Georgia law makers are blind to any new forms of revenue for the state and its citizens! Ignorance is bliss should be the motto for the state!! We desperately need new open minded decision makers!!! The narrow minded are hurting us so bad and they don't care!!!!!
The new chain gang has arrived to care for abandoned properties probably owned by out of state banks. Your banking overlords thank you for your free service. Job well done.
Great stewards of nature and community. Wishing you all the best!
Grow Where You Are (GWYA) includes some of Atlanta's leading soil and soul nurturing urban food growers.
I just checked out their funding campaign for the ABC Lab Camp:
PARTICIPATE in GWYA's ABC Lab Camp development by becoming a COMMUNITY MEMBER — and BE NOURISHED FOR 9 MONTHS — At the $1,000 level, you receive a 9 month Community Supported Agriculture subscription for a family of 4, plus Eugene's 'Grow Where Your Are' book, and Nicole's Third Moon Botanica skin salve!
What a great opportunity to nurture our community while feeding our families!
Great idea and I hope it flourishes. Nice to see Eugene is still in Atlanta showing us how to truly grow where we are.
Hmmm...call me crazy, but maybe that $3 million could have been better spent helping already registered voters get to the polls on Election Day instead of chasing after people who aren't even registered.
Is it known yet what percentage of the 86,000 newly registered voters actually voted in November's election?
That's the sort of fact that can be checked using data linkage software. Just get the voter rolls from last November's election and cross-link them with New Georgia's list of newly registered people. It's pretty straightforward really - you should be able to break it down by city and/or county, to see where the most success was.
Georgia is a backward ass state and this proves how stupid they are. I love how this guy in Georgia knows what the citizens want and feels he can speak on my behave...lol. You politians are usually all about money. I would think you would love the idea of medical and recreational marijuana. There would be no state debt. It would wipe it out. There would actually be less crime. You want to make something illegal? Make alcohol illegal. People can get mean when they drink and bad things usually happen. Marijuana doesn't do that. Alcohol and other hard drugs, not plants, cause you to loose your ability to drive, walk and even talk and makes you sick and dizzy. Marijuana doesn't do that. It just makes you hungry and tried sometines. Some people might feel lazy but it does not cause loss of abilities... It's just relaxed or lazy. Their is no hangover or over dosing. Georgia could make a fortune. If the federal government legalized it, it could bring this whole country out of debt!!! Think of all the money you politians would have to spend on stupid research projects or on raises for yourselves cause I know its just so hard to make it these days. Lol. You think they would be all over a way of making this work. It is much safer mentally and physically than alcohol or any other drug. It's a win, win for everyone. Its to bad Georgia is run by a bunch of "good ol' boys" with mindsets stuck back in the 1950's. They talk about how they are a progressive city but then don't want to legalize gay marriage or medical marijuana at least. Sounds like a bunch of hillbilly hypercrits too me. Just like the so called " Christians and southern Baptists " talking about how gay marriage is wrong or should not be allowed and judge people that don't fit their image of what people should be like. What about love thy neighbor and tho shall not judge. Hypercrits. Georgia is a horrible state. So backwards. I know, I live here and have for over 40 years. Its nothing like it use to be. To much BS and bored people in this country and this statebthat have to cause problems for others or fight things because its the only excitement they get because they have nothing better to do or having nothing else going on in their lives. So they have to create drama for attention or excitement. For example; Its no body's business who someone wants to marry. What the hell does anyone care? It doesn't affect my life at home. It doesn't affect my job. I am still able to go to work. I still do what I want and have a good time even if Tom wants to marry Peter. Who gives a shit. This is why marijuana should be legal cause then people wouldn't give a shit about what other people want to do. Its their/our lives not the federal or state governments or not the baptist convention or not the nosy neighbors. No one will tell me what I can and can't do in my life or who I can marry. Its my life, not yours. No one else needs to be deciding who I can marry or deciding for anyone for that matter. Who are you to tell me what i can and can't do? Smoke some pot and maybe you people will chill out.
"...in America, always need to have a segment of citizens trapped in poverty - as a source of cheap labor, but never at the same time providing full employment for this group."
Unemployment serves several functions under the current system:
1. Ready source of applicants for new positions.
2. Keeps the current employees "on their toes" and eager to accept poor conditions.
3. Allows the corporate world to dictate the nature of the workforce (and society)by encouraging education for narrow/vocationalized careers.
4. Keeps profit margins high for corporations by allowing them to pay low wages.
These schools are underperforming because the students come from families and neighborhoods suffering from the worst effects of poverty. Why does the richest nation in the world have any poverty at all? And please, don't tell me it's caused by a lack of personal responsibility. It is caused by economic forces which, in America, always need to have a segment of citizens trapped in poverty - as a source of cheap labor, but never at the same time providing full employment for this group. So, as a direct result of our society's failure, and Governor Deal's and the Republican General Assembly's failure to come up with programs and strategies for full employment in Georgia, this poverty and its negative effects on poor individuals and families, will continue to prevail. That's why these schools are underperforming and until poverty itself is addressed none of these right-wing hair-brained efforts to address poverty via changing how public schools operate is going to do the slightest bit of good. Efforts to directly address the devastating effects of poverty, like the school lunch programs, remedial teaching programs, free health care, better housing, and jobs, jobs, jobs will help a lot. (Why do we not have full employment in this country?) But of course Republicans oppose most of these efforts.
How long does it take for these properties to get auctioned off to the highest bidder when these liens go unpaid?
It would be better if this work was made available to former inmates at the conclusion of their incarceration and paying them even a low wage. Inmates might like to get out of the jail and do something productive, but it sounds like the irresponsible slum lords are getting free slave labor.
"You aren't a very good parent if your child attends a school with 95% of the kids are living below poverty."
All my kids went to similar schools for most of their youth and they each have a college degree, are gainfully employed and no arrests. So much for your narrow stereotypes.
You aren't a very good parent if your child attends a school with 95% of the kids are living below poverty....
""it may train the inmates for future jobs."
Good luck getting work with that on your resume."
My kid goes to a horrible score, test score-wise, with 95%+ students receiving free lunch and most of them ESOL. That said, my daughter gets an excellent education and has outstanding test scores.
I wonder why the kid of two GT graduates does better on testing scores than a kid with non-English speaking parents living in poverty even though they attend the same school.
Nothing wrong with public schools, just the public.
Does anyone really feel good that Nathan "Mr. Backdoor Dealing" Deal can be the savior of education?
Isn't saying someone is the brightest person in the Georgia Legislature reminiscent of the saying: "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king?"
@ CobbDemDJ, re: "...Abrams is one of the brightest people in the legislature, at least we can say she reads and understands a bill and doesn't need a lobbyist to tell her what a bill says or means..."
Abrams worked in the City of Atlanta Law Department and was tasked w/ crafting Mayor Shirley Franklin's ill-fated, stillborn, train wreck of a Panhandling ordinance, the one that was shelved as "unenforceable" immediatley upon birth after all the uprage, hoopla and fanfare.
Abrams was told in the "big tent" brainstorming sessions by more practical, experienced fellow City employees, that her version wouldn't ever work, would be DOA. She absolutely wouldn't listen -- didn't want to hear about it -- and the resulting work product/law was a fiasco.
I was told about this in real time. After then seeing her completely shit the bed as Lisa Borders' Campaign Manager, I "got it" about Stacy Abrams. So, if she's "one of the brightest people in the legislature," how's that workin' out for Georgia Democrats? What do they have to show for all her "intellectual firepower?"
Really you attack the one person who actually does something beside run to a camera and runs their mouth (Vincent Fort...anyone ever check his voting record to see if it matches what he says on camera...blah blah blah). Vincent seeks attention and attacks anyone who is garnering press. What did all the people complaining do to drive these new registrants to the polls? At the end of the day, the party is dis functional because you people like Fort making noise, but can't tell you the last significant thing they've done for the community. Abrams is one of the brightest people in the legislature, at least we can say she reads and understands a bill and doesn't need a lobbyist to tell her what a bill says or means. Nunn and Carter trusted the person who was working their feet and not their mouth.
Re: If you didn't think critically about this spending...
Um, Eli, the voters ARE thinking critically; thinking about how government officials are emphatically NOT thinking critically about being good stewards of the taxpayers' dollars.
The REAL diversion is having taxpayer funds diverted into the hands of private individuals for private businesses, which would be better spent on the public good, so you'll have to excuse the public if they don't want to pay for the "Cronies 'r Us" program yet again.
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