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Seattle (via Lancaster)

MEMBER SINCE   December 01, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU-Miami Fiesta Bowl
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Havlicek, Kellog, Sullinger
  • NFL TEAM: Don't really care, but Seattle if I must choose
  • NHL TEAM: CCL (couldn't care less)
  • NBA TEAM: CCL - see above
  • MLB TEAM: Mariners, Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: would rather watch paint dry

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

One would certainly hope so, but it's hard not to be a little cynical (ok, a lot cynical) as one gets older.  With decades of perspective, one can look back and see many examples where the lessons were not learned; from the many banking crises, to the Great Recession, to western wildfires, to 9-11 and the subsequent rounds of whack-a-mole in the middle east. The most likely outcome is that we will throw money at it for a couple of years, there won't be another pandemic for a decade or two, and in the meantime some future administration will cut the funding so they can spend it elsewhere, on the next big thing. Rinse, repeat.  Maybe this will be such a defining event that we break the pattern, but our history doesn't make me overly optimistic. I think I need a Snickers. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

It's always been that way, pandemics always start at the ports.  The Black Death in Europe started in Marseille and Venice.  Now days it's airports with international connections.

Comment 27 Mar 2020

I'd love to be wrong, but at the rate they're going, by next weekend NY will have as many cases as Italy does today.  I hope they don't approach Italy's mortality, but they had 100 die today and will likely be be at multiple hundreds by then.  Even here in WA, which has been locked down longer than the rest of the country, had a pretty flat curve until today when we had by far our largest number of new cases. It appears that we are at least a couple of weeks from seeing any improvement.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

No smart, well-educated people have believed the earth is flat for many centuries. And Nazis in Antarctica?  The British and Norwegians had pretty much covered it long before naziism was even a gleam in Hitler's demented brain.  Fun fact, the Buckeyes had been playing football for five years before the first person set foot on that continent.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

OK, you guys are really making me feel old today, thanks for that.  Trust me, Chernobyl was very big news at the time. Although the Soviet Union was still a thing, and not exactly forthcoming, you can't really keep it a secret when radiation starts falling from the sky all over western Europe. Once they had no other choice, the USSR did allow the news media in to cover the fire fighting, and then the construction of the 'sarcophagus' over the remains.  Side note, I had a friend back in the day that was an oncology nurse that treated several of the Hero-of-the-Soviet-Union helicopter pilots that flew over the thing dropping boron and other stuff to try to damp down the radiation. In the years after, they sent them over to Seattle to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Hospital. Those guys knew they were f'd, but they did it anyway. Respect. 

Comment 25 Mar 2020

They are pretty consistently one of the best in the state, and have produced a half-dozen or so 4-stars in the past couple years.  Tuimoloau is the only one that I've heard mentioned that we're interested in.

Comment 25 Mar 2020

They had a list in the Seattle paper yesterday.  One of the exempt business is marijuana dispensary.  SMDH.

Comment 23 Mar 2020

Your Gov was at least a week late in acting, days behind Ohio.  It should have been expected that NY would be a hotspot, especially since NY was one of the first places in the country to have a significant outbreak.  I hope not, but I think NY is going to be very bad.  After tomorrow, NY will be in 6th place among countries, probably just behind the rest of the US, sans NY.