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  1. The house is pretty close to XU, so it could be the mutant college in the uni.
  2. ^ Agreed. The snowy shots are especially nice.
  3. So now it comes out that they were planning to delay the bus tax vote again.
  4. As someone who knows how to pronounce Dutch syllables, I assure you it's no easier to decipher how NYers are going to pronounce things with Dutch names. I guess the exception might be something like Schermerhorn, where I would know that the CH doesn't just merge with the S to make an English SH sound. The closest thing to an SH in Dutch is actually SJ (as in the 'hasj' you can buy at one of the Netherlands' famous coffeeshops). The CH makes a throat-clearing K sound (so like KHH?), which is the same sound a G makes ('Gouda' (the town and the cheese) is pronounced khhowda). Extra fun when they appear next to each other, like in the word 'gracht' (that's what a canal is called). All the UYs you see should be pronounced more like OW (as in the English word 'cow'). So Stuyvesant should be more like Stowfvesant than Stivesant. Also of note is that the Dutch OE is always like the OE in the English word 'shoe'. Guess what 'poep' is. Another one Americans consistently mispronounce is OO, which is a long O sound; 'boot' in Dutch means the same and is pronounced the same as the English 'boat'. Remember that one the next time you purchase some stroopwafels, which I recommend you do ASAP because they're delicious.
  5. I suspect they want to create a desperate situation so they can ram through whatever their plans are (which will include hotel rooms, of course) as an "emergency fix" with little debate about closing off streets or whatever they want to do which might create some push-back,
  6. The person who tweeted it walked it back:
  7. Robuu

    Income Inequality

    I don't know; being an innovative coder is pretty brainpower-intensive. He might not be/have been that business-savvy, if that's what you mean. But business savvy is more common than paradigm-setting software creativity, even if recent hardware advances are such that there's low-hanging fruit for software development. I'll give you that he was lucky to have the right skillset at the right time to capitalize on it to such a massive degree.
  8. Ted Cruz ran, so I'm not sure Omar couldn't. Both of them would face some legal challenges, were they to win. But they could probably play some Trump-style games and stay in office so long as the Senate didn't want to boot them out, regardless of the unconstitutionality of their election.
  9. Is the "student" part of "student athlete" really tenable at this point? They are inching their way, justifiably, toward "professional athlete," and the academic component is inching ever more toward irrelevancy. At what point does it simply make more sense to have a minor league, divorced from the university system?
  10. Because it's very explicitly about healthcare. For the sake of analogy, yes. Because to say that they are the same requires a whole bunch of assumptions, which weakens the analogy. Losing the inherentness means gaining a whole bunch of contingencies. Not my intent, but the Hippocratic Oath carries with it some special properties, such as holding thousands of years of tradition. As a conservative, that in itself should probably mean something to you. To me, it nods to its primacy and closeness to natural law. Policy decried by a mayor doesn't hold similar weight, or at the very least it is arguable that it does not. And, again, that weakens the analogy. Good question, but unless you think nurses shouldn't adhere to its presently relevant tenets then I don't think it matters for our argument.
  11. I don't have time right now to address your questions in full. But one salient difference is that being a Republican doesn't alter the approach one might take to their healthcare. It's not just a question of "will this person care less about my health" but also "will this person appropriately personalize my healthcare to my particular needs," which may actually hinge upon the exact thing the provider dislikes about the patient.
  12. I'm not suggesting anything about police officers, but medical professionals, who certainly are a special case due to the Hippocratic Oath. But an expression of the attitude that any of the people police officers are meant to "protect and serve" deserve to die (because they OD'd or any other reason) should certainly be reviewed as potential cause for dismissal. The adversarial attitude by police toward members of the public is endemic and creates many problems which could be lessened if they weren't given a pass. Again, though, this is a separate topic as it's a bad analogy; police and medical professionals have different rules and circumstances. Gender and sexual orientation are very different than addiction, regardless of "sacrosanctity." I see where you're going with this, though, because your views probably draw equivalence between situations such as... Being prone to addiction -> Being addicted -> Overdosing and Being gay -> "Practicing promiscuous homosexuality" -> Getting AIDS While I emphatically disagree that these situations are analogous, I would say that a medical professional with discriminatory views toward people prone to addiction (particularly if the situation is so bad that they're blasting out slurs on Facebook) should pursue a different career path.
  13. It's hard enough finding decent medical care without having to worry someone won't take your health needs as seriously because you're a...well...what she said. I guess it's easy to not weight that very heavily when it's not a personal concern of yours.
  14. I don't see how the cure to this would be expanding, unless there were a successful campaign to solicit new vendors to fill everything up. I feel like having the permanent stores flanking the market which can flex into outdoor stalls is solid, I don't think the size is an issue. On the parking lots, I'd like to see underground parking with mixed retail/residential on top. North Market in Columbus feels more spread out to me but not bigger (as in more vendors), especially when factoring in Silverglades, Maverick, etc. in the stores outside the market hall. West Side Market in Cleveland is massively bigger, although it has a ton of vendors selling the same things (if you want kielbasa and macarons, boy are you set). I'm not sure which peer city market you might be thinking of which is much more substantial, other than West Side Market. I think the best thing for the market would just be residential infill in the market's vicinity. If it could be more active and full of vendors 7 days a week, perhaps with extended hours, that would be a better scenario than having a larger market. Bringing more customers to the area would be the best way to accomplish this.
  15. Fifth Third Field (Dayton, Ohio), a minor league baseball stadium in Dayton, Ohio Fifth Third Field (Toledo, Ohio), a minor league baseball stadium in Toledo, Ohio Fifth Third Ballpark, in Comstock Park, Michigan Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, former name of Northwestern Medicine Field, in Geneva, Illinois
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