May 11, 2015
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.
Apr 20, 2015
commented on I, Anonymous
DO I NEED TO TIP MY DRIVER?
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.
Jan 28, 2015
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.
Nov 20, 2014
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.