An endorsement by the Cleveland lack luster National Association of the Advancement of Colored Peoples. First, these clowns have no standing or creditability. What leverage does this group have? None! A bunch of broke ass complainers with their hands always stuck out looking for something for nothing. Wow. They have given a seat on their economic development committee to a Cavs representative. I'm sure this person will attend maybe the first 2-3 meetings, then disappear.
For starters, what in the hell has the Cleveland NAACP ever economically developed? Nothing! This chapter is broke. They bring nothing to the table. Membership is dwindling. Mike Nelson runs around town accomplishing nothing. Keep in mind, this chapter is under watch by the national office.
What makes their support laughable is this, they get nothing. Zip, zap, zero. Dan Gilbert aka the Cavs owe this group nothing for coming late to the party with a so called endorsement. It's sad, Zack Reed hit it on the head, Why?
Seeing fingerprints on the trunk lid of a car passing by at 70 mph. The ability to really tell drivers are looking in their rearview mirrors at them at said speeds. The uncanny ability to detect "confidence" or lack therof at said speeds, from many yards away, both parties enclosed in a sheet metal cabin... AMAZING! What incredible superheroes!!! Their incredible experience and training somehow morphs into powers of observance and intuition way above mere mortals. Being a cop automatically gives you 20/10 vision. Who knew.
Look no further for a more clear cut example of the unhinged narcissism of cops. I personally do not trust anyone who claims they can see prints on a car's surface passing by them on a highway and can only assume such ridiculous overconfidence only leads to incompetence.
In my opinion, if a guy wants to use private money to build a skycar around Cleveland, COOL! Go for it! I mean, as long as the City/County/State don't need to do anything beyond saying they're "all for development that brings people to Cleveland", then what's the big deal? Plan and plan until your heart's content. Now if he's asking for government $$$, then the conversation changes. So far I don't think he is.
Personally, I think the thing is a possibility, but he clearly isn't basing his ideas in any sort of reality. I mean, as soon as you see the one possible route line going directly over the Browns Stadium and ending in the Burke flight line, you should know the idea hasn't been well thought out. And his dreams about the technology in each car....well that would be great, but just that component alone would take a monumental effort to coordinate, assuming you want to do what he's describing and not just put an iPad in there. Oh, and this idea of $2.50 per ride? Come on, man. The London Eye is $30 or $40 and up by comparison. I'm not saying Cleveland is comparable to London, but hell, the ferris wheel at the fucking IX center is at least $5 isn't it? If you show people a route map that looks like that , then you're a joke. Redraw the map, get the thing away from the airport and not over the sports venues and maybe there's something to talk seriously about. I'm not sure why I even bothered to write this much. Property rights will be the death of this thing unless he follows roadway R/W. No one is going to reasonably give up their aerial property/easement rights for this unless it's a profit center for them as well. But keep dreaming big, bro.
Relevant to a comment above: the ferry to Canada has been studied a dozen times at least, leaving/arriving at different ports, focusing on different revenue streams (freight, vehicle ferry, entertainment, etc). Believe me, the people paying for the studies did everything they could to warp the numbers in a positive way and it STILL didn't make sense. Not to mention NY actually built out the same service across Lake Ontario and it failed. It all boils down to cost/benefit: If you're leaving from right in the middle of Lake Erie...lets say Cleveland....and traveling to right in the middle on the Canada side, you'll save some time which might make the cost worth while. The problem is I'm sure Port Stanley, Ontario is a beautiful place, but lets be honest: 5 people a year want to go there or anywhere around London, ON from Greater Cleveland. The places people want to go like Toronto, Niagara....hell, even Detroit, are all faster to drive to directly than to take a boat, even if you factor in Customs (which you'd need to go through on a boat as well). If it's faster to drive yourself, then the benefit to taking a ferry is pretty minimal and not worth the significant cost of a boat ticket (it sure as shit wouldn't be $2.50). Unless you get a super fast boat, which you can't because of winter ice on the lake, the ferry idea is never going to work out. Get my ass over there in less than 90 minutes, and haul some fright trucks while you're at it, and now we have something to talk about! :-)
Holy crap, who knew Tony Grossi was still around? After the journalistic powerhouse The Plain Dealer's shambling corpse shuffled him away for running his mouth like a fool, it seems he really learned his lesson and then continued running his mouth like a fool.
Tony has since clarified his comments. Let me summarize all his fancy BS into something concrete: I said some stupid things, trashed someone's reputation, and questioned his journalistic integrity. I made it seem like I knew what I was talking about, but I don't. And done! All the damage I did has now been magically erased! Are we all good now? I don't want to get fired.....again.
Bill Barnwell posted on Twitter basically confirming that Grossi is wrong, something everyone everywhere knows to be the case all of the time.
Let us all take a moment to stand at our computers and enthusiastically applaud the wonder that is Tony Grossi.
"There was some chatter earlier in the day that the deal's pro-side wanted it passed on emergency to make a voter referendum more difficult."
When one thing like this comes up, you normally shake your head and dismiss it. When something like this seems to come up time, and time, and time again, then you know that something is up. What we're being fed about this is about as far from the truth as it can be. The Cavs know that all these upgrades could be bought and paid for on much better terms for the city, but this is what the Cavs want because it's best for them. As far as I'm concerned, this is a business proposal, and do you really think the Cavs are going to give us on first draft their best offer? Absolutely not. So just like in any negotiations, reject this offer, and send them back a counter. Here's what we want to do, here are our terms. If you want the city to play ball, it should be beneficial for the city because it really is beneficial, not just because you make it look beneficial with the numbers you pull from who knows where.
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The video linked to "ski-lift-style cable cars" goes to the youtube music video for "Cable Car (Over My Head) by The Fray. Someone didn't even check for the right video here...
How about a ferry to Canada? Granted there's still weather concerns but turning the port into a way to get to our neighbor to the north seems like it would be an economic plus. Of course there's still Customs and Border Patrol to think about and they are acting like idiots these days.
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For taxpayers in the Buckeye State -- free enterprise is a free ride for failing companies that can feed the re-election coffers of career politicians who are aimlessly wandering around the State House.
The talking heads on the local news are all abuzz about this stupid idea, but they're mostly idiots and airheads from elsewhere, morons who insist on constantly saying "Cuy-oga" County because they're lazy and ignorant.
They should learn to talk instead of showing those ridiculous artist sketches and wasting airtime gushing over this pie-in-the-sky) excuse the bad pun) project. Better to use the time to talk about how many folks in Cleveland were shot and killed today.
These ugly towers look like high-voltage transmission towers or even those Martian fighting machines in "War of the Worlds"...just what a city needs to look ridiculous. As if anyone is gonna ride this contraption in the winter months, or pay money to soar over another Browns loss. This jamoke is dreaming.
Whatever he's been smoking, it's not the medical stuff. Pass that pipe over to me, bro.
Chuckles the Clown
Seriously, can someone please look into Maime Mitchell, Ward 6..... as her constituents we do not support the Q deal but she is just doing what she is told to do by other powers. She has very serious dimentia and when you talk to her you it's clear she really shouldnt be working. It's very sad. She needs an advocate, she needs to step down. Someone needs to raise awareness about her illness and help her! She is hurting us and herself.
The "management" philosophy from the Dimora crime syndicate is apparently still clicking along in county government.
I've seen stupidier things, but not many. Moronic.
The statement issued by the other Yes hints at an upcoming litigious mess: While Jon Anderson has rights to use the name as one of the co-owners of the trademark, Yes position is that every effort should be made by promoters, ticket agencies and all involved to respect Yes magnificent and loyal fan base and minimize confusion regarding the use of Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman.
You are telling me that the store manager has worked seven days a week for nine years? Dude needs a vacation, stat!
"As store manager, Dave Stueve has punched the clock at the Carroll Avenue location, established in 1993, seven days a week for the past nine years."
Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989.......
If perks were attached, the stern doctors would have their frowns turned upside down.
Oh what fun. I'll make a trip to Ohio city for a fast casual meal. 15 minutes of a mediocre dining experience.
Enough already with the fast casual!
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