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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 04:59 P.M. EST on Fri Aug 03, 2007 41 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 on Fri Aug 03, 2007 34 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 07:55 A.M. EST on Fri Aug 03, 2007 34 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
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 05:40 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 31, 2007 31 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 01:17 P.M. EST on Fri Aug 03, 2007 4 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
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 05:22 P.M. EST on Wed Aug 01, 2007 21 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 09:08 P.M. EST on Wed Aug 01, 2007 20 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 09:47 A.M. EST on Fri Aug 03, 2007 4 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 on Fri Aug 03, 2007 5 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 09:42 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007 17 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 on Wed Aug 01, 2007 8 comments
Pharmaceutical drug epidemic amongst the elderly and others - http://www.worstpills.org/public/page.cfm?op_id=5
posted by charlatan to parenting at 10:08 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007 5 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 04:57 P.M. EST on Wed Aug 01, 2007 2 comments
Governor Establishes Broadband Ohio Network To Expand High Speed Internet Access in Ohio - The interesting part:
posted by jshriver to politics at 09:05 P.M. EST on Wed Aug 01, 2007 2 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 01:12 P.M. EST on Sat Jul 28, 2007 41 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 07:33 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007 10 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 01:28 P.M. EST on Wed Aug 01, 2007 4 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 02:34 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007 14 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 on Tue Jul 31, 2007 9 comments
Possible Return of Neo-Nazis to Toledo - It appears that a neo-Nazi group led by our goofy old friend Bill White may be rallying in Toledo on August 17.
posted by historymike to news at 09:19 A.M. EST on Thu Jul 26, 2007 18 comments
Central city project delay - "Toledo leaders allocated $270 thousand of your money to build townhouses in the Central City. Now one year after Mayor Carty Finkbeiner trumpeted the project, there's still nothing but an empty lot. The politicians insist it will be built. But the developer is nowhere to be found."
posted by jr to other at 11:27 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 24, 2007 10 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 02:23 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007 10 comments
CNN/Youtube Debate Last Monday - This debate was probably the best I've ever seen. It wasn't a bunch of questions had tuned to how the media wanted to swing the debate but honest questions by real people. The answers were fun to watch.
posted by jshriver to politics at 09:48 P.M. EST on Fri Jul 27, 2007 7 comments
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 08:03 A.M. EST on Sat Jul 28, 2007 27 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 03:24 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007 1 comment
Cigarette litter makes up 50% of litter worldwide - Always heard they weren't biodegradable.
This is from here. It's number 9.
http://www.livescience.com/environment/top10_ways_green_spending-1.html - More>>
posted by charlatan to outdoors at 11:05 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007 41 comments
Ohio Troopers Coalition - Anybody out there being pestered by the Ohio Troopers Coalition seeking a monetary contribution? I'm geting skeptical as to whether they are a ligitimate organization.
posted by flinty to culture at 12:15 P.M. EST on Thu Jul 26, 2007 9 comments