kiklion t1_jdlzphh wrote

> I see a lot of articles about tenants having trouble using them but nobody ever attempts to explain the reason is primarily due to the inefficiency of the government organizations providing them.

It’s ‘free’ government backed money… if they need to make a law requiring people to accept it then there’s something wrong with the program.


kiklion t1_jah7u97 wrote

It’s odd to me that any assault isn’t a felony. Almost like it’s a remnant of an older time of ‘boys will be boys’ and to not punish that behavior.

it’s not like people can reasonably say ‘Sorry sir, I didn’t know I couldn’t punch her.’

Or ‘Sorry sir, I fell over and my fist fell into her face.’


kiklion t1_j9f2ond wrote

If it was a different context, I'd argue that the 'Civic Duty' was to work and provide value to your community, not to work 'in the office'. Which I can understand the first part, a society won't work where everyone stays at home all day and the government pays you not to work (as it was said in Sept 2020.)

But 'the market' had a solution to covid infection concerns, which was to enable work from home. So we all got back to contributing to our society while limiting our exposure to each other.


kiklion t1_j9ewz10 wrote

> That's not true either Fed bonuses are taxed at 22% which is the 3rd of 7 tax brackets.

I guess for you poors... /s

> For payments exceeding $1 million, the rate is 37 percent.



kiklion t1_j3grnj8 wrote

I thought people were leaving/population was dropping before the water failed. Sure, no one wants to move to where there is no water but doing a one time fix on the water won’t fix the underlying issues either.

If the city is positioned in an economically important area, then whatever local laws and regulations are driving people away or discouraging people from staying need to be re-evaluated.

If the area isn’t particularly economically important then why put good money after bad?

Either way, the city should be able to maintain it itself.


kiklion t1_j1517pn wrote


I only read the above link, but it seems like there are a lot of hoops to go through to get the data. If the data should be public, it should be easier to access than having to go into a place in person and write down the data. But maybe I’m wrong, because I saw articles indicating that the government publicly releases a list of all the incomes anyway. Not the media.


kiklion t1_j06r1fo wrote

That might be a stretch.

There is a lot of screen space dedicated to the manufacturers logo yet it seems that some of the buttons below may hide other information which could be displayed on one screen. If every button below is actually an action button, like if ‘Doors’ opens the doors and doesn’t display data on the doors, then ignore this but some of them are titled such that I think there’s more data.

Also, 3/4 of the wind gauges are indicating 0 wind and blowing due north. My guess is that it defaults to north and 0, but if there’s no data then it should indicate a null value. It’s very much not functional to show incorrect data.


kiklion t1_ixo88xn wrote

> Does anywhere else do this whole “99 year lease in lieu of actual ownership” thing?

My office almost did something like this in Charlotte. A developer offered my company millions of dollars for the land and building my office is in. They included that they would cover the cost of relocating our office to a new place as they tore down the existing office and rebuilt. And then after the new building is open, my company would have a 99 year lease on the first 3 floors for $1, same number of floors we currently have.


kiklion t1_iw29jje wrote

> Tenant unions are the strangest things.

They make some sense, but not how they are doing it here.

Imagine if every renter in the city join the same tenant union, and the union delegates determined what it’s members were allowed to pay for rent at each apartment.

You’d essentially be changing the metric used to determine who gets each apartment from who is able and willing to pay the most, to something else. Whoever has the best credit score or whomever applies first or whomever is the most attractive.

The hurdle though is that anyone with money probably wants money to continue to be the metric used to determine housing distribution. It even has the benefit that two people with the same moneys can indicate how much they want a specific unit in a specific area (with specific roommates) by changing what % of their income they are willing to spend. If the theoretical union used seniority in the union as the metric, some immigrant who works 80 hours a week isn’t likely to volunteer to continue living out of homeless shelters so that native born, part time cashier Timothy Johnson can get the next apartment for lease.