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Jun 9, 2015 sir_deadlock commented on City Officials Reject Creating a Municipal Broadband Network to Compete with Comcast.
Let me get this straight... I could SAVE $25 on my monthly cable bill and gets speeds up to 50X faster? And it would create local jobs, city jobs, and take corporate interests out of the picture to lower lobbying of public officials?
SIGN ME UP!
Jun 9, 2015 sir_deadlock commented on Mayor's Nominee for Seattle Housing Authority Board Resigns After Protests.
I live with my mother under section 8.
I got a notice about this proposal.

Gotta be honest... I LIKED IT!
Up until the part where I noticed it said it would apply to every able bodied individual of a certain age range REGARDLESS OF PARTICIPATION AND IMPROVEMENT.
Which means that if you were on the program and it was difficult for you to enter the work place, there would be no mercy. Your rent burden would gradually increase until it became unaffordable, you got evicted or left of your own free will, and you lost your voucher for lack of housing options.

If it had been a plan that works with an individual, gradually taking away the crutch of assistance as they improve and taking away their earnings cap, and giving it back if there are setbacks in their life, that would have been fantastic! Getting people to a place of independence is wonderful. With such a plan, we'd have people in SHA collecting help for $25/month because they were doing most of the job themselves but still need help.

But this wasn't a way out, it was a shove out the door, ready or not.
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Jun 9, 2015 sir_deadlock commented on Mayor's Nominee for Seattle Housing Authority Board Resigns After Protests.
I live with my mother under section 8.
I got a notice about this proposal.

Gotta be honest... I LIKED IT!
Up until the part where I noticed it said it would apply to every able bodied individual of a certain age range REGARDLESS OF PARTICIPATION AND IMPROVEMENT.
If it had been a plan that works with an individual, gradually taking away the crutch of assistance as they improve, and giving it back if there are setbacks in their life, that would have been fantastic! Getting people to a place of independence is wonderful.

But this wasn't a way out, it was a shove out the door, ready or not.
Jan 17, 2013 sir_deadlock commented on I, Anonymous.
P.S my comment was in regards to Phoenix Jones.
Jan 17, 2013 sir_deadlock commented on I, Anonymous.
He doesn't break any laws, hasn't been convicted of any assault charges, and his intention to keep the city safe are well meaning.

His mask isn't there to hide his identity, therefore he's not hiding behind it. It's constructed of stab resistant rubber (as is most of his suit), that makes it safety gear.

He's a civilian, and he works within the bounds of what civilians are allowed to do (what all of us are allowed to do) but that also means he's mostly on his own out there.
Not coming prepared for the worst when you look for trouble and can't depend on backup is a fool's game that can get a person killed.
And despite his bad grammar, he doesn't seem like a fool when it comes to self defense.

"Oh boo-hoo, he's rude" like it matters. His service is intervening trouble so that bystanders aren't dragged into a mess they're not equipped to safely handle. He's not being paid to be nice and make you happy. He's not being paid at all.
He doesn't owe you anything.

"He pepper sprays people" as if he should do something more heroic and less painful. No, he's just a citizen like any of us, and that's a non-lethal defense tool we're allowed to carry, and he uses it legally.

He dresses like a superhero, but really he's just an overzealous neighborhood watch.
Maybe he's just in it for glory, I dunno, and frankly I don't think it matters. He's a grown man. If he wants to live his life this way, he has the constitutional right to pursue happiness.

"A grown man running around in a costume should expect to be heckled, it's part of the position he puts himself in" No, that just makes you look disrespectful to others and intolerant of lifestyle choices.

Menace? No more than any other jerk of an ego driven tattle-tale in Seattle.
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