commented on White Vegans Making Life Hard for Poor Peruvians
@10, the Stranger employs Mudede because he increases traffic to the site. he posts inflammatory articles, which is all he does if you'll notice, not because they are right or interesting, but because they increase traffic. he's a troll, really, but a necessary one for a website such as this.
commented on "There is no real public transportation without dedicated lines."
for the cost of (inflexible 1800s technology) rail, it seems more cost effective in the long run to invest in
1) centralizing the traffic grid (ie, timing traffic lights, etc) using wireless
2) invest in developing autonomous electric cars that interface with the traffic grid, and can optimize paths to pick up and drop off multiple people and multiple destinations.
Then, as people and businesses move around, the public transportation system can move with them. then people are less constrained by the infrastructure.
Of course, getting anyone in Seattle to agree to THAT in less than 20 yrs would be a miracle.