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Re: “Cleveland City Council to Introduce $15/Hour Minimum Wage Legislation

This is crap. I have to wait 15 minutes at the local McDonalds for a burger and fries only to get it wrong each time I've gone there. Also, there are well skilled claim Triage Reps in my team who make just under $15. What's going to happen to their pay???? Also, if they raise everyone's pay the same amount, then we will just lose staffing, price of products will also go up. That's to big of a jump in pay.

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Posted by jonn86 on 05/14/2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Vocal Backlash Against Harmful Antibiotic Grows, FDA Intervenes

both on the US market and my body. I was 25, vibrant and ready to take on the world.....not the Devil *(fluoroquinolones)*. I have been prescribed fluoroquinolones at least 50 times, probably more. I wasn't able to connect the dots until my last floxing this past January 2016, which almost killed me. I was battling an acute case of bronchitis, which was teetering on pneumonia. It was the middle of the night on the 6th night of my 7 day dose, when a commercial came on the TV about a lawsuit involving Cipro and Levaquin. I have rewind on my dvrand I kept replaying that commercial. I got up off the couch and stumbled to the kitchen for a pen and paper to take some notes on this commercial. I took some notes and then went back to sleep. The next morning, I was too sick to research it on the internet, so I rested as much as I could. It was time to take my last dose of the poison and within 30 minutes of taking it, my whole body broke out in a rash, not hives, more like blisters all over my body, except for my face. I dragged myself upstairs to wake up my Husband, as I was scared and wasn't feeling right at all. My breathing was quite labored, I had a fever, this blister type body rash, chills, a heaviness on my chest, a non stop, dry, hacking cough, a migrane, etc.. He wanted to take me to the Emergency Room, but I refused to go and just asked him to please check on me, every so often, as I was very scared. I stumbled back downstairs and took a couple of zanex, as my anxiety was getting the best of me. I awoke about 5 hours later and the rash was gone. I was relieved, but still didn't feel right. I went to get up to get something to drink and go to the bathroom, but I couldn't stand. My ankles and feet hurt so bad, I couldn't walk. Then I felt the numbness, burning sensation throughout my body, my ears ringing, my eyes feeling like they were going to explode, a piercing pain in my spleen, dry hacking, painful cough...I yelled for my Husband and he came running downstairs, I was in excruciating pain, crying hysterically. He helped me to the bathroom and back to the couch, got me something to drink and held me, until I calmed down. He wanted to take me to the Emergency Room again, but again I refused, as frankly I felt, if I went, I wouldn't be coming back home. This last dose of fluoroquinolones left me with tendon damage, more eye problems, hearing problems, all over peripheral neuropathy, SJS/TENS, as the skin on my hands, feet and ankles came off in sheets, anxiety off the charts, hallucinations, nightmares, tremors, etc. My list of side effects is never ending and continues to this day, 4 months later. My body has finally reached it's threshold for fluoroquinolones and I can't take them again, as I'm sure the next dose will kill me! I have been prescribed fluoroquinolones for the last 29 years and they have ravaged my body. I have lost jobs, relationships, friends, family, time, events, my health, name it I've lost it. I also have had numerous kidney stones, lithotripsky, 1/2 of my right kidney removed, left adrenal tumor and surgical removal, relentless UTI's, pituitary tumor, migraines, broken bones that never heal, bruised kidney, enlarged spleen, pettechiae - all over my body, vision problems, hearing problems, stomach problems, hair loss, no energy, lethargic, insomnia, etc. But the real slap in the face is from the medical professionals that have labeled me as a hypochondriac, pill seeking, baby. Their nonchalant and dismissive attitude towards me. I truly cannot stand their flagrant disregard for my pain and suffering, inflicted by them and their lack of knowledge of the drugs they prescribe. This is NOT just a USA issue! This is a worldwide issue and needs to be addressed on that level! This is crimes against humanity - PERIOD! These poisons need to be pulled from the market and only be used in a hospital with knowledgeable Dr's, as the great majority of Drs prescribing them do NOT have the knowledge of the side effects they cause and have a pompous attitude, when we their patients question their knowledge. As for myself, I will never take another drug made by Big Pharma. I will find it in nature or die trying, but my death, when it comes will be on my terms, not by the hands of Big Pharma, pompous Dr's or an overreaching Government. Also, my Mother, may she Rest In Peace, was diagnosed with ALS. She didn't die of ALS! She died of chemical poisoning by fluoroquinolones!

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Posted by Bobbi Reiter on 05/14/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Tim Duncan, Russell Westbrook and Golf Outings — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

Even with all the rest days and a regular season set up for top-tier playoff teams to coast/sleepwalk over significant stretches.....the reliable veterans of the Spurs showed that Father Time will never be enticed to slow down for one last championship run.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/14/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Vocal Backlash Against Harmful Antibiotic Grows, FDA Intervenes

This CHEMO drug (which they pretend is an "antibiotic") caused heart problems for me and damaged my liver. It also affected my muscles and tendons. I now live my life in daily pain after taking this drug more than two years ago. I was given the drug in the hospital with no warnings whatsoever. Once you are injured by this drug, doctors have no ideas on how to help you. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this poison unless you are dying!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Hurt by Levaquin on 05/14/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “University of Akron President Scott Scarborough Compares School to Fast Food Joint

Scarborough needs to go. He's destroying the University. Enrollment is not going to increase when the president of the university compares it to a fast food restaurant.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Squid on 05/14/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Karamu House Has Non-Profit Status Revoked; Organization Has Applied to IRS to Have It Reinstated

"I'm baffled"! Bullshit. I've worked for nonprofits and you get a postcard in the mail from the IRS when your Form 990 tax return is accepted. So for them to claim they didn't know their returns were "lost" is a complete and blatant lie.

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Posted by Tim Evanson on 05/14/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Jury Acquits Chris Heben In Trial About Lying About Bath Township Shooting

I don't believe anything this "Seal sailor " says..

Posted by TeX 1 on 05/14/2016 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Someone Who Just Moved Here Reviews Cleveland Things: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

I am sorry satire and humor are beyond you. I'm sure you are a delightful, old man in person - I feel at ease in this description since it would make sense in how you take an easy generalized swipe at these mythical, and apparently all-encompassing, "Millennials" of yours.

Well personally, I ask about the ellipses because you obviously don't know how they work: 1) to truncate a quote 2) to imply (and truncate) the continuation of an idea 3) 'three-dot journalism'. I assume you are trying to be cute with the the third. However, here's the thing. It's a shtick that's too-cool and passe. It was really only successfully utilized by one, two? writers and even then only on a cultish level. The style is really an early form of the "listicle" - both with a specific related structure. Yours, however, has no structure. you use ellipses when commas and dashes will do. You use them like you argue: like a sophomore who has learned a new idea and applies it beyond their capabilities, thinking they've learned all they need to (those silly juniors have nothing on you!) Take advice from Hemingway; don't try to use more and bigger words when fewer and smaller will do. Or in your case, punctuation. Especially when you obviously are ignorant in their use.

As for the rest of your argument; your points aren't even worth the time to address as everything you say pretty much falls under an ad hominem fallacy. You make no constructive or logical arguments. You are a visceral troll shouting at those "Millennial" kids playing on your lawn. No one cares. But, if you shout loud enough, perhaps one of those "Millennials" will realize their error and realize how wise your righteous indignatious snark is.

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Posted by Ferb Erger on 05/14/2016 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Spencer Tunick Will Photograph Group of 100 Nude Women in Cleveland During the RNC

It seems that he only chooses white people for his photoshoots so perhaps he needs to change his statement and say this is about Trump's attitude towards white women. Since I hear the KKK will be in town for the conventions I am sure they will approve of his selection process if he follows his whites only past policy.

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Posted by John Penley on 05/14/2016 at 4:27 AM

Re: “Someone Who Just Moved Here Reviews Cleveland Things: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Again with the ellipses? Wasn't it enough to get deleted for impersonating the author last weekend? So you came back with "Ferb Erger"...that's the best you can do, troll? How the hell old are you, anyway...fifteen?

If she did these "reviews" a transplant from Chicago who's writing about some of the places unique to Cleveland...and her reactions to experiencing them as a newbie...hell, there's nothing wrong with that. That's actually a cool idea for a series. The non-native's point of view. Very worthwhile.

But that's not what we are getting here. Nope, it's just another snarky, wise-ass, stand-up-comic, patronizing, condescending, I'm-really-too-cool-for-this typical of Millennials trying to be humorous. And it's what this troll mistakenly calls "tongue-in-cheek." More like "stick-up-the-wazoo."

And in the end (no pun intended), that's what really pisses me off about this moronic "series"...from "someone who just moved here". Is this trip really necessary?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/13/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Spencer Tunick Will Photograph Group of 100 Nude Women in Cleveland During the RNC

This guy is a pervert that uses "art" as an excuse for his sickness. Many may believe he's a pervert but I'm afraid it's worse than we think. He requests full length photo of women to be chosen for his "nude photo shoots". People, wake up! This is not a good idea! Women gullible enough to pose for him will be just as gullible to do more. Do they sign release forms?
His wife must be so subservient and he has female children too. Yikes!
Years down the road I can see his life portrayed on American Justice. Very creepy guy!

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Posted by Ana on 05/13/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Vocal Backlash Against Harmful Antibiotic Grows, FDA Intervenes

This drug made me ache from head to toe for weeks. Nearly half my hair fell out. And I had a vitreo macular separation. If your doctor prescribes it, say no. There are other drugs that can be used to treat you.

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Posted by emkay on 05/13/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Spencer Tunick Will Photograph Group of 100 Nude Women in Cleveland During the RNC

"reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women..."

There is a dictionary definition of Oxymoron.

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Posted by William Ganness on 05/13/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “University of Akron President Scott Scarborough Compares School to Fast Food Joint

Scarborough is a complete buffoon.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/13/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “City of Cleveland Releases Full List of "Fast 8" Movie Shooting Road Closures

"(speeding cars, yes!)"


How about recognizing that 30-40,000 deaths a year/every year/for the past 100 years in the US is a tragedy?

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Posted by J M on 05/13/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Someone Who Just Moved Here Reviews Cleveland Things: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

I enjoy the tongue-in-cheek humor of these pieces. Some commenters obviously lost their sense of humor somewhere amidst all of their poor writing and worthwhile pissing-in-the-wind-someone-read-my-comments-so-that-I-feel-relevant-again diatribes.

Dana: thank you - even if college sports are obviously not your thing. Chuckles: learn how ellipses work.

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Posted by Ferb Erger on 05/13/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Karamu House Has Non-Profit Status Revoked; Organization Has Applied to IRS to Have It Reinstated

Somebody more than likely operated in an illegal manner. That is the reason for the discrepancies within the organization.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Felix Brown on 05/13/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Cleveland City Council to Introduce $15/Hour Minimum Wage Legislation

I don't get it?

According to the commenters above, corporations are just sitting on piles of money (not investing it in R&D, improving their buildings, upgrading their equipment, hiring and training new people, etc), so why if $15 an hour is good wouldnt $20 an hour be better?

And $30 an hour be even better yet (since there are no consequences to raising the wage).

How about we pay everyone $100 an hour and then won't everyone get rich?

It sure is nice to know that the laws of supply and demand do not apply once you get inside the Cleveland city limits.

Def. gonna move my company there!

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Randall on 05/12/2016 at 10:03 PM
Posted by GreatHelper on 05/12/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Someone Who Just Moved Here Reviews Cleveland Things: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

“Hang on Sloopy starts playing...and I do not understand. Why do we care? And then everyone starts yell-spelling and the arm shapes begin. O. H. I. O. When the song is over, I demand an explanation. I ask what is the correlation between the two, and I am looked at as though I just asked what is the correlation between water and getting wet."

You've been here a year...and you haven't seen this or picked up on this? Maybe you aren't really as hip, slick, and cool as you think...or are trying to sound. Either you aren't very bright or you just need to get out more. Hey, it took me a while to catch on, too. Maybe a month, tops.

You're nostalgic for a Chicago of overdressed fashionistas? Drunken crowds of hipsters and yupsters "at peak richness/fertility" (WTF? ) standing in long, slow lines? And waiting, waiting, waiting to pay ridiculous covers so they can guzzle watered-down, overpriced booze...while drinking to forget how uncomfortable they really are? What's to miss?

Aren't you secretly glad to have left that hamster-wheel behind? That's what you said in your first piece.You'll seldom find such scenes here. And that's a GOOD thing. That's why a lot of people move here. Weren't you one of them?

So you're not in Coolville anymore. Didn't you originally claim how happy you were to have moved to the Slow Lane? Don't whine about it...admit it... and embrace it....instead of bitching about what you left behind. Either that, or sell your bargain house and go back..

Or are you still trying to be funny?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/12/2016 at 8:16 PM



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