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Dec 3, 2014 RVPMB commented on That's Some Good Noticing.
To be fair, SL is not a general advice column. It is rather specific in topic.
Sep 29, 2014 RVPMB commented on Things Got a Little Bit Crazy at the Seattle Housing Authority's Most Recent Community Hearing.
There was an article in the Seattle Times which discusses it a bit. It doesn't clarify the base rates but gives some examples. From the article you can infer that some people are paying less than $200/month in rent. Tenant income is currently a big factor in rates, but the proposed changes may take other factors like apartment size into account:


Sep 25, 2014 RVPMB commented on Why Don't I Like David Mitchell?.
You should give The Bone Clocks another shot - the narrative shifts perspective between several different characters, to the thing that put you off is not a constant.
Aug 6, 2014 RVPMB commented on The Children of Mass Transit: Seattle Has Lots of Growing to Do.
To be fair the transit planners did a shit job in selecting these trains, which have no overhead storage, no luggage racks, and very little clearance between or under seats for anything, let alone luggage. And these are trains intended to serve the airport. Ridiculous. It's not this woman's fault there is nowhere else to put luggage on the way to or from the airport.
May 27, 2014 RVPMB commented on I'm Afraid That X-Men: Days of Future Past Has a Lot in Common with J. J. Abrams' Star Trek Reboot.
The cast and director phoned it in. It wasn't horrible, it just wasn't special.
May 9, 2014 RVPMB commented on The Morning News: New Skyscraper Downtown, Bumbershoot's Lineup, and Jerry Manning's Memorial.
Is it just me, or does the new tower look like a giant, high-soled, mirror-balled, drag queen boot?
May 7, 2014 RVPMB commented on Subway Leads the Pack...When It Comes to Underpaying Workers.
They might be shitty to employees, but the food just isn't that bad compared to most fast food.
Apr 4, 2014 RVPMB commented on Beacon Hill Greenbelt Proposal Pits Social Justice Cyclists Against Environmentalists.
Converting green space to muddy bike tracks is not restoration, even if it contains activities which are called "restoration."
Apr 4, 2014 RVPMB commented on Beacon Hill Greenbelt Proposal Pits Social Justice Cyclists Against Environmentalists.
@18: The volunteers are probably good hearted people. But there is no guarantee that the trail users will be, based on my experience with cyclists in this city. Regardless of the inherent goodness or lack thereof of the volunteers and trail users, transforming a green space into a recreational space is what I am against. It already has a use: green space. Turning it into a bike track is not compatible with that use. At all. And why turn a green space which is beneficial to the entire city into a single purpose use for a handful of mountain bikers? That's hardly reasonable or equitable. Our few remaining fragments of urban nature don't need to be exploited just so a few people can get their kicks tearing the hillside into a muddy rut.

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