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Re: “Moving to Cleveland: A Guide on How to Leave Your Comfy White Suburb, Written by a White Guy Still Living With His Parents in a Comfy White Suburb

I remember when walking in Cleveland meant you better be from Cleveland becuz you would get your suburban ass stomped out in a heart beat. Thats the Cleveland I grew up in back in the 90s think gangsta rap. But now I live in a subburb and gave up the ignorant ways of my youth.

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Posted by John Anthony Zitiello on 12/08/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Kevin Kelley's Community Chest

Excellent piece! Just one correction. The exchange of cash from corporations, bigwigs and other vested interests to the Leadership Fund shouldn't be called "contributions," but rather "investments." None of this will change, ever, until there is constitutional change at the federal level to end the nonsense that has anointed money and corporations with constitutional rights that permit the wealthy and corporate entities to engage in legalized bribery and pervert the will of the public. Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. Move to Amend.

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Posted by greg coleridge on 12/06/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Kevin Kelley's Community Chest

This practice is why there is an effort for charter reform and term limits on Cleveland City Council. Thank you for this report - I will post at REALNEO .us, where I have archived this information. This article from 1993 references the newly created PAC:

Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Friday, September 17, 1993
Big Business is PAC-ing in the money for Cleveland City Council.

PACs, or political action committees, account for nearly one-third of the money raised by a newly formed "Council Leadership Fund," which has collected $135,563 to retain a majority of council members who face re-election this year, according to documents filed yesterday with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Political action committees representing area law firms, businesses and developers, many of which represent interests that do business with the city, contributed $42,800 to the fund.

The fund is controlled by Council President Jay Westbrook. Mayor Michael R. White and businessman Sam Miller have pledged to help Westbrook raise $300,000.

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Posted by lmcshane on 12/06/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “From Cleveland With Love

Autocorrect typo, sorry, that was career. No human being deserves the level of verbal abuse this judge dishes out on a daily basis. Toxic environment at best. Hopefully the judge or someone close to her reads this and she decides to get counseling before her behavior costs her that very career she has worked so long and hard to build. Very sad to watch.

Posted by Observer on 10/24/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “From Cleveland With Love

Notice Jen and Denise both went on to actually get married. Not so for Judge Carr. Pinkey Carr is a beautiful woman who is highly intelligent and has had a stellar carrier. I surmise both ex-fiancee's had a lucky escape. The judge is extremely verbally abusive and angry in the courtroom, on the bench and on the record. One would have to be a fool to believe she doesn't speak to people the same way in her personal life. Bravo, gentlemen. You escaped an angry abuser.

Posted by Observer on 10/24/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Bull Fighting

Bull..I am part of this family. However, his side of the family has a long history of being thieves. I wish Interpol would take an interest.

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Posted by Harry on 10/08/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Achy Breaky DJ Story

I knew Danny back in the mid 70's at KCBQ in San Diego. Great Guy. A lot of fun. Always wondered what he did after he moved on. Radio is a hard profession to do. Danny if you read this, Hello from Mitch & Sharon (Blue Meannie Records, El Cajon).

Posted by Mitch Holdinghausen on 09/29/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Bull Fighting

His ex wife says she inherited millions when he died from his parents. Exact amount said was 3 million

Posted by George on 09/23/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Bull Fighting

Who was her love interest

Posted by George on 09/23/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Legendary Concert Promoter Mike Belkin on His Life Around Music’s Biggest Names and Making Cleveland Rock

I was a teenager in the glory years of the 70's and saw EVERYONE that MMS and the Belkins brought in at The Allen Theatre and Music Hall. They called it "The Small Hall Concert Series." If I didn't know the bands I would go anyway because they brought in the best acts and all the bands had to play Cleveland. They were all trying to make it and Cleveland was a launching pad for so much talent at that time.

Tickets were $5.00 in advance and $5.50 day of the show. Can you imagine that! Springsteen opened for Wishbone Ash in 1974 at The Allen. I was in the 7th. row. That was the first time he came here, not at The Agora like was stated in the article.. I saw Aerosmith open for Blue Oyster Cult. I was just a kid and saw all these great acts that broke here or made it big from the exposure here.

Now all these idiots pay these exorbanent prices to see mediocre shows. I know that Cleveland was just as big as any city when it came to rock. And we were seeing these great acts in small halls. There would be two or three concerts every week. It was crazy.

Nothing will EVER touch that again when it comes to concerts. I would like to commend Michael Belkin and say THANK YOU!!!

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Posted by BigJim2489 on 09/23/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Legendary Concert Promoter Mike Belkin on His Life Around Music’s Biggest Names and Making Cleveland Rock

A documentary based on the book - and other material - would be outstanding.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/20/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

I have never been to an MLB ballpark where you could not bring in food. I can't say with certainty that none of them do though. I can recently remember doing it at Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, Target Field, Rogers Centre and Camden Yards. I walked into Guaranteed Rate Field holding a Chicago pie. I once literally brought in five 24" pizzas to an Indians game over 5 years ago because I took a group of 25 people to the game. They check to make sure it's just food, but it's definitely allowed in. I brought in some food last night. The one bottle of water per person was added in the past couple of years. It has to be sealed and 20oz or less. Juice boxes have also been allowed for as long as I can remember.

This is directly from the Indians website:

"Fans may bring food into the gates in soft-sided coolers or bags that fit within the regulated 16"x16"x8" size restrictions. In addition, single serving juice boxes and 20 oz factory sealed bottles of water are permitted. Food and food containers are subject to inspection."

Canal Park does not allow outside food though.

I agree It is disappointing that there are so few non-Hispanic black players. Greg Allen seems like a cool guy, so hopefully he will have success. Basketball requires the least amount of equipment and space of most sports. I think that is one of the reasons it is popular with blacks. Not many have baseball players they can play at safely, let alone get a good amount of people for it. They also need gloves.

We had 18,000ish for consecutive win 19! Will 20,000 show up on Thursday to witness the record breaker if it happens?

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Posted by BrianWilson on 09/12/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Mastermind or Moron?

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback it for sure has changed my life

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Posted by Melisa Latham on 09/06/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Northeast Ohio's Growing Opiate Addiction Crisis is Bittersweet for Those Needing Organ Transplants

The September 2017 National Geographic tackles a number of issues surrounding the opiate addiction crisis through its lengthy cover story -- "The Science of Addiction: How new discoveries about the brain can help us kick the habit".

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/28/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Northeast Ohio's Growing Opiate Addiction Crisis is Bittersweet for Those Needing Organ Transplants

I offer what knowledge and experience I have come to understand about
addiction. Although I was never exposed to illegal narcotics I too know of
family and friends who were and/or still are today. Back in 1990 {when I
first moved away from home to pursue a Master's in Public Administration at
the University of Akron} I had the occasion to observe a lecture that
completely changed my life. It was a broadcast on WVIZ of John Bradshaw and
his series "On the Family." In essence his message is that children are
shame-based from a early age and retain this internal belief about
themselves throughout their lives. They inherit this from the family
systems that begat their parent, grandparents etcetera in what amounts to
{metaphorically} as the "sins of the fathers passed to the third and fourth
generation." Not only did I watch the entire series but all the rest as
well. The books brought even more clarity.

The theory helps one trace back the sources of their internal shame and
forces them to ask the question: is there really something wrong with me or
did someone just tell me I was {over and over again}. Bradshaw's concept is
not about blame but rather assigning responsibility because your parents and
their parents all fell victim to this self perpetuating system that
accentuates a belief that I am a mistake {shame} instead of I made a mistake
{guilt}. I believe this is one of the root causes for addiction not just to
heroin but as Bradshaw relates "any mood altering experience with life
damaging consequences." Think of the plethora of those that exist today.
In other words heroin is not the only addiction plaguing our society but
rather is a symptom of the sine qua non common denominator to all
addictions; a shame-based belief that there is something fundamentally
flawed about me to the point where I don't like being me so I addict myself
to something so I don't have to be the real me. Ultimately it is through
embracing the pain of being deceived that you will finally set yourself
free. This is difficult but can be done although it is a life-time
commitment. After one finally comes to terms with their own demons can they
truly say "Get behind me, Satan!"

John Bradshaw: Healing the Shame that Binds You

PS: In the final analysis it all comes down to a person not liking who they
are so they seek an escape {albeit a temporary one} in order to avoid being
who they are. The question before the entire world is this: how do we as a
human race change this self perception in those who seek out
any mood altering experience with life damaging consequences?"

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 08/25/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Un-Easy Riders

HaHa that's alright them damn O'mens!

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Posted by Shotcalla Ruff Ryderz MC on 08/15/2017 at 4:01 AM

Re: “Al Fatz Done Came Down

-- And now you know the rest of the story. --

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/26/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Al Fatz Done Came Down

It's a lot of facts left out of this as usual smh but it is what it is.

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Posted by Dj Candy Mack on 07/26/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Al Fatz Done Came Down

Al, Royalty, and Chip really started the whole wave of underground artists popping out of Cleveland. Showed us all that you can really do it.

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Posted by Quinton Qxthird Timmons on 07/26/2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “What We Can Learn About Saving the Planet from Watching the Birds lost me as soon as I saw the words "birders" and "birding".
If I wanted to hear that elitist stuff, I would have called my yupster sister.
The birds are over here. You are over there, watching them.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/22/2017 at 1:33 AM



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