canal with a pair of tweezers. And it has nothing to do with the ACA - I was paying these rates before the ACA was ever passed.

Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% onboard with single payer healthcare, but what you're seeing as outrageous costs are really what those of us lucky enough to have coverage through an employer have been paying all along. The difference now is that you're at least able to get into that system, which you couldn't before without paying substantially more than you are now. Could it be better? Sure, and it should be, but it's still an improvement over what we had before.
Feb 26 raggeddog commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Coming To Tears.
So we're all taking her word for it that her husband is a "not nice guy" and her married boyfriend is a "selfish prick", and just ignoring the one common denominator in both of those relationships?
Feb 25 raggeddog commented on Morning News: Seattle Begins Enforcing Dog Laws Next Week, Seattle Has Better Air Than Portland, Seattle's Biospheres.
Um, no one is predicting oil will be worthless by 2019. The linked article is using $0 oil to point out how absurd some current inflation projections are (i.e. oil would have to drop to $0 by 2019 in order for those projections to be accurate).

Great reading comprehension Charles.
Feb 23 raggeddog commented on Zika Isn't Just Spread By Mosquitos.
Um...not that it couldn't be spread in Washington, but that it is *unlikely* to be spread *widely*. So yeah, gonna say the doc was correct on this one.
Feb 19 raggeddog commented on The Morning News: BMW Tests Car2Go Rival in Seattle, "To Kill a Mockingbird" Author Dead at 89.
Editing suggestion: Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon liquid, typically used as a solvent, not a plastic.
Oct 14, 2015 raggeddog commented on Here Are the Fun Parts of Last Night's Debate.
@6,9: You don't really understand how Amber Alerts are intended to work do you?

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Oct 13, 2015 raggeddog commented on Seattle City Council Votes to Acknowledge "Historical Traumas" of American Indian Boarding School Policy.
@6 I love the image of Chief Sealth as a "great worrier", and that that somehow led to him gaining power. Thanks for the chuckle.
Aug 13, 2015 raggeddog commented on We Have Reached Peak IOKIYAR: Baby Organ Harvesting—It's OK When Ben Carson Does It.
@8 Except for the tissue in live fetuses.