The end of an era

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hollienewton
Jun 24, 2014

50 years ago, 1964: A teen-aged boy named James Bertsch out-baked area gals in the cup-cake competition at Margaretta and took first place honors. He was the only boy to come to the contest and said he learned to cook to help his mother at home.

25 years ago, 1989: Cleveland received unwanted national attention after the Cuyahoga River caught fire 20 years ago today in an industrial area near downtown. Experts said the Cuyahoga's pollution problem was not unique. The famous 20-minute fire stared when an oil slick ignited. 

10 years ago, 2004: Roger Markley, 80, Sandusky, died in Providence Care Center. He owned and operated Markley's Restaurant in Sandusky from 1954 until he retired in 1998, the day the City of Sandusky proclaimed Roger Markely Day.

Comments

Contango

Re: "the Cuyahoga River caught fire 20 years ago today"

And the Employment Prevention Agency (EPA) was born the yr. after.

Yes, pollution was and is a problem. Solutions were and are necessary.

But the unintended consequences of heavy handed & onerous govt. regulations destroyed and continues to prevent numerous jobs.

Darwin's choice

Agree! Sadly, a majority of the problems still exist.

knowthelaw

Interesting article on that fire with an extensive law review article on the topic. Even if you disagree with the general point, it is still a good read. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ne...

OMG.LOL.WT_

If only we didn't have those nasty regulations, think of the jobs! Right off, more miners as they die with black lungs. Actually the job creators have been in power for decades. They are the large corporations that buy the politicians and hire the lobbyists.

Contango

Re: "Right off, more miners as they die with black lungs"

Straw man argument.

The corps. would get their butts sued and they'd soon change their ways or be out of business.

To a weak-minded liberal the answer ALWAYS is: Let govt. do it.

Contango

Re: "the large corporations that buy the politicians and hire the lobbyists."

And BOTH the Dems and the Repubs like it that way.

With all the heavy taxation and the rules and regs, pretty much only large corps. can afford to stay in business helping to push out the entrepreneur, the start-up and sm. business.

OMG.LOL.WT_

Heavy taxation? They can still pay their CEOs 400 times the average workers pay.

Contango

Re: "Heavy taxation?"

Highest marginal corp. tax rate in the industrialized world - 35%.

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Re: "They can still pay their CEOs 400 times the average workers pay."

So what?

Again: BOTH the Dems and Repubs like it JUST the way it is.

How's your 401(k) or IRA doin'? Own any stocks?

The S&P 500 has been setting record levels; who's gonna b*tch?

OMG.LOL.WT_

Who;s gonna beatch? Maybe the poor schlub trying to get a job.

Strange, I copied Cantango's b word with the * and it triggered the profanity filter.

Contango

Re: "Maybe the poor schlub trying to get a job."

Point: Sm. business as a group is the largest employer.

Maybe the Dems and Repubs should be lowering and leveling the corp. playing field?

Again: High taxes, rules and regs affect sm. business adversely and disproportionally.

jazzbo

OMG.LOL.WT_-
That Mollom thing is quirky.