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Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

In response to Population Control: What drove suburban expansion was cheap land, federally subsidized and discriminatory home lending, subsidized highways, to name a few. It wasn't about need for space to raise families - humans have been raising families in limited spaces for a long time.

In response to Easybreezyone: Westpark and the far westside benefited from tons of government subsidies, particularly relevant were cheap home mortgages for white areas of town, while people living in black areas were redlined and unable to access the same cheap money to buy homes.

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Posted by Paying Attention on 06/20/2018 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

Excellent, thoughtful piece that should be read by those who work or live in Cleveland. The point is clear that in order to move the needle on Cleveland's progress, it must attract and nurture young families. The schools are improving under the leadership of Eric Gordon, no question about it. And there are plenty of quality schools in the system but parents needs to get involved.
The idea of cooperatives for baby-sitting and for recreation is an excellent one and can be done with the help of some neighborhood activists.
Crime continues to be at issue but there is hope in this latest crackdown by law enforcement working together. So if you see a State Highway Patrol vehicle give the officers a thumbs up for helping the city and not just patrolling highways.
Thanks for a well done piece that gives a roadmap for the future.

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Posted by Mary Anne Sharkey on 06/20/2018 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

Surely they'll be attracted to the liberal policital protest activity this magazine so desperately promotes.

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Posted by Calvin on 06/20/2018 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids

The plan is for the people NOT to have children. People with children need space to do so and this is what drove the need for suburban expansion throughout the 20th century. Unfortunately, this expansion has taken over much of the usable farm land in the US and Europe. In order to make the best use of this valuable land we have, we need to get the people away from living there and back into cities. In order to keep these people in the cities, we need to keep them from having multiple children. We can do this by promoting lifestyles and choices that go against the traditional large family.

The plan is currently working perfectly. Fewer and fewer are having multiple, if any children. The LGBTQ does not generally promote producing large families. Abortions are easily accessible. The concept of father figure has been manipulated into the "oppressive patriarchy".

It requires 2.1 children per couple to maintain a population and carry on a culture. In the New World Order, we do not want culture from our populations, just obedience.

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Posted by Population Control on 06/20/2018 at 7:09 AM

Re: “American Ninja

Level one of competence: not knowing what you don't know?

Posted by Phil Roussin on 06/15/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Curse of Chief Wahoo

Chief Wahoo isnt racist theres a lot more teams named after white people with logos of white guys and you dont here us complaining about it so mind your own business and stop trying to ruin everything for everyone #keepthechief #thechiefwillneverdie #chiefwahoonotrascist #snowflakealert

Posted by Zach Barnhart on 06/05/2018 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Lies, Damn Lies and the 450 Acres of Prime Real Estate That is Burke Lakefront Airport

Treasury Department lands there planes there and that's the sole reason it's still open.

Posted by Bill on 06/03/2018 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Amid Divisions Big and Small, Real and Exaggerated, the Battle for Control of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Rages

You are wrong about the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus being responsible for Nickie Antonio's victory. That victory was due to her own relentless hard work, extensive ground game, and a range of ardent supporters including the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus and the Stonewall Democrats, which made her race their key focus and followed up with fundraisers, phone banks and canvasses. It's hard to see the CCPC as the key factor in her victory.

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Posted by Anastasia Pantsios on 05/30/2018 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Amid Divisions Big and Small, Real and Exaggerated, the Battle for Control of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Rages

The Democratic party is nearly dead. Endless scandals from the Clinton's and Obama's not to mention the thousands of anti-american operatives working within the democrat party to undermine e America for the sake of global socialism. Why would anyone get behind a party that promises to give more control to the corporate controlled government, remove our rights to free speech and weapon access, increase taxes, and open our borders for a third world street fights.

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Posted by Demonrats on 05/30/2018 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Lies, Damn Lies and the 450 Acres of Prime Real Estate That is Burke Lakefront Airport

It takes a non-pilot to write such tripe. There's a lot of money that flies in that way. I agree with others that BKL and Cleveland are stifled by the same kind of thinking that prevails in Cincinnati, my current home town (I'm from Akron, worked in Cleveland for decades). Heck, I intend to fly up my family to BKL and walk to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'll probably spend more than a grand for an overnight, counting hotel, fuel, admission, etc. Or, I could go somewhere else. I certainly don't visit Chicago without Meigs Field.

Posted by PryzFytr on 05/26/2018 at 8:04 PM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

New stadium? Smaller to accommodate the fan base?
Thats a great idea for 10 games a year.
Increase ticket prices too.
How about a more vibrant color orange?
A dog that runs on the field to excite the crowd.
New uniforms again.
More draft picks.
Fuel perks?
Woof, woof!

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Posted by SCAM on 05/23/2018 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Chef Jim Malkus brought smiles to food critics. He just didn’t like that whole bill paying thing.

Also, about James Malkus,
alias :
Jim Malkus, Dim Malkus and DJ Dimitry , yes , he was a DJ here in the gay club scene of Miami ,Florida and thats how him and Reni met.
Once he told me that he was introduced in the DJ hall of funny as it sounds...which wouldn't surprise me since he was good as a DJ...
The last victim that contacted me told me that Reni and her had a relationship , little did she know that Reni is gay, just like James Malkus is aswell.
I was also told that they played a couple to other victims, (they were not a couple) changing the story and their own sexual preference from gay to straight to favour their own advances and fool innocent people to commit their crimes.
Full on CON artists.

Posted by gerapila on 05/22/2018 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Chef Jim Malkus brought smiles to food critics. He just didn’t like that whole bill paying thing.

Would like to know if anyone knows anything about these two criminals.
I was contacted thru Facebook by another person that fell victim of these two thieves that took her money.
I also wrote to the writer of this publication without any luck ....and as far as Reni Thompson's description in this article....gosh....First the spelling ... it is not is Reni .... then his physical appearance ....he is 6'1 at least...i was his friend.
His full name is :
Reni Gene Thompson Spencer.
allias: Reni, RenGen, Gene Thompson, Gene Spencer, and any combination of those.
his Facebook profile was last used in 2013....look for it under Gene Thompson and his Facebook profile pic is him wearing a monkey mask. (Abu', the monkey from Disney's movie Aladdin) was his favorite...again I knew him very well..
but not enough to not trust these two with my money, silly me .
The writer in the end of this article made them both look like two kids playing tricks on all of us, almost not caring that they got away.

Posted by gerapila on 05/22/2018 at 3:01 PM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

I see a lot of people saying 'Win some games first!'

Even if they won games the taxpayers of this county should stop building facilities for these billionaires.

The simple fact of the matter is that the Haslams will be the only ones benefiting from the Cleveland Browns business operation. Why are we giving them a free building to use? So they can charge me $15 for one beer and $18 for two hot dogs??

Or is it so I can have the privilege of paying $80 to sit in the upper deck? Although with the way the browns have performed people might actually pay more to be further away from the action

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Posted by sja7044 on 05/18/2018 at 8:03 AM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...


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Posted by James Seward on 05/17/2018 at 3:14 PM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

I think this story mask the fact that Northeast Ohio as the home of 3 major sports franchises is coming to an end. No money to support them. The last time we faced this problem was in 1999 when Baltimore stole the Browns. Baltimore did it with incentives that Cleveland andNortheast Ohio couldn't offer.

This areas economic fortunes have declined since 1999, and the land availability for downtown development for a new Browns stadium doesnt exist.

Solution; Browns relocate. Cities that can support a football team will put everything on the table to get them, their win-loss record notwithstanding.

Remember the lowly Cleveland Browns whose owner couldnt win it all in Cleveland, moving his team and holding a Super Bowl trophy in Baltimore just a few years later.

Is this a loss for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio? Yea, but when the choice is between basic necessities and the luxury of a professional sports team, its like everything else, if you cant afford it, you go without it, and we longer can afford it.

Look at Louisville as a possibllity.

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Posted by Starvin Marvin on 05/17/2018 at 6:58 AM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

If the population loss doesn't stop, and there's no reason why it will in the future), Cleveland will eventually become another Tulsa, only with less sunshine and a lot more snow. Quick, boys and girls, how many major-sport franchises does Tulsa have?

Cleveland keeps hemorrhaging people and businesses, year after year, decade after decade. So maybe we will eventually become the first city to lose sports franchises to other cities in all four major sports. Then the sorry record would be Browns (twice), Indians (even with a new name and logo), Cavaliers (who will once again be a bust after LeBron retires), and Barons (who merged with Dallas...after just two seasons in Cleveland, and are the last major professional sports franchise to cease operations and fold). It's happened before, though not on the same scale.

Washington D.C lost the original Senators to the Twin Cities in 1960, and a replacement Senators franchise lasted just eleven seasons before moving to Texas and becoming the Rangers. And NFL franchises are like Mexican jumping beans and checkers...they hopscotch all over the place. Same with the NBA. So if the Browns want a huge piece of land for a big stadium and acres of parking and a Browns Town entertainment complex and shopping mall and condo and casino and office park, maybe they need to move again. Perhaps to Oklahoma.

Will I piss and moan and cry again, if I'm still breathing in 2030? Hell, no! Let them go. I will be too busy oiling my walker and my wheelchair to give a damn. And I think a lot of other folks might be so disgusted by then that they won't care all that much, either. And a lot of the ones who care so much now will be in a warm place or dead by then. Or both.

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Posted by Grizz65 on 05/16/2018 at 6:06 PM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

Dont even begin talking to us about a new stadium until you win some games! At least one or two!

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Posted by queeniez71 on 05/16/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

Hang on a moment, aren't these guys pretty much crap?

Do they somehow think that a new stadium will make them less crap?

How's about improving your games guys, and then (and only then) we can start bothering the grown ups for more cash.


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Posted by Paul Meade on 05/16/2018 at 4:22 PM

Re: “The Browns Are Talking About a New Stadium...

Stan Kroenke's Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park redefined new stadium development. And the larger City of Champions Revitalization Initiative includes the construction of the West Coast wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/16/2018 at 3:53 PM



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