RMM
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I miss Questionland.

Jan 31 RMM commented on Washington Companies and Employers (Amazon, Microsoft, more) Stand Up to Trump. Others, Not So Much..
REI posted their statement on FB this morning:

A letter from REI Co-op CEO Jerry Stritzke to co-op employees:

Co-op Employees,

As a leader, I believe integrity means taking action based on your values. I’m writing you today because I’ve watched the President’s first days in office closely and I am concerned by what I’ve seen.

Over the course of the first week alone, we’ve witnessed actions that conflict with our co-op values on issues including climate, the environment, women’s rights and the singling out of individuals based on nationality and belief. These issues are core to the health of the outdoors and the ideals of our nation.

We know our employee base and our membership span the political spectrum on any given issue. And we embrace respectful dialogue and debate. But it’s important for me to be incredibly clear about the following—we are an organization, and a country, built on inclusion. We believe we are better when we come together, when we are open and when we are welcoming.

Accordingly, we do not support the executive order issued by the President on Friday regarding immigration. I have reached out personally to all employees currently in the immigration process to ensure they have the support they need. If you have questions or concerns or are personally impacted, I urge you to contact your HR business partner.

From our founding days, the co-op has welcomed all. That means whether you are an employee, a member or a customer you can count on respect and can be assured that we will not discriminate based on who you are or where you’re from.

We will also be deliberate about how we make a positive impact. We will focus our advocacy efforts on public lands, climate change and equality for all. We are committed to taking action in these areas because believe REI can unite people across the political spectrum.

In recent months we have taken specific actions in support of our values. In December, we publicly joined hundreds of businesses in urging the incoming Administration to maintain our nation’s commitment to the Paris Climate Accords. In January, we crafted an open letter in defense of our public lands, which more than 170 CEOs have now signed. Today, we are reaffirming our policy and philosophy of inclusiveness—as we did regarding North Carolina in 2016.

In addition, we will be dedicating our philanthropic funding, planned at more than $6 million in 2017, to creating access to the outdoors for all.

Integrity is the measure of an individual and a leader. I am speaking out today because I believe these issues are too important to stay silent. I look forward to discussion and debate about how we, together, can be a force for positive change in the outdoors—and for our country.

Jerry
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Mar 10, 2015 RMM commented on Glory Hole Rededicated in Alaska.
Also, for a whole list of entertaining headlines - use the search term "glory hole" on the Juneau Empire's site.
Mar 10, 2015 RMM commented on Glory Hole Rededicated in Alaska.
It's named for the actual (mining) glory hole, left by Treadwell Mine on Douglas, across the channel from downtown Juneau, where the shelter/kitchen is located. Ironically, I was asked last weekend if Juneau had any summer swimming holes and my reply of "oh, it used to be the Glory Hole" was met with giggles. IMAGINE. But, yeah.
Jul 14, 2014 RMM commented on Bags With Handles Suddenly Appear in a South Seattle Safeway.
Weird, half my comment was eaten. There have been a number of posts on the Columbia City neighborhood FB page spanning back some time - go check it out.
Jul 14, 2014 RMM commented on Bags With Handles Suddenly Appear in a South Seattle Safeway.
Charles - to give fair credit (which I hope you do) - the Columbia City neighborhood has ALSO noticed this (and first), and community members have been emailing and contacting Safeway corporate for some time now. Your coverage was great & appreciated, but it's not just a coincidence in regards to your efforts.
Jul 11, 2014 RMM commented on Six Members of a Suburban Texas Family Shot "Execution Style".
What in the actual hell is this "Which is why a woman buying a home security system is really nothing but money wasted."? OH OKAY. Because alarm codes can't be changed? Because we're all just wasting our money and pretending to be safer when really nothing will ever help? I give up.

Also, queer women? No? Is my alarm system useless because a non-existent man is going to show up and disarm it?
Jul 1, 2014 RMM commented on The Kind of Paper Grocery Bag Safeway Offers Black People Is Not the Same as the Kind it Offers White People?.
Charles - is there a way to link or share parts of the original FB conversation in the CC group? I'm assuming you have seen it - I can try to dig it up to post in comments this afternoon.
Jul 1, 2014 RMM commented on The Kind of Paper Grocery Bag Safeway Offers Black People Is Not the Same as the Kind it Offers White People?.
THANK you for this Charles. This was a huge topic of conversation on the Columbia City Facebook page, and YES many community members have contacted Safeway, spoken to managers and employees, on and on. It's a real thing.
Nov 14, 2013 RMM commented on Where Should I Buy a New Mattress?.
And I'm now having PTSD over the loss of Questionland. I miss it every single day.
Nov 14, 2013 RMM commented on Where Should I Buy a New Mattress?.
Bedrooms & More has flippable mattresses, although I'm not sure on price for those specifically.

I bought a memory foam mattress on Amazon (Prime!) for under $300, as well as a down feather bed topper and I sleep like a goddamn princess. I have major back issues & need something firm, but also need to feel like I'm sleeping in a giant nest. I've been using it for a few years with no breakdown.