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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: - More>>
posted by billy to commentary at 07:55 A.M. EST on Fri Aug 03, 2007     34 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 ...
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posted by starling02 to commentary at 05:40 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 31, 2007     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 03:58 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 31, 2007     12 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 06:53 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007     17 comments

The Nanny-State Diaries - Colorado
The Nanny-State Diaries
By STEPHEN MOORE
July 20, 2007
http://www.smokersclubinc.com/
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posted by starling02 to commentary at 06:50 P.M. EST on Fri Jul 27, 2007     4 comments

Another thing wrong with the world-Winston Churchill cut from British school curriculum - http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/07/british_schools_cut_churchill.html
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 11:52 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007     2 comments

UK:What's in the water there these days? Rubber pool rings ruled unhygenic - Why the f**k don't we just raise children in a Goddamned plastic bubble?? - More>>
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 09:12 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007     2 comments

Another One Bites The Dust-Dayton - Another small OheilO business closes its doors due to the smoker ban.... - More>>
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 06:28 A.M. EST on Sat Jul 21, 2007     28 comments

Bob, the tortured tortise slowly recovering - What's with all these goofy bastards and the killing/cooking/torturing of animals lately? Or was it always there, but just didn't get reported? - More>>
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 10:50 P.M. EST on Thu Jul 19, 2007     2 comments

Gore Vidal mentions the Blade much like you would - negatively.
This is part 2, he mentions the blade like 20 seconds in.
It's about the 2004 Prez election in Ohio as chronicled in this book:
http://www.amazon.com/What-Went-Wrong-Ohio-Presidential/dp/089733535X
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posted by charlatan to commentary at 10:33 P.M. EST on Thu Jul 19, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

Woman sues to ban perfume, deodorant from workplace - US employee sues to ban perfume at work
Yahoo ^ | July 5, 2007
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posted by Darkseid to commentary at 09:57 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 10, 2007     26 comments

Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" to sell diapers - Sure, this is not the first Beatles song to shill a product, but there is something especially disturbing about this idealistic song being used as a commercial for Luvs diapers. - More>>
posted by historymike to commentary at 08:50 A.M. EST on Tue Jul 10, 2007     10 comments

Tickets for not watering the lawn, is this what we have to worry about next? - "A 70-year-old Utah woman, who was arrested last week for refusing to accept a ticket for a dry lawn she couldn't afford to water, told FOX News Monday that the arrest was her "worst nightmare." - More>>
posted by lloyd to commentary at 10:46 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 09, 2007     15 comments

Calling for a General Strike against the Iraq War - People fed up with the Iraq War are calling for a general strike for peace on September 21, 2007. - More>>
posted by historymike to commentary at 10:29 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 09, 2007     36 comments

Upon Further Analysis - I've made my decision about the re-call effort and I've made my analysis clear. I encourage all Toledo Citizens to take a look at the argument and join in the effort to alter the future for all of us before we end up a lost cause. - More>>
posted by Chad to commentary at 07:26 A.M. EST on Sun Jul 08, 2007     15 comments

People griped about garbage fees - wait to be taxed to fill void of ban - A lot of people were complaining about the extra garbage fees - I wonder how they'll feel when the U.S. does what the U.K. is doing - tax everybody to make up for the losses in cig taxes from the smoking bans. I can just hear the smoking ban lovers bitch when their taxes get raised because of it. - More>>
posted by starling02 to commentary at 04:45 P.M. EST on Sun Jul 01, 2007     18 comments

Bridge Rides??? - Have you had the chance to ride the Veterans Glass City Skyway yet? If so, what do you think? - More>>
posted by lloyd to commentary at 03:55 P.M. EST on Fri Jun 29, 2007     17 comments

July 1 -Day Of Defiance in England - Civil Disobedience - English pub owners have designated Sunday, July 1st as the Day Of
Defiance! and plan to openly defy a ban that they feel was rammed
down their throats on the basis of lies and political maneuvering.
They'll be joined by pubs in Scotland and Wales and there is now a
growing movement to see bars and other businesses in other countries
join them in a show of solidarity and support.
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posted by starling02 to commentary at 11:29 P.M. EST on Thu Jun 28, 2007     9 comments

OLMC tent revival - I recently went to the Tent Revival at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel parish this past saturday in Bedford. The guest speakers gave excellent topics to think about. I was a little disappointed in the turnout though. I was wondering if the information about the event was publisied well enough or was it just simply a day with too many other activities going on.
posted by tfarrell to commentary at 08:38 A.M. EST on Wed Jun 27, 2007     1 comment

Reverse brain drain... - For those who know me, you know I've actually been trying very hard to find a job and RETURN to Toledo. But nearly a year into the search, I still have found zero employment opportunities. - More>>
posted by NAVYLT to commentary at 01:32 P.M. EST on Tue Jun 26, 2007     17 comments

Bassett Market Closes - Business is business, and if a business needs to close for economic reasons, that's understandable. BUT, when an employing business is so insensitive that it does not give employees adequate notice so that they may transition with some preparation and instead thinks nothing of disrupting the lives of families, I say never shop at any business that the owners of that business may otherwise have in other locations or may open in the future.
posted by RolandHansen to commentary at 08:52 A.M. EST on Wed Jun 20, 2007     28 comments

NY town now bans smoking in your car - Rockland bans smoking in cars with kids - More>>
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 10:58 P.M. EST on Sun Jun 17, 2007     11 comments

Another sicko-man cuts wife's tongue off - First the guinea pig incident, now this. A lot of weirdos in the news lately. - More>>
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 01:56 A.M. EST on Sun Jun 17, 2007     5 comments

Opal Covey is alive and well and selling plants in south Toledo - In case anyone cares.... - More>>
posted by charlatan to commentary at 01:39 A.M. EST on Fri Jun 15, 2007     8 comments

Belmont, California set to ban all smoking outside and in all apartment buildings - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/12/BAGFJQDMRI1.DTL
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 11:40 P.M. EST on Tue Jun 12, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

More smoker BS starting in New Jersey-now going after you in your car - "New Jersey lawmakers today will look to stomp out smokers lighting up in cars with minors, as they take up a bill aimed at protecting youth from secondhand smoke by banning the practice and levying $100 fines." - More>>
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 09:37 A.M. EST on Fri Jun 08, 2007     18 comments

Paris Hilton already released from jail - Yep, little miss twig had an original sentence of 45 days, got it cut to 35, then 23, now apparently out and about after 3 days. Was just on breaking news/CNN.
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 08:19 A.M. EST on Thu Jun 07, 2007     38 comments

Unsung Heros (#1 in a series)-Diana Reid of Canada - And no, these people won't always be identified with the same subject. I just thought this elderly lady had more balls than half of the 'metrosexual' males I've known in the last ten years. - More>>
posted by Darkseid to commentary at 09:56 A.M. EST on Wed Jun 06, 2007     5 comments

PayPal Account Hacked! How in the hell? - OK, All you techie types, can any one explain how someone can hack into your PayPal account? I got what I thought was a phishing email late last nite that my password had been changed followed by a confirmation email from a company called VisionScripts that I could now download the software I purchased. I went to PayPal, through a new browser window, and after some difficulty because now I didn't know the password, to my great surprise there was an unauthorized purchase transaction from VisionScripts. Not a lot of money involved - $34.99 but wow, the implications. I did all the things you would expect. Reported the transaction as unauthorized and PayPal quite promptly cancelled it. Closed the credit card tied to Paypal (there were no other bogus transactions). Changed my password again with PayPal and other security stuff. Went to all the password sites I use for both ... - More>>
posted by holland to commentary at 04:57 P.M. EST on Mon Jun 04, 2007     35 comments

Here's something the Dept of Public Util could do - How 'bout they make their newly revenue enhanced water bill due the same time all the rest of our damn bills are due? - More>>
posted by billy to commentary at 07:04 A.M. EST on Mon Jun 04, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

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