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« Reply #10410 on: July 26, 2018, 09:42:50 AM »
Do you guys ever stop to think how amazing Who Framed Roger Rabbit was. All those historic, IP-issued characters in a dark noir kids-and-adults film (about highway expansions, no less), with an amazing script, top notch performances, and flawless special effects. No CGI either.

As an adult, I really have come to appreciate the movie in so many more ways.
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« Reply #10411 on: August 01, 2018, 09:59:38 AM »

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« Reply #10412 on: August 04, 2018, 09:55:23 AM »
US government: we can definitely 3D print homes on Mars.

Also: homelessness is so complicated, we haven’t yet figured out how to...

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« Reply #10413 on: August 04, 2018, 02:49:47 PM »
LOL! The only thing more amazing than the ignorance in this embarrassing tweet is that he hasn't deleted it yet. The comments to this guy's tweet are priceless, BTW.

@brianlilley
So some guy that owns a foundry is making out like a bandit as these things get sold everywhere to keep idiots from walking into traffic while texting. Whoever thought this up and is making the money from it is a genius! https://t.co/JYpZMl3lzF
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« Reply #10414 on: August 07, 2018, 05:12:15 PM »
it's National Night Out tonight. Be sure and attend your local event. The police usually offer free hot dogs, at least they did last year :(

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« Reply #10415 on: August 09, 2018, 09:37:21 AM »
"Treat this (November 2018) election as if it's the last election in which you can fully exercise your democratic rights. Because it just might be." -- Margy Waller.

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« Reply #10417 on: August 17, 2018, 05:40:08 PM »
Noticed something lately:





Also the 271S signs say Chagrin and Harvard "Rd" when it's "Blvd" and "Ave" on the street signs.

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« Reply #10418 on: August 22, 2018, 06:35:54 AM »
i heard about this craze from somebody and it seems its true — people go berzerk over low numbered license plates in delaware:

https://nypost.com/2018/08/22/low-numbered-license-plate-sells-for-410k-at-auction/

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« Reply #10419 on: August 22, 2018, 11:01:38 AM »
The U.K. is like that. Once a vanity plate is yours it is yours forever to sell or trade as you wish. Some plates have gotten over 1 million pounds.

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« Reply #10420 on: August 27, 2018, 01:32:03 PM »
Walking down Broadway Street in Cincinnati and noticed this sign...

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« Reply #10421 on: August 27, 2018, 05:08:09 PM »
i heard about this craze from somebody and it seems its true — people go berzerk over low numbered license plates in delaware:

https://nypost.com/2018/08/22/low-numbered-license-plate-sells-for-410k-at-auction/

Former Delaware resident, can confirm. When I lived there I always had fun trying to spot the lowest numbers I could find. I once saw #7 in Rehoboth Beach and I spotted numbers 87 and 88 on two BMWs in someone's driveway in New Castle.

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« Reply #10422 on: August 31, 2018, 06:19:31 PM »
Was planning on visiting Cleveland this weekend for Navy Week but it appears no ships arrived for it unfortunately. Really wanted to take a tour of a Navy ship with my GF. How you can you have Navy Week without any ships? Has there been any noticeable Navy presence up there this week?

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« Reply #10423 on: August 31, 2018, 06:31:31 PM »
Thanks, Obama

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« Reply #10424 on: August 31, 2018, 06:36:05 PM »
We need to remind Canada who's boss still! Can you imagine a aircraft carrier porting in downtown Cleveland? The only thing I don't think it can fit in the canal between Lake Ontario and Erie, be towed off and on starting at  the Saint Lawrence river and anchored a 1/2 mile off the coast.
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« Reply #10425 on: August 31, 2018, 06:40:16 PM »
Was planning on visiting Cleveland this weekend for Navy Week but it appears no ships arrived for it unfortunately. Really wanted to take a tour of a Navy ship with my GF. How you can you have Navy Week without any ships? Has there been any noticeable Navy presence up there this week?

Is it Navy weekend?  I know the Airshow is happening.  I don't know about any ships.

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« Reply #10426 on: August 31, 2018, 06:42:47 PM »
Was planning on visiting Cleveland this weekend for Navy Week but it appears no ships arrived for it unfortunately. Really wanted to take a tour of a Navy ship with my GF. How you can you have Navy Week without any ships? Has there been any noticeable Navy presence up there this week?

Is it Navy weekend?  I know the Airshow is happening.  I don't know about any ships.
Yes and you answered all my questions. :(

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« Reply #10427 on: August 31, 2018, 11:46:04 PM »
We need to remind Canada who's boss still!


The only time we fought the Canadians we lost.




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« Reply #10428 on: September 02, 2018, 09:47:34 PM »
We need to remind Canada who's boss still! Can you imagine a aircraft carrier porting in downtown Cleveland? The only thing I don't think it can fit in the canal between Lake Ontario and Erie, be towed off and on starting at  the Saint Lawrence river and anchored a 1/2 mile off the coast.



funny timing here — i learned something about this topic just this week as we were up in the mitt of michigan.

actually there were two aircraft carriers in the great lakes during the second world war, the wolverine and the sable. they were scrapped afterward, but the planes are collectors items. they were modified great lakes ships and were used for practice. of course they couldn’t be on shallow lake erie — they were on lake michigan:

https://articles.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/11/great_lakes_world_war_ii_aircraft_carrier_aviators_s.amp

https://articles.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/02/lake_michigan_navy_carriers.amp
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« Reply #10429 on: September 10, 2018, 01:58:16 PM »
Grocery store employee admits to eating $9,200 worth of deli meat, charged with felony

BOLIVAR, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - A grocery store employee with a hankering for lunch meat is facing felony theft charges after she was accused of eating $9,200 worth of deli meat from a Giant Eagle store in Ohio.

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« Reply #10430 on: September 10, 2018, 02:44:33 PM »

The only time we fought the Canadians we lost.



It's worse than that.  Our professional military lost to their militia near Niagra Falls.  We went up there with every intention of taking the whole place for ourselves while Britain was busy fighting Napoleon and we couldn't handle the British skeleton crew and some farmers from Ontario. 


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« Reply #10431 on: September 10, 2018, 04:33:37 PM »
not really, the vast majority of usa participants in the war of 1812 were also poorly trained militia. i say participants because much of the country, ie., the east coast federalists, turned their back on it. so the whole war wasnt much of one and its overblown in america. it soon ended in a draw and its seen as a skirmish in the napoleonic wars in england and france and i think rightly so.

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« Reply #10432 on: September 10, 2018, 07:40:14 PM »
We need to remind Canada who's boss still!

The only time we fought the Canadians we lost.


It seems that everything's gone wrong since Canada came along

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« Reply #10433 on: September 13, 2018, 12:58:49 AM »
I just wanted to take my time to share some personal news.
I'm joining the military, and more in particular the Air Force. I've enlisted and have been sworn in this past Friday afternoon circa 4:00.
(16:00 for those service members who are probably going to rip me a new one if I don't use military)

I don't know my MOS or my ship date yet, but I have some really good military connections as NCO's that can put in a recommendation for my desired position as an Aerospace Propulsion Technician.
More than likely I will be put in that area, but based on the circumstances right now, since I don't have an MOS, my ship date is set somewhere between January and February.
Luckily Basic training is in Texas, also at the perfect season, so I'll be in Ohio spring weather if not, better.

Are there any seasoned Air Force vets that can possibly give me some pointers or lookouts so i'm prepared?

So, I know I'm not a seasoned veteran on Urban Ohio although I check this website religiously, I know I will be with the United States Air Force.
Contracting for 6 years with an auto E-3 AFC grade. Possibly going for my bachelors and going through OCS to one day become a pilot and retire with 20 years under my belt.

Alright Cleveland, by the time I get out, I want the skyline to be unrecognizable. And by that, I mean more buildings. Bigger buildings.

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« Reply #10434 on: September 13, 2018, 06:59:28 PM »
^ Congrats and best of luck during your service!

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« Reply #10435 on: September 16, 2018, 04:33:34 PM »
all the best to you and keep us posted.

maybe brush up on your military branch jokes!

On some air bases the Air Force is on one side of the field and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle.  One day the tower received a call from an aircraft asking, "What time is it?"  The tower responded, "Who is calling?"  The aircraft replied, "What difference does it make?"  The tower replied, "It makes a lot of difference.  If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o'clock.  If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours.  If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells.  If it is an Army aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3.  If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, it's Thursday afternoon."

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« Reply #10436 on: September 16, 2018, 07:55:39 PM »
Congrats @tastybunns.

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« Reply #10437 on: September 18, 2018, 02:13:14 PM »
Any publicity is good publicity....unless it's this publicity.

What is the most evil company and why?
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9gsp0m/what_is_the_most_evil_company_and_why/

Some real interesting information about Cincy's own Chiquita Brands.

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« Reply #10438 on: September 18, 2018, 02:28:48 PM »
Any publicity is good publicity....unless it's this publicity.

What is the most evil company and why?
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9gsp0m/what_is_the_most_evil_company_and_why/

Some real interesting information about Cincy's Charlotte's own Chiquita Brands.

FTFY.
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