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  1. The mugshot newspaper/website industry has a lot of extortion, blackmail, etc. I have some stories to tell about it but I'm still too afraid to publicly comment. On a related note, in Hamilton County you can view the mugshots and info of everyone arrested/housed in the county jail here - just click on "View All" : http://apps.hcso.org/inmates.aspx
  2. I'm curious what this means for the remaining and forthcoming lawsuits against other outlets. At a minimum, the legal team is now very well funded to pursue these additional cases. There are already suits against NBC Universal and the Washington Post., and rumor is one is coming against Gannett, the Cincinnati Enquirer parent company.
  3. If the legislation were about civil rights, it'd make sense. It isn't - it requires a curriculum that specifically identifies LGBT people and touts their accomplishments. The law requires that middle and high school students learn about the social, political and economic contributions of LGBTQ individuals That makes it more about the person's sexual preference than what they accomplished. It does the exact opposite of what it's intended to do; really, we should be learning about everyone who has historical significance, but their sexual preference should be a footnote at most. Who cares?
  4. Like a UDF? I don't know if the one on Chase has any produce, the one in Clifton does. The "bodega" definition can turn pedantic pretty quickly. CUF is able to support a handful of what I'd consider to count as bodegas in the east coast sense: Ravine St. Market, E&G Mart, and Riddle Road Market. These are distinct from convenience stores for only a handful of reasons - mostly because they're not chains and don't have much parking (if any). Riddle Road Market may be more of a "deli" because it sells hot meals. And then there are pony kegs, like the place on the corner of Colerain and Virginia. The defining characteristic of pony keg being a focus on beer, liquor, and lottery tickets. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be able to drive through a pony keg. I'd consider a pony keg and a drive-thru to be completely different types of businesses.
  5. Speaking of there being so much to cover - what school has time to teach kids a proper understanding of American History when there are more politically correct topics to shove down their throats? NJ schools get early start on LGBTQ history lessons, soon to be required by law https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/education/2020/01/07/nj-schools-to-teach-lgbtq-history-months-before-new-state-law-requiring-such-lessons/2712628001/
  6. Seelbach wants to cancel the Capitoline Wolf statue in Eden Park: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/01/06/should-statue-gift-mussolini-removed-eden-park-cincinnati/2829704001/ Of all the recent big stretches people have been making to seek out things to be offended by, this seems like the biggest. I've always thought this statue and its history were among the best hidden gems in Cincinnati.
  7. Here's a good brief run down of women in Iran pre- and post-revolution: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47032829 While there are some women who may otherwise choose to wear the required garb - I'd wager the vast majority dress as they do because men in power tell them they have to. Even when you see women dressed in hijabs, specifically, in the states, I'd guess many/most women don't choose to do so, but are forced to by the men in their families and religious communities. The dress code in Iran is also a lot different than Orthodox Jews and the Amish (besides the fact that only one is government mandated) in that there's not really an equivalent for men. It's a completely different power/sex dynamic. The latter is about traditional gender roles/norms (which all societies have to a certain degree, with varying levels of acceptability for deviation), the former is about treating women as property of the men who make up the ruling radical religious patriarchy.
  8. The "Chinatown Bus" that provides service from Cincinnati to NYC, via Dayton and Columbus, was the bus that crashed this weekend on the Pennsylvania turnpike, killing 5 and injuring 60+ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/us/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-accident.html
  9. Just to recap the buildup to the US strike on Suleimani - I think I've captured the key events that caused an escalation in the crisis: Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman - the US did not respond with force: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2019_Gulf_of_Oman_incident Iran shot down an American surveillance aircraft over the Strait of Hormuz - the US did not respond with force (a mission was called off at the last minute in hopes that a diplomatic solution was possible): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Iranian_shoot-down_of_American_drone Iran launched an unprovoked attack on oil fields in Saudi Arabia - the US did not respond with force: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Abqaiq%E2%80%93Khurais_attack Most recently, Iran helped organize and supply militant groups who launched rockets at US bases and organized an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad. This was, finally, met with a military response from the US. I just don't buy the argument that Trump wants war or is trying to "wag the dog." It seems like he's done everything he can to avoid conflict. How much longer can the US and our allies let a violent, rogue theocracy bully the region around?
  10. The Peace Arch border crossing averages 4000 car crossings per day. It is a bit strange that 60 of those were Iranians, if only because the Iranian government just promised to attack targets within the United States and the only way they could attempt to do that is by sneaking combatants into the country. Also, while Googling this I haven't found confirmation from any sort of valid source that this actually occurred. It all seems to be based on a CAIR press release, so it should be taken with a big grain of salt.
  11. Qasem Soleimani was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, which is a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. Further, it took place in Iraq, where he has no official business as an Iranian commander; he had only one reason to be there - to orchestrate terrorist attacks on the US and allies in Iraq. Taking him out in Iraq was absolutely pivotal in that it erases all doubt that Iran is behind the recent attacks on US bases and the embassy. He was essentially caught blown to smithereens with his pants down.
  12. The girl in this video looks almost exactly like the singer, but with only half of the hairdo.
  13. Ram23

    Gun Rights

    I'm sure the irony of criticizing something as "virtue-signaling" while stating in almost every Tweet that he "used to be a Republican" is missed on this guy.
  14. ^ That's disingenuous. That's a parking garage under a park, and it was taken on a cold December morning the weekend after Christmas, while it was pouring down rain. That garage is full whenever the weather is nice, or if there's an event at Washington Park or Music Hall. The problem (and it's in no way unique to OTR) is accommodating peak demand while accounting for residents who by and large refuse to live car free.
  15. There are ways to dry out the soil if schedule is tight, such as mixing in lime. I think it's also easier to haul dirt away when it's wet than it is to try to move it around and compact it, which is what it looks like they might be doing at the Artistry. Being at a low elevation right by the river also helps keep the soil wet for much longer than at higher elevations. I've worked on a few projects at elevations near the low point in Hamilton County and it seemed like they never dried out, even in the summer. Pendleton is a bit higher, but it might not make much of a difference because it's still in a valley.
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