My visit to Cleveland....

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    I went to Cleveland for a week of Six Sigma training.

    And frankly, I was kind of depressed by what I saw there. This is rust belt at it's worst. Old building, lots of them abandoned, streets in poor repair, nothing really new has been built in a while, every other home empty.

    I just love when people tell me how good of a thing Free Trade is...

    I guess I'm blessed to be living in Chicago, which despite being in the Mid-West, is still pretty vibrant.
     
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    Why didn't you get Seven Sigma training?
     
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    Six sigma? That must have been a long boring week! :) I'm in the Quality dept where i work, i've had "some" of the training.

    I went with my daughter to Cleveland a few yrs ago for the American idol auditions...i hate that town! Heck, practically the whole town shut down by 8pm every night! I wasn't impressed...and it sounds like by what you say alot of other people weren't impressed either.
     
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    If you think it's bad now, you should have seen it back in the '70s.
     
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    This likely has more to do with Cleveland being Cleveland than free trade.
     
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    What free trade?
     
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    My niece tried explaining that Six Sigma concept to me. Sounds like it was created by folks with too much time on their hands in order to shave brief moments from work loads.
    Like a bad Dilbert cartoon.
     
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    Our company is still working its way up to Six Sigma in training green belts and black belts. Of course, it doesn't help tha half our green belts bolt for other companies as soon as they can add that to their resume.
     
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    It's a lot of work taking this training...too many companies won't pay what they should for someone with that training. Good luck!!
     
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    Well, I don't think so... You can see that up until the 1960's, it was a growing city. And then it stopped growing. I did some research on Wikipedia and found out that it hit a high point of nearly a million people in the 1950 census, but it's a little south of 400,000 today.
     

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