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by Viktor Vaughn
February 17th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "The Miracle of Mpls", Local Responses & Racial Disparities
Replies: 122
Views: 5420

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

If anything, I would think Fiscal Disparities slowed white flight and ghettoization leaving us less sprawly than we'd otherwise be. I did blush a little reading that article, but mostly this type of praise makes me think about how bad it must be other places. It's hard enough to keep the rent paid h...
by Viktor Vaughn
February 15th, 2015, 3:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 85342

Re: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery

Someone should tip off Ira Glass. Sounds like an episode of This American life.
by Viktor Vaughn
February 13th, 2015, 11:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 18517

Re: Star Tribune

I've been paying $11.96/month for quite a while. I know that I could evade their paywall, but I've considered it sort of civic duty to support the hometown newspaper and journalism in general. I used to read a lot more Star Tribune articles, though, and I've sort of soured on the paper lately. I gue...
by Viktor Vaughn
February 11th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 56168

Re: Midtown Corridor

Midtown could be useful for someone taking the 4 from Northeast, and transfering to Midtown at Lyndale to go either East or West.
by Viktor Vaughn
January 30th, 2015, 8:46 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 85342

Re: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery

The amount of effort required to pull off this hoax doesn't really strike me as the work of an older person who is upset that their credibility is questioned. The working assumption of the motive for this hoax seems to be a nasaesque quest for validation, credibility, and to look like an insider. I...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 29th, 2015, 3:15 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17667

Re: Rumors!

I know these aren't in response to me, but who said arguing is bad? I'm just confused how it became the topic. I'm here because I love the debate-heavy atmosphere myself. Nobody I know personally said they're gone because people argue with them too much... Some take argument as criticism. When lurk...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 29th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17667

Re: Rumors!

It's not a reaction to your comments, Jake. Just my take on the few posters who go stomping out of here.
by Viktor Vaughn
January 29th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17667

Re: Rumors!

Well put MNdible. I think this is a key point. I'm not hung up about building an online community of Urban love. I'm looking for a rough and tumble free exchange of ideas, with people who can give as good as they get. I'm tired of people thinking all opinions have equal weight and merit. If you misr...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 27th, 2015, 2:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 85342

Re: Rumors!

It must be the big bad gubmint! Ok, please understand I'm not putting this forward as a theory. Your comment just made me think of this. Does anyone else remember a few years ago when Streetsblog.org outed their notorious troll as an employee of the military who worked in and trolled from the Penta...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 27th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4492
Views: 411739

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

That would be $500 K , not million. But really, this more confirms what we're saying about Dayton. He's all over the board. He talked about a gas tax, then said he didn't want to raise the gas tax, then proposed to raise the gas tax. He said there's no state money for Southwest in the next two years...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 26th, 2015, 2:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 85342

Re: Rumors!

I just mean it's definitely not uncommon for people (especially people that follow multiple cities at SSC) to request off-topic posts be deleted in the development news threads... since they're for news, especially when an off-topic matter takes up 15 pages. Right. And I appreciate your level-heade...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 26th, 2015, 1:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 85342

Re: Rumors!

Love the effort to delete the SSC posts and move on. You'd think they'd want to take a few days/weeks to suss it out after discovering a hoax drove their conversation for over a year. There's still a lot more questions than answers at this point. I know I'm pretty facinated to watch this whole web u...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 23rd, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1993
Views: 253321

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

John wrote: They should really just re-grout the tile pavement on Nicollet Mall and forget about wasting time and money to renovate it.
I agree with this one sentence of your post at least.
by Viktor Vaughn
January 22nd, 2015, 2:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2014 Election
Replies: 47
Views: 2531

Re: 2014 Election

I think when someone votes for the cannabis party, they're making a few statements. One, they actually care enough to vote. Two, they don't feel like either of the viable parties are representing their interests, and three they support the legalization of marijuana. But beyond that, keep in mind tha...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 16th, 2015, 9:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Grocery Stores
Replies: 246
Views: 19480

Re: Grocery Stores

My favorite story about the self checkouts - A guy was trying to buy a crowbar at Home Depot and was repeatedly thwarted by the self checkout so he smashed it to pieces.

I could identify the couple of times I've used them.
by Viktor Vaughn
January 15th, 2015, 9:00 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137089

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Also, I'm reminded that the hostsite of Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, was privately owned space. However, the developer obtained variances for their development by offering a plaza for the public on their property. I'm aware no such stipulation made for the MoA rotunda, but that doesn't address...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 15th, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137089

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Just because something is given public money, does not make it public space. The mall still has rules. Nobody has a right to break those rules on purpose and not expect to get in trouble for it. It isn't like they didn't know. They were warned, and continued anyways. I absolutely agree that accepti...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 14th, 2015, 9:51 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137089

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

"As I went walking I saw a sign there And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." But on the other side it didn't say nothing, That side was made for you and me. In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people, By the relief office I seen my people; As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking Is thi...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 14th, 2015, 4:05 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137089

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Bloomington filed charges against 10 of the MoA protest leaders. MPR posted the statement of probable cause from the criminal complaint. http://www.scribd.com/doc/252646733/Statement-of-Probable-Cause-from-criminal-complaint Written from the perspective of trying to make this demonstration sound SO ...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 14th, 2015, 3:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stress relief
Replies: 222
Views: 24933

Re: Stress relief

Makes me think of Moscow's subway-riding stray dogs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_dog ... al_Times-1

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