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Stand with cops? They could make it easier

Perhaps you have also heard the radio ad for a website called Stand With Cops (standwithcops.org). The purpose of the site is to encourage people to write messages of support for police.

As a kid, I was taught to respect policemen--I still do. But the police unions could sure make it easier for me to get motivated to support cops if they would stay out of politics.

The irony of the protests against the police is that most of the participants are people who vote Democrat--the liberals who think "we've got to feel sorry for these poor minorities because the cops are singling them out because of the color of their skin." Yet, ALL of the police unions support, fund and encourage their members to vote for Democrats. Be careful what you wish for.

amazon.com and the international traveler

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I travel several times a year to New York City for business. I typically can't pack all of the items I need to bring (e.g. giveaways I distribute to customers, etc.) so we FedEx them to the hotel (a large hotel in Times Square).

On my first trip to NYC in 2015, I got to the hotel and went to the business office to pick-up my two boxes. I was told that there was a $10 fee for each box that the hotel accepted for me. That was new.

I talked to the hotel manager about this fee, and I found out an interesting thing is happening with international visitors to the Big Apple.

The Guardian view on the response to terror: the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a crime, not an act of war

The Guardian view on the response to terror: the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a crime, not an act of war
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/08/guardian-view-respo...
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Ohio Wind Farms: The results

AT CROSSWIND
http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/wind-test/234578.html
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The projects, known as Timber Road Wind Farm and Blue Creek Wind Farm, are still young. But, according to managers of both, they’re already performing.

“The (Blue Creek) project has delivered what we said it would,” said Dan Litchfield, senior project developer.
Production Results

That includes about $2.7 million in annual tax payments, $2 million annually in lease agreement payments, $600 million from the company that built the farm, and enough energy to power about 76,000 homes.

Howard Dean says stop calling French attackers "Muslim Terrorists"

Howard Dean says "they are about as muslim as I am".

They were yelling "Allah Akbah" as they ran shooting.

Howard Dean is an a**hole. Can we please just stop with the PC crap already?

NYPD Arrests Down 66%!

Oh, my! The NYPD is virtually on strike. Arrests for minor crimes are down 94%, and overall they are down 66%. You have to be careful what you ask for--you just might get it. Criminals in this country should incorporate, and then sell shares to the public!

The Most Important Voting Block In 2016

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The most important block of voters will be who, in 2016? Some say the minority block. Others claim it will be the "undecided vote", while still others say it will be the "youth vote". They're all wrong. The most important vote will be the "stupid vote", if it isn't already. The democrats' party even boasts about it. If the Republicans can pry 10-15% of this block loose, IMHO they will win it all in 2016.

The scourge of term limits

I am posting a link to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press. One of the most significant issues with which it deals is the issue of term limits for elected officials. The writer purports that partisan redistricting and term limits have severely limited the ability of Michigan's voters to affect their government.
IMHO the same applies to Ohio voters and Ohio state government. I have often stated that the only thing term limits truly accomplish is to limit the choices voters have for elected offices. But this writer puts in into the context of the real situation in Michigan today.

Who Should The Dems Put In Charge Of The 2016 Campaign?

Obama Apologizes To Castro

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-apologizes-castro_821908.html

I smell another Apology Tour, 2.0. Next stop to kiss the ring of NorCom leader?

Obama normalizes relations with North Korea!

In a show of courage today the President normalized relations with the communist country that has been opposed to capitalism and free speech.

Wait... What?

Oh!!!! It's Cuba! That's right.

I am sorry I get confused between those despotic communist countries that have been confiscating wealth and property from it's civilians, preventing free speech, and threatened to attack us.

Here's hoping he starts lecturing Israel on "stolen lands" that were taken through a war where Israel was unprovokingly attacked.

Why can't the federal government attract the best and the brightest?

I know that this post is politically incorrect, perhaps even naïve. The general public is often blind to the world of giant corporations and the "play" money which are the earnings of thousands of corporate middle and upper management executives. But, I've always enjoyed tilting at windmills. Until and unless we, as a general public, decide that paying more nearly competitive salaries to top government officials will yield better run government, we will continue to get the government we are willing to pay for.

privatizing city services would put toledo on the right track

A recent comment I made to a story on Swampbubbles where I indicated that one way Toledo could afford to boost its police force (and thus help rid itself of the gangs and losers who have brought the City to the brink of Detroitism) is to privatize as many City services as possible.

It's a simple concept--get government out of the employment business. Other than covering the safety and judicial needs of its citizens, a City shouldn't have people on its payroll who perform services that the government could contract out. These services include maintaining City property (cutting lawns, etc.), clearing snow, fixing streets, etc.

My comment was met by one Swampbubbles contributor with the response, "prove that this would save money." Well, here's some proof.

Swanton Ohio says no to the Nexus Pipeline



December 8, 2014 to a packed standing room only township meeting the Swan Creek Board of Trustees voted unanimously against the Nexus/Spectra Pipeline.

Trustee: Give us more pipeline info
http://fcnews.org/news/news/150753969/Trustee:-Give-us-more-pipeline-info

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What's your favorite Toledo Christmas memory?

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The Andersons bringing back the giant cheese wheel that was a highlight of the Christmas season at Tiedtke's spurs memories of other Toledo holiday traditions. Here are things I remember--how about you?

*My family would make a seasonal trip downtown to the Bassett Nut Company. The smell of freshly roasted peanuts and cashews was amazing!

*As a kid, our family Christmas Eve tradition was to have dinner at either Linck's Cafeteria or the 4-E Ranch House and then on to a movie at the Colony theater.

*We stood in line for what seemed like hours to enter Children's Wonderland at the Lucas County Recreation Center. It didn't matter that the displays were the same year-after-year--it was magical. You would cleverly end up in a refreshment area where I would always convince my parents to buy me a paintable wax sculpture of Santa Mickey Mouse (you watched as the machine molded the 3-dimensional statue--really cool)!

Don't Believe Everything You Hear

For those of you that listen to Rush Limbaugh, you might want to know he tried to fool you today. He did so by taking Sen. Tom Harkin's words out of context. Hopefully you all had the sense to check things out for yourselves before believing everything you heard.

national STD day anyone?

Americans might be the most duped people in the world. December 1, 2014, was designated as "World AIDS Day." What a crock! The White House had a gigantic red ribbon (the HIV symbol) hanging outside of it. Malarkey!

World AIDS Day is just another manifestation of the liberal media/entertainers/politicians need to control what Americans should value. It's a disease that predominantly affects two of the groups upon which liberals rely for votes--gays and minorities. That's why AIDS is important--it always boils down to politics.

According to the Center for Disease Control, how many people in the U.S. are living with HIV infection? C'mon take a guess. Yep, 1.2 million. That's not even 1 percent of the U.S. population.

What Cosby SHOULD Do!

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Would be to contact Ms. Bill Clinton, and have her send some folks from her "Bimbo eruption squad" to help Cosby tidy up his personal proclivities a bit.

Did the name ring a bell with anyone else ? ? ?

Was reading through the Blade this morning and happened upon this story of a shooting in West Toledo.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/11/24/Man-shot-twice-Saturda...

Wondered if the victim's name seemed familiar to anyone else.

Lucas County to attract and retain immigrants

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/11/24/Retaining-immigrants-seen-as...

A paragraph in the article says that company's have moved to non-union states and other countries. Wouldn't it be easier to make Lucas County like the other states and countries than to bring in illeagal immigrants er I mean immigrants? Then maybe more residents, at least the ones left here, could start business's without government interferance.

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