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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#270 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>In your "mini-mind" the jobs, shopping, and increased quality of life have no value....SUCKS to be you. Nobody else matters, to your moron "mind"...
At least you learned, you weren't stupid enough to try to correct "lowball" again. I made my case, you made another cut and paste. Congratulations.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#271 Jan 7, 2013
Where did I write 10-15 and how do you already count a proposed park, not yet build ?? Yep, you need to lie and pretend America isn't about the greater good... The old owners got paid, it's pitiful to pretend otherwise...
Funny, YOU criticizing non-union wages ! LMAOROTFU~!
I won the low-ball argument, just like Obama won the election...Does whining "help" ???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#272 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Where did I write 10-15 and how do you already count a proposed park, not yet build ?? Yep, you need to lie and pretend America isn't about the greater good... The old owners got paid, it's pitiful to pretend otherwise...
Funny, YOU criticizing non-union wages ! LMAOROTFU~!
I won the low-ball argument, just like Obama won the election...Does whining "help" ???
You didn't win the lowball argument, you didn't win the shoo-in argument, you didn't win the 10 acres left equals 15 acres either.

I do understand your posting better now, you delude yourself into believing you win whenever you post last. By the way, you spelled lowball as low ball, adding the hyphen later to try to salvage an argument you had already lost mr low integrity poster.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#274 Jan 7, 2013
Proven liar, tries to salvage something ??? Let me know when "Guiness" contacts you ...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#275 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Proven liar, tries to salvage something ??? Let me know when "Guiness" contacts you ...
You are a proven liar mr low integrity poster.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#276 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Where did I write 10-15 and how do you already count a proposed park, not yet build ?? Yep, you need to lie and pretend America isn't about the greater good... The old owners got paid, it's pitiful to pretend otherwise...
Funny, YOU criticizing non-union wages ! LMAOROTFU~!
I won the low-ball argument, just like Obama won the election...Does whining "help" ???
http://grammarist.com/spelling/shoo-in/

Shoo-in

The noun meaning a sure winner is shoo-in, not shoe-in. The term uses the verb shoo, which means to urge something in a desired direction, usually by waving one’s arms. The idea behind the word is that the person being shooed—for example, into the winner’s circle, into a job, or into a field of award nominees—is such a lock that we can shoo him or her in without hesitation.

The term originated in the early 20th century. The earliest instances relate to horse racing, with the shoo-ins being horses that are destined to win through either dominance or race fixing. The earliest instance listed in the OED is from 1928, and we are unable to find any examples from earlier. The word seems to have blown up in the 1930s, however, and historical Google News and Books searches uncover numerous examples from that decade and the 40s. By the 1960s, it was being used outside horse racing.

Examples

Shoe-in is a common misspelling. For example, these writers use the term in its conventional sense, but it is spelled wrong:


Following five interviews, I assumed that I was a shoe-in for the position.[Huffington Post]

Lively Celtic tunes a shoe-in at opera house [Auburn Citizen]

And these writers spell shoo-in correctly:


They strode like a colossus over the catwalks this spring, and were a shoo-in to become the biggest fashion trend of 2011.[Irish Times]

He says some of his supporters thought he was a shoo-in, so they didn’t bother voting.[Toronto Star]

He’s the most consistent of all the celebrities, ridiculously likable and practically a shoo-in for the finals at this point.[Houston Chronicle]
The Truth Squad

Rancho Mirage, CA

#277 Jan 7, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>I am strongly opposed to a public entity using eminent domain to take private property from one landowner to give to another private landowner. Period.
As for those property owners, in the existing eminent domain law at the time, the city is supposed to get a fair market valuation and offer that to the landowners they are taking the land from. Eagan at the time refused to turn over the valuations to the landowners, and lowballed the owners. The auto businesses and the Uhaul business in that area could not get similar zoning use properties in Eagan for 3 times what the city was offering for their property by Cedarvale. The city administrator "saved" the city some money at the expense of the businesspeople he was making the land grab on. I own some property in a couple of different areas, and the city, county, state could take it via eminent domain under current Minnesota law only for the purpose of a public project, not to give to a different private party for a use just because is generates more tax revenue for the entity. The Eagan TIF isn't going to generate additional property taxes for years until the TIF is paid for, and by that time the outlet mall will be run down.
In fact according to several stories I found online the Minnesota Supreme Court has sided with the city of Eagan regarding this property, so you may be personally opposed to this issue, the bottom line is Eagan was found to be within their rights.
http://www.startribune.com/local/south/119370...
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#278 Jan 7, 2013
Poor guy is a whiny BYTCH, it's too bad the loser doesn't understand investments and posts bile here AFTER THE FACT !!! LMAOROTFU~! Guy complains about growth, because he's too cheap to see OTHER PEOPLE NEED JOBS...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#279 Jan 7, 2013
The Truth Squad wrote:
<quoted text>
In fact according to several stories I found online the Minnesota Supreme Court has sided with the city of Eagan regarding this property, so you may be personally opposed to this issue, the bottom line is Eagan was found to be within their rights.
http://www.startribune.com/local/south/119370...
Somewhat within their rights. You didn't comment on the fact that Eagan did not provide fair market value to the sellers on the property, and did not provide the appraised value of said property to the owners. Eagan could not do this now, it would be against Minnesota state law. In addition, Eagan is poised to lose taxpayers money on this deal. While the judges on the Supreme Court overruled the appeals court, the other issue was that Eagan was taking the land by eminent domain without a use defined for the property they were taking. This was poor public policy, and 5 years and $40 million dollars later, a very poor business decision.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#280 Jan 7, 2013
Completely within their rights, unless you didn't provide the court, "special" information ??? Man, you're a moron, without proof of ANYTHING !!!

Since: Oct 08

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#282 Jan 8, 2013
The final line to this whole issue should be, again, electiions have consequences and when you elect people who are more worried about re-election versus actually helping people, you get stupid, often times moronic decisions. You elect liberals, and you double your chances of getting something stupid or moronic!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#283 Jan 8, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
The final line to this whole issue should be, again, electiions have consequences and when you elect people who are more worried about re-election versus actually helping people, you get stupid, often times moronic decisions. You elect liberals, and you double your chances of getting something stupid or moronic!
"Electiions" ???---....you double your chances of getting something stupid or moronic!

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