He doesn't know any better. He probably even carries an umbrella.
I'm not from Seattle -- 90 miles north of it. Anyway, I lived in Santa Barbara for one year and I went absolutely berserk. It rained only in January -- the rest of the time it was totally cloudless, and I hated it. The most boring weather ever. I couldn't get out of there quickly enough.
Where I live, there is always something happening in the sky and I love it. Besides, without clouds, you can't have interesting sunshine -- the type where the air itself seems to turn gold -- requires the just the right level of recent drizzle, thick cloud cover, sun peeping in from a shallow angle above the horizon -- you get the most amazing super-saturated colors. It's like living inside some special effect.
In contrast, bright garish light washes every color down to some shade of gray. And gives you cancer.
Please please please -- do your level best to convince Californians how great Texas is. I'm sure many Washingtonians would even pay you for your efforts.
It never sets as early as 3 pm. Even today, it didn't set till after 4, but that just means more time to enjoy a hot milky drink, like cocoa or a latte, while sitting by a stove or fireplace.
And thick wooly socks.
I'm not being snide -- it's very comfy -- love it.
Sun makes me depressed, hard contrast light gives me a headache, and bleached out colors are ugly.
Drizzle and soft light are delightful. And when the sun does slip some light sideways under thick cloud cover, the air turns golden, and all the greens of the trees and reds of the flowers become supersaturated. Love it.
I also like mold, moss, and mushrooms.
This isn't an anti-patent troll bill. It's an anti-small inventor bill.
If so, good then; the sooner the myth of patents being for the small inventor dies the sooner everyone will finally be rid of the impediment of patents forever.
It's another FU to small inventor, just like the last patent reform.
The small inventor, and the little guy in general, has been FU-ed out of the game for a long time now. Patents are now all about legal fights and trolling, not innovation or rewarding it. It's time for them to die.
That's how I like it. The sun just causes cancer and makes you wrinkle. That said,
Three guys are camping, one from Washington, one from Kentucky, and one from California. They're sitting around chatting when the guy from Kentucky pulls out a bottle of whiskey, takes a big swig, corks it, throws it in the air, whips out a pistol, and shoots the bottle before it hits the ground.
He then turns to his slightly shocked companions and says "no worries -- we got lots of good whiskey where I'm from."
The Californian then does the same thing with a bottle of wine -- takes a swig of wine, corks the bottle, tosses it, and shoots it before it hits the ground, remarking "no worries -- where I'm from, we've got lots of good wine."
The guy from Washington pulls out a bottle of Hales, pops the top, drinks it all, carefully sets the bottle down so it doesn't break, and shoots the Californian dead. The guy from Kentucky is shocked, but the Washingtonian says "no worries, where I'm from we have lots of Californians, but I really do need to recycle this bottle."
In the post 911 world, you should be extra careful with hyperbole. Our government has become corrupt, scared, violent, and cruel. It holds an incredibly cynical view of citizen's rights and justice under the law. It kowtows to the billionaires' every whim.
Hyperbole can get you seriously fucked.
Sorry massa, didn't mean to sit on the whites only seat. I'll go pay the fine I should morally have to pay now for breaking this fine and just law.
A salient example of s/sheep/lamb/ is the drug war which has become ever more violent over time as penalties for getting caught become ever more draconian. If you're going to do a life (or close to it) sentence for getting caught, might as well just kill the person trying to catch you or witnessing what you are doing, and improve your chance of remaining free.
- First of all, the settlement, as the folks at Better Markets have pointed out, may wipe out between $100 billion and $200 billion in potential liability -- meaning that the bank might just have settled "for ten cents or so on the dollar."
- Moreover, the settlement is only $9 billion in cash, with $4 billion earmarked for "mortgage relief." Again, as Better Markets noted, we've seen settlements with orders of mortgage relief before, and banks seem to have many canny ways of getting out of the spirit of these requirements.
- There's also the matter of the remaining $9 billion in fines being tax deductible (meaning we're subsidizing the settlement), and the fact that Chase is reportedly trying to get the FDIC to assume some of Washington Mutual's liability.
- But overall, the key to this whole thing is that the punishment is just money, and not a crippling amount, and not from any individual's pocket, either. In fact, the deal that has just been completed between Chase and the state represents the end, or near the end, of a long process by which people who committed essentially the same crimes as Bernie Madoff will walk away without paying any individual penalty.
- A few more notes on the deal. This latest settlement reportedly came about when CEO Jamie Dimon picked up the phone and called a high-ranking lieutenant of Attorney General Holder, who was about to hold a press conference announcing civil charges against the bank. The Justice Department meekly took the call, canceled the presser, and worked out this hideous deal, instead of doing the right thing and blowing off the self-important Wall Street hotshot long used to resolving meddlesome issues with the gift of his personal attention.
Censoring someone else is never valid. (which is what a DDoS is trying to do)
A DDoS is a virtual sit in.
I suppose you would have been in favor of imprisoning and fining people who sat on the Whites Only stools at lunch counters in the 60s. That makes you a fucking asshole.