Phew! Thank LOB! Now I can go back to building a tin hat for my house and protesting those horrible vaccination clinics!
As for presenting a plan:
Assuming the city still agrees to spend $10M in 10 years, how about if we create a poor peoples' dental insurance and hand out tooth brushes and FLUORIDE toothpaste at the dollar store. And maybe ban high-fructose corn syrup.
Not a hint of irony questioning APPL about taxes less than a year after nominating Romneybot. You may recall when questioned about his meager tax bill he said something like "You wouldn't elect a man who pays more taxes than he legally owes." Why is that ok for a potential president but not for the most profitable corporation in the world?
I think Blogtown would really enjoy the internet sensation of the moment, Amy's Baking Company, in Scottsdale. Featured on "Nightmare Kitchens" they proceeded to melt down everywhere possible online:
Dear THE PORTLAND MERCURY,
You should pay your cubbies more so they can pay for their own internet and aren't so distracted by the muzak in coffee shops.
Ever so sincerely,
"Flouridate! Because fuck you Clackamas, Gresham, etc for wanting a say. Get annexed or quit bitching!"
"Flouridate! Because fuck the poor people who can't afford to buy bottled water to feed their infants formula based on CDC recommendations! Mercury says they shouldn't be having kids anyhow!"
There is some statistic about how many 'merkins are within one unexpected doctor's bill away from bankruptcy. Well, I think RF shows that there are a lot of small businesses in the same boat; one broken dishwasher or increase in lease costs away from shutting down.
If that small business has made enough of an impact on their community that they can raise $50k on KS, then kudos to them. It remains to be seen whether they can continue to make their business model work in a new spot.
I didn't give to Backspace because when I worked across the street, I stopped going there because they sucked at making money (i.e. they were assholes while selling me muffins and coffee.) Apparently others had better experiences, and they found the money they needed. If they still shut down in a few more months, that makes their benefactors suckers, but if not, the community is the better for it.
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