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    Then Amazon must've messed up when they gave feedback to Minnesota. Confused ends of the river?
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    If AMZN relocates to Montgomery County MD, the local roads, mass() transit, and schools can't handle the influx
    You know that enormous parcel of land out beyond Dulles right on the Fairfax/Loudon border?

    Amazon building out there would destroy my commute by it would also probably triple my home value so I could retire five years earlier and get off this hellish coast.

    Edit: I swear to God I had no idea VA had bid when I wrote that. Not only did they bid, they bid THAT VERY SPOT!
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    ... retire five years earlier and get off this hellish coast.
    Movin' to Flyover, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    You know that enormous parcel of land out beyond Dulles right on the Fairfax/Loudon border?

    Amazon building out there would destroy my commute by it would also probably triple my home value so I could retire five years earlier and get off this hellish coast.
    Data centers are moving into that area like crazy. My mother's in Ashburn and she loves that. It means good taxes for the area with hardly any traffic; plus the power grid is super-strong because the companies don't want to risk anything going down. Having actual companies with workers moving in would kinda suck. (Fun related story: they were going to build a single-A baseball stadium in One Loudoun right next to Route 7 but then changed plans, possibly because they realized that was a monumentally dumb place to put a baseball stadium.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Movin' to Flyover, eh?
    God, it's not even Flyover. It's the place Flyovers fly over when they go from LA to Vegas.

    It's God's Easy Bake Oven.

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    Edit: I swear to God I had no idea VA had bid when I wrote that. Not only did they bid, they bid THAT VERY SPOT!
    The funny-shaped building. I remember that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    I heard over the weekend (forget which S-XM channel) that median (not mean, median) in San Jose is over $900k.
    Find me a (even remotely) decent one for $900K and I'll buy it right now and be grateful for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    Data centers are moving into that area like crazy. My mother's in Ashburn and she loves that. It means good taxes for the area with hardly any traffic; plus the power grid is super-strong because the companies don't want to risk anything going down. Having actual companies with workers moving in would kinda suck. (Fun related story: they were going to build a single-A baseball stadium in One Loudoun right next to Route 7 but then changed plans, possibly because they realized that was a monumentally dumb place to put a baseball stadium.)
    That also isn't the pass-through crowd they are looking to attract at One Loudon. They are aiming for Saks Fifth Avenue, not Marshall's.

    I know what you mean about the infrastructure here. My no frills INET is 480/450 and they're talking about the next stage expansion being 5G/3G. Now, I am only a caveman and your modern technology mystifies and frightens me. But that's more than adequate for my porn needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    God, it's not even Flyover. It's the place Flyovers fly over when they go from LA to Vegas.

    It's God's Easy Bake Oven.


    Um. Ah. Er. LA to Vegas? Um. Arizona? Or were you merely being illustrative?
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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    The funny-shaped building. I remember that!
    It's really cool. I applied for a job there once just to get inside for the interview.



    Joke's on me; the interview was not in the building.

    It looks like a wedge fell from the sky and stuck in the ground. The construction crew that built the building famously left a stenciled message on the roof, "This End Up."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Um. Ah. Er. LA to Vegas? Um. Arizona? Or were you merely being illustrative?
    I'm still a little unclear on my SW geography. "We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    That's meaningless. They got cut because they wouldn't bend over. That's meaningful.
    Yep. Sica is absolutely wrong on this. Minnesota did not provide tax bend-us-over-the-table tax benefits. They didn’t make it out of the first round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yep. Sica is absolutely wrong on this. Minnesota did not provide tax bend-us-over-the-table tax benefits. They didn’t make it out of the first round.
    Bingo. The fact that they’d have to compete hard for workers is the much better reason to publicly state

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    And amazon isn’t going to come out and say, “Sorry, these states didn’t make it because there others who are into ball gags”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yep. Sica is absolutely wrong on this. Minnesota did not provide tax bend-us-over-the-table tax benefits. They didn’t make it out of the first round.
    SJH provided the link where Amazon said what they said. Not me.
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    And amazon isn’t going to come out and say, “Sorry, these states didn’t make it because there others who are into ball gags”
    Although that would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    And amazon isn’t going to come out and say, “Sorry, these states didn’t make it because there others who are into ball gags”
    But that’s entirely accurate.

    It’s gonna be fun if he puts it in VA near his bff trump

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    But that’s entirely accurate.

    It’s gonna be fun if he puts it in VA near his bff trump
    Note to self: buy stock in popcorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Note to self: buy stock in popcorn.
    Yeah I just turned down the chance to move to Boston or dc for work. No thanks. Crazy property prices plus weather I consider no better than MN really. Plus I think dc is about to get invaded by amazon. I think it’s west coast or bust for me

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 7: Workers of the world unite!

    It's good for business. It's good for American jobs.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/b...imes&smtyp=cur

    In the two months since the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs went into effect, the Commerce Department has been deluged with more than 8,200 exemption requests from companies that import foreign metals. With just a handful of countries temporarily exempted from Mr. Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, companies are scrambling to win exemptions for every screw and spring they import, with each width and length requiring stand-alone filings. One company alone has submitted 1,167 of the filings, according to government officials.

    The imposition of tariffs was supposed to help protect American companies from foreign competition. But they have also created a chaotic, time-consuming process and provoked deep uncertainty among executives, who are delaying investment, expansion and hiring as a result.

    The disarray stems from the sheer vastness of the administration’s attempt to reshape the rules of global trade in a matter of months, as it threatens a trade war with China and races to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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