I've got nothing to hide, pal. I said what I said and I stand by it.
Notice that, unlike yours, my name isn't anonymous. I imagine it is much easier to be a hatemonger when you can hide behind a fake name. Or a white sheet with a pointed hat.
July 15, 2008 at 1:29 p.m.
"As goes the city, so go the suburbs,"
Exactly! Youngstown has issues. It's a city that has had many set backs and certainly its share of crime and corruption. No one is denying that. But instead of coming together as a community and solving the problems, many citizens think they can run from them. They move away. The problem grows. They move away again, further this time. The reality is, you can only run so far. Eventually the problem is going to catch up to you and by then it will be a giant problem, with big teeth, and it will devour you.
Several years ago I was robbed, at gun point. I lived in Youngstown and took the bus to work. Every day I would walk from my home on the north side to the bus station downtown. Then I would ride from there to Boardman. I did this for years without a problem. Then one night I was approached by two men, in their twenties, one of which was holding a hand gun. Where did this happen? The parking lot of the Southern Park Mall. The men, who were later caught, were from Struthers and Poland.
I have been working downtown for almost a decade now. The progress I have seen in the Federal Plaza area alone has made me a believer in this city and this cause.
Bull chip...I don't hate you. I just strongly disagree with just about everything you post on this site. I don't know if I live in a bubble or what...but I thought people like you could only be found in Kansas, standing outside of a funeral, with a GOD HATES AMERICA sign.
July 14, 2008 at 7:38 p.m.
And just so we're clear... by "people like you" I mean racist, gay bashing, right wing myna birds who make up for their inability to form an original thought or opinion by utilizing repetition and volume.
July 14, 2008 at 4:38 p.m.
Bull chip, look up the definition of oxymoron.
"If she is living off welfare, she is not supporting her family, we all are."
My neighbor works full time AND ALSO receives support from government programs for her children...programs that are paid for by taxes.
As much as you (and people like you) would like for everything to be either black or white, the world is filled with gray areas.
July 14, 2008 at 4:28 p.m.
The lack of community displayed on this message board is appalling.
I am single, I live in a suburb of Youngstown. I don't have children, nor will I ever. Yet, I pay taxes so other people's children can attend school and so that the single mother next door who lost her husband to cancer can still support her family. I don't have a problem with this because it is the least I can do for the good of the community. A 0.25-percent sales tax is hardly an exuberant amount, especially considering rising gas prices, the number of people who rely on public transit for work, AND the potential role WRTA could play in bringing people downtown for arts, education, and entertainment as the revitalization project grows.
I say...vote yes.
July 14, 2008 at 3:04 p.m.
Wow, Clayor...we agree on something for once :O)
July 5, 2008 at 2:42 a.m.
I don't drink and drive. Ever. I've lost friends and family members to drunk driving and it's just something I make a point never to do. But the sad truth is...a lot of people do. I have friends who do...family members who do. Most likely, so do you. Every time I go to a bar the realization hits me that the vast majority of people leaving will be above the legal limit...more people than I could ever take the keys from, or give a ride home. I would literally have to rent a bus. These are people of all occupations, backgrounds, ages, shapes and sizes.
This man made a mistake. We all make mistakes...everyday. Unfortunately, his cost him his life. Was it hypocritical of him to drink and get behind the wheel of a police car? Absolutely. But he has certainly paid for that error...and he has paid a lot more than most. He didn't have to go to jail for the weekend. He didn't have to pay a fine and lose his license. He paid for his mistake with his life.
The real victims here are his friends and family members. I sincerely hope none of them are reading this message board, because it is completely out of control. It's like rubbing salt in a wound. These people have gone through a terrible ordeal, one which is not going to end any time soon...and I truly feel for them.
July 4, 2008 at 10:35 p.m.
June 29, 2008 at 7:55 p.m.
Bullchip...you are the one who keeps tossing around bogus statistics. You introduced them. I asked you to prove them. You could not.
As I said in my last post. Anyone who is interested, test the validity of Bullchips caims. Type the phrase, "over 70% of all AIDS cases are a result of unsafe male homosexual activity" into any web browser...and you will find out who really won this argument.
June 27, 2008 at 7:11 p.m.
Bullchip, buddy, I checked out the link. Like you, they have a difficult time listing their sources. There is also a lot of speculation. You keep saying, "over 70% of all AIDS cases are a result of unsafe male homosexual activity" I found no information supporting that claim on the web page you sent me. The closest was this:
"Male-to-male sexual contact probably caused the majority (66%) of infections in white people living with AIDS. "
Even this claim I have a difficult time taking seriously. It says "probably." It does not say why, or where, or according to whom. It doesn't give a source...which suggests that it was slipped in by a clearly biased author. It also limits the information to white people.
I invite anyone who has been keeping up with these message boards to type the phrase "over 70% of all AIDS cases are a result of unsafe male homosexual activity" into a web browser. See what pops up...or more importantly, what does not.
Bullchip and Rocco and people like them are proving my point better than I ever could. The real enemy is ignorance.
For anyone whose mind has not yet been permanently poisoned by hate, let me say this: Educate yourself. Don't believe something just because someone keeps repeating it over and over and over. If you want to know what the real statistics are, look them up. If you want to know what the Bible says, read it. Most importantly, make sure what you are reading isn't propaganda.
Last but not least, if you want to know the truth about homosexuality...invite some gay people into your life. Don't listen to what others say gay people do...or what others say gay people want. Find out for yourself.
June 27, 2008 at 12:34 a.m.