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  • AmyArt21
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    OTENA should focus on more police and vacant lots and the garbage at the BP (make them uphold the good neighbor agreement) and a boulevard on East Broad and crappy landlords like (Oak Street owners)and getting more resources invested by the city in the OTE hborhood – they should also pursue code violations and bad “homeowners”

    Good news:

    OTENA General Membership Meeting – 734 Oak St
    Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm

    Richard Pfeiffer and Shayla Favor from the City Prosecutor’s office will speak about nuisance abatements, land bank properties and a bill to expedite the foreclosure process in abandoned properties.

    Sue Carpenter from city code enforcement will be there to answer questions clarifying what is a code violation and how to best handle blighted properties in the area.

    Please join us! You do not have to be an OTENA member to attend the meeting.

    in reply to: Woman Killed in Hit-Skip on Neil Avenue in Victorian Village #546966

    AmyArt21
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    Beth was a friend of mine – she was very active in the Columbus Jewish community and was in general a very sweet and caring person. No one I know had a single negative thing to say about her.
    The last time I saw her was a few weeks ago at Hal & Al’s – we were at a Jewish Trivia night and she was eating the most amazing veggie burger on a pretzel roll and I was eating all her sweet potato fries, even though I kept saying I don’t like sweet potato fries. I wish I had spent more time talking to her instead of arguing about trivia questions :)

    Right now, it seems like they brought the suspect in and only charged him with leaving the scene. I hope more charges follow (although they’ll never be able to get his BAC from that night because he fled) and I hope that witness testimonial will help establish his recklessness behind the wheel that night.

    If anyone would like to make a donation in Beth’s memory, contributions are suggested to Wigs for Kids, 440-333-4433 or wigsforkids.org or The Make-a-Wish Foundation, wish.org

    in reply to: Washington DC Recommendations #397746

    AmyArt21
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    I was in DC last summer for a friend’s wedding and stayed in the Woodley Park/Zoo area. Lots of cute shops & restaurants, the zoo (obviously) within walking distance. Close to Rock Creek Park and not too far of a Metro ride to the Mall and whatnot.

    in reply to: THE RABBI'S CAT IN 3D at Gateway Film Center #533364

    AmyArt21
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    Will this be playing in a non-3D format as well?

    in reply to: Does anyone's water taste moldy? #524451

    AmyArt21
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    I noticed this too last night – I was wondering if I had just not washed my glass out that well. (I’m in Olde Towne).


    AmyArt21
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    Here’s a sneak peek at my “Snack Attack” pendants making their debut at the trunk show. See you tonight!!


    AmyArt21
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    This Thursday!!

    I’m working on some scrumptious new designs that are perfects for holiday gifts & stocking stuffers. Hope to see you there :)

    in reply to: Bullying | Does anyone care? #483509

    AmyArt21
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    geoyui said:
    Christian group protests anti-bullying day in schools

    How is a day focused on anti-bullying pushing a homosexual agenda?

    Because extreme right-wing Christian groups are essentially bullies.

    in reply to: Honey Boo Boo #507598

    AmyArt21
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    You’re welcome.


    AmyArt21
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    I can tell you why I don’t own a house.
    I’m not married and I don’t live with my significant other. I don’t have the money for an appropriate down payment, despite having zero debts. I’ve been out of school and working a full-time job and an additional part-time job since the fall of 2005.

    I was toying with the idea of purchasing a home about a year and a half ago. When I crunched the numbers, I discovered that I could probably find a property that was cute & well-kept for less than what I was shelling out each month for rent.
    But then, the hidden costs of home ownership started creeping up on me. Taxes, insurance. Then the water heater explodes. Then something happens with the roof. If I used my small amount of savings towards a down payment, I would have no cushion left for emergencies. And that was what scared me.

    in reply to: Boycott Ringling Bros. Circus This Week #495272

    AmyArt21
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    I’ve been boycotting the circus since I was 14, when I realized that clowns are terrifying and that cotton candy and sno-cones don’t quite mask the smell of elephant butt enough.

    in reply to: Short North Business Break-Ins #493650

    AmyArt21
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    DR said:
    Why would someone break into a cupcake bakery? They are hardly ever open and never have cupcakes when they are open….let alone cash in the drawer. These criminals are not very smart.

    My artwork was hanging in that Bakery Gingham location.
    Maybe I should contact them to make sure nothing was taken…

    in reply to: Women's Rights – News & Discussion #485472

    AmyArt21
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    rus said:
    More like a cheap bastard for wanting someone else to pay his bills.

    ETA: Not to say there isn’t an element that is opposed to recreational sex.

    So are the married couples who use hormonal contraception shunned for having “recreational sex” as well? Just trying to get my head around this…

    in reply to: Women's Rights – News & Discussion #485470

    AmyArt21
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    rus said:
    Maybe more suited to the health insurance thread, but that’s a problem with all sorts of medications. Guy I know with insurance was looking at $1200+ per year for statins. He’s foregone medication.

    Yes, but if he decides to speak out against the status quo and demands a change, he won’t be called a slut or a whore for doing so.

    in reply to: Women's Rights – News & Discussion #485467

    AmyArt21
    Participant

    rus said:
    Can’t say I buy all the arguments in this, but found it interesting reading.

    The Sex-Friendly Case Against Free Birth Control

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/03/the-sex-friendly-case-against-free-birth-control/254281/

    But this series of legislative, judicial, and bureaucratic decisions, many of them defensible or even desirable on narrow grounds, add up to a health-care system that is unjust, for it needlessly privileges cultural majorities at the expense of cultural minorities, and obscures redistributive consequences that are sometimes regressive, especially compared to the alternative I suggest: subsidizing contraception only for the poor who can’t afford it. Individuals ought to decide what they find fun or meaningful enough to spend their money on. As progressives argue with social conservatives, whose positions on sex and contraception I too find wrongheaded, the progressives are unwittingly saying that subsidized birth control is desirable even when it involves forcing into the same insurance risk pools people who want little or no contraception with people who want a lot of it. Some claim that’s the only way our health-care system can avoid discriminating against women. Never mind that the resulting system arguably leaves some women, all gays and lesbians, and various other cultural minorities worse off than they’d be under the alternative system we should consider, where the middle and upper classes cover the cost of their contraception themselves.

    At this point, I don’t even care if it’s 100% subsidized or “free”.
    I just implore legislators and members of the public to stop trying to shame, demoralize, and discount women who choose to use hormonal contraception for whatever reason.

    And I want my prescription not to cost me $500 a year (that’s WITH insurance coverage, folks).

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