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9:30 AM yesterday robotslave commented on The Morning News: Cliff Mass Says GOP Not Anti-Science, Seattle is the 9th-Most Expensive City in the World.
For those who are concerned about Cliff Mass's climate change denialism, please consider making a donation to this project:

With greenhouse gases emitted by mankind increasing rapidly, substantial warming of the Earth's climate and other impacts are inevitable. Although we should still work to reduce greenhouse gas emission, society acutely needs to understand the regional and local impacts over the next decades and century. Why? So we can make the infrastructure and land-use decisions that will enable mankind to adapt and be as resilient as possible to the inevitable changes. Few things are more important.


Not sure who came up with the idea for this project, but it's local, it comes out of a reputable academic institution, and it will definitely send a message to local climate-change-deniers like Cliff Mass.
Apr 21 robotslave commented on What People Are Saying About Ijeoma Oluo's Rachel Dolezal Story.
There's a rather striking commonality running through these responses, isn't there?

I do not want to think about Rachel Dolezel anymore

This is, over and over, the "last" article to read about her, for people who are "so sick" of her. This is the piece of writing that will finally put an end to any anger or discomfort you may have felt while thinking about this woman, and what she has done.
Apr 20 robotslave commented on Will Rising Rents Close One of Seattle’s Only Black Owned Galleries?.
If an art gallery is going to live or die on a turn of $360/mo, then the problem isn't rising rents, the problem is that not enough people are buying the art.
Apr 20 robotslave commented on No Other State with Legal Weed Has This Dumb Rule About Packaging.
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The noticeable odor comes from consumers who can't restrain themselves for even 90 seconds after leaving the shop.

And come on, Lester. If you really want to help consumers, start writing reviews of the stuff instead of bitching about regulations.
Apr 20 robotslave commented on Why We Need to Take Sociobiology from the Racists.
The answer to the problem of racists and misogynists running amok with the politicization of genetics is absolutely not to run amok politicizing the science yourself.

The corrective is to develop a clear understanding of the rather large scientific and philosophical limitations on the conclusions that can be drawn from genetic research.

A lovely, apolitical book that does exactly this was written over 30 years ago. Unfortunately that means it's no longer fashionable, and if there's one thing Charles Mudede is even less likely to read than an apolitical book, it's an unfashionable book.
Apr 20 robotslave commented on SPD Remove Anti-Gentrification Activists Occupying MidTown Center Building.
The answer to the problem of racists and misogynists running amok with the politicization of genetics is absolutely not to run amok politicizing the science yourself.

The corrective is to develop a clear understanding of the rather large scientific and philosophical limitations on the conclusions that can be drawn from genetic research.

A lovely, apolitical book that does exactly this was written over 30 years ago. Unfortunately that means it's no longer fashionable, and if there's one thing Charles Mudede is even less likely to read than an apolitical book, it's an unfashionable book.
Apr 16 robotslave commented on Guest Editorial: The Motivation Doesn’t Matter. It’s Time to Step Down..
So at this point, what would it take to prove Murray's innocence, without doing further harm to his accusers?
Apr 16 robotslave commented on Voices from Seattle's Tax March.
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Block the Bunker was a successful effort to stop the construction of a new police station. The attempt to abolish the juvie is a different thing.

The same people might be behind both, but we'll never know from The Stranger's reporting, since this paper so seldom publishes names of anyone involved when writing about our local police/prison abolition movement.
Apr 14 robotslave commented on Declaration of Seattle Principles for New Out-of-Town Hires at The Stranger.
Ask them for the current form, this one is from 15 years ago.
Apr 13 robotslave commented on Please, For the Love of God, Someone Stop Zach Braff.
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It's not about the band's success (though I'm sure it didn't hurt sales any, either).

The Beta Band did fine, too. HIgh Fidelity didn't make their career, but it mythologized them, turned them into a metaphor that can't be undone in our lifetime.