Aug 27, 2015
commented on At the Smoke Farm Symposium, Artist John Criscitello Talked About Tech Gentrification—and Some Tech Guys Talked Back
@35: Not only misogyny (bait??!?? are you fucking serious???) but a boatload of latent racism here. Instead of talking about broader issues of affordability and difficulties with communities of color struggling with poverty to survive amidst gentrification, you get some dumb fucker that complains that the price of his beer is too high, and whines that a popular neighborhood close to downtown has higher rents than it did 5 years ago. Sorry, but preserving some kind of fucking "authentic" Cap Hill as a hipster playground in the white part of Seattle doesn't really rank high in my list of priorities for action.
Or @31, who apparently believes that being shoved into a locker one too many times as a kid gives them the holier-than-thou right to discriminate and exclude people they don't like from a neighborhood.
Dec 6, 2012
commented on What Do You Think of the Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer?
Thought that it was Patrick Stewart doing the narration at first and did a bit of an eyeroll -- I just hope that when this unnamed dude (Khan? Gary Mitchell? Alice Eve's cuckolded boyfriend?) talks about how he's "returned", it doesn't mean that they're mining the Pit of Fanservice.
Nov 11, 2011
commented on Why Students Have an Iron-Clad Justification for Shouting, "Banks Got Bailed Out, We Got Sold Out!"
@40: It's doesn't matter if WE trust rating agencies... it's whether other people in the economy do, and collapse the economy based on those decisions.
And sure, I don't think that subsidizing education in EVERYTHING for EVERYONE is wise public policy by any means, or that people that engaged in speculation over responsible investment should be rewarded. But when "market adjustments" involve extended hardship and economic disruption for a lot of people at a time when deregulation and tax cuts are the only strategies the rich want to entertain, it's hard to see how "suck it up, buttercup" is a good public policy approach.