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  • in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122890

    Scioto Tower
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    Yes, they may be replaced by a machine. That is how it works. Automation is not a new invention. When labor is cheap, you get cheap labor– low productivity– businesses. Then, money can go to higher productivity businesses. We really don’t need 9 million restaurants. The south was way behind the north after the civil war because they had plenty of cheap labor.<br>
    On the other hand, we need desperately to invest in infrastructure. So, what we need is some federal spending to create jobs.<br>
    Burger flipping is not the only low wage job. There are jobs like housekeepers or home health aide. Do you want the person taking care of your grandparents to be paid 9 dollars an hour?

    Yeah, that’s exactly what we need, the federal government using hard earned tax dollars to create more jobs. Instead of lowering the barriers for business owners to higher more (lower taxes, less regulation).

    in reply to: Phamous Philly\'s #1095054

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    I have never actually had a sandwich from Geno’s or Pat’s (have to get to Philly some day), but my favorite cheesesteak place in town is Penn Station. Again, no cheese wiz, but they have almost every other cheese option, and the bread is of the baguette type.

    in reply to: Crosswoods Redevelopment Concepts #1085067

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    Would have to go under the highway…the land is too low to go over it.

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Matt Boyd wrote:</div>
    Not trying to be a Debbie Downer, but you would think they would be aware of what is actively being built on the site?

    I think the point of the study was to assume that everything is on the table for redevelopment. Sky’s the limit.

    The proposal is not supposed to be a master plan ready for execution, but more of a conversation starter.

    I assume that Crosswoods is primarily privately-owned. Nothing will change unless a private developer is on board for change.

    in reply to: I-270 / Route 33 Interchange Upgrade #1084150

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    My guess is one will go directly to Avery Road as I think traffic getting off on Avery is what was backing up traffic onto 270 before the project started. It was a simple off-ramp with no heavy merging except onto 33 yet it was always backed up.


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    This is my new favorite place on Wednesdays. The burgers are great, and build your own for $5! Sides are excellent as well. I can’t figure out why they are not more crowded for lunch on these days though. I hope dinner business is better.

    I must say I am not willing to pay $12 or $13 for the same burger on other days though.

    in reply to: Natural Gas Drilling / Fracking in Ohio #1048484

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    We’re actually closer to grid parity on solar than is often appreciated. In fact, we’re close enough now for the conventional power industry to feel threatened by it, which is why they’re firing up their lobbying machines to try to get net metering laws rewritten and make solar less attractive to end users. The current net metering framework is one of those rare legal rules that is actually written with broad public good in mind rather than the good of a well-funded corporate lobby, so expect to see it rewritten to be more expensive for everyone who isn’t a utility company in the near future.
    However, that also only overlaps partially with the subject of this thread. While there is some overlap in what we use electricity for and what we use natural gas for, there are also large areas of non-overlap in both directions. That could change over time, but horizontal drilling is a technology of the present, not the future; even the more optimistic fracking prognosticators in OOGA (the Ohio Oil & Gas Association) don’t see it as a 100-year phenomenon.

    By “grid parity”, do you mean that there is almost enough solar power produced currently to match that of fossil fuels? Out of curiosity, where did you read that or obtain that information?

    Horizontal drilling (more specifically, shale drilling) is almost certainly a technology of the present. At some point in time, fossil fuels will run out. About 8 years ago, everyone was saying it was the end of “cheap oil” and we were at the peak of oil production. This caused companies to spend more money on research and find better ways to tap oil/gas…now look where we are, the US is awash in both. If people like the woman in that video had their way, oil would be near $150/bbl and gas would be easily nearing $10/mcf. What would that do to the economy? What would that do to foreign policy? I have no doubt when the time comes that the best technology in the world can’t get anymore oil/gas out of the ground, we will have to use renewable resources…and we will pay the financial cost of that, we will have no choice. I don’t doubt that renewables or some other less polluting technology will be cheaper before that happens, which will be good for everyone and the economy.

    My basic point is people like that woman are selfish and they talk loud for everyone to hear…only to be hypocrites when they use the very resources they are speaking against. There is no give and take with these folks, they want a certain industry stopped no matter the consequences.

    My point with the pipelines was there are so many in the ground now, and she is complaining shale drilling will put more in the ground…like it is something brand new.

    Again, everything has risks.

    in reply to: People Not Enjoying Ohio Foods #1047477

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    Most of those foods are very specific to Cincinnati, not necessarily the rest of Ohio.

    in reply to: Sweet Carrot Restaurants – 5xNW and Worthington #1042247

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    I had always heard people in the Grandview/Arlington area talk about getting their meat at Rife’s. They advertised their steaks (or at least the ones I bought) as “prime”, which of course is the highest priced “grade” of beef, and is supposed to have a certain amount of marbling. I don’t recall what it cost, but I must say I was not impressed with my steak as compared to the prime I can buy at Giant Eagle. It didn’t look as marbled and it tasted like your run of the mill choice steak you can get wherever.

    Besides Giant Eagle, I saw above that people recommended Weiland’s and/or Bluescreek. Neither website specifically mentioned them carrying “prime” beef. Bluescreek did mention that they do dry age their meat, which of course makes the flavor better, but it didn’t mention prime. Do these two places carry “prime” beef?

    in reply to: Sales Taxes on Food in Ohio #1041807

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    If you eat out a lot (like I do for lunch), you would be amazed at how much money you can save in a year by ordering your food “to go” even if you are going to sit in the restaurant and eat it (this of course does not apply to restaurants where a server takes your order). Same goes for getting ice water to drink instead of soda/tea/etc. Every little bit helps!

    in reply to: Natural Gas Drilling / Fracking in Ohio #1041372

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    ” Vanessa Pesec, President of NEOGAP (Network for Oil & Gas Accountability and Protection) backed up the reports data findings. “This waste is not going away. Gas companies are injecting it underground, dumping it in landfills and processing it in local sewage treatment facilities – contaminating drinking water in the process,” said Pesec. “With over 500 million gallons of toxic waste and rising, we’re just seeing the ‘tip of the iceberg’ on the health threats of fracking here in Ohio.”

    In addition, the “Fracking by the Numbers” report measured other key indicators of fracking threats in Ohio, including 4,600 tons of air pollution produced in 2012, and since 2005, 1.4 billion gallons of fresh water used, 1,600 acres of land degraded, and 420,000 tons of global warming pollution.”

    http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/new-report-looks-at-fracking-wastewater-in-ohio-1.433913

    1. Let’s see, natural gas or coal fired plants? Environmentalists want neither. Ok, let’s do wind and solar and hydro. Oh, wait, not every area of the country can create enough electricity using those sources..let alone the time it would take to construct or the cost to every user of that electricity. Let’s not heat our homes with natural gas. Can’t use propane either (a derivative of oil), or heating oil (again, a derivative of oil). Shall we use electricity? Oh wait, the wind/solar/hydro already can’t provide for our needs, how is it going to provide the extra we now need for all of those folks switching from gas to electricity? Maybe we will all get our own windmill?

    2. Fracking. such a bad sounding word. Folks like the lady in that Youtube video say fracking started “in the west” in the early 2000’s. This is so NOT true. Fracking has been used since the 50’s and 60’s. The biggest difference between today and the years leading up to today, is that the drilling is going horizontal (which allows the driller to tap much more gas with much LESS holes in the ground) and the fracking process is using much more sand and water, because they are getting it out of a tight rock, shale, instead of a loose sand. About 90% or more of the wells drilled since the 60’s have been fracked…from the wells all over California, to the ones in the middle east. What have they always done w/ the used water? Put it back into the ground where the evil oil and gas had been. Did you know there are numerous disposal wells in Ohio where they have been dumping the most toxic wastes and fluids from non oil and gas industries for decades? It was deemed that was the SAFEST place to put it. Out of curiosity, where is the outrage over this?

    3. Pipeline networks? That is a joke. The Country is awash in pipelines that are already there and have been for decades. A lot of them are for gasoline….another evil we should get rid of…and another derivative of oil.

    4. Risks? Sure. Driving your car is a risk. Everything we do has a risk and/or a consequence. We need to assess those risks and determine if the risks are worth it. Most of us think they are.

    Stop using all of the products that come from oil and/or gas for a week and let me know how that works out for you. And make sure you research EVERYTHING that you use…because there is a VERY good chance most of it either has an oil derivative in it, or was created using a machine that does.

    in reply to: Common Core in Ohio #1038963

    Scioto Tower
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    I must be dumb…but even in your revised example, how can someone eat 23/20ths of a pizza? That is still more than 100%…is it not?

    The math stuff sounds more akin to applied math, which isn’t at all a bad thing, provided you can write the problem sets well.

    Problem #1 is a failure at multiple levels.

    a. The first failure is the singular description.<br>
    b. The second failure is the fact that since it’s physically impossible to eat more pizza than was ordered, the ratios don’t make any sense, since combined, they add up to more than 100% of the pizza, unless the ratios apply to a single pizza pie, which again, is a textual failure.

    Problem #2 is simply way too advanced for fourth grade, unless they dropped algebra and higher mathematics to that grade level.

    Despite all this though, the real world problem is that vast majorities of people have no idea how to apply mathematics they learned in school to actually solve real problems they’re faced with every day. I understand where CC is trying to chip away at that, and if you write the correct problem sets, you should be able to. Obviously the idiots they’ve got writing the problems can’t.

    Problem #1 should have been written as follows:

    1) We ordered some pizza pies for lunch. John ate 23/20 worth of a pie. Mary had 3/4 worth of a pie. Greg had 82/100 worth of a pie. How much of the total pizza pies combined, was eaten?

    in reply to: Scioto Trail closed 8/27 #1037068

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    OMG!

    in reply to: OSU Fires Band Director Jon Waters #1035906

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    in reply to: Tom+Chee in Columbus (CLOSED) #1035400

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    A friend’s experience at Tom & Chee:

    “I was so excited to go to Tom + Chee, however this is what $11.75 gets you. 1/3 bowl of soup and a sandwich. I’m sorry this is ridiculous. In the end it is tomato basil soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I will not be going back! — at Tom+Chee Hilliard.”

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    in reply to: Help with Company Outing #1035399

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