CD 1 year, 2 months ago on LETTERS: Another take on debt

The job losses above added to the 51498498419811169 job losses and the 984894851851481185 in additional daily tax revenue the airport would generate if only simpletons would look the other way while our "leadership" feeds from the trough.

Why, in just a mere millisecond or two, Gwinnett could solve all of the economic woes of the entire US if we just beg Brett to come back and save us.


CD 1 year, 2 months ago on 75 percent of SPLOST proposal could go to transportation

"Bidness" been slow. Christmas around the corner. Need more gold chains and a new, leased 4x4.



CD 1 year, 2 months ago on LETTERS: Leaders shouldn't need code of conduct

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.


CD 1 year, 2 months ago on Gwinnett unemployment lowest since 2008

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.


CD 1 year, 3 months ago on Commission to consider code of conduct after scandals

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....


CD 1 year, 3 months ago on Strategic planning sessions begin for commissioners

A tax hike is in the works. The question is merely the dollar amount. No serious discussion on spending cuts.


CD 1 year, 3 months ago on Cops shoot, kill man wanted in Forsyth after chase

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.


CD 1 year, 5 months ago on OUR VIEW: Residents need to prepare themselves for vehicle title tax

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.


CD 1 year, 5 months ago on Metro area gas prices on the rise

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.


CD 1 year, 5 months ago on Commissioners take cell tower plea to legislators

"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.