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    New Member

    Hello everyone. I'm excited about finding Cyburbia and joining in on the forums. I'm not a planner. However, I am very interested in urban planning, especially New Urbanism. I live in Mid-town Atlanta near Atlantic Station and commute out to my job as an aerospace engineer. (Still waiting on our mass transit to expand up I-75)

    I own rental properties and would like to continue to aquire rental property with the hopes of contributing to good urban planning.

    I hope you will welcome the occasional non-professional opinion.

    Best Wishes
    Happy Holidays!

    RocketScientist

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Welcome aboard, from somewhere between the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions of New York.

    We've quite a few non-professionals here, so feel free to participate to your heart's content.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    If you buy the hype, then greetings from the heart of Tech Valley...Albany!

    Otherwise...welcome from the Capital District, NY!

    How long have you been involved in rentals?
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    Dude,
    Welcome, and whatcha workin' on? Anything cool? Anything you can tell us about?

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    Originally posted by GeogPlanner
    If you buy the hype, then greetings from the heart of Tech Valley...Albany!
    LOL, should be "home of the country's worst politicians"

    BOT- Welcome aboard RocketScientist
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    maudit anglais
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    Hey, didn't you know - planning isn't rocket science! (sorry, couldn't resist)

    Welcome aboard, eh?

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Welcome!

    I have been thinking about getting into owning some rental properties here in the Chicago area and I will have to pick your brain about the subject.

    Aerospace engineer! Good you will be great help when Cyburbia decides to terraform Mars.

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    welcome!
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Welcome to Cyburbia! Have fun and stick around here! I guess I'm not the only one mildly interested in space anymore, here on Cyburbia...
    Cheers, from a country that has had 2 failed space missions (sattelites)... Somehow the music of Lost in space comes to mind when I remember it...

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    Welcome Rocket Scientist,

    You know I'm PlannerByDay and "Rocket Scientist" by night. Actually just the astronaut of my own personal rocket which travels to the female stars at night.

    Anyhow, Welcome and join in on the fun.

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    Welcome!
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Welcome from among the many Midwesterners.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Welcome from the Valley of the Sun.

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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Not many people get to say "Well actually, it is rocket science...!"

    Welcome aboard RocketScientist

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    Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Hey, didn't you know - planning isn't rocket science! (sorry, couldn't resist)

    Welcome aboard, eh?

    Hey, rocket science isn't nomally "Rocket Science"

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    Originally posted by el Guapo
    Dude,
    Welcome, and whatcha workin' on? Anything cool? Anything you can tell us about?
    I've been working on putting 747 engines on the C-5 military transport, because we thought that would be fun! It's also supposed to save money. Our plans on mounting a deathray are on hold for now.

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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    Howdy RS! Welcome from Florida, it's good to see another poster from the south (we are so few, compared to all those mid-westerners...)

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Welcome aboard! I come from a big family of rocket scientist geeks (a few work for JPL), but I'm adopted so the math-whiz gene wasn't passed down.

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    Howdy RS! Welcome from Florida, it's good to see another poster from the south (we are so few, compared to all those mid-westerners...)
    Off-topic:
    Hey, at least the southerners still outnumber the Chileans.
    (Sorry, SkeL!)
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Greetings! Make a wish!

    I wonder how you will effect the Throbing Brain of Cyburbia(TM) ? ?
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
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    Welcome
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    maudit anglais
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    Originally posted by RocketScientist
    I've been working on putting 747 engines on the C-5 military transport, because we thought that would be fun! It's also supposed to save money. Our plans on mounting a deathray are on hold for now.
    Ever put a JATO rocket on an old Buick?

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Originally posted by RocketScientist
    I've been working on putting 747 engines on the C-5 military transport, because we thought that would be fun! It's also supposed to save money. Our plans on mounting a deathray are on hold for now.
    I think you might be fast on your way to becoming EG's new best friend!

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    Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Ever put a JATO rocket on an old Buick?

    I've think about it often, but haven't managed to get my buick off the blocks in my front yard.

    Do you know what the last words of most Southernerners are?

    "Watch this?!"

    Note: This mostly applied to rednecks, but aerospace engineers with too much time on their hands are at risk.

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    Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Ever put a JATO rocket on an old Buick?
    They tried that on "mythbusters". The Chevy didn't fly, it just went very fast....
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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