commented on Sleeping with Strangers
What a great article. Thank you Rebecca. I'm glad there are people like you in the world who can still feel compassion and can still care.
It's clear that some of us have lost that capacity or perhaps never had it. That is sad.
It's true what #28 said. Often people seem to care more about the plight of animals than they do their fellow humans. Caring about animals is a good thing though. At least it's a start.
commented on The Drones Are Already Here: How's the City Council Going to Deal with This Pandora's Box?
Someone at this afternoon's hearing called this a "slippery slope" and they are right.
We were warned 50 years ago by then President Eisenhower about the growth of the military-industrial complex. Nothing was done and we are now on a permanent war footing with our economy dependent on those corporations.
Our civilian law enforcement are acquiring military armaments and being trained as military to consider citizens expressing their first amendment right of free speech and dissent as a threat.
Wake up sheeple! It doesn't have to be this way.
commented on Council Considers Publicly Financed City Elections
I am glad to see this discussion. It is needed. We have to do something to begin to counter the disastrous Citizens United decision and to enable ordinary folks to run for office.
Kudos to Mike O'Brien and others for raising the issue!
commented on Anthropocene Today: The Fate of the Ice Crawler
What this article makes clear is that humans as a whole are incapable of being proactive even when their very existence is threatened. Humans are not rational creatures. We've not evolved to the point where our powers of reason can result in action. Perhaps those of us who survive the approaching calamity will be the ones who have evolved and can continue the species. Otherwise, nice try.
Dec 15, 2012
commented on Ed Murray: "We need gun control."
"And then there’s the issue of better mental health care.”
Yes, absolutely. Friends, there is a bill in the legislature that has languished there for many sessions called the Washington Health Security Trust *WHST" that would implement healthcare for every citizen of this state. It's like what we could not even talk about at the national level. We could do this for our state at least. It would include mental healthcare.
Nov 15, 2012
commented on Downtown-to-Ballard Transit Study Gets Its Dough
Had the City stepped up and added some $$ up front to improve the financing of the monorail, we could be riding it today. But no, TPTB didn't want to because Martin Selig and other big developers didn't want it to go past their monuments so it failed under a tidal wave of FUD. Sheesh!