We are watching Seattle literally eat itself over the Amazon tax.
The wonderful thing about spending a weekend not working is that one has time to think about things. Which, technically, is working after all because I make my bones by forming opinions about things about which I have spent time thinking. So I guess I spent the weekend working after all. In addition to battling the lawn into submission.
Nevertheless, after thinking about some things, specifically the Iran Nuclear Deal, I am puzzled about the Iranian reaction.
After the whole “Death to America” spectacle in the Iranian Consultative Assembly, what happened? Did Iran automatically announce that they were unilaterally withdrawing from the agreement? Isn’t that what you would think that they would do if they really believed that the US abrogating the agreement was harmful to it?
Politics as usual means that, whichever side of the aisle you think has your best interests at heart, Congress will on the one hand try to pass laws that are clearly Unconstitutional because they believe that people who vote for them will like the law, while at the same time refusing to pass laws to fund Treaty actions that leave Military Aircrews basically abandoned on the ground in Russia.
Yes. That Russia.
The City of Seattle had an idea. The $200 Million they are spending every year on “addressing homelessness” wasn’t enough to solve whatever issue they are trying to solve. They needed more. Looking around, they realized that there are some six hundred businesses located in Seattle that have revenues of more than $20 Million/year. They have thousands of employees. “So…” thought Seattle, “We’ll just apply a head tax to those 150,000 employees and, ‘voila!’ an extra $75 Million/year to ‘address” homelessness!” Read the rest of this entry