dingleberry

dingleberry 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - May 28, 2013

This is correct. Most people do not realized that these phones are being paid for through fees they are charged, supposedly with no federal money involved. There is a quasi-government corp that distributes the money in five categories--not just phones--with much of the money going back to the phone companies. It is billions per year distributed and about two years ago there was $7 billion undistributed.

Obama gets the credit or the blame--however one sees the program--since the major phone distribution began after his first election. Some companies offer purchase of extra minutes at a rate perhaps lower than what you pay but there are known cases of people getting multiple phones to get more minutes since the eligibility bar is pretty low and the companies don't care.

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dingleberry 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Hospital Authority has failed in its duties

Good job and very true. Surprised the Herald printed it since it disagrees with what was written by them earlier. When the only entity willing to raise its hackles against the all powerful Oz is the FTC, it is obvious the power and influence of Phoebe has overwhelmed all others. Locally and within the state, politicians and the pathetic Hospital Authority seem to quake at the possibility of incurring its wrath and vindictiveness.

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dingleberry 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Albany Heights settlement done, city has sights on L'Jua's

Tips, help to develop tips, writings, and analyses have been offered/provided free in named source documents but it seems there is no interest in anything requiring effort or thought. Much like the main stream media with the President where questioning actions means you don't fly on Air Force One anymore. lol

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dingleberry 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Albany Heights settlement done, city has sights on L'Jua's

Hi, naive! The problem is DCED seems to be a great big ship with a little bitty rudder. The commission should be more involved with what DCED does but then the track record of the commission in making decisions ain't too good either. When one looks at the fiascos that have occurred, the question may be why are we involved in such loans--period. Let them go to the bank for funding since the success rate of our efforts seems pretty low.

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dingleberry 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Albany Heights settlement done, city has sights on L'Jua's

So now that we own Albany Heights, a magnanimous albatross, where do we go from here? It is filled with subsidized senior renters including some in arrears on rent. The building suffers from lack of maintenance. There will be significant costs attached to the future of this building so who will pick up the tab and how much will it be?

I suppose ADICA could float another bond of some type to add to the millions now outstanding, for things such as the ASU project (over $40 million), the Hilton, et al. *But whatever route is taken, we don't want any bond backed by the tax digest/credit of the taxpayer as was done with the Hilton.*

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dingleberry 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Herald changing online commenting system

"We will, of course, continue to accept anonymous news tips. Those differ in that we never write articles based solely on an anonymous tip. Once a tip is received, a reporter or editor checks into it. The information has to be verified before it is used in an article."

Research? What hogwash! I sent signed tips to your top management and signed letters to the editor that were factual, could be verified with minimum work, and even offered to help get the info, all of which was summarily ignored with absolutely no response. What's the Problem? Well, each of them contained research from official government and legal records. But my guess is since what I wrote or proposed was different from the Herald's love-fest with those who feed it stories to "parrot" to the unwashed, no one wanted to print whatever upsets the cart.

The Cutliff Grove "New Nativity" and tax exempt property articles were woefully inaccurate but it seems you don't care what the reader is offered. So, since your credibility as a news organization is very highly suspect based on what the facts really are, I think it is time for me and thee to part ways. After 50 years paying for what used to be a "real" newspaper, I have decided to let you go--I don't need what you want me to pay for.

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dingleberry 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the Day - May 24, 2013

If government funded all that it wanted to fund, including much of what we and others want it to fund, property taxes would be so high no one could afford to own property. Government is going to get its money and if you don't have it, assets will be foreclosed on or seized.

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dingleberry 10 months, 4 weeks ago on DCSS Transportation Committee sends items to full board

I haven't heard the status of the transportation hub program that takes students to the school they started the year at regardless of where they later live. This has got to be costly. But I surely agree with the camera money since it seems we need them to protect the drivers from the little apples being transported and perhaps protect the little apples from themselves.

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