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  1. It would be interesting to talk to all or most of the owners of surface parking to ask how many times they've been approached by developers wanting to buy... ...and what their reason/s for not selling are. I wouldn't be surprised if one reason is the way a lot like that generates income vs. perhaps the capital gains tax hit they'd take if they sold it. Maybe they're planning to live on the income generated until a certain point in their "life plan," then sell. I'm no tax attorney... others here could probably come up with other valid financial reasons someone wouldn't sell. spes,
  2. spes, could you tell us roughly what is the area of downtown Columbia where you live, how long you've lived there, and where you lived before moving there? Also, what would you consider are some of the most glaring deficiencies in the area immediately surrounding where you live (within two or three blocks)?
  3. Maybe the idea of riding around in this heat smelling horse farts just didn't appeal to you. I find that to be a quite a reasonable attitude, and commend you for it.
  4. Undisputed fact... but like the axiom "the poor will always be with us," I don't think there's a reasonable way to change that. Nor do I think it is an intrinsically desirable goal to try to change that. Are you attempting to make an unspoken point? I'm not sure what you're driving at.
  5. My point about the economics of mass transit in Columbia is made in very graphic fashion here... look at what we'll all probably be paying to subsidize those who do ride: http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/12193567.htm Do NOT post copyrighted material
  6. Spartan, you correctly noted the real problem of waiting... and of waiting in the weather. But that's not all. I live near Richland Mall and work downtown... and I've used the buses at times, and if you have a regular hours job like I do, it's just not realistic unless you like getting up very early and wasting a lot of time standing around bus stops waiting for connections... or missed connections. And if you miss one by 30 seconds and have to wait another 45 mins. to an hour for the next one, you get up close and personal with weather and every panhandler, sociopath, and psycho waiting
  7. Let's not jump on Debi so quickly... why not focus on the "great place to live" part. That's very affirming (that Columbia is a great place to live), IMO. I happen to think it's a pretty cool place to visit, too, but maybe there are things Debi could tell us as to why it's her favorite slogan. Debi, is it the summer humidity, or that plus how confusing the layout can be to newcomers? We should be open to new ideas and constructive criticism here, folks. Waterparks... that's what it is... Columbia doesn't have any downtown waterparks!
  8. Agreed; downtown Charleston can be a sauna when it's like that. Likewise with the rest of the Charleston area. The entire lowcountry, for that matter. Hey, on that sweatiest list, what's with Phoenix, Vegas, Tuscon, Corpus Christi, etc. being sweaty? They're supposed to have dry heat, right? I definitely agree with Tampa and Orlando, though... yikes. If you've been to Didney Wurl in the summer, you know sweat. Also, about five years ago, I spent about a week near Eustis, Florida (just above Orlando) with about 20-25 buds and budettes from the U.S., Canada, and England who are members
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