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by AllThingsKC
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns

scooterj wrote:Until the 1980s GV was an isolated farm town of ~700. It became a suburb of ~15-20K way too fast for it to develop organically.


Yep. Same thing with Raymore.
by AllThingsKC
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns

I'm including a few cities that aren't actually suburbs, but not including Lawrence because I think it's pretty much a given their downtown is awesome. The best: 1. NKC - Nice street grid, easy to walk and bike, nice mixture of shops and urban housing. Not much "history," but still charmin...
by AllThingsKC
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...

So, each downtown neighborhood would have to actually purchase X amount of these to have it be uniform in the downtown area? That sucks.
by AllThingsKC
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4977
Views: 277025

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Yeah, that's a downside to KU's loss: their fans were probably less likely to stay downtown after the game, especially if they often visit downtown anyway. I'm not sure how many Oregon fans were downtown, but there's probably a good chance KC's suburbs had more Oregon fans than those that were downt...
by AllThingsKC
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Getting involved downtown
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

Re: Getting involved downtown

Number one on my list would probably be the downtown council. That's a good way of meeting other downtown residents and keeping up with downtown causes and events.

http://www.downtownkc.org

I'd also recommend the Downtown​ Neighborhood Association.
by AllThingsKC
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: PUMP UP THE ROOS!
Replies: 164
Views: 12784

Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

In their first ever D-1 postseason game, UMKC beats Wisconsin-Green Bay tonight. So, Roo Up!
by AllThingsKC
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Tournament
Replies: 181
Views: 8455

Re: Big 12 Tournament

It's too bad the state university that represents Kansas City is not in the tournament. Why? At this point, none of KC's 3 local universities are playing, but the tournament will still have great attendance, so I don't think KC is missing much. Are the fans using the streetcar system? KC has change...
by AllThingsKC
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Tournament
Replies: 181
Views: 8455

Re: Big 12 Tournament

We better hope the state doesn't pass some bathroom bill because if they do, the tournament will certainly be gone. Where would they move it to? The open-minded states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, or West Virginia? Heck, even Iowa is a red state now. I guess they could move it to Colorado or Nevada ...
by AllThingsKC
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: How did Branson get a Ferris Wheel Before us?
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: How did Branson get a Ferris Wheel Before us?

Does the ferris wheel at Worlds of Fun count? That was probably there before Branson got theirs. So the joke's on Branson, really.
by AllThingsKC
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Lighting up KC's skyscrapers
Replies: 56
Views: 5289

Re: Lighting up KC's skyscrapers

I have been wondering the same thing. I'm not sure of the significance.
by AllThingsKC
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

It's not too early to "make a judgment" one way or the other.
by AllThingsKC
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

It's not too early to pass "any judgement" on this administration.
by AllThingsKC
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

Sounds good to me.
by AllThingsKC
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

Can I ask you what the point is of excising an entire paragraph to reply to one sentence from it out of any other context? Sure. I assure you it's not to take anything you say out of context. Since the full context of your statements usually appear just one post above my response, it's not like I'm...
by AllThingsKC
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

What they're "not worried about" right now is losing money on the trades they're making -- that's it. Reading more than that into their decisions, or assuming that their decisions reflect some kind of deep insight into what's to come is baseless and silly. OK. This is deeply flawed reason...
by AllThingsKC
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

If there's one thing we've learned about bankers over the past decade it's that they're always looking ahead with the long game in mind. Yes, a lot of investors think in the short term and make knee-jerk reactions. But the Dow hit a record high after Trump became president. Maybe that was a positiv...
by AllThingsKC
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

Whatever other reservations people might have had about Hillary, nobody was worried about her starting World War III. But yes, through selective responses and then selective quoting, feel free to dodge the issue of what stock traders are "certain" about and what implications that has for ...
by AllThingsKC
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

That's quite a low bar to clear. Indeed. But look at the top two choices we had this past election. I dunno if it would reassure ATKC to point out that it is ok to reevaluate when new information comes in, so like a year from now if Trump has turned out to be a terrific president it's ok to say &qu...
by AllThingsKC
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

That's pretty simplistic but we'll skip that discussion and get to the important part, which is what "things" do you think they're "sure of"? That we're not in World War III yet. This is really a cowardly answer. You're either in favor of the content of those "papers" ...
by AllThingsKC
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64711

Re: Politics

Oh, so like the final 7 years and 10 months of his presidency? Yes. What investors hate is uncertainty. So the more sure they are of things, the more likely the stock market will go up. But the stability of the stock market isn't the only thing I use to judge how a president is doing. As far as Don...

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