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Jun 21 nikoniko commented on After Desiree McCloud's Death, Bike Advocates Demand Changes Near Streetcar Tracks.
Let's make the tracks safer, yes, but let's not get rid of streetcars! This city needs more transit, not less, and streetcars don't disappear during a budget crisis like buses do. Let's focus on improving bike lanes and signage rather that demonizing mass transit when we desperately need more!
Jan 11 nikoniko commented on "They" Wins! American Dialect Society Announces 2015 Word of the Year.
🍆 was the first emoji I ever used.
Dec 17, 2015 nikoniko commented on Can We Talk, Bernie Sanders Supporters?.
Hillary looked this inevitable this time in 2008 as well, just in case you forgot
Nov 17, 2015 nikoniko commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: An Easy Call for a Former Call Girl.
This is an abusive relationship. This is what emotional abuse looks like. Even if you can get him to lay off the sanctimony about your sex work, he's going to come up with a new reason that you're a terrible human being. The comments directed at making you feel shameful are not a temporary setback on the road called love, the proclamations of love two months in were what was temporary, and designed to justify isolating you with him.
I'm sure there is something that you feel you owe him, or maybe you just fear being alone, but I can assure you that you don't owe this asshole shit. Not money, not a place to live, not your understanding of that he is just it a really weird place right now...
People like to say there are plenty of fish in the sea, and there are, but when you are getting out of an abusive relationship I think it's better to think about all of the better things about being single. You get the whole bed, pick your music, hangout with friends and family you haven't seen in a while, not have to check in with anyone before you make plans. Because you are going to need some time to unpack the bullshit before you are ready for relationships again. And if you can do that you have a much greater chance picking a good one and building a healthy relationship in the future! Good luck! DTMFA!
Sep 21, 2015 nikoniko commented on The Department of Ecology Has Started Figuring Out How to Cap Carbon Emissions Because the State Legislature Couldn't.
I'm all for the idea that if the legislature won't pass a carrot and the stick method, that big polluters will only get the stick.
Sep 18, 2015 nikoniko commented on Take the Seattle Public Library Survey About Their New Logo and "Brand Statement".
Seattle Public Library & Bar, please! Plus those logos will look at least 30% better with an ampersand. And @14, I respectfully say that option B was a trash logo that looked like brainstorm gone wrong.
Mar 31, 2015 nikoniko commented on I, Anonymous.
I can't believe no one has pointed out that there are studless snow tires that actually perform better on ice and don't fuck up the roads. You still have to take them off when it gets warm cause they can melt (supposedly) if it gets too hot.
Mar 2, 2015 nikoniko commented on A Stunning Overreach from the DEA Is Playing Out in Eastern Washington.
Just because federal law trumps state law does not indicate that it cannot acknowledge the existence of the state law on the books. That is like saying federal law is the equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and saying LALALAIMNOTLISTENING!
Feb 17, 2015 nikoniko commented on Sea Stars Could Be Making a Comeback.
Are we really sure the photo at top is not just a leaf with some glitter glue on it? Because I'm not ready to rule otherwise.
Jan 28, 2015 nikoniko commented on Eight Easy Steps to Help You Break Through the Dreaded "Seattle Freeze".
#3 is probably most important on the list. If a Seattlite says they want to get coffee, that means they are open to hanging with you if they run into you again or you take the initiative. If a Seattlite says they want to get coffee with you next Wednesday then that is a "plan" that you have "made" with them, but might still require a follow up text closer to to confirm.

I don't know how many times a transplant has complained that a Seattlite said they wanted to get coffee but never followed up and therefore snubbed them, when in reality all the Seattlite really said was that they were open to hanging out sometime in the future. And to be real, you didn't call them either.