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by Gladstoner
Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC to be Hellish Texas-like Wasteland by 2100
Replies: 15
Views: 1996

Re: KC to be Hellish Texas-like Wasteland by 2100

It would be funny if the evidence for global warming was caused by surface lots being built up around meteorology stations.
by Gladstoner
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: What are some little-known, awesome views of KC?
Replies: 18
Views: 3754

Re: What are some little-known, awesome views of KC?

The view from the new Chouteau Bridge is very nice. Wide shoulders and a gas station (I think it is a gas station) on the north end make for easy access.
by Gladstoner
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you're from Kansas City when...
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: You know you're from Kansas City when...

... When asked "Have you ever been in a tornado?", you answer "Just one".
by Gladstoner
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Will Save the Suburbs?
Replies: 120
Views: 28857

Re: What Will Save the Suburbs?

*Bump*

Just seeing if the 'General Discussion' area is still alive.
by Gladstoner
Tue May 05, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Shorpy - historical city photos
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Shorpy - historical city photos

Just stumbled across this....

http://www.shorpy.com/vintage-streetscape-photo-gallery

Be sure to click 'view full size'.

Some samples....

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by Gladstoner
Fri May 01, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Database Crash - forum downtime
Replies: 162
Views: 17056

Re: Database Crash - forum downtime

Is the forum still down?
by Gladstoner
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...
Replies: 1448
Views: 165690

Re: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...

Yes but popcorn is typically more ubiquitous than those elusive Calabi-Yau manifolds, which I suspect manifest themselves less often in these parts. If string theory is correct, the six extra spacetime dimensions (apart from the familiar four) would take the form of a Calabi-Yau manifold, so they w...
by Gladstoner
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...
Replies: 1448
Views: 165690

Re: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...

Also, on the tour the guy was explaining about that sculpture - if I recall correctly it is meant to resemble something else, of which I can't remember right now, but by coincidence, it reminds many people of popcorn. Anyone can see that it is a Calabi–Yau manifold..... http://images.google.com/ima...
by Gladstoner
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Do you think the message of this picture is obvious or subtle?
Replies: 17
Views: 4035

Re: Do you think the message of this picture is obvious or subtle?

Yeah, yeah, Gladstoner took a worthless photo and made it slightly less worthless.  Big deal.  (Don't take that personally, Tosspot.) That picture still needs ice cream, a smiling dog, Captain McPoopy Pants Snowmobile Jamboree, the original KU logo (upside down, of course), a slightly smaller I-35 ...
by Gladstoner
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Do you think the message of this picture is obvious or subtle?
Replies: 17
Views: 4035

Re: Do you think the message of this picture is obvious or subtle?

DeadendLafayette wrote: The picture need a bunch of apes beating each other up with bones.
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by Gladstoner
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ONGOING: The Obama Administration
Replies: 628
Views: 47162

Re: ONGOING: The Obama Administration

On second thought, everything going on in Washington is cool.

Carry on.
by Gladstoner
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ONGOING: The Obama Administration
Replies: 628
Views: 47162

Re: ONGOING: The Obama Administration

It's funny that yesterday Fannie and Freddie disclosed that they were going to pay bonuses to top executives.  Didn't hear much about that, did we?  I find it particularly 'stimulating' that Congress is "investigating" the AIG bonuses, but, for some reason, they have yet to investigate the causes o...
by Gladstoner
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ONGOING: The Obama Administration
Replies: 628
Views: 47162

Re: ONGOING: The Obama Administration

And the current bonuses being paid out by AIG are but a very small fraction of those earmarks.   Do you think the reaction to the bonuses is overblown? Yes. The bonuses 1) were already contracted to the employees before the bailout, 2) their exemption was deliberately left in the stimulus package (...
by Gladstoner
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread Music
Replies: 86
Views: 8399

Re: Thread Music

And now for something completely different....

Some chilly music for a chilly morning:

Sir Arnold Bax: Winter Legends, Part 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eLJoGtsHqs

Part 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAiwmXeZ ... re=related
by Gladstoner
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Imagine: you own 5 places in the U.S. What, Where? Pics Help...
Replies: 22
Views: 2600

Re: Imagine: you own 5 places in the U.S. What, Where? Pics Help...

1. KC (primary residence) - A large home in Briarcliff on the bluff with a view of the river and downtown, or the 'spire penthouse' of the P&L building if it goes condo. KC will always be home. 2. Manhattan, New York - A penthouse overlooking Midtown and Central Park. Couldn't ask for more. 3. Sanib...
by Gladstoner
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New Fault discovered in Eastern Arkansas - Threat to KC area?
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: New Fault discovered in Eastern Arkansas - Threat to KC area?

The discovery of another fault in the New Madrid area doesn't necessarily increase the threat level. It merely gives a little further insight into some of the finer details. The regional stress acting upon the fault zone, which is what drives the quakes, remains the same. If geologists instead uncov...
by Gladstoner
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction
Replies: 2333
Views: 227348

Re: OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction

zonk wrote: i can't wait to hear YOYO MA play there....errrr  listen to his tape there. :-({|= :-({|= :-({|=
I'd like to try out the hall with some Wagner or Strauss. Opening night should start with 'Also Sprach Zarathustra'.
by Gladstoner
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Economic Perception
Replies: 274
Views: 18886

Re: Economic Perception

Staying out of the way doesn't buy you votes.  The only way to solve this problem is term limits in the house to 3 terms.  The House needs to achieve its original purpose which was truely a government body of the people, not professional politicians.  Yeah, but good luck with getting congress to fi...
by Gladstoner
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Economic Perception
Replies: 274
Views: 18886

Re: Economic Perception

The government should stay out of the economy as much as possible. A major problem is that the bureaucracies aren't held accountable for failure. In fact, failure often leads to 'success' in the form of increased funding (eg. education). Politicians theoretically are accoutable, but we all know how ...