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Unread 01-03-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Kingdom Bound!
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Default How often do Omaha-ers go to Council Bluffs?

I know that folks from Council Bluffs cross the river into Omaha quite frequently for the shopping and many attractions, but I am wondering how often (if ever ) Omaha-ers make their way to Council Bluffs and what draws them there? I enjoy the many beautiful parks and orchards in the area and have even visited a couple of the wineries (even though I don't drink) and found that to be fascinating. What is everyone's take on this?

Rod
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Unread 01-03-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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How often do I go into Council Bluffs? Absolutely no more often than is necessary. There are many reasons.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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How often do I go into Council Bluffs? Absolutely no more often than is necessary. There are many reasons.
Ha! Does your mother-in-law live there?
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Unread 01-03-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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Ha! Does your mother-in-law live there?
No, actually my mother-in-law is fantastic.

Frankly, one of my primary reasons for refusing to go to Council Bluffs is their red-light cameras - complete with intentionally shortened yellow lights - in order to extort as much money as possible from people.

It's not about safety. It's about money. Therefore, NONE of my business (including tens of thousands of dollars per year in building materials) is done in Council Bluffs. To put it bluntly; screw them.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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No, actually my mother-in-law is fantastic.

Frankly, one of my primary reasons for refusing to go to Council Bluffs is their red-light cameras - complete with intentionally shortened yellow lights - in order to extort as much money as possible from people.

It's not about safety. It's about money. Therefore, NONE of my shopping (including tens of thousands of dollars per year in building materials) is done in Council Bluffs. To put it bluntly; screw them.
Yeah, I agree that the cameras are annoying. So far I have avoided any run-ins with the traffic robots. Probably because I tend to drive slowly and patiently. I guess I am running head-long into old-man-itis!
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Unread 01-03-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Yeah, I agree that the cameras are annoying. So far I have avoided any run-ins with the traffic robots. Probably because I tend to drive slowly and patiently. I guess I am running head-long into old-man-itis!
Actually, the red-light cameras are more than annoying. I talked to the Iowa DOT and the shortest duration for yellow lights is supposed to be 3 seconds, in a 20-25 mph zone. Council Bluffs has their timed at less than 3 seconds in 35-45 mph zones.

This money-grubbing stunt forces people to slam on their brakes, and increases rear-end accidents. Again, it's not about public safety. It's about the City of Council Bluffs making money. That's all.



Add to that the fact that everybody in Co Bluffs looks like they're related, and it's all the more reason to never go over there.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Reside in Lincoln Nebraska, but well traveled.
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What just happened here? I don't mean to stir the pot, but this seems kind of out of left-field here, Lincoln-Continental. I didn't mean to start an Omaha vs. Council Bluffs battle here.

This is not Omaha Vs. Council Bluffs.

I will not, by any means be associated with such a garbage pit.


Rod- if you want to RV somewhere - try out Lincoln NE.


Omaha Rocks: Are you passing other people's experiences off as your own? What makes you think you PERSONALLY have any knowledge of the red light district?
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Unread 01-03-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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This is not Omaha Vs. Council Bluffs.

I will not, by any means be associated with such a garbage pit.


Rod- if you want to RV somewhere - try out Lincoln NE.


Omaha Rocks: Are you passing other people's experiences off as your own? What makes you think you PERSONALLY have any knowledge of the red light district?

Ok, well glad to know that my post didn't start any of this. I will let you and Omaha Rocks settle things.

Not sure if I will check out the camping scene around Lincoln anytime soon. Perhaps this summer though...
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Unread 01-03-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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Omaha Rocks: Are you passing other people's experiences off as your own? What makes you think you PERSONALLY have any knowledge of the red light district?
I'll allow you some time to THINK about how it could be that my vehicle was involved but it was not me driving it. I bet if you really put your mind to it, you could figure it out.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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No, actually my mother-in-law is fantastic.

Frankly, one of my primary reasons for refusing to go to Council Bluffs is their red-light cameras - complete with intentionally shortened yellow lights - in order to extort as much money as possible from people.

It's not about safety. It's about money. Therefore, NONE of my business (including tens of thousands of dollars per year in building materials) is done in Council Bluffs. To put it bluntly; screw them.
OmahaRocks, if you always do the right thing and obey the law, you will never have to worry about that.
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