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Re: “The Paris Climate Conference Finally Signaled Consensus on Global Warming--That Was Last Year

I have worked with the person who wrote the blueprint for and founded the EPA back in the early 70's, and I can tell you, first hand, that today's EPA is not the least bit interested in establishing laws for the sake of protecting the environment. Rather, it's interest is in establishing laws that will control people and generate revenue for it's political interests. For those who believe that CO2 (carbon dioxide), generated by human beings, is the cause of so called "climate change," you need to come out of your progressive fogs. CO2 makes up less than 1% of all combined greenhouse gases, with H2O (yes kids, water vapor), being the number one greenhouse gas. So why aren't scientists and progressives running around trying to stop water vapor, from our oceans, lakes and rivers, from being reabsorbed back into the atmosphere. It's because most of them don't even know that H2O (again, water vapor) is a greenhouse gas. Furthermore, if CO2 is such a major concern among people interested in preserving the environment, why do groups like the Nature Conservancy swindle old people out of their land and then go in an clear- cut most of the available hardwood trees, which they then sell off to make money for their organization? Don't trees absorb CO2 and help reduce the amount of CO2 gas that goes into the atmosphere? Or does this science not apply to progressive thinking organizations like the Nature Conservancy. If you believe all the news media crap about "climate change," then thank God you were not a religious follower of Jim Jones , back in the 70's; otherwise the grape-Kool Aide would have already finished you. In conclusion, if you think for one moment that you are going to save the environment by purchasing an electric car, a windmill, or an overly priced cup of coffee from Starbuck's, then your mind has already been poisoned by all the mainstream news propaganda. For those who have not consumed the drink and would like to help the environment, do what I do and invest your free time and your own money in buying and planting trees, building wildlife habitat and cleaning up ditches, creeks and streams, wherever you can. If you're a college kid who thinks he/she/it can't afford to do this, maybe you could redirect some of the money you spend each week on beer and entertainment to this effort. Believe me, your investment and hard work would be much more beneficial to the environment than your strong words supporting "climate change." Me personally, I devote more than $5,000 dollars and 1,000 boot hours (every year) to this effort, and I do it simply because I think God would expect every one of us do this on an ongoing basis. Unlike most, I do not need to follow a politically driven agenda to improve the environment. For me it's a drive that's as strong as the need for food and water.

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Posted by Wild preservation on 12/16/2016 at 1:51 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: “Northeast Ohio's 50 Most Frustrating Cold Cases

I am sorry for your loss, lilmissy. Cynthia's death has actually been discussed on several Facebook groups. We have not been able to find out much about her murder but her death, although here is the text from a W. Va. newspaper that carried a brief article about her on Nov. 4, 1977: "Former Fayette Girl Strangled To Death In Ohio, Independence, Ohio (AP) - There have been no substantial leads in the strangulation death of a former West Virginia girl, police say. The body of Cynthia Johnson, 16, of Garfield Heights, was found Monday by an employee of the Titan Fastener Engineering Co. atop an Industrial rubbish container outside the company warehouse. The girl formerly lived at Red Star in Fayette County, W. Va. Police said no arrests have een made. "We're still working on it. We still don't have anything" one investigator said. Police have twice questioned a Cleveland man. According to police, the girl told a friend she was going to meet the man Sunday night. The mand was identified by police as a friend of the girl's step-father. However, the police said the man has accounted for his whereabouts Sunday night and may not even have seen the girl. Her mother, Mrs. Pearl Volpe, said, "she was a likeable person. She wasn't a super-outstanding person, but everybody liked her. She made friends easily." I am the admin for the Facebook group, "True Crime Cases that are unsolved." Feel free to join and I will approve you or any of your friends or relatives who are interested in the case.

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Posted by Laurie Juedes on 12/12/2016 at 2:39 AM

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: “The Comedy Issue: How to Go Out to Eat (Yes, Some of You Are Doing It Wrong)

I find it impossible to disagree with anything in this article. People need this.

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Posted by Nate on 12/08/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

The biggest problem with higher-end restaurants and restauranteurs in general is that they are generally predisposed to the notion that most of the workers they will be hiring are transitional and, therefore, the need to invest in proper training, benefits and wages is of secondary importance. If they need somebody "good" (like an executive chef) they can just poach them from the competition. Everyone else is more or less expendable. Unfortunately, that's a terrible long term strategy.

The biggest problem with the customers of these establishments is they want high-end quality at a lower-end price -- i.e., they want the impossible. They expect their hanger steak entre to be impeccable, yet they expect it to cost less than $25. They expect their cocktail to be perfection, yet the $12 charge makes their head spin. Well, you can't have it both ways.

The moral: Unless proprietors and their customers share both the wealth and the cost, nothing will change.

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Posted by ccollector on 12/06/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Inside the Investigation that Brought Down a West Sixth Street Cocaine Dealer

My colleagues were searching for IRS W-2 this month and saw a business that has lots of sample forms . If others are searching for IRS W-2 too , here's

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Posted by Dacve Nuight on 12/04/2016 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Father Under Fire: A Westlake Church Rallies Around its Pastor After Charges that He Sexually Abused His Adopted Daughter

Walk away from church on the rise.. there are other godly churches who have morally led Pastors who have studied and trained to be the Messenger for the Lord. This bozo became a Pastor to become rich off the suckered who attend his church. He studied under Joel Osteen, now there's a man who knows how to swindle money out of people! People believe his garbage!

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Posted by Savedbygrace70x7 on 12/04/2016 at 11:00 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: “The Paris Climate Conference Finally Signaled Consensus on Global Warming--That Was Last Year

One possible harsh reality concerns the United States Environmental Protection Agency -- it may get the trapdoor will soon be wide open and the padlock has been tossed into a dumpster.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 11/30/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “2016 Gift Guide: 33 Locally Made Gifts for the Friend, Family Member or Enemy in Your Life

Is the Great Lakes Stainless Steel Keg Growler actually manufactured by Great Lakes? Or is made by some local growler manufacture?

Posted by Aaron Adrovet on 11/29/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “After His Mom's Overdose Death, a Heroin Addict Confronts Recovery in Cleveland

I saw the original lock -up, and became so interested in Nick. I recently saw the episode again, and was so happy, cuz I found out his name, and wanted to contact him. (I couldn't remember his name, and tried so hard to find it on the MSNBC site, but couldn't find it in 2014 when it first aired) For some reason, that man touched my heart, and now I found out his name, and sadly he is gone. I thought he would be one of the ones that would overcome his addiction. I am just horrified to learn of his death, even though I didn't know him. I could tell he was a gentle soul, and at the time, so scared of what sentence he was going to get in prison, etc. This is just about the most sad ending possible. Bless you, his friends, for loving him. That's about all I can say. If you'd like to share anything about Nick, please email me at Thanks for listening. Becky P.

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Posted by Becky Pfeiffer on 11/28/2016 at 5:43 PM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

Let me reiterate something to you people who obviously never worked in the food and beverage industry. If linecooks are paid more than $12 an hour your menu prices increase and your booze increase. We all know that the same people bitching about the pay in their comments are the same people who throw a fit when their beloved alcoholic drink cost $0.50 more than it did 4 years ago!!

And to CJ from the top comments: you're an ignorant ssshole who has no clue how a restaurant runs!!

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Posted by Sarah D on 11/28/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Takin' a Ride

Excellent ideas , I was enlightened by the information , Does anyone know if my business can access a blank NYS DMV MV-327 form to type on ?

Posted by kristelluna64 on 11/27/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

Gosh, you pay $12-$14 an hour, only to your "best" people after several years and you can't find good people? People aren't lining up for your crap job? What a surprise!

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Posted by Squid on 11/23/2016 at 8:18 PM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

I've worked in the service industry through high school and college. I would never make a career out of this because people get treated like dogs. I've been yelled at for eating when we're slow, snacks that I had brought. I've worked in horrible conditions with endless sexual harassment. I've had to clean restaurants top to bottom at 3am because these giant chefs with several restaurants can't afford a cleaning crew apparently, but can make their tipped employees do it. Ive had checks withheld from me. I've had guests scream in my face and slap my hand if I took a plate too early. I've worked 12 hour shifts with no break, regularly. Why would anyone make a career of this?!

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Posted by anonymous1234 on 11/23/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

I think the answer is rather simple. In the competition for the better hospitality staff, it's time to either start paying your people well or lose them. At ABC/XYZ we seem to keep our employees for years and attract the very best. I don't see much of the "bubble," but if you aren't paying well, or not providing benefits, I think you are destined to fail. Taking good care of your staff in every way is vital, friendship, family, respect. There are far too many owners who still think staff is expendable and that a revolving door is to be expected.

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Posted by aglazen on 11/23/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

12-14$ is not enough to keep talent kafcsak!
Hiring younger is agism stein!
And let's not forget that the restaurants hire blacks in the kitchen and whites on the floor which is racist! The service industry is a haven for ne'er do wells druggies drunks and douchebag bartenders. A virtual orgy of ignorance. Management is either fascist, racist, or unconcerned. Too many people are comfortable in their food service job while having no experience or desire to learn more. The solution will come when the employees begin to care again and if people don't tip that will never happen. If kitchens don't pay more that will never happen. By the way... if your profit margins are low it's because you suck from top to bottom.
I'm a cook
I've found my niche
A good boss, good restaurant, good pay.
Good luck to the rest of you
The good talent goes to the good restaurants
If you don't have it then you aren't good.

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Posted by C Jay Gresham on 11/23/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “From the Front of the House to the Back, Cleveland Restaurants are Dealing With a Talent Crunch

Improvements in pay generally solve this problem.

In fact, last year, and the year before that, there were big articles in places like "The New York Times" and "Chicago Tribune" and "Los Angeles Times" talking about a shortage of pastry chefs, and a shortage of line cooks, and a shortage of maitre d's.

Low pay, craptastic working conditions, and awful bosses all ended up being the cause.

The market is at work here.

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Posted by Tim Evanson on 11/23/2016 at 9:50 AM



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