commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?
Last election, my wife's signature was questioned, she was too busy to follow up, so her vote didn't count. This time, I voted for a couple things I cared about, but overall, I've come to believe that voting is bullshit.
How many times have we voted for a monorail? And where is it? Everyone wants municipal broadband, but who's championing it? We're told people don't speak out enough, but the complaints against Comcast arecalready a deafening roar.
So next time, unless there are one or two things I really care about on the ballet, I won't bother.
commented on Gold Star Comment of the Day
I deleted my FB account in April. Was anxious about it, worrying about everyone thinking I unfriended them. Most people didn't even notice, and I don't miss Facebook one bit.
If FB makes you feel crappy, just delete it.
commented on Not Registered to Vote? You Can Do It in Person Through Monday
I don't get why so many otherwise intelligent and skeptical people accept the fluoridation of water as reasonable. I had a friend who worked for the Washington Toxics Coalition. She researched this and found some reasons to be critical of it. As I recall, the 2 best arguments against were:
1) The fluoride they dump in the water is a waste product of the phosphate industry. It is not medical grade fluoride. It is not even the same compound. (I tried googling the details, but couldn't swim through all the propaganda for both sides.)
2) Drinking fluoride does not have the same benefit of applying it topically.
commented on How Washington State Screwed Up Its Legal Pot System
Conspicuously absent from this discussion- Winterlife Coop, which is running a thriving and successful weed delivery business, untouched by law enforcement, yet facing no visible competition?! I would love to know who they're paying off.