JohnGalt

JohnGalt 1 year, 1 month ago on Public input coming Thursday on toll extension

Why must we go through this discussion ad nauseam? Here's what I said about it before.

Seriously? The GDOT isn't interested in public input. If they were, we wouldn't have the HOT lanes we have now. I have asked this question before and still await an answer. Who is it that has the authority to do this without so much as a bonafide vote of the people who are impacted by it the most which are the citizens of Gwinnett County? They can showboat with this horse manure about public input all they want. At the end of the day, they have an initiative that has nothing to do with traffic and has everything to do with lining pockets. And one last thing...within the next decade, vehicles will have the technology and ability to run completely on autopilot. That is, no driver necessary. It's a proven technology that has millions of miles of test data already. Why do we need public transportation systems that include rail and enormous expense that have huge restrictions on where passengers can be transported (like along the rail lines) when you can have transportation vehicles pick you up where you want to be picked up and deliver you where you want to be delivered? Why not utilize this as an opportunity to take our transportation to the next level, and expand on this technology that would be much more economical and efficient because it can easily capitalize on the existing roadways and infrastructure already in place and place Atlanta well ahead of the rest of the world on transportation? The reason is, there is no incentive on government employees to do or recommend any solution that will ultimately eliminate the need for their services as if they provide any useful services anyway.

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JohnGalt 1 year, 1 month ago on Public input sought on toll lane extension

Seriously? The GDOT isn't interested in public input. If they were, we wouldn't have the HOT lanes we have now. I have asked this question before and still await an answer. Who is it that has the authority to do this without so much as a bonafide vote of the people who are impacted by it the most which are the citizens of Gwinnett County? They can showboat with this horse manure about public input all they want. At the end of the day, they have an initiative that has nothing to do with traffic and has everything to do with lining pockets.

And one last thing...within the next decade, vehicles will have the technology and ability to run completely on autopilot. That is, no driver necessary. It's a proven technology that has millions of miles of test data already. Why do we need public transportation systems that include rail and enormous expense that have huge restrictions on where passengers can be transported (like along the rail lines) when you can have transportation vehicles pick you up where you want to be picked up and deliver you where you want to be delivered? Why not utilize this as an opportunity to take our transportation to the next level, and expand on this technology that would be much more economical and efficient because it can easily capitalize on the existing roadways and infrastructure already in place and place Atlanta well ahead of the rest of the world on transportation? The reason is, there is no incentive on government employees to do or recommend any solution that will ultimately eliminate the need for their services as if they provide any useful services anyway.

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JohnGalt 1 year, 1 month ago on Cities begin forming sales tax project lists

Excuse me! I'm not a party to your feud with news2me. But I would be more than happy to expose you for the idiot and fraud that you are starting with your racist comments in here. You don't want to even go down that path and dig into your historic rhetorical nonsense you have published since you registered. What is your malfunction? That is, besides the fact you are a moocher, looter, and parasite on society - all those qualities that exemplify what it means to be a liberal.

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JohnGalt 1 year, 1 month ago on Cities begin forming sales tax project lists

Remember http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news...?

Go read this article again. And one of the things I said about it was, amongst other things, "...AND you wonder why we don’t trust you! You put it in as a line item just so that you could utilize the money elsewhere once the voters approved the referendum. Now the truth comes out..."

Well, you will be hard pressed to get me to ever vote for a SPLOST referendum in Gwinnett again as long as I live here. You people perpetuate one fraud after another against the people of Gwinnett County and then expect us to say "thank you sir, may I have another?" Enjoy what you have now, for when the next SPLOST comes up for a vote, I will make it my mission to get as many people as possible to vote against it.

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JohnGalt 1 year, 4 months ago on Stadium authority to vote on deal with Falcons

My position on this is quite simple actually. H-E-DOUBLE-L NO!

In 1966, the Atlanta Falcons opened their first season at Atlanta Stadium (later renamed Atlanta Fulton County Stadium). I remember because we had season tickets. They utilized this stadium up until 1991 when they moved to the new Georgia Dome some 25 years later. I relinquished my season tickets at that time.

Starting in the 1992 season, the Falcons began playing at the Georgia Dome. Quite frankly, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Atlanta Stadium except for the fact it was outdated by their very own definition of what "outdated" means. The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their season in 1996 when they began using Turner Field which was constructed, in part, as the venue for the Opening/Closing Ceremony for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Turner Field required a huge transformation to convert it from an Olympic Stadium to the Baseball Stadium that it is today. Now, some 20 years and a new owner, Arthur Blank, later, the Falcons have decided that they once again have to have a new stadium. Let's not forget the Omni replacement after 25 years by the Phillips Arena also.

This is a level of absurdity that defies common sense. The first question you have to ask is who is the beneficiary? Well, in a nutshell, it's the teams. They tend to get the most benefit from these facilities. The tax revenues simply don't justify the expense.

Think about this. It is only a matter of a few years, 2016, before Turner Field is 20 years old and requires replacement. It is only a matter of a few years, 2017, before Phillips Arena is 20 years old and requires replacement. Where does this lunacy end, and especially given the economic outlook of this country. These stupid people are spending us down a rat hole that we, and more specifically, my grandchildren, will ever be able to climb out of. And they are going to have to suffer the consequences of the reckless behavior of others, for which they never even had an opportunity to vote. It is absolutely despicable. In excess of $1B to build it? Seriously?

You people want equipment and facilities less than 25 years old for these “outstanding role models” to use. Pardon me for pointing out what in my view is the obvious, but I think your priorities are way out in left field ~ pun intended!

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JohnGalt 1 year, 4 months ago on New budget, service districts could mean higher taxes

Now that your dear leader has been re-elected, you will begin to see the question “Who is John Galt?” appear more often. I’m sorry; I’m done subsidizing your boondoggle projects and brilliant ideas. The looters and moochers in this country have spoken. I cannot wait to sell out and get out.

This BOC, like the Whitehouse Administration, exemplifies the epitome of stupidity.
She “…has proposed few changes to the county operating budget…” Why not? A marked decrease in revenue demands that changes be made.

As an example, if “…ensuring that city residents do not pay county taxes for services they only receive from the city...means all city residents will receive a break on paying for development and enforcement taxes, the biggest break will come for those in cities with their own police forces…”, then why is it that “…the service from the county police department will change little…” It occurs to me, that if the demand for services is reduced throughout the rest of Gwinnett as a result of this action, then the cost of such services should go down proportionally.

And you have to love this little GEM, “…Essentially, it’s a redistribution…”. LOL, isn’t that just special! How can this moron call herself a Conservative?

Forget about the rest of the story. This entire story is nothing but a chocolate covered turd. It’s advertised pretty. It looks pretty. It smells pretty. Just don’t take a bite out of it, lest you see, smell, and taste what’s inside.

And the idiocy continues… As the article states, you are welcome to go visit the Taj Mahal down in Lawrenceville on Dec. 10 to render an opinion for what that is worth. It has been my experience that doing so is as much a waste of your precious time as it is to rearrange the furniture on the Titanic. At the end of the day, the outcome is the same.

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JohnGalt 1 year, 4 months ago on County officially closes '01 sales tax program

I believe that is where they all congregate, and strategically "shoot the crap" with one another...like a backroom BOC meeting!

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JohnGalt 1 year, 4 months ago on County officially closes '01 sales tax program

I'm kinda partial to this little GEM!

"... it demonstrates our commitment to accountability for the funds that the voters entrusted to the county..."

Now, seriously, that is funny! The very fact that you would spew such nonsense just goes to show and only reinforces our assertion that, well, you just don't have a friggin' clue, and couldn't buy one with all the tax money provided to you! Why don't all of you do something a little more dignified, like join the ranks of the rest of those who have left before you!

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JohnGalt 1 year, 4 months ago on Work underway on Suwanee I-85 landscaping

Yeah, here is what I had to say about it the last time you published an article on it Keith!

Yes, the residents of Gwinnett County should be so pleased. What the H-E-Double-L do we need with 11 small plazas near the corners of the interchanges and north bound and south bound ramps from I-85 to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road? And the three plazas where Sawmill Road meets Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road for a variety of benches and trash cans? Are you kidding me? For what? For people to have a place to hang out after purchasing their booze from the adjacent liquor store? Or to rest after they finish their shopping spree across the bridge at the sex toy store? $285,845 for this crap, and you wonder why the people of Gwinnett County are fed up! Don't get me wrong; I don't have a problem dressing up the interchange a little bit, but this is beyond ridiculous. LOL, idiocy certainly has no boundaries with you people does it? Perhaps you could provide a booth staffed with government employees to act as a drive thru for these two businesses before they get on the interstate and drive down our government provide HOT lanes!

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JohnGalt 1 year, 6 months ago on Norcross Town Center dubbed 'innovative development' by ARC

How convenient. Wasn't this the guy who headed up the ARC initiative for TSPLOST who also happens to serve as mayor of Norcross? Yeah, I think that's the one.

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