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by knucklehead
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 669
Views: 76005

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

My grandparents were cattle farmers. I have been to my share of small town cattle shows. Live in Warrensburg - been to the state fair many times to see relatives show cattle in the Colosium. Visited the cattle barns at the State fair many times to see relatives. Most people at livestock shows are pe...
by knucklehead
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 998
Views: 125692

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

^If KC didn't have the Northland where do you think we would land on this list? I'd say right between STL and Memphis That is why lists based on arbitrary city limits are worthless. If you move the boundery lines a few miles you can get dramatically different results - with no actual changes in rea...
by knucklehead
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Kansas to allow businesses to elect not to serve gay couples
Replies: 46
Views: 3682

Re: Kansas to allow businesses to elect not to serve gay cou

Unfortunately, the people that dictate the behavior of republican politicians are the people that vote in republican primaries. In GOP states, the pols are much more concerned about losing a primary challenge to a right wing extremist than losing a general election. The total wack jobs constitute a ...
by knucklehead
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1662
Views: 126860

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Trying to negotiate with Kansans is a fools errand. In the past 100 years, Kansans have joined in exactly one bi-state effort - Union Station and they are still bitching about it. The Kansas political strategy is to insult and demean the Missouri portions of the metro at every opportunity. That does...
by knucklehead
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1662
Views: 126860

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

I don't remember losing a lot of KC companies packing up and moving to other cities over the years. I assume at some point TWA moved to St. Louis but that was before my time. Panhandle moved to Houston. The Big Pharma co that bought Marion moved a bunch of jobs to New Jersey. With the Panhandle and ...
by knucklehead
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 669
Views: 76005

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Thanks for the history AKP, but the information you posted doesn't really explain why AR had the negotiating leverage to get a 30 year lease for a relatively low annual rental payment. The preexisting lease could be a reason why AR had leverage, but you provide very little actual information about i...
by knucklehead
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 359855

Re: We need a new airport!!!

OK - I am confused the article states Portland and Tampa rank just behind KCI. I thought that meant they were ranked behind KCI.
by knucklehead
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 82257

Re: The Health Care Debate

Pretty sure if Jesus was alive today, JE Dunn would call him a worthless bum. Funny how the rich like to coopt historical figures for their own benefit after they are dead. Kinda like sanatizing Martin Luther King to eliminate his opinions about US Foreign policy and economic justice. They love them...
by knucklehead
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 359855

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This is very important evidence. KCI ranks 1st in medium size airports for customer satisfaction according to J.D. Power. J.D. Power is a widely recognized consumer survey agency. http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/15/4824888/steve-rose-to-reiterate-kci-remains.html I think that conclusively demonstr...
by knucklehead
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 669
Views: 76005

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

This is amazing. I haven't followed the saga very closely, but who the hell gave them such a long lease? I say horseshit. My guess is the rent on the lease is probably $1 a year or something like that. Not sure leases like that are actually enforceable. In any event, my guess is the extremely low r...
by knucklehead
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 359855

Re: We need a new airport!!!

$40k a year is actually pretty great for only having three years and working at a non-major airline. There are guys out there making half that. Looks like bobbyhawks beat me to it. My conversation with the pilot was four or five years ago. I have to confess, I don't actually remember exactly what s...
by knucklehead
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1566
Views: 134382

Re: Politics

Interesting document from the Koch's Brothers annual retreat. Shows the program and the last four pages list attendees. Don't see anyone from the Kansas City Area. Notice the hysterical wording of the cover letter. Poor poor billionaires are facing the fight of their lifetime. One of the panel descr...
by knucklehead
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1662
Views: 126860

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

This is a huge waste of time. History has proven you cannot negotiate with Kansans. Kansas politicians will find some excuse not to do this. It will be interesting to see which excuse they settle on. The one thing you can bet on is whatever theme they settle on it will include an implicit insult aga...
by knucklehead
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 359855

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It would be a factor - although my understanding is the pilots of the smaller planes have lower salaries. I spoke to a young pilot who flew for American's non-union regional airline. He claimed he was only making 40K a year. And that was after three years. Think about it, a job that requires constan...
by knucklehead
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 669
Views: 76005

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Sounds great. In my view, an indoor amatuer sports facility is a great use for Kemper. One thing that would be good if feasible, is an indoor hockey rink with seating for about 2,000 people. Indoor tennis courts would be nice to. Parking needs would be small - but I suppose the large parking lots wo...
by knucklehead
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 359855

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I don't mind the 2X2 canadian jets. They do take about 30 minutes longer in the air to get to San Francisco - but boarding and "deplaneing" is quicker, so total time in the plane is probably only about 15 minutes more. With the big jets, if you are in the back it can take a long time to get off the ...
by knucklehead
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion...
Replies: 1113
Views: 73078

Re: Religion...

The problem with polls is that I suspect a lot of people overstate the number of times a year they attend church. They may tend to give the response that represents what they plan to do in the future rather than what they have actually done over the past year. Then life happens and they end up going...
by knucklehead
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 998
Views: 125692

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Anyone have good information about the percentage of the population that attends a church service during a typical week. I.e. Average total weekly Attendance / total population?

Just curious.
by knucklehead
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 359855

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Just one more comment on hubs. I have never had a flight delayed in the air over Kansas City because of "air traffic delays" in Kansas City- it is common on both coasts. In fact the air traffic control delays that occur at KCI are almost always on departing flights and the delay is at the airport yo...
by knucklehead
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 359855

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The KC metro has a population of 2 million and the nearest airport is Omaha.

That is more than enough population to mean we don't have to ruin our airport just to add some resturants and overpriced shops for connecting passingers.