Aug 27, 2015
commented on The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am
I breastfed my kids, and I really regret it. It was a horrible experience. I was bullied into it. And all the evidence from studies of siblings with one breastfed and one formula fed baby to control for family differences indicate the benefits of breastfeeding are somewhere between unimportant and nonexistent. The amazing immune boost? It's about one less cold in the first year, not guaranteed prevention of cancer or other terrifying illness. I felt much more bonded to my baby gazing into it's eyes feeding it a bottle than staring at the top of its breastfeeding head in a sleep deprived, depressed, zombie stupor.
Apr 14, 2015
commented on Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Highlights the Income Disparity Among Restaurant Staff
This is how they defeated us - they turned us against each other. They managed to make the battle cooks vs. waiters over a few bucks one way or the other, instead of a battle of up vs down. They managed to make people without any kind of retirement benefits hate public employees for retiring without fearing poverty instead of hating the fuckers who set up a system designed to keep huge swaths of this country poor. I just want to live in a fucking civilization.
Nov 12, 2014
commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?
Any race I cared about wasn't competitive. I don't feel qualified to vote on judicial races, so I don't. On this ballot, that left...nothing.
Feb 1, 2014
commented on Ignore the Fearmongering
You guys, at first I was with you and was going to jump on @7 for suggesting that living on 30K a year is too good for those serve his food and should toil in poverty to learn a good lesson about motivation.
But wait! Now I see what he's really saying! He's saying on $30K a year, life is so good that nobody could possibly want or need more. @7 is suggesting we tax at 100% all income over 30K, because what is the point? How many diamond encrusted toilets can one waitress even fit in her mansion?
Thanks, @7. Your position may be unpopular, but it is so brave.
Dec 4, 2013
commented on New Study Pegs Washington State Living Wage at $16.04 to $30.46 an Hour
The childcare costs are similarly laughable. $250/month for childcare for two? Try multiplying that by at least ten. Conservatives love families, they just think parents should live in an economy that forces them to be away from their children 10-12 hours a day and unable to afford quality care for them.