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11:26 AM yesterday The Establishment commented on Morning News: Economy Not Growing Fast Enough, Mayor Murray Hates Bikes, Boehner Calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh".
@7 That's a bad ruling in a number of ways. Once a garbage can is placed at the street for pick-up (i.e. in the public right-of-way), its contents are no longer private property, so privacy laws shouldn't apply.This should be turned over on appeal.
Apr 22 The Establishment commented on Bauhaus Ballard’s Reopening is an Unwelcome Surprise for Former Baristas and Employees.
@8 It's pretty clear from the article that it isn't just silly whining. I was trying to be charitable by assuming you were simply ignorant, but you appear to be making it clear that the problem runs much deeper.
Apr 22 The Establishment commented on Bauhaus Ballard’s Reopening is an Unwelcome Surprise for Former Baristas and Employees.
@1 Yeah, don't read the article or anything. That would be dumb, right?
Apr 15 The Establishment commented on The Morning News: Islamophobia in Seattle Suburb, Realtors Project the Future of the City Skyline.
@1, 2, 4 Bigots gotta bigot.

Seriously though, if you just replace the word "mosque" with "church" or "temple", it should be pretty clear how fucked up that sentiment is. Personally, I'd rather not have any mosques near me. I'd also rather not have any churches, temples, or organized religions in general. But come on, that guy is just a xenophobic asshole that happens to enjoy the privilege of majority. A vacation outside of his comfort zone might help him see the other side of the issue. Syria, perhaps? I hear Northern Iraq is beautiful this time of year.
Apr 11 The Establishment commented on Required Reading for Americans During Tax Week.
@17 and 19

Yup and yup.

@1 GTFO and GFYS.
Apr 7 The Establishment commented on Morning News: Today Is Going to Be Hot, Cliff Mass Says No Reason to Connect Exceptional Heat Storm to Global Warming.
@14

Following that initial train of negatives was difficult, but it sounds like you're entering the territory of fallacious logic to me. Think about it more in terms of extraordinary claims requiring extraordinary evidence. The signal to noise ratio is too low to draw direct connections for individual events, so there's no point (or supporting evidence) in trying to link a specific weather event to a global trend. You have to zoom out, and draw conclusions from the aggregate statistics.

1. No disagreement.
2. It is predicted that freak weather events will increase in frequency and intensity as a product of the additional energy in the entire system as the climate warms, but you're still dealing in probabilities. A

See @13.
Apr 7 The Establishment commented on Morning News: Today Is Going to Be Hot, Cliff Mass Says No Reason to Connect Exceptional Heat Storm to Global Warming.
@1,2,3

I think his point is valid. Weather is chaotic, and trying to ascribe any individual weather event to the slow-moving disaster of global warming is problematic at best. If you rush to say "this particularly hot day is because of global warming," it validates the counter-argument: any particularly cold day is evidence that global warming doesn't exist (an argument popularized by climate deniers). Climate change is definitely observable, but only via data aggregated over relatively long timescales, not in individual weather events.
Apr 1 The Establishment commented on New City Utility Billing System to Cost at Least $34 Million More than Originally Expected.
@5 Exactly. You don't spend $34M on testing, you spend it on fixing all the broken things the testing uncovered.
Mar 30 The Establishment commented on Keep Tacoma In Your Thoughts and Prayers.
Lawdy, lawdy! Somebody get my fainting couch!