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So, I am a ne ohioan, lived in Ashtabula 40 some years, before I began nomadic life. My sister, who had moved to Denver years before I did, laughed at my "Midwest accent". I protested, of course, as I had this grammatically correct need to enunciate my words correctly, I have grown a large vocabulary and generally try to say what I mean, and mean what I say, a distressingly rare thing these days. But, she did clarify this accent to amount to a vowel difference, ahia, indeed was how she presented this, though, I have never said Ohio any other way than with long O's, but nasally, yes sometimes the vowels come out nasally and drawn out, something I thought was Appalachian more than Ohioan. Within our own family, Mom said maptress and chimbly...where she found the p and the b in those words, I haven't got the foggiest idea. Daddy was the closest to the hill Williams, but he spoke like everyone else in the area...and both my parents were born and raised in Ashtabula County, not leaving until after the 80s stripped the jobs away. Now, since I have lived in all four time zones and on all four coasts...my accent is undeniably muddied and not so identifiable any more, but I worked to be less nasally, but sometimes Soda comes out pop, anyhow. Somebody makes fun of my accent, I ask them to read Conneaut....then I can laugh at them. It most definitely is not con-noot. Ashtabula seems hard for many, too, especially inflection wise. It is ash tah bula, not Ash tab oola. Lol
If anyone out there collects artifacts related to FDR (32nd POTUS, 1933-1945), I have something very rare that I might be willing to sell, for the right price. I also collect railroad stuff...but electric-powered only (subways, elevated trains, streetcars, trolley buses, etc.)
Chuckles the Clown
I have a very large collection of salts, at around 670 now. What are salts you ask? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_cellar
Today I was reminiscing about my time in Boy Scouts, of course my mind immediately went to the pipestone ceremony at Algonkin/ 7 Ranges. After a google search I stumbled upon this article and felt the need to share my experience. I am a 5th year pipestone holder, Eagle Scout, college graduate, and proudly hold a career as a Firefighter/Paramedic. My father is also an Eagle Scout and 5th year pipestone holder who attended camp Tuscazor in the late 60s.
This is definitely the first time I've ever heard any accusations of physical or sexual abouse surrounding the pipestone program. I am 8 years removed from scouting but have had friends stay active from youth to current leadership. Some have even returned to volunteer in the pipestone program at 7R.
I'm quite dumbfounded by some of these accusations. If anyone involved in the Ceremony as an officiate or candidate ever whinessed abuse of any kind, I assure you it would have been reported and followed up on to assure whatever happened was dealt with accordingly though the counsel, BSA or Law enforcement as nessesary. It's quite obvious to see that people are looking for a scandal and want to find something horrendous. Just look at the "likes and dislikes" above each comment.
As a child I had ADD so you could imagine my fidgeting would have gotten me "corrected" or "roughly handled" as the author and other commenters state. However I can recall no such actions toward me or any other participants. At no time was I concerned for my safety or the safety of my peers, and given my current career, I'm familiar with potential hazards or injury to others. It was meerly a performance much less traumatizing than a Halloween "haunted house" with native Americans instead of ghosts and zombies. I can also assure you that the running/ walking trails of the woods are kept clear. I personally recall removing tree roots or rocks from the trail during OA service projects.
All I can say about the 4th year ceremony, is the Chief's speech was quite vague and preached the importance of "a scout is morraly straight" which is in the scout oath. No hate speech.
I apologize for the lengthy comment but feel it necessary to defend my personal experiences with the pipestone program at 7R. Perhaps there have been other incidents which have gone unreported or brushed under the rug but I personally have never herd or experienced anything of the like. I would encourage my own son or others involved in scouting to participate in the program as it truly helped mold me and guid me towards my goal as an Eagle Sout.
Sure. Take your tent a half mile offshore and camp out. Nothing bad could happen from that.
And if you believe Marcia Fudge, the new leader of the DNC, member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and fast friend of Hillary is going to do anything to help the little people in East Cleveland unless there's money involved for her or the party, you're nuts.
So how did a fat old Jew who lives in New Jersey, thinks gratuitous profanity is edgy, and has some of the most horrible writing I've ever read, help Lebron with a championship and save Cleveland? Talk about a narcissistic gasbag.
N I M B Y's not in my back yard
He should have done his homework, due diligence before building his home. The pipeline folks have rights also.
When lobbyists armed with cash order career politicians to shred up individual property rights -- the state house goofs eagerly fondle the "campaign contributions" and suddenly have amnesia surrounding the protection of citizens in their districts.
Darlene Burnett is one of the greatest ladies in the world. She keep a positive attitude, even if looked at in a nehative light. A .woman who was born in the slum of Cleveland. Raising 4 children of her own.
To the girl who said "but the hooker is more important"... that was my best friend's mom... yes, her murder was very tragic and sad, despite her choices in life..
Shoulda either run this overlong diatribe next fall, on Yum Kippers, or eschewed this chapter entirely...for one on LeBron...or on Cleveland...or sports, period.
And please, spare me the slef-hating Jew replies, folks...as One of The Tribe (the ORIGINAL Tribe), I hate the Slefs, too. Never forgive, never forget, and the awful memories of the 1915 Slefian Massacre will never die.
So I click the clickbait to read about sports or basketball or Cleveland's now-dead curse, and what do I get? Jewish wine. Kosher, yet. Or maybe this was a last-minute entry because of the recent JCC threats and Agent Orange's shrugs regarding the rising activities of the Jew-haters? Ya think?
Nu, if that was your real reason for shilling for this putz, then mazeltov, you shaygetz boychiks...your hearts are in the right place after all.
Oy, vey...so this nudnik's not such a bad writer, but in this case, Sam, you made the rants too long.
Chuckles the Clown
Fuck Scott Raab, he embarrassed the entire city
Scott Raab is an egotistical windbag.
SOURCES WOULD DO THIS ARTICLE WONDERS
CLEVELAND.....we have access.....Anyone wanting a voice. ....here'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!
A CONGRESSWOMAN TOWN HALL MEETING
February 25th. 2017
Corporate College on Richmond road
CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA FUDGE
If those had been PD boxes, would their attorneys be all over the DCA like flies on dogshit? Damn betcha!
Apparently, this is an old tactic, as you have clearly shown by mentioning the1985 and 1994 incidents. Time to lawyer up and give DCA the ass-kicking they deserve...punitive and compensatory damages!
Keep up the good work, keep covering the "real" news that the mainstream outlets ignore, get some more weekly drop-off points on the Far West Side, and pay no attention to the asswipes behind the curtain, like the anonymous troll above.
Chuckles the Clown
Has Scene advocated re-opening Public Square to bus traffic? I haven't checked, but my guess is "yes". That would upset our illustrious mayor no end.
Um....they're fucking ugly and are used a toilets by homeless folks and drunks. Maintain your shit before you call other people out for trying to help you do it. Scene - get your shit together. Cover real news and get over yourself.
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