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Re: “An Argument Against Luxury Seating at the Movies

Much ado about nothing.
Save your energy for the things that matter, Sam.
Like, for starters, democracy going down the toilet, perhaps?.
Sure as hell ain't about where you park your tushy. Or Harry Potter.
You definitely need to get your priorities straight, bro.
You have a powerful voice in this town. Don't piss it away.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 12/14/2017 at 12:44 AM

Re: “An Argument Against Luxury Seating at the Movies

1. Cinema in the traditional viewing format is dying. God forbid those who care about it get creative to try to save it. Since it is dying reduction in seating really isnt an issue. So some of your prime time screenings sell out. This isnt a bad thing. This can also be compared to people who complain about highway congestion for rush hour but the rest of the time the highway has like 20% use and cost too much to maintain.
2. If the theater is investing in seating they are also likely investing in sound, projection & screens. A la Valley View. They are improving now the moving going experience by giving the consumer the comfort of their own home while providing a viewing that they cant get in their living room. I love Cedar Lee, but when a film I want to see gets lobbed into Theater 3, you know, the one with the super small screen and squeaky seats I get pissed.
3. If you cant finance 3-4 tickets to the movies you probably shouldnt be spending your money on such luxuries.

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Posted by Patrick Bateman on 12/13/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “An Argument Against Luxury Seating at the Movies

I was considering giving this article a chance despite me preferring fewer people in the cinema when I attend a movie I care about, as that is less likely to lead to a situation in which people are chatting, texting, or generally being utter selfish morons (an inevitability in any large gathering of humans, I think anyone not born yesterday will agree).

However, then I read the following: "The midnight premiere of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince, in July 2009, remains the single greatest moviegoing experience of my life."

And clearly I can now no longer take anything the author says seriously.

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Posted by Paul Meade on 12/13/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “An Argument Against Luxury Seating at the Movies

I can't believe this whiny bitch put together 3300 words on theater seating.

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Posted by Cornfedwarrior on 12/13/2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “An Argument Against Luxury Seating at the Movies

As an older moviegoer, I am all for the reserved loungechair. Even as a young adult, the idea of the communal experience was never that much of a draw. I was, and still am, all about enjoying the movie on my own terms, sometimes in a larger crowd, but more likely by myself or one special friend. I don't want the mob mentality dictate how I perceive the movie-more often than not, my opinion goes against the norm. It is frustrating to sometimes try to pick when and where to reserve, but the new feature with Fandango means I can get a refund or even an exchange if I don't use my tickets. Well worth it and my back and legs (and mind!) relish those seats.

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Posted by Gaia66 on 12/13/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “An Argument Against Luxury Seating at the Movies

Yes, yes, a THOUSAND TIMES: YES.

This is why I am going to the Capitol Theatre on Thursday to see the very first showing of The Last Jedi. The communal experience you describe is irreplaceable, and to be treasured.

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Posted by Paula J Kampf on 12/13/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Moving to Cleveland: A Guide on How to Leave Your Comfy White Suburb, Written by a White Guy Still Living With His Parents in a Comfy White Suburb

I remember when walking in Cleveland meant you better be from Cleveland becuz you would get your suburban ass stomped out in a heart beat. Thats the Cleveland I grew up in back in the 90s think gangsta rap. But now I live in a subburb and gave up the ignorant ways of my youth.

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Posted by John Anthony Zitiello on 12/08/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “'You're Lucky We Didn't Shoot Him'

It's sad to say but this happens everyday. So it don't surprise me at all. I was military so I have lived all over the country. But I can truthfully say Cleveland is 1 of the most curup city's I have ever lived in.

My point is just because the case didn't make it on TV & no charges was brought up. Do t mean it didn't happen. Cleveland Settled for $250,000 to the victim & the cop was fired or quite.

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Posted by Isyss13Anya on 12/07/2017 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Kevin Kelley's Community Chest

Excellent piece! Just one correction. The exchange of cash from corporations, bigwigs and other vested interests to the Leadership Fund shouldn't be called "contributions," but rather "investments." None of this will change, ever, until there is constitutional change at the federal level to end the nonsense that has anointed money and corporations with constitutional rights that permit the wealthy and corporate entities to engage in legalized bribery and pervert the will of the public. Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. Move to Amend. https://movetoamend.org/motion

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Posted by greg coleridge on 12/06/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Kevin Kelley's Community Chest

This practice is why there is an effort for charter reform and term limits on Cleveland City Council. Thank you for this report - I will post at REALNEO .us, where I have archived this information. This article from 1993 references the newly created PAC:
BUSINESSES CHIP IN TO KEEP MAJORITY OF CITY COUNCIL

Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Friday, September 17, 1993
Author: BENJAMIN MARRISON and CATHERINE L. KISSLING PLAIN DEALER REPORTERS
Big Business is PAC-ing in the money for Cleveland City Council.

PACs, or political action committees, account for nearly one-third of the money raised by a newly formed "Council Leadership Fund," which has collected $135,563 to retain a majority of council members who face re-election this year, according to documents filed yesterday with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.



Political action committees representing area law firms, businesses and developers, many of which represent interests that do business with the city, contributed $42,800 to the fund.



The fund is controlled by Council President Jay Westbrook. Mayor Michael R. White and businessman Sam Miller have pledged to help Westbrook raise $300,000.

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Posted by lmcshane on 12/06/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Northeast Ohio's 50 Most Frustrating Cold Cases

I am so sorry
I didn't post her whole name which was
Angela Rochelle Mowers
Drake was her married last name!!
FEBRUARY 6 1965. AUGUST 30, 1984

Posted by Bridgette Mowers Wade on 12/02/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Northeast Ohio's 50 Most Frustrating Cold Cases

How do you go about getting a death investigated? My sister was 19 years old, and had got pickup one night by the local Sheriff's Department in Morrow County, she
had never served the weekend in jail that the Judge had sentence her. So she was picked up, and taken in August 29th 1984. I will say that she had spent a weekend before and also a night here and there, and would tell our Mom,how the corrections officers would come up all hours of the night wanting "special favors" okay back to the story... Let me tell you a little bit about my sister at the time of her death. She was going through a divorce,moved back home with our Mom,me and another younger sister and brother!! She had an awesome job making great money by being a press operator in a factory. Just had bought her first "new" car off a local lot, and no kids!! She was excited about the way her life was going!! Always had a smile on her face, and tons of friends, she just really enjoyed life and loved the way hers was headed!! She
Was absolutely a Happy go lucky Gal!! Well the night she got picked up, after they got her booked in, they let her make her free phone call, she called home, I answered the phone that night, and had I'd known that that would be my last time talking to her I sure wouldn't of talked to her the way that I did!! I gave her all kinds of hell for putting our Mom through all kinds of worries, and bad mouthed her for partying. She just said Let me talk to Mom please so I did and she was just wanting mom to know where she was so that mom wouldn't be upset and worrying. She had to do a weekend and would be out no worries!! Well seeing how I had school the next day, I went ahead and went to bed. Angie called at about 10 min till 11:00 pm that night, forty minutes later a cop was knocking on my mom's door only telling her that their had been an accident involving Angie and that it was real serious and she was in the ICU at the local hospital. He told Mom that he would take her to Angie, Mom said that he wasn't going to tell her anymore than that there had been a bad accident, but on the way to the hospital, mom pleaded with him to tell her exactly what happened, that's when the cop told her that Angie tried to hang herself in the jail cell with a hand towel, and by the time that they found her she had already stopped breathing and that they had to administer CPR on her until the ambulance got there, that by the time she was headed for the hospital she had started breathing again!! By the time My Mom made it to the hospital, Angie was put on life support, and my mom was told that there wasn't any brain waves, and that if Angie we're to live she would be a vegetable!! Angie fought until 6pm the following evening!! Here are some facts: 1.There was no female cop on duty that night, she shouldn't of even went behind bars 2.Angie had an autopsy performed on her, the reason for death was from being hung, but that she also had a bunch of old blood like from a hemmorage,3rd. Funeral director told Mom that she had bruising on her abdomen, and scratches on her neck. And I had also been wondering when I saw it in her room, but I was 17 what did I know, but I had remembered seeing a tube coming from Angie's mouth, and I could tell that it was blood that was in the tube, so I followed the long plastic tube to see where it was going and at the end of that tube was like a Gal.jar and it was just dripping blood, I looked all over to see where they were pumping blood back into her, and there wasn't any!! The next day my Mom,Dad and my Mom's sister went up to the jail house to get some answers, but I never knew until just the other day that the only person that they had questioned was the Sheriff. I'll never understand why they never questioned the officers that we're working that Evening, I am as a matter of fact really upset by this!! How could you just except this nonsense!! I know that we were really poor then, and Mom always said that it would never bring Angie back, and that someday they would have to answer to our Dear Lord!! They had a heck of a time getting the sheriff in there to question him, we had our County fair going on at the time, and Sherrif Tom Hardin thought that being at a pig auction was more important than to answer some questions about how was this young lady able to commit suicide in his Jail, I guess Sheriff Tom Hardin went willingly after he saw them coming towards the stands at the pig auction.
When they got back up to the jail, my mom wanted to see the cell that she was being held in, and they went up the stairs to the cell she had been in, and mom asked the sheriff what had she stood on to push herself off of to get high enough to be able to hang, and the sheriff said well she had pushed that steal table with those 2 steal chairs welded to it over to the bars to stand on, My Mom and Dad tried moving that table and not only was it heavier than hell, but mom said it made scruff markes on the floor, not to mention the dust that was on the floor, and the ear breaking screeches and echoing it made!! Mom said there was absolutely no way she was able to use that table!! Let's not forget about the hand towel that she supposedly tore into a "L" shape and put it around the bar and then tied a knot under her chin, he did get a little messed up when mom asked to see the towel,she said that he went and retrieved the towel from a safe, and she said that they had it all folded up nice and neat, and it had some blood on it, mom asked how did they know she was hanging and he said well they look around the banister and was able to see her, but when mom asked him how were they not able to hear that big screech noise, the sheriff said that well because they had the big thick wooden door to the cell closed!! Well if that big wooden door would of been close than they wouldn't of been able to see Angie!! And when asked how were they able to get her down, the sheriff said that they had to cut her down before they could open the door, well if that's true, than shouldn't that hand towel of been cut into 2 pieces with a knot in the middle!!! I just would love for someone to help me get Justice for Angie, and maybe to give her family and friends that has spent over 30 years not being able to except that suicide was the reason for her death, to finally get some closer, knowing that they did the best that they could for her!!!

Posted by Bridgette Mowers Wade on 12/02/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Hell to Pay

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Re: “Cleveland's Hip-Hop Scene Looks to Grow Up Amid Fleeing Stars and an Underdog Mentality

The key word here is rehearsal, It's the most important part of any music scene and it's why I dedicated my entire career to it

Posted by Mark Soberay on 11/02/2017 at 1:05 AM
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Re: “Taking On the Man

and now you know the rest of the story...

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 10/28/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Taking On the Man

Oh, Shalira Taylor was snubbed! She would have LOVED the mention, if given the opportunity!

Ward 12, under Tony, has gone to the dogs! Drugs, crime, foreclosure problems, and horrible streets! Now, a plan to move out the blue collar workers of Slavic Village. An I forgot! Two high priced housing projects that didn't work. We just lost a good bar/grill because of robberies, and now, his solution? Move in high cost businesses to draw money to the neighborhood. If a bar like Scorcher's is targeted, a new meat market is targeted, do you really think a wine shop will survive?

The Broadway and Fleet road repairs ran overtime, and businesses left. The outcome of the Fleet project left the ability of higher crime and a danger to traffic with the inability to see around the vegetation. 15 phone calls placed by Ms. Taylor, and NO ONE, including Tony's office, knew who would give permission to cut the "jungle". So, we tied them into stalks, with thanks from citizens and police officers. Before the task could be completed, Tony had them cut. Not at the request of many citizens, but as a response to someone DOING SOMETHING!


We need common sense representation in Ward 12. Vote Taylor in Ward 12!

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Posted by Roz McAllister on 10/28/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “$100 Bounty on That Kid

She still psycho

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Posted by Michael Statzer on 10/28/2017 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Gone In 50 Seconds

I'm so sorry for your loss. David was so young with his entire life ahead of him. May God Bless and keep all you family and friends of this dear victim. Justice was served, but it doesn't take away the pain of your terrible loss. I'm praying for you all...

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Posted by Kimberly Sims on 10/26/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Taking On the Man

Shalira Taylor was not snubbed. As noted in the article, Scene made multiple attempts to contact her, to which Taylor did not respond.

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Posted by Hank Drake on 10/26/2017 at 1:50 PM

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