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  • in reply to: Is Weinland Park a safe place for a college rental? #444751

    Parker
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    Cookie wrote >>
    Is Hilliard a safe place for a college rental or what?

    safe but a ridiculous commute when better choices can be made.

    in reply to: 18% abv Beer in Ohio #446727

    Parker
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    “exploding” seems hyperbole. Nevertheless, the only reason I see (aside from the adulterations that often creates such high ABV) to limit ABV in beer is the perception of beer’s alcohol equivalency that is taught to many young consumers:

    1 glass of wine = 1 shot of whisky = 1 bottle of beer

    There is a potential danger relying on this dated formula, but benefits :) may outweigh the risks.

    It still won’t keep some from crossing the border to places like PA where there is a lower beer tax ($0.08 per gallon making it the 4th lowest in the country).

    in reply to: Is Weinland Park a safe place for a college rental? #444655

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    berdawn wrote >>

    geedeck wrote >>

    oh, a slumlord, I’m sorry, absentee property owner saying all is well, just give me your money? I’m shocked! Is the OP likely to get shot? no. robbed? yes.

    My, what a rude response. The OP asked for responses and that was a valid one. You don’t have to agree with it, but why break out the weapons grade snark? It’s ugly and craps up the thread. The message behind your words isn’t unreasonable, but the delivery is like someone asked the trash collectors to drop off a Fedex package.
    Plus you speak in a lot of absolutes. Those are only realistic in death, and not even really taxes anymore.

    I’m not kind to those whose livelihoods are created by keeping my neighborhood one of poorest in the county.

    +1 ~same problems in FTON. I see no reason to entertain niceties with folks whose only interest in some neighborhoods is to help pay their mortgage somewhere else.

    in reply to: Presidential Election 2012 #435059

    Parker
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    DavidF wrote >>

    rus wrote >>

    DavidF wrote >>

    rus wrote >>
    So if democrats blame everything on Bush, can Bush then take credit for killing OBL? ;-)

    Nope. But I’m sure he’ll try anyway.

    Hope you caught Obama’s speech. Nice one.

    I agree. Big moment for all of us.
    Fingers crossed, the fall out will be a big wet firecracker and not renewed frenzy of extremism.

    There will be some fallout form this, but do you think it will make extremist terrorists hate us any more? Nope.

    The new face of the Middle East are the youth in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and others, where they are taking their governments and trying to do it peacefully. Where was Al Qaeda to help the cause during all of the uprisings? Not a word because it didn’t involve blowing up other people.

    The right is already trying to claim this for Bush . . but if they do that, then it stands to reason they must claim our broken Humpty Dumpty economy that the Republicans shoved off a wall, and stop whining that Obama is takin too long to put it back together.

    For the record, Bush the Greater (1) had approval ratings in the mid-30s before the election loss to Clinton. That near-90 was just at the height of the campaign.

    in reply to: Franklinton – News & Updates #430986

    Parker
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    How do they get a crane on site in time? Is there one stationed for this purpose?

    in reply to: Presidential Election 2012 #435028

    Parker
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    I pray for a Trump/Romney ticket… or even better a Palin/Bachmann… You can’t make that stuff up, it will be golden.

    in reply to: Attn Yard Nazi! How’s your grass? #442964

    Parker
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    I forgot to mention that Columbia Gas may not have brought in weed seeds, but disturbed the “seedbank” in your yard by bringing these closer to the surface and creating the right conditions for them to thrive.

    in reply to: Attn Yard Nazi! How’s your grass? #442963

    Parker
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    The problem with nutsedge is that it has a rhizome and unlikely to respond to herbicides because killing the green part does nothing to the network of white roots underground. They are a lot like thistle, but without the prickly leaves – pulling them only makes them angry if you don’t pull the root (rhizome) with it. The only way to get get rid of this weed is to keep them from going to seed and exhaust their rhizome where they store energy. Successive forced growth and pullings will do the trick. Pulling them after a heavy rain is the best time (or after running the sprinkler for an hour or so) because the soil loosens up and makes it easier to pull more root (rhizome) out and the plant will also start to grow more. This later part is important because to grow more it takes energy from its rhizome. It will grow again, and you want to get it out as fast as you can see them so they can’t “recharge” their rhizome.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Ohio Abortion Bill #431578

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    Twixlen wrote >>
    It’s really like the next 3.4 years can’t pass quickly enough.

    Agreed, and I hate wishing away that much of my daughters childhood.

    in reply to: Ohio Abortion Bill #431577

    Parker
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    women will have as many children as the state tells them they must. Apparently George Carlin was right, again, “if you’re pre-born, you’re okay, if you’re pre-K, then you’re [screwed]”

    in reply to: Tim Horton’s at Broad and High #438515

    Parker
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    DD routinely is recognized for having good coffee (consumer reports). TH’s coffee is a step above Speedway, as are the donuts. Too bad to see DD go, but at least the type of establishment will be consistent (and ice cream to boot).

    in reply to: “Immigrantification” (n.) – Gentrification by Immigrants #403386

    Parker
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    I think the term itself is a little silly (we already have terms like population change, and ethnic turnover), but this process happens all over the US. In the Salinas (CA) area, Hispanic culture has grown exponentially with supporting shops, churches, organizations and other cultural establishments.

    Brooklyn, NY, is another excellent place to see this as it occurs in generational succession. Some parts have changed from one generation to another across groups so that a predominately Chinese area that was Italian, became Pakistani and is now Russian.

    It’s a good thing.

    in reply to: Franklinton – News & Updates #430964

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    cyclist II wrote >>
    nobody uses sidewalks in Franklinton either.

    for sure… that’s how I know someone has actually been to the neighborhood, one of the first things they notice. Not sure why that is either but I have some theories.

    in reply to: Franklinton – News & Updates #430963

    Parker
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    ohiojimmie wrote >>
    They have a lot of closed bridges in Franklinton

    One opened last fall (east bound only so far) and the other is under construction so it won’t be long before you can walk, bike, skip, or drive across three different bridges from FTON to downtown and back!

    in reply to: Master’s Degree in the Dumpster #238900

    Parker
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    Chris Sherman wrote >>

    cyclist II wrote >>

    Parker wrote >>
    Lots of divers in FTON. I now make a habit of leaving certain items next to the bin in the alley until nightfall. Then it goes in because cats and raccoons will drag it all over the place. That goes for metal waste too.

    I’ll take any metal you don’t want.

    +1

    That was short for steel and aluminum cans. I generally don’t have much else.

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