About The Tim

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. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.

2,484 comments:

  1. 2001
    Juststoppedby says:

    By Jeff @ 1995:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 1989

    Hey Eastsider, if anyone has a long term record of having a cool head here on Bubbles, it would seem to be Ardell. She’s taken heat from many angles, and generally keeps her cool.

    This is a sales/marketing vehicle for Ardell, and she has a very strong interest in projecting the persona that you just described.

    Agree with her or not on any given subject (doesn’t matter to me), but I’ve found that explains a lot of the views that she promotes.

    Regards

  2. 2002
    Eastsider says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2000

    All prelim titles from Title cos clearly state that such historical restrictions are illegal/unenforceable. If buyers are still confused, which I doubt, their agents should know better.

    If you believe there are blatant racial discriminations today, especially in PNW, tell us what they are.

    There is no evidence of systemic racism in police enforcement in FBI data. There is even a Harvard study to back it up. Otherwise, NYT/Wapo/CNN/Atlantic/BLM would be all over it.

    It is easy to incite people for political purpose – “By Any Means Necessary”? I don’t think (some) people expected riots in Bellevue. But you eventaully reap what you sow. (Btw, Medina is just a short stroll from Bellevue square.)

  3. 2003
    Eastsider says:

    By Dave @ 1999:

    I’m only posting because y’all triggered Ardell, not cool.

    The data doesn’t change much year to year so I used the most recent confirmed clean data from 2016.

    Blacks killed in US 2016, 2870
    Blacks killed by whites in US 2016, 243
    **Blacks killed by police while unarmed in US 2016, 16 of 48 unarmed shootings.
    Blacks killed by police while armed in US 2016, 232
    Blacks killed by blacks in US 2016, 2,570

    ** This is what the protests are about. Yea, that.
    Everything else is economic inequality and that’s an entirely different conversation.

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3.xls

    Last week, Tucker Carlson went through every single killing of unarmed African-Americans by the police in 2019. You are free to make up your own mind based on the evidence.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-is-america-being-torn-apart-by-a-total-complete-but-provable-lie

  4. 2004
    Jeff says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2001

    I sympathize with many of your comments, and I’d be happy to share commentary and advice regarding your situation, but you seem to be fairly opaque in this regards. Sorry if I’ve missed any details you’ve shared regarding yourself. If I do give you advice, please don’t sue me if I’m wrong, which is not unlikely.

  5. 2005
    Jeff says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2003

    Something tells me you may have been sympathetic to the Tea Party movement which was pretty much a reaction to a black person being elected to the Presidency as near as a I could tell.

    The Boston Tea Party was a destructive riot by white people against systemic oppression, which has been glorified in grade schools since at least the 70’s, when I was first indoctrinated into that riotously glorious history we all share.

  6. 2006
    sfrz says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2001 – Exactly. Well versed at salesmanship and deflection. Winning!

    “Transitioning from a salesperson to a human being and being authentic gives me the opportunity to sell them a home. By giving my agents questions and teaching them to listen and just be them, that’s what gives them the opportunity to sell.”
    https://www.followupboss.com/blog/sales-techniques-real-estate-scripts

  7. 2007
    whatsmyname says:

    Here at the Seattle Alt-right Bubble, an entire day has passed without anyone appearing to notice that the NWMLS stats are out. They show a 44% YOY decrease in King County inventory, and trends are not inconsistent with a possible all time low inventory in June. Remember the Alamo!… or whatever.

  8. 2008

    RE: David @ 1996

    The only current day practice I object to is having people send in Love Letters with a picture of their family on it. That has caused some problems for my clients but I have been able to turn those around before there was any damage.

    Agree that sellers should not know what the buyers look like when choosing in multiple offers, but sadly that has not been the case. In fact when I posted this originally in facebook a woman said “Prove it!” and said “It’s a Free Market, I can sell to anyone I want!” as if there are no Fair Housing Laws at all.

    The way that I present offers eliminates this problem entirely. Usually when I have a problem it is with a gay couple or clients with unusual names, but as I said, I can usually prevent bad things from happening though sometimes I have to be pretty firm about it.

    Usually it is largely in line with the 2015 Supreme Court decision that NAR and many Industry Insiders opposed. The issue of Disparate Impact and Inadvertent vs Overt Discrimination. Sellers reading the letter and looking at the pictures and saying “I like these people. They remind me of us when we bought the house”. Lovely sellers and unintentional discrimination in many cases. I have a system that prevents that, but there should be a law against sending photos of the buyers to the sellers. NAR has discouraged Love Letters since the 2015 Supreme Court Ruling.

    Yes…it can still be the highest price…but often that is because they counter the people they want to sell to with that highest price.

    Your list doesn’t tell us anything unless you tell us what neighborhoods in the Seattle Area they are. If they are South of Downtown Seattle and not on the Eastside, that would be normal.

    I don’t know a true fix for it but I do think some programs to improve things would be nice and should have been done a long time ago to acknowledge the disparity. I think things may have gotten worse since after 30 years of all being able to go to any school in Seattle regardless of residency they switched to a geographic based school system. That caused a lot of problems that are now apparent. I think they made that change in 2009 but the impact was delayed and is still trickling in as most students were grandfathered.

  9. 2009

    RE: sfrz @ 2006

    Haha! I was always “a human being and authentic”. I was kinda born that way. I didn’t transition from a salesperson. I was a Fiduciary for many years and brought those same duties and qualities with me to real estate. Just being me.

    Sorry if “being a human and authentic” offends you. LOL!

    Do you really think talking about race issues is going to endear me to people and bring me more clients? LOL!!!! What are you smoking boy?

  10. 2010
    Beano says:

    By David @ 1997:

    By Beano @ 1994:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 1989

    Great post Ardell.

    Unlike others I had no issue with this education.

    You were educating not judging or conducting a full analysis of race in real estate or America.

    Overall the conventional wisdom is that blacks face racism in the south and from republicans and that the problem remains mostly confined to this.

    Pay attention the white liberal is almost exclusively focused on these two groups when it comes to calling out racism.

    Disgraceful.

    The Pacific Northwest has its own terrible racist past and present. In addition to Seattle real estate, Oregon as another example prohibited blacks from living in the state…period.

    Not even in the south was this law, at any point.

    Oregon also practiced eugenics and forced sterilizations into the 80s!!!

    It’s certainly true that American history subject many, if not most, white ethnic groups to racism bad well. Irish, Italian and jews weren’t considered white. Sounds like how we treat Hispanics today….true, but it was worse.

    It would be nice if people could converse without the labels and shouting down of every comment deemed imperfect thought.

    It’s all too common in society and possibly even more prevalent here.

    At the end of the day, the BLM narrative is going to fail horrendously. The crime statistics are completely damning. They will not change in our lifetimes.

    41 people are murdered every day (on average) : 15,000-20,000 annually. Minimum 150,000/decade.

    30% of those murders are NEVER solved. That means there are 45,000 murderers out there who are not incarcerated.

    One racial group which constitutes 4% (male) of the population is responsible for >50% of murders, >60% of armed robberies. The rape stat is even worse.

    If the police are defunded in those communities, it will be Darwinian – and hilarious.

    I don’t disagree with you.

    BLM suddenly thinking canceling police is a good thing is insane. The rich will have private security and the rest will have the purge.

    The facts you cited are true. The fact BLM won’t engage on this part is proof how full of shit the movement is.

  11. 2011
    Blurtman says:

    Black crime stats from Wiki:

    Homicide
    According to the US Department of Justice, African Americans accounted for 52.5% of all homicide offenders from 1980 to 2008, with Whites 45.3% and “Other” 2.2%. The offending rate for African Americans was almost eight times higher than Whites, and the victim rate six times higher.

    Assault
    The CDC keeps data on non-fatal injury emergency department visits and the race of victims.[70] While non-Hispanic white victims account for approximately half of total non-fatal assault injuries, most of which did not involve any weapon, black and Hispanic victims account for the vast majority of non-fatal firearm injuries.

    Youth crime
    The “National Youth Gang Survey Analysis” (2011) state that of gang members, 46% are Hispanic/Latino, 35% are black, 11.5% are white, and 7% are other races/ethnicities.[73]

    According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, in the year 2008 black youths, who make up 16% of the youth population, accounted for 52% of juvenile violent crime arrests, including 58.5% of youth arrests for homicide and 67% for robbery.

    Robbery
    According to the National Crime Victimization Survey in 2002, robberies with white victims and black offenders were more than 12 times more common than vice versa.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_States

    A black WSJ commentator on the Sunday talk shows cited stats regarding the disproportionate percentage of 911 calls emanating from the black community.

    So the police have more frequent interactions with black Americans, who commit a disproportionate number of violent crimes. It is not unlikely that the frequency of negative interactions with the police is directly related to the frequency of total interactions with the police.

  12. 2012
    David says:

    RE: Dave @ 1999 – If Seattle dismantles the popo, I predict a collapse in real estate prices of 85% in-town – and really in the whole metro.

    Security fence companies will prosper though – barbed wire companies, etc.

    Maybe a company can invent a robot system that – when activated – immediately pummels the assailant to death and drags the body off to the bay. Or least blinds the assailant completely.

  13. 2013

    RE: Blurtman @ 2011
    Hey Blurtman, Some Folks are Gonna Simply Hate You for Bringing This Up

    To quote one of Biden’s recent gaffes: “We choose truth over facts”.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/truth-over-facts-biden-fumbles-during-iowa-speech

    You must go to the “politically correct snowflake punishment corner” now and wear your dunce hat for being “too honest” naughty…LOL

    I’m still guzzling swine garbage MJB, drooling down my chin, ranting about Toastmasters [which has been shut down for two months anyway due to Killer Flu], and found today’s brief:

    “…Man shot in Seattle after gunman drives car into George Floyd protest
    A gunman drives his car into a crowd on Capitol Hill last night, before the man reaching into the car to stop it was shot. A video shows the chaotic scene that left him hospitalized on the 10th night of protests. The attack came after Seattle’s mayor and police chief apologized for some actions by police officers but also asked protesters to do more to quell violence. Read how the day went from peaceful protest to tear-gas-tinged mayhem that lasted long into the night, and find today’s live updates. (Photo: Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s take: The Battle of Seattle in 1999 waged against protesters of Clinton/NWO/WTO had Capital Hill laced with rubber bullets and tear gas then too…it seems to be a hotspot for Seattle area riot violence. History repeats itself even on apparently diametric opposite partisan view points…man is doomed to make the same stupid errors anyway?

    “… Washington confirmed 287 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. Find today’s live updates here.
    The state’s $37 million push to buy Chinese-made masks slammed up against delays, poor quality and fit problems. Officials canceled more than half the orders as medical workers donned homemade masks instead. Read the Times Watchdog story…”

    SWE’s take: My Chinese thermometer took 6 weeks delivery time on eBay and came stepped on, instructions missing and the clear plastic holding case was cracked, the thermometer still worked though. It sat in a Chinese post office for 5 weeks too, I was tracking it on eBay too. Some say the masks don’t work if they aren’t fiber board N95 quality with face gasket. Have you tried to talk to someone wearing a N95 type mask? Let’s put it this way, I can wear $2500 digital hearing aids and it still sounds like muffled grunts instead of a voice…LOL…the homemade useless scarves transmit voice clarity much better.

    SWE’s take: Meat prices are about double of a few months ago…the sale meat at stores is like Jenny-o turkey breast [dried up and no one likes] for 99 cents a lb. Even the fast food combos with decent “real” meat portions [not thick greasy fried white flour skin surrounding no meat] are like $10 lately with a coke and fries…in a small bag that weighs hardly anything…when did this happen?

    “… Las Vegas casinos are open, but we may never know how many people are getting sick there — and the same tracking gap exists in many other states.
    Seattle-area wallets opened wide when the coronavirus hit. Will giving fade like it did during the last recession?
    Escape to someplace new. As coronavirus keeps many of us from traveling far, these six new paperbacks will do the trick.
    Make fondue, or build a newspaper fort. The Weekly Wonder offers five ways for kids to escape boredom.

    LATEST LIFE STORIES

    When can you get books from Seattle and King County libraries, and what can you expect on reopening?…”

    SWE’s take: You can get paperless stream copies at the library with lots of titles this way…when they open next Christmas? Until then, use AMZ….I scored a collectable 1st edition 2015 $30 signed copy of “Beauty’s Kingdom” from Anne Rice this way BTW, for like $5. Great “new condition” hard cover adult literature best seller 4 book series BTW, its a twist on the Sleeping Beauty tale. I’ll give ya hint, if you’re single its your kinda read….

    “…Seattle was right to pause efforts to reduce federal oversight of its police. Before resuming that effort, Seattle must show progress negotiating a new police contract with stronger accountability measures, writes The Seattle Times editorial board. And editorial cartoonist David Horsey contemplates well-intentioned tweets gone wrong. ..”

    SWE’s take: If you police violence and looting on the streets, use less effort and it magically just goes away.

    Good News: You can Perhaps get a haircut now? My hair dresser is still quarantined, so call in first:

    https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/06/king-county-cleared-for-phase-1-5-restaurants-at-25-in-store-retail-and-you-can-get-your-haircut/

    Soooo…how many of you Bubbleheads are going Casino and restaurant bar hopping with safe distancing and plastic outdoor tables only? Lord only knows…the rules are clear as crystal ball fog.

  14. 2014
    armk says:

    By Dave @ 1999:

    **Blacks killed by police while unarmed in US 2016, 16 of 48 unarmed shootings.
    Blacks killed by police while armed in US 2016, 232

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3.xls

    Dave, do you have more stats on police kills of armed/unarmed people broken down by race? I couldn’t find these numbers in your FBI link. Perhaps you used another source?

  15. 2015
    David says:

    RE: armk @ 2014https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr

    None of this matters if you move to a place controlled by Republicans. Police brutality happens in Democrat-controlled areas.

    Avoid Democrats.

  16. 2016
    ruxpert says:

    The Cost of Social Distancing
    Small businesses die while Big Business makes a killing

    Jim Cramer:
    The pandemic led to ‘one of the greatest wealth transfers in history
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55191.htm

    https://youtu.be/15pFQxG9wko

  17. 2017
    armk says:

    RE: David @ 2015

    Thanks David. I didn’t quite find what I was looking for but this is why I was interested.

    From your numbers, out of 48 police kills of unarmed people, 16 were black (33%). The left is going to argue that black people are only 13% of the population so they are way overrepresented in police kills of unarmed people. The right is going to argue that black people are 52% of all homicide victims, so they are actually underrepresented in police kills of unarmed people.

    I think both interpretations are problematic. The left argument doesn’t account for the fact that different racial groups may have different likelihoods of being mixed up in criminal activity in the first place. The right argument is saying that as a black person you should be more worried about dying from someone else, more than you should be worried about dying from the police… which is not really answering the question at stake. This question is: given the same set of suspicious behaviors that lead to a police encounter, is that encounter more likely to end in you being killed if you are black than if you are not black?

    That’s why I was looking for more data to answer that question, but it seems sparse and unavailable. There is a Yale (liberal bias) research paper saying that a police encounter is equally likely to end with being killed for both black and non-black people. However, a police encounter is more likely to end with some kind of force if you are black/Hispanic. The theory is that police have to deal with a lot of trouble if they kill someone, so they’re not racially biased when it comes to killing. But roughing someone up doesn’t carry serious consequences, so the police are more ok with being racially biased there.

    How a lot of this snowballs is when the police think they are “just” roughing someone up (kneeling on necks) but accidentally end up killing them…

  18. 2018
    David says:

    RE: armk @ 2017 – I’ve been lead counsel in 7 murder cases. I’ve been a witness in two distinct murder cases. A witness to a police killing a perpetrator. I’ve had several people I know shot but survived (0ne was shot 6 times and lived!). Every single defendant/perp was black but one who was white.

    This was all in DC, Atlanta & Seattle – so the stats are skewed.

    But I can tell you this, you go down or FOIA the criminal complaints where the defendant is black and you will almost always find this UNWAVERING FACT:

    The COMPLAINING WITNESS was usually another black person – period. I always pointed this out to any defendant who wanted to blame the cop or the ‘Man’ for arresting them.

    The convo would usually go something like this:

    D (defendant): “Man I cannot believe the cops arrested me for this. They should just leave me alone. Ya feel me?”

    Me: “Hmm. Let me take a look at this complaint form. It says here the cop responded to a call from Tamika who says you beat her a$$ in front of the kids….. Dude cops don’t just magically appear out of nowhere.

    You know why the cops showed up? Cuz Tamika wanted you arrested.”

    I would always come back around and say: “So you see the cops are not your enemy here. Tamika is your enemy. Don’t get confused – right now in these circumstances, she is why your whole life is possibly going to get screwed up.”

  19. 2019
    Nicole says:

    RE: Beano @ 2010 – No one wants to actually get rid of police forces. Defunding police is about taking money used for the militarization of police and using that money to bolster communities in other ways: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean

  20. 2020
    Eastsider says:

    RE: Nicole @ 2019

    This is such a twisted logic. How about put it up for a vote in November? You won’t because you don’t trust the voters.

  21. 2021
    Jeff says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2020

    If you’re going to call something illogical, it’s only fair to explain what you find twisted logically about it, otherwise your comment sounds irrelevant. Did you read the article Nicole linked? It would be nice if you could respond precisely, thoroughly and rationally to that article and her comment rather than respond to the imaginary antifa in your head that seems to frighten you and make you so hot headed here on Bubbles.

  22. 2022
    Eastsider says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2021

    Again, if you want to defund police, put it up for a vote. You are free to spin your propaganda to the voters, even Seattle voters.

  23. 2023
    David says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2022 – Odd how Seattle’s police are always under constant Federal oversight. And none in the South are.

    But, Seattle likes to look down on flyover country.

    I’m all for defunding the popo in Seattle! Everyone needs a really good cautionary tale. Especially when the thugtocracy is 1,000 miles from any other major metro.

    Livestream that shiite!

  24. 2024
    David says:

    RE: David @ 2023 – I’ma sneak back in and buy some real estate once the riots really get going good.

    All those panicked Seattle whities are going to be ripe.

  25. 2025
    Dave says:

    RE: armk @ 2014
    Summary here;
    https://www.newsweek.com/police-killings-unarmed-black-men-538542

    The data post 2016 is messy but similar thus the need for third party data collection like WP CSV dataset here; https://github.com/washingtonpost/data-police-shootings

    Lots of bad data out there, proceed carefully.

  26. 2026
    Jeff says:

    RE: David @ 2024

    The real antifa vs profa action is up in the Forks area apparently.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/09/us/washington-family-accused-antifa/index.html

    Also, Snohomish just had the good sense to demote their police chief for glorifying the armed vigilantes that were having a jolly old tailgate party the other night, hate group insignias and all.
    https://komonews.com/news/local/snohomish-police-chief-demoted-amid-outcry-over-armed-vigilantes

    Now that’s some news
    to enjoy some Yuban over.

  27. 2027
    Ardell DellaLoggia says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2026

    The only two towns that weren’t looted were the ones with armed vigilantes. #justsayin

  28. 2028

    Guzzle Your Mug of Starbucks and read the brief:

    “…Snohomish’s police chief has been replaced amid tension over how he handled rumors that spurred citizens to gather with semi-automatic weapons in the city’s historic downtown….”

    SWE’s Take: No police funding, no police when we need ’em?

    https://2qibqm39xjt6q46gf1rwo2g1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/21702639_web1_L-Snohomish-2-200602-1200×777.jpg

    “…Portland’s police chief has resigned amid accusations that her department used inappropriate force against protesters. ..”

    SWE’s take: City Police Chiefs an extinct dinosaur now? BLM handing out the city management pink slips…LOL

    “…Alex Audretsch uses Wi-Fi at a McDonald’s to do his job, because his home near Redmond lacks enough access to reliable, high-speed internet. When the pandemic suddenly thrust many jobs and schools online, it became painfully clear that closing the digital divide isn’t as simple as handing out computers. Here’s a look at who doesn’t have internet access in Washington, and why. (Photo: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s Take: Schools and libraries replaced with subpar McDonalds WiFi now [in your dinky sub compact car]….he should stop eating the burgers there too, he’s fat in the picture…I read yesterday that states are spending $16,000/student and haven’t learned a speck of math…no wonder, LOL

    “…A shallow tunnel could replace the West Seattle Bridge. That’s one of the options the city has started considering, but it wouldn’t be simple…”

    SWE’s Take: That should shut down west Seattle until 2030.

    “…Happy June-uary. We’ll be keeping our sweaters and umbrellas handy until temperatures warm up a bit tomorrow. But don’t get too excited, because it’s the story of most Junes around here: It won’t be long before we’re “back to reality,” a National Weather Service meteorologist says…”

    SWE’s take: So 50 degree weather kills all the new flowers ya planted, buy new replacements in July. I hope the global cooling goes on through September…it beats breathing hot weather smoke pollution. If ya don’t like rain in Seattle, I’m holding the door open for you to leave, bye…what did you expect when ya moved here? David’s Florida [they have hurricanes too]?

    “… The Hanford Reach National Monument is established in 2000, protecting the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River. The undammed Hanford Reach, a 51-mile river segment from below the Priest Rapids Dam to Richland, supports some of the most productive salmon-spawning grounds in the Northwest…”

    SWE’s take: I can tell you with Nuclear Engineer credentials the Columbia River ppm of deadly radioactive isotope from nuclear waste drainage is very low, mostly natural erosion caused too…but the salmon are not coming back there either.

    https://www.nwcouncil.org/news/2020-columbia-river-salmon-and-steelhead-forecast-low-again

    SWE’s Take: Be careful when ya buy salmon too, much of it is that mushy tasting “farmed” salmon with mercury, even a good portion of the alleged wild caught from Alaska….they don’t price this years Coho runs…$20/lb IOWs? IMO the Casino Buffets and Cheap Chinese Buffets used all the cheap farmed stuff [especially “all ya can eat” shrimp and crab] and cover it up with strong seasoned fat sauces…the lemmings love to gobble it up, its delicious.

    Good News: I noticed the only meat on sale at Safeway was dried up turkey breast carcasses [the juicy dark meat was removed] and farm shrimp…constipation or slow mercury poisoning, your choice…LOL…where’s the beef? Turkey breast can be moistened up for eating, just gob tablespoons of mayonnaise on it or scoop fatty gravy on it….LOL..then gobble it by the gallon, like the farm shrimp with mercury. Soon you’ll look just like the obese school pupil doing his Wifi homework at McDonalds, clutching Trump’ s favorite treat, a Big Mac with fries…LOL

  29. 2029

    In a Blink of an Eye Seattle Condo Cities Become Ghost Towns Now?

    “…Have the events of 2020 caused you to consider moving somewhere else? If so, you are definitely not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic, a historic economic downturn and extremely violent riots in major cities all across America are fueling a sudden surge in interest in rural and suburban properties. This represents a major shift, because prior to 2020 we had seen a tremendous boom in real estate prices in large cities such as New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Now a lot of those buyers have become very motivated sellers, but there just isn’t a lot of demand for tremendously overpriced homes in core urban areas that are currently being torn to pieces by rioters.

    Meanwhile, prices for rural and suburban homes are being pushed up as an increasing number of Americans seek to get away from the major cities.

    At first, it was the coronavirus pandemic that was the primary reason why so many people wanted to move. According to Redfin, page views for homes in rural communities and small towns were way, way up in March as the virus began to spread aggressively in the United States…”

    SWE’s Take: Hey Erik, your opinion? Time for a reset in prediction techniques? The INSANE high prices in Seattle never did make much sense to me for decades now, but they continued anyway? Dave, the “rare” tooth fairy clutching his gold stock tooth had an option.

  30. 2030
    Ardell DellaLoggia says:

    RE: Nicole @ 2019

    Since I’m officially the old lady with hindsight perspective today, it being my 66th birthday, the role of the police expanded dramatically when we deinstitutionalized. These days if you count all of the people in the Seattle Area who seem to have the need for a “support animal” due to mental issues, a large portion of the population is mentally unstable.

    When I was young the ethnic neighborhoods like mine “policed” their own neighborhoods. The police would round up the homeless and a lot of “criminals” from Downtown in The City and in neighborhoods that didn’t self-police and disperse them to long vs short term mental facilities and drug rehab programs.

    “Since the advent of de-institutionalization and the exodus of persons with mental illness into the community, law enforcement agencies have played an increasingly important role in the management of persons who are experiencing psychiatric crises. The police are very often the first to be called to deal with persons with mental health emergencies.”

    “The police are typically the first and often the sole community resource called on to respond to urgent situations involving persons with mental illness. They are responsible for either recognizing the need for treatment for an individual with mental illness and connecting the person with the proper treatment resources or making the determination that the individual’s illegal activity is the primary concern and that the person should be arrested. This responsibility thrusts them into the role of primary gatekeepers who determine whether the mental health or the criminal justice system can best meet the needs of the individual with acute psychiatric problems.”

    These are older quotes from a psychiatric site. The movement at the moment is in part recognizing that the police are not trained and equipped to be these “gatekeeps who determine whether the mental health or the criminal justice system can best meet the needs of the individual with psychiatric problems.” I removed “acute” from the quote as to psychiatric problems. Sometimes they are on drugs as the main impairment during the crime, or chronic alcoholics or someone who forgot to take or doesn’t want to take their meds.

    Longer term care facilities for the mentally ill were pretty much abolished except for people with a lot of money who can pay for that type of care. Mainly because they the conditions in those were God-awful.

    I don’t think the police will disagree with that logic generally and some cities were already revamping the department to include mental health professionals to accompany police, or rather vice versa, especially on repeat calls where the police had previously encountered the “criminal” and knew they had a mental dysfunction.

    Capture and release is part of the problem.

  31. 2031
    Dave says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2030

    Happy Birthday Ardell!

    You are beyond correct. While in school in 1984 I was a volunteer at the Los Angeles VA that was scrambling due to de-funding from the federal government. Real Rambo characters with mental health issues were being thrown out on the street to fend for themselves and the call for help pulled me in at the volunteer level. The days of the asylums were ending and the system had to absorb many mentally challenged individuals. That was a very eye-opening summer for me although today’s issues are similar, they appear to have more to do with large numbers of uneducated immigrants which is arguably easier to correct longer term although the mental illness numbers can be seen in the homeless problem. Double trouble! and notice how race has nothing to do with the real problems.

  32. 2032
    Eastsider says:

    Sure defund the police…

    Wealthy buyers reportedly in ‘mad rush’ to leave San Francisco
    https://www.sfgate.com/living-in-sf/article/Wealthy-buyers-in-mad-rush-to-leave-SF-15324574.php

  33. 2033
    JustNoise says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2030

    Happy birthday, Ardell! Thanks for always adding some depth to this nutty comment section!

  34. 2034

    RE: Dave @ 2031

    I will add “under-educated Americans” to the “uneducated immigrants”. My personal plea would be to better equalize the schools such that the schools with a 1 or 2 or 3 or even under 7 school rank as to test scores have programs that will help those schools much more than now.

    It’s borderline criminal in this Country to have some schools at a 10 rank and others at a 1,2,3 rank, often in the same School District. The schools I have seen increase their rank in the 16 years I have been in the area did it by tearing down and building pricier housing and forcing lower income people out instead of elevating their education with better support programs.

    If you look up every school by school rank and then look at the breakdown of race in the school and crime in the area…it is a real eye opener. Economics has become the issue and so we know that money rules these test scores. All to often the higher ranked schools get more money because they are rewarded for better results. When in fact the better results have more to do with wealthier parents.

    I forget when this test score relationship to Federal Funding started, but not all that long ago relative to my lifetime.

    “While schools don’t have to administer annual achievement tests, they’ll lose funding if they don’t. Local school districts determine test content, but with the recent push toward meeting Common Core standards, states’ tests are becoming more standardized. A school that consistently fails to meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards may not be able to access some grants and other forms of funding. After five years of failure to meet AYP standards, a school can be closed altogether.”

    This results in less access to funds for the schools that need it most. It was a good idea on paper, but really. Give more money to the schools that need it the least was a pretty dumb idea. It hasn’t worked and you can’t close all the schools in the lowest economic areas because they don’t qualify for “grants and other forms of funding”. So the rich get more education and the poor get less. That really was not a smart move and yes, I do think it leads to more “uneducated” and more crime as a result in areas with the poorest ranked schools.

    Part of the “systemic” problem, in large part in my opinion” is the disparity in educational resources which was heightened by punishing the schools with lower scores who need funding most.

  35. 2035
    Ardell DellaLoggia says:

    RE: JustNoise @ 2033

    Thank you. I can’t/won’t add “depth” to the real site topic of Real Estate at this time because it would be unconscionable to draw conclusion from this market in pandemic and would lead to a false conclusion.

    It would be a false positive when we all know an imminent recession is a real possibility. House prices not showing weakness (or at least not any more weakness than the latter half of 2018) is not surprising. The stock markets climbing defy it, and so we are still at a 50/50 chance vs a surety as to recession. Plus the market is not reacting in unison.

    Some houses do very well and others not, the same way that some stocks are doing crazy well while other companies are closing. This is not a trend situation and you have to see the trees and not the forest. Since slicing and dicing it would be criticized as “cherry picking” I don’t bother because the real truth lies in the smaller stories than the broad stats that meld it all together into a story that makes zero sense and reads as a false positive. I do it for myself of course, but sharing the results publicly would add more confusion vs clarity. One thing the world does NOT need right now is additional confusing data. :)

  36. 2036
    Eastsider says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2035

    You missed the news that the U.S. economy is officially in recession according to NBER. The recession began in February.

  37. 2037
    Ardell DellaLoggia says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2036

    I saw that. I didn’t miss it. But that doesn’t tell us enough. In fact it is EXACTLY what I was talking about.

    Is it merely pandemic oriented such that when we re-open it was simply a forecast of pandemic conditions and not a long lasting recession? Personally I am on the side of a full blown recession. But saying things are bad when we shut the Country down is just a big DUH!!! Plus it is not particularly relevant to “Seattle Real Estate” at the moment given we are not even to Phase 2 yet.

    I’m surprised you don’t see the big “DUH” in that article. You can’t work and you have to close your business entirely doesn’t equal a “recession”. It equals a big clusterfck. You can open at 25% capacity no different. Question is can we pull out of the tailspin before we crash. No one knows that answer yet, but I’m still back at it’s 2020. It’s an election year. The market will crash.

  38. 2038
    Jeff says:

    By Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2027:

    RE: Jeff @ 2026

    The only two towns that weren’t looted were the ones with armed vigilantes. #justsayin

    Could you please provide a list of towns that were looted? Sedro-Woolley wasn’t looted. I know our police chief personally well enough to trust he would not put up with armed vigilantes, and that his department could keep the peace between the “antifa” and “profa” loonies.

  39. 2039
    Ardell DellaLoggia says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2038

    Seriously? “Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sedro-Woolley, WA grew from 11,225 to 11,360, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $44,643 to $47,602, a 6.63% increase. The population of Sedro-Woolley, WA is 76.5% White Alone, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.08% Two or More Races.”

    According to the stats you don’t even have a black person. Big BLM demonstrations there? I don’t even see a police matter in Sedro Wooley that made the news since 2018.

    Let’s stay in the realm of reality. :) I expect there are no riots or looting at The North Pole either.

  40. 2040
    David says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2039 – OMG, burtally hilarious take down!!! Ahaaahahahahaha!!

  41. 2041
    David says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2037 – The realtors should riot . Violently approach various martini bars and demand discounts.

    The State will leave you alone then.

  42. 2042
    Brianna says:

    Happy birthday, Ardell! I hope you have a lovely day.

    I appreciate your real estate commentary – even though this market has too many wild cards in play to make any predictions. We will all just have to sit back and watch, while eating our popcorn…

  43. 2043
    Jeff says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2039

    Sedro-Woolley has at least a thousand more residents than the town of Snohomish with similar racial demographics. So how does any of this justify AR toting vigilantes waving confederate flags and sporting patches with hate group insignia?

  44. 2044
    ArdellDellaLoggia says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2043

    I was thinking more of Downtown Kirkland. Sedro Wooley is like Mars to me.

  45. 2045
    Erik says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2043
    Sedro-Woolley is hick town. The only reason I even know what it is because I went to high school In Arlington, another backwoods hick town. People in Puget Sound do not consider those areas because they are so disassociated from the puget sound.

  46. 2046
    Jeff says:

    RE: ArdellDellaLoggia @ 2044RE: ArdellDellaLoggia @ 2044

    It’s apparent you’re not familiar with Sedro-Woolley as you spelled it with one “l”, which is a common mistake for outsiders of this backwoods hick town.

  47. 2047
    Jeff says:

    RE: Erik @ 2045

    The fledgling didn’t make it far from the nest as Camino Island isn’t far geographically or culturally from Arlington. The person from Bothell who just bough our acreage sure seems to consider Woolley as part of the greater Puget Sound area.

  48. 2048
    Blurtman says:

    Interesting history on Sedro Wolley on Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedro-Woolley,_Washington

    Town was originally called Bug. Sedro is a bastardization of the Spanish cedro, meaning cedar. Originally a logging and mining town settled by Englishmen.

    Historically, the USA has been an Anglo-Teutonic country. Germany contributed the largest number of European immigrants to the country, Ireland second. That is why Latin America is called such, Spanish being a derivative of Latin. So is French, and Quebec is technically part of Latin America. English is a Germanic language.

    If you examine the names of the US presidents, you will see primarily a long list of English and a few Irish names. And Trump is German.

  49. 2049
    Jeff says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2048

    Nice research Blurtman. One unfortunate incident in Sedro-Woolley’s history was in the early 1960’s when the town council decided to tare down the Carnegie Library to make way for a new high school gymnasium. The Sedro-Woolley Carnegie Library was like most of those historical beauties sprinkled across America, and the council could have put the gymnasium 200 feet away across the street where the town dump was at the time. Now the town dump is an empty toxic lot full of weeds and the gymnasium looks like most of the gymnasiums that were built in the 1960’s, which is to say it might be due for a tare down.

  50. 2050
    Blurtman says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2049 – Well, sometimes you never appreciate what you have until its gone. On a larger scale, you can look at past photos of once proud cities like Detroit and Baltimore and appreciate their once upon a time grandeur.

    I kind of dig Cle Elum, cause of its mining past and funky downtown. But it gets hot as blazes during the summer.

  51. 2051
    wreckingbull says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2047 – Skagit County has shelved plans to grow the county in Bayview and instead is looking to Sedro to handle the growth. I am sure some like this and some don’t, but it is a fact of life that backs your statement, especially as more and more people from King County move to Skagit County.

    Those ‘hicks’ at Janicki sure did a good job of learnin’ themselves in the realm of engineering, tooling, composites, and 5-axis milling. To anyone who has ever flown on a Boeing or Airbus commercial aircraft, I suppose you can thank those Martians.

    They don’t have the Uff Da Shoppe, though, so there is that.

  52. 2052
    N says:

    Any thoughts on West Seattle and bridge impacts. Looking at the April and May Seattle Times monthly real estate data medium sales price went from $705k in April to $649k in May. I realize May sales mostly were April pendings when much was shutdown.

    I’ve heard of many renters moving out and rentals having demand issues. Makes sense that demand would be less as many new buyers will likely look elsewhere but demand was so strong prior that the shift may not make a big difference.

  53. 2053
    wreckingbull says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2050 – If you want to see something that will blow your mind, check out the Detroit Masonic Temple – especially the interior. Over 1000 rooms.

  54. 2054
    wreckingbull says:

    RE: N @ 2052 – I think that West Seattle might have good buys in a couple years, when traffic is back to full levels, the economy is starting to improve, and commuters who live there are absolutely screwed while they wait for the “Seattle Process” to figure out what kind of bridge/tunnel/vegan transport system they might want to think about possibly building someday in the distant future so long as everyone agrees it is a good idea but not until everyone’s voice has been heard.

    Now would be way too soon in my opinion.

  55. 2055
    Jeff says:

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2051

    Yeah, not many folks realize Sedro-Woolley is somewhat of an aerospace place, where rocket parts and wind mill wings are manufactured. Bill Gates even helicoptered in once to drink a cup of water made from human waste out of the sewage recycling machine being tested at the Janicki plant.

    For those that don’t know, the Janickis are a long time Sedro-Woolley logging family who still run loggin operations in the area. One of their offspring got an engineering degree in the eighties and came back to start a composite machine tool company called Janiki Industries. This could be you someday Erik!

  56. 2056
    Dave says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2034
    You are almost correct except the problem is much, much, much worse than you know. My 12yo girl is completing 6th grade at a rank 10 school. She has had one field trip in the last two years and the amount of material skipped is so materially negligent that I had planned to home school next year even before the pandemic. I went to the principal–>county–>state representative about this and received the same repeated answer. My daughter is in the hicap/advanced placement category which is a low priority at all levels in 2018/2019/2020/2021 all years I’ve been beating on this. What is the priority? Minority and low income, everything else is back burner. My wife and I have career changed to handle the workflow of homeschooling because our daughter is too smart to accommodate and before you wave privilege, we are below the median economic tier so there’s that. Not kidding, this is real life on the edge of King/Snohomish county WA. The bottom has field trips and textbooks while the top has, well, I guess this qualifies as white flight doesn’t it? Once again notice how race is irrelevant and yet it’s not.

  57. 2057
    Blurtman says:

    By wreckingbull @ 2053:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2050 – If you want to see something that will blow your mind, check out the Detroit Masonic Temple – especially the interior. Over 1000 rooms.

    Yowzer! I just did the panoramic tour on the website. The lobby is spectacular!

  58. 2058
    Beano says:

    By Nicole @ 2019:

    RE: Beano @ 2010 – No one wants to actually get rid of police forces. Defunding police is about taking money used for the militarization of police and using that money to bolster communities in other ways: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean

    I certainly wouldn’t say no one. Plenty say this and want this.

    The left has a long term problem of lacking influence. I’d go so far as to say, they prefer to be the “opposition” and actually don’t want to ever be in control. They like being the victim.

    If they don’t want to “actually” defund police, then why are they using that word?

    There are many other words and ways to express what you said but they clearly don’t want to express this point clearly. They do want to agitate.

    The left needs to read the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” because they are absolutely terrible at this. Just arrogant, jack— levels of suck in this area.

  59. 2059
    Jeff says:

    RE: Beano @ 2058

    I’ve read “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and I’m pretty sure the book wouldn’t recommend uttering the phrase you just did, “Just arrogant, jack— levels of suck in this area,” if your intention is to actually win friends and influence people.

    Can you please cite some examples of some folks who actually want to simply get rid of police forces? It would be helpful if these examples were folks that actually stood a chance of getting taken seriously. You say there are plenty of them, but I’m just not seeing it. Even the Senate Republicans are in discussions to draft police reform, so maybe it’s time you get with the program and refrain from labeling the masses on the left as radicals, when most of the free radicals seem to be in your head.

    Sorry if my comments don’t always use the advice from How to Win Friends, but I still hope we might be friends some day.

  60. 2060
    whatsmyname says:

    Say, while you all are busy separating the white popcorn from the dark popcorn; we’re having the strongest seller’s market ever. Look at the inventory…… in June no less.

  61. 2061
    David says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2059 – Jeff, Jeff, you cannot be a horseman and not ride a horse.

    The time for a move to Baltimore is now. Don’t be some ‘privileged’ white guy who is all hat and no horse.

  62. 2062
    Jeff says:

    RE: David @ 2061

    There you go again with your Baltimore fixation. It seems you are expecting Seattle to become like Baltimore before you move back here, so maybe I’ll move to Seattle which will satisfy your desire for me to live in Baltimore. Besides, if I moved to Baltimore, I could just as easily be accused by contrarian trolls such as yourself of being a gentrifying libtard, so I’m comfortable with being a loser in your eyes no matter what.

    I was born in Western Washington and this is where most of my friends and family are. As an American I can live near where I was born and still feel compassion for other Americans in any other place or circumstance. Heck, I try to feel compassion for folks in any circumstance all over the world. You may say I’m a dreamer.

    If I move away from the Great NW, it will probably be out of the USA, and it would be because folks such as yourself never managed to MAGA and ended up MAWF (Making America Worse Forever). Let’s hope not, as I love this messy little experiment we were born into.

  63. 2063

    Great Comments All….We’re All Changing in this New Paradigm, Its Sink or Swim

    “…Southwest extends free drink perk during pandemic
    Free drink coupons are currently useless on Southwest because the airline has’t resumed alcohol service. ..”

    SWE’s Take: Boeing’s gonna sell MASS Max orders now, planes are offering free Black Label bottles to guzzle, one small inconvenient truth…they don’t serve alcohol… LOL…they should offer free in state “edibles” instead, delicious laced brownies with Zonk fruit cans? MAFA…Make America Fly Again?

    “… Seattle banned tear gas, but then police used it — here’s how that happened
    A protester’s eyes are doused to clear them of pepper spray after Seattle police used it, along with tear gas, on May 30. Mayor Jenny Durkan on Friday announced a ban on “the use of tear gas for 30 days in any of these protests.” But police deployed it a little over two days later, as ambiguity and a loophole undermined the ban. (Photo: Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s take: If the City Mayor and State Governor can’t solve local police management control and officer training, who can? The Tooth Fairy?

    “… Protesters poured into Seattle City Hall last night, led by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, and listened to speeches advocating Mayore Jenny Durkan’s removal before settling in for a movie night on Capitol Hill. This came after protesters and the ACLU sued Seattle, blaming Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best for “unnecessary violence” at demonstrations. Read how the day unfolded and find today’s live updates here…”

    SWE’s Take: This can take years of litigation to untangle before insurance pays off for riot damages to small businesses too? I see many city Police Chief and Mayor heads rolling from the “lay-off” head chopper stand now…private small loans will be needed now to get them back to work? This is not a Killer Flu Stimulus concern either.

    “… State health officials confirmed 313 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. Find today’s live updates here…”

    SWE’s Take: It was 240 cases Monday…30% increase in the daily cases….a slight upturn or another surge? Time will tell.

    “…The pandemic has caused Seattle-area rents to stop zooming up. In West Seattle, the added blow of the bridge closure has made things “absolutely bleak” for landlords. They’re offering special deals and still not filling their units. ..”

    SWE’s Take: Hey Erik are you freezing rents lately too, it may be a good idea if you have a tenant that is paying rent regularly and makes a good steady income? Makes sense to me. West Seattle may replace Auburn for lowest Seattle Area Rents? Near Green River CC, Auburn, the rentals can be scooped up for about 50% of Seattle rents and even 2 bdrm units with pools can be grabbed up under $1100/mo…check it out:

    https://www.rent.com/washington/green-river-community-college/apartments_condos_houses_townhouses_cheap

    Call it a condo, hotel suite, apartment…they’re all about the same; white washed and small.

    “…Class of 2020, welcome to your unexpected ending. Tetiana Mountha, a senior at Seattle’s Cleveland High School, gets a helping hand from her mother as they prepare for a drive-thru celebration with close friends and family. Graduates, families and schools have wrestled with how to preserve some vestiges of this rite of passage, minus all the hugging. (Photo: Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s Take: Have a virtual video graduation booze and legal 21 party….get S/W that can cut web cam views into like 10-20 screens to see all the “graduation” drunks/heads happy together from the cloud [of legal 21 smoke?]…LOL

    “…UW has removed its head dance coach, asked two Black members to rejoin the team and pledged to include diversity in the tryout process. Athletic Director Jen Cohen apologized yesterday “for the hurt that this situation has caused for the students involved.”..”

    SWE’s Take: The U of W women’s athletic director is Racist? We need college dance reform and defunding now too?

    “…Port of Seattle Police Chief Rod Covey has been placed on leave over workplace-misconduct allegations…”

    SWE’s Take: Even the Seattle Port’s Police chief waiting for his turn on the head rolling platform?

    Good News: The “priced out of rentals” average Joe $20/hr incomes [avg 1.2 income per household] can grab up Auburn ones for 50% the cost and plenty of local Auburn job openings too…if the take out food joint help wanted signs everywhere in SE Seattle is an indication…many fast food joints now offer 40 hr weeks and good health insurance for families like Blue Cross for $600/mo too. Check it out.

  64. 2064

    Hire More H-2C Foreign Workers at Food Plants for Like $5/hr? Then deport ’em after they’re useless and get Killer Flu? HORRIFYING Seattle area grocery store prices now, food shortages this Summer?

    https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/BB15fEay.img?h=416&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f

    Its like the “Wuhan Killer Flu Seafood Plant” and better to kill off non-citizens? Then replace them later with more foreign H-2Cs guinea pigs?

  65. 2065

    State Pension Funding for Teachers, Police, etc….

    Butcher axed in about eight years and this was gonna happen without the Killer Flu Pandemic:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/us-public-pensions-run-out-money-2028-finds-alarming-new-study

    Erik, ya asked me where a stable pension plan exists where the young ones pay in….ex out state pensions now…we need the Boeing’s and MSFT’s MAPPA Make America Pay Pensions Again? The pension hopes for the younger workers already have a dead canary in the mine, we need to get this revived again. We all can’t work at the FAA as an engineer…

  66. 2066
    northender says:

    RE: Dave @ 2056
    Do you mind sharing which school district your daughter’s school is in Dave? And have you found a home schooling program you would recommend?

    Thanks

  67. 2067
    Blurtman says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2065 – Clearly those who have managed to save for retirement, for example, via a 401k, can have some of their savings transferred to these pensions, for example, via Congressional legislation. Or it can be done the old-fashioned way -through taxation.

  68. 2068
    David says:

    By Jeff @ 2062:

    RE: David @ 2061

    There you go again with your Baltimore fixation. It seems you are expecting Seattle to become like Baltimore before you move back here, so maybe I’ll move to Seattle which will satisfy your desire for me to live in Baltimore. Besides, if I moved to Baltimore, I could just as easily be accused by contrarian trolls such as yourself of being a gentrifying libtard, so I’m comfortable with being a loser in your eyes no matter what.

    I was born in Western Washington and this is where most of my friends and family are. As an American I can live near where I was born and still feel compassion for other Americans in any other place or circumstance. Heck, I try to feel compassion for folks in any circumstance all over the world. You may say I’m a dreamer.

    If I move away from the Great NW, it will probably be out of the USA, and it would be because folks such as yourself never managed to MAGA and ended up MAWF (Making America Worse Forever). Let’s hope not, as I love this messy little experiment we were born into.

    Here’s Jeff on his first night in Baltimore: https://youtu.be/4Utop2U6Zgo?t=119

  69. 2069
    N says:

    Speaking of West Seattle….

    Most rents in Seattle area stagnate — but drop for cheaper apartments and those in West Seattle

    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/most-rents-in-seattle-area-stagnate-but-drop-for-cheaper-apartments-and-those-in-west-seattle/

    “In my 30 years of owning buildings, I’ve never experienced what I’m experiencing in West Seattle,” said landlord Morris Groberman, who owns four buildings in West Seattle and several dozen other apartments across the region. “It’s absolutely bleak.”

    At his West Seattle properties, he’s offering one month of free rent and six months of free parking for new tenants. He has cut rents by 5% at one building, the Nelsonian. At another, the Windhill, he expected to lease two-bedroom units for nearly $2,500 after they were renovated. Instead, they’re fetching $2,050. At the 30-unit Garden Terrace, in the heart of the Alaska Junction, he’s been unable to fill five units vacated in the past three months, he said.

    Other West Seattle tenants are fleeing the neighborhood.

    West Seattle tenant John Cannon, a driver for XPO Logistics, said he sought to break his lease in favor of a new place closer to his Renton office after the bridge closure bloated his one-way commute from 20 to 90 minutes.

  70. 2070
    David says:

    RE: N @ 2069 – Seems like they could stabilize that bridge enough to last 18 months while they build a tunnel.

  71. 2071
    Ardell DellaLoggia says:

    RE: N @ 2069

    So here’s the thing. If you do King County stats do you exclude West Seattle and do the rest and then show West Seattle separately or will that induce cries of “cherry picking” the stats? I personally don’t like County-wide stats at all. To me they are fairly meaningless if you don’t break it down to the individual markets. Primary vs Secondary vs 3rd and 4th tier. Mixing primary with 4th tier tells me nothing. I always break it down when I’m running them for me and my clients. That causes it’s own problems right now due to low volume though.

  72. 2072
    wreckingbull says:

    RE: David @ 2070 – No can do. They gave an engineering update today. West Seattle is in deep doo doo.

  73. 2073
    Nicole says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2030 – Happy Birthday! And while I was young during those Reagan years, I do remember the de-institutionalizing of the mentally ill and realize what a strain it’s put on police then and since then. I don’t necessarily support defunding the police, just wanted to share the article because it’s been a big issue. Police violence seems to be a symptom of police underfunding, or perhaps underfunding the type of policing that might make for better communities- less military-style weaponry and more community-based policing. But then again, how to protect the police against the type of weaponry available to criminals? I think limiting arms sales, especially military-style guns and ammunition would make everyone safer off.

  74. 2074
    N says:

    @ Nicole – I can’t confirm how valid it is, but one city council candidate during the elections last year stated the current Seattle Police force is the same as it was in the 1970’s despite our population boom. If you look at our police force per capital it ranks quite low.

  75. 2075

    RE: N @ 2074
    Capital Hill Rent Should Be Lower Than West Seattle in No Time Now

    Evidently the Protesters took it over, what police?

    https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/trump-take-back-seattle-072330271.html

    Capital Hill, yes, during the 1999 Battle of Seattle it was a “thug” riot battle ground of Seattle Police rubber bullets and tear gas….it hasn’t changed, except this time its not fighting Clinton’s WTO/NWO….its fighting WTO black uniform rioters….reset? LOL

    Seattle is always been an organized crime city, in the 1800s it was Prostitution…check out underground Seattle…we never learn.

    Time for some Starbucks and read the brief:

    “… Welcome to the CHAZ, where protesters gather without Seattle police
    Xander Cannon, 5, and his mother, Falon Sierra, draw rainbows at 11th Avenue and Pine Street yesterday in the newly named Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Much is free — speech, snacks, movies — in this protest society born from demonstrations that pushed police out of their East Precinct building. Protesters spent last night listening to speakers, dancing and painting a giant message on Pine Street. See how the day unfolded and find today’s live updates here. (Photo: Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s take: Hey Erik, Capital Hill looks like a great place to find cheap flippers now. I wonder if tenant parking even exists there now? Put your “vulture” binoculars on….the vultures are already circling the dead real estate area…grab up bargains now?

    “…How the Seattle Police Department uses its money: The city is spending more on police than its general-fund spending, combined, on arts, culture, recreation, health and human services, neighborhoods and development. Details of where the money goes are emerging as the City Council begins a budget “inquest.”…”

    SWE’s Take: One thing is for certain, budgeting for police pensions is a joke now….it was before this riot stuff too…

    “…State health officials confirmed 288 new COVID-19 cases in Washington yesterday as three counties got a green light to move to the next phase of reopening. New cases are climbing in nearly half of U.S. states (you can track the virus’ spread here ). This underscores a painful reality: The pandemic is not ending, it’s surging…”

    SWE’s Take: The second Wash St Killer Flu wave is forming now? We’ll know more later.

    “… Many Americans are still losing their jobs even as businesses reopen, new figures out this morning show…”

    SWE’s Take: We’ll know more later. Profit margins were slim indeed for this business model before restrictions on customer numbers and bankruptcies [Mitzels in Kent] are visible already…the Stimulus unemployment extension is running out too. Hey Erik, start up a Bob’s Burgers at Alki?

    “… Alaska Air will cut as many as 3,000 jobs as it struggles to bring passengers back. One glimpse of the daunting challenges airlines face: just how slowly travelers are returning to Sea-Tac Airport. When they get where they’re going, the hotel may look like a different world….”

    SWE’s Take: Sounds like about 1K “butcher axed” from Seattle’s Alaskan 6700 employees in the city.

    “…Young people are turning out to protest. Will they vote? They could make a difference in the presidential race, but their participation is far from a sure bet…”

    SWE’s Take: About half of DNC are Bernie supporters and didn’t like Hillary for the same reasons they don’t like Biden…they need a 3rd party candidate. If you’re a Baby Boomer, how many of your Milenial Kids vote? 20%? 0%…I asked the parents and “they don’t know either”…..LOL….My kids vote now, but I had to tease them into “then shut your mouths” if you’re not gonna vote…LOL

    “…Books for kids and teens about race, racism and police violence
    As a Black woman, I can’t ever stop thinking about racism. It’s not a choice; it’s my reality.
    Listening to Black voices: 6 audiobooks to learn from amid protests against police brutality in Seattle and across the country…”

    SWE’s Take: Reading Civil Rights books like “to Kill a Mockingbird” may seem politically correct, but have you read it? Its grade D literature, boring as Hades….the kids will throw it down and put their Looney Tunes back on TV, I would too…LOL…try MAD magazine, at least its makes ya laugh. I’m reading “The Sum of All Fears” a 800 pg 1992 Tom Clancy “best seller” novel and it sure explains why Progressives and Israel are still at each other’s throats since the Russian Cold war ended in the 80s…LOL…history rarely changes much too. Much better read IMO. Germany wasn’t paying its fair share of NATO to protect them from Russia then either and yet, still buying Russian natural gas anyway…

    “…How did the state get duped by a massive unemployment-fraud scheme? Washington state’s auditor will investigate that, as well as the agency’s ongoing delays in paying claims to thousands of jobless workers. If the scammers used your name, here’s what to do…”

    SWE’s Take: Don’t worry, the State’s Unemployment IOUs are good as gold and come with 1.5% interest too…you’ll get paid in a few decades from now..LOL…Oh BTW, The scammers stole my personal ID from Oregon’s Premera Blue Cross data bases, it took a few years, but I won a Class Action lawsuit and it came with $13/mo ID protection for two years…good things come to those that wait..LOL

    “…Coming soon to a theater — er, living room — near you: Our critic recommends the artful drama “Shirley,” and a documentary that follows Michelle Obama….”

    SWE’s Take: Who’s the International Hollywood female actor that plays Michelle? Someone cheap and inexperienced I assume..try a classic movie [like Gone With the Wind with good experienced actors]…ooops, HBO is cancelling that one, its Racist?

    “… The freighter Chavez in 1978 rams the West Seattle Bridge over the Duwamish West Waterway, closing it to automobile traffic for the next six years. Ship pilot Rolf Neslund, 80, strikes the east end of the bridge just before dawn. He retires two weeks after the accident and is later found negligent by the Coast Guard. (Neslund is slain by his wife on Lopez Island in 1980.) A new, high-level bridge is dedicated in 1984, but is closed in March 2020 due to worsening cracks…”

    SWE’s Take: They should have blew it up then and started over building an entire new one…LOL

    Good News: Dukes is selling $16 cups of chowder and $20 fish and chips with $10 a mug Bud to wash it all down…be the first indoor customer in Dukes today and enjoy the crammed tight “Killer Flu” tables inside…its Seattle, we’re all Uber Rich here…LOL

  76. 2076
    Blurtman says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2075 – “About half of DNC are Bernie supporters and didn’t like Hillary for the same reasons they don’t like Biden…they need a 3rd party candidate.”

    C’est moi, frère. I voted for Jill Stein last time.

  77. 2077

    RE: Blurtman @ 2076
    I’m With You Blurtman

    I voted Perot, Nader or not all too given the NWO puppet choices the establishment gave us the last 3 decades…I vote my pocketbook too, we all should. No one else will. Not all Stimulus Money needs to go to the banksters…I liked Clinton in the early 90s and grew to hate him by the time he orchestrated the 1999 WTO bent battle of Seattle rubber bullets and tear gas with HOARDS of Seattle Police in “Robocop” horror movie uniforms…the fun goes on and on…

  78. 2078
    DavidE says:

    Seattle “Autonomous Zone” Now Has A “Heavily-Armed” Warlord; Governor Clueless
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/seattle-autonomous-zone-now-has-heavily-armed-warlord-governor-clueless

    Trump says domestic terrorists have taken over Seattle. Time to buy more condos Erik.

  79. 2079
    David says:

    RE: DavidE @ 2078 – Inslee visits Seattle. Takes a knee – promptly hears several trowsers unzip.

  80. 2080
    DavidE says:

    By David @ 2079:

    RE: DavidE @ 2078 – Inslee visits Seattle. Takes a knee – promptly hears several trowsers unzip.

    Imagine if this lawlessness spirals out of control and no one will feel safe to work in Seattle. Farewell the Seattle Housing Bubble.

  81. 2081
    David says:

    RE: DavidE @ 2080 – Yes, unfortunately, Trump should take a lesson from Saul Alinsky and hold Seattle to its own rules.

    Let the place burn – flat to the ground.

    I actually helped the police by feeding them intel on a multiple murder suspect about 2 years ago that lived close to me (at that time). It was eye opening to me that they would then take the weekends off followed by one or two weeks off for a holiday. Meanwhile, Somali-killer was out and about wearing his red shoes and hoodie like it was just his thing.

  82. 2082
    Blurtman says:

    RE: DavidE @ 2078 – And a new vice presidential candidate emerges.

  83. 2083
    sfrz says:

    $2250 for a fully furnished (aka AIRbnb) 354 sq.ft condo (aka closet) WTH?
    AND, they are throwing in new chicken! For that price, that chicken better be Ezell’s, and not Popeye’s. I might ask $30k for my 10 year old Prius. I’ll just have to find a sucka to bite.

    “Enjoying water front living in the heart of Madison park. Beautiful luxury style fully furnished studio offering views of Lake Washington, Madison park & Madison beach. New chicken with new hard wood floor, new carpet on living area.new bathroom with modern hard wood floor.Amazing location, just steps away to bus stop #11,cafes,shops,restaurant and parks and East commute to downtown or Bellevue. Unit comes with access to building private dock and storage.”

    https://hotpads.com/1810-43rd-ave-e-seattle-wa-98112-sm0z96/b202/pad?border=false&lat=47.6361&lon=-122.2951&maxCreated=24&z=14

  84. 2084
    Justme says:

    RE: sfrz @ 2083

    Gee golly, at least that 354 ft2 gem is NOT in the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).

    But why no interior photos? So small the photographer cannot get inside?

  85. 2085
    sfrz says:

    RE: Justme @ 2084 – Right? Why no photos of that fully furnished closet?

  86. 2086
    Eastsider says:

    RE: sfrz @ 2085 – 354 sq.ft is about the size of a hotel room. Big enough to have a bed, desk, nightstand, tv, mini fridge, and a bathroom. No kitchen. No sofa. No dining table. Move in with up to 2 suitcases of personal belongings. LOL.

  87. 2087
    sfrz says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2086 – “New chicken with new hard wood floor, new carpet on living area.new bathroom with modern hard wood floor.”
    2 -3 planks of faux wood and a few feet of carpet. Bawk bawk! Feed him before sunrise, or he’ll wake the neighbs.

  88. 2088
    sfrz says:

    Here’s one. 50″ TV and “we got the WiFi covered” (aka- PLEASE HELP US. Our plans to become a mini Hyatt chain didn’t work out)
    They don’t even try to hide the folding luggage rack, and the Kurig with plenty of K-cups. Desperate times for the AirBNB mini empire builders, that sucked all those easy Yellen bucks up like a Hoover.

    17043 NE 38th Pl #B $1895 1b/1b 690 sq ft.
    “Nestled in a quiet neighborhood down the street from Microsoft and up the street from Lake Sammamish, this modern, fully-furnished private suite is ideal for quiet evenings in the middle of the city . Proximity to the hottest metropolitan scenes: Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland. Enjoy fresh Northwest air while eating breakfast on your own patio, by the end of the day you’re watching your favorite shows on a 50″ TV. Don’t worry, we’ve got the WiFi covered!”
    https://hotpads.com/17043-ne-38th-pl-bellevue-wa-98008-1n47s09/b/pad?border=false&lat=47.6419&lon=-122.1066&maxCreated=24&z=14

  89. 2089

    LOL….At Least the Seattle Bubbleheads can Agree on Something…this CHAZ thing is a RE mess:

    “…The zone, which includes apartment buildings and businesses, also contains the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, which cops abandoned on Monday after receiving a threat that the station would be overrun and burned down. ..”

    How many apartment buildings in the 6 block area and are the tenants forced to leave now that the Occupation Warlord Leader [heavily armed BTW] took over the apartments and evicted all the tenants?

    https://republicanfreedom.com/2020/06/12/seattle-autonomous-zone-now-has-a-heavily-armed-warlord-trump-dunks-on-clueless-governor/

    I’m sorry this apartment listing data from CHAZ came from a Republican website, I usually avoid partisan websites; in this case where else is the RE data? Any of you have old virtual tours of the “Armed Warlord’s Occupation apartments” [homes too??] and were the tenants thrown out of their homes? I need information and it isn’t coming from Seattle City or State Government sources…LOL…how’s a flipper to survive with these “Warlord Blockades in Place”, we aren’t told anything about these future investments.

    Drive down the road, the closed Starbucks at CHAZ has a Seattle Center alternative now, grab your mug with your nervous/shaky hand and read the brief:

    “… The new dining out: It’s not the restaurant that’s the risk — it’s the other customers
    Things seem nearly normal at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union, until you look closely. This is what it’s like to visit a restaurant as King County eases back open. As customers wrestle with whether that visit is a good idea, the county’s head of food safety shares his three-pronged approach to staying safe(r) if you go. Here are more resources to help you navigate the pandemic, from COVID-19 testing locations to what you can and can’t do in each county. (Photo: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s take: I’m chicken to go to a restaurant and bars where cloth scarves replace N95 flu masks and germs get sprayed on the food from cook and waitress contamination. No…I’ll just cook my WINCO stocks myself in my own house. Most people think like me BTW.

    “… Why are Washington state’s coronavirus cases rising again? The answers depend on where you look, health officials say as some regions see big spikes. A UW model suggests a second wave of infections could start in September. Resurgences already have some leaders clamping down: Oregon has paused its reopening, and a Southwest Washington county hit the brakes, too. Find the latest county-by-county numbers and today’s live updates here.
    How Washington schools could look in the fall: Educators are raising concerns after Washington’s schools chief said he expects districts to return to in-person learning, as long as health guidelines allow that. The plan he laid out wouldn’t be school as usual, though.
    King County Metro will cut bus service 15% from its pre-coronavirus levels and start charging fares again. Here’s how key routes will be affected.
    The state’s coronavirus recovery plan would include new taxes on capital gains and big employers, under a proposal from Rep. Frank Chopp of Seattle. Here’s where the $2 billion would go…”

    SWE’s Take: The fun goes on and on now, the Killer flu 2nd feature that Netflix is streaming is about to start at a laptop near you? When Phoenix Computer Based College is hailed as the next Yale, ya know we’re heading down the intellectual toilet, hopelessly too. Would you sit in those cramped Metro buses with Killer flu breath down your neck…I wouldn’t either. Then the cherry on the sundae…more Seattle MASS taxes on Seattle job providers, just the $2B needed? This is a mess.

    “…UW will stop requiring applicants to submit SAT and ACT scores. “We’re absolutely at the watershed moment” as more and more colleges drop the tests, one UW official says…”

    SWE’s take: U of W has become a subpar 3rd world country college now? Why do we need H-1B college educated when it doesn’t matter? It all floats downstream now?

    “…Business is booming for private security guards. Seattle-area businesses are increasingly hiring them amid pandemic shutdowns and protests. A big part of the lure: the promise of a quicker response than police. The job can get tense in a hurry…”

    SWE’s take: A bright spot for Seattle’s economy now?

    Good News: This week’s over, the looting smoke and glass is cleaned up with the new shopper windows installed…plywood…LOL

    “…

  90. 2090
    David says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2089 – I will say that when I go to China – I’ve seen almost ZERO law enforcement.

    I have in Hong Kong, but not elsewhere.

  91. 2091

    RE: David @ 2090
    Yeah…This News Came From Florida This Morning:

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/goodwill-brawlers-298597

    The Good will stores need police bad too as tempers flair into a brawl over “apparently innocuous” one way safety measures in stores’ hallways to control Killer Flu…where’s Waldo? The police?

    The whole country is at each others’ throats now? Now is the time to defund it?

  92. 2092

    One Oz Legal 21 at 20+% THC for $49 now at Tacoma World of Weed…Cheap Killer Flu Chill Out Medicine now?? LOL

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  93. 2093
    Justme says:

    A report from Seattle PI in Washington. “The median home price for closed sales in King County dropped month over month, from $650,000 to $627,000. ‘I don’t think anyone should be surprised that home prices in King County took a ‘breather’ in May,’ said Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere Real Estate. ‘Clearly COVID-19 was the cause for this drop, but I’m confident this is a temporary situation that will be reversed as King County starts to reopen, and fresher inventory comes to market.’”

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/seattle-area-housing-market-proves-resilient-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-but-inventory-remains-low/ar-BB15g93J

    My, my: Inventory is down. But somehow prices are down, too, both compared with previous month, AND compared with last year. That’s UNPOSSIBLE. Everyone knows that.

  94. 2094

    I’m Switching to McDonalds Coffee from Starbucks Now

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/starbucks-dress-code-and-plans-to-create-250000-shirts-speaking-out-again-systemic-racism-133106893.html

    The CHAZ warlords run Starbucks business dress code policy now too? LOL…the Warlords collect “protection money” too from the scared Snow Flakes with no backbones…??

  95. 2095
    David says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2094 – Have not been to a Starbucks in many years.

    Their culture is terrible and so is their coffee.

    I’m surrounded by new construction underway here.

  96. 2096
    sfrz says:

    RE: Justme @ 2093 – “took a breather” Stealtor code for CR8TR. He talks so much crap. Just like a used car salesman. You- “What about those rebuilt head gaskets?” – Con Artist- “Hey, check out those treads!”
    Everything is AWESOME! It’s just temporary! Come on! Just sign right here, and here, and here. Now, I gotta skee-daddle! See ya!

  97. 2097
    sfrz says:

    Somebody went a lil’ crazy with the millennial gray. Sweet Jeebuz. They gray puked this entire home. YIKES. That’ll age well, like Mrs. Marriott’s burnt orange and avocado green. (It was her FAV color scheme)

    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/7515-17th-Ave-NW-98117/home/166785
    $885k 3b/2ba 2060 sq ft

  98. 2098
    sfrz says:

    ONLY 8,790 to go! Shedding those mini hotels like snake skins.
    This whole story is a tearjerker. Get your Kleenex handy. Their mini empire dream is dying, along with their bank account. But, they will share their dream with you. Maybe you can do what they could not. You, too, can become a mini Marriott empire. Throw the dice! (no mention of the furniture. Craigslist quick cash?)

    I bet there are some sweaty armpits. 35 days and counting.

    “Time-honored bungalow smack dab in the heart of Queen Anne. Top to bottom interior renovation. Up to the minute cabinetry, appliances, tile, and hardwoods. Relaxing hot tub in private fenced yard with blooming roses and the floating scent of lilac. Basement works as a bedroom or bonus room, separate entrance and an opportunity to add more finished square footage. Keep the house as a thriving Airbnb or call it home.”
    $950k 3b/1ba 1290 sq ft https://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/315-W-Garfield-St-98119/home/134872

  99. 2099
    Blurtman says:

    RE: sfrz @ 2098 – A 12% yearly return from the 2015 $617,000 purchase price for this tiny home at $736/sq.ft? And with taxes going up as well, due to the reduced tax revenue and Suzi’s incompetence and upcoming raise? I think not!

  100. 2100
    Intsokzen says:

    Question….. How safe is it to walk around Capitol Hill (specifically north of E John) at night in the pitch dark on a daily basis? 20 minute walk from work to possible home? Reasonable? Or would I likely find myself driving anyway because of sketchy characters?

  101. 2101
    Brianna says:

    RE: Intsokzen @ 2100

    Why would you not be safe? The media and the Seattle mayor tells us they are all peaceful protesters, having a huge block party. 🙄

  102. 2102
    Dave says:

    By northender @ 2066:

    RE: Dave @ 2056
    Do you mind sharing which school district your daughter’s school is in Dave? And have you found a home schooling program you would recommend?

    Thanks

    1. Best of Shoreline district AND best of Edmonds district., even tried the cool experimental schools. [locals will get that, if you don’t know then do your own research].
    2. There are two ways to legally homeschool in Washington state in 2020; under the Home-Based Instruction Law or under a private school extension program. My wife’s graduate degree affords compliance with WA state law for home based instruction so until we can find better we’re exploring that route; https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/learning-alternatives/home-based-instruction

    My worst career nightmare is being forced to do work I admittedly suck at and be paid nothing for the effort. I guess we all have to face tough challenges these days, so be it.

  103. 2103
    OA says:

    By Brianna @ 2101:

    RE: Intsokzen @ 2100

    Why would you not be safe? The media and the Seattle mayor tells us they are all peaceful protesters, having a huge block party. 🙄

    It’s embarrassing to see Seattle leadership fail so majorly. Just incredible to see all of this. Can’t believe what I’m seeing.

  104. 2104
    Brianna says:

    RE: OA @ 2103

    Yes, you are right – a disgusting embarrassment! The Seattle mayor and the state governor should both be recalled, as well as city council member Kashama Sawant.

  105. 2105
    David says:

    RE: Brianna @ 2104 – Imagine sweating it out at work to pay the mortgage, with all the slings and arrows of work-life, only to go home and have to answer questions from some punk with an AR-15 as to whether you’re allowed to pass.

    I’ve created a sign in my front yard:

    “What Will Happen
    When you Kneel
    And They Unzip”

    Why are people in Seattle paying taxes to fund their oppressors?

  106. 2106
    Beano says:

    By David @ 2070:

    RE: N @ 2069 – Seems like they could stabilize that bridge enough to last 18 months while they build a tunnel.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if the city is using a very liberal interpretation of structural damage to close this. They absolutely love to close roads and force people to public transit.

    It’s too perfect

  107. 2107
    Ardell DellaLoggia says:

    RE: Dave @ 2102

    I had similar issues with one of my daughters and my sister also had those issues. Going back decades here. Too smart for school can be a problem.

    My grandchildren all did full or part home school through a Da Vinci program in L.A. Not sure if the DaVinci Academy here is the some as there.

    My youngest grandchildren were fully home schooled using a different support program until they moved up to Fair Oaks to go to the Waldorf School there that has a farm on the premises. All have had integrated real world educations as do two of my son in laws who were home schooled or did Waldorf up in Sonoma. Not sure if your “even tried cool experimental schools” included the real world schools and Waldorf here.

    Home Schooling gets more difficult when the child is extremely bright after a certain age. I think for my Savvy it was 10ish. Then she switched to Waldorf.

  108. 2108
    Justme says:

    RE: David @ 2105

    It’s kinda funny when the right-wingers describe Seattle protesters as warlords, but having nothing bad to say about white supremacists with AR-15 rifles besieging the state legislature in Michigan. They are just peaceful demonstrators, don’t you see?

    >>have to answer questions from some punk with an AR-15 as to whether you’re allowed to pass.

    Did that really happen on Capitol Hill, or are you just fantasizing? Yeah, I thought so. If the facts are not “good enough” to sustain your misguided narrative, hey, why not just make shit up? It’s for a good cause (yes, SARC).

  109. 2109
    Jeff says:

    RE: Justme @ 2108

    You don’t have to look so far as Michigan to contrast what’s happening on Capitol Hill. Don’t forget that the town of Snohomish recently had a bunch of hillbilly punks with AR’s and confederate flags questioning folks as to whether they should pass.

  110. 2110

    CHAZ Doesn’t Exist Inslee Alleges

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/10/washington-governor-inslee-doesnt-know-about-occupied-seattle-encampment/comment-page-2/

    Now we can breath of breath of relief, Trump made up CHAZ with his horrifying Twitters…

    We can breath better now, CHAZ is just more “White Nationalist” Fake News, grab your CCIO iced coffee from Wendys and read the brief:

    “…Reading can make us better and stronger. Here are 20 books that can help you learn about Black history, racism and social justice. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Read best selling author and quality literature Anne Rice’s 1979 “Feast of the Saints”….it has great Black History from New Orleans in the early 1800s. Hades, the French and African Americans competed with cotton slavery then and the African Americans were MUCH better at running the cotton factories/farms as freeman masters of the businesses than the French…LOL…the schools didn’t have this in their History Books either.

    “…Why do white people seem to be changing their minds, suddenly, on the justice system and race? Columnist Danny Westneat looks at the titanic forces at work. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Biden too? Last I heard he was against defunding the police.

    Good News: Its Saturday and the Bubbleheads have their RVs packed to staycation in the 50 degree wet Monsoons this weekend, bring your parkas and umbrellas with rain ponchos…the fun goes on and on…LOL…cook your cheap 80% fat $7/lb burgers at the mud camp grounds wet fires and wash it down with plenty of Black Label…LOL

  111. 2111

    No Wonder the Gen-Zs and Milenials Are Nervous Wrecks Lately

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-health-sex-idUSKBN23J2LI

    I would be too…LOL

  112. 2112
    Blurtman says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2111 – Yet another evil boomer plot.

  113. 2113
    David says:

    By Justme @ 2108:

    RE: David @ 2105

    It’s kinda funny when the right-wingers describe Seattle protesters as warlords, but having nothing bad to say about white supremacists with AR-15 rifles besieging the state legislature in Michigan. They are just peaceful demonstrators, don’t you see?

    >>have to answer questions from some punk with an AR-15 as to whether you’re allowed to pass.

    Did that really happen on Capitol Hill, or are you just fantasizing? Yeah, I thought so. If the facts are not “good enough” to sustain your misguided narrative, hey, why not just make shit up? It’s for a good cause (yes, SARC).

    You might have noticed the MI armed protesters DID NOT riot, loot, beat-up or attack anyone. Nor did they take over the capitol.

    Your ability to analyze is quite limited and should be left to experts.

  114. 2114
    David says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2111 – I woke up early this morning and watched Elon Musk’s launch. What a light show.

    Musk has 6 children with his first wife and knocked up a second just recently. He apparently has No intention of marrying the second one.

    The article says ‘women’ have had no noticeable decrease in sexual activity. So that means there is a class of women who don’t mind being the ‘knocked-up’ variety. Bon Appetit!

    Or as they say in the city – “I did a hit and run: fake name, fake number. One and done.” Then social justice warriors will wonder why single mothers are so poor. (ans. = poor life choices)

  115. 2115

    Defund Police Political Agenda is Like Trusting “Jim Jones” Koolaid for an Election Win in 2020

    “…Top national Democrats are working feverishly to tamp down calls from party members to defund the police, not because they disagree with the concept, but because it’s a loser politically and they know it…”

    https://pjmedia.com/election/rick-moran/2020/06/09/is-democrats-support-for-defund-the-police-a-winning-campaign-issue-n512152

    No brief this morning, but drink your Wendy’s iced CCIOs with vanilla or chocolate and check out today’s miscellaneous new news on RE price predictions:

    “…Two main explanations. One is that there is a minority of women who are having a lot of sex and they aren’t being asked to participate in the studies (e.g. sex workers) (1). The more common explanation is gender bias in reporting ( 1, 2, 3). I recall a paper that found men and women used different definitions of sex when counting partners, but I don’t have the citation on hand…”

    SWE’s Take: Lord only knows Dave…but marriage rates have dropped drastically and that means so have meaningful/lasting relationships. I see a lot of younger women [and men too] here at Glenbrook living with mom and dad “single” until they’re like 40 [then they just disappear]; and many single younger moms with kids living with parents too [their parents talk to me and are not liking multi-generational home packing at all]. The parents without partners is high with single women and these younger moms aren’t looking for a repeat on failure as dad forsakes the family. I know…they approach me with their kids and love it because I like kids and talk to their families. I sense loneliness, IMO.

    Good News: Grand Parents should save a college fund for a house for their kids instead? At least they can live somewhere besides “crammed” your house with or without grandkids.

  116. 2116

    RE: David @ 2114
    Yeah…Bezo from AMZ got half his wealth stolen from a divorce too

    Does anyone know if per-nuptials work at all? IMO, they don’t….it all depends on the divorce judge inclination on community property rights and in Wash St; if your the father with a “fat cat income” you’re doomed…LOL…ask ’em.

    Last I heard, Kindercare goes for about $3-400/wk for an infant/toddler so you can work. That strips about half your net pay from $15-20/hr service sector jobs…the daycare tax exemption helps with part of the expense, but most of it hits your checkbook and drastically reduces your rent paying ability.

  117. 2117

    Killer Flu Quarantines, Depressions and Joblessness Driving 50% of us Out of Seattle now?

    “…In Boston, San Francisco and Seattle the share that would move elsewhere was a bit above 50 percent…”

    https://therealdeal.com/2020/05/19/trd-insights-work-from-home-could-empty-expensive-cities/

    The hand writing is on the wall folks.

  118. 2118

    The Brief Just came:

    “…• Reopening phases in Washington state: When you can get a haircut, go to the gym, or eat at restaurants as coronavirus lockdowns are lifted..”

    SWE’s Take: My hair stylist shop is still closed, I have a twice rescheduled appointment to 3 July 2020….I’m sure there’s confusion, fear and the recent surge in Killer Flu cases doesn’t help either. We’re winging it IOWs. Inslee’s rule of law….if I pretend not see it, its OK…LOL

    I like Trump, so I hope the CHAZ mess is unsolved by 2020 election…imagine the Trump commercial photo-ops of CHAZ all year long….LOL…the fun goes on and on….I see they just throw their garbage in a big pile…sounds like smell, rats and diseases to me. Sounds like the homeless smelly parts of SF already….great Trump photo-op commercials to horrify the Snow Flakes…LOL

    Are the apartment dwellers in CHAZ allowed in and out privileges or was their apartments confiscated? They zip their mouths.

  119. 2119
    Blurtman says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2118 – Ponytail, bro. Let that freak flag fly!

  120. 2120
    Justme says:

    RE: David @ 2105

    >>only to go home and have to answer questions from some punk with an AR-15 as to whether you’re allowed to pass.

    That didn’t happen, at least not on Capitol Hill. Fox News published several fake photos made by someone photoshop-ing together completely disparate scenes and events. Seattletimes have an article debunking the photos.

    When the truth is not good enough to prove a point, some people will create lies. .

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/fox-news-runs-digitally-altered-images-in-coverage-of-seattles-protests-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone/

  121. 2121
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  123. 2123
    Blurtman says:

    RE: Justme @ 2120 – Yes, it’s the Summer of Love, but with (Build Those) walls.

  124. 2124
    Erik says:

    Does everyone agree we are in a bubble? Markets are going up and economy is going down. Can we all agree this one time?

  125. 2125
    David says:

    By sfrz @ 2122:

    Very peaceful at #CHOP #CHAZ today. https://twitter.com/drinkYourOJ/status/1272275520424534017

    Once the first butt-rape happens and some white girl needs the police, it will all change. Hello 911 !!!

    The criminal element will move in or blossom in place.

  126. 2126
    David says:

    By Erik @ 2124:

    Does everyone agree we are in a bubble? Markets are going up and economy is going down. Can we all agree this one time?

    Kind of hard to say with West Seattle less appealing. Seems like this would really help other areas.

    Cept now Capitol Hill will be the butt-rape capitol.

  127. 2127
    David says:

    I guarantee the CHAZ areas of the US will eventually get stopped in their tracks. Esp Atlanta. Here is a gang trial I was involved in. The news couldn’t even tell people what the trial was all about because it was so bad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8LYJvC2FbE

  128. 2128
    OA says:

    RE: sfrz @ 2122

    “Peaceful” until things start to escalate quickly. Had a few friends go there yesterday evening, they witnessed a guy that got jumped by literally a mob of people. Reason? He was playing worship songs on his speaker and they didn’t like it. One of my friends asked them to leave him alone as he wasn’t doing anything wrong. And that’s when they started to surround him as well and threatened him, so he left right away.

    Yes it’s not as bad as Fox News claims it to be, and no it’s not as innocent and peaceful as the left wing media states. We should all agree that this isn’t good at all for both our city and our country. The longer this lasts the worse it’s going to get when SPD tries to take back the area. I don’t see any good that can come out of this. Their demands are ridiculous.

    Imagine someone breaks into YOUR home and kicks you out. You wouldn’t go around your neighborhood saying “yeah it sucks, but you know, they’re so peaceful in there.” Cmon.

  129. 2129
    Dave says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2107
    Thank you Ardell, because too many know my daughter and we live in a vicious attack culture, I cannot explain further how few viable advanced preK through12 public school or private montessori, waldorf, etc, school options are available here. Since it will be a few years minimum before sars-cov-2 is under control, part time grade school looks a lot less attractive than full time little house on the prairie with international VR field trip level homeschooling. Yea, former students of mine abroad jumped at the opportunity to help me turn the old daddy day care into daddy vr college high. ‘my coursework approval would go through local WA community colleges so that joke is literally funny.’

  130. 2130
    Juststoppedby says:

    RE: OA @ 2128

    But wait, I thought CHAZ was all about free speech??

    And David, what is with your fascination with genitals and “butt rape”? I’m thinking some counseling wouldn’t be out of line. Yeesh…

  131. 2131
    justsomedude12 says:

    The people in the CHAZ are adorable.

    Like the kid that runs away to the treehouse in their back yard so they don’t have to live under the tyranny of their parents. Meanwhile, their Mother brings meals out to them and they periodically come back into the house to use the bathroom, etc…

  132. 2132
    ruxpert says:

    Something Strange Is Happening in Seattle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spPOHJe4iTk

    ==/
    The Great Reset Plan Revealed: How COVID Ushers In The New World Order
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6pzXrEBqR0

  133. 2133
    ruxpert says:

    German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as ‘A Global False Alarm’
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/29/german-official-leaks-report-denouncing-corona-as-global-false-alarm/

    ==/

    This Is #TheGreatReset. You Have Been Warned. #NewWorldNextWeek
    https://youtu.be/8lh-HGcXE1Q

  134. 2134
    Juststoppedby says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2133

    Excellent, now just tell the family members of the deceased that they have nothing to worry about!

  135. 2135
    OA says:

    By justsomedude12 @ 2131:

    The people in the CHAZ are adorable.

    Like the kid that runs away to the treehouse in their back yard so they don’t have to live under the tyranny of their parents. Meanwhile, their Mother brings meals out to them and they periodically come back into the house to use the bathroom, etc…

    Hahaha this is a great analogy!

  136. 2136
    Eastsider says:

    How is this legal? If they were peaceful “white supremacists”, would anyone tolerate it for even one day? They just destroyed property values in that neighborhood and probably the whole city of Seattle.

    Capitol Hill resident Joseph Suttner, who lives within the Autonomous Zone, told Seattle’s Morning News that he had to get a piece of paper for his dashboard to be allowed to drive through the car-free streets to get to his parking garage.

    https://mynorthwest.com/1942226/chaz-armed-guards/

  137. 2137
    Jeff says:

    By Dave @ 2129:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2107
    Thank you Ardell, because too many know my daughter and we live in a vicious attack culture, I cannot explain further how few viable advanced preK through12 public school or private montessori, waldorf, etc, school options are available here. Since it will be a few years minimum before sars-cov-2 is under control, part time grade school looks a lot less attractive than full time little house on the prairie with international VR field trip level homeschooling. Yea, former students of mine abroad jumped at the opportunity to help me turn the old daddy day care into daddy vr college high. ‘my coursework approval would go through local WA community colleges so that joke is literally funny.’

    Have you ever watched the movie “Parenthood” with Steve Martin? This is an excellent film that I would recommend for anyone who is a parent or thinking about being one. Dave, something tells me you could learn a lot from the character played by Rick Moranis, the overzealous homeschooler. I say this because I relate to this character a bit myself.

  138. 2138
    David says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2136 – We’ve got a new marina wrapping up construction here.

    Welcome to MAZ: Margarita Autonomous Zone

    It’s hot and bright in Florida now. You dress in all black and you autonomously explode.

  139. 2139

    Hey…the Thong Bikini Baristas 104TH Kent Make Great Hot Coffee too, but one catch, lots of religious folks believe ya can’t be Christian and married and looking [you must pluck your eye out per the Bible?] is adultery, so Single SWE can get his Bikini Barista Mug and look and you married folks can go to dull Wendy’s for CCIOs instead? LOL…now read the brief:

    “… In Seattle, a giant question: ‘What do we want our police to do?’
    Protesters are demanding that Seattle cut its police budget in half. But what would happen to many of the services the police provide now? It’s crucial to have a frank discussion about the role police should play, academics and officials say. It’s also important to understand how we got here, with Seattle’s police budget swelling by more than $100 million over the last five years. As Chief Carmen Best talks about how policing must change radically, and community leaders discuss what that should look like, some changes are already underway. Columnist Naomi Ishisaka writes that tinkering isn’t enough: Our region’s police need deep transformation. (Photo: Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s take: Will I vote for defunding police when Seattle Crime is off the Richtor Scale Using 2018 data? Hades no.

    http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Seattle-Washington.html

    The 2020 data is MUCH higher I assume….

    “… Seattle’s protest zone is evolving, and artists have made their mark on a giant street mural. The community in this stretch of six blocks — known first as CHAZ, now as CHOP — is trying to create its own narrative amid much swirl (which included Fox News apologizing for its digitally altered and misleading photos of the zone). See video of the mural from overhead and read today’s live updates…”

    SWE’s Take: Who pumps out almost all Fake News? CNN or FOX? CHAZ is Now CHOP….like chop off your property rights?

    “…The former Macy’s store at Redmond Town Center has a new tenant: Amazon. Cloud-computing software engineers will fill the 111,000-square-foot building, signaling the company continues to see a future with large numbers of workers gathering in offices…”

    SWE’s Take:

    https://www.geekwire.com/2020/cloud-wars-amazon-web-services-open-new-office-just-road-microsoft-hq/

    Software Engineers [600] hired in Redmond by Amazon? Try high school graduates with 5-10 years on the job S/W IT experience not from a college. They need more foreign H-1Bs now? LOL

    “…With state revenues plunging, Gov. Inslee must cancel state employee raises taking effect in July. This would demonstrate he and the Legislature are realistically confronting the state’s fiscal crisis, prioritizing the needs of all Washingtonians and not clinging to a circa 2018 mindset, writes The Seattle Times editorial board…”

    SWE’s take: Cancel the Washington National Guard budget you refuse to use at CHOP.

    Good News: The CHOP Photo Ops by the 2020 Trump campaign ads should get Trump re-elected slam-dunk now…LOL

  140. 2140
    Dave says:

    RE: Jeff @ 2137
    Yea, Ghostbusters was my favorite back in 1984 so sure, why not.

    I’ll come back in a few years and check in so I’ll leave y’all with the upcoming counter-wave of conservative bikers that may come to visit. Honestly, I hope they come, it would be glorious.
    https://welovetrump.com/2020/06/13/bikers-for-trump-planning-to-retake-seattle-on-july-4th/

  141. 2141
    ruxpert says:

    Seattle || Cultural Revolution
    https://youtu.be/aEWjQOnrZRg
    ==
    guest: Rosa Koire – retired forensic commercial real estate advisor
    What Is The Real Agenda Behind The Effort To Defund & Dismantle The Police?
    https://youtu.be/EGA18p_XerE

  142. 2142
  143. 2143
    ruxpert says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2134

    The New York Problem
    4.5% of the population, 30% of the deaths
    What happened and why is no one asking?
    https://www.brasscheck.com/video/the-new-york-problem/
    ===
    The 800 pound gorilla they’ve been hiding in plain site
    How did every news outlet on the planet miss this?
    https://www.brasscheck.com/video/the-800-pound-gorilla-theyve-been-hiding-in-plain-site/

  144. 2144
    Juststoppedby says:

    Teddy Ruxspin, I know two people who died (one better than the other) so that is real enough for me.

    Gotta run, damned tinfoil hat keeps slipping or I’d be able to use up more of my (limited) free time on your links!

  145. 2145

    Hey, Stocks are Back Up Over DOW 26000 and Erik’s Flipping Condos Like pancakes…time for some Java this morning with your brief:

    “… What it’s like to work near the cracked West Seattle Bridge
    Imagine your workplace sits in the bridge’s “fall zone,” where in the worst-case scenario, the span would tilt sideways and fall onto your warehouse. Work is continuing at companies near the bridge, where potential evacuation orders and heavy traffic are complicating daily life. (Photo: Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s Take: A 6.7 earthquake and down she goes?

    “…Drivers for meal- and grocery-delivery app companies must get “premium pay” for each Seattle order during the coronavirus crisis, the City Council decided…”

    SWE’s take: Grubhub stealing like 30% of restaurant bill costs already, sometimes as high as 50%…its already bankrupting restaurants, this will make it MUCH worse. I do volunteer food delivery for disabled/vulnerable Killer Flu homes under tight lock-downs now and the Grubhub fees I’m not charging the disabled= MUCH MORE Charity FOOD DELIVERED too.

    “… Airline passengers need a national screening program to protect them, Gov. Jay Inslee says, and he has a plan for how this could look. Meanwhile, a Seattle company says it has a way to create an invisible barrier around passengers, and airlines are cracking down on travelers who won’t wear masks…”

    SWE’s Take: If ya test positive but are not transmitting Killer Flu, Inslee wants your name and address too?

    “…As MLB owners and players bicker over reopening, millions of fans may be going, going, gone, columnist Matt Calkins writes…”

    SWE’s take: The Mariners already sported sparse 15000 attendance at empty stadiums, so killer flu impact is moot?

    “…Is Seattle’s protest zone really free of cops? No, Police Chief Carmen Best says, but officers are responding to the stretch of Capitol Hill with caution. She explained why they didn’t go in after a 911 caller said his business was on fire and someone was breaking windows with a hammer…”

    SWE’s take: I suppose if they were making suitcase hydrogen bombs there, the Seattle Mayor police would respond then? Maybe not, LOL…I saw garbage trucks cleaning CHOP up with pickup….tax payers pay for this like the water, electricity and gas?

    “… Shake Shack says it’s “horrified” after three New York City police officers drank milkshakes believed to be contaminated with bleach…”

    SWE’s Take: Poisons can be added that kill and don’t turn up on autopsies too…if ya see rat poison on the shelves at an eatery with a smiling food server, run if you’re a cop…LOL

    “…One city’s solution: Albuquerque, N.M., is answering upheaval over its police by creating a new, unarmed safety department. The unrest continued last night as a man was shot during a protest over a statue of the state’s 16th-century conquistador…”

    SWE’s Take: It was armed citizens [not police] protecting the statute with guns….but police don’t need guns now?

    “…The Supreme Court has ruled that LGBT people are protected from job discrimination under a landmark civil-rights law. Advocates in Washington state say the ruling, which touched on a host of flash points related to LGBT rights, will reinforce local protections and send a strong message. The justices also snubbed Trump’s challenge to California’s “sanctuary” law on immigrants…”

    SWE’s Take: Trump will just put HUGE EO tariffs on Mexico if they try to enter illegal anyway.

    Good news: Sounds like my hair stylist will be open by July 4th….will there be safe distance firework displays on the 4th of July? Are Park Independence Day fireworks killed off by Killer Flu too? Use more Black Label, if that happens?

  146. 2146
    David says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2145 – This ‘LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ & Animals’ civil rights issue is why we need to remove trade barriers with China and the others.

    Being able to go outside the country for production and employees protects you from the American-mind.

  147. 2147
    ruxpert says:

    RE: Dave @ 2142

    ANARCHY IN PORTLAND, ANTIFA DECLARES AUTONOMOUS ZONE: City Engulfed In Flames
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcejA3cvXS0

  148. 2148
    ruxpert says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2147

    “Looking at the landscape that is being created via COVID + BLM + ANTIFA =
    US cities are set to take the #CHAZ / Detroit / Camden / St Louis pill and fall into decline.”

    BLM + ANTIFA = DEATH of the AMERICAN CITY
    https://youtu.be/j_Q4KlZkcZU

  149. 2149
    don says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2147

    Yo, Ruxpert, try to keep up. The Portland thing was weak and the crew gave up soon after, but here’s and even scarier and more threatening development:

    https://katu.com/news/local/eugene-motorists-encouraged-to-avoid-washington-near-w-5th-avenue

    For CS , don’t venture near you-gene!

  150. 2150
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  152. 2152
    Erik says:

    RE: justsomedude12 @ 2131
    It’s called Chop now! Ma’am.., Justsomedude12 is calling our tree fort the old name.

  153. 2153

    Grapple With Your Laptop Keeping Your Comment Page From Suddenly Closing on Seattle Bubble, Guzzle Dunk-in Doughnuts coffee and read the brief:

    “…Three powerhouse companies are signing onto Amazon’s pledge to go carbon neutral by 2040. Based on three continents and in three very different industries, they’ll “drive a new wave of investments and development” in the effort to eliminate or offset greenhouse gases by 2040, an Amazon VP says. But will the pledge’s target be enough?..”

    SWE’s Take: Using electric cars with grid capacity increase using coal is about as environmental as nuclear waste…LOL…then there’s the foreign deficit to grapple with too…

    Good News: The CHOP area barriers are being removed and the CHOP Protesters don’t like Antifa looting and violence “mixed in” either…ask ’em.

  154. 2154
    ruxpert says:

    Should you take the COVID19 Test?
    https://youtu.be/V1Im7jsW9_Y

  155. 2155
    ruxpert says:

    Should you take the COVID19 Test?
    https://youtu.be/V1Im7jsW9_Y


    An Open Letter to Del Bigtree
    https://youtu.be/kdY1IMzyQIc

  156. 2156
    David says:

    By Blurtman @ 2151:

    “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that”

    https://nypost.com/2020/06/16/cops-refused-to-respond-to-shop-under-attack-near-seattle-chaz-report/

    I don’t know if the gang bangers are of the same stuff as the ones in Atlanta, but if they are, then pure evil is on its way to Seattle.

    Just wait and see.

    I’m listening to the scanner in Atlanta right now. It seems the popo are on strike. Good luck Atlanta. The depravity is off the charts when the wolves get to work.

  157. 2157
    Eastsider says:

    Finally, the chickens are coming home to roost. Here comes the first installment…

    Inslee orders furloughs for most state employees as state revenue plummets
    https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/coronavirus/article243602077.html

  158. 2158
    northender says:

    RE: David @ 2156
    …and there are more big protests planned for Fri. Will more unrest ensue? What motivation do police have to be aggressive? Why chase down a big guy who’s running away? How lawless will Seattle and CHAZ get?

    I let my car tabs expire because I was pretty disgusted with local governments suing to overturn the will of the voters, and I was pretty sure the courts would go with the voters eventually. But now with a budget crisis and all, who knows if we will get $30 tabs. Anyway, I’m not too worried about getting pulled over for expired tabs.

  159. 2159
    wreckingbull says:

    By Eastsider @ 2157:

    Finally, the chickens are coming home to roost. Here comes the first installment…

    Inslee orders furloughs for most state employees as state revenue plummets
    https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/coronavirus/article243602077.html

    Maybe he could ask the Nigerian crime rings if they could lend us some of our money to help see us through these difficult times.

  160. 2160
    Eastsider says:

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2159 – As far as I can tell, no one was fired. If this were a corporation, the CFO or CEO would have been terminated… okay, I am probably wrong because he/she would not have been hired in the first place!

  161. 2161

    RE: northender @ 2158

    My May 2021 tabs went up to $300…the fun goes on and on…will the State Patrol be furloughed too?

    Hey, Call Grubhub and Get Your Star Bucks Coffee Delivered for $11/mug with Grubhub Fees…read the brief:

    “…The Supreme Court today rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” Find updates here on the ruling on the DACA program…”

    SWE’s Take: “…“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,“ Roberts wrote. “We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients.”

    The Department of Homeland Security can try again, he wrote.

    President Barack Obama announced DACA in 2012. Commonly known as “Dreamers” after the failed legislation that would have provided a path to citizenship, these immigrants have been in the U.S. since they were children.

    Recipients went through extensive background screening to get two-year work permits and protection from deportation.

    The Trump administration in 2017 announced the end of the program, resulting in legal challenges. Those already enrolled still have protections and can renew their two-year permits, but no one new can join…”

    I’m sure employers are clamoring to grab up DACA Milenials now, a two year work permit is a great way encourage them not to hire ya, you’re too unstable….especially with today’s Killer Flu unemployment. Maybe they can qualify for a college loan they’ll never pay back? Its a mess, no matter what the 5/4 Supreme Court ruled, face it. The DACA folks mainly lack skills and experience.

    “…Does the pandemic look worse in the U.S. than in other countries simply because of increased testing here? That argument from President Donald Trump misses the reality, fact checkers say. In a new poll, a majority of Americans are not buying the White House spin that its response to coronavirus is “a cause for celebration.”..”

    SWE’s Take: This was the “Biden partisan” CNN polling done recently on Trump’s re-election chances:

    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-2020-election-gop/2019/06/05/id/919108/

    The data is today folks and includes approval rate of Trump Killer Flu response to date. I’d guess its more like a 60-70% approval rate though, the CNN polls suck.

    “…A new study shows why it’s important to wear a mask that covers your nose. Here’s a refresher on wearing that mask correctly, by the way….”

    SWE’s Take: MMMPH…MMMPH…MUMBLE….we can’t understand a word they say with a thick mask on and now they want our airways blocked so we can’t breath or talk at work…LOL…I’m an engineer, I’d use a speaker amplifier outside the mask for conversation. Breathing through the mouth or nose is not non-essential either…LOL

    Good News: With “Grubhub” Take Out the Rage Now….Jack in the box raised all their prices and when did a sandwich, fry and pop combo get to be about $10 fast food price? I see pop is like $3 a mug now…LOL…fries same price. Cook yourself, you’ll get FAR more meat.

  162. 2162

    Boeing MAX News the brief Over-looked today?

    https://news.yahoo.com/faa-explains-why-taking-long-202616284.html

    Looks like were at milestone ????? to completion now….FAA now uses Ouija Boards as Certification Tools now? One Boeing CEO down, two more to go IMO.

    We need more DACA inexperienced folks and that won’t make it worse, trust me…LOL

  163. 2163
    Al says:

    Home loans Application at the highest since 2009 – Los Angeles daily news
    In 2009 home prices were taking a big hit so people wanted to buy. But right now house prices are still continuing to climb and applications for mortgages are going through the roof.
    Since March the Fed doesn’t require lenders to have any money in reserves, so banks can lend unlimited amount of money.
    ShadowStats says 34 million unemployed, which is much closer to the real number than what the government is saying.
    I’m just really confused about real estate now. I really want to get in house and have a normal American Dream life style.
    On the other hand, for the first time since coming to Seattle 5 years ago, my rent didn’t go up, so there’s that. I read that rents are dropping fast in Cali.
    Any insights on when to buy a first home? Maybe wait for after election?

  164. 2164
    Eastsider says:

    San Francisco’s rent in May is the lowest since Zumper started the series in 2015. Capitol Hill’s rent is probably $0 in June.

    Once Booming San Francisco Apartment Market Goes in Reverse
    City’s vacancy rate rose to 6.2% in May, up from 3.9% only three months ago

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/once-booming-san-francisco-apartment-market-goes-in-reverse-11592472602 (paywall)

    Rents in San Francisco, the most expensive apartment market in the U.S., are tumbling as the city’s vaunted tech sector sheds jobs and more tenants leave the city.

    The apartment vacancy rate in San Francisco rose to 6.2% in May, according to apartment data firm RealPage. That’s up from 3.9% only three months ago, after stay-at-home orders went into effect and more people in the city decided not to renew their leases.

    San Francisco’s median rent in May for a one-bedroom apartment was also down 9.2% compared with a year ago at $3,360 a month, according to listings platform Zumper. That was still the highest monthly rent of all major U.S. markets, Zumper said, and a reminder of how steeply rents in the city climbed before their more recent descent.

  165. 2165
    Eastsider says:

    The law of unintended consequences?

    Mayor celebrates BLM protests, then calls them ‘domestic terrorism’ when her home is vandalized
    https://thepostmillennial.com/mayor-celebrates-protests-vandalized-home

    Mayor of Olympia, Washington, Cheryl Selby, has been a vocal proponent of Black Lives Matter and backer of the protests that have spread across the country amid the death of George Floyd, but when these same people vandalized her home, she called it “domestic terrorism.”

    This same retraction of endorsement for the behaviour of the protesters and rioters happened with ESPN sportswriter, Chris Martin Palmer, who initially supported the riots in Minneapolis, but called those same people “animals” when they came for his home.

  166. 2166
    Blurtman says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2160 – Katsina Kollusion Korruption. We need Bosch to follow the money.

    Dimsley is looking at what the Democrat party can do for him, and not what he and his appointees can do for you.

  167. 2167
    Eastsider says:

    Portland mayor does not support autonomous zone outside his house. LOL.

    Any politician who approves of CHOP should invite them to his/her neighborhood.

    Police quash attempt to set up Portland autonomous zone
    https://mynorthwest.com/1961188/police-quash-portland-attempt-at-autonomous-zone/

    Protesters were using stolen lumber from nearby construction zones, newspaper boxes, and large planters. They started setting up tents as well.

    The zone, which included graffiti showing BLM with the anarchist symbol, was right outside Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s house. Mayor Wheeler said autonomous zones are not the answer to the questions our society is facing.

    “I do not want an autonomous zone set up in Portland,” he told reporters outside his condo. “I’m watching what’s happening in Seattle, and I’m not impressed. I think it’s a distraction from the larger movement, and the movement is justice for black people.”

    Wheeler was out early Thursday cleaning up the mess in his neighborhood. He continued to decry the situation in Seattle.

    “What I’m hearing coming out of Seattle concerns me,” he said. “Armed people walking around the autonomous zone. People being asked to show their papers and demonstrate where they are from at the entrance to the autonomous zone. Businesses potentially being shaken down to be allowed to operate within the autonomous zone. If you are asking if that is something I support, let me be unequivocally clear: I absolutely do not support that.”

  168. 2168
    David says:

    By Al @ 2163:

    Home loans Application at the highest since 2009 – Los Angeles daily news
    In 2009 home prices were taking a big hit so people wanted to buy. But right now house prices are still continuing to climb and applications for mortgages are going through the roof.
    Since March the Fed doesn’t require lenders to have any money in reserves, so banks can lend unlimited amount of money.
    ShadowStats says 34 million unemployed, which is much closer to the real number than what the government is saying.
    I’m just really confused about real estate now. I really want to get in house and have a normal American Dream life style.
    On the other hand, for the first time since coming to Seattle 5 years ago, my rent didn’t go up, so there’s that. I read that rents are dropping fast in Cali.
    Any insights on when to buy a first home? Maybe wait for after election?

    I’d wait and see what happens in Cap Hill. Insurance rates may go through the roof. The City has made it clear they will not provide fire service or police services to that area.

    That is going to cause insurance rates to go crazy it seems.

    Essentially, local government is co-opting the hybrid-gang mentality of conspiring with local thugs to achieve their purposes.

    I’d wait and see if the banks will write loans there too.

    You might be able to pick up a bargain at some point. But it is going to be a run-down area for a long time I suppose.

  169. 2169
    Blurtman says:

    RE: David @ 2168 – OTOH, Prune Face, Itchy and Mumbles have a nice hideout that is protected from police interference.

  170. 2170
    wreckingbull says:

    By Eastsider @ 2160:

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2159 – As far as I can tell, no one was fired. If this were a corporation, the CFO or CEO would have been terminated… okay, I am probably wrong because he/she would not have been hired in the first place!

    It really is time for Suzi the DNC fundraiser and Bernie Madoff investor to go. Now we have this:

    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/local-business/some-washington-workers-seeking-jobless-benefits-say-their-bank-accounts-have-been-frozen/

    The problem is that Jay-Jay still wants her on the team for future political uses.

  171. 2171
    NWA says:

    Look @ these wise homeowners:

    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/3307-NW-68th-St-98117/home/290132

    Bid up 100k in 2018, now they are attempted to sell @ 100k discount (on top of RE comission). Not before trying to +/-break even, obviously.

  172. 2172
  173. 2173
    NWA says:

    Another sound investor:

    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/11502-6th-Ave-NW-98177/home/21884207

    I wonder where they take their RE advice from.

  174. 2174

    CA just made Flu Masks Mandatory 100% of the time now, so drink your coffee through a mask hole and mumble “good-morning”[sounds like mood gorning] to your masked family and read the brief:

    “…Kent homeowner Alejandra Pérez, who came to the U.S. from Guatemala when she was 12, was overjoyed yesterday when the Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program made a tremendous difference in her life, she said. Advocates in Washington state are pleased but warn that this isn’t the end of the fight. Need to catch up? Here’s a Q&A on what DACA is and where it stands now. (Photo: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)”

    SWE’s Take: One out 650,000 DACA folks got a home loan mortgage with a 2 year visitation DACA permit….the banks are nuts? Does she even have a Social Security Number [we know she has no job experience], maybe she stole it from a Bubblehead? Did they ever bother to run an eVerify check on her for criminal identity fraud?

    “…It’s “a matter of time before another flight crew is overwhelmed by a design flaw known to Boeing” if the 737 MAX is cleared to fly too soon, a whistleblower wrote to a Senate committee this month. Curtis Ewbank, who last year lodged an ethics complaint alleging shortcomings in the jet’s development, says in his new letter that systemic problems with the jet’s design must be fixed…”

    SWE’s Take: Who needs the FAA, Japan replaced it with their engineers….LOL

    Good News: The glut of plane seats remaining have more elbow room now…

  175. 2175
    NWA says:

    SWE.
    You are a sick, disgusting, prejudiced xenofobe – among other things.
    I normally skip your comments, but saw the DACA one @ 2174.

  176. 2176

    RE: NWA @ 2175
    I Support DACA you Don’t

    You just don’t want immigration reform laws too, Trump does. Without immigration reform laws you can take your DACA political paranoia lies you could “obviously care less about [like your lie about never reading my 1st Amendment free speech comments…LOL] and flush it down the toilet. Trump offered DACA citizenship years ago with immigration reform laws in place, not lawlessness your organized crime Jay-Jay and Dimslee push and your wonderful Seattle mayor’s lawlessness…

    BTW…stop the name calling, obeying the bank laws is NOT RACIST and it drives down Seattle home prices too.

    I just turned in my Trump Re-opening Task Force [I represent the GOP in King County, my single poll vote BTW] ballot in; you’d hate it too wouldn’t you? LOL….Trump’s gonna win by a landslide and you know it too. I’d volunteer for more GOP political party work, but my non-partisan disabled home charity food bank work already absorbs much of my free time….BTW, what charity do you represent? Satanism perhaps, maybe Chinese Communism? LOL I know you support the far left violent fascist groups that like to destroy cities? Cat got your tongue?

  177. 2177
    sfrz says:

    RE: NWA @ 2173 – That’s gonna leave a mark. Ouch.

  178. 2178
    sfrz says:

    RE: NWA @ 2175 – Ding ding ding!!! He copies his extremist blog over to the Tim’s site. Everyone has asked him to stop with the crazy rants.

  179. 2179
    sfrz says:

    We have a new Airbnb empire descending on Seattle . Blueground. Fully furnished. STRs. What could go wrong?

    “The model is quite recession-resistant,” said Chatzieleftheriou. He noted that Blueground, unlike the cash-strapped WeWork which similarly partners with landlords to sublease space, signs short-term leases with its landlord partners. The agreements run for one to three years.

    “We can renew at new market rates,” he explained.

    Though Blueground is not profitable overall, it is in the black in Istanbul, Dubai and Athens, according to Chatzieleftheriou. New York is “moving into profitability,” he said.

    https://therealdeal.com/national/2019/10/23/luxury-rental-startup-raises-50m-in-equity/

    Unlimited buckaroos! “$50 million Series B round…was co-led by two prominent investment firms: WestCap Investment Partners and Prime Ventures. WestCap’s founding partner, Laurence Tosi, is an experienced investor and operator, who served as the long time CFO of private equity firm, Blackstone, and subsequently, as the CFO of Airbnb, the leading home-sharing marketplace.”
    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/blueground-raises-50-million-series-b-300944164.html

  180. 2180
    Blurtman says:

    By NWA @ 2175:

    SWE.
    You are a sick, disgusting, prejudiced xenofobe – among other things.
    I normally skip your comments, but saw the DACA one @ 2174.

    Being opposed to illegal immigration does not make one a xenophobe. It may be the case that being opposed to immigration of any sort would. This is a classic big lie to equate illegal with legal immigration.

    Being opposed to illegal immigration only demonstrates that one is opposed to illegal immigration. If you are implying a racist type prejudice on the part of people opposed to illegal immigration, that is another big lie, as there are white, yellow, brown, black and probably purple illegal immigrants, as well.

    The ideas you have in your mind are likely the sick, disgusting things you project onto others, and that box you into a prejudiced way of looking at things.

  181. 2181
    David says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2180 – He should go to bestgore.com and check out all the Latin gangs loving one another!

  182. 2182
    Eastsider says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2180 – Even the SCOTUS did not suggest that DACA was legal in its ruling. Also, it is only one vote away from making a legal ruling.

  183. 2183
    Al says:

    This is what I’ve been he hearing: rich folk are buying up real estate like crazy now, because of fear of stock market collapse and devaluation of dollar. Houses are selling like hot cakes. Real estate is the safest asset to hold right now, so we will likely see house prices going up even more, and the expected cyclical crash/correction won’t be coming, even with the massive unemployment.

    What are your thoughts about this? As a first time home buyer, should I be scared that I’ll be priced out of the housing market for a long time? Real estate crash coming, or real estate to the moon? I’m getting itchy finger now, maybe I should get in the market now. I wish you guys would talk about real estate more.

  184. 2184
    sfrz says:

    Welp. Another one bites the dust. Airbnb empire dreams are dust in the wind.
    Queen Anne Airbnb remnants. Maybe that’ll hold off the bank another month. Wonder if they used one shack to finance another shack? They better get some boxes and start packing.
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gms/d/seattle-moving-sale-airbnb-stuff/7127455601.html
    ? Moving Sale – shutting down an Airbnb – Good stuff all in good to excellent condition! Everything is clean and nice!”

  185. 2185
    David says:

    By Al @ 2183:

    This is what I’ve been he hearing: rich folk are buying up real estate like crazy now, because of fear of stock market collapse and devaluation of dollar. Houses are selling like hot cakes. Real estate is the safest asset to hold right now, so we will likely see house prices going up even more, and the expected cyclical crash/correction won’t be coming, even with the massive unemployment.

    What are your thoughts about this? As a first time home buyer, should I be scared that I’ll be priced out of the housing market for a long time? Real estate crash coming, or real estate to the moon? I’m getting itchy finger now, maybe I should get in the market now. I wish you guys would talk about real estate more.

    If you can get financed at a great rate, I’d buy a house. If you believe, as I do, that the Government can only inflate their way out of the debt, then asset prices are going to go up.

    Might be worth waiting til the election. Biden winning will probably portend a stock market decline.

    The World is going to lose faith is the US once the leftist Dems begin to take over the Government. That is going to open the door to the US losing reserve currency status. Then housing prices will drop like a rock.

    If you can buy a house completely financed then you can walk away from the loan if things fall apart.

  186. 2186

    I Guzzled my MJB, Mowed My Lawn and trimmed it too [landscapers can trim too, but they can tear the exterior house lumber/paint/fences apart doing it]; save money, mow your own lawncarefully, get exercise and read the brief:

    Repeat brief new stories affecting RE sales today I skipped over.

    “…Weekend traffic alert: Both Interstate 405 offramps to eastbound Interstate 90 are closed while crews build a walk-bike tunnel in Factoria. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Take I-5 north or south 20 miles from Seattle and pray the Seattle area road construction crews don’t turn it into weekend parking lots…enjoy your break from the Seattle road infrastructure crumbling.

    “…First they lost their jobs, then they faced a long wait for jobless benefits. Now some Washington workers seeking unemployment payments say they’ve been locked out of their own bank accounts. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: The burger flipper joints in Kent all have help wanted signs on them, so do a lot of other businesses…why rush to unemployment now, unless you just don’t wanna work…LOL

    Good News: Most everyone wants things to open again…except the Trump whiners want to close down his Rallys and open more mass protests amid historic statute close mob tear-down destructions…Killer flu hypocrites?

  187. 2187

    Tiny Homes Look Like Dairy Queens With No Indoor Seating…LOL

    https://www.businessinsider.com/tiny-home-most-popular-us-states-2020-6

    Its like living in a small cramped/decrepit Air-stream trailer with no wheels…

  188. 2188
    Blurtman says:

    Way to go, Mayor. Summer of love indeed.

    Police enter Seattle’s ‘no cop’ CHAZ protest zone after ‘shooter with a rifle in a SUV kills one man, 19, and leaves another in critical condition’

    Police confirm shooting occurred early Saturday inside the ‘autonomous zone’

    People reported gunshots near barricaded entrance at around 2.20am

    Protesters transported two gunshot victims to nearby Harborview hospital

    One victim, a 19-year-old male, was dead on arrival at the hospital

    Witnesses say the shooter was a man in a black SUV carrying a rifle

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8442895/Double-shooting-Seattles-CHAZ-protest-zone-leaves-one-man-dead-wounded.html

  189. 2189
    northender says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2188
    The dead man is reportedly black. Strangely, there does not seem to be widespread outrage. Do BLM a whole lot when police do the killing and not so much in a protest zone by a fellow activist? Will we see mass protest within CHAZ, against CHAZ and its policies that prohibit city law enforcement? Has anyone started a pool for timing of the next violent CHAZ death (which I hope does not happen but seems pretty likely)? What will it take for the city to clear CHAZ, or is that not allowed because of covid and the lack of sufficient shelter beds? There are so many questions!

  190. 2190
    Eastsider says:

    RE: northender @ 2189 – This is blatant lawlessness. The police and national guard need to move in to shut it down now.

    Seattle police say they responded to the scene around 2:30 a.m. after reports of gun shots in the area. SPD says officers tried to find a shooting victim, but were met by a violent crowd that prevented them safe access to the victims. They were later informed that CHOP medics took them to Harborview.

    One man dead, another critically injured after shooting at Seattle’s CHOP
    https://mynorthwest.com/1968889/seattle-police-investigate-shooting-chop/

  191. 2191
    justsomedude12 says:

    By northender @ 2189:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2188
    Will we see mass protest within CHAZ, against CHAZ and its policies that prohibit city law enforcement?

    A protest within a protest within a protest…has an Inception feel to it.

    But in all seriousness, this CHAZ/CHOP stuff is nuts. Almost as nuts as the citizens that continue to vote these ultra left-wing activists into office (City Council and Mayor). They should not be surprised with these kinds of results. I’m by no means a right-winger, I’m solidly middle of the road, but come on people. Stop voting lunatics into office.

  192. 2192
    David says:

    By northender @ 2189:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2188
    The dead man is reportedly black. Strangely, there does not seem to be widespread outrage. Do BLM a whole lot when police do the killing and not so much in a protest zone by a fellow activist? Will we see mass protest within CHAZ, against CHAZ and its policies that prohibit city law enforcement? Has anyone started a pool for timing of the next violent CHAZ death (which I hope does not happen but seems pretty likely)? What will it take for the city to clear CHAZ, or is that not allowed because of covid and the lack of sufficient shelter beds? There are so many questions!

    The wolves are snarling. What did they expect.

  193. 2193
    whatsmyname says:

    By northender @ 2189:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2188
    The dead man is reportedly black. Strangely, there does not seem to be widespread outrage. Do BLM a whole lot when police do the killing and not so much in a protest zone by a fellow activist? Will we see mass protest within CHAZ, against CHAZ and its policies that prohibit city law enforcement? Has anyone started a pool for timing of the next violent CHAZ death (which I hope does not happen but seems pretty likely)? What will it take for the city to clear CHAZ, or is that not allowed because of covid and the lack of sufficient shelter beds? There are so many questions!

    Blurtman fails to mention that the shooter was reportedly white. White man carrying a rifle in an SUV doesn’t really sound like a fellow activist,so your analogy seems a little far fetched.

    The police were reported to be entering the zone in a phalanx formation, with guns drawn, to supposedly “retrieve” the victims, although they were told that the victims were already gone. What kind of retrieval would that suggest? What sort of critical law enforcement did the community lose out on there?

    I do like your question about the unfair outrage when the state does something that criminals do. For example, every day in this country people are deprived of their guns by burglars and other thieves. I suppose that by the standards of your argument, the lack of political outrage in this regard would suggest that only hypocrites will complain when the police come to relieve you of your guns.

  194. 2194
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2190 – From the reports, if the Police wanted safe access to the victims; they needed to go to Harboview; preferably without guns drawn.

    Eastsider sees white man shoot black men; occupation army tactics; apparently doesn’t notice story about man driving into a crowd of protesters with a fully magazined Glock 9 on the passenger seat, who shoots someone; and decides the only unacceptable lawlessness is that of the protesters. When you say Eastsider, do you mean East Germany?

  195. 2195
    OA says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2193

    I typically agree with your comments on seattle real estate and know you like to be sarcastic, but I’m not sure if you’re just trolling right now.

    I don’t care whether the man in the SUV was black, white, or orange. Fact of the matter is that area is full of lawlessness right now. I can’t even imagine being one of those cops right now. The city leaders have let the residents down big time. This shouldn’t be political anymore.

  196. 2196
    Eastsider says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2194

    Not sure where you got your ‘news’ from (“man driving into a crowd of protesters with a fully magazined Glock 9 on the passenger seat”.) Washington Post has an entirely different account of the shooting –

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/20/chop-shooting-seattle/

    Btw, I had no idea about the race of the victims/perpetrators. The article I posted from mynorthwest.com did not mention race either. So stop the race baiting nonsense. And stop justifying lawlessness in CHOP.

  197. 2197

    Its Father’s Day, So Get in your Cars and Drive to Arbys for Your Free Father’s Day Sandwich, Grab Your Iced Coffee there too and read the brief:

    “…There is no public evidence to suggest the shooting was connected to the protest, but both Seattle police detectives and Seattle fire medics did not reach the scene after the shootings. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Its not CHOP’s fault, just because the shooting occurred there and they weren’t using chopped off shot guns…they should be innocent then…

    “…There is soaring interest in locally produced meats from animals such as the woolly Mangalistas. But processing capacity for retail sales is hard to find in the Northwest, and Midwest pigs arriving by the truck pose the risk of spreading new diseases. Read more….”

    SWE’s Take: What diseases? Rabies?

    “…Drive-in movie theaters are open again. Here’s what it’s like to go, masks and all….”

    SWE’s Take: What Drive-in Movies in Seattle Area…they destroyed them and bulldozed them all down to build strip malls decades ago.

    “…Washington’s concert event of the summer unites Seattle music royalty for coronavirus relief…”

    SWE’s Take: Jammed Concerts are OK and Protests in the streets are OK with you Killer Flu Snow Flakes….but God Forbid Trump has a Rally in Tulsa…LOL…You’re hypocrite Killer Flu GOP SHAMERS only on political grounds…LOL

    “…For parents struggling with helping their children learn from home, educators have some advice and tips to be more successful. The first, and probably most important, is to relax and remember that as a parent, you are already a teacher…”

    SWE’s Take: I checked Out the computer based high school diploma training at the Kent Phoenix Academy…the 9th grade algebra included like equation division problem tests that take like 3 hours and 5 sheets of “error prone” calculations to complete, if you have a U of W math degree. The high school level science included problems involving college level chemistry and thermodynamics only taught in colleges. They had a graphics art course that involved S/W that didn’t work….let’s put it this way, you had to be creative to pass that course….LOL…the graduation rate there is about 20%….LOL…without STEM educated parents, your kids are completely lost. How dare they use RACIST CBT testing in schools…LOL…with STEM parents help there is a small chance of success though, my daughter graduated at Phoenix CBT BTW with my tutoring.

    “…• Reopening phases in Washington state: When you can get a haircut, go to the gym, or eat at restaurants as coronavirus lockdowns are lifted..”

    SWE’s Take: My beauty salon is still closed and the folks at Denny’s could sit inside, but were mostly just ordering take out anyway…were mostly still scared of the Killer Flu regardless of “Dimslee” Ouija Board recommendations…LOL

    Good News: Any scarf loosely wrapped around your face is legally a Killer Flu mask, make your own from ripped up silk scarves. Wear it on your head when you feel like looking like a Sea Fair pirate, instead of a Killer flu bank robber that mumbles…

  198. 2198
    ruxpert says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2141

    WHY BLACK LIVES MATTER IS A “COLOUR REVOLUTION”
    https://youtu.be/TbTSC4yvVpc
    ==/
    Soros 2020 Colour Revolution EXPLAINED
    https://youtu.be/MmHO5YWd6A0

  199. 2199

    RE: sfrz @ 2178

    You Just Argue With No Platform

    You’ll win against Trump using that strategy, trust SWE….I just rant about freedom and more manufacturing jobs….what do you rant about? Nothing? That makes you more intelligent? LOL…you were schooled in the Seattle area weren’t you? I can tell.

  200. 2200

    Work Opens in NYC tomorrow and about 20% will Actually Show Up They Say Because of Killer Flu Fears

    Hey the Trump Rally got 10,000 yesterday, that means 50,000 without Killer Flu scare too?

  201. 2201
    David says:

    Like ‘Planet of the Apes’ they should keep CHAZ/CHOP as the ‘Forbidden Zone’.

    Then they should let it expand block by block every six months.

    I want to see how many underground gun stores pop up.

    In terms of ‘race’, the crime statistics will revert to the norm – no matter what.

  202. 2202
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2196 – Guy with the glock was an entirely separate incident. It happened 2 weeks ago, and was featured on virtually all mainstream media. Perhaps those were the days before ‘lawlessness’ was a useful, er, I mean important, issue.

    Crime continues unabated in the parts of Seattle still well policed. Bags of human remains were just found in West Seattle. Glass houses, and all that.

    Happy father’s day to your father.
    If you have one.

  203. 2203
    ruxpert says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2198RE: ruxpert @ 2198

    Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: “We are trained Marxists”
    June 21, 2020
    https://www.targetliberty.com/2020/06/black-lives-matter-co-founder-we-are.html

  204. 2204
    justsomedude12 says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2196 – I suggest just ignoring whatsmyname. He comes on here to troll and to try and provoke a reaction.

  205. 2205
    sfrz says:

    Oh Aaron. He’s in deep doo doo. His Queen Anne 3rd Ave. dream has turned into a nightmare on Elm St. So much for those lofty Jr. Marriott plans. One can only hope those easy Yellen bucks weren’t used stacking shack for shacks. He may need a second job, some boxes, and Craigslist to get rid of that Keurig. ONLY 8, 790 to go! Countin’ em down.

    $3800- 2b/1.5ba 1170 sq ft.
    https://hotpads.com/2423-3rd-ave-w-seattle-wa-98119-1n4m2ph/pad?border=false&lat=47.6421&lon=-122.3746&maxCreated=24&z=13

  206. 2206

    RE: David @ 2201

    Yes David

    Seattle CHOP Zone Harbors No Armed Antifa Folks Clutching Car Torches, Guns and Police Precinct Destruction Shop Window/Looting Sledge Hammers?

    The Antifa terrorists like Charlotte for terrorist activity too [maybe that’s their military training camp area], then they fly their troops “out-of-state” to CHOP [deployment?] for more shootings? CHOP has had two serious machine gun type killing episodes in a week, we can defund the police and it doesn’t matter….LOL…the Seattle Police at CHOP looked like scared chickens too, hunkered down with scared looks in their eyes as guns and knives were “flashed” everywhere….to quote Trump at last night’s rally, “defund the police is stone cold” mental illness. CHOP proves it.

    Even Kansas City folks worry about Seattle CHOP now….my daughter, a Bernie Supporter…is very worried about the fires, looting and violence in Seattle…we’re nationwide news now…her significant other teleworks at a bank and his parents were ex-cops that sell guns to retire in a RV. They will pray for Seattle.

    Now…have some coffee ya like and read the brief:

    “… Welcome to summer … ish: Here’s what to do if coronavirus disruptions are knocking you off balance
    Hot, sunny weather is on the way, but with restrictions in place and an anxiety-provoking start to 2020, the usual summery sense of ease may be hard to find. It might seem easier to stay hunkered down. But this is, perhaps, when we need summer most of all. Amid the interruption in our physical rhythms and daily lives, a UW School of Medicine professor emeritus has practical recommendations for taking care of yourself. (Photo: Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s Take: We’re in like Phase II/III of Killer flu precautions, can we date and ride in cars together without “lingering” fears of Killer Flu? I know a lot of depressed “single” Millenials where I live that want back into the dating world again…they came out in their skimpy Summer wear yesterday and it was 63 degrees and cold at 10AM….it appears they wait by the window and walk outside and wave/smile when they see other singles coming…LOL

    “…The worst may be yet to come in Yakima County. Soaring cases are overwhelming hospitals, and agricultural workers are increasingly falling ill despite mask requirements. Health officials believe the pandemic’s spread is tied to what happens outside work…”

    SWE’s take: “…On March 12 an H-2A visa guest worker living in a Stemilt Growers barracks in Mattawa, Washington, began to cough. He called a hotline, was tested and found out he had COVID-19. He and five of his co-workers were then kept in the barracks for the next two weeks. A month later three Stemilt H-2A workers in a barracks in East Wenatchee began to cough too. Before their tests came back, three more started coughing. Soon they and their roommates were all in quarantine. Doctor D. Rutherford of the Confluence Health Clinic called Stemilt and suggested that all 63 workers be tested in the barracks. Thirty-eight tested positive. Then the virus spread to workers who’d tested negative.

    The novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout central Washington state. By mid-May rural Yakima County had 1,203 cases —122 reported on May 15 alone — and 47 people had died. The county has the highest rate of COVID-19 cases on the West Coast — 455 cases per 100,000 residents.

    It reminds me African America slavery in the 1800s, except they got a nicer house with roof/heat/light to live in back in1800, instead of homelessness and tent camping today. Trump has already cancelled all immigration in 2020 due to Killer Flu unemployment; yesterday that includes Seattle H-1Bs too….sorry MSFT, your cheap foreign labor spigot was shut off by Trump…LOL… homeless/sick H-2C farm workers are still allowed, but do we really need them anymore with farm work most all automated anyway? Same with cheap Chinese labor, its been replaced with robots anyway…these are conundrums with no immediate answers.

    “…Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to preserve DACA is a cause for celebration, especially for Washington state’s 16,000 “Dreamers,” the ruling shows how fragile their status is. Congress must pass a compassionate immigration reform law to protect immigrants seeking to live good American lives, The Seattle Times editorial board writes…”

    SWE’s Take: DACA folks were flushed down the toilet by the Progressives with a short expired two year temporary visa 3 years ago…who’d hire any of them now? The Tooth Fairy? Congress and Pelosi are to blame.

    Good News: Its sunny and mid seventies today…drive your shiny hot-rods to state parks and enjoy skimpy summer clothes and folks looking for new friends if you’re single too…LOL…if you’re married, drink more Black label, go into depression and pay your mortgage/rent bills…LOL…

  207. 2207
    sfrz says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2206 – YOU ARE AN ARROGANT MORON. NICER HOUSING?! WTH are you talking about! FFS.
    OMG. Where did you learn history. You just talk the most stupid, uneducated shit on here. I am drawing the line on this bit of stupidity.

  208. 2208
    Bumble says:

    1) Tim’s latest article was released today and includes a few words about the Seattle market. https://www.redfin.com/blog/2020-recession-impact-housing-market/

    2) SWE, please stop. Stop posting altogether.

  209. 2209
    David says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2206 – Seattle CHAZ/CHOP-enis has a lot of shootings. BUT, Chicago had over 100+ shootings this weekend.

    #F’DaPoPo

    Let CHOP-enis enjoy ‘hoisting themselves upon their own petard.”

  210. 2210
  211. 2211
    Nicole says:

    RE: Al @ 2183 – After sitting on the fence for a long while wondering the same thing, we just went ahead and bought a house. The 3% mortgage was a good deal and rents look to keep going up in Seattle. Also, with the thought of potentially working from home for a long time to come, a house with space for that made sense. Hard to think of what else to put money in these days-

  212. 2212
    ohd1122 says:

    RE: Al @ 2183

    This may very well be true and the rationale makes sense (kind of) but I am seeing the opposite play out in the areas I track. North Kirkland/Bothell listings are staying active longer and selling closer to list price and not above. Market seems to be cooling off. Moreover, I really don’t know that the expected returns on real estate over the next 3-5 years are that great once you factor in high transaction costs and economic risk (but yes, leverage).

    That hasn’t stopped me from also thinking more seriously. We can rent a 2BR apartment or for a few hundred more per month could buy a decent house. If we can buy with no significant change to our lifestyle and can continue to save what we save now, why would we wait?

  213. 2213
    ruxpert says:

    excerpt:
    Remember the snapshot of congressional Democrats kneeling in pious rows with those silly
    kente stoles around their necks?

    That was styled as a “protest,” but don’t kid yourselves: if Pelosi & Co. were genuinely
    horrified about police racism, they would have done something about it years ago. I think
    those Democratic heavyweights knelt to pray that BLM doesn’t realize it’s confronting a
    broader issue than racist police violence.

    As I write this, the US is teetering simultaneously on the edge of its worst financial
    collapse since the 1930s and on the brink of a descent into quasi-dictatorial rule.
    Sectarian protests, however justified, won’t halt that descent. General political
    resistance just might. And liberal pundits are scared to death that protesters, black and
    white, progressive and conservative, might figure out that they’re really fighting the
    same enemy.

    Lies, Damned Lies, & COVID-19
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/lies-damned-lies-covid-19?
    ==
    COVID, Identity Politics, and the Global Ruling Elite
    Ruling and financial elite consider us useless eaters.
    https://kurtnimmo.blog/2020/06/20/covid-identity-politics-and-the-global-ruling-elite/

  214. 2214
    richard says:

    RE: ohd1122 @ 2212 – pls pls, go ahead and buy a house. Don’t waste time here.

  215. 2215
    richard says:

    RE: Nicole @ 2211 – congratulations. No need to come this site any more. what a relief.

  216. 2216
    ruxpert says:

    Due to Seattle’s unrest, billion-dollar investment firm moving to Phoenix
    https://ktar.com/story/3321032/due-to-seattles-unrest-billion-dolloar-investment-firm-moving-to-phoenix/amp/

  217. 2217
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2216 – No knock on Smead, but managing a billion dollars of other peoples’ stock does not make one a billion dollar firm. Economic impact on Seattle? D&B says they have 6 employees, although their website shows 13. With inventory levels at a record low for June, 6 or 10 houses would be welcome, but not significant.

  218. 2218
    David says:

    By ruxpert @ 2216:

    Due to Seattle’s unrest, billion-dollar investment firm moving to Phoenix
    https://ktar.com/story/3321032/due-to-seattles-unrest-billion-dolloar-investment-firm-moving-to-phoenix/amp/

    The owner probably already had a house in Phoenix.

    Still, I wonder if prices in Cap Hill have been effected? Next years insurance rates are going to be interesting.

  219. 2219
    sfrz says:

    The last batch of FB’s- what’s next?

    From the HBB this morning:
    b
    June 23, 2020 at 8:07 am
    Meanwhile in Seattle Real Estate … I just don’t get it. My only explanation is the Amazon and MSFT employees making a killing on stock grants/options. It make no sense – specially since property taxes will go up significantly and WA state will have to introduce a state income tax.

    ——
    From: Urbnlivn weekly newsletter:

    The craziest bidding war story last week was this mid-century modern with a pool off Rainier that had 16 offers within 30 hours. Meanwhile I was surprised to see a $3.75m floating home go pending in one day! It will likely be a record sale, as the most expensive floating home sale was $3.575m in 2018. Other great homes went pending quickly like this NW contemporary bordering Carkeek and a Meadowbrook mid-century with a pool. Or how about this Yarrow Point home that just sold for $8.8m when it sold for $6.95m two years ago!?

    Last week we saw more new listings and buyers going under contract than any other week this year (charts) – showing continued enthusiasm for Seattle real estate.

    Reply

    rip
    June 23, 2020 at 8:12 am
    I just don’t get it

    It’s easy to “get.” The FED just hammered rates to zero, and that drew in the last batch of suckers. Rates can’t go lower, so it’s ballgame after this batch of fools is exhausted.

  220. 2220
    ruxpert says:

    Right Now There Is A “Mad Rush” To Get Out Of The Cities
    https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/right-now-there-mad-rush-get-out-cities

    ZorbasStep:
    >I have never seen our nation so deeply divided in my entire lifetime, and that makes me incredibly sad

    I wonder how sad the millions are who USA government turned their society to rubble in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, or the money we give to Israel so they can do it to the Palestinians.

    What did you think when you didn’t question then, that it wasn’t going to happen here?

    The rest of the world might not have a lot of sympathy for what you brought to them and are now bringing on yourselves.

  221. 2221

    Time to Get Out and Dance, Except Dancing is banned for Folks Over 60…All Summer It Sounds Like If It Doesn’t Even Occur at Phase IV Opening. That should close all dance venues down all Summer. Now grab your favorite coffee and read the brief:

    “… What is the legacy of CHOP, Seattle’s 24/7 protest?
    Amid national media attention and a jumbled menu of agendas, those who brought the Capitol Hill Organized Protest to life are talking about who was there, why, and what will become of it. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan yesterday announced the city aims to shut down CHOP’s nighttime activity in phases. Police will return to their abandoned East Precinct building “peacefully,” she said, after a weekend in which three people were shot at the edges of CHOP — including a teen who died a day after his graduation. Yet another shooting was reported early today near the protest zone. (Photo: Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s Take: Seattle Times Fake News folks…the shootings occurred inside the CHOP Zone:

    https://concealednation.org/2020/06/video-multiple-people-shot-inside-seattles-chop-zone-officers-refused-entry-to-help-victims/

    “..”I screamed in sheer terror.” A woman who was hit in the eye by a rubber bullet, and the family of an 8-year-old boy who was sprayed in the face with a chemical irritant, condemned Seattle police yesterday for their use of crowd-control weapons…”

    SWE’s take: Isn’t this child endangerment/neglect to bring an 8 YO to protests with “known recent history” fire/looting violence? Call CPS they’d agree with SWE. Parent’s fault?

    “… You should get tested for COVID-19 if you were in a protest, the CDC says. But it can be a challenge to time your test correctly. Here’s guidance on whether, when and how to get tested, plus an updated list of Seattle-area testing sites.
    Three months after getting sick, Nina Makadia, 38, still can’t shake exhaustion, dizziness and gastrointestinal bleeding. Doctors are seeing a growing list of lingering impacts from the full-body assault of the virus…”

    SWE’s take: The Trump Rally was much safer…..no grabbing each others’ throats with spit in the face. I hear the recent surge in Killer Flu cases aren’t older folks anymore…its mostly folks in their 20s and 30s now. Violent protesters?

    “…Seattle Art Museum isn’t dissolving, despite a fake news release that was making a point with its fictitious statement that SAM’s assets would go “to a trust governed by a coalition of local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) art organizations.” The Puget Sound Business Journal got fooled, publishing a story before pulling it and issuing a correction. It all got arts organizations talking about change, though. (Photo: Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times, file)…”

    SWE’s Take: Time to tear down that HUGE black statue in front of the Seattle art exhibit. Possibly Racist bent against blacks? LOL

    “…President Donald Trump has barred many categories of foreign workers and curbed immigration visas through the end of the year. The proclamation issued yesterday will apply to work visas that many companies use, especially in the tech sector. It will prevent foreign workers from filling 525,000 jobs, according to the administration’s estimates…”

    SWE’s Take: Microsoft gets no more foreign H-1B workers replacing Seattle area High School kids’ higher pay job opportunities because of Killer Flu dampening. Eat cake Bill Gates.

    “…Big day on the campaign trail: Trump faces another test of his ability to draw a crowd during a pandemic today in Arizona, a coronavirus hot spot. And voters are casting ballots in New York and Kentucky, where one city threatens to become a poster child for voting nightmares. It’s a stark preview of what’s coming Nov. 3 — or, more likely, what’s not: a result in the presidential race. Meanwhile, mark your calendar: Trump and Joe Biden have scheduled three debates…”

    SWE’s Take: Trump’s attendance at Tulsa OK can also be described as extremely successful if you factor in the fact that only 20% show up at indoor offices, even when they re-open recently. Hades, multiply the HUGE 10,000 person draw by 5 then….what’s Biden doing the last 3 months beside hiding in his basement?

    “…When U.S. District Judge Richard Jones banned Seattle police from tear-gassing protesters, he showed the importance of protecting constitutional freedoms during a time of deep national crisis, The Seattle Times editorial board writes…”

    SWE’s Take: Ban anything that works effectively during violent police shooting protests? What does work? Give them a big hug after they throw rocks at you? No wonder the Seattle Police look like hunkered down chickens in this political environment of lawlessness. Would you work as a Seattle cop now? Hades no, either would I.

    Good News: You can still find open listings in fenced/walled off areas with like security police guarding your homes….my Kent Glenbrook HOA has open listings now….LOL…soon we’ll all be living in fenced off secure areas like SWE? The HOA dues doesn’t matter now?

    “..

  222. 2222

    RE: Bumble @ 2208
    Bumble and SFRZ, Please STOP POSTING

    Your low IQs are below the average 98?

    We all have 1st Amendment freedom of speech except SWE? LOL…what planet do you live on?

    Are you two laid off and neurotic?

  223. 2223
    sfrz says:

    And the loud mouth buffoon at the bar continues on. Everyone moves to the other side.
    Go talk to the wall with your 1st Amend cape.

  224. 2224

    RE: David @ 2218
    David, I Imagine Evil Flippers [I’m quite sure not the Erik type] call in CHOP homes for King County code violations due to neighborhood violence….then grab them up for half price foreclosed after they bankrupted the old owners for remodeling they can’t afford.

    Any Bubbleheads got recent foreclosure activity at CHOP?

  225. 2225

    RE: sfrz @ 2223
    LOL sfrz

    Keep adding comments like freedom of speech is like a loud mouth on too much alcohol….so what’s your excuse for shaming freedom of speech in America? You’re a nut on CRACK? Maybe ya like opium/heroine better?

  226. 2226
    David says:

    By ruxpert @ 2220:

    Right Now There Is A “Mad Rush” To Get Out Of The Cities
    https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/right-now-there-mad-rush-get-out-cities

    ZorbasStep:
    >I have never seen our nation so deeply divided in my entire lifetime, and that makes me incredibly sad

    I wonder how sad the millions are who USA government turned their society to rubble in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, or the money we give to Israel so they can do it to the Palestinians.

    What did you think when you didn’t question then, that it wasn’t going to happen here?

    The rest of the world might not have a lot of sympathy for what you brought to them and are now bringing on yourselves.

    I’m purchasing a security robot with digital genitalia called DigiTailia ™. If a rioter approaches my house, it whips it out, busts through the back of their pants, and gives them a huuge dose of social justice. Then it castrates the males.

  227. 2227
    sfrz says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2225 – YOU are the blabbering, bloviating big mouth. Your diversion isn’t working.

  228. 2228
    Juststoppedby says:

    By softwarengineer @ 2222:

    RE: Bumble @ 2208
    Bumble and SFRZ, Please STOP POSTING

    We all have 1st Amendment freedom of speech except SWE? LOL…what planet do you live on?

    It’s called common courtesy.

    With some exceptions, pretty much everybody past kindergarten realizes that nobody else likes it when one person constantly dominates the conversation.

    The reasons are obvious, but apparently you don’t get it.

    Just like some people purposely drive slow in the fast lane or won’t hold doors open for the people behind them. They just don’t understand or care about common courtesy.

    Like you.

  229. 2229
    NWA says:

    By David @ 2218:

    Still, I wonder if prices in Cap Hill have been effected? Next years insurance rates are going to be interesting.

    I really, really, really would not want my lawyer to not know the difference between “effect” and “affect”.

    As far as “Next years insurance rates”, I lost you at “effected”.

  230. 2230
    uwp says:

    By whatsmyname @ 2217:

    RE: With inventory levels at a record low for June, 6 or 10 houses would be welcome, but not significant.

    All the chatter about CHAZ/CHOP seems to be a way to avoid basic facts of Seattle housing.

    Redfin’s Data Center has the most recent week in Seattle Metro with pending sales up 10% YOY while active listings are down 40% YOY.

  231. 2231
    ruxpert says:

    Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

    Excerpt:
    While the public was distracted with protests, riots and lockdowns, BlackRock suddenly emerged from the shadows to become the “fourth branch of government,” managing the controls to the central bank’s print-on-demand fiat money. How did that happen and what are the implications?

    Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid
    by Ellen Brown, June 21, 2020
    https://www.unz.com/article/meet-blackrock-the-new-great-vampire-squid/

  232. 2232
    don says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2231

    Good stuff, Ruxpert,

    Your source, the Unz Review, is apparently a top notch aggregator:

    From Wikipedia:
    “Ron Keeva Unz (born September 20, 1961) is a former American businessman. He runs The Unz Review, a website that promotes anti-semitism, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theories, and white supremacist material.”

    Maybe you’ll get lucky though, and end of times will arrive in a few months.

  233. 2233
    David says:

    By NWA @ 2229:

    By David @ 2218:

    Still, I wonder if prices in Cap Hill have been effected? Next years insurance rates are going to be interesting.

    I really, really, really would not want my lawyer to not know the difference between “effect” and “affect”.

    As far as “Next years insurance rates”, I lost you at “effected”.

    Hmm, apparently you DO NOT know that ‘affect’ is OF the emotions – hence ‘affect’ is incorrect to use. ‘Effect’ is the proper word.

    Your SAT lesson is over for this evening’s class.

  234. 2234
    ruxpert says:

    Excerpt:

    This country is late in the process of total ruination, and heading straight toward annihilation. A new order is sought, and is gaining ground ever so quickly. If not stopped, all current systems will be replaced, including money, the entirety of the monetary system, agriculture, social behavior norms, private property, all medical care, travel and movement; all with mandated and enforced restriction of every individual. This means a complete loss of all freedom and liberty for the planned goal of unlimited worldwide societal control. If this is allowed to come to fruition, we are all doomed.

    ‘They’ Have Ruined This Country, and Are Now Coming for Your Property, Mind, and Soul: Defend Yourself
    By Gary D. Barnett, June 23, 2020
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/06/gary-d-barnett/they-have-ruined-this-country-and-are-now-coming-for-your-property-mind-and-soul-defend-yourself/

  235. 2235
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2234 – Wow, that about blew the tinfoil right off my head. I just have one question. It’s about that couple that outbid me on that property I wanted. Are they part of the “they” who are taking everything, or are they part of the “we” who are all doomed? To be honest, I’m kind of mad at them, and don’t want to defend them right now.

  236. 2236
    Erik says:

    RE: sfrz @ 2223
    Do you think you are higher intelligence than SWE?

    Read your comments back to yourself.

    Comment 2223, you are just yelling anger at nobody. You aren’t replying to anyone.

  237. 2237
    Erik says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2224
    The foreclosure moratorium has been extended in king county until September I believe, and that includes the city of CHOP. I’m waiting for that moratorium to lift so I can own some of that CHOP prime real estate. I just want condos on the third floor so they can’t get vandalized.

    I confirm that I am saving my money now to take advantage of some of these distressed sales in CHOP. I want to buy the homes out from under these crazy people and rent it back to them for double while they pay my mortgage for me.

    Landlord pockets matter!

  238. 2238
    ruxpert says:

    Tin Foil Covid Cultist DyingForDistractions
    Life On Mars?
    https://youtu.be/UipTt-qqZOE

  239. 2239
    ruxpert says:

    ‘They’ Stole $7 Trillion After Government Locked People Down
    https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/ussa-central-bankers-stole-7-trillion-after-government-locked-people-down_06222020
    —-
    Michael Hudson – Another Giveaway – April 22, 2020
    US CORONAVIRUS ‘BAILOUT’ SCAM
    https://tinyurl.com/y8g4pjox

  240. 2240
    Bumble says:

    By David @ 2233:

    By NWA @ 2229:

    By David @ 2218:

    Still, I wonder if prices in Cap Hill have been effected? Next years insurance rates are going to be interesting.

    I really, really, really would not want my lawyer to not know the difference between “effect” and “affect”.

    As far as “Next years insurance rates”, I lost you at “effected”.

    Hmm, apparently you DO NOT know that ‘affect’ is OF the emotions – hence ‘affect’ is incorrect to use. ‘Effect’ is the proper word.

    Your SAT lesson is over for this evening’s class.

    Oh wow. This is REALLY funny. “Effect” is still wrong, counselor, “affected” homonyms notwithstanding. But thanks for the SAT lesson, lol.

  241. 2241
    Blurtman says:

    RE: Erik @ 2237 – I think you are giving Ardell ideas for RE ad copy: ” Defensible third floor location provides option for dumping boiling oil on Vandals intent on sacking your castle.”

  242. 2242
    David says:

    RE: Bumble @ 2240 – Also, you can enroll yourself back into remedial Elementary School here: https://www.seattleschools.org/admissions/registration

  243. 2243

    Hey Erik….Did your 2nd Kid Arrive Yet? I sure hope you and the family stay healthy and happy.

    BTW…the kids at Glenbrook literally sit outside my door and wait for their mentor planning/training on math/science conundrums at Seattle Area Public Schools from SWE…they get it TOTALLY and I give them HOPE. Its nice being appreciated Erik. One of them even bought a Dodge Challenger, he looked good in it with his African American “cool hair cut”, you know cut with the bush on top. Its all good. I should start up a math/science K12 program in King County, I’m not too old.

    “… Mask up, Washington: New order takes effect Friday
    Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered Washingtonians to wear facial coverings in public, with several exceptions, as coronavirus cases rise. Here’s when you need them, and when you don’t. Let’s brush up on masks with a video tutorial on making your own, plus guidance on how to wash them and wear them correctly, because many people fumble this part. (Photo: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s Take: Dimslee or Jay-Jay, as we call him, loves to boss us around uselessly. I ordered a plexiglass face shield you can talk and breath through too….its made in America and works better than cardboard masks against flu too, let the Chinese Kung Flu victims wear their useless masks. You can get them delivered free by from AMZ by this Saturday for about $10….

    “… U.S. coronavirus cases have surged to their highest level in two months, and are back to where they were at the peak of the outbreak. Dr. Anthony Fauci, calling the situation “very troublesome,” warned Americans to take better precautions. In Washington state, officials yesterday confirmed 516 new infections. And in Texas, the governor told residents to stay home as cases hit an all-time high. Track the pandemic’s spread and find today’s live updates here…”

    SWE’s Take: LOL….cases surged [any symptoms?] but deaths haven’t….how many hospital bed are going for other illnesses that couldn’t get appointments at hospitals during the Killer Flu surge , like heart, cancer and diabetes ailments? Test less like the rest of the world does and your Killer Flu cases go way down…LOL…Lord only knows?

    “… How safe is it to board an airplane? Airlines tout their coronavirus precautions, but worried passengers say the rules aren’t always enforced. It’s the wild West when it comes to airlines’ different approaches (here’s a comparison). Among the risks: passengers who hide their COVID-19 infections. This is top of mind as the first U.S. airline resumes flights to China tomorrow, starting with a Seattle route.
    European countries may block American travelers from entering when they reopen the borders next month. That’s because the U.S. has failed to control the virus, according to draft plans…”

    SWE’s take: The Japanese Engineering folks replaced American FAA engineers anyway. They ignore Safety Engineering in my book. Just hide it or don’t test it if its bad? I’m staying on staycations this year….no way am I going on those recycled Kung Flu air containers….LOL

    “… Mayor Jenny Durkan is proposing $20 million in cuts to the Police Department in the last six months of 2020, as Seattle reels from what its budget director calls “the biggest financial hit the city has ever seen.”
    Here’s the irony of the no-cop CHOP: It showed how much we still need the police after all, columnist Danny Westneat writes…”

    SWE’s Take: Defund the Seattle Police is cold stone NUTS. It has at least 80% disapproval in the liberal bent polls too…

    Good News: I love kids in America much better than foreign slave replacements.

  244. 2244

    RE: David @ 2233
    SAT Testing is RACIST U of W Now Alleges for College Enrollment

    We don’t need qualified students anymore…just spineless lower skilled/experienced Snow Flake types who hate math and science…

  245. 2245
    David says:

    RE: Bumble @ 2240 – “Effect” is proper use when the ‘end-state’ is announced.

  246. 2246
    NWA says:

    By David @ 2233:

    By NWA @ 2229:

    By David @ 2218:

    Still, I wonder if prices in Cap Hill have been effected? Next years insurance rates are going to be interesting.

    I really, really, really would not want my lawyer to not know the difference between “effect” and “affect”.

    As far as “Next years insurance rates”, I lost you at “effected”.

    Hmm, apparently you DO NOT know that ‘affect’ is OF the emotions – hence ‘affect’ is incorrect to use. ‘Effect’ is the proper word.

    Your SAT lesson is over for this evening’s class.

    Actually, I did not take the SAT. I am an immigrant. But my 10 years of mandatory English in school (in addition to my 8 years of mandatory French) prepared me very well. Then I had a few more mandatory years of English and French, while attending university (in a non-languages related field). So I made the best out of all those many hours and learnt – among other things – the difference between “effect” and “affect”.

    As for you? I do not really care.

  247. 2247

    Hey Bubbleheads Dummy SWE Just made a Dimslee Ordered Kung Flu Face mask for free in 2 minutes

    In time for Friday’s pubic order: 100% kung flu face masks or get sent to the CHOP zone for prison….LOL

    Just take an used handkerchief poke two corner holes in it and attach cut rubber bands to keep it tied above your ears…you can tighten the rubber bands length with knots…LOL

    Now SWE looks like a bank robber….the Snow Flakes were right all along, SWE is a masked bank robber with his “legal” jimmy rigged kung flu mask all ready for getting into COSTCO too…LOL…I have a low IQ and rant like a wild eyed Conservative tavern drunk…LOL…but I’m not stupid?

  248. 2248
    sfrz says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2243 – pappaw’s reading the morning news to us again and spouting random thoughts. He gives not one shit who his audience is.

  249. 2249
    Bumble says:

    By David @ 2245:

    RE: Bumble @ 2240 – “Effect” is proper use when the ‘end-state’ is announced.

    Correct usage would be: “I wonder if prices in Cap Hill have been affected? For instance, some effects might include fewer offers, more contingencies, and lower prices.”

    Normally I don’t sweat internet grammar, I just thought it was hilarious how adamantly you defended yourself after you made a pretty clear and basic grammatical error. But hey, in this particular historical moment, words and facts and history and meaning are a matter of personal opinion. So if you believe you are right, you are right!

  250. 2250

    RE: sfrz @ 2248
    Who’s Your Audience?

    Biden hiding in his basement for 3 months?

    Vote for Biden, I don’t care, maybe Bernie? Just vote. You don’t want me to vote for Trump do you?….LOL

    The Silent Majority Conservatives should just shut up, we upset the Snow Flakes’ feelings…LOL

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