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Gordon Bombay

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  1. 1 hour ago, Mendo said:

    This is disappointing. If the Cleveland Clinic can't keep up with demand, we'll never get a true picture of how widespread this is. And it will hurt efforts to slow the spread.




    Just came from (the area, not for actual testing) one of the Clinic's testing sites. Was pretty calm and the police had a pretty good set up for guiding vehicles in, screening, and then passing them onto the actual drive-thru portion. My fiancee was in the area yesterday and said it was chaos with tons of traffic. Not sure if today's more calm situation is from the lack of availability mentioned above, the opening of more testing sites, or people just realizing what the current norm is. I will say (and obviously this is anecdotal, not scientific), having been around both Cincinnati and Cleveland in the last few days: people seem to be looking out for each other/being more courteous... holding doors, saying "good morning" on the street, etc. 

  2. 1 minute ago, DarkandStormy said:

    Trump just spelled out "H-I-P-P-A" letter by letter, confirming he's never come across it in his life.  Literally everyone else says "hippa" as a word.


    Yes, but he also spoke with McDonalds and Wendys and they're tremendous. Spicy nuggets will get us through this. 

  3. 1 hour ago, seicer said:


    And if and when the tests arrive, folks can easily get a drive-through swab and results within minutes. It's a lot better than going to the one medical center that may be in your community (and many are without such facilities). If properly executed and staffed, that's 16,400 locations across the nation. (This is absent of the politics around our botched testing of COVID, and the downplaying of the severity of the issue.) You sound like you are complaining about a bi-partisan, unique solution when you offer up nothing better.


    By the way, South Korea and China both had widespread use of drive-through testing facilities on parking lots nationwide, many on store lots.


    Spare me with your assumptions about political leanings. 

    The largest issue is that there is still not widespread testing, our nation is behind, and we did not go on the offensive with testing in the ways that South Korea did. I have no issue with partnership with the private sector, but it doesn't change the reality of our current situation. At least these CEOs are good corporate citizens, though, right? By the way, the link you posted doesn't mention "results within minutes," but it does praise how these various corporations stand to gain and promote their individual health brands. Good for them.


    I've got two friends hunkered down in Daegu who have been able to get tested and have had masks, gloves, and other supplies made readily available due to the government working with the private sector. Despite being in one of the hardest hit outbreak areas, they're feeling rather confident and hopeful. 


    Here in the US at the fed level... at least the Target CEO got to mention his brand from the Rose Garden.  


    Thankfully, Ohio has been further ahead than most in taking proactive steps. 


    Edit: Just heard from friends who have been waiting in line at the Cleveland Clinic since this morning.


    To summarize, I appreciate and will be grateful when drive-thru testing is available in more places and widespread. However, we're still behind and have a nation that's growing ever more anxious no matter how many CEOs approach the podium and tell us about their "little clinic" brands. 

  4. 10 minutes ago, seicer said:

    One of the best things that's come out of this is that we've enabled private corporations to be the drivers of some of the testing facilities since they are more readily accessible than hospitals by sheer volume. Wal-Mart/Target/CVS/Walgreens are offering drive-through testing facilities (or will very soon) and there are plenty more of those locations than hospitals. The more we can test, the better.

    Yes. How nice of them to donate part of their parking lots for drive-thru testing that a vast majority of the nation still doesn’t have. 

  5. Just now, eastvillagedon said:


    that's no excuse for the media to create mass hysteria with its irresponsible "sky is falling" coverage. But I understand, they have an agenda.


    What agenda is that? Getting people to wash their hands so all the big soap companies can profit? Thanks for revealing that, Ken M!

  6. Some of the words in the below article may be a little big for you, @eastvillagedon, and I'm sure you're busy thinking up thoughtful, intelligent rebuttals to all the times you've been asked questions on these boards, but you should probably read this: https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/09/05/were-nazis-socialists/


    Above all, the Nazis were German white nationalists. What they stood for was the ascendancy of the “Aryan” race and the German nation, by any means necessary. Despite co-opting the name, some of the rhetoric, and even some of the precepts of socialism, Hitler and party did so with utter cynicism, and with vastly different goals. The claim that the Nazis actually were leftists or socialists in any generally accepted sense of those terms flies in the face of historical reality.

  7. This may be a naive question and ultimately politically fraught within the DNC, but what are the chances... let's say Joe keeps up the momentum while Bernie remains close behind and eventually they combine on a ticket? Strategic move to unite two wings of the party with two popular candidates? Bad idea to let the two old guys team up? Would their political differences be a problem or could they find common ground to serve as an example for uniting a common cause?

  8. 39 minutes ago, jmecklenborg said:

    The "mayor pete" nickname is so lame.  Mayor Mike was mayor of the most important city in the world.  South Bend might have two Chipotle's. 


    That said, the two mayors each have simian features, so there's that.  Minnesota lady drinks the most.  Warren is like the head university librarian.  Sanders and Biden each look like they bring harmonicas to camp fires. 


    For your information, South Bend has three Chipotles. 

  9. 1 minute ago, freefourur said:

    ^ His side doesn't care about press freedom either which is conveniently located in the amendment as free speech. There was no freak out by Trump Davidians when Pompeo wouldn't permit NPR on his oversees trip or when they call the press enemies of the people. Their selective outrage is saved for college students shouting down fascists and white nationalists. 


    Spot on, for all their talk about "freedom," we know they only mean it for select individuals—not all men and women. 

  10. Just now, freefourur said:

    The students' free speech is also protected. That's kinda how it works. No one is guaranteed a platform. 


    In the eyes of cultists like @eastvillagedon, only one group should get their speech protected. It's amazing how quick he and other party members were so willingly able to throwout the "snowflake" label, yet can't take it when speech is thrown back at them.

    Meanwhile, his side has actually undertaken real violence: 


  11. 19 minutes ago, eastvillagedon said:

    Surely OU must have some conservatives, but they're probably cowering in fear for their lives at this point!


    They probably have a shred of integrity and don't engage in stunts like the one "gun girl" pulled. 

    If this gang of fascist thugs is representative of what goes on at colleges today, then higher education is essentially finished.

    I don't think you understand what a fascist is. If you did, you'd probably be alarmed by all the moves the Trump admin has performed which fall right in line with authoritarianism. But for some reason, you ignore those and don't discuss them then run here to play the victim. It's amusing that half of the conspiracy crap your lot claimed Obama would do actually gets done by Trump and not a peep. We all know what the real reason is, though. 

    What "gun girl" pulls off is pure trolling and looking for attention. Not unlike your posts. 

    You want to talk about political harassment and violence? Maybe you need a reminder of what the "Gun girl" aligned Alt-right did: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlottesville_car_attack

    Or this one: https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/27/us/man-arrested-gun-charlottesville-rally/index.html 

  12. On 2/8/2020 at 2:32 PM, eastvillagedon said:

    How many times have we heard over the past few years how divided we are ideologically, how no one is capable of carrying on a civil conversation?


    This is rich coming from the guy who repeatedly ignores the conversation and tries to play the victim, promoted birther-ism, and is now linking to a holocaust denying "outlet."

  13. 22 minutes ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

    The only issue I have with using it as a Park and Ride is...


    To be fair, I don't think that's what they're trying to accomplish. Rather, it seems like it's a revenue opportunity to help offset the RTC's operating costs. I.E. They have the space... may as well offer downtown parking spots whether those people use the bus or not. 

  14. 36 minutes ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

    ^ So would there be a charge to park there? Most of the park and rides are free parking, right?


    Yes, the suburban park and rides are free. I would imagine this would not be, though, as it's not similar to a suburban park & ride. If anything, it's comparable to/is a Downtown parking garage. A good idea would be making the circulator/parking shuttle included with paid parking. Streetcar too. 

  15. 15 minutes ago, shawk said:

    In the most recent SORTA board meeting docs, I noticed in Metro on the Move by CEO the below quote:



    https://www.go-metro.com/uploads/Board Packet (1-2020)_1.pdf


    Anyone have any insight as to why this hasn't been done previously or what this may mean for the future of the RTC? 

    I'm curious how they intend to physically structure the parking, but this is probably a great revenue idea for them. If they market Metro*Plus as an easy to way to get between uptown/downtown—could be really cool. 

  16. 3 minutes ago, eastvillagedon said:


    lol good source of unbiased information: The Washington Post!

    You mean a newspaper with trained, educated journalists?

    You'd do well to recall two WaPo employees who investigated this. I know you're old enough to remember it. 

  17. 3 minutes ago, eastvillagedon said:


    isn't the topic of this thread The Trump Presidency? At least that's what I'm seeing.

    Care to discuss the numerous discussions at hand or any of the other questions addressed to you across the pages? Or are you just gonna drop Stephen Miller fed headlines and hope Ram shows up?

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