Aug 29, 2015 doceb commented on Landlords Are Giving Special Deals to Amazon and Microsoft Workers.
If I start a massage company across the street from Amazon, should I be banned from offering an Amazon employee discount?
May 11, 2015 doceb commented on Three Things Seattle Can Do Right Now to Help Renters.
"ask the landlord to sign a certificate promising he or she isn't raising rents in order to get tenants to move out."

What possible upside is there for the landlord to sign such a certificate? This reminds me of when Garfield high tried to get the Twilight Exit to sign a "good neighbor" agreement where they could only serve alcohol between 5 and 10, and none on Sundays. The Twilight Exit correctly told them to shove it, just as landlords would do with this.
May 6, 2015 doceb commented on What Is It Like Eating at Seattle's Most Exclusive Restaurant?.

It's part of an ongoing (though maybe
Apr 20, 2015 doceb commented on I, Anonymous.…


You don’t need cash when you ride with Uber. Once you arrive at your destination, your fare is automatically charged to your credit card on file — there’s no need to tip.

If people are under the impression that tipping isn't expected, take it up with Uber.
Apr 15, 2015 doceb commented on Inventor Creates MP3 Via Turntable Player Using Bluetooth.
Take it easy, Andy Rooney
Jan 30, 2015 doceb commented on The American Economist James K. Galbraith Reveals a Critical Piece of Information about Greece's New Finance Minister.
Glad to see The Stranger hopping on the clickbait article train.
Jan 28, 2015 doceb commented on Morning News: Washington's Income Gains Have All Gone to the Top 1 Percent.
That headline is not true.

Yes, incomes for the bottom 99% were down as a whole, but I can't imagine that they're down for the next 4%, for example. It only works when you look at 99% of people as a group, which is, at best, a disingenuous and misleading way of doing any sort of analysis.
Jan 9, 2015 doceb commented on An Update on the Founders of Rainier Beach’s King Donuts, and How You Can Help.
I'm just curious how one reconciles simultaneous desire for higher density with a disdain for new construction apartments and condos going up.
Nov 20, 2014 doceb commented on The Morning News: Why Kshama Sawant Got Arrested Protesting Against Alaska Airlines.
For the tax article, it's somewhat important to specify they're talking about federal _income_ taxes. They almost certainly paid more than that in overall federal taxes (including such things as payroll tax).
Nov 20, 2014 doceb commented on The Time I Spent Nine Hours in Jail.
Entertaining. I'm just glad that it's never claimed that any of the consequences were undeserved.

It takes a lot of guts to admit that at 29 you were just starting to understand that rules applied to you.