$15 EACH for the iPad and iPhone editions again. iOS 4 ONLY.
I call this the MLB.com At Bat Fuck You Edition.
Yet another app that my fan-tab-lous hand-me-down ipod touch won’t run; not a single one of these features requires iOS 4 and 2010 worked just fine on my first gen device. You’d think they’d at least put it on an early adopter sale or something; nope.
A 25-cent increase in Twin Cities bus and rail fares is a potential solution to expected cuts in transit funding.
The Metropolitan Council is expected to talk about the possibility of increasing fares — already among the highest in the nation — in discussing its budget with legislators Wednesday.
“It’s being actively considered along with other options,” Metro Transit general manager Brian Lamb said Tuesday.
Gov. Mark Dayton raised the prospect of increasing fares for the first time since 2008 in his budget proposal, saying the hike may be needed to avoid serious cuts in service. Lending momentum to the idea are key Republican legislators who are calling for cuts in transit funding.
Given the rise in gasoline prices for motorists, “expecting …to pay another 25 cents a ride doesn’t seem an unreasonable idea to ponder,” said Rep. Michael Beard, R-Shakopee, chairman of the House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.
Honestly? I’d be laughing if it weren’t so sad or plausible. “Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the motorists?!”
GAS TAX. Gas tax, gas tax, gas tax. It’s absolutely ridiculous that riding the bus costs close to the same as a tank of gas. And while we’re at it, lets throw a little extra on top to fix the embarrassing slabs of asphalt we call roads in this city.
Here’s the straight up truth - we bike in winter in minneapolis because we can’t afford the bus.
I live in the city and if I was to bus to and from work (a grand total of 7 miles) it would cost me $4.50 - When I had been driving I could park in the city (closer to my office!) for $3/day (I show up early)
HOW DOES THAT EVEN?!
PS - send me a tumblr ask if you want to know where my super cheap lot is :D
PSS - I could by a reduced-fare tranist-pass through my employer but that’s not the solution; the people that need public transport the most are the ones with limited options and a fare increase will hit them hardest. This isn’t moral. this isn’t sustainable
Spring; or eat my mechanical advantage single-speeds.
One of my co-workers and I have a name for something you may have seen around town.
These cyclists that are pulling their fixies out of winter storage and trying to build their legs back into things that move your bike instead of just things that get you from your car to American Apparel to Chino Latino.
Wobbling around on their skinny legs atop skinnier wheels; new to an unfamiliar world without understanding to the basic order of roads; soft and wide-eyed.
Thanks to you, our Surly fans, we’re celebrating five years of Surly Brewing. We’ve expanded our Brooklyn Center brewery as much as we can and brewed almost three million pints of beer in 2010, but you’re still thirsty, and we can’t keep up. So, we’re excited to announce our plans for a new brewery. But this ain’t just any brewery, it will be a destination brewery, worthy of our fans. The new $20 million destination brewery will be a two-story, 60,000 square-foot building, complete with a roof deck beer garden, a 250-seat restaurant with mouth-watering view of our brewery, and a 30-foot bar. The brewery is good for us, and great for Surly fans, but it’ll also benefit our state by creating as many as 85 construction jobs to build it over nine months and 150 permanent Minnesota jobs, and offer a complete event center, for concerts, parties, business events, weddings, and more. Now there’s a reason to renew your vows.
It’s a big idea but it’s not a done deal yet. We can’t be licensed as a brewpub because we brew too much beer so Minnesota law currently says we can’t sell beer in the new brewery. We are working with legislators right now in hopes of getting the law changed because a restaurant, bar and beer garden have to be a part of the new brewery. We may need your help soon, please keep checking our web page and our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates.
With the support of our fans and the great state of Minnesota, we can build this destination brewery and start cranking out 100,000 more barrels of Surly beer every year—more than 850 percent more beer brewed than last year. Getting thirsty yet? Hell yeah you are!
Let’s get more Surly!
Thank you Jesus.
Utopia. The Greeks had two meanings for it: “eu-topos,” meaning “the good place,” and “ou-topos,” meaning “the place that cannot be.”