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Oil 2.0 - Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol

Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide 'renewable petroleum' 

Tim Russert Was Also a Christian

I didn't really watch Face The Nation, but whenever I saw Tim Russert being a moderator or in an interview, I liked him. I wasn't aware of his strong faith in Jesus. I found this article here: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2008/s08060084.htm

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Good Man!

By Ken Joseph Jr.

Special to ASSIST News Service


Reagan economic adviser, in talk in Toledo, blames Ohio ills on taxes

If the American economy is to recover, taxes at all levels must be lowered, economist Arthur Laffer told a Toledo audience yesterday.

Mr. Laffer, best known for the Laffer Curve and for advocating so-called supply-side economics during the Reagan administrations, spoke at the Toledo Club to more than 100 clients of Huntington Funds, a subsidiary of Huntington National Bank.

North Toledo woman's home saved by church people

I like to try to find local news stories for this
grroup- Wonderful , could you help me on this ?
This is a posting of the Cedar Creek
video this week. A couple from there took on a poor
lady's home in the North End. They got it totally remodeled
. The pictures are toward the end to this good video.

For the record....and for some it is long

Lisa Renee has compiled a list of publicly accessible records based on the previous and past leadership of the Republican Party. Why is this important?

Topless Soccer

I’m no soccer fan, but I’d watch this…

VIENNA, June 15 (Reuters) - Whether it has any bearing on Monday's crunch Euro 2008 match between the two countries is debatable but Austria drew first blood on Sunday when their topless women's soccer team beat Germany 10-5.

The traditional swapping of shirts afterwards was not an option as the six-a-side teams wore nothing but thongs, with the national colours painted on to their bare skin.


I could say there was a conspiracy....

but that would not be true. The access denied error was a result of popularity, not a well planned conspiracy. The reason the site was down was because you have made it so popular the Web host noticed (which is not a good thing). You may notice some things turned off because I had to be a good neighbor and I will slowly re-implement features as the site is fine tuned.

Iowa's Resillient Residents

The people of Iowa are a shining example of how American communities can really come together in times of need and disaster. They are not whining, not blaming the Feds, not shooting at rescuers and I haven't seen any reports of looting either. A testament to the Midwest mentality.

Troy Neff Show: Stainbrook and His Goons Give Chris Myers a Warm Welcome - Updated

The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Chris Myers, Bob Reichert and Michael Miller are interviewed about the Stainbrook take over of the Lucas County Republican Party.
Pictures of bumper stickers taken at the meeting

Developer has ideas for Toledo river site

A large, empty plot of cleaned-up riverfront property near I-75 could soon be in the hands of a self-described "visionary developer."

Name change for this group ?

   Ok  ,   the 'evangelicals '  term  narrows out some folk.  And the defintion of  evangelicals is changing some too.,

 So  I  want to consider having a name that is inclusive of those who look to the bible as their guide.   This can/will  be a fun name too .    Post some suggestions   , like...

Small Ohio communities get buried trying to meet wastewaster regs

Throughout Ohio, towns with only handfuls of residents are facing orders to install multi-million dollar wastewater systems. And the bills for the costly sewer systems then run downhill to the village residents.
Such is the case with Continental, a small town southwest of Bowling Green.

My welcome to the meeting today and the results - updated

6/14 First about the results: I just got back from the meeting, Jon Stainbrook did win the chairmanship. Matthew Bartow was nominated as the interim chair which was sad Stainbrook associates himself with the corruption he says he wants to clean house of. I guess it depends on who is helping you right? The vote was around 87/100.

Blade omsbudsman defends former official's rap sheet coverage

Jack Lessonberry talks about the Blade coverage of Wack.


By serving as GOP executive director, Ms. Wack did just that. She was
not a mere behind-the- scenes functionary; she dealt with the media and
the public and wasn't shy about saying what she thought about Democrats.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that that "[our] nation will live to regret what the court has done.


Minneapolis Lures Buyers for Foreclosed Homes

Could this work here?

"After Lynn Albright survived a bout with breast cancer, she decided it was time to pursue some of those things she'd been dreaming about for a long time but hadn't gotten around to. High up on her agenda: buying a house for her and her 23-year-old daughter.

Sidestepping the law

This is what happens when you get too high and mighty. This administration ignored basic human rights issues and tried to slip around the system and the courts. Eventually, they were caught up in their own arrogance. Here's what really happened.

By denying Gitmo detainees basic legal protections, the Bush administration forced the high court to act.

Property rights according to The Blade

In an anti-gun editorial in today's Blade, an argument is made that property rights are violated by the new gun law. The Ohio Castle Doctrine will prevent landlords from forbidding tenents to have guns. The Blade says this is an abrogation of private property rights. How duplicitous of The Blade!

Brian McMahon Intermodal Presentation - updated

Originally posted 5/28 - updated to include video 6/14 - Courtesy of Brian Wilson at WSPD, here is the presentation that Brian McMahon gave about the Intermodal. It does not have sound, so you actually miss what Brian M. says, but it is still useful. You can download it on the attachments area below or view it on this page in the embedded screen below.
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