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Old 04-16-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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I think that's something that the whole city should take to heart.
Great quote, where's it from?

And yeah I have to agree. The best thing about the post-union, post-Delphi, GM, NCR era.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Dayton should be pushing that to the creative classes in those cities who are paying $1,500 a month for a studio apartment and eating ramen every night.
A lot of those types have settled for cities like Detroit where they pay twice or three times that amount to live downtown and even less than it costs to live in Dayton in the surrounding neighborhoods. Some of them think that they're going to experience that life infamously portrayed in the movie "Rent", in Detroit's urban wasteland before everyone else catches on. But if you actually want those hipsters to relocate to Dayton;

I know that something is better than nothing in certain cases but if you want a flood of pretentious, broke, wanna be trust fund types moving to Dayton because it is the next cool, hip thing be careful what you ask for. I'm sure there are some natives in New York that would be more than happy to part with them.

If people want to move to Dayton, they should pay for the privilege of doing so. If they are successful creative types they can afford to live anywhere and will choose to move to Dayton for the right reasons, not because it is cheap.

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Old 05-09-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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We need local government to give companies reasons to be creative, innovative, and grow. And, not just do that, but do that in Dayton. Not start in Dayton and then move. We need to give the growing companies reasons to stay.
You win 100 Dayton city-datas for this comment.

For my part, I'm happy to be here.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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I will probably get blasted for saying this....but....here goes...

In the long run, NCR and GM bolting is exactly what Dayton needed. The entire history of this town was built on innovation, thinkers, and creators. Dayton got away from all of that. Instead it rested on it's laurels. People worked union jobs that were unsustainable (and not just GM), people took for granted NCR would never leave it's hometown. When those 2 finally did, it made everyone step back and say, "we HAVE to reinvent ourselves."

The past 4-5 years the city and region have done a good job. UDRI has expanded, UD has brought in new business to the part of town NCR once owned. Honda has expanded in several locations, offering good paying jobs without having to fight with unions. Fuayo coming in will be a large shot in the arm. Manufacturing companies are much more nimble and able to better compete in a global marketplace. Reshoring will continue to benefit Dayton.

There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic towards the future. But, there are a lot of reasons (as mentioned by SWOHio) to be plenty excited also.
I worked twice at NCR and it was a great place,good wages and many perks which were for the employees and their families. Old river was one and wonderful place to go. Big auditorium where employees could buy a boxed lunch and watch a movie which was shown over a two day period. They had an independent union. All was well for decades then employees got big promises from an outside union to vote them in. Greed replaced common sense and in came the new union. Job securith out the door. Thousands lost their jobs then company disappeared. End of story.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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Yeah, my grandpa worked their a long time ago when it was still a great company.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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I worked twice at NCR and it was a great place,good wages and many perks which were for the employees and their families. Old river was one and wonderful place to go. Big auditorium where employees could buy a boxed lunch and watch a movie which was shown over a two day period. They had an independent union. All was well for decades then employees got big promises from an outside union to vote them in. Greed replaced common sense and in came the new union. Job securith out the door. Thousands lost their jobs then company disappeared. End of story.

Amazing. Hard to imagine any company like that today, especially in the Dayton area. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:26 PM
 
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The Beavercreek tornado seems to be making news around the country. Fortunately, my family lives in a part that didn't get hit.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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Not "news" per se, but the Dayton Mall shooting over Air Jordans is referenced in this current rap song:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvlQOjK0MPk

Lyrics:
Truffle Butter Lyrics from Genuis.com

Specifically
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil Wayne, Truffle Butter
I'm so heartless, thoughtless, lawless n' flawless
Smallest regardless, largest in charge and born in New Orleans
Get killed 4 Jordans
Skateboard, I'm gnarly; Drake, Tunechi and Barbie
Which genius.com lyrical analysis pegs as:
Quote:
Originally Posted by genius.com
Lil Wayne grew up in the very dangerous city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the neighborhood of Hollygrove. The area was so violent that you could get killed for wearing some Jordan sneakers.

He also references the shooting of a young man in New Orleans that was shot in the mall over a pair of Jordans on Christmas Eve this past year.
But in reality that shooting didn't hapen in New Orleans. It happened right here in our own backyard.


Anyways, I am a huge fan of this song and listening to it today added this whole new dimension to it.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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This time for pigs:

Piglets flee overturned truck near Dayton, Ohio - BBC News

Poor little guys. Hope the ones hurt can make it through ok.
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