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Old 04-08-2011, 11:31 PM
Status: "Fall is in the air-too soon!" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I know a little about geo wells. That $2.3 billion figure is pocket change compared to the $1 billion-plus football stadium they built for the Dallas Cowboys.
??? Last I checked, 2.3 was bigger than 1. ????
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Austin
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??? Last I checked, 2.3 was bigger than 1. ????
Yes, you're right! I meant to say "2.3 million" rather than "2.3 billion." Thank you for correcting my mistake. This is what happens when you type too fast without editing what you're saying. Regardless, some of these ideas may be expensive in the short term, but they're cost effective in the long run. The problem is most people only see what's in front of them today rather than what's down the road tomorrow.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:45 AM
 
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Yes, you're right! I meant to say "2.3 million" rather than "2.3 billion." Thank you for correcting my mistake. This is what happens when you type too fast without editing what you're saying. Regardless, some of these ideas may be expensive in the short term, but they're cost effective in the long run. The problem is most people only see what's in front of them today rather than what's down the road tomorrow.
They also know they won't live long enough to see any savings.

Your city would take 400 hundred years to break even.

By then it would have needed rebuilding many times over.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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I found a model city the OP would like......


YouTube - The Jetsons Theme Song/Intro
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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I found a model city the OP would like......
Sink me, who wouldn't like that? LOL

I could use a Rosie around here.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Status: "40cal per mile beats 40MPG" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: You want kimchi with that?
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They pay for this in taxes. They do this over in Europe and the Far East. It's called "smart growth" rather than "cheap growth."

Im quite sure there are no cities in Europe or the far east which have no stop signs or traffic lights, or no staircases.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Im quite sure there are no cities in Europe or the far east which have no stop signs or traffic lights, or no staircases.
You're probably right, but in Europe they use lots of roundabouts. I know that in Seoul, they have slip lanes for all the major avenues and boulevards.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Austin
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YouTube - Modern Roundabouts - A Safer Choice - FHWA-SA-10-023.wmv
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I found a model city the OP would like......


YouTube - The Jetsons Theme Song/Intro
Haha! That's funny except I missed the part where I mentioned anything about floating buildings, flying cars, or buildings mounted on stilts. Your sarcasm was good, though.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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I don't think stop signs are necessary. Without them, drivers would have to slow down as they approached an intersection. Drivers could decide among themselves who goes first. Speeding would be greatly reduced. Accidents that did occur would be less serious.
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