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Jun 30 neuracnu commented on Morning News: Rent Slavery on the Rise in Seattle, Paul Allen Moving Homeless into Shipping Containers.
Allen's Nickel Estates & the Chateau Bezos are pretty great starts, as well as a heathy PR boon to to the rich backers, but a real populist movement would insist that these sorts of projects are scattered throughout the city. Why should lower-income communities like Columbia City and the Rainier Valley be alone in being blessed with free housing for the homeless? If this is truly a city-wide problem, I'd expect every neighborhood to do their part. Where are the living spaces in Ballard, Fremont, Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, the University District, Ravena, Queen Anne, Innerbay, Magnolia, Leschi, etc? Every part of town needs to pony up.
Jun 7 neuracnu commented on Associated Press Responds to Criticism Over Calling the Nomination for Clinton: "We Counted".
Alden, mfg5000 - I wouldn't expect any overt mustache-twirling, though I would like to see a few of them squirm when pressed to answer "What happened between last month, last week and right now that made you publicly commit to this position?" Ideally, they would come right out and say the sort of thing that mfg5000 described: "I waited until the last minute to curry favor with the new boss." There's nothing illegal about it, it's just vaguely slimy. Again, this is to be expected, but I'd rather have these admissions sussed out in public view than silently accepted as The Way Things Are.
Jun 7 neuracnu commented on Associated Press Responds to Criticism Over Calling the Nomination for Clinton: "We Counted".
I don't fault the AP for reporting what happened: the necessary number of super-delegates pledged to vote for Secretary Clinton allowing her to clinch the nomination. However, to play coy and argue that the timing of this announcement (the evening before the last major primary election day in the race) is pure coincidence and not deliberately intended to disrupt election results is being willfully ignorant. Again, this isn't the AP's doing, but the handful of pledged delegated who suddenly decided to choose the last few days to pledge their support. Good journalism would involve pressing those individuals and asking them "Why now?"
Apr 27 neuracnu commented on New Building at 16th & Thomas.
I don't know what it's called, but that flat-sheet siding stuff usually gets painted. Albeit they'll likely go with one of the overused cool-deep-metro color palettes that every other house in the city shaped like this is using, so it'll look like a boring sneaker rather than a cheap 90's era mid-tower PC case.
Mar 17 neuracnu commented on Bernie or Hillary: The SECB Meets at 3 PM Today.
The Stranger's endorsement should be based on the views, values and history of each candidate. It shouldn't have anything to do with strategic electoral posturing.
Feb 25 neuracnu commented on We Saw You Arguing About Sushi Burritos, Talking About Shitting Fire, and Riding a Solowheel.
@7 - You seem to be tuned to a different frequency. Please re-read my post and try again.
Feb 24 neuracnu commented on We Saw You Arguing About Sushi Burritos, Talking About Shitting Fire, and Riding a Solowheel.
Getting pretty tired of the coded hate against being young, tacky and having money around here. How about starting a column that offers constructive life advice for this army of tech bros that the Stranger constantly blames for ruining Capitol Hill? Call it "Dear SLUppie." You earn the right to bitch about a problem only after you make some effort to fix it.
Jan 29 neuracnu commented on Liveslogging the No-Trump Fox News Debate.
A fox-man petting video _and_ a reference to the Tony the Tiger twitter scandal? I approve of this new outreach to furries that the Slog has taken. More weird shit, please!
Dec 30, 2015 neuracnu commented on 21st Century Ghetto Blasting on a Metro Bus.
Sound Transit's website has very clear rules for riding posted on their website, which includes "Use audio/video equipment only with headphones." I'm pretty sure I've seen these posted in buses as well.

http://www.soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/…

Dear Stranger editorial staff: please stop squandering opportunities to reach your readers by permitting troll bait like this. Sure it drives comments and clicks, but it's not helping anyone and is actively damaging journalism as a trustworthy source for information. Rather than inciting readers to argue on the internet, why not figure out ways to encourage readers to challenge shit behavior when they see it?