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  1. ^ This happens all the time and it's mind boggling. I wouldn't be surprised if the Liberty Street "Road Diet" budget ends up seeing an unnecessary and punitive cost increase because it will result in replacing recently upgraded infrastructure (ie refunding whatever project budget paid to replaced the curb cuts - my guess is an accessibility initiative seeing that the tactile warning strips look like the only upgrades). Knowing the "Road Diet" may rework this intersection, the city could have saved several thousand dollars by simply delaying the project or, if deemed urgent, using temporary surface applied tactile warning systems.
  2. I've only heard one example in the past couple of years, and it was further outside the city in a township area on the west side of Hamilton County.
  3. Seemingly trivial stuff like this can kill projects. I've heard horror stories of people filling out MSD's "Request for Availability of Sewer Service" and getting a response not unlike "we're full." At that point, you're screwed.
  4. Ram23

    Racism

    Another point to make about this particularly odd comparison - it has nothing to do with race, despite the authors attempts to make it a race issue. Everyone knows the law comes down harder on poor people. If both the women were white, or both black - the outcome would have been exactly the same. If you have millions of dollars to pay a team of lawyers, chances are you're going to get a favorable sentence. If you don't, chances are you won't. Is this an issue? Yes. Is it a race issue? Absolutely not.
  5. Ram23

    SCOTUS

    Hey, don't be too harsh - they corrected it in the fine print a day later, after everyone had already read it: From the Times: Editors’ Note: Sept. 15, 2019 An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article. The "Editor" should be embarrassed. By all relevant accounts, the incident in question literally never happened. But hey, these folks who work for the NYT want to sell some books!
  6. Ram23

    Racism

    What a confusing article. The headline makes it seem as if the article is about a mom sentenced to 5 years in jail for fraud, but instead the author immediately presents a story about some other case that's not even tangentially related. Ultimately, we find out the mom who was "sentenced to 5 years" has already served that time - starting 8 years ago - making it decidedly not news. This is what propaganda looks like, folks.
  7. His source is a "Never Trump" group. Take it with a big grain of salt. All of the mainstream (and even the liberal leaning) polls show similar numbers to Gallup: https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx If you average out the 2015 and 2019 polls, there are actually a few more Republicans around today than there were in 2019. There may have been 2 or 3% of the group exit and a new 3 or 4% come in to replace them from the "independent" category (myself, for example), but there hasn't been any sort of major swing.
  8. I've said on this very forum, countless times, that I'm a political moderate - so I think you're a bit off here. Some folks far more conservative than I am would likely have a problem with this - and that's okay. In my opinion, in order to have a civil society, your right to stand on your porch and yell at the top of your lungs is not limitless. In this instance, the man's screaming was putting what looks like a SWAT team in potential danger. In other instances, noise ordinances and nighttime restrictions are necessary. Also, I'm not familiar with Columbus but is the mayor really an authoritarian dictator up there? Or do the police report to someone else?
  9. Ram23

    SCOTUS

    It may seem like ancient history - but the Blasey Ford allegation was put under the largest microscope known to mankind. No evidence whatsoever was found to support it, and it remains entirely uncorroborated. Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed and rightfully sits on the Supreme Court. I can't think of a better or more official way to possibly refute an accusation.
  10. So it turns out this has resulted in a lot of low scoring losses. The most recent 1-0 loss, however, was accomplished in a manner in which no MLB team has ever done before. The Reds allowed just one baserunner over the course of 9 innings. He scored on a sacrifice fly. No team had ever lost a 9 inning game in which they only allowed a single baserunner.
  11. Ram23

    Gun Rights

    Was it the ACT or the SAT that had a big section of analogies, but has since removed it? I have a feeling if that section were still in the test, the author of this Tweet would have failed it miserably.
  12. Ram23

    SCOTUS

    Unfortunately, this is the sort of behavior we should all expect from the New York Times in 2019. They are seeming desperate in their attempts to take down their political adversaries: NYT deletes bizarre tweet referencing Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘harmless’ penis https://nypost.com/2019/09/15/nyt-deletes-bizarre-brett-kavanaugh-tweet-about-having-a-penis-thrust-in-your-face/ In a bizarre series of tweets and retractions on @nytopinion on Saturday, The New York Times cringingly opined on its latest Brett Kavanaugh story, then retracted the tweet, then retracted the retraction, then posted an apology. I read the original article from the New York Times. Overall, this story seems to have even less credibility than the (now refuted) Ford accusations. In all seriousness, for a New York Times article it is downright bizarrely lacking in facts and corroboration. The lack of specifics and detail is so glaring it must be intentional
  13. ^ They clearly didn't charge the man with that "Misconduct at emergency" because he was filming them, they charged him with it because he was berating officers to a degree at which they were being hampered from performing their duties. Plus, it's obvious they felt the situation was potentially very dangerous, given the armored truck and body armor. How trashy must one be to stand on their porch and yell like that in such a situation?
  14. With a loud enough white noise system there's no reason an office space couldn't function while a skyscraper was being built atop it.
  15. In 2019, why should anyone believe a story that depends entirely upon CNN's version of events as told by "a person directly involved in the discussions?" In a time when it's so easy to "blame Trump" for everything, we should all remain vigilant and understand that for every one thing you can blame Trump for, there are ten things that people will try to get you to blame Trump for so that those deserving the blame avoid it. He's so very obviously the media's scapegoat for anything and everything.
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