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Old 01-16-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Why do people leave the toilet seat lids up when they take pictures of bathrooms???? [/rant]
I never would have thought about that, until now! It's likely that I'll contemplate deeply until I have an answer.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:49 AM
 
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Anybody else a little bit suspicious of hensleya1 starting each and every post since he/she joined CD with "Hi (name)--" ???

Seems a little spam-ish to me.

Anyway, to further counter the ridiculous assertion that Cincinnati shouldn't try to replicate what works in other cities ... if we didn't, we would lack the following:

- buildings
- bridges
- streets
- churches
- schools
- businesses
- libraries
- airports/air travel
- electricity
- television
- radio
- boats/river commerce
- parks
- police
- fire department
- (and even a suburban Tea Partier's dream) cars and highways

Exactly zero of the preceding originated in Cincinnati. Everything was copied from somewhere else. ... Yea, why try to learn from Portland?

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Lebanon
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I like Hensley's "Hi, PosterX" salutation. It comes across as friendly to me, not spammish. Anyway, the individuality of posting styles is part of what makes places like this fun.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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I like Hensley's "Hi, PosterX" salutation. It comes across as friendly to me, not spammish. Anyway, the individuality of posting styles is part of what makes places like this fun.
Exactly. I'm shocked that someone would be criticized for being friendly, but it goes to show you the state of urban America.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Anybody else a little bit suspicious of hensleya1 starting each and every post since he/she joined
Between that, constantly slamming the "urban boosters" (whoever they are,) and repeating COAST talking points over and over - suspicion is an understatement.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Between that, constantly slamming the "urban boosters" (whoever they are,) and repeating COAST talking points over and over - suspicion is an understatement.
Who is slamming urban boosters, did you coin that term?

I am trying to determine who has become more irrelevant, COAST or the TEA PARTY. They both seem to be on the outside looking in. But constantly mentioning them gives exposure neither one deserves.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Who is slamming urban boosters, did you coin that term?

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Hi kjbrill--

Of course, urban boosters hate development and progress and making money, if it's outside the core city....

but the urban boosters here might have a coronary....
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Hi Ohiogirl81--

a lot of the urban boosters will have coronaries....

Any more questions?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I am trying to determine who has become more irrelevant, COAST or the TEA PARTY. They both seem to be on the outside looking in. But constantly mentioning them gives exposure neither one deserves.
COAST and the Tea Party are still quite relevant and mentioning them calls them out, where otherwise their talking points would go undetected.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: In a happy place
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Constant slamming period, whether it be slamming "urban boosters" or slamming "suburban boosters" tends to call the integrity of the posters into question IMO.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Exactly. I'm shocked that someone would be criticized for being friendly, but it goes to show you the state of urban America.
Hi flashes1--

Sometimes, it shocks me too. But it just goes to show why I wouldn't live in the inner city.

That said, I've always used a "Hi" to indicate who I was talking to, at least at the beginning of the post.

I love how I keep hearing stuff about COAST and the Tea Party, because I'm not a member of either of those organizations.

I went to school and got my bachelor's in economics, and I understand cost-benefit and marginal utility. That's why I go after boondoggles such as the streetcar, the riverfront transit center, and every other failed attempt by Cincinnati to re-re-re-re-redevelop (insert historic district here).

And it's through those prisms that I view roads as far more cost-effective than light rail in Cincinnati, because the density and the cost of construction simply don't justify it.

And if roads don't make economic sense, then I won't support those projects either as a waste of money. I don't view the Brent Spence replacement or I-75 upgrades as a waste of money because I know the enormous benefits Cincinnati (and the country as a whole) will reap from those projects. But throwing $150 million at a streetcar line that could just as easily be covered by a bus for a fraction of the cost is an act of lunacy. And that's why, apparently according to a few posters here, I'm a COAST'er wingnut.
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