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Nov 7, 2012 LQ commented on King County Votes on Hold.
@10 That is all you will ever know, tracking stops at signature verification. There are no unique identifiers on your ballot within the security envelope. (At least for now.)
Oct 21, 2011 LQ commented on Does the Universe Really Matter Anymore?.
Carl Sagan's thoughts on that were quite inspiring:
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. We are creatures of the cosmos and always hunger to know our origins, to understand our connection with the universe. How did everything come to be? Every culture on the planet has devised its own response to the riddle posed by the universe. Every culture celebrates the cycles of life and nature. There are many different ways of being human.
Oct 8, 2011 LQ commented on Occupy Seattle Puts the "Civil" into "Civil Disobedience".
@19 No shit, I just looked it up: SMC 11.50.280

I've never actually followed that in all my 26 years in Seattle. Flashing hand means you have less than 5 seconds to run across.
Oct 5, 2011 LQ commented on Mayor McGinn Takes the Lead on School District's Absenteeism Problem.
@8 That is my line of thinking on this as well. Attendance & Graduation Rate correlate because they have the same underlying cause: interest in school (specifically the teaching methods or material being taught in each class)

Those who find their classes engaging attend them and do well, those that aren't engaged are likely not to attend class (some attend even if they aren't engaged, which would explain the ~15% negative offset on graduation rates)

A study would have to be done to confirm this; though the results wouldn't be as strong as the attendance/graduation rate data, given that student engagement would be a qualitative measure.
Sep 21, 2011 LQ commented on Eleven Arrested as Chase Bank Protesters Block Traffic at 3rd & University.
When I told the Chase agent closing my account that I was switching to a credit union, she looked surprised and said, "Really?"

Yes, $10 fees on an empty account will do that.
Sep 21, 2011 LQ commented on Liquor: Bad.
Using anecdotes to argue causal relationships works wonderfully.
Sep 21, 2011 LQ commented on Nothing Protects Our Planet.
The biosphere is part of the planet, elemental oxygen is part of the biosphere (produced almost exclusively by plants, algae, and cyanobacteria) - a majority of what our planet is, is life. The atmosphere very much protects the planet.
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Sep 14, 2011 LQ commented on Eating Pussy Harder than Sucking Cock.
Personally I find pussy harder than cock, but it really depends on what your partner likes and/or how big the cock is. There is overlap, but I find the most difficult pussy maneuvers are harder than the most difficult cock maneuvers.