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"Forever 21, the fashion store abyss, has been sending anyone who orders from their plus-sized collection an Atkins diet bar. It's lemon flavored and offensive."

Thats a lie. They sent everyone from XS to XXL Atkins bars. You should really research more.

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@1 but that won't support the narrative

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Too many Americans are fat. Cutting down on the carbs would be a good start.

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What a weird stock photo. That plane is falling out if the sky.

I look forward to the trolls/conservatives making no comment on how Mueller is again telling Congress to impeach Trump. The only time they're polite is when they can offer no defense of the tangerine buffoon, so they have to pretend they're reasonable people to not give away their game.

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I'm looking forward to some Boeing executives facing any kind of accountability... any day now...

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I find that interesting about Washington DC being the most rapidly gentrifying city in the country.
D.C. and Seattle are roughly comparable in population.
I grew up with the perception of D.C. as a 'black city'- majority black voting population with a high poverty rate. Very volatile place in the '60's.
Apparently in 2011 the percentage of African Americans in D.C. slipped below 50% for the first time in 50 years, must be substantially less now.
Probably just an organic development like in Seattle where the Black community gradually moves out into the closer-in suburbs.
Still, I think there are some important implications- for example I doubt you would muster the numbers for another March on Washington, or a Million Man March in a gentrified city.
Perhaps the days of mass protest that really affect the country's political leaders have passed.
Regrettable.

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@6 Keep spewing those talking points. Meanwhile that immigrant who stole your job is laughing all the way to the bank!

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I know there were some commenters yesterday imploring Nathalie to lock her windows and they'd had negative experiences with not doing so. Which is obviously sucky & awful. Will note though that I live in a first floor unit and have had my windows open nearly every summer afternoon for close to a decade and never had a break in. I'm in northwest Portland, which is admittedly a pretty nice neighborhood, but have had the same experience everywhere I've lived, including places in Baltimore & DC 15-20 years ago. I really feel like the risk is minimal most places, at least in broad daylight. If nothing else, I'm willing to trade the risk incurred for not having to come home to a gross-ass, muggy apartment every evening.

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Imagine being so insecure that you assumed a random employee who you will never meet, and does not even know you exist, thought you were fat and so gave you a free protein bar as a magical insult.

Anyway, I recommend Kirkland's SIgnature Protein Bars, which can be had at your local Costco for under $1 per bar. 190 calories, 21 g protein (milk/whey isolate), 15 g fiber (tapioca starch), 1 g sugar. They are basically clones of the much more expensive Quest bars, and I find them decent enough in the flavor department.

Obviously they can not compete flavor-wise with the "protein" bars that contain 22+ grams of sugar, but those are just candy bars, and you should avoid them.

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"This is Boeing's biggest loss in a decade."
And the loss is entirely self-inflicted, driven by white collar wing-nut ideology.

12

As Mueller testifies, MILLIONS of dumber-than-dogshit liberals will be watching furiously masturbating while they groan to themselves "Tell me how evil Trump is."

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Liberals are just as dumb as conservatives. All you fuckers will believe a lie if it's repeated enough.

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Democratic voters are JUST AS EVIL as Trump supporters. I see no difference between the assholes who chanted SEND HER BACK and the assholes who'd rather watch TV than get immigrants out of detention centers. Y'all are trash in your own special way.

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Really thoughtful @7 Mass protests brought about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and likely ended the Vietnam War...or at least made govt accountable for what was really happening to our troops. Is that perhaps the political change you refer to regarding mass protests? And why do you believe its ability to affect political leaders has passed?

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@17- Increased polarization does seem to have worked to insulate politicians.
I don't think 100,000 angry people on the street in NYC or Boston or Seattle is going to have an effect on Senators and Representatives from red states the way that 100,000 angry people on the street in the nation's capital would (and did).
Red state politicians have effectively written off Blue states. Contrast how many trips and appearances Obama made to solid red states with how many appearances Trump & the clown show have made to the West Coast. They don't give a fuck. You have to get right in their face to matter, e.g. Wash DC.
Consider the outsized impact a little rude behavior in restaurants had on fragile Republican psyches.

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@9

"Broad daylight" is when almost all home burglaries take place. That's when the houses don't have people in them.

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I'd guess there are up to half a dozen marches every year in D.C. that draw 100,000 angry people and don't even make the evening news.

Maybe there was more to the civil rights movement than just getting a lot of people to show up for a parade?

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The $64 billion question: Why do Muilenburg, McAllister, and most of the executives in Boeing's commercial airplanes division still have jobs?

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@18,

Fair enough. As with anything, there are about a million variables to take into account w/r/t how much caution any individual needs to employ in any given situation, and I’m sure nathalie is capable of employing common sense in hers. I’d imagine the daytime stat is skewed at least somewhat relative to single family homes, which typically afford more privacy and seclusion, vs apartments, which feel riskier. But there are obviously gonna be plenty of exceptions to all that as well.

I’m a bit of a scatterbrained nimrod who’s had to resort to the “service entrance” method after locking myself out at least half a dozen times in the past decade, so maybe take my advice with a grain of salt.

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So . . . did that gentrification study show any correlations between the pace of gentrification and a rise in the number of homeless?

Sorry but this study sounds like total BS funded by the real estate sector (developers, realtors, property managers, etc.). Not buyin' it.

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How come The Stranger hasn't covered the story about the repeat offender who threw coffee on a toddler?

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People do sell thin air, 22, but I also wouldn’t buy it.


For the study, which was conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, researchers identified about 10,000 census tracts in 100 large cities that had incomes below the area median in 2000 — these tracts were deemed “gentrifiable.”

Then, they looked to see which of these tracts experienced the biggest increase in the percentage of college-educated residents by the 2010-2014 period. The tracts that were in the top 10% for this increase were identified as gentrifying.

In Seattle, there were 82 gentrifiable tracts in 2000. By 2010-2014, 30 of them, or 37%, met the study’s threshold of gentrification. There are only two cities that experienced a greater degree of gentrification than Seattle in this period: Washington, D.C., and Portland.

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@22

My guess is that gentrification is just a proxy for population growth in that report, as the changes all sound like the expected nonlinear effects of adding more people to a city.

As more people move to a city, wages, crime, transportation efficiency, disease, innovation, and many other things, good and bad, all increase FASTER than the population (to the tune of p^1.15 or so).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978092/

This is due to network effects, which researchers have only recently got around to measuring and modelling. The upshot is that you should always ask about population change when you hear about about improvement or decline in this or that per-capita measure for a city, or across cities.

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I think Seattle’s limited land mass plays in. Many Western cities have continuing to build outward as an option, and I don’t think sand and scrub circa 2000 qualified for this study.

Additionally, and this is not exactly what is happening in Seattle, it’s potentially the reporting of crime that rises, not the rate.

I can think of two instances during my time in Bed-Stuy I had to inform people policing exists - I had to inform two kids failing to rob me that I can, in fact, call the cops(they left), and I asked a guy on the subway who wanted to brawl if he wanted to go to jail(he sat down).

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"did that gentrification study show any correlations between the pace of gentrification and a rise in the number of homeless?"

Yes, because for every yoga studio and doggy day care that opens in a neighborhood, 4 junkies are created under I5. Fact!

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Boeing has definitely fucked itself
and wait'll next quarter, when they still
haven't delivered a Max 737, and especially
the quarter after that, when they'll have stopped
making any Maxes -- for good?

Who knows.
But that's a Fuckofalotta Jobs, ancillary and otherwise.

Is Charles correct? Will Boeing be the first snowflake in an Avalanche of business crashes, plunging USofA into the worst Depression of all time? (I know, people were severely Depressed with little bush in office; his Great Recession was thee Worst in our History.

trumpfy's Folly will exceed all the rest

But at least they'll happily handover the reins
to a Democrat, and hope and pray they (s/he)
can fix the Fucker.

So they can re-start the process, all over again.


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