Spencer Turner 
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Re: “Opinion: American Men Need to Stop Dressing Like Overgrown Toddlers

Fashion natzis are so tedious.

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Posted by Spencer Turner on 08/12/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Stone Brewing Goes on the Offense

Stone Brewery - build it and I'm there! And following their example I'm going to send my bill to the city to pay. BTW the property is now worth 31,000,000 and Stone Brewery will get it in 25 years for 25,000 dollars. How much will the property be worth in 25 years? Boy, that's a strange brew for sure.

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Posted by Spencer Turner on 03/11/2015 at 2:44 AM

Re: “Red Flag

No one has pitched the slavery museum as a cash cow. telling that the city was ready to take it to land tjis "museum" and is ready to take it for a baseball diamond that is destined to fail. but is all facta and figres when it comes to telling an essential story. Time to stop listening to Economic development gurus and start looking at grass roots development that avtually works.

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Posted by Spencer Turner on 01/16/2015 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Full Circle

Thanks for summing up what has been both a moment of contention and a time of greater solidarity in the Richmond area. Despite the artificial appeals by the LovingRVA camp, it is clear that the Richmond community has a deep commitment to our iconic stadium on the Boulevard and to telling history correctly in the Bottom. Richmond has won a great victory in this struggle, we have reasserted our desire to have a community in which all voices are respected and honored. See you at the Diamond!!

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Posted by Spencer Turner on 07/31/2014 at 12:55 PM

Re: “After 2 Hours of Hand Wringing, City Council Reduces Rides for Disabled

If the city took all of the money they have spent paying damn consultants over the last ten years they might be able to pay for services for the disabled. This is a travesty and whoever voted to de-fund these programs better also vote for a drastic pay cut for themselves. How can some cities offer free public transit and those with the least money and resources from Richmond have to pay. I challenge every city council person to pay their own transport costs to and from work and for business trips as well from here on out. These people have NO money and are trying to work while living with disabilities. If they have to take a cut so should you. Your transportation costs are built into your salaries!!! Your salaries are astronomical in comparison to these people. You have two and three cars and go home in style. This is pathetic! I would love to see all of the programs that didn't get defunded.

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Posted by Spencer Turner on 10/15/2013 at 3:12 AM

Re: “Remaking a Market

I totally agree with the guy who questioned, "why are we getting ideas from New York" when we have plenty here. Again, the city seeks help from an entity from New York instead of simply looking at what works. Why is that so hard? Why is it soooo hard for people to simply see what works and what doesn't? We already have local foodies and plenty of vendors. There is an enormous market for this stuff from Churchill. Wow! Big idea - a water feature! That will change the dynamic drastically. If city government could just stop spending ideas on consultants and ask their citizens what they want instead of trying to seduce them with borrowed ideas from other communities, we might see an urban development plan for Shockoe fly. But what do we get? Fields of dreams and contrived shopping areas with no demonstration of how people will change their patterns to make them thrive. Take down the structure - its bulky and unsightly and, frankly, not historical at all. But let the ideas flow for the space organically by inviting the community to create it - not consultants in offices in New York.

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Posted by Spencer Turner on 10/15/2013 at 2:33 AM

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