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Procession for Wounded Warrior Sgt. Justin Lansford along Dogwood Road from GA-124 will take place between 5-6 PM on Nov. 2. Justin returning from Afghanistan minus a leg. Be there to show him you appreciate his sacrifices,
The ignorance of some of the posters above about the costs of doctors is astounding. Obamacare was passed by liberals. Liberals love lawyers and government. Thus, nothing was done to stop the lucrative lawsuits that doctors face that make lawyers billions. Yes, billions! My college roommate is a ESN surgeon. Just his liability insurance expenses are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. The profound ignorance, arrogance and greed of liberals on the subject of health care is truly outrageous. They wish to make health care "affordable" while making lawyers and polticians rich. Finally, it was "affordable housing" legislation that drove our economy into the dumper. "Affordable healthcare" legislation will do the same to medicla care that was done to housing.
Listen to government officials and most say crime is down. Rely upon a county web site (if one exists) to report crime statistics accurately per day and most will disappoint you (though Gwinnett is the best at it I know).
How many arrests are there in Fulton County per day? The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW!
However, you, Mr. Voter, reading this, do you know? Should you know?
Mug sites like GwinnettMugs.com perform a valuable service that most politicians and journalists want swept under a rug of ignorance. Some on the fringes aren't guilty, and this is the first I've heard of charges to purge records. Nevertheless, private services are providing information which government all but censors, and this information is terrifically underreported as it is. Atlanta news is almost criminally negligent on this subject. National news is void of it. Our President doesn't give a tinker's damn either.
I estimate 40,000 arrests in Gwinnett annually, 50,000 in Dekalb. Fulton will be more than Dekalb, Cobb will be like Gwinnett. That gets us to 180,000 or so. Add in 14 other Atlanta metropolitan counties and I'll guess that 400,000 arrests are performed annually in the metropolitan area. No less than 1,100 every day. What politician or journalist EVER reported this?
The Constitutional Rights for a speedy trial are violated hundreds of times every day in Metropolitan Atlanta simply because our courts our buried under a load they were never designed to handle. What politician or journalist EVER reported this?
The body count of arrests should be reported daily by news services. This is the reality of crime in Atlanta. This is the reality of a terrible, cancerous soul-sickness of our ever permissive society. Politicians are silent on the hell surrounding their voters because they will NOT get votes by so called "scare tactics" even when those tactics represent the naked truth that politicians and journalists want hidden away in a closet of negligence.
Atlanta radio is silent however, So is TV. So is the AJC. So is the Gwinnett Daily Post. Is this ignorance? Arrogance? Politics? The intellectual laziness of Atlanta journalists is barely short of criminal negligence, and might be considered fully criminal except for the fact such sloppy under-reporting is a nationwide common disgrace. Doctors take a Hippocratic Oath to become professionals. The only oath that journalists are taking today is a Hypocritic Oath if they are pretending that they really report "All The News Fit to Print".
Could journalists and politicians want sites like GwinnettMugs banned? After all, GwinnettMugs should never have had to be created in the first place if journalists and politicians were actually doing their job.
Watergate didn't involve murder. Fast and Furious does. Executive privilege is an admission that there is administration wrong doing, which would harm Obama's re-election. The "witch hunt" adjective above negates any realistic objectivity of this highly partisan, biased writer.
Take it easy on the age 70, would you? Egads, 70 is elderly? Tyler, get a grip. You may be just out of college, but wise up.
Please, @Tgrip, tell us what government office employs you? You won't. No bureaucrat will that travels for free. And yes, I'm sure you do enjoy that unprivileged private citizens having to pay for your privilege. It's egotists such as YOU that make a Peach Pass into a Peach Pass without the 2nd "P".
Can you imagine if some Bank administered the HOT Lanes? Can you imagine if a Bank charged you higher fees on your debit card depending on what time of day it was, or how many other people happened to be using debit cards at the time? The HOT lanes would NEVER be used, because huge numbers of protestors would camp out IN the lanes. There wouldn't be enough police in Georgia to deal with the protestors. Instead, some bureaucrats, and his buddies, are claiming they've built the HOT lanes for the good of the public. Positively an insult to anyone's intelligence. The HOT lanes were built to give bureaucrats more power and privileges.
It is highly likely that any public employee reimbursed for travel in the HOT lane will OF COURSE think the HOT lane is a great idea. Just one more way of having the taxpayer pay for govermental privileges. You can bet EVERY DOT employee rides for free. Gwinnett and State goverment employees will LOVE the HOT lanes. And I bet not one bureaucrat, not one, will admit that they ride for free.
And what bureaucracy do you work for? And who will really pay for your privilege? And be honest about it, because an employee of the DOT will sound just like you do. Government employees will too.
Keep in mind that among the few that will ride in the HOT lanes are the bureaucrats and Transportation privileged that pass on their tolls as business expenses to the taxpayer. My bet that less than 25% of the people with a Peach Pass will actually absorb the expense themselves. This line is strictly a perk for government elites and related employees.
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