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Re: “County Executive Armond Budish Announces Re-election Campaign

Thank you Scene for this run-down. Please don't forget shuffling of Nailah Byrd from Inspector General to Clerk of Courts and Andrea Nelson Moore of IG's office who violated ethics laws by campaigning on office time, appointed to the law dept. The list goes on and on. We also don't know how many people on Budish's payroll get their percentage of PERS paid for out of county funds or whether County Land Bank employees get PERS in their quasi-governmental status. The latest insult to taxpayers - is the early reintroduction of the Health and Human Services levy intended to get passed on to voters as necessary, because of the "opioid crisis"
Budish and Brady introduced this past week to get on the May ballot 2018. There is no accounting for how the millions allocated through this fund gets spent in Cuyahoga County.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County voters will be asked to approve an eight-year renewal of a health and human services tax on March 15, 2016.

Cuyahoga County Council voted Tuesday to place the 4.8-mill tax on the ballot. The Fiscal Office determined the renewal tax will generate $133 million a year, officials said. The proposal, which would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $147 a year, would not increase taxes.

The same tax was approved in 2008 and 2012. The proposed renewal will be for eight years, instead of the standard four. Officials said they felt a longer term would decrease the number of times the county would have a proposed tax before voters

Posted by lmcshane on 01/15/2018 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Mediterra, a Family Business Built on Bread

nice

Posted by Johnparker123 on 01/15/2018 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

Maybe ask Renacci why everyday a network of tanker Jets launch from the Wright Patterson military airbase and fly all over greater Cleveland spraying an undisclosed substance from special ports under the wings. There white trails dissipate into artificial clouds. These chemspray planes do not come up on any flight tracker even at times when there are over 10 operating at once. You can tell they are not passenger planes because of their unusual angles and near passes. When questioned about these rogue planes, the local FAA inspectors called the police.

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Posted by Chemtrail land on 01/14/2018 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

Just kidding. Multiple officials have said that trump did not say these words. Everyone else however has been using the word "shithole" and much more inflammatory ridiculous accusations based on these false claims.
You've been fooled again by the deceptive puppets who operate our deepstate government and media.

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Posted by Renaci for Pres 2020 on 01/14/2018 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

Renacci is probably assured of an administration job in case things don't work out at the ballot box.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/14/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Local Pastor Detained in the Philippines: Orphanage Alleged to be Front for Sex Trafficking Operation

Have posted this in the other article but will do so here as well:
Checked out Randalls newest post on FB.....in it he actually admits to being on the Interpol Blacklist, being previously detained during his last trip, as well as enlisting the help of high-level Philippine officials so that he could travel freely while visiting the very kids (now young adults) he allowed to experience such devastating abuse. The Philippine judicial system has never dropped the case of the Sankey Samaritan Home for Children and the rampant sexual abuse instigated by the home administrator Toto Luchavez, Randalls right-hand man for years, and Toto's son, Jake (Toto is shown in the current pics on FB during this Nov-Dec 2017 visit with Randall). Nor has the DSDW (Philippine social services) dropped the case as they do not comment on open cases. Thus, why there is no comment from them. This is still alive, folks.
And yes.....follow that money.

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Posted by Matthew on 01/14/2018 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Hudson Pastors Continue to Doctor Story About Sex Abuse in the Philippines

Checked out Randalls newest post on FB.....in it he actually admits to being on the Interpol Blacklist, being previously detained during his last trip, as well as enlisting the help of high-level Philippine officials so that he could travel freely while visiting the very kids (now young adults) he allowed to experience such devastating abuse. The Philippine judicial system has never dropped the case of the Sankey Samaritan Home for Children and the rampant sexual abuse instigated by the home administrator Toto Luchavez, Randalls right-hand man for years, and Toto's son, Jake (Toto is shown in the current pics on FB during this Nov-Dec 2017 visit with Randall). Nor has the DSDW (Philippine social services) dropped the case as they do not comment on open cases. Thus, why there is no comment from them. This is still alive, folks.
And yes.....follow that money.

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Posted by Joy on 01/14/2018 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

So because some guy like Renacci can crawl out of his trailer and say he believes the same thing it's ok for the President of the United States to say it? Should we not perhaps hold the leader of the free world to a higher standard? Should we forget that most of us came here from what were considered s**thole countries in the past - Ireland, Poland, Italy, etc.? The comment was inexcusable and the Republicans who can't run to his defense fast enough are contemptible human beings.

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Posted by bud278 on 01/13/2018 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Secret Amazon Incentive Package Has a Stupid Code Name

Just about everything? Double? Haven't you been told a million times not to exaggerate?

Housing costs could double and they still wouldn't match the outrages prices in the most expensive metros (NY, SF, Boston, Chicago, and the like). And our freeway system was designed for a population of about 3.5 million. Greater Cleveland (city and county combined) has about half that...maybe less. Ever driven in Chicagoland in the winter? Our relatively short commutes are a drive to the beach by comparison.

Amazon wants to pick and choose its highly-educated, highly-paid workforce from among the so-called "creative class "...mostly Millennials with good educations and the "right stuff" on their resumes.

We have more of those than we used to, but not nearly enough of them for the likes of Amazon.. That is what was meant by being a "cool" employer in a "cool" city. I'm not the first person who has mentioned this...nor will I be the last.

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Posted by Grizz65 on 01/13/2018 at 3:44 PM

Re: “This Weekend's Snowstorm Will Probably Be Bad, Might Be Really Bad ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Weather prognosticators are only human, and therefore quite fallible. Computers help, but winter storms go where they wanna go, and do what they wanna do. Speed, strength, duration, and track are factors that enter into a forecast. A shift of fifty miles in the storm track makes all the difference in the world.

Forget the puppy. Get a Magic 8-Ball. It doesn't need to be fed or walked.

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Posted by Grizz65 on 01/13/2018 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

so many hypocrites, it's maddening.
Just be honest with yourselves. How many people have you talked to in the past 30 years that have vacationed in Dominican Republic, or Bahamas, Puerto Rico, or Jamaica? You have probably been to one of those places yourself. Every single person that has ever vacation there, will tell you that the resort was beautiful, but everything they saw from their shuttle between the airport and the resort was a "shithole".
I have heard that description used about 1,000 times over the years. Lost in this entire false outrage over Trump's comments, is the fact that racism has nothing to do with it! Point in fact, Parma is our shithole, and it is all white!

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Posted by outrage! again! on 01/13/2018 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

I am ashamed to say that he is my congressman. He does not listen to his constituents and does not care how Trump's proposals may effect them . He strictly votes the party line and has no backbone to do otherwise.

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Posted by steve on 01/13/2018 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

Some people think Cleveland is a bit of a shithole because of the murders and chemtrails but America is actually really nice compared to many other places. That's probably why other people from less developed countries want to move and resettle here.

No one ever called any countries shithole. It was just another liberal Demoncrat lie created to generate more problems just like the fake dossier.

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Posted by Trump never said shithole on 01/13/2018 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

He tried prime time talking to Velshi and Ruhle business program on MSNBC. He got his ass handed to him. He went back and had the same result. Velshi and Ruhle do their homework Big Jim did not.

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Posted by jamit2me on 01/13/2018 at 7:45 AM

Re: “The Alarm Clocks' Mike Pierce Talks About the Local Garage Rock Band’s 50-Year Legacy

Not to be confused with those one-hit wonders, The Strawberry Alarm Clock.

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Posted by Grizz65 on 01/13/2018 at 6:40 AM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

As long as Dolt 45 remains in office, America is going to continue to be viewed as a "shithole country" by much of the rest of the world. And by more and more of its own citizens.

If we don't end up starting WWIII, we will self-destruct in Civil War 2.0--how many Norwegians are loony enough to even think about coming here? Not a whole lot.

Hey, Jim...how are your biker Storm Troopers doing these days?

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Posted by Grizz65 on 01/13/2018 at 6:33 AM

Re: “RTA Will Likely Cut 2.5 Million Rides, Lay Off 160-200 Workers Due to Lost Revenue

GCRTA primarily serves a majority of Clevelander's who don't vote, because they can't get registered, or because they are to busy transferring a half-dozen times everyday, getting to and from their three-jobs, via the RTA.
Politicians generally don't care about those who can't vote for them.
Welcome to the Thrumpian/Kasich , Catch-22 of 2018.

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Posted by Bloomdog on 01/13/2018 at 3:48 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Secret Amazon Incentive Package Has a Stupid Code Name

Since when is a "big business" corporate headquarters considered to be "cool", by any rational human being ?

If Amazon's HQ2 got anywhere near the CLE, prices for just about everything would double, and everyday traffic across the region would look like Friday's ice-rink shuffle, permanently.

UGH!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bloomdog on 01/13/2018 at 3:37 AM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

Ohio: May my native state come to its senses again. Don't just beat this piece of shit. Kick his ignorant racist self back to the Confederacy. Restore Buckeye integrity.

18 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Dick Clark on 01/12/2018 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

Kansas, Alabama, Michigan... look every country has its "sh*tholes".
Let's focus on the real issue, he wants people from Norway to come to the US.
The same Norway with wonderful socialized medicine, common sense gun laws and robust social safety programs. They are always in the top 5 happiest countries in the world.
Those are all things that republicans hate!
If they move here then those ideas could gain a following here in the US!
What was Trump thinking?
It's better to keep all the money in the hands of the elite few. It's better to allow our fellow citizens to bankrupt themselves over medical bills. It's better to hand our government over to conservative racists like Jim Renacci.
After all, this is our sh*thole.

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Posted by Cosbain on 01/12/2018 at 10:31 PM

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