Rich Jensen
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Susceptible to music. Lucky with songs.

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Sep 29, 2016 Rich Jensen commented on How the Seattle Police Secretly—and Illegally—Purchased a Tool for Tracking Your Social Media Posts.
So... Is the City Attorney investigating whether a crime was committed by SPD? What are the penalties under the 2013 ordinance? Who is getting fired?
Jan 27, 2015 Rich Jensen commented on Governor Inslee Opposes Kill-Bertha Bill.
Democrats are idiots.


I called Sen. Jayapal last night. Maybe you should too. (She's my state Senator and sits on the Transportation committee.) Her office # is 360.786.7688.
Dec 12, 2014 Rich Jensen commented on Guest Editorial: We Need to Stop Trying to Rescue This Tunnel Project and Consider Our Options.
Awesome assessment! Cary's still right. :)
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Feb 10, 2014 Rich Jensen commented on The Death of Stuart Hall.
But... Only because of Charles, after reading three obits this morning, did I learn that Stuart Hall could be observed as black.
Nov 18, 2013 Rich Jensen commented on "When we think of socialism, we think of Sweden...".
Re: Boeing The crackpots are those who believe that after getting $8B in tax waivers, and benefit reductions from workers, Boeing would not continue to seek bigger waivers and more reductions even while continuing to move operations to lower-wage regions.

It is perfectly sensible to stimulate a discussion about a broad range of alternatives to the current scenario. Sensible, and ... guess what? Popular.
Nov 18, 2013 Rich Jensen commented on "When we think of socialism, we think of Sweden...".
#5, 9 - Much more than a loan. Besides doing nothing to reform the practices or personnel that lead to the crisis, the bailout also required accepting and defending the institutions' valuations of their assets (and looking the other way at the systematic fraud that established those assets and phony valuations).

The ideology that provides the argument that it is socially responsible for the State to reward high-volume owners of capital with control and the financial benefits derived from public assets is called Neoliberalism.

It's the Invisible Hand with its thumb on the scale...
Nov 18, 2013 Rich Jensen commented on "When we think of socialism, we think of Sweden...".
A socialist intervention in the 2008 crisis would have called for public ownership, equity, and a change of leadership in the stricken institutions. Instead, they got a neoliberal bailout and went merrily back to the casino.