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$100 to change oil in cop car?

i heard on the radio that to change a cop car's oil it costs the taxpayers $100 per car???? how can this be?

High Gas Prices? Why not build more refineries?

Why don't gas companies build more refineries? If Congress representatives really wanted to help the working man/woman, they would support the creation of more refineries. How many people who are trying to make ends meat, get hit hard when they have to pay $40-$50 to fill up their car?

A Believer Can Ask For Anything? (Biblical - Choose To Ignore)

Again, not trying to raise tempers or step on sensitive toes - I am not attacking any religion. These are just a few more things that make me wonder. Add your thoughts, or don't - no hot headed comments wanted.

Did Jesus Lie About Prayer & Other Things?

Part 2 - Things That Make Me Wonder (Bible) -Ignore If You Want

Part 2 - Things That Make Me Wonder (Bible) - This is a copy & not my words, but it does include many things I've questioned about the Bible in my life (which contributed to my lack of faith). Before you sigh, and say "Oh, geez, not again......." , understand 'freedom to choose' to ignore this thread. Or, feel free to add your imput & insight to it.

67 days later and now waiting 2 weeks

It has been sixty-seven days since a young, unarmed mother was gunned down and her child severely wounded by a Lima SWAT shooter. We learned on February 27th that Ohio BCI turned a report over to a special prosecutor. That was two weeks ago. Why all the foot dragging? If no charges are filed, the BCI report becomes public record.

Troy Neff Show: Imagine If It Was Your Child

Troy interviews Eric Fackelman, the brother of Charles Fackelman, about trying to get his brother's sentence commuted.

Eric Fackelman Pt. 1

Eric Fackelman Pt. 2

FedEx gets $200,000 for new area facility

"The firm will consolidate area facilities into
the new 395,000-squafe foot facility. The township also will receive a
$75,000 grant for road work near the facility. It is expected to create
31 jobs and retain 152 locally."



My Response to the Pickett Washer and Dryer

I have not responded to the bombardment of posts concerning the deplorable situation at Pickett not because I am guilty of anything and I stand by any statement or e-mail that I wrote concerning Pickett Elementary.

Switching Parties, Obama and Election Day

I was reading over at GCJ about it possibly being illegal to switch parties without a pledge.

First, it is strange because Obama thought I would be a voter for him. I received multiple mailings and phone calls encouraging my vote. Never once in any of the mailings did they specify what a Republican had to do to vote for him.

Poll: Most Americans don't read political blogs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans do not read political blogs, the online commentaries that have proliferated in the race for the U.S. presidency, according to a poll released on Monday.

Only 22 percent of people responding to the poll said they read blogs regularly, meaning several times a month or more, according to the survey conducted by Harris Interactive.

Troy Neff Show: Troy interviews Bob Vasquez, Chris Myers, Darlene Fisher and Cheryl Catlin

Troy Neff Show: Troy interviews Bob Vasquez, Chris Myers, Darlene Fisher and Cheryl Catlin

Troy always gets the news makers first. The Toledo Board of Education selected Bob Vasquez to replace Robert Torres. Listen to Chris Myers, Darlene Fisher and Cheryl Catlin give their opinion on the decision.

Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal

Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal..........

here is the story: http://www.wtvq.com/content/midatlantic/tvq/video.apx.-content-articles-...

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CareNet Funding On The Way

Money for CareNet is on the way. Last month, money was promised from area companies, but now it's actually coming in. FOX Toledo's Shaun Hegarty reports.


Vatican lists "new sins," including pollution


VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not pollute the Earth. Thou shall beware genetic manipulation. Modern times bring with them modern sins. So the Vatican has told the faithful that they should be aware of "new" sins such as causing environmental blight.

Oil passes $107, setting another record

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices hit $107.44, a new inflation-adjusted record and their fifth new high in the last six sessions. ...read more

Enough is enough! Let's just invade the petroleum producing nations of the world and steal the damn stuff!

Just/Kidding of course!

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Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal

Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal..........here is the story: http://www.wtvq.com/content/midatlantic/tvq/video.apx.-content-articles-...

Erie Street Market ends year with loss

The Erie Street Market lost money during the
first seven weeks the city of Toledo operated it, according to a
year-end financial report.
But city officials said that's because during that period - Nov. 13 to
Dec. 31 - they had to cover expenses left over from CitiFest Inc., the
former operator.

Happiness can be inherited, research finds

LONDON (Reuters) - You can't buy happiness but it looks like you can at least inherit it, British and Australian researchers said on Thursday.

A study of nearly 1,000 pairs of identical and non-identical twins found genes control half the personality traits that make people happy while factors such as relationships, health and careers are responsible for the rest of our well-being.

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