commented on The Morning News: Seattle Home Prices Continue Climbing, WA Republican Senator Wants Seattle to Become Its Own County
We're including emojis into the morning news roundups now, I see. What a wonderful new milestone to have passed. The Stranger is looking more like Buzzfeed every day.
@14: That sounds good, but the prospect of moving to a podunk village in which I might actually be able to afford a home requires a) that I can save enough money to purchase a home there to start, with my "higher" wages that I'm making in the city (what little doesn't go to rent, of course), and b) that I have a job when I get there, that pays enough that I can afford the mortgage and other living expenses. For those of us that have become specialized in a field that only exists within a city, that's an inherent impossibility. So there's really no easy answer here.
commented on John Scalzi Ventures into The Collapsing Empire
More sci-fi reviews, please! This appeals to the nerd in me, and frankly most of the literary reviews posted on the Stranger are over my lowbrow sensibilities.
I've heard good things about John Scalzi, but I'm already juggling several series at the moment, so I don't think I could really justify wading into another ongoing series. Though looking him up on Wikipedia, I see that "Old Man's War" is at an end, so I can finally check that out.
commented on Voices from the Seattle March for Science Protest
I'm glad that there are no reports of idiotic unrelated (possibly masked) axe-grinders taking over the mic, like at the tax protests. Sounds like a good time. I wish I had been able to make it.
commented on The March for Science Shows How Bad Scientists Are At Politics
@4: Do their fellow Americans and their elected representatives not count as part of their community? Why would scientists give up their First Amendment rights, because they pursued a career improving and sharing knowledge? They have been quiet for all of American history, and this is where we're at as a result. They're supposed to simply stand by as climate change threatens to wipe us out, when they could help? Seriously, what the fuck are you even saying?