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Internet Terrorists Unite: We need slogans

At the risk of attracting the wrong crowd through a google search, we need to come up with some new slogans and sayings for potential development into a T-shirt. If we get some Osamas or other odd names creating accounts, we may have to pull a plug on this. Being this is a not-for-profit site, I will not make any money off of them, but it may be worth the effort to add to the cafe press area.

Brian Schwartz host of WSPD's 'eye on Toledo' show today !

I just caught the end of it , but it was him
! Bryan, good job ! Stick
with it .


wiretap law foiled German terror plot, say U.S. intel officials

WASHINGTON - Top intelligence leaders boasted that a new
wiretap law helped foil a terror plot in Germany, as Al Qaeda
threatened another video from Osama Bin Laden for today's 9/11

Al Qaeda's media wing, As-Sahab, posted a banner ad on jihadi Web sites promoting a second clip of Bin Laden in five days.


Thank you Representative Kaptur for voting NO to warrantless wiretapping. It's too bad the rest of Congress thinks it's OK for phones campanies to break the law, and get away with it.

Troy Neff Show: Exclusive Interview with Michael Collins on Brian McMahon and the Mayor

Michael Collins talks about the intermodal and how the Mayor might not be in the way.

Lawsuit filed against school, teacher

MOUNT VERNON — A lawsuit was filed Friday in the southern district court on behalf of a student at the Mount Vernon Middle School. The federal suit alleges civil rights violations by the Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education, superintendent Stephen Short, middle school principal William White and science teacher John Freshwater.

Big Oil is holding back on us.

If only our oil companies had somewhere to drill in the US, we could lessen our demand for foreign oil.

Oh wait they do...


Gerkin asks $125k for Rocket Ventures

Commissioner Pete Gerken wants to award $125,000 to a for-profit organization, Rocket Ventures, in an attempt to jumpstart job creation in the county. "By contributing to the fund, the county would gain a stake in the companies, earning its money back and a profit if the start-ups grow or are acquired by larger firms, said Greg Knudson, the director of Rocket Ventures."

Troy Neff on Fox Toledo Rant & Rave: Is Stainbrook bad for Lucas County GOP?

Midwest flood victims feel misled by feds

GULFPORT, Ill. - Juli Parks didn't worry when water began creeping up the levee that shields this town of about 750 from the Mississippi River — not even when volunteers began piling on sandbags.

Toledo's overtime budget sparks demand to rein in soaring costs

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner promised yesterday to clamp down on soaring overtime costs for city employees and admonished his top staffers for letting the situation get out of control.

"I am extremely disappointed in the directors of the city of Toledo and the staff of the 22nd floor," Mr. Finkbeiner said, referring to the floor of his office in Government Center.

Fred LeFebvre-Jon Stainbrook Exclusive

This Monday at 7:30 Fred LeFebvre has as a guest on his number one talk show Jon Stainbrook recently elected Chair of the Republican Party. He should not bring a softball bat. Phones will be open if time allows. Meghan W. Smith will be the ring girl, Don Zellers will be the referee.

More Peaceful Examples of Islamic Rule

Stalking Yemen's Streets: Self-Appointed Morals Police

By Ellen Knickmeyer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, June 17, 2008; Page A13

SANAA, Yemen -- Call them vice and virtue vigilantes: Even as Islamic scholars and lawmakers push Yemen to create a police unit to enforce religious standards, gangs of bearded men have appeared ad hoc to police public mores.

Muslim Persecution of Infidels

I've decided that I'm going to start posting every article I read about the horrors of Islam. I'm sick and tired of pretending that it's not all of Islam. BS!

Pakistani Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy - This is the Religion of Peace?

Pakistani sentenced to die for blasphemy

The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 18, 2008; 6:08 AM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan --

Rauch Road: Follow Only if Ye Be Men of Valor

I nominate Monroe County's Rauch Road to be the absolute worst stretch of pavement known to mankind.

(with apologies to Tim the Enchanter)

To wit:

PESWiki - Awesome website to Explore! Learn about Clean Energy Technologies

This is the best website I've visited in a long time. I have been reading up and discovering so much about Oil Reserves, Oil Alternatives, Hydrogen, Biofuels, Oilgae, and so forth.


Militants found recruits among Guantanamo's wrongly detained

GARDEZ, Afghanistan - Mohammed Naim Farouq was a thug in the lawless Zormat district of eastern Afghanistan . He ran a kidnapping and extortion racket, and he controlled his turf with a band of gunmen who rode around in trucks with AK-47 rifles.

Hundreds swept up in mortgage fraud arrests

WASHINGTON: More than 400 real estate industry players have been indicted since March — including dozens over the last two days — in a Justice Department crackdown on incidents of mortgage fraud nationwide that have contributed to the country's housing crisis.

The FBI put the losses to homeowners and other borrowers who were victims in the schemes at over $1 billion.

Why flooding worsens

Up and down the flood-ravaged river valleys of the upper Midwest, high water has inflicted billions of dollars of damage to homes, businesses, and crops. It has displaced tens of thousands of families and brought immeasurable suffering. It has also brought a new concern for the region’s river towns and cities: Flooding in the Midwest seems to be getting worse.

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