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Gordon Bombay

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  1. I mean—I get it (and you know I respect you), but quite simply that's not the way the world is going. It's not an obsession with "apps" so much as it's convenience. I'd rather buy 10 day passes and have them ready at will without having to carry tickets, cards, or cash. This is the way every other system works. The issue is that the app, while it works, isn't great or easy to understand/use. Especially if you're downloading it for the first time and have arrived at a station where ticket machine isn't working. Speaking of which... another reason why cash is moot in this case: our ticket vending machines are awful, always have been, and apparently will continue to be. Ok, boomer. This is my favorite post.
  2. Tried using the Streetcar on New Year's Eve. Per a days old tweet, it was going to stop running at "normal time" (which when you dig through the City's awful website, you can find out that the normal time for a weekday is midnight). So it allegedly stopped running at Midnight. On New Year's Eve. We skipped some plans since we couldn't rely on it, had no response from their Twitter account, and an Uber was going to be too ridiculously priced (nor could we get a decent bus route at the time we were going to need). Found out the next day that apparently the Streetcar was still taking on passengers after midnight. It's New Year's Eve for crying out loud. Why not have the thing run and have signage at every stop? Also, the integration with the Transit app. While it's nice to have ever service in one app: the payment process is slow and cumbersome. It was way easier to store your CC info and quickly buy tickets on the previous app. Transit does offer real-time tracking, but it's still inconsistent and the signs at stations are still bad. And the payment machines are still terrible. Look, we all knew the city was going to poorly manage this thing after the "divorce," but the streetcar has never been properly managed since its opening by any oversight group. Is anyone going to do something soon? It's like a bad joke to have seen this opportunity wasted for what will be four years in September while Kansas City and all these other cities have success. Cincinnati is so milquetoast these days.
  3. Thank you for that post. Agreed with every sentence.
  4. If the US “runs it like the 1990 Gulf War,” they’d be pushing ill-equipped Iranian forces with poorly maintained Soviet Technology out of a neighboring country and back to their border (until Don Jr. goes for round 2). So yeah, this is a poor take. The situations are not at all similar aside from the fact that both Iran and Iraq happen to be in the Middle East. The current military forces of Iran, while not equipped on the scale of the US Military, are far better trained and armed than the Iraqi Army of 1990 or 2003. A prolonged ground conflict is not going to be pretty, nor would it be something that could be “run” like Gulf War 1. Not to mention, then comes the “nation building.” And on top of that, the American military is being managed by a Republican administration that’s proven to have far more missteps than the last Republican administration that picked a Mideast fight. So maybe let’s take a step back on the overly simple “it will be over quickly” takes. That’s the kind of thinking that politicians sold people on the last time. Don’t let that dust covering your “Mission Accomplished” banner cloud your vision from the thousands of dead American soldiers who died in the last Iraq War. Sure glad we got them WMDs, tho!
  5. Did you watch the video, @eastvillagedon? You might want to take Gervais' advice. Especially regarding that line involving Thunberg.
  6. Have you ever tried linking to something credible?
  7. And that, by far, is the biggest issue. No one's arguing that Soleimani was a saint or even that he wasn't an enemy combatant. The issue is that the current administration has been found over and over again to be less the credible, forthright, and even effective. Imagine our resident boomer's minds exploding if HIllary or Obama had ordered this strike. Remember, loose birther conspiracies are ok in their minds and retweets by their favorite reality star are pure facts.
  8. Well said. Everyone thinks that Obama inherited two middle eastern wars started by a Republican administration, they forget that Obama lied about weapons of mass destruction and put us in Iraq!
  9. If this isn't the biggest case of projection, I don't know what is.
  10. And here, once again, we have the typical Cincinnati attitude. The powerful know best, we can't do anything above and beyond (or even on the level of our peer cities), and we must railroad through 1980s style projects at the behest of our wonderful old-money benefactors.
  11. Just a quick search here, but parroting "birther conspiracies" on October 28, 2008:
  12. @eastvillagedon on October 28, 2008:
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