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Re: “A Bright, Shining Myth


Posted by Renna on 05/07/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

I can't recognize the PD as the newspaper I read when I first moved here, almost 20 years ago. There is a crying need for real investigative journalism, and while the Scene does some exemplary pieces, it cannot offer the blanket coverage a daily paper is meant to.

There are other papers in the area -- Call & Post, for one. Or maybe a start up is needed.

I would pay to help support a collection of investigative reporters for NE Ohio, because corruption is killing this area. There are likely thousands more just like me.

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Posted by Madeline on 04/07/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “The Fall and Rise of Machine Gun Kelly

ILU SO FUCKING MUCH dude. I live two mins where u were livin', wish I could see u around here somewhere one day, keep doin what ur doin, ur the best fucking rapper out there. U don't need biological family to make u happy Kells, u got family everywhere. ESP out here. EST4LIFE BABY, LACE TF UP<3CLEVELAND<3OHIO<3

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Posted by CLEVELANDISTHECITY on 03/31/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

But on second thought, Karen Farkas is just a soldier doing the bidding of her superiors. So I suppose I shouldn't hold it totally against her for just blindly following her marching orders.

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Posted by Luke Wi on 03/31/2017 at 2:17 AM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

Ray, what does being Democrat have to do with the endless cheerleading and embarrassingly biased coverage? Dan Gilbert is a 100% registered Republican, but they've been kissing his rear end and making him wealthier for the last 12 years.

Oh, and Karen Farkas is a joke. The stenographer title applies.

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Posted by Luke Wi on 03/31/2017 at 1:51 AM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

Nothing against the Scene, but this is what happens when your have a one horse newspaper town. The nick name Pee Dee is appropriate. Their are never any hard hitting researched stories regarding the city government. There is never any follow up when it comes to Frank. Examples, what ever happened to the $8.5M in lost rebates from computer purchases at CMSD? What happened to the lead cases within the department of Public Health? Why are the majority of arbitration cases lost by city the pertaining to police officers? Why does the mayor have more special assistants than there are city council reps? What do the so called "chiefs" actually do? Why did Marty Flask and the former chief of police get promoted instead of being fired for the East Cleveland shootout? Where is the Pee Dee in the coverage of CMSD and the waste of tax levy where Frank and gang promised an improvement in graduation rates and test scores? Why didn't the Pee Dee address/cover the $2.5M being spent on a dirt track and city services at best suck? This is why Cleveland is and will continue to fail. There's an absence of truthful information in the so called freedom of the press.

Shame on Quinn. He has the nerve to call himself a journalist. He's a lackey for a fool.

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Posted by Mayberry on 03/30/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

This is a democrat town with a democrat newspaper and city council. That's why nothing is balanced but all geared to the left which is why I cancelled my susbscription after many years. Tired of the nti police position , no hard line on the rule of law and too much sensitivity to criminals. Jackson is a disgrace with the City looking more and more like Chicago with murder and crime. He has not helped the minority community lift itself up . The police force is the lowest in decades with no attempt by the Mayor to beef the force up to deal with all the crime and gangs. Cities deteriorate under democrat governments.

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Posted by ray on 03/29/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

I listen to him on the sound of ideas and you can tell he is a stooge for the mayor. I doubt he believes hald the stuff he says. It is really a shame.

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Posted by johnshapiro on 03/29/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

Susan Goldberg pulled the operation out of being essentially a co-conspirator with the Dimora criminal enterprise.....but once she left (and her current stewardship of National Geographic is impeccable), the rats - again - began racing around the executive suite.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/29/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The Grappler

And since his 2013 release he lives in Columbus, OHIO victimizing women in other ways. Covert Malignant Narcissist 100%.

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Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Cleveland Heights Freaks Out, Cancels Arts Fest Because of Social Media "Chatter"

We must give the police a little bit of room to operate. They are kept under very tight control to start with so a little room has to be provided. I don't see any evidence of an overreaction here. Pepper balls sent a message. Nobody was injured nor would it be prudent to assume anyone would. Their eyes burn for a bit. Gets their attention when need be. The proof is they just quiet down and everything reverts to where it should be. I support the police decision in this matter.

Posted by Dan Roth on 12/16/2016 at 11:51 PM

Re: “By His Hands

I focused in especially on Joe Dwyer's comment, re: "coldness." I don't envy Bishop Lennon's job at all--coming to a rust bucket city that's seen it's better days in what was its'core industries (manufacturing). Take a drive down Broadway Ave. around Holy Name Church. Check out the boarded up buildings Cleveland's population has shrunk by 17% since 2000 and a lot of people have suffered from it. And the religious Catholics probably suffer the most. I was baptized at an Inner City Church (closed) and made my first communion and confirmation at a suburban Catholic Church that has changed it's name.

This is tough stuff--but probably not much different than a City like Detroit, where the decline in their core businesses, caused their Inner City Churches to suffer and close. I don't know what the answer is, except the hard and discompassionate posture here is something to be concerned with.

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Posted by naderman on 12/14/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “The Frankenstein Factor

Very interesting and ambitious work.At this point, the idea of an immaterial soul being a sticking point is philosophically naive( Cartesian dualism in 2016?);these types of poorly understood metaphysical arguments are the same reasons stem cell research was temporarily, partially banned in the United States.
Animal research is unsavory,to say the least, but a necessary evil.The understanding of physical reactions to biological material is priceless.Vaccines save more lives (humans and animals) then they have taken to create unequivocally. Cars contribute to thousands (millions including animals) of deaths every year, nobody wants to ban cars.The first heart transplant (1963) was on par with this magnitude of scientific achivement,3,500 life saving heart transplants are done all over the world a year.
Calling this brilliant,ambitious life saving surgeon "Frankenstein" feels comfortable, it distances oneself from the perceived moral implications of such research.Realisticly, the moral implications of not pursuing the logical extensions of potential medicine( because the process is distasteful), far outweigh the collateral damage associated with consenting parties willing to try medically justified radical procedures that have the potential to enrich and extend lives.

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Posted by Lorne Dreamkiller Cooper on 12/10/2016 at 4:19 AM

Re: “The Fall and Rise of Machine Gun Kelly

I jus luv his fucking muzic
His lyrics maks da people liv his experiences n fo me this only increases my fu king craziness...
Lace up

Posted by Izakki Yoezer Kells on 12/09/2016 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Six Things Leaders Must Prioritize to Address Climate Change

Population. At some point, we will have to address population, or nature will do it for us.

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Posted by John in New Mexico on 11/30/2016 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Ohio's Dog Breeding Regulations Aren't Solving the Puppy Mill Problem

I just bought a puppy that clearly came from a puppy mill in Columbus, Ohio. Thought it seemed odd and puppy had many illnesses that has taken many vet visits, medications, and my dedication to caring for him. They promised AKC pepper work I have never seen. When purchased I was given female pup papers and the puppy had been transferred from Henry Yoder to Sunset Acres. This purchase occurred September 24, 2016 at a business not a kennel and two blocks from Ohio state police station in Columbus. I can share address and names to anyone wanting more information that would like to investigate them. I live in Illinois traveled to get pup that they eagerly wanted to ship. I was told parents at other site and pups when ready go to this site or brought there for pick up. My pup was to be a full blooded maltese with AKC papers. I was told from litter of three and the other two pups there were much bigger makes sense now not same litter I was given female papers with different birthdate than provided for male pup I purchased. Pups smelled of urine beyond belief. We took pup to vet on Monday after purchasing on Saturday because he seemed sick. He had four types of worms, garidia, ring worm, kennel cough, ear mites and malnourished. My vet clearly informed me based on what I told her on the purchase and his condition he came from a puppy mill. They advertise on puppy find and oodle. I have researched them more to discover they use photos over and over with different names. Our pup maltese but they sell several other breeds. BEWARE.

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Posted by Stop puppy mill sellers and breeders on 11/08/2016 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Off the Hook

Hi Martin ... I can help fill in the blanks. Alan Belkin went to work for Diane Gonda and Associates. He took my case and claimed in 2002 that he had lost his license because he failed to keep up with legal electronic filing requirements. I had just been laid off after employer harassment and intimidation and fraud plus age discrimination. Gonda argued that my case should be about the two year noncompete. I paid the retainer. They failed to file for close to a year (sound familiar?). I complained .... they browbeat me then finally filed. They lost but Gonda flat out refused to give me a copy of the docket. I finally received a copy and found that the judge found for my employer due Gonda's filing delay exceeding the statute of limitations and failure to file documents required by the court. She demanded more money to file an appeal. Another attorney I contacted drafted a demand letter and she subsequently filed at her cost. Months later I find that she had lost the case again. She again failed to file documents required by the courts and dropped the case with due notification from myself and the courts. She simply moved to St Thomas due to "court stress" per her St Thomas Scuba business site. She lied to the CBA that the case had no merit. CBA sided with her despite having a copy of part of the docket with the judge's comments. Ohio Bar refused to take action. Ohio Supreme Court refused to take action despite the fact that they had disbarred Belkin! Years later he was still working for another attorney in Cleveland. My life and career were destroyed.

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Posted by Peter Maizitis on 10/31/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “The Curse of Chief Wahoo

Everyone is complaining about a caricature it's been used for many years for many sports teams why is nobody complaining how the United States government screwed over the indigenous people of the United States of America slaughtered them enslaved them took their land gave them nothing yet you people spend hours crying about a logo that bears no resemblance to an American Indian in actuality. If you are actually all really concerned about the plight of the American Indian the actual indigenous tribe of America go spend some time helping those people out they certainly need it

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Posted by gk36 on 10/27/2016 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Help Wanted: The next generation of nannies for the super-rich

Ms. Rab,
Your article on the English Nanny & Governess School in May of 2008 was nicely done. As a former 1995 graduate of the school, I enjoyed reading it. I much enjoyed the school and my successful placement with one of their clients in Westchester County, NY - a professional, kind and compassionate, Hindu family with three wonderful children.

I am very grateful to the school for the professionalism they instilled in me and my classmates. It was a wonderful experience and led to a ten plus career as a Certified Professional Nanny. Mrs. Roth was very kind and soft spoken. To this day, I still remember her picking me up at the Cleveland airport when I flew in and taking me to the off campus apartment complex where the other students and I would be staying. I begged her not to get my luggage out of her trunk as I could do it, but she wouldn't hear of it. Very pleasant women.

I have researched "nanny" history and came across a book, although I don't remember neither the title nor the author, which detailed the true lives of a few European nannies. One was British and was placed with either an East Indian or Middle Eastern family. the young women had to wear the local cultural attire as part of her work. The book chronicled nannies from the 18th and 19th century. A very interesting and informative read. It shed light on how babysitters were considered for the poor and nannies were for the wealthy. One interesting note according to the author was that the nannies sometimes came out of the farming communities. An amazing history that we modern nannies came from!

Thank you again for the walk down "memory lane."

Lynette Wommer, CPN

Posted by Lynette Wommer on 10/20/2016 at 4:46 AM

Re: “National Prison Strike Turns Spotlight Toward Industry's Problems


Posted by ikolea on 09/07/2016 at 1:26 PM



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