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Sep 17 IslandGuy commented on An Old Driver Hit a Pedestrian at a Belltown Crosswalk.
@3...adding to what you said, Klinkenberg's plane crash example doesn't even make sense looking at fatalities in the U.S. Nearly 35,000 killed each year? That's one plane crash of 100 passengers every single day of the year.
Aug 27 IslandGuy commented on The Morning News: Seattle Children's Warns of Potential Infection Risk, Taxpayers Paid for Mayor's Security in Israel.
Your picture of a fish farm is absolutely NOT what fish farming looks like. Net cages are in open waters. Go here to see a better picture, and learn more about why farm raised salmon sucks:…
Aug 24 IslandGuy commented on Incoming Duke Freshmen Refuse to Read Alison Bechdel's Fun Home Because Lesbians Are Gross.
The more airtime these silly sky-daddy-warriors get, the more likely some wealthy religious douchebag is to write a big check to a hate group. Don't fan the flames. Let them quietly fail their classes and let's move on.
Aug 6 IslandGuy commented on Confederate Battle Flag T-Shirts for Sale in Winthrop, WA, Because "Heritage".
@2 That store proudly displays at its front door merchandise that honors a slave-owning, Jim Crow, racist heritage. A black man comes in with a video camera and comments on it...he doesn't tear the shirts off the rack, he doesn't throw punches, he simply makes a statement. Someone crossed a line, and it wasn't the guy with the camera.
Aug 4 IslandGuy commented on Making the Ballard Bridge Safe for Cyclists: One of Us Has to Die or All of Us Have to Act.
It would be nice to resurrect Critical Mass. The Ballard Bridge is only one of many unsafe hot spots. Try Denny during rush hour, or ever.

I ride a bike, I walk, I take the bus, and I drive. Depends on where I need to get and how quickly. And I'm not going to complain about the horror of Seattle traffic when I do get behind the wheel, because I become part of the gridlock problem when I surround myself in my own little fossil-fuel-burning cocoon.

Seattle is a dense city with a growing population, and setting the default transportation bias to "car" seems silly. Yes, cars are important and necessary sometimes, but if more of us got our asses out of our private vehicles and onto buses or on bikes or on foot, congestion might be substantially reduced. Someone came up with the concept of "meatless Mondays." What if we did the same thing to reduce or use of automobiles. Everyone picks one weekday per week to NOT drive. My math skills may be rusty, but wouldn't that result in a 20% reduction in automobile traffic per day on average?

Furthermore, we need to use our existing streets and roads better to move people...not cars. It's about mobility. Step one: eliminate street parking. Why should temporary storage of private vehicles be a higher priority than bus lanes or bicycle routes?
Jul 7 IslandGuy commented on Duwamish Tribe Vows to Keep Fighting for Recognition, Despite Last Week's Decision.
Ugh. We suck.

Sorry, Duwamish people.
Jun 18 IslandGuy commented on A Majority of the City Council Supports Asking the State to Lift the Ban on Rent Control.
Seriously, this is as silly side show. Even if the housing affordability task force recommended it, and the city advocated for it to the state, there is zero chance the state is going to pass legislation that allows Seattle to control rent. Can we please focus on things the city can actually get done?
Mar 4 IslandGuy commented on Bertha's AMAZING Transition! What's Her Secret? #NoMakeup.
"It's brown and emerging...Seattle's case of chronic constipation may be over."
Dec 18, 2014 IslandGuy commented on To a Porn-Watching Dad, About Your Smut-Shaming Daughter.
Dear Dad,

I want to let you know first of all that I love you and forgive you for what this has done in my life. I also wanted to let you know exactly what your belief in an all-knowing, all-powerful "sky daddy" has done to my life. You may think that this effects only you. But your devout Theism has had a profound impact on me and all of my siblings as well.

Nov 12, 2014 IslandGuy commented on "Is This Bicycle Rack Uncut?".
I think it has a Prince Albert.

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