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  1. When I was recently in Boston (Wakefield), I always ate at Dunkin's because no other restaurant in the area had their A/C turned on and I didn't want sweat droplets in my pizza so I opted for the coolness of Dunkins. I found that the advantage they have over our beloved Krispy Kreme is that they also have sandwiches and a larger variety of food. But yea, the doughnuts are sort of cardboardish. There is a Dunkin's on about every scorner in much of the Boston area since that is their home. It could have been worse for the neighborhood. We have one here on the lake and they do rather well.
  2. And I will certainly always cherish your valued opinion.
  3. We should appreciate this photo. In the future, the NAACP may demand that cotton no longer be grown.
  4. How about a large "pull it yourself" automotive junk yard. It could be massive and people might actually use it. Or it could be a place for "boot" sales which are like a flea market where people sell things out of the "boot" or trunk of their cars? I will try to think of something that seems even stupider.
  5. It is definitely time to build "up" and not out. Building out only contributes to sprawl. Building 10 story dwellings are built, there will be more room for green space and perhaps an extensive river walk for everyone and not just those owning homes adjacent. The Charlotte area needs to start thinking about the near future when the city population reaches 2 million plus. And, think rail too!!!
  6. I thought the city gave the organization the theater for $1. so that the theater could be revamped, etc. That was about three years ago. How has this project been allowed to drag its feet and now not have the permits required. I know that they didn't[have to start until this past Spring or Summer, but they had already dragged their feet until then. It seems like a huge mistake selling this place for $1 when the city could have made millions and probably have had a great place by now through someone else.
  7. I find that if you are under 30, you will likely think that Asheville is "hipper." That is because most people in uptown Charlotte are older and more professional generally. Asheville consists of hippie like young people and students. Most of the people that I know that live in Asheville (quite a few) don't go to downtown Asheville any more. They don't care for the "hipsters" and are tired of going to the Indian Street Food restaurant or bars. Charlotte is in a different category. Asheville should be compared with cities the same size, i.e. Fayetteville, Charlottesville, Greenville, Chapel Hill, etc. It is a cool place, but not compared to Charlotte. Charlotte has cool places all around the metro. Asheville really doesn't except for the Biltmore Village.
  8. Thanks for posting this. I just hope we can get the red line up here while I can still walk. LOL. We seriously need to look ahead. This is one area at which European cities make the U.S. look ancient. We are suffering up here on the lake and need help getting into uptown, Soon, we will be an isolated island because of the ever increasing traffic. I, for one, don't mind paying an extra percent in city taxes to get rail service.
  9. Trust me, Charlotte and most of the south is not a "culture shock" to most Californians. The only thing they have that we don't culture wise is Hollywood. They can keep it. They will not feel culturally deprived practically anywhere they go. Ever been to Bakersfield, Victorville, or Barstow?
  10. Someone forwarded an article about the "red line" be considered again for more surveys, etc. Nobody has posted on this. Does anyone have info. It seems that there is going to be a push to get the lake towns on the bandwagon. Hope it works.
  11. Charlotte started building structures over 10 stories about that time. Actually, a few are still but hugely redone. Seems like the only thing around here in town that qualifies as old are the Victorian homes in 4th Ward and a few in Dilworth. Maybe we can hold on to them for the future.,
  12. Question, Since you are probably not the one interviewing or reviewing resumes or choosing what city is welcomed to submit, why do you care? If a city thinks they have a chance, they should submit. Amazon wants to go to the right place and I am sure that a submission from a potential place is no problem. How hard would it be to simply ignore a unqualified submission?
  13. Unless you're talking about Spanish Missions, nothing in L.A. is that old.
  14. I don't care if it is fake or not. I just told you that the information you submitted validated what I said about unemployment under Trump being the lowest in 20 years. I never said it wasn't fake news or information. You seem to be having some problems in the ole concentration area. You really seem to take an interest in me. How sweet. Sorry, not interested.
  15. Thanks for verifying my former statements. Unemployment last month was 4.2, Unemployment since Trump has been president has not be as low since George W. Bush. Thanks for proving me right. As far as GDP, President Trump has maintained a stead pace remaining over 100 0n the S&P rating. Obama was drastically low most of his first 100 days. But, as I mentioned before, my main concerns aren't the economy. It is driven by factors of cycles. I am concerned about the serious problems that exists now that are being tended to. Go back to sleep and stop with your fake insinuations. Seriously, as I said before, I don't want to argue. All of the candidates on your side were nightmares. I feel great that we kicked ass major big time. P.S. I tried to close on a somewhat friendly not last time I posted. Do not contact me about politics any more. I wasn't to divorce myself away from people on your boat.
  16. jednc gave an appropriate answer. What's the difference whether you said "would' or "should?" His response answers either question., Mark this as a "red letter" day. I agree with you.
  17. Thanks for your kindness. I am pleased where I am. I don't need to debate, defend, or deny anything. We are on our way to prosperity and worldwide unmatchable leadership. That is enough for me. Yes, at times I think that Trump stuck his foot in his mouth, but maybe that is what we need. We don't need another ass kissing, subservient, racist moron running our country. Trump and his staff are exactly what we need to get out of the mess we are in and I am not talking economics. As we know, I hope, economics runs in cycles and recessions, recoveries, etc. happen in cycles. Trump, without doubt, is doing a magnificent job in bringing jobs back to the U.S. and improving the job situation in the U.S. This, a president can do. My main concern is the survivability of the U.S. He has taken the lead in defense and done everything right in that arena. He is strengthening our military, not bowing to our enemies, setting ground rules with authority, getting the immigration situation in a better position and protecting our borders which will improve tremendously, and hopefully he will get a handle on the hate crime that is rampant on your side. It is strange that mass murder targets are republicans, yet the democrats are the ones crying for gun control. Maybe we should not allow democrats to have guns. Bottom line, I see no reason to debate. I go by results and not statistics from "fake" sources. I have always watched and read news sources from a huge array of stations, papers, etc. Unfortunately, it is so biased today that it is impossible to get reliable news from the leftist stations. With all of the crap and fake news, we will eventually end up with censored information. It is the weekend and my interest is socializing and beer. Take a break and forget politics until next week. While you are at it, kiss a republican. just kidding, I don't care for them either.
  18. I just deleted a large posting. I have decided to not bother for two reasons. First, you are on the losing side and I am on the winning regardless of the fake news and figures you post. You know what they say about statistics. Secondly, I have learned that this board does not accept differing views. If one is not a true leftist and supports certain liberal agenda, they are suspended from the board. Although I believe that some on this board are pathetic (I will call no names), I will refrain from comments as I alike the city information. So Kermit, I hope that I don't get a notification that you have continued to communicate with me as you are annoying in my opinion and you really need to find a hobby or someone else for whom to obsess. God bless America, the President, the military, the police force, border guards, good beer, good music, beautiful/pleasant women, peace, prosperity, and equal freedoms for all and not just the left. I did not read you last postings. Sorry you wasted your time.
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