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This site is mostly a blog. Blog stands for weB LOG. That doesn’t mean it’s my diary- or my notebook- but it’s a place to share my thoughts with the world.

Some have said that in order to run for Congress or City Commission, I need a “real” website. I don’t know what could be more “real” than this. It’s an open conversation, on a daily basis with the people I hope to represent. There are static pages like this one, but, in general, try doing a search- you’ll find what I said about something and when I said it- may surprise you.

You can “Subscribe” to the RSS feed from this site- so every time I post- you can automatically be told there is something new here. For that- you either need a standalone RSS reader- or an RSS aware browser (not Microsoft Explorer 6). I highly recommend you add Firefox to your computer- it can coexist with Explorer- and add the Sage extension. There is information on how to do this on my seminar site here.

If you don’t read this as an RSS feed, and want to be updated with every post, you can now subscribe by e-mail.

Just add your e-mail to the box above the search bar on the right sidebar and you’ll get an e-mail to confirm your address, and then you’ll always be in the know, asap (as soon as published)!

My former neighbor, Scott Shaw, who now works at Microsoft, said I should tell everyone that if they are using Internet Explorer 7 it is RSS aware: “and that RSS is available in the new sidebar feature built-in to Vista…and that Outlook can receive RSS feeds.”

He’s been there a week- and he must have drank the Kool-aid.

If you see something you like- please comment. Don’t send me an e-mail. Share it with everyone. You can make up an account without a link or e-mail to who you are- or use a dummy account- but, all comments will be subject to being edited and approved by me before or after posting. I do filter for inappropriate language, unsubstantiated accusations, stupidity, and spam.

Hopefully- the big ideas here will get bigger- and maybe some of them may actually happen- with your help.


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16 Responses

  1. David Lauri February 21, 2009 / 10:55 am

    Google Reader is so much nicer than RSS in either IE 7 or Outlook. I love Google Reader.

  2. Frank Macky August 27, 2009 / 11:26 am

    If you want to win an election you just need to challenge Nan Whaley to a public debate. Even if she declines you need to show up to the debate. Make the announcement to all the news media so they will cover it. Do not ask her to debate, challenge her to show up to a debate that you arrange. When she does not show up, just have a town hall meeting with the audience. Ask important questions. Why are there no jobs in Dayton? How did Dayton drop the baal on getting a new Krogers? Where is Ballpark Village. Why is the Miami Valley continuing to lose jobs and Dayton Public Schools continuing to suffer. There is little money in the downtown area and it is hurting our economy. We need a change. The only way you can win is to be noticed in public. Challenge Nan Whaley to a debate. It will only help you.

  3. David Lauri August 27, 2009 / 11:39 am

    If you follow Frank’s advice, you should also include Joey D. Williams in the debate.  You might have a chance of his showing up and Nan’s not, which could help you both.  Or Joey’s agreeing to participate might sway Nan into participating as well.

  4. lori flannery September 11, 2009 / 7:59 pm

    i have lived in the city of dayton most of my life and i have to say that dave has a view that should be taken very seriously………..

  5. Kevin J. Keller November 3, 2009 / 12:29 am

    Go Dave, Go!! Go get that  City  Commission & bring it back to the People it should represent. . . .K2

  6. Dean Hertert December 28, 2010 / 8:16 am

    “Just add your e-mail to the box above the search bar on the right sidebar and you’ll get an e-mail to confirm your address, and then you’ll always be in the know, asap (as soon as published)!”
    Sounds easy enough, except I could not find the box. Please add me to your bike info stream by e-mail. K&G Bike Center might be interested in participating in BCycling in some manner.

  7. David Esrati December 28, 2010 / 1:50 pm

    @Dean- Sorry- that widget fell off the site, I’ve put it back up.

    Glad to hear K&G may be interested in helping out with BCycle. I know you guys assembled the prototype here for the bike summit. I was the one who came and picked it up.

  8. Gary March 26, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Does a “smackdown” mean I have been rejected and/or got too many bozo votes?  I see it’s different when you get a lot of brilliant votes, the screen becomes colored!

  9. David Esrati March 27, 2011 / 5:46 am

    @Gary- smackdown means there are a large number of votes- but it’s close.

  10. David Lauri January 2, 2012 / 9:09 am

    The recent change (as of today?) in which an embedded YouTube starts playing on each and every page of is extremely annoying.
    Fortunately it’s easy enough to fix if you’re using Firefox or Chrome:

    Go download the Adblock Plus extension.
    Go to Tools->Adblock Plus Preferences and add a new custom filter that says:

    Problem solved!

  11. Las Vegas Whirlpool Repair July 22, 2014 / 1:36 am

    You actually make it seem really easy together with your presentation however I in finding this topic to be
    really one thiing that I believe I would byy no means understand.
    It kind of feels too complex and very extensive for me.
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  12. Vladi June 30, 2015 / 9:46 am

    If you’d like to know which questions to ask and where, I can help. Dayton is riddled with nepotism and favoritism at the expense of tax payer dollars.

  13. David Esrati June 30, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Well Vladi- since you didn’t leave a real email, no, I can’t ask you.

  14. Bess Sears January 31, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    Mr. Esrati: while there is still time, please “Google” Dr. Lolli and investigate her tenures at Barberton, Monroe (Ohio), and Middletown City Schools. Her management style mimics Rhonda Corr’s. She placed Monroe Schools in jeopardy with the state and blamed the Treasurer for her misdeed. Dr. Lolli directed the Treasurer to make payments from the Building fund for other purposes, if I remember correctly. Each district was extremely happy to get rid of her. Further, her reputation with the staff, especially at Monroe and Middletown, was the same as Ms. Corr’s—distrust and devious. I feel that if anyone can stop this train wreck with DPS and Dr. Lolli, it will be you. No one else has the platform that you do. Regards, B.S.

  15. Don May March 20, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Do you support Planned Parenthood?

  16. David Esrati March 20, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Hi Don May-
    Say hi to your brother Ken for me.
    And to answer your question, yes, I support Planned Parenthood.
    Thanks for finding your way here.

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