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Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

Nearly all of these lists, surveys. and rankings come out of the same place...the back end of a horse...because they are generated by horses' asses who poop out that same tired horse crap, year after year after year, much of it heavily weighted toward the glitzier cities...the usual. Boston-NYC-Miami-LA-Seattle-San Francisco crap. It's offal!

Forty essential restaurants...thirty best brew pubs...top ten public toilets...when desperate for a story that's all too easy to put together (and puts the reader to sleep)...just fall back on the "numbers game"...as all the other websites do...forty coolest beach towns on the planet... top ten ballparks...blah blah blah.

All editors and writers do this when in a jam and on deadline (been there, done both), and it's really old, stale, and lame. Pointless, mindless, meaningless click-bait, bait-and-switch stories...and all of it should just be ignored.

Then there are the 33 reasons college grads should move here...or there...or wherever...followed by the ten paradise beaches they should walk on. Surveys, lists, numbered rankings. It's all the same hype and horse manure., designed to make people feel better about where they ended up living.

Please, SCENE, please, PLEASE don't start doing the numbered lists and/or "good stuff" about NE Ohio, compared to elsewhere.. Or ranking the cities and bragging or complaining about where Cleveland sits on those lists.

If one wants to read endless numbered lists and shlep through those annoying slideshows that are designed specifically to increase the number of "clicks"... go search out the zillion travel websites, or subscribe to Cleveland Magazine or Lake Erie Living.

Give us a break! Don't follow that stupid trend here! Please? PLEASE?

COMING UP NEXT: One hundred and one things to do this summer...one a day, every day, between Memorial Day and Labor Day...oh, wait, the PD already did that. Or was it Ohio Magazine? Probably both.

Gotta tell ya, though...SCENE'S Cleveland bucket lists were fun, and cool. A hundred things every Clevelander needs to do before they die. Eighty down, twenty to go, if I counted right. Not bad for having been here just 25 years.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/18/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Inside the Biggest Heroin Bust in Northeast Ohio History

I dont know how I missed such an article or story either. I just read this & watched the movie, video and all. I must say there are other ppl in CLEVE getting way more money than these guys. Jack boys & Dope boys (not justifying it) but, what they were caught with when the sting was over was merely peanuts. The only thing this click did wrong was being to damn flashy. Social media & being a bit sloppy were definitely their demise. The police posing as reporters to get info, umm isnt that something like entrapment? These boys will be back at it upon release with more connects than ever. (Jail or prison is just another way to learn how to do new things or do them in a different way, if your not ready to change) It doesnt change a person. A person changes a person! & all the overdoses the police sat back and watched for over 2 years..smh..I guess the indictments were more important..smh!

Posted by mzdeekiss on 05/18/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

Well done, Sam!...It is in the interests of our local civic oligarchs to hide behind this kind of Potemkin Village happy-talk as a means to distract from...or justify...their continuing campaign to rape local taxpayers in order to build the toys that make the Men Behind The Curtain richer, at the expense of those who can't afford to play with those toys...I was at Progressive Field a couple nights ago for the first time in awhile, and VERY noticeable are the newer design elements intended to keep "us" separated from "them."...That sort of segregation by income is at the center of the strategy for our local economic development "leaders." Cleveland is beginning, more and more, to resemble a third-world country which is dependent on tourism: a gleaming playground for those of means, surrounded by urban human devastation which our more affluent residents quickly drive through or around because it's all so...unpleasant...

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Posted by sputteringwithoutrage on 05/17/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Decoding the Cleveland Prestige Machine

It is mostly hyperbole for hire....with a significant price tag per adjective.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/17/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Tomb With a View

Glad to see people are still paying attention to this issue. I wish the people affected would be around to see change, but I'm doubtful the pollution will ever be cleaned up. There aren't enough people being affected by it for it turn into a big enough issue to force change (think Tom's River for anyone familiar) Because, the reality remains it's all about that money, money, money. That's why they dumped industrial waste in peoples' back yards to begin with, because it made them a lot of money. Never mind what happens to other people... I see I never got an answer back from Big Boyas, and his comment has been removed. Surprise, surprise, the cowards hide when someone their own size comes to see them ,same as they do in Afghanistan. God bless all those people in the valley.

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Posted by US Soldier on 05/15/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The Jig Is Up

Fuck. I was going to go there in a few months when I was back in town. Bummer. Used to hang here in the 80's.

Posted by Tinter5280 on 05/11/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Three Northeast Ohio Mothers Recount the Pain of Giving Their Children Up for Adoption, and the Journey Toward Reunion Many Years Later

Daughter. Son. These are daughters and sons of the people who brought them into this world--and if biology doesn't matter, all I have to say is that biology is the only reason anyone can ever adopt a child, so maybe you better start caring about it more. And "birth mother's day"? NO. THESE ARE MOTHERS. Sorry that threatens you somehow. No I'm not. Not sorry at all.

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Posted by dana74 on 05/10/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Infant Mortality Rate, Especially Among African-Americans, Ranks As Poorly as Third World Nations. Christin Farmer and Her Team are Working to Change That

America has a higher infant mortality rate than Canada. We're falling behind in most all aspects. Maybe it's because we have the highest health care costs in the world. Doctors are just creating customers not cures.

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Posted by Pootie on 05/10/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “How and Why the Destitute Dead of Northeast Ohio Are Remembered

The image of that plain white wooden cross is so terribly sad.
Even my feline companions have always received something better.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/09/2017 at 2:40 PM

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

I dont care call me its Porscha 2165511463.

Posted by pcampbe5 on 05/08/2017 at 11:22 PM

Re: “A Bright, Shining Myth

claybo!

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

Re: “25 New Restaurants, Breweries and Bars We're Looking Forward to This Summer in Cleveland

Wonder when the tremont/ohio city bubble is going to pop. Just dont think the market can handle much more

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Posted by Hhhmm on 05/07/2017 at 12:50 AM
Posted by cory on 05/03/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “25 New Restaurants, Breweries and Bars We're Looking Forward to This Summer in Cleveland

All these new breweries are great, but a little bit of creativity outside of each one making 3 different IPAs like every other craft/microbrewery that has opened up in the last couple years would be nice.

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Posted by EndTheIPAFad on 05/03/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “In the Push to Carve Up Northeast Ohio With Natural Gas Pipelines, Property Owners Are Winning So Far, But the Fight's Not Over

No one seems to realize that this is what keeps America great. You would be suffering if we did not have info structure in America.
For you who don't support pipelines on our county, turn off all the power in your homes park your vehicles and then go try to live without the resources that make your life so easy.

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Posted by Working American on 05/03/2017 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Ghosts Of Wayne County

Tge girks were killed by Cook brother serial killers but media police wish to cover it up because the perps were black men

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Posted by Joe on 04/25/2017 at 5:06 AM

Re: “What You Need to Know About Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law, In Effect For Seven Months and Changing Every Day

I believe that education needs to continue on this subject. Most Ohioans view it as a negative thing when in reality it is no different than someone drinking. Look at the tax money that can be collected by the state. Colorado in 2016 collected $150.00 million, why are we so close minded in Ohio?
I do not smoke pot nor will I when it is legal but I do see the advantages to it. You have people suffering and using drugs that will harm them or even kill them. Let them smoke pot without being punished for it. Look at the opioid epidemic currently happening in every state right now. We are trying to come up with something to help them, why not let them smoke weed?
As a business person I can see great potential here. I personally would love to open a shop with a variety of different flavors for people to purchase legally. I think that offering candies, oils, wax, and marijuana would be very profitable. People are going to do it no matter what why not make a profit off of it.
I have worked in the medical field for 30 years and I am very surprised more physicians are not on board with this. We feed the pharmaceutical companies every day with income over drugs that potentially cause more harm than good over time. So why not get on board with something more natural?
In your article you state that there are only going to be 24 licenses distributed throughout Ohio, I honestly hope this gets distributed to rural communities as well. It is hard for people to travel an hour plus to a larger city to see providers and get prescriptions they cannot get at home.
Pamela

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Posted by pamzip12 on 04/23/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Thy Neighbor's Wife

Is this Gary Coiro the same man now married to Tracey Tiernan?!

Posted by BCCMaryland on 04/23/2017 at 1:56 AM

Re: “State Laws Allowed AT&T to Exclude Cleveland's Poorest Neighborhoods From High-Speed Internet Service

These racist bastards. This is a perfect example of how the Democratic machine here oppressed poor people.

There should be a public shaming for every politician and AT&T executive involved in this hideous plot.

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Posted by Madeline on 04/15/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “State Laws Allowed AT&T to Exclude Cleveland's Poorest Neighborhoods From High-Speed Internet Service

Pay close attention to the person that sponsored SB-117 the restrictive legislation, no other than Armond B. Thanks to the Black Pack aka the Black pastors of Cleveland for endorsing this man who by the way has done nothing for the people that pile into your pews dropping their hard earned pennies into your pockets listening to your ignorance and stupidity. You with others are the ones that are keeping your people repressed and dependent. When was the last time any of you even visited, talked with and sat with those in these now called DSL redlined neighborhoods, noting that most of you live so far away in the glitzy burbs you have to pay tolls or use your GPS devices to find the way. How funny sad it is that you then have the gall to stand and complain about the poor progress of the CMSD children because in some cases that don't have adequate access to the Internet. How we forget, your kids have the best and the brightest in the burbs. Shame on all of you that say that Frank and Armond are the best for us.

See ya in hell.

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Posted by Mayberry on 04/13/2017 at 8:54 AM

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