Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Denison Hotel

After a long battle between parking lot developers & preservationists, the Dennison Hotel, at 716 Main Street, Cincinnati Ohio has begun to be demolished.
The owners have stated they intend to build a new building on the site that will host an unnamed Fortune 500 company. This is what they said about another building around the corner they demolished that now sits as a surface parking lot. That was 30 years ago.
Levelling the Dennison Hotel will bring us a bit closer to making an entire city block of prime real estate a parking lot.
During the depression, building owners in CBDs frequently found themselves with vacant buildings because their tenants had all gone out of business. The building owners would demolish the buildings and, with the rise of automobile ownership, the owners utilized their vacant lots as surface parking lots. This generated enough money to cover their real estate taxes. Pretty much nobody alive today remembers that CBDs used to be solid buildings and that there were no big gaps of parking lots.
It's a poor investment & essentially blights the CBD.
Will the city have wait another 30 years for the owners of this block, legally represented by the chair of the Hamilton County Democratic party, to keep their word or just assume they are lying and the strategy is to somehow support automobile sales in an area chock full of public transit.
Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017.
What will be the status of this block 2/14/2047?

More on the history of the building at Abandoned

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Pontiac ?

Why does John Cranley use a call center in Pontiac, MI ?
HT 5chw4r7z

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Cincinnati City Council Candidates - 2017

Kevin Flynn
Yvette Simpson
Charles Winburn

David Mann Amy Murray Chris Seelbach PG Sittenfeld Chris Smitherman Wendell Young
non incumbent
Theo Barnes
Derek Bauman Cristina Burcica Ozie Davis Tamaya Dennard Michelle Dillingham Cedrick Denson
Tonya Dumas
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    Beverly Odoms Jeff Pastor Kelli Prather Laure Quinlivan Tamie Sullivan Orlando Welborn

    Monday, February 06, 2017

    Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it ~ Edmund Burke

    Seems like there is a politician out there wanting to pass - delete laws without understanding why we did & didn't make them already.
    People want to license cats because we license dogs. But cats don't pack & rip your kids to pieces.
    People want to license bicyclists because motorists require licensing. But bicyclists don't crash into other motorists, buildings and largee groups of people causing death, destruction and financial ruination.
    Now this punk, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) in Florida, wants to eliminate the EPA. he was born 12 years after President Richard Nixon (R) signed the agency into existence. He apparently doesn't know what went on before and why the agency was created.
    A major job they had was to figure out what stored waste was toxic, what wasn't, where it was and if it was safely stored. People weren't worried about this stuff and a lot was in flood plains that couldn't be developed. OTOH, poorly stored toxic waste was getting into the waterways.
    But Gaetz doesn't get this because he's just the sort of country lawyer Edmund Burke warned against after the French Revolution.
    He's mainly grandstanding as I doubt this will get anywhere but with Dangerous Don & his denizens in power, who the fuck knows? I'm sure Putin would love a sickly American society & military.


    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Hey, Apple, still plenty of good pickins in comic books

    Apple has been looking at streaming original content for awhile but is, apparently, ramping things up.
    The comic books big celluloid has chosen so far has been interesting - from commercial to weird. Why the subset of The Mystery Men was chosen over it's parent, The Flaming Carrot was always baffling.
    Anyway, here's a list of some of the comic book content yet to be tapped
    • American Flagg
    • Black Kiss
    • Grendel
    • Flaming Carrot
    • Enemy Ace
    • Aztek Ace
    • Magnus Robot Fighter
    • Kabuki
    • Astro City
    • Xenozoic Tales
    • Black Hole
    • Hard Boiled Defective Stories
    • Maus
    • Rac Shade, The Changing Man
    • Warlock
    • Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu
    • Metamorpho
    • Deadman
    • Blackhawks
    • Mister X
    • Ms Tree
    • Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
    • Scout
    • Machine Man
    • Big Bang Comics
    • Eight Ball
    • Bacchus
    • Brat Pack
    • Lady Death
    I could go on & I am sure my minions will add more

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Is Alex Jones an Operative of the Global Elites ?

    As Alex Jones & his cabal at InfowWars continually hammer away against union & cooperation & promote division & balkanization, I wonder - Is the goal here to divide & conquer ?
    After Napoleon swept through Europe, the kingdoms that didn't have a chance against his onslaught realized they had to organize within their culture. As technology advances, the world "shrinks". It is natural that humans homogenize and organize. Something's lost & something's gained.
    But is Alex' plot at the instruction of the Global Elites? Is the strategy to divide society so the Bilderbergers can sweep in with their robots & drones to conquer the Earth?
    Gotta ask yourself - how did Al get out of Bohemian Grove alive? How come he didn't become a human sacrifice?
    There is no doubt his strategy of division, pill popping, paranoid survivalism and carrying on about supernatural malarkey is compelling - but what's the pupose? His constantly hammering away at the notion we should believe him and nobody else - well, that's just a core strategy of cults.
    I cannot say. BiC doesn't have the kind of budget to crack the leviathan of InfoWars. But it's time to start asking these questions.

    Sunday, January 01, 2017

    TV on the Honor System

    Could there be another way to deliver TV content to the products (us)?
    Instead of chopping up shows with commercials that people have been increasingly able to defeat and, online, can crash ones browser - how about giving the viewer a list of sponsors and maybe specific products - let the viewer purchase one or two - then, the sponsor would give the viewer a voucher he could use to download an uninterrupted show or even season of the shows.
    I guess you'd have to figure out how much the sponsor usually receives from $ and unit sales. This method, however, would have the added effect of a confirmed sale and, issuing coupons, could confirm repeat sales.
    The viewer would get a better experience and the sponsor would get better data.
    I guess the only real drawback would be the viewer having to sit down and look thru the sponsors & their ads & buying shit online in advance.