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  • Morgan Morgan:
    Does a town have to be a certain size before that sort of investment comes in?
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  • Chase Chase:
    It should, but really, this is America... so the size of a town is irrelevant to the potential profit margin. If it's a small town with a lot of people of a certain income bracket, then it's going to get considered before a larger town with a smaller income bracket.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    I'm sure they do some kind of analytics.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Although they made their push up here right before a severe downturn in the state economy, so it's all a gamble.
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  • Chase Chase:
    Always a decent gamble. Even with that Amazon deal thing falling through. Who'd think?
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Demonizing Amazon seems to be the popular trend lately. I'm having difficulty separating truth from fiction.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    I'm all for Amazon. The more successful they are, the better my paycheck looks.))
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  • Pitya Ivyr Pitya Ivyr:
    Sets down books and curls up beside fireplace to drift off i am going to head to bed for a bit- Have a field trip tomorrow which means early morning. See you all in a bit.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    I've heard the news, but I haven't researched that. Was it something about not accepting unions?
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Good night. Enjoy your field trip.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    Good night, do sleep well. @Pitya Ivyr
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  • Chase Chase:
    Have a good sleep
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    I believe it was more than just unions. Popular politicians resisted Amazon.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    @Morgan in the case of the nyc hq2, it was partly jeff bezos being an unconscionable human garbage bag, and partly that amazon's presence has had a pretty horrible effect on seattle
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    That, and there were allegations of deals behind closed doors.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    because amazon higher-ups are paid so well, the housing prices in seattle have gone way up, so people have gotten priced out of their homes.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    I see, thank you for that, of course. @Jacqueline Hyde
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    and people were angry about the potential for the same thing happening in queens.
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  • Chase Chase:
    There's a vicious cycle going on, really.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    it's also had a scary cultural effect in that women no longer feel welcome in seattle, if i understand correctly.
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  • Chase Chase:
    That, that's what I was hearing too. @Jacqueline Hyde
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    Eugene said:
    That, and there were allegations of deals behind closed doors.
    to be fair, new yorkers generally just assume corruption (whether fairly or not) because cuomo is so corrupt in general
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    only good thing i can say about him is he's with sandra lee
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Point.
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    Eugene Eugene: Point.
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