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  • in reply to: Seattle Mayor #799095

    cecerider
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    (WSB has neveer allowed personal attacks.it’s always been…comment re: the post topic, not the poster.)

    Question: When someone writes “that’s garbage” as a response to an opinion is that a personal attack?

    in reply to: Seattle Mayor #799094

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    Thanks all! Very helpful discussion. Not one “your opinion is garbage” comment!

    in reply to: Condos Condos #799079

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    the sign is at the south end of the empty, unused grassy field (it’s not a playfield–it’s across the street from the playfields)– visible only from the sidewalk; the cross streets are Myrtle and 30th. Like i said, it’s not easy to see.

    in reply to: RANT: Morning Traffic due to Lower Bridge Closure #799038

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    This bridge bottleneck to I-5 is a horror story. It’s already backed up by 6:30 a.m..Just cannot imagine it after all the Condos are built and how many hundreds of more cars. Now, this is

    not intended as a provocation but a sincere, honest question because I really want input–How is Mcginn implicated in this W. Seattle bridge traffic fiasco? I am still making up my mind over these mayoral “Choices.”

    in reply to: West Seattle PCC #798820

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    This was very helpful. Thanks for the feed back. SOmetimes these things are hard to track down a cause and its good to rule out PCC which I so rely on for being reputable with its food sourcing and handling. ( i don’t buy fish or poultry anywhere else.)

    in reply to: Bridge Teacher for beginners? #715197

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    Did you ever find someone to teach you bridge? I would like to find intermediate players for fun bridge game.

    in reply to: Puppies for Sale Today? – Is this ok? #748072

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    REPLY TO:” I don’t understand how this thread could have ended up pitting two good people (who both obviously care about animal welfare) against each other . . .”

    The reason 2 good people get pitted against each other on this thread is called the Drama Triangle where one person is the victim, another the persecutor and the 3rd is the rescuer. These are the only 3 options in the triangle. Instead of being complex individuals, people must play one of these roles. On these faceless, anonymous forums it is easy to play the triangle and see posters as disembodied representatives of positions–scapegoats, villians, etc. It happens often on the WSB especially regarding animals. As an animal lover myself, I’m actually glad that mega -self-righteous animal defenders exist out there because they may get the job done when I’m too much of a wimp. And for me the animals are the bottom line. I can take a little roughing up in the public discussion, but I don’t actually appreciate being made the bad guy and the target of the blame game.. In the burmuda triangle of human relations there are only 3 positions and each position has to have a player or the game ends. that’s why well-meaning people get villified here because somebody has to be the victim in order for the rescuer to do their thing.

    in reply to: Incident at the Seattle Public Library #746914

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    As has been pointed out here before, the porn on computer screens in the libraries is not private. The so-called privacy screens don’t work. From many sight lines within each library you can be looking at porn without intending to. Ick! But my point is that the city is inconsistent in applying regulations pertaining to adult entertainment. Children who are not even looking at the sex show aren’t allowed inside strip clubs. But they are allowed in the library. By extension, all bars should be able to show XXX movies.

    in reply to: Incident at the Seattle Public Library #746912

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    Children aren’t allowed to set foot inside strip clubs or bars even if they aren’t actually viewing the show or drinking. Yet, children are exposed to hardcore pornography at the library. By being inaccurately designated as “not an adult entertainment venue,” the library skirts adult entertainment regulations. Whatever freedom of expression arguments the city uses to allow porn in libraries can be used by any bar that wants to spice things up. How can the city prohibit a privately owned bar from showing adults the same material that is on view to children in a public library? Alternatively, children should be banned from the library on the same grounds that they are banned from adult entertainment venues and bars.

    Librarians will not restrict computer porn in the library because they hold to an idea that has been elevated to an absolute: free access to information for all. Due to this pre-internet, absolutist belief, librarians are unable to craft a compromise in this situation. They absolutely believe in Access to all Information for All, no compromises—a nice idea in theory but in practice it would mean subscribing to Penthouse, which of course they don’t (hypocrites!) So we must turn to our elected officials for help.

    Another reason librarians can’t deal with the porn issue may be that they are afraid of the old stereotype of librarians as prudes. But maybe squeamishness is the reason they prefer to ignore the porn being spat in their eye as well as the patrons. Instead of dealing with it effectively, they “look the other way,” and in so doing, passively enable exhibitionist pedophiles to watch graphic videos in public while staring at real children in the library. Even at wading pools in Seattle, men who show an inordinate interest in staring at the children are confronted. That’s because citizen commonsense is allowed to address the situation. Can you imagine if men at the pools were sitting 6 feet away, and looking at hardcore pornography while staring at the kids? Yet, this is what is happening at the libraries: at Southwest branch, a phalanx of computers abuts and faces the children’s area. We know there is legal hardcore porn being viewed on these monitors because we have seen it. If the library argues that illegal child porn is never screened on these computers, the only way to ensure that it doesn’t slip through the filters is to physically monitor everything viewed on these screens. And since that’s not going to happen, it is impossible for the library to guarantee that it is not flashing child pornography to children who walk by these monitors.

    Although the main argument has to be made on behalf of children, library staff are also arguably subject to a hostile work environment because of the presence of sexually degrading images. It took years for laws to be passed prohibiting a hostile work place created by the posting of hardcore pornography. It is established law that the presence of pornographic material in a non-adult entertainment workplace may constitute sexual harassment which is illegal. Hardcore porn on library computers arguably creates a hostile work environment for library workers who are reshelving books, and based on huge monetary awards won by workers who were subjected to pornography in the workplace, library staff may have a cause of action. The city’s main concern is lawsuits (1st amendment). So, I suggest we should sue the city of Seattle for allowing children inside an adult entertainment venue. And we can defeat the next library levy, making clear that as lovers of public libraries we are voting against being forced to view pornography against our will. Like many liberals, I have never been on the other side of a 1st Amendment argument, including now. I don’t deny the right of anyone who wants to, to view porn, but I will fight for my family’s right not to have to view it as a condition of using my tax-funded library.


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    awesome

    in reply to: Cat grooming #737529

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    Thanks all! Squareeyes: sounds like your high stress cat is similar to mine.The furminator sounds great. My cat is 15, and after all the vets,combs and brushes from petco, etc., I only this year realized how effective a single row metal comb is for long hair cats, so situation should be better going forward (also with the furminator).

    in reply to: The Truth About Cats. Period. #735918

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    This conversation came as JUST THE RIGHT TIME. My cat of 15 years who I LOVE has been getting on my last nerve the last few days for all the reasons mentioned here(especially emmyjane’s husband) Thanks all for reminding me that she can’t help being a cat. I shall return for some much needed advice re. said cat.

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