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New jobs in orange on the left. New homes in blue on the right. someone who is good at land use please help me plan this. my region is dying
since 2008 seattle has added 280,000 people, 200,000 jobs, & 100M sq ft of real estate. yet the electricity use has declined. this, despite tons of electrification of existing buildings and new buildings. tons of growth de-growthism is so wrong. density wins.
I remember how, in 2016 when I said I thought Trumpism was protofascism, people told me I was being alarmist, overwrought, melodramatic. Here is what the Right has barfed up just in the last 24 hours:
The biggest danger to the world is that autocracies consistently manage convince themselves that the U.S. are a bunch of weak irresolute decadent pansies instead of a bunch of crazy stupid risk-loving nuclear-armed cowboys.
Like, all these bros were yelling at me a couple weeks ago about being a nuclear warmonger, as if some pansy-ass intellectual like me could get Americans to back off war. Bitch I couldn't even convince these cowboys to get vaccines to save themselves from a goddamn plague.
The idea that it is helpful for "racial equity" to let people drive around the city with fake tags so they can violate traffic laws with impunity strikes me as incorrect and a real disservice to the large majority of people of all races who are not driving with fake tags.
Update from the City Administrator's office: the District will still take a look at alternative ways to tackle the fake/expired temp vehicle tag problem, but the new solutions need more study. When it will be done is still TBD. https://t.co/mAwvBxRMJE
Jordan Pascale🎙️ @JWPascale
If someone has *expired* tags give them a warning or two before coming down hard. If someone has *fake* tags, take their car.
The not just bikes mission where you blow up an elevated highway hit too close to home
oh my god amsterdam looks *incredibly* realistic in the new call of duty — almost can’t believe this is a video game https://t.co/KVI9Ay5dIk
1. Everybody has at least one media outlet that they enjoy 2. Every outlet has a strong financial incentive to tell its audience that “the media” is bad 3. Only Slow Boring will tell you the truth that the media is actually pretty good
If people on "every side" think the news media is not just bad, but a major threat to democracy, then it seems some self-reflection might be in order. https://t.co/mARF24f3Zp
Dan Froomkin/PressWatchers.org @froomkin