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2014-03-07 11:50:10 AM
community.us.playstation.com
 
2014-03-07 12:08:39 PM
At least it's not a strip mine or fracking pad.
 
2014-03-07 12:08:44 PM
wah?
 
2014-03-07 12:09:37 PM
If they wanted trees there instead of a Costco, all they had to do was buy the land.
 
2014-03-07 12:10:37 PM
Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.
 
2014-03-07 12:11:13 PM
videos.videopress.com
 
2014-03-07 12:11:24 PM

adm_crunch: If they wanted trees there instead of a Costco, all they had to do was buy the land.


If you wanted a forest, and not a toxic waste dumb a half-mile upriver from yourself, you should've just bought the land.
 
2014-03-07 12:11:30 PM
Yea that'll happen when you sell a lot to a private owner for development.

If they wanted to keep the trees then they should have got together and bought the property.
 
2014-03-07 12:13:09 PM
will they prefer putting up a christmas tree shop instead?
 
2014-03-07 12:15:12 PM
They can cut down every tree in my town, we'd love a Costco.
 
2014-03-07 12:17:41 PM
youjivinmeturkey.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-07 12:18:24 PM
If they wanted to keep the trees they should have been active in town planning meetings and council meetings.
 
2014-03-07 12:19:46 PM
Step 1: Let them build the CostCo
Step 2: Get law degree at CostCo and sue them
Step 3: Profit!
 
2014-03-07 12:20:32 PM
don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone
 
2014-03-07 12:20:57 PM

Biff_Steel: They can cut down every tree in my town, we'd love a Costco.


My town is getting one,  should be ready in a few months.

The lot they used was just an empty field.

I wasn't really all that impressed with what they have anyway,  and I'm sure as hell not paying to be a member of a store just so I can buy things there.
 
2014-03-07 12:21:08 PM

Boo_Guy: Yea that'll happen when you sell a lot to a private owner for development.

If they wanted to keep the trees then they should have got together and bought the property.


In the article it states that OK for the mass-cutting was approved by the city "planning commission" the previous year, and if their planning commission is anything like the one in the uptight town I used to live in, they don't tell you jack shiat until it's too late, so you may want to cut them a little slack.

As a matter of fact within the last year that city was sued over that very issue (lack of transparency)  Naturally they won, but a LOT of people were/are really cheesed off about the 'mushroom treatment' they've been receiving from the city.
 
2014-03-07 12:21:30 PM
Welcome to Costco, I love you.
 
2014-03-07 12:23:01 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.


Fark You...


/Former Okie implanted in Ohio..
//Ohians are FAR FAR worse than Oklahomans, I know from experience..
///BOOMER!
 
2014-03-07 12:23:14 PM
We have a similar problem here in the town I live in.  There is a huge parcel of farmland that has been in this family for several generations.  They wanted to develop it into a sports complex, a couple of restaurants, and a lot of greenspace with paths and fields and stuff.  The town kept saying "Wah, no, we want it to be farmland!  WAAAHHH!"  So instead, they sold it to a developer and we're getting 160 houses. Smooth.
 
2014-03-07 12:28:17 PM
But Costco does only good things, while Wally/Sam's Club is always evil.

/am I getting it right?

/snert
 
2014-03-07 12:28:47 PM
They've been fighting over that piece of land for like 10 years, I'm astounded to see something finally happen there.
 
2014-03-07 12:28:50 PM

adm_crunch: If they wanted trees there instead of a Costco, all they had to do was buy the land.


Yada yada yada, getting a kick...

When I was a kid, someone bought the lot next to my grandpa's place.  The topography of the land pretty much dictated the placement of the new owner's house.  Right next to my grandpa's.  They put up some trees and built at an angle that didn't have them looking into each other's living rooms but it's still  right there.  "You were right honey.  We should have bought that lot back when it was affordable."
 
2014-03-07 12:29:25 PM

Walker: [community.us.playstation.com image 342x479]


I know it's not Costco's way (or any other superstore, to be exact) to have trees inside buildings, but, here's some architecture porn of that:

www.milezero.org

www.csa.com

(Nope, this is not rendered. No siree :( ).
 
2014-03-07 12:29:26 PM
I am sure trees were cut down to build the houses the complainers live in.
 
2014-03-07 12:30:10 PM

bkosh84: Best Princess Celestia: Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.

Fark You...


/Former Okie implanted in Ohio..
//Ohians are FAR FAR worse than Oklahomans, I know from experience..
///BOOMER!


Fark YOU!  Shut your pie hole and go back to West Bumfark.
 
2014-03-07 12:31:47 PM
oh dear god, it was the same shiat when they built a Costco here in Sarasota...they had to take out some trees and based on the reaction from some of the nearby residents, you would have thought that the world was coming to an end...nevermind the fact that Costco planted a shiat load of trees when construction was completed.  See? THIS is why i hate people - a bunch of bored, ignorant assholes always looking for another reason to be outraged so they can piss and moan to the media and the local leadership...except HERE in Sarasota, it was a bunch of goddamn RETIRED OLD FARTS WHO DO NOTHING ALL DAY BUT GET UP IN EVERYBODY'S farkING BUSINESS AND biatch ABOUT EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE AROUND THEM..............................
................you know what?

*grabs keys*

......fark this, I'm leaving work early and start my weekend because now I need a drink or several....

see you at the pub!  GOD i hate people
 
2014-03-07 12:32:19 PM
If Costco weren't a club store that requires membership, they may have an argument. However, what they're saying is they want to cut down a forest to make way for a place that you can't use unless you pay up front. That's hardly appealing.

Also, Costco made one of my worst pairs of glasses, ever.
 
2014-03-07 12:32:50 PM

Hack Patooey: We have a similar problem here in the town I live in.  There is a huge parcel of farmland that has been in this family for several generations.  They wanted to develop it into a sports complex, a couple of restaurants, and a lot of greenspace with paths and fields and stuff.  The town kept saying "Wah, no, we want it to be farmland!  WAAAHHH!"  So instead, they sold it to a developer and we're getting 160 houses. Smooth.


Place I used to live was very NIMBY.  A big developer wanted to turn some farmland into retail.  All kinds of uproar about destroying the view (across the street was the town's row of car dealerships) and traffic and whatnot.  The developer said that was fine.  He'd just put in a hog farm.  It's already zoned for that so he doesn't need to wait for approval.  "So...retail, you say?  That sounds pretty good to us."  So now there are a bunch of new stores there.
 
2014-03-07 12:32:57 PM
wiseolddude


I am sure trees were cut down to build the houses the complainers live in.

Yep, it is only evil when a company does it
 
2014-03-07 12:37:19 PM

bkosh84: Best Princess Celestia: Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.

Fark You...


/Former Okie implanted in Ohio..
//Ohians are FAR FAR worse than Oklahomans, I know from experience..
///BOOMER!


Uhg, my sympathies. Good to know things can get worse.
From AZ myself, only in OK for work. Cheap for the company to be here, what with the black gangs on one side and white supremacists on the other.
 
2014-03-07 12:37:35 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.


Like it takes a lot of genius to do this...
www.fatwallet.com

/would prefer trees to a Costco anyday.
 
2014-03-07 12:38:38 PM
Dayton Farker here.  Well, suburban Dayton anyway.

I drive by The Greene on the way home from work.  It was a vast tract of forested land.  In literally two days, all the trees were razed and the size looked like a moonscape.

I am not a treehugger, but I enjoy hiking and hunting.  The sudden destruction of all those trees actually made me disgusted and a little angry.

But now, The Greene is a shiny, bustling center of commercial activity, where good patriotic Murikans go to raise a pint, eat delicious food (prepared on-site by heating up a frozen package of pre-made vittles), and otherwise CONSUME.  Best of all, Greene County and the city of Beavercreek gave the job creators a nice, fat 15% tax abatement for 25 years and subsidized them with a bond issue of $15 million, which will surely trickle down any day now.

So... you'll get over it.
 
2014-03-07 12:41:53 PM

bkosh84: Best Princess Celestia: Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.

Fark You...


/Former Okie implanted in Ohio..
//Ohians are FAR FAR worse than Oklahomans, I know from experience..
///BOOMER!


Only two things from Oklahomo

/Aint seein no horns
 
2014-03-07 12:42:36 PM

Cold_Sassy: Boo_Guy: Yea that'll happen when you sell a lot to a private owner for development.

If they wanted to keep the trees then they should have got together and bought the property.

In the article it states that OK for the mass-cutting was approved by the city "planning commission" the previous year, and if their planning commission is anything like the one in the uptight town I used to live in, they don't tell you jack shiat until it's too late, so you may want to cut them a little slack.

As a matter of fact within the last year that city was sued over that very issue (lack of transparency)  Naturally they won, but a LOT of people were/are really cheesed off about the 'mushroom treatment' they've been receiving from the city.


Well in that case then I'm glad the city got a boot put up it's ass for their bullshiat.

My city has sort of an opposite problem,  they and the small business association are always trying to stop big stores from moving in.  They fought against Walmart for about a decade,  they finally ran out of roadblocks to put up to stop them from developing their own land.

Like the people at Walmart would be the same people that shop downtown at the boutiquey stores anyway,  it was never going to hurt them.
 
2014-03-07 12:43:59 PM
I wince whenever I see a neighbor needlessly cutting down a single healthy tree, but, but... this is COSTCO.

Are these people all idiots?

You don't say no to a Costco, unless maybe there's already another one in easy driving distance.  Even then, you'd better have a damn good reason to say no.

 

Nix Nightbird: If Costco weren't a club store that requires membership, they may have an argument. However, what they're saying is they want to cut down a forest to make way for a place that you can't use unless you pay up front. That's hardly appealing.

Also, Costco made one of my worst pairs of glasses, ever.



Yeah, the membership fee is annoying, but you get over it.  (Get the black card and you get your fee back soon enough.)  They really should have considered dumping it and maybe bumping up prices a percent or two.

Also, eyeglasses are one of the very few things Costco seems to overcharge for (probably because it's actually a concession from what I recall).  You can do much better with a cheap regional chain or online.  (But if it begins with "Lenscra" hold on tight to your wallet.)
 
2014-03-07 12:45:03 PM

Parthenogenetic: Dayton Farker here.  Well, suburban Dayton anyway.

I drive by The Greene on the way home from work.  It was a vast tract of forested land.  In literally two days, all the trees were razed and the size looked like a moonscape.

I am not a treehugger, but I enjoy hiking and hunting.  The sudden destruction of all those trees actually made me disgusted and a little angry.

But now, The Greene is a shiny, bustling center of commercial activity, where good patriotic Murikans go to raise a pint, eat delicious food (prepared on-site by heating up a frozen package of pre-made vittles), and otherwise CONSUME.  Best of all, Greene County and the city of Beavercreek gave the job creators a nice, fat 15% tax abatement for 25 years and subsidized them with a bond issue of $15 million, which will surely trickle down any day now.

So... you'll get over it.


He said Beavercreek
 
2014-03-07 12:45:22 PM
Trees, please
caughtinthecarousel.com
 
2014-03-07 12:45:42 PM

ikanreed: adm_crunch: If they wanted trees there instead of a Costco, all they had to do was buy the land.

If you wanted a forest, and not a toxic waste dumb a half-mile upriver from yourself, you should've just bought the land.


If Costco is contaminating their neighbor's soil with toxic chemicals, then that's a perfectly valid comparison.

Wait. They're not? Oh, well, sorry. Better luck next time.
 
2014-03-07 12:46:40 PM

People_are_Idiots: Best Princess Celestia: Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.

Like it takes a lot of genius to do this...
[www.fatwallet.com image 316x300]

/would prefer trees to a Costco anyday.


A lot more than the current amount in possession by the local population.
 
2014-03-07 12:49:44 PM
We savor the fruit of the Stupid Tree in Florida

#potato
#potato
#potato
 
2014-03-07 12:50:07 PM

Parthenogenetic: Dayton Farker here.  Well, suburban Dayton anyway.

I drive by The Greene on the way home from work.  It was a vast tract of forested land.  In literally two days, all the trees were razed and the size looked like a moonscape.

I am not a treehugger, but I enjoy hiking and hunting.  The sudden destruction of all those trees actually made me disgusted and a little angry.

But now, The Greene is a shiny, bustling center of commercial activity, where good patriotic Murikans go to raise a pint, eat delicious food (prepared on-site by heating up a frozen package of pre-made vittles), and otherwise CONSUME.  Best of all, Greene County and the city of Beavercreek gave the job creators a nice, fat 15% tax abatement for 25 years and subsidized them with a bond issue of $15 million, which will surely trickle down any day now.

So... you'll get over it.


TFA says the store is in Centerville, you say Beavercreek.  I used to live up there so can you tell me where it actually is?  Thanks.
 
2014-03-07 12:52:36 PM

Invincible Sky Lizard: [videos.videopress.com image 640x360]


What is that from?
 
2014-03-07 12:54:18 PM

adm_crunch: If Costco is contaminating their neighbor's soil with toxic chemicals, then that's a perfectly valid comparison.

Wait. They're not? Oh, well, sorry. Better luck next time.


Oh, yeah, because urbran sprawl and traffic are totally not a collective issue either.  Like it or not, "private business on their own property" can seriously harm a region.
 
2014-03-07 12:58:21 PM

jtown: Hack Patooey: We have a similar problem here in the town I live in.  There is a huge parcel of farmland that has been in this family for several generations.  They wanted to develop it into a sports complex, a couple of restaurants, and a lot of greenspace with paths and fields and stuff.  The town kept saying "Wah, no, we want it to be farmland!  WAAAHHH!"  So instead, they sold it to a developer and we're getting 160 houses. Smooth.

Place I used to live was very NIMBY.  A big developer wanted to turn some farmland into retail.  All kinds of uproar about destroying the view (across the street was the town's row of car dealerships) and traffic and whatnot.  The developer said that was fine.  He'd just put in a hog farm.  It's already zoned for that so he doesn't need to wait for approval.  "So...retail, you say?  That sounds pretty good to us."  So now there are a bunch of new stores there.


Yep.  At the last town meeting about this, some old biddy was up rattling on about protecting the farmland, blah blah blah. The owners said "We want to do something that's not a house farm, we're trying to do whats good for the community" but the NIMBY contingent was all "Farmland! Farmland!  Farmland!"  "Well, you're not going to get farmland unless the town, or a private individual buys it.  We'll just turn around and sell it to a developer". "NO!  Farmland!  Farmland!  Farmland!  "

So they sold it to a developer and retired.
 
2014-03-07 01:15:38 PM
We need to outlaw all new development of all virgin forests and older growth forests.

Force these rich companies to develop in areas that need renewal, in turn creating jobs for those in that community by way of necessity in addition to the obvious retail job prospects, (added infrastructure, traffic lights; et al) and spare the fragile environment for further generations, damnit!

I am sick of the raping of the environment.
 
2014-03-07 01:19:59 PM

Cold_Sassy: Parthenogenetic: Dayton Farker here.  Well, suburban Dayton anyway.

I drive by The Greene on the way home from work.  It was a vast tract of forested land.  In literally two days, all the trees were razed and the size looked like a moonscape.

I am not a treehugger, but I enjoy hiking and hunting.  The sudden destruction of all those trees actually made me disgusted and a little angry.

But now, The Greene is a shiny, bustling center of commercial activity, where good patriotic Murikans go to raise a pint, eat delicious food (prepared on-site by heating up a frozen package of pre-made vittles), and otherwise CONSUME.  Best of all, Greene County and the city of Beavercreek gave the job creators a nice, fat 15% tax abatement for 25 years and subsidized them with a bond issue of $15 million, which will surely trickle down any day now.

So... you'll get over it.

TFA says the store is in Centerville, you say Beavercreek.  I used to live up there so can you tell me where it actually is?  Thanks.


Corner of Wilmington and Feedwire. Across from Home Despot.
 
2014-03-07 01:20:03 PM
I hope this new Costco doesn't mean that Centerville will no longer be A Real Nice Place To Raise Your Kids Up.

/churches!
//churches!
///and liquor stores!
 
2014-03-07 01:20:44 PM

Biff_Steel: They can cut down every tree in my town, we'd love a Costco.


And put the trees in a tree museum?
 
2014-03-07 01:27:15 PM

bkosh84: Best Princess Celestia: Should put a costco in oklahoma.
Though they probably couldn't find any competent people to staff it.

Fark You...


/Former Okie implanted in Ohio..
//Ohians are FAR FAR worse than Oklahomans, I know from experience..
///BOOMER!


"Worse"?   What category are you judging? To say one populace is 'worse' than another sounds pretty ambiguous and subjective.

If you meant, Okies are more suited to work at Costco... well, fine... i'll accede you that point.
 
2014-03-07 01:30:16 PM
Hey, I know this place. It's right around where I hang out and...yeah...they cut down trees.

They announced the Cosco a while back. Across the street from a Target and a Home Depot. So you know, virginal, untamed wilderness. There are houses across the other street (it's a corner lot) and so I'm betting the folks looking east through the trees are the ones complaining now that the sun is coming up earlier and shining through their front windows at 7 AM.

But where did they think the Cosco was going to go? Between the trees?

And, also, this wasn't real, old growth, protected, ancient forest here. It's the typical scrawny Ohio scrub that's hardly got anything over 2' in diameter. Perhaps one 50 year old oak or something. And being bordered by several major roads and close to at least one highway means there's not much wildlife in there. Probably more broken down cars than deer. The squirrels will have to find new homes, but it's not like we're short of them in the Kettering/Centerville area.
 
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