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by earthling
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1623
Views: 136273

Re: Politics

^Depends on who actually shows up to vote of course.
by earthling
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion...
Replies: 1115
Views: 73577

Re: Religion...

Non-religious in US jumped to 29% in 2017 according to Pew, was 25% in 2016. It's probably 25%-30% depending on how defined but generally up from low 20s earlier this decade and low teens last decade. That is astoundingly fast rise considering history of US has been typically below 10%. Interesting ...
by earthling
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 202
Views: 36679

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

On Tmobile/Sprint merger, Tmobile CEO says it rains everyday in Seattle area and would rather live in KC. My bet is if merger goes through KC presence will eventually dwindle to maybe some operations but is plausible they might value the lower cost of living here and beef things up. Though Dallas an...
by earthling
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1006
Views: 126509

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Is curious though that this claims KC metro dropped significantly more in GOP identity (6 points since 2013) than other markets. KC is lower than even MSP area in GOP identity now and much lower than STL. KC ranks 6th in Independent identity according to... 2017 http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2017/Me...
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1623
Views: 136273

Re: Politics

Point being KC has higher independent identity than other markets, ranking 6th of major markets (4th in ranking value). KC went up 3% in Indie identity since 2013 while US avg went up 1%. BTW, KC has historically been below avg for voter turnout and while KC is above US avg for voter registration it...
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1623
Views: 136273

Re: Politics

^The definition of liberal/conservative have somewhat different meanings per decade as well, as do party agendas. But it is interesting KC is currently more heavily identified as Independent (43%) than other markets (as I do as well). The two parties are too extreme and polarizing for KC maybe.
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 78
Views: 4101

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Hooray.
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1006
Views: 126509

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

^In some metros, conservative did go up, like MSP area. Not surprising that retirement metros like Tampa had a big jump in conservative.
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1006
Views: 126509

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC has heavy Independent identity compared to most metros according to this (2017). STL metro has comparable or higher GOP identity than several southern cities (Nashville, Dallas, Houston).... http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2017/MetroAreas/party/m/1,11,13,18,28 KC was higher in GOP identity and sign...
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1623
Views: 136273

Re: Politics

KC has heavy Independent identity compared to most metros according to this (2017). STL metro has comparable or higher GOP identity than several southern cities (Nashville, Dallas, Houston).... http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2017/MetroAreas/party/m/1,11,13,18,28 KC was higher in GOP identity and sign...
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1623
Views: 136273

Re: Politics

Polls tied to elections are at best just a temperature of public feeling at the moment as what matters is who shows up to vote. Will more DEM leaning supporters actually show up for this mid-term?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/21/democra ... -poll.html
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 518
Views: 18108

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

People not overweight but have poor balance while moving/standing? At least these take up less space than dockless electric assist bikes.
by earthling
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 518
Views: 18108

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Next to hit KayCee?
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by earthling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1623
Views: 136273

Re: Politics

I find some of the immigration really interesting. Like why did Bosnians settle in South St Louis and its now the largest bosnians population outside of bosnia. or why did Somilians and Hmongs settle in Minnesota? Even Akron has a large Burmese population. KC has a large Somali/Sudanese population ...
by earthling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 193253

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

As a bus rider I can see where you are coming from, a free bus could be just as useful for those who are indifferent about bus vs streetcar. But don't think you can debate that fixed rail of any kind will ultimately spur significant development through midtown and attract new riders overall and redu...
by earthling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 443
Views: 53299

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Variety good but wouldn't exactly call this complementary. Sticks out like sore thumb. Though not a fan of tan in general, and it doesn't age well. That is, darker tones have a better 'distressed' look over time than tan, which looks dirty in not a good way.
by earthling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 473
Views: 53748

Re: KC Bike share

Armour/Troost seems to be an ideal next spot. Has MAC been involved with sponsoring stations?
by earthling
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 518
Views: 18108

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Have there been any complaints to City ever since Bird/Lime expanded? If not, any chance City will allow more scooters (over 500 per operator) or more operators?
by earthling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1623
Views: 136273

Re: Politics

The idea the present administration has with shutting down, or severely limiting, immigration is simply madness. Most Americans are barely reproducing at a rate to replace the existing population of workers. The largest generation in history is either already retired and approaching retirement. And...
by earthling
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1814
Views: 210232

Re: Westport

Does KCATA have something like a sales team to work with downtown companies to provide company subsidized monthly bus passes? And monthly bus passes now include free 60min bikeshare rides. Bus passes are $40/month at my company; they are willing to do this to cut back on parking spaces needed. Tryi...