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It is not illegal or against sunshine and ethics laws to leak executive session information

I am shocked at the discussions happening about it being criminal to leak executive session information by board members. It has gotten to a point that two people filed Ohio Ethics Commission complaints alleging a Washington Local Board member is doing something illegal and against Ohio ethics laws. Superintendent Hickey is also alleging he will want to make similar complaints (Hickey should know better).

https://www.facebook.com/jeremytheproducer/posts/10206503931890071?pnref...
& https://www.facebook.com/13abc/posts/10153720540741897?fref=nf&pnref=story

Why Are The Republicans Sounding Like Rhetoric From Nazi Germany?

The more I here Republicans speak the more it sounds like they are reading the Nazi Playbook. Is this my imagination?

Is the library needed anymore? Amazon Prime is cheaper for me than county library

I was recently asked a question about renting videos recently, and it got me thinking about how much I pay for the Lucas County libraries. After some investigation and understanding how much subscription services cost, one has to wonder if the library is even needed anymore.

Actual advice to really help in a rare, but growing, dangerous situation

I am linking to an article about the best actions to take if you happen to be in one of those rare, but growing, mass shooting situations. I hope that no one here ever needs to use the information presented here, but life has a way of throwing us into situations which are unforeseeable. So just in case, here's the link:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/11/30/what-to-do-in-an-active-shooter...

"Armed citizenry protects Detriot": The Police Chief!

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http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/12/01/armed-citizens-deter-terrorist-at...

Oddly enough, many Chiefs' of Police Departments are advocating SECOND AMENDMENT rights for residents of larger cities!

Neighbor watches skels suspicious activity, didn't call cops, afraid perps would holler discrimination!!

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http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/12/02/authorities-search-redlands-ho.... PC is going to help OUR COUNTRY get defeated in the end.

Don't tell all the Pastry Chefs, but sugar ruins your brain!

"How Does Sugar Affect Your Brain? Turns Out In A Very Similar Way To Drugs And Alcohol"

http://www.medicaldaily.com/how-does-sugar-affect-your-brain-turns-out-v...

Enjoy!

Don't tell the pro-marijuana activists this, but pot ruins your brain

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The Guardian covers new research which finds that pot damages your brain. Don't tell this to those who want to legalize it, because that would ruin their argument on making it legal.

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Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Iran never signed the JCPOA and Iran's parlament will not vote on it

It appears the Iran agreement will just be an agreement between ourselves. Iran did not sign it and their parliament will not vote on it. What a sweet deal for them. We look like idiots.
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President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review.

Jordan Davis Murder Documentary

Last night I watched the murder of Jordan Davis Documentary. I was pleased with the jurys guilty verdict of Mr. Dunn, but I was amazed that the first trial ended in a mistrial. JORDAN Davis was shot and killed by Mr. Dunn for playing loud music and using profanity at a gas station. I quess you don't have to be eatiing Skittles and drinking a soft drink to murdered in Florida. It appears Mr. Dunn's action of entitlement got him life in prison plus 90 years.

Marcy Kaptur misses more votes than most other Ohio lawmakers

According to a Sandusky Register review of ProPublica data, Marcy has one of the worst voting attendance record out of any the other lawmakers in the state of Ohio. Only one is worse than her.

Hey Sandusky Register, who cares? Marcy could stop going to DC at all and she will still be re-elected. But Marcy does care about Timberstone Junior High students. She missed a vote last year to try to find them.
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U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, has missed more votes during the current session of Congress than almost every other member of Ohio's House delegation.

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Kaptur supports GOP safe screening bill for Syrian refugees

According to Cleveland.com Marcy is one of the supporters of the safe screening proposal by House Republicans.

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Northeast Ohio Democrats Tim Ryan and Marcy Kaptur were among 47 Democrats who joined with the majority of House Republicans on Thursday to pass a controversial bill that would increase government background checks done before Syrian or Iraqi refugees are admitted to the United States.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/11/reps_kaptur_and_ryan_sup...

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Marcy's statement:

When talking about a public figure goes from free speech to libel

There is a site out there about Patrick Hickey and Jeremy Baumhower which probably steps across the lines of what is acceptable and what is not. Public figures have a high threshold to prove slander and libel and they have to prove there is malice in the presentation of speech. In this context, the phrase refers to knowledge or reckless lack of investigation, rather than its ordinary meaning of malicious intent.

Hickey placed on leave again

According to the Blade:

Washington Local Schools Superintendent HIckey placed on paid leave again

The Washington Local Schools board of education has launched a new investigation of its embattled superintendent and placed him on paid leave while the board looks into new, unspecified allegations against him.

Patrick Hickey left the district’s administrative center on Lincolnshire Boulevard after a closed-door executive session tonight. He did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Education Is an Effective Investment in the Future.

I am providing a link to an article which shows -- unsurprisingly -- that those states with the highest percentage of citizens with college educations, also, generally, spend the most on k-12 education, AND have higher median incomes than do most other states.
Here's the link: https://www.yahoo.com/realestate/the-most-educated-states-in-america-203...

Charges filed against Jeremy Baumhower - what we know and what we don't know

One of the area's biggest bloggers, Jeremy Baumhower, was charged with domestic violence just over a week ago. There has not been much written about it, so here is a chance to clear the air and I will keep this thread up-to-date with the latest.

Is modern liberalism a mental disorder?

The ConcernedStudent1950 right on the cusp of success went full retard yesterday.

Why would you be scared of journalists documenting a news story? The students (and at least one professor) are harassing a young journalist who dared to take photos in public which is entirely legal and protected by the 1st Amendment. Why are modern liberals so scared of a free press?

I know GZ has some good ideas.

If the primary was today, who would you vote for Republican candidate?

Why does Patrick Hickey feel compelled to tell staff not to talk to board members?

Terri Kern also came across this particular nugget.

Late last week, Patrick Hickey sent an email to staff telling them not to communicate with a board member who was asking questions about his leadership.

I am not sure why he thinks this is appropriate because it is his actions that have aroused the curiosity of the board and community to try really to get to the bottom of what goes on in the district.

Washington Local reprimands Greenwood principal Bill Colon for illegal campaigning during open house

Terri Kern was able to pull this nugget of information out from Washington Local and I would have to applaud them for doing the right thing. This is much more than what Sylvania did when their employees were caught campaigning during school hours. Attached is the written reprimand of Bill Colon for making announcements during open house advocating for candidates.

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