Dirk VanderHart 
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Re: “Police Chief Mike Reese Says Judges Can Drop Some Pot Violations

Thanks for the catch, Jimmy. Your ire is appreciated, as always.

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Posted by Dirk VanderHart on 12/22/2014 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Good Morning, News: Everything You Need to Know Before A Mercedes Owner Murders You With a Parking Garage

I've been trying to screw up the courage to eat it, Todd. Recommended? Thanks, by the way!

Posted by Dirk VanderHart on 12/20/2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “So Much for a "Portland Street Fund" Détente

Yep. I know. I even looked it up special to make sure. Then I wrote it wrong anyway....

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Posted by Dirk VanderHart on 11/25/2014 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Serial Pessimist

Don. Older. LensCrafters employee. Drives a Camaro. Best character in the series. Don. #teamdon

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Posted by Dirk VanderHart on 11/21/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Despite Opposition, Mayor Hales Will Push to Continue "Entertainment District" Street Closure

Far too many French cartoons in my childhood...

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Posted by Dirk VanderHart on 10/10/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “You're Probably Paying an Unfair Amount of Property Tax. Here's a Helpful Map!

System Administrator: The auditor's office isn't advocating a straight market-value tax. This was just supposed to illustrate some of the inequity in tax rates as a springboard for discussion.

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Posted by Dirk VanderHart on 10/03/2014 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Supply and the Man

I'm not saying they're not different, Myst, but I think you're wrong to suggest they're "totally" different. Taxing, as you point out, is far less onerous. But nothing in Measure 91 precludes a lottery for licenses, the OLCC has fully as much leeway as the WSLCB did in most ways, which is why we're saying people need to keep a weather eye if this thing passes. And I'm not even sure licensing costs are different, as Paul Stanford suggests in the essay you link to. Pretty sure both measures call for a $250 application fee and a $1,000 fee to actually be licensed.

And, yes, I spoke with Anthony about merging the medical and recreational systems. His take is that nothing precludes Oregon from folding the recreational market in with the medical as happened in Colorado (many people actually see that as the reason for CO's relative success)

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Posted by Dirk VanderHart on 09/03/2014 at 6:25 PM

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