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  1. KentXie

    Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

    Appreciate it. I hope everyone else on the board stays healthy and uses me as proof that this disease is very real and that it really doesn't take much for it to spread.
  2. KentXie

    Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

    Wish I left this country sooner. Got a positive result today, all because one fucking person who decided to not only not wear a mask in the train, but also not adhere to social distancing and sat 3 feet away from me. It literally took less than 5 minutes of sitting in close proximity for this to...
  3. KentXie

    MIT West Campus Graduate Dorm | 269-301 Vassar St | Cambridge

    It literally looks like the public housing in Charlestown with a 21st century update. I think MIT is the only university in the Boston area that does worst than NU in terms of architecture.
  4. KentXie

    A Place to Argue about Political Correctness & Cancel Culture

    I mean that's what I'm saying right? You draw a line, then that means you're creating a law and thus you're criminalizing free speech.
  5. KentXie

    A Place to Argue about Political Correctness & Cancel Culture

    It's how to world usually works right? Many evangelical voters would say that Trump's behavior is antithetical to their beliefs but he is pushing their agenda through at an absurd pace so they are willing to sacrifice the stability of the country to save, in their POV, their country.
  6. KentXie

    A Place to Argue about Political Correctness & Cancel Culture

    Honestly, debating is a waste of time. I watched the whole debate over whether Pennsylvania's electors should be thrown out and nearly every point brought up by the objectors have been disproven and not based on fact. Until everyone in the world has perfect information and is on the same moral...
  7. KentXie

    A Place to Argue about Political Correctness & Cancel Culture

    I think "cancel culture" is borne out of people saying and doing something bad in the past and either 1) does not show remorse for it and/or 2) was never held accountable for it. Similar to how in hockey, when referees don't enforce the rules and issue penalties, hockey teams employ "enforcer"...
  8. KentXie

    Federal Government - 2021

    Scuffles down in DTLA thanks to Trump and QAnon Supporters. Scuffles breaking out in several US Cities. Fuck this administration and their cultists. The only positive outcome is that many who sympathized with these supporters are starting to turn against them.
  9. KentXie

    Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

    Honestly, it's questionable whether it's even worth living in the US anymore. Nearly a quarter of the world's cases and twice the amount of India which is number 2 and half the nation still believing that COVID is fake and/or masks does not mitigate spread. 1/6 of the death occurred in the US...
  10. KentXie

    Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

    Actually this perspective is too simplified for the current environment. First prices on necessity goods have risen due to decline in supply which is due to the impact of the pandemic on supply chain (I'm going to exclude toilet paper in this explanation because that's a whole another dynamic)...
  11. KentXie

    Boston Population Trends & Discussion

    It's really just the cost of living that's slowing growth. There's always a demand to live in cities like Boston, NYC and SF but if I have to pay $2600+/mo for a 1 bedroom, then no thanks. Sprawling cities have the benefit of a wider price range in housing that dense cities do not have. Yeah...
  12. KentXie

    Nashville Bombing

    Bombing in Nashville this morning. An RV set up with explosive was broadcasting a recorded message telling residents to evacuate the area and that a bomb would detonate within 15 minutes. The explosion occurred right outside an AT&T transmission building. Given that whoever committed the act had...
  13. KentXie

    The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

    It's because the colossal order for the Alcott is longer height wise and much thinner length wise. You have the opposite effect with the Verizon Building.
  14. KentXie

    Hook Wharf | 400 Atlantic Ave | Downtown

    Looks like they decided to take the top of the South Station Tower and plant in on the site.
  15. KentXie

    Hurley Building Redevelopment | 19 Staniford St | West End

    For sure, there's always an exception. One architectural style that I find similar to brutalism in regards to how it is received is Frank Gehry's deconstructivism in the sense that a few of them are pure gems while many of them are awful, filled with design flaws, and unable to interact with its...
  16. KentXie

    Hurley Building Redevelopment | 19 Staniford St | West End

    Ironic because half of it is getting demolished. TBH, it's probably cheaper for the developers to keep the garage rather than to build a new one from scratch. Besides, garage architecture won't be much better than the existing structure. That's like the only reason the remaining half is being...
  17. KentXie

    Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

    I do not. I assume Hawaii is in a unique situation to be able to enforce this, given the relatively small population and that the population is generally clustered close to each other. I'm not sure how many police departments Hawaii has but there are probably only a few which makes coordination...
  18. KentXie

    Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

    Climate for sure is a factor, mainly in regards to the increased likelihood that, the colder the temperature, the more likely people will be indoors in close proximity to other people. The closest comparison we have is Hawaii, which still saw about 3x the peak of New Zealand but I would also say...
  19. KentXie

    Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

    Yeah that can be a convenient excuse OR we can look at Alaska which is sparsely populated and isolated and yet is seeing nearly 10x the number of new cases right now than New Zealand at its peak and see that really, it's not the magnitude, it's the mentality, the government, and the citizens...

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