East Coast Douglas
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Sep 11 East Coast Douglas commented on Survivor of Homeschooling Moved By Joel's Story.

Thank you for adding your perspective, what you describe is what homeschooling should be. But it's also fertile ground for keeping abuse hidden. So, how do you feel about outside standards and active oversight for homeschoolers?
Jan 21 East Coast Douglas commented on House Republicans to American Women: Do the "Rape Victim" Thing Right or Give Birth to Your Rapist's Baby.
Yeah, but if we elect Democrats, they'll just take away our guns so we can't protect the job creators from IRS overreach, thus ending FREEDOM for all time.
Aug 21, 2014 East Coast Douglas commented on People Who Live Near Fixed-Rail Transit Are Happier.
Hasn't suburban opposition to transit always been about not giving "those people" easy access to privileged suburban communities?

Google "MARTA Slang"
May 30, 2014 East Coast Douglas commented on Headline of the Day.
Wow. They could have at least gone with "Teenage Girls" for more of a "man bites dog" kind of thing.
May 9, 2014 East Coast Douglas commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
So if a cyclist rolls through a stop sign and a motorist rolls through that cyclist, who would be responsible for the accident? How do you determine responsibility?

As a pedestrian in New York who doesn't own a car and occasionally cycles, I am continuously annoyed by cyclist who seem to believe their desire for momentum puts them above the rules of the road. I realize it's not all cyclist and probably not a majority, but it is a constant presences on the streets, and the biggest offense is rolling through stop signs and stop lights.

I'm not sure I believe the right solution is adapting the law to accept that cyclist are just going to be reckless - again, not all, but way to many - so it's up to the rest of us to accommodate them.

I get that actually stopping at every light breaks momentum and having to restart every block drains both efficiency and joy from cycling. I just don't care. The same is true for driving. We could save energy and reduce green house gasses by letting cars roll though stoplight and stop signs at a steady even pace. Let the cyclist and pedestrians get the hell out of their way. That doesn't make it a good idea.

Explain to me why prioritizing the efficiency, convenience and joy of cycles over the rest of us is good public policy?
Apr 10, 2014 East Coast Douglas commented on Colbert to Succeed Letterman.
@28. What makes you think they won't move him to LA? Cheeper, easier access to big name guest and Colbert has no conceptual ties to NY.
Feb 27, 2014 East Coast Douglas commented on Imploring Bi People to Come Out is Biphobic.
@1 I don't understand, it it the message that you're pissed off about, or the messenger?
Jan 31, 2014 East Coast Douglas commented on Reading Through the "Savage Love" Mail.
Do guys under 50 still say "my old lady"? I'm seriously asking, it's a phrase I can only recall hearing from baby boomers and up.
Dec 7, 2013 East Coast Douglas commented on The Homeschool Apostates.

Thank you for very succinctly restating your support for home schooling as an institution and speculating about the motives of those who's opinions differ from yours.

But if we could get back to the question I actually asked, are you yourself a product of home schooling? If you'd rather not answer that question--and not answering is entirely your prerogative--I'm equally curious as to why not.

If you choose to answer, I'd be very grateful if you would stay on point.
Dec 7, 2013 East Coast Douglas commented on The Homeschool Apostates.

I'm curious, are you yourself the product of homeschooling? You're clearly deeply invested in the subject and just by your writing you're clearly the product of a decent education. Your answer, of course, has no bearing on the validity of your opinions. I'm just trying to understand the context of your vehemence here.