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Oct 24, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: Pregnant Muckleshoot Woman Fatally Shot by Deputies, 83 Protesters Arrested at Standing Rock.
Seattle Times lately is pushing out an ST3 tax increase calculator for property, sales and RTA tax. It only shows your estimated increase (I get $1250), not your current estimated tax bill. They also don't break it down by category. Current car tabs and property tax are easy to look up, sales tax not so much.

While it doesn't matter much to the ol' budget, it would be interesting to know what percent increase this represents. Anyone know what method they're using to estimate sales tax based on household income?

Larger question: is their calculation worth shit for accuracy?
Oct 20, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: Seattle Times Wants You To Spend More Time in Traffic, What Would Happen If Only Whites Voted for the President.
That word, credibly, I do not think it means what you think it means.

Perhaps you would enjoy "credulous" more?
Oct 17, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The First Savage Love.
I lived in SF from early '92 to mid '94, and Savage Love was in one of the free weeklies for a chunk of that time. Probably kinda sorta roughly half, but I really don't remember specifically
Oct 14, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Four Washington Vape Stores Are Being Sued for Allegedly Selling Exploding E-Cigarettes.
In the immortal words of the fucking brat on The Simpsons, HA HAAAAA!

How 'bout just not being addicted to nicotine, idiots?
Oct 13, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: Former Miss Washington Claims Trump Grabbed Her Ass, A Storm to Remember Is Coming Our Way.
Despite Charles' attempt to gin up a "controversy" around Cliff Mass, his blogs latest post ends with this:

"I strongly support I-732, the revenue-neutral carbon tax swap, which help reduce Washington State's greenhouse gas emissions, make our tax system less regressive, and potentially serve as a potent bipartisan model for the rest of the nation. More information here. I will be talking about I-732 on Sunday, October 16th at 11 AM at the Unitarian Church in Edmonds."

...and the week leads off with this:…

ACTUAL climate change denier kooks piled up in the comments. Mass is not the problem.
Oct 7, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Is Pornography Use a Public Health Crisis?.
Hey, I'll bet >90% of heroin addicts first used an addictive drug in the form of cigarettes. Ban tobacco, no more junkies! QED.
Aug 3, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on What Last Night's Primary Election Results Mean for Housing, Transit, and the Futures of a Bunch of Big-Name Pols.
Last night's results mean the SECB can now come to its senses and switch the endorsement to Reykdal in the general. Erin Jones is a religious nut and a tool of the billionaire education "reformers." Totally wrong for Seattle. Try to look past ethnicity this time.
Jul 19, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: RNC EDITION! Washington's #NeverTrump Insurrection Failed on the Convention Floor.
At least Trump gets to use one of his favorite tag lines on the speechwriter.
Jul 19, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: RNC EDITION! Washington's #NeverTrump Insurrection Failed on the Convention Floor.
Is #RNCinCLEfuckers a thing yet? Or am I the only one confused enough to see "runcle" in RNCinCLE?
Jul 19, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on "Hillary's Gonna Kill Us All".
Saw one of those Hilary for Prison signs in Roslyn last week. All Trump signs in Kittitas County except on old Obama sticker on a Subaru bumper in the driveway of the nicest house in Roslyn.

Alex Jones? 'Nuf said.