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Lew Siffer 1
I have always hated apples lack of SD micro, and up the pipe for a few measly gigs.And no, I don't want to use the cloud.
Posted by Lew Siffer on January 29, 2013 at 8:11 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 2
The NHL has few fans in a city that rarely freezes? That's not that surprising, especially if they mean "the Puget Sound region" when they say "Seattle." Which they must, if NASCAR is more popular. (I recall some failed effort to get NASCAR to come to Western Washington when I lived there, so either it's not that popular either, or they wanted some giveaway that local pols realized wasn't worth it - it's not MLB or NFL, after all.)

Regarding "Jesus," that just shows the power of unity. They could have been chanting "assfuck" and it would have scared off the robber just the same.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 29, 2013 at 8:20 AM · Report this
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JESUS JESUS JESUS!!!
Posted by Adrian Ryan on January 29, 2013 at 8:24 AM · Report this
seatackled 4
The French translation for "fuck yeah" shall henceforth be "très bien!"

When we watch English subtitled francophone films, let us now see "Fuck yeah!" appearing on screen with regularity.
Posted by seatackled on January 29, 2013 at 8:26 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 5
Re the Twilight Exit shooter- someone really should follow up on these recurring 'angry shooter' stories where a DV situation turns violent and a fireaem is used.
Was the shooter an NRA member?
How many guns did the shooter have?
Where did the shooter get them?
Any of them acquired illegally?
Any via the gun-show loophole?
Acquired recently? Or a long-time gun owner?
Law enforcement background?

The story notes that the nut with a gun was 'a very nice guy'. They almost always are, according to at least one source. The nutter concept that a 'good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun' would be shredded quickly, I think, if we had more data.

The 'good guy with a gun' is a mythical creature that does not exist.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on January 29, 2013 at 8:27 AM · Report this
Ziggity 6
@2: Pretty sure Anaheim ain't freezing.
Posted by Ziggity on January 29, 2013 at 8:28 AM · Report this
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Wait. Jesus is more powerful than a gun? Maybe the gun nuts just run around chanting, "Jesus!" Sure, it would be annoying, but not as deadly.
Posted by Mike in Olympia on January 29, 2013 at 8:29 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 8
Microsoft released it's newest version of Office that won't work on the vast majority of tablets and smartphones on the market today.

Talk about brilliant business planning.....NOT
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on January 29, 2013 at 8:38 AM · Report this
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I'm pretty sure that if I were trying to burgle a house, bursting in on a whole "jewelry party" in progress would scare me off MORE than enough by itself - no matter what they all started chanting.
Posted by Pope Buck I on January 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM · Report this
seatackled 10
Don't try to frighten us with your polar sports, Ms Seling. Your sad devotion to that ancient winter activity has not helped you conjure up a major league franchise, or given you enough clairvoyance to find a new skating rink.
Posted by seatackled on January 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 11
@ 6, pretty sure Anaheim doesn't have a real big hockey base. Their success comes from having a good team, because good teams will always sell tickets, no matter what sport you're talking about. Let's check back when they become mediocre, as happens to every team after a while.

Also, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it turned out that NASCAR was more popular there, too.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 29, 2013 at 8:56 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 12
Actually, I do need to correct myself @ 11 - the Phoenix Coyotes have been a pretty good team in recent years, and they're still doing poorly at their box office. But the NHL has really been trying to get pro hockey established there, and it's still possible that they'll succeed if the team's good fortunes continue. But it will never be as big as any of the other big teams sports.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM · Report this
rob! 13
The "good guy with a gun" from the Tacoma Mall shooting lives in a wheelchair these days.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on January 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM · Report this
seatackled 14
@12

What the hell?!! Xenophobic, Mexican-hating Arizona has a team called the Coyotes?
Posted by seatackled on January 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM · Report this
Ziggity 15
@11-12: you're right, though, that having freezing conditions probably makes for a stronger hockey culture, amateur players, etc. Even if LA or Tampa Bay can afford good arenas and teams.
Posted by Ziggity on January 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM · Report this
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@5: I'm sure all of that info will be published on Slog as soon as it's available.
Posted by doceb on January 29, 2013 at 9:29 AM · Report this
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Regarding the Arizona Republican tool who got arrested for voter fraud - I can't gloat. This is not a case of an asshole caught in her own trap. Instead, this is a case of a dupe who bought too much of the mythology and rhetoric that her abusers were pushing.

The Republican party leaders pretended that their concern was voter fraud when it was really voter suppression. Only a true believing idiot would buy that line. This true believing idiot did. She should be an object of pity, not scorn.
Posted by Charlie Mas on January 29, 2013 at 9:39 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 18
Here's the best coverage of France's move towards marriage equality:

http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed
Posted by passionate_jus on January 29, 2013 at 9:39 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 19
Here's live coverage of French parliament.

There's also a very scientific poll on the right hand side of the page. I think we are to vote "Oui", right?

http://www.lcp.fr/
Posted by passionate_jus on January 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 20
According to translation.baylon.com, the phrase in the above mentioned poll translates to:

Marriage for all: does the law represent a projection for the children's rights?

Oui!
Posted by passionate_jus on January 29, 2013 at 9:48 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 21
@5: If he was an NRA member, I'd be very surprised.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM · Report this
Knat 22
@10: Thank you, that made my morning.

@17: She should be used as an example of what happens when you imbibe too much Fox News with no other input to help normalize your worldview.
Posted by Knat on January 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 23
Also, here's a good editorial on Marriage Equality in Rhode Island, which just passed the House by a huge margin while the Senate is dragging it's heels.

Also, an unscientific poll in which (at this time) more people have voted against marriage equality than for it. Everyone should go and vote!

http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x19593…
Posted by passionate_jus on January 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM · Report this
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Vancouver BC rarely freezes, but its NHL hockey venue, Rogers Arena, has regularly sold-out Canucks games.

NHL is not awesome. Gary Bettman sucks. Try to follow a hockey league that doesn't have a commissioner with a record of lockouts and cancelled seasons.
Posted by Gary Bettman sucks on January 29, 2013 at 10:17 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 25
@5,
The vast majority of shootings are black males shooting other black males.

So what do you think are the likely answers to your questions?

Or did you only want to focus on domestic violence shootings? If so, why? Why not look at shootings overall?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM · Report this
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Skating after a puck looks like fun but the culture of violence in hockey is likely unnecessary and just plain disgusting. I can't stand watching crowds hooping it up. It makes my skin crawl.
Posted by anon1256 on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 27
I wonder how big a role projection plays in fans? Do the most ardent fans see themselves on the field?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM · Report this
JonnoN 28
"Your search - Roxanne Rubin site:foxnews.com - did not match any documents."

I'm SHOCKED I tell you, shocked!
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM · Report this
biffp 29
Agree with Matt that the survey seems off. I think basketball is a lot higher in Seattle, and maybe not so much in Tacoma.

I think people like games they played or watched as kids. Where there's a lot of kids playing hockey, it's more popular. Where there's been a team for years, it's more popular. With that said, our beer league is second in size in the country, there's two junior teams and the Sounders seem to have built an audience in their second life.
Posted by biffp on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 30
@29 well, bball is much higher in Seattle and Tacoma, but that's cause we legalized it.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM · Report this
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@25
"Why not look at shootings overall?"

Sure.
But only after the shootings have been converted to nice, sanitized statistics.
Individually, as long as the shootings are confined to someone else in someplace else they can be ignored.

But I do agree with #5 on most points BUT FOR EVERY SHOOTING INCIDENT (even wounding or just firing a gun inside the city).
Where did the shooter get them?
Any of them acquired illegally?
Any via the gun-show loophole?
Acquired recently? Or a long-time gun owner?
Law enforcement background?
AND
Magazine capacity.
Gun type (revolver, semi-automatic pistol, rifle, etc).

The point being to illustrate how the MAJORITY (over 50%) of shootings will not be impacted at all by the "reasonable" restrictions being suggested.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on January 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM · Report this
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Surveys are always off if you don't like the results.
Posted by ian on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 33
Surveys says iPad minis are selling like hotcakes.

And rumors that hedge funds are buying up distressed homes in Seattle area.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 34
@Phoebe: You are surprised any and every time one of those things we call "facts" intrudes on your ditzy little world.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on January 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 35
My father belonged to the NRA, back when it wasn't chock-full-o' nuts. I read the magazine, I know about the first inside page, it used to be called 'The Armed Citizen' and it detailed all the cases where someone with a gun stopped a crime. There'd be about twenty items each month.

So I'm curious to compare the two figures. How many actual crimes does an NRA member truly thwart, versus how many end up enraged and shooting a co-worker, loved one, or bystander.

The NRA already quashed Dr. Rivara's attempt to do a similar study, so we know they already believe there is something scary in the data.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on January 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM · Report this
Dougsf 36
The Seattle Times calling Twilight Exit a "popular Central District nightclub" makes them sound 100 years old.

@35 - I never knew about the NRA mag crime report thing. In retrospect, do you think they were legit reports, or did it read like more of a Penthouse Forum for gun lovers?
Posted by Dougsf on January 29, 2013 at 12:37 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 37
@35: Stereotypes does not imply causation. Please make a note of it.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 38
Phoebe, please tell whoever helps you type to stop now. I am interested in data. Data that one side wants to keep hidden.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on January 29, 2013 at 1:13 PM · Report this
biffp 39
@32,33, the results suggest an irregularity - like your naked bodies, it suggests that something is seriously fucked up.
Posted by biffp on January 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 40
@35,

I'd also like to know, among the numbers of gun owners who tried to stop a crime, how many successfully stopped the crime, how many tried to stop the crime but failed, and how many got shot with their own gun or the gun of the perpetrator. I'd also like to see data on how many gun owners illegally use lethal force to stop a criminal, such as a gun owner using a gun to stop shoplifting or another type of crime that never calls for lethal force.
Posted by keshmeshi on January 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 41
@35,
The "Armed Citizen" section of the NRA's magazine (my dad was a member and I read it as a kid) reads mostly like news snippets, although occasionally there are penthouse-forum-esque letters too.

http://www.nrapublications.org/index.php…
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 29, 2013 at 4:08 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 42
oops, I meant @36, not 35
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM · Report this
seatackled 43
@22

Thank you for getting it.
Posted by seatackled on January 29, 2013 at 7:35 PM · Report this

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