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Sep 1, 2015 Morosoph commented on I, Anonymous.
SeattleCattle@57, you've already thoroughly knocked down those many straw men (again, and again, and again, at the expense of absolutely everything else, based on your comment history.) Give it a rest already. Honestly, you don't sound like anyone inclined to make a positive contribution to any culture, anywhere.
Aug 31, 2015 Morosoph commented on I, Anonymous.
Oh, shit. I honestly don't know what annoys me more at this point: stereotypical techbros, or the fauxhemians who are now incapable of doing absolutely anything other than whining about stereotypical techbros. I thought this battle was safely confined here in the Bay Area, but now I guess it's infesting my former home as well. Awesome.

I'm sympathetic to working class families being priced out of their home; that's a real problem. But for the most part, this debate actually ends up consisting of middle/upper class white liberal arts majors whining about middle/upper class white STEM majors - people who replaced some prior population and are now bitter the same is happening to them.
Aug 12, 2015 Morosoph commented on The Morning News: Building Boom Leads to Sky-High Rents, Drought Conditions Prompt Officials to Enact Water Shortage Plan.
Glad other people pointed out that you have it backwards with the office/rent headline. Here in San Francisco, people also suffer from this bizarre delusion that making more of things (e.g. apartments) is what makes them more expensive.
Jun 16, 2015 Morosoph commented on The Morning News: Tech Workers' Impact on Home Prices, the Woman in the Suitcase, and Grizzlies in the Cascades.
Reducing the rising housing prices to "tech jobs" is ridiculously simplistic. As if there weren't plenty of other factors driving up the cost of real estate in US cities - e.g. extremely low interest rates that make real estate a more attractive place for international wealth to park itself on.
Feb 20, 2015 Morosoph commented on I, Anonymous.
99.99% of I, Anonymous posts that are angry rants are boring and indistinguishable from every other anonymous rant the Internet has to offer. Only the guilty confessions are worth reading.
Feb 17, 2015 Morosoph commented on Ben Carson Is Actually Right About War Crimes.
@1, that doesn't really follow - there are many reasons you might choose to keep POWs alive and well. You could view them as bargaining chips, for one. And the anticipation of humane treatment would increase the incentive of other enemy soldiers to surrender peacefully rather than fight to the death.
Feb 3, 2015 Morosoph commented on First Impressions of Seattle by Someone from Spokane.
Left Seattle for SF years ago - and man, for all the complaints about the hostility of locals here, Seattle is _so_ much friendlier to newbies than the Bay Area. SF natives are snobby and hostile as fuck to anyone they don't deem sufficiently "local", and regard one's years of residency in the city as the deciding point to win an argument over literally anything at all.
Feb 1, 2015 Morosoph commented on New Column!.
@2, how can you pose as such a guardian of Seattle cred and not recognize this column as classic Stranger parody?
Jan 22, 2015 Morosoph commented on My Philosophy.
"Build more housing", unsatisfying though it may be, is the only solution with any sense behind it - and not just here, but in underdeveloped cities all over the US. Cities are getting white and rich because there's not enough city to go around for everyone who wants it. Urban life is what the people want and what the people need.

Mudede has it right.
Aug 20, 2014 Morosoph commented on Consumer Advocacy Organization Says Fake Chicken Is Making People Sick.
Man, I've really come to hate CSPI. You'd think they'd gain some humility after pushing for trans fats to replace saturated fats in packaged foods for years, then having to reverse that demand. But no - here they are, trying to completely eliminate a product not associated with any long-term health problems, and that I've eaten and enjoyed many times without any issues whatsoever.