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I’m sure Mr. Pike is interested in keeping $30 million on a permanent basis in the honey pot he will have partial control over. It’s amazing this man is part of the “Long-Term” planning committee since he can’t even plan his own finances from one paycheck to the next.
Colorado has passed laws to ban the sale of magazines with greater than 30 round capacities. Magpul Inc., a large manufacturer of said "terroristic weapons," has promised to relocate their manufacturing facility to another State if this happened. The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission should get that Job Investment Fund problem sorted out tomorrow and have somebody give Magpul Inc. a call and tell them about the vacant facilities we have in Albany.
It’s my guess the squawker is saying cyclists should be not entitled to ride on roads and that bicycles present the same danger to the general public that edged weapons do. It’s a bit kooky but you get that a lot in Albany. Let’s forget about the drive by gang shootings, the growing debt and taxation rates, the under performing education system and the increasing incompetence of our public officials to solve any of these problems. We need to have them focus instead on the real menace to society: bicyclists on public roadways.
The ability of the police to seize private property for their own financial gain is clearly a potential corrupting influence. The proposed changes to forfeiture laws would require the police to meet a higher standard of proof to show that the seized property was obtained or used in illegal activity. As it is now the forfeiture laws do not require the police or district attorney to demonstrate that the owner of the property is guilty of criminal misconduct. Forfeiture of property in Georgia often happens even when criminal charges have not even been filed against the property owner. The new laws would also punish departments that do not report their income from forfeitures or how that income was used. This will prevent police departments from establishing slush funds they can use however they see fit. Sheriff Sproul and his use of funds obtained through forfeiture is exemplary, and it’s too bad that all law enforcement agencies don't have such honest and forthright men leading them. But we are a nation of laws, not a nation of men. Someday the Sheriff will retire and who knows whether or not another Woody Hart will step into his shoes. Where will citizens be then? The forfeiture laws in Georgia threaten the property rights of all citizens and not just those of the drug dealers.
Cyclists are not required to ride single file on roadways. The law states they can't ride more than two abreast without a special event permit. The laws also state that a bicycle rider has the right to the entire travel lane just as any other vehicle on a roadway has. Bicycle helmets are required only for riders 16 years old and younger. Do you live in some other state than Georgia?
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Good Life City Gab. Somewhere in SoWeGa. Albany Velvet Revolution. Albany Attitude.
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All MCLB Albany/Barstow employees have been informed today by the CG that they will be given advanced notice of furlough. In addition overtime work will cease, which is really going to hurt many. Discussions among government employees on the base have determined one certain result will be that the local Krispy Kreme will see much less business. It’s common for donuts to be brought in by supervisors for employees on overtime work at the Maintenance Center. There will be other ‘trickle down’ affects in the local community service trades. Civilian employees that are active AFL-CIO union members are blaming congress for their coming paycheck cuts while everyone else seems to be trying to figure out how much they get paid for 16 hours and what that will mean to them.
If you think politicians would do away with the sales tax on cars you must live on another planet.
Prayer for rain is an attempt to involve God in a cooperative scheme to maintain your present living standards. No imaginable connection exists between a man's internal spiritual beliefs and a rainstorm. Citing climate change as the reason for a drought is an attempt at blaming the behavior of others for your predicament. When will the squawker take responsibility for their lot in life? Or is the squawker instead just hoping for a handout from the president or the Lord?
The Neanderthals did not go extinct since their genes still live on in modern humans. But it was only the males that were able to progenerate themselves. The theory is that while female Homo sapiens bore Neanderthal children that survived, all attempts by Neanderthal females to bear Homo sapiens children did not result in viable offspring. The theory seems valid because while some Neanderthal nuclear DNA has been found in modern humans no mitochondrial DNA has been found, and the second kind is only passed on to the child by its mother. Anecdotal evidence is also convincing. Just look at the photo at the top of this article.
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