Callie
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Aug 10, 2016 Callie commented on Why NIMBYs And Their Haters Can’t Offer a Deep Solution to the Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part Three.
@19 YES THAT. Even though I work full time and have a salary, I'm also working odd-side jobs just to make ends meet. And I didn't even bother having kids because there's no way I can afford a child and a place to live with a child here. And I make decent money. I have no loans and very little credit card debt, literally never travel, and yet I am always living paycheck to paycheck. Reading this article just breaks my heart because it voices actual stats to the impeding sense of doom I've felt for a few years now. I've never lived outside of this city as an adult, but I'm going to have to unless I want to end up a childless, single lady renting a one-bedroom for the rest of my life.

@30 What if you don't have two incomes? I have to get married to be able to own a house in Seattle? That's not a solution to the problem.
Aug 10, 2016 Callie commented on Why NIMBYs And Their Haters Can’t Offer a Deep Solution to the Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part Three.
@6 and @12
At 34, I'm told that I still count as a "millenial." I moved to Seattle from Olympia in the year 2000 at 18 and got BA from UW in 2004. I've steadily been working administrative jobs in the financial sector since graduation. I've been renting since I moved here in 2000. For 12 years I have been a participant in this city and this economy, on what, in other cities or other times in history would have been a perfectly decent and livable salary. I have nothing to show for it. No assets, no home, no savings. Only a small 401k that I'm desperately clinging to, which isn't going to support me after retirement as-is. I've lived in my current (and even relatively affordable) apartment for five years, and have paid $60k in rent in that time. That's not even enough for a down payment on a house anywhere near Seattle. So, tell me how my expectations are any higher than someone in my position 20 years ago? They weren't/aren't. At my age in 1990 my mother, who was single and worked a job with a salary which, at the time, corresponded to mine now, had owned her home in Olympia since 1985. It's not about whining, baby millenials who expect things handed to them. Steadily working, what would have been "middle-class"in the past, people in this city cannot afford to live here. We're fucked.
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Aug 4, 2016 Callie commented on What Do You Guys Think? Should I Do It? I Can't Decide. Help Me Decide..
I've had it. I like it.
Aug 3, 2016 Callie commented on Beyond the Brownie.
So where can you get her stuff?
Jul 21, 2016 Callie commented on Three Women Say Tech Journalist Matt Hickey Raped Them Outside of "The Audition" Scam.
No one? Ha. The fucking president does. Do some research. Also, you just @'d your own comment. Idiot.
Jul 20, 2016 Callie commented on Three Women Say Tech Journalist Matt Hickey Raped Them Outside of "The Audition" Scam.
And he posted it in response to a rape victim who cited the correct statistic. Asshole.
Jul 20, 2016 Callie commented on Three Women Say Tech Journalist Matt Hickey Raped Them Outside of "The Audition" Scam.
it may be a legit number for REPORTED rapes, but we all know that the vast majority of rapes go unreported, right? Seems to me that person was being willfully ignorant. The number he cited was the number you get at the top of the page when you google "rape statistics" without doing any research about where the number came from. The first article I posted explains where the number came from and why it's incorrect. I shouldn't have to be educating people just because they're lazy, and lazy people who try to post "facts" about rape are assholes.