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Old 07-05-2018, 12:52 PM   #4521
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What could go wrong with Amazon HQ2?

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...g-amazons-home
You forgot that there a bunch of people here that is quite ok with this as long as we get a OMG PLEASE A NEW TALLEST AND A BUNCH OF OTHER SKYSCRAPERS PLEASE.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:41 PM   #4522
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What could go wrong with Amazon HQ2?

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...g-amazons-home
I feel like the corporations with all their demands are killing the mom & pup local economies that create the character of a specific area.
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:11 PM   #4523
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You know what I think is hilarious? It can take around 30 minutes to get to Logan Airport via transit from Downtown Boston. That's about 10 minute shorter than it takes to travel from Sea-Tac to Downtown Seattle. Sea-Tac to Seattle by the way is about 12 miles apart. Logan from Boston is about 3 miles.

Just to show you that the benefit of having an airport in close proximity to downtown means nothing if the commute is terrible.

The point of this very high level analysis is that I hope that one day Logan Airport is moved further away in order to open up prime real estate in Boston while building an efficient infrastructure that can cut commute time to the airport.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:45 PM   #4524
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Wasatch Mountains a few miles up the road from Park City, UT.....




























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Old 07-09-2018, 06:56 PM   #4525
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Wasatch Mountains a few miles up the road from Park City, UT.....



Looks awesome. Too bad they couldn't have got it up to 11,000 ft, would have looked much better.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:27 AM   #4526
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Looks awesome. Too bad they couldn't have got it up to 11,000 ft, would have looked much better.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:55 PM   #4527
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Nice ballpark:

https://www.mlb.com/rays/fans/ballpa...0&sf90361730=1
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:49 AM   #4528
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^^ Looks like a place where George and his boy Elroy might take in a game.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:27 AM   #4529
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It's quite an upgrade from the repurposed Costco the Rays currently occupy.

I remain puzzled and fascinated by professional baseball in Florida...
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:12 PM   #4530
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The only thing I like about the current place is how easy it is to get a ticket!
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:30 PM   #4531
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That has nothing to do with the stadium.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:06 PM   #4532
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I dunno. A factor maybe. Even when Tampa has had decent teams (this year's team is not bad, but has weird pitching) the Tampons won't turn out.

Same deal with Marlins games.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:52 PM   #4533
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Yes, that's because Tampa fans are terrible. A new stadium is not going to change that.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:16 AM   #4534
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I don't know, even watching the Sox play there on TV is kind of soul-sucking. Can't really blame people for not wanting to visit the place.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:46 AM   #4535
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It is like playing baseball in a Home Depot tin garden shed. The Yankees spring training "Legends Field" in Tampa is better!
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:21 AM   #4536
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Boston gets obliterated in the new Godzilla trailer: https://www.universalhub.com/2018/tr...destroyed-next

They need to update it with One Dalton before release! I actually hate disaster movies that imply I die in them, so I'll be skipping this one.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:24 PM   #4537
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interesting ad..... just be sure to keep the oil topped off.


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Old 07-25-2018, 02:34 AM   #4538
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holy shytte..........



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Old 07-25-2018, 12:18 PM   #4539
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Yes, that's because Tampa fans are terrible. A new stadium is not going to change that.
Yes, but location is a significant factor as well. St. Pete is 24 miles from Tampa and most of the population is on the Tampa side. If the Sox played in Foxborough, even with the lure of the lyrical little bandbox, they would not draw nearly as well.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:13 PM   #4540
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Although this looks sort of nice it will be a disaster.... They've repeated the same mistakes of the old park: no retractable dome, no real grass. I believe I read somewhere the Rays are seeking $900 million in taxpayer money, this is completely unacceptable at that amount to not even get a retractable roof. They should also be 40k capacity or slightly more I think its supposed to only be 35k.

We all should be up in arms about these stadium deals, they will tax US. They always pass these taxes to tourists through hotel taxes, rental car taxes etc. My rental car in Arizona was taxed something insane like $35 to pay for their fucking stadium. A stadium a rich guy can pay for easily but would rather blackmail and pit cities against each other with fake numbers about economic vitality it will bring to the area. And the Dbacks want to leave their 20 year old (20 years!!!!) stadium for a new one bought by tax payers. This shit is unacceptable.

These stadium deals are redistribution of wealth from the working class to uber wealthy and they should be illegal. /sorry for the rant
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