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6:05 PM yesterday robotslave commented on Plans for New Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter Delayed to Address Concerns from Little Saigon Community.
It does kinda look like the city somehow picked the neighborhood with the lowest level of official-channels English-language civic activism for the Navigation Center.

If you think the current backlash is bad, though, just try imagining what it would be like if the city had picked a site in Madrona, upper Queen Anne, or the Admiral district...
5:41 PM yesterday robotslave commented on What Would It Take? Labor Stands by Mayor Ed Murray Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations.
What would it take to prove Murray innocent, without doing any further emotional harm to his accuser?

What would it take?
11:06 AM yesterday robotslave commented on Who Said It: May Day Anarchist or Stephen Bannon?.
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The staff of The Stranger has definitely shifted over the years to be noticeably older and more economically successful, but they are writing for an older, more economically successful audience, too.

God damn, though, if there's one thing our local radical leftists haven't learned over the years, it's how to take a joke, y'know?
Apr 24 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?