Jump to content


renamerusk

Member Since 14 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:38 PM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

23 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

(1)..... the quagmire Fort Worth finds itself in today. ........

(2) ......the pride-hurt Fort Worth Boosters forewarning a decade of compare/contrast exercises focused on the successes found in Dallas and Collin County.....

 

(3) You want Fort Worth to grow more similar to Seattle and Austin?

 

 

(4)....I like the humor in this flood of melodramatic responses to the EDP.....

(5) ....the stagnant SOP for almost two decades...

(6) ....acknowledgement that the downtown area has hibernated long enough.

 

 

I'm not sure why you keep trying to link me with disdain toward of Fort Worth.  It's tiresome and a disservice to this discussion forum.

 

 

Fair question.  Why link you with disdain - Aren't these six phrases above your words? And if so, do or don't these words portray Fort Worth 

 (1) as being in a"filthy place";

 (2) as needing to be schooled by its neighbor who has been more of a "frienmy" than an equal partner;

 (3) as deserving to be mocked for wanting to be similar to Seattle and Austin; the comment is scorn thinly veiled;

 (4) as having over reacted to the point of hysterics and this is too funny its beyond belief;

 (5) as having been a "do-nothing" for decades

 (6) as wasting away with nothing to show?

 

I find each of these phrases to be words that are disdainful.  The linkage is obvious.

 

It is possible to cite additional words of similar tenor when the apparent aim is to perpetuate or maintain the advantage of another city over Fort Worth.  I know my incentive for wanting the best for Fort Worth; however, I don't know and therefore I am suspicious of anyone who professes a love for a city, who has no proven roots to that city, who is an active administrator of a Forum promoting the interests of another city and, who has all the incentive to champion that other city over of Fort Worth.

 

Exposing that double agency is tedious and unasked for, but at the same time, is a true and important service to this Forum so that the Forum is made aware of "bots" that may be manipulative.


In Topic: TEX Rail project

23 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

Dude chill

 

I respect your feelings and any of you who might feel that way; however appeasement is not my cup of tea.

 

I am wise enough to know that many will find disagreement with me on any number of issues. I am also entitled to express my opinion as long as it is germaine.

 

This is in the best spirit of The Forum. :)


In Topic: TEX Rail project

23 December 2017 - 12:16 PM

 

That is going to be a real roller coaster of a ride north of downtown.

 

I'm looking forward to the views this ride will offer.

 

Seldom am I willing to give FWTA/DART the benefit of the doubt; the visual perception in photo taken of the over pass might be an exaggeration created by where the photo is snapped. If it really is a hazardous issue, then it is yet another example of on of their bone-headed decisions.

 

Looking forward to the "views" is yet another snarky remark from the other side of the Metroplex; and from someone who will likely never have a daily reason to ride Tarrant Express other than during opening ceremonies.

 

The irresistible urge to throw cold water at anything on this side is obsessive.


In Topic: Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

23 December 2017 - 12:04 PM

 

(1) ... to all who may be within an ear" and that you never, even as infrequently as you post, miss that opportunity when you feel that you just can not resist drubbing Fort Worth.

 

(1) Whatever! I read this last night and my eyes are still rolling this morning.... This obsessive paranoia over non-negative comments about Dallas is unhealthy, unproductive and hints at the quagmire Fort Worth finds itself in today.

 

(2) You want Fort Worth to grow more similar to Seattle and Austin? 

 

 

 

 

I am encouraged with the City having the beginnings of Tier One Medical School campus;...If North Texas is really at or near the top, I am encouraged with Fort Worth's chance to be the one in spite of all of the recent disparaging and the downtrodden of us and who we are.

 

(1) I like the humor in this flood of melodramatic responses to the EDP.  To those of us who love Fort Worth and have been calling for a change to the stagnant SOP for almost two decades.....

 

(1) "a city in a quagmire"..."a city in stagnation" - Such love? If this is an expression of love; what is the definition for disdain?  When at the time these achievements were planned or accomplished, I don't recall any laughter or "rolling eyes". Perhaps you are referring to those in "your" Dallas.

 

(2) Of course, Fort Worth should aspire to the likes of Seattle, Portland and Austin.  It should want to be consider in that group that  they comprise and for which they consistently rank among the top 15 large cities in the U.S. for lifestyle and live able, instead of a large city that is routinely left out of any top rankings for lifestyle or live able in spite of being a robust job center.

 

Mocking and laughing at Fort Worth seems irresistible for a particular gang of naysayers.


In Topic: Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

22 December 2017 - 06:10 PM

Even though has been leaked about which cities are at the top of Amazon's list, The Wall Street Journal among others leading the speculation rumor is that  North Texas, or for saving time calling it by the 6 character diminutive D-a-l-l-a-s "to conserve ink, meet deadline or speed up texting", is at or near the top.

 

Regardless of this diminutive, this could bode well for Cowtown.  In fact, the recently released EDP is a perfectly timed "playbill" that can be handed to Amazon, if it has been already or will be presented in Round 2 of the selection process.

 

I am encouraged by the fortitude of the City to seek and to hire professional consultants to provide it with a strategy;

I am encouraged with the emphasis of the City to desire to build livable neighborhoods;

I am encouraged with the City being one of the few Blue Zone Project City;

I am encouraged with the City opening in 2018 a direct connection to its International Airport;

I am encouraged with the City respecting its river and the parks that it has spun;

I am encouraged with the City having one of the Top Downtown in America;

I am encouraged with the City having the beginnings of Tier One Medical School campus;

I am encouraged with the City having now a Top 100 Law School;

I am encouraged with the City, as I have always emphasized and confirmed in the EDP, having an abundant land in the central core waiting or primed for development;

I am encouraged with the City having hire consultants from Seattle,  Austin and Portland,  which are rated as three of the more desirable cities in the U.S.;

and I am encouraged by all the top rated venues that exist right now; not promised in the future.

 

I have attempted, but yet to be successful, in finding if there is or ever have been an Amazon-TIP Strategies project; but for now,  I will assume that there just might be one.

 

If North Texas is really at or near the top, I am encouraged with Fort Worth's chance to be the one in spite of all of the recent disparaging and the downtrodden of us and who we are.