Category: Northwest

Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast

Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. I believe there’s a relation to the growth of the technology...

/ October 26, 2016
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The Brilliance of Amtrak Security

Traveling in the Northwest by Amtrak was relaxing and beautiful. There were almost no lines and they seemed to know I was carrying a real laptop and had purchased my water at the train station. After having been felt up before a...

/ September 22, 2016

Notable comment on Success Ruining Seattle

I was touched by Adelaide McAllister’s comment on How Success is Ruining Seattle: I lived in Seattle my entire life. I was forced to move due to the cost of living doubling in that last few years. I am sickened...

/ September 18, 2016

Southeast Sunday Parkways in Portland

I had fun walking all seven miles of the Southeast Sunday Parkways in Portland today. You can see all of the images I took: Southeast Sunday Parkways – Portland, Oregon. Here are three of my favorite:

/ August 22, 2016

Microsoft Revenue Quietly Surpasses $1 Trillion

Microsoft recently surpassed $1 trillion in cumulative revenues. Similarly, Amazon's earned more than a half trillion. Yet, Washington State still can't afford to pay for education, transportation, police and other vital services and resources.

/ May 8, 2016
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Forget Boeing, Microsoft’s Tax Break Costs $776 Million

On Tuesday, The Seattle Times’ columnist Danny Westneat expressed shock that Boeing’s tax breaks cost the state $304 million last year. He failed to mention that the legislature’s actions in 2010 allowed Microsoft to save $776 million in taxes this...

/ May 5, 2016

Are Abortions Now $1 for Men in Washington State?

My health insurance bill this week included $1 for “Non-excepted Abortion Services” which confused me. Firstly, I’m a guy. Secondly, despite this, I’d not actually had an abortion recently. All of my friends I shared this with laughed (including many women)...

/ March 24, 2016