Here is one article on this "death spiral" list and what it means:

This is not the best article out there. The actual Forbes article, itself, is apparently being so widely "searched" at the moment, that it is slow to load and almost impossible to cursor through the article. (That should pass in a day or so.)

LGBTQ History in NW Ohio

Hi everyone,
I posted the question below in Toledo Talk, and it was recommended that I post here too.

I'm somewhat new to the area, and am curious if anyone has stories they'd like to share about LGBTQ history in NW Ohio. Anything from popular bars, organizations, local leaders, police/government relations, meeting spaces, local lingo, famous people/celebrity, crimes, opposition, whatever tickles your fancy.


Any where in town I can find cannolis?

A lady friend of mine made them for me on my birthday a while back. Absolutely love them. She doesn't live close by though. Are there any restaurants or bakeries in the Toledo area that make them?

Discipline Question

Just read the Blade editorial concerning discipline in schools. The article points out disparity along racial lines. It does mention socio economics as a factor. Would be curious to see a comparison of school discipline statistics with toledo crime statistics. Would be interesting to view both data sets side by side and see if any correlations exist.

Do you believe that bullying Is wrong?


"The boy you punched in the hall today. Committed suicide a few minutes ago. That girl you called a slut in class today. She’s a virgin. The boy you called lame. He has to work every night to support his family. That girl you pushed down the other day. She’s already being abused at home. That girl you called fat. She’s starving herself. The old man you made fun of cause of the ugly scars. He fought for our country. The boy you made fun of for crying. His mother is dying. You think you know them. Guess what? You don’t!"

What Do You Call A Judge-------------

----who got hammered in last nights' primary? I call it a "start". The Court of Appeals is no place for a judge with a temper like his. Or, for that matter, one with an absenteeism problem like his. Each day off costs Toledo taxpayers $400. Now, "times" that by 60. Watch and see, this humiliating loss will be blamed on Judge Berling, and probably already has been. Take spurious accusations, F-bombs, cart pushing, more F-bombs, veiled and overt threats, steeped in an overall bad attitude, and it's readily apparent what a clear majority of Toledo voters are sick and tired of.

Place to observe birds?

I just bought the book "bird watchers for dummies" and a pair of binoculars. What is the best place around Toledo to watch birds?

Chrysler Commercial - It's Halftime in America

Paul W Smith WJR 760AM Morning Show 6:00- 9:00 AM Most listened to morning talk show host in the Midwest!
Guest Sergio Marchionne (February 6)

Can Republicans Vote for Kucinich in Primary?

Can Republicans in Toledo vote for Dennis Kucinich in the upcoming primary?

Happy Kwanzaa!

Everyone, please join in and holler out to one and another and to all our brothers and sisters:
Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy Fetivus

Wishing everyone a very, very Happy Festivus. May your dance around the Festivus pole be especially merry this year. Glad tidings to you and yours.

Happy Chanukah

Whether you spell it Chanukah or Chanukkah or Hanukah or Hanukkah or any other number of ways, Chanukah (my preferred spelling) is fast approaching.

I wish you all a very Happy Chanukah.


Every Christmas we see more and more stories about Christ being taken out of Christmas. Christmas trees are now holiday trees, etc. What would muslims do if you took the RAM out of Ramadan? They would riot world wide, kill innocent people, chop off heads and hands of non-muslims (remember what they did over a simple cartoon?)

Ohio State and Michigan who wins?

WGTE Townhall: American Graduate

WGTE will present a live Town Hall program "American Graduate - Finding Solutions for Toledo's Kids" on Thursday, November 17th at 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Bill Harris, the Town Hall will discuss ways to improve student education in our region. The United Way and Toledo Public Schools will be on hand to introduce a variety of innovative ideas that are being implemented right here in the Toledo area.

Trimming the Budget on Clinics

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, in hopes to save and make more money, is hoping to trim part of the budget by at least $633,000 by raising rates in clinics and shifting people around hoping to not have to lay anyone off.

They are going to do this by first not cutting any services in health care but by slightly raising prices such as the sexually transmitted disease clinic, adult medical visits, and travel immunizations -- and is considering scaling back clinic hours. According to Dr. David Grossman, health commissioner.

The Saga of Furryhood

The guy Fred saw who advocated stealing electricity, Furryhood, made me think of the old Robinhood TV show. The theme song needs to be changed slightly, because Furryhood need gas, too.

Furryhood, Furryhood, sleeping in the glen....
Furryhood's been promised gas, the only question's when...
Promised by The One-so far he's gotten none...
Furryhod, Furryhood-------Furryhood!


Sandusky and Monroe were recognized as the best cheapest places to live according to Forbes magazine. Results were primarily based on schools, low crime, income and housing.

lucas county commissioner

HI all,
A couple of questions concerning the lucas county commissioners.
1) How much do they get paid?
2) Do they receive a pension for serving in that position? If they receive a pension can they receive it after only one term and how much do they actually receive? Thanks!

Live Stream: WGTE Town Hall: Alternative Energy

On Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m., WGTE TV will host an important Town Hall event to discuss the developing field of alternative energy and its importance and viability as a mainstream energy source. Experts on wind, biomass and solar energy will join students and private industry officials to discuss the benefits and challenges of alternative energy sources.

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