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Big Owl

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Yeah, I've heard similar things in our rest room. :wow: People think that because they're wearing ear buds, the sound doesn't come out. But it does. Unfortunately, it does.
I was at a conference a few years ago. A guy a few rows infront of me was evidenly watching pron and he was wearing bluetooth head phones but they weren't paired because the sound was coming from his tablet.
 

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Hey millennials.. a reminder that you should not have your phone connected to bluetooth speakers, go to the bathroom, and watch pron, and do other "unmentionables" in said bathroom. Probably will lead to a termination :shrug:
And that, my friends, is the post of the week.

I don't even look at something about "Earth porn" or "food porn" at work. Nope.

A public service announecment from Cyburbia: if you're going to "pull a PUD file" or "take a traffic count of canoes" at work, always remember: just like texting and driving, it can wait.
 
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Soo it came up in the discussion with one of our cannabis manufactures when I asked for the number of jobs produced by his business. It said he recently had to "lay-off" two employees, then went into why one of them was laid off. At least he didn't violate the one of the ten crack commandments.
I know someone that had a similar issue with their restaurant. However, during said bluetooth speaker incident, another employee hit the kitchen wall (shared between the restroom) and set off the fire suppression system.
 

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Why, for fuck's sake, aren't more communities turning to TIF's in the face of declining state and federal subsidies?
 

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Why, for fuck's sake, aren't more communities turning to TIF's in the face of declining state and federal subsidies?
Because police and fire departments are strongly against it. Schools too.

Ohio is finally considering a gas tax. Which has been needed for 15 years. We need more use taxes. If you use the service, you pay for it. I like specific levies more than just TIFing everything.

You want parks, have a park levy. You want police, have a police levy.

Redirecting levy money into a TIF to pay for infrastructure and then have the schools, police, and fire bitch about not having money isn't helpful. Make people pay for roads with a road levy. If they vote it down, it is their own fault that their community is slowly rotting.
 

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Why, for fuck's sake, aren't more communities turning to TIF's in the face of declining state and federal subsidies?
For me, it's more like "The Board of Adjustment approved a variance to allow Walgreens to have a freestanding store using their standard prototype design, with 100 parking spaces, an 80' front and corner side setback for parking, and a drive-through window, and no windows 3' to 9' above grade, across the street from a light rail transit station, on a site where form-based zoning calls for a 2- to 5-story mixed-use storefront building with 80% frontage occupancy, a mandatory 0' setback, and 15% to 40% transparency area on all stories for all street-facing elevations . For fuck's sake."
 

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For me, it's more like "The Board of Adjustment approved a variance to allow Walgreens to have a freestanding store using their standard prototype design, with 100 parking spaces, an 80' front and corner side setback for parking, and a drive-through window, and no windows 3' to 9' above grade, across the street from a light rail transit station, on a site where form-based zoning calls for a 2- to 5-story mixed-use storefront building with 80% frontage occupancy, a mandatory 0' setback, and 15% to 40% transparency area on all stories for all street-facing elevations . For fuck's sake."
Radio voice actors frequently mark up their scripts to indicate things like emphasized words, pauses, and even places to take a breath. When reading your post aloud, I would take both a breath and a dramatic pause right after "street-facing elevations"
 

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Ohio is finally considering a gas tax. Which has been needed for 15 years. We need more use taxes. If you use the service, you pay for it. I like specific levies more than just TIFing everything.
One thing that bugged me about Ohio were municipal income taxes, especially in the Cleveland area. If you work in a different city from where you live, you pay income tax to two municipalities. Cleveland's inner ring suburbs are fairly small, and most people living there commute across a city line to their jobs.

New York State may have outrageously high property taxes (Medicaid inefficiency, and standard six-digit teacher and police/fire salaries, are the main reasons -- my paycheck doesn't reflect the 2% - 2.5% of appraised value that's the norm around here). At least I don't have to pay a commuter tax.
 

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Okay, not that I will ever defend anyone watching adult content in the workplace, but does it make a difference if they were on their lunch break not using work wi-fi? Does just conducting this activity while they are physically in the workplace building merit termination? Just an interesting hypothetical dilemma to work through.
As long as it was their personal device, and there's no ... ahem, evidence, I'd say no harm, no foul.

Are sex doll brothels permitted by use in your community? (Sadly?) The community to the south of me seems to be putting the kibosh on them. :roflmao:
I'm getting old. Every few years always brought planners another "how the hell do we deal with that?" kind of use, but the rate at which they appear is accelerating. (It's easier for municipalities with newer zoning codes that have broad use categories, but not so much for communities with the older telegraph-office-millinery-and-taxi-dancing laundry list codes.)

Doggie day care. Tattoo parlors. Vape stores. Scam charity donation boxes. Marijuana dispensaries. Marijuana coffeehouses. Marijuana greenhouses. AirBnB. Makerspace. Mesh wireless networks. Lingerie/fetish/sex toy stores that don't sell pron. In the northeastern US, eruvs. In the southern US, massive ice vending machines. I'm kind of jaded, but still ...
 

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Well I got the go ahead to skip the perquisite class for the NC Certified Zoning Officers course. Looks like I'll be starting in March!
 

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In the southern US, massive ice vending machines. I'm kind of jaded, but still ...
I'm working on a massive ice vending machine now. How do we handle it? Badly.

I can't post a link, but there's a fun song on youtube if you search for I've Got No Fucks to Give.
 

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This morning I discovered the dutch verson of "It's Hard to be Humble" a song originally wrote/sung by Mac Davis. I can't understand the word so it's kinda like hearing the english version sung by some drunken yokel at a karaoke bar. Have a listen.

 
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