After Tweaks for Local Interests, City Council Set to Pass Yellow Pages Bill

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Unanticipated consequences.

You will see a lot of small local firms that just happen to produce a shade less than 4 tons crop up.

Although it's nice that this exemption works for the Pink Pages.
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I don't know anyone who actually uses a phone book or even has space for one. The Google Machine rendered paper reference material sort of moot a few years ago. If the Yellow Book people want to keep blowing cash on something that just goes strait to the recycle bin, I say we let 'em run their business into the ground.

That being said: I don't have a home phone. I have FIOS and with that I use Skype. Being devil's advocate, the fiber line also doubles as a phone line, albeit to a different company...So the question is: if Verizon/Frontier/Qwest/USwest/Ameritech/ATT/whoever provide my internet, Am I then in their pool of "their membership" and still going to get a Seattle phone book anyway?

Maybe I'm in an uncommon situation, But I'd really rather not still have to toss the litter on my door stop in the bin w/o even taking it out of the bag even after this law passes.

Maybe if the law specified unwanted phone books could be prosecuted as litter ($103) or trespassing, or illegal dumping or something...what is preventing this route right now? Amend current law I mean instead of a new one YB gets to protest and tie up in court...
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You can always use the yellow pages to throw into the Billionaires Tunnel when we're all homeless thanks to the giant sucking sound of taxes going to that.
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The gay phone book is a waste to trees too.