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Re: “RANKED: Ohioans Have Some of the Fastest Sex in the Nation

AdamHall Only Lasts 1:17 lol

Posted by Kristen Williams on 04/09/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Uber Launches in Cleveland Today

When you sign up for a new account, use promo code uberAndrewJackson for $20 off of your first ride

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Posted by NYCUberUser on 04/09/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Humble Pie Baking Co. Inks Deal on Ohio City Pie Shop

Yeah!! Congrats!!

Posted by Carla M. Wainwright on 04/09/2014 at 6:04 AM

Re: “"It's Not Racist!" And Other Responses to Wahoo Protesters at Home Opener

ONE thing WHITEs don't understand.. RACISM.. they don't have to deal with it everyday.. they can just walk anywhere without reprisal.. say anything about nothing.. useless folkways and morays of a degenerate race.. WHITEs just don't get this issue.. WHY, because its not about YOU.. get over YOURSELVES and get rid of this mascot..

Posted by Hosteen Bowman on 04/09/2014 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Humble Pie Baking Co. Inks Deal on Ohio City Pie Shop

YAY!!!

Posted by Ben Miralia on 04/09/2014 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Raintree in Chagrin Falls to Close, Tim Bando's Grove Hill to Open

"contemporary American comfort foods"? Sounds like a old white people circle jerk to me. Just get it over with and put a Applebee's there.

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Posted by Sean Kingsley Corrigan on 04/09/2014 at 2:53 AM

Re: “Uber Launches in Cleveland Today

I worked as an UberX driver for over 2 months and logged over 600 rides. I quit once Uber slashed the rates early in Jan. According to Uber's weekly statistics, I was consistently better than their "top" performers. Even when the rate was at $2.55/mile, I actually made very little even though I "earned" over $1,000/week. Once they slashed that to $1.29/mile, it was foolish to continue. Most of the drivers drink the Kool-Aid and drive for Uber because they think it is cool and fun. Economically, it is a disaster for the driver, though it can be hard to see why. The problem lies with the increased wear and tear on the vehicle and the fact that you really have to drive 2 miles for every mile you are actually paid. To get rides, you have to go to where people are looking for a ride, and then back again.If you don't go back, you don't get fares. I kept track of my mileage for at least 30 days to come to the 2 miles for every 1 paid conclusion. Gas, depreciation, and maintenance are at least $0.50/mile. That's $1/paid mile since it is 2 for 1. That leaves you with $0.29/paid mile divided by 2, or $0.15/mile driven. Uber then takes its 5% and you are left with about $0.14 for each mile driven. This calculation does not take into consideration your increased personal risk of injury when driving at high risk times and places (drunk drivers at 1 am). I enjoyed driving for Uber and was disappointed to have to end it, but I had to be realistic. When you take the time to analyze what is really happening, you realize Uber is just a way for you to drive other people around while sucking all of the value out of your car and paying it back to yourself.
Cab drivers and Uber drivers, like fast food workers, are unskilled labor and will always be at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. The drivers for all of the various new companies just don't realize it yet. UberX has publicly stated that they intend to be the low cost provider, and they will do it on the backs of ignorant drivers.
Enjoy the service while you can.

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Posted by Ding Bingbong on 04/09/2014 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Stolen Purse Returned to North Royalton Woman 15 Years After Theft

I still miss my first phone from back in the day...at the turn of the century...it was a Nokia about the size and weight of a Luger pistol.

I wore it on my right hip, and it had about three dozen cool ringtones...and they were free. Felt good.

I loved that phone. Today's phones suck...they have too many bells and whistles that I don't need or use. And the buttons were so much bigger on my first phone. I hate those teensy buttons!


Chuckles the Clown

Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/09/2014 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Democratic Candidates for County Executive Square Off at City Club

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 don’t need it. If this isn’t a transfer of wealth I don’t 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. Don’t 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.

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 04/08/2014 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Ohio Bike Injuries are Down, Stats Show

....more bike lanes has to be a major plus for safety.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/08/2014 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Stolen Purse Returned to North Royalton Woman 15 Years After Theft

Those phones were lethal weapons....talk about concealed-carry!

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/08/2014 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Raintree in Chagrin Falls to Close, Tim Bando's Grove Hill to Open

So glad I was able to have lunch one more time at Raintree the last time I was in town. As much as I loved the consistency of the same old Raintree, it's time to go.

Posted by Michelle O'Connell on 04/08/2014 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Raintree in Chagrin Falls to Close, Tim Bando's Grove Hill to Open

Congrats from Raintree's former sister restaurant Nighttown...I'm sure Tim will do great things with the space

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Posted by Brendan Ring on 04/08/2014 at 8:06 PM

Re: “15 Photos of Abandoned Geauga Lake Amusement Park

Part of the reason GL closed was six flags pumped too much money into it in an effort to compete with cedar point. Six flags was already a financially unstable company at that time so when GL didnt turn a profit quick enough they sold it to Cedar Fair. Six flags didnt realize that GL catered to a certain market.. they tried to make it a thrill park which they couldnt do on the level of CP. When I wanted thrills I went to CP.. when I wanted a fun family park I went to GL. I hate the way dick kenzel closed the park without announcing it before the season was over so people could get one last ride.

And as I stated before idk where the rumor came from but Cedar Fair does not own Kennywood.

Long live GL

Posted by uptownMike on 04/08/2014 at 7:42 PM

Re: “15 Photos of Abandoned Geauga Lake Amusement Park

Dear chinaclipper... please research the definition of the word fact... as cedar fair does not nor has ever owned kennywood.. please double check your sources before spreading gossip as gospel

Posted by uptownMike on 04/08/2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Raintree in Chagrin Falls to Close, Tim Bando's Grove Hill to Open

Keep the lobster bisque!!!!

Posted by Bill Botkin on 04/08/2014 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant to Open at Shaker Square

We just ate there today. Very nice!! The atmosphere is great, the decor is beautiful and the people are friendly. Food was great, also. There wasn't a lot of people at this time of day but I can see it being very busy during the warm months. I am confident that they will be very successful; they're in a great spot on the Square with lots of foot traffic, car traffic and commuters every single day.

I will recommend to others!!

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Posted by bluerobin on 04/08/2014 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Raintree in Chagrin Falls to Close, Tim Bando's Grove Hill to Open

Kid focused menu. We need to check it out. Better career move than driving a dump truck.

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Posted by Thomas G. Malloy on 04/08/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “"It's Not Racist!" And Other Responses to Wahoo Protesters at Home Opener

Hey, I think the jerks out there don't realize that, to be entirely "politically correct" we would have to give up the name "Indians" all together! Keeping the name if not the logo would simply stir up "horrible memories" of this terrible controversy. Any sort of subtle connotations, suggestiveness or associations would simply continue to offend someone else -- and, of course, we just can't have that. So let's try to figure out a new name for the Cleveland baseball team. Panthers have a distinctive name. I believe the logo-designers can do something with that without it becoming offensive. And if all else fails, we can always go back to being the Spiders. Does anyone not like spiders?

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Posted by Joe Garrison on 04/08/2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Cleveland Groom Stabbed at his Own Wedding Reception

Ouch. Not a good way to start off the honeymoon. Also, not cool that the guy doing the stabbing just ruined their wedding night.

Posted by AdamHall on 04/08/2014 at 3:28 PM

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