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Festivus

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462 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Beaverton schools to c... · 1 reply · +4 points

I'm confused.

Oregon passed ballot measure 5 in 1990. This measure was ostensibly to cap property tax evaluations on real estate, which it did. What it also did, which surprised many who weren't paying attention, was to move the burden of funding schools from local government to the state general fund. School funding today in Oregon is 100% at the state level. School districts can have local bond measures to do things like build new schools and upkeep property, but operational budgets come directly from the general fund.

465 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Comcast to start charg... · 1 reply · 0 points

Comcast in my neighborhood routinely runs ~20mbps, which is one of the fastest in the country for a non-FIOS connection (which I will likely not see in my lifetime).

It's way more than fast enough to stream full HD and do other internet tasks simultaneously, so I don't ever feel like it's slow unless I'm downloading something like a full game DVD.

465 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Comcast to start charg... · 0 replies · +3 points

That's a serious porn habit.

The closest I ever got was about 200G for the month, with two teenagers on summer break streaming Netflix.

465 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Comcast to start charg... · 3 replies · +5 points

Go to comcast.com and login with your account. Choose the "Users & Settings" tab. Near the top there is a meter showing your usage for the month.

465 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Partial annular solar ... · 0 replies · +8 points

Just once in my life I'd like to actually see a solar eclipse in the Northwest.

At least the Big One in 2017 happens in August. I'm still getting the hell east of the Cascades just to be sure.

465 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - House OKs indefinite d... · 1 reply · +4 points

I wonder what the Supreme Court will have to say about this.

466 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Obama\'s gay marriage ... · 0 replies · +11 points

My guess? Both.

Conviction because I think he probably believes it and has for a long time. Pandering for the timing.

You have to start thinking more like a politician.

466 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Obama\'s gay marriage ... · 0 replies · -12 points

Conservatives don't evolve. Ever. Under any circumstances.

I think we can all agree how much better an approach to the complexities of life this represents.

466 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Obama\'s gay marriage ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Ask yourself these two questions:

1. Is he male?
2. Is he alive?

If yes to both, then he's a wanker. Which is not imply that it's a pejorative of any kind.

469 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Parkrose moves one ste... · 1 reply · -5 points

People like simple answers and scapegoats. Neither usually turn out to be the real issue.