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|northwest ohio & southeast michigan||coffee is for closers||06-Dec-2013 4:09 P.M.|
New version of Toledo Talk
That's a wrap on Toledo Talk v1.0 - Commenting will be allowed on existing topics here for another week. This app served its purpose for 4.5 years, but I think a little more functionality is needed now, and the new version of Toledo Talk will provide that. I've been using the new version for quite a while. Some aspects of the new version may be confusing for some because of the wiki capabilities, but in other ways, it may be simpler to use.
posted by jr to T2-related at 4:59 P.M. EST 41 comments
Northworst Airlines? DTW to LAS - Hubby & I are celebrating another blessed wedding anniversary with a return to Vegas from Sun., 12/9 to Wed., 12/12. We're driving up DTW and flying on Northwest, but are VERY concerned with the increasing flight cancellations. Some have said that it's the end of the month where one is in danger of such a cancellation, but I do not understand why dates would make a difference. Would someone "school" me on this, please?
posted by MrsPhoenix to business at 1:17 P.M. EST 4 comments
Universal Health Care: What's your beef? - I attended a meeting at Sanger last evening about providing health care for all Americans. Local physician Dr. Johnathan Ross was one of three panelists who spoke on the need for universal health coverage.
posted by Man_with_the_muck_rake to politics at 10:30 A.M. EST 34 comments
Flash: Public Wi-Fi even more insecure than previously thought - There have been a few postings here(and elsewhere) about public WiFi. And I'm not just criticizing about government contracted WiFi services. Nor am I criticizing the local Panera's, Burger King, Mickey D's, Starbuck's etc. I AM warning those of you who use these services that you must take personal responsibility to secure your wireless data communications.
posted by paulhem to technology at 10:16 A.M. EST 5 comments
Browns fans face radio shutout; no local stations to carry games - Good God! What, we can only listen to Lions games now??
posted by billy to sports at 9:47 A.M. EST 4 comments
Why I hate unions - I cant speak for any one else, but my opinions are forged by personal experience by me and my family members. There are a lot of folks out here like Jeepbm who take exception to my issues with unions, not that I really care, but at least let me take the time to explain how I came to feel this way - seeing as how both my parents were union members:
posted by billy to commentary at 7:55 A.M. EST 34 comments
Minneapolis bridge collapse - Seems especially eerie to me b/c a friend just told me the other day that she's still afraid to drive over the new I-280 bridge...not because she has a fear of heights, but because she's terrified of drowning.
posted by mom2 to news at 9:08 P.M. EST 20 comments
Governor Establishes Broadband Ohio Network To Expand High Speed Internet Access in Ohio - The interesting part:
posted by jshriver to politics at 9:05 P.M. EST 2 comments
kids opening firehydrants to cool off... who do i call about this? - is there a specific city agency in charge of coming to open hydrants and closing them? i know it's not an emergency, but with the hydrants blowing our water pressure is dead. any suggestions would be much appreciated!
posted by upso to parenting at 5:22 P.M. EST 21 comments
BGSU has been subpoenaed by NY State -- another athletic dept. gets scrutiny - After U.T. went through its athletic department crisis, it looks 40 other schools, including BGSU , are getting some attention from the authorities.
posted by paulhem to education at 4:57 P.M. EST 2 comments
How many use or are aware of Yelp? - Just found out about Yelp. It a location-based user review site for restaurants and other businesses. The URL is to the Toledo, Ohio, page.
posted by miked918 to food at 1:28 P.M. EST 4 comments
Toledo's pit bull law upheld - so what do you do if you own one? - Like everyone else, I love my pets. I really wonder what effect this case will have on current pit bull owners.
posted by paulhem to news at 11:16 A.M. EST 8 comments
Restaurant bites Dust - Plea from Bar Owner-Poker Run - This just in from Smokersrights in Ohio about ban damage -
My name is Bob Ebbing, my wife and I own Sure Shots (bar /lounge ) in
Kettering Ohio. We have been hit very hard by the new law banning
smoking. I saw where Kelley's Corner in Belmont had to close due to
this new law . I grew up with David Angie who's parents owned and
operated this restaurant / bar for many years, it is a shame to see
it close because of the many self righteous people who think we
should live the way they want us to, and tell us how to live in a
FREE COUNTRY. in the past two weeks our bar has been a factor in two
poker runs for two different women who have cancer. the first one
raised over $12000.00 the second one raised almost $15000.00. we had
over 200 motorcycle ... - More>>
posted by starling02 to commentary at 5:40 P.M. EST 31 comments
Latest 'study': Smoking Dope worse for you than tobacco - http://www.cbc.ca/cp/HealthScout/070731/6073102AU.html
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 3:58 P.M. EST 12 comments
Ohio Democratic leader paid campaign cash to fiancee - LOL - Damn, theyre fallin like flies!!
posted by billy to politics at 12:22 P.M. EST 9 comments
Trouble with AM Radio Reception - Not sure if this is an appropriate forum or not, but I have a problem that no local technicians can help me with.
posted by Gudshot to technology at 7:33 P.M. EST 10 comments
WTOL website smoking ban poll - WTOL 6 pm news told of a 'tell us what you think of the smoking ban' poll on their website. Hard to find (lower left side), and only allows a simple 'yes' or 'no' - no comments allowed, no results shown (why am I surprised?)
posted by starling02 to commentary at 6:53 P.M. EST 17 comments
Big Brother, Toledo Blade page 3 top right. scans every license plate - So much for the bill of rights. Blade, page 3 top right. New cameras scan every plate that goes by the cop car, compares it to database, misdemeanor crimes will now result in a felony stop I'm sure. I'd like to hear from law enforcemnt on this issue. How do you weigh the use of this plate scanning technology, vs the constitutional rights which we all are entitled. The Bill of Rights seems to have slipped away from us completely. Thanks to wrong wing courts. And could someone tell me why we don't pledge to the constitution and bill of rights. Perhaps had the pledge mentioned such, maybe people would know more about them. When you go to court these days, the prosecutor wants to hang you, the judge wants to hang you, and if you aren't rich, your public defender will simply LET you hang,, unless your case is ...
posted by prime3end to politics at 2:34 P.M. EST 14 comments
Gernan people allowed to make cash going solar!!!! - In Ohio, if you install enough solar or wind to get your meter to zero, from that point on all you get is what is costs you to make the electricity. (aka ripoff). In Germany, they are making some cash, regular people, when they install solar.
posted by prime3end to politics at 2:23 P.M. EST 10 comments
The Simpsons take on military recruitment - If you are overly sensitive, you might not want to watch this as it was aired on Fox.
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posted by charlatan to culture at 9:42 A.M. EST 17 comments
Taxpayer money for cosmetic breast implants? - I'll be honest...I thought that the person who told me about this was either joking or misinformed.
posted by mom2 to politics at 3:24 A.M. EST 1 comment
Kreuzberg and McDonald's - Upon what interest is this article published? Here's a sampling of the locals' thoughts on the matter.
posted by AirTrainer to culture at 9:19 P.M. EST No comments Post a comment
Ron Paul Defeats Romney, Giuliani, McCain in Straw Poll - Today, Ron Paul received more votes in the Georgetown County (South Carolina) Republican Party presidential primary straw poll than did Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. Congressman Paul was second in the poll. Fred Thompson placed first.
posted by mholdri to politics at 11:38 A.M. EST No comments Post a comment
Local Students Make Human Events Top 10 List - Dan Lipian of BG and Jeff Wiggins of Michigan State both made the most recent Human Events (Ronald Reagan's favorite paper) top ten list, "Top 10 Campus Conservative Activists".
posted by babbleman to politics at 11:41 P.M. EST 3 comments
Union chief likely to be Democrats’ chairman - LOL - no conflict of interest there! The 9% of toledo citizens who are union members are happy as hell, while the rest of us will once more have our buttcracks uses as a bike rack...
posted by billy to news at 1:12 P.M. EST 41 comments
Yelp! Consumer reviews of Restraunts, Shopping, Night Life, etc. - Found this site while just browsing through some random Tumblr blogs, and was shocked to see that not only does this San Fransisco-centric website also have a Toledo catagory, but that Toledo is the only Ohio city represented.
posted by TheTalentedMrC to technology at 8:51 A.M. EST No comments Post a comment
Mayor proposes 3-trailer rigs on busy Reynolds Road - In King Carty's latest blunder, he is proposing allowing triple trailers - 'tri-bottom rigs' - on Toledo's Reynolds Road.
posted by Plantman to politics at 8:03 A.M. EST 27 comments
100 Pennsylvania Towns Revoke Corporate Constitutional Rights - Many probably didn't know that corporations, even the most dispicable, are considered humans under the law. They have constitutional rights, just like a human. Except they are largely above the law.
posted by prime3end to politics at 12:00 A.M. EST 4 comments