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  1. Back in May 2013, my children and I just dodged the Moore Oklahoma tornado (EF 5).  We had approx. a 15 minute warning. This was my second EF5, the first the 1966 Topeka tornado.  We had 10 minute warning. Ten days after Moore, a 2.5 mile EF5 hit El Reno outside OKC, killing three experienced storm chasers ( the tornado unusually went NW to SE for a short while). I do not know what type of engineering has to be placed to protect people in a supertall skyscraper during an EF 5. I cannot imagine a building that size could be evacuated in time.

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  2. On 8/31/2023 at 10:22 AM, Ross said:

    If Trump had not committed crimes, he would not be indicted. It's really that simple. I would hope that any politician that did what he did would be indicted and tried.

    Guilty until proven innocent? A bit hysterical no?

  3. I hate to knock one of the holy words of modern speech which is repeated ad nauseum, but diversity is a bad word to describe the rich tapestry of American life. The word is related to divorce, diverge, divide. in other words to separate.   Much better to speak of E Publius Unum.  I realize the word is hopelessly lost, much like the word decimate which means one tenth and now has replaced devastate. 

  4. I think Monarch's "How on Earth Does This Even Happen" needs to be seriously studied.  DFW has landed many economic plums in the last few years. Many more than Houston. This latest bit of news is humiliating considering the tens of thousands of biomedical professions in our city. I have my scapegoats; poor flood planning, bad media from previous tropical cyclones, and of course everyone's favorite, bungling politicians. In truth the answer is likely more complex. This hopefully will be a wake up call.

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  5. On 9/1/2023 at 2:14 PM, sapo2367 said:

    From this thread -- here is the official rendering



    Not Including the ramps, I count it as a 48-lane roadway. Even larger than the current Katy or anything in Argentina or wherever. We win! Though I must admit to one fact I

    find difficult to believe.

    No eighteen wheelers? In Houston?

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  6. 15 hours ago, august948 said:

    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee on North and South Vietnam

    This is pathetic. How can anyone get their facts so twisted up? Good luck to you all if she becomes your mayor.

    If elected she will be a major representative of Houston, which is soon to receive enhanced publicity from the Moon landings and other events. 

  7. On 8/15/2023 at 10:47 AM, JLWM8609 said:

    Ted Cruz: hold my beer (beer gets thrown back at the Astros parade)

    Under the "Shame of Texas"

    Are those quotes for real? Did she actually state those things? Some of these things suggest either misquotes, deep ignorance, or no respect for the public on her part.

  8. 11 hours ago, steve1363 said:

    Ok!  You get the gold star on the internet!  You were right!  Your "told ya so" internet persona is much less likeable BUT you were right!  🤣

    And I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the Yankees, considering all the other perversions in this day and age that are now considered "normal!"

    I agree with much that you say. But one should not be surprised by what the teams are doing. Millions of people pay for clothing which gives free advertisement for companies or celebrities. The teams at least are getting some compensation.

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  9. 46 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

    Thank you, but that tells us nothing.

    NRG's capacity is equal to SoFi's.

    Atmosphere, amenities, location, etc. tells us nothing. What does NRG Stadium need to provide a better "atmosphere" (other than a winning team, which is a different topic).  What amenities do these other stadiums have that NRG stadium lacks?  

    Guess what, AT&T Stadium rarely opens its roof.  The frequency or infrequency of roof openings tells us nothing about what the stadium lacks.

    You keep telling us NRG is light years behind and there are many things that put it behind, but so far you've not been able to show us even one specific thing.

    Just wait. The "World Class City" hustle should soon kick in.

  10. 1 hour ago, Houston19514 said:

    I’ll ask again.  In what ways are the new stadiums light years better than NRG?  What do they have that NRG lacks?

    My guess is that the exterior isn't as "sexy" as LA's or Atlanta or Dallas. I cannot think of anything else the place lacks. There are 30 stadiums. In terms of capacity we rank number eight. Is this because we have the 2nd or 3rd largest art museum in the US and now feel the football stadium should rank the same? Just asking.

  11. 4 hours ago, 004n063 said:

    Gonna throw out a possibly unpopular opinion, but here goes:

    Non-native palm trees are dumb, and going out of your way to plant more shadeless trees is a telltale sign of landscape architects who have zero intention of using the space they're window-dressing.

    Good thing folks in Hawaii didn't take that attitude. Hawaii has only one native palm species.

    There is no problem planting palms as long as done intelligently. There are many palms which can take our winter beside the Sabal minor: Pindo, European fan, Windmill, Lady palms, California Fan, several Sabal species as grown at Highland village. Look at all the palms in New Orleans and Pensacola. I think they give these places a certain tropical look. 

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  12. 1 hour ago, thatguysly said:

    And they happen to have money to tie this up in lawsuits that others who have had something built by them cannot. Don't feel bad for the mega rich when suddenly something affects them that has affected the whole city.

    I don't feel bad for the "meag-rich". I don't love or hate them. I cannot imagine them trying to stop one highrise, which appears as if they will not succeed, will have such a cataclysmic effect on Houston. Just do not understand this heat, anger and hatred toward these folks. 

  13. 15 hours ago, aachor said:

    I wouldn't wish a Greyhound station on anyone. But given all of these stupid lawsuits, I think it's time for Midtown to get a reprieve.

    The owners of 2016 Main have suffered under stupidly low property values long enough. I'm sure the new neighbors of the Langley can carry the burden for a while.

    I do not care one way or the other whether this goes up or not. I have no money involved.  I don't understand why several of the posts are so hostile toward the neighbors who do not like this project. Why care unless you have a stake in this? It is not like Houston suffers from insufficient high rise apartments. I like high rises and hope we get many more including a few supertalls. But one or two make no difference to me. More will come along.

  14. 14 hours ago, toxtethogrady said:

    That said, I know plenty of people who will not accept anything but. This seems to have been a tempest Bill Maher has attempted to stir up, and he's not what I would call "Latin"...

    I think many ethnic and racial classifications are sloppy and pointless. In my home during the 2010 census, including when my wife was alive, there were one "anglo", three children from central Asia form Siberian Russia, one "hispanic" who is ethnically half Lebanese hence half Asian (me). Our house was labeled Hispanic household though I was outnumbered 4 to 1. Now I am sometimes labelled a "Latino" having been born in Havana of Cuban parents, though I spent 67 of my 70 years in the Midwest or Texas.  I once tried explaining to a fellow Chinese scientist that here we call them "Mongloid" and I am called a "Caucasian", having to do with the Caucuses mountains. He thought our labels were weird which I agree. His labels weren't any better though. 

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