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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    My daughter left Nashville because of all the overt racism and bigotry and moved to Seattle. She was raised right.
    ^How you know someone has never been to Nashville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonder_River View Post
    Awesome! My friend who lives in S. Dakota can fly out too!

    Quick math lesson bs: Seattle Metro Population: 3.7 million. Nashville Metro: 1.9 million.
    Also, the homeless count you mentioned was from King County, not Seattle. It's one of the largest counties in the country too. They don't teach numbers too well in the south apparently.
    I just dont really care that much to investigate it. I just posted that Seattle was a shithole to rile people like yourself up.

    I was educated in New England btw.

    Little school called Vanderbilt here in Nashville. Buncha dumbasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Stainless View Post

    Little school called Vanderbilt here in Nashville. Buncha dumbasses.
    Hey, take it easy on those Vanderbilt people.

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    Thereís 1 person here who thinks Nashville is better than Seattle on a ski forum.

    Thatís truly what he needs to believe so who cares.

    Its like being the only atheist in a synagogue full of devout Christians.

    Nobody cares.

    Seattle sucks, stay away, donít take that job and relocate here. You WILL regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Part of the problem is prioritizing tax breaks for the wealthy over social programs. Amazon should have been taxed.
    I'm not sure the headcount tax was the right way to do it.

    Taxes are so completely fucked up in this state though (and generally in the country too)... far too regressive and nearly impossible to fix due to the ballot initiative system and Tim fucking Eyman.

    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    If you can see the tall trees and the sparkling puget sound and Mt Rainier and think "this is a shithole"....you kind of suck.
    ^ this.

    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Is that a disease or something else?
    A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.

    A particular quality or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people.


    It's a disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Its like being the only atheist in a synagogue full of devout Christians.
    ...wearing a KKK outfit, singing negro spirituals, in Portland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Tim fucking Eyman.
    But my car tabs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    But my car tabs!
    Fuck car tabs, I have Dan Samas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    ...wearing a KKK outfit, singing negro spirituals, in Portland.
    KKK outfit? Iím offended.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    But my car tabs!
    I'll have you know I actually paid for my office chair

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    [QUOTE=Bobby Stainless;5634522]I just dont really care that much to investigate it. I just posted that Seattle was a shithole to rile people like yourself up.

    I was educated in New England btw.

    Little school called Vanderbilt here in Nashville. Buncha dumbasses.[/QUOT


    Be careful calling out a city that's already seen 25 years of gentrification, Nashville is quickly on it's way and you'll see all the issues that go with rapidly increasing real estate value soon enough. Mix in a highly unsegregated divide of the uneducated and you'll be having all the homeless/addicted/mentally ill coming to the city to camp and buy their meth in your zip code. Unless you can use that fancy "Vandy" education to solve a social issue that NO metropolitan area in the US has been able to fix be thankful you have a good life due to winning the parental lottery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    I'll have you know I actually paid for my office chair
    Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell you I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, cause I've worked in a lot of offices and I tell you people do that all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Part of the problem is prioritizing tax breaks for the wealthy over social programs. Amazon and damn near every single person who posts on this board and lives in greater Seattle should have been taxed.
    FIFY.
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    RE: taxes, Brit's right. WA has some of the most regressive tax policies in the country.

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    Bill Gates just needs to drink enough sugary drinks.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    This article seems timely regarding San Francisco limousine liberals blocking a homeless shelter
    https://gizmodo.com/america-s-most-e...-sh-1833640853
    Let's be honest, the political polarization of left vs right has masked the fact the very rich people across the political spectrum are just assholes. Most people of means feel like they have made it on their own and don't want to help out. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos could build shelters all across the pacific northwest and fund untold programs, but instead they vaccinate kids across the globe and pay off dick picks. In relative terms we are all wealthy having disposable means to ski and be on the internet, but it becoming much to big a problem for even half hearted attempts to solve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    This article seems timely regarding San Francisco limousine liberals blocking a homeless shelter
    https://gizmodo.com/america-s-most-e...-sh-1833640853
    Let's be honest, the political polarization of left vs right has masked the fact the very rich people across the political spectrum are just assholes. Most people of means feel like they have made it on their own and don't want to help out. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos could build shelters all across the pacific northwest and fund untold programs, but instead they vaccinate kids across the globe and pay off dick picks. In relative terms we are all wealthy having disposable means to ski and be on the internet, but it becoming much to big a problem for even half hearted attempts to solve.
    Providing money to fund programs that help people within your own country is Socialism, which is evil, whereas funding programs that help the impoverished abroad is philanthropy, which makes you a golden god. Duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    This article seems timely regarding San Francisco limousine liberals blocking a homeless shelter
    https://gizmodo.com/america-s-most-e...-sh-1833640853
    Let's be honest, the political polarization of left vs right has masked the fact the very rich people across the political spectrum are just assholes. Most people of means feel like they have made it on their own and don't want to help out. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos could build shelters all across the pacific northwest and fund untold programs, but instead they vaccinate kids across the globe and pay off dick picks. In relative terms we are all wealthy having disposable means to ski and be on the internet, but it becoming much to big a problem for even half hearted attempts to solve.
    it is American to not help people up and down the financial ladder - they can bootstrap themselves goddammit

    one of my clients is a doc who had a conversation with a perennially homeless guy who said he was for universal health care until he realized his taxes would be paying for other people -- then he was totally against it (not that he paid taxes or his hospital bill...purely speculative conversation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    Bill Gates... but instead they vaccinate kids across the globe
    His reaction to your point which is put to him often is "All life has equal value"

    Most people of means feel like they have made it on their own and don't want to help out.
    and last I heard his foundation has saved over 120m lives worldwide.

    Bezos
    The soon to be ex-Mrs Bezos is already involved in the Seattle homeless problem, hopefully she'll be empowered and motivated to do even more.
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    Back in the day of passenger rail travel(until the 1990's), lots of places solved their homeless problem with oneway rail tickets. Most of those routes have faded away, replaced by a greyhound bus. It's a lot easier to get off a bus at the next stop then jumping off a train in the middle of nowhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    it is American to not help people up ... the financial ladder - they can bootstrap themselves goddammit
    Then kick the ladder away once at the top.

    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    one of my clients is a doc who had a conversation with a perennially homeless guy who said he was for universal health care until he realized his taxes would be paying for other people -- then he was totally against it (not that he paid taxes or his hospital bill...purely speculative conversation)
    That right there is the quintessential poor American lie: "I'm not paying for someone else's _______!"
    Dude, unless you're at least what could be called lower middle class you're not paying for shit.

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    You can make all the "right" decisions and still end up poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by char_ View Post
    You can make all the "right" decisions and still end up poor.
    Whatís really scary is the people who make all the wrong decisions and end up rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    The soon to be ex-Mrs Bezos is already involved in the Seattle homeless problem, hopefully she'll be empowered and motivated to do even more.
    That's awesome, and I wish her well. Amazing what can happen with private charity, especially since they have the power and freedom to think more outside the box. See: Bill Gates. Dude really has done a lot of good in this world. He's spent an absurd proportion of his private wealth toward his charitable efforts.

    Will be interesting to see what Ms. Bezos comes up with! Seriously. I hope whatever they come up with actually sees some tangible results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svengali View Post
    Back in the day of passenger rail travel(until the 1990's), lots of places solved their homeless problem with oneway rail tickets. Most of those routes have faded away, replaced by a greyhound bus. It's a lot easier to get off a bus at the next stop then jumping off a train in the middle of nowhere.
    And then there was the hobos







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