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ISN'T IT TIME FOR A TEA PARTY

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 16:48.

IT IS TIME TO REDUCE REGRESSIVE TAXATION IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY; IT IS TIME TO STOP TAXING LOW INCOME PEOPLE FOR HIGHER INCOME DESIRES.

 We are too busy to remember that the taxes discussed below are relentlessly collected every day, hour and minute on required purchases by all of us. 

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TREMONT SOCIAL CAPITAL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/07/2008 - 17:54.

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This morning two of my friends and I bumped into Frank Giglio in front of his home on West 14th Street, in Tremont (Cleveland), Ohio. Mr. Giglio pulled up along the sidewalk in his car while we were walking by (with Tucker, the dog). Mr. Giglio had a cup of hot coffee balanced in his lap below the steering wheel, and through the open car window I could see the steam rising up out of the half consumed coffee cup as we spoke. I felt kind of bad realizing that any conversation we had was going to result in that second half of the Sunday morning coffee being cold.

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THERE WERE BETTER WAYS THAN THE PD WAY

Submitted by Roldo on Sun, 12/07/2008 - 11:03.

They didn’t have to do it that way, did they?

Editorial people from two newspapers sent e-mails to me about how layoffs were handled at their newspapers.
It differed from how the Plain Dealer handled its exit for loyal employees.

In both case layoffs, they said, it was done by seniority. (Somehow the newspaper guild at the Plain Dealer gave away its seniority rights.)

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COLD REALITY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 12/06/2008 - 22:50.

Ed Hauser Cleveland ashes burial

Ed Hauser chose this plot (for his mom and his brother Tom) in the All Saints Cemetery, Northfield, Ohio.

This afternoon at 2:00 in a cold wind blown December snow, Ed joined them.

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Hannah Arendt, 1:9:90 rule and greening the city

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 12/06/2008 - 11:37.

"Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up." - Hannah Arendt

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ART QUARTER HOLIDAY SALE - THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Submitted by bginley on Sat, 12/06/2008 - 10:00.

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TWO PATHETIC MEN TELL US MUCH ABOUT AMERICA

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 19:47.

You could watch two of the most pathetic Americans of our time on television tonight trying to evade responsibility.

President George W. Bush tell us, “We are in a recession…This is in large part because of severe problems in our housing, credit and financial markets, which have resulted in significant job losses.”

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MICHENER'S WARM & FUZZY "NEW" CLEVELAND

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 17:24.
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World versus Frank

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 00:06.

Apparently, Frank Giglio's house in Tremont was demolished today. So much for sharing and caring and community and holiday spirit in NEO.

LET'S DO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES - GIVE AWAY MONEY!

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 12/04/2008 - 19:37.

Can you say, “Let’s give some money away?!”

Apparently, the Ohio House of Representatives, particularly Republican members, love to say it.

Now they want to give “film makers” tax credits, capped out at $100-million.

Hey, what’s $100-million anymore when we taxpayers are giving away tens of billions of dollars to thieves on Wall Street?

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THE DAY AFTER BADLY HANDLED PD FIRINGS

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 12/03/2008 - 18:32.

How badly handled was the layoff plan at the Plain Dealer?
Very badly, I’d say.

It seemed designed by lawyers to set tensions at the high level.

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dance video of the day - ignite

Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 12/03/2008 - 12:44.

If you're feeling cold, here's a little video from Irven Lewis to start your blood flowing: click here to Ignite

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PD STAFF MEMBERS DRESS IN BLACK TODAY

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 12/02/2008 - 14:29.

See addition below article (also note that Damian Guevara took the buyout and wasn't relieved of his job, as also taking buyouts were April McClellan-Copeland and Jesse Tinsley).

Plain Dealer editorial staff dressed in black today, according to staff members, as the news dribbled in that colleagues had gotten the dreaded call that they were no longer needed.

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NEWS OUTLET CUTBACKS NOT ONLY AT PD - ALSO TV

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 12/02/2008 - 12:52.

It may seem odd that there’s so much attention paid to those being laid off at the Plain Dealer when so many others are losing their jobs by the hundreds and by the thousands.

However, there is something different about the news media because of the importance of news to a democracy. We are dependent upon these sources for the information as citizens.

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GOLDBERG'S MESSAGE TO PD STAFF

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 12/01/2008 - 14:49.

The following is the message to Plain Dealer reporters from Editor Susan Goldberg that will mean 27 people will find out with a phone call that their services are no longer required.

It gives privacy, says Goldberg, not to mention a cold message of job loss. Couldn't it have been handled more humanly?

Here's the message:

Colleagues:

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Black Friday Turns Red!

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sun, 11/30/2008 - 11:23.

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Appreciate the Magic

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 11/29/2008 - 21:24.

Cranbrook is a magical place.* For the privileged, it is childhood suspended in time with whimsical design and enchanted sculptural gardens and everywhere flowing water.

Site Change for December 1 Fundraiser for Food Bank, Hosted By HubBub Bicycles

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 21:52.

Thanks for support for the fund raising event with the Cleveland Food Bank. As a result of some confusion, the sponsors have had to change the location of the event, which is now hosted by HubBub Custom Bicycles, located at 8005 Mayfield Road in Chesterland (800) 888-2027; (440) 729-2499).

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PD REPORTERS AWAIT EGGER AX AS 50 TO GO

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 15:23.

“There’s bad blood in the city room” says a veteran Plain Dealer reporter as the PD editorial staff awaits more employee cutbacks.

No wonder, the ranks soon will be much thinner. Many are looking over their shoulders, not knowing which will soon not be employed by the newspaper.

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Swimmy and self-interest

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:43.

In college, I studied biology and found myself puzzled by altruism. Why do some animals/people act selflessly in society? Of course, biology's answer puts a genetic spin on it--altruism benefits the species, right?

CITY EXTENDS I-X CONVENTION CENTER LEASE UNTIL 2039

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 11/25/2008 - 16:21.

The City of Cleveland has extended the lease for the I-X (Convention) Center until, with options, until 2039.

Does this mean there won't be a new convention center and medical mart? Naw. 

Council passed legislation recently at the behest of the Jackson administration. 

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Star Neighborhood Energy is Born

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/25/2008 - 03:56.

shiba inu love

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 11/23/2008 - 15:32.

these pups are about as cute as they can get... except for my sleepy pup who just lifted her head with a look that says "what did you just type over there?!?"

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