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by earthling
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

Given KS going blue Gov even in Wichita, which appears to be partly Trump regret, not just dumping Brownback era, could KS vote against Trump if DEMs go with a moderate? Too early to tell but the KS shift is pretty significant and would imagine JoCo maintaining blue as long as GOP have hard right ag...
by earthling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

Voted around 4pm in 64111. Was raining but ballot receiver said above avg turnout for midterm. Mostly female (over 70%), mostly under 40s. Usually have seen more grays in past but I went later than usual.
by earthling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

^You still live NE Side?
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Various restaurants coming to City
Replies: 21
Views: 3796

Re: Various restaurants coming to City

November update in or near city core... ▪ Alma Mader Brewing, 2635 Southwest Blvd. No opening date was available. ▪ Bar + Rec, 1729 Grand Blvd. Opening spring 2019. ▪ Baramee Thai Bistro, 1810 Baltimore Ave. Hoping to open in December. ▪ The Bardot, a luxury event space, 1612 Grand Blvd. Early 2019....
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

And interesting that WyCo is approaching 1/3 Latino/Hispanic with White only dropping to 40% and Black at 23%. WyCo is also 5% Asian, which is closer to US avg than rest of metro. Is in similar position as Texas where the voter base is there to boost blue. Before the Internet hit the masses, MTV had...
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)
Replies: 197
Views: 31490

Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

I've stayed in 2 Hotel Indigos in other cities, both were pretty much only hotels I could sleep solidly the first night in. They had white noise in room and beds were very comfortable. Couldn't tell if it was specifically a white noise generator but it was a constant soothing sound even if air was o...
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 539
Views: 23163

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Given that FF attracts the bridge/tunnel crowd there will always be newbie riders who don't know the law and getting used to riding them. Would help if the app specified city fine for sidewalk riding with a popup screen when checking a scooter out. Even if not enforced it would get the message acros...
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 22867

Re: New transportation technologies

You're using traditional estimating, not factoring what I mentioned but do agree KC likely does not have the density to support subway anyway - I was thinking 'eventually'. Though would be interesting to see cost of a basic auto/bus tunnel (Boring Company estimate) under SW Tfway with no midtown exi...
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 22867

Re: New transportation technologies

While this might not be very realistic, an auto/bus tunnel from Ward Parkway to downtown with no midtown exits might have a case at some point. A transit subway under Main or Broadway with just one underground stop in midtown (about Westport or 39th) would also cut costs.
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 22867

Re: New transportation technologies

It's 4.7mi from Plaza to River but just over 2mi to bottom of each end of midtown hill, which would make sense to enter/emerge from. The Boring Company is supposedly lower cost to tunnel than traditional tunnel making so wondered how much lower. And KC's limestone should be easier to deal with than ...
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Proposition D: Raising the gas tax
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Proposition D: Raising the gas tax

MO gas tax is one of lowest in country and has among crappiest roads/bridges because of it. There are some good points against but for the most part the road standards are too low in MO and we need to take care of the bridges. Given most of MO is still an anti-tax Tea Party state, have a hard time s...
by earthling
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 22867

Re: New transportation technologies

Elon Musk's 'disturbingly long' 2 mile tunnel in LA... https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/elon-musks-boring-company-shows-off-its-disturbingly-long-tunnel/ Wonder what the cost is to create a 2 mile tunnel factoring KCs limestone. KC could use 1 or 2 between downtown/Plaza - one under SW Tfwy f...
by earthling
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Metro Employment Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3076

Re: Metro Employment Stats

After several years of MO side of KC metro gaining more jobs of KS side of metro, the KS side has been gaining more jobs overall lately. KS side gaining more Pro Biz services, Trade/Transportation Utilities, MO side gaining more Construction, Govt and Hospitality jobs. Lots of other stats by county....
by earthling
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 93
Views: 18928

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

^Hard to tell how much streetfront retail but that corner access is nice and needs to be used more often in other projects. Above avg project so far it seems but hard to tell what kind of streetvibe this will entice.
by earthling
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

According to this, in 2013 34% in Kansas identified as GOP (highest GOP identity in US), in 2017 it's down to 25% (same as OH). MO increased from 23% to 26% GOP identity.

http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2013/States/party/1,2,3
http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2017/States/party/1,2,3
by earthling
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

Texas might be the most interesting state this election cycle. The state is hugely Latino and young yet they are traditionally least likely to vote. The potential is there to turn they state blue if they would just show up... and if Trump is enough of a turnoff they just might. Kansas Gov is second ...
by earthling
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

Most industries supporting DEMS this election cycle, and they supported Obama's first cycle as well...
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/1 ... democrats/
by earthling
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 340
Views: 37372

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Rumors that DC area (Virginia) is a strong finalist. Lobbying impact a factor along with Bezos owning WaPo? Amazon spends over $10M/yr on lobbying (in top 20).

https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/top.p ... wYear=2018
by earthling
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 151844

Re: Politics

Would expect Trump to play/tweet many last minute cards Mon/Tue telling all what they want to hear. It's starting now with indication he'll 'make a deal with China' but would he follow through if Tue goes as he wants. DEMs appear to be focused on health care. A marketwatch.com report makes an intere...
by earthling
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 539
Views: 23163

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Bird has cut down on midtown scooters lately, though Lime still has many.