What do you all think of the term Midwest? I find that it is a poor categorization of the different areas. I was wondering how you all would categorize them? I'm from Kansas City which I feel like should be categorized as Heartland along with Omaha. I personally feel like St. Louis is a mix between...
St. Louis is the most westerly eastern city and the most northerly southern city. I prefer to think of it as the most southerly northern city. Not sure who told you it was southern. I take offense at that kind of thing. ;-) (But the most westerly eastern part seems about right. With St. Charles bei...
What the heck was memorable about 2016? You mean 2011? 2006? 2016 was pretty awful, really.
(Further, I'm well aware people in the area don't find their property taxes low. They are, as it happens, wrong in my opinion.)
I know you have one data point, but I think most people in that are do not find their property taxes low at all. When I got my property tax bills in the county, I'd always look at my neighbors' bills up and down there was always one anomalous one that would drop by 25% when everyone else's went up ...
I'm mostly surprised property taxes have risen so little in certain parts of South County. I'm not too shocked that the sale prices are going up. There's a lot to sell houses out there, even though it's not what I would choose. But the present combination of low taxes and high services is unsustaina...
2016 official airport stats are out. STL 37th in North America. 1.5 mil behind Dallas, 1 mil ahead of Nashville. We are only around 90 mil behind Atlanta! Watch out! http://www.aci-na.org/content/airport-traffic-reports Looks like 36th to me. We're already moving up? Lambert is in a hole of sorts, ...
I've seen maybe two cars in the Rothman parking lot in as many months. And yes, that stretch of Watson is . . . depressing. Also . . . houses in the area are not staying so cheap. The prices keep going up. Every new house listed in my mom's neighborhood sells for more than the last. There's one (a l...
For reasons of heritage, I really like the idea of having at least one big part of the Beer party within sight of Bevo Mill. We need to at least nod at Bevo Days. No love for the bike race, though? Or the tricked out car show? There are, I suppose, already numerous bike races and car shows about tow...
Does Missouri have a reckless homicide statute? Or a negligence statute that carries sufficient penalties? Would it be reasonable to call police overreaction recklessness or criminal negligence? If it's a defined part of a police officer's job to use reasonable force then excessive force could be cr...
I'm not really into museums but i want to give it it a try since it has only positive reviews. This is gonna be interesting experience! Two positive reviews where? It's a decent museum. It's aimed a little at a younger audience, but there's neat stuff there for all ages, and there's quite a lot abo...
Ooh, you know what else would fit in nicely with drone races, balloon races, and bicycle races? A tricked out car show. A sort of cruising event where you parade your craft car past a judges stand for points and prizes. Make this a multi-modal extravaganza. I'd say work in trains somehow too, ideally.
I knew you meant Sedalia anyway. Sorry. Don't know what they charge. Never been. I'd have assumed it was free, but . . . maybe I'm wrong about that. The concerts probably aren't, but they're only a part of it. Gary Kreie's idea was specficially capitalizing on October. The weather is usually more pl...
I was in Midtown this evening dropping my wife off for class, so I looped through the West End and U. City. The damage along Euclid is noticeable, but only just. I saw perhaps three or four business with broken windows, but it wasn't too concentrated. You wouldn't know it was related to protests if ...
IMHO St. Louis has plenty of free events. (Fair St. Louis, Mardi Gras, Shakespeare in the Park, etc...) Also Soulard Ocktoberfest, Heritage Fest, Loufest, and the Missouri State Fair all charge admission. Keep it modest and discounted for children but no need for it to be free. Especially if the in...
Anyway . . . Yes, planning ahead is a darn good idea. Just so long as we don't buy something we don't need. W1W sure seemed necessary at the time. (It really was a sound investment given what we knew then.) But WOW did it work out poorly since literally everything came out backwards and upside down...
^You are right for the now I think, but 2025 isn't really so far off. If you want to be ready to stick shovels in the ground then then you have to start conceptualizing now. Which is really all this conversation is about. I don't think too many of us would expect to see much dramatic change in how ...
I don't think it should be free, but it should be modestly priced. 10-15 dollars would be very reasonable. Well, the beer shouldn't be free. And I can see there being concerts that require a ticket. But if you want a general admission for the whole thing you lost my vote right there. This needs to ...
See, that's the question Protests have been 99% non-violent. I applause the organizers. Yes, windows broken, etc. While I'd be super pissed if someone put a rock thru my window -- the weekend has turned out as best as could've hoped. For the larger issues -- what is the end game? Cops will most assu...
The Delmar Loop has been seriously damaged...absolutely disturbing images. Edit: KSDK reporting nearly 25 business have destroyed storefronts. The loop is trashed. I would expect the National Guard and a curfew to be in place tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk That's not quite the way I'm...
Before we go any further in this discussion, I'd like to suggest that everyone look at Southwest's other major mid-continent stations on a map. Dallas Love, Chicago Midway, and Houston Hobby. Go. I'll wait. Take a look. Just a glance, really. It won't take long. All three have something fairly simp...
I look at it like this... Southwest has it good in STL. They literally have their own terminal (which many call the Southwest Terminal) with continuous gate expansion in place for minimal cost. Look at their other "hubs".... Love Hobby Midway > all easy connection terminals that are literally SWA o...
Before we go any further in this discussion, I'd like to suggest that everyone look at Southwest's other major mid-continent stations on a map. Dallas Love, Chicago Midway, and Houston Hobby. Go. I'll wait. Take a look. Just a glance, really. It won't take long. All three have something fairly simp...
Having a real passenger airline as a tenant will do that for you. Glad to see it. :)
Before we go any further in this discussion, I'd like to suggest that everyone look at Southwest's other major mid-continent stations on a map. Dallas Love, Chicago Midway, and Houston Hobby. Go. I'll wait. Take a look. Just a glance, really. It won't take long. All three have something fairly simpl...