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GeneandCassie says...

The property definitely has long term potential for development.

Perhaps the 'Town Center Mall' could eventually be constructed on the sites and thus be located closer to the 'Town Center.' The various locations could be connected by 'sky-walks' such as in downtown Spokane.

In the short term, the present 'vehicle showroom' could be used to store and display the new MRAP.....

On City backs purchase option for downtown property

Posted 27 September 2014, 6:38 a.m. Suggest removal

GeneandCassie says...

Would be interesting to know the 'exact basis' for saying 1990's were warmer; 2000's were warmer; and 2014 being named the hottest summer..... define the meaning of 'warmer' and how / where it was measured / determined.....

Some of the declarations about 'change' appear to be based on what is going on at the 'thousandth decimal place' (0.001) of a degree which to me seems a bit much....

0.001 degree seems to have little physical significance when daily temperature fluctuations of 50 degrees between the observed daily minimum and maximum are frequently noted .....

GeneandCassie says...

I think the .001 precision is trying to give an impression of a 'precise' science; where its not warranted.....

What is the 'physical significance' of 0.001 degree; when the daily temperature fluctuation is on the order of 50 degrees???

I'm sure no one could really detect this small difference using just their 'five senses' alone.

Yet computational precisions of 0.001 degree are being used to say that things are 'changing.....'

GeneandCassie says...

This book always comes in handy when working with statistics of any sort:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/...

The original article suggests how the numbers presented might be 'skewed.....'

GeneandCassie says...

This is one of those rare 'grab the bull by the horns' and 'carpe diem' moments in time which hopefully will be utilized to the max.....

A mall needs jump starting and a pool needs constructing pronto.....

Not often that two 'birds' can be knocked off with just one stone......

We'll get our indoor pool and a mall too in just one swoop......

Public-private is the key.......

GeneandCassie says...

Perhaps a good 'anchor point' for the Mall would be to first construct the 'Indoor Water Park' like the Edmonton, Canada; Mall has; under a City sponsored initiative of some sort.....

Then the 'build it and they will come' factor could hopefully take over to take the Mall to greater heights as a 'Public and Private venture' of swimming and shopping.....

And the Water Park could keep the Mall continuously occupied should future downturns occur........

Win-win......

GeneandCassie says...

Here is a link regarding Skeptical Science; from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeptica...

GeneandCassie says...

It is interesting to see the temperature computations carried out to the 'third decimal place.....' (0.001 degree) at the Skeptical Science site.....

This seems a bit much; considering a 50 degree daily difference from early morning's pre-sunrise to the heat of the day is frequently noted.....

GeneandCassie says...

Hopefully all 'data corrections' were done 'by the book:'

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/...

I'd be a bit concerned if 'recorded data' from 1980 still needs 'correcting' in 2014........

Unless it needs to be 'corrected' in support of something.....

GeneandCassie says...

Maybe the 'data behaving differently' now as compared to in the past is related to the evolving differences in data collection used now as compared to the past.....

There are many more data collection sites now because its easier to collect and process greater amounts of data with automated methods of doing so.

Our data is collected automatically in intervals of minutes rather than perhaps once or twice a day by direct human measurement as was the case perhaps 100-200 years ago.