Gustation
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I'm just another hapless schmuck, only instead of coming here to suck on the tit I was born here and am trying to find a… More »

Oct 31, 2016 Gustation commented on The Mercury Voting Cheat Sheet.
I'm against Measure 99 simply because it's just another cosmetic waste of school funding. Unless Portland really does want to dreigroschenoper its way into a Weimar Republic state of artsy pauperdom it would behoove us to tackle our abysmal maths and sciences. Art and nature are great for bus shelters and the urban chicken revolution, but it's maths and sciences that ensure intellectual creativity in a global economy.
Sep 29, 2016 Gustation commented on Portland May Be Less Diverse than Salt Lake City.
I seriously don't see how this is even an issue. People simply move where they move and live where they live, and anyone with any knowledge of sociology and runs a comparison of countries that are heterogeneous versus those that are homogeneous will see that in fact people tend to get along better more when they are pretty much the same (Iceland as opposed to Pakistan, for example). This is starting to feel a little hyper-liberal New World Order to me; “You will all love each other OR ELSE!” Except that it seems to lay the burden of this on whites while turning a blind eye to infractions against this purportedly exalted ideal committed by those who aren't. I can say confidently that I'm getting little love from my black peers on the streets and in housing; as such, I feel little love in return.
Jul 1, 2016 Gustation commented on Should Portland Have a Safe Drug Injection Site?.
You can totally tell just how ignorant some people are in a couple of these comments. That's being charitable, actually; because it wouldn't surprise me if one of these guys had a friend or relative hooked on dope.

Anyway, good! I've been around IV users for a long time, and every single one of them — even the seasoned vets — has gotten severely infected at least once from using old needles. I hate needles, and I'm speaking as a guy who has worked at the Kent Hotel and gleaned bottle deposits out of bus mall bins — I've come close to getting jabbed a few times! But, hating the junkie and the people that help him doesn't get rid of the dope.

Ultimately, it's about who is an Asshole and who Isn't: the guy who Isn't gives a shit about other people, even people he personally dislikes, to the point of putting up with them and dealing with reality. Even helping them. The Asshole doesn't, won't deal with reality; and is big-mouthed and strong-armed about both.
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