The advantages to those particular people will be gone, but the new people will be there for new reasons. My particular town has worked very hard over the last twenty years to gentrify a particular neighborhood. The people and businesses that were once there are mostly gone, now, and instead it’s a thriving upscale neighborhood and shopping area.
Thor’s wife had been in the bathroom all day with a nasty case of diarrhea, when Thor needed to use the room. He pounded on the door and said “Come out at once! I am the mighty Thor!” From inside she said “you think you’re thor…”
I had my 1 year old at the hospital for some tests, and he was riding on my shoulders. When I went to put him down, something in my back popped, and i was on the floor, writhing in pain. The nurse came out and asked if I was OK, and I looked up at her and said “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up”. After she stopped laughing, the called the guys up from the emergency room to get me.
Whether “gentrification” is a good thing or not depends on the eye of the beholder. For property owners, who see values rise, its a very good thing. For those that move in, it’s a good thing. For the city, which sees property tax increases from the rising property values, it’s a very good thing. For those that are displaced, and have to find a new home, it’s not good at all, but I have to admit that I think it’s strange that people think they have a special right to keep their neighborhood from getting nicer.
Do overshoes made in Akron go “zipper zipper zipper”?
Just sit around. It will be cool before you know it.
The brake pads didn’t last long in that model.
Bottom right is “The Scream”, by Edvard Munch, a very famous painting from 1893.
I nearly choked at the defense up above that Clinton only lied at the “Pants on fire” level 26% of the time. Woohoo. That’s way too high for me. I found both candidates detestable. Nevertheless, It’s important to remember that no President is a dictator – things need to go through Congress to get done. It’s a bit scary just how much Obama did by “Executive Order” because it sets a precedent, and I believe Trump will embrace this precedent set by Obama…unfortunately. In the end, everyone needs to remember this. We’ve seen transitions from Democrat to Republican to Democrat to Republican. How much really changes? Have any of those changes really affected you personally? Not much ever changes. Both parties spend what they don’t have, and head our nation to its inevitable bankruptcy. Under Republicans or Democrats, the end will be the same. Merry Christmas, everyone. Peace on earth, and goodwill to men (even those of the other party).