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12:47 PM robotslave commented on The Morning News: A Mark Driscoll Comeback, an Activist Locked to Construction Equipment, and a Government Shutdown Plan.
@7 Perhaps.

But if the cyclist had been a driver who had a pedestrian accost him, and had stopped and stabbed that pedestrian over and over again instead of just continuing on his way, then I think he might still be in jail.
May 30 robotslave commented on Drunk of the Week.
Call an ambulance, of course.

Mixing booze with heroin is potentially deadly, and it's abundantly clear that this guy was in danger, if he was stinking of alcohol.
May 30 robotslave commented on Why Is the United States Policing a Terrible Sports Organization?.
@8

It's an Internet Law that anywhere you find lefties online, every single thread will contain a comment attempting to drag Israel's occupied territories into the discussion, no matter what the topic at hand might be.
May 22 robotslave commented on Why Does Becoming a Mom Mean Potentially Losing Your Job?.
It's telling that this is coming from a first-time parent.

I'm all in favor of longer paid leave for parenting, and for other things as well. But even if you're given two full years of paid leave, you'll still have a child at home in need of full-time care when that leave is up.

Being forced to face this reality before you've even recovered from childbirth is no fair, and I sympathize. But that new child is going to need you or your partner or a paid caregiver nearby all day every day for years, not just six months.
May 21 robotslave commented on Yes, We Protest Shell Oil with Products Made from Oil. Duh. Now Join Us..
@117

1) These actions are not stopping corporate exploitation. Moreover, actions exactly like this have not stopped corporate oil exploitation anywhere at any point the the past century.

2) Actions like this have done absolutely nothing to change consumption behavior, not even amongst the protestors themselves.

So what good are these protests doing, exactly, apart from bolstering the self-satisfied sense of moral superiority of the protesters and their sanctimonious defenders?
May 21 robotslave commented on The Protest Barge in Elliott Bay Vows to Stay as Long as Shell Does.
@11

Well it certainly could not possibly be due to the fact that your opinion is in the minority here, could it?

I mean, it's just not possible that a majority of people who read The Stranger would believe that the lifestyle activists are accomplishing nothing beyond burnishing their own self-images, is it?

Basically, you shouldn't even stop to consider any explanation based on the premises of 1) most people who read SLOG are pretty smart, and 2) most people who read SLOG disagree with you on this?

No, don't think about that. Instead everyone should all stop and think about how many of the handful of comments-posters at a fading alt-weekly are so obviously on the payroll of Evil Corporations That I Really Hate, right?
May 20 robotslave commented on The Protest Barge in Elliott Bay Vows to Stay as Long as Shell Does.
@5

And perhaps you could respond to the points raised rather than just chanting "concern troll" as if it's a magic spell that will make everyone forget how these self-aggrandizing activists are actually behaving?
May 20 robotslave commented on The Yoga Studio That's Replacing a Black Christian Apparel Store in Columbia City.
@7, @8

So how's the food-n-furniture at Jumbo? I've made a note to try it when I need both at the same time, but haven't had the opportunity yet.
May 20 robotslave commented on The Yoga Studio That's Replacing a Black Christian Apparel Store in Columbia City.
The lord moves in mysterious ways, Charles.

We look forward to photos of you wearing a christian T-shirt, or doing yoga. Your choice.
May 20 robotslave commented on The Protest Barge in Elliott Bay Vows to Stay as Long as Shell Does.
Hey there's a surprise, more evidence that these lifestyle activists don't stop to think about anyone else's well-being before staging their sanctimonious pageants.

No lights and no horn, and you were planning to stay out there all summer? Christ. And that's before tossing concrete blocks overboard while divers are in the water, and then expressing regret about possibly harming the underwater environment, without a shred of concern for the people exploring it.
 

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