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by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)
Replies: 70
Views: 8079

Re: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)

The only initial business 'in the district' will be TopGolf itself. Any new business which chooses to go into the designated area (between 680 and 102nd Street), would knowingly be doing so with the understanding that they we would be subject to the occupation tax as well. We don't even know how mu...
by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)
Replies: 70
Views: 8079

Re: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)

The fundamental problem with an occupation tax district is that it won't affect just the people using the golf place but all the people using the businesses in the district. Depending on the borders it could be the whole Westroads. They can't run this business with their own revenue. They want to ta...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

We went Friday night. Not quite sure what I was expecting, but it was fun. I would go again if they come back Omaha in the future. From what the USOC said, it seems likely that we would be in a good spot to get the trials again. From what the rep from the World Curling Federation said, we are now b...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake

Potentially big legal decision allowing a casino in Carter Lake. Mentions of 2000 slot machines and 50 tables along with a 150 room hotel. I haven't done a ton of digging, but it looks like it may be planned for the empty lot next to the new Casey's. The lot next to Casey's is owned by the Omaha tr...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 669
Views: 70119

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

debradomayer wrote:Charles Manson, infamous alumni of short tenure at Boystown, 83. May he forever burn in heck

The ultimate punishment for him is to be forgotten. Let us speak his name no more.
by bigredmed1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

Both men's and women's matches went to third games and both were close till final ends. The organizers liked the event. The rep for World Curling Federation commented about an International Championship here in the future and the USOC talked about coming back for future trials.
by bigredmed1
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 414
Views: 66197

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Have Uber/Lyft caught on much in Omaha? In Chicago that’s mostly all people use to get around when going out on the weekend but here in St. Louis many still expect to drive to nightlife. We use Uber on a weekly basis. If you are going somewhere and there is any chance you'll consume alcohol, there ...
by bigredmed1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

Tuesday night: Matches seemed faster. The women were on the lane closest to us. They usually have a slower game than last night and I liked the faster pace. Battle of leaders, Team Sinclair took it with a two point margin. The news on the men's side was the steady growth of Team Birr. They toppled T...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7524

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

the FAKE NEWS are guilty of fueling this problem as well. Please learn what Fake News actually is. I don't want to be the only intelligent old Grandpa in here. :shock: "Fake News" in $mucker's mind appears to be anything that he doesn't want to hear, especially if it doesn't match his pol...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7524

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Grandpa, as I said, the best thing NU fans could do right now is to plan on not watching the game. Let Fox Sports 1 take a huge ratings hit in this market. They will be having words with the BIG TEN and NU. The other thing is to just not show up for the next game. Don't tell anyone, don't boycott, d...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

If we could get this kind of a thing going, you could have a sport pub crawl. Start at Omaha Gun Club and end at the Curling club. Last night's event was really tight. The women's match went into an extra end. Both the men's matches were within 2 points. Lots of really good finesse shots. If you can...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7524

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

The best thing that Husker football fans could do in the next two weeks is to not watch the games. A serious drop in TV ratings this week and about 15,000 empty seats in Memorial stadium next week would be a great message to NU to get itself used to the idea that the money printing days are coming t...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Gusto Cuban Cafe - CLOSED
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: Gusto Cuban - CLOSED

Coyote wrote:I saw they had a short notice liquidation sale just a couple weeks ago, never did hear what happened.


We were there two days before it closed. The wait staff said the owners were retiring.
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

Brad wrote:How long did the session go? We have tickets for Friday.


The sessions have lasted about 3 hours.
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

First two days of Round Robin play are in the books. One men's team is 0-3, but every other team has at least one win. Have to say that watching three matches at one time is a thing that needs to be gotten used to, but it makes the games WAY more fun to watch. The TV coverage of this sport centers o...
by bigredmed1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3068

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3068

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3068

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3068

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by bigredmed1
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 394
Views: 10592

Re: Nebraska License Plates

Keeping my amateur radio plate. $7 a year.
by bigredmed1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1876
Views: 153443

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

It's interesting to me that Hal Daub didn't add his name. I also notice that many of these companies are development or real estate companies. Naturally they stand to benefit from a light rail in the area. I'm not saying it's bad, I'm just making an observation. I'm beginning to rethink this whole ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 46
Views: 1546

Re: Gretna Annexation

Omaha can’t annex sadly across county lines like the others have said but if Gretna really wanted to stick it to Papillion and Sarpy county they should start something in the legislature or make a ballot issue to be Annexed into the city of Omaha. That would surely freak out Papillion I’d think. Ju...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Papillion Annexation
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 2017 Annexation

Sorry for the late reply. I recently have switched to a position where I’m not near a computer that much. As for annexation I see Gretna and Papillion are having a battle. Any idea why Gretna thinks papillion is bullying them? Papillion squeezed Springfield a few years ago and has fought Bellevue i...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: "Daytime" population shifts
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: "Daytime" population shifts

La Vista loosing 1000 during the day is way off. They easily have 1000 people a day coming in to work at Pay Pal alone. They got enough big employers to bring in 5000 people a day and then some. You don't think that most La Vista residents work in the city and live in the suburbs? I would bet that ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: 2017 Fall Color Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 997

Re: 2017 Fall Color Thread

Went south today. Pony Creek Lake in Glenwood, Iowa was spectacular. Took friends from Omaha and they were in awe. Then went to Waubonsie State Park in Sidney. Very cool, so much better than last year. We all agreed that around Glenwood the colors were so much better. Waubonsie was beautiful yester...
by bigredmed1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

The one near 180th & Q opened recently next to HyVee I know a few people that work at that Hyvee. The new Pizza Place didn't make a friendly neighbor impression with HyVee the other day per what I am told. 1000 Degree had employee's go INSIDE Hyvee and hand out full pizza's to Hyvee Customers. ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UNO UNL UNMC UNK Working together
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: UNO UNL UNMC UNK Working together

As long as each campus doesn't end up paying UNL tuition prices, I've no problems with it. I miss the days when I was taking more gen-ed credits at UNO prices, before I had to start paying for engineering classes at UNL prices. They would have to harmonize that for sure. Maybe charge more for engin...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UNO UNL UNMC UNK Working together
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: UNO UNL UNMC UNK Working together

With the budget reductions that the state and thus the University systems are seeing there are things going on to have the four University Systems campuses look for efficiency by working together. A good thing in many ways. There will be more to come in the future I am am sure. Nebraska could and s...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: 2017 Eclipse

Pretty interesting numbers: http://journalstar.com/news/local/more-than-k-travelers-watched-eclipse-in-nebraska-tourism-officials/article_fed75493-4cbb-5cd5-b3cf-484f5d3b29c8.html?utm_content=bufferc2c1a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC My honest first thoug...
by bigredmed1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: 2017 Eclipse

Ft Robinson was stunningly crowded on the Sunday before. On Monday of the eclipse we were pretty much the only customers there. Great view from the parade ground.
by bigredmed1
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 46
Views: 1546

Re: Gretna Annexation

Only Omaha has to abide by the 10k population rule and they can't annex into Sarpy anyway. Maybe there was pressure from Papillion and/or La Vista? So other cities can take ones that are larger than 10k? Is there a limit? Isn't it a law affecting class 1 cities in Nebraska? Of which Omaha is the on...
by bigredmed1
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7524

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/chatelain-nebraska-football-can-t-go-on-like-this-anymore/article_56548bd8-b156-11e7-8bf1-bbe71e60c160.html The NU system needs to take a reality pill and grasp that the money machine that was NU football is going to dry up. When tickets for this game could be b...
by bigredmed1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Don't Pet the Pony!
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Don't Pet the Pony!

Brad wrote:Can't wait until my service Clydesdale is ready!


Nice.
by bigredmed1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: College Baseball HOF
Replies: 30
Views: 1224

Re: College Baseball HOF

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is operated by the College Baseball Foundation which has already raise $7m of the projected $13m cost for the new museum. There is no taxpayer money going into this project and I would expect the Foundation would also take care of the operating costs. If t...
by bigredmed1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: College Baseball HOF
Replies: 30
Views: 1224

Re: College Baseball HOF

Stop going out to eat and you don't have to pay thousands and thousands of dollars on the restaurant tax......or you could move. Stop acting like you're forced when you are not. Or the city could stop spending money on things that it can't afford and we could get rid of the restaurant tax. After al...
by bigredmed1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: College Baseball HOF
Replies: 30
Views: 1224

Re: College Baseball HOF

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is operated by the College Baseball Foundation which has already raise $7m of the projected $13m cost for the new museum. There is no taxpayer money going into this project and I would expect the Foundation would also take care of the operating costs. If t...
by bigredmed1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7524

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

mrsticka wrote:There hasn't been a single Husker game on ABC/ESPN this year. That's too bad. Usually, ABC broadcasts Nebraska football games. Evidently, such is not the case this year.

Not likely to happen when the Huskers are not doing well.
by bigredmed1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7524

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

This is not the first long title drought Nebraska has had. From 1940 to 1963, Nebraska didn't win a conference championship. Not a single one. I'm sure back then, many people thought Nebraska's glory days were long over and they lost all hope of ever again winning another conference title. Mom and ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: College Baseball HOF
Replies: 30
Views: 1224

Re: College Baseball HOF

Who said anything about the taxpayers building it? Let see if this is real before we |expletive| about how much it costs. I think it's a cool idea. Another attraction for the metro. If some rich person(s) want to pay for it and by that, pay for all of it including the inevitable operating losses fr...
by bigredmed1
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7524

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Sadly, that's not enough, violent rotational injuries have been shown to cause concussions. So all wide receivers who catch passes and get tackled are at risk, every sack of a QB puts him at risk. This is what the Husker brain injury study showed. You can change tackling, but the reality of the game...

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