Our constitution actually prohibits any religious test for public office. Isn't it interesting that those conservatives who speak the loudest about following the constitution are the very first to question candidates on their religious beliefs? Apparently the ideas and words of our founding fathers are not to be followed unless they help you attack liberals.
October 25, 2011 at 12:07 p.m.
No Stan, YOU are wrong. This is NOT the same as the studies you are referring to. This is not a fish farm in a pond. This is an indoor controlled environment. Very different than what you are trying to compare this to. Fish do not produce e coli or any other coliform bacteria, they are not mammals. Their poop does not contain these bacteria. It would have to be introduced. That is done on fish farms that are outside by animals that poop in the water, or near enough for rain runoff to contaminate the pond. Or by the food that a farmer is giving the fish. A modern aquaponic system does not ever discharge any of the water in the system. There is no need to do so. The biological process is complete. Stand, go find a biologist that is talking about aquaponics, in a controlled environment and you will learn that there are no issues such as those you are raising.
October 25, 2011 at 11:23 a.m.
Stan is just wrong. For some reason he seems to think that aquaponics results in wastewater. It does not. In fact, aquaponics is a method which deals effectively with the problems caused by growing fish and plants separately. There is nothing more to say to stan that will convince him, he is just refusing to listen to facts. He keeps comparing apples to oranges. For the rest of you, google the word aquaponics and learn for yourselves how great this is. There are no cases of humans getting sick over aquaponically produced fish or vegetables, in fact quite the opposite in that the products from such systems are found to be bigger, taste better and much more fresh, thereby encouraging the eating of food that is good for you.Just ignore everything Stan has to say until he decides to examine the truth or just goes away.
October 24, 2011 at 8:51 p.m.
Stan you are simply wrong. This is not sanitary wastewater, nor is it the same as a septic tank. Whoever said that is wrong.Fish pee and poop into the water. This is not the same as mammal waste. As an example, there is no chance of e coli contamination, that is not a fish bacteria. The actual process goes like this, fish waste is primarily ammonia, the biological process turns that into nitrites, then into nitrates. The plants feed on the nitrates removing them from the water. This whole process is ancient and is done all around the world without human health problems.
In fact, separately the water from hydroponics and the water from aquaculture is a huge environmental problem, but when you put these two types together, the fish effluent is cleaned by the plants and the plants don't need anything added to the water and so do not have an effluent that is bad for the environment.
Again, THIS IS NOT SANITARY WASTEWATER!
October 24, 2011 at 12:53 p.m.
Clearly Watkins is protecting his client, the Children's Services Board. He won't look at the idea that a Judge's orders were disregarded (contempt of court?) or that because of this negligence (at least) or criminality on the part of CSB, a child was molested in their very own offices, with them providing the time and place for this unspeakable horror to occur. It's time for Trumbull County to clean up the poor record of both CSB and the Prosecutor's office.It would seem the only protection children have any more is having a good attorney!
October 20, 2011 at 6:14 a.m.
Dear Redvert,Thanks for the credit! This region is doing great as we compare to the rest of Ohio and even the Nation! Why did you know that we had the single largest manufacturing construction project in the country last year and a good part of this year? Our Democrat Congressman is superb. Our Mayors are doing wonderful jobs and it is all thanks to Democrats. I am glad you agree.
October 11, 2011 at 5:49 p.m.
1. When the original charges were filed, the prosecutors had no knowledge of any FBI Tapes or evidence, they allegedly had enough evidence to proceed wit their charges and case.
2. In fact, they had nothing in the way of evidence that a crime had been committed. All persons are allowed to petition their government officials over their grievances, which is what the Cafaros did. This is a 1st Amendment right of all citizens. There was never a claim of money changing hands so no real crime was ever committed.
3. Paul Gains and his staff according to testimony and clearcut evidence stayed involved in the case after he publicly recused himself.
4. Today the hearing on the motion filed by Cafaro attorneys to show Paul Gains' misconduct, was supposed to begin. They had evidence that was clearcut that he had stayed involved after recusal, this would have caused the case to be dismissed and possibly caused Paul Gains to lose office and be disbarred.
5. Rather then have the prosecutor (Gains) found guilty and the charges totally dismissed by the judge for prosecutorial misconduct, the special prosecutor chose to use the recently discovered FBI tapes as an excuse to dismiss the charges.
6. This newspaper knows this and is refusing to report it this way because they were involved in the prosecutorial misconduct and the political vendetta being carried out against the defendants.
7. The real corruption in this case was on the side of the people doing the charging and the newspaper reporting the charges.
July 11, 2011 at 8:51 p.m.
July 11, 2011 at 5:41 p.m.
From the beginning this was just a 'political hit' in which the Vindicator helped with a cover-up. The 1st Amendment allows any of us, the Cafaros included, to 'petition' our government for redress of grievance. In simple terms, you are allowed to complain to any public official as much and as long as you want about anything, including business you are doing with the government. Unless the FBI has that party clearly using cash to bribe the public official, then no crime has been committed. Unfortunately, just the name Cafaro makes people think that their public officials are guilty of a crime when they are not guilty of anything but following the constitution. On top of all I have said above, what the special prosecutors did not want happening was for Paul Gains and his staff to have to testify on the stand as that would lead to Paul's disbarment at the least. Paul Gains was guiltier than these indivdiuals he tried to have 'hit' with false charges. Too bad the Vindicator was on the side of the real criminal, they obviously are not living up to their own name.
July 7, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.
Well it is all well and good to say that critical thinking should be a priority. But when the state and federal government don't see it that way, when funding and academic excellence is not based on critical thinking, but passing 'the test', then it is downright foolish to work on anything else but the test.If you really believe what you are saying in the editorial, then write another saying let's stop making a test so improtant and go back to making thinking important.As long as the school systems are graded on a test, that's what will be taught, and nothing else.
May 19, 2011 at 2:55 p.m.