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Aug 17, 2012 johnmatthews commented on No Place Like Home.
As a former Seattle-ite and now Angeleno of 8 years, I'd have to agree with @13.

Pockets of Los Angeles are extremely walkable and have quite a bit of pedestrian traffic (downtown Santa Monica, Brentwood, Larchmont, Sherman Oaks, etc). The only places in Seattle I thought compared in terms of pedestrians were Pioneer Square (though a different kind of pedestrians) and maybe Belltown on a Saturday night.

What gets me the most though whenever I return to Seattle is... where are the sidewalks (in residential neighborhoods)? Am I the only one taken aback by this?
Nov 4, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Chase CEO Dimon on Occupy: "I think most people would agree with me...".
@ 1,

Oh nothing. Just due process, habeas corpus, and all those rights we learned the people on coins fought for.

Though I do like your idea of a justice system though. Very Lord of the Flies-inspired. How cultured!
Nov 4, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Chase CEO Dimon on Occupy: "I think most people would agree with me...".
@ 14,

Uh, if a group of people started surrounded by car and started banging on it, I'm pretty sure hitting the gas and getting out of the situation is a natural gut reaction. Call me crazy, but I don't think we really encounter that situation enough in life to be able to remind ourselves "hey, don't worry, it's just like that last time an angry mob attacked you. Stay calm, phone the authorities, and forget the $10k+ in body shop fees you'll soon owe."

I also like how you completely glossed over the fact that a driver was attacked out of nowhere. Oh ok, because he panics from being *attacked,* he's the antagonist here.

That makes perfect sense!
Nov 4, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Chase CEO Dimon on Occupy: "I think most people would agree with me...".
Oh gee, I don't know... considering how the Slog post a few stories below this one is about how OWS protestors decided to pound on a guy's car for having the gall to drive a (gasp) MERCEDES, I think it's pretty fair to say we're throwing blame around indiscriminately.

For all we know he was a pediatrician (Seattle doesn't exactly have a large banking sector). But hey, he was driving a Mercedes so he assuredly was a robber baron.
Nov 4, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Seattle Cops Think Rubber Bullets and Pepper Spray Are a Big Joke.
I'm new to reading the Stranger, but this Goldy already strikes me as an angry man with a chip on his shoulder toward authority.

Goldy, we get it. In you're mind, you're a rebel fighting the good fight. In reality, you're just as slanted and myopic as a Fox News contributor.

So that you don't give the rest of us more reasoned, analytical liberals a bad name, would you mind toning down the anger a little? I mean holy sh*t.
Nov 4, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Driver in Mercedes Mows Down Occupy Oakland Protesters.
Let's all stop and ponder for a second whether 1) this would have even happened, and 2) if the Stranger would have reported it if, rather than a Mercedes, it had been a Kia.
Nov 3, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Police Spray and Arrest Protesters at Chase Bank on Broadway (Updated).
@95:

Really? How is what they're doing any different from when a child screams aloud when they don't get their way? I saw a child throw a Tantrum at Trader Joe's the other day, refusing to leave the candy aisle until his parents bought him a chocolate bar. In a sense, he was occupying aisle 2 until he got his way.

We, as adults, have crafted a system of governance where we have the means to effectuate change. Occupying because we're not getting our way is not one of the delineated options. Furthermore, occupying and refusing to budge until the powers that be spontaneously decide to change things sounds an awful lot like "waiting for an adult to come along and fix things for you."

You are the one who has it backwards.
Nov 3, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Police Spray and Arrest Protesters at Chase Bank on Broadway (Updated).
LOL at Stranger devotees protesting one of the few good bank CEOs out there. Way to do your research, ladies & gents. Such is why the more reasonable among us like to, oh I don't know, ANALYZE who/what the heck we're protesting before grabbing our pitchforks and joining the angry mob.

I always thought it was the right who oversimplified complex issues into myopic black & white characterizations, though every day I'm learning more and more that I was wrong. Further, I always thought it was only the right that could slant news reporting so significantly that "news" almost became a misnomer.

Perhaps I was the one seeing things in black & white.
Nov 1, 2011 johnmatthews commented on Occupy Jamie Dimon This Wednesday.
@48,

We care not for your relevant facts and insight. Dimon wears a tie to work and is rich. Get him!!
 
 

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