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Hopefully Urban gives Baker a chance to tryout at running back. I believe that's part of the reason why he chose Florida to begin with.
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I don't want to do anything. Facebook likes really? That is the scientific data being used here, lol. Ask any OSU fan where they have the smallest base of fans in the state and they will tell SW Ohio, and then secondly NW Ohio around Toledo where there is a base of Michigan fans.

While this is indeed partially true (and indeed as has been pointed out, Dayton is overwhelmingly in support of OSU), the question was whether or not OSU had more fans in Cincinnati than any other team. And based on the data presented, and other data I've seen over the years, I do think it's safe to say that a plurality of college football fans in Cincinnati pull for the Buckeyes.
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Ohio Politics / Re: Ohio Gubernatorial Election 2014
« Last post by Clevelander17 on Today at 06:09:53 PM »
If it depends upon winning the right-wing extremists sitting in the Republican Party's drivers seat, Kasich has zero chance of winning the presidential nomination. Even here in Ohio, very few of the Tea Partiers are actually happy with him, even if they hold their noses and will vote for him anyway. They don't believe that he is one of them, and he isn't. He's a solid moderate-right Wall Street corporatist more than anything else.

He lacks anything remotely resembling the acting skills necessary to pull off wearing the far-right Tea Party mask, and if he does try, it will backfire on him badly, both locally and nationally.

While this is definitely true, it doesn't mean that he won't try to enact a few high-profile, extremist conservative ideas to try to prove his bona fides to Republican primary voters. It wouldn't be the first time someone like Kasich has taken such action to try to play to a primary base. We here in Ohio could be stuck with bad policy for years after Kasich has left office because he was trying to prove something.
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Good to hear that the film building can be saved and repurposed. I had previously heard that it was impossible to reuse and would've had to be demolished.
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General Transportation / Re: Uber / Lyft
« Last post by jmecklenborg on Today at 05:16:43 PM »
Anyway, back to being "off-topic"...I had a flashback to the old Jimmy the Cab Driver segments on MTV from around 1993...






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^Dusting off my ball and shoes for the new CA.  Can't wait.
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Current Events / Re: Ebola Outbreak
« Last post by X on Today at 04:24:31 PM »
Much of the mockery in this thread misses the point that it's a costly diversion of resources, costly loss of business and earnings, etc., to have to deal with the kind of inconsiderate behavior Dr. Craig Spencer exhibited in NYC.  That's probably a big reason why Governors Cuomo and Christie have taken it upon themselves to impose quarantines:

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c13701f9382b47e18971e685cc7fac6e/after-1st-ebola-case-nyc-3-others-quarantined

This action may be as much about allaying irrational fear as anything else.  But it's ironic that Dr. Spencer went to Africa to help save lives yet lacked enough compunction to spare his fellow New Yorkers the risk and anxiety of possible exposure.  It's true that only symptomatic patients transmit the infection.  But what guarantee is there that symptoms won't present themselves in a public setting?  Dr. Spencer's behavior gave the lie to the notion that self-quarantine is sufficient policy.

The flu-kills-more meme is tiresome.  The average person enjoys an extremely high likelihood of recovering from influenza.  So far, the afflicted medical practitioners who've contracted Ebola have received the very best care possible because there've been so few of them.  Let's hope it stays that way. 

This isn't a Hollywood zombie movie.  You're not fine one moment then, BAM! you're in full blown Ebola mode infecting everyone around you.  It starts with mild fever, aches, and such.  It technically becomes spreadable at this point, but its extremely unlikely- as in people living with Ebola patients don't even seem to be at real risk of catching it.  It's really only "contagious" in the popular sense of that word after it progresses for a few days, when you're vomiting blood and sh-tting bloody diarrhea, and bleeding out every other orifice to boot.  If someone sits on the bus next to you while bleeding out every orifice, please commence to panic.  Till then, you're being irrational.  And the irrational hysteria that's starting to spread is more frightening than Ebola.
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^ I just visited their website....very very interesting.

http://heavensgate.com/

That is referring to the Heaven's Gate cult. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven's_Gate_(religious_group)
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Has it only been seven years?  It seems like that place has been under construction for double that.
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Chu!!

Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu to talk about the "Nerd Culture" at Case Western Reserve University

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Arthur Chu, an 11-time Jeopardy! champion, blogger and sometime actor is now speaking out on what he refers to as "nerd culture."

Chu, of Broadview Heights, will present a lecture, "Revenge of the Nerds: Sex, Race and Rage in Nerd Culture," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University. The talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required at ow.ly/CAjWE. The center is at 11038 Bellflower Road.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/jeopardy_champ_arthur_chu_to_t.html#comments
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