Portsmouth: How did this happen?
gary

Minford, OH

#46 Oct 3, 2012
gary wrote:
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i didnt say i didnt like walmart?
but it is a trend? when harts opened on 23 that took away bussiness in down town portsmouth? yes we had hecks, and rinks for a while ,but there prices was much higher, and did not survive. other chains, follow these large stores because of the volume of people that come to it. could you amagine portsmouth if they had settled in the middle of town? look at krogers? thats a busy little area?

“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

The Compound

#47 Oct 3, 2012
gary wrote:
<quoted text>i didnt say i didnt like walmart?
I was replying to tizzy.

I like Walmart, but they piss me off too.
cope

United States

#48 Oct 3, 2012
AllIdoislol wrote:
LOL.. Idiots.. Blame the Greedy unions and lazy people and NOT those who own property and business today!!! Liberals ruined this county like Bill Ogggg and others that take from the taxpayer... Lets get your son in office by Appointing him ..OBTW who introduced Biden when he came to town? LOL!!! How about Vern Riffe's boy Skippy??? LOL
If it wasn't for union people wages be lower than shit!
cope

United States

#49 Oct 3, 2012
gary wrote:
<quoted text>i can remember when portsmouth was getting awards for best little town most beautiful city ,so on and so on, and the unions where here then too? stores like walmart, and drugs killed this town?
Well said
undeniable

Haslet, TX

#50 Oct 3, 2012
cope wrote:
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If it wasn't for union people wages be lower than shit!
The sad part is you actually believe that. Go elsewhere in the United states, wages arent lower than shit everywhere! A lot of good the unions are doing here arent they? THERE IS VERY LITTLE IF ANY WORK HERE. Someone could hire me at $100 per hour but if I never make any hours then whats the point?!?!?!
cope

United States

#51 Oct 3, 2012
undeniable wrote:
<quoted text>The sad part is you actually believe that. Go elsewhere in the United states, wages arent lower than shit everywhere! A lot of good the unions are doing here arent they? THERE IS VERY LITTLE IF ANY WORK HERE. Someone could hire me at $100 per hour but if I never make any hours then whats the point?!?!?!
I understand your point I really do and in this economy and work being so scarce whether you work union nonunion doesn't matter. Only thing I'm saying if it makes a difference or not to some there is a standard not all I agree but some companies look to and wages are one that they look at. I personally feel it helps people across the board. I respect and thank you for your reply
Lois Long

United States

#52 Oct 3, 2012
Uh, don't look now, but prospective casino management and prospective casino attendees want 'safe' gaming, they don't want to go to an casino in a town full of clapped up, Hep C, herped addicts, thieves, and prostitutes. Your reputation precedes you.
curious

Haslet, TX

#53 Oct 3, 2012
cope wrote:
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I understand your point I really do and in this economy and work being so scarce whether you work union nonunion doesn't matter. Only thing I'm saying if it makes a difference or not to some there is a standard not all I agree but some companies look to and wages are one that they look at. I personally feel it helps people across the board. I respect and thank you for your reply
Believe me when I say I had no intent on disrespect to you. But I am speaking with first hand knowledge of unions. I spent a very long time as a dedicated union member, even as a delegate for members. The unions of TODAY have been corrupted by greed. They are a mere shadow of what the unions were ORIGINALLY created for. I have seen time and time again all over Ohio unions destroy employment opportunities for people.
Lee Scott

Galion, OH

#54 Oct 3, 2012
City charter was used against the citizens a long time ago to give the monetary powers to a small group that was taken over by none other than C. Clayton Johnson. No matter where you dig in this city, you hit him. He is at the bottom of the funnel catching all that money...big money in poverty! Every executive in this city is guess what....on his board(s). All not for profit.

Makes you wonder how the poor man eats, supports his beach house or Okermans Penthouse.

Lee
undeniable

Haslet, TX

#55 Oct 3, 2012
I must agree with curious. I also spent a great deal of time in the union and as a delegate as well. You'd be surprised at some of the things Ive personally had to represent members over. The worst was a contract lost over members not wanting to work because the temperature was 91 degrees outside! Yet, they expected to be paid for the day! That is NOT a justifiable reason not to work, it is not a unsafe work enviroment!
someone

Peebles, OH

#57 Oct 3, 2012
AllIdoislol wrote:
LOL.. Idiots.. Blame the Greedy unions and lazy people and NOT those who own property and business today!!! Liberals ruined this county like Bill Ogggg and others that take from the taxpayer... Lets get your son in office by Appointing him ..OBTW who introduced Biden when he came to town? LOL!!! How about Vern Riffe's boy Skippy??? LOL
Agreed!!!
Lee Scott

Galion, OH

#58 Oct 4, 2012
Johnson is your problem....all else is a sham and a front wanting you to look in the wrong direction.

Wake up P town!

All about the Bens!

Lee
cope

United States

#59 Oct 4, 2012
curious wrote:
<quoted text>Believe me when I say I had no intent on disrespect to you. But I am speaking with first hand knowledge of unions. I spent a very long time as a dedicated union member, even as a delegate for members. The unions of TODAY have been corrupted by greed. They are a mere shadow of what the unions were ORIGINALLY created for. I have seen time and time again all over Ohio unions destroy employment opportunities for people.
I agree with that they have went from a well trained group to a dues hungry monster! I'm also a union person but have had to go else where for work now .
curious

Haslet, TX

#60 Oct 4, 2012
cope wrote:
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I agree with that they have went from a well trained group to a dues hungry monster! I'm also a union person but have had to go else where for work now .
Its sad that greed has turned something created to protect wages and workers into a death deal to the very people it was created for. I want anyone who disagrees to simply contact any and all local unions and ask how many of them are working their members. Union member unemployement in Ohio is at all time high. This has been on a drastic increase for the last several years, long before the current administration or economic decline.
Wait

Circleville, OH

#61 Oct 4, 2012
The big unions are a scam perpetrated AGAINST the rank-and-file members who surrender their dues money to the national union leaders who make huge salaries, hand over huge sums to the Democrat party, who in turn lavish perks and attention on the national union leaders. It is all a racket supported on the backs of the real workers who are lied to by their own leaders.

I have had my own, first-hand look at this problem.
ohhh

Marion, OH

#64 Oct 4, 2012
In_A_Tizzy wrote:
<quoted text>Walmart kills small town America. Remember Massies and Hermans meat market? Remember all the little privately owned drug/sundrie stores, clothing stores ect? How many of those kinds of businesses stay in business or exist in Scioto County now? How many of those owners and employees work at Walmart?
New ones will never open up again as long as there is a Walmart, they cant compete. Its sad.
And at this point they wouldn't be employing anywhere near the number of people that just one Walmart does, nor would they be able to offer them benefits. Not to mention the lower prices that local consumers are able to take advantage of there.
ohhh

Marion, OH

#67 Oct 4, 2012
Allidoislol is a Zombie 2 wrote:
<quoted text>You are so Proud of yourself, and so close to greatness, BUT,

you not only got into your own way.

You truly give Fodder to those one Cell Braininess'er's on TOPIX who can only bash spelling, punctuation, syntax, etc. and contribute nothing of substance like WELL, WOW, and all the rest of them.

You in fact go beyond that, and people have called you out for all this, you go beyond that cause you can't decipher life, reason and connect any of that into a rational message and it's present and proof in this posting.

We'll not try to explain it here cause you are unteachable and a lost cause, sometimes we have to make that decision so as not to take us down either. You must have gotten through the school system if you have in fact did, through "Social Promotion" like the students SSSU starts with and are failing at catching them up to life, cause their elementary and secondary schools have failed them.

So, having said all that to say this on your posting:

You start out in your lewd mode saying the Post is "Full of Shit" then you go on to prove it good and valid, etc.

You state all the open businesses and lots that are not being grabbed up by insiders or outsiders. Meaning the Opportunity is there, but no one is grabbing them.

Great prices is how they operate. Look up the CVS lots and others on 5th. St. Look for the $2 million transfers and who they where between. They do that a lot in PTown, buy paying over price and then giving back somehow 1/2 of the over price.???

Then to get you acid bashing in you turn to the poster and make stupid instructions to them.

Then you end up with "Where is Waldo?"

You must have so much fun, like The Machine, with your self, just Mentally Master-baiting..........cause physically quit working of you all, you poor poor souls..........
Wow, time to stop snorting your Oxys while hitting the booze...
ignorant white people

Marion, OH

#69 Oct 4, 2012
It happens cause white people think there the shit but there not LOL white people are the biggest mistake God ever made period point blank. I guarantee the devil was white thus the saying white devils.
ugh

Marion, OH

#70 Oct 4, 2012
ignorant white people wrote:
It happens cause white people think there the shit but there not LOL white people are the biggest mistake God ever made period point blank. I guarantee the devil was white thus the saying white devils.
Great....another racist creep. We whites have fought for years alongside those of other races to give you equal rights but as most extremist....nothing matters except your own hatred. Heard Jet Blue is offering a free one way ticket out of the country. Can we get you booked today?
Lee Scott

Galion, OH

#71 Oct 5, 2012
The Johnson gang is the problem! Not gone away with SOGP, that is a farce.(chamber)

Big monies in rich folk wefare.

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