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Cleveland is proud to be one of the three finalist cities bidding to host the international 2014 Gay Games. With its affordability, central Midwest location and community support – lead by the Cleveland Synergy Foundation – Cleveland is a great place to hold this event. And just think of the $60+ million economic impact it would have on our city!
This weekend, The Federation of Gay Games’ Site Selection Committee will be in Cleveland. During this time, our community will have the chance to show the world that it embraces the Gay Games. On Friday, July 31st, please join us at 8 p.m. at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum along with public officials, business and community leaders and citizens from across Ohio to show your support for this opportunity at a free event.
You can download your complimentary admission ticket here: http://www.clevelandsynergyfoundation.org/RockandRollEvent.html. Additionally, attendees will be permitted complimentary access to the entire museum.
If anyone has a theory on what the Dolans are doing, I’d like to see it. (Meanwhile, I’m now officially a Detroit Tigers fan.)
A comment posted on the PD:
Thank you Cleveland!!!
As a Phillies fan, I appreciate you giving up your best pitcher for three scrubs and 1 propect, while allowing us to hold on to our top 4 prospects, along with our # 4 starter.
If we win another world series, you will have our hearfelt thanks!!!
FREE Community Theater! Upstage Presents Class Action (short scenes about high school life) 7pm on 7/30 at the Beachland Park gazebo
Today, I got a sense of the power of the Internet. Yesterday, I was out in Lantian at our factory and at a local police station. I took video of the police, as they scattered in my presence. (I have a short sequence of one guy who makes a 180 and then runs up the stairs.)
This morning, our joint venture manager and I met with the Communist Party officials in charge of complaints by foreign investors. (In China, there are the official offices and then there are the shadow offices of the Communist Party officials. China operates a kind of dual system. So, for example, the cities and towns have a mayor, but the real power rests in the party secretaries.)
Whereas the official offices are easy for Westerners to locate, the offices of the Communist Party officials are typically not. This office was located on the 11th floor of an otherwise nondescript office building. Inside the office, three officials occupied one room. A blue organization chart provided the only color on the white walls. There was a small couch, folding chairs and tea served in paper cups.
Our joint venture manager had met with officials in this office several times. His last meeting was only a week ago. Today’s meeting would be different. My presence certainly underscored our seriousness in pursuing our charges of corruption in Lantian County. But that is not what made the impression.
We discussed our situation with the head of the office, and I pulled out my laptop and showed him the videos I had taken the day before. I made the point that I was currently building a website on Lantian corruption, and that I will launch it shortly.
This afternoon, the official called back and said that he had traveled out to the County (which is about 50 km away) and that he had found some “evidence” that would interest us. He encouraged us to go out to the County tomorrow and talk with the Communist Party officials in charge of discipline for officials in the County. He said after that, we should come back to him, and he could advise us on our next steps. (Our sense that we may be on the edge of getting some documentary evidence to expose the public officials who are supporting the criminal conspiracy in the county.)
We make progress today, because, in the end, the Internet changes everything.
An email from Dan Hanson:
I submitted a project to celebrate Cleveland’s diversity through art to a company that awards an annual grant.
We are one of 10 finalists. The winners are chosen by Internet voting. You can vote once each day at http://www.markhammarkofdistinction.com by selecting us (ClevelandPeople.Com) from the View and Vote for Finalist section and leaving your name and e-mail.
Please vote each day and spread the word to your lists to make this project happen in Cleveland. It will result in lots of work for local artists, ways to beautify the community and celebrate our cultures.
Please help out if you’re so inclined. I am.
RT @theunseen714: Why are we connecting to Chicago when it comes to rail? The Midwest doesn’t care about OH
RT @laurabennett: sales in July have been on fire – wonder what it will be like when there’s no recession?