kcrobinson
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Apr 3, 2015 kcrobinson commented on Chelsea Manning Joined Twitter This Morning.
I was skeptical that it was actually her, but it's announced on the Free Chelsea Manning website. http://www.chelseamanning.org/uncategori…
Nov 11, 2014 kcrobinson commented on Metro Bus Drivers Must Always Remember to Open the Back Door.
I've been on buses where the bus driver refuses to open the back door, usually because the backdoor is not lined up with a sidewalk and the driver is following the rules he was given rather than applying common sense. This would be OK, if the bus wasn't standing room only and the people in the back now have to push their way to the front.
Oct 13, 2014 kcrobinson commented on Seattle Bicycle Share Launched Today! Here's What You Need to Know..
@32 That's interesting that the annual fee is cheaper here even as the single use is much more expensive than London. I maintain that making single use cheaper is the key to making this a system that people will actually use.
Oct 13, 2014 kcrobinson commented on Seattle Bicycle Share Launched Today! Here's What You Need to Know..
I, too, am disillusioned by the $8 price point. What's the cost of 30 minutes of bike share in London? 2£ (less than $4). What's the cost of 30 minutes of bike share in Paris? 1.5€ (less than $3). When I visited those cities, I took bike share everywhere I went. But if it had cost the equivalent of $8 I would have just took a cab.
Sep 23, 2014 kcrobinson commented on A "Cheap Shot" at Electric Cars?.
If Rogers statement that Eastside customers can buy 100% green energy for $10/month, then the Stranger article is a cheap shot on electric vehicles for not mentioning this.
Aug 2, 2014 kcrobinson commented on Unions Sue City Over Preschool Ballot Fight.
If the courts decide that we can't have a yes-no on both ballots, I hope they at least decide to present it as two yes-no questions.

1. Should we have universal pre-school, yes or no?
2. If universal pre-school is enacted, should it be enacted and funded using Option A or Option B?

I fear that the courts will put it on the ballot as a pick 1 of 3:

1. Don't have Universal Pre-school
2. Have Universal Pre-school using Option A
3. Have Universal Pre-school using Option B

Then the no votes will win just because the yes votes will be split among the other two.
Jul 31, 2014 kcrobinson commented on BREAKING: Vast Majority of All Seattle Pot Tickets Written by Same Officer.
@69 I'm confused too.

Stranger, your latest article on pot ticket prices puts the cost at $27 per ticket. Here you mention $55. Some tickets are $103. Can we get some clarification on what the law is?
Jul 21, 2014 kcrobinson commented on Interview with The Stranger's New Managing Editor, Kathleen Richards.
I typically hold back several feet from the curb until I think it will inconvenience the fewest amount of cars for me to cross. It irks me when a car stops for me making me feel like I now have to cross when I could easily have waited 10 seconds and crossed when no cars are coming.
Jul 8, 2014 kcrobinson commented on J.K. Rowling Published a New Harry Potter Story Today: What Do You Think?.
@4 People who were 12 when the first movie came out are 25 now.
Jun 25, 2014 kcrobinson commented on The Seattle Times Drops Another Story Embarrassing the Highly Paid, Reputation-Polishing CEO of City Light.
It seems odd to me that whereas the story here is about a city official's incompetence leading to the city being bilked out of $120,000, The Stranger buries that in a story about the Seattle Times doing regular investigation and reporting of the incident.