John Seal 
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Re: “Residents Complain AC Transit Turning Downtown Oakland Park Into De Facto Bus Terminal

Bus drivers need such a location. They aren't machines. End of story.

Posted by John Seal on 06/22/2016 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Boycotters Accuse 924 Gilman St. Project of Ethical Backslide

My punk years preceded Gilman's heyday, and as I never much cared for hardcore (Circle Jerks was about it for me, maybe a little Black Flag) I've not had much cause to go there (though I have been to a few shows & have a membership card). That said, I have always appreciated its all ages/straight edge policies and wish there had been such a place for me when I was a teenager.

I sincerely hope the club can work through these issues and continue doing its most important job - providing a home for the outcasts, losers, and punk rock geeks (such as yours truly).

Posted by John Seal on 06/01/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Trump Calls Oakland One of Most Dangerous Cities in the World

Trump's response was racially coded misrepresentation serving as red meat for the Republican base. Oakland and Ferguson the most dangerous places in the world? Hardly - in fact, neither feature in this recent survey (though a few other American cities do): http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/wo….

Posted by John Seal on 05/18/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Trump Calls Oakland One of Most Dangerous Cities in the World

Jerome Funkhauser: Trump claimed Oakland was one of the most dangerous cities in the world, not in the country. That's a complete and utter fabrication, not 'simply...a fact'.

Posted by John Seal on 05/18/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Oakland Archivist Revives 1917 Feminist Film

Terrific news, though I think the author meant to write "need to scan each individual FRAME digitally". Can't wait to see this film!

Posted by John Seal on 01/06/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Tarantino Hits Bottom with 'The Hateful Eight'

He hasn't had a good idea since Reservoir Dogs. The nakedest of naked emperors.

Posted by John Seal on 12/23/2015 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Saving Chinatown

As usual, Mitchell Halberstadt is eager to sweep Oakland's diversity into the dustbin of history. I certainly won't be following his example by dining at techy-friendly intruder Fortune - I'll keep supporting real neighborhood restaurants like Shan Dong Noodle House.

Posted by John Seal on 10/28/2015 at 1:26 PM

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