Monday On 1370 WSPD Bill Kitson From United Way

Monday morning Bill Kitson will be on with me at 7:30 to give an overview of where United Way stands now since Dr. Jacobs has said no to UT using the building. At some point the mayor and jrb will realize how foolish they look, I don't think konop will ever realize it though.
At 8:30 John Baker of the International longshoremans association will join me for a chat about intermodal. Despite efforts to co-opt it the mayor is still playing catch up to the work Jim Hartung did. Mr. Baker was on the trip to Nova Scotia which our mayor was not invited to attend and will fill us in on Cleveland's plans and how they affect Toledo.

No votes yet

Is available here and here. Looks good, but it is at least 15 years off.

Melford is set to open in 2011 and Toledo is better situated to handle the cargo in five years. However, both may handle container cargo for different ports. Containers can be moved more efficiently by sea than they can by rail, even in the Great Lakes, but a rail partner is needed to cover the 2-3 month winter shutdown. The Cleveland container terminal will be connected a CSX main line and North Baltimore could benefit from the new Cleveland terminal. Melford cargo probably makes more sense to go through Toledo because of Lang Yard and CN's involvement in the Melford project.

BTW, what's your beef with Konop?

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"Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually dirty kitchen, and
five times out of nine I'll show you an exceptional man." -Charles
Bukowski

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Not aware of any beef, plenty of bologna though.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I was thinking something along that line, also, when I read that a Longshoreman leader will be on the airwaves with media in the area, being against, organized labor.

See thats's a misunderstanding right there. I personally am not against organized labor. I am however against the influence they have wielded in the city of Toledo for the last 40+ years, I am against the contracts our leaders have signed with them giving them sway over the budget. The organizer for the International Longshoreman's Association was on this morning to explain how important intermodal is to this area and how we need to work with other parts of Ohio to make it happen. The full interview is podcast at www.wspd.com

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

See thats's a misunderstanding right there. I personally am not against organized labor.

What parts of Organized Labor are you not against? Please be specific.

- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Yup, sure is.

I never said anyone in particular.

I said, media, as in there is media that is against this or that.

So, if a group wields some alleged power and influence, especially when they are the work force and there is no other doing the same job and the employees and employers have entered into a contract, by mutual agreement, you are for or against, in most cases, but in this case the intention seems to be, to ding the administration for the intermodal failures.

We all, almost all of us, agree that intermodal would be an excellent idea and provide jobs and commerce to the area, but the private sector is not showing the same level of ethusisiasm as us.

The 40+ of poor planning and failing to look ahead, is the result of organized labor or management of the city?

NYC, for instance has Longshoreman at the ports and harbors and has prospered, with good management of the city.

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