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ChefJoe
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12:57 AM ChefJoe commented on Service Charge for What?.
@23, the people in SeaTac voted for the $15 minimum wage. Here in Seattle, elected representatives cast their votes.
7:59 PM yesterday ChefJoe commented on Protest Barge Gets 72-Hour Warning From Harbor Patrol, Damage to Dive Park Is Assessed.
for those who need footnotes
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/04/27/b…
Jim Kendall, Regional director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, says the spill risk was calculated assuming full-on development of Lease Sale 193 over a long period.

“That is a possibility, a 75 percent chance, of one or more spills of a hypothetical, you know, development over 77 years, eight production platform, 500 wells, 4.3 billion barrels of oil produced,” he said.
7:56 PM yesterday ChefJoe commented on Protest Barge Gets 72-Hour Warning From Harbor Patrol, Damage to Dive Park Is Assessed.
"And before you get too excited about the irony of an environmentalist barge mucking up an underwater dive park: Divers actually found very little damage to the park after all."

But some predictions calculate a 75% chance of damage to dropping concrete anchors (over 75 years and massively expanding to 800 active protest barges) so ITS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL THAT WE DON'T LET THEM PUT THE COVE AT RISK!!!
1:22 PM yesterday ChefJoe commented on Leaked E-mail: What a King County Superior Court Judge Really Thinks About Raising the Cost of Traffic Ticket Fines.
@3, you don't give your car a walk-around with the lights/emergency flasher lights on so you can check ?

Please, nobody tell Syd about how our local emissions inspection program charges a set fee but can require the poor to repair their cars. or is that OK because it's a program that reduces the environmental impact of the crappy cars poor people hold onto ?
1:18 PM yesterday ChefJoe commented on Leaked E-mail: What a King County Superior Court Judge Really Thinks About Raising the Cost of Traffic Ticket Fines.
I suggest you create an outreach project that checks and replaces all the burned out lights on cars for free, maybe limit it to those who can show you a 1040 with below $20,000 AGI. Problem solved.
1:04 PM yesterday ChefJoe commented on Service Charge for What?.
@16, according to the law, no, but that requires someone who hasn't coked their mind away to program the registers properly.

http://dor.wa.gov/Content/FindTaxesAndRa…
12:58 PM yesterday ChefJoe commented on Service Charge for What?.
@10, you mean like how the pizza delivery guy only gets a tiny portion of the "delivery fee" ? Yeah.

I sure wish more journalists that review restaurants would actually ask about how the tip is divided and wages are distributed. It's nice that the one chef who made your gnocci that day did a good job, but consistency is a strived-for non-absolute whereas the pay policies are less flexible at any particular establishment.
12:53 PM yesterday ChefJoe commented on Service Charge for What?.
Lol.

"The plus of service charges is that it's really kind of like a full-on Uber experience," said prolific Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell. "You just sign the check and it's done."

http://www.thestranger.com/columns/i-ano…
I drive for Uber and have given more than 500 rides. I have been tipped six times. Three of those tips came from Chinese exchange students. Zero came from the well-paid, well-served tech employees who are the bulk of my business. The tip is NOT included on your Uber ride. But deep down, you knew that, didn't you? ... I know it seems unbelievable, but the rate doesn't include a tip. Shocking, right? You had no idea, right? So instead of telling me how great Uber is and how nice my car is, give a little love if you think the service is good. "Nice car! You got here quick!" doesn't put tires on the car. Tip your driver. Now you know. Now if you don't tip, you're just an asshole.
8:02 AM yesterday ChefJoe commented on The Protest Barge in Elliott Bay Vows to Stay as Long as Shell Does.
Let me guess, one of the violations is that the barge doesn't have a functioning oily-water separator.
May 19 ChefJoe commented on Why Is Shell So Bent On Losing Money in Arctic Drilling?.
@7, what, you think that China would do something like strategically buy up the rights to some sort of limited resource ?

http://io9.com/how-chinas-rare-earth-wea…
 

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