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Justice Dept. Will Not Bring Federal Charges Against Zimmerman

Eric Holder, correctly, found no evidence to charge Zimmerman with any civil rights violations.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/24/no-federals-charges-agains...

Is it Okay For John McCain To Be Ashamed Of His Country?

Should McCain resign from office and apologize to the American people?

See link below.

http://news.yahoo.com/john-mccain-m-ashamed-country-m-ashamed-president-...

State auditor's probe to end soon on Sylvania Schools levy campaign

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The Ohio Auditor’s office is wrapping up its investigation into how Sylvania Schools staff and resources were used last year to campaign for a school levy, which was rejected by voters.

A spokesman for the state office, Carrie Bartunek, confirmed for the first time that the office was investigating, but declined to provide details of findings or say when the work may be completed.

Read more at http://www.ourtownsylvania.com/Our-Town-Schools/2015/02/18/State-auditor...

Black History Month, A Tribute To the Hard Working Black Americans Who have Made This Country Great

From the chains of slavery Black Americans have endured the harsh realities of racism and discrimination to become an integral part of the American Empire. Black Americans have used their sweat to build mighty structures, made significant advances in medicine, the arts, education, sports and many other notable professions. It is fitting that all Americans celebrate the achievements of Black Americans, not only this month, but every month.

I Wonder When This Will Happen?

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2015/02/17/UT-student-senate-to-iss...

This will probably happen in the rest of the liberal schools across the country.

How about something positive, for a change? This features a good man.

I am providing a link to a love story that goes beyond the grave. A dying man made provision for his wife to receive flowers from him every Valentine's Day FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE, even though he was soon to die. She received her first bouquet under his order to a florist, on this Valentine's Day.
Yes, Virginia. There are some truly good men around!

Here's the link: https://gma.yahoo.com/wyoming-woman-stunned-gift-husband-died-last-16251...

"Mr. Sulu", On His Years In Roosevelts' Concentration Camps

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Here's a good read, for the liberals not so much:
http://io9.com/george-takei-describes-his-experience-in-a-japanese-int-1...

One problem here, the author called them Japanese internment camps. They were in fact American concentration camps.

MEGA PIPELINES WILL DO MORE PUBLIC HARM THAN GOOD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 8, 2015
CONTACT:
Lisa Kochheiser, (419) 349-3379, Lisallis1@gmail.com
Lea Harper, (419) 450-7042, wewantcleanwater@gmail.com

MEGA PIPELINES WILL DO MORE PUBLIC HARM THAN GOOD

(Bowling Green, Ohio) Three out-of-state pipeline companies have big plans for Northwest, Ohio. Those plans are raising serious questions and concerns among Wood County citizens. A public pipeline meeting to address those concerns and discuss solutions will be held Wednesday, February 18 at 6:30PM at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Nexus pipeline alternative reroute around Swanton ohio (Oak Openings)


CORN proposed alternate southern route around the sensitive Oak Openings Region

Map of the Oak Openings Region

Majority of Republican Central Committee members recruited by Stainbrook didn’t vote in November Election

Does anyone think this was not the case? :)
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Republican Governor John Kasich and the Ohio GOP may not care that over half of the Lucas County Republican Party Central Committee (LCRP-CC) members recruited by Jon Stainbrook did not vote in the November General Election.

http://toledoteaparty.com/majority-of-stainbrook-backed-republican-centr...

IRS Scammers Are Hilarious

Since the beginning of January I have received four phone calls from people claiming to be employees of the IRS telling me I need to pay several thousand dollars in back taxes or my property and savings will be confiscated and I will be fined $30,000 and sentenced to five years in jail. What makes this hilarious is that I don't owe any back taxes and the person calling me had a very pronounced East Indian accent. These IRS scammers must think us Americans are stupid.

The American Sniper: An American Tragedy

Saw the American Sniper last weekend. Sat through another Clint Eastwood version of America. Thought the movie a tragic mistake of American misadventure. Too many average Americans were destroyed by those who profited and had no sacrifice. I watched the movie through the eyes of an Iraqi. If it were an foreign invasion in this country and we were defending our country from foreign invaders the Iraqis would look like patriot heros.

Koch Primary

Koch Primary’ Tests Hopefuls In the G.O.P.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/us/koch-seminar-is-early-proving-groun...
Quote from New York Times article:

WASHINGTON — When Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky went to Kansas last year to campaign for Gov. Sam Brownback, he quietly requested a private meeting with the oil billionaire Charles G. Koch in his Wichita headquarters.

The senator’s pitch: Of all the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, he best reflects the views of Mr. Koch and his younger brother, David H. Koch.

Obama Is Outsmarting The Republicans Again

I listened to President Obama's State of the Union Address and couldn't stop laughing. The address reminded me of the strategy the Mongols used creating their empire. The Mongols would approach lands and give them two choices. They could surrender and become part of the Empire. If they surrendered they could keep their rulers, religions and cultures. If they refused to surrender they would be totally annihilated. It appears Obama is at the gates giving the Republicans this ultimatum. If the Republicans surrender Obama will go down in history as the most effective POTUS in history.

Follow-up: What the Sylvania School district is doing to address levy campaign issues

Back in November I followed up with the district to see what they put in place to address the problems with the Issue 3 campaign in 2014. Brad Rieger sent the following response:

We had legal counsel conduct a levy training at our Admin Team retreat this past August. Whenever we are on the ballot again, we'll do a similar session for the levy committee. I foresee a communication about levy protocols going out to all staff members at that time also.

Hillsdale College economics professor Gary Wolfram Energy Industry consultant ET Rover Pipeline

Toledo Blade
GUEST COMMENTARY
Rover pipeline will help Ohio benefit from energy surge

Gary Wolfram is William E. Simon professor of economics at Hillsdale College and the president of Hillsdale Policy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in taxation and policy analysis. He has done consulting work on the Rover pipeline project.
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Op-Ed-Columns/2015/01/08/Rover-pipeline-will-...

Dr Gary L Wolfram:

Where Is Fox News' Outrage Over Keystone XL Land Rights?

Where Is Fox News' Outrage Over Keystone XL Land Rights?
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/01/13/where-is-fox-news-outrage-over-k...
Quote from article:
"Fox News consistently pushes fears of government "land grabs" surrounding environmental regulations. But the network celebrated the recent court decision allowing TransCanada to force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on private land -- with no mention of the threat to landowner rights.

Stand with cops? They could make it easier

Perhaps you have also heard the radio ad for a website called Stand With Cops (standwithcops.org). The purpose of the site is to encourage people to write messages of support for police.

As a kid, I was taught to respect policemen--I still do. But the police unions could sure make it easier for me to get motivated to support cops if they would stay out of politics.

The irony of the protests against the police is that most of the participants are people who vote Democrat--the liberals who think "we've got to feel sorry for these poor minorities because the cops are singling them out because of the color of their skin." Yet, ALL of the police unions support, fund and encourage their members to vote for Democrats. Be careful what you wish for.

amazon.com and the international traveler

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I travel several times a year to New York City for business. I typically can't pack all of the items I need to bring (e.g. giveaways I distribute to customers, etc.) so we FedEx them to the hotel (a large hotel in Times Square).

On my first trip to NYC in 2015, I got to the hotel and went to the business office to pick-up my two boxes. I was told that there was a $10 fee for each box that the hotel accepted for me. That was new.

I talked to the hotel manager about this fee, and I found out an interesting thing is happening with international visitors to the Big Apple.

The Guardian view on the response to terror: the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a crime, not an act of war

The Guardian view on the response to terror: the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a crime, not an act of war
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/08/guardian-view-respo...
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