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Re: “Takin' a Ride

Excellent ideas , I was enlightened by the information , Does anyone know if my business can access a blank NYS DMV MV-327 form to type on ?

Posted by kristelluna64 on 11/27/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Cleveland City Council *Introduces* Legislation Regulating Storefront Tax Preparers

I worked in a tax office for two seasons.
I think there are already laws on the books regarding preparer certification and the loans.
Whether they are being enforced is a different question...

Posted by Garry Kanter on 11/27/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton Fined $114,100 by Ohio Elections Commission

It is impossible to feel sorry for the residents -- since they have willingly OK'd the juvenile silliness and egotistical foolishness through the ballot box....year upon year upon year.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 11/27/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “"You'll Be a Legend": Beanie Wells Talks OSU/Michigan — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

As long as Ohio State remains in the second playoff spot on Tuesday (November 29), the chance for a trap door to open on Selection Day (December 4) will be nil. If Clemson somehow jumps the Buckeyes -- results from Championship Saturday will suddenly become real important.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 11/26/2016 at 9:06 PM

Re: “An Akron Man Set Himself on Fire After Yelling About Donald Trump: UPDATE

Definitely protest, but not this way. A harbinger of things to come in President elect Trumpets new regime with the First Lady Gold-digger.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by kaz on 11/26/2016 at 9:04 PM

Re: “11 Reasons Why Arrival is the Best Film of the Year

The worst movie in 2016. After watching the movie, I was furious at my decision to opt for this movie. Irritating.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by boxer on 11/26/2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Betsy DeVos, Trump's Education Secretary Pick, Is the Opposite of Draining the Swamp

Betsy DeVos is an updated version of William Bennett.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 11/26/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Two Years Later, Tamir Rice's Family Still Awaits Justice

It's a shame that the CPD were looking for a child to shoot that day. It's all Trump's fault.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by DetroitITheArmpitOfUSA on 11/25/2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Dick Goddard's Final Forecast: Tears and Jokes

National surveys by Herb Altman Research have twice named him as the most popular local television weatherperson in America. He also holds the Guinness World Record as the longest-serving meteorologist...55 years...and served as the Browns statistician for more than four decades. But his work with the "four-foots" and being a vice for voiceless and defenseless animals, will be his legacy.

Will every day in Cleveland now be sunny and mild? Or will it be gray, cold, and lousy? Without Dick Goddard's forecasts on the tube, a lot of people will think there IS no weather!

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 11/25/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “An Akron Man Set Himself on Fire After Yelling About Donald Trump: UPDATE

that will teach trump

Posted by i pee daily on 11/25/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “This Cleveland Restaurateur Once Fed 10,000 People on Thanksgiving During the Great Depression

It is an incredibly wonderful story.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 11/25/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Eastern European Food, Beer and Cheer Make Hansa a Hit

We've been there a few times already. I highly recommend for a change of pace atmosphere with the same patronage, environment, beer and cheer that Ohio city is known for. So good! Prost!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chad Sparky on 11/25/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Two Years Later, Tamir Rice's Family Still Awaits Justice

Samaria Rice called Tamir her "big gentle giant" who liked watching "Clifford the Big Red Dog," playing with Legos and filling in his coloring books.

Tamir also, rather obviously, enjoyed pointing a realistic looking toy handgun, made even more so by removal of its orange safety tip, at total strangers enjoying their day in a public access park. And when he was confronted by police officers carrying real guns, responding to a 911 distress call from one of those strangers, he didnt raise his hands or even stand stock still, but instead grabbed at the gun tucked into the waistband of his trousers.

Basically, he committed suicide-by-cop, and in so doing, enriched his surviving family members to the tune of 6 million Cleveland taxpayer dollars.

And yet his mother, who didnt exactly do a bang-up job of raising or teaching Tamir anything of importance, especially given her own experience and that of Tamirs live-in baby daddy as police-arrested felons, continues to excoriate the officers involved and Cleveland itself, because those cops performed their jobs adequately, given all the information they had at hand and that they were too close to him when they confronted him. That was Officer Garmbacks fault; he failed to take into account that the surface of the park was grass, covered with partially melted snow, so that when he hit the brakes at a safe distance away, the car skidded forward to Tamirs immediate vicinity.

And, by the way, speculation by the 911 caller concerning Tamirs possible age and the nature of his weapon, was not and is not information. After all, kids can and do kill, occasionally accidentally, and the gun could easily have been a real one, given its appearance. Plus the fact that many young men in Tamirs apparent age range do carry real, if not exactly legally obtained, firearms. Remember: the autopsy determined that he was 5 9 tall and weighed 195 lbs, leading the veteran officer, Frank Garmback, to identify him to dispatch immediately after the shooting as a male in his mid 20s and to then walk over and kick the gun away from Tamirs side.

And, of course, even though there is no evidence either way for it, Tamirs mother and others of her ilk have raised the specter of racism in his chosen decision to suicide, because the police officers are pale and Tamir wasnt. Remember, just because some rabble-rousers trumpet racist sloganeering, doesnt mean there is any involved.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Cranky old fart on 11/25/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Contest Announcement: Design a New Name/Logo For the Cleveland Baseball Team

Don't touch a thing except double the size of the greatest, most endearing, coolest logo in sports.
Divert the energy of this exercise in futility toward making it a safer world.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by me now on 11/24/2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Sounds Like the Browns Career Fair Was a Very Browns Event Indeed

ESPN's Mike Golic gloatingly gave the formula on how to gain meaningful employment with a pro sports team. During a couple segments on Mike and Mike, he bragged about his daughter quickly going from college graduation to a job with the Browns. If your dad is a former pro football player with a national sports media job -- that thin resume is pure gold. Everyone else.....get in the line for prospective ushers and ticker takers.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 11/24/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Eastern European Food, Beer and Cheer Make Hansa a Hit

Thank you Doug Trattner for the very complementary article. We are very proud of our Ohio City neighborhood. Thanks to everyone for your patronage.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Doc Turk on 11/24/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

Gosh, you pay $12-$14 an hour, only to your "best" people after several years and you can't find good people? People aren't lining up for your crap job? What a surprise!

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Squid on 11/23/2016 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Sounds Like the Browns Career Fair Was a Very Browns Event Indeed

This is what most career fairs in sports are like. Most positions that aren't entry level sales jobs are easily filled via online or referrals, so these career fairs are used as a tool to meet young people that are selling themselves in person as potential employees would be good fits in sales. The Cavs do the exact same thing. Go to Columbus or Pittsburgh and you'll find the same.

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Posted by Smithbj5 on 11/23/2016 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Two Years Later, Tamir Rice's Family Still Awaits Justice

It astonishes me that I live among apparently normal people who seem willing and able to overlook the murder of a child.

I know I could not bear the burdens placed on Mrs. Rice and her family. I never knew this little boy, and I can't stand it.

This inaction is not a result civilized people would accept.

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Madeline on 11/23/2016 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Forty Years Later, a Former Cleveland Paperboy Revisits the Sexual Assault that Changed His Life

I would like to commend the author on the depth of his honesty and the acknowledgment of his own pain. Our stories share a lot of similarities. I was a girl, you were a boy...we were both children in homes where we were considered expendable. Your violent pedophile was a brute of a man who ran an apartment building. My violent pedophile was a priest. He raped me first at the age of 5 and continued to sexually abused me up to, and including through 8th grade. At the end of my 8th grade I realized I was pregnant. I miscarried the child in a toilet bowl of a Catholic High School in Paramus, N.J., in the first month of my freshman year. The destruction he did to my body through sexual violence and brutality....resulted in a hysterectomy which prevented me from having my own family. He was a priest. He was also my uncle. I was not his only victim. But everybody kept the silence and the secret..most painful for me to admit is that his fellow priests, my parents andy grandmother regarded me as a child not worthy to proyect.When I went to the church in my forties to get money for PTSD therapy, I was denied. I was told it was incest and not clergy sexual abuse even though it took place in rectories in New Jersey and elsewhere. It was incest they said and therefore they had no responsibility to help me. And so they did not help me. I guess he was a priest from the belt up and and uncle from the belt down. He died of a heart attack when I was 17, he was about 37. He died an unregistered sex offender. I look forward to an opportunity where I can write my story and get it published. Congratulations to you for speaking your truth. Some of the most degrading things you described have been part of my life also. I have lived a life of secrets and Shame. I understand more today. Thank you for sharing your story.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PAC on 11/23/2016 at 7:07 PM

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