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Mar 31, 2014 midwaypete commented on If You're Feeling Suicidal, Please Ask for Help.
Here's a nice radio piece with Hecht: http://www.onbeing.org/program/jennifer-…
Oct 11, 2013 midwaypete commented on Now How Long Do You Think the Shutdown Will Last?.
Maybe it's time for a retail shut down.
Sep 21, 2013 midwaypete commented on Freddie Mercury, Synchronized Swimming, and Female Anger: A Retiree's Perspective.
Posts like this are the reason I read SLOG.
Sep 18, 2013 midwaypete commented on Approaching 10,000,000 Views.
@14, I'm pretty sure that both of them are in it for the money.

@29, I'm willing to bet that, barring a Supreme Court ruling that imposes it, Utah will move to recognize same-sex marriage before the states that formed the Confederacy, with the possible exception of Virginia.
Jun 11, 2013 midwaypete commented on For Just $69 (Each), You Can Attend a Daddy/Daughter Purity Ball in Bellevue This Weekend!.
Somebody should sneak copies of "How to be a Person" in the swag bags.
May 23, 2013 midwaypete commented on An I-5 Bridge Over the Skagit River Has Collapsed.
@56: many truss bridges are built such that if part of the truss fails, additional parts will start to fail, leading to a total collapse.

If you want to learn more, read about the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967.
May 23, 2013 midwaypete commented on An I-5 Bridge Over the Skagit River Has Collapsed.
@6: I'm not an expert, but after the bridge collapse in Minneapolis, we got to see the bridge inspection reports on all the bridges in the state. The scores and terms need to be understood in context. FWIW, "functionally obsolete" has a particular meaning when engineers are describing a bridge -- it doesn't mean that the bridge is about to collapse.
May 9, 2013 midwaypete commented on Marriage Equality Scores a Big Win in Minnesota.
@22, 24: here's an animated map showing the progress.


Mar 20, 2013 midwaypete commented on Today Is the First Day of Spring!.
In Saint Paul, the First Day of Spring greeted us with morning temperatures in the single digits and a high of 21.