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Feb 4, 2015 the miller test commented on First Impressions of Seattle by Someone from Spokane.
We wouldn't have this problem of so many newcomers if the educational system here better prepared native Seattleites for all these new tech jobs.

Or, if native Seattleites (of which I was once) weren't such precious snowflakes that they intentionally took low paying jobs that allow them to do their "art." For whatever that's worth.

Instead, Amazon, Microsoft, et al, have to import workers. Think on that.
Feb 1, 2015 the miller test commented on New Column!.
Seattle is, was, and always should be the way it was on the day I was *born* here.
Dec 14, 2013 the miller test commented on Another Stalled Piece of Multi-Ton Equipment—This One Headed for the Alberta Tar Sands.
@15 -- Modern energy my ass.

This is the oil industry desperately digging its heels in with an even more wasteful method of extraction, instead of looking for clean fuel solutions.
Nov 20, 2013 the miller test commented on The Great Comet Caper.
@18, Wow, how did you arrive at that eloquent assessment? Sounds like you have a personal grudge.
Nov 20, 2013 the miller test commented on The Great Comet Caper.
@9, jealous much?
Sep 10, 2013 the miller test commented on State Apologizes to Pot Dispensary.
Arthur, do you have ANY facts to back up your assertions that "that the majority of so-called "medical cannabis" users don't really need cannabis for "medical" reasons," or are you passing anecdotal evidence off as fact?

I can also point to anecdotal evidence that the majority of MMJ patients NEED cannabis, including myself.

I had breast cancer three years ago and thanks to the ravages of chemotherapy and the side effects of other Big Pharma medications, I have peripheral neuropathy and intractable pain issues.

Pharmaceutical painkillers made me sick and eventually stopped working.

The naturopath that prescribed medical marijuana to me was as professional and empathetic as my allopathic doctors. While I was in her office, I sat with patients with glaucoma, end stage cancers, Parkinson's, MS and other serious health issues.

And now thanks to MMJ, I'm actually able to get out of bed in the morning and take walks, swim, ride in a car, and have a life mostly free of pain.

Nice of you to judge people (except your wife, of course) and make assumptions as to who you feel is a legitimate MMJ patient. Your wife's switch from opiates to MMJ is a classic example of the type of person that is usually complained about as taking advantage of the system.

Just because someone doesn't look sick to you, doesn't mean they don't need treatment and support of some kind. Be more generous with your empathy.
Jul 24, 2013 the miller test commented on Something to Consider Before Freaking Out About the DEA Raiding Seattle-Area Medical Pot Shops.
As a medical marijuana patient, you can legally possess a "60 Day Supply" of up to 15 plants and 24 ounces of dried weed.

I don't believe that there is any (smaller) limit on how much you can buy at a time; if you want to purchase a pound and a half in one transaction, only the Feds are going to have a hissy fit and assume you must be buying with intent to distribute.
Jul 4, 2013 the miller test commented on The SPD Reminds You Not to Celebrate the Country's Independence by Smoking Weed in Public.
@9 search the American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology website for "Allergic reactions to cannabis (marijuana)"

Cannabis is a plant like any other plant that produces pollen, so it would be logical that some people would have allergic reactions to it... smoking it can complicate the issue further for people with asthma, who are hypersensitive to airborne particulates.

Besides, smoking weed is so 1970s. If you really want to enjoy the full effect of the cannabinoids in MJ, try cooking with it or making pills, tinctures and topical treatments... ;)
Jun 27, 2013 the miller test commented on Savage Love.
@31, yes there are "localized estrogen treatments that are not contraindicated for women with a family history of breast cancer (or even those who've had breast cancer themselves)."

It would be important to note, however, that if you were diagnosed with an estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer -- as well as testing positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer genes -- that your doctor is NOT going to recommend localized estrogen.

Especially when you are also taking an aromatase inhibitor (hormone **suppression** medication) like Femara or Aromasin.

While I'd like to return to a "normal" sex life, I'd also like not to get cancer again...the best you can do is explore/experiment with alternative methods for sexual arousal.
May 16, 2013 the miller test commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?.
"Don't be unattractive."