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May 10 pblake123 commented on A Note on the Indigestion Caused By Eating Class Struggle.
#21 thats a ridiculous view of gentrification. Stayers are not getting bought out by gentrifiers with cash in hand "here you go, have a million dollars for your old house!!! woohoo im rich - thank you gentrification!!". They are mostly being forced out by landlords raising rents to make room for richer tennats, banks foreclosing on loans that were illegally and sometimes forcibly extended over the last decade, property taxes and insurance going up with nearby house values, employment profiles changing with new businesses not catering to them, etc etc.
Aug 23, 2014 pblake123 commented on The Racial Thing That Happened to Me Recently at a Madrona Restaurant.
@88 and @90 - this is wealth and not income, so includes things like property owned and savings. Many things account for this, including inheritance chain, and barriers to property ownership.

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2011/07/2…
Feb 15, 2013 pblake123 commented on You May Now Kiss the Bride and the Other Bride and the Other Bride and the Other Groom.
you cant just put "professional" on the front of anything
Sep 26, 2012 pblake123 commented on Seattle's Top 10 Rock Clubs According to the Seattle Weekly.
And a very timely article, what with it being DECIBEL FESTIVAL THIS WEEK
Nov 23, 2011 pblake123 commented on Oh Dag, This Little White Kid KILLS Son House.
That is undeniably terrible.
Oct 5, 2011 pblake123 commented on Park Rangers and Cops Begin Evicting Protesters—Arrests Begin (Updated).
How fantastic that the livestream starts with an ad for a Wall St investment firm!
Aug 26, 2011 pblake123 commented on It's Easy to Make Fun of Woodstock.
Why is it easy to make fun of it? It was an incredible thing.
Aug 8, 2011 pblake123 commented on Four Hours Inside the Bulb.
We can feed a lot of people with a billion dollars, or we can look for a missile that will never come.
May 26, 2011 pblake123 commented on Move Over, "Friday," There's a New Worst Song in the World.
Quote of the day "Bruno Mars is legit"!! Thanks #8 and 11!
Apr 11, 2011 pblake123 commented on Needlessly Unchill.
So lets get this straight. You, music blog, is having a wee dig at other music blog? And to think you're only on this planet for a few short years!