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Re: “Cracking the Bucknut

One more comment....

If you live in Ohio....You are blessed, be it Kent or Cleveland or Orrville or Wooster or Massion or Canton....
Did I forgoet the Queen City of Cinci? NO!!!
Did I foget C'Bus??? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Did I foget Akron or Athens or Amherst or Astabula? NO DUMBASSES!!!!
I wont forget Mentor or Mentor On The Lake or Geneva or Geneva On The Lake that looks more like the Hamptons of New York??
ALL OF YOU...SHUT YOUR SUCK HOLES and revel in th fact that you all live in OH-IO and are all proud BUCKEYES....
Quit being douchbags and splitting hairs...
I love going to C'Bus so come up to CLE...We will be so friendly you will want to retch...
HA!
Hugs!

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Posted by cbrbart on 01/03/2015 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Anthony Trzaska Wants to Help Save Slavic Village

Slavic Village is a community that welcomes people of every ethnicity, every economic level, and every creed- except for one: this is not a place for the intolerant and those who profess overt or veiled racism. I'm proud of Anthony and others like him who recognize the worth of our neighborhood, our many and diverse residents and businesses, and we stand with those who will build and connect. I feel sad and sorry for those who instead choose to perpetuate hate and division.

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Posted by Christopher Alvarado on 01/02/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Anthony Trzaska Wants to Help Save Slavic Village

I wholeheartedly agree with Gibs Me Dat. Although I admire the noble intentions of Mr. Trzaska and all the other Slavic Village cheerleaders, the fact is that it is fast becoming just another dangerous inner city neighborhood, and I suspect that the only people of Eastern European descent who still live in it are the ones who can't even give their houses away for the aforementioned reason.

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Posted by Edward Vullo on 01/02/2015 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Anthony Trzaska Wants to Help Save Slavic Village

Slavic village was destroyed by the 1%

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Posted by Daniel Carreon on 01/01/2015 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Anthony Trzaska Wants to Help Save Slavic Village

Slavic village was destroyed by packs of filthy criminals. It will stay on life support as long as those criminals live there. If some other ethnicity comes in droves to buy up and transform the area, then it might be habitable again. Hamtramck, MI went through a similar transformation.

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Posted by Gibs Me Dat on 01/01/2015 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Hardcore Krishna

http://geoffsshorts.blogspot.ca/2011/12/prabhupada-hare-krishnas-founder-on.html

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Posted by anon on 12/29/2014 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Remnants of Richfield: The Untold Story of How the Cavs' Floor From the Richfield Coliseum Ended Up At a Small School in Virginia

No, its actually the real court. They don't paint "practice courts" with logos.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DJ on 12/28/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “A Dead Boy Lives

"Cleveland's local scene in 1972 was dominated by cover bands that emphasized technique and polish. That meant being able to sound exactly like Led Zeppelin. And Bad Company. And Deep Purple. And Lynyrd Skynyrd. "

Bad Company did not exist in 1972.

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Posted by Don Williams on 12/11/2014 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Mean Street

Lol wowwww this funny nd totally incorrect but you can have this bullshit story

Posted by Darcia H-f on 12/09/2014 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Protest City: Organizer Carol Steiner Says People Are Fed Up, Fired Up, and Won't Stop Raising Hell Until There's Change

Does this group have a Facebook page or Twitter account that updates their activities?

And yes, blacks have been protesting for 50 years and where has it gotten them? While they are able to go into most public places without harassment they are still dealing with police brutality and job discrimination. Their unemployment rate is much higher than any other population in our country and their household net worth has drop precipitously in the last six years. Our cities are even more segregated than they were 50 years ago as the gap between rich and poor is now as high as it was in the 1920's.

Maybe it's the white ruling elite that has the problem in this country.

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Posted by Squid on 12/05/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Protest City: Organizer Carol Steiner Says People Are Fed Up, Fired Up, and Won't Stop Raising Hell Until There's Change

Who are kids nowadays looking up to, who are the role models and heroes in their lives? Are parents involved in their children's lives, and trying to actually control what their children are exposed to? Here's where 50 different excuses fly in about how that isn't feasible and you can't expect that. FIND A WAY if it's that important to you, which it damn well should be if this is your child we're talking about. Don't try to pretend that this is entirely 100% another side's fault (for example the police), when there is shared responsibility for making the world a better place. But no one wants to go that route, because it's not flashy or sexy. No one is gushing over the parent that gives their child a safe environment or tells them no when they want to do something wrong. Everyone wants to be the flashy leader of a protest, standing in stopped traffic on the shoreway, because that's flashy, that's sexy, that's power. But what helps more? The good parent, or the protest? If you're a good parent, it's like trying to prevent a child from getting sick. If you're the protester, it's like yelling to everyone how the child is sick. It's not flashy, it's not filled with glory, but it's the most important role in the world, and it's going to make or break our country going forward.

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Posted by AdamHall on 12/03/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Protest City: Organizer Carol Steiner Says People Are Fed Up, Fired Up, and Won't Stop Raising Hell Until There's Change

"We need another social movement."

Perhaps that movement can start by cleaning up our communities and neighborhoods, emphasizing the importance of school to our children instead of telling them they are acting white when they work hard and succeed, helping police eliminate the gangs and drug dealers that control parts of our city where people are afraid to walk down the street or even sit on their front porch? Maybe lift up the hard working successful Blacks in our area so they are front and center providing the example for our young people to see? Perhaps the change needs to start in our attitudes and lifestyles? We've been marching and protesting for over 50 years now.....where has that gotten us? When are we going to overcome? It's easy to blame society, police, whites, and government for all our problems but I am suggesting to you that first we take a long hard look in the mirror and see if there are changes we need to make as individuals and families, as a community, that will help bring about the changes we all seek and that you speak about here in this article. Preaching the hate of 50 years ago to children who never experienced it, teaching them they can't trust authority and they have no chance of success doesn't seem to be making a difference. Lord knows we've been doing that for over 50 years and where has it gotten us?

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Posted by WhatAboutThis? on 12/03/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “War Paint: Roderick Radford and the Artists of the VA Domiciliary

Great feature! Mr. Radford's positive attitude shines through clearly, and this program sounds wonderful.

Posted by Doug Vehovec on 11/19/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Dropping Bombs

Wow really? Stef is a troubled young man. He wasn't abandoned, his parents are deceased. His mom was my cousin. Was he wrong? Definitely... But don't twist it so out of shape. Again, America fails
....

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Posted by Prince T on 11/14/2014 at 12:03 AM

Re: “The Art of the Autopsy: Photographer Seph Lawless Spends his Days Documenting Decaying Ruins

Joe A Melendez, aka Seph Lawless, is an egomaniacal scam artist.

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Posted by Joe Melendez is Seph Lawless on 11/10/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Remnants of Richfield, PT. II: Two Brothers Who Own More Coliseum Memorabilia than Anyone Else

Wow these pictures are fantastic!!

Posted by Johnnie Favorite on 11/10/2014 at 2:49 AM

Re: “Opportunity Town: The City's New Director of Equal Opportunity Chats One Month into the Job

Designed, built and imported from Detroit. These programs add a lot of cost and corruption. And, probably hinder the longterm development of the victim populations.

Posted by skeptic on 11/08/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Disabled Opportunities: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is Supposed to get People Back on their Feet. Too Often Instead, it Swipes their Legs Out from Under Them

"My new job developer, (with UCP) wants me to be a "dispatcher and parking lot
attendant," which is not my job goal and is beneath my education, skills, and abilities. My new OOD counselor, Catherine Bricker said "Your BA degree means nothing. You cannot have your dream job." And that I have to do what the Government tells me, or I cannot be in the program."

This is nothing new. DVR...or was it BVR?...was doing the same thing in the late Nineties...people with BA degrees and 25+ years of work experience were given choices such as working at NATURE'S BIN (!!!) in Lakewood...stocking produce...OR "training" at a Collinwood facility (now an empty lot) to learn the skills that would "qualify" them for a minimum wage job in a bakery...during which time they were paid SUB-MINIMUM wages and it was called "transportation money"...

Meanwhile, the training facility SOLD their product at a walk-up store in the building and at the East Side Market just down the road a piece. So these folks were actually WORKING for two or three dollars an hour and being told they might someday make SIX somewhere else!

It's all smoke and mirrors...and it was back then, too...just 1 in 8 "clients" or "consumers" or whatever the hell they were called at the moment...ever got placed in a job. Usually a shit job at shit money with zero future...but it was A JOB in the statistics and the folks were considered to be WORKING. Case closed. All the best, chump.

Worse yet, 7 out of 8 never even got THAT much, and were either "closed out" by counselors or they walked away in disgust. But that's about par for the course with government "helping" agencies. Not just in Ohio, either. Pretty much true in any state you look at. Whatta sick joke. Remind me to laugh.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 11/06/2014 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Disabled Opportunities: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is Supposed to get People Back on their Feet. Too Often Instead, it Swipes their Legs Out from Under Them

I have also wasted my time with OOD. They had originally told me that I had all the qualifications to start a small business. Now I have been told that OOD has made it so hard for anyone to qualify that basically they have shut down that benefit but yet offered it as they have to. If anyone questions them, they just say that people sis not qualify. I have written my State Senator to look into this scam. I suggest that others do the same.

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Posted by Steve Tobis on 11/06/2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Disabled Opportunities: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is Supposed to get People Back on their Feet. Too Often Instead, it Swipes their Legs Out from Under Them

OOD Does Not Help its Clients
by Jeanne Coppola

As an OOD client, (with a physical disability), I can attest to the fact that OOD breaks its own rules, works with second party companies that commit IRS fraud, and places their clients with employers who do not pay them.

OOD gets away with everything they do wrong, and my counselor (Mary Hennessey), kept her job.

OOD denied me my right of “Informed Choice” to choose my own job goal, and my previous Job Developer, (from Voc Works) placed me in a "sheltered workshop” (New Hope Specialized Services), for people with developmental disabilities, although I have a Bachelor’s Degree.

The workshop did not pay me (or anyone else) for the hours we worked. And had HIPPA violations (no soap or toilet paper in the restrooms).

I worked 20 hours a week and was only paid for 12 hours. The IRS called me and told me that the company was being audited.

I contacted Ohio Legal Rights, and my attorney told me to quit my job (which was my only source of income) because OOD was breaking the law by placing me there. She did NOTHING about the HIPPA violations. I felt the attorney wanted to protect OOD from getting in trouble for breaking the law, instead of help me.

Then the company closed their location, and OOD was not held accountable!

OOD has a $5 Million dollar budget and disperses their funds to hundreds of
second party vendors (social service agencies and non-profits, who also get funding from the government, and are double dipping.) These vendors pay "Job
Developers," who get $62 dollars an hour, according to the OOD website. But I got no help. (My attorney told me job developers get $200 an hour!) What a waste of funds!

I was denied a laptop from Best Buy for $250, so I could take online classes, network, use LinkedIn, work on my resume, attend virtual job fairs and workshops, and apply for jobs.

My new job developer, (with UCP) wants me to be a "dispatcher and parking lot
attendant," which is not my job goal and is beneath my education, skills, and abilities. My new OOD counselor, Catherine Bricker said "Your BA degree means nothing. You cannot have your dream job." And that I have to do what the Government tells me, or I cannot be in the program.

All OOD clients should be contacted for their input on how they are treated. Perhaps they do not know where to file a complaint. All other OOD clients might have similar complaints.

OOD is not held accountable. OOD violates its own laws, and government laws, and does not help its clients. OOD counselors deny clients their rights, but do not lose their jobs. OOD passes government funding around to its vendors, at the expense of the client. OOD is above the law.

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Posted by Jeanne Coppola on 11/03/2014 at 3:57 PM

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