Marigold

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  • in reply to: Coming soon to your residential area: tent cities #80285

    Marigold
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    I’m with VB on this one. I know this evidence is only anectodal, ie I overheard a conversation between three homeless gentlemen on the 28, but yes, they were all from out of state (Florida, Illinois, Arizona). They were laughing about Seattle being so great because they could smoke crack on the streets and not get arrested, or their head’s kicked in by cops like they did back home, so yeah, I think a few people do move here for the liberal policies/services.

    Check out this article about downtown street crime and how the current drug policies are related:

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-officials-point-fingers-over-cause-of-increased-downtown-crime/

    I am by no means saying that all homeless people fall into this category, not at all, but the category does exist and it would be interesting to quantify.

    Or just house the homeless (Veterans, at least), like New Orleans has been:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0109/In-a-US-first-New-Orleans-finds-homes-for-all-its-homeless-veterans

    in reply to: Dog Rant #79944

    Marigold
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    I guess I’ll start carrying pepper spray with me when I walk my dog because if anyone under any circumstances sprays my dog, the favor will be returned.

    Be safe Ballard!

    in reply to: Fireworks around midnight #69703

    Marigold
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    Oh GI, please tell me you are kidding…too tired to decide if I’m being gullible. Please tell me I’m being ridiculous…every night until the next 4th?

    in reply to: Incessant drone noise #65733

    Marigold
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    I was one of the folks who heard the *noise* a few months back. In that case, it was specific to a huge ship docked by Fred Meyer full of frozen goodness from Alaska. There was some talk about generator troubles on the ship so they were using an external generator, but someone else could prolly speak to those specific better than I. All know is I saw/heard the ship and when the noise was gone, so was the ship.

    I have since then noticed more night time noise coming from that general direction. I thing that it’s prolly the train yard down in Interbay. I’m no expert, but with increased development down there coupled with the removal of more of our tree canopy, we are getting more sound bouncing around and carrying ever further.

    Check this out for historical perspective:

    http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19920818&slug=1508126

    Best learn to block it out, especially if we get increased train traffic with this coal business. I am attempting to block it out myself, with mixed results, so I feel ya.

    in reply to: Say NO to Prop 1 #64968

    Marigold
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    This vote makes me grumpy and stabby and I just wanna vote no on everything that raises taxes from now on. Unless it’s state income tax, and then I’m in!

    in reply to: Big Bertha #64800

    Marigold
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    Just so you know Gracie, information that someone gives you rather than information gathered from personal observation makes it second hand information. Hardly reliable.

    But really, sorry to see this tunnel mess. I want that viaduct gone sooner rather than later, seems like a disaster waiting to happen.


    Marigold
    Participant

    As an end user of technology that these “techies” create, I can think of lots of ways my urban lifestyle has been enhanced by their work.

    But I like the maritime industry too, so let’s hope for peaceful equilibrium.

    Regards,
    Marigold
    (Proud owner of a smartphone loaded with apps and a fierce appetite for salmon.)

    in reply to: Rules at Café Besalu? #61082

    Marigold
    Participant

    I would say the rude person in the above scenario is the one who called the patron rude for sitting down “too early” *gasp!*. They were already sitting (and done eating), what is it to them? Yeesh.


    Marigold
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    Any one seen the limited edition Seattle skittles yet? Blue and Green! I need some, post any sightings-they were recently announced…

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/10363225/super-bowl-marshawn-lynch-seattle-seahawks-agrees-deal-skittles

    in reply to: Incessant helicopter-like noise? #57566

    Marigold
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    Well Floyd, I would argue that this particular noise is a bit exceptional for the area but I only have 14 years of living here to draw on.

    I’m willing to believe that this is a one-off and they will do what they can to avoid the same thing from happening again, but I also believe they need to know what their impact is on their neighbors.

    Carry on…

    in reply to: Incessant helicopter-like noise? #57415

    Marigold
    Participant

    Actually Ronny J, or should I call you Captain Obvious? Obnoxious noise is obnoxious noise and we all are duty bound to be good neighbors, or at least try.

    I’m not from the suburbs, and will never live in one. Bring on the urban density! At least then the noises will be more diverse and bend in a bit more:)

    in reply to: Incessant helicopter-like noise? #57386

    Marigold
    Participant

    Rookie question-who do you report a noise violation to? Police non-emergency? It’s been going since last Thursday…I’m going to call, anyone care to join?

    in reply to: Test of how many folks are in "real" Ballard #57358

    Marigold
    Participant

    I heard a few times during the night. Sadly I heard it cuz I was tossing and turning due to the weird noise that’s been going all night coming from near Fred Meyer/ship canal?! Another forum member referred to it as a helicopter like noise-to me more of a massive diesel engine/generator?! Anyone heard it or know what that is?

    Sorry for the hi-jack, but I’m dying of curiosity (and sleeplessness)

    in reply to: Incessant helicopter-like noise? #57342

    Marigold
    Participant

    Thanks for posting this, it’s been driving me crazy! I don’t know what it is but I may investigate tonight. It sounds like a massive diesel generator…ship? Short line train? Make it stop!

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