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FyreWulff
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(05-10-2017, 05:08 AM)
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Mean Jean re-elected
Omadahl
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(05-10-2017, 05:31 AM)
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Hurray! White people get a trolley while north and south Omaha can't get a fucking bus to work.
AlteredBeast
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(05-10-2017, 05:42 AM)
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I figured Stothert would win, but still sucks. The curse of my lawn signs continues, lol.
FyreWulff
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(05-10-2017, 05:43 AM)
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west vs east omaha

may the one with the less closed polling stations for some reason wiiiiin
KingV
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(05-10-2017, 06:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Omadahl

Hurray! White people get a trolley while north and south Omaha can't get a fucking bus to work.

I don't understand why anyone wants that stupid trolley. Least useful route ever.
FyreWulff
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(05-10-2017, 06:11 AM)
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because people want a little toy transit car for the CWS and nothing else
daman824
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(05-10-2017, 06:41 AM)
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I hope the dems who were bashing Mello nationwide are happy
KingV
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(05-10-2017, 08:47 AM)

Originally Posted by FyreWulff

because people want a little toy transit car for the CWS and nothing else

people here are weird as shit about CWS. I'd literally never heard of it before I moved here.
FyreWulff
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(05-10-2017, 08:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by KingV

people here are weird as shit about CWS. I'd literally never heard of it before I moved here.

Slightly biased because I'm from South O, while I never watched an actual CWS game (never had the money), I did like the community/neighborhood aspect of when it was down here. Also, Rosenblatt was unique and cool. I believe Warren Buffet or someone else said at one point that they could literally shutter Rosenblatt outside of the CWS and the facility would have still made a profit.

But the NCAA and the business groups wanted to turn it into a corporate blaise baseball theme park attraction and that's what they've pretty much done. (even ESPN criticized the new setup as being that) The new stadium is bland, and people barely leave the immediate grounds of the area now. Receipts for downtown actually went down after they moved the CWS because everybody is like "well, fuck going downtown" while it's going on.

But I think South O got the better end of the deal as we don't have to worry about the zoo leaving every 10 years because it doesn't like the contract, and as much as it was sad to see rosenblatt go, it's letting the zoo expand and improve itself.

As an aside, the zoo is so immersive and neat here that whenever I'm in it I forget I'm still technically in South Omaha. They do a good job of making you feel like you're somewhere else. I have to remind myself that I live within blocks of elephants, tigers, penguins, sharks...


anyway, that's why they want to build all these things that connect to CWS, because they want those tourists to filter out more to the surrounding area. It's never gonna work, tourists like to have a "home base" and stick to it.
Palmer_v1
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(05-10-2017, 03:57 PM)
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Yeah, at this point, I'd be alright osing the CWS if it meant the zoo continued to improve. I really need to go visit it again before the weather gets too hot.

Stothert wins, followed by a big thunderstorm. Seemed fitting
Dr.Horrible
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(05-10-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Stothert win sucks, but I'm really glad Senator Blood's amendment for LB632 passed. It was a good day for craft brewers in this state. Also, now that I know who he is, I love it when Larson loses.
Last edited by Dr.Horrible; 05-10-2017 at 09:25 PM.
KingV
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(05-11-2017, 06:38 AM)

Originally Posted by FyreWulff

Slightly biased because I'm from South O, while I never watched an actual CWS game (never had the money), I did like the community/neighborhood aspect of when it was down here. Also, Rosenblatt was unique and cool. I believe Warren Buffet or someone else said at one point that they could literally shutter Rosenblatt outside of the CWS and the facility would have still made a profit.

But the NCAA and the business groups wanted to turn it into a corporate blaise baseball theme park attraction and that's what they've pretty much done. (even ESPN criticized the new setup as being that) The new stadium is bland, and people barely leave the immediate grounds of the area now. Receipts for downtown actually went down after they moved the CWS because everybody is like "well, fuck going downtown" while it's going on.

But I think South O got the better end of the deal as we don't have to worry about the zoo leaving every 10 years because it doesn't like the contract, and as much as it was sad to see rosenblatt go, it's letting the zoo expand and improve itself.

As an aside, the zoo is so immersive and neat here that whenever I'm in it I forget I'm still technically in South Omaha. They do a good job of making you feel like you're somewhere else. I have to remind myself that I live within blocks of elephants, tigers, penguins, sharks...


anyway, that's why they want to build all these things that connect to CWS, because they want those tourists to filter out more to the surrounding area. It's never gonna work, tourists like to have a "home base" and stick to it.

Ah, so that's why the zoo has been going fucking ham on improvements in the last few years.

I agree on the new stadium area. It feels like there's a lot of bars and stuff that nobody would ever go to unless they are going to a CWS game.

That said the new stadium is about 1000x nicer than Roaenblatt. Outside of "history", Rosenblatt was not a good place to watch a game. The concourse was way too small for the number of seats and you bathroom lines 100 deep outside the entrance are not uncommon.

I went there for a crowded game one time.... and vowed never to go back.
FyreWulff
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(05-11-2017, 07:59 AM)
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Well yeah, they were about to upgrade all of that but went for a new stadium instead. NCAA said upgrade the concourse and facilities including the ability to watch the game from the concourse, or build a new stadium. Fahey went with new stadium.
FyreWulff
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(05-11-2017, 09:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by FyreWulff

west vs east omaha

may the one with the less closed polling stations for some reason wiiiiin

Palmer_v1
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(05-11-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by FyreWulff

All those red voters need a streetcar so they can come shit directly on those blue voters.
FyreWulff
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(05-14-2017, 06:49 PM)
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precinct version of the omaha election

source

https://www.reddit.com/r/Omaha/comme..._by_precincts/
KingV
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(05-14-2017, 09:20 PM)

Originally Posted by FyreWulff

precinct version of the omaha election



source

https://www.reddit.com/r/Omaha/comme..._by_precincts/

This is why annexing sucks. You effectively have exurbs and downtown with the same mayor and city government, and it doesn't make a damn bit of sense, because the needs and desires are totally different.

On a side note, I'm curious if anyone is up for a meet next weekend. I'm thinking beercade because that makes sense for a gaming forum, but am up for whatever. I can do Friday night or anytime Saturday. If there's no preference, I'll just give a timenin a day or so that I'll be there and whoever wants to come can come.
Palmer_v1
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(05-15-2017, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by KingV

This is why annexing sucks. You effectively have exurbs and downtown with the same mayor and city government, and it doesn't make a damn bit of sense, because the needs and desires are totally different.

On a side note, I'm curious if anyone is up for a meet next weekend. I'm thinking beercade because that makes sense for a gaming forum, but am up for whatever. I can do Friday night or anytime Saturday. If there's no preference, I'll just give a timenin a day or so that I'll be there and whoever wants to come can come.

I'll be in S Louis for a board game con next weekend.
AlteredBeast
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(05-20-2017, 01:02 AM)
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Went to Tracks Lounge for wings again today. Seriously guys. You need these in your life if you like wings. :)
ZBR
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(05-20-2017, 02:09 AM)
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I hope everyone is doing, I've been job hunting for a part-time recently and I was wondering if anyone has any info some good part-times out there? I do have call center experience and I'm pretty sure my supervisor and director would speak very well on my behalf. I've been searching recently since my department is getting dramatically downsized and being the guy with the least amount of seniority, I'm getting the boot first.

Thank You,
ZBR
AlteredBeast
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(05-20-2017, 03:26 AM)
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If you are interested in full time instead, I could get you an interview at my company. Check my post in the previous page about the various incentives that the job provides, but it isn't the most exciting job in the world. :)

PM me if you are interested.
Dr.Horrible
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(05-20-2017, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by AlteredBeast

Went to Tracks Lounge for wings again today. Seriously guys. You need these in your life if you like wings. :)

Better than Tanner's blair wings?
AlteredBeast
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(05-20-2017, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dr.Horrible

Better than Tanner's blair wings?

Honestly the best I have ever had. three times straight they have been excellent.
Hollycat
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(05-20-2017, 05:23 AM)
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I need these wings in my life
Dr.Horrible
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(05-20-2017, 01:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlteredBeast

Honestly the best I have ever had. three times straight they have been excellent.

Interesting. I'll have to get down there and check them out soon.
FyreWulff
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(05-25-2017, 11:20 AM)
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rain pls stop
Palmer_v1
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(05-25-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Oh, I had the tanner's wings over in Ralston and they were pretty good. The actual buffalo ones were kinda meh, but the teriyaki ones were amazing. Could have been slightly more charr buffed than they were, but I think they were better than Oscars. Still not close to Watering Hole though.
Palmer_v1
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(05-25-2017, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZBR

I hope everyone is doing, I've been job hunting for a part-time recently and I was wondering if anyone has any info some good part-times out there? I do have call center experience and I'm pretty sure my supervisor and director would speak very well on my behalf. I've been searching recently since my department is getting dramatically downsized and being the guy with the least amount of seniority, I'm getting the boot first.

Thank You,
ZBR

I dunno if First National does part time, but their call centers are basically always hiring.
KingV
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(05-25-2017, 05:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Palmer_v1

I dunno if First National does part time, but their call centers are basically always hiring.

I can vouch for it being a pretty decent place to work. I never worked in the call center, but met a decent number of fairly senior people that started in the call center or as a teller.

I'm sure call center is different than the more "professional" cubicle jobs, but having worked at other big'ish companies, FNBO treats its employees better than average with better than average benefits.
Dr.Horrible
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(05-25-2017, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Palmer_v1

Oh, I had the tanner's wings over in Ralston and they were pretty good. The actual buffalo ones were kinda meh, but the teriyaki ones were amazing. Could have been slightly more charr buffed than they were, but I think they were better than Oscars. Still not close to Watering Hole though.

Did you do the Blair wings? Watering Hole in Lincoln, right? I thought they were just okay myself.
Palmer_v1
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(05-25-2017, 10:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dr.Horrible

Did you do the Blair wings? Watering Hole in Lincoln, right? I thought they were just okay myself.

Yeah, we've been twice. First time was buffalo and teriyaki. Second time we did blair and teriyaki. The blair were better than buffalo, but they still didn't grill them as much as I like. The teriyaki sauce they use is amazing though.

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