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  2. Any ideas why fatality rates are worse in Youngstown or portage county? Looking at the graph above, Portage is a big outlier.
  3. Mahoning County is even worse with twice as many deaths as Portage County, but only 40% more population.
  4. A disproportionate amount of deaths in Portage County. "Portage County has experienced 14 fatalities as of today, compared to 12 in Summit and 23 in Cuyahoga. But its fatality rate by population was significantly higher compared to the other Cleveland counties. And as many cite that higher age is directly correlated with fatality rates, we note that Portage County has the youngest median age of all seven counties." https://www.centerforcleveland.org/covid-19
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    you can take it out of context however you want, and of course the article spins it to appear different than what was actually said, but you have bought into the false narrative so there is no changing your mind.
  6. The cold front that swept through last night dropped the relative humidity to near desert levels, so don't discount that as a factor too. Houston has been described as having a white sky, not because of pollution, but because it's so humid.
  7. Maybe it's time Scripps brings back the Cleveland Press brand for another go.
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  9. ^That makes sense, looking on the map I figured more like 20 miles actual distance. I've been there, and you were lucky to see the skyscrapers of downtown let alone the Hollywood sign. She's pretty high up. They bought it for the million dollar view. The house is a nice little 1950's ranch house. It's a tear down to the next buyer.
  10. Yep. I spoke to soon. I should've cash out when I posted.
  11. Not so fast. We're basically back to where the day began. I bought $5,000 worth of sketchy oil stocks on April 3. I was up $800+ around lunchtime today but ended the day only up $112.
  12. I also would have guessed 30 miles but per the Google Earth measure tool it's 19-21 miles depending on where, specifically she lives.
  13. I wouldn't be surprised if the peak of average air quality in the U.S. was the late '90s. Cars and industry had cleaned up significantly yet the number SUVs/bigass trucks was far lower, the last big round of sprawl was yet to come and the massive increase in semis on the road since then hadn't happened. The late '90s is a number you hear thrown around a lot, really.
  14. The air quality is definitely changing fast. The skies have been really blue here in Chicago as well. My sister lives south of LAX in Redondo Beach CA up on a hill. She can see the Hollywood sign right now from her back deck. Something she said has not happened since they moved in, in the late 90's. Not sure what the mileage is as the crow flies, but a driving map on Google puts Redondo Beach to the Hollywood sign at 30 miles. I'll ask her to send me a pic
  15. The parts of town with the wires aren't nearly as big of a part of the Dayton RTA as without them since the economy got pulled out to 675.
  16. I agree, and to get to this point we didn't need to get completely off fossil fuels, just do a significant reduction. I remember what this part of the country was like in the 1980s, back before we got rid of leaded gas and smoke stacks weren't for decoration. After the passage of the Clean Air Act, there was a dramatic improvement by the late 1990s. But what we're seeing now is at least as much of a jump. The coal power plants are still going and there are still a lot of semi trailers on the road. Trains are the same. What we've gotten rid of is the jets and all of the idling traffic. This is as strong of an argument as can be made for electrifying the railroads and adding passenger trains to reduce freight rail emissions + long drives and short-distance jet travel. In the cities, electrifying the bus fleets will help. Dayton of course has electric buses but that by itself isn't enough for things to be noticeably better there.
  17. ^Theres a ton of evidence that decreased traffic and industry is having a hugely positive effect on air quality. Coming out of all this, a lot of NGOs and governments (OK, not the USA) are going to be looking at this and saying “do we really have to go back to how it was before?” . Sone things will be different.
  18. Yeah, very clear outside. Everything looks sharp and well-defined. I don't think I've ever experienced this honestly. The closest I'd say was playing against Vinton County HS in tennis a couple times in the '90s. If you get too close to the Ohio River things get smoggy again. The only time I've been out West was L.A. Western Virginia is about the only other place I've been that's maybe like this.
  19. Does everyone anticipate it taking 2 years to complete the HQ?
  20. Does this kill whatever they had planned on the Spaghetti lot? Or delay it?
  21. While not the type of news anyone likes to hear, I’m glad construction’s still progressing along on current projects. We could be left with half-completed shells of buildings, but at least we will still come out of this with new developments and new residents. The Lumen, May Co, Euclid Grand, Avenue townhomes, 12th + Ave...and let alone the gazillion of projects outside of downtown. We will definitely see some major economic effects of this pandemic, but I’m optimistic that Cleveland’s future will be just as bright as ever once we get through this. We’re resilient, we’re proud of our city and we’re going to see great things in the future, overcoming this together. I just know it.
  22. Allard’s writing is garbage most of the time, but this was a pretty good one
  23. They can just keep lobbing the thing on one primary and general election after another until it passes. We could have had this 30+ years ago but they were defeated in 1979 and 1980 and then just gave up until 2002, when the trolls came out of the woodwork to mount a full-court press.
  24. This isn't my photo but it's from this morning, April 9, 2020. Look at how brilliant that sky is. I can't over-emphasize how much better the air quality has become in and around Cincinnati since the virus shut-down. We'll see official statistics at some point in the future but it's safe to say that automobile/truck traffic is down at least 50% and commercial aviation is down even more. It took 1-2 weeks for everything to blow away or settle (and stop blowing this way from other cities), but now I'm seeing the sort of vivid colors you associate with remote areas. Even more surprisingly, it smells like we're in the country.
  25. You literally said this as a direct response to one of my comments: You didn't explicitly say, "I have a degree in this so you are obviously wrong and I am obviously right" but I don't think you could have implied it any more than you did. What I'm saying is that the fact that you have a degree is irrelevant to the argument of "what you are saying is just completely shallow and broad to an extent that it is basically meaningless." It does nothing to support your claim. You were literally using your degree to strengthen the argument. An appeal to authority.
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