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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:22 PM   #1
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This thread is for off topic conversations , please keep things calm and civil... I will rename the thread if you can come up and agree to a cool name...
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Old January 5th, 2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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This thread is dumb....most of the time when people are going "off topic" they don't realize they have done it until it opens up a can of worms
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Those posts if not to toxic , will be moved here...like the area in the other sections..
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Not to derail too much, but isn't the point of art to throw the middle finger. Surely seeing things in a new way, or doing something different is a middle finger to someone--even if the way you do it is classic and traditional.
Some, certainly not all, artists think a little too highly of themselves and their aesthetic.

Some think art changes the world, and it can, just not always in the way the artist imagines.

Le Corbusier comes to mind, and we all know how the "towers in a park" aesthetic has played out.

Other artists, whose goal it is to shock or offend, seldom move the needle in the way that they imagine they might. Robert Mapplethorpe comes to mind. I don't think his art and its notoriety helped the cause of LGBT rights.
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Old January 6th, 2016, 06:22 AM   #5
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Users can send a PM to me or VVisconsin08 and we will move the offtopic posts into this section.
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Old January 6th, 2016, 05:18 PM   #6
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As long as it's not used as a weapon to silence discourse.
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This thread will be kept public like the other off topic threads...
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Congratulations to our friend Aaron Renn. He just got married.
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Congratulations to our friend Aaron Renn. He just got married.
Yes, congrats to Aaron and Katy.
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I was reading through the thread today and I just got the pun that is Indy'd's username. It is indeed clever.
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Trump is already rewarding Indiana..... http://www.wthr.com/article/trump-te...obs-in-indiana
Might have to hop aboard the Trump Train if this continues. Never thought i would say that
Never thought he would pull that one off.

But...he is a businessman.
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Never thought he would pull that one off.

But...he is a businessman.
Agreed. I am pleasantly surprised myself.
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Trump is already rewarding Indiana..... http://www.wthr.com/article/trump-te...obs-in-indiana
Might have to hop aboard the Trump Train if this continues. Never thought i would say that
'Cause embarrassing one company to temporarily keep 1000 jobs in the country erases all the other garbage coming out of him.
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'Cause embarrassing one company to temporarily keep 1000 jobs in the country erases all the other garbage coming out of him.
So negative.
There's a reason you are seeing a huge backlash to negativity across the country.
If you have nothing nice or productive to say then shhhhh
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'Cause embarrassing one company to temporarily keep 1000 jobs in the country erases all the other garbage coming out of him.

Totally hate most everything that Trump stands for, BUT his presidency does have the potential to stimulate Indiana's economy... IF he doesn't destroy the entire country's economy. Having a VP who was selected as a sitting governor, and a president who won his party's primary when he won our state, should hopefully have a good impact on our economy.

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I'd really love for Donald Trump to not be president. I am only pointing out that Indiana may become one of the few states to benefit from it. I am just holding out hope that congress will block his proposals that rape our constitution.

Also, I think this is on topic because it relates to Indianapolis development even if it's based on national politics. I'm not trying to start a political conversation, I'm just trying to thoroughly explain that a president elect I hate may turn out to be positive for Indiana.
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Yeah well its just a shame that the political crap has to be everywhere. I just come here to learn about developments and look at pretty pictures
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Old November 30th, 2016, 11:25 AM   #17
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Trump is already rewarding Indiana..... http://www.wthr.com/article/trump-te...obs-in-indiana
Might have to hop aboard the Trump Train if this continues. Never thought i would say that
Do we know yet what kind of tax exemptions they will be getting? Do we know what kind of cuts the employees will be forced to take? This may actually cost us more than benefit us. Let's not forget, Pence, not Trump, has been the main figure negotiating with Carrier. Furthermore, Senator Donnelly and the Indiana legislature have already been working with Carrier to find an agreement for months now.

If he is able to keep the company here without it costing us more, then kudos, but if that's enough to make you jump on the "Trump train" then I suppose equal rights, the constitution, the sort of world our children will inherit, etc. are irrelevant.
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Yeah well its just a shame that the political crap has to be everywhere. I just come here to learn about developments and look at pretty pictures
I have friends from other countries that are always confused that Americans do not discuss politics more openly.

It makes sense for us to discuss politics, it affects Indianapolis development just as much as anything else. The taboo of discussing politics really has to go. Disagreements do not have to descend into character bashing.
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If he is able to keep the company here without it costing us more, then kudos, but if that's enough to make you jump on the "Trump train" then I suppose equal rights, the constitution, the sort of world our children will inherit, etc. are irrelevant.
I am certainly not on the Trump train, as it's likely that it will run over friends and colleagues and continue to give voice (and power?) to the basest instincts of the worst among us...the racists, the nativists...the modern know-nothings.

At the same time I understand Mr. Trump's appeal to union members and other working class folks. (As with many things Trump, this is rich in cynicism and irony. The Wharton School in his day was certainly not pro worker or pro union. Ever hear of Frederick Winslow Taylor "the father of scientific management"? He was a Wharton professor.)

As another poster said, some folks and areas do benefit from any president's policies. Places with military bases and defense contractors certainly benefited from President W. Cities generally, and the auto industry, benefited from President Obama. If President Trump focuses on manufacturing, then of course the state with the highest percentage of jobs in manufacturing will benefit. That's Indiana, even more than Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
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As another poster said, some folks and areas do benefit from any president's policies. Places with military bases and defense contractors certainly benefited from President W. Cities generally, and the auto industry, benefited from President Obama. If President Trump focuses on manufacturing, then of course the state with the highest percentage of jobs in manufacturing will benefit. That's Indiana, even more than Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
If Trump can be directed by Pence, Congress, the courts, and the media then he may prove productive in specific areas. We should all want Trump to do well, since he is going to be the pilot of this plane we are on. However, this emboldening of bigotry that has occurred since his election, and his selection of anti-science, anti-LGBT, and, in the case of Steve Bannon, white supremacist appointees, could potentially hurt our economy much more than compromises with local industries is able to help it. One need only look at what RFRA cost us economically, and what anti-LGBT legislation in North Carolina cost the state and the governor that sponsored such moves.
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