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Feb 6, 2013 blackjenner commented on Should Taxpayers Pay Politicians to Run for Office?.
Public financing of elections is the only way to go. It's simple. If you qualify for running (whatever the criteria are), you get your share of the pot for that race. You can't use any other money, gifts, etc. That is your bucket. Your opponent has the same rules.

This gets private money (which is not speech) out of the equation and reduces the corrupting influence of same on our elections.
Feb 6, 2013 blackjenner commented on Paying More for a Drip.
Cherry Street Coffee just lost a lot of my business. If a friend insists on going there, I'll go. But I'll never go there of my own volition.

"Reached by phone, Ghambari insisted that he isn't a royal dickhead for life. He was concerned that paying for sick leave may encourage employees to fake illness to collect benefits. "We never had sick leave before," he explained, adding that offering the benefit to his staff of more than 45 employees will cost him up to $30,000 a year. "My employees know, hey, you're gonna get 40 hours time off for sick leave. Even if you are not sick, you'll get that paid to you anyway," Ghambari said. "I don't want my employees calling in sick when they're not sick to get a day off."

Guess what, Ghambari, that attitude demonstrates that you are exactly what you say you are not.

Every business has costs. You manage and factor those costs into your business. Your employees are not a liability. We, your customers, do not want them coming in sick because you won't pay them if they are actually sick. If you have an employee who is screwing off, deal with it like any other business owner or manager. If you have a problem hiring quality employees, maybe you shouldn't be in this business.
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Jan 21, 2013 blackjenner commented on Mark Driscoll on President Obama's Inauguration.
I love it how some "christians" use "praying" as a means of derision.

I'm praying his God that Mark Driscoll learns how not to be an asshole.

Like my other prayers, I doubt the imaginary man in the sky will answer.
Jan 21, 2013 blackjenner commented on Mark Driscoll on President Obama's Inauguration.
I love it how some "christians" use "praying" as a means of derision.

I'm praying his God that Mark Driscoll learns how to be an asshole.

Like my other prayers, I doubt the imaginary man in the sky will answer.
Aug 4, 2012 blackjenner commented on I, Anonymous.
My daughter worked for one of these companies, signing people up for the ACLU. I watched her work one day. She was friendly and open, saying hi but not being pushy.

But the company she worked for was a slimeball. They pay the kids dirt until they "meet quota" then, when they "meet quota", since they have to pay them a decent wage, they replace them with someone else who has to then, "meet quota".

It's a racket.

I always politely say, "no thank you, I contribute directly," and keep moving.

They usually get it.

One didn't. He said, rather loudly for everyone to hear, "so you don't want to support [whatever the cause was, I forget]??!"

I turned on my heel and headed right back to him. I think he thought it was going to have to have his clipboard surgically removed from his ass.

I thought the girl standing next to him was going to wet herself.

Nose to nose with him I calmly said, "don't you ever yell at me or make any assumptions about me. You don't know me. You owe me an apology."

"I'm...I'm ... ssssorry," he stuttered.

"Louder. Just as loud as you yelled at me."

There was a crowd by now.

"I apologize. I'm sorry for yelling at you."

"I accept. Thanks for having such nice manners."

And just as fast I turned and left.

Free speech is all well and fine. It doesn't excuse you from being a dick and doesn't absolve you from the consequences of your words.

And, to the original "I, Anonymous."

I'd love to meet you.
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May 8, 2012 blackjenner commented on The Old Parking Fight Is Over! (Let the New Parking Fight Begin...).
Corporations and developers don't need increases in their freedoms.
May 8, 2012 blackjenner commented on Is posterGIANT Bad for the Arts? Get Your Opinion Heard.
They will continue this practice until it hurts them. Until then, talking will not work.
Mar 9, 2012 blackjenner commented on Text From South Lake Union.
Your comments are creepy enough. Your inner turmoil is merely mental masturbation. Glance, appreciate the beautiful bodies (those that you find so) and be secure in the knowledge that you are on the safe side of that glass. When you passed they were almost done with one of the hardest workouts you will have ever experienced.
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