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by phuqueue
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 47
Views: 1555

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

Those cost estimates could go up 500% and it would still be less than HSR. I'm confident that those estimates will not hold up either, that's why they are called estimates. Musk is not directly involved with Hyperloop One. And yet if the numbers are made up in the first place and "500%" i...
by phuqueue
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 47
Views: 1555

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

Those cost estimates could go up 500% and it would still be less than HSR. I'm confident that those estimates will not hold up either, that's why they are called estimates. Musk is not directly involved with Hyperloop One. And yet if the numbers are made up in the first place and "500%" i...
by phuqueue
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1609
Views: 120720

Re: KC in TV and Movies

The New IFC show called Brockmire is based on an Announcer for the Team from Kansas City but I think he then goes to the Minor Leagues for saying bad stuff over the air. The first 3 min were pretty good You can watch the 1st episode free http://www.ifc.com/shows/brockmire That embodies every evil a...
by phuqueue
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

I think "the middle" remains alive and well in American politics and those lamenting its supposed decline are just looking in the wrong place. When people talk about the middle, I think they're picturing those politicians who once operated in the blurry neutral zone where one party's "...
by phuqueue
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

This bodes well https://www.wsj.com/articles/spies-keep-intelligence-from-donald-trump-1487209351 Is it too early to talk about the 2018 election cycle? Dems take over the Senate? Dems take over the House? Both? State offices start the swing back to the Dems? What happens to Obamacare? What other ca...
by phuqueue
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

Sorry, I should have used more precise language, I just meant to express that I also need more time before I make a judgment one way or the oth-- https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u ... flynn.html
by phuqueue
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

Back to the main topic though, I totally agree that it's too early to pass any judgment on this adminis-- https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/donald-trump-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn.html https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/mar-a-lago-north-korea-trump.html ht...
by phuqueue
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

I'm not saying that you have questions you aren't asking, I'm saying you just ignore the point and respond to something that's actually not the point instead. I mean above I tried to make the point that, even if he magically becomes a great president from here on out, Trump has already done genuine ...
by phuqueue
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

The founders were well aware of the dangers of partisanship (or "factionalism") but apparently failed to foresee a time when politicians in power would put their own interests ahead of the country's . You think this is something new? Can I ask you what the point is of excising an entire p...
by phuqueue
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

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 phuqueue
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

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 phuqueue
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

That's quite a low bar to clear. Indeed. But look at the top two choices we had this past election. 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 dod...
by phuqueue
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

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. That's quite a low bar to clear. This is really a cowardly answer. You're either in favor of the con...
by phuqueue
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

By the way, to earthling's point, the Doomsday Clock is at two and a half minutes to midnight now, the closest it's been since the US and USSR conducted competing thermonuclear tests in 1953. It's the first time it's ever moved based on one man's statements.

But I'm still withholding judgment!
by phuqueue
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

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. That's pretty...
by phuqueue
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

So is the let's wait and see what happens crowd pleased with what they're seeing so far?
by phuqueue
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 948
Views: 42371

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Except Yost eventually understood what his weaknesses were and tried to be better
by phuqueue
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 134235

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I'm hearing rumors the airlines might move to Los Angeles if we don't build them a new airport????
by phuqueue
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 156
Views: 12572

Re: New transportation technologies

More on uber and whether it's more efficient than other transport modes (spoiler alert: no) https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2016/12/01/2180647/the-taxi-unicorns-new-clothes/ As shown in Exhibit 2, for the year ending September 2015, Uber had GAAP losses of $2 billion on revenue of $1.4 billion, a negati...
by phuqueue
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59510

Re: Politics

Actually I'm tempted to say that kind of stuff is much more rampant on the right, but that wouldn't be based on anything more than my own anecdotal experience, so I can't really make a strong argument there I would argue there's equal number of people in both groups, but the left claiming it's more...

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