When they catch the slimeball who drove the car, some people will say "Oh it was just an accident."
You kill someone with your car, you should never ever be allowed to drive again in you life no matter what.
December 11, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
"No amount of radioactivity is "safe" and exposure is cumulative."
You'll get far more radioactivity from other sources than you'd ever get from fracking waste. A commercial air flight subjects you to a significant amount of radiation. Radon in basements is another source. Concrete tends to be slightly radioactive. Google "sources of radioactivity" and see what comes up.
Are the people downstream of Lupo's dumping glowing in the dark? No. This radioactivity thing just another example of anti-fracker mountains out of molehills.
November 15, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.
It's not "very poisonous waste." Anti-frackers make it sound like it will cause a nuclear explosion and wipe out all life for ten miles around. That's baloney.
It's less radioactive than your house's smoke alarm. You could spread it on the road in winter and not tell any difference from the effects of road salt.
The creep who dumped it into the Mahoning must be punished. But what have you heard about downstream problems in Youngstown or Lowellville or New Castle or Beaver PA or East Liverpool or further downstream? NOTHING!
November 15, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.
What are the teachers and administrators supposed to do with these kids?
I visited a senior level science class in one of these Youngstown high schools. It should have had the best students in the school. But the kids were out of control. At best they were ignoring the teacher. At worst they were defying orders, walking around the room during class, even messing with the teacher's private property when told not to do so. The teacher was practically begging them to behave. It didn't work. Only one or two kids tried to learn.
The families have failed these kids. The kids have no discipline, no motivation, no respect. It's too much for the teachers to fix.
November 15, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.
Pay the debts the courts told you to pay.
If you can open restaurants and remodel bars you can pay your debts.
November 6, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.
If Susie's truck ran on used cooking oil, she'd say so. She doesn't keep secrets. At least not those kind.
BUT even if it DID run on used cooking oil, her own charter amendment would have let ANY Ytown resident take her to court. The way that amendment was written, ANY pollution would be illegal.
November 6, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.
Wanna bet the driver will get only a slap on the wrist? He should have to walk everywhere the rest of his life.
October 30, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.
Yeah, slavery's a bad thing. But it's been there throughout history, and its not been just whites making blacks into slaves. Romans enslaved Gauls, Navajos enslaved Hopis, Persians enslaved Greeks and black Africans enslaved other black Africans and sold them to Europeans. Theres millions of examples.
The Gauls, Hopis, Greeks and others got past it. You gotta get past it too. It doesn't matter how bad your history was 400 years ago. It doesn't matter how bad your upbringing was 40 years ago. At some point, you gotta take responsibility for YOURSELF and deal with your life.
I know plenty of black people who have done that. They're doing well not shooting up neighborhoods at 2 AM.
Quit the excuses.
October 28, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.
@ keugene, I have sat at restaurants on Lincoln Ave & seen YSU cops go by every 5 minutes. It's patrolled really well. And its safer than all other state campuses in Ohio. YSU cops do a good job.
October 24, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.
Such paranoia! Chances of a kid getting shot at school are way lower than chances of getting hit by lightning on a dry day. But the gun nuts and media scare parents and little kids with these drills.
And grade school teachers are supposed to throw erasers at the bogeyman? Or else pack guns themselves, so there are lots of loaded guns in schools every day? And get the drop on someone who is already armed and shooting? Stupid! That didn't happen at the Navy Yard, with military guys all around. They were killed and their guns were taken.
I know gun nuts don't know the word "correlation," but look it up. The countries with most guns per person have the most gun murders per person. Look it up, the correlation is strong. And the US is close to the top, thanks to the NRA.
October 19, 2013 at 12:01 p.m.