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by Bulldozer
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: #VISION Liberal's railyard plan: new stadium & entertainment
Replies: 150
Views: 28041

Re: SA Liberal Party unveils its plan for Adelaide railyards

Thriving, successful cities are bustling because of the successes of the various economies within it. Retail economies, manufacturing economies, tech economies, creative economies, cultural economies, financial economies, knowledge economies, these are the elements of the cities that we want to emu...
by Bulldozer
Wed May 13, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1437
Views: 188696

Re: #PRO: City Busway - O-Bahn to West Tce

Colour me unsurprised that they don't even have a plan for it. Colour me surprised that it would cost $61 million. The O-Bahn is the Clayton's railway. Despite the fact that it is well patronised, overall it is a failed experiment as it hasn't expanded beyond the one track and is still the only one ...
by Bulldozer
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 08/09 state budget announcements
Replies: 193
Views: 18299

Re: 08/09 state budget announcements

I've read over it and I have come to the conclusion that the budget is shit because the negatives and missed opportunities outweigh the positives. Increased taxes, levies and government charges with barely anything good. It is a purely reactionary budget to counter the gains the opposition has made ...
by Bulldozer
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Peak Oil and Adelaide
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Peak Oil and Adelaide

The thing with nuclear energy and the environment is you need to consider the complete life cycle of the fuel,T from mining, to producing the fuel rods (or similar) to running the fuel, reprocessing, post processing and finally storage and disposal. Every stage produces some kind of radioactive gas...
by Bulldozer
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Peak Oil and Adelaide
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Peak Oil and Adelaide

Yeah, increasing oil prices will drive inflation, but Germany ran on coal-to-liquids during WW2 and South Africa did so during apartheid so it's proven tech and is economic - it's just that it costs more to produce than pumping oil from the ground. (I believe there's a company looking to establish a...
by Bulldozer
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Peak Oil and Adelaide
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Peak Oil and Adelaide

The thing about Peak Oil is that it doesn't account for other sources of oil - tar sands, shale and coal. There are huge reserves of those things, but they aren't economical until oil hits a certain price. Even then, they won't be developed until all the cheaper to produce oil is consumed. One thing...
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Car chase from Parafield to CBD.
Replies: 13
Views: 1505

Re: Car chase from Parafield to CBD.

Brando wrote:Why would they even go into the city if they are being pursued?
It's only the dumb criminals that get caught.
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Why Mono is now opposed to developments over 15 floors high
Replies: 22
Views: 1385

Re: Why Mono is now opposed to developments over 15 floors high

Tell the building owners to contact OTIS! We're really pressed for room, plus it's a heritage listed building. Going up and down the stairs a few times a day isn't really an issue - keeps the blood circulating - and most of us work harder than that in the gym :) We do ask the bosses for a fireman p...
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 08/09 state budget announcements
Replies: 193
Views: 18299

Re: 08/09 state budget announcements

Theres more to West Lakes than just AAMI Stadium. Like one of the largest shopping complexes in SA and the growing number of mid/high rises going up in the suburb. I still think it's a huge wasted opportunity not to build a new city stadium. West Lakes the suburb could be adequately serviced by bus...
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: South Australian police to trial taser stun guns
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: South Australian police to trial taser stun guns

I hope that Tasers will be treated in the same manner as firearms in that if they are used then an investigation must be conducted. They're not non-lethal weapons, they're less-lethal - as we saw in a few well publicised cases overseas last year they can be deadly to seemingly healthy people. The da...
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Recent Earthquakes in SA
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: Recent Earthquakes in SA

I don't remember that Duke, but whereabouts were you located then (I know you were at home, but where was home :P)?
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 08/09 state budget announcements
Replies: 193
Views: 18299

Re: 08/09 state budget announcements

Mixed feelings from what I've seen so far. While electrification is to be applauded, I was hoping that resleepering would be stepped up before electrification so it could all be done at once and a good deal could be done on an entire new fleet of trains. Is there any funding for engineering studies ...
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Super Council Merger
Replies: 34
Views: 6086

Re: Adelaide City Council and West Torrens Merger talks

the city is the city and to have people as far as Adelaide Shores voting on what will get built on say Rundle Street seems a little strange. People who say live and work on Rundle Street should have more of a say then someone 15 km's away. Stuff like that already happens - people in Coromandel Vall...
by Bulldozer
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Why Mono is now opposed to developments over 15 floors high
Replies: 22
Views: 1385

Re: Why Mono is now opposed to developments over 15 floors high

If this is how much you complain about going DOWN stairs I'd hate to hear you complaining about going UP them instead! :P

(FWIW, I work on the top floor of a 4 storey building with no elevators)
by Bulldozer
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [DEF] AAMI Stadium Upgrade | $100m | 52,000
Replies: 544
Views: 77654

[DEF] Re: AAMI Stadium to recieve a $100million facelift

Has anyone actually considered the other side of this discussion? And that is that a stadium in the city would attract less people on a consistent basis simply because Adelaide people being what they are often stay home if they can't drive and park nearby. People generally don't take public transpo...