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  1. Strange days indeed. The El Paso Shooter Embraced Eco-Fascism. We Can’t Let the Far Right Co-Opt the Environmental Struggle. Natasha Lennard THE FOUR-PAGE MANIFESTO believed to be written by suspected El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius abounds with Trumpian racist nationalism. “This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” notes the text, published shortly before Saturday’s massacre. The manifesto, which decries “race-mixing,” states, “some people will blame the president or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case,” noting that the author’s convictions “predate Trump.” Commentators such as my colleague Mehdi Hasan are nonetheless right to place blame at the feet of President Donald Trump, whose putrid anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies have emboldened violent white supremacists. Yet a number of motivations cited by the suspected attacker sit outside the typical remit of racist MAGA fearmongering. An entire paragraph of the manifesto is dedicated to environmental degradation and Malthusian claims about the need to “get rid of enough people” to protect ever dwindling resources. The author cites the Christchurch shooter’s lengthy manifesto, titled “The Great Replacement,” as an inspiration, reiterating the paranoid fears of demographic shift and white decline. The Christchurch shooter self-identified as an “eco-fascist,” writing, “there is no nationalism without environmentalism.” https://theintercept.com/2019/08/05/el-paso-shooting-eco-fascism-migration/
  2. Do you prefer the Great Lakes Exposition bridge 2.0? Because if so, I'd probably join your group lol. But that guy "Lynn" hit the nail on the head. Neither option can exist in a vacuum. There needs to be real coordination among all stakeholders, and frankly that level of group effort just doesn't seem to be how things work in this town. But an actual cohesive, thoughtful and realistic master plan is so necessary to get this right.
  3. Additionally, Coyne says the landbridge would obstruct views from the large, northern-facing windows in the ballroom area of the Convention Center. In the past I've also heard Mr. Litt oppose the landbridge for this same reason. It's really hard to accept that the views of the lakefront from the Convention Center are more important than access to the lakefront. It's a bizarre way of thinking.
  4. ^ Yet another effort resulted from the collaboration of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, JumpStart, the Cleveland Foundation and the Fund for Our Economic Future. Those four hired a consultant to identify Northeast Ohio’s next innovation economy. Wow, hired a consultant! Now that's a bold initiative. I anxiously await the Task Force, the Blue Ribbon Commission, the complete lecture series on cassette tapes, the March and whatever further symbolic gesture they come up with to save the city.
  5. I feel like all the good sports team names are already taken. Lions, Tigers, Bears....Eagles. So tired! I'd prefer using the historic Force name or something Euro, as long as it's not Cleveland United. p.s. There is precedent for Forest City in local sports
  6. Agreed this is preposterous. I would’ve assumed there would at least be cameras to monitor the jail cell. All of this seems like an unrealistic, bad movie.
  7. Did you see the cars driving on the sidewalk?
  8. Forest City would be a sweet club name. Lol Balloonfest
  9. I think a "Return of the Force" would be pretty effective marketing vs. a totally new name I'm guessing a lot of people probably won't like.
  10. Identity: DAL8878 Type: B752 Origin: Boston Logan Intl (KBOS) Arr: Sun 07:34PM EDTSun Dep: 08:55PM EDT https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBKL/arrivals?;offset=40;order=actualarrivaltime;sort=DESC
  11. City of #CLE, @CleCityCouncil & @ohiocitytweets today released a joint statement on reopening of Market Avenue Park
  12. I'm not sure how that would work though. Even in the most progressive countries it is the for-profit pharma companies doing the vast majority of the research. The incentives to create better drugs are strong in the private sector. I think tax dollars should go more toward preventative education which, in many cases, is adverse to the financial well-being of the manufacturers.
  13. The high cost of drugs in the U.S. is what's allowing the pharma companies to sell them for much cheaper elsewhere. Our diabetes pandemic is the world's goldmine.
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