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in the past few hours robotslave commented on Seattle's Downtown Evolution?.
the tech industry prides itself on shying away from flash


No it doesn't. You just don't recognize their flash. They dress like color-blind toddlers, sure, but look at the cars they drive and the houses they buy and their insufferable hoardes of consumer electronics and pop-culture memorabilia.

$15 specialty cocktails, $11–$18 glasses of wine, and $8 drafts (bar snacks like popcorn, olives, and charcuterie, $3–$18


There are at least a dozen restaurants within three blocks of The Stranger's offices that charge this much or more, none of which have spectacular rooftop views. But your reviewers would never dare to ask "when the cost is so high, when does a bar stop becoming worth it?" about these closer-to-home establishments, for fear of losing your ad dollars.
4:05 PM yesterday robotslave commented on Right On, Colin Kaepernick: America's National Anthem Celebrates Racism and Slavery.
Man, I must be really old now. When I was a kid, there were tons of Americans who knew the words to all four verses of the national anthem... and forgot them as soon as they left the Boy Scouts.
Aug 27 robotslave commented on New Movie Morris From America Compares Old-Skool Rap With the Now Skool.
The reviewer can not see why the younger character (the urban black consensus) is correct, and the older character (the academic black elite) is incorrect. The reviewer can only imagine things the other way around.

The reviewer does not understand an intellectual framework in which immediate experience is primary, and ideology is secondary. In the reviewer's bumpkin mentality, ideology must not change in response to immediate experience, ideology must never be fluid. In the bumpkin, anti-urban intellect, ideology must be eternal, and immediate experience must change in service to ideology.
Aug 25 robotslave commented on Speaking Out About the Matt Hickeys of the World Won't Be Enough To Change Rape Culture.
For anyone who's actually interested in why "Not All Men Are Like That" is a problematic argument in discussions of violence against women, here's a starting point.

But not for you, MikeyC. You don't need to read it because you're totally definitely not a part of the problem at all.
Aug 25 robotslave commented on Speaking Out About the Matt Hickeys of the World Won't Be Enough To Change Rape Culture.
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Yep. That's 1000% #notallmen, all right.

You don't understand that the hashtag isn't trying to say all men are rapists. And you're obviously not willing to make any effort to understand what it is about, either.
Aug 25 robotslave commented on Speaking Out About the Matt Hickeys of the World Won't Be Enough To Change Rape Culture.
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Oh, that's too cute.

So you're also one of those people so oblivious to what actually goes on in black communities that you think there's no black condemnation of black-on-black crime, and no effort on the part of black leaders to address the problem?
Aug 25 robotslave commented on Speaking Out About the Matt Hickeys of the World Won't Be Enough To Change Rape Culture.
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Did the guy who just sold you a very nice bridge force you to do anything against your will?
Aug 25 robotslave commented on Speaking Out About the Matt Hickeys of the World Won't Be Enough To Change Rape Culture.
@2

I believe what you've got there is what the kids call "#notallmen".

And that hashtag might have more to it than you think it does.
Aug 25 robotslave commented on Advocates Propose Major Changes to Encampment Sweeps, New Protections for Homeless People.
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I am saying that most people who are not anarchists are going to take issue with redefining "public city land" to mean "city land which anyone can, by setting up camp on it, reserve indefinitely for their own private use."

What I don't have a problem with, no matter how convenient it might otherwise be for your own rhetorical purposes, is letting homeless people sleep in peace.

Unlike you and your fellow anarchists, I think there are things the city can do to make that possible without abolishing property rights, or abandoning the concept of public land as space available for use at any time by everyone.

But you aren't even slightly interested in suggestions that don't advance your narrow ideological agenda, are you?
Aug 25 robotslave commented on Advocates Propose Major Changes to Encampment Sweeps, New Protections for Homeless People.
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From what I understand, it's perfectly legal to live outdoors in Seattle. What is currently illegal, for better or worse, is overnight camping on public city land, and by extension, camping on public city land for 30 days or more.

I'm fine with people advocating for changes in the law. All I'm saying is that the proposed new law is going to be a rather tough sell for most of the populace.