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  1. Miami allows Code Enforcement and police to write tickets for infractions (improper parking, etc.) which holds both companies and users accountable, however, it's the Wild West here in Orlando. Anything goes with no consequences! I've emailed Patty's office about it and it seemed like no F's were given.
  2. At face value, it seems pretty bad. To be fair I wouldn't consider them "tourists" per se, because they have the legal status to travel, quarantine on each side per the guidelines and remain here long enough to receive the 2nd dose. IMO, if they own property here, pay taxes and are legal residents then I don't see the problem. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-snowbirds-covid-19-vaccine-florida-1.5877867 "He said he also believes that reports of Canadians flocking to the state to get the vaccine are overblown, because there are plenty of hurdles. On top of securing a vaccine appointment, you must test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Florida (effective Jan. 26); stay in Florida for up to a month to get the second dose; receive another negative COVID-19 test before returning to Canada; and quarantine for 14 days upon your return."
  3. Well, OBJ made a point to note the permits do not mention a Greenwise Publix (since they know people have speculated about what kind of Publix it will be). It's Publix's MO to have two (non-Greenwise) stores next to each other (or at least less than 5 minutes away from one another) lol. It happens when they buy out other grocery stores: Albertsons, Safeway, etc. A while back someone posted an article about Walmart closing certain locations because they were "self-cannibalizing" their own competition due to close proximity, but Publix does the opposite. Kinda bizarre, but that's Publix for ya. Almost too many to count, but these are a few local examples off the top of my head: Altamonte - two stores across the street from each other (Palm Springs Crossing & Palm Springs Center) Dr Phillips area - two stores across the street from each other (Plaza Venezia & Marketplace at Dr. Phillips) Longwood/Altamonte - two stores minutes away from each other around the bend (Jamestown & Springs Plaza) Winter Park - two stores down the street from each other (WP Village & Hollieanna) You'll see a few examples in South FL (Miami Beach), along the coasts (St Pete & Oakland Park) etc. Just look at their location map.
  4. I'm pretty sure I've been to a Sprouts in Miami years ago, but I think they were bought out by another company or something. I don't remember much about it, so I guess if you've seen one health food store you've pretty much seen them all. What did Publix do this time?? lol Spill the deets in your Publix thread...
  5. I was really hoping for a Greenwise Publix. I'm tired of being relegated to a few dedicated shelves with limited organic options in regular grocery stores. Sure, I could drive over to Whole Foods, Chamberlin's, etc. but is it too much to ask to have a health food store in the vicinity of my own neighborhood? Earth Fare was nice & convenient, but incredibly expensive if used as your sole source of grocery shopping. I think most people still view organic/all-natural food as somewhat of a novelty (rather than a necessity), but I think the Publix branding helps "normalize" organic/natural food crossover into mainstream shopping.
  6. IMO, the spirited discussions/debates that "derail every thread" are what kept this website alive after all these years, otherwise we'd become another skyscrap- oop, never mind. I'm ok with brief off-topic discussions within development threads as long as they are related to the topic and naturally flow with the convo in good spirit. During lulls in construction meandering convos tend to occur more often, but members tend to stick to business during construction booms. The nuances behind some derailed conversations are usually quite obvious: either to 1) provide unique perspectives & facts or 2) vainly attempt to "win" an argument, establish self-importance, unnecessarily disparage others, etc. (I think we can all agree the latter contributes nothing to the forum).
  7. There was a riot in Denmark just a few days ago: https://www.thelocal.dk/20210110/nine-arrested-in-denmark-after-anti-lockdown-violence Idiots exist in every culture.
  8. When I go on vacation I feel like so much time gets wasted. You've been here for like 1 day - how are you everywhere all at once? HOW??? lol
  9. In my opinion, there is no one size fits all comparison. Since Aent rejected Arnold's Kristallnacht comparison I offered a more extreme alternative that has been voiced by others in the media. While not exactly the same, there are similarities to what happened in Benghazi: 1) at the time the State Dept was criticized for not providing enough protection and there was a lapse in security prior to the attack 2) the delay in military response to the attack while under siege and 3) using security cameras, cell phone calls and location data to charge those responsible for the attack. I'm sure someone could delve deeper to draw additional similarities if they cared to. Without law enforcement and military intervention the Capitol attack could have been much, much worse than what it was (considering the weapons that were discovered). I'm just thankful the extremists didn't get to see their entire plan unfold that day - the siege alone is bad enough.
  10. You're right... Arnold should've compared the insurrection at the Capitol to Benghazi. The pro-Trump extremists called for public executions and hangings, brought zip ties, guns & weapons, pipe bombs, Kevlar vests, and erected a gallows. It was a terrorist attack.
  11. Always interesting to go back in time and read some of our old spirited discussions on developments, or in this case, the 2016 Presidential Election. Definitely worth perusing to see where others and even yourself stood during that time (kudos to @John Hargrove FKA castorvx and @JFW657 as well): https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/topic/117843-presidential-election/#comments I said what I said:
  12. Aaand Trump's twitter account got suspended again but this time, permanently: Along with a few other undesirables (Powell, Flynn, etc.). Too little too late, but better late than never I guess. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-permanently-bans-president-donald-trump-n1253588
  13. Oh, no worries. I also lamented the loss of Panera, Wahlburgers, Tijuana Flats, Urban Flats, etc. etc. etc. There is definitely a black hole void of retail downtown and it always feels like a two steps forward, three steps back type of situation. I plan on moving out of the CBD once I get a few things lined up. I listed my condo and received a full price offer, but I'm not in a rush to sell just yet. I've always been frustrated by the slow momentum downtown and I feel like I'll be old and gray before I see any significant/monumental improvements so I think it's time to move on to something else.
  14. I think I understand what you're saying, but USCP officials are literally telling you that he was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The rioter(s) caused his death, period. Just seemed like a weird statement to say, well if it's true I hope they get life in prison as if there was any doubt to the cause of his death. I don't want to go much further into this because I feel like it takes focus away from the victim, so I'll leave it at that. Regardless, this guy senselessly lost his life just for doing his job. Meanwhile his President puts out a message saying he understands the mob and loves them as they stormed the Capitol.
  15. And I think a North/South Lymmo would do wonders to bring more people into the CBD and activate the streets of each neighborhood node in general. I'd love to go eat/shop at Ivanhoe/SODO without having to drive.
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