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Even the mafia had a "commission". Our commission, not unlike the mafia's commission, is a direct reflection of the voters; if the voters are apathetic, lazy, uninterested, slothful, ignorant of critical issues, and unable to make thoughtful decisions, then we have the "reflection" we deserve.
A rock is a rock. It can only be a rock. Your typical commission member can only be a typical commission member.
Rocks and typical commission members have no use for a code of conduct.
Since Mayor Shirley is currently serving time, would that officially remove her from the unemployment talley or does a stint in the prison laundry conversely place her in the employed category? Labor economics was not my strong suit.
If only those few who vote would look the other way and if our part-time prosecutor/clown at large Danny Porter would play more golf, the BOC would not need to talk about such things....
A tax hike is in the works. The question is merely the dollar amount. No serious discussion on spending cuts.
Why not include in the story what his outstanding warrants were for? Answer: Failure to appear and probation violations. Witnesses indicate shots fired by officers before the officer was struck by suspect's vehicle. Evidently the suspect was not armed.
GCPD may have some thin rope to walk.
I purchased a high end CPO auto in July. I normally buy new or CPO from the dealer. I went down to the tag office to opt in yesterday and did so for nothing else out of pocket. Of course, sales tax was paid at time of purchase and ad val on my bday last year. Net, I won't pay for the next 2 to 3 years other than the tag fee. Depending on the county tax rate, the new title tax may be less or slightly more than before the change.
The tax will hurt person to person sales. That was the intent. The new/used dealer lobby pays cash; voters just cast a vote. In gwinnett, voters will pull that republican lever even if deal condemned your kids to death--assuming he could. That is just a fact.
Supply and demand?
How about facts:
The US is now producing oil at a historic rate, while oil production ROW is unchanged or actually increasing in countries such as Libya and Iraq. The only exception that I can think of is Iran but that would be the case of an embargo.
All the while, demand in the US is falling due to a sluggish economy and more fuel efficient vehicles. Demand in Europe is weak due to RECESSION. China is a black box. It's a communist regime. If you trust the information flow from that nation, I have a cell phone tower and a building at 75 Langley Drive I would like to sell. I will accept cash only.
There is your supply and your demand.
Now let's look at the real reasons the price of oil is where it is: Speculators can borrow at near zero percent and purchase a forward contract for around 7k that will control 1k barrels of oil. Where do they borrow? The primary coddlers to the speculations are Goldman Slacks and Morgan Stanley. The primary coddler before that was Lehman Brothers. Thankfully put out of their misery.
In 2009, the entire world production of oil was about 85MM barrels per day. Futures contracts traded daily were 1B per day. I have no doubt the wet/paper barrel ratio is similar now. I just happen to know the 2009 numbers off the top.
Go ahead, continue corking about supply/demand. But you may want to read a little first.
"As Republicans, we run on local control. To usurp that power and take away the control of what happens literally in your backyard ... that's just wrong," Unterman said. "I'll take care of that when it gets to the Senate."
I wish dear Unterman would have kept that in mind regarding HOT lanes. I guess control over assets is good only when she says so.
I'm not a huge fan of Al Gore, internet god or not, but at least he has never been accused of theft, in as much as I can recall. I can't say as much for our fine leaders under the dome.
"Attorney General Sam Olens backed boosting the role of Chattanooga's airport in return for a pipe carrying Tennessee River water to Georgia."
Get to work, Brett. Make sure to consult with Shirley on visiting day and also coordinate with Mikey Boy.
I suppose it does not hurt to ask. Since the Delegation of the Gormandizing Gestapo's creed is: What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine, and what you may have in the future is mine, too. So, sure, the Tennessee River is ripe for picking. Let us know how that works out for you.
Complete insanity. How do these clowns even show their faces in public? I guess it's not hard if a clown voted for you to begin with.
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