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Aug 12, 2014 mason_bryant commented on Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African-American Bystander at Israel Protest.
I'd like to know what the SPD policy is on this: Do they simply assist mall security when called? Once police was on the scene they should have either taken custody of the guy, or forced mall security to let him go.
Mar 18, 2014 mason_bryant commented on Morning News: KOMO Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle at Seattle Center.
I love how a bunch of slog commenters (and some writers) who have been smoking pot while j-walking for years are suddenly up in arms about people breaking the rules.
Aug 30, 2013 mason_bryant commented on City Thanks Dominic Holden on Legal Pot.
Congrats on the new gig Dominic, truthfully, I always assumed you'd be a better fit as Director of NSA, but this looks like a decent job too.
Aug 5, 2013 mason_bryant commented on If Only I Were Open-Carrying a Gun.
Where I come from "strapping on the ol leg iron" and then "handling it" means something else.
Jul 31, 2013 mason_bryant commented on Police Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking Their Photo Last Night.
You are bombastic and caustic. I don't know if you happened to be bombastic and caustic at that time.

But if you were being bombastic and caustic, they STILL should have responded respectfully and politely because that is their job.

It isn't your job to be polite.
Feb 14, 2011 mason_bryant commented on Control Tower.
Not a big fan of the term "evolution" for reasons you mention, but I've seen this strategy work out just fine, though usually it works out because it is the less interested in poly from the start partner who suggests that they are ready to open things up.

I suspect that the big cause of relationship failure is not the agreement to open the relationship up someday, but the fact that one of the people making the agreement didn't ever really want to be poly in the first place. Dating people who don't really want to be poly _is_ a great way to screw up a poly relationship.

cons: those you mention, plus the possibility that one partner is _never_ ready to open things.
pros: it really does lead to a stronger "primary" bond, if that is what you are looking for.

Is it possible to screw up a relationship in the way you note above? Of course! But we've all seen a fair number of poly-from-the-start strategies fail utterly too.

I think you go to far in characterizing this approach as doomed to failure.
Jan 7, 2011 mason_bryant commented on Think You Can Balance the State Budget Better Than Me? (Or State Legislators?).
How much do you think we could sell Eastern Washington for?
Nov 16, 2010 mason_bryant commented on Bicycling Not So Good For You.
So if you don't bike, what are your chances of getting a minor injury: cut, scrape, etc. I once fell on my ass getting out of my freaking car. Should I give up riding in cars too? I'd stay at home, but there was that time I cut my finger making a salad...
Oct 28, 2010 mason_bryant commented on PETA Offers to Pay Lindsay Lohan's Rehab Bill If She Goes Vegan.
@14 nah, meat eaters give vegis a hard time for the same reason that car drivers bitch about bikers, stupid people give shit to "nerds", homophobes give the pro-gays (sorry, the homosexual agenda) shit, and sexists give feminists a hard time: they feel subtly guilty about what they are and feel better if they can somehow insult people who care more than they do.
Oct 25, 2010 mason_bryant commented on It Gets Better: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Dan, every time I see another one of these videos, I feel just a little bit better about being a human.