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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Best of Slog: Murray Says Wait for Plan E, Seattle Earns World City Status, and Subway Still Sucks

Posted by on Sat, May 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Plan C Vs. Plan E:: First, eight legislators came out in support of Plan C, which would use property taxes to fund Metro in Seattle. Then Mayor Ed Murray talked one of those legislators out of supporting the plan. Then, Murray's people announced that Murray will release a Metro-saving plan of his own soon. We decide to name this plan Plan E, which stands for "Ed Doesn't Like Plan C." Murray confirmed that he was working on something, shortly before we learned that he told State Senator Jamie Pedersen Plan C would mess up universal pre-K. Murray kept talking. Here's a look at the numbers behind Murray's claims. And the City Council, of course, is in favor of everything.

You Are a Bad Ally: If you think you get to tell women how they should feel about their abortions.

Here Comes Pronto: Look at those shareable bikes.

Hot Mudede-on-Fortgang Action: Charles Mudede talks about that dumb Time article written by a college kid about white privilege.

The (Common) Core of the Matter: What Louis C.K. got right.

Don't Sound So Surprised: Seattle shows up on a graph of "world cities."

Rand Paul Supports [Insert Terrible Practice Here]: Is public masturbation the practice that Rand Paul supports? Maybe! Who can say, with all the brackets?

Dan Savage Turns the Page: Good for you, Dan.

KUOW Hates Uteri: They bleeped a farmer's description of lady cow parts, making the whole discussion sound a hell of a lot more dirty.

FUCK SUBWAY: Do we really have room for 8000 more Subway restaurants? They're pretty terrible when it comes to paying workers. Subway's CEO says he'd be fine with a wage increase, but he's not actually, you know, raising the pay of his workers unless there's a law requiring him to do so.

No, That's Totally Different: Republican says gay sex is like eight men taking a dump in your bed.

Money for Nothing: Genius band scams Spotify with their silent album.

The Most Alarming Pedicab Story You'll Read This Week: Comes from Trent Moorman.

 

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You guys are getting a little group-thinky on the ED MURRAY HATES TRANSIT stuff. There could be, y'know, some nuance to this situation, couldn't there? No point in even waiting to see what the alternative proposal is?
Posted by g on May 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 3
C'mon Paul. I know you and the Subway puppet spokesman from a few years ago would get along wonderfully. Very likely his secret to losing weight was not just eating Subway food, but also giving up Diet Coke! Nerds like you and him who get paid to recycle platitudes should really stick together. Look him up for an interview on this burning issue. Make a new friend.
Posted by dnt trust me on May 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM · Report this
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Washington State joined the Hydrogen Economy thanks to these students at WSU!

PULLMAN, Wash. – A group of Washington State University students has designed a plan for an innovative and economical fueling station that could help make environmentally friendly, hydrogen-powered cars a viable option for future transportation.

The idea took first place this week in an international hydrogen design competition against teams from Asia, Europe, South Africa and North America. The award was announced at the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation exposition in Long Beach, Calif.


https://news.wsu.edu/2014/05/09/students…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 10, 2014 at 1:56 PM · Report this
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Pudge-boy, transit-thug Ben Schiendelman and his side kick, Mike 'fat again' McGinn get run over by Murray bus. Seattle has a good laugh.
Posted by Best Mayor Ever! on May 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM · Report this
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Apparently mentioning the Murray just made Schiendelman and McGinn eat a bag of dicks will get you censored.
Posted by A member of the Tim Hortons crowd on May 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM · Report this
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Paul Constant wants higher taxes, but he's not actually, you know, giving the government more of his money unless there's a law requiring him to do so.
Posted by David Wright on May 10, 2014 at 2:19 PM · Report this
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@4: As always, hydrogen fuel cells are only a good idea if you have an abundance of cheap green energy. I don't see anything in that article about where the electricity to generate the hydrogen is coming from, so I'd assume it's just from the grid, which might be groovy for areas like Seattle where the majority of our power is green, but less so for the rest of the country.
Posted by tiktok on May 10, 2014 at 3:46 PM · Report this
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Oh wow, Common Dreams really outdid themselves this week:

The CIA and the resurgence of polio:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05…

Those greedy elites and scapegoating our schools:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05…

The ultimate scapegoating:

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/201…

Those food giants always lookout out for humans?

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/201…

Chris Hedges on the post-constitutional times we live in:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05…
Posted by sgt_doom on May 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM · Report this
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Who gives a flying fuck about Subway? A lot of broken records around here.
Posted by Jizzlobber on May 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM · Report this
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#5: You're a real winner.
Posted by Jizzlobber on May 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM · Report this
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@7 If everyone in a tax district gives just a little bit of money, that adds up to huge revenue.

If some random dude, such as Paul donates extra tax money, it pretty much adds up to fuckall.

So if the majority of us decide that everyone will contribute money based on some formula, that's democracy; why do you hate America?
Posted by Honda Civic Duty on May 10, 2014 at 8:27 PM · Report this
word3 13
It is not just the crappy sandwiches. As a small business franchise "Subway is the biggest problem in franchising and emerges as one of the key examples of every abuse you can think of." says franchise consultant Cliff Marshall. The company extorts its franchisees in a manner reminiscent of the "Grapes of Wrath". And like so many of these CEOs, DeLuca is not paying taxes. He has his company registered on paper in a tax-free haven. There are so many reasons that we should care enough about Subway to drive it out of business it boggles the mind.
Posted by word3 on May 11, 2014 at 8:43 AM · Report this
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 11, 2014 at 7:13 PM · Report this
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@14: Getting better efficiency in producing hydrogen is a step but not a sufficient one. What is the rationale for producing hydrogen using solar energy, then burning the hydrogen to produce electricity, rather than simply generating electricity using conventional photovoltaics?
Apart from the higher losses, hydrogen is explosively flammable, must be stored under high pressure, and readily leaches into and through most metals, making it difficult and dangerous to store. The fact that you think it's somehow safer and more efficient is just additional evidence that JBITSMFOTP.
Posted by venomlash on May 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM · Report this

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