Yoda? Is that you?
This ranks right up there with the vegan biker bar business model.
I'm not opposed to PPPs, but things can turn sour especially when large assets are involved. I wish I could find a good case study on the Veolia - Indianapolis PPP that highlighted all the things that happened over the 10-15 year span of that agreement. It's interesting to see how it evolved from a PPP that received high accolades to one that seemed to be involved in numerous lawsuits and eventually a termination of the agreement.
This works in Japan, and I think it would here too. Essentially it is a wine bar with a Kitty Twist. And yes people, you'd have to pay a cover to help contain sit time and to care for the kitties. Otherwise, people might hang out all day!
Trump wouldn't even qualify to be a squad leader in a Boy Scout troop. He has none of the qualities of a gentleman and and I don't really see the concept of 'service' as part of his lexicon...unless it's to order more champagne.
"I guess this is what progress looks like."
Yep. From the Industrial Revolution forward, there has been so much talk about how advancements in technology will significantly reduce the workload of the individual.
Instead, people are working more hours for stagnant or fewer wages in mostly pointless jobs that exist only to make money for other people. But decoupling self-worth from work is a daunting task. I don't think it can be done on a large scale in this culture. Do you?
If so, how? Because actual work aside, people look for reasons to be busy and stressed, or constantly try to claim they are busy. Think of the endless amount of social media posts about how busy people are. They equate constantly doing something with being relevant. If they aren't busy, they must be irrelevant. It's hard to come to terms with.
No one takes pride in mindless activities like sitting in the woods staring into space (which is ironically one of the most mindful things one can do). Or actually connecting with others on a meaningful level.
Without constant noise and motion and action, people are left alone with their thoughts. And in our ADD-riddled society, that's not a task many can handle for extended periods of time.
Yes we are ready to do just that! Brand away!
Wow. I read that page and still don't know what TDM is. I love concepts like that. "Here's an acronym. Here's what it means. Here's a word salad that dances around the individual words from the acronym, but doesn't actually explain anything. Sign up for our newsletter! Here are some links to other people making vague and arcane noises and hand gestures about this acronym! Join us! We're a movement aimed at making people move! We know what we're doing here, even if you don't!"
Etc, etc. I bet there are a lot of TED talks about whatever TDM is. I bet they don't make sense either.
But I digress....
Has anyone thought about the fact that maybe it's this insane notion that people should all be at work at roughly the same time and leave at roughly the same time that causes problems?
Or, that people should be at work 5 or 6 days a week?
Or that a 40-hour work week is even necessary these days?
There are basic failures in our entire society that aren't being addressed, and how we approach our lives is a big one.
So, let's continue thinking that finding better ways to encase ourselves in metal things on wheels to head off to jobs we hate is progress.
Oh, who am I kidding? I guess this is what progress looks like.
In some instances the private sector are the experts in providing services to the public. The government hasn't done a very good job at public transit thus far, so why wouldn't we let a private company aim to do a better job of it? The city hasn't done the best job creating long term infrastructure plans, so why not let professionals bid out to do the job. The private sector has benefits like firing people who do not reach goal benchmarks, or the ability to raise capital to put into large scale projects that doesn't include years of political debate. Should we be concerned over the check and balance of this sort of agreement? Sure. But I think it might lead to more effective and efficient answers for Charleston's problems.
Smith and Stavrinakis get the closest to remembering that people need info, not just infrastructure. Transportation demand is needed in Charleston. http://mobilitylab.org/about-us/what-is-tdm/
ASHLEY Brooks, if you read this comment, I love the idea of a cat cafe and have actually been working on a business plan to open one in Charleston myself. If you would be interested in talking, please contact me though my website, since I do not want to list my personal contact information here. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you. sightandsoundart.com
"Band" the food trucks??? And which ones are operating without licenses?
And can I get a Freedom Ring at Zales?
Free up so much space in shelters? So they're gonna have a couple of dozen cats with a bunch of people getting drunk in a place where DHEC won't allow human food and animals to mingle? Sure, it'll work.
Will guests be required to wear a cardigan sweater?
D- for imagination...
...because youre a navel-gazing ballwasher with a room temperature IQ.
Please do this I have been dying to go to one! It would free up so much space in shelters too!
Please do this I have been dying to go to one! It would free up alot of space in shelters too!
Please make this happen! I would love a cat cafe!!!
So I need to work on my insults, you say?
I called you a moron, a dickhole, a cocksmoker, and a loser.
That, to me, represents a pretty solid level of insult competence.
fishpimp - What an insightful description of me. You must be spying on me with a camera.
This was a very good spot giving it a try, but alas - they are no more. Closed, that is...
I'm really excited to see this joint open! Everything I got from the truck was absolutely wonderful and I can't wait to try the hash and grits.
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