eric pfeifer, I don't think they got your sarcasm. But, yes, generally the masses think institutionalized rape as part of corporal punishment is okay. It's not.
I'm gonna win this. Yep.
The direction and address information on this event are wrong! This is going on at Meehan's Vinings - 2810 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 302, Atlanta, GA 30339, and call 770-433-1920 to make reservations and for directions
As a person with a family member who could benefit greatly from medical marijuana, the downplaying of the situation by David Clark (why is Creative Loafing interviewing the FORMER executive director? No one else would return your call?) and the lighthearted treatment CL has given it does the situation a great disservice... interview some real people whose lives have been changed by smoking a little bit when they need to.
All negativity aside, does anyone else LOVE Jimmy Carter more and more?
Thanks PistolPete - Yes, I am a fan of ending lobbying groups and special interests. They do not have the interests of the country or even portions of the population in mind... it's only about the furthered accumulation of wealth and power (power is the key word here, and that's what this is all about).
Money = Public Visibility = Power
We all know, love, and disdain the power of television, advertisements, and the effect it has on public influence. And I'm sorry, but I'm of the opinion that more money only means more people paid off to silence and more ability to exert your control over others
Why are corporations allowed free speech in this way? Money is NOT speech but instead, as you implied, opportunity to speak. If that's the case then it needs to be divided among the candidates evenly. Corporations are not people, they should not have rights like this, although I know under the law they are "individuals" but that's just more capitalistic, hoarder-mentality that this economic system brings.
And are you kidding me? Political ads don't usually say "Paid for by Blah Blah Campaign, BP, RJ Reynolds, and Abbott Pharm". They only mention the political group that used funds to deliver the ad
Corporations should DEFINITELY not be given this right! What has happened here?! This is a tragedy, why would any politician give The People the time of day when they get millions from a company with an opposing viewpoint? Why would they ever have any reason to listen to us again? All of us know that corporations and The People do NOT have the same interests in mind! Even unions, which are a bastardization of what unions were intended to be, shouldn't be allowed to give like this (corporations and unions shouldn't be allowed to give at all in my opinion).
How can any person have a voice without the millions and millions of dollars that these institutions will give those already in power? The only ones who are able to get elected are those who are already rich enough to not have to work like the rest of us and spend money on whitewashing campaigns and photo ops. Do we really believe that laws against politicians taking campaign money has/will stop them from pocketing the money for themselves (see Nathan Deal)? This is a sad day because it just got IMMEASURABLY worse. After all, isn't that what unlimited means? There's no end to the money they can get!
Thanks for being forward about this subject! You are absolutely right, the fault is on all of us. The lack of comments on this story (as opposed to the story about graffiti on City Hall Easy) obviously shows our tendency to whine, blame, and moan about our problems but ignore the real causes. Atlantans are particularly responsible for this... our driving habits are nearly as bad as it gets.
I bike the two miles to work every day and barely break a sweat, even in the Atlanta heat, but still I know, BP-blamed oil spill or not, Americans will not change.
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