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Nov 2, 2016 robotslave commented on The Morning News: State Senator Andy Hill Dies, AG Finds Flaws in Washington Gun Laws.
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Sean's op-ed does nothing but exacerbate the problem he describes.

It's yet another instance of a writer at The Stranger completely failing to realize that he is very much part of "The Media" and assume the responsibility that goes along with the privilege.

Sean's refusal to let the little people attach their dirty little thoughts and criticisms to his pure and truly heartfelt proclamations is part of the problem, of course, but I doubt he'll ever let himself look at it that way.
Nov 2, 2016 robotslave commented on The Morning News: State Senator Andy Hill Dies, AG Finds Flaws in Washington Gun Laws.
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Whitlatch was fired over a year ago. This lawsuit has nothing to do with continuing her career as a police officer, which was over well before the suit was filed.
Nov 2, 2016 robotslave commented on Nate Silver Is Here To Ruin Your Morning.
I have to wonder why Nate Silver is doing this when there are other poll aggregators in the game.

He lost his marbles at the end of September, too, insisting Trump had an even shot when all the other aggregators had him at 20% tops. Nate never explained his reasons for doubting other aggregation methodologies then, and he doesn't explain anything this time around, either.

Here are the electoral college based win probabilities from the three most popular aggregators as of Nov 2:

Princeton Election Consortium: Clinton 97%

NY Times Upshot: Clinton 87%, Trump 13%

Nate "Please somebody pay attention to m… Clinton 70%, Trump 30%
Nov 2, 2016 robotslave commented on The Morning News: State Senator Andy Hill Dies, AG Finds Flaws in Washington Gun Laws.
I find it weird that that long Seattle Bike Blog post doesn't have a single sentence in it about the proposed waterfront plan's impact on cyclists.

Maybe this has something to do with all the noise I hear about some activists being more anti-car than pro-bike?
Nov 1, 2016 robotslave commented on The Morning News: Men Are Babies About Birth Control, Cynthia Whitlatch Trial Begins.
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Perhaps you haven't encountered the type before, but my guess would be something along the lines of (clears throat):

"COMES NOW, Commentor Comltatus, born free to the family Comltatus, [date of birth redacted], constituent to The People of the State of Washington constituted 1878 and admitted to the union 22 February 1889 by Act of Congress, a Man, "State of Body" competent to be a witness and having First Hand Knowledge of The FACTS...

...the REGISTERED FACTS appearing in the above Paragraph evidence the uncontroverted and uncontrovertible FACTS that the SLAVERY SYSTEMS operated in the names UNITED STATES, United States, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and United States of America . . . are terminated nunc pro tunc by public policy, U.C.C. 1-103"

...and so on, with the creating joinder, my legal person, gold-fringed flag, am I being detained, ad infinitum.
Nov 1, 2016 robotslave commented on Tear Down I-5 in Central Seattle and Replace It With Apartments?.
Now he thinks the money for maintaining an interstate highway comes out of the city's transportation department.

Could someone check the gap between Charles Mudede and his chair, and maybe tether him if it looks like it's grown wider since yesterday?
Nov 1, 2016 robotslave commented on The Morning News: Men Are Babies About Birth Control, Cynthia Whitlatch Trial Begins.
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You seem to be utterly oblivious to Cliff Mass's repeated statements that anthropogenic climate change is real, that it is the biggest challenge facing humanity, and that many climate phenomena like glacial retreat, rise in average temperatures, sea level rise, and increased aggregate lowland flooding can be attributed to anthropogenic change based on the evidence available.

But the available evidence does not support (and indeed directly contradicts, in many cases) the hypothesis that anthropogenic warming is causing an increase in storm frequency (storm frequency has been decreasing for a decade) or storm intensity (which is increasing, but not due to the Surface Sea Temperature mechanism proposed by the anthropogenic storm intensity hypothesis).

Never mind the idea that individual storms can be attributed (even partially, in any statistically significant fraction) to global warming, which at this point is no more than a religious belief, given the vast accumulation of evidence suggesting otherwise.

None of this matters to Mudede's Crusade, of course. He will not rest until the weatherman starts saying things that he finds politically gratifying.
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Nov 1, 2016 robotslave commented on The Morning News: Men Are Babies About Birth Control, Cynthia Whitlatch Trial Begins.
If you're going to paint a cross on your chest and join Mudede's bumpkin crusade to get Cliff Mass to politicize the weather report, you might want to at least spend 5 minutes looking up Cliff Mass's opinions about specific weather events before accusing him of getting things wrong.

Specifically, with regard to low snowpack in 2015:

We DO have a lack of snowpack because of the warm temperatures last winter that resulted in rain but little snow in the mountains.


--Cliff Mass, May 2015.
Oct 31, 2016 robotslave commented on Homelessness Is a Growing Problem For People, Not For Cars.
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What decade was this?

From the '50s through 2008, the number of cars per household in the US increased steadily (see table 8.2) after which it fell off slightly to 2013's 2.06 per household. Keep in mind that this average includes renters as well as homeowners, and includes all zero-car and one-car households.

Another source tells us that in 2009, more than 20% of all American households owned three or more cars.

But hey, keep trusting your own personal experience and anecdotal accounts from SLOG's panel of internet experts, if you're more comfortable with that.