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This must be "Obama outsmarting Republicans" again.

Remember, the President is smarter than the Republicans and everything they do is them playing right into his hands.

Also, by utilizing their Constitutional mandated duties they were accused of treason on this board.

In truth all of that was B.S. being pushed by those who have failed to grasp a basic understanding of how their government works.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/iran-bill-bipartisan-deal-bob-cork...

NorthWest OHIO JOURNAL Nexus Pipeline

NW OHIO JOURNAL Nexus Pipeline Aired: 04/02/2015 The recent proposals for numerous pipelines to move the gas has created some controversy. Here to talk about their concerns are Liz Athaide-Victor of the Coalition to Reroute Nexus (corn), Swan Creek Township Trustee Rick Kazmierczak and Fulton county resident Walter Lange. http://video.wbgu.org/video/2365457361/

Data: Oil Trains Spill More Often, But Pipelines Spill Bigger

Data: Oil Trains Spill More Often, But Pipelines Spill Bigger
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/18/3624116/how-would-you-like-y...
Quote:
"A lot of people have used this data to argue that transporting oil via pipelines is safer than rail. And that’s true, if your idea of safety is defined by the frequency of accidents, regardless of how large the accidents are. If, however, you think massive releases of oil into the environment pose a greater risk to human health, than pipelines are the greater evil."
And this:

Can Canadian Born Ted Cruz Run For President?

Ted Cruz was born in Alberta Canada to a native Cuban and a mother born in the United States. If I use the same argument that Obama birthers used, he can't. Obama was born in the United States (Hawaii). I have a friend who father was born in Great Britain to an American GI and a British mother. My friend is classified as an alien and must have a Green Card.

"Peaceful Majorities" ARE Irrelevant!

No assertion is more correct, IMHO! And this relates to ALL groups as well.
http://qpolitical.com/someone-said-muslims-bad-woman-delivers-amazing-re...

Improvements at the VA far too slow!

One concern that Mikey and I share should be a concern to every American -- it is the treatment of military veterans. Here's link to an article delineating the problems that are not being properly addressed by the current administration: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/14/us/obama-va-hospital-phoenix.html?emc=...

Racism Is Alive And Well In Oklahoma

Go to the link below to see how our country really is.

http://news.yahoo.com/ou-fraternity-close-racist-video-posted-online-040...

O'Reilly Vindicated

Pretty much as I expected:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ex-nbc-bureau-chief-backs-up-oreillys-account...

Also discussed here is what "mother jones" is all about!

Justice Dept. Will Not Bring Federal Charges Against Zimmerman

Eric Holder, correctly, found no evidence to charge Zimmerman with any civil rights violations.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/24/no-federals-charges-agains...

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...

IRS Scammers Are Hilarious

Since the beginning of January I have received four phone calls from people claiming to be employees of the IRS telling me I need to pay several thousand dollars in back taxes or my property and savings will be confiscated and I will be fined $30,000 and sentenced to five years in jail. What makes this hilarious is that I don't owe any back taxes and the person calling me had a very pronounced East Indian accent. These IRS scammers must think us Americans are stupid.

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.

Hillsdale College economics professor Gary Wolfram Energy Industry consultant ET Rover Pipeline

Toledo Blade
GUEST COMMENTARY
Rover pipeline will help Ohio benefit from energy surge

Gary Wolfram is William E. Simon professor of economics at Hillsdale College and the president of Hillsdale Policy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in taxation and policy analysis. He has done consulting work on the Rover pipeline project.
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Op-Ed-Columns/2015/01/08/Rover-pipeline-will-...

Dr Gary L Wolfram:

Where Is Fox News' Outrage Over Keystone XL Land Rights?

Where Is Fox News' Outrage Over Keystone XL Land Rights?
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/01/13/where-is-fox-news-outrage-over-k...
Quote from article:
"Fox News consistently pushes fears of government "land grabs" surrounding environmental regulations. But the network celebrated the recent court decision allowing TransCanada to force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on private land -- with no mention of the threat to landowner rights.

Stand with cops? They could make it easier

Perhaps you have also heard the radio ad for a website called Stand With Cops (standwithcops.org). The purpose of the site is to encourage people to write messages of support for police.

As a kid, I was taught to respect policemen--I still do. But the police unions could sure make it easier for me to get motivated to support cops if they would stay out of politics.

The irony of the protests against the police is that most of the participants are people who vote Democrat--the liberals who think "we've got to feel sorry for these poor minorities because the cops are singling them out because of the color of their skin." Yet, ALL of the police unions support, fund and encourage their members to vote for Democrats. Be careful what you wish for.

amazon.com and the international traveler

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I travel several times a year to New York City for business. I typically can't pack all of the items I need to bring (e.g. giveaways I distribute to customers, etc.) so we FedEx them to the hotel (a large hotel in Times Square).

On my first trip to NYC in 2015, I got to the hotel and went to the business office to pick-up my two boxes. I was told that there was a $10 fee for each box that the hotel accepted for me. That was new.

I talked to the hotel manager about this fee, and I found out an interesting thing is happening with international visitors to the Big Apple.

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.

Howard Dean says stop calling French attackers "Muslim Terrorists"

Howard Dean says "they are about as muslim as I am".

They were yelling "Allah Akbah" as they ran shooting.

Howard Dean is an a**hole. Can we please just stop with the PC crap already?

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