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Mass exodus from Ford today


Mass exodus from Ford today
Thanks to buyouts, thousands of workers call it quits

February 28, 2007



This is it: The big good-bye. The finish line.

Starling-at least one state has some people left with balls

Not to negate anything anyone's doing in oHEILo, or any other state, but I absolutely LOVE this-sort of the new tea party. I especially love the first paragraph.


Good luck to 'em! 8^D

2/27/07 TPS Board Report

Tonight's board meeting was uneventful. It took until 9:20 PM to finish, almost 4 hrs. They were in executive session for 1.75 hrs.

There was the normal dissention and personal attacks from the normal characters and a lot of information.

Things discussed:
-The board approved a cell phone policy.
-The district talked about bids on updating their Web site. They got 9 back.

A Stunning Case Of Cruelty

Sickest thing Ive heard of in a long time.

"(Toledo, OH) - A worker tossing out the trash, found the remains of three dogs dismembered and piled inside this dumpster behind Banner Mattress at Alexis and Douglas roads.

A cruelty investigator is calling one of the worst abuse cases he's ever seen.

What are gas prices where you are? South side,.....UP .15 just this afternoon

?? I wonder if it is just this one station or is it happening all over Toledo? 2.44 at lunchtime and 4:00 it was 2.59

Former Blade Employees...

I haven't noticed Blade workers picketing in their usual locations lately. I also haven't heard much about the lock-out in the news...all I've seen is commercials of people working there now telling us how great it is to work for The Blade.

Carty to reintroduce parental responsibility act


Looks like Carty is going to reintroduce the parental responsiblity act. Does anyone have any more details?


Terrorists and Republicans

Aww...a match made in heaven

From the article:

Terrorism charges brought Friday against the administrator of a loan investment program claimed that he secretly tried to send $152,000 to the Middle East to buy equipment such as night vision goggles for a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.

Nanny State, PT.#70:Woman may have fat child taken away

Mother May Lose Custody of Obese Boy
Monday, 26-Feb-2007 4:40PM EST Story from AP / COURTNEY FRENCH, Associated Press Writer

LONDON (AP) -- Authorities are considering taking an 8-year-old boy who weighs 218 pounds into protective custody unless his mother improves his diet, officials said Monday.

Al Gore

I can't not post this. - Al Gore

Do you feel the local media is guilty of overkill in the policeman's coverage & funeral?

Irony at its finest......"Mexican anger over US 'trespass'"

Mexican anger over US 'trespass'
A builder constructs a section of US-Mexico border fence - file photo
Many Mexicans see the border barrier as offensive
Mexico's Congress has condemned what it says is a border violation by US workers building a controversial barrier between the two countries.

Safe schools? Apparently not yet - school shootings in Cleveland....


Safe schools? Apparently not yet
Thursday, February 22, 2007

Eugene Sanders' soaring rhetoric about academic standards ran smack into real ity this week.

Supreme Court "allow's" someone to sue on their own behalf (pro se)???

High court to weigh need for lawyer if family sues school
Monday, February 26, 2007

PARMA, Ohio (AP)

Election 2007

This message thread is the place to discuss who is running for what elective office in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area during the year 2007 from official announcements to the "unofficial word about town." Have you heard anything lately about who is, who might, or who isn't? Tell us the latest.
Feel free to express your opinion about who should run or not run.
Bring it on.

Progressive Toledo is Back

Progressive Toledo is back. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, after a long hiatus, I have decided to recreate the blog. Despite a takeover from a casino company, I have retained the rights to this blog. As many of you know, I shut down the previous Progressive Toledo because I was not happy with the economic environment of the area.

Jesus Family Tomb Believed Found

What do you think?

Feb. 25, 2007

Virtual terror strikes Second Life


From Yahoo news yesterday:

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - In an explosive display, virtual-world banes now mirror the havoc of the real one as terrorists have launched a bombing campaign in Second Life.

Slavery Ties Sharpton to Thurmond


This must be the new hot news since the Anna Nichole/Brittany stories have started to fade...

TPS Board struggles with confidentiality and Web sites at retreat

First I want to preface my report with I did not record the event. It was impossible to because the room was big, the air conditioning was turned up (loud) and there was no real good place to record. Also, below are summaries of what was said. I did not get all of the conversations and I could not hear every board member talk. I ended up getting there at 9:11.

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