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Apr 10 robotslave commented on I Thought We Had Plans.
Hey look, another SLOG filler post from a stringer. That totally isn't clickbait, guys, and if you think about it does "clickbait" really mean anything at all.
Apr 10 robotslave commented on Sex Is the One Big Problem No Microhousing Architect Discusses in Microtopia.
"less ephemeral" can't possibly be what you meant to type there, given what we know about the average length of time a typical renter spends in Seattle's modern-day Stranger-approved rooming houses.
Apr 8 robotslave commented on Why Eating Bones Lead Me to Marxism.
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Not to mention decimation of populations.

When Charles tells you the Bantu displaced the San, he is not talking about a small-scale local displacement, nor a peaceful one.

If anything, "displace" is a misleading term here; what the Bantu did throughout the subcontinent was not so much move the Khoisan into their desert reservation, but rather simply conquer them, leaving only pockets of refugees remaining in marginal environments.

Apr 4 robotslave commented on West Seattle Neighborhood Crawl.
Even for a filler article from a stringer, "Six places to eat food at the Alaska Junction" is testing new lows for SLOG.
Apr 1 robotslave commented on Seattle's New Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect Today.
Wow, not a single story from a stringer on the SLOG home page this morning. Good job, team!
Mar 28 robotslave commented on Capitol Hill Street Drummer Joe Buckets Wants His Drums Back From Police.
@12, @13

Those aren't "suburban drunks" or "tourists" or "bridge and tunnelers," those are residents of Capitol Hill. And you are an old person now.

All those shiny new mid-rise condo buildings are inhabited, no matter how hard you try to pretend you can't see them.
Mar 23 robotslave commented on What Is "Clickbait"?.
For some strange reason, the only people who claim they don't understand what "clickbait" means are the people producing clickbait.
Mar 20 robotslave commented on Mayor Ed Murray Wants to Ban Smoking in Parks, and the City Says There's Nothing Unfair About That.
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Nudity is illegal in public parks. Building campfires (outside fire pits) is illegal in public parks. Sleeping in a tent is illegal in public parks. Having (mostly clothed) sex is illegal in a public park. Parking your car on the grass is illegal in public parks. Peeing behind a tree is illegal in a public park.

None of these things do any harm to other people in the park, yet we (as a society) have decided that these are all things that people visiting a public park should not have to "just deal with."

Whether you personally like it or not, quite a lot of the laws governing behavior in public spaces have nothing to do with health or safety, and are based entirely on what we (as a society) consider proper or improper public behavior.

We do legislate morality. You can argue that we shouldn't, and thus that all those things I mentioned in the first paragraph ought to be legal in a public park, but you can't argue that a new law legislating public conduct doesn't belong in our society simply because its moral basis is neither empiricism nor utilitarianism.
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Mar 20 robotslave commented on Mayor Ed Murray Wants to Ban Smoking in Parks, and the City Says There's Nothing Unfair About That.
You know, it occurs to me that the city and parks department have already solved this problem, but with regard to a far more divisive public behavior than mere cigarette smoking. So why not use the same solution?

I'm sure there's room for a few fenced, clearly marked and suitably equipped off-leash smoker parks in or around the city's existing park spaces.
Mar 20 robotslave commented on Mayor Ed Murray Wants to Ban Smoking in Parks, and the City Says There's Nothing Unfair About That.
@84

The city that legalized weed absolutely does ban weed-smoking in public parks.
 

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