I am often asked what it is like to be in Microsoft's back yard actually I'm across Lake Washington from them. I thought I'd just share a small local bit of news about them because as they have grown over the years they have done little on the local or state level that has really benefited anyone other then M$. Now they are going to take an active role in local matters this scares me rather then cut and paste follow this link http://www.seattleweekly.com/feature..._microsoft.php know that though this can be said also of any large company when are we the workers going to elect people that are by and for the people? Not M$ or any other state attempting to get it's way in a state or have your state want to lure them. Between Boeing and M$ this area is a shambles they get tax breaks I get higher taxes...hummm VOTE I do!