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in the past few hours Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on With New Lower Speed Limits, Seattle Will Become More of a City.
In two years when the number of collisions, injuries, and deaths is down, all of you twats going on about how it's unenforcable and will do nothing, and some typical Slashdot/Reddit mansplaining about Econ 101 and/or vulgar Darwinism are going to have to delete your accounts.

Seattle still won't be a Real City of course. Anybody who thinks they are ever going to earn a place at the cool table doesn't get what the cool table is.

But this Vision Zero shit? It's not some whitewashing ploy invented at a corporate think tank. It's not Reaganomics or Clean Coal. It's a plan by people who are the real deal, to change the way we get from A to B without some "acceptable" level of collateral damage.

Casualties decline, you delete your account. That's the deal. Don't forget.
12:53 PM Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on With New Lower Speed Limits, Seattle Will Become More of a City.
A real city? Finally? You like me! You really like me!

That's what it's all about. Seattle's dream, achieved at last.

2:46 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Seattle Times Editorial Board Endorses Safe Injection Sites for Drug Users.
I'd give better odds of certain billionaires starting a successful print daily than becoming president or colonizing Mars.
2:41 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars; Would-Be Martians Should Be Ready to Die on the Journey.
The Stranger's snark and criticisms are beyond irrelevant to something like this. You'd be more likely to get a sports fan to give any fucks when you poo pooh football or hockey. If they're not asking for a handout to build their stadium, what's it to you?
Sep 26 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too).
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That's it. Negging. Negging is how you win votes. Neg those libertarians right into being down with Hill Dawg. I'll go measure the drapes in the White House, you go tell another Johnson voter he has mommy issues.
Sep 26 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too).
Oh, I get it.

Nobody told the Democrats there might be third party spoilers this election, before they went and picked the least electable choice out of their embarrassment of riches in viable presidential nominee material. What? Third parties? Who knew?

Consider this: if the Republicans had nominated a regular human being instead of a fucking Trump swamp monster, there would be no serious Libertarian challenge. They'd be united behind a Paul Ryan or a Scott Walker, or whatever a respectable Republican looks like these days. What the fuck would the Democrats be doing then? Hillary would be polling in the low 40s and there'd be no third party spoilers to blame.

So yeah, what a fucked up situation. Every vote counts. I'm just sick of listening to the likes of Dan Savage act like it's all because the loony left and the loony right and the loony middle won't fall into lockstep with the strategic choice, the lesser of two evils. The Democrats take the cake when it comes strategic voting fails.

You Democrats should be out registering kids and knocking on the doors of undecided independents. All this hectoring of committed libertarians or socialists or greens is bullshit. This is not a disaster created by the fringe. The establishment did this.
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Sep 26 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Seattle Times Editorial Board Endorses Safe Injection Sites for Drug Users.
This doesn't make the Times any less idiotic. It's idiotic of them to tell readers to read research and understand that "enabling" isn't the problem. They still believe we can't tacitly enable homelessness by not bulldozing encampments, for example. They might not be wailing "think of the children" today, but they did yesterday and they will tomorrow. The self-contradiction is idiotic.

I wish the fucking Times would die already and make some room for a professional paper.
Sep 25 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Five Dead in Shooting at Skagit County Mall, Suspect Now in Custody.
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We do everything in our power to prevent medical mistakes. Tobacco? Have you seen what we've done to the tobacco industry? I guess you're right: we should do exactly the same thing to the gun industry. Make them pay. Drivers texting? Also illegal. Text too often while driving, and you lose your license. If only we could take guns away so easily.

This "perspective" argument is irrelevant. You're listing off causes of death that nobody is ignoring, and that society is working hard to reduce. The one outlier is guns: One shooting follows another, and we do nothing.

That's why its a big deal. That's why we talk so much about guns and not medical mistakes. We're not even trying to to stop these gun deaths. That's what this is about.

(Also, Wikipedia? The encyclopedia that anyone an edit? Anyone. Anyone at all. Just saying.)
Sep 25 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Five Dead in Shooting at Skagit County Mall, Suspect Now in Custody.
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We infringe on rights all the time. No law respecting abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press? No law means no law. We have lots of laws. Right to arms shall not be infringed? What do you call laws against biological agents, or attack helicopters? Or ten million other kinds of arms? The right to keep your papers secure shall not be violated. Shall. Not. Be. Violated. They read your email every day. They listen to your phone calls every day.

Every day we make adjustments on how far we should go with these rights. None of them is absolute. None of them has ever been absolute. There's no absolute right to own a weapon, and no absolute right to a particular kind of weapon. We get to make the rules about the 2nd Amendment as we go, just like we get to make the rules about all the other rights. Nothing new there.

Gun humpers think they're special, that's their problem. I assume their mommy was too lenient with them, probably gave them the breast too much. Never told them no, and only ever said what special snowflakes they are. It's no accident all this gun fanaticism appeared in the last 20 years.

Back in the day, everybody knew there were limits, no matter how much they loved their gun hobby or sailboat hobby or masturbation hobby.
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Sep 25 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Five Dead in Shooting at Skagit County Mall, Suspect Now in Custody.
Please don't publish the dudes name or photo. Guns or no guns, it's been proven that what triggers a potential attacker is seeing the name and picture of previous mass shooters in the news. Obviously take away the gun and the body count goes way down.

Speaking of limitations on the bill of rights, we really don't have to live with this. Democracy will not crumble if we suppress the identity of attackers like this. Successful democracies around the globe have gotten along just fine with rules that limit publicity of terrorists, mass killers and suicides, and the like. We go to any length limit the unauthorized use of images of Micky Mouse but let the country go to hell in a hand basket over this shit.

As adults, we can say out loud that the way America does it is not the only way. We can have free speech and a free society without all this fantasy constitutionalism. It's a recent invention -- that fucker Scalia again, when it suited him to play at being a strict originalist -- and we can go back to the days when we weren't so rigid about letting idiots have their guns or idiots shout garbage at funerals or idiots print the names of homicidal maniacs.
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