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Cleveland, Ohio, and America lose a great man -- George Voinonvich

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George Voinovich won his first elective office by taking a strong stand against a Fair Housing law. Years later, as mayor of Cleveland, he signed into law a strong Fair Housing law. Some would label this as a "flip-flop." To George Voinovich, it was plain common sense. Times had changed, and he had changed with them. Unlike so many ideologues of both the right and left, especially today, George Voinovich was willing to compromise.

150 days and counting , the baddest , 'bloodiest' , most negative election campaign is on . Who stands victorious in November

A question about rape

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With the recent Stanford rape story in the headlines, this question came to mind. Any barristers out there please feel free to answer.
A male and female are both so drunk they are not legally capable of giving consent. They engage in sex where no force or violence or coercion is used.
Question: Are they both guilty of rape?

Pope Francis is the best Pope of my lifetime.

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I will provide a link to an article on the latest apostolic letter issued by Pope Francis. In it, he establishes the strongest reaction yet regarding abuse by church officials. I am not Catholic, however I was taught to always hold clergy of any faith in the highest regard. Pope Francis is doing everything he can to repair the image of Catholic clergy, not only to other Catholics, but to those who follow other faiths as well.

Parallels between Baylor University scandal and Republican Party's nominating The Donald for POTUS

Baylor University is a Christian, faith-based, private university the leadership of which enabled innumerable male university athletes in allowing them to create and maintain an air of sexual terror among the female population of that campus.

Patrick Hickey, Washington Local Schools

Whatever happened to Patrick Hickey, the former superintendent of Washington Local School District? Back in December 2015, Patrick Hickey allegedly stated that he planned to file complaints with the Ohio Ethics Commission against Washington Local Board of Education members Patricia Carmean and James Langenderfer, but to the best of my knowledge, there have been no reports about any such ethics complaints ever actually having been filed. And, what of the proclamation by Patrick Hickey that he was planning to seek election in 2017 to become a Member of the Washington Local Board of Education?

A flawed man stands before us , yet so were Kennedy , MLK ,Bill

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Why should we be surprised at yet another flawed man who is up front
And center ? He surprises us with open gaffes , baseless accusations . He is a product in part because 16 other candidates chose to lift themselves up, rather than coalesce around one of them to take on the Trump . He picked them off one by one . They were divided against each other . Yet his boldness , spontanaety , unorthodoxy apeals to us .
Let's remember flawed men of the past , Kennedy , MLK, Bill .
Each had more hidden flaws, yet each had seasons of greatness . Today we laud them .

Spectra Energy pipeline (NEXUS Pipeline) explodes burning homes and resident.


Pipeline explosion
Local activists demand reform after Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline explodes
http://www.ohio.com/news/nation/local-activists-demand-reform-after-penn...

I mean really...Is this what a Presidential candidate is stooping to? Would Ike do this? Or Ronnie? Or Barry? Or Hillary? Or Bush #41? Or Bush #43?

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Here's a link to an article about The Donald criticizing the way Kasich eats. This is not a joke. Read for yourself: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-relentlessly-mocks-kasich-never...

PH2 recall rumors

Word on the street is that there's a supposed recall petition out there for the recall of PH2.

Possibly led by a former fairly-known Democrat.

Not Carty or Konop. They would make this rumor even more juicy.

Anybody know anything?

Dangerous Actions

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-jet-threatened-u-s-recon...

If Putin thinks he's bitch slapping O'Bama he damned well better understand he is doing that to all the American people. We will be here long after the current Potus' is put out to pasture.

ClearChannel is tracking you!

ClearChannel will be tracking you through its thousands of billboards across the country.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/29/business/media/see-that-billboard-it-m...

Don't use cell phones while driving. Especially, don't text!

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Amanda Clark had survived. It was a miracle! She had been using her cell phone while driving a large vehicle. Amanda ran a stop sign. She was broadsided by another vehicle. Her vehicle rolled over about 3 times and ended up on its top. Amanda survived with only minor injuries. She was a graduating senior in high school. She claimed that she knew how lucky she had been to survive. She swore that no message would ever be that important to her again.

WSPD NEEDS A MAKE-OVER

I love local radio. I've always resisted subscribing to services like SiriusXM because I like live local radio--regardless of if I'm home or away.

Lately, I just can't stand listening to the local morning and afternoon shows on WSPD. It reminds me of CKLW's Saturday afternoon garage sale program where people call in and say things like, "I've got a beautiful ceramic Dalmatian that I'll sell for $37."

What if there were a 3-way contest for President?

A lot of people are speculating on the presidentialprimaries and the eventual nominees from the Republican and Democratic Parties. But what if a third person entered the race in Presidential General Election? Remember Ross Perot?
The United States presidential election of 1992 was the 52nd quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1992. There were three major candidates: Incumbent Republican President George H. W. Bush; Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, and independent Texas businessman Ross Perot.

In Syria: Russia right; America wrong?

As you may recall, Russia took its good old time to get directly involved in Syria. Even though Russia had been a forever backer of the Assad regime, Russia seemed reluctant to take decisive action. Apparently, after years of assessment, Russia decided that ISIS/ISIL or Daesh, whatever is your choice of what to call them, amounts to a much greater evil than is the Assad regime in Syria. Apparently also, Russia assessed the moderate opposition to both Daesh and Assad to be unreliable, disunited, and too weak to be effective.

Republicans: Are they about to select the worst possible candidate for November?

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According to the latest polls, the best candidate for the Republicans to nominate out of the "Final Three" is John Kasich. It's not even close. Those who read here regularly know that I do NOT like John Kasich AT ALL! I regularly call him Governor Sick, but the numbers are fairly consistent throughout February and March.
When running against Hillary, Kasich is a clear leader in all recent polls: http://www.electionprojection.com/latest-polls/national-presidential-pol...

Waterville Compressor OEPA Hearing March 16, 2016

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The Waterville Ohio EPA Nexus Compressor station Hearing is Wednesday March 16, 2016. Hearing starts at 6PM. Location is the Waterville Primary Community Room, 457 Sycamore Lane, Waterville, Ohio.

Things of note: Area governments have passed over 14 resolutions against the Nexus pipeline. Wood County Commisioners wrote a April 30 ,2015 letter to area politicians complaining of their lack of representation on this Nexus pipeline. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq262/wolfmanwon/Waterville%20Compres...

According to dirtyenergymoney.com since 1999:

Who will you vote for today?

Time for your endorsements - the major players had their say. You have your say.

Vicki Donovan-Lyle campaign finance issues

A citizen emailed me this on Sunday - apparently Vicki has yet to file normal campaign finance reports. (Disclosure - I am not a fan of Vicki and will not be voting for her today nor ever again.)
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As you are aware I had filed a complaint against Kevin Haddad regarding misinformation on his campaign signs.

Vicki Donovan-Lyle appears to be incompetent in various aspects of political life in addition to her inexcusable failure to pay property tax on more than one occasion. I submitted a complaint regarding irregularities in her filings with the Election Commission.

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