Soon, we’ll all be Canadians, Russian scholar says

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

I like Canadians, so if Ohio really becomes part of Canada, I’ll try to deal with the situation with good grace, although I refuse to become an ice hockey fan or to learn how to speak French.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a Russian academic, Igor Panarin, is predicting that the U.S. will suffer economic and moral collapse, suffer a civil war and break up into several parts. All this will happen in 2010, Panarin says.

Once the breakup comes, Alaska will be part of Russia again, he says. A color map that helpfully accompanies the article shows that Ohio will likely become part of the “The Central North-American Republic,” which is likely to be “part of Canada or under Canadian influence.”

Panarin sounds like a crackpot, but his theory is being widely aired in Russia’s state-controlled media, the WSJ piece says.

What’s the best (or worst) thing about becoming a Canadian in the next couple of years?

online.wsj.com/article/SB123051100709638419.html

Comments

Anonymous

Don Icsman is not going according to the City Charter when he circumvented the commissioners and hired Murman. The newest revision of Section 25 of the Charter states: When it is anticipated an expenditure will exceed $10,000, FORMAL competitive bidding shall be required; NO such expenditure shall be split up for the sole purpose of evading this requirment. (Amended on 11-7-00) Had Icsman gone to the commissioners, they would have asked Icsman what evidence he has to warrant bringing in an investigatior. Murman was handpicked and there was no competive bidding for the services of an investigator.

Anonymous

Kim Nuesse should have listened to County commissioner Tomas Ferrell Jr. Remember Tom told Kim that she should do what her bosses tell her to do.So the moral to the story is that Kim should have listened to Mr. Ferrell.

Anonymous

What Matt does in his blogs and columns is called "editorializing". An editorial is based on the writer's opinion, not necessarily hard facts. This is Matt's opinion. As managing editor, this falls within his job description. Since you're all about professional journalism, you should have known this.

Anonymous

Matt, (Westerhold that is) What in the world is wrong with you? You just CAN'T get it! I would watch what you say.............

Anonymous

On second thought, I think it's too late.

Anonymous

MATT HAS EVERY RIGHT TO HIS OPINION. HE PROBABLY GOT FIRST HAND INFORMATION FROM KIMMIE. AND YOU KNOW HOW GUYS ARE. THEY GET SIDETRACKED WHEN A WOMAN SAYS WHAT A BIG MAN HE IS AND MATT PROBABLY ATE IT UP JUST LIKE MOST MEN DO. SO OF COURSE HE IS GOING TO BELIEVE ANYTHING KIMMIE SAYS. HE MUST BE THE PROTECTIVE TYPE, AND SHE FED HIM ALL THAT BALONEY HOW EVERYONE IS PICKING ON HER AND SHE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG AND THEY JUST DON'T LIKE A WOMAN IN THE JOB. WAY TO KIMMIE! YOU KNOW HOW TO ACT. MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE AN ACTRESS. SHE WILL GET HER WAY NO MATTER WHAT SHE HAS TO LIE ABOUT OR WHAT SHE HAS TO DO TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS.

Anonymous

All we can hope for is she isn't able to lie her way out this time.

Anonymous

I wonder if Icsman is getting a kickback from Murman.

Anonymous

Once again I do not know what Nuesse has done or not done but it appears there are a number of people that seem to know. PLEASE, give Murmann and his staff the information.Or is it that you have a personal vendetta as many here do?

Anonymous

I do not agree with Matt the vast majority of the time. However, I must give him credit for having the courage or stupidity of giving everyone the opportunity to personally attack him or others.
However, there are some that understand the dialectic process and choose this form of communication.

Anonymous

Matt is the freakin editor of the newspaper, he can say what he wants.

Anonymous

Matt isn't there ANYTHING else going on in your sad pathetic life that you can write about other than this?? I mean what will you do when this is all over and Kim is looking for a job? What will you write about then? Actually before this, I had never heard of you. Is this it from you?? Isnt there a cat stuck in a tree somewhere you can go can report on? C'mon Matt move on already....

Anonymous

Very interesting post Nick. And don't listen to all the negative comments about the paper. People who live in towns like Sandusky, where the education level is extremely low, always tend to gripe about the newspaper. They're not smart enough to understand its purpose. So keep up the good work!

Anonymous

Matt must have a crush on her. (have no idea what else it could be)

ks

I think the sad pathetic lives belong to those of you who have to degrade everything and everybody.

Anonymous

He has a death wish or something?

Anonymous

Meaning...he is committing suicide

Anonymous

hey matt IMA video well done.it was something to notice peoples body language ,I'd say it was very descriptive.i feel like i attended the town hall meeting .alot of energy in that room.nice work

Anonymous

Good work?? By whom? Matt got put in his place by the female commissioner, it was a thing of beauty.....also bad move calling the City Manager a "Bad Guy".........

Anonymous

It is because you probably have a cheap computer. All the computers I use throughout a day do not have this problem.

Anonymous

Go buy Walter Cronkite's autobiography, better yet get one for every one of your reporters. Whatever form the SR takes you need to have some actual news. Your reporting is becoming so biased that you are losing all credibility. The occasional editorial is fine, but they should be the exception, not the rule. The SR should focus on getting information and passing it onto the public, not taking sides (i.e. dispatching, police chiefs, etc.)

Anonymous

I will second My Advice's comment below. At one point a reporter came out to our neighborhood to interview some of my neighbors for a story and the photographer came in and acted as if SHE was the reporter. The photographer was so negative and biased on the topic that it left a very bad taste in everyones mouth in regards to the "professionalism" of the Sandusky Register employees. I honestly do not know where you hire these people from, but perhaps they should have a bit more life experience before jumping into this career?

Anonymous

I think that www.northcoast.tv is more of a local tv station than the commercial ladden fluff jobs the register does.

Anonymous

Mr. White, you are undoubtedly onto something.

I recently read an article quoting the Audit Bureau of Circulation’s (ABC) stats regarding a 2.1% year over year decline in the circulation of weeklies.

The rate has been accelerating for over twenty years. Television news was undoubtedly the original culprit for the decline and now the Internet.

To most observers, the evidence is a clear sign that there is a significant migration of readership to online.

SR has a good, solid brand name and should fair well with the proper guidance in the ever-changing face of information in the media Best wishes for much success in this brave new world.

Wow

One of the few articles of yours that I
agree with.

Anonymous

Nick -

After a 2 weeks of skipping my class, this is the best topic you could come up with? This is just an extension of your previous assignment (post) - and a bad one at that! Come on Nick, I know you; you can do better than that! Sorry Nick, but as your journalism professor, I'm going to have to give you an "F" on this assignment.

Next time either call me or see me after class and I will give you a list of topics to write about.

Anonymous

if the taxpayers, administrators, & legislators want to cleanse the air and breath hope into the city it's quite simple. remove one name from the public's tax burden: DON ICSMAN. it's up to the seven elected commissioners. if four say go then sandusky has a chance; if not, the city will continue to fall deeper into the abyss. his record speaks for itself. it really is that simple....

Anonymous

it'll never happen... icsman controls everyone. kline never had a chance & the commission has been lead around by the nose. so sad, but so very true.

Anonymous

I agree with the other posts. As a long time resident of Sandusky it has amazed me to watch the power that Don Icsman has consolidated. Whenever there has been issues with people working in the administration, (some names I recall are Mulvin, Schee, Poggiali, to name a few)
Icsman is there in the beginning and then he disappears. Don Iscman has proven over his ten years at city hall that he is the one in charge. Just ask the 3 city managers that Sandusky has gone through during his tenure. To bad, Matt Kline will be the 4th to leave under Don Icsman's watch.

Anonymous

Many Santa Clara residents in California are becoming so frustrated with Cedar Fair that a petition to call for a natinal boycott of Cedar Fair parks is underway. Rumor has it that petition signatures were gathered near shopping centers calling for the boycott of Great America by Santa Clara residents due to the actions by the national leadership of Cedar Fair to impact Silicon Valley businesses by trying to ram a noisy roller coaster down the throats of the Santa Clara Planning Commission, and Cedar Fair's attempt to block the 49er stadium.

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