Martin H. Duke
Columbia City
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Currently obsessed with editing Seattle Transit Blog. Engineer in real life.

Aug 2 Martin H. Duke commented on A City of Empty Towers.
It's a problem to use single-family home values as a proxy for housing costs, as Charles does here. They aren't making any more land, so the supply of single family homes cannot rise. Inevitably, the price of those will go up if population increases.
Jun 2 Martin H. Duke commented on Seattle University Occupation Wins: Humanities Dean Jodi Kelly Placed on Leave Pending Investigation.
Yet another win for the glorious cause of destroying someone's life.
Feb 4 Martin H. Duke commented on Two of the Teens Arrested in Last Week's Encampment Shooting Will Be Charged as Adults.
Waiting for the people who say these three shouldn't be incarcerated...
Apr 3, 2015 Martin H. Duke commented on Vulcan to Redevelop Cal Anderson Park.
@21 So was redlining and ghetto-ization good or bad? Because that's what created African-American neighborhoods, and that kind of heavyhanded, racist government intervention is the only thing that can preserve them forever.
Mar 3, 2015 Martin H. Duke commented on Jimmy Kimmel's Awesome Vaccine PSA.
Also for all the anti-GMO people, as the scientific consensus is that there is no negative impact on health.
Dec 5, 2014 Martin H. Duke commented on You Know Things Are Bad When Even George W. Bush Recognizes America's Problem with Racism.
I never thought I'd say this, but good for George W. Bush. In the battle to change minds, his voice is more valuable than 100,000 protesters.
Dec 4, 2014 Martin H. Duke commented on The Stranger's New City Hall Reporter Is Heidi Groover!.
I hope this leads to an uptick in City Hall reporting on Slog.
Dec 1, 2014 Martin H. Duke commented on Seattle's "Justice for Mike Brown" Movement Wants Equality Under the Law—Not Anarchy or Revolutionary Communism.
Eli, as always, is a great reporter.

Chalk this episode up as yet another example of entirely reasonable and incremental center-left demands discredited thanks to a handful of revolutionaries. This is part of why the right wins so often.
Oct 7, 2014 Martin H. Duke commented on A History of Why My Friend Is Paying $1,000 a Month to Live in a Shoebox on Capitol Hill.

There are lots of cranes but it's piddling compared to regional population growth.

I'm saying zoning restrictions on density should be largely eliminated. You seem to think developers are doing whatever they want right now, so there wouldn't be any harm, no?
Oct 6, 2014 Martin H. Duke commented on Guest Editorial: I Lost My Son to Gun Violence. Please Vote Yes on Initiative 594..

"DC politics" doesn't have an initiative process where advocacy groups can directly write the laws without any vetting process by elected officials.

Are you concerned about the gun show loophole or aren't you? Because the very real damage this is doing doesn't seem to bother you more than entirely theoretical excuses you're coming up with to oppose I-594.

I say this as a former concealed weapons permit holder, hardly a lifelong advocate of confiscation.