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Cheney, Ashcroft, Powell, Tenet, Rice at meetings that approved torture

Top Bush administration officials signed off on using torture against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality. "Who would have thought that in the United States of America in the 21st century, the top officials of the executive branch would routinely gather in the White House to approve torture?"

Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men :)

This story was brought to my attention by chris myers. :)

Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.

For Cadets From West Point, Jersey City Is a Peace Lab

"JERSEY CITY — It sounds at first like a student’s worst nightmare: A long field trip to this gritty, gentrifying and altogether unlikely destination.

While visiting the Loew’s Jersey Theater on Saturday, the cadets checked out a sign dating from World War II.

Meet & Greet #7! "Calling All Creatives!"

if you've been to any one of the previous 6 "Meet & Greets" you know what a great time can be had. http://www.callingallcreatives.com has all the info...
there are a ton of Gallery stops on the Bus Loop, plus Live entertainment, and the chance to meet a ton of new people.. all for free!

See you next friday!

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Doug Haynam and Pete Silverman About Party Turmoil

Continuing to be an outlet for all points of view, Troy welcomes the Chairman of the Republican Party's Central Committee, Doug Haynam, and one of the candidates for the Chairman of the Democratic Party's Central Committee, Pete Silverman, to talk about in-party fighting.

Doug Hayman

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop

Ben joins Troy to talk about skipping the State of the County Event.

Ben Konop

Check out more interviews @:
troyneff.com

Climate experts predict temperature drop (Check the date)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/04/10/eaclim...

Climate experts predict temperature drop

By Paul Eccleston
Last Updated: 2:01pm BST 10/04/2008

But the world is also facing more dramatic rain storm events such as the flooding which hit Britain last summer, scientists war

(I was interested in the story but I noted the date...how does that happen?)

Ex-Congressman Explores Presidential Bid

"Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday he has formed a presidential exploratory committee and may seek the Libertarian party nomination.

"America today faces a grave moral and leadership crisis, and those of us who care about our country's future can no longer sit on the sidelines and remain neutral," Barr told an audience at the Heartland Libertarian Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

"We're kind of bankrupting this country"

Voinovich: ‘We’re kinda bankrupting this country.’

GOP Central Committee Meeting Flare Up - What's next?

I think the Lucas County Republican party is like North Korea, making a stink to let everyone know we still exist :) Of course I am joking. So the controversy is: was the letter, which according to the Blade, appears to have been posted after public closing time, did it make the 5-day deadline? Being it is reported it was posted at 4:42, is the closing time 4:30 or 5 or 5:30? Good question. Who knows?

TapURL.com - A project by a local guy

Hey everyone, I've recently put together a nifty little tool to shorten URL's. It's power by open source software and uses AJAX to push the data out. Enjoy the first alpha release: http://www.tapurl.com/

TPS may be owed money from the Ohio Department of Education

This showed up in the Columbus Dispatch yesterday. Very interesting.

Relying on charter schools to accurately report their student enrollment might cost the state Education Department $50 million.

Two courts already have said the department must pay, but the State Board of Education voted today to appeal again, this time to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Minnesota Public Education: Taxpayers funding Islamic Religious School

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The Minnesota Board of Education is allowing a taxpayer funded "public" school to keep operating even though its clearly a religious Islamic school.

Of course, if this were a Christian school getting funded by tax dollars, all hell would be breaking loose. Why the double standard?

http://www.startribune.com/local/17406054.html

Florida lawmakers pass take-your-guns-to-work law

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Most Florida residents would be allowed to take guns to work under a measure passed by Florida lawmakers on Wednesday.

The bill, allowing workers to keep guns in their cars for self-protection, was approved by the Florida Senate by a vote of 26-13. It now goes to Republican Gov. Charlie Crist to sign into law.

Konop skips board event to hold one of his own

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080409/NEWS33/804090...

"I cannot, in good conscience, pontificate on the State of the County to campaign contributors, recipients of no-bid contracts, and assorted politicians,” Mr. Konop said in a statement.

KMH Gets two years probabion for fibbin'

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http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080409/NEWS02/360872813

I would at least have like to see her have to pay restitution for the man hours expended for her little game.

'The Grid' Could Soon Make the Internet Obsolete

'The Grid' Could Soon Make the Internet Obsolete

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,347212,00.html

Summer gasoline use down for first time in 17 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Record gasoline prices and a contracting U.S. economy will reduce summer gasoline demand for the first time in 17 years, the government's top energy forecasting agency said Tuesday.

Road repairs win out over bike path

Finkbeiner reroutes project funds to pour $250,000 into road fixes

"The Finkbeiner administration is abandoning plans for a bike path at Greenwood Park and slashing nearly all planned funding for a new dog park to direct another $250,000 toward repairing the city’s streets.

Hundreds angle for jobs early at Bass Pro Shops' fair

There was a point yesterday morning when the most visible sign of metro Toledo’s struggling economy stretched more than 600 feet through a parking lot in Rossford.

Hundreds of people — many unemployed for months — began lining up before dawn yesterday as outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops began hiring 250 to 300 employees for its 150,000-square-foot store under construction in Rossford.

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