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  1. New downtown Cleveland historic district could make projects more viable in vacancy-plagued Erieview

     

    On June 19, during a virtual meeting, the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board recommended that the Erieview Historic District be added to the National Register of Historic Places. If the National Park Service signs off, the district is likely to gain its formal berth on the register in September or October.

     

    https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/new-downtown-cleveland-historic-district-could-make-projects-more-viable-vacancy

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  2. I often see fun maps dividing the country into several regions or "sub-nations." I'm sure you've seen these. But as a political science professor of mine said in undergrad, there are really only two American regions: The South and the non-South as these two maps (today and 1911) show...

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  3. July 2, 2020

    By Richard Florida, who moved to Toronto ON, just like Jane Jacobs and her family moves to Toronto in 1968, so her sons wouldn't be subjected to the U.S. military draft during the Vietnam War. 

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    I can see and feel the difference in my day-to-day life in Toronto where my wife and I are raising two young kids. Toronto is no utopia: Housing is expensive, and the city, while diverse, suffers from considerable racial and class segmentation. But it is a far more family-friendly place than most U.S. cities, and for a wider range of residents across race, ethnicity and class. Provincially funded urban schools provide more equal opportunity; neighborhoods are generally safe; and a more extensive safety and universal health coverage means there is less abject poverty and a higher level of social cohesion...."

     

    The Forces That Will Reshape American Cities

    The pandemic will likely accelerate the pull of the suburbs for families while pushing young people and businesses into more affordable urban areas.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-07-02/how-coronavirus-will-reshape-u-s-cities


  4. Please take a few minutes to read this, on this day. Many of the abuses and usurpations identified herein are present again in America today, especially for people of color but not exclusive to them, wrought by a chief executive whose power has grown unchecked in recent decades and by some communities who have allowed the police to become the unchecked troops stationed among us. BTW, I note that the imposing of taxes without consent is not at the top of the list. It seems that many people today speak as if that was THE reason for declaring separation from Great Britain. It was just one of many, and many are mistakes we're repeating....

     

    Action of Second Continental Congress,
    July 4, 1776.
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

     

    WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

     

    WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

     

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.

     

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

     

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People, unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.

     

    He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with his Measures.

     

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.

     

    He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.

     

    He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

     

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

     

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and the Amount and Payment of their Salaries.

     

    He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.

     

    He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislatures.

     

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

     

    He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

     

    For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:

     

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

     

    For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:

     

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

     

    For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:

     

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pre-tended Offences:

     

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule into these Colonies:

     

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our Governments:

     

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.

     

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

     

    He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.

     

    He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy of the Head of a civilized Nation.

     

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

     

    He has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.

     

    In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.

     

    Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.

     

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES, that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which INDEPENDENT STATES may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

     

     

    END


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    AND

     

    On a July 4th weekend and a time when our nation most needs something uplifting, President Trump delivers what could be the most vile of speeches. It was nothing more than a dark appeal to hate and division, cynically cloaked in the flag and false patriotism. Now, more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to removing this man from the Whote House and his band of grifters and haters with him. Independence Day 2020 must stand for something more than summer holiday.

     

    At Mount Rushmore, Trump exploits social divisions, warns of ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ in dark speech ahead of Independence Day

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-mount-rushmore-fireworks/2020/07/03/af2e84f6-bd25-11ea-bdaf-a129f921026f_story.html

     

     


  6. 2 minutes ago, LlamaLawyer said:

    Awesome news, @KJP. I wonder if Uveye’s warehousing needs could have any relationship to Walton Hills or Brook Park.

    I've wondered. But that would be a big ramp-up of activity for UVeye which is capitalized at "only" $35 million. I reminded myself that Rivian, which is capitalized 100 times greater, hasn't yet fully utilized the 2.6-million-square-foot former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois.


  7. From Twitter....

     

    Welcome to the Freedom Cafe! We trust you to make your own choices if you want to wear a face mask. And, in the same spirit of individual liberty, we allow our staff to make their own choices about the safety procedures they prefer to follow as they prepare and serve your food.

     

    We encourage employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom, but understand that some people may be allergic to certain soaps or may simply prefer not to wash their hands. It is not our place to tell them what to do.

     

    We understand that you may be used to chicken that has been cooked to 165 degrees. We do have to respect that some of our cooks may have seen a meme or a YouTube video saying that 100 degrees is sufficient, and we do not want to encroach on their beliefs.

     

    Some of our cooks may prefer to use the same utensils for multiple ingredients, including ingredients some customers are allergic to. That is a cook’s right to do so.

     

    Some servers may wish to touch your food as they serve it. There is no reason that a healthy person with clean hands can’t touch your food. We will take their word for it that they are healthy and clean.

     

    Water temperature and detergent are highly personal choices, and we allow our dishwashing team to decide how they’d prefer to wash the silverware you will put in your mouth.

     

    Some of you may get sick, but almost everyone survives food poisoning. We think you’ll agree that it’s a small price to pay for the sweet freedom of no one ever being told what to do - and especially not for the silly reason of keeping strangers healthy.

     

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  8. Cross-posted in the Cleveland random developments thread....

     

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    FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020

    Lots of good long-term economic news for Greater Cleveland

     

    As jobs start to come back following the pandemic-related economic shutdown, there are also new jobs coming online for Greater Cleveland. These aren't restored jobs; they are jobs resulting from economic growth in sectors that were either unaffected by the shutdown or they are structural changes from employers seeking lower-cost ways of doing business.

    One of the sectors that wasn't hurt by the shutdown was the warehousing/distribution sector. Businesses continue to look hard for warehousing/distribution space and the bigger the better.

     

    MORE:

    https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/07/lots-of-good-long-term-economic-news.html

     

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  9. Cross-posted in the Cleveland business thread....

     

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    FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020

    Lots of good long-term economic news for Greater Cleveland

     

    As jobs start to come back following the pandemic-related economic shutdown, there are also new jobs coming online for Greater Cleveland. These aren't restored jobs; they are jobs resulting from economic growth in sectors that were either unaffected by the shutdown or they are structural changes from employers seeking lower-cost ways of doing business.

    One of the sectors that wasn't hurt by the shutdown was the warehousing/distribution sector. Businesses continue to look hard for warehousing/distribution space and the bigger the better.

     

    MORE:

    https://neo-trans.blogspot.com/2020/07/lots-of-good-long-term-economic-news.html

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  10. There are reports that Bill Barr visited Ghislaine Maxwell in jail the first day she’s incarcerated.

     

    And that Bill Barr's father hired Jeffrey Epstein at the school he was headmaster, despite him not having a college degree or any experience.

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