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Nov 26, 2013 nater commented on E-Book Adoption Is No Longer Happening at Astronomical Rates.
@14 yes. That is amazing.
Sep 27, 2013 nater commented on Now Fnarf Has to Save a Busload of Orphans.
I keep checking this post to see if Fnarf weighs in. What is the protocol when one's arch-nemesis does a spectacularly good deed?
Jun 27, 2013 nater commented on Who's Going to Hire The Kids From South King County?.
@4 I agree that "education" as a stand-alone strategy isn't enough to lift large numbers of families out of poverty. Communities need that PLUS access to jobs, access to transportation, safe neighborhoods, access to health, housing opportunity. SKC cities need to address all those sectors, but if our region can't take that on, no one in the country can.

As for the trades, they can be a good career pathway for some, there aren't nearly enough trades jobs for all the kids in SKC. 40% of the kids in King County go to SKC schools. In 5 years, 67% of all jobs in King County will require some sort of degree or post-secondary credential.
Jun 27, 2013 nater commented on Rising Poverty in the Suburbs of South King County.
@5 It's certainly true that Kent and other local cities can be a great place to confront poverty, but money and services tend to concentrate in the central cities (Seattle) instead of in communities where poverty is highest.
Jun 27, 2013 nater commented on Rising Poverty in the Suburbs of South King County.
Actually, poverty rose in Seattle over the past decade (up 14%). It just rose faster in SKC cities like Renton (87%), Federal Way (51%), and Auburn (90% +).
Nov 21, 2012 nater commented on Adios, Chevy.
@6, that show has some of the best writing and acting on television, with the awkward exception of any scene with Chase in it. He's a comic albatross.
Jan 17, 2012 nater commented on Cliff Mass Says Wednesday Will Bring "Snowmageddon".
Apr 28, 2011 nater commented on Maybe the Worst Trailer I Have Ever Seen.
I have to disagree, Paul. The trailer makes you discover Raymond & Peter the same way most of us did pre-internet: hearing this crazy recording and having no idea what the hell is going on.

Also, yay for @5.
Apr 15, 2011 nater commented on The Death of White American Cities.
@16, 17, & 19 absolutely. Seattle (city limits) is actually one of the most racially segregated of the larger cities, and got LESS diverse over the last decade. The suburbs however are a very different story, especially the South County 'burbs.
Mar 14, 2011 nater commented on Celery Is the Most Overrated Vegetable Ever!.
The only thing that keeps me from declaring as a full-blown atheist is the hope that I someday might live in a heaven without republicans, mosquitoes, or celery. Vile stalks!