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Would it be possible to lengthen the Recent Comments section located on the right side of the screen? When there are a lot of posts, some comments that are just a few hours old drop off the end of the list. It would be helpful to see who commented and what those topics were for an entire day. Just an idea.

Is concealed carry allowed on College Campuses?

After seeing shootings at VA Tech and at N. Illinois, one wonders if concealed carry is permitted on any college campus - particularly UT. The campus is rather spread out and it would be hard for campus security to respond in a timely manner if some nut job walked in some classroom, ready to take some lives.

How will You Vote on the Oregon School Levy ?

For it
32% (7 votes)
Against it
18% (4 votes)
Dam Right Against it
14% (3 votes)
Unfair and will not support it
9% (2 votes)
Against it and we should Vote the School Board out of office if it comes up again !
27% (6 votes)
Total votes: 22

Do you feel a Permanent Tax "Oregon School Levy" is a fair way to tax ?

79% (11 votes)
21% (3 votes)
Total votes: 14

Taxes Are Like Drugs, Just Say NO !

Vote NO NO NO on the Oregon School Levy. Tell the School Board to fix the problem, Not Tax our Homes. Let them know that No means NO !

Taxes Are Like Drugs, Just Say NO !!

How do I....

Can anyone tell me what the syntax is to insert a picture in SwampBubbles? If I create a story and want to pull a picture from another site and stick it in my post? Thanks loads. Pete

Is the Toledo Push-Polling on Tax Renewal?

A couple of people have told me that the city, or an organization employed by the city, has begun to call people about the 3/4% tax renewal. Since I haven't personally received a call what is said in the call? Are they asking your views on the renewal and if you'll vote for it? Or, are they push polling by saying the police and fire staff will be laid if you don't vote for the renewal?

Support the 3/4% Tax Renewal

Hey all, I think it time we band together and support the tax renewal in our own unique ways. Here is a flyer I've put together to help get the word out. What do you think? Is it factually accurate? Should it be reworded to be more effective?

Woman, 89, uses ax to get back home

What happens when a 89 year old woman locks herself out of her house? She uses an ax to get back in the house. Do you think that was the wisest course of action?


Did I ever tell you I like Star Wars?

When I was watching the MTV movie awards in 2006, I loved this song by Gnarls Barkley.

How will you vote on the 3/4% tax renewal?

30% (27 votes)
69% (61 votes)
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 89

Marines issue might affect Toledo levy

"City services such as police and fire protection
would suffer significantly if voters defeat the 0.75 percent income tax
on the March 4 ballot, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and other city
leaders said during a rally yesterday for the levy."


House targets Bush aides; GOP stages walkout

The House voted Thursday to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House lawyer Harriet Miers in contempt in its probe of the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys. Three Republicans who did not take part in the walkout -- including current presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Texas -- supported the resolution, while one Democrat, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, opposed it.

Carty and the Marines a summary of the last 48 hrs

Carty vs Marines and 7 days later, a rundown of the latest events

The Carty Apology Scorecard

In case you have lost count, here is the latest Carty apology score card on the Carty vs Marines incident.

1. For kicking the Marines out after they arrived - Said he signed the council apology even though continues to maintain he did the right thing.

North Toledoan faces child porn charge

A North Toledo man faces a federal child pornography charge after the proprietors of a North Toledo gymnasium that runs cheerleading programs became suspicious about his behavior there and called police.

Harold McMaster is named to the inventors hall of fame

Add National Inventors Hall of Fame to the list of achievements of Defiance College graduate and major supporter Harold McMaster.

SWAT snipers in Lima

After a recent Lima city council meeting, concerned citizens gathered at a Lima school to discuss the SWAT Team shooting of an innocent mother and her child six weeks ago. As people arrived at the school, SWAT snipers were spotted on the roofs of nearby buildings. These are the same guys from the group that perpetrated the outrage in the first place.

Troy Neff Show Exclusive: Former Police Chief Jack Smith Upset with Mayor Blaming Ron Spann for Marine Corps Being Denied

Jack Smith wants Chief Navarre to demand an apology from the Mayor for implying Ron Spann is to blame.

Former Police Chief Jack Smith:
Message to Chief Navarre

Listen to full interview:
Jack Smith Interview



Is the current administration in Toledo, too damaged to continue?

With the most recent uproar about the Marines and the passion of the Mayor and the suspension of a staff member, administration members not sure of this or that and communication errors facing us, the question, I pose,

Is the administration able to restore confidence and guide us through the difficult times we face.

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