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by Bob Stinson's Ghost
May 13th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 316
Views: 22135

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Employers who think they are getting free lunch by pinching pennies on pay will no doubt complain loudly about the additional tax burden.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
March 8th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2616

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

Is John Edwards a real person? I always viewed him as a sort of mythical figure, kind of like Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
March 8th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2616

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

I'm not sure I understand why anonymity is relevant here. Neither the wedgelive youtube channel nor the "Times Picayune" website offer any clues about who is operating them and the whois info is hidden. Whoever operates these things really, really doesn't want people to know who they are. The same g...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
March 6th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2616

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

I think Carol is pretty proud of leading the "resistance". I don't think she wants to hide anything.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
March 6th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2616

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

VacantLuxuries wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 9:04 am
Especially funny since it's incredibly easy to have your hosting provider register as the ICANN owner on your behalf to prevent this sort of embarassment.
What, wait, is there some kind of embarrassment taking place here? Did I miss something?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 26th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 63
Views: 8496

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Does Kashkari drive in from some suburb in an SUV?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 26th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 280
Views: 43303

Re: Calhoun Square

seanrichardryan wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:49 pm
HiawathaGuy wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Article states they likely won't get the $69.5M that they paid for it in 2014.
I wonder why they're jumping ship?![/color]
Cash for another deal.
Sean, can you share anything about the other deal?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 24th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Denver
Replies: 98
Views: 8623

Re: Denver

Bicycling is much more attractive when you're not breathing tailpipe emissions.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 23rd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 701
Views: 53753

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

The most interesting carve out in the exempt list is the "passenger snowmobiles" one, specifying vehicles capable of carrying 4-12 passengers (presumably a Hagglunds or a Snowcat of some kind). I guess if your vehicle can carry 13 passengers or more, you're no longer exempt?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 23rd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: California Street Silos
Replies: 8
Views: 1842

Re: California Street Silos

I like the townhomes, but I'd like to see just a little more differentiation between units.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 23rd, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 280
Views: 43303

Re: Calhoun Square

seanrichardryan wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:49 pm
HiawathaGuy wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Article states they likely won't get the $69.5M that they paid for it in 2014.
I wonder why they're jumping ship?![/color]
Cash for another deal.
Is this speculation or information?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 20th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 30
Views: 1534

Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

Raising the gas tax isn't done very often because it hits people in rural areas whose lives are built around hauling heavy loads in gas guzzling pickup trucks, and also poor people who can't afford to buy newer more efficient vehicles. The impact on affluent residents of the metro is negligible, hen...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 19th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 30
Views: 1534

Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

The 20 cents per gallon is presumably to speed the adoption of BEV's?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 18th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 961
Views: 126330

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Some of the backstory about how PFA helped Triple Five Group restart the American Dream megamall project in New jersey is here: https://www.nreionline.com/retail/goldman-sells-american-dream-unrated-municipal-bond-deal The bond issue was unrated. No mention of yields. Somehow this is all legal. Fant...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 15th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 285
Views: 29986

Re: Bike Share

Is the quoted top speed pure electric drive? If you're strong and in a hurry could you pedal hard and push these up to 25?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 13th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stick vs. Concrete / Construction Quality Issues
Replies: 110
Views: 22861

Re: Stick vs. Concrete / Construction Quality Issues

And there are echoes in at least some of the agitation of standard-variety Nimbyism.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 5th, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 524
Views: 45507

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

I put on my tinfoil hat for a moment and the idea occurred to me that a dedicated fiber optic cable like that would be useful for doing Chinese style street corner facial recognition. You really couldn't run that over wireless. After about 30 seconds of wearing the tinfoil hat my head started to rea...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 3rd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 524
Views: 45507

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

What are they using gas for?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 1st, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 498
Views: 42321

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Dealers make most of their profits from service. No dealer who sells both BEV's and ICE powered vehicles is going to work to sell BEV's. Something which really interests me about the transition to pure electric vehicles is the degree to which it will boost bicycle ridership. A lot of people who don'...

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