Sep 3, 2015 OnWee commented on The Life and Death of Amazon Is the Life and Death of Seattle.
I remember what happened to this town when the federal government killed the SST development contract at the same time Boeing was already laying off workers who were hired to finish development of the 747. The economy has certainly diversified since then, but now we face the Soweto-ization of Seattle. Service workers will bus in because they can no longer afford to live and work in the same city.

It seemed like for a brief moment in the 90's and naughts we had a fairly diverse and interesting city. Now we're losing it to brogrammers and hipsters with more cash than common sense. Surely there's a better middle ground than what we have now?
Jul 22, 2015 OnWee commented on Today I Got Pulled Over for Driving While Black.
Silly me with no glasses on. Yeah, you have a case. Also check when you get the calibration certificate that the cert is not expired. If it is expired, the judge should throw it out then and there. But five miles an hour over the limit is with the error limit for the instrument. Good luck.
Jul 22, 2015 OnWee commented on Today I Got Pulled Over for Driving While Black.
Ijeoma, if the speed limit was more than 55 miles per hour, you can have this thrown out. If the speed limit was 60, then your odds are better.

Radar and LIDAR are only accurate to plus or minus ten percent of the indicated display, so five miles an hour over is within the error range of the instrument. Ask to see the last calibration certificate for the instrument the officer used to determine your speed. If the posted limit was more than 55 mph, you most assuredly were stopped on a DWB. That you and your brothers are subjected to the danger of a cop with a loaded weapon because of a trumped up charge makes me sick. This has to stop. Perhaps a judge humiliating an officer in court might help.
Jul 21, 2015 OnWee commented on So. Lame. The Art That Convinced Someone There Was a Submarine in the Duwamish River Has Been Vandalized, Artist Says.
#4 Graffiti that enhances an otherwise empty or useless space I think is art. Someone filling up empty space because they're insecure and trying to prove a point or look big amongst their peers are vandals.

The people tagging refrigerator rail cars down on Emerson Place are artists. Jeff Koons is a vandal.
Jun 22, 2015 OnWee commented on I, Anonymous.
All I see here is a vague recounting of events being used as a projection screen for several commenters.
Jun 9, 2015 OnWee commented on City Officials Reject Creating a Municipal Broadband Network to Compete with Comcast.
Just remember we could have had Google Fiber, had it not been for the invertebrates at city hall who let a few North End NIMBY's talk them out of it, not to mention grant Google a variance to mount their distribution boxes on city owned power poles.
Dec 4, 2014 OnWee commented on Now Is the Perfect Time for Cassoulet.
Cassoulet is not a stew, it's a casserole. None of the components are cooked together over time.
Oct 14, 2014 OnWee commented on Bill the Butcher Shelled Out Major Cash to Pay for CEO J'Amy Owens' Deluxe Queen Anne Home.
The IRS made it clear long ago that trying to claim a domicile is actually an office is a no-no, and using corporate funds to pay for such is venturing into Orange jump suit territory.
Apr 19, 2013 OnWee commented on When the News Is Exhausting.
Holy Ed Ruscha, Batman!
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