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Big Brother At His Best

From The Blade:

Public safety outweighs 'hip' for Toledo Wi-Fi
Potential cut in response times cited


How are the sidewalks?

The Blade reported this today; Snow hinders pedestrians Sidewalk owners ignoring 24-hour clearing rule.

And what the article fails to address and report is this;

"719.08. Location and maintenance of benches; specifications.

Reminder: Chat Date - Wednesday 9 PM

Just a reminder we will be holding a chat date, Wednesday 2/21 at 9-10? PM. Remember the Chat Room is beta, so you don't know what you are going to get. Regarless it will be a fun time! See you tomorrow.

How are your streets?

Well my street hasn't been touched yet by a snowplow. How about yours?

Think this may have anything to do with the NEW February attendance reporting requirement this year??????

Local Truants Grab the City

Death Certificate for Abortions?

According to the Knox News:

George W. Bush, the peace president!?!

I have not lost my marbles. Let me explain. I am not an expert on the history of the peace movement, in the U.S. or globally, but I think most of us would agree that the peace movement has gained more popularity and become better organized since George Bush entered office. In fact, I would not be surprised that Mr.

Report: GM in talks to buy Chrysler

DETROIT - General Motors Corp. is in talks to buy the Chrysler Group in its entirety, Automotive News reported Friday, citing unnamed sources in Germany and the United States.

The automotive trade publication reported on its Web site that high-level talks were talking place between GM and Chrysler Group parent DaimlerChrysler AG...

More Big Brother

"A bill introduced last week by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is beginning to raise eyebrows.

TPS Superintendent Candidates - Who would you choose?

John Foley
53% (29 votes)
William "Bill" Harner
36% (20 votes)
Thomas Maher
11% (6 votes)
Total votes: 55

PFW attacks military vehicle

The group People for a Free World (PFW) released the following statement yesterday:

Why is Brian Schwartz still in the service of the administration?

"Toledo mayoral spokesman Brian Schwartz tested the limits of public decorum yesterday during a forum about free speech."


And there are audio clips also....joy...

Positive negativity

WSPD's Brian Wilson has an OpEd piece in the Toledo Free Press called Positive Negitivity.

Ads on police cruisers in Toledo could be coming soon


From Glass City Jungle: We already have advertising on the City website being used as a plan to cover the salary and benefits of the webmaster hired by the Mayor and now, I heard on WTOL that police cruisers will most likely be the next to carry advertising to help pay for new vehicles. Yes, the dunkin donuts joke was mentioned as well as bail bonds.

Toledo 96th in Jobs behind other major Ohio Cities

Forbes announced their best cities for Jobs. Toledo ranked 96, behind other major Ohio cities.

Table: Best Cities For Jobs
Other Ohio cities ahead:
07 ---- 06
56 57 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
65 54 Columbus, OH
92 94 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
95 88 Dayton, OH
96 97 Toledo, OH


Anyone have any dealings with Direct Buy...the company that advertises on t.v. every weekend? They offer products/services for home improvement at manufacturer prices. Anyone know what it costs to join? Is it worth it?

Admin: Good question, but this thread is better on ToledoTalk. Respond at http://www.toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/comments.pl/28/3540

Well, your new saviour is going to raise taxes

Well-just saw on local news-the latest in the long line of guvs that have given OHEILO a screw job continues unabated. Strickland's first public comment since taking office shows he's just like the scumbag before him. He stated that taxes must be raised-this followed a report that the toledo area is losing several hundred more good-paying jobs at Chrysler.

Sanders to the rescue - maybe not

For once we are starting to get the real story.


What you read in this article sure is reminiscent of the entire tenure of Sanders as superintendent for TPS. He has rolled out the same game plan in Cleveland. The big difference: news reporters that actually do investigative reporting and look at all sides of the issue.

2/15/05 Superintendent Candidates Public Meeting

You can hear the super candidates and what they said at:

You can get a copy of their resume at:


problems navigating swampbubbles site

I realize I'm not the brightest bulb in the box, but I'm having problems figuring out how to navigate Swampbubbles. The Chat room says to turn on 'Java' - don't know what that is, or how to 'turn it on' (no instructions on site). I like the user friendly style of toledotalk where you can scroll & see posts easily.

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