[Summit] Baseball Stadium

Robert Mathiesen rmath13 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 14:26:41 CST 2015


"Power tends to corrupt, and absoukte power corrupts absolutely.  Great men
are almost always bad men."  --  Lord Acton

The problem isn't that some men are very rich, but that some men are very
powerful.  Being very rich just makes it easier to become very powerful.

Bob M

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 3:07 PM, Andrew Nosal <andy at mapcenter.com> wrote:

> James Skeffington is the Where’s Waldo of Rhode Island “Public-Private”
> deals where its heads-investor-cronies-win, tails-taxpayers-lose.
>
> That vacant skyscraper on Westminster Street was once a solid regional
> bank headquarters.  But now Terry Murray has the $ for new hobby.
>
> By the time you count your fingers after shaking hands with people like
> this, it is too late.
>
>
> On Feb 26, 2015, at 2:37 PM, Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com> wrote:
>
> To get the info we are going to have to demand public hearings.  Moving
> the Pawsox qualifies as scum.  greg
>
> From: Christopher Buecheler <cwbuecheler at gmail.com>
> Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:29 PM
> To: Summit Neighborhood <Summit at sna.providence.ri.us>
> Subject: Re: [Summit] Baseball Stadium
>
> I was a little curious about that myself. Is this person "scum" because of
> documented actions, or simply because they are rich?
>
> That asked, it's been proven time and time and time again that public
> financing of stadiums never provides an economic benefit to the surrounding
> population or to the city in general. I'm strongly against any Providence
> project that would use public money to build facilities or otherwise
> provide support for any privately-owned team. I'm also against anything
> that might worsen the already abysmal navigation downtown.
>
> Can we get some more information on what's being proposed?
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 1:04 PM, Michael McGlynn <mmcglynn at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> "rich scum"?
>>
>>
>
> --
> -Christopher Buecheler - @cwbuecheler
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