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What are the downsides to this idea? I'm hard pressed to find them. Associate degrees should have a lower income tax than BA's, and so on. This would open doors for many.
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The federal government, along with the states that collect income tax, have pretty good implementations of those systems, too. Their governments operate far more effectively than ours for having the flexibility to legislatively move money around. Washington's extreme reliance on silos of local money raised for particular purposes or agencies is brain damage, not success. 
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INTJ here.  I used to date an ENTJ, and I just had to laugh as well at the attempt to use "small talk" to try to communicate with us.  Ask us about what we think and we will talk your ear off.  Ask us how we felt about something and you might get an answer, but it will just take a while to process sufficiently to come out in a string of words that might encompass 80% of what we really mean.
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Sound Transit LRP meeting big on vision, short on details
Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy speaking  last night at the Tacoma Convention Center. Sound Transit held its Long Range Plan  update scoping meeting at the Tacoma Convention Center last night.  If you missed it, here is Sound Transit's presentation in ...
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Well if that isn't a ringing endorsement for Snowden, I don't know what is.
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Get involved in the Sound Transit Long Range Plan Update
Sound Transit's 2005 Long Range Plan Sound Transit is in the process of updating its regional long range vision for transit projects in the Central Puget Sound.  The purpose of this exercise is to prepare for potential expansion of the regional transit syst...
Sound Transit's 2005 Long Range Plan Sound Transit is in the process of updating its regional long range vision for transit projects in the Central Puget Sound.  The purpose of this exercise is to prepare for potential expan...
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This should be INCLUDED IN THE GAME AS AN EASTER EGG!!!
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Hilltop Link: Examining the J St Couplet (B2)
Two options for Hilltop Streetcar alignments: B1 or B2 There are two options presented by Sound Transit, B1 and B2.  The B1 option is pretty self-explanatory.  It would include double track along Division Avenue, turn on MLK Jr Way and terminate at S. 19th ...
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Wow. I hadn't thought of it this way before. Oddly specific requirements aren't about finding the "unicorn", they're about collecting a specific person to hire while filtering out other people who are just as qualified.
This is exactly what happens:1) The job was written with a (cheap) H1B in mind, therefor to avoid looking like they didn't "offer it" to people they have on staff, and people in your own country who potentially are already trained for this.-- There is nothing wrong with this if it's or a specific na...
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Will Tacoma Link extension end at 6th Ave, 11th, or 19th?
On Wednesday, Tacoma's Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee heard a Sound Transit presentation on Tacoma Link Expansion  (11/13/2013) focusing on what exact streets would possibly be used for the extension. Sound Transit broke the options ...
On Wednesday, Tacoma's Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee heard a Sound Transit presentation on Tacoma Link Expansion (11/13/2013) focusing on what exact streets would possibly be used for the extension. S...
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It would be interesting if they followed the old rail car tracks on 6th!
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Probably doesn't go far enough, but it's a start.
 
Freedom Act to End NSA Data Collection Introduced
Patriot Act author Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy , D-Vt., introduced the USA Freedom Act on Tuesday with the help of some co-sponsors previously opposed to the bill's goal of ending the bulk data collection by the National Security Agency. http://ow.ly/qir6o
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Run through ST's own numbers on the fare proposal, and you'll see that it doesn't make much sense before we get an extension.
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I hate Windows 8.  I can't believe I have 8 gigabytes of memory on this laptop and it still swaps to the hard disk when I call the task manager.  I can be so much more productive with a Linux box with 1/4th that memory.
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  • West500 Partners
    Data Analyst, 2014 - present
  • Piraeus Consulting
    Analyst, 2013 - 2014
  • T-Mobile USA
    Senior Information Systems Analyst, 2013 - 2013
  • Mantis-TGI
    Business Intelligence Developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Tacoma Power
    Management Analyst, 2006 - 2012
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Introduction
Chris Karnes is the founder of TacomaTomorrow, a blog about public transit, land use and urban policy in Tacoma, WA.  As an avid runner, cyclist, and transit rider Chris takes pride in living car free in the City of Destiny.
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I bike an average of ten miles a day.
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  • University of Washington, Tacoma
    Urban Studies
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I came in a while ago and bought a few boxes to reorganize the basement. The store was very organized and Chris was attentive and helpful. I highly recommend the service you receive from staff at this store.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We had some really good pizza here, but we had a bad experience with one table of drunk women who sat next to our booth who were hitting on a few of us at our table.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
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Great atmosphere, burgers, and fries. Nice addition to Tacoma's Stadium District. Good prices and very tasty shakes. Will definitely come back.
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Great beer and wonderful social atmosphere with library and card games, including Cards against humanity.
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Waited a long time for service. Water only refilled once as we were about to leave. Food delivered was wrong. Atmosphere was tarnished by presence of televisions with sports on them. Decor and configuration of space made the place feel uncomfortable. Just not a good value in comparison with their other locations.
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