Jeremy Janson
Finn Hill, Kirkland/Kenmore, WA
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A traditionalist conservative and Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer with a guilty pleasure for the Stranger… more »

Sep 25, 2015 Jeremy Janson commented on Here’s How the City Could Stop Those Special Move-In Deals for Tech Workers.
See this just sounds like a bad strategy. One way or another, rents are going to continue going up in the status quo, they were before these special deals and they will after, and the only real way to fix this problem is to get rid of the Growth Management Act and change fiscal and regulatory priorities.

We also need to fire the entire Department of Transportation, get the ideologues and real estate whores out of OIympia, not to mention the idiots who substitute silly asinine stereotypes for reason, fact and numbers, and start designing mass transit AND highway solutions that actually make sense and serve the interests of most people instead of just a few wealthy developers and older homeowners.
Mar 21, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on McGinn Sticks It in Burgess's Hole.
Not that Burgess's plan is much better. Frankly, it's about time that Seattlites just realized that their planners are worthless idiots, gave up, and saved a whole lot of tax money (or public service money, or parks money, or education money...) spent hunting unicorns.
Mar 21, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on McGinn Sticks It in Burgess's Hole.
And this entire time no one has yet to give a good answer for why a light rail is more effective then a bus. The last time trains were as slow as the Seattle Light Rail was 1835. The purpose of a train is to go fast - 35 MPH isn't fast. Even the Dallas light rail manages 50. And why do you have buses and light rail sharing a tunnel? Doesn't it make more sense to have the bus line end at the rail line? Unless, of course, your train is no better than a bus and considerably more expensive.
Mar 21, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on Last Days.
@2: Actually there was a time in this country when people raised their children to be responsible from the age of 9. In any case, sadly, there won't be a Darwin effect, because when everyone has a gun, no one can misbehave with guns and everyone knows this. You don't get to be a mass-killer in a place like that, you get to be swatted like a fly likely before you've killed a single person (unless you get a REALLY lucky shot) and forgotten.
Mar 18, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on Bigotry in Bloom.
"I don't think we should selectively enforce nondiscrimination laws. If the couple who wanted to purchase wedding flowers was turned away based on race or religion, we wouldn't even be having a debate about whether to prosecute"

I agree they should not be selectively enforced. They should not be enforced at all unless employment or a government authority is involved. It is simply too easy to have parallel retail. It is not like employment where you only need one and the total number of jobs is small relative to the size of the economy. Likewise, if a government authority is involved, it no longer is accountable to the free market at all.
Mar 18, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on Bigotry in Bloom.
I don't agree with this law, because unlike with job discrimination, for customer-level business there is no real concern about parallel economies developing (where whites get hired for $10/hour and blacks for $2/hour) and therefore no real state interest. Unlike with employment, there is no real upward limit on the amount of retail that can exist to cater to customers one group refuses to serve. It would be really nice if the Washington State Government realized that it does not have an absolute and total authority over all aspects of our lives.

This said, although I am against gay marriage I would still sell to the couple if I was the florist. I would realize that it is my place to provide flowers for a fee, and that if I decide to make much ado about such a tiny part of somebodies life I will simply be replaced. It is simply an act of juvenile impropriety, neither a legitimate concern for a court nor a legitimate action for a business owner, simple pettiness on all sides. I hope the judge throws a couple nice big bricks at the heads of the gay couple for wasting his time, and then moves on to something important.
Feb 8, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on Paying More for a Drip.
#19, indeed, and the question is, how does one use their tools?
Feb 8, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on The Twilight of Yesler Terrace.
#24, if you don't want to see discussion, don't look it, and especially don't whine.
Feb 7, 2013 Jeremy Janson commented on We're Number One at Taxing the Poor.
#2, read my post more carefully next time. I agree with you pretty much fully. I however would complain less about the Income Taxes they didn't enact and more about the GMA and wasteful Mass Transit bullcrap they did.
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