commented on If You Live in Seattle and Make Less than $80,000 a Year, You're Now in the Minority
It's a shame that State, regional, and city government has not done enough to diversify the economy beyond bits, bytes, and airplanes for people that are not plugged into those areas through education, skills, or connections. There is a presumption among the political elites that enough of the wealth from those areas will provide enough stimulus to other sectors and other pocketbooks from a broad swath of the population but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Maybe the lords of industry like Gates, instead of spending time and money on third world disease, tax breaks from Olympia, and charter schools--primarily benefiting elite family kids, should spend some noblesse oblige dollars within the Puget sound region or the state on a Manhattan Project of sorts to provide the education and skills necessary to break into the new information economy.
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@5, People in State government are working toward a more equitable system of taxation? Are those Olympia goobers getting serious about a state income tax????
@4, I think those automated vehicles will be primarily driven by public transit hating elites. The goobers with the exception of some in government won't be able to afford them.
commented on Seahawks Protest Made Toothless By Need For Consensus
@3, I think they were also accommodating their primarily white suburban fan base with the non controversial arm locking......don't want them to fall out of love w/ Richard, Russell and Earl:). Struck me as a very Seattle thing to do...quiet all the potentially angry people by muting the militancy of the act. But, absolutely, real change does start in the streets, and the home w/ some serious consciousness raising.
The police stations visits sound encouraging, but I'm afraid they will end up turning into mostly fan boy selfie opportunities for cops instead of serious zeitgeist change in perceptions of the POC they police.
commented on Spike Friedman Answers Your Burning Seahawks Questions Before the Season
To answer the first question re the QB you would trade straight up for, I would, if I could, choose Winston. I'm not pro-rape, but Winston is an accused rapist, not a convicted one. He's also got the upside to become one of the better pure passers in the game and he's a better one than Newton--better field vision, better coverage reader, and good decision maker and younger w/ less mileage than some of the older quality passers mentioned. Winston is more of a pocket passer, so the Hawks better get their sh*t together in their pass blocking scheme and not expect him to bail their butts out with some Fran Tarkenton scramble when the blocking breaks down.