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UGA WR Scott-Wesley charged with possession of marijuana

We, as a society, should stop trying to legislate morality. Most of the people that are upset about this mans behavior have smoked pot as well. Prohibition doesn't work.
That being said, he broke team rules, UGA Campus regulations and the current law. He gets what he gets.

posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 21:38

GBPI: Killing income tax in favor of higher sales tax hurts Georgia

Seems to work pretty well in:
•Alaska
•Florida
•Nevada
•South Dakota
•Texas
•Washington
•Wyoming
So, there's no way it could possibly work in Georgia? When people are aware of the actual cost of government, instead of having their taxes taken before they see their paycheck, they tend to demand reductions in spending.

posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 10:13

FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

That would be worth the risk.

posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 16:02

Sgt. who shared bomb suspect photos faces hearing

Does no one find it odd that the widely reported "throat wound", that was either caused by self inflicted GSW in the early reports or possibly by bomb fragments in later reports, is completely non existent?

posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 - 15:56

UGA kicker Morgan arrested for boating under influence at Lake Sinclair

Another kid's life screwed up by committing a victimless crime. It will cost him $10k or so, to get it behind him - in the name of "pre-crime". He didn't hurt anyone or cause any property damage. The state arrested him for what he might have done.

posted @ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 16:54

Farmed Out: Athens reaps harvest from trillion dollar Farm Bill

TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, especially when it comes to "government spending". The government doesn't have any money that they didn't confiscate from someone else.
The Trillion Dollar expenditure on this farm bill is money the government took out of your pocket, first.
Sure, the aim of the bill is to make US agricultural products "competitive" in the market place, but think about this for a moment. Low prices at the grocery store mean higher taxes on every individual. You pay the same amount out of pocket either way.

posted @ Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 09:02

Athens economic development committee targets building code

I think it's a positive indication that the local central planners have finally started to figure out that businesses don't want to be a part of their Utopian plan. Diversity happens because of free voluntary associations, not by government mandates. For Athens to continue to be a diverse and exciting place to live and do business, government needs to get out of the way and let the market decide which direction the city will go, including the amount of green space and parking allowed.

posted @ Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 13:16

Inflation rate possibly not as high as predicted

By definition, inflation is an increase in the supply of money, which in turn devalues the currency in circulation and causes more money to be needed to purchase the same goods. The commodity value of the goods remains constant. With 40 Billion new dollars now being issued by the Federal Reserve each month (since Sept. 13) in "QE Infinity", hyperinflation and a collapse of the dollar is not just probable it is a mathematical certainty.
If you just want to look at prices as a reflection of inflation, the government's Consumer Price Index no longer includes the two most volatile categories, fuel or food. Fuel and food have both seen prices increase well into the double digits.
It appears that the average person, to whom this story seems to be directed, has absolutely zero comprehension of basic economic principles. My advice, vote in candidates with the goal of returning the USA to "sound money" - commodity backed currency. Abolish the Federal Reserve.

posted @ Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 09:08

Local party leaders looking forward to presidential debate

Until we all make a conscious decision to vote for the best candidates for the job, instead of the "not as bad as the other guy" candidates, we will never get out of this trap.

posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 14:16

Local party leaders looking forward to presidential debate

Funny, this local party leader wasn't asked for his opinion of the debates, and I'm the State Chairman.
The Libertarian Party has a candidate on the ballot in enough states to win the presidential election, 48 of 50, after beating the GOP in legal manuvers in several states. The two major parties have done everything everything in their power to prevent the public from knowing that the LP candidates even exist. The LP candidate for president, Gary Johnson, has not been included in the polls, a requirement by the private Commission on Presidential Debates requires a candidate to poll at 15% or higher, and since the polling companies don't include him in polls, he is not included in the debate. Nice how that works, isn't it?
LP vice presidential nominee, Judge Jim Gray, will be making a campaign stop in Athens this Sunday at UGA.
LP candidates for Georgia's Public Service Commission, David Staples and Brad Ploeger, will be attending the regular monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of Athens at the Blind Pig Tavern, 485 Baldwin Street, Athens tonight at 7:00 p.m.
If you want to find out more about your real choices in government, I urge you to attend either of these events.
For more information on the Johnson/Gray campaign, please visit:
www.garyjohnson2012.com

posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 10:25

Atlanta to add more video surveillance cameras

The continued surviellance does nothing to "stop" a crime from being committed. It only makes it easier to figure out who perpetrated the crime in the first place. It won't bring a murder victim back to life, it won't return stolen property, and it won't undo injuries sustained in a violent attack.
This is nothing more than the taxpayers paying for their own loss of privacy.

posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 10:08

First of three presidential debates held tonight

I have no interest watching the two candidates selected by the corportate media. The USA is being denied a real choice. There is at least one other candidate who will be on the ballot in at least 47 states, and yet the media and the establishment cronies don't want you to even know he exists. His name is Gary Johnson. He has my vote.

posted @ Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 13:57

Weaver D's courts closure, asks for community support

I'm sure it's going to be difficult for the townie do-gooders, People for a Better Athens, to reconcile in their limited grasp of the market, but, Dexter was very much in favor or and supportive of the new Walmart that will not be. Think of what a boost to his business all of those trades people building the new development would have been, or patrons of the new shopping center wandering over to Weaver D's for lunch.
Once again the lovers of central planning and knowing what's best for the rest have shot themselves in the foot.
I wish you the best of luck Dexter, but I wouldn't be looking for the townies to come to your rescue.

posted @ Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 13:11

Proposed solar company could stir up Georgia's utility structure

Public Service Commission is a statewide race. Even though the seats are for one of 5 districts. We will be voting on two seats in the November election.
While it is legal for the PSC members to accept campaign fund from employees of and lobbyists and lawyers for GA Power, it does seem a bit unethical.
The PSC district 5 race will be between Republican Stan Wise who gets over 90% of his donations that way and Libertarian David Staples. There is no Democrat in the race.
In PSC district 3, you can choose between the incumbent Republican Eaton, Democrat Oppenheimer and Libertarian Brad Ploeger.
If you want to stop the corrupt business as usual, then vote the incumbents out. Personally, knowing that it was Democrats and Republicans that have gotten us into this mess, I'm going with the Libertarians.

posted @ Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 16:05

Task force: Cameras could cut crime near colleges

Cameras do NOTHING to prevent crime, only make it easier for cops to locate the perpatrator, AFTER the crime is committed. How about using common sense and allow students, who meet all of the legal requirements, to carry concealed weapons on campus? If it's legal for the same individual to carry a weapon everywhere else in the state, why does the Board of Regents get to disarm students and make them targets for criminals?

posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 17:08

Tallassee and Whitehead roads intersection to get roundabout

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -
Or you could move out of ACC.
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I moved out of ACC. I avoid ACC and spend my money elsewhere whenever possible. I had enough of the Euro-Socialist Utopia Tax and Spend style of government when I lived in Europe.

posted @ Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 23:21

Corporate donors to Atlanta T-SPLOST campaign gave little to statewide effort

it looks like it has failed. Good thing too, since it very likely violates the state constitution, which does not provide for tax "regions".

posted @ Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 23:50

Brodrick: 'Yes' vote on TSPLOST will bring needed local transportation projects

The TSPLOST is in violation of the Constitution of the Sate of Georgia. By creating "tax regions", it will violate county sovereignty. Vote NO!

posted @ Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 13:15

T-SPLOST critics consider legal action

The T-SPLOST, if passed, will violate the Georgia Constitution. Vote NO.

posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 23:29

Transportation tax advocates gearing up for vote

VOTE NO on the T-SPLOST. This will be an $18Billion fiasco of waste and abuse. As an aside, the T-SPLOST bill itself violates the state constitution.

posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 14:29

Regents committee OKs UGA dining hall expansion

And promptly raise tuition by 5%

posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 23:46

Georgia's oldest city adds electric car chargers

TANSTAAFL

There aint no such thing as a free lunch.
If the electricity is "free", you can bet someone is paying for it. Maybe all of the other users of the garage, through higher fees, maybe by the entire community through some SPLOST fund. Someone is paying. Nothing is free.

posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 23:38

Georgia's oldest city adds electric car chargers

TANSTAAFL

There aint no such thing as a free lunch.
If the electricity is "free", you can bet someone is paying for it. Maybe all of the other users of the garage, through higher fees, maybe by the entire community through some SPLOST fund. Someone is paying. Nothing is free.

posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 23:38

How you voted in Northeast Georgia

Less than 6% voter turnout in Clarke County. Disgraceful.

posted @ Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:25

Athens family open Sips Coffee shop, offering local coffee and baked goods

So, the same family owns three businesses on the same parking lot? Oh, the humanity! I can't believe the People for a Bitter Athens aren't finding something to be up in arms about here. Like, "local family creates monopoly on business in Normaltown".
Best of luck with the new business Manuel, I'm looking forward to a good Cortadito. I hope the business climate in Athens will support you and not try to find a way to run you off.

posted @ Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 10:37

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