Feb 4, 2016 bigyaz commented on Will the City Council Save Pronto, Seattle's Bike Share Service?.
Herz loses all his journalistic sense and skepticism when it's a cause like this that he desperately wants to succeed. His boosterism has been downright embarrassing. Remember the old Slog sobrique "stupid fucking credulous hack?"
Feb 4, 2016 bigyaz commented on An Anonymous Website Is Asking for Amazon Employees' Horror Stories.
@7, 10: I must know 50 Amazon employees, and they are pretty much like the people you meet in any large workplace: some jerks, but mostly just regular people. To label tens of thousands of people as assholes who "set the new standards for vulgarity" says a whole lot more about you than them.
Feb 4, 2016 bigyaz commented on An Anonymous Website Is Asking for Amazon Employees' Horror Stories.
Plenty of stories can be found from Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, etc., about a tough corporate culture, demanding long hours, on-call weekends and worse. Some people thrive in it and stay; others don't and leave (I know I would hate it).

People are being paid well and getting good benefits, and there is a steady stream of people eager to work there.

Does anyone really think "wide-ranging legislative action" is a good idea? How can Sydney let that one just slide by without comment?

Jan 8, 2016 bigyaz commented on King County's "Unprecedented" Prostitution Sting Has Shut Down a Popular Vetting Tool for Sex Workers.
Those who simplistically think that legalizing prostitution will solve the problem of sex trafficking haven't done even the minimal amount of research. Because it's clearly not true, and there is plenty of real-world evidence to prove it.
Dec 15, 2015 bigyaz commented on The Seahawks Are the Best and Funnest Team Again, So That's Cool.
Yes the Seahawks have a tougher schedule. But they have pretty much only beaten the weak teams on that schedule: 49ers (twice), Cowboys, Ravens, Bears, Lions.

They have put some things together, but they still have a lot to prove.
Dec 3, 2015 bigyaz commented on How Politicians Who’ve Been Funded by the NRA Re$ponded to the Shooting in San Bernadino.
It's San Bernardino. What, it hasn't been in the news enough for you to spell it correctly?
Dec 2, 2015 bigyaz commented on Crosscut Is Merging with KCTS 9, Promises There Will Be No Layoffs.
Merger is a bit of corporate-speak that Slog is lapping up. Crosscut is being gobbled up.
Nov 9, 2015 bigyaz commented on Some Local Journalists Think the Anonymous Protest Yesterday Was Really Scary.
The Times tweet was simply an update for those who don't want to get caught in traffic. But that wouldn't fit your narrative, of course.

And we know you're humorless, Ansel, but that little jab about the masks coming from Amazon was amusing.
Sep 24, 2015 bigyaz commented on UPDATE: Central Seattle Blood Donation Center is Fully Booked for Today and Tomorrow. 206.292.6500 to Schedule Monday.
It would be terrific if those donating were to become regular donors rather than waiting for a disaster to happen. But in any case thanks to all of you.
Sep 18, 2015 bigyaz commented on An Old Driver Hit a Pedestrian at a Belltown Crosswalk.
Senior drivers, on the other hand, almost never text or look at their phone while driving, don't speed up to make it through a yellow light, drive at night (by far the most dangerous time to be on the road) far less often and are far less likely to exceed the speed limit. All that far offsets their slower reaction times.