whattheheck

whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Squawk of the day - May 31, 2013

A death wish for the nation on Biden, eh? Don't count Clinton out, she likes power, just ask Bill. If she prefers the private sector, we haven't seen a lot of evidence to substantiate it.

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whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Furlough letters go out to MCLB employees

Yep, that's the way its done. And there will be overtime for public exigency before the year is over for many. What the base produces will not suffer since little is produced anyway.

Years ago, management would say the workload was running out at the maintenance facility, the field just wasn't sending in things to be fixed. A week later, you would hear the facility was working overtime. And there were times the field activities were told to send in things they could have fixed just to workload the local facility.

There are many pots of money in DoD and if there is one base that excels at finding a way to get a honey dipper into a pot, it is these folks. There will be no pain, just a lot of whaling as teeth are gnashed while books are massaged and adjusted.

At the end of the FY, there will be the typical gush of funds from all over the Marine Corps sent to Albany to be spent buying things, not paying people. These are the funds that need to be cut. .

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whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Official: Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000

If anyone questioned expenditures perhaps we would not be in as much of a mess now and I really don't think that was an issue. From all I have heard over the years, Lloyd would never win a Mr Congeniality contest and this likely was much more of an issue than him wanting to say "no" to #34.

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whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Official: Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000

If you look at the March article indicating the voucher was unpaid and could be wrong, and consider the fact that Murfree was no longer in the Super's chair, I don't see him getting the blame on this one unless some of what has been reported is not correct. timing or content considered. Further, I would think the BOE did approve the contract which Ealum's comment indicates happened. And the comment about contract/voucher disputes in yesterday's article is still unsettled. Frankly, I don't think we have all the info yet.

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whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Official: Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000

I stand naked before the court, shame on me! Sorry Terry, the original article was JD's and I didn't look at other than the wording of your post. But then you and JD do look a lot alike so perhaps a glance at the picture fooled me! lol

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whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Official: Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000

Well I'll be darn! Missed that one completely JD. Thanks for the info to help bridge the gap that while lessened is still there.

"But according to Dyer, it’s possible that the system coded those students as regular instead of alternative students, leaving the DCSS on the hook for the more than $200,000 difference."

So it sounds like the "coding error" was no error, it was intentional, a decision made by Murfree et al. And at least some on the BOE knew about it earlier yet one can almost hear gasps as the confirmation of the faux pass was discussed yesterday. Who are the finance committee members? In Apr, Murfree was gone so Dyer's comment about "might suffer a $200,000 loss" makes it sound as tho the payment was pending, not made at that time. If so, how can it be said that the payment was directed by Murfree? Are britches on fire? There is more to be done with this matter since it seems DCSS and the BOE don't know whattheheck is going on, even now!

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whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Official: Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000

"Seems to me that we need to do away with them," Tharin said, to which Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely said that proposal would be researched to see if it could be done in house by the school system."

Seems to me, Carol,and Butch, we need to do some research and analysis while pondering whether we should just do away with the program--period. This whole thing sounds as loosey goosey as Darrell Sabb's program to maybe or maybe not show up on Saturdays and read Dr Suess books. How many students did what with what result at what cost?

If the overpayment was $250,000, obviously there was an amount not accounted for in the article that was paid correctly. The article does not show the number of students but mashing the numbers around indicates the total invoice may have been over $1 million.

There is an old saying in writing that good writers struggle so poor readers won't. In this case, even a good reader will struggle and not come up with answers.

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whattheheck 1 year, 3 months ago on Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000, official says.

There may not be anything to prosecute. A lot has to be done to substantiate what was done was a criminal act vs usual dumb management decisions by Murfree. Someone needs to see a contract and tell us what was to be done. If stupidity can be prosecuted, we are going to need 50 more on the DA's staff! lol

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