In Defense of Stereotypes

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1979 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I can't decide about Cincinnati. Catch me in a good mood, and I'm okay with Cincy. Catch me in a crabby mood, and I would throw it in with the rest of the armpits in the state.
Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati suburbs are nice, though. Some very, very nice.
Ohio has some truly wretched small towns that make the burgs of Alabama look attractive. Some real Ohio "gems" like Minerva, Bellaire, Waverley, East Liverpool and Bellfontaine.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#1980 Oct 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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You obviously didn't read the last sentence:
"if religion is defined in terms of belief in spiritual beings, then atheism is the rejection of all religious belief."
If you took philosophy or math, then you should understand the "if/then" idea. IF religion is defined in those terms, then..." Religion is also not wholly rejected by all atheists. The problem you and many others have is that you try to fit atheists in a box and they cannot be wholly defined as one thing. Atheists, just like Christians, have different levels of belief. Just because they do not believe in "god" or "gods" does not mean they don't have beliefs of something that isn't centered on a higher being. I know a girl who is somewhat Wiccan, but she's an atheist. I don't subscribe to that mindset, but I'm an atheist. She has a religion, partakes in religious practices. I do not. We're different.
Unless your god is a human being, you reject all religions, the deities of which are spiritual beings.

I know you really, really like Obama...but c'mon.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#1981 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I don't think Coalman is such a bad egg since Kasich has been buddy-buddy with him. I still don't like the lawyerese that comes out of his mouth, but he has been moderately positive when it comes to the things I consider important which is development.
Downtown is looking better than ever, and no really, really major boondoggles there. Not happy with the tax increase, but do enjoy the recycling. Otherwise I would say Coalman is doing okay.
Government jobs and an artificial university propped economy.

Of course, we don't really do anything right either.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#1982 Oct 2, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>And an all-Demonrat council.
Oh, did I mention all three county commissioners are 'Rats, too?
Cuyahoga and Summit have elected Republicans on the county council, but they have as much power as the "opposition parties" in East Germany.

We spent 30 million on a parking garage in Medina County. That's almost always empty.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1983 Oct 2, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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You are too funny!!!!
Just throwing some crap back at him.
Lol
We like to banter back and forth with Wise. We used to call him a monkey.

I fell out of my chair once laughing when I read his first post where he decided to start calling all of us monkeys. Wise is alright as far as I'm concerned.

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#1984 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I don't know about Parma. For what it is, a working class community, Parma seems pretty nice to me. That road to the east of where all the TV towers are that goes into North Royalton looked very nice to me.
Parma is the most corrupt community in Ohio, even more than Steubenville.

Just google: Bill Mason Cuyahoga

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#1985 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Don't forget to remind him that metro Columbus (Franklin and adjoining counties) have added 600,000 people in the last 30 years. Almost unheard of anywhere in the northeastern United States.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indianapolis_met...

Hamilton County, IN

(Carmel)

Arguably the best part of the Midwest and the most successful example of right-wing governance in this country.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1986 Oct 2, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>And an all-Demonrat council.
Oh, did I mention all three county commissioners are 'Rats, too?
I'm starting to lean toward ward representation, reluctantly. It might be the only way to get Republicans back on council and back into County government. Nothing worse than one party rule, Democrat or Republican.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#1987 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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To repeat, Helen Keller, culture does not dictate morality.
That slavery was legal in these antebellum United States did not make it moral.
Steps were taken to bring the nation's BEHAVIOR in line with the absolute truth that slavery is immoral.
That "one person may still find slavery to be completely acceptable" does not make it so.
If your boyfriend believes it to be "completely acceptable" to strike you for failing to have dinner ready at 5pm, will you affirm his personal moral code?
That's certainly our interpretation now, but slavery was once a very justifiable institution. There were slaves in biblical times and there were slaves 150 years ago. The issue of slavery divided people in terms of religion. Southern Baptists found the idea of slavery to be moral.
There are passages in the bible that condone slavery. There are passages in the bible that condone stoning (Leviticus). These are practices that we now find immoral, even barbaric. The culture THEN did not feel this way. Especially for such a sin as blasphemy...could you imagine if that were the case nowadays? Even religious leaders argue the case that many things that were taught in the bible cannot be applied now because of the change in time and culture.
Funny that you should bring up a man hitting a woman. The bible isn't exactly the best moral reference for the treatment of women, is it? Some contradictions in there. And yet again - within your religion - there are those who disagree about the morality/immorality of how women should be treated and how they should behave. Catholics generally do not believe a woman should be allowed to speak in church or be a priest. Other Christian religions believe otherwise. As for abusing a spouse, there were laws (laws which are influenced by a society's moral code) that upheld a man's right to abuse his wife.
Personally, I would find this practice to be immoral. But if I were a man in the 1600s, I might find it perfectly fine. And not only would that be so, but the entire society might think it fine as well.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#1988 Oct 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Government jobs and an artificial university propped economy.
Of course, we don't really do anything right either.
Were Columbus not home to the Statehouse and to OSU, it would be nothing.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1989 Oct 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Cuyahoga and Summit have elected Republicans on the county council, but they have as much power as the "opposition parties" in East Germany.
We spent 30 million on a parking garage in Medina County. That's almost always empty.
Read about the Franklin County commissioners when Kilroy ran the show...we ended up with a $75 million MINOR league ball park.

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

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#1990 Oct 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Frank Jackson is bi-racial, and unlike Obama, actually identifies as such.
I don't like him, but George Forbes of the militant days, he is not.
Now, East Cleveland is a cesspool that should be put under military occupation.
The nicest part of the state, IMO, Hudson, but one of the most expensive.
Hudson is very nice, but traveling more east....the richest suburbs are great.....Gates Mills, Beachwood, Moreland Hills, Chesterland , Mayfield Village and Highland Hts.
Chardon, plus some others.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#1991 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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We like to banter back and forth with Wise. We used to call him a monkey.
I fell out of my chair once laughing when I read his first post where he decided to start calling all of us monkeys. Wise is alright as far as I'm concerned.
He's a pro-Muslim, anti-white racist...with really bad theology.
What's not to like?

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#1992 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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I'm sorry for insulting Helen Keller in my previous post.
Will you be featured in the upcoming sequel to "Dumb and Dumber"?
Murder has always been immoral; that disagreement exists regarding a murderer's punishment is secondary.
Thus, lynching blacks because they are black and killing Jews because they are Jewish has always been immoral.
Neither your opinion, nor anyone else's, will change that incontrovertible fact.
...Zimmerman?...Price of tea in China?
OK...we get it. As a committed leftist, you're still angry about it.
The state failed to prove its charges, and Zimmerman was therefore acquitted by a jury of his peers.
Sounds as if your moral code would demand the imprisonment and/or execution of a man found innocent of the charges.
Interesting...
Really? Murder has always been immoral? Then why does your bible say that a woman should be stoned to death? Is that not murder?

You're really having a difficult time following along here. So you're saying that since slavery has ALWAYS been immoral, that the founding fathers and everyone who lived back then were immoral, right?

I'm sorry that you can't follow along, but that's a YP not an MP. If you want to make assumptions of my own thoughts rather than the evidence I brought forth and using current situations to prove that some people still justify murder - well, I guess you're beyond help.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#1993 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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We like to banter back and forth with Wise. We used to call him a monkey.
I fell out of my chair once laughing when I read his first post where he decided to start calling all of us monkeys. Wise is alright as far as I'm concerned.
I prefer him to the Beast of Brooklyn

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Since: Jan 13

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#1994 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I'm starting to lean toward ward representation, reluctantly. It might be the only way to get Republicans back on council and back into County government. Nothing worse than one party rule, Democrat or Republican.
I don't know if the charter can be changed to elect Commissioners by district.

You can have a charter to have an Executive and Council members by district, but 4 out of 5 times, Franklin will elect a Democrat Executive, who would automatically become the next contender for Governor.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#1995 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Unless your god is a human being, you reject all religions, the deities of which are spiritual beings.
I know you really, really like Obama...but c'mon.
lol...you really are close-minded and blinded to the truth. You do not and cannot define religion/spirituality for ALL people. You can TRY, but your definition only applies to you. It does not apply to everyone. You just don't get it at all and it's scary how blind you are to the truth.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1996 Oct 2, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I'm starting to lean toward ward representation, reluctantly. It might be the only way to get Republicans back on council and back into County government. Nothing worse than one party rule, Democrat or Republican.
It's about time. The entire NW side doesn't have a council member living within eight or ten miles.

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#1997 Oct 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Parma is the most corrupt community in Ohio, even more than Steubenville.
Just google: Bill Mason Cuyahoga
He's out! I think he resigned before he got his butt handed to him from that scandle with DiMora.

Pass the Canoli
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1998 Oct 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Government jobs and an artificial university propped economy.
Of course, we don't really do anything right either.
True, but this has always been a city heavy on computer and technical jobs as well. That's why we have banking, distribution and all the data centers we have around here. Battelle. The list of things they've been responsible for (Xerox machines, CD's) will amaze anybody.

Distribution and finance is driven by computers and technology as well.

Health care. Kasich is correct to focus on attempting to turn Ohio into the Silicon Valley of medical research. The 3-C's have enough good hospitals and research between them to make an impact. This is wealth creating stuff.

Basically, computers are the backbone of the Columbus economy. I'm just winging it here, but I think Columbus became good at programming and back office type stuff for government, banks and insurance companies. This lead to being a hub for financial services, retail and distribution. Government jobs are just icing on the cake.

Well educated population and a far cleaner than average big city.

Coalman, whatever his faults, is no Barry Soetoro. His dad was a doctor in Toledo. He has at least a little common sense.

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