May 12, 2014 bpinsea commented on Did I Eat a Pizza or a Salad?.
How could you write this whole post and never once tell us where you got it?? Pizza, salad, who cares! It looks delicious.
Apr 9, 2014 bpinsea commented on The Actual Economics of Cities Raising the Minimum Wage For Every Employee, Tipped and Untipped (Spoiler Alert: Things Turn Out Fine).
If comparing San Francisco in the 90s (you know, during the dot com boom, when the economy was going well) to Seattle now is the closest thing you have to a comparison, we could all be in very big trouble. I don't think the two compare well at all - and I support a raise in the minimum wage. I can't imagine that anyone's mind will change due to this comparison.
Feb 25, 2014 bpinsea commented on Washington Restaurants Already Weathered an 85 Percent Minimum Wage Hike (and Apparently Survived).
Percentages are strange though:
.85*2.30 (heck, .85*2.30+2.30) << .62 * 9.32

I would much rather have a 62% raise on what I make today than an 85% increase on what I was making in 1988 - I am guessing that would hold true for anyone old enough to make the comparison...
Feb 25, 2014 bpinsea commented on No One in Arizona Would Discriminate Against Anyone.
Lord, this is the "stand your ground" law of discrimination. Say the secret word, and discriminate at will.
Feb 19, 2014 bpinsea commented on Never Double-Down on Prayer when Pneumonia Is in the House.
Only 20?? They should get that just for their stupidity. Dead children should drag sentencing into the bonus round.
Jan 22, 2014 bpinsea commented on SL Letter of the Day: That Kind of Guy.
Oh honey, you can stop worrying about being an asshole, sounds like you have it down.
Nov 22, 2013 bpinsea commented on Apparently, It's Time for Everyone to Argue Over Whether JFK Was a Republican or a Democrat.
@24, they would NEVER admit to Reagan as a Democrat - I saw today one saying that Lincoln would have been a Tea Party member FFS.
Oct 30, 2013 bpinsea commented on Seattle Police Ticket Cyclists for Speeding.
Logic flaw? I think it would be just as important for bike riders to obey the rules of the road -- they are NOT driving a two-ton hunk of metal...
Oct 23, 2013 bpinsea commented on All the GMO News That Fits! The Elway Poll, the World Food Prize, and Who Gave to the GMA.
@24 I don't think you can say the pushers are anti-science. It requires a lot of scientific effort to create those crops. I think you can say that they are anti-public awareness and extremely pro-science (as long as they are making money with it). GMO crops are definitely not sustainable, but at the same time there doesn't appear to be any harm from eating them. I would actually argue that we don't really know the effects, but the likelihood of harm appears extremely low. I have over 20 years working in genetics and genomics, I have worked for both the corporate and academic sides of science and currently run the laboratory for the genome center at UW. Personally, I have always considered Monsanto to be an evil giant, and I am pro-labeling mainly based on the fact that people should be provided as much information about what they are buying as possible.
Oct 15, 2013 bpinsea commented on The Koch Brothers Are Trying to Trick College Students Into Not Buying Health Insurance.
@20 bullshit comment. You can't really think that pulling info from a Koch brothers backed, right-wing, "non-partisan" website is the way to defend your POV on this. Please don't waste our time.