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  1. Oxford19


    I still haven't posted that abortions are being done just to harvest parts (don't know why you keep going there) and of course deceased folks can have parts donated with another's consent (family etc). Taking a deceased 50 year old man's organs for donation (life giving life) is not the same as people arguing that a fetus is not life yet the cells from the fetus can be used to provide life. What other gender gives birth to human beings? Boy, you sure have selective moralizing and abortion is one of your selective topics. Some people have a moral issue with it, some don't. I never said I do or do not have a moral issue with abortion...just a discussion of some points. Abortion is legal therefore it's a personal moral issue to the individual.
  2. Oxford19


    Again, it's nice to compare human females with the ''reasoning'' of wild monkeys. Learn something new everyday. I'm sure there are human females out there that kill their unborn because a man is going to kill their current children and so she can let him be ''the man'' by letting him father new kids.
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    Not saying that abortions are done only for stem cell use only that the argument that the fetus isn't ''life'' yet its stem cells can be harvested to provide life, yet you try to compare to deceased humans making organ donations. So this ''thing'' that's not life has been ''terminated'' so let's take its ''living cells'' so we can have a better life. Got it. Then you equate human females killing their unborn to animals in nature killing their own after birth. Yes, animals do sometimes kill their young after they're born, not before they're born so this analogy doesn't work. Animals will kill they're own after birth for a variety of reasons as a part of nature, related to a defective condition. It's nice though to compare human females with monkeys in the wild but the article doesn't state how the female monkeys abort their own when a new male monkey shows up. It's a part of nature. Perhaps there are human females that abort their unborn because a new man comes into their that will kill their existing children. You don't have a moral issue with this, others do; that's ''life''...err, ''human life''.
  4. It may make parking downtown and using it for special occasions acceptable for a Reds or Bengals game but comparing any transit stops with having a parking space in front of every destination is ridiculous. There is a transit method that does have a single-seat ride to every destination: it's called Uber.
  5. Comparing Philly transit and its volume to Cincy's transit system? Please. Reading this thread as instructed only shows a lot of drama and conspiracy theories about a short streetcar line that hasn't lived up to nearly being close to expectations. Lots of excuse making though as to why the streetcar isn't working.
  6. Then close the thread if there are unwritten rules about what can or can't be discussed. I see though that my ignorance has created another discussion though...hmm.
  7. I see there's quite the drama about a very limited one-way streetcar. Kinda funny. Thanks for the discussion. I get it, too many questions, too much discussion, too much touchiness. My apology for being a pest and getting you triggered. If it's 768 pages, what's left to discuss, right? It's a 2019 version of a a downtown ''people mover''. Case closed.
  8. Light-rail or commuter rail riders want for the most part a stop for their destination so having a light rail in a city like Cincy to bring commuters downtown only to have them transfer to another ''circulator'' line doesn't make sense. The big cities can get away with the transfer thing though. I see then, the Streetcar is designed for special use generally. Bottom line is though: the streetcar is there so make the best of it.
  9. Then what's the point of having a streetcar in 2019? Also I was responding to the post that stated that more people moving into OTR and CBD will save the streetcar. If the streetcar is just to shuttle people from The Banks to OTR, then there's no surprise that the ridership is lackluster. If it's not for ''commuting'', then who came up with 3,000 riders/day opting to go to lunch at Findley Market or OTR?
  10. Yeah, but OTR is a limited area to use against the broader sprawl going on. So what was the point then of building a new rail streetcar in OTR if its use is expected to decline? Do the new gentrifiers drive from OTR to a Reds game or even to work in the CBD? Therein then is the issue: more people with $ moving in with cars they will use instead of the streetcar. Doesn't make sense then to provide new and expensive transit lines for these areas. I know Cleveland is starting to develop lots of residential housing around some of its Red Line train stations yet how many of these new residents work along or have easy access to work from the Red Line? Jobs along or adjacent to the Red Line will increase ridership. You also state another stigma about public transit: it's for poor people who can't afford cars. How do you get everyone on transit again?
  11. Yes, potential riders. Transit systems need daily commuters complemented by occasional riders. Residential growth in CBDs doesn't always mean growth in transit use; people live in the CBD and if they work there, they're walkers or if they work outside the CBD, they're drivers. Same with OTR: residential growth but how many actually work in the CBD? They may work outside the CBD and will use the streetcar for a Saturday Reds game. Not sure where the 3,000 riders/day estimate came from but boy it sure looks like a lot of drama about this streetcar in Cincy. Cities need major job growth on transit lines but the issue with the Cincy Streetcar is its confined, narrow, and limited service area which, so far, is preventing it from being a commuter transit line.
  12. All true. However, the biggest culprit is urban sprawl: people and jobs out of the city and, in many cases, out of the central county.
  13. But Columbus is the ''boomiest'' town in the midwest; what gives on this project? Surprised it isn't up and open by now. Just reviewing this thread from the start, that initial design is horrible so maybe it's a good thing at least that version wasn't built.
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