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  1. This is news out of Columbus but Cincinnati based company Everything But The House. They are expanding to an office in Columbus. I mostly wrote this because I think it's annoying how these start ups try to drum up any and all type of positive press they can find. It isn't really news. Our company leases out warehouse space all the time, it's just the start up culture constantly hyping: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/01/22/everything-but-the-house-inks-lease-for-bigger.html
  2. Maybe the tides will turn even more and we can construct up a tunnel past Christ Hospital on Main Street like John Schneider has mentioned many times. The Uptown area is booming so quickly now too, would be a boon to tie together that whole area. I agree with what everyone else said, could get this first phase fixed probably with a couple hours of work from the administration in making orders/directives, then just sign up the contractors and be all fixed within a few months. Anyone who sees the way it is currently run as anything other than a deliberate attempt to make it look bad has their head in the sand. I don't think we will get KC type numbers here but I bet we can double up our current numbers quickly.
  3. All good stuff for Walnut Hills! I think the Eastern Hills YMCA just opened in the last month. The big one is going to be the redevelopment of the Old Kroger site. I could see a large mixed use development there with a lot of parking, it really is a huge site. It seems a lot of the rest of the area is redeveloping pretty quick now along the old business district on E. McMillan. South of E. McMillan on Gilbert, there are a lot of empty buildings it seems and missing teeth, maybe where the next wave of development moves besides the missing teeth on E. McMillan
  4. Just found this article, thought it was fairly interesting. I don't 100% know how to interpret the results other than this is saying on the lowest levels, 30% of the difference between the best performing and the USA on longevity is from obsesity, and can go all thew way up to 67% for USA men. So, regardless of smoking or not, if USA was on par obesity wise with the rest of the world, the numbers would be better. I don't know how they pull that together without reading a bit more into it but currently the top is Hong Kong at 84.7 years, USA is 36 (according to wikipedia) at 78.9 years. Difference = 5.8 years * 30% = 1.74 + 78.9 = 80.64 years (29th) Hong Kong at 81.8 for men, USA (37) 76.3 for men. Difference = 5.5 years x 67% = 3.685 + 76.3 = 79.98 Years (17th) Hong Kong at 87.6 for women, USA (36) 81.4 for women. Difference = 6.2 years x 42% = 2.6 years + 81.4 = 84 years (19th) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3222401/ We conclude that even when relatively low mortality risks associated with obesity are used, the high levels of obesity in the United States contribute substantially—in the neighborhood of 30%—to the lower level of longevity in the United States. If the risk factors from the PSC are used, the impact of obesity is substantially larger, accounting for 42% of the longevity shortfall for US women and 67% of that for US men. High levels of obesity in the United States appear to be strongly implicated in its relatively low level of longevity. We believe that this demonstration should add urgency to public health efforts aimed at achieving healthier weights for Americans.
  5. I don't like getting into arguments or anything and both of your points are valid (Universal Health Care and Strict Gun Laws), but I wonder if those countries are in the top 10 for life expectancy and the U.S. is 35th, if that is more to do with the obesity and smoking rates in the USA vs. gun deaths. I don't know the rates in those other countries for obesity and smoking rates, and I am certain that the gun deaths knock life expectancy down a bit in the rankings, but mostly just curious. Then the question of obesity and smoking rates, does Universal Health Care take care of that or how is that taken care of better? I think a worthy cause for our country and future is lots (more) of money spent on advocacy for exercise and healthier diets. My mom has cancer from smoking, it's horrible, but luckily now she is able to have insurance and coverage and help, though it is an arm and a leg. I have read a lot about reducing smoking rates, but it still very prevalent in a lot of areas. The USA should put more money into helping people quit rather than deterrence. Offering therapy and counseling, it's a full sprectrum of help needed for these people. They die of cancer, heart disease, stroke, COPD, etc., at very young ages. Some information: https://www.cdc.gov/statesystem/cigaretteuseadult.html https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/adult_data/cig_smoking/index.htm https://ourworldindata.org/smoking
  6. That's why Pete is doing well in Iowa and will do well in New Hampshire! I only posted that as part of the reasons there was issues in 2016, it was an interesting read, not to say that there isn't work to get it fixed.
  7. My opinion, they are spending way too much money on this to not have it move forward right away. What is the precedent again exactly that people are nervous it will be a lot for awhile? Fourth and Race, Dunnhumby site? I don't know what the public portion of Dunnhumby was, but I have to think, it wasn't $59 million? I think Fourth and Race started at 10 million then dropped to 5 million maybe? (I am not counting TIF).
  8. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/10/23/democrats-regional-inequality-plan-229869
  9. No doubt, I was looking at the last metric, Median disposable income per household in PPP dollars. Still at or near the top. But you are exactly right, the mean is a bad measurement becuase there is a huge income inequality from the top. That's why I believe income inequality would be much better if Unions weren't killed or if it was adopted a better structure across the USA, so instead of companies leaving Cleveland to manufacture in Georgia, it wouldn't matter if they moved from one spot or the other. I guess they could then move to Brazil or something but then that is getting fought over right now with tariffs.
  10. Not sure where you are trying to go here. Of course, the rich and powerful, you are right, do end up controlling a lot of our lives, but it is the same thing in every single other country on earth. So if that is the case, what is the best way forward, then? I never said I had gastric inflammation, I like my life because I accept that America is probably the best if not one of the very best countries in the world for freedom, etc. Is it perfect, heck no, but would life be easier or more free in the UK or France or Norway? I guess it depends on what you want? America has a very high disposable income compared to the rest of the world: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/disposable-income-map_n_6924568 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposable_household_and_per_capita_income USA actually has the highest median disposable income measured in PPP dollars (normalized dollars to the country you are in). That means that we as Americans take home more money on average than any other country on earth. That is after spending on insurance, medical, housing, etc., everything. To me that American's than have a good chance of starting their own businesses and not be puppets to American corporations, etc. I know there are better rankings but I can't find them off the top of my head here: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/best-countries-to-start-a-business.html Also, the USA is also at the forefront of innovation in medicine and one of teh tops in the world in regards to medical care. https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/quality-u-s-healthcare-system-compare-countries/#item-endocrine-nutritional-and-metabolic-diseases-mortality-rate-1980-2015 NOW: How did America get to where it is now and how can it improve? If we go to the "far left" will the disposable income be less because more business leaves? Will we take home less dollars and have less freedom to do what we want with our money? Will we have less of a chance at starting our own business because of more regulation and restriction? Would you rather have nicer roads and transportation, free college tuition for your children and friend's children and future generations, but you pay much higher taxes and have to work later into your life? Something in between? Should we push for more unionization to increase wages? Should we push for better pharmaceautical transparanecy and openness for sale of medication? Should there be lists of medical procedure costs by hospital so people can pick and choose and drive prices down? Should it be illegal to lie on the campaign trail and take dark money from special interests groups? Should we have a national assault weapon / semi-automatic weapon registry and require background checks on gun purchases. All that I would say yes! And all that is more of a democratic slant than republican.
  11. Maybe this is already being developed but I always thought these would be a sweet place to live in a condo or apartment right next to Findlay Market and across the street from a streetcar stop: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1174008,-84.5205055,3a,90y,214.72h,97.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCz48TQEYAhc_lFi38PuFQA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
  12. Yeah, that makes complete sense. I just remember at the time, I never thought much of it, and I liked to walk, though it happened more than once where it poured rain on my walk and I had to skip a class and go home and change. I wish I actually was close enough to walk to work or that I had enough balls to ride a bike to work but I would be nervous on the city streets. I am lucky because my wife loves to walk / hike and so do I so we do lot of "urban" hikes in around Mt. Lookout / Columbia Tusculum, so I don't understand the unwillingness to walk either. The only times where it would be a burden though would be wearing a suit and tie in the middle of summer and being worried about sweating through it on your way to work.
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