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JR: Bookmarks Lite 5 - https://github.com/addyosmani/a11y https://resilientwebdesign.com https://johnlewis.ie/custom-chromebook-firmware/rom-download/ https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/ https://jonathas.com/linux-and-me-why-I-fell-in-love-with-arch-linux/ h... more>> 2 min read
- Dec 11, 2017


JR: Detroit Facts in 2013 - 25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head 1) At this point, the city of Detroit owes money to more than 100,000 creditors. 2) Detroit is facing $20 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities. That breaks down to more... more>> 6 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #detroit #politics


JR: Hanoi vs Detroit - (In a June 2013 ToledoTalk.com thread, this is my one and only comment that's rooted in some sarcasm with the hope to inflame the political brawlers.) "Socialism by every definition." Hanoi, Vietnam may be a nicer place to live than Detroit, USA. ... more>> 1 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #detroit


JR: Lamestream media's lack of comparable coverage for the Manning trial. - That's how they earn the term "lamestream media." Jul 31, 2013 - Did the media drop the ball on the Bradley Manning trial? Corporate or government-led corporate media knew they could not get as many rubes interested in the Manning trial as with oth... more>> 3 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #media #politics


JR: Toledo's whacked anti-foreign thinking - My Aug 8, 2013 comment about Toledo mayoral candidate Anita Lopez. Excerpts from two Blade stories about a mayoral forum that occurred earlier this week: Story 1 and story 2 Regarding the Marina District, Ms. Lopez said the city-owned property sh... more>> 5 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #toledo #politics #moronism


JR: TT thread about "Fast Food workers demanding $15/hr" - Aug 28, 2013 ToledoTalk.com thread. My only thought: It might be fast, but it ain't food. If the strikes disrupt business, the U.S. obesity rate might slow a little. It's an odd time to strike when everywhere in the U.S. now has local produce in... more>>
- Nov 10, 2017 - #business #food #health #politics


JR: Smoking ban supporters are feeble - (My ToledoTalk.com post that I created in July 2008) A side issue in a July 2008 thread about the Mexican restaurant called El Camino Real. Begin rant : Time to go off-kilter and revisit an old favorite topic even though it's all been said befor... more>> 3 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #politics #health #moronism #quote


JR: Junk food needs sin-taxed and banned - (My July 2008 comment in a ToledoTalk.com thread about proposed junk food ban in California.) Well, it's about time. We need sin taxes and bans on junk food just like tobacco. Naturally, someone will argue that "A person gulping down a Big Mac does... more>> 3 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #food #health #politics #moronism


JR: Toledo's xenophobic attitude - (My comment in a Sep/Oct 2013 ToledoTalk.com thread.) Surprisingly, or maybe not, anti-foreign thinking is too prevalent in Toledo, Ohio, especially since we're now in the second decade of the 21st century. Mayoral candidate Anita Lopez played the ... more>> 2 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #toledo #politics #business #moronism


JR: Old smoking ban post - 2004 - #todo finish editing links, etc. The government will never make tobacco illegal, because they receive too much tax revenue from it, and the states enjoy the tobacco settlement money. That's the absurdity of what the government is doing, by banning... more>> 1 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #todo #toledo #business #politics #moronism


JR: Toledo Region Branding Initiative - (My slightly modified Apr 5, 2014 comment to a ToledoTalk thread about branding the Toledo region.) I say, credit media mogul EconCat88 for igniting this latest trend in branding Toledo's image. Last fall and this winter, Blade columnists and the B... more>> 4 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #toledo #business #socialmedia #advertising #marketing #design


JR: Blade columnist's petty writing skills - (My Apr 6, 2014 comment to a Toledo Talk thread) In Burris's Apr 6, 2014 column, this line that he wrote is hilarious: The Treeces faced mostly open minds. Really? Maybe that depends upon the definition of "mostly." Excerpts from Burris's No... more>> 1 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #toledo #media #moronism #politics #business


JR: Toledo city councilwoman's plan to fund mural program - (My Apr 22, 2014 comment posted at ToledoTalk.com) Also from the 13abc story, : Rachel Richardson is the founder of Art Corner of Toledo. Her group would get the $15,000 from the city and a matching $15,000 from Lucas County to fund this art wor... more>> 2 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #toledo #art #activism #politics


JR: Should taxpayer money be used to fund murals over potholes? - (My Apr 23, 2014 comment at ToledoTalk.com) "Stop stealing from the Capital Improvements Fund to pay for folly. Fix the infrastructure, hire the necessary cops and firefighters." But Toledo city government transfers money from the "capital-improv... more>> 12 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #toledo #politics #art #activism


JR: Thoughts about education, property values, population, and taxes - (my Apr 25, 2014 comment at ToledoTalk.com.) "The more people invest in schools, the higher the property values." We live near Elmhurst Elementary, which consistently rates "Excellent," and it's one of the top-performing school buildings in the To... more>> 2 min read
- Nov 10, 2017 - #education #home #tax #politics


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