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Toledo council resolution apologizes to Marines

"Toledo City Council Tuesday afternoon adopted by
a 12-0 vote a resolution apologizing to the 200 members of Company A,
1st Battalion, 24 Marines for their treatment last week in the city and
thanking them for their service to the nation."

Protesters off to early start outside Berkeley City Council chambers

"The Berkeley City
Council tonight is scheduled to revisit the council's Jan. 29 approval
of a resolution calling the U.S. Marines' recruiting office on Shattuck
Avenue "uninvited and unwelcome intruders." The vote was 6-3 in favor.


There will be a special TPS board meeting tomorrow February 13, 2008 at 7:30 AM to discuss the procedure for filling the vacancy left by Robert Torres.

Feds to unveil new mortgage-help plan

"WASHINGTON - At-risk borrowers with all types of mortgages, not
just high-cost subprime loans, could be eligible for help under a new
plan involving six big home lenders. The plan, called Project Lifeline,
will be announced Tuesday by the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development,

9/11 charges to test military legal system

"WASHINGTON — The plan announced by the Pentagon on Monday to seek
the death penalty against six suspects accused of planning and
organizing the Sept. 11 attacks could be complicated by the recent
acknowledgment that one of the men was the subject of waterboarding.

Toledo revenues soar from economic zones

"The city of Toledo's revenue last year from
tax-sharing agreements with other communities increased sharply after
dipping a year earlier.
The city so far has collected $913,596 for 2007 from its joint economic
development zones and districts with Maumee, Perrysburg, Rossford, and
Monclova Township.

The Marine Miscommunication

I live downtown. Friday afternoon an elderly woman who lives in my building was extremely scared because she believed a "terrorist incident" occurred a few blocks away. As the panic quickly spread through the building, I investigated and found out that it was simply a military exercise being set-up but I hadn’t heard anything about it either. Not one thing.

To Frank and all you Baboons



Congress Moves to Cut Off Berkeley's Earmarks

Troy Neff Show - Perlean Griffin: “… the Mayors attitude and behaviors lead people to believe he is racist.”

Troy Neff Show - Perlean Griffin: “… the Mayors attitude and behaviors lead people to believe he is racist.”

On the Troy Neff Show Perlean Griffin talks about why people might think that Carty Finkbeiner is a racist.

Do you think she is right?

Audio Link:



Maybe an opening for the third place vote getter? huh Chris?

Here is the link to the resignation of Torres. Should be interesting to see where we go from here.



Carty vs Marines – Troy Neff Show

Carty vs Marines – Troy Neff Show

On the Troy Neff Show Troy talks to Michael Collins and Frank Szollsi about Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's decision to keep the marines from training in downtown Toledo.

Michael Collins Audio:

Frank Szollsi Audio

Weather Websites

Someone was talking about local weather awile back. Well here are some nice LOCAL Weather Websites I found and use for our local weather.





Vote NO on School Tax !

The problem with the School levy is down in Columbus, Ohio. Not with the schools. The dips we sent to Coulmbus desided to vote in new laws that cut taxes for busniess and to put MORE Tax on the backs of the home owners. This is BS! We are taxed to death!

Mayor Finkbeiner tells the Marines to leave Toledo - Does not want them to learn the skills to save their lives - updated

Finkbeiner, apparently only speaking for himself, said that Marines are not welcome in Toledo. Well I welcome Marines in Toledo to train and learn skills that will save their lives. Apparently Carty does not think they should practice the skills they need to save their lives here.

Konop details problems with LCIC

Ben makes a strong case for why we don't need LCIC.

What a hypocrite / jerk Strickland is

In October he mandates that all "skill games" get pulled from taverns and private clubs because 1) gambling is illegal, immoral and creates many additional social ills and 2) Ohio voters have voted down gambling consistently every time is comes up for a vote.

Should the Marines be allowed to conduct battle training exercises in Toledo?

Absolutely yes
76% (139 votes)
Maybe it's o.k.
8% (14 votes)
2% (3 votes)
I don't like it
9% (17 votes)
Absolutely not
6% (11 votes)
Total votes: 184



Hello everyone. If you have not noticed, I was very silent the last 1.5 weeks. I caught that virus that was going around and it just knocked me out. I had everything you could possibly get with it and for the first time in my life I was actually worried about my health and how I would make it out of it.

Contact your City Council rep

And ask that something be done about Carty's lastest stunt of kicking the Marines out of downtown. They've gotta be able to do something. I also suggest flooding Carty's inbox with e-mails. Starting Monday morning, call his office too. This is a shameful thing that happened!

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