Aug 19, 2015 DavidG commented on Ferguson Transformed Marissa Johnson in a Good Direction, but Her Use of the Phrase "White Supremacy" Is a Big Problem.
She uses the term "White Supremacy" in exactly the same way that bell hooks does. It's not a novel redefinition.
Aug 13, 2015 DavidG commented on Why Bernie Sanders Is Only Preaching to White People.
That's exactly why tons of BLM activists are starting to say, "don't take my vote for granted. Don't vote for any candidate that isn't vocal in support of BLM". They understand this, and are starting to leverage it.
Aug 12, 2014 DavidG commented on Maybe Subway Isn't the Worst Sandwich Chain in the World?.
Hey, a $3 cheaper sandwich at Subway is 3 bucks in my pocket. Who cares about anybody else?
Aug 8, 2014 DavidG commented on Who Can Afford to Rent a Place in San Francisco?.
@2 these prices are probably accurate, since they're the average over "the metropolitan area", not the hip close-in neighborhood (Capitol Hill/Mission/W-burg etc.), where rents are bound to be much higher.
Aug 5, 2014 DavidG commented on Should Seattle Take a Position on Israel's Bombing of Gaza?.
Rasmussen: "I believe that it is wrong to condemn one party alone"

Sawant: "We also condemn the indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas against the civilian population living in Israel"

If only the letter was even-handed...
Jul 28, 2014 DavidG commented on Bodies Are Blocking the Entrance to Boeing.
@1, @4 "Proportionality" is not, contrary to your fantasies, about demanding an Israeli head for every Palestinian. It's a rough measure to figure out the justice of killing Palestinians in the first place. Is it "justified" to kill 10 Palestinians to prevent 1 Israeli death? How about 100? Anybody advocating violence in either side of the conflict is just wrong. Nobody's even asking whether measures can be taken to protect Israelis that DON'T involve massive civilian casualties on the other side. It's just taken as a given that any number of Palestinians should be killed by association to Hamas, because Hamas "wants" to destroy Israel. In the modern world, that's not how we approach matters of justice. If my neighbor "wants" to kill me, I can't call in the police to firebomb his house and kill his family. If my neighbor attacks me, I can have him arrested and thrown in jail, but his family is not guilty of his crimes, though they may harbor him. THAT is what proportionality is about. Let the punishment fit the crime.
Jul 8, 2014 DavidG commented on How Washington State Screwed Up Its Legal Pot System.
"It's never been done before!" Nonsense. Colorado was more than a year ahead of us. There's obviously a thriving black market for marijuana in this state, which the LCB decided to pretend didn't exist instead of reaching out to and trying to incorporate in the new above-ground market. Then we open the first store - only 1 in the entire city of Seattle - and it's dramatically understocked. It's clear the LCB is a relic of the culture of Prohibition. It needs to be dissolved and sent home, these people have to be dragged kicking and screaming into implementation of the will of the voters.
May 30, 2014 DavidG commented on Why We Need Cycletracks: Truck Blocks Entire Bike Lane On Capitol Hill.
Did you call the cops? Cuz parking in a bike lane is totally illegal. A cycle track is still a good idea. But we should also aggressively ticket/tow offenders like this one here.
May 29, 2014 DavidG commented on Here's the Full NBC Edward Snowden Interview.
There is zero reason to still use IE when there are ton of other well-supported, much better browsers out there. Spending 80% of the cost on 20% of the users just doesn't make sense. Change your browsers people. Chrome & Firefox are both excellent choices and free. What's your excuse for not using them already?