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Comment: Re:which turns transport into a monopoly... (Score 1) 183

by geekoid (#47715597) Attached to: Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

Rent control. Doesn't exist only in cities.

Project housing - Doesn't only exist in cities
EBT cards. - Doesn't only happen in cities. There are More SNAP/EBT per capita in suburbs and rural communities. Of courts,e I'm sure you know nothing of the actual numbers and go off misconceptions.

you are just as dependent on the system as anyone.

Comment: Re:Am I responding to a troll? (Score 1) 183

by geekoid (#47715449) Attached to: Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

So you live on a farm, but you community needs sticker reminding the their food comes from farmers? That doesn't speak well for the average intelligence of your area. Everyone I know in the city knows their food comes from farmers and ranchers.

Anecdote:
I've never been run out of a city for being an Atheist, but I've been run out of several small communities. Literally.

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Comment: Re:which turns transport into a monopoly... (Score 1) 183

by geekoid (#47715241) Attached to: Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

You're right about the stadium, but his point is still valid. There are things that are far easier to do with group in Cities.

" I know a lot of people that live in New York and they never go to plays, theater, shows, concerts, or anything. "
Yes, the 12 people you know in New York city don't do any of the stuff.
There are hundreds of museums in New York. Many of them are very busy most of the time.

"For one thing, you could commute for that sort of thing"
that raises the bar and make it less likely to go there.

" you can't be telling me you live in the city to go to music concerts and football games."
err.. why not? I did.

Comment: Re:which turns transport into a monopoly... (Score 1) 183

by geekoid (#47715173) Attached to: Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

"we didn't live in anything like this density."
false.

" instinctually we have no bond with practically anyone in the city."
sounds like you have issues.

I don't live in a city, but walk across one everyday. I know many people by name. I know my neighbors by name.

My only problem with cities is noise.

Comment: Re:which turns transport into a monopoly... (Score 1) 183

by geekoid (#47715133) Attached to: Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

Culture, efficiency, knowledge sharing.
Yes, knowledge sharing happen in cities in ways that could never happen on the internet, and visa versa.

"It makes no sense."
It makes a lot of sense, actually.

"Doesn't anyone want to listen to music without having to worry about whether the neighbors will object? Doesn't anyone want a dog or a garden or just some space that is theirs?"
All of which is possible in a city

A city is safer. There have been many studies on this.
What economic issues? saving money? making more money?
What transportation issue? everything is within walking distance.

"just lots of stuff."
The only issue is you have a perception bias and you haven't actually bothered to do even basic research to back your opinion.

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