Education

Lesson In Bicycling Economics 101: Don't Forget To Include External Costs Like Pollution Exposure And Increased Mortality

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/27/2010 - 14:49.

I have been disturbed to live in a community where pollution is a serious health crisis, and I am surrounded by smart young people, yet nobody seems to care they are being poisoned. The worst demonstration of that is the movement to put a bicycle lane along side a major pollution and so health hazard - the I-90 freeway bridge elevated high into the polluted air of the Cuyahoga River Valley, in downtown Cleveland. Clearly, there are engineering and construction cost increases to include such a feature on a freeway bridge - costs society may afford - but what are the negative externalities associated with such a bridge feature, which would encourage individuals to exert themselves in immediate proximity - within a few feet - of a known carcinogen - vehicular emissions. This would also encourage people to spend increased time exerting themselves in an elevated point above other Cleveland pollution, like the toxins from Cleveland Thermal and Mittal, also in close proximity to the bridge. As there is proof that short term exposure to such pollution increases risk of serious short and long-term health consequences, it is certain such a bridge feature would increase healthcare costs, human suffering and mortality rates in this region, as it would harm the health and shorten the lives of those who use it. To the extent the feature encourages broad public use, the harm could be very significant - the equivalent of 100s of life-years lost, and more. What is the cost of genetic mutation among our young? External costs associated with putting a bike lane on the I-90 freeway bridge would far exceed the cost of the bridge itself.

Only good kids with guns can stop bad kids with guns - the Second Amendment requires a well organized classroom malicia (sic)

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:51.
Only good kids with guns can stop bad kids with guns -  the Second Amendment requires a well organized classroom malicia (sic)

 

The only thing that can stop a bad kid with a gun is a good kid with a gun - or be responsibly at the front of the class with two guns with after market enlarged magazines.  

Frank Jackson - Career highlights 2006-2017

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:25.

 

 

CMSD owns condemned property next to Denison School

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:51.

 A reminder to everyone that Mayor Frank Jackson administers the City of Cleveland AND Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The District has been playing real estate politics with the properties adjacent to the CMSD Denison building. Brian Cummins has been fully aware of this property for over 9 years - Tony Brancatelli has the gerrymandered Ward 12 across the street.

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Consent Decree

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:39.

 Eric J Brewer: Forest Gump is smarter than Mayor Frank Jackson. I'm amazed at how after nearly 12 years in office Jackson doesn't understand that he's been “suckered” by Chief of Police Calvin Williams, Safety Director Michael McGrath and Executive Assistant Martin Flask. As mayor I'd fire all three my first day on the job. I'd hope they had sense enough to resign.

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Free Speech

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:36.
Free Speech

 

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HELL NO! to Issue 108

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 08:58.
HELL NO!   to Issue 108

Paying for Experience over Things-Labor Day 2016

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 07:23.

 

I rode my bike down to the Air Show yesterday - Labor Day 2016.  It was a beautiful day to see the diversity that is CLE.  

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Dandelion Days

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 21:23.
Dandelion Days
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GALA – Global Ambassadors Language Academy to hold another Open House on Wed. May 18, 2016.

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:13.

 

GALA – Global Ambassadors Language Academy to hold another Open House on Wed. May 18, 2016.

 

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US Education

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 11:32.
US Education
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Disparity

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:13.
Disparity
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The LRNG SHIFT

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:37.

 

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YOUTUBE VIDEO: NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL: A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 20:45.
LINK FOR YOUTUBE VIDEO:https://youtu.be/f3x22hg1_XI
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WELCOME NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO: A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:08.

 

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NASA Alert:Mega Asteroid So Big ‘it Could Trigger Earthquakes’ to Skim Past Earth Before Christmas - also 5 others before jan. 2

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 12/05/2015 - 16:49.
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“It has the potential to make close approaches to the Earth and a size large enough to cause significant regional damage in the event of impact“.NASA - A POTENTIALLY hazardous asteroid so big some claim it could trigger earthquakes or volcanoes on Earth is set to skim past us on CHRISTMAS EVE.

2003 SD220 is one of the biggest near Earth asteroids to pass this year

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Lincoln - Civil War History in Ohio

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:56.
Lincoln - Civil War History in Ohio

 Photography was just coming into vogue during the Civil War era and was particularly useful for recording history -  but sculpture still reigned.

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Let the DEMOS begin!! CMSD Facilities Plan will take down Tremont School

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:32.

 

November 15, 2014

 

Dear Tremonsters:

VOTE NO TO SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX LEVY, ISSUE 4, ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:04.

VOTE NO TO SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX LEVY, ISSUE 4, ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014!

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Content

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:54.
Content
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VOTE NO TO SCHOOL TAX LEVY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:33.

VOTE NO TO SCHOOL TAX LEVY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014!

 

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RENT

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 17:34.
RENT
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Followup to post on wearing hoodies

Submitted by Oldroser on Sun, 05/04/2014 - 12:15.

A bit late, but I have been recuperating from wonderful visit from my sister, her husband and grand-daughter, where we ate out and shopped, shopped, shopped, which was what they wanted to do. And I have had a string of chronic migraines.