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by kirby96
March 22nd, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Making my own drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Making my own drawings

Getting full plan & 3-d architecture drawings actually helped us to decide NOT to do a project they way we originally envisioned. The best 'throw-away' money I ever spent.

(and I got full as-builts of the house to keep.)
by kirby96
March 2nd, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 22534

Re: Crime

And just a little hint: when journalists start writing articles such as you so vehemently disparage, it's almost ALWAYS because they are seizing upon popular zeitgeist, such as, oh I don't know, the #metoo movement? In other words, where there is journalistic smoke (hype), there is often fire (a va...
by kirby96
March 2nd, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 14328

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Not to dismiss the noise that neighbors must have experienced (and still probably do), but I fear this likely means the death of yet another live music venue.
by kirby96
March 1st, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 22534

Re: Crime

Bottom line: your analogy carries no more water than an entire article based on anecdata. Furthermore your response is disingenuous and dismissive and therefore rather hypocritical. The question isn't if Hennepin is 'bad' - it always has been. That dismisses nothing and nobody. That doesn't say 'ba...
by kirby96
March 1st, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11717

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

Our state literally just won gold in curling and hockey. But yeah sure, ice fishing is what we're good at. Apologies if my references to nordic skiing, snow fall, and alpine environments wasn't enough for you to understand that when I was referring to the 'environment', I was referring to the outdo...
by kirby96
February 28th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 22534

Re: Crime

Hennepin has always been sketch. In my 30 years living in Minneapolis I have never known it to not be...gritty. It's less sketch now than it was in the 80's/90's. For all the anecdata saying it's really bad now I'm sure we could gather anecdata saying it's really good. The only thing that stops us ...
by kirby96
February 28th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 22534

Re: Crime

I think as a city we need to focus more on the vitality part and less on some people feeling slightly uncomfortable around certain people. Careful... What Arradondo refers to in the article as the conduct that isn't illegal ("lack of civility and respect") is harassment, sometimes of a sexual natur...
by kirby96
February 27th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11717

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

Even the nordic events would be dicey here, or at least less attractive than many other locales. Contrary to what we locals might think, Minnesota just doesn't get all that much snow (at least relative to true alpine environments, and a warming climate doesn't help). Sure they can make snow, but tha...
by kirby96
February 27th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shoveling
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Shoveling

I've gotten myself into a situation that's kind of funny. I have older neighbors immediately to one side, and some other older neighbors two houses down on the other side. I have a snowblower, so it would be pretty inconsiderate not to do their driveways and sidewalks. However, I feel like a jerk if...
by kirby96
January 25th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1764
Views: 308248

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Woooooow. All I've heard, parkingwise, is a co-worker complaining that his contract spot in the C Ramp isn't letting him park there on gameday. Not that he'd be coming downtown that day anyway, but he feels he should be refunded the $4 or whatever his contract works out to per day. There's likely s...
by kirby96
January 23rd, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 19992

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

@mspbjhalter tweeted that MSP submitted 18 sites. What were our metro boosters thinking?! 🤦‍♂️ ...they wanted to come off as desperate,clingy, and versatile? They should have mailed it day before the deadline on the back of an Arby's Napkin and given only 1 site.. I'm sure they would have been more...
by kirby96
January 22nd, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 36244

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

mattaudio wrote:
January 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm
It added to the vibe at Nightingale the other night...
No one's gonna give you credit for that gem? Tough crowd.
by kirby96
December 11th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180477

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

There is a deal in place to sell the Solera building. On the one hand, there's a new lounge opening up in the Solera space, which is unambiguously better than an empty storefront. On the other hand... It's gonna be a Jack Links . Saw that. As someone who loves some jerky from time to time this make...
by kirby96
December 1st, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 978
Views: 144520

Re: Southside - General Topics

...selecting a threshold for 'fair' wage seems to be more art than science. I think this is actually the key to the whole argument. I've begun to think that there are a whole lot of relationships that can be understood with a pseudo-'Laffer Curve' (the infamous and much maligned argument made for t...
by kirby96
November 30th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 978
Views: 144520

Re: Southside - General Topics

A lot of regulars are commenting on the articles about how often it's dead in there, and how they think the minimum wage is just a way for the owners to blame someone else for their failures. That very well could be true, especially as the wage hike hasn't even kicked in yet. I think the reality is...
by kirby96
November 30th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 978
Views: 144520

Re: Southside - General Topics

Whiskey Junction to close. Cites pending minimum wage hike. Real bummer for music. Twin Town held their recitals there which were pretty cool (said as a previous participant).
by kirby96
November 8th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 28557

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Mixed feelings right now. On the one hand, I strongly support RCV, and think it's entertaining/fascinating to work through the possibilities.

On the other hand, doing just that is probably why a big chunk of the population throws their hands in the air and thinks this RCV is ridiculous.
by kirby96
November 8th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 28557

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

The question really is how do NLP's seconds break? I'd think Hodges and Dehn both do well, but how well relative to each others makes the difference as to which is eliminated next, or whether Hoch is. Yeah, and the other thing is its easy (for me anyway) to overweight generalizing. Pounds supports ...
by kirby96
November 8th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 28557

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I don't think that's right. Totally unscientific, but I'm not aware of any actual data available, but I saw a lot of people putting Hodges, Dehn and NLP (in various orders) on their ballots together. I guess I wouldn't be shocked about that. People that want Pounds or Dehn, but where Hodges benefit...
by kirby96
November 8th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 28557

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

...and thinking about it more, I'm even going to hedge my prediction on Hoch 3rd. Could very likely be Dehn ultimately in 3rd. EDIT: nerding out a bit, but it's pretty fun to think about. I see it possibly going like this: Pounds Eliminated, significantly helps Dehn. If it helps him enough, Hoch is ...

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