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Re: “Copperhead Road

The place sucks!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by 80923 on 09/16/2012 at 11:55 PM

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Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Trump to media - Behave and be decent or get slapped down again. The media bullies earned what they got.

14 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 01/19/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “The Famous, KaPow Comics & Coffee, House of Yakitori 2

The Famous has one of the best filet mignons I have ever had. Quality meat and they know how to cook it. Can't beat it and the price is fair.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 01/10/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Leadership title changes for board of county commissioners

Hmmm, I smell a salary survey and pay increase coming. No other legitimate reason for new titles. They could at least be honest about it.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 01/03/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Maketa, Presley and San Agustin reserve right to sue for malicious prosecution

Maketa should be sued for the "$821,496 on settlements with employees or ex-employees, attorney fees, and consulting and investigation expenses stemming from claims related to Maketa", plus all legal costs incurred. He was in charge and the buck should stop with him. Hold him financially accountable. He was being paid to do the right thing and he did not perform to reasonable expectations.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 01/03/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “A huge field of candidates is shaping up to run for governor in 2018

Won't be voting for State Treasurer Walker Stapleton. He's been playing games to get the Governor job for years.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 12/27/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

"the extra lane was making Research less safe"... what a bunch of bologna. Suddenly ending the third vehicle lane at Austin Bluffs (heading West on Research) and making that lane into a bike lane is what made it unsafe. Time to undo that really bad and poorly designed idea. There is a huge wide sidewalk on both sides of Research... change the law and use that for bikes and pedestrians instead. It is already there, and doesn't mess with vehicle traffic. Who feels safe riding a bike on the paved streets right next to speeding cars anyway? Not me.

23 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 12/23/2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Utilities makes a conservative play on final decommissioning of downtown eyesore

Thanks Tom I just saw your reply. I guess I wasn't subscribed to the thread. I'm not sure I understand the $5.1B present value of Drake. Does that mean that's what we spend if we keep it going until 2035? If so, then the PV cost of the other option(s) is what that should be compared to.

I'm fairly sure replacement of 254MW will be in the $1B to $1.5B range (for firm reliable generation, not the undependable wind and solar stuff), but my City Council person tells me that it will only be a quarter of a billion and a 2% rate increase on average for 20 years. I'm not buying that. I think double or triple rate increase over the long term sounds more reasonable, not 48.6% (1.02^20). The last I knew, generating units cost about $2,000 to $3,000 per kW, and that was a long time ago. Those costs have not gone down. It will be incredibly expensive regardless of the generation type.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by 80923 on 01/24/2016 at 9:57 PM

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