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Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

WCPN is the last place to go for legit local news. The morning and afternoon "hosts" essentially read headlines from The Plain Dealer - they should be more helpful and provide the section and story location - what amounts to beat reporters are seemingly too busy dropping off resumes and impressing elected officials to engage in real investigative journalism and long-form pieces seem to circle back to advertisers.......or whatever they call advertisers to make it seem like it isn't advertising.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/14/2018 at 6:41 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Technically wasn't it, "Here I sit broken hearted, had to shit but only farted?" When did a dime ever become involved? Never heard it that way before, and I'm fucking old. Besides, what kind of a moron pays a dime to use a toilet, anyway? Pack up your self-respect, save yourself 10 cents, and crawl underneath the door.

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Posted by Planet Tuck on 07/14/2018 at 5:08 AM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Give a listen to the sycophantically embarrassing discussion of blockchain on WCPN's Sound of Ideas yesterday. Fast forward to timemark 12:22 at:

http://wcpn.ideastream.org/programs/sound-…

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Posted by Jeff Hess on 07/13/2018 at 7:48 AM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

"To thrive as a region, we must make audacious plans... We need the next generation of leaders to set these courageous goals."

Where are they? I will tell you. NYC, Houston, LA, Phoenix. Here in Cleveland it definitely feels like we are playing are second string players. I'm beong generous with that.

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Posted by Melvin Wilson on 07/12/2018 at 9:13 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Sam - glad you are calling out the bullsh#t at Cuyahoga County - don't forget that this same smoke-and-mirrors game is perpetuated at CLE City Hall, too. Increasingly, companies and taxpayers want open and transparent government. You may scoff at this http://ohiotreasurer.gov/Transparency/Ohio… initiated by Josh Mandel, but it needs to be expanded.

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Posted by lmcshane on 07/12/2018 at 9:25 AM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

I disagree - the goal should be making Cleveland the best and it will become better along the way.

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Posted by JSmetana on 07/11/2018 at 7:55 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Digital C is mentioned in this article. I wince when I see this name.
Digital C and Everstream developed out of "One Community".
(Scott Rourke led this; he is now under investigation for his work with Cuyahoga County that involved Everstream)

"One Community" and its founding board members should be investigated. Where did all the money go? and for what? FOR WHAT?

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Posted by moneyistheonlypoliticalparty on 07/11/2018 at 6:10 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

AuthentiCITY? Seriously? What high-schooler thought THAT one up? And on the front page,, yet?
That's a dead giveaway as to the kind of jive-turkey bullshit that will follow, but I will read it anyway.

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Posted by Grizz65 on 07/11/2018 at 3:48 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Be grateful Amazon is not coming here. Even though it would never. Austin TX doesn't want Amazon there either. It's a disaster waiting to happen and Cleveland cannot even keep its own yard clean let alone invite 50,000 more to live here. I've lived here my entire life and can say that, if nothing changes, nothing changes. Cleveland will never, ever be what it once was, until it changes its diaper and puts on some big boy pants.

Great article!!

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Posted by Robert Hutchinson on 07/11/2018 at 3:33 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Sorry. It should say those poor that CANT find a job..., not can. Typo

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Posted by Purget on 07/11/2018 at 1:52 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Jobs will eliminate poverty and the programs supporting poverty. Those poor that can find a job should move elsewhere. We dont need big data and AI to solve it.

Its obvious that we once again have a corrupt county government preying on us with our in the sky programs designed only to enrich friends and family of county and city officials.

Elderly and disabled could live like first class citizens if wed stop programs that reward irresponsible and lazy healthy people who should be working. Trying to let the leeches of society live a high income lifestyle with respect and admiration is unfair to decent, working people.

Investigate the hell out of these shady deals our wonderful democratic leaders practice. We seem to have an unending supply of corrupt people in this country and its getting worse every day.

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Posted by Purget on 07/11/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Wow, is this on the mark!

I was planning to sleepwalk through the rest of my life here in Cleveland, ignoring the blight and ignorance everywhere. But thanks Sam, you have emboldened me to seek investment for my business out of town, and get out for my sunset years. Sadly 10 people will lose their jobs if they dont join the depart, but at least I can hire twenty more elsewhere.

Previously I thought it was me that was depressed, but this fact based account makes it clear that it just isnt me, its what Cleveland and its elite mob do to all residents. A third world government and economy in a first world world.

Guess there is further to fall before rock bottom.

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Posted by Business owner on 07/11/2018 at 11:28 AM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

quoth the raven, "stay woke, cleveland."

great article, sam.

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Posted by Christopher D Suster on 07/11/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland's Progress

Sam,

Great piece.

Has SOI ever invited you to the Friday News Roundup?

Jeff

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Posted by Jeff Hess on 07/11/2018 at 6:40 AM
Posted by Bloomdog on 07/11/2018 at 3:46 AM

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

Here's the solution: Propose to tax the rich only, and then ask only the voters who will be taxed whether they want to be taxed in order to get a new stadium. If they want it, fine. If not, deal with it.

What we do now is let everyone vote, even those who would not see a tax increase, and naturally the poor vote for the rich to be taxed. That's unfair.

Posted by daleholmgren on 07/04/2018 at 11:45 AM

Re: “On the Road with the Wheelie Kings of Cleveland

These pieces of shit need to be behind bars. After personally having a dirt bike stolen Id like to have them man up in a room one on one w me! Mother fuckers would feel some pain. I love the fact that the bikes these days sell new for around $9000 and the street value this fucking loser says is $1200-$1500. GUARANTEE THESE FUCKERS NEVER MADE $9000 LEGITIMATELY IN THEIR LIVES COMBINED! Its their loser parents fault and their grand parents before. They are all a huge cyst on the ass of society. Costing insurance premiums, tax dollars for jail and replacement cost if affordable for stolen bikes they ride. Get ready to be brake checked mother fuckers!

Posted by wolijoe on 06/30/2018 at 9:57 AM

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

I live and work in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn- Brooklyn Centre neighborhood. Constellation schools were first charter to open in city during period city workers (fire/police) were required to live in Cleveland. It is still one of best schools in the city and also Old Brooklyn families have option of attending excellent Catholic schools- Mary Queen of Peace and and St. Leo's.
The CMSD Cleveland Plan - which hinges on concept of parents who decide and choose a school from the CMSD portfolio - does not factor the mobility of most families in CLE and fact that most students are just not going to take 2-3 buses to get to the boutique schools, like Campus International - which mostly served cherry picked parents and kids.
There are exceptional teachers in Cleveland schools, but the model of high school choice does not give traditional high school experience and it has seriously undermined student morale. Students STILL overwhelming pick schools where their friends are going - usually the school closest to where they live (in Old Brooklyn -Rhodes).

There are very few high schools that still offer debate, drama, music and significantly ATHLETICS. Closing South High on the east side has left a vacuum there that has also destroyed the once vibrant Whitney Young Leadership Academy. Students have very little choice when it comes to vocational training. I could go on and on . I work with these kids - there are success stories, mainly due to very committed teachers and engaged parents, but the facilities plan is a disaster that continues to destroy neighborhood cohesion and services. I am not a fan of CDCs, but at very least Old Brooklyn CDC recognized early on - that families are the life blood of our neighborhood and there is support through committed folks who organize Old Brooklyn Families group. Sadly, because of gerrymandered wards - fake CDC MetroWest (stepchild to Detroit Shoreway) has service area of Brooklyn Centre, which was and IS still "Old Brooklyn" and should be supported through OBCDC.

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Posted by lmcshane on 06/25/2018 at 1:50 PM

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

No wonder, then, that the city diverted a couple million from its school "refresment" program to build a new elementary school downtown.

Screw the poor. It's about millennials and downtown.

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Posted by Tim Evanson on 06/25/2018 at 5:46 AM

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

Doing your part for what city? Berea? Berea isn't "the city"...it's a suburb of Cleveland. This story is about Cleveland. You're using this board to shill for your new suburban eatery. Shame! Shame!

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Posted by Grizz65 on 06/23/2018 at 7:16 PM

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