Friday, January 21, 2011

Misplaced optimism

Today's paper tells the beginning of the end of the premier soccer academy However, the end actually started when the idea was promoted and came to fruition. The academy had as much chance of succeeding here as the proverbial snowball in hell. Maybe, southern California or Florida but not in Lorain, Ohio not now soccer is way down on the sport's popularity list behind football, basketball and baseball. Do you watch it on T.V.? You just cannot beat those odds and survive in America and certainly not in northern Ohio.

Moreover, as I have said in the past starting a business here is a risky and almost surely a losing proposition. I have a friend who says that business has to come to northern Ohio for the water well we have more water than you can shake a stick at and we can't even keep the marinas open. I have said it before and I will state my case here again: when gas goes to eight and ten dollars a gallon this city and many like it will flourish again. Why? Because you and I will have to buy everything locally and small and smaller business will spring up to meet that demand. Wal mart and the big box stores move everything by truck and it will be too expensive to ship across country. So, local produce and manufacturing will have to be done here if it's done at all. One thing for sure we will have plenty of water!

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