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Jul 6, 2015 blowdart commented on Greece Votes No to Austerity, Loses its Brilliant Finance Minister, and Faces an Uncertain Future.
@6 - the UK paid back it's WWII debt to the US, with the last payment being made in 2006. Side note - Keynes arranged the loan.… has the details.

The UK also finally paid back it's WWI debt in 2015 -…

I don't know of anything before that.
(And holding up the British war debt is lazy journalism, as they're not really hounding Greece)
Jan 13, 2015 blowdart commented on What We Learned at Yesterday's City vs. State Fight over Bertha's Rescue Pit.
"I used to be an engineer," Sawant said.

No. You used to be a software engineer. Entirely different, and it's an industry that steals terms like architect too, neither of which you can use in most european countries because they're reserved for people with specific training.
Nov 12, 2014 blowdart commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?.
Because I'm a filthy foreigner.

Still, I read the voter pamphlets with interest because it's kind of funny (in a depressing "What the fuck are you people doing with my tax money" way) to see the lies trying to justify each sides arguments and the puff biographies on candidates.
Oct 7, 2014 blowdart commented on As Ridership on Light Rail Grows, Citizens of This City Need to Improve Their Social Intelligence.
Oh please. London has this too, and it's public transport is light years ahead of Seattle's. has some examples.

But frankly the silliness that is… more than makes up for it.
Sep 3, 2014 blowdart commented on Our Long National Nightmare Is Over.
As a Brit living in Seattle (and stealing your jobs and your women) I feel I should apologise for Piers Morgan.

However you did send Madonna first. So you deserve it.
Aug 15, 2014 blowdart commented on The Morning News: Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Identified, and America's Largest Pot Festival Starts Today.
Ah the joy of hempfest, 3 days of watching people jay walk in Queen Anne, presumably because that's the nearest Taco Bell.
Jul 24, 2014 blowdart commented on The New Body of Microsoft: Nadella Is Lean, Ballmer Is Not.
"His speech is measured and Spartan. His disciplined form matches his disciplined attitude."

Yea no. If you look at the layoff email it's waffles around synergy and lots of corporate non-speak. It's not measured or spartan in any way at all.
Jul 3, 2014 blowdart commented on "A Burger Has Never Made Me Cry Before".
Has morrissey spoken out against it? Anything that annoys morrissey is good by me.
Jul 2, 2014 blowdart commented on SL Letter of the Day: If Not Unicorns Then What?.
Yea, another vote for lavender crème brûlée. However the best I ever had was basil crème brûlée.
May 29, 2014 blowdart commented on #YesAllWomen Rally at Westlake This Friday.
A scream around Westlake? People will just assume it's coming from 3rd and Pine.