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joshknut

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  1. I was walking north on Race toward 5th street to pick up dinner last night and I saw a woman and her daughter looking at the old blue skywalk monoliths. I said "that won't be much help, it's from the 90s". She was looking for shopping and thought maybe the Banks would be good. I directed her toward OTR for boutique shopping but she did not sound convinced. The city needs to get rid of these things and put in place a more up to date map (similar to the ones around OTR, but for the CBD, OTR, and the banks). With that she would have quickly seen that the only thing they can buy at the Banks is a Tervis cup.


  2. False outrage? This has nothing to do with laws or borders. This has to do with human compassion. The ability to empathize has been lost on a portion of our population by dehumanizing a group of people. Children even. To the people on this forum who are referring to taking children away from families and placing them in camps, in which they may never be reunited as "false outrage", you have lost a part of your soul in all of this "us versus them" phenomenon. Take a step back. Stop focusing on the ancillary details and have some compassion to fellow people. What happened to "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"? Have we forgotten who we are as Americans? There are, and were, ways to go about this with some human decency. What will happen to those who will not be reunited? They will spend their childhood lives living in foster care as undocumented minors (off of your hard earned tax dollars). Once they turn 18, without a plan like DACA in place, they will be deported. All they will know is the US and they will be sent to "their" country that they don't even remember. This administration enacted a plan without any thought to the people that it would effect for a lifetime and that is shameful. We need to recenter and find the human element again. But that will never happen with Trump because all he cares about is himself. There is godliness in empathy, understanding, and compassion. All I've seen from this administration is bordering on evil.


  3. I think the only divide that separates Clifton and OTR is the fact that north of liberty is quite sketchy to walk across, especially at night.

     

    There is no doubt in my mind that if North is liberty was redeveloped you would see more college students and pedestrians walking up and down the hill...it’s not a bad walk either, it’s just that walking through north of liberty to get to the redeveloped stretches of otr is not the most appealing thought in the world.

     

    I walk from Nippert to my apartment on 4th and Race all the time at night after FCC games. It's really not bad. Yes, there's more trash and poverty but that doesn't mean it's unsafe. There are more isolated incidents of crime north of liberty but those are typically more gang/drug related. Usually the families hanging outside of their buildings on the Vine street hill ask what the score was as I walk by.


  4. Stopping and waiting (“dwell time”) before arriving at the Banks stop sounds utterly implausible. Hate to call out a new forum user but these posts seem suspect to me.

     

    I live on 4th street so I walk around this area a lot. Just this past week I saw the streetcar waiting between 3rd and 2nd street on 4th, in the northern section of the block. It was very odd to see this and I've never see it do this before. It was waiting there and not advancing to the light. I'm not sure if this is a "dwell time" but I did witness something like this (what greenville2 is describing).


  5. This morning on 3rd street around FWW and the area under the overpass (where the redbike station is) there was a much larger than normal number of homeless people. I've lived down on 4th street for the past 4 years and I have not seen something like this. Multiple tents were set up along the street and under the bridge. There was a police officer just standing there watching the group under the overpass. It really looked like the tent cities that have popped up in places like San Francisco. Is this just because it's warm? I have not seen this many people living there (or in tents) and there seemed to be a lot of new faces.


  6. I know many have indicated MLS has said no way to Oakley, but I believe that is just not the case.  FCC continues to spend money on the Oakley site.  Why on earth if you have been told "NO" by MLS on a location, do you continue to put money into it?  I understand keeping it around to have in the discussion for leverage on other 2 sites, but hard dollars are being spent.  Oakley is alive and well.

     

    What money do you see continuing to be spent at the Oakley site?


  7. It has been six years since the Enquirer published this incredible letter-to-the-editor:

     

    Streetcar is a Communist Idea

     

    'Throughout this nation’s great history, we have fought many evil forces. The Axis powers in he 40′s, The USSR during the Cold War, The terrorists as of late. In Cincinnati, there is a new battle of good vs evil. That is why I am shocked that many in Cincinnati want to emulate the USSR and build a communist streetcar system.

     

    Do not let this monstrosity be built. Our forefathers wouldn’t let it happen.

     

    Clive Johnson

     

    Franklin

     

    We may never know why Mr. Johnson of Franklin, who does not live within and most likely does not work within the City of Cincinnati and therefore does not pay taxes to it, was so concerned about Cincinnati building a streetcar system.

     

    Did Clive not realize that we had ~250 miles of communist streetcar track that was built by our forefathers? This quote is at the same time hilarious, sad, and deeply disturbing.


  8. For the vernacular: it's Cincy not Cinci. Preferably, Cincinnati. Occasionally, The Nati. Cinti if you are a postal worker. And never Cincinnat-ah.

     

    The streetcar is like a plant. You can buy this amazing plant, but if you don't water it, give it good soil, and let it have sunshine, it will die. Cranley and his administration have placed our plant in the closet with no water to see what will happen. And then if it dies they will say "See! it was always a bad plant". Hopefully our plant is some sort of cactus.

     

    Used to this in old beer can collections; could be part of the ''i'' thing for me and using Cinci.

     

    http://breweriana.com/img/product/large/Cinci_Lager_Beer_54aee3d6ac031.jpg

     

     

    Haha that's cool. I've never heard of that Canadian Beer. It can be added to the list of beers that aren't officially related to Cincinnati like Natty Light.


  9. For the vernacular: it's Cincy not Cinci. Preferably, Cincinnati. Occasionally, The Nati. Cinti if you are a postal worker. And never Cincinnat-ah.

     

    The streetcar is like a plant. You can buy this amazing plant, but if you don't water it, give it good soil, and let it have sunshine, it will die. Cranley and his administration have placed our plant in the closet with no water to see what will happen. And then if it dies they will say "See! it was always a bad plant". Hopefully our plant is some sort of cactus.

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