commented on Woman Who Ran Over Three Teenage Cyclists, Killing One, Now Experiencing Episodes of "Irritability"
@32 there are several influential points of fact that I don't think are totally settled yet, at least not in my mind. Were the bikes equipped with reflectors? Because you can see those things, unless you're cresting a hill, from as far as 500 feet. Easily. And what about her "not even adjusting the radio" or whatever. Not texting. Not drunk or high. Are these things in fact true? And you (redditor) even admit that she might have been speeding (ohh but we all do? what?). Fault is fault. If the boys were 100% at fault, as you are saying, I don't really see how. She didn't see them? There's THREE of them! Did ALL THREE cyclists remove the reflectors from their bikes? Something isn't right in your emotional recounting of what sounds like an impossible hypothetical situation. I know being an accidental killer of a teenager is tough, but what the fuck? What.The. Fuck. She wants to be paid for her suffering? Why should they have to pay, please tell me. Do they need punishment for something? Do they owe her because they're at fault?
commented on Council Member Sawant, Can We Talk?
@30, the difference between small and large businesses is that the owners of small business are members of our community, in some cases they are among the same class as the folks they employ. I know of several owners that don't even make minimum wage themselves, but work their ass off in order to attempt to get ahead, or in the case of my childcare provider, to help raise the next generation of kind and thoughtful citizens.
commented on Seattle Can Take a Stand on the Misuse of Antibiotics in Factory Farms, and You Can Help
The claims that we should be worried about drug-resistant bacteria in our food are kind of ridiculous. First, there's no link between the uptick in infections among humans of drug-resistant bacteria on account of overuse in farming-- that is a problem with NOT COOKING MEAT PROPERLY. If you get salmonella, it sucks! Sure, it sucks more if that strain of salmonella is drug resistant, but who is to blame? The farmer or the cook? Bacteria is everywhere, including AB resistant bacteria. It's in all of our food, and it's probably on your hands right now. Take a look at over prescription in people, there's a much more obvious problem there.