Sep 16 garumph commented on Kid Brings Clock to School and Gets Arrested Because His Teacher Thought It Could Be a Bomb.
Being concerned? OK.

Arresting him in handcuffs because you are too fucking stupid to recognize what is a bomb and what isn't? Not OK.

Over 6 police officers and none of them had a clue? Stay the hell out of Texas, we should let them leave the union, the collective IQ will skyrocket.

Jul 17 garumph commented on Underage Marijuana Sales on Par With Underage Liquor Sales.
I don't see how that is possible. Every pot shop we have been in has had strict ID checks at the door (and we have been in several). You couldn't even get in to browse without valid ID. Are some more lax?
Jan 27 garumph commented on Elysian Brewing CEO on Anheuser-Busch Sale: "They Want Us to Create More Cool Shit.".
as of last year there were over 2700 breweries in the US and over 200 of those were in Washington State. This is the way for InBev to start squeezing out the independent brewers. The privatization of the alcohol distribution industry has already hurt the small brewer. InBev can force anyone who carries bud (and face it, lots of folks want it) will need to carry their "specialty" brands. It take up tap space and it takes up shelf space. We will see a contraction of choice. We have been spoiled by the choice of good beer in just about every establishment around the Seattle, Portland area. Even the dive bars have at least a couple good taps. When I travel I realize just how good we have it. When you allow a major brewer/bottler/distributer to corner that much of the market that they have shown historically that they want to strangle competition, it doesn't end well.
Dec 1, 2014 garumph commented on Sounders Beat Galaxy, Also Lose to Galaxy, Also Still Part of Galaxy.
what a huge bummer last night. After being in the finals for 20 minutes we lost it. And after freezing our butts off too.

It was a great season and we have a core that could continue into next year too. It will be sad to not have Yedlin but I think we can adjust. Lamar is showing signs of greatness between his bouts of awfulness. If we can pick up anther midfielder who can feed Dempsey and Oba we should be good to go.

And to those that find soccer boring, you obviously don't understand the game so just go away and stop showing us your ignorance.
Aug 29, 2014 garumph commented on Cyclist Killed on 2nd Avenue.
riding on the sidewalk is not illegal, but just about as dangerous, crossing traffic is still crossing the sidewalk. plus it will take you over 30 minutes to ride through town at a walking pace. I can do Stewart to the stadiums in under 5 minutes on the road.
Jun 9, 2014 garumph commented on The Walmart Man Who Would Be Alive Today If Didn't Have a Concealed Weapon.
I don't see a problem here. 3 gun nuts dead with no other injuries.
May 30, 2014 garumph commented on Medicare Lifts Ban On Sex Reassignment Surgery.
as a father of a recently outed trans daughter this gives me so much hope.
May 12, 2014 garumph commented on In Seattle, 1.3 Single Dudes for Every Single Lady.
and to make matters worse. the more on the technical side you are at Amazon, the fewer females there are.
May 5, 2014 garumph commented on What the Seattle Times Gets Wrong About Seattle's Gender Pay Gap.
as someone who is working in the tech field @6 has it spot on. Pay is good here and it is probably 90% male. I am a hiring manager and I have only seen one female apply for my open position and probably 50 males. Sadly she didn't have the basic qualifications to even bring in for an interview.

Getting women into the tech field is the way to equalize salaries.
Feb 21, 2014 garumph commented on Hey Slog, How Much Do You Think Microsoft Spends on Its Payroll Each Year?.
also tack on benefits. From my knowledge of the market (but not at Microsoft) I would bet the average comp is around $300k. Most making below that, but enough way above pulling up the average.