commented on Another Foreclosure, Another Kshama Sawant-Assisted Bank Protest
Much as I dislike Bank of America, I would have to see the refinancing history of this property before I could get behind the SAFE campaign. If, like so many others, Mair used her home as a piggy bank to finance her career as a "human rights journalist," then she's pretty much on her own, as far as I'm concerned.
commented on Car Parking Removed for Bicycle Parking
"Surely this is the worst thing that's ever happened—worse than the time the city spent some money on a "special" sweeper to maintain its cycle track." Actually, it reminds me more of the time the city spent $1m on a self-cleaning outhouse. What wrong with using a lamppost? (To chain your bike to, I mean, not for pissing.)
commented on Print the Truth
I stopped reading with "pretty much everyone but Julian Assange agrees that Julian Assange is an egomaniac."
commented on Why Do Trees Change Color So Inconsistently?
Same species, different varieties. Do you live on my block? We have the same thing — all Norway maples, but lots of subtle differences between the trees, including, height, shape, density, color, time of leafing out, fall color, etc.
commented on Should the U.S. Take Military Action In Syria?
C'mon, people! Doesn't anyone question the source of this info ("a senior Obama administration official said")? Moreover, "very little doubt"???? Remember Colin Powell? Condi Rice?
Here's what the Russian foreign minister had to say:
"They cannot produce evidence, but keep on saying that the 'red line' has been crossed and they cannot wait any longer...
The use of force without the approval of the United Nations Security Council is a very grave violation of international law...
If anybody thinks that bombing and destroying the Syrian military infrastructure, and leaving the battlefield for the opponents of the regime to win, would end everything - that is an illusion."