Ernie

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  • in reply to: MyBallard is Ten Years Old #85246

    Ernie
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    10 years, crazy. Lots of interesting and entertaining threads on here over the years. Learned a lot about the neighborhood and enjoyed meeting some nice folks through this site.

    Well, see you all later. The march of progress has finally reached my little piece of Ballard, and after years of telling ourselves that we were going to tough it out in our little bungalow, we finally decided to sell out to our townhouse overlords. There’s still a chance we’ll end up staying in Ballard, but heading to the south end just looks so much better on the pocketbook.

    See ya on r/seattleWA!

    in reply to: LIHI Plans Tiny Houses for Homeless on Market St. #82197

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    Good question Marigold, just who is on this secret committee that is “working” with the city on an alternate site?

    in reply to: Sounds Like A Shooting #81965

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    According to witnesses on reddit it was a shooting inside Balmar:

    https://m.reddit.com/r/Seattle/comments/3g81sl/ballard_shooting/

    in reply to: $1,000 for 190 sq ft Micro Apartment in Ballard #81783

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    Ha! CR, don’t flatter yourself. There was once a time when one could joke around on this forum, sometimes I forget…

    Mondo, those are tags at the bottom of the ad, they just want to get more eyeballs when it shows up in a search for “Capitol Hill”, hoping that someone might decide to switch neighborhoods. So actually the office folks are earning their pay.

    in reply to: $1,000 for 190 sq ft Micro Apartment in Ballard #81766

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    includes street parking LOL, they’re renting out Compass Rose’s spot!

    in reply to: PETITION: Don't Tell Ballard to Shut Up! #81727

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    The point was (obviously) about whether the naysayers support a public process only when a proposal is something they disagree with.

    Let’s remember who the naysayers actually are, CR, they are the 1,100 people who made the Herculean effort to click on an online petition saying nay to the camp being located in Ballard’s backyard.

    Now the challenge facing the naysayers, as they engage in the public process they called for, is going to be how to develop a convincing story on why the camp shouldn’t be located in the Market St. and/or Interbay location.

    The camp supporters have done their homework, they convinced the mayor to provide city property, conducted a site selection process, and partnered with private charities to run the camps, now when the naysayers get an opportunity for public comment they will need to come up with a strong case if they want to reverse the work that has already been done.

    “But, it’s near a liquor store” or “we already have lots of homeless in Ballard” is probably not going to be good enough.

    in reply to: PETITION: Don't Tell Ballard to Shut Up! #81604

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    CR, your use of hyperbole doesn’t indicate that you actually “got it”, or that you are really interested in having a grown-up discussion.

    Have fun at the concerned citizen meeting, give my best to the other WHIN-ers!

    in reply to: PETITION: Don't Tell Ballard to Shut Up! #81580

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    Nobody is telling Ballard to shut up, everyone is more than free to complain all they want, but ultimately it is up to the mayor and the city council to decide where the tent cities are going to be located.

    Bottom line is we voted all these people into office, so for now they are making policy, and I don’t think any of them were the least bit shy about their views about this kind of stuff during their elections. I agree with the comments above about the f**king Seattle process. I’m so tired of everything being a fight that never seems to end. Just let them put the camp where they want, it will be over in a year, and long before then we’ll be on MyBallard complaining about the next issue that materializes.

    Lets focus on holding the camp accountable for being a good neighbor, and give them the benefit of the doubt that they will live up to the the relatively lax standards of our neighborhood.

    in reply to: PETITION: Don't Tell Ballard to Shut Up! #81528

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    GI doesn’t believe in a democratic process. Perhaps GI should move to North Korea.

    Disagree with CR? You must hate freedom, LOL.

    GI has a valid point, 588 people is a tiny fraction of the Ballard population, it’s probably a little premature to ship people off to North Korea if they disagree.


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    …we already saw that the Nickelsville folks lost control of the Nickelsville camp, watched it degenerate into rampant lawlessness, and washed their hands of it.

    Do you have a citation for this Mondo? I can’t recall any “rapant lawlessness” reported in any of the articles I’ve read about Nicklesville in the last couple of years.

    in reply to: Ballard getting a BIA #79802

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    Personally I think that the Cycle Track plan put forth by the Ballard Business Appellants is just a distraction, since there is no way in hell that the public would support removing the one or two traffic lanes (or parking) that would be required to make it happen.

    Here is a link to the cycle track proposal website:

    http://ballardcycletracks.com

    in reply to: Ballard Goodwill = Hipster Mall #79767

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    It’s Macklemore’s fault, now popping those tags is cool, not just for oldsters like VB :)

    in reply to: Sad State Of Affairs #78972

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    Oh yeah, I’ll look for my previous comment to show up on 2.3 at noon.

    Well, you pretty much nailed it, before I logged on, about 10 min ago, Miss Wahoo’s post was the most recent, after logging on (took a couple minutes, like Miss W, I didn’t pay attention) there were 9 more posts. Weird.

    Anyway, the forum is dead and it won’t be coming back unless someone else takes over, or someone starts a true micro-news site (like West Seattle Blog, or Capitol Hill Blog) where there is real reporting, and something interesting to read every day to keep people coming back to the site. Publishing press releases and guest columns about selling houses written by real estate agents doesn’t cut it anymore.

    It’s a shame, because Ballard obviously could support (do I dare say deserves) a better local news site.

    Edited to add, look for me on reddit GI, and anyone else, I go by the same handle.

    in reply to: Homelessnes, Tent Cities and us #78612

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    We need more facilities like 1811 Eastlake.

    Should they build one in Ballard? Maybe somewhere along 58th? <\s>

    Man I would love to watch the shitting of bricks that would occur if they tried to build a wet house in central Ballard!

    Judging from the reaction to the URS, a wet house would cause an uprising to rival the WTO riots.

    in reply to: Homelessnes, Tent Cities and us #78261

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    Location should be a big factor, it shouldn’t be where it would negatively effect other businesses, or for that matter near residences where people pay ridiculous property taxes to live in a ‘nice’ area.

    People don’t pay ridiculous property taxes to live in a nice area, it’s because they own an expensive property, and the URS won’t change that. Apparently at least one developer isn’t too worried about values going down since they are building “a boutique community of 20 loft-style condos located on a quiet street” right next door.

    For 325K you too can own 712 square ft. worth of the American Dream.

    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/2018-NW-57th-St-98107/unit-301/home/52542714?from_mobile_app=true


    Ernie
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    I would reccomend anyone who has found or lost a dog or cat use Craigslist or reddit, and contact SAS. There are about 6 people who still follow this site, and it is abundantly clear that the Geeks don’t give a shit enough to follow their own forum, or even reply to emails.

    It’s too bad because other neighborhoods have quality “hyper-local” news coverage (CHS, WSB) but we just get regurgitated press releases, and articles from “news partners” that ran on other sites days earlier. The forum has died off because the whole site doesn’t really have anything to offer.

    Edit: sorry for the rant, but more to your point lia, yes at some point the “recent posts” page stopped working so you don’t see the latest posts grouped together any more.

    in reply to: They're Up! #75989

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    Yeah, the Christmas Lights made me smile too.

    in reply to: First Bike in Washington, 135 years ago #75980

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    Here’s the real story of the Vashon Tree Bike:

    http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/lifestyle/80272877.html?mobile=true

    Not as dramatic as the Facebook meme, but more interesting.

    in reply to: what is with spellcheck? #72599

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    Gracie, Back when you did the outgoing correspondence, I hope you included all the required a’s, the’s, and that’s? :)

    Congratulations on your retirement, must be fun to chose how to spend the day.

    in reply to: Power Outage #72214

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    We’ll I’ve had like 25 years of uptime on my 1970’s Pioneer amp and it shit the bed during the power outage last night. The power actually went on-off-on-off and the amp didn’t like it, the main fuse is blown, so hopefully a new fuse will fix it, but I’m not overly optimistic after hearing the noises it was making before it shut down.

    Should have had it on a surge protector.

    in reply to: Power Outage #72168

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    Just came back on in central ballard!

    in reply to: Power Outage #72159

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    Now it says estimated restoration 4:00 AM

    in reply to: Power Outage #72150

    Ernie
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    From Seattle City Light’s Outage Map:

    http://www.seattle.gov/light/mobile/outagemap.asp

    Est. customers affected: 11207
    Est. restoration: Pending
    Cause: Investigating.

    Looks like all of central Ballard and most of Crown Hill

    in reply to: What would you do? Neighbor's dog… #71727

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    I doubt you’d EVER blame your dog’s behavior on the person who has to deal with it.

    But you assume that some other random person would, just because their dog is “small”?

    I don’t get your logic.

    in reply to: What would you do? Neighbor's dog… #71597

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    Penny, regarding a dog walking you to their house. Last year I found a loose dog and put a leash on him and walked him around hoping someone was looking and would see us. After a few blocks he started pulling and really wanting to go west. I was like “sweet, he’s going to go to his house.”

    A few minutes later we got to the play field behind the community center and he pulled me on to the field and then sat and looked at me like “where’s the frisbee, dude”.

    Luckily the family saw my Craigslist post…

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