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Retired Auto Workers have their Say( Pt.1) The Real News

Retired Auto Workers have their Say( Pt.1)
First in a series of discussions with a group of retired autoworkers
in Detroit

Economic Reality 101

National Summit draws business and government leaders

Calvin Buckmaster of Toledo talks with Mary Tradii of Roseville outside boxes that Buckmaster, a laid-off Chrysler Jeep plant worker whose house might be foreclosed on, put up with another man at the National People's Summit and Tent City at Grand Circus Park. It was set up to protest the National Summit across town.

Robin Buckson / The Detroit News
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National Public Radio

DETROIT (Michigan Radio) - Link to story on National Public Radio

Failure of the Toledo area Media

I was born and raised in Toledo. I decided to do something worth while once I graduated College. I thought it would be important to save our veterans history in the area. Now 50 interviews later I feel we are beginning to turn out a good product of education for future generations.

We interviewed 18 veterans at West Park Place senior living center in Toledo, and had a large presentation with a video to show the veterans and their families. We figured Memorial Day weekend would be a wonderful time to honor our veterans, and all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Made in America Tour

Made in America Tour
We’re heading out across the U.S. to tell the stories of the American worker and why it’s important to save American jobs.

May 13th, 2009
Bowling Green, OH
Woodland Mall Parking Lot
1234 N. Main St. @ 10:00am

Memphis Right-Wing Radio Talker Sacked

Memphis Right-Wing Radio Talker Sacked
By Kleinheider
From Mediaverse:

Conservative radio host Mike Fleming was fired today, according to sources.

Fleming, host of “The Mike Fleming Radio Program” on News Radio WREC 600 AM, was fired as part of layoffs that occurred at Clear Channel radio stations in Memphis, according to sources.
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Chrysler workers rally in Kenosha to keep plant open

More than 300 auto workers rallied in Kenosha Monday night, booing Chrysler’s decision to close their engine plant and urging President Obama and Chrysler to reverse the move.

Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

By LARRY RINGLER Tribune Chronicle
May 3, 2009
WARREN - It didn't attract a crowd that covered every blade of grass in downtown Warren's Courthouse Square, but as one of the organizers suggested, Saturday's middle-class worker rally was a start.

When Did Your County's Jobs Disappear?

An interactive map of vanishing employment across the country.
By Chris WilsonPosted Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 2:00 PM ET

AP Poll: After Obama's 100 days, US on right track

AP Poll: After Obama's 100 days, US on right track

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people jobless. Billions of dollars in bailouts. Trillions of dollars in U.S. debt. And yet, for the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is on the right track.(MORE)

UAW Workers to hold rally for Automakers

Members of Local 723 United Auto Workers employed at Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance Dundee will hold a "Buy it Here, Build it Here" rally starting at 9 am Thursday in downtown Monroe. Location: St. Mary's Park, 195 W. Elm Ave, Monroe Michigan. Call 734.385.6364

Truth to Power-"They're Shutting Detroit Down"

A touching tribute to all the good honest working people around the Midwest that have suffered so much
I hope this video will reach all America for all our workers

Responding to The Toledo Blade Opinion: "UAW must concede"

What's killing this area is the loss of manufacturing period. If our elected in Washington would not be stuffing their pockets from international sources and would represent all Americans Toledo would not be scape goating the mayor and our police and fire would not be laying off. Blaming the UAW and forcing concessions on hard working American auto workers will not solve this problem but will exacerbate the problems for all working Americans.

Right Wing Extremists and Michigan Militia Think as One.

Anger boils among Michigan Militia members. This group of patriotic Midwesterners sound more like an afternoon listening to local AM radio. Conservative Tea Parties rage across America and so does anger among rural Michigan Militia members. Their message: Revolt Take Back America....

When We are led to Believe a Lie

If you believe the Motley Fool and other “stock advisors” in the business press, 90% of GM’s losses can be attributed to the UAW which accounts for 10% of a vehicle’s cost.

The math may seem a bit obtuse but the politics is clear as fizz. The UAW’s disproportionate responsibility for the automakers’ unprofitability is based on the same sort of accounting whiz that led GM to claim they lost $39 billion in November 2007 due to “deferred tax credits”.

If it smells like b.s. and it looks like b.s., trust your common sense and skip the taste test.


I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. We have received many wonderful comments about the recent Toledo Free Press article. We are currently working on scheduling different events with retirement homes. The idea is not to just interview veterans, but to help the community as well.

Truth and consequences

The other side of the story of what happened at MVCDS as told by students.
If Mr. Reindl was not aware enough to take note of Mr. Stainbrook’s comments on the subject of Mr. Miller’s talk being “boring,” which devolved into him making nasty and insulting comments about Mr. Miller’s weight, then I would suggest Mr. Reindl leave the field of journalism.

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Miller v. Stainbrook or is it Toledo Blade v. Miller?

According to The Blade story in Saturday's edition, Michael Miller, Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief, sparred with Jon Stainbrook, reported buddy of John Robinson Block, at Maumee Valley Country Day School.

If you haven't already, read about it here:

Troy Neff Show: Drive for auto bailout should not be automatic

James Inhofe, the senator from Oklahoma, said recently, and I am paraphrasing: “I’m looking at this bailout and the Treasury secretary Paulson. Hell, best I can tell, he may have given some of this money to his friends.”

The truth is he can do whatever he wants with it. He has that type of authoritarian power. He has been named the sole person, whoever the treasury secretary is, to provide for the economic welfare of the country and the American people.

New Toledo Free Press Web site

If you have not already looked, the Toledo Free Press has implemented a major overhaul of their Web site. While they are the first to point out that it is in Beta, it looks like they are taking their news organization's online presence to a new level.

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