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Vatican says aliens could exist; Aliens are my brother

Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.

Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.

The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God.

Call for Action/Press Conference re: Soror Crystal Dixon

May 12, 2008 Updated

PRESS RELEASE

40 Yards of Pipe for 3000 Jobs? Hardly.

Intermodal freight transportation is exploding around the country and Northwest Ohio is well-placed and well-equipped to handle cargo for the tri-state area. However, we need to be smart about how we encourage development around resources like Toledo Express. Governmental agencies like the Port Authority are working to entice logistics companies into building intermodal terminals at TOL, but they also must determine which development prospects are practical and which proposals will only drain the area's limited infrastructure improvement budget. After reviewing Brian McMahon's proposal, I feel it qualifies as the latter for the following reasons.

Republcians make it harder to vote...again.

First Republicans gave us Ohio, voter ID law. It required a registered voter to produce any one of a number of IDs or utility bills in order to vote.

But that wasn’t good enough for Republicans, it just didn’t make voting hard enough. So in Indiana you must have a registered voter must have a photo ID in order to vote.

Wack Resigns...

Regretfully, I have accepted the resignation of Joanne Wack, Executive Director of the Lucas County Republican Party (LCRP), effective immediately.

Rush to talk about Crystal Dixon or did?

I am not a Rush 24/7 subscriber, but it appears he will be talking about Crystal Dixon during his morning update tomorrow.

Here is the snippet:
Rush's Morning Update: Repression! May 14, 2008
Case in point, today, is what happened to Crystal Dixon, associate vice president of human resources at the University of Toledo. She responded to a recent

Commissioner Konop Proposes Openness and Transparency Reform for County Government

In via e-mail (better late than never):
Commissioner Konop Proposes Openness and Transparency Reform for County Government

Resolution would force disclosure of campaign contributions for those receiving government contracts

National Association of Realtors say Toledo prices drop 13%

The numbers followed regional trends, with the Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor area's median prices falling the most - 16.9 percent - followed by Toledo at 13.8 percent.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/05/12/daily20.html

Wi-Fi Fo Fum... City-wide service is almost done -- at least for Philly

I like my WiFi like everyone else, but if it will drive us to the poor house, well...

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080513/NEWS34/83...

What happened to Ron Paul's campaign?

Whatever happened to Ron Paul's campaign, which seems to have disappeared? Here's one answer: the media in this country buried it. For a look at the power of media persuasion and its ability to focus our attention on whom they want us to look at, check out this clip of the relative popularity of the candidates from another perspective.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=k9nOIusbDwI

Intermodal Update And Some Answers

I had the pleasure of speaking this morning with a number of people actively involved in the intermodal project that is a vision for Toledo Express. I went back and pulled some of handbanana's questions because he seemed a little unsure of how all this would work and confused about the process.

Bob Barr runs for president as Libertarian

The former GOP congressman from Georgia accuses the government of irresponsible spending. He says McCain can't call himself a true conservative. Clinton and Obama campaign in West Virginia.

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barr, a former congressman from Georgia and a former Republican, today announced his candidacy for president as a Libertarian who would rein in federal spending and foreign wars.

North Baltimore rail project may put Wood County village on track

NORTH BALTIMORE — A few years ago, North Baltimore was pumped and primed to bring new businesses to town.

Should Crystal Dixon have been terminated from her job at the University of Toledo ?

Scores are leaving homosexuality

This whole Crystal Dixon item has alot of posts . There is a plethora of websites helping those who want to get out of homosexuality to do so. I simply want to highlight many medical professionals who challenge the dogma that seems to be written in stone that this 'is from birth' .

This week on the Toleo View

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Interviews...

Brandon Tucker - Talks about Toledo's youth.

George Sarantou - Talks about the state of Toledo, and Toledo's future.

Dr. Morris Jenkins - Talks about gangs and the importance of education.

A twist to the story of James Arthur

So we have heard about the story of the Republican precinct chair that lives in Michigan, but won a Toledo seat. His name is James Arthur.

You can read more at:
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080403/NEWS09/80...

Rainy Sunday

As I sit here at Beaner's (err...Biggby's) enjoying a grande size $3.00 Latte (and their Free Wi-Fi) on this Sunday morning, the sound of rain hitting the window panes and the Sweet Jazz emiting from the sound system I am immersed in a Sea of Tranquility far away and outside the world of Political Talking heads on the TV, the reading of the latest escapades of Mayor Finkbeiner in the Toledo Blade

Annoyance Awards

I am awarding the first annual "Annoyance Awards" today. After several weeks of judging, it has become clear who deservedly should win them.

Strickland to be vice presidential choice regardless of nominee?

This in from Real Clear Politics.com:

A footnote: Support is growing in Democratic ranks for Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland as vice president. He would bring to the ticket maturity (66 years old), experience (six terms in Congress) and moderation (rated "A" by the National Rifle Association). He is very popular in Ohio, a state Republicans must carry to elect a president.

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