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A born-in-Seattle Seattlite (so rare) and relocated to Oregon type.

Dec 15, 2014 Concerned for the Community commented on Navy Wants Permission for Electromagnetic Wargames Over Olympic National Park.
If you wish to sign a petition against the proposed war games, there is one at…
Apr 10, 2014 Concerned for the Community commented on The Gates Foundation Tries to Defend Its Investment in Private Prisons.
Thank you for reporting on this. No matter what representatives of the Foundation claim, we see what they value by the organization's actions. It's that simple.
Nov 14, 2013 Concerned for the Community commented on Judge Sides with Google in Books Settlement.
There is a "Get Print Book" button that results with every Google Books search result, that once you click it, directs you to a second related web page with "Buy This Book" in large font and then a list of online vendors and prices/links for that book with each is listed.

There is a second much smaller font button "Find in a library" that once it is clicked redirects you to a third web page listing nearby libraries that house the book. To borrow the book you have to click twice on two separate web pages.

I wonder if any of this was brought up in the suit? The system, while obviously benefiting Google, in part, is set up to sell the books.

As an aside, I wonder additionally if this is a way for Google to at least be a part of all Amazon re-directed search result sales?
Oct 29, 2013 Concerned for the Community commented on "Smooth as an Android's Bottom".
Forehead first. Drink.
Jul 9, 2013 Concerned for the Community commented on So Much for the Separation of Church and State.
But are gay clergy allowed to perform GOP party members' weddings? They haven't taken that away from Indiana residents?

This won't stick.

The issue is not a party lines one (polls repeatedly demonstrate) but a civil and human rights one, in America. Unbeknownst to the GOP, evidently, they are out of touch with Americans - of which a majority is pro-American, gay, civil rights.

Once more the GOP has demonstrated that they are not listening to their constituents.
Mar 15, 2013 Concerned for the Community commented on Shut Down: Seattle Tofu Company and Restaurant Had "Rodents (Live and Dead) and Rodent Feces in the Processing Facility," Among Other Horrors.
Washington State should require the window front display of health department ratings of all food establishments. It wouldn't guarantee (ratings obviously might be wrong or unfair sometimes) but it would better inform the public with regard to severe violators.
Sep 4, 2012 Concerned for the Community commented on David Foster Wallace's Story Takes Up Fewer Pages Than You'd Think.
Loved the characters in The Broom of the System so I appreciate hearing about this biography and happy guava puff pastries!
Jul 11, 2012 Concerned for the Community commented on The Powerless in Greece turn to Racism.
Allegedly being a victim is often a rationale for hate. Instead of these Greeks owning their nation's financial situation in a way in which they could be a part of a viable solution for their nation, they ride around on mopeds threatening others based on their ethnicity (who are in business, interestingly enough). Democracy is an experiment everyday everywhere it is being attempted. Nationalism, though, always seems to snag democracy.