You Should Ask Before Helping Someone Who Is Struggling

picture of couple who helped homeless man by raising $400,000

A New Jersey couple who raised $400,000 to help a homeless man who helped the girlfriend when she ran out of gas was ordered to give the rest of the money to the man. Homelessness isn’t always about lack of money. Some homeless people have deeper issues that a GoFundMe drive can’t help. Think twice before projecting your own biased ideas on others without asking.

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Rep. Jim Jordan’s Denials Abuse The Victims Again

Jim Jordan
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

In previous posts, I’ve written about Rep. Jim Jordan, the so-called founder of the US House ‘Freedom’ Caucus. He is a terrible human being and when his name got involved in an investigation of alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State, Jordan proved once again I was right about him.

Some background. After the trial and conviction of Larry Nasser in Michigan, Ohio State learned it had a Nasser problem too. Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, was accused of molesting what could be thousands of students and athletes between the late 70s and 1998 when he retired from the school. The school is investigating.

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If Toledo Suburbs Can Find A Better Water Deal They Should Take It

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The city of Toledo sells water to all of the suburbs except Oregon. There has been talk about forming a regional water authority so that the suburbs have more of say in setting rates and how the system works. The suburbs don’t really want there to be equal rates they just want to “own” the system to protect their profit margins.

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This Memorial Day, The Story About My Dad’s Death In Vietnam Gained A New Chapter

portrait of PFC Michael John Kelly
PFC Michael John Kelly (1948-1968)

Memorial Day is for remembering those who served who didn’t make it back home alive. We honor their sacrifice.

Millions of people have just as many stories about their lost loved ones. For years I believed one story about what happened when my father was killed. Only recently I found out what I knew wasn’t the whole story.

My father, Michael John Kelly, was killed in action on February 15th 1968 in Vietnam. His platoon was on patrol when it was ambushed. My Dad was on point and was killed instantly. I was only a month and a day old at time and never met him or knew him.

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