Really people? If he wants to smoke.. .let him smokem sheesh!!!
remember what state the term "Hershey Squirts" comes from...that explains it all..
Chuckles....read your history.
The story of the Cuyahoga River fire of 1969 - the event that sparked pop songs, lit the imagination of an entire nation, and badly tarnished a city's reputation - is built more on myths than reality. Yes, an oil slick on the Cuyahoga River - polluted from decades of industrial waste - caught fire on a Sunday morning in June 1969 near the Republic Steel mill, causing about $100,000 worth of damage to two railroad bridges. Initially the fire drew little attention, either locally or nationally. The '69 fire was not even the first time that the river burned. Dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century, the river had caught fire on several other occasions.
The picture of the Cuyahoga River on fire that ended up in Time Magazine a month later - a truly arresting image showing flames leaping up from the water, completely engulfing a ship - was actually from a much more serious fire in November 1952. No picture of the '69 river fire is known to exist.
Throughout much of Cleveland's history, water pollution did not trouble the city's residents too much. Instead, water pollution was viewed as a necessary consequence of the industry that had brought the city prosperity. This attitude began to change in the 1960s as ideas associated with what would become known as environmentalism took shape. In 1968, Cleveland residents overwhelmingly passed a $100 million bond initiative to fund the Cuyahoga's clean up. Also, by this time deindustrialization was somewhat alleviating the pollution problem, as factories closed or cut back operations. Ironically, the city and its residents were beginning to take responsibility for the cleanliness of the river in the years before the infamous fire of 1969.
The '69 fire, then, was not really the terrifying climax of decades of pollution, but rather the last gasp of an industrial river whose role was beginning to change. Nevertheless, Cleveland became a symbol of environmental degradation. The Time article contributed to this, as did the notoriety of Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes. Stokes, who was the first black mayor of a major city when elected in 1968, became deeply involved with the issue, holding a press conference at the site of the fire the following day and testifying before Congress - including his brother US Representative Louis Stokes - to urge greater federal involvement in pollution control. The Stokes brothers' advocacy played a part in the passage of the federal Clean Water Act of 1972. In Cleveland, a number Cleveland State University students celebrated the inaugural Earth Day in 1970 by marching from campus to the river to protest pollution.
Even though it has been misunderstood, the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire did help bring about positive change. The river's water quality improved during the following decades, and business investors capitalized on this by converting parts of the Flats' abandoned industrial landscape into an entertainment district featuring restaurants, nightclubs, and music venues.
Much of the industry that both made Cleveland rich and caused its river to burn may never be coming back, but Clevelanders are meeting this challenge by reshaping their city to reflect its current realities.
The Cuyahoga River Fire
The Cuyahoga River Fire, Pt. 2
Pollution at US Steel, 1965
Oil Slick, 1965
Stokes News Conference, 1969
City Councilmen, 1964
Covered in oil, 1976
Government and Politics
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Michael Rotman, “Cuyahoga River Fire,” Cleveland Historical, accessed December 21, 2013, http://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/63.
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The browns are so bad you need to put down the weed and get your ass to the gym! When you bumbs win some games you can do what you want! Until then keep your shitty highschool football playin ass in the gym, your moms or in bed!
the French were right!
So apparently there's nothing good on the East Side, save for Melt. Also, they serve Irish egg rolls just as, if not better, at Croagh Patrick's in Willoughby.
This are is highly accessible. 20 minutes from lakewood, 20 minutes from Beachwood. And it's a minute or two from the East 185th exit on I90.
If you children don;t start behaving and getting along I am gonna turn this car around and head straight home!
Catches a buzz better than a football.
Pretty sure its not a scarf, but the African Flag.
They had no problem telling about a shooting or robbery
If he could catch a ball as well as he could hit a bong, I wouldn't give a shit. But he sucks & he's a waste of money!!
Who cares, it's pot. It's not like he's smoking crack.
Scene management needs to keep a very close eye on Sam Allard. He did some shallow digging and didn't find any dirt, but tries hard to imply there's something wrong or some "problems," as the subtitle mentions.
Props to Scene podcast host Craig Lyndall. In the most recent broadcast, he calls BS on Allard: “I do want to point out that there’s nothing specifically wrong just yet."
Allard sputtered in response: "Well, Craig, don’t go that far. I mean, there are things that are maybe not like illegal, but certainly, I mean, there are things I didn’t publish in the story, but you know, there’s, like, all these things with vehicles, and these crazy consultant bills. You know, and….whether or not that’s — strictly speaking — allowed is one question, but it’s certainly not something they’re publicizing."
Perhaps Allard should grow an aspirational goatee?
Good reporting - but bad copy editing. Please read your story again.
city was on flame 2////w/rock n roll....where do u think pburg bottle water comes from?//lol
and twas the lake tupid
In support of our garbage men, we are one of the hardest working divisions in the city. Throughout all the years, many store owners have been too cheap to pay for their dumpsters to get dumped for $150 a week. Therefore, owners have always given garbage men snacks to dump their dumpsters, which adds up to about $5 dollars in snacks instead of paying $150 a week. In addition, its been said that this specific owner had it out for the garbage man. I believe it was a setup for the store owner to gain publicity for his store. What people don't know is that this same store owner has given snacks to garbage men for picking up his dumpster trash. So what changed on this given day? It's sad that misleading information is always reported to the public in order to get people to favor one side. All of the facts should have been reported so that people could hear the entire story instead of painting the picture of garabe men being theives. What the video doesn't show is the understanding between garbage man and store owner. He didn't steal anything. Unfortunately, the store owner didn't update the garbage man about the changes taken place and he went to get his snacks as he normally did. That information was left out which made it look like the garbage man was stealing.
It's in Cleveland. Just look at the mud and skirting around the yard. ALA ! New home in construction, No. two it's snowing or has been. You can see it in the yard. And he played in Miami which as far as I remember. It doesn't snow down there right ? Chance are that it's a very recent picture. And he hasn't played very well at all this year. Get rid of him cause he will be smoking it with Gordon soon and they will both be banned from the league.
Pittspuker, how original. I do have to say that at least we have no history of our river catching fire.........
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