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by Highlander
Tue May 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Gun Violence in KCMO
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Gun Violence in KCMO

Whoa dude. I have absolutely no idea what point you are trying to make. Exactly, so why the long-winded retort at me? My entire post has nothing to do with you and is aimed at the Newspaper article. Until the press gets a clue and tells the truth, this issue will never go away. There's no such thin...
by Highlander
Tue May 16, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Thrillist ranks KC burgers
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Thrillist ranks KC burgers

I'm still very partial to Wesport Flea Market. However, I remember a quasi fast food place on Blue Ridge road south of 95th called Paul's Pizza that dates way back to my high school days in the 70's - always had great burgers and much better than town topic or Winsteads . I was surprised to see that...
by Highlander
Tue May 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1558
Views: 57036

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

It would not be the worst thing. His plans have got much better in recent years. They are much closer to what we need than even the 2016 plan of his. It proposes turning Main into train only as much as possible and do the same on other corridors with dedicated lanes. He's not wrong on this as we ha...
by Highlander
Mon May 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Gun Violence in KCMO
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Gun Violence in KCMO

"Gun violence?" Since when did guns have the ability to walk around shooting at people? "But the violence is particularly concentrated in certain neighborhoods. A central swath from Independence Avenue south to about Longview Road and between Troost Avenue on the west and Topping Ave...
by Highlander
Mon May 15, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 10933
Views: 350633

Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've always liked Gordon as a player and particularly in the field, but the guy has to be the slowest starter offensively in the majors. He never seems to get above 0.200 until late May or June and this year doesn't seem to be any different.
by Highlander
Sun May 14, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Gun Violence in KCMO
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Gun Violence in KCMO

Sad but interesting article. 477 victims in KCMO of gun violence. The distribution of shootings is not as predictable as I would have thought. Still quite a few shootings inside the loop and Crossroads area and a node of violence along SW Trafficway towards the Wesport area. I know these areas are n...
by Highlander
Sun May 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 139995

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Yeah, all that happened too. Everything in Highlander's post, I've heard from the city. The problem is a lot of people don't care about or don't believe those points. It's amazing to read the comments in the Star every time this issue comes up. The fear of another Chicago O'Hare airport and raised ...
by Highlander
Sun May 14, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 139995

Re: We need a new airport!!!

But if I were asked to vote on anything having to do with a new terminal today, I would vote no in a heartbeat, for the sole reason that I will always oppose the agenda of politicians and civic leaders whose instincts are to get things done by dissembling and back-room dealing. Like was done to bui...
by Highlander
Sat May 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 139995

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The voters are already bamboozled by their own ignorance regarding the entire issue. So the solution is more half-truths and deliberately misleading arguments from the mayor, council, airports department, and supporters of building a new terminal? I've made dozens of posts in this thread, and almos...
by Highlander
Sat May 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 139995

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The voters are already bamboozled by their own ignorance regarding the entire issue. So the solution is more half-truths and deliberately misleading arguments from the mayor, council, airports department, and supporters of building a new terminal? I've made dozens of posts in this thread, and almos...
by Highlander
Sat May 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 139995

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The details I've seen suggest this plan is pure politics, concocted so that its proponents can bandy about the phrase "privately financed" to bamboozle ignorant voters—and so that Burns & Mac can land a big no-bid contract. Private financing, which in this case seems to mean some comb...
by Highlander
Fri May 12, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 139995

Re: We need a new airport!!!

^^ I guess that I don't buy that the 'time/money' value for just a few months until a fall election would be worth the considerable effort and risk B&M would have to undergo. The only reason I would see is that this way would bypass the bid process for them and guarantee them the business. But,...
by Highlander
Thu May 04, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2033
Views: 91481

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

This is no longer a question of legalities, but strictly politics. If the current council decides that CFRG's political sway is overstated then they'll go ahead and use tools at their disposal to make the deal happen. It might yield some bad press, but no one will lose an election because of it, as...
by Highlander
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 950
Views: 73475

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

earthling wrote:KC ranks #2 for Best Job Markets for College Grads according to...
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/blog/best- ... rads-2017/


I have to wonder what's driving that ranking? Cerner?
by Highlander
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2033
Views: 91481

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

From what I have read, there seems to be quite a bit of doubt whether the Missouri Supreme Court decisions even apply in this case. Frankly, I think Coffey and his group should be on the line financially for any added costs their efforts create.
by Highlander
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Re: Highways to Boulevards

Semantics. The present is the result of all the good and bad decisions made in the past. Change the results of the bad decisions. It often expensive and painful but It's more than possible to do - we are doing it now with the streetcar. They took them out, now we are putting them back. The decision ...
by Highlander
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 156
Views: 33513

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

Earlier I saw a discussion about Cordish picking concepts very carefully and not duplicating any particular styles within the district (with reference to the choice of Rally House in such a prominent location). Made me wonder how two very similar concepts (Flying Saucer and Yard House) are doing jus...
by Highlander
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1484
Views: 112032

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Seems many Midtowners were not particularly interested in the original downtown streetcar line but now that it's running successfully they want it through Midtown. Even those I know who mostly were concerned about property tax increases now want it as long as it's free to ride. Was almost certain t...
by Highlander
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 103
Views: 5404

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

Points made above apply to some degree. However I was in KCMO city government for quite a few years and involved in budgeting. Of course for many of those years the city has had to contend with the Hancock Amendment. There was much resistance to the idea of asking voters to raise taxes to reduce th...
by Highlander
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 103
Views: 5404

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

The cities that are seeing success are taking the immediate post war suburbs and allowing tear downs with denser development. Houston is a sprawling city where this is happening close in. My brother lives in a neighborhood where single family homes 8-10 to a block are replaced with 10-20x as many h...

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