Monday, June 22, 2009
I was looking for a real estate article on BusinessWeek.com, where it talks about the health of the Seattle real estate market compared to the rest of the country. The basic gist (which I always thought was spelled "jist") of the article I was looking for is because of our stringent building standards and our geography (surrounded by water) Seattle will recover quicker than other U.S. cities. I will continue to look for online version of the article so I can link to it, but in the mean time I found this article: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D98NT7A00.htm . In summary, this other article says that a veterinary convention invited our local celebrity fish tossers from the Pike Place Market to create a "team-building experience." But PETA raised concerns about it and now the plans are on hold. The article is not clear on this, but I think PETA is more concerned about the fish being treated as props at a convention than with fish being tossed across a counter to someone who is purchasing the fish to eat it.