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by earthling
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147637

Re: Politics

Early voting passed 2014 so far but both parties are pulling in about same... http://fortune.com/2018/11/01/early-voting-turnout-2018-midterms/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/early-vote-totals-in-at-least-17-states-already-surpass-2014-turnout/2018/10/31/6647795a-dd25-11e8-85df-7a6b4d25cfbb...
by earthling
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147637

Re: Politics

The leanings of general population and political polls don't matter, what matters is who shows up to vote - and sometimes it's a distasteful comment/situation within days of election that drives certain factions to show up and others to stay home. GOP seems to have the default advantage (especially ...
by earthling
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 247
Views: 34524

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

List of 'free to ride' transit in US. A few small towns have city wide free service but not any large cities I can find in US. Most are just specific point to point shuttles or certain districts like KC's streetcar. Seattle used to have free bus service from anywhere in King Co into downtown until 2...
by earthling
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 95
Views: 14258

Re: Downtown office vacancy

The hard part is finding lenders willing to take the risk when metro suburban minded companies want lots of free parking (and can get it in burbs). KCMO would essentially have to take the risk.
by earthling
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 247
Views: 34524

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Free rides for vets too. Any interest still in pursuing a fully free bus system or at least a few major lines?
by earthling
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 95
Views: 14258

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Collison on the challenges to get spec building and lost opportunity for Starbucks office... lenders want 40%+ pre-lease these days... https://cityscenekc.com/a-missed-starbucks-opportunity-brews-call-for-downtown-office-development/ Last decade lenders typically wanted vacancy below 12% to build sp...
by earthling
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147637

Re: Politics

No point in debating with a handle like 'phuqueue' (fuck you). There's no respectful debate to be had with that intent off the bat. Clearly this person has no interest in being taken seriously.
by earthling
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1834
Views: 216654

Re: Westport

^As long as it's not frozen breaded fried seafood, might be an upgrade.
by earthling
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 538
Views: 21613

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

In STL, Lime cut bikes down to about 200. And scooters are at about 1000, which apparently is the current limit for KC for 2 operators. How many Bcycle bikes in KC now, 200-250? https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/land-of-misfit-limes-dogtown-alley-holds-answers-to-where/article_ac7d9b88-1427-...
by earthling
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2268
Views: 198985

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Given streetcar is more heavily used on weekends by bridge/tunnel crowd visiting city core, is clear that many tourists/metro will make a Downtown/Westport/Plaza daytrip every weekend. It will also be used for local service for midtowners just as used for local service downtown. Many will also be wi...
by earthling
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147637

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/democrats-more-likely-to-vote-in-midterms-than-gop-nbc-wsj-poll.html S...
by earthling
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147637

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: 75577

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: 208
Views: 38813

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: 1008
Views: 129125

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: 1750
Views: 147637

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: 1750
Views: 147637

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: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 6921

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Hooray.
by earthling
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1008
Views: 129125

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: 1008
Views: 129125

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...