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Current Events / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Hts121 on Today at 07:31:31 AM »
Ding dong, the grand wizard is dead. Bye, bye Bannon. Enjoy returning to Der Stürmer.

I suspect people are understimating the importance of this.    Most of the bad ideas of this administration came from him.   

Which ideas?  The wall?  Or maybe "the wall"?
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Here's pretty strong evidence, from a local real estate insider, that IKEA may announce a northwest corner 480/Transportation Blvd location in the "very near future"  - a year since the published reports on this site began and public officials went silent...... (For those keeping score, most recent IKEA new store announcements have occurred on Tuesdays or Thursdays... so keeping an eye on the calendar...)

http://www.grs-global.com/messin-with-sasquatch-in-cleveland/

If this is the location, will be interesting to see what might become of the nearly vacant CityView center on the south side of this intersection... The increased traffic might be enough to make something happen there...
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City Discussion / Re: Cleveland: Crime & Safety Discussion
« Last post by Groyd on Yesterday at 10:51:34 PM »
Teen shot in the chest at Public Square, police say

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/08/teen_shot_in_the_chest_at_publ.html

Tonight a 17-year old was shot in the chest near Tower City entrance on Public Square. Not many details on this yet.This is horrible news, especially that it was right in the heart of the city and the central public plaza in Cleveland.
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Current Events / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by X on Yesterday at 07:05:02 PM »
Bannon dives deeper into policy, but they're swimming in the same ideological waters.
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Sports Talk / Re: Columbus Crew Discussion
« Last post by Columbo on Yesterday at 07:03:20 PM »
Some Crew SC player updates before tonight's match at Orlando:


Ola Kamara -- A report by ESPNFC sent a chill down Crew fans when it was reported that Ola was unhappy with his current contract and would "explore moves away from MLS after the conclusion of the current season".  Below is the ESPNFC report and a Massive Report article on that report:

-- http://www.espnfc.us/story/3181583/columbus-crew-hit-impasse-in-contract-talks-with-ola-kamara-sources
-- https://www.massivereport.com/2017/8/16/16159434/report-contract-talks-between-columbus-crew-sc-and-ola-kamara-breakdown

However, there was quick follow-up from Ola Kamara denying that ESPNFC report.  As was pointed out, Ola is in the second season of a four-year contract, and is reasonably well-paid by MLS standards.  However, Ola is also tied for fifth in MLS with 12 goals this season, and his 28 goals over the past two seasons rank him tied for third alongside Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco.  So although the Crew aren't required to amend his current contract, there is justification to do so.  And it sounds like that's the direction both Ola and team are headed toward over the off-season.  Not in an Ola's-going-to-hold-out sense, but a lets-do-something-within-the-2018-salary-structure sense:

-- http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170817/crew-sc--ola-kamara-says-focus-is-playoffs-not-contract
-- https://www.massivereport.com/2017/8/17/16163858/ola-kamara-isnt-focused-on-a-new-contract-but-on-making-the-playoffs-columbus-crew-sc-mls-2017


Kekuta Manneh -- As Manneh was replaced in the second half of the Crew victory last weekend over Chicago, he was noticeably limping.  An MRI confirmed a left ankle sprain after he apparently rolled it during that game.  Manneh has been resting the ankle this week and will not be available for tonight's Orlando game:  http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170815/crew-cuts-crew-sc-awaiting-mannehs-mri-results


Justin Meram -- Meram will be on the Iraqi national team's roster for their two upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.  The two upcoming matches are on Aug. 31 against Thailand in Bangkok and Sept. 5 against the United Arab Emirates in Jordan.  MLS will take a two-week break during this international World Cup qualifying window, so Meram shouldn't miss any upcoming Crew games:  http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170817/crew-cuts-meram-to-return-to-iraq-national-team-for-upcoming-world-cup-qualifiers


Artur -- 21-year Brazilian midfielder Artur is having a dazzling debut season with Crew SC (despite a painful broken wrist injury suffered earlier this year).  He was signed on loan from Brazilian giant Sao Paulo in February.  Since then, Artur has been settling well into a new country, a new league, and new team.  However, his future with Crew SC is uncertain.  Because Artur is playing so well, circumstances might not allow him to return for next season.  Sao Paulo might ask too high a price for Artur to return to Crew SC in 2018, or an international team might outbid Crew SC for his services in 2018, or Sao Paulo might want him for their own team in 2018:  https://www.massivereport.com/2017/8/17/16165000/after-six-months-artur-is-settled-in-columbus-on-and-off-the-field-crew-sc-mls-2017


Pedro Santos -- The Crew's newest DP player has his visa issues sorted out and is available for tonight's game at Orlando.  Santos has been practicing with the team this week and would likely fill in at right wing (particularly given Manneh's injury).  Although its unlikely that Santos would go the full 90 minutes:  http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170818/crew-sc--pedro-santos-federico-higuain-could-play-at-orlando

Federico Higuain -- Higuain is reportedly ready to return for tonight's Orlando game after missing six weeks because of a sprained knee.  During Higuain's absence the team switched from a 4-2-3-1 to 3-4-2-1 formation, which takes away Pipa's central attacking midfielder position.  If Higuain does play tonight, will he switch to right wing (potentially splitting game time with Santos for this week) or will Berhalter switch back to the 4-2-3-1 lineup with Higuain back in the lineup:  http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170818/crew-sc--pedro-santos-federico-higuain-could-play-at-orlando


Gaston Sauro -- Now here's a name we haven't heard in a while.  Sauro was a key central defender for the Crew during their 2015 MLS Cup run.  But his follow-up 2016 was injury plagued.  Then Sauro got news that his injured left knee was much more serious than originally thought.  His knee required a total cartilage replacement.  And that required a donor match before surgery could be performed.

It took five-months before a cartilage donor match became available and on March 4 he underwent cartilage transplant surgery.  That surgery carries a recovery timetable of 10 to 12 months.  Six-months after the surgery, he is beginning physical rehab work.  However, the injury is so severe, doctors are giving the 27-year-old only a 50-50 chance to return to professional soccer.  After being placed on the season-ending injury list for 2017, Sauro's contract with Crew SC is up this year, but it also includes a club option for the 2018 season.

Below are a couple of excellent articles from the Dispatch on Sauro's injury journey and his wait for a cartilage donor match, a situation he made public this season in a commercial for the medical donor group Lifeline of Ohio:

-- http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170816/crew-sc--gaston-sauro-recovering-from-knee-injury-that-cost-him-season
-- http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170816/crew-cuts-how-gaston-sauros-lifeline-of-ohio-commercial-came-together
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Current Events / Re: Tea Party Movement
« Last post by ck on Yesterday at 06:39:24 PM »
I still don't see anyone buying up Canadian farmland, which "global warming" would presumably make much more productive.  The north shore of Lake Erie in particular.

probably not the best way to gauge the truth
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Current Events / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by jbcmh81 on Yesterday at 06:29:38 PM »
Ding dong, the grand wizard is dead. Bye, bye Bannon. Enjoy returning to Der Stürmer.

I suspect people are understimating the importance of this.    Most of the bad ideas of this administration came from him.   

The administration has looked exactly like the campaign.  Same rhetoric, same disaster.  Common denominator remains Trump.
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Current Events / Re: Tea Party Movement
« Last post by E Rocc on Yesterday at 05:29:56 PM »
It might be unproven, but it's the best we have to go by and waiting until things are without doubt to act would be catastrophic in many areas.

I've never been on board with the idea that global warming is an imminent threat. Not to say I don't think it is uninteresting, as I'm certainly for more research on the subject. Until we know more we should just be wary of any posed solution that hurts the U.S. economically. Human nature being what it is, we have seen countless examples both here and abroad where well-intended laws and regulations simply become mere political tools for certain powerful factions.
   

So you probably believe in creationism, but deny climate change LOL. Please go down to Miami, Florida during a full moon. Visit Venice, Italy. Do I need to continue to list real (not alternative) facts about this. The denial of conservative media that has gone from a normal Fox News to a farrrrrrrr right (Brietbart like) is sad and dangerous. Keep living in the past!!!

The question of whether it's smart to build and desperately maintain cities in places like New Orleans, Venice, Amsterdam, Miami, etc. is a topic on its own. It's possible my definition of "imminent threat" is different than yours.

Anyhow, you might not want to make assumptions, particularly broad ones about other people you don't even know. It's juvenile and counterproductive. 

I still don't see anyone buying up Canadian farmland, which "global warming" would presumably make much more productive.  The north shore of Lake Erie in particular.

Where "well-intended laws and regulations simply become mere political tools for certain powerful factions", AGW appears tailor made to be precisely this.  Especially when "proof", such that it is, would be decades away and mostly based on thing not happening.
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Current Events / Re: Tea Party Movement
« Last post by E Rocc on Yesterday at 05:24:10 PM »
Something I didn't even know.  The Koch brothers gave $20 million to the ACLU to fight the "Patriot Act".

https://reason.com/blog/2011/02/25/the-koch-brothers-right-wing-c
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