Archive for the 'Laws' Category

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No Surprise in Hobby Lobby

Posted on June 30th, 2014 · Posted in Government, Laws

As this blog is at least partly about the law, here’s my brief take on today’s Hobby Lobby case: although it seems strange and petty to me that it’s 2014 and.. read more

Cantor’s Loss Shows Why We Don’t Need Campaign Finance Regulation

Posted on June 10th, 2014 · Posted in Government, Laws

Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, just suffered a humiliating loss in the Virginia primary. Overnight, he goes from being one of the most powerful people in Washington to just.. read more

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Seattle Bike Share Nears

Posted on April 8th, 2014 · Posted in Dumbness, Government, Laws

With Seattle (finally) getting a bike share system later this year, the Puget Sound Bike Share program has put together an interactive site showing proposed bike share station locations.  You.. read more

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Seattle’s Unclean Streets

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Laws, Roads

Here’s another gripe about Seattle’s lack of bike infrastructure – or really, its lack of attention to the basic blocking and tackling of running a city. In a city of.. read more

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Cyclist Obey!

Posted on November 12th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Laws

Bike Snob (of course) nails it far better than I could in addressing the “you cyclists should just follow the rules and send the right message” crowd: It’s impossible, and.. read more

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Sign on the Line that is Dotted?

Posted on November 4th, 2013 · Posted in Laws, Lawyers

So the other day I was at work, reviewing a contract. It was no big deal; a standard form agreement for a venue were renting to host an event in… read more

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The Getty Open-Accesses Images

Posted on August 16th, 2013 · Posted in Business, Laws

As an (occasional) blogger and avid reader of blogs, I love the use of images.  You may have noticed that I’ve started using various images I’ve taken via Instagram to.. read more

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George Zimmerman Verdict Follies

Posted on July 16th, 2013 · Posted in Laws, Lawyers

The George Zimmerman murder trial out of Florida hadn’t been big on my list of news stories to follow, but I’ve found the fallout from the verdict pretty darn strange.. read more

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A Nation of Compliance Officers

Posted on June 11th, 2013 · Posted in Government, Laws

I have conflicting feelings about Edward Snowden, the shrinking-violet-of-a-spy who leaked the info on the PRISM program being run by the NSA. – He violated every term of his employment.. read more

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Lukewarm on Seattle Bike Share

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Dumbness, Laws

Hub and Bespoke blog wrote the other day about Seattle bike share, with some nice links to posts about how great these systems are in other cities. And they are.. read more