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Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

These same people have been investigated in the past for the same offenses. Suspending their jail sentence is simply irresponsible. I encourage everyone to post on their facebook page (Puppies in Rescue) that the owners/operators pled guilty to their charges. Over 18,000 people have liked their facebook page----I bet the majority are unaware of their crimes.

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Posted by Cle101 on 02/17/2017 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Video: Fans In Lakewood React to Game-Winning U.S. Goal Against Ghana

Still awesome to see that a video I took was picked up by scene.

Posted by EricC 1 on 02/17/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

They should be fined, have to pay people back for dogs adopted out that died and jail for years. Upon release not allowed any dogs, not allowed to own a dog. If found breeding selling dogs in the future longer jail time ,fines, repayment for dogs who die after adoption. Get stricker these kinds of people screw and cheat people and harm dogs.

26 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Susan on 02/16/2017 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

I cannot believe they are not sitting in jail. They will just move somewhere else and start over again. The problem is the justice system. Judges do not take animal neglect seriously.

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Posted by aco1979 on 02/16/2017 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

WHAT KIND OF JUDGE SUSPENDS THE 90 Day jail sentence???? Wonder who paid him off ????
GODDARDS LAW SAYS ITS A FELONY TO ABUSE THOSE PUPPY MILL ANIMALS! They were living their life's in a HELL!!! THAT IS ABUSE!!! This is just horrible!
He needs to be disbarred!

42 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Spankysmom on 02/16/2017 at 10:24 PM

Re: “GCC Choreographs Masterful Opposition to Quicken Loans Arena Renovations

second verse...same as the first
This issue is the absurdity of absurdities. Let me get this straight: the
purpose of the Sin Tax is to gouge those who purchase alcohol and cigarettes
not because anyone is trying to discourage consumption but rather so the
County can use that money to pay for sports stadiums that do not produce
anything but a fleeting moment witnessing the passing of a football, the
dribbling of a basketball and the throwing of a baseball so that such a minute
tidbit of diversion can be enjoyed by all. The stupidity of this proposition is
enough to make your head spin even though the spin doctors advocating
passage of this nonsense are already doing a pretty good job of hypnotizing
the voters to actually consider supporting it. At least the Robber Barons
of the previous centuries provided something tangible such as oil, steel,
railroads etcetera. These team owners do not even provide one tangible thing
that could ever be considered with the term value added. Almost everyone
discusses this enterprise as though it is the same thing as industry {which
it is not}. The price of admission is essentially a voluntary tax paid by those
who can afford it to pay those who dont need it. If this isnt a transfer of
wealth I dont know what is.

The real outrage here is the fact that taxes on alcohol and cigarettes will
not be used to aid in the reduction of addiction {hence the reference to sin}
but rather to stuff the pockets of all three teams who could easily afford to
pay for the repairs themselves. The vote was rammed through the last time
{under somewhat suspicious circumstances} and hear we go again. But this
time...not so fast!!! We the voters of Cuyahoga County are going to fight the
proponents on this one and we don't care if the teams up and go somewhere
else {please see my views on entertainment below} because quite frankly there
are simply more important things than sports and the unearned money that
comes with it. Those in public office who are too stupid and lazy to find other
ways to grow a major American city need to resign and leave their self-seeking
political ambitions on the scrapheap of history. Dont ever let it be said that
this was time when the tide ran out on Cuyahoga County but rather was the
time when the voters rose up to welcome the rising tide of change and rebuked
this pathetic paradigm our previous elected leaders embraced.
Let the battle be joined.

And now to the real underlying issue at hand:

One of the most disturbing facts about our capitalist nation is the
misappropriation of funds directed to the salaries of entertainers.
Everyone should agree that the value an athlete, movie star, talk-show host,
team-owner, etcetera brings to the average citizen is very small. Granted,
they do offer a minuscule of diversion from our daily trials and
tribulations as did the jesters in the king's court during the middle ages.
But to allow these entertainers to horde such great amounts of wealth at the
expense of more benevolent societal programs is unacceptable.
They do not provide a product or a service so why are they rewarded as such?

Our society is also subjected to the "profound wisdom" of these people
because it equates wealth with influence. Perhaps a solution to this
problem and a alternative to defeated school levies, crumbling
infrastructures, as well as all the programs established to help feed,
clothe and shelter those who cannot help themselves would be to tax this
undeserved wealth. Entertainers could keep 1% of the gross earnings reaped
from their endeavor and 99% could be deposited into the public coffers.

The old ideas of the redistribution of wealth have failed, and it is time to
adapt to modern-day preferences. People put their money into entertainment
above everything else; isn't it time to tap that wealth? Does anyone think
this will reduce the quality of entertainment? It seems to me that when
entertainers received less income, the quality was much higher.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 02/16/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles Dishes Up Comfort, Could Still Use Some TLC

Haven't been to the restaurant yet, but it sounds fun. That payment method (server coming to the table with a hand-held card reader and waiting while it's used) is how it's done in Canada and has been for some time (not sure when it started, but several years ago in Vancouver, that was all we encountered; ditto with Toronto.) It worked wonders for my perpetually undertipping husband. We'd all better get used to it.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Wendy Hess on 02/16/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Scene Announces Winners in #RedesigntheTribe Contest

Clown, schmuck, a-hole... you're not exhibiting any skill in the art of mature, adult conversation, hence, I won't try to partake in one with you anymore. So long Chucky, it wasn't nice knowing you.

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Posted by Lou on 02/16/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “'Repairing a Nation' Shines Light on Legacy of 1921 Tulsa Race Riots

I guess comments are being taken down... this is my second attempt. It seems there has been a falsehood printed in the publication - the run time for this show si 2 hours 4 minutes not including intermission. Perhaps this fact should be confirmed by stage manager reports and updated in the article.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nikkole Salter on 02/16/2017 at 4:08 PM
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/16/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Here's Jason Whitlock Comparing LeBron James to Donald Trump

Born at 6'8" sure must've made his mom sore.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gail Tanner on 02/16/2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “The Sizzle of South Beach has Been Snuffed Out in Westlake

I loved this place.

Posted by Facebook_82372 on 02/16/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “GCC Choreographs Masterful Opposition to Quicken Loans Arena Renovations

Norman Edwards has apparently replaced Reggie Rucker at the "minority hiring for projects" table.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/16/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Man Claims He Was Assaulted by Justin Bieber After Cavs Playoff Game in Cleveland Last Summer

So now it's nine months later and the little bastard is too cool for school and too busy to settle out of court and pony up? Fine. I hope he's found guilty and fined and once again made to look like the punk he really is. Jail time would be nice, too. He might learn a few life lessons, the hard way (sick pun intended).

To be quite frank (sorry Mister S), I have never understood exactly what is being "celebrated" about this pissant "celebrity." If the world is lucky, maybe some unknown nobody will one day get sore enough to pound him into the pavement and rearrange Bieb's facial features--and then even his mother won't want to look at him, let alone see him perform whatever it is he does onstage. And neither will anybody else.

One can only hope!

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 02/16/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “GCC Choreographs Masterful Opposition to Quicken Loans Arena Renovations

Why does "choreograph" in headline leave me with the impression that Cleveland Scene finds the congregation's protests to be disingenuous? It seems to me Cleveland would be a better place to live--and to visit--ff its population had better jobs, housing, police protection, and schools. In turn, that would convince people to stay in town rather than flee. That seems a much more progressive way to improve the city/regiion for everybody.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by pjbnyc on 02/16/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “East Cleveland Residents Have Complained About the Health Hazards of the Noble Road Dump For Years. Is Anyone Listening?

CLEVELAND.....we have access.....Anyone wanting a voice.'s your opportunity...right into ears that hear...and in my past experience these also take action. Get your throat cleared and bring a written statement if you can, so if time runs down....we can----hang some paper! I'll be there waiting for you!

February 25th. 2017
10:00 am
Corporate College on Richmond road
Held by:

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Posted by Griot Y-VON on 02/16/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “87-Year-Old Norwalk Woman's Obit: "Smiling Now, Not to Be Living During the Trump Presidency"

After viewing a late-night program featuring Antonio Inoki's "Fighting Spirit Slap", a stern Don Trump ordered Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway to prepare an executive order which gives him unlimited power to deliver the "Fighting Spirit Grope".

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/16/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Here's Jason Whitlock Comparing LeBron James to Donald Trump

And then Scene turned against Jason Whitlock because he had an opinion that doesn't follow the narrative. Again damn those people thinking it's okay to have differing opinions! LeBron was a celebrity at age 14.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by BrianWilson on 02/16/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Which Emoji Describes Your Cleveland Neighborhood Experience?

Chuckles, please let me know which neighborhood you live in where leaves are your biggest issue?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by name on 02/16/2017 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Transit Group Files Title VI Complaint, Alleges Closing Public Square is Discriminatory

RTA riders, of which I am occasionally one, have been given a world class transit system in the healthline. New shelters, new busses, new sidewalks, more cameras , beautiful landscaping etc. Now they are saying we are discriminating because we are rerouting just ONE location to make the city a better place for everyone . R T A riders have been given a lot already . I guess if you don't give them EVERYTHING they dig up discrimination as a last resort .

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by james on 02/16/2017 at 2:33 AM



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