St. Louis in the National Media

St. Louis references in the news. Oh yeah, don't forget our favorite "Top Lists."
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Just for grins I was browsing through Fodor's St. Louis page. One or two observations:

1. They still list Union Station as a shopping destination. (And Laclede's Landing, but I digress.)
2. In places to stay they list . . . wait for it . . . The Millenium.

Pros . . . (Yeah, there's nothing on their list. Though I heard good things about it, actually. From folks that knew I had other local hotel connections.)
Cons . . . Well, let's see. It's been closed for, oh, three years? More or less? Update, kids. Update.

The top sight was the Kennel Club museum that's leaving. The Botanical Garden doesn't show up until you hit "more." And the Symphony doesn't show up at all. Anywhere. Okay guys, I know we're a little ways off the beaten path, but . . . would you please update? It looks like you haven't sent a scout this decade.

Glad to see Forest Park getting its due. It's truly a great park. But, wow, the rest of their list needs a little attention. There's good stuff there, but it's OLD! (And not quite what I would pick. Which is always a tremendous crime.)
framer wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 pm
Forest Park made Fodor's list of the 15 most beautiful city parks in the world.

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/world ... r#!1-intro
could they have picked a more generic photo? why would you look through a bunch of photos of Forest Park and go "Wow, that art museum set atop a hill overlooking a giant fountain-studed basin is lovely but let's use this completely generic picture of some trees!"
urban_dilettante wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:49 pm

could they have picked a more generic photo? why would you look through a bunch of photos of Forest Park and go "Wow, that art museum set atop a hill overlooking a giant fountain-studed basin is lovely but let's use this completely generic picture of some trees!"
Ughh. I hate when they do that, although most of the photos are bad. Especially Stockholm's... some geese. But yeah, I've taken better photos of FP on my phone with half a bottle of wine in my other hand.
This week on Superstore, season 2 finale, a tornado hits St. Louis. Other than brief mentions of local weather, the last shot was the store with a distant STL skyline.

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By AP:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html

White police officer shoots off-duty black officer in St Louis
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 06081.html

Love the Independent and their decidedly British phrasing, "black boys," in referencing those arrested during the incident. Races of officers were not headlined nor mentioned in the local print story.
According to US media, women who use contraception could be fired from work or evicted from their homes if politicians in Missouri pass a new anti-abortion law this week.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/dad7 ... 648674dcda?
hebeters2 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:02 am
According to US media, women who use contraception could be fired from work or evicted from their homes if politicians in Missouri pass a new anti-abortion law this week.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/dad7 ... 648674dcda?
Yeah, it's called "Religious Liberty" you stooge!
^ um... that's sarcasm... right?
Missouri is gonna go ahead and give your personal information to Trump’s creepy, Kobach-led voting commission
http://www.pitch.com/news/blog/20866506 ... commission
urban_dilettante wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:52 pm
^ um... that's sarcasm... right?
When I'm saying it, yes.
hebeters2 wrote:Missouri is gonna go ahead and give your personal information to Trump’s creepy, Kobach-led voting commission
http://www.pitch.com/news/blog/20866506 ... commission
They should ask for our IP addresses too. I'm sure Putin will want that also.

But seriously, I propose that when we vote, we each get to add a made up one time secret pseudonym to put on our ballot. Then publish all votes by pseudonym on the front door of the voting site so we can add up the votes ourselves. And we can see our own vote is shown correctly.



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hebeters2 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Missouri is gonna go ahead and give your personal information to Trump’s creepy, Kobach-led voting commission
http://www.pitch.com/news/blog/20866506 ... commission
To be fair, it sounds like (like most states) they're only sending the already-public information, not the more sensitive info like partial SSNs.

I don't know if it's creepy, just clumsy. They just want to pull all the info together so they can say "John Smith voted in 4032 counties, tally 4031 instances of voter fraud".
MarkHaversham wrote:
hebeters2 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Missouri is gonna go ahead and give your personal information to Trump’s creepy, Kobach-led voting commission
http://www.pitch.com/news/blog/20866506 ... commission
To be fair, it sounds like (like most states) they're only sending the already-public information, not the more sensitive info like partial SSNs.

I don't know if it's creepy, just clumsy. They just want to pull all the info together so they can say "John Smith voted in 4032 counties, tally 4031 instances of voter fraud".
So if it is public, why don't these lazy staffers get it from public sources. Is this the same GOP that locally was last to set up a drug interaction database, or bring our IDs into homeland security compliance at the airport over big brother concerns? It's pretty clear from all sources that voter ID fraud by individuals is nearly nonexistent. But Putin attempts at election manipulation is. Who do they work for?
gary kreie wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:40 am
So if it is public, why don't these lazy staffers get it from public sources.
¯\(º_o)/¯

Edit: It's actually even stupider. In Kansas, Sec of State Kris Kobach stated he would only be able to provide publicly available information to the voter fraud commission chaired by Kris Kobach.
Forbes reports that Gary Kasparov is coming out of retirement to play a tournament in St. Louis:

"Playing in St. Louis is special, not least because it is a way to say thanks for what the Sinquefield family has done to promote the game there and worldwide, especially in education," Kasparov said. "Thanks to the Sinquefields, St. Louis has become the global chess capital and the atmosphere there is something approximating the enthusiasm and respect for chess culture back in the Soviet Union—and you can see that the results are excellent as well. I'm very comfortable there, and while I have no plans to play elsewhere I hope to do well enough to honor such a wonderful event with my chess, not just my name."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/ ... 1f30d55e09

There's also a nifty video embedded in the article explaining how STL became a chess capital.
Lots of ‘craft’ beer is brewed by Anheuser-Busch. Here’s how to spot the real stuff.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... eal-stuff/
hebeters2 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm
CLICK THAT HOOD!
http://click-that-hood.com/st-louis
Took me awhile to figure out what "Oarondelet Park" was
Heard on Morning Edition this morning.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson talks with Rachel Martin about how her city loses when cities like Chicago are often singled out as grappling with the most intractable rates of crime and violence.
http://www.npr.org/2017/07/06/535732172 ... d-policing
STL was the top post on Reddit today. Thanks Mr. Greitens..

https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/ ... 10_to_770/
Anyone going to ice cream day? ice cream galore all around Louis metro area. for me it can't come soon enough
Is Ronald Reagan to blame for the decline of St. Louis? Some experts think so.
https://www.vox.com/new-money/2017/7/14 ... e-st-louis
I enjoy me some XKCD: https://xkcd.com/1864/

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I really need to investigate some city nicknames! :D Nice catch! :)
Not sure if this is the best thread for this, but Reuters has an article illustrating the pros and cons of any steel tariff and used St. Louis to highlight the divide (Granite City Steel v. a North City auto parts supplier):

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-t ... SKBN19Y1PF

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