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37 minutes ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

If a child hurt themselves on that thing, I think that kid could find something else to hurt themselves on too. Say, for instance, a tree. 

 

Protective bubbles for everybody! It's the only way to truly be safe.

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EU tariff in response to American's will be applicable from June 22nd.

 

2,8 billion € worth first then following with 3,6 billion € worth as soon as the WTO give the green light or within 3 years in absence of a WTO answer.

This to achieve parity with US tariff (6,4 billion €) as per WTO rules.

 

The targeted goods (full list) were chosen in order to specifically target red states just before midterms.

 

1/3 of the tariff target American steel and aluminum export as a direct answer,

1/3 on agricultural goods (peanuts butter, corn and it's derived products, rice and it's derived products, cranberry, orange juice, whiskey, tobacco),

1/3 on manufactured goods (Jeans, home appliance, ships, bikes (Harley-Davidson)) especially the one that rely on steel import (so that they are hit twice by US tariff when importing steel and then by EU tariff when exporting).

 

Things are ramping up which is "very sad" but was also quite unavoidable (I think China recently announced retaliations as well).

Trade wars can only end in a loss for both party involved, and apparently the goal here was to make understand that to Trump voters.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Donward said:

Who has enemies? The Zimbabwe President? Or the sex dwarf eaten by a badger

 

The dwarf was a victim of homicide by badger. The perfect crime, no one ever suspects a badger as the murder weapon.

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24 minutes ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

20 out of 1044 Officers quitting is hardly a mass exodus. Not saying that Seattles politics aren't frustrating for the cops, but 2% of your workforce quitting sounds like a not too terrible turnover rate. 4 % if you account for the retirements as all because of the politics.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

 

A big issue with Seattle cops is that something like 80 or 90 percent of them choose not to live in the city. And who would with the real estate being as high as it is. And with the growth this region has seen without the adequate build up in infrastructure, it means longer and longer commute times for a job where you are literally spit on every day. 

 

20 cops isn't a huge number off hand. The issue is finding qualified recruits to fill those vacancies.

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41 minutes ago, Donward said:

 

A big issue with Seattle cops is that something like 80 or 90 percent of them choose not to live in the city. And who would with the real estate being as high as it is. And with the growth this region has seen without the adequate build up in infrastructure, it means longer and longer commute times for a job where you are literally spit on every day. 

 

20 cops isn't a huge number off hand. The issue is finding qualified recruits to fill those vacancies.

What does a house run for in Seattle these days?  Say a semi-detached 3 bedroom in an ok neighbourhood...

 

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7 minutes ago, Belesarius said:

What does a house run for in Seattle these days?  Say a semi-detached 3 bedroom in an ok neighbourhood...

 

 

$600,000 to a million dollars. (Price goes north fairly fast)

 

And that is for an older house, say, a 1950s to 1970s rambler. New construction in the city proper is either a condo in a mixed use development or one of the new three story box "townhouses".

 

Real estate market has cooled somewhat from the ten party bidding wars.

 

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Just now, Donward said:

 

$600,000 to a million dollars.

 

And that is for an older house, say, a 1950s to 1970s rambler. New construction in the city proper is either a condo in a mixed use development or one of the new three story box "townhouses".

That's pretty similar to Toronto at this point, when you account for currency valuation. A cheap new condo in Toronto proper is close to $750K for a one or one+den in a decent neighbourhood.

 

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4 minutes ago, Belesarius said:

That's pretty similar to Toronto at this point, when you account for currency valuation. A cheap new condo in Toronto proper is close to $750K for a one or one+den in a decent neighbourhood.

 

 

It is completely asinine and there is no logical reason for those values other than idiots haven't learned from the last real estate bubble.

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