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NEXUS Pipeline re-Route - Press Release

NEXUS Pipeline re-Route - Press Release
Coalition to re-Route Nexus
March 23, 2015

Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show

Come to the annual GREATER TOLEDO TRAIN & TOY SHOW on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at Owens Community College/Student Heath & Activities Center (30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551).

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

Latest update:
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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...

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...

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.

Ohio Wind Farms: The results

AT CROSSWIND
http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/wind-test/234578.html
Quote from article:
The projects, known as Timber Road Wind Farm and Blue Creek Wind Farm, are still young. But, according to managers of both, they’re already performing.

“The (Blue Creek) project has delivered what we said it would,” said Dan Litchfield, senior project developer.
Production Results

That includes about $2.7 million in annual tax payments, $2 million annually in lease agreement payments, $600 million from the company that built the farm, and enough energy to power about 76,000 homes.

The scourge of term limits

I am posting a link to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press. One of the most significant issues with which it deals is the issue of term limits for elected officials. The writer purports that partisan redistricting and term limits have severely limited the ability of Michigan's voters to affect their government.
IMHO the same applies to Ohio voters and Ohio state government. I have often stated that the only thing term limits truly accomplish is to limit the choices voters have for elected offices. But this writer puts in into the context of the real situation in Michigan today.

Did the name ring a bell with anyone else ? ? ?

Was reading through the Blade this morning and happened upon this story of a shooting in West Toledo.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/11/24/Man-shot-twice-Saturda...

Wondered if the victim's name seemed familiar to anyone else.

Cleanup time

I am tired of the "shoot everyone until the last one standing" approach to commenting here. Over the next several months expect some changes - one immediate change is that if you can't follow the commenting rules you are off for at least two weeks - it started this morning and will go back in time 32 hrs.

It is not going to require much to do this - all of you have been warned, so there does not need to be any more "please clean up your act." The worst offenders know very well what the problems are and justify their breaking the rules because others break the rules. I am going back through my flags and anything over the last 32 hrs. A newbie may get some guidance, but those who have been here and have been warned, well don't expect any warnings.

Kinder Morgan Utopia Pipeline to go through Fulton County?

A new pipeline to go through Fulton County? Why are they skipping around Lucas County?

http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/products_pipelines/utopia/

Fulton County Ohio: Nexus Pipeline coming to Swanton Ohio

toledoans are in deep denial about Jeep

There's a popular riddle that goes like this: A young boy and his father are in a car accident. The father dies at the scene. The boy is transported to the hospital and taken immediately into surgery, but the surgeon steps out of the operating room and says, "I can't operate on this boy--he's my son!" Who's the surgeon?

It's likely that in today's society more people would come up with the answer compared to 30 or more years ago. Of course, the surgeon is the boy's mother.

Just as this riddle requires thinking outside of the stereotypical box, Toledoans need to get a grip on the reality of Jeep leaving Toledo. Many of the arguments for why Jeep will/should stay in Toledo are gullible--at best.

Toledo has the skilled workers needed to produce Jeeps--Why would a state-of-the-art production facility making aluminum unibody Jeeps need production line workers?

Toledo is Jeep and Jeep is Toledo--Do people honestly think this means anything to Fiat?

Keep Jeep in Toledo!

Yesterday a bombshell was dropped on Toledo. Denny Schaffer 105.5 interview with Bruce Baumhower https://soundcloud.com/dsnorulesradio/the-denny-schaffer-show-bruce-baum... CEO Sergio Marchionne made the statement at the Paris car show that Fiat is making plans to make a new unibody independently suspended ALUMINUM bodied Wrangler. Now if that's not enough to scare the bejebus out of the four wheel drive market Sergio continued to say it may not be built in Toledo. HOLY SHIT!

Dennis Schaffer back in Toledo competing with Fred Lefebvre for Toledo morning radio ratings.

Former ClearChannel Toledo radio boss Andy Stuart now Cumulus radio boss is bringing back the morning Breakfast Club. Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Mr. Schaffer will host a new, four-hour morning talk show on Cumulus Media’s WWWM-FM Star 105, along with former sidekicks Tricia Courtney Tischler and Suzie Moser. The only one missing is Fred Lefebvre who will be competing on the ClearChannel AM 1370. Looks like WSPD is the loser here!

Radio host Denny Schaffer back in Toledo
Will rejoin 2 former sidekicks starting Monday on Star 105

Look for the union label

Knock your wife out, get the union to back you up. http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/420465

something we can all get behind

All of us posting on Swampbubbles have varying opinions and sometimes argue(!) But here's something we might all be able to agree upon and get behind.

There's a little boy in Wisconsin (Beckett Roerdink) who was diagnosed with incurable cancer who will be celebrating his 4th birthday on September 17. He loves to get mail, so his Mom said it would be great if he could just get a bunch of cards in the mail. Even though your card might not arrive exactly on his birthday, please consider sending this boy a card. His address is below and a link to an article can be accessed by clicking on "Read More." Thanks!

Beckett Roerdink
W6871 Sunnyvale Lane Apartment E
Greenville, WI 54942

Victory #2 for public employees

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/09/teachers_win_union_refun...
COLUMBUS, Ohio—A statewide teachers' union will pay almost $92,000 to more than 2,800 Ohio teachers to resolve claims that union fees were illegally used for political work.

The payment, part of a settlement approved this week by a federal judge, comes after some teachers sued the Ohio Education Association and 11 affiliates contesting "fair-share" fees they had to pay between 2009 and 2013.

Move to amend has legs.....

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... or at least that's what they tell me in their latest e mail. See besides daily talking points from Rove, Koch brothers, and Americans for Prosperity I also get daily e mails from MoveOn and Move To Amend which I guess makes me part of their groups also since I signed up for them just like Children Of Liberty.
But I digress. Here's what the latest e mail had to say in part- "Since September 2009 when we formed Move to Amend, on the eve of the infamous Supreme Court decision your support has grown this movement by leaps and bounds:

Todd Grayson: Corporate Toadie, Koch-Sucker, Republican A-hole

Like most Republicans, Todd Grayson doesn't know when to shut his mouth (or shut off his computer and smartphone) when it comes to things like domestic violence and womens' rights.

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/clip/10563830/councilman-grayson-says-his-r...

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