JayDee

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  • in reply to: Surly Family, Out! #987189

    JayDee
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    TSurly: Thanks for your views on biking, even if I feel our city’s bike infrastructure is dangerous and incomplete…Biking is a net good. Also, I always wanted to know if your handle refers to Surly bikes. I love mine—a great workhorse.

    Good luck in Norway.

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    in reply to: West Marginal vs Roxbury #985674

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    As far as the sneaks using the turn lane to bypass traffic, SDOT could install a cement island in the turn lane, if not more than one. That would bring this practice to a halt.


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    As shown by his past actions, Eyman is interested in one thing: Enriching Tim Eyman. Period. Yes, I would like my vehicle taxes to be based on my vehicles Blue Book worth. But I take the bus to work and my cars are idle for the most part hence I have old low mileage vehicles because I take the bus. We need more transit and it just won’t show up by magic. If Seattle voters would stop voting yes on every property tax maybe Tim Eyman would have to get a job.

    in reply to: Lost iphone #956083

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    <https://support.apple.com/explore/find-my-iphone-ipad-mac-watch&gt;
    Try this. If the phone still has a charge, it may locate it.

    JayDee

    in reply to: CenturyLink Internet #953166

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    I live in Alki, and while my brother who lives on the flats has CL fiber optic I have CL ADSL :-( But I hate Craptastic so I am stuck. So much for competition.

    in reply to: Prius Drivers are one of the worst #950856

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    I hate to say it folks but Mei is right according to this slightly dated study. I would extend the rude BMW drivers to include Audi drivers and Mercedes drivers. (I own a seldom-driven BMW).

    <https://jalopnik.com/science-confirms-that-bmw-and-prius-drivers-are-the-wor-1120783177&gt;

    in reply to: thanks for the memories .. and friendships #949552

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    JoB:
    We never met but I appreciated your perspective on all things WS and beyond. Someday I will retire and as my house has appreciated I may have to sell and move somewhere cheaper but I doubt as beautiful. Plus the WSB is invaluable to generating a community spirit that would be hard to duplicate. Good Luck!

    – JayDee

    in reply to: Strong sickly sweet smell similar to burnt antifreeze #942857

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    We had an easterly wind on Thursday due to the low pressure off the coast.

    in reply to: Pet License Fees for Indoor Cats #936731

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    Thanks for your input.

    The City of Seattle license fees are recently imposed (August 2018). My property taxes have risen much faster than inflation over the past several years, and many orders of magnitude more than the new pet license fee. Why don’t they raid the soda tax (which will collect at least 25% more than anticipated, at least $5-7MM ). As someone once told me it doesn’t matter which pocket the funds come from it’s the same set of pants. And same with taxes and while I don’t have children, I can see the benefit in paying taxes to educate them. But this tax is like taxing for something I have that no one else does…What if we funded education depending on whether you had kids or not? My cats will not impose a cost on society because they are not ill-educated kids and are not let free to roam the ‘hood and chance being coyote fare.

    in reply to: Strong sickly sweet smell similar to burnt antifreeze #936445

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    On the West Seattle Bridge after the high rise and on 99 Northbound I often notice the smell of fermenting wort or the smell one gets when brewing beer or malt for whiskey. I am guessing it is the predominance of Whiskey/Beer brewers along 1st Ave north and south of Spokane. Given our wind patterns (N/S/SW) I’d be surprised if it hits Genessee or Admiral but we do get the odd east wind every now and then.

    Perhaps that is the smell people are noticing?


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    Isn’t that merge not a merge? Doesn’t Delridge have a yield sign forcing them to yield to Spokane drivers? I’ve not seen a “Zipper Merge” sign in Seattle.

    in reply to: Rumbling in West Seattle #928958

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    Frances:
    See past posts discussing the West Seattle Hum. Perhaps these could shed some light.
    JayDee

    in reply to: That ain’t no Easter Bunny… #924925

    JayDee
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    First, the bunnies blend in well *until they move*…Near Schmitz Park there is one nesting bald eagle pair and coyotes so I hope they take care of the rabbits. Not that they harm me, but they are non-native animals.

    in reply to: Tax break for the top 1% #924168

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    He is not even pretending that any other taxpayer would benefit just the upper bracket of taxpayers. We have to vote for independents and Democrats otherwise who knows what crude he will think of next. Maybe pretending that reducing fuel economy standards will make people drive less because their cars use more fuel. Oh, wait the admin is already proposing that.

    in reply to: Kind People, Thank You! #923064

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    I am glad to hear you were treated well by strangers. I wish you good healing as I have also been lucky enough to have random people help me when I needed it.

    in reply to: Taxes and upcoming votes #921321

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    Without veering into the weeds about national matters I have always wondered why justifying a property tax increase >> than inflation and then using the argument that it is merely replacing an existing tax is even plausible. The renewal of “Families and Education” levy is just that. I’ve been voting against such ludicrous tax increases just on this basis for the last 20 years (though I support the McLeary decision). ST3’s argument that my 16-year old car should be taxed as a newer car is just an example. Why is Washington nearly the most regressive state when it comes to taxes?

    First the City took parks out of the budget (for some reason) and what did they spend the monies on that formerly went to the parks? I don’t know, and they didn’t say at the time. As for your neighborhood being safe or not it depends on the neighborhood.


    JayDee
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    Washington State has the most regressive tax regime in the United States. <https://itep.org/whopays/#The%2010%20Most%20Regressive%20State%20&%20Local%20Tax%20Systems&gt;
    And having just made my 2018 25% increase in property tax, I am pretty sympathetic little brown dog–I am still working but I didn’t get a 25% raise.

    in reply to: Seattle Times Delivery issues– #913183

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    I am about to as well. Sunday didn’t arrive at all, neither Tuesday. They though they have started dropping them at the sidewalk (which considering the mass of the paper might be reasonable–it doesn’t travel far). My Sunday paper probably walked off if it wasn’t delivered. If there truly wasn’t delivery what do we do for local news? The first half of the paper is regurgitated national content….

    in reply to: Okay, I gotta ask…for the parade? or against the parade? #908417

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    No. I grew up in a town that held an Armed Forces Day Parade and does still–Maybe he could go to Torrance, CA and save the pomp and circumstance. This is ego aggrandizement and has nothing to do with making the military forces feel better. We are not celebrating a victory unless it was 100 years ago. This is to make Donald “Bone Spurs” Trump feel grand. I am not a veteran, but these people were: https://www.salon.com/2018/02/08/vets-and-military-families-dont-want-to-be-props-in-trumps-fantasy/

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    in reply to: Train horns #905657

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    Cliff Mass often describes atmospheric inversions in our area that would help reflect sounds from the harbor area to points inland. I live near Alki and often hear trains sometimes louder, sometimes barely at all. And when the ferries blow their horns I know there is fog.

    in reply to: Bulk Tea Recommendations, West Seattle and Beyond 2017? #902663

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    Thanks Kbear. The selection is great, and they ship from the website. Thanks.


    JayDee
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    Do you have a link for this? I replied to a survey that said the 56 would stop at Yesler. Real convenient if you work at 6th and Union.

    in reply to: West Seattle Rants & Raves #890944

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    Late as usual posting. On Monday there was a traffic reroute for busses down 1st due to an accident(s) SB on the viaduct.


    JayDee
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    I’ve been anticipating this since I was 17…and planning for the last 3 years.


    JayDee
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    I think Seattle will be at 98% totality, but you will need specific solar-eclipse capable shades even so. Totality is down in oregon.

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