Monday Open Thread (2012-11-12)

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Here is your open thread for Monday November 12th, 2012. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea or a topic you’d like to see covered in an article, please make it known.

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Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

14 comments:

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    Howard says:

    Are they taking applications yet Ira?

    http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019663126_streetcars12m.html
    “Seattle’s streetcar dream may be getting back on track”

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    By Ira Sacharoff @ 9:

    This is a million dollar idea. Find some impoverished neighborhood or town in ths state, and transform it into a “1960’s re-enactment theme park” area complete with real marijuana. Store owners would be requrired to dress in tie dye and bell bottoms. After receiving the tourists money for pot and tea shirts and a meal, store clerks would be required to say ” Groovy, man.” And they’d have to play schlocky 60’s music, bands like The Archies ,and The Association, no Jefferson Airplane or Bob Dylan.

    I haven’t been there for years, but the last time I visited this described Evergreen College (except for the music). Being a college town would definitely help, so maybe this would be a good idea for Pullman.

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    Blurtman says:

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 2 – It likely describes the assisted living home of the 2020’s.

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    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 2
    Hey, that’s my Alma Mater you’re talking about. Evergreen, not WSU.

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    RE: Ira Sacharoff @ 4 – Ah, that explains a lot! ;-)

    (Said the Husky.)

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    Blurtman says:

    Cops: Ariz. woman runs over husband for not voting

    Holly Solomon, 28, chased her 36-year-old husband Daniel Solomon with the family Jeep SUV on Saturday night over a political argument stemming from the fact he didn’t vote.

    The husband told investigators that Solomon believed her family was going to face hardship from President Barack Obama’s re-election.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57548600/cops-ariz-woman-runs-over-husband-for-not-voting/

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    RE: Blurtman @ 6 – Somehow, I don’t think President Obama is her family’s biggest problem.

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    softwarengineer says:

    CNN Reported Saturday

    That most of the states in America gathered 1000s of signatures to break from the union and form their own country…I think Oregon was mentioned, but not Washington.

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    wreckingbull says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 8 – It is a handful of crackpots from their respective states. They clearly never paid attention in 3rd-grade social studies, as the executive branch has no such powers.

    On the day after, they might be in for a rude awakening:

    http://taxfoundation.org/article/federal-taxes-paid-vs-federal-spending-received-state-1981-2005

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    RE: softwarengineer @ 8 – I think breaking away because some wanted to retain slavery was more likely to succeed than breaking away because you don’t like all the government debt being accrued.

    Let’s say 20 states broke away. That would leave 30 states with the existing national debt. They aren’t going to like that result, and likely they are the more populated states. Not to mention the fact that those 30 states would control the military.

    I think Wreckingball understates it when he uses the term crackpot.

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    pfft says:

    By Kary L. Krismer @ 7:

    RE: Blurtman @ 6 – Somehow, I don’t think President Obama is her family’s biggest problem.

    my guess is this family is going to greatly benefit from obamacare both now and in the future.

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    pfft says:

    By softwarengineer @ 8:

    CNN Reported Saturday

    That most of the states in America gathered 1000s of signatures to break from the union and form their own country…I think Oregon was mentioned, but not Washington.

    if Texas seceded it would mean a loss of 38 electoral votes for Republicans. Put it this way. Al Gore lost with 266 electoral votes and John Kerry lost with 251.

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    softwarengineer says:

    RE: pfft @ 12

    South Dakota Would make Out Like Bandit if They Broke Away From the Union

    With that booming oil shale business and no federal government taxes.

    As to the “crackpot” nature of the CNN report, I can see the thinking here…..albeit,its about as crackpot as the Seahawk’s wild eyed 12th man….but ya know, sometimes the real crackpots are the ones not listening to the “majority” of voters or the 12th man….like a lot of our Dem/Rep lobbyists for overpopulation….

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    David S says:

    Twinkie plant closing in Seattle. Would the last Ding Dong to leave Seattle please turn out the lights.

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