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I hear the message from above. It is very confusing that the shortfall in employment is being blamed on the "liberal media". What in this world are you crazy people talking about? 8 corporations control more than 90% of what you read, see and hear. How do you know that what you are seeing and hearing is any different than what someone in Pyongyang, DRNK is seeing and hearing? How do you know what is real and what it what is not?
Is there a "Why_not" and a "whynot" who posts to these comment boards? Are you two seperate people or are you the same person?
Is this the way you right-wing Republicans want to do business? By taking cheap shots at a person-- that I'd bet none of you ever heard of before today--so that you can try to advance your own version of Aryanism?
You really should be ashamed of yourselves!
I have heard from people who do follow these things that Jim Steele, whom this man replaces, was a virtual genius when it came to getting the most out of the public money entrusted to him in building the many new schools that we now have. He was one of the unsung heroes, who went about their jobs everyday, while Gwinnett County Public Schools quietly became one of the best school systems in the nation.
This is a new guy, but I have absolute confidence that the Gwinnett County School Board made a good decision when they hired him. He has some big shoes to fill.
Graphs work very well when trying to illustrate relative change.
I remember paying .23 cents per gallon for leaded regular gasoline at a filling station just outside the main gate to the Exxon refinery in Baton Rouge LA in 1963
I don't understand most of the comments here. For one thing, if anyone can find $4 million of fat in the Gwinnett County School System's budget, then please make it public. I don't think any such thing exists in today's public budgets. (School Board, county or state) We've just begun to come out of one of the deepest economic contractions since the 1930's and there is no fat left to trim. Losing something when you can't afford to lose anything is a bad thing.
Most of you commenters realize that money spent from the Federal government does not have to come from taxes, don't you?
I'd like to hear the ideas of all potential candidates in this Senate race. Frankly, I'm not too interested in what the candidates are against- as much as I am what they are for.
I'd like to hear their ideas of what America's role in the world should be and how we should achieve such an objective.
I'd be especially interested in their views on economic matters, especially monetary economics. Do they think we should have a "balanced budget", and if so, then how do they explain how it is that every time that happens we go into a recession? Every time.
Do they think money is backed by gold, or do they think it should be? If so, then why is it that no other country in the world is on a gold standard. Not one.
Are they afraid that the US may "become Greece" and if so, then please show how such a thing could happen, since the US issues the very currency its debt is demoninated in?
This senate race can be an eye-opening event if the media will ask the candidates some of these questions.
@ggcmom: I am very puzzled by your post.
Elsewhere on this website I am sure that I have seen several charts which show the growth of the student body at GGC, from ~188 in year one to over 5,000 (?) last year.
Education is a valuable asset. In my opinion, Gwinnett County did a very good thing when they created GCC.
This is one of the most diverse local governing areas in the United States; only New York City is more culturally diverse than Gwinnett Country, Georgia. I beleive that something like 53 languages and major local dialects are spoken in the homes of students in Gwinnett County schools. Hey, maybe we could get a grant from the State Department for Exhibition of Principles in Modern Democracy. (because that's what it is)
The more valuable assets our citizens have the richer we are as an area. I'll take 1,000 graduates a year over any sports franchise, any time.
$2.7 million is less than 10% of the money that the Falcon's owner is demanding from the public for his new playhouse, to replace the perfectly good one they now have.
This is a classic case of misplaced priorities. There should be no question whether or not the school is financed; the football stadium is in dead last position for any unused public funds.
This is great! Who'd ever a- thunk that a backwoods Georgia county could produce an output like this!? Certainly not I, who was raised in the tradition that everything the "state" did was wrong and bad.
Clearly, it is not.
Looking at the schedule for all 4 of these venues, it is apparent that the secret of success in this business is the ability to have them occupied as many days a year as possible.
Compare the success of the Gwinnett Arena area to the more-or-less failed effort with Coolray Field. The one thing that's different is public attendance.
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