B Strand
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Feb 19, 2010 B Strand commented on California Senate Passes "Amazon Tax".
@25 This is a reference for tax rates for the entire country: https://thestc.com/RateC.stm

Figuring out what tax to collect is not a hard problem to solve, though dispersing it to out of Washington State governments might be somewhat difficult a database of addresses is also a stupid simple tool to produce..
Feb 17, 2010 B Strand commented on Quentin Tarantino on Critics.
@27 ^Don't you remember the Sarc Mark,^ and Paul Constant's suggestion: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archive…
Feb 15, 2010 B Strand commented on Don't Let 1,000 Old Republican Ladies Control This Election.
It may be important to note in the article that folks can vote at Seattle Public Library's Central Branch from 10:30 to 7:30 on March 16th.
Feb 14, 2010 B Strand commented on Climate Change Brain Teaser.
It's still bloody cold in my flat...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh76DVhj0… (A Mitchell and Webb sketch)
Feb 12, 2010 B Strand commented on Engagement as Meaningful Change.
And it doesn't have to extend to just gay couples. I see no reason why straight couples and queers in hetero couples couldn't send out engagements which say "as soon as marriage equality is passed in our state or nation" as their date to express solidarity.
Jan 28, 2010 B Strand commented on Today in the Impending Robot Revolution.
I think that the article is really about latent xenophobia. Koreans want Westerners to teach them English, but don't like Westerners living in Korea. The first 'solution' will be teleconferencing (because folks learn so well when their teacher isn't there and has a second lag) followed closely by robots. Sounds keen if you're a Korean who wants Westerners to leave your country.
Jan 19, 2010 B Strand commented on Currently Hanging: Michael Drebert.
@5 "arrive"
Dec 16, 2009 B Strand commented on I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Just Worked Very Hard on My Television.
This ad makes a good video for Ted Leo's "Who Do You Love?" http://bit.ly/8f6LSF (Mute the ad, watch the dancing.)
Dec 16, 2009 B Strand commented on Reading Tonight: It's a Shame About Ray.
Oh blast! I need to get that first line to five syllables.

Haiku: Sacred Art
A Spiritual Practice
in Only Three Lines