All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

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Why Am I Scared to Ride a Bike?

For the most part, I’ve stopped biking in Seattle. The density of vehicles and aggressiveness of drivers has surpassed my comfort level. I appreciated Vreni’s visual guide to why biking has become so dangerous and how it could be made...

/ July 29, 2019
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Jeff Bezos, Northwest Gollum

Illustration by Yoingco. Related Stories Jeff Bezos’ Sweeping Vision for Humanity in Space A Seattle Flag for the Amazon Era Jeff Bezos Eating a Baby Orca Seattle’s growing pains inspire ‘Amazocalypse’ kids’ book, with a cardboard monster and a dog...

/ July 29, 2019

A Seattle Flag for the Amazon Era

Here’s my flag design entry for The Stranger’s contest to design a new Seattle flag: The new flag represents the ubiquity of Amazon’s influence in the city and its literal penetration of city hall, beginning with its $350,000 “donation” to...

/ July 25, 2019

How Fighting Your Health Insurer is Rigged in Washington State

Six Independent Review Organizations Rule with Insurers in 80 to 89% of Cases

/ July 3, 2019
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Molina Healthcare Fined $600,000 by Washington State

IMPORTANT: If you’ve had serious problems with Molina, please fill out this short survey to help me gather information about the company’s harms. You can read more about this below. On May 2nd, 2019, Washington State’s Office of the Insurance...

/ June 20, 2019
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Stop Watching the News, Despise All Propaganda and Resist Manufactured Consent

Listen to Morrissey on propaganda and watch this wonderful animation of Manufactured Consent.

/ March 13, 2019
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Possible Type D Killer Whale

Scientists have video of an elusive, potentially new species of Orca, the Type D Killer Whale

/ March 13, 2019