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Re: “Howdy neighbor! Can you spare some ______?

Meth crystals, based on the picture.

Posted by Graybeard Lyles on 04/02/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “What should replace Underground Atlanta?

Ok, really horrible ideas.

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Posted by baruman on 03/30/2014 at 6:51 PM

Re: “What should replace Underground Atlanta?

GA State Senate Hall of Fame

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Posted by kiteless on 03/30/2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “What should replace Underground Atlanta?

GSU

Posted by baruman on 03/30/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “What should replace Underground Atlanta?

A park at street level, social services and housing for the homeless in the structures.

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Posted by Bob on 03/24/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “What should replace Underground Atlanta?

A casino... its been proposed in the past.

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Posted by pyropat2323 on 03/24/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “What law would you pass?

Oy- Well Oy, I just think that any kind of personal donation, be it individual or corporate, opens up the electoral system to corruption, among other factors. There has to be a way to fund the two parties plus the independent ones in a way that's equal and impartial. Donations unfortunately are just a bad way of handling it.

Mark - Good point about the Euro political systems. I don't know either how's it worked, but kudos to them for atleast trying to level the playing field.

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Posted by Saxguy on 03/18/2014 at 12:46 PM

Re: “What law would you pass?

@ Jvoice
"Speaking of buying elections, someone above mentioned George Soros, worse than the Koch brothers, but at least they own up to it..."

Soros spends much more influencing elections than the Kochs, but they both pale in comparison with the unions.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/18/2014 at 6:42 AM

Re: “What law would you pass?

There we go again, wealth envy, no surprise. But the irony is if you look at the supporters of the left, they are as, if not more wealthy than the supporters of the right. A look at the richest members of congress will show they are over whelmingly Democrats, just the facts.

The best I saw was a picture of Hollywood types speaking out against "income inequality", someone took the time to add up the dozen or so stars income, and it was $800+ M. Speak of inequality... and irony ....

Speaking of buying elections, someone above mentioned George Soros, worse than the Koch brothers, but at least they own up to it...

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Posted by Jvoice on 03/18/2014 at 6:29 AM

Re: “What law would you pass?

"How is putting commercials on the air "buying" an election. It's speech...free speech...pure and simple."
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If you think paying $50,000 to get a 30 second spot on prime time is "free speech" you too have been absorbed into the collective.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 03/18/2014 at 12:14 AM

Re: “What law would you pass?

@ oydave
"You can't "buy" an election."

Sure you can - it's done in the City of Atlanta every election with walkin' 'round money (street money) and jitneys to the polls. Plus the preachers in the backpockets of the politicians.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/17/2014 at 10:52 PM

Re: “What law would you pass?

"Billionaires buying elections is "free speech"? You are way off my friend."

How is putting commercials on the air "buying" an election. It's speech...free speech...pure and simple. That's why well-heeled super rich crony capitalist dems and unions do it, too. And it is their right.

You can't "buy" an election. All you can do is try to persuade others to vote for someone. No different than the pamphlets passed out on the streets in the days of yore.

"perhaps both parties, and even independent ones should all have the same amount of cash in their coffers to do with what they will, and that's it"

Why? What is the logic?

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Posted by oydave on 03/17/2014 at 9:38 PM

Re: “What law would you pass?

"both parties, and even independent ones should all have the same amount of cash in their coffers to do with what they will, and that's it. How they get that money? Don't know. Perhaps party membership dues or something. Thoughts?"
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Public financing of campaigns? Some European countries have tried it, but I am not sure how well it works.

At the very least open the broadcasted debates up to third parties, perhaps based on crossing a certain low threshold in the polls.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 03/17/2014 at 7:12 PM

Re: “What law would you pass?

Agree with you Mark! Honestly though, I wouldn't allow ANYONE to contribute to any political figure. I don't know how to fix the bribery that is legally ingrained in our system, but I've always thought that perhaps both parties, and even independent ones should all have the same amount of cash in their coffers to do with what they will, and that's it. How they get that money? Don't know. Perhaps party membership dues or something. Thoughts?

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Posted by Saxguy on 03/17/2014 at 12:26 PM

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