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Dec 21, 2015 IslandGuy commented on The Future of Fitness....
We are Kubex. You will be assimilated. Your biological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.
Dec 3, 2015 IslandGuy commented on State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw Will Challenge U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott in 2016.
McDermott needs to make a case that goes beyond his progressive voting record. What kind of leadership has he offered? He seems to be phoning it in. Walkinshaw has smarts, energy and great values. I'm ready for a change.
Oct 26, 2015 IslandGuy commented on Why Does Equal Rights Washington Want Seattle's LGBT Community to Vote for Pamela Banks?.
The most recent 990 tax filing available online at Guidestar listed their board of directors as of 12/31/2013 as: Rod Hearne, Monisha Harrell, Josh Castle, Jeff Albertson, Herb Krohn, Marsha Botzer, and Ty Stober. They may or may not still be on the board, but these people might know what's going on. (FYI, EWR only raised $61K in 2013, and had only $25K in the bank at year end. Unless they had a great year in 2014, it doesn't look like there's much left there.)
Oct 19, 2015 IslandGuy commented on It's Election Day in Canada.
Good luck with your next border crossing, Dan.
Oct 13, 2015 IslandGuy commented on Bike Activists! I Have Seen the Future! You're Going To Hate It!.
@18 Seattle is adding 18,000 new residents per year. The days of fast commutes for people driving alone in a car during daylight hours are over, forever. If you want to reliably get from Point A to Point B, support rapid mass transit.
Oct 13, 2015 IslandGuy commented on Bike Activists! I Have Seen the Future! You're Going To Hate It!.
I became a bike rider in March after my car commute between Capitol Hill and Ballard became wildly unpredictable--could be 25 minutes, could be 90 minutes.

I've been biking in Berlin and Copenhagen, and I have no problem with the pace, flowing with the pack, dedicated lanes, no need for a helmet. It's calm and it's safe and it gets you where you want to go. I'd be happy with that here, even if it added more time to my commute. Way less stressful than dealing with a small but nasty subset of people who drive cars who can't stand sharing the road with a person on a bicycle...territorial and aggressive and mean, driving closer to the curb to keep me from moving past on a congested road, yelling, revving their engines and roaring past with only inches to spare. All I want to do is get to work. I'm not trying to win a race or prove a point.
Sep 17, 2015 IslandGuy commented on An Old Driver Hit a Pedestrian at a Belltown Crosswalk.
@3...adding to what you said, Klinkenberg's plane crash example doesn't even make sense looking at fatalities in the U.S. Nearly 35,000 killed each year? That's one plane crash of 100 passengers every single day of the year.
Aug 27, 2015 IslandGuy commented on The Morning News: Seattle Children's Warns of Potential Infection Risk, Taxpayers Paid for Mayor's Security in Israel.
Your picture of a fish farm is absolutely NOT what fish farming looks like. Net cages are in open waters. Go here to see a better picture, and learn more about why farm raised salmon sucks:…
Aug 24, 2015 IslandGuy commented on Incoming Duke Freshmen Refuse to Read Alison Bechdel's Fun Home Because Lesbians Are Gross.
The more airtime these silly sky-daddy-warriors get, the more likely some wealthy religious douchebag is to write a big check to a hate group. Don't fan the flames. Let them quietly fail their classes and let's move on.
Aug 6, 2015 IslandGuy commented on Confederate Battle Flag T-Shirts for Sale in Winthrop, WA, Because "Heritage".
@2 That store proudly displays at its front door merchandise that honors a slave-owning, Jim Crow, racist heritage. A black man comes in with a video camera and comments on it...he doesn't tear the shirts off the rack, he doesn't throw punches, he simply makes a statement. Someone crossed a line, and it wasn't the guy with the camera.