Oct 21, 2015 HK0 commented on Seattle Is Not Being Changed by Amazon but by Financial Institutions.
Seattlite turned Londoner here.

Glad to see LDN referenced in the article, as the housing problems here are similar and driven in large part by foreign investment (1).

It's clearly time to think outside the box to solve this nascent, first-world humanitarian problem.(2)

(1) http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/…
(2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lon…

Jan 12, 2015 HK0 commented on The Morning News: Seahawks One Step Closer to Second Super Bowl; City Wasn’t Warned About Fears of “Catastrophic Failure” Regarding Bertha Rescue Pit.
Even better headline: "A Man Was Shot in the Leg Across the Street From Petco", and is equally accurate in its geography.

+H

Nov 7, 2012 HK0 commented on The Biggest Winners and Losers.
I love you guys
Oct 17, 2012 HK0 commented on The Seattle Times Is Officially a Republican Newspaper.
The whole kettle-meet-pot thing is bullshit.

If the Seattle Times is a kettle, the Stranger is more like a toaster or a curling iron.

The Stranger flaunts their opinions like rainbow flags at Pride (they flaunt those too). The Times, on the other hand, comes up with this load of crap: "This is a business decision that is completely separate from journalism functions".

Your company just gave $80,000 to the McKenna campaign and now you're hinting it's impartial?

MALARKEY!

Oct 16, 2012 HK0 commented on Dear Seattle Times Editorial Board.
I don't read Slog, I snort it through my eyeballs.

Also, right on, Dom.
Sep 27, 2012 HK0 commented on A Drug Cop Is in The Stranger Office.
Cute shirt.
Sep 6, 2012 HK0 commented on Here's the Back of My Son's New High School ID.

Dear Sir or Madam of Seattle Public Schools,

It was recently brought to my attention that Catholic Schools are advertising on Public High School IDs. This is deplorable.

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archive…

This kind of religious propaganda is inappropriate for a public school. Public schools are funded with public money for people of all religious persuasions, so lending the schools's credibility to the Catholic Church is not appropriate. In addition, the card implies that atheists are not welcome ("welcomes students of all faiths") and that an all powerful god exists ("the gifts that God has given to each student"). This is discrimination, bias and brainwashing that should be left out of a secular public institution.
Finally, adolescent people are very suggestible lot. Exposing them to seductive religious rhetoric ("welcome", "nurture", "true to the spirit", "gifts .. given", "strive... for excellence", "enrichment") is irresponsible on the part of the school administration, leaving them vulnerable to a preying third party (no pun intended). If parents or families want this kind of influence they should go someplace else, but the kids should not have that treatment at a public school.

I request that you reissue these school IDs and apologize for failing to adequately protect, respect and educate our children.

Sincerely,
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Aug 16, 2012 HK0 commented on Hempfest Requests More Cops, Police Say.
Why not organize something like the Q-Patrol for the event?
Jul 25, 2012 HK0 commented on The Case for the Arena: Build It in Seattle and Support Downtown Businesses or Let All That Money Slip Away to the Suburbs.
Are there even enough fans around here to support a basketball team? If we build it, will they come?

Also, is there any regional benefit to spreading out the sports teams? One could imagine that building a destination in Renton would bost economic activity for the Everett-Tacoma metropolitan area more than putting another stadium in Seattle. Is that true?

I guess I'm convinced that the stadium isn't a bad deal for Seattle (presuming that interference with the port isn't a problem). And if there really are people who go nuts for basketball (not me), then why not build a stadium? Just don't mess with shipping.
Apr 18, 2012 HK0 commented on Another One Bites the Dust.

So, when are the review meetings to be held? I've never been to one before, but I'll throw down and come to them for this!