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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Random Commentary for 6 July 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 4:33 PM (16:33)

  1. Posted to Tim Claiborne’s Facebook Wall

    Where will this (still-hypothetical) NFL team be housed? There are four arenas in Albuquerque (Tingley, University Stadium, The Pit, and Isotopes Park) and how much usage do they get? On top of that, the Convention Center in the Downtown area was used for a few Thunderbird games, and the Scorpions moved to Rio Rancho. Now the ABQ City Council wants a new indoor arena / events center in the Downtown area, next to the Convention Center.

    If bringing ANY new sports team to town means any sort of tax hike, use of eminent domain, etc., count me OPPOSED.

  2. Posting to Todd Andrew Barnett’s Facebook page

    I fully support encouraging the Venus Project to begin the terraforming of the planet Venus as soon as possible.

    As for the “Resource-Based Economy,” it’s not really a new idea — they cribbed it from Star Trek and Arthur C. Clarke novels. Possibly some Blake’s 7 and Asimov novels, as well.

    Salvador Allende tried in 1970 what the Venus Project / Zeitgeist Movement / RBEC advocates — real-time computer control of the economy. See the Wikipedia page for Project Cybersyn for more.

  3. Posting to the Top Gear Facebook page

    The Stig can keep his iPhone — I’d prefer something with Android on it.

  4. Posting to Wendi Taylor’s Facebook Wall

    Examples? USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, promising to sign a renewal of the 1994 “assault weapon” ban if it landed on his desk, REAL ID

  5. Posted to Tim Claiborne’s Facebook Wall

    It’s not that we lack arenas and stadiums — we’ve got a surplus of them, the City Council wants to build another one, and they rarely bring decent acts into the ones that exist. Two of the best concerts I’ve seen in my life weren’t at any of these venues — Overkill at the Launchpad (23 Sept 2005) and W.A.S.P. at the Sunshine Theater (1 June 2006).

    I’m more interested in concerts than sporting events, but I’m guessing the same sorts of factors come into play.

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