Newt Gingrich said something similar to this in the presidential primary. Maybe Jack will hop on the moon base idea next.
I applaud your correctly redirected call for action. People need to be protected from those who would do harm. People who commit the kind of mass shootings you highlight are looking for attention. Attention they should be getting from their parents, teachers and peers. Single parent homes and those where both parents work, overcrowded classrooms and social media that makes "friends" of people who have never occupied the same room do not provide it.
The shooting Ms. Tuff averted she did so by giving Michael Hill her attention. Hill should not have been able to enter the school without someone having to let him in. In instances where someone does get inside and does begin shooting. There should be well trained armed security to stop them. I hesitate to use a "saying" but, When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Let's keep things in perspective. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reports that there were 7200 automobile fatalities in the first quarter of 2013. Extrapolated over the remaining 3 quarters put the toll at almost 30000. Of course there is no gain for politicians to push for changes on the automobile front or for the media to rally behind efforts to regulate cars more strenuously because all Americans love cars. It cannot be framed as an us against them argument which means it will not generate money/votes or favorable readers/viewers.
People raised well do not commit violent criminal acts.
"it's probably too much to hope that they do away with the entire poorly-written Blotter"
The Blotter is crime porn - exploitive, but irresistible.
All 80s movies want you...
Not surprising at all.. Most of America is a sprawling-strip mall dotted-suburbia speckled-freeway.
Following up on the PG/FSB thread: First, I'm a native Atlantan, and I loved Chef Paul; I thank him for his time here, and I wish him well in Switzerland. Second, I am a small business owner with a (currently) terrible web site and would love for someone to help me build a good one at a reasonable price. I've had quotes from $3k to $30k and nobody can explain the difference and why there's such a range. I'm a lawyer (the irony is not lost on me), but for me it's like dealing with a car mechanic. I don't understand how the engine works and I have no idea what a fair price is. So, by all means, hit me if you have a recommendation.
I had to look at Doria's Facebook page. While stalking as a practice should be taken more seriously, I find it odd and somewhat unsettling that this thread, this thread here on the comments section of Creative Loafing's blotter section has already been recounted and dramatized in Doria's most recent FB post (including mention of the bully "troll"). I mean c'mon. Your name was never mentioned in the CL blotter section, which is in no way any kind of legitimate public record. Or a story. Or an article on you. Why chime in with these long, detailed responses? I genuinely hope you're not in any type of danger, but it does seem like you're using your predicament to get extra attention.
1. Capital gains tax relief
2. Walton grantor retained annuity trusts tax relief, (this alone saves the top 1% a $100 BILLION dollars in taxes because they can avoid the gift tax)
3. Mortage interest tax relief
4. Puerto Rican tax shelters which have ZERO taxes on cap gains and ZERO taxes on interest and dividends, which are not only taken advantage of by the ultra rich, but also hedge funds.
I could go on, but I think more people are interested in Northwest Kardashians eyebrows and when Miley Cyrus is going to twerk on national tv again.......
I think a better thing would be to get the myth out of jack kingston's head that trickle down economics is a viable plan for a society.
"As elected officials we are bound by oath to uphold the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States, and the refusal to permit state resources to be utilized in the implementation of Obamacare is a necessary step to maintain our oaths, Ok, as a Georgia citizen, tax payer and voter I am of the position that these 'Good Old Boys" have no qualms about wasting tax payers money with theses bills which will (if passed) surely lead to long drawn out expense law suites. you are bound to uphold United States Supreme Court Rullings
In our race to be the best Hunger Games we can be, Kingston's (or one of his pal's) little tour bus shuttle to the north end of Cumberland Island has a'ways to go to rival the sleek bullet train ride (elite only allowed) to The Capitol from the poverty-ridden Districts portrayed in the fictional popular media. But hey, it's a great start! He's clearly working off the latest R master plan to let the kids of America shoulder the burden of a bloated government. That, or more likely he's just working from whatever stupid he pulls out of his own dumb arse.
I'm really disappointed at Mr. Bostock's less than fair review of Lips Atlanta. It sounds as if he went into this with a bad attitude, focusing on anything negative he could think of.
Lips Atlanta is a very fun place to go with friends for an evening of drinks, dining and drag...all in a clean & smoke free environment. Not a smoke filled dirty bar but a place where you'd be proud to take your friends whether they're gay, straight or whatever. It's a great environment for the drag queens to have a steady job doing what they love to do in a beautiful, glitzy little palace. They do a fine job taking your drink orders and serving your dinner. My pork chop was delicious and the Mac & cheese was very tasty. It's not Ruth Chris so if you want that, go there. I do like the Wednesday & Thursday evenings better because there's only one seating so it's not as rushed and the drag performance is longer than on Friday & Saturday nights with. 2 performances. I'm looking forward to going to Sunday's gospel brunch.
If you want to have a great time in a space that Liberace would be proud of then make your reservations & go to Lips. Don't let Cliff's review bias you!
Meanwhile, Kingston and the rest of the "do nothing congress" keep sucking off the government's teat.
Their show with Chris, Lord about 3 years at the Unicorn was the best.
Let's hope AG Olens presses criminal charges. Slapping Fulton County with consent orders, administrative hearings, and fines punishes the taxpayers, not the perpetrators. Putting the perpetrators and their enablers in jail will get their attention.
I am a connoisseur of this real soul music like the comment above I'm glad to check out the artist who i'm not familiar with. the list is tight!
Just read this on the Saporta Report in the article "MARTA defies the odds — seeks new metro partners as it improves service," which helps explain Dallas and Houston's position a little better:
"One of the most important slides Parker showed the audience was how metro Atlanta stacks up against the cities that are our top competitors — Dallas and Houston. At this point, those cities have transit systems with about the same number of stations and miles as Atlanta. But those cities are investing about $400 million a year on capital projects compared to MARTA spending about $100 million."
While the kids who have money don't have to do a fucking thing. But hasn't it always been such in our fair nation?
How can HongKong rank so high given that it is often blanketed with China's notorious pollution, especially in the winter because of China's reliance on coal for heat and energy?
Neither will anyone else, since there reasoning is entirely opaque.
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