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  • in reply to: You Did It #1020956

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    And YOU did it, you grand US of A. Congratulations on getting Biden into the White House. I know it can’t have been easy for some of you, and I hope you don’t get triggered by this (LOL), but good job having at least a modicum of decency and rejecting the republican lunacy at the national level. I wish you the best–and good job, nation!

    in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1020011

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    Jissy,

    The difference is that wseakell wasn’t just talking about residents 12 and older, and you are. If you look at West Seattle’s entire population the percent vaccinated is in fact lower than 80.

    wseakell was clearly talking about West Seattle as a whole, not just those 12 and over:

    “Also, 80% of West Seattle is vaccinated, so there aren’t many vulnerable folks left out there.”
    I was just trying to clarify that, as stated, the 80% figure is not true. And while I don’t really have a problem with people regularly glossing over the difference between everyone and only those 12+, that difference does seem worth remembering–particularly when the conversation is focused on children. Again, not a big deal but certainly worth keeping in mind!


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    wseakell, it is not true that, as you wrote, “…80% of West Seattle is vaccinated…”

    As for the rest of this nonsense, I must say that I also noticed what Anonyme reports: in my frequent walks around West Seattle I see kids happily masking when they don’t need to. This leads me to believe that many of them really don’t mind masking up at all.

    You might find it unnecessary, but so what? If they don’t mind, and if it’s not hurting you, what do you care?

    Some people might find shoes unnecessary–heck, they might argue shoes actually damage our posture, unnaturally constrict our feet, and mention that for thousands and thousands of years people went barefoot. They might argue that there is no reason for people to wear hot, stuffy shoes, that it’s overkill and it would be much healthier to take them off!

    People wear things, and do things, for all sorts of reasons. They’re not hurting you, except for maybe your feelings, and they’re not hurting themselves–so let them be.

    in reply to: New Comforter smells like chemicals #1016944

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    Yeah, some of them can really smell strong, too.

    Hope the new one works out for you!

    in reply to: New Comforter smells like chemicals #1016932

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    Most fabric these days is sprayed with various chemicals that do various things. Some are to meet fire-retardant standards, some are to ward off stains, and some just make the fabric look nicer when shipped (e.g., shinier and less wrinkly). Maybe this one piece got over-sprayed, and you’re smelling the results.

    Air it out outside, if possible, and the smells should dissipate.

    Or just send it back, I’m sure the store would be fine exchanging it.

    It’s like aa said, do what works for you.

    in reply to: 45th and Hill St – Do you know these kids? #1010102

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    You want me to call 911 if I hear a knock at my door but when I get to my door there’s nobody there?

    Or do you only want me to call 911 if there’s a knock at my door but when I get to my door I see a kid running away?

    I… I just don’t think I’ll do that. Sorry if your flowers got trampled. I could Venmo you a couple bucks, if that’d help?

    in reply to: Etiquette and Access: Schmitz Park #1006079

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    Well, this being Seattle maybe it is a bit surprising they got called out that directly. After all, wouldn’t one normally not even look the offender in the eye, and certainly not say anything to them (and then of course rush home to angrily complain on the local blog!)?

    in reply to: Wait times to donate @ Burien Goodwill? #999826

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    Thanks, Buttercup, that’s a good point.

    Julie: it’s definitely a mutually beneficial relationship, and I am indeed quite grateful that Goodwill exists. But surely you can see it’s more convenient (for them as well as for me!) to find times when they’re not as jammed.

    in reply to: Wait times to donate @ Burien Goodwill? #999803

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    oops, posted twice by mistake

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    in reply to: Wait times to donate @ Burien Goodwill? #999701

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    Thank you, Puppyluck! I’ll try for the Goodwill and if the line intimidates head over to Value Village, that’s a great idea.

    in reply to: Using the Lower Bridge for medical emergency #998006

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    If you are planning for it in advance how is it an emergency?

    I think CarDriver is correct, at least about this small point: you will not get permission. But if it’s really an emergency why on earth wouldn’t you do it anyway and just swallow the fine?

    in reply to: Squirrel removal #997115

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    One more thing I just thought of–unless there are already baby squirrels (have they built a drey?) then they probably will leave the attic during the day–so if you can find the entry point you might be able to catch them when they’re out and lock the door, as it were. Regardless-Good luck!!

    in reply to: Squirrel removal #997107

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    John from Adept Pest, or Sean from: http://www.seattlepestanimalcontrol.com/

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    in reply to: What do I do with all this bubble wrap? #997077

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    I hope you connected with Puppyluck!

    I’ll also second the mailing center suggestion–I’ve taken bags of bubble wrap, etc., to the Admiral Junction Mailing Center (California Ave @ Spokane) and they’ve accepted it. The guys who used to run it and have since retired seemed to appreciate it–the current owners accept it, but seem less enthusiastic so you might want to double-check with them (they’re lovely people, though).

    in reply to: French drain basement interior recommendations/advice #997004

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    We’ve used All Seasons Waterproofing, and have been happy. They were professional and explained well what the options were. They didn’t try to upsell, and their work has held up.

    The only thing I wish we’d done was do more of the basement–we had them install the drain system along two sides of our basement, but really we should have just done the whole thing.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Cutting in line?? #994122

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    Good catch, Ponderosa–I was going off of the Google satellite view, but another angle shows the crosswalk clearly there (going… to where, exactly, I don’t know!).

    As for the merge/lane change debate, I didn’t mean to connect that issue to this discussion–I probably shouldn’t have brought it up at all since it clearly muddied the waters. I was writing about extremely early merging as a common Seattle behavior in general, not anything specific to do with this bit of traffic.

    in reply to: Cutting in line?? #994078

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    Sue, from what I can tell when driving south on WMW S both the gentle right (before the island) and the hard right directly after the island put cars into the same lane of the on-ramp to northbound 509. You can see my link to an image of the intersection in a previous post.

    The presumable advantage of the dedicated lane (the one that turns before the island) is three-fold: you don’t need to stop for the signal, the turn is softer so you can keep a higher speed, and there is no crosswalk (fewer pedestrians to watch for) there.

    I think the only times people would take the hard right is if they somehow didn’t get over into the correct lane at first, or if 509 was so backed up the dedicated right turn lane is stopped–in that case it might be faster to take the hard right to possibly get towards the front of the line. And it’s that last case scenario that people are considering cutting in line.

    in reply to: Cutting in line?? #993891

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    CarDriver, I think we are talking about the same place? Is it here: https://tinyurl.com/y2x9hst3

    If it is we’re talking about the same place. I think KBear is right, but I’m not sure given the dedicated turn lane why that sharp right from what was the center lane (but becomes the right) is not prohibited.

    Edit:
    I also wanted add that I agree with KBear regarding merging, and point out late zipper merges (or at least what Seattle seems to consider late) really are a benefit to traffic flow. No where else have I seen so many people get over so early to specific lanes, it’s just a really poor use of the roadway). End rant–sorry!

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    in reply to: Cutting in line?? #993862

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    I’d be curious about the answer to this also, for no reason other than that I’m now curious. For the record, CarDriver, you’re talking about heading south on West Marginal Way S, and the turn onto Holden/the onramp for 509? If that’s correct, I don’t see any signs prohibiting a sharp right onto S Holden, so maybe it’s legal? It sure feels like that turn’d be illegal… Hopefully someone knows!

    in reply to: Books #992780

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    Depending on the books and their condition, you could sell them either to Pegasus or Powell’s down in Portland (you can check their website for instructions, but last I heard they accept books via post).

    If you want to donate them, there are little free libraries you could gradually fill, Goodwill accepts books, and, if you have books for younger readers, Mary’s Place would probably take them.

    in reply to: Excessive noise from leaf blowers #988152

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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but why do you “have to” clean up fallen leaves?

    in reply to: Donations Drop-off? #987112

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    I’ve been to the Burien Goodwill, and had a decent experience there. I believe they accept donations between 9 and 3, most days–but check the website to make sure. They have people with donations line up in their vehicles, and when it’s your turn you drive up to a spot and unload your items into bins they provide.

    A couple things to note: at least when I was there they wouldn’t help people unload items, and they weren’t accepting “large” items–so no furniture, and nothing larger than, say, a small microwave.

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    in reply to: Surly Family, Out! #987029

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    GODDAMNIT!

    I mean, yay, happy for you…

    Will miss your comments, I hope you and yours have the most wonderful adventures in Norway (and frankly not a bad time to be leaving the US…).

    Be well. I’ll endeavor to find an email address for you and shoot you a note–for if you ever want to come back and visit you’ll find a spare room here.

    -t


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    Why not use your real name? Why hide behind gxnx? What are you afraid of?

    A glib point, I admit, but something to think about.

    As to your comment more specifically… In your usual inscrutable fashion you leave us wondering what you actually meant. Are you curious why someone might not want journalists to share information with the police? Or are you curious why journalists themselves don’t want to be forced to share information with the police?

    They are both reasonable questions, and are both easily answered–so easily answered in fact that it makes me stop and wonder why you haven’t done any work here in answering them. You seem to have plenty of free time, so that’s your assignment: figure out why WSB and so many others are concerned about this issue.


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    Well done, important stance to take.

    Like Mike said, it makes me proud to have WSB as the local news source sine qua non.

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