The choice for president isn't the only thing on your ballot. Some of those other contests are quite inspiring themselves: You'll be voting on raising the minimum wage, fighting climate change, and ending ; you'll be voting on a proposed change to the motherfucking state motherfucking constitution; you'll be voting for the best person for governor; you'll be voting for the best replacement for antediluvian Seattle congressman Jim Mc Dermott; you'll be voting for a whole bunch of judges, a number of wannabe state legislators, and then, way at the bottom of your ballot, a important proposal to expand light rail to King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties! You thought the first item on your ballot was going to be the presidential race? And you can't skip this shit, because—with the exception of two worthless "advisory votes" you're being forced to cast thanks to that worthless shitstain Tim Eyman—these things have the potential to make our state a better or worse place. I-1433 gives we, the people, the power to raise the minimum wage to .50 over four years—.50 because that's the hourly wage one needs to earn to afford rent and bare necessities, even in shitty little towns like Cle Elum and Everett and Moses Lake.Your ballot is long, complicated, consequential, and confusing. The Stranger Election Control Board is here to help. Wanna get the voting you gotta do over with quickly? But if you wanna know why you're gonna be voting the way we tell you to—and you will be voting the way we tell you to because SECB endorsements are legally binding—then keep reading. (The shitty little towns we'll all be living in after everyone but Savage is finally priced out of Seattle.) This measure would also mandate that employers provide one hour of paid sick and safe time for every 40 hours worked.Today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced who will have to comply with its proposed drone or unmanned aircraft system (UAS) registration rules. And they have decided that the registry will be retroactive. The FAA wants every American to register every drone that weighs more about half a pound, or 250 grams.The registration, however, does not take effect under the civil law, meaning that same-sex couples would be recognized as partners under the city’s household registration system, but not as a legally married couple in the eyes of the law.The regulation is open only to homosexual couples residing in Taipei, and both parties have to be present for registration. "I want a man with a personality and looks to take my breath away." These are the requirements of the dark-haired, dark-eyed, 37-year-old Asian beauty who has sent me her romantic wish list.
As mentioned, the new registration does not change a couple’s marriage status, thus neither party would have legal rights to their partner’s inheritance, but the administration offers registered partners the option of signing an agreement on collection of personal information.In May, Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City took the first step towards administrating same-sex partnerships, and now Taipei City follows in Kaohsiung’s footsteps to become the second city in Taiwan to offer same-sex partnership registrations.Last week, supporters of same-sex relationships in Taiwan took a moment of rejoice as the nation’s capital city, Taipei, began administration for same-sex partnerships.Most Asian nations, when compared to Western countries, have a relatively conservative mindset towards same-sex unions, but 2015 seems to be a progressive year for the LGBT community in Asia so far.Earlier this year, Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward became the first ward to recognize same-sex marriages in Japan.