Ronald Reagan the Democrat

Bipartisan Budget Deal a Disaster

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal
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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post.

Our Decadent Class

Detroit: a Conservative Utopia


The Federal Reserve: Everything you need to know (documentary)

Online education at home without the hype.

Holiday Trash

The sign reads, "FREE!!! I live in Sylvania and just cleaned out my garage for the holidays."

Henry Giroux on 'Zombie' Politics

Henry was a recent guest on Moyers & Company. His ideas are what many of us have been thinking for a long time.

Thomas Pounds: Outside looking in

Toledo Free Press
Thomas Pounds: Outside looking in
The November 15th column in the Toledo Free Press made hay with stories of doom from outside Toledo. In the story a unnamed developer (some source) stated that some businesspeople and suburban partners (again who and how many?) are concerned about the new Toledo Mayor Collins. Ironically most of jobs in the businesses the developer quoted were low wage unlivable jobs.

Sen. Sanders provides history lesson on deficits during budget meeting

Sen. Sanders provides history lesson on deficits during budget meeting
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Sanders’ plan
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday released his prescription for reducing the deficit and creating jobs. Here are 10 suggestions from his “progressive budget blueprint” for raising revenue and reducing spending:
• Stop corporations from using offshore tax havens to avoid U.S. taxes.

Collins' transition team to include Finkbeiner, Ford

Toledo Blade
Collins' transition team to include Finkbeiner, Ford
"George Tucker, executive secretary of the Greater Northwest Ohio Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO, and Ray Wood, president of United Auto Workers Local 14 who was recently selected president of the local chapter of the NAACP, will also be co-chairmen, Mr. Collins said."

How Dollarocracy is Destroying America and Toledo Ohio

Toledo media was mentioned on PBS Bill Moyers & Company. Video time19:55

Toledo Mayor Elect Michael Collins blow out win!

Michael Collins 56.53%
Mike Bell 43.47%
Larger then expected turnout 25.4% of registered voters.

Election results:

Walmart doesn't only mistreat its employees. Walmart pork supplier abuse.


Red State Republicans

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

North Carolina GOP official resigns after interview

Dog treats made in China killing dogs

FDA Seeks Pet Owner Help on Dangerous Jerky Treats
WASHINGTON October 23, 2013 (AP)
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'The problem appears to be tied to dog pet treats made in China, the FDA said, though investigators haven't yet found a certain cause. The FDA says it has received reports of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the United States since 2007, and 580 dogs died. The pet treats were sold under a wide variety of brand names.

Diebold Inc. the Ohio voting machine company in the news again with $25 Million fine

Diebold Incorporated Resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation and Agrees to Pay $25.2 Million Criminal Penalty

Diebold-SEC Fraud Settlement Reached: Former Voting Machine Maker To Pay $25 Million

Silo media at WSPD

It appears WSPD has built walls around any diversity of thought. A phenomenon known as silo media and SwampBubble poster Willard has recently stated that WSPD allegedly told its staff to not post on public media blogs (other than those they can control and restrict).

Operation Free

Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Ohio
The Issue

Ohio has a rich history of innovation and manufacturing – a history that is interwoven with traditional resources like coal and natural gas. Though these sources of energy have helped to build a strong economy in Ohio in the past, too much of today’s economy – and military operations – depend on a single-source commodity: oil.

To protect our economic and national security, America must diversify and look to clean, homegrown alternatives like wind and solar.

Tea party is loser in budget showdown

Tea party is loser in budget showdown

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"The tea party was on the march, fueled by a sympathetic media echo chamber on talk radio and Fox News, eager volunteers and generous contributors. By January 2011, Republicans controlled the House and, more important, dozens of Republicans owed their jobs to the tea party. By last year, though, it became clear the movement faced trouble."

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