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Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Ms. Lathrop, your much ballyhooed comment reading seemed to miss the part where you claimed shampoo wasn't invented until 1927 and then were refuted by a fellow commenter. So perhaps you'll catch this one. LIQUID shampoo was invented in 1927, shampoo itself has been around for hundreds of years.

Here is a link for you from Time Magazine on the history: http://time.com/3998228/history-of-shampoo…

Here is another link that shows examples of shampoo ads from pre 1930: http://tinyurl.com/guslzcm

See, not so fun when people comment at you with a snarky tone, is it? Weird how people don't like that and are somehow unconvinced by it.

But by all means, please lecture us all on disliking facts.

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Posted by Feetsboro on 07/20/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Will a New Townhouse Project Open the Floodgates for Raleigh Developers?

Norf, you are aware that you call for a subway system, say you don't want density in the urban core, while also saying "the DC city model is not anything to emulate" and yet one of the reasons the DC model is not good to emulate is that the city's density is capped in its urban core by artificial height limits. So, despite having a subway (which I think is a great asset) they are still unaffordable. And while a subway here would be great, the idea that it would solve affordable housing is not really accurate if you insist on maintaining low density. The only way subways make any sense is to, in fact, upzone and allow areas (like downtowns) to have great density. So, your ideas are not really coherent.

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Posted by Feetsboro on 06/29/2016 at 10:47 PM

Re: “If Raleigh wants to be a world-class city, it needs planning, personality and architects.

I hear ya, Sogno. I think the Atlanta region as a whole is a mess and is too balkanized to come together on meaningful solutions. I think I was just arguing for some nuance and context for the usual Atlanta bashing folks engage in, as the urban core offers some cool stuff. There's both good and bad we can take from that city and region.

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Posted by Feetsboro on 11/18/2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “If Raleigh wants to be a world-class city, it needs planning, personality and architects.

Folks here love hatin on Atlanta, but the city itself has massive, tall, well designed skyscrapers (including the tallest outside NYC or Chicago), a rail system (albeit not nearly comprehensive enough), a well connected airport, the new Beltline park system, and has produced some incredible African-American culture over the past couple of decades. It's the suburban sprawl of that region outside its urban core that very much should scare folks here and is the lesson for us, but not the city of Atlanta so much. The city itself has an awful lot that Raleigh would be fortunate to replicate and isn't even in the ballpark of doing so yet. Raleighites would do well to focus on themselves instead of haughtily turning their noses up at a taller, bigger, more diverse city that still beats them in attracting companies.

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Posted by Feetsboro on 11/18/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Why is Raleigh's City Council rezoning downtown before its downtown plan is finished?

Requiring affordable housing for more height in downtown development really and truly won't work here. Even affordable housing experts in the city acknowledge this! I know Councilman Stephenson likes to get in a huff and lecture the rest of council and the city about how everyone is a coward about this stuff, and his heart is in the right place for sure, but the man does not understand the economics of development and real estate. You stunt height at 7 stories and demand affordable units for more height, what you will get is . . . 7 story buildings, which just tamps down supply and actually RAISES PRICES. The numbers don't work for developers and even our planning director acknowledges that. There are a lot of other meaningful ways to get affordable units (which we desperately need!) and having shorter buildings isn't one of them, which is all we get from that idea.

Also, what is the commenter above me talking about? That $8 million investment in ripping out the Fayetteville St. mall has stimulated at least $200 million in investment on Fayetteville St. alone. I'd say that was a pretty good call.

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Posted by Feetsboro on 08/24/2015 at 11:45 PM

Re: “5 Takeaways from Raleigh’s Outdoor Drinking Debate

Damn, they're fuckin with TREAT?!?! This is some nonsense.

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Posted by Treatsboro on 07/30/2015 at 11:20 PM

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