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Toledo is going down for the count

I try to stay west of Talmadge Road as much as possible. But a family member was in town and from her days in Toledo, she was familiar with the layout of the Kroger store on Monroe and Secor. So I took her over and waited in the car, Wow--talk about your sociological experience!

First, I see this interesting fellow in a pimped-out Mercedes (gold trim, fancy rims) pull up to a spot in the far reaches of the lot. Sure enough--a woman who looked like she would be more at home on a section of Monroe Street in the heart of downtown--gets out of her car. The Mercedes dude, wearing his rust-colored zoot suit (with matching shoes), gets out of his car. They embrace, she gets into his car--and off they go into the night. I felt the need to immerse myself in a vat of antibacterial soap.

Then there was the beggar at the traffic light exiting the parking lot. Her sign said she was a mother of two and "anything would be appreciated." My friend was shocked to see this. People weren't begging on street corners when she left Toledo 8 years ago (yeah, and Obama wasn't President then either).

As we left, there was a homeless man with all his worldly belongs strapped to his back walking down Monroe headed for Secor.

Did ya know that the technology to fly jumbo jets by remote was perfected

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back in the 1950's?? This is 2014 - YEARS after this technology was perfected - and YET...

what we get in any given international "crisis" - artificially created or not - is a PHOTOGRAPH of our prez on the phone - to whoever they say he is on the phone to. And we are expected to accept this, from the "ministry of truth".

A similar photograph could have been taken of President Taft, around 100 years ago. So 2014 crises are treated as though the only technology at hand for public inspection is 100 years old, AND are expected to be ignorant of things like this:

"School Bus" Nagin Draws A Ten-Spot

In another most excellent liberal-run city, New Orleans, former liberal mayor Ray "school bus" Nagin gets ten LONG years in federal lockup. Oh, my!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/09/ray-nagin-new-orlea...
On a similar note, in a Katrina type case, you-know-who is having a ball, in a billiard parlor. Go figure.

HUG YOUR PET---NOW!

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/raju-the-elephant-slave-meets-...

It's hard to believe this magnificent creature was kept in barbed chains, for FIFTY YEARS! And he cried when his chains were removed.

Another Beating in Ca.

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I don't have a video link, but the scene on television of a woman in California getting beaten by a White cop, is truly disgusting. Nobody deserves that. I thought cops are told to subdue the suspect with the LEAST force necessary, is the rule. I hope she gets a good lawyer.

I am joining the Taliban

After reading this story, I thought the above title might be a good way to get the NSA to waste some time by tracking me and everyone else who visits Swampbubbles to comment or just read posts. Understand that in no way am I implying that anyone on this board is a militant Islamist (wink, wink). Allahu Akbar!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-nsa-intercepted...

the blade offers lame and tired "solutions" to Toledo blight

In its series on blight in Toledo, The Blade offered up such solutions as encouraging more downtown residential opportunities--wow, we've never tried that. Clueless.

If The Blade can come up with a list of solutions, we all might as well give it a try. Here are my suggestions:

1. Turn the blighted areas and known gang territories into police states. Assign a cop to every 4 blocks in the deteriorating neighborhoods. Arrest thugs for every reason you can come up with--jaywalking, littering, etc. Blight occurs because either the people who own the houses don't keep them up or the people who would keep them up have moved because they don't want to live among the crime and the losers who commit the crime. You have to make it uncomfortable enough for the thugs to motivate them to move out.

2. How do you afford to employ the needed police suggested in #1? Privatize all city and county services. When government workers' contracts expire, don't renew them. Hire private companies for everything. This eliminates many direct costs like health insurance, vacation/sick time, and retirement benefits.

Bush Paid Ransom to Terrorists!

Well now, here we are, Bush paid CASH MONEY for hostages to a State Department Officially Listed Terrorist Organization!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/10/the-right-didn-t-mind-w...

Right-wing media's JANUARY petition to Free Bergdahl "by any means necessary"

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/43450_Flashback!_1-2014-_PJ_Media_Encourages_Readers_to_Sign_Petition_to_Free_Bergdahl_By_Any_Means_Necessary/comments/

PJ Media being one of the big right-wing Teabagging outlets, lest we all forget.

Whoopsie! Guess all our Swamp Bubbles Tea-Tards were for it before they were against it, eh?

Gun Nuts Tell Other Gun Nuts to Knock It Off, They're Too Nuts

The nation’s staunchest defender of the Second Amendment has told gun activists in Texas who insist on carrying assault-style rifles in public places to knock it off.

In a statement issued late last week, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called out so-called “open carry” groups in Texas that have been frightening restaurant customers and motorists by approaching them while carrying AK-47s and AR-15s.

The NRA applauded Texas for a “robust gun culture,” but noted that a number of activists had “crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness.”

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White boys in America suffering.

"White boys suffer profoundly," states Van Jones. One reason is that they don't have leaders in their community who are caring, loving individuals. How very true! At least black boys have black men that they can look up to, such as Van Jones, Jesse Jackson, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Colin Powell, Eric Michael Dyson, Eric Holder and of course President Barack Obama. And there are many, many more.

WHILE SOME WERE HONORING VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY, OTHERS WERE...

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Right-wing Pussies like DTOM, Fred, Galt, GZ, and MikeyA To #OccupyDC Starting Today

Yes it's true, tens of millions of Teabaggers are going to magically appear in DC today and take over the government by camping out and demonstrating. You know, like #Occupy but with old fat nutjob armed Teabaggers riding their Rascal scooters around and waving their misspelled, racist signs.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/15/operation-american-spring-reveals-...

ADMIN EDIT - taken off the front page for inappropriate post, but kept up as an example of what is wrong.

why should detroit bother having a public school system?

You have probably heard about the teacher who attempted to break-up a fight between two teenage boys in her Detroit high school classroom by hitting one of them with a broomstick (video appears later in this post). The teacher, Tiffani Eaton, was subsequently fired—but then reinstated.

I heard a lengthy interview with Eaton on WJR radio late this afternoon; and as it turns out, the fight was just the tip of the iceberg of incredible information surrounding this incident. So far the radio interviewer, Mitch Albom, has not posted a podcast of the interview; but here is a summary of what the teacher had to say:

1. The fight pursued due to an argument over a designer belt. Eaton didn’t know the specifics (i.e. was one student accusing the other of stealing the belt, etc.) other than what precipitated the argument was a belt.

2. During the commotion in the classroom, one of the other students took the opportunity to steal the teacher’s cell phone. Eaton said that some time later when things had settled down she discovered her cell phone was missing. The students and classroom were searched, but her cellphone was not found.

I agree with Barb

I watched Judy Woodruff on PBS in something close to shock... emote over a well-deserved execution. It was REVOLTING how this bleeding heart liberal demonstrated how SICK and out of whack the thinking of the average liberal is. She made little reference to this murderer's crime. Judy tried to make one of her invited guests look inhumane, when she is the one who comes across as inhumane. I forget the guy's name, but he didn't let her get away with it. I won't elaborate on that - you would have had to see the interview to see that little Judy didn't "win" that one.

Republicans against States' Rights and for More Laws and Spending!

Yup, here it is, a Republican bill that makes the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BIGGER in order to piss all over STATES' RIGHTS and spend more money on another losing war.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/13/house-gop-passes-bill-to-force-oba...

Republican hypocrisy at its finest. Disregard states' rights, disregard the will of the people, forget libertarianism, regulate the market. Welcome to the GOP, Hypocrisy Central.

LETS NOT FORGET,Obama Administration Caves to Putin on Missile Shield for Europe ..Why

The U.S. plan had called for interceptors in Poland and Romania, complemented by deployed U.S. naval ships outfitted in the Mediterranean. Hagel said the first three phases would be fully implemented, but the fourth, the deployment of a large interceptor warhead, would not go forward.

At a meeting last March in South Korea, Obama told then-Russia President Dmitri Medvedev in remarks picked up by a live microphone that he would have “more flexibility” on the missile shield issue following an election victory.

CHRIS... ITEM BELOW IS NOT A POLICE REPORT... IT'S ANOTHER PORN POSTING

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Wondered how long it would take the board troll to circumvent your rules against porn & filth. Didn't take long.

For lurkers/readers - quick explanation... the board troll created a new "moniker" to hide behind, found a topic (MG) that would initially/temporarily ingratiate him (or, more accurately, ingratiate his new "moniker") with the board owner, and proceeded to post more porn, as links, that obviously can't be seen at first. I hope several others have flagged this one.

Meghan Gallagher Allegedly Abuses Fellow BOE Employee...Again

My sources in the BOE tell me that once again Ms Gallagher has lost the plot, and shown her total lack of respect towards her underlings. Ms. Gallagher allegedly verbally and physically abused a fellow colleague today. My sources also tell me that the BOE board members were so incensed with Ms Gallagher's behavior, that they had the yet unnamed employee file a incident report with the police and prosecutor.

Elaina Steinfurth death--a story of police incompetence and the underbelly of society

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God bless little Elaina. As a vulnerable child, the very people she relied upon to take care of her didn't pull through; and in death, neither did the law enforcement professionals.

There were two categories of places where Elaina could have been: a public space (e.g. a park, in or near a body of water, etc.) or a private space (e.g. a house, a garage, etc.). Volunteers combed acres of public space, but only government officials had the ability to obtain the permits necessary to search private spaces. An important question is how often and when did the TPD search the personal spaces of Elaina's mother and her boyfriend?

Even more disturbing was the spotlight put on the neighborhood where Elaina's mother lived. The deteriorating homes paralleled the residents' behavior. What kind of people start a rumble at the possible site of the solemn discovery of a little girl's body? We've seen the videos of these dysfunctional people who didn't have enough self-control and respect to behave like rational human beings. In a word--losers.

The sad truth is that the majority of these types of tragedies happen in neighborhoods like Elaina's and Ariel Castro's.

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