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I have a reparation question(s). Would a million dollar check be subject to Taxes-federal, state, local? And also with regards to unpaid civil judgements, unpaid criminal fines, rent for people currently in custody, and so on? At least, since the bill for slavery would then be paid in full, one would be well advised not to automatically vote no on this issue w/o ALL these questions being answered beforehand. It might well be the best money the Country ever spent on anything.

Why can't the federal government attract the best and the brightest?

I know that this post is politically incorrect, perhaps even naïve. The general public is often blind to the world of giant corporations and the "play" money which are the earnings of thousands of corporate middle and upper management executives. But, I've always enjoyed tilting at windmills. Until and unless we, as a general public, decide that paying more nearly competitive salaries to top government officials will yield better run government, we will continue to get the government we are willing to pay for.

Are we soon to witness the end of the petroleum era?

According to Dennis Gartman, a breakthrough in nuclear fusion by Lockheed-Martin is going to make petroleum go the way of whale oil. Here's the article from the Yahoo-Finance website: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gartman-were-witnessing-end-oil-221420996....

Aren't many of the biggest screwups in the non-unionized part of the private sector?

JP Morgan/Chase is one of those private sector behemoths which is "too big to fail." This is NOT a partisan statement. Both Republican AND Democratic leaders lined up to dump gigantic piles of our tax dollars into the corporate troughs to be devoured by these welfare kings and queens in their thousand dollar+ suits, wearing their solid gold Rolex watches.

Eat at Wendy's

Or at McDonald's, if you're so inclined. Here's the reason why.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2014/08/25/Burger-King-Mulls-Tim-Horto...

Our patriotic businesses

Next time you hear about young American soldiers dying overseas to protect our freedom, remember that for many corporate bastards that means the freedom to lay claim to another country as their headquarters in order to duck taxes. Remember that people like Mikey are defending businessmen who have no allegiance to this country and consider the U.S. only as a lucrative market. In the meantime, reconsider doing business at Walgreens and CVS.

EconCat88 (the real hero): Trashing Toledo one negative video at a time

In this Sundays Daily Local they published a story about a local who is filming images of decay in our once proud town.

Funny thing is they are vilifying him for his body of work. Meanwhile, for the past several decades the ownership of the daily local has passed generation to generation. They have served as witness and in fact participated in it through feeding editorial as news to the masses in order to get candidates palatable to them elected.

TAFTA & TPP...Corporate Power Tools of the 1%

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Time to Invest in Detroit?

I have a question, is it time to invest in Detroit, and the Big Three? Detroit is still the main player in the Auto Industry, at least in the US. Also, there are millions of sq. ft. of floor space in closed/idle factory buildings. Real estate is dirt cheap. One primary reason that a few new factories are built in the US, is the fact that there are RTW states. But none of those states have the infrastructure, or the floor space that Michigan in general, and Detroit in particular already have.

You gotta see this

I hate to take people away from our normal commentary, but if you get a chance, cruise over to Toledo Talk. There is a poster going by the handle "RobRob" that claims to be Robin Horvath of Tony Packo's fame. His post contains some griping, family squabbling, accusations, etc. To me, it is pretty fascinating.

Sorry, Chris, not trying to disrespect you by linking another message board, but if this is truly Robin, I had to share a semi-public meltdown...

http://www.toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/134375/05Dec2012/Toledo_...

Marchionne is also a phoney baloney

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I culled the following "comment" from the Blade article "Rock1" posted under Galt's post [several items below this] about Fiat/Chrysler and Marchionne's plans for future Jeep production in China":

"Eric your not reading what the CEO wrote, He said they will not move any EXISTING production to China, but they will take the money that we the tax payers gave Chrysler for a bail-out & build a NEW plant in China & use China-Men on the production line......Now to me that's moving future production "

How I Managed to Expose Alleged Embezzlement by Department of Justice's Third--In- Command Tony West, Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, HUD's Ophelia Basgal to Unlawfully Benefit "Obama for America"

The following is a narrative describing the suspicious circumstances relating to non-profit entity CaliforniaALL (FEIN Number 51-0656213), Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, United States Department of Justice's Tony West, Department of Housing and Urban Development's Ophelia Basgal, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster, and Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.

The narrative is divided to 4 parts: 1. General Introduction; 2. Introduction of Actors; 3. Fortuitous Discovery of CaliforniaALL; and 4. Factual Background Regarding CaliforniaALL.

Toledo-based Stikii asks, "Why can't shoes be fun?"

Abec's SMALL BUSINESS REVIEW
Toledo Edition Please Support Small Business Owners April 2012

Toledo-based Stikii asks, "Why can't shoes be fun?"
By Bonnie Gretzner
When it comes to shopping for toys or shopping for shoes, most kids will pick toys every time. Toledo businessman Joe Chew, who has two young children, thought, "Why not make shoe shopping fun?" Turning his idea into reality, in December 2011 Joe launched Stikii, which features colorful emblems kids can stick on their shoes.

Sergio Marchionne: Resurrecting Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne: Resurrecting Chrysler (60 Minutes March 25, 2012)
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57403925/sergio-marchionne-resurre...

Kick it around...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/ohio-heads-polls-incumbents-point-tol...

Wolfie's off his game today if I beat him posting this---

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust underfunded by $20 billion

The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust announced that it has net assets of $58.8 billion and total benefit obligations of $79 billion--putting it $20.2 billion in the hole. Trust officials anticipate that will result in higher costs for UAW retirees. I smell another Obama bailout!

Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength

We are writing to ask you to do the right thing for our country and REJECT ANY Super Committee deal that does not raise tax rates on incomes over $1 million to AT LEAST 39.6%, REGARDLESS of how many deductions are eliminated.

Private jets shouldn’t have been tax deductible in the first place.

Thank you,
Patriotic Millionaires and Patriotic Americans

Letter to the super committee
Dear Mr President

We are writing to urge you to put our country ahead of politics.

Awesome Article from USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2011-07-12-unions-constructio...

Spot on review - Ive seen this first hand at my own job and even moreso at my father's

Digital Technology Gaining Momentum

Digital signage is still new as compared to other forms of marketing. Over the time period the picture and content quality is getting better as more advanced digital signage software are being used delivering better interactivity, brighter displays that ensures a better experience and hence a better relation between your business or service and the customer.

Google Actively Focusing On Android Application Development

The competition between Apple and Google is getting hotter. To stay in the game it is all about having greater market presence. The number of applications being developed by Apple is growing every month and it is estimated that mobile app sales would reach the figure of $15 billion in 2011.

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