commented on Was Kshama Sawant's Victory a Victory for Socialism? Well, Sorta.
Sawant has not called for "nationalizing Boeing". she said that if Boeing leaves the State, then the workers should take over the production capacity as a democratically controlled worker-owned venture. big difference. she also suggested that they could produce something other than airplanes - e.g. rail.
now how likely that is is a separate question. would banks finance the purchase of the facilities? how would they fund the retooling to new product lines (a massive kickstarter?!).
but the idea of always knuckling under to corporate demands is what she is challenging. something our current Democrat electeds can't seem to get the backbone to do...
commented on Density or Freeways
John Siu of DPD has said that those on upper floors of micro housing in a fire would have the only option of jumping from their window.
i hope those units are big enough to hold an emergency parachute...
commented on The Rebirth of Art Deco at Magnuson Park
in the 90's i paid about $.50/ft for an 800 sqft studio at San Francisco's Hunters Point artist colony.
i can't see how artists, save those that are selling a lot of work or have a partner w a well paying day job, can afford studio rents anymore.
commented on The Mood at the City Council?
"if she actually disrupts their orderly universe"
Sawant and District Elections have disrupted the unseemly machinations on the second floor.
Council has spent too long listening to money and developers. Its their twilight...
commented on Debunking Richard "I'm Such a Victim" Conlin
How about that Conlin has ignored neighbors pleas from around the city to get unfettered micro-housing under control. 3,000 units and counting, most projects with zero review. His "what me worry" nonchalance pissed off a lot of people...