While his numbers might be smaller, isn't this what Lamar Willis has been doing for years? (And by the way, what happened about Lamar's theft of money from his law client?)
I blame the 2nd Amendment.
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Hey now! You may disagree with the Gorgeous One's opinions but please don't state that the JR's favorite sports team is the Falcons!
"do you even live in atlanta? this article is two years old, why are you still commenting on it? why does every single comment questioning the existence of 'chemtrails' have a series of thumbs downs under them, but no thumbs up— are you the same person registering multiple accounts just so you can continue on this asinine tirade to make it look like everyone agrees with you?"
hahaa. i was that new alliance poster arguing with dipshit 2 years ago on this forum kiteless. glad to see others chime in. But then agian maybe i'm all these people here. or...this could be a conspiracy? a thumbs down conspiracy? who needs help? who's in 'the truman show'?
btw you should look into "compartmentalization"
> A scam is a scam regardless of the size or who it impacts.
Unless it's a scam that results in your favorite sports team getting a tax payer subsided palace built for them... then it's ok, right?
Oh oh... A federal whistle blower suit has been filed against Reed and his ex-girlfriend by a former city manager. The former employee alleges that he was fired for discovering Reed's girlfriend's sister-in-law was on the city payroll while she was also working at the same time for Reed's girlfriend. While her being an employee isn't much of a conflict, that she was working for the city and one of the city's vendors at the same time appears to be a conflict. Even if she was legitimately doing work for the city and the manager was fired for cause, it still should sound alarms that Reed was dating a woman who was doing business with the city. It should make for an interesting situation when they have to testify under oath in federal court.
"A 12-ounce can of Coke has 140 calories, people. It alone is not putting anyone into fat camp."
Not all calories are the same. The calories found in Coke come from sucrose and/or fructose which are simple molecules that are converted very quickly into glucose (blood sugar). Complex carbohydrates take longer to absorb and are more likely to sate the appetite for a more extended period of time.
hanging out, look up and squint and you might see the point of this thread whizzing by far above you
A 12-ounce can of Coke has 140 calories, people. It alone is not putting anyone into fat camp. Chalk that up to too much food. (Unless you're a freak who drinks a six-pack a day of Coke, but even then, you're probably eating too much, too.)
Why do you always raise your voice Wesley? You are the definition of an internet gangster. I hope your keyboard doesn't break while you pound out your comments. You always gotta make it personal.
It's hard not to argue that the system needs to be cleaned and more could be done but we did sign the paperwork. A scam is a scam regardless of the size or who it impacts. Not to sound like a Ron Paul type but you have to look out for yourself (whether it's ripping people off or avoiding ripoffs).
It's ironic that an education would cost so much but if we were the smart ones, we would have seen the scam from a mile away.
Finding a politician whose pocket charity raises money mostly to go into, well, their pocket, is as easy as getting stuck in rush hour traffic. You'd think they'd come up with a new scam but apparently not enough of them have been prosecuted yet.
I suspected something was amiss in Tyrone Brooks-land when I realized that his claimed occupation was "civil rights worker." Civil rights workers aren't paid a salary. He should have figured out a legitimate way to support his family decades ago instead of living off of donations made to 501(c)(3) organizations. Let's not forget his wife's no-bid contract with Fulton County for youth education services.
Obviously he's scapegoat for something else, since people in positions of power in Atlanta never abuse it for personal gain or favor.
Maybe this is the opposite of TSA groping grandmas in wheel chairs but letting middle eastern looking folks wander through the security line. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
1) self-storage buildings are NOT cheap "to throw up." And they are hardly placeholders.
2) the owner will NOT wait for something else to come along because storage has been growing for some time and no one puts millions into something with the idea of changing it to something else in a few years.
3) storage isn't for stuff "people don't want to see" as the article states, but things they don't have room for in their homes. Sometimes, it is what many would consider junk; other times, it is valuable stuff.
4) slight difference re: the market deciding this and heroin dealing to kids. The latter is illegal; storage isn't. But don't let reality get in the way of "we're a half-step from becoming Somalia" ignorance get in your way.
i believe we should hold obama to the same standards we would hold a conservative or republican president. if some of this stuff was happening under bush (or mccain or romney), i'd be equally pissed.
obama has been a big disappointment. mccain and romney would have been huge disasters.
no one is saying let the far right take over, but obama has been fucking up a lot lately and he and his team needs to understand that people won't keep suporting him as the mistakes pile up.
"Guess the President is doing what he has to do in this free market country."
I agree we should not give the President a free pass Wes, but I agree with JR that the man is trying the best he can given the system. That is a big difference between him and most Republicans who are trying to game the system soley for their own gain.
Anyone who thought Obama was going to be some kind of Progressive Savior was delusional. He always has been a moderate neoliberal, but that does not mean we should demonize him or throw up our hands and let the Far Right take over.
it's a good thing obama kept his promise to reduce the role of private lenders in the student loan program, right?
"so everyone else (goldman sachs, etc) can take advantage of drastically lowered interest rates, but people who borrowed money to get an education are forced by the obama administration to pay artificially inflated rates to the tune of a $51 billion profit last year?"
It is not just the students. To get a mortgage through Freddie or Fannie you pay a much higher rate than what the corporations are getting from the Fed. Welcome to crony capitalism (is there any other kind?).
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