Jan 4 gnossos commented on We Still Get Great Comments (From Great Commenters) Here On Slog.
Thank you for not turning comments off on your posts Dan.
Jan 3 gnossos commented on Lindy West Quits Twitter: "It Is Unusable for Anyone But Trolls, Robots and Dictators".
re closing comments on Slog posts. There have always been assholes on Slog saying horrendous things (especially of women writers). But, two things: once upon a time the signal to noise ratio here was much better because there was a large and devoted community of Sloggers who would call that shit out and make sane comments. There's like maybe 10 of those folks left. Second, many of those departed Sloggers were also the most vocal about banning the homophobic, racist, sexist, mouth breathing trolls. Slog very belatedly went to a registered comment system and does an awful job of shutting down the shit. You guys kinda created the disaster area of the comments section. And rather than do something to improve it you just complain and/or close commenting.
Dec 20, 2016 gnossos commented on One Way to Protect Washington State's Legal Weed Market from Trump: Burn It to the Ground.
@4: You seem to have some serious problems in the reading comprehension arena. Far from wanting "to go back to locking the kids up again just to avoid having to battle the DEA in court". the point here is that by simply removing any mention of cannabis at all from Washington laws and regulations you actually go further than 502. That is the nuclear option against the feds. If there are no laws about it, cannabis becomes just another commodity like socks: anyone can sell it to anyone they want. Anyone can possess. 502 and other legal cannabis states have all sorts if regulations and restrictions regarding sales, possession, and use. Some of which I find crazy (such as only for over 21 year olds), but are part of the compromise. Removing any reference to cannabis at all undoes all of those compromises
Dec 15, 2016 gnossos commented on Momentum Is Growing for Safe Consumption Sites in Seattle, but Still No Answers about When They'll Open.
@4: oh batcrap. There is no goddamn Conde Nast for drug users or the homeless. People do not relocate for services. Downtown Eastside is the poorest postal code in Canada; nobody in their right mind is moving there. We hear the same crap in Seattle "oh people come here because we have great services" while studiously ignoring the fact that cities all over are seeing an explosion in homelessness and drug use. And west coast cities in particular.

If you're measuring the success of Insite by how many people enter and complete drug treatment, you're using probably the least relevant measure I can think of. How about just start with money saved? I'm guessing most tax payers care a lot more about that than lives saved. Or injections now taking place indoors and out of sight rather than in doorways and loading docks of apartment buildings and businesses?
Nov 29, 2016 gnossos commented on The Morning News: Evacuation Order at Standing Rock, Matt Hickey in Court, Jon Grant Running for City Council.
@25: sigh. Nice to see you here Goldy even though you bear bad news. Crap. Wish all you exes could recreate Slog somehow.

And, yes, many thanks Ansel. You were one of the last glimmers of hope in the old rag (along with Heidi and Sydney). You will be missed for sure.
Aug 31, 2016 gnossos commented on Here Are 6 Reasons Why Trigger Warnings Aren't Bullshit..
@15 & 16: Maybe I'm missing your point, but: 19.7 % = 20% = 1 in 5
Jul 28, 2016 gnossos commented on Last Night at the DNC: Live-Slogging Hillary Clinton's Speech.
So I do wonder what the live Slog was like, but damned if I'm going to wade through twitter comments to find out. Why you guys even bother with anything election related anymore is befuddling, clearly any institutional commitment to good political coverage is long gone.
Jul 11, 2016 gnossos commented on The Queen Protester of Baton Rouge: An Art Review.
Great post Jen. Really well done.
Jul 8, 2016 gnossos commented on Mayor on the Police Union and Reform: "It's a Struggle.".
@6: I am no fan of SPOG, but that same argument could be used against any public sector unions. The problem is not with unions in general, it is that SPOG (like many other police guilds) is run by the most in-your-face, aggro folks in the department. The kind of folks who get into gunfights in biker bars.