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Look. I attended the University of Houston. My minor was in philosophy so I know what ad hominem means. This means you too have the ability to know what it means and behave yourself.

Let me take the time to praise the University of Houston. It had the second rated school in the nation in regards to English and Creative Writing while its philosophy school, although an undergraduate program, was rated, at that time, number 4 in the nation. Of course, its physic's school got it internation attention as well.

So, please, let us try to meditate on the meaning of 'ad hominem.' It means focus on the topic while trying not to divert attention on the crazy characters of the person. Thank you.

Oh snap!

*Grabs the popcorn*

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I predict Houston will make a run to relocate all the debt collection firms from DFW.

Speak of the devil, MidtownCoog. Did you ever know a professor Austin? He was one of my philosophy professors at U of H. My philosophy professors knew more about English than my English professors which is kind of incredible because the English / Creative Writing school at U of H is supposed to have some of the best English / Creative Writing professors in the world. But U of H also has a great philosophy school too.

Ad hominem -- a meaning in the dictionary which people can read and understand clearly and yet take no heed. A mysterious word whose definition always seems to exist just out of reach for the vast majority of those who call themselves intelligent. A word that perplexes modern scientists as its definition exists clearly in the observable realm of the five senses and, yet, evidence of its meaning still remains lost in the possibilities of deep theory.

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Speak of the devil, MidtownCoog. Did you ever know a professor Austin? He was one of my philosophy professors at U of H. My philosophy professors knew more about English than my English professors which is kind of incredible because the English / Creative Writing school at U of H is supposed to have some of the best English / Creative Writing professors in the world. But U of H also has a great philosophy school too.

Ad hominem -- a meaning in the dictionary which people can read and understand clearly and yet take no heed. A mysterious word whose definition always seems to exist just out of reach for the vast majority of those who call themselves intelligent. A word that perplexes modern scientists as its definition exists clearly in the observable realm of the five senses and, yet, evidence of its meaning still remains lost in the possibilities of deep theory.

WTF are you talking about? Where did this come from? I mean...damn.

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Please. Don't spark the end to this thread with your ad hominem behavior. I need it left open for future updates. Thank you.

If there is anything I can say to get this thread closed I will. I find it completely pointless. Your predictions will never come true so why should this thread stay open. It serves no purpose at all except to give you an audience of hecklers. The DFW section at HAIF has sunk to an all time low. You can be proud of that much nucklehead. Even the regular Dallas guy's won't touch it.

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And when the oil boom reemerged, where did that happen? It begins with an H. And 20 years after the last oil bust most people still are not even aware of LC's existence outside DFW.

BTW, It's my job to think outside the box, but you are thinking outside the brain. There are too many X factors in you logic that you are not even considering. To think outside the box one must establish what the 'box' is, but your logic is in a world of your own. Have you ever even met one person who shares your vision of Las Colinas becoming the energy capital of the world? Never mind, it is scary enough just thinking that there is one of you out there loose on the streets. LC will never be capitol of anything. It may be a threat to the office parks on I-35 E, or maybe the Dallas Galleria Area, but it makes no sense to move a HQ and relocate thousands of people just so they can be closer to an airport. The oil companies in Houston would build their own version of LC in Houston before they would move to LC.

Losing global headquarters of energy companies to Las Colinas in the future would do nothing to take away Houston's designation as the energy capital of the world. I could see energy companies moving their global headquarters out of the state of Texas altogether with the reason that it would improve their image with the rest of the nation. So, that wouldn't bode well for Las Colinas either. But none of this would alter Houston's designation as the energy capital of the world.

See, my argument is that Las Colinas is the big magnate because of its close proximity to DFW airport. Has nothing to do with its noteriety. DFW airport itself is just fortunate that it's present location just so happens to place it at the heart of a major metropolitan area, at the center of both its population and its transportation infrastructure, while it has a mild climate in the center of the nation. When companies answer why they move to Las Colinas, what do they say? DFW airport.

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Speak of the devil, MidtownCoog. Did you ever know a professor Austin? He was one of my philosophy professors at U of H. My philosophy professors knew more about English than my English professors which is kind of incredible because the English / Creative Writing school at U of H is supposed to have some of the best English / Creative Writing professors in the world. But U of H also has a great philosophy school too.

Ad hominem -- a meaning in the dictionary which people can read and understand clearly and yet take no heed. A mysterious word whose definition always seems to exist just out of reach for the vast majority of those who call themselves intelligent. A word that perplexes modern scientists as its definition exists clearly in the observable realm of the five senses and, yet, evidence of its meaning still remains lost in the possibilities of deep theory.

If only your philosophy professor could see you now. Trolling Houston architecture websites (from DFW) and creating threads so that you could make some crazy predictions in order to 'educate' Houstonians about the DFW real estate market with a lot of fantastic assumptions, no sources and no numbers to back up his outrages claims. I'm sure he would be proud that all his teachings were put to good use.

Ad hominem my butt. I think it's o.k. to use personal attacks on internet trolls. Sometimes they get scared off.

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If there is anything I can say to get this thread closed I will. I find it completely pointless. Your predictions will never come true so why should this thread stay open. It serves no purpose at all except to give you an audience of hecklers. The DFW section at HAIF has sunk to an all time low. You can be proud of that much nucklehead. Even the regular Dallas guy's won't touch it.

Why not close the DFW section altogether then? By closing the DFW section, then DFW will go away. I can tell you this though. If you want to know about DFW, don't go to a DFW forum. They will just tell you what they want to hear and what you want to hear.

This guy's threads/posts are so outlandish that even the regular Dallas posters are staying away, and that's saying something.

For now I'm going to quit posting in this thread. This thread was intended for occasional updates. Thank you.

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Losing global headquarters of energy companies to Las Colinas in the future would do nothing to take away Houston's designation as the energy capital of the world. I could see energy companies moving their global headquarters out of the state of Texas altogether with the reason that it would improve their image with the rest of the nation. So, that wouldn't bode well for Las Colinas either. But none of this would alter Houston's designation as the energy capital of the world.

See, my argument is that Las Colinas is the big magnate because of its close proximity to DFW airport. Has nothing to do with its noteriety. DFW airport itself is just fortunate that it's present location just so happens to place it at the heart of a major metropolitan area, at the center of both its population and its transportation infrastructure, while it has a mild climate in the center of the nation. When companies answer why they move to Las Colinas, what do they say? DFW airport.

And still no one outside of DFW ever heard of LC. I think you are making LC to be a lot more important than it is (that's an understatement). AT&T moved to Dallas so it could make use of DFW airport, but they didn't move to LC, did they? Coors didn't even choose DFW at all. There is more to running a business, let alone being HQ than being really close to an airport. Like I said DT Houston is only about 20 minutes or about 10 miles to IAH. That isn't exactly far away is it?

Besides all major metros have airports. Moving to an office park just to be near an airport in another city might make some sense for some companies. But when you say it is a threat to Houston's energy industry you are all washed up.

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Why not close the DFW section altogether then? By closing the DFW section, then DFW will go away. I can tell you this though. If you want to know about DFW, don't go to a DFW forum. They will just tell you what they want to hear and what you want to hear.

For now I'm going to quit posting in this thread. This thread was intended for occasional updates. Thank you.

Hey, I've been trying to get HAIF to close the DFW section for years now. I think it causes nothing but trouble. If you want to know anything about what is going on in DFW, why the hell would you come to a website called Houston Architecture Information Forum. Why not go to Dallas Metropolis. And if you don't think that will give you a better idea of the projects going on why not go to City-Data.com or Skyscraper City or Skyscraper page or any of the other more 'neutral' ones.

A lot of DFWer's use the DFW section of this forum to bash our beautiful city. Some just create posts to let us know what's going on in Dallas. But YOU are in a class by yourself. I haven't even seen ONE person (from Hou or Dal) that has agreed with ANYTHING you have said on this website. At least the other DFWer's would support each other's views (however misguided they might be) which might make me give them SOME credibility (however little). But you have ZERO here. You have made too many really stupid, flaming and inciting comments just to get a reaction to be taken as anything more than a troll. I think it would be best if you retired the nucklehead account and started over with new one. At least then someone might entertain one of your weird ideas for half a second.

Just don't let Editor catch you again.

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Hey, I've been trying to get HAIF to close the DFW section for years now. I think it causes nothing but trouble. If you want to know anything about what is going on in DFW, why the hell would you come to a website called Houston Architecture Information Forum. Why not go to Dallas Metropolis. And if you don't think that will give you a better idea of the projects going on why not go to City-Data.com or Skyscraper City or Skyscraper page or any of the other more 'neutral' ones.

A lot of DFWer's use the DFW section of this forum to bash our beautiful city. Some just create posts to let us know what's going on in Dallas. But YOU are in a class by yourself. I haven't even seen ONE person (from Hou or Dal) that has agreed with ANYTHING you have said on this website. At least the other DFWer's would support each other's views (however misguided they might be) which might make me give them SOME credibility (however little). But you have ZERO here. You have made too many really stupid, flaming and inciting comments just to get a reaction to be taken as anything more than a troll. I think it would be best if you retired the nucklehead account and started over with new one. At least then someone might entertain one of your weird ideas for half a second.

Just don't let Editor catch you again.

One has to read between the lines.

http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/archive...ons-in-dal.html

If Central Dallas is the premier business district in DFW, then why is it having to pay out benefits to keep ATT? The queston of what business district will become the premier district in the DFW area is in flux. In my opinion, it is in a state of transition from Central Dallas to Las Colinas. This is why the buildings in downtown Dallas are similar in style or size from the types of buildings that are being built or planned along the Platinum Corridor, Telecom Corridor, downtown Fort Worth, or Las Colinas. All one has to do to see a more suburban downtown Dallas is understand how its office development has become less dense because of it being converted over into other uses.

To the question above. You won't find much of value at Dallas Metropolis about DFW. You will find information about Central Dallas or Dallas in general because that forum is very Uptown biased. That was my point. One stands a better chance of getting the unorthodox view of DFW in here.

Right now the prevalent blame in that forum for the downturn in Uptown investment is that there has been a downturn in the national economy. There is no mention about the investments about to be ramped up in Las Colinas that will certainly distract investor attention away from Uptown. There isn't any mention of how politics in Central Dallas may have frightened investors away for that matter.

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