Aug 24, 2015 Gitai commented on Is Legalization Really Responsible for More Car Crashes?.
One key number is missing here. That's total miles driven in Washington State. If miles driven doubled but crashes remained the same, that would obviously mean that the roads were getting safer. Fortunately, WSDOT provides that number. In 2013, we get 0.00001378 fatalities per mile driven. In 2014, we get 0.00001436.That's a 4.2% bump. It's not statistically significant (73% confidence). Basically, total fatalities are flat. We look at those that are marijuana positive, and we see a 52.1% bump, which is not as dramatic as doubling, but is damn well statistically significant (99% confidence). Alcohol involved goes down 14%. Not statistically significant change (88% confidence). So yeah, there was a real, measurable, significant difference in pot deaths in 2014. Causation is another question, but there's definitely a real increase.
May 7, 2013 Gitai commented on Delaware Beats Minnesota—Eleventh State to Legalize Gay Marriage.
I can practically taste Brian Brown's tears.
Oct 17, 2012 Gitai commented on How to Talk About Marriage Equality.
A great illustration of the separate and unequal status resides in my wallet right now. In order to ensure my domestic partnership rights are recognized, I have to carry around a card that a hospital could demand to see. No one demands to see a marriage certificate for straight spouses. Marriage means something.
Nov 22, 2011 Gitai commented on Brain Teaser for Homophobes.
Speaking of Nigeria and shitholes:
Jun 4, 2011 Gitai commented on My Coming Out Was Just Like This.
As a fashion backward faggot in desperate need of a haircut, I'm going to love explaining that I'm gay, not TV gay.
May 31, 2011 Gitai commented on Big Nerd News and Big Publishing News from DC Comics Today.
This is bound to fail. Marvel tried it like a decade ago and they had to retcon that all their reboots took place in a collapsing pocket universe or some such bullshit. It failed miserably.

You know what succeeded? Keeping the old universe and then rebooting all their titles in a separate universe.

You know what will work even better? Getting rid of all the event based crossover storylines and just writing quality stories with characters we give a fuck about.
Mar 20, 2011 Gitai commented on AT&T Buys T-Mobile.
Fuck! I was on AT&T when Cingular bought them and turned them to shit (they then took the AT&T name back). They fucked me on a replacement phone that was covered by insurance, and so I switched to T-Mobile. I currently have unlimited text and data. AT&T doesn't allow unlimited data. They're more expensive for worse products and service. I've never heard anyone say anything good about Sprint. I'm basically fucked, and there's no way regulators will stop this. The East Coast has about a billion tiny, insignificant "competitors" (Cricket isn't exactly rocking the market) that can always be used as the fig leaf for approving this monstrosity.
Oct 28, 2010 Gitai commented on WTF, SPD?.
No surprise at all. When a friend got jumped and I came to his defense, there were some injuries and property damage and the cops looked bored and irritated. The attackers ran and were maybe a block away, but no effort was made to catch them. The cops seemed like they just couldn't care less.
Oct 28, 2010 Gitai commented on WTF, SPD?.
No surprise at all. My friend got jumped a few years back, I came to his defense, and a plate glass window got good and smashed. The cops were there super fast, and I was impressed until they showed zero concern for anyone involved. The attackers ran, but were maybe a block away. The cops seemed bored and irritated that the fight had caused property damage and injuries and that they were therefore going to have to deal with some paperwork. After that night, I heard nothing from them.
Apr 16, 2010 Gitai commented on It's Like 1984 All Over Again.
What's the fucking point? They have a web browser which can show all these things and more on the iPad. Every time they do this, it's a public relations nightmare. Is someone going to be fired over this?