I went to Camp Seven Ranges & participated in the first year Pipestone ceremony. While I certainly wouldn't call it traumatizing, I definitely think it qualifies as hazing. I was roughed up & manhandled; at one point I was pushed down a hillside because I wasn't moving fast enough. I find it odd that so many young men apparently are interested in repeating what is a rather unpleasant experience. I had no desire to return to Camp Seven Ranges. Mainly, I found the whole experience rather stupid & pointless as a 12 year old. And I still do.
Excellent reflections, Peter, on the problem of our system of legalized bribery in which campaign donations are less "contributions" than "investments" with an expected return and the voices of those with money drowning out the voices of those without. So long as money is considered constitutionally protected "speech," not much will change. The same goes with corporations being anointed by the Supremes with constitutionally protected rights of real human beings -- as corporations have the authority independent of investing in elections to shape laws and regulations and shield themselves with 4th, 5th and 14th Amendment protections from We the People.
There is a solution to these twin hijackings of what's little left of our representative government -- the We the People Amendment, HJR 48 -- a constitutional amendment that would affirm that only human beings, not corporations, possess inalienable constitutional rights and that money is not free speech and, therefore, can be regulated from all sources in elections. More than 600 communities across the country have taken a position -- via municipal resolution or ballot measure -- in support. Whenever it reaches the ballot, it wins 100% of the time. This effort has been sparked and nurtured by Move to Amend, https://movetoamend.org Twenty communities in Ohio have taken a stand (12 resolutions, 8 ballot measures), facilitated by the Ohio Move to Amend Network, https://movetoamend.org/ohio
A similar initiative will be on the ballot this November in Shaker Heights, S. Euclid and, hopefully, Cleveland (sufficient signatures have been turned in, just now waiting for City Council to act).
FYI, simply overturning the 2010 Citizen United decision as some advocate only returns us to the glorious democratic panacea at that time. Remember those good 'ol democratic days prior to 2010 when our voices were authentically heard, needs met and communities helped? Money as speech dates to the 1970's while corporate constitutional rights originates in the 1880's.
Elections matter. But supporting a growing national "legalizing democracy" movement matters just as much, if not more.
To become involved in working to pass any of these initiatives or elsewhere in Ohio, email email@example.com.
Doing great work Jacqueline Greene
I feel so lucky to be able to witness the work of this wonderful human being every week. She never fails to inspire me or cause me to think a little deeper about so many things that surround us. Cleveland is blessed to have such an incredible and positive force leading the charge towards a better tomorrow for people of all denominations and walks of life.
Power to the People!
So proud of my son!!!!
"Joe Rogan Questions Everything" did premiere on July 24th--in 2013!
I am at the Kalahari hotel now as I write. My room has ants on the beds and nightstand. We arrived about an hour and a half ago notified management of the infestation and requested a room change. My family and I waited in the room over an hour for someone to take care of the issue. Finally a gentleman from maintenance arrived with a small tube of ant poison which he applied around the bed. I don't know about you but I don't think I would sleep very well tonight in a bed that I saw ants crawling all over. I asked the gentleman from maintenance about the room change request. He said someone would call in next few minutes. Kalahari's definition of minutes may be different than mine because we have been waiting and waiting. I was hoping to enjoy the water park with my wife and children but instead we are waiting and waiting. It is my understanding that just a few days ago there was a huge norovirus outbreak here as well. I am concerned about eating the food here now, if they can't keep the bugs out of the beds then they certainly can't keep them out of the kitchen. Thank you for your managements lack of interest to my concerns Kalahari! Please vote with your dollars and avoid Kalahari Sandusky by all means.
Grace Crunican put it best: “An empty road is considered an opportunity. An empty bus is considered a sin.”
Looks like Bunny cancelled. No Saturday headliner replacement announced. Last year's Saturday headliner, the Mighty Diamonds, didn't show up. WTF?
When in doubt, blame it on Pokemon Go.
Let's face it, the place went down because it was entirely mediocre. I'm proud that Clevelanders won't stand for that any more.
This may sound crazy, but my ad agency worked for RTA a few decades ago when they began the waterfront line debacle. We figured that if we got rid of all the buses and all the trains, and instead sent chauffeured cars to each rider, it would save a fortune. I'm all for a high level of public transportation services, but I sure do see a ton of those double buses with less passengers than my car can hold. something is out of whack.
I'm not an old fogey by any means and have attended 100s of concerts in the last 45 years. My problem with Hard Rock was that the music was too loud for a productive conversation. We would try to support it by having work lunches there and it was simply too difficult. I won't miss it, not with all the great choices we have now.
When I called dockherty she was really rude an unprofessional 😾👊
Or just move it to Northfield... 2 Hard Rocks so close that the brand gets watery....
Dripping with awesome sauce!!!
Who says there's no surf in Cleveland?!?
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