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  • in reply to: Seattle's "sugar tax"? Are these amounts real? #909440

    beachdrivegirl
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    I know this post is kind of old but if I am reading this correctly the tax is only on sweetened drinks specifically sold in Seattle? So why aren’t people just going to go to a store outside of Seattle to buy these drinks? It isn’t like Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Tukwila etc., are very far to drive.

    in reply to: RANT: Living Next to a VRBO #827055

    beachdrivegirl
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    And we also use both sites for traveling. With two littles it is just more efficient to have bedrooms and a kitchen rather than bothering with a hotel room and restaurants.

    in reply to: RANT: Living Next to a VRBO #827050

    beachdrivegirl
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    Currently most vrbos are legal. However cities through out the country are looking at changing their occupancy regulations to limit the number of nights a house can be rented as vrbo as well as collect hotel taxes etc if those occupancy regulations are exceeded.

    in reply to: Rave for Scott Manroe at Windemere #826812

    beachdrivegirl
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    I would second this. We have bought two houses through Scott. He has given us a market analysis on two of our properties but we havent had the need to sell at the moment. However, Scott really made the buying process smooth for us.

    in reply to: West Seattle Montessori- #826201

    beachdrivegirl
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    Thanks that actually is helpful! It is definitely easier to send your kids somewhere where the staff wants to be. :)


    beachdrivegirl
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    I get more frustrated with parking etc but I am a morning person….

    in reply to: property management recommendation #822287

    beachdrivegirl
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    Yup not sure what happened to my previous post. But we have used Julie Barber since 2007 on our Alaska Junction town home. She is amazing! She currently works @ Avenue One. Previously she was @ Phillips Realty. And we reached out to Phillips thinking that it was the agency not the agent. We were wrong. Julie goes above and beyond.

    in reply to: Like your Tax Attorney? #822282

    beachdrivegirl
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    Tax attorney? Or accountant?

    We use Heather Hill here

    http://www.nl-cpas.com

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821792

    beachdrivegirl
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    Thanks snmitty! I’ll try to stick around. Although this board definitely leans heavily toward the left.

    in reply to: Why do we continue to ignore other successes? #822067

    beachdrivegirl
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    I’ll read that now. But a FANTASTIC charity to give to os Plymouth Housing Group. We’ve been donating for years.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821782

    beachdrivegirl
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    And bragging about shutting down the west coast?

    ” of the ILWU,” said Dave Arian, who worked at the docks for 44 years and now runs the union-supported Harry Bridges Institute, a nonprofit that educates workers on labor history. “A small workforce with the ability to shut down the entire West Coast.””

    From komo . Yuck

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821781

    beachdrivegirl
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    Wow and talk about stereotyping. Implying all ag workers in wA are mexican and live in shacks. Where is a puke face when you need one?

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821780

    beachdrivegirl
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    Calling me a liar? That’s near a personal attack. And not allowed here. And yes they are true. I have zero reason to make that up.

    And yes management aren’t the only ones with SL devt but they usually have phased out of forgiveness programs etc.

    And reading comprehension it’s your friend. I said subsidies for healthcare etc not businesses. Yes generally speaking I think healthcare, education, and childcare costs could all use more subsidies.

    in reply to: looking for rental home near junction! #822044

    beachdrivegirl
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    We just reneted our townhome out through Julie Barber @ Avenue 1. We charged a bit more but she knows the area. Try there :)

    in reply to: Car accident #822038

    beachdrivegirl
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    Yes file a police report.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821775

    beachdrivegirl
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    $15 is extremely high. And overall will hurt small businesses. I think increasing the wage less and creating more subsidies for healthcare D&C is a better long term solution. This isn’t about minimum wage. Longshoreman make six figures and took away jobs from the minimum wage. Just like most management…. Difference is management has six figures in student loan debt that won’t be forgiven or subsidies because they are “rich”. But yes let’s keep crying for these poor long shoreman.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821773

    beachdrivegirl
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    I didn’t say workers are bullies. I said long shoreman. At my exemployer our warehouse was next to their office. They were threatening and rude to our companies employees. Parking in our loading zone and threatening our employees with guns when asked to move. And everybody was afraid of them. So yes I think they are bullies.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821772

    beachdrivegirl
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    I think $15/he is too high.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821769

    beachdrivegirl
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    Businesses close as they please every day. It’s a business owners decisions. A management decisions. Employees in every industry get FIRED for not performing and/or not showing up. If people want to decide when a business is open or shut they should open a business or at the very least be management. And in the mean time unions need to be held to the same standard as everyone else. Workers who walk off or don’t perform should be let go and replaced.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821768

    beachdrivegirl
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    So the unions want for their jobs is greater than all the jobs that were already lost? And my thiught is if they weren’t bullies which a lot of them are than companies wouldn’t want to move jobs away from them. Fact of the matter is aour exports are going to shift to the east coast. Our ecports will always be here the PMA would like alternate options to increase their efficiencies. Which we all should want. More efficient ports, create more exports, which helps our economy and creates more jobs. I’d love to see the statistics. But I think the jobs lost that (won’t be replaced in the short term) is greater than the number of jobs they were fighting for. It’s teally an unfortunate situation all around but this is really hurting the minimum wage workers most. Not the shipping companies. Not the longshoreman. And not the big mean corporations

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821765

    beachdrivegirl
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    And one more state/product specific.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/guest-port-slowdownrsquos-potential-devastating-impacts-on-washington-businesses/

    I think it was good fruit grower that also did a piece on it but I can’t seem to find the article.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821764

    beachdrivegirl
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    Here is an article that talks specifically about the long term affects. As well as the fact that at ONE port (not even one of the four largest on the West coast) had three times as many walk outs as usual. Union leaders can say all they want that it wasn’t their fault. But numbers don’t lie. Furthermore there argument is that they are looking out for their employees what about all the minimum wage jobs that are now just gone? Because you better believe that not all of these jobs are coming back because demand isn’t there.

    http://www.capitalpress.com/Nation_World/Nation/20150205/port-slowdown-has-damaged-western-ags-export-markets

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821763

    beachdrivegirl
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    They ship apples year round.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821761

    beachdrivegirl
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    It might be a bit less. But not much. ‘m combining numbers from not picking and our packing line being reduced and a few other jobs. I know you’d love to find some reason to “prove” me wrong.

    in reply to: Longshoreman need to be trumped! #821760

    beachdrivegirl
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    Yes JoB my husband and I are self employed. We do consultant work.

    My reference to laying workers off is in regards to my families business in agriculture where I’m a passive owner. I have no say in operations and currently take no distributions but am well aware per our financials on how this affected central WA economy and loss of jobs.

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