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  1. ryanlammi

    Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

    Now imagine you're travelling with a wife and two kids. Suddenly that's $2000 extra to get direct when you could fly to NYC first. That could pay for your lodging over the whole trip and plenty of meals. Personally, I would take the connection to save even a couple hundred dollars flying solo. But obviously everyone is different.
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    In Cincinnati an absentee ballot will require two stamps to get to its destination because it has a third page which makes the ballot weigh more than a standard letter. The instructions on the absentee ballot state to only place one stamp on the envelope. This will surely lead to a lot of ballots not delivered in time.
  3. ryanlammi

    Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

    Most people probably won't take that Paris direct flight unless they need to go to Paris and are going on their company's dime. It's usually a lot more expensive. It's often a lot cheaper to connect in DC, NYC, Boston, or Philly and then get a flight to Europe.
  4. ryanlammi

    The Trump Presidency

    Ultimately, this whole discussion distracts from issues. And also, the math/statistics involved is way more complex than most Americans can understand. It'll all get put into small soundbites and one-liners that aren't really accurate.
  5. ryanlammi

    The Trump Presidency

    Is "average white person in America" the best number to look at? I'm sure the vast majority of Americans don't have any Native American DNA, so anyone with a large, previously unknown amount would greatly skew the number up. I don't think that 0.18% number compares accurately to Warren's claim. Because probably only 1/200 have any at all (or some number, I'm making this figure up because I don't have the answer).
  6. ryanlammi

    Cincinnati: Western Hills Viaduct

    The issue could be that right-of-way isn't there for a slightly wider bridge, but I don't know that for sure. Perhaps they only have so many feet to build the bridge, and without a second deck, they wouldn't have the capacity. Engineers often want to overbuild roadways, though.
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    Ohio's 1st Congressional District

    Unless Denise Driehaus or Todd Portune don't run in 2020, I doubt Aftab would run for County Commissioner. They are both up in 2020
  8. With the huge width of Central Parkway I'm not too concerned with seeing the structure from almost any of Over-the-Rhine. Obviously it will be visible from the west, but I don't think most of OTR will be able to see the stadium unless you are on the western border at Central Parkway. It'll be hidden behind just about any building, I bet.
  9. Do you have a link? I don't see it on their site Nevermind. Here's a link to initial renderings
  10. ryanlammi


    ^So would you be against a Constitutional Amendment to require 60% of Senators to approve a judicial nominee + a 6 month maximum wait to vote on confirmation?
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    I'm not against the filibuster. I just don't see either political party reinstating it and sticking with it.
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    So are you against it? So you trust the Senate to reenact the filibuster and stick with it? Because I don't.
  13. ryanlammi


    ^^Sure. I put the blame on the entire Senate. You can blame whoever you want for where we are, but there's no denying that we can't trust the Senate to do what is right for the country. They need to be forced to do so.
  14. ryanlammi


    I would prefer a constitutional amendment that requires 60% of the senate to confirm, and requires a vote to be held within 6 months of official nomination from the president. There's no reason these should be partisan votes with an extremely thin majority to confirm a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. It's been proven that you can't trust the Senate to follow established norms. These have to be written in stone. We'll get moderate nominations if it's required that 60% is needed to confirm.
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    I was trying to think of how to put into perspective Dr. Ford's inability to point to the house where the sexual assault happened - and I think I found the perfect one (for me, at least). I was thinking about where I would drink in high school. I really only drank a handful of times in high school senior year. I know who's house it was (a friend's dad's house, whose dad was out of town all the time). But if you asked me to tell you where it was, I wouldn't be able to tell you. I drove there maybe 6-12 times in high school, and I couldn't tell you where it was. I think I know the general area that it was in, but I couldn't say for certain where. If I saw the house, I could point it out, and with a little help from Google Maps I could probably find it. Now I'm trying to imagine only going to the house one time, and it not being a close friend's place. Maybe a friend of a friend. I doubt I would know whose place it was or where it was outside of a vague description - especially if I didn't drive there personally. My recollection was only from about 10.5 years ago. Trying to remember whose place it was after 35 years would be nearly impossible in a similar situation to Dr. Ford. Anyone who thinks she should know exactly where the house was or whose house it was isn't actually thinking about this objectively.