commented on The Fight Against Small Apartments
Seattle housing has been "unaffordable" pretty much the whole 23 years that I have lived here. When we started house shopping 17 years ago, it was already "too late". So we bought a house in a poor neighborhood and dealt with all of the ensuing noise, crime, lack of facilities, etc. Endurance and sweat equity enabled us to move to a nicer place and I have to say it would suck if the zoning were suddenly changed now. The Nimbys in this article sound ridiculously alarmist, but anybody who has gone through what we did of course does not want the rules changed, that's only natural..
commented on Americans Heart Surveillance Cameras
I support a tool to fight lawless acts. I actually tried to get these for my neighborhood when we were getting a break-in somewhere every few days while folks are off at work. We were at our wit's end. But given the misplaced priorities of the FBI, concentrating on Occupy and PETA instead of actual culprits, I have little trust that they would be used properly.
commented on Editor's Note
"running the idea up the flagpole to see if it would stick". I love this.