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Bubba... why do you suppose there is more crime in Albany?
Also, read my response to your earlier comment above so that you understand the foolishness of your demands for checks.
Deme.... no, not all at ASU are corrupt. However there are many with a racist attitude summarily expressed by E. Freeman as "now it is our time". A prime example was the student lead protest in support of Trayvon Martin. Facts were not known about what really happened. Until this culture is confronted and changed, then there will be a suspicious cloud over the heads of those coming out of this environment.
As an example of not all inclusive at ASU, Bynum is indeed an asset for the university. However, as long as there are those with the shallow view point of keeping the racist title "Historical Black College", this university, and this community, will never come together to truly achieve positive results. There is NO justification for keeping this title. NONE! There used to be "white only" water fountains, rest rooms, and other racist designated locations. These have changed and rightfully so. Do you get the point? THINK about it.
Bubba... there is nothing negative about being factual. I guess you can't stand the truth. Encouraging others to just write a check without knowing if the program is lawful to be funded by tax payer dollars, or what would happen if only 90 kids show up instead of 500, is not only irresponsible behaviour, but also sets a precedent for bad policy/decisions. THINK about it!
Yet another fine example of playing the race card from one of the "dumb masses". When shallow thinkers like you stop blaming whites for the cultural issues that keep many in poverty, then and only then, will you experience positive trends for learning. The only racism I see here in Albany has been from those you want to see be united (prime example: City Commissioner Tommy Postell).
It is embarrassing to see these kids with the low-riding pants in our community. It is an indicator of self-centeredness, low self-esteem, ignorance, and a lack of pride in the way the person looks.
Amazed2, your comments were short, factual, and to the point. Good job. As I stated in another response, just how many good programs need to be funded by tax payers before you draw the line and say NO MORE? If the other programs are not getting the desired results for lowering crime and educating our youth, then stop funding them! THINK about it.
The marketing chief for Albany State University is stepping into the District 2 City Commissioner race. From what I have observed coming out of ASU, we do not need another high level City decision maker coming from this corrupted culture.
Hayes said. "But I'm not terribly happy that we can't find a way to fund a terrific program.
This is the kind of irresponsible thinking that needs to be confronted. If there are limited funds from over extended tax payers, our elected reps need to understand that not every program can be funded, regardless of how wonderful some feel the program may be. For example, if you have over 100 programs to help the poor, how many more programs need to be funded to help these same poor (even if they are good programs in the eyes of those who thought them up)? THINK about it.
Amazed2... I agree. I hope the study will show where some efficiencies can be gained. Currently, the budget for the Unincorporated area of the county is way out of balance for the costs incurred for the County Police and Fire compared to the number of residents (about 16,000 in the Unincorporated area).
The Police and Fire resources are shared resources with the City whenever there are issues (e.g. a recent shooting near the county line and we had 3 law enforcement units investigating = City, County and Drug Units). If there is a fire in the City or County, the nearest units will respond to share their resources. However, the costs are still allocated separately for 4 fire stations in the Unincorporated area. Some commissioners still do not understand this, and still do not want to hear any facts about it.
Amazed... there was a previous study done on this which indicated significant cost savings by eliminating duplicated services. However, the City chose to ignore their own vote of approval to move forward with it.
The problem I see with doing this now, is that we still have a majority of City and County Commissioners who are too shallow-minded to know how to do this kind of project. They have also demonstrated their lack of intelligence to make good cost reduction decisions.
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