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by herrfrank
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 128
Views: 73871

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Any property between 55th Street and the Intercontinental Hotel that accesses directly onto Ward Parkway, and in particular the hill, has a hellish entrance versus traffic issue. I've known several people on either side, both close to the Plaza and further up in Sunset Hill. It is always a drama get...
by herrfrank
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 188
Views: 29345

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

The mural/mosaic has disappeared And these boxes have appeared I recently came across some Kodachromes that my Grandmother took around Christmas 1962, one of which was the new Arthur Kraft mural on the Board of Education/ Central Library building. Unfortunately at 577KB, it is too large to add here.
by herrfrank
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

Infections are increasing but death rate is dropping. In the past. month we have had 19k deaths vs 100k in 2 months We are better off if everyone if everyone healthy just got infected and get it over with instead of dragging it out Variolation is a valid idea, but this virus has weird effects that ...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 132
Views: 28520

Re: The KC City Flag

I fly the 1970s-1980s flag (the knot by itself, as referenced above) whenever I fly the KC flag at home. It's still available for purchase online. I prefer it to the current flag. At some time toward the end of its lifecycle, the words "City of Kansas City" were added to the knot design, which was t...
by herrfrank
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 260
Views: 69579

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Yes, Masayoshi Son has/had a home in Mission Hills as well. Immediately next door to Marcelo Claure's house on Wenonga Road. Both remain unsold (I think Claure has a renter), and each are about 3 million overpriced IMHO and will sell closer to 5 million. Generational observation: during their execu...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Webster House....
Replies: 34
Views: 3106

Re: Webster House....

Good point. KC peeps cannot walk. Maybe a more casual performance + food venue featuring the KC Symphony? Like a chamber-orchestra-cocktail-lounge type thing? Is Shirley that hip? Shirley might erect a stylized, airport-esque honky tube with moderate-speed moving walkways. If you can cross from ter...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 41
Views: 2338

Re: Memorializing Racists

Are people also advocating the removal of the Policemen and Firemen Memorial fountain on 31st Street? Where does this end?
by herrfrank
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4340
Views: 544991

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

It will be heartbreaking if they burn portions of the Plaza. A huge majority of protesters are there peacefully, it's the minority within that group that wants to cause the problems. To me, burning property and cars along with breaking windows and looting stores does nothing to advance a cause. If ...
by herrfrank
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

"Dividends are an agreement between an investor and an investment, so they are not a problem." Come again? If dividend payments have left companies with too little cash on hand to weather an economic crisis , then dividends are a problem. You don't have to agree with that, but it's a coherent thoug...
by herrfrank
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

You could substitute any word with either salutory or pejorative connotation in my argument upthread. Introducing slavery is just a strawman, not an argument. It's not a strawman, it's an illustration of a fact that you just unwittingly admitted yourself, that your own argument had no actual substa...
by herrfrank
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

You could substitute any word with either salutory or pejorative connotation in my argument upthread. Introducing slavery is just a strawman, not an argument. Dividends represent the (slow) return of capital on an investment. They pay usually a little more than the going interest rate, and sound com...
by herrfrank
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

When capitalism is worse than socialism... "S&P 500 companies spent $7 trillion on buybacks and dividends and “been rewarded’ by coronavirus bailouts, says Social Capital CEO" https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sp-500-companies-spent-7-trillion-on-buybacks-and-dividends-and-been-rewarded-by-coronavi...
by herrfrank
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Webster House....
Replies: 34
Views: 3106

Re: Webster House....

It was really only doing well with events and on nights when Kauffman was hopping (but dead during the shows). Perhaps it will become an exclusive extension of the PAC for patrons and musicians only? That's a good idea -- most large entertainment venues have patron lounges, like the Beranek Lounge ...
by herrfrank
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

What's the deal with Florida? It sounds like mostly everything is opening back up next week. They were basically the last state to shut down and looks to be one of first to open back up Where are you reading this? Maybe in the panhandle (which is practically a different state). My domicile county, ...
by herrfrank
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

COVID could have big impacts on the 2020 census. --College students are normally supposed to register in the town in which their dorm/school is in. They are still supposed to do that but very few people know that.-- Are you sure about the noted? -- I think college students are supposed to register ...
by herrfrank
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

Asian virus experts are saying the W[est] is making a mistake not using masks for general public, but there aren't even enough for hospitals. The West, to be fair, will simply not wear masks forever. This virus is going to become endemic to the species, similar to influenza. Meaning the Chinese and...
by herrfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

After some poking around, I have found this link: https://unifiedgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/d70568d6300444d5a69692da6d4c986c ...which shows the cases in Wyandotte County by zip code. This is good -- I would like to see this for the whole metro. People tend to shop near where t...
by herrfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 768
Views: 45586

Re: COVID19

I am disappointed at the state-wide data available for geotracking of the Coronavirus. It's far too general. 60 cases in Jackson County; 80 in Johnson County -- too vague. I want to know the census tract data for the residence of those who are sick. Not where they were tested, but where they reside....
by herrfrank
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)
Replies: 299
Views: 57902

Re: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)

"Welcome to the new brand. "A modern workplace. A home for the creative class. A destination for the talent of tomorrow. "LightWell is a curated experience for today's workforce, celebrating wellness, offering diverse food and beverage, and providing ample social spaces to attract and retain the bes...
by herrfrank
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 599
Views: 72100

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

The East Bottoms is significantly important in terms of economic activity to KCMO. Nothing in the next 50 years will be done to impede the smooth flow of trucking traffic through that area.