commented on It's Official: Smoking Is About to Be Banned in Seattle Parks
This is hardly new territory. Most west coast cities have such bans, including Portland, Tacoma, and Bellingham. I've had to take cigarette butts from my 2yo's hands while watching her at the cal Anderson play equipment. Will it work? I don't know, but at least now I can tell someone to please put it out, and actually have cause.
commented on The Viaduct Is Still Sinking—A Full-On Stranger Panic Attack
Re: all the comments about the waterfront Seattle project that are seemingly trying to tell us what there will be (a trolley? A highway? No transit?): you know this information is really easily obtained, right? Because you're wrong. During rush hour, metro will run fifty buses an hour on Alaskan way. It's going to be a transit corridor. And the trolley is gone, forever. Look at the designs, they are publicly available (and you can attend public comment meetings if you don't like it: this comment thread is not where you get your needs met).
Dec 16, 2014
commented on State Says Crews Can Start Digging for Bertha Again
@3, the distinction that the sinking is not caused by the digging is important to note for the sake of clarity here. The sinking is certainly caused by the overall project, but since digging was stopped they really had to clarify that it wasn't the direct cause.
Dec 15, 2014
commented on What We Learned at Today’s Update on the Sinking Around the Downtown Tunnel Project
All of those buildings have survived big earthquakes with major settling, they're going to survive this megaproject. Yes, it was a bad idea. But it's not Boston. It's going to be ok, guys.
There are engineers that "make the call" if the viaduct isn't safe enough to keep open. Who cares that they aren't named. If I were an engineer, I sure wouldn't want to be interviewed by such obviously religious angst against my work.
Nov 1, 2014
commented on Is Vaping Really Safer Than Smoking?
"vaporizers that utilize oils deliver higher doses of THC than vaporizers that utilize dry plant."
You forgot to take into account that vaporizers that use oils burn an almost invisible amount of oil, while vapes that burn plant material use a bug hunk. One puff on either should be, give or take, about the same dose.