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Old 01-25-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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I love some of Seattle's old buildings. The old skyscrapers. The Smith Tower. The Northern Life Building. The Arctic Building, etc. Unfortunately, I think most of the newer buildings in Seattle are ugly, and there's too many of them. But I'll give praise where it's due. The older buildings in Seattle, those that are left, are really cool.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:10 PM
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One of the best things about Seattle is that in a couple of hours you can be in eastern Washington. That is not so much fun, for those of us that live in eastern Washington, but it is a god send for those in Seattle.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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What many people say they love affirms what I don't love. Things on that list that I would consider true and/or actually positive:

Ten times easier to breathe clean air.
Ten times easier to get to excellent hiking and trailheads.
Ten times easier to know that amazing views are all around you.
Ten times easier to salmon, Dungeness crabs, oysters and amazing seafood.
Ten times easier to know that you'll have summers without the ridiculous heat & humidity.
Ten times easier to see a giant troll under a bridge eating a VW.
Ten times easier to take a boat and see real Orca whales.
Ten times easier to jump on a ferry boat anytime you want.
Ten times easier to visit Bruce Lee's and Jimi Hendrix's graves in the same day.

19% agreement. Better than expected.
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Basilide, you wouldn't consider it true or desirable that local farm grown organic food of all kinds (veggies, fruit, meat, dairy) is available everywhere here, often with the ability to buy it directly from farmers' markets or the grower? Prominent chefs say we have some of the best local food sources in the world. I love that and loads of people I know feel the same.

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Old 01-26-2016, 12:07 AM
 
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I love some of Seattle's old buildings. The old skyscrapers. The Smith Tower. The Northern Life Building. The Arctic Building, etc. Unfortunately, I think most of the newer buildings in Seattle are ugly, and there's too many of them. But I'll give praise where it's due. The older buildings in Seattle, those that are left, are really cool.
Emmett's back.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:56 AM
 
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Basilide, you wouldn't consider if true or desirable that local farm grown organic food is available everywhere here, many times being able to buy it directly from farmers' markets or the grower? I do, and loads of people I know feel the same.
Not ten times easier than other places.

This is the problem: People in Seattle act like they invented things like urban farming and organic produce.

http://ensia.com/features/urban-agri...-really-yield/

"Leadley is a key player in Detroit's vibrant communal and commercial farming community, which in 2014 produced nearly 400,000 pounds (181,000 kilograms) of produce—enough to feed more than 600 people—in its more than 1,300 community, market, family, and school gardens. Other farms in post-industrial cities are also prolific: In 2008, Philadelphia's 226 community and squatter gardens grew roughly 2 million pounds of mid-summer vegetables and herbs, worth $4.9 million. Running at full bore, Brooklyn's Added-Value Farm, which occupies 2.75 acres, funnels 40,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables into the low-income neighborhood of Red Hook. And in Camden, New Jersey—an extremely poor city of 80,000 with only one full-service supermarket—community gardeners at 44 sites harvested almost 31,000 pounds (14,000 kilograms) of vegetables during an unusually wet and cold summer. That's enough food during the growing season to feed 508 people three servings a day."

Detroit, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, New Jersey... where is Seattle? Don't they know it's ten times easier to find local food here?
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I don't mean "actually" ten times, don't be so literal . I certainly never claimed that Seattle invented anything, except maybe rain, good grunge and bad drivers. I do find, however, that the culture of what I consider good food (organic and local farm grown) is widespread in this area. I like that. I consider it promising that you liked 17 percent of my list, and you will have to take your shoes off when you come over to our place. Read my thread title again, especially the end. Can you mosey back over to the other "10 times harder" thread (there are plenty of that persuasion to choose from) and leave this one for those who want to say what they love? Thanks.

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Old 01-26-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The look of Monkey Puzzle Trees and the sound of rain falling on old cedars.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Outer Space
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Rugged beauty of the area, lots of excellent hiking, no state income tax, mild climate, not actively regressive politically like some states.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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I like that I don't have to shovel snow or turn on the A/C in my car.
I like that %80 of the time I don't even have to drive a car.
I like that I can run to the bus without sweating.
I like that the sun or air doesn't hurt my eyes like it did in CA.
I like big trees and blue water.
I like that I feel more likely to be killed by falling tree than I am from the people.
I like the bus.
I like the weather being cool enough so I can wear dress shirts, ties, and leather jackets without feeling like I'm wearing a sweatsuit.
I like the women.
I like how small it is, without being too small.
I like shopping at Safeway.
I like the farmer's market in West Seattle every Sunday morning.
I like no WA state tax.
I like the cute girl who works at the UPS store near me.
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