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Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Gahl-Mills seems well versed in the art of dodging a question. She is a career administrator. Apparently with little grasp of the actual "art" community, that she is supposedly in a position to fund and represent. Time to audit our tax dollars...

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Posted by jonlberg109 on 01/12/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Smells like embezzlement.

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Posted by Madeline on 01/12/2017 at 12:02 AM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

I agree with Lee. I find it terribly disturbing that the Community for Art and Culture doesn't see art as a valuable asset to the community. No, it truly does not value the quality or integrity of the talent in this city. Defining art as "not public" is equal to saying the public does not value art unless we create some theater to shove it down their throats. Pathetic. The city demographic is another issue; working artists ARE a minority. We have grants for women, minorities, public works projects, and for artsy events; what we DON'T have, is a grant for individual artists based on merit. Just living in Cuyahoga County and making art shows incredible dedication and should be rewarded. CAC should give every artist who applies to the grant two tickets to a Browns game and call it a day.

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Posted by shawny on 01/11/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Brilliant artists and their projects don't necessarily do anything but create stuff that evokes an emotional response. Not every emotional response is a transformation. What if it we considered cat pictures too wasteful a use of bandwidth on the Internet and prohibited sharing them? So what if they don't serve a useful purpose, people like them! That's art! Some people like stuff an artist makes, others don't. Some art changes lives and thinking, others are just weird or entertaining. Furthermore, many artists are NOT good at public relations. We never expected Albert Belle to be a happy-go-lucky community changer, we just wanted him to hit home runs and make the Indians win. It's great to make sure we get funding to a wider diversity of artists, but it's silly to expect everyone to be a Bob Ross or Bono. Not every artist likes the limelight, and not every artist is about changing the world. Some are happy just making people smile, or maybe just tilt their head. Art doesn't have to always have a social message or impact to be useful to the communitysometimes it just looks more interesting than a plain wall or a plain patch of grassand isn't that enough sometimes?

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Posted by Lee Hawkins on 01/11/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Actually, it sounds like a bunch of white middle-class artists are upset that they will no longer have a chance to get taxpayer money for whatever they feel like doing. "Community change-makers" sounds like individuals who are actively involved in their communities, as opposed to artists who think we should shower them with cash in gratitude that they deign to live amidst us clods.

That may not be the case, but the cases presented here certainly paint that picture.

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Posted by Questioner on 01/11/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

The definition of "community change-makers" -- the small fry need not apply.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/11/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Since I am a native Clevelander, I'm just going to assume that some kind of corruption is at work here and move along.

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Posted by OldGrumpy on 01/11/2017 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Carl Monday Probes an Intriguing New Subject: Himself

I worked with Carl at WERE. Laid back, very nice fellow. I had left the station when Carl hit TV. Glad to see how far he has gotten. Keep on keeping on, Carl!

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Posted by Bob Groome on 01/08/2017 at 9:56 PM

Re: “The Population Boom in Downtown Cleveland is Very Real and Very Good. But How Long Can It Continue?

Not from the area but just recently renovated a home in Asia Town. With the growth in downtown is there any word are reassessing property values since property is very much wanted downtown. Just asking, again not from Cleveland

Posted by Nbowman86 on 01/08/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Winter Guide: 7 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cleveland

What's going on at Public Square on Dec 31st?

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Posted by Charles Gliha on 12/22/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Winter Guide: 10 of the Best Books of 2016 to Cuddle Up With This Winter

Larry Brilliant's autobiography - "Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History" - is an incredible read.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 12/21/2016 at 10:56 AM

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: “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



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