Friday, October 14, 2016

Volunteering opportunities in the city or Eastside (issaquah, northbend etc.?

I'm sort of new to the area and looking for a non profit to volunteer with a couple times a week or so.Any that you guys are big fans of or work with that you recommend? Anything at all you know of would be useful for others who see this but for me specifically I can't do anything too physically demanding due to health issues.Sound off! tell me about your awesome organization! via /r/SeattleWA

Neighbor is blocking parking around house--is this legal?

I cannot find a straight answer via google, hoping someone might know the answer here. Neighbors are on a corner property behind my mother's condo building. They have bricked off the entire area around their house and have a towing company's sign up in their driveway. They have been very aggressive about towing anyone who parks on the street around their house--I would go as far as saying it is an obsession. They do not use any of the spaces they have blocked off. They have made it very clear they do not like anyone who lives in the building even though it was there before they moved in. This has been going on for years. If anyone knows if this is legal or if there is anything that can be done input would be very much appreciated. Thank you! via /r/SeattleWA

Hilary Clinton holding event at the Paramount on Friday, 1pm-3, minor street closures expected via /r/SeattleWA

Seattle Reddit Community Friday Weekend Recommendations & Open Discussion, October 14, 2016

FRIDAY BONUS ROUND: What are your weekend plans? Got any tips and recommendations for us?Welcome to the Seattle Reddit Daily Lounge! This is an open chat for anything you want to talk about, and it doesn't have to be Seattle related!Pull up a chair. Say hi. Ask a question. Start an argument. Shit post. Whatever you feel like... This is your subreddit.Full Seattle Lounge archive here. via /r/SeattleWA

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Washington Democratic Elector may not vote for Clinton via /r/SeattleWA

The Future University District (Brooklyn) Station: Everything You Wanted To Know And More via /r/SeattleWA

Murray's proposals on homeless encampments via /r/SeattleWA

ST3 Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Good via /r/SeattleWA

I-5 Express lanes blocked just South of Mercer St.: semi-truck with trapped driver & diesel spill

Listening to scanner because of other incident in my neighborhood. Sounds like serious collison/spill on I-5 express lanes. Traffic is completely stopped and emergency vehicles are responding against traffic from Mercer. Truck may be dangling over edge somehow too. via /r/SeattleWA

Anyone going to see Kanye on Wednesday?

Super hyped. Never been to a concert before. Do you guys think it will be crowded? I assume but I heard some shows were underbooked via /r/SeattleWA

Buying shelf piping

I'm looking to build an industrial style wooden shelf with piping as the supports. Reclaiming my old counter. Any advice on the best place to buy 3/8 piping and the connectors/platforms in and around town? via /r/SeattleWA

Seattle skyline view, one hour *before* sunset. via /r/SeattleWA

people already trying to profiteer off of stormpocalypse via /r/SeattleWA

Does anyone know any good women in tech type organizations to volunteer with in Seattle?

I am an engineer looking to volunteer with a women in tech type organization in Seattle. I can not program all that well, but other then that I am game for most types of organizations.Edit- no really I can't do high level programming, so programming based organizations don't work for me. via /r/SeattleWA

Thank you, Google. I'd almost forgotten I was on I-5. via /r/SeattleWA

DOJ: Seattle Encampment Sweeps Legislation Recognizes Homeless People's Rights "Must Be Respected" via /r/SeattleWA

So close... via /r/SeattleWA

Safeway has gone full Fury Road via /r/SeattleWA

TIL How many college license plates are on the roads in Washington

On October 1st I submitted a public records request to the Department of Licensing requesting updated statistics on the number of University themed license plates that have been issued and have active registrations.Today they got back to me with the results.UniversityPlate CountCentral Washington University624Eastern Washington University1,267Gonzaga University Alumni Association1,348The Evergreen State College133University of Washington9,694Washington State University20,945Western Washington University764Happy to see that 34,775 people are supporting colleges in the state. This is nearly $1 million in proceeds heading to these schools.Also, Go Cougs! via /r/SeattleWA

Help Keep Seattle Apartments Affordable via /r/SeattleWA

How to prepare for power outages during Seattle storms via /r/SeattleWA

Get Your Tickets: Pramila Jayapal rally with Bernie Sanders via /r/SeattleWA

Bomb squad deployed to Bainbridge Terminals, Ferry cancellations: 'Expect long delays' via /r/SeattleWA

Some cool guy just tossed a life ring off the already delayed Bainbridge ferry. via /r/SeattleWA

Starbucks is getting a new mascot. via /r/SeattleWA

Backcountry Skiing group

Hello, I didn't see a skiing group in the sidebar so please tell me if there is a better place to post this but I did my Avalanche level 1 class last year and I am looking to dive head first into a ton of backcountry trips this year. (First year I'm NOT buying a seasons pass to Stevens)Are there any good groups for that on reddit or is anyone looking for a Backcountry buddy for this winter? via /r/SeattleWA

Matt Hickey Charged with Multiple Counts of Rape via /r/SeattleWA

Driving skills by Community Transit

Caught in traffic via /r/SeattleWA

Norwegian Cruise Line orders up a bigger ship to expand Seattle-Alaska sailings, port expects +100,000 passengers next year via /r/SeattleWA

Seattle council member defines 'unsuitable' places to camp via /r/SeattleWA

Here are the odds Saturday’s storm makes history in Western Washington via /r/SeattleWA

Plenty of pride in Seattle’s gay scene via /r/SeattleWA

Bainbridge Island Terminal Evacuated Bomb Threat *Rumor*

Just got told the Terminal got evacuted due to a bomb but cant find anything online anyone know whats up?Edit: Found something now via /r/SeattleWA

Can I appeal this parking ticket?

Was hoping for some advice on if i can do anything with this parking ticket:I am from Maine and moved here less than a year ago. My car is registered to Maine. The registration stickers expired Aug 2016. My family member in Maine mailed me the new registration and new plate tabs but forgot to assign an apt # so it mailed back to him. So basically, my car is registered and up to datebut because of this mistake, it has expired stickers on the plate.Today I got an "improper license. comments: expired tabs" ticket for $47.00. Is there any likelihood that if I go request a hearing and contest this, that I can get it appealed? What are my odds? $47.00 may sound like a small amount and prompt an easy answer of just paying it for some of you but $47.00 can go a long way for me right now. via /r/SeattleWA

Put together some "market based" thinking in an email to O'Brien regarding his bill. Feel free to use any of it.

Not sure if this is helpful and no need to upvote, but if any of you are writing letters to our council, I just put this together and it attempts to address some core issues from a business/market/management perspective. Since O'Brien is a UW MBA, I figured I'd attempt this to see if it resonates. Feel free to use any of it in your own letters:I was hoping I better understand your position regarding your homelessness stance. While having compassion is important, I fear that it is blinding the discussion from the realities of the situation, which helps no one as it leads to solutions not grounded in reality. To look at it, I want to address the "market landscape", incentive structure, ROI, and opportunity cost. I will keep it organized in sections, as I'm sure you're being barraged with emails. Also, I'm not trying to yell or be angry or anything, I just want to lay out how this situation looks to me and highlight some areas your plan does not address, and potentially how to think about them. I am neither an R or D, just a citizen who loves thinking about "system problems" and cares about the future of our city, and would like to have an intellectual discussion"Market Landscape": There are homeless people in our city that have found themselves in this situation and deserve to be helped out of it. There are also homeless people that are chronically homeless due to their aggressive nature (my girlfriend was attacked by one and only made it out ok because she was walking our 70lb Malamute mix who defended her aggressively), and those who are drug addicted and refuse any help, and are here to freeload.The first goal should be to identify and separate these populations. For those who want help and benefit from it, we should prioritize actual housing, job retraining, and MOST IMPORTANTLY rebates for application fees for places and co-signing for homeless people with bad credit. After speaking with homeless families, I learned that one of the biggest barriers is the application fees and being rejected for a previous eviction. If we can eliminate these barriers for these people, we will do a significant amount to get them back on their feet with little risk to our city and taxpayers. For those who are dangerous, refuse help, and are violent or addicted to herion/crack others, we should offer support to get their lives back on track, but we should be aggressive in fighting that lifestyle and have a zero acceptance policy with regards to it. We will not be able to help them if we provide an environment to perpetuate that lifestyle.Incentive Structure: Homeless people don't live in a bubble and are naturally able to communicate using the internet, phones, and other modern technologies. Because of this word travels. If we provide a welcoming environment for all homeless, including the "urban transients" as Denver's mayor calls them, we will only attract more. Surely you understand how incentives impact behavior from your MBA studies at UW, so naturally, that logic applies here. If we provide free trash services, guaranteed places to sleep outdoors, and exceptionally generous (and unjustified) lifestyle protection at the cost of our shared urban spaces we pay for with tax dollars, we are incentivizing two things that harm this city. First, we incentivize more homeless to move here to live off the city's tax payers and it is likely those attracted to this city for its liberal outdoor camping policies will not be well-meaning. Second, and much worse, we incentivize those to continue their lifestyle. That means that more overdoses will happen, more property crime will happen, and given our self-defense laws in this state, more people will probably use their CPLs and more justified shootings will happen, which will then lead to more aggressive and deadly actions by the homeless people who are not trying to get back on their feet. I beg of you, please map our the incentive structure of all participants and market actors in your legislation and it will quickly show we will not encourage the actions we want, but rather encourage all the actions that exacerbate the problem.ROI and Opportunity Cost I was reading that current spending on homeless is about $1400/mo/homeless person. To me that seems high considering the spending has largely only perpetuated that lifestyle and attracted more homeless to our city (40% increase over the past few years). In addition, all the spending we are doing is attacking the symptoms of the problems, which I'm sure you understand does not provide long term solutions. Given that we have an overall budget for the city, spending in one area creates an opportunity cost in another. For example, one of the biggest positive actions you can do to a population is to make early childhood care and education universally available regardless of income. If we were to do it on a national scale, it would create an additional annual $2.73 Trillion to the national GDP after 75 years. The Chicago Longitudinal Study on this topic showed that it creates incredibly positive outcomes, reduces long term crime rates and long term homelessness rates, and in addition, leads to higher lifetime achievements in contributions by those who benefited from universal early childhood education. Every dollar we spend picking up needles and institutionalizing homelessness is a dollar we don't have any more to spend on initiatives with exceptional ROI. I haven't crunched the numbers yet, but I assume the ROI on your bill is non-positive. I don't understand why we would suffer such an opportunity cost when the proposed solution to our homeless problem only addresses symptoms and institutionalizes homelessness on our streets. Can you please explain this?This email is a bit longer than I hoped, but these points have not been considered in news articles or seemingly publicly by the city council. Please, as a representative of this city you must do the difficult thinking and make the tough choices. We can either dedicate all of our resources to areas that don't improve our city, or we can approach life optimistically and focus our effort on dollars on those programs that improve the lives and outcomes for our citizens. Please do not sell out our city and institutionalize public homelessness. via /r/SeattleWA

Caught KIRO7's Rob Munoz Texting and Driving via /r/SeattleWA

Seattle should start looking at homelessness as innovation opportunity via /r/SeattleWA

Wave Broadband Internet?

Never heard of this company but it is literally the ONLY option available at the next place I'm moving into. I've been with Comcast for years, throughout different states and cities, and never had issues with them despite others' complaints.Anyone have Wave for internet? Is it alright? Are the speeds comparable to Comcast? Will I have to rely on ethernet to get anything done in a timely manner? via /r/SeattleWA

Actually useful PDF of what to do before, during, and after for our windstorms via /r/SeattleWA

Multiple sources: NBA expansion to Seattle is on the table via /r/SeattleWA

Seattle Republicans Cancel Fundraiser for GOP Candidate Who Won't Renounce Trump via /r/SeattleWA

Lawmakers and community groups call for federal action against Airbnb and HomeAway via /r/SeattleWA

Latest Cliff Mass Analysis on Stormpocalypse - 10/13 11:00am via /r/SeattleWA

Bernie Sanders to headline Pramila Jayapal rally Saturday in Seattle via /r/SeattleWA

There are 86 guns per 100 (43/50) people in Seattle. via /r/SeattleWA

After nearly a year of reporting in the Jungle, here's what we learned from ppl who live there. Hope you'll listen. via /r/SeattleWA

If you need me, I'll be in my cellar. via /r/SeattleWA

Portage Bay crow-feeding family settles lawsuit with neighbors via /r/SeattleWA

My expectations for saturday via /r/SeattleWA

Destination: Redmond

If you think your teacher is tough, wait ’til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.Guy who never had a boss, Bill GatesPeople are always asking me if I know Goldberg.I met Goldberg in Redmond. Yes. THAT Redmond.Anyway, Goldberg was a professional Scab. Back in the old days, there were Scabs. It was a derogatory term for people who were hired to work in place of union workers when the unions striked. This happened a lot in Washington. It was hard at times to figure out if the evil companies were at fault or the, think Gangs of New York, Unionists were. Either way, Washington once was host to some pretty wicked disputes. This was a major component of news in the 80s. It all kinda went away in the 90s. But it’s worth mentioning.Golberg was in on something big, and I was just bored enough to half ass whatever it was.Goldberg explained that the operating systems we own now own us and that we are slaves to our computers.“Shit man, you’re living in a borrowed generation! A generation of children that are trying to become adults in a no alternative world, mang!”“What the hell are you talking about?”“Let’s go make soap!”If you like long hours and getting laid off, Microsoft is for you. Founded by Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Qbert, Microsoft was heir to the Seattle economy after Boeing started taking a shit and eventually left. Microsoft has been taking a nose dive for the last few years, but when you’re as high as Captain Kirk on speedballs, it really doesn’t matter. Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world and Paul Allen just sold his summer home to Amazon so they could build space eggs or something. Microsoft will continue to ebb and flow with Apple. Just accept it. Ride it out. You’ll get your job back.Goldberg had this place in Redmond. It was more Totem Lake than Juanita. When I walked in the door, Lake City was walking out. Like a cheap whore, Kirkland followed. I thought to myself: this guy must put his boner in women waaaaaayyyyyyyy more than I do. Turns out Goldberg also worked at Whole Foods.There’s a Whole Foods in Redmond. Big surprise. Personally, the only reason to go to Whole Foods is the guac, salsa, and Homerun Inn pizzas. Homerun Inn is a pizza joint in Chicago and this is the closest you will get to Chicago pizza in Washington without paying the 40 dollar shipping Lou Malnati’s charges. That I’ve found. Someone sent me a link to a new place opening in Interbay. I’ll have to try it. One time I went to Whole Foods and for the first time in my life almost didn’t complete a purchase based on the price of the item. Typically, I know how much tortilla chips cost. Typically, they are about three to five dollars. Typically, I’m shocked when they are 15. Typically, I don’t buy chips at Whole Foods anymore.Goldberg explained he had a club. He called it Night Club. The first rule of Night Club is you prefunk before you go to Night Club. The second rule of Night Club is you wear Axe body spray. The third rule of Night Club is you get Jimmy John’s if you see danger.Everyone knows about the great sandwich wars of 2012. Subway had killed all the small delis in the area that were actually good. These were delis that you found in shopping plazas. Anyone remember Hoagie’s Corner? The dillie of a deli? They were independent and they were frigging good. These delis are no more. The closest you can get is some small convenience stores that still make sandwiches. Like Tiger Mountain Country Store. Panera came in around 2005ish. Around 2010 Jimmy John’s came in and the best story I have about that is a friend who was in Pullman and he bought Jimmy John’s for a group of guys that were visiting. He got lost on the way home in the middle of the night. As he explains. “I ate a sandwich on the way back. But then I got lost and scared. So I ate another sandwich.” Point is: if you ever feel scared and alone, eat a fear sandwich. Pot Belly’s came about four years ago. I think Pot Belly’s of the big chains, but like Panera I’m getting sick of it. Corner Bakery just opened in Issaquah, but I haven’t tried it. The sandwich war did have one casuality: Quiznos. It was a hard war on everyone. But there’s a Jimmy John’s in Redmond. He still talks about the war like it was yesterday.Near Novelty Hill we ran into a man who worked at Jimmy John’s. Goldberg pulled a gun on him and asked for his ID. He gave us the ID and then Goldberg asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up. He said he wanted to work at Microsoft. Goldberg asked why he was working at Jimmy John’s and not Microsoft. The man explained that he got laid off. So Goldberg shot him. Goldberg is mysterious. We Uber’d to Marymoor to pick up MILFs.I’ve never been to Marymoor park and for good reason. The place is teaming with drunks. And not just regular drunks - old drunks. That’s two strikes: being old and being drunk. If you’re old and drunk, you better sober up or get some Benjamin Buttons before you get behind the wheel of a car. The reason these old people are drunk is because of the concerts in the park. I think Hootie and the Blowfish are the youngest people to ever take stage there and they did it a couple years ago when Hootie was 78. The elderly from all over Washington come to hold a lighter up as Huey Lewis sings about his new drug, which is actually a blood thinner.Goldberg had a plan to slowly dismantle Microsoft, The Bellevue, hell, the entire system! But first he needed some candles at Pier One.Redmond Town Center is your go-to if you want to go shopping in a mall and want to avoid Bellevue traffic. It’s an outdoor mall - which means it’s fun! There are restaurants, shops, and lost elderly people like most malls. I don’t know if it’s still there, but one of the ten comic book stores in the area is near the parking garage. There’s a music store. A Macy’s. It’s a good place to replace an eating disorder with a shopping problem.After buying candles, I lost time. I woke up driving on the 202 and there was no sign of Goldberg.The 202 is interesting because it links a number of cities that should have nothing to do with each other: Woodinville, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Fall City, Carnation, Duvall. Imagine people from Fall City with access to Sammamish? That’s where you get people selling meat out in parking lots. That’s also where you probably get all the smokers and hillbillies and feed stores in Redmond. Honestly, for a rich people city, I’ve never seen so many smokers. Or hillbillies. If I’m driving in Redmond, there’s a 90% chance I’m going to see a Datsun full of old fryers, rakes, and generators huffing down the street with a Haggard sticker on the back.I retraced my steps. I drove back to Pier One and the sales lady somehow knew my name, my phone number, and my email address. I grabbed her and yelled “How do you know this!!!” She said “Mr. Goldberg, you signed up for our rewards card.”I was Goldberg.So, I went to Redmond Bar and Grill and got wasted.Redmond Bar and Grill is pretty cool. There’s plenty of beers and games. The food is good. I think my buddy’s friend owns it.I stumbled to the Matador and found that it was just littered with Girl’s Night Outs. You’d think that would be a good thing, but women get militant about Girl’s Night Outs and unless you’re Brad Pitt, they won’t accommodate your carousing. Matador is also a good hang out if it’s date night with the crew. When you are with your friends and somehow got screwed into taking all of your girflriends with, Matador is your go-to.There’s also Coho. I recommend the bacon wrapped jalepenos stuffed with goat cheese. They probably don’t have them anymore. I have a gift certificate I still have 17 bucks on that I might use tonight as the storm levels Seattle. Be aware: The Space Needle is coming down tonight. This storm will probably put 14% of you in the morgue. This storm is not joking. This storm is not knocking. This storm will give you rabies.Mac and Jack’s is in Redmond. It was pretty much the most popular craft beer back in the early 2000s. Microsoft used to serve it at their company parties, which by the way would close streets and included free booze and all sorts of rides and stuff. Until the company started pooping. Now they don’t have it. So, if you work at Microsoft, know this: you got screwed out of free Mac and Jack. Levitate once told me they only served local beer when I tried to order a Mac and Jacks. That was odd.As I stumbled through Redmond, people kept coming up to me and saying “Hello, Mr. Goldberg.” and so forth. Finally, I went into Zeek’s and the waiter there told me that Operation The Bellevue is ready and on track. After asking him repeatedly what that operation was, he told me it was the name of the pizza I usually ordered there.Zeek’s is overpriced. There, I said it. It’s good. But it’s not that good. They have a bunch of weird Zaw-like toppings and catchy names for their pizzas. But it’s like 25 bucks for a pizza the size of a Totinos.I checked my wallet and found that there were a number of coupons to area businesses that I had never seen. Also, tickets to soccer games. I hate soccer. And don’t call your team a Football Club if they’re in America. They are a fucking soccer team!!!! My angered inspired me to go to Canyons to sort out my identity crisis and my hatred of soccer.Canyons is a restaurant I vaguely remember. A friend lived up the street and we’d walk down there or to Coho. I think they had a firepit. At the time it was like a fancy place. Or, when I was 22 and could only afford a salad without lettuce, it was. One thing I can promise you: they didn’t take EBT. One time I was so drunk I tried to bribe them to take EBT with real money. In Redmond, there’s so much logic being used by Microsoft that there’s not always enough to go around.After losing the script to Fight Club, I decided to order Paul Allen 39 pizzas from Frankie’s out of spite.Frankie’s pizza is a smaller, newer chain as far as I know. But it’s just not that good. It was always on Groupon and the coupon flyers you get in the mail. But it’s just not that good. It’s not like bad like Dominos or Papa Murphy’s. But it’s not that good.There’s a Qdoba in Redmond. I was in the Issaquah one on 911 at lunch. They had the news on the TV in the corner. I don’t know how I had an appetite that day. But that’s my biggest memory from Qdoba. Also, they have OK food. It’s like if you’re bored of Taco Time and know that Chipolte is horseshit...I just wanted to shit on Chipolte. That place blows.If you’re entering Redmond from Issaquah...seriously, you pictured yourself having sex with Redmond or Issaquah there, huh? So, right when you get into Redmond you look up and there’s this huge freeway out of nowhere. It’s like a cluster of overpasses that makes you think you are in the future. But you aren’t. You are in Redmond at the base of 520:The singularity.Anyway. Turns out I wasn’t Goldberg. I was just really, really, really high...if you count Issaquah. via /r/SeattleWA