Monthly Archives: June 2011

An Existential Response to my 85% post.

Thanks to Corey – over on Facebook: Very insightful JVH-I have often thought about the very nature of parking and why it translates into a negative response instead of a positive one. I think that it boils down to three … Continue reading

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Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations – Parking’s 85% Rule

President Bush often quoted the term “soft bigotry of low expectations.” It refers to setting standards for one group lower than another, the idea being they can’t, for whatever reason, achieve as much as the other group. Time and again … Continue reading

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(210) 374-8093

I got a call from this number. It was a man claiming to be from the US Customs and Border Protection Narcotics Unit. He was calling because, he said, I had received some Narcotics (Ambien) from a foreign pharmacy and … Continue reading

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EV – Law of Unintended Consequences Part 54321

It never ends. Here is an article which does the numbers – EVs actually have a carbon footprint as large if not larger than an internal combustion engine. Seems they take a lot more energy to build, and the batteries … Continue reading

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“Enterprise” Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Off Street Parking Management and Mickey Mouse

Parking equipment vendors are beginning to bring modern computer technology to bear on the industry. The goal, it seems, is to be able to provide a high level of computer hardware and software power without the average garage having to … Continue reading

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Charge Me to Park in Front of My House

Why not? The folks over on our Facebook Page are talking about this concept and seem to be in favor. They are talking about urging folks to clean out their garages and park their cars there. I’m all for that, … Continue reading

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Credit Card Readers in Missoula

Joyce posted this article about credit card parking meter tests in Missoula. Seems the credit card and transaction charges were running almost two thirds of the amount collected. WOW. I can see where this might have not been the best … Continue reading

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Why do you Buy?

A CEO is sitting in his living room watching the NBA finals. He is a Miami fan and his team is one game up. The last thing he is thinking about is his business. Pat Riley sends Eric Spolestra a … Continue reading

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It is their disability which needs assistance, not their finances.

I ride this horse a lot, but charging for disabled parking would solve a lot of problems, the biggest of which is the misuse and counterfeiting of the disabled blue placard (or blue badge as they call it in the … Continue reading

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Media Mesh…What an Idea

My friend Gary Neff is promoting an idea. Cover parking garages and other buildings in a mesh like substance that becomes a huge TV screen. From the inside you can see through it but on the outside, its like those … Continue reading

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