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Spectra Energy Constitution Pipeline steal private property


Spectra (owners of NEXUS pipeline) Constitution Pipeline in PA
To protect corporate interests of Williams LLC, our tax dollars at work to supply security by US Marshals. The message is don't get in the way of a pipeline pushed through by eminent domain and no signature from the landowners. B Nilson - pix — Bob Nilsson.

Kevin Haddad signs wrongly claim re-election - Haddad says they were vandalized

Tom Troy covers Kevin Haddad's sign debacle where either he forgot to cover up the "re" or it fell off or was pulled off. Tip to any candidate - don't reuse your sign unless you permanently alter them, because it is easy for the sticker to fall off. Kevin has used his signs multiple times and his "Working for you" assumes that he is already "working" therefore, it is not unreasonable for people to look at your sign with suspicion.


Two Sylvania teens lives change - it is not better in Sylvania

The Toledo Blade is reporting the names of the two teens who are now charged with forcing a developmental child to lick a push pop dipped in a urinal then punching and pushing the kids. Bullying is a common thing in schools, and many are affected by it, but what is so interesting is how much these kids are taught it is wrong during the school year so what makes matters worse is that these kids did it anyway.

The Donald: Is he a liar, an idiot, or both?


Here is a link to an interview from this morning. http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-anchor-jake-tapper-donald-trump-david...
David Duke publicly endorsed The Donald for POTUS. Duke stated that, "voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage [whiteness?]."

Republican convention this past Thursday!

Anyone watch? What a bunch of Jack off's. This is the best entertainment on TV. LOL

Where were this girl's parents (and the authorities) when she left Sweden?

Here's a link to an article showing how one young girl was convinced to go to the Middle East with a radicalized young man. https://www.yahoo.com/news/im-going-die-swedish-girl-tells-life-under-04... In short, she was so young, she had no idea what she was getting into. I guess she was "in love."
This girl was SO YOUNG. She was only 15! Why was she so free to travel without some parental involvement? Why didn't any authorities stop what amounts to kidnapping and statutory rape? And, shouldn't this story be shared with teenagers throughout the "West?"

Another "Feel Good" (albeit heart-wrenching) story.


A ten year old girl gave her life to save two very young children who were in the path of an out-of-control SUV. Here's a link to the story: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/guardian-angel-10-dies-while-saving-liv... Anne Frank said, in the midst of hiding from the terrorism that we label The Holocaust, "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

Rich Kinder calls this stock market: "...a Chicken Little, the sky-is-falling market."

Rich Kinder is the founder of energy giant Kinder Morgan. His analysis of the current investment environment, I admit, parallels my own. But (very) Rich Kinder has much better credentials than do I. There are very knowledgeable people who disagree with (very) Rich Kinder. No one is infallible.

The Nazis, excuse me, the Republican's Presidental Debate February 13, 2016

Carson is an idiot and Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Bush are mad men. Kasich was the only candidate who appeared to be sane or knowledgeable. The rest of them are an embarrassment to the country, especially Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Rubio needs Batman to team up with so he can play his role as the Boy Wonder. Carson should consider auditioning for a remake of the movie Lost in Space. The Republican debates are a joke, except it shows us that Kasich is the only candidate qualified to be the Republican nominee.

Those Who Believe In Trickle Down Need To See This


The past few years have been very good for United Technologies. The contractor does billions of dollars a year in business with the federal government. CEO Gregory Hayes pulled down nearly $10 million in 2014, and over $20 million the year before. On Thursday, the company reported $7.6 billion in profits, up from $6.2 billion the year before, and $5.7 billion the year before that. In October, United Technologies even expanded its stock buyback program to $12 billion. Spending the company's money to purchase its own stock elevates the value of its share prices.

GuestZero's last post

I don't do this often, but this time, it is worth it.

It is with great sadness that I have to inform all of you that GuestZero won't be posting here anymore. It is not because of his behavior or language, but I have been told he passed away yesterday. GZ was someone I got to know online and offline, and he was a nice guy and is not as caustic as he appears online. He went out of his way to help the community, even been known to apprehend a robber or two making where ever he lived safer.

Even though he was not as caustic in person, he still believed in everything he posted online. Knowing the full picture of who he was, I always smiled the way he said things. It would be almost in the same way as a comedian would make a point in a sarcastic way; he would make points in his way. He loved the area and loved the schools and wanted to make them better. He did go above and beyond armchair quarterbacking and did things to make the community better in person.

He will be missed on this site and in real life. Thank you for everything you shared with us. :(

If you have a story about GZ either online or offline, feel free to share it.

Why is the downtown (main) library a haven for the homeless?

I'm a frequent user of the downtown library, known as the Main Branch. I'd noticed that the homeless are frequent 'users' of that branch too, but not for what I was using the branch for.

I'd never seen a bedbug until I went to the main library one fine day about 6 months ago. And that made sense, considering the place is an absolute haven for the homeless. They have lots of comfy chairs which the homeless fill. You couldn't pay me enough money to sit in one of those chairs now.

Why Vicki Donovan-Lyle's delinquent tax history is worse than it appears

A couple of days ago, Thomas posted a story about Vicki Donovan-Lyle's tax delinquency for almost 2 years.

A couple of commenters mentioned about it not being much, so what is the big deal?

Here is why this is worse than it appears:

Is Trump Going Independent ? I Say Yes.

It's interesting that Trump has decided to broadcast his own venue instead of participating in the next debate. In my opinion, this move will doom his campaign because this clearly shows what type of incompetent POTUS he would be. So I say, Mr. Trump, take your ball and go home. He must have heard me because that is exactly what he is doing.

Vicki Donovan-Lyle, Republican State Rep Candidate, Delinquent On Property Taxes

Vicki Donovan-Lyle, a Sylvania School Board Member, has apparently failed to pay her property taxes on her personal home at 4428 Tamworth Road in Sylvania, Ohio. In December 2015, Vicki Donovan-Lyle announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination to Ohio’s House District #47 to replace term-limited Representative Barbara Sears.

American Petroleum Institute spends millions in Toledo market


Have you heard or seen that American Petroleum Institute commercial telling you their has to be a balance? API is spending millions in Northwest Ohio media to convince you that fracking is safe. They give an image of an industry that works for the American good. This is false and anyone who has seen what the power of Oil & Gas has done to Eastern Ohio would be shocked. The industry is under attack from landowners across the state and county. The greed supersedes the will of property owners rights. The last three months local media has enjoyed a bonanza in ad revenue from big Oil & Gas.

16,000 pages about inequality at TPS ? How about under parented kids . Let's rate schools by parent participation


A settlement that accomplishes little .
Are we so scared of PC , that the truth can't be told ? Solve the parenting gap , you solve a lot

An Interesting possibility!

An election in which Donald ran against Bernie would be fascinating! Just think. On this Forum we would read one post after another, about why my old White man should be elected, instead of your old White man! Ha-Ha-Ha!

Bimbo Gate - The ballad of Donald and Sarah

It appears that Sarah Palin has endorsed Donald Trump. I am so pleased that she did. She helped destroy one Presidential Campaign, now she gets a chance to do it again. Could you imagine Sarah Palin in Donald Trump's Cabinet?

Forrester's on the River: Why it's damned stupid to open a restaurant there.

On 2016 Jan 22 Fri 10 am, the contents of "Forrester's on the River" restaurant will be auctioned off as a total liquidation to satisfy debt. The auctioneer Pamela Rose Auction Company has posted [1] that the sale will be "down to the walls" [2] but there might be contention about that, regarding installations like the wooden bars and ventilation system.

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