Circle of Light, city "art" project
"I mention all this because of the little dustup about the city of
Wichita’s latest public art project – the installation of a “circle of
light” at the strange intersection of Central, McLean and Meridian.
The circle will be formed by 14 neon towers stretching 32 feet into the
air – tall stuff by our standards. The towers will change color as often
as every hour, programmed by computer.
City officials say the effect will be warm and wonderful. They say the
circle will be a western gateway to downtown and the Riverside museum
The cost is $363,000 in city money, which briefly was your money and mine."
--Your Tax Dollars at Work-- ;-)
I have mixed feelings on that sort of thing. The cost may be huge or
trivial depending on the city budget. It is nice to have some fancy
decorative stuff, but it should be a priority behind road repair.
collapsing bridges, school supplies, and the like. A city like say,
Flint Michigan should not spend the money but put it elsewhere.
I frequently ran I5 in the '90s and remember these things popping up
like mushrooms. Supposedly the the artists funded the $26 million
Got to outdo the Big Indian.
There was nothing wrong with the water, It was the lead pipes that
were the problem and there are cities all over the world with the same
problem. That includes Washington DC, which might explain why they do
so many stupid things there.
In the case of Flint, they could have easily afforded to replace those
pipes when the GM plant was there and they were rolling in cash but
they did choose to spend the money somewhere else.
That is certainly the way it was spun but the fact was that the water
in the Flint River was no more corrosive than Lake Huron. The problem
was the Flint Water Department failed to add the chemical Detroit adds
to stop the corrosion. The state had nothing to do with it.
Probably the same reason just about every old city in the US did the
same, including DC. Nobody thought it was a problem as long as they
were adding the anti corrosive.
If you have been paying any attention at all, you now see lots of
cities are discovering the same problem
Well that is the logic of socialsim of course.
Not one penny spent on a church whilst one man remains poor.
And yet it was the socially funded parsons and gemtlemen of provate
means who had the time to count worms and take weather readings and
ponder life's mysteries that in te end did more to alleviate poverty
than taking their livelihoods away ever would.
Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early
twenty-first century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a
In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 16 Sep 2018 06:44:00 +1000, "Rod Speed"
There are 4 and 2 of them on the corners behind us also, and one more on
the median strip to our left! that makes 14 of them.
Isn't Kansas where our ICBMs are located. These must be silos for extra
I think one of them was supposed to go in the middle of Mclean, but the
wimps moved it to the median strip. Better drivers could have just
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