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This thing would pay for itself to the city over time. This will generate new sales tax. I don't think anything would have happened on that site. It would have sat there and decayed without the help the city has provided through this redevelopment district. If the project would have worked without the city investing $3 million, then that site would have been developed a long time ago.
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#Sales

It was in the city's interest to get rid of this blight and bring a quality hotel, parking deck and convention facility to the square, and that's why it's worth the investment to do that. That's why the City Council voted in favor of this,
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The city had probably made some inadvertent technical mistakes in computing overtime, ... The city had paid firefighters about what the Fair Labor Standards Act would have mandated, but we paid EMT pay, Hazmat pay and longevity pay as a specific amount every pay period rather than including it as a pay component for overtime pay computation.
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#Mistakes

The state law has basically no effect on city ordinances, which remain in effect as long as they are more strict than the state law. A city ordinance doesn't overrule state law. A city ordinance can't make things less strict than state law.
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#Law

hundred of thousands of dollars in attorneys fees.
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As I was working I noticed that the way I designed the differential gearing actually created a spare drive that sat directly below the emperor's feet, or where they would be if he were to sit in the chariot.
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Having designed and built several clocks during my career it suddenly occurred to me that when you look at the face of a clock both hands have the same center.
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He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women by refusing to have them in his presence, just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling for more and more candles.
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I made every single piece myself, each individual component, so it was quite time consuming.
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I started by looking at what others had done before me. You see, over the years there have been attempts by many different people to reconstruct the chariot.
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I think most artists find it difficult to part with their work but it's the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working. In the case of the chariot, although it's been sold I actually still have it, just in another form.
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I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead.
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If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need, but advertising makes us want things we don't need and things we can't have.
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If you look closely you can see that they are all interconnected, symbolic of a never-ending circle in which it is simply impossible for the dog to catch the rabbit.
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In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder. It could have been made to point in any direction - north, south, east or west.
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In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us.
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Legend has it that the original South Pointing Chariot was built in China three to four thousand years ago for the Yellow Emperor, Huang Di.
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Leonardo da Vinci, for example, was an expert on differentials and made thousands of drawings of gears in his lifetime, largely for military purposes.
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Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
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Oh yes, it works very precisely, in accordance with the lunar month. The earth is divided into 24 segments, each one representing one hour in time.
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Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still, there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady. The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations, and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land.
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Recreating the South Pointing Chariot is particularly challenging because none of the original technical drawings remain in existence.
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She's not happy about the life she is living but to jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death.
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The chariot was purchased by a private collector who took it home to New York. I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last for at least a thousand years.
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The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals.
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The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery.
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The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society, as I see it, is advertising.
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The hoop is there to remind us not to jump through it, not to submit to someone else's control.
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The original item looked like a little hand cart with the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels. The man's outstretched arm always pointed south.
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The rabbit is significant in that the handle on the original South Pointing Chariot was carved in the form of a rabbit. Because the handle extended out front it meant that wherever the rabbit went the chariot had to follow.
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