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Re: “Lost in Real America

Pop Culture is an oxymoron.

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Posted by Sal Een on 01/07/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Jim Harris: Belk Bowl disaster leaves questions about Hog leadership

The 1/4/2017 edition of has an article entitled: College Footballs Top Teams Are Built on Crippling Debt. If the link still works, it is at:…

Also interesting is the article from the 1/3/2017 edition, entitled: The Unravelling of College Football Starts With All These Empty Stadiums…

We are not alone, being in debt for football stadiums is not a good place to be.

Posted by Sal Een on 01/04/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Conner Eldridge blasts Sen. Boozman's globetrotting

It's good to see a political leader traveling the world and learning about economic conditions and how the U.S. and other countries interact. There's nothing worse than hearing somebody tell you what a foreign land is like based on Grandpa's retelling of his experiences during WWII, which seems to be the norm in Arkansas.

When I write to Senator Boozman, I usually get a prompt response. I don't always agree with the answers, but he takes a position and has a clear rationale. As far as Walmart, it is in his backyard and is an important constituent in this state.

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Posted by Sal Een on 07/19/2016 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Asa wins the spin on budget numbers

The office in Germany is a good move. Think of it from a German perspective.
1. Compared to Germany, labor in Arkansas is cheap.
2. Due to decades of low German birth rates, production of goods in Germany is now dependent upon an influx of workers from Turkey and the Middle East. These guest workers and immigrants don't have the German work ethic, same values, and upset the German social order.
3. Arkansas is conveniently located in the center of the massive North American market, saving on shipping costs and transportation times.
4. If the European Union continues to disintegrate post-Brexit, producing goods in Arkansas is advantageous over producing goods in Eastern Europe.

Posted by Sal Een on 07/06/2016 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Former UA Board members question Razorback stadium expansion

To help put this level of expenditures into perspective, here's the 2016 budget for
U of A, Fayetteville Campus:…

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Posted by Sal Een on 06/15/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Markham Street strip zoning watch: Jimmy John's

Looking at Google Maps, the adjacent property is a Slim Chickens Restaurant. On the Other side of that is a KFC/Taco bell. It's just an addition to an existing fast food row.
It is across the street from the UAMS Residence Hall and the Arkansas State Hospital. The "houses" along Markham to the west consist of: an engineering office, a residence, and a dental office. There is a need for a quick and economical meal in this neighborhood. If the city leaders keep turning down businesses (and tax revenue), the city of Little Rock will continue to stagnate.

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Posted by Sal Een on 06/05/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “'Fundamental rule': Widening a freeway does not reduce congestion

Q: How do you think we got to be a national leader in so many categories?
A: Institutionalized ignorance.
The state university is used as a pretext for pro-football and other sports, and not as a center of research and economic development. The values of the people of Arkansas are warped in favor of sports and good times to the detriment of academic accomplishment. That is why the state university has more fame as a party school than a research institute.
Arkansas' track and field team ranks #1 in the nation (3/3/16)
Arkansas ranked #121 in research universities by Forbes (2015 ranking)

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Posted by Sal Een on 05/30/2016 at 10:28 AM

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