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Until the city develops a no tolerance policy towards crack dealers I suggest leaving the cigarette butt flickers alone. The obsession with trash by the loal politicos blows my mind when you take a look around at so many other issues that should be at the top of the list.


Um, I have to confess: I think Tina Fey and Stacy Head are both kinda hot.

That doesn't mean I agree with 'em, but . . .


Alas for those who don't understand that the "broken windows" theory doesn't work uniformly in every metropolitan area.


While I agree that stopping people from littering and continuing to trash our already trashed city i a god idea I would really rather have the killings dealt with.

I will fight the snippy soccer mom vision of the shiney New New Orleans with every breath.


Ah, yes...let us who almost universally feel New Orleans has a serious litter problem jump all over a representative who actually suggests doing something about it because we don't like her politics. And yes, I DON'T like her politics.

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Howdy Puddinhead...don't you think we have some higher priorities right now than ticketing people who flick their butts? Just maybe?


While I agree that litter is not pretty, focusing very limited resources to ticket litterbugs is akin to treating breast cancer with microdermabrasion instead of chemo.


I'm a little more favorably inclined toward Ms. Head than you are, partly because she bothered to answer an email, even though she's not my representative --Carter (my councilman) didn't. Arnie's reply was perfunctory at best, I somehow forgot Oliver. But that only goes so far. The drunkenness enforcement is absurd on its face and I don't see how a city can enforce litter ordinances when most of the garbage cans are still being cleaned and serviced or something. I'd have been tempted to litter earlier today if the people at Pandora's sno-balls hadn't put out a can to replace the one that the city removed.

Sorry for that digression, the main point is that all the council members seem to be thinking in terms of what seems like a good idea, not in terms of how best to allocate very limited resources -- man hours are as much a resource as money. I have no idea what the mayor's thinking in terms of.


The mayor thinks?


Stacy is HOT!


I really liked the theme of this blog.

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How did you know Stacy is HOT? no spicy? =D hehehe LOL
Anyways how did you know? Rick?

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Ah, yes...let us who almost universally feel New Orleans has a serious litter problem jump all over a representative who actually suggests doing something about it because we don't like her politics. And yes, I DON'T like her politics.


The Time Has Indeed Come! Governors of 35 states have alreday filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on. An idea whose time has come!For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest was to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. W e do not have an elite that is above the law.I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.A Constitutional Convention this is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come. And, with the advent of modern communication, the process can be moved along with incredible speed. There is talk out there that the government doesn't care what the people think. That is irrelevant. It is incumbent on the population to address elected officials to the wrongs afflicted against the populace you and me. Think about this The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land all because of public pressure.I'm asking each addressee to forward this Email to a minimum of twenty people on their Address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .


I like Dan built a business from notihng into a Company employing 110 people and exporting around the world. GGeesI suppose a company that size could have been built without fractional reserve loans but it wasn't was it?I tired of hearing how anyone who actually does well mus be a rip off artisit. GGeesFractional reserve loans in a government enforced monopoly money supply are theft of purchasing power from all money holders including the poor.The banking system is rotten becuase the politicians and the media have been corrupted. GGeesFractional reserve banking is INHERENTLY crooked. It is a form of embezzlement.Most people are either hypnotised by celebrity BS or spend their time wanting society to collapse. GGeesThe corruption in this country can be traced (in part) to socialism which was made necessary by the fascist government backed banking cartel which recurrently wrecks the economy. I suppose being on a golf course with the bankers would be more healthy than TV watching but then not all can afford that. Healthier still would be the family farms that people were driven off of by the banking cartel. I dont see the majority of people ever waking up in time, they are going to have to feel pain and desperation first before change can occur. GGeesPerhaps, but if you mean getting off the couch to get a job, there are (last I heard) about 6 applicants for every job opening.Sounding off is not helping anyone. GGeesThe truth will set one free. The US needs genuine capitalism. It has become apparent that what is lacking is a principled money creation model. People who lobby for that are not necessarily layabouts, socialists or malcontents.


!The Landesbanken are under the hood of the Sparkassen Giro Verband, which means that if one of their members fail, the whole caierrs the weight.The RSGV was a big customer of mine long ago, and at the time they had about 17,000 bank members IIRC.The Spakassen as such as old fashioned bankers ( Savings Banks ) whereas the Landesbank's problems started when they lost their State Mandate and started looking for new ways to make money, i.e. started speculating by copycatting US ideas and derivatives.The Postbank ( DB wanted to buy them at some stage ) is actually the giro clearing system for most of the other banks AFAIK.The Swiss also strayed away from their serious solid gold banking approach via UBS a very big mistake as it turned out it seems.JMO FWIW


. Of course, Camilla never souhgt to expound upon these thoughts in the presence of her husband, for she knew what he believed and that his opinions could not be swayed. With all his mental fortitude, into which he had long ago locked himself, Gerhard believed implicitly, without even a moments thought, that the shadow of man was more noble and great than the light cast down upon it. Camilla, naturally, knew otherwise. For her, Gerhard's shadow was as much an inadvertent distraction from the loveliness of the panorama now before her, as it was her protection to enjoy peacefully these such wonders of her universe. And it was this, her tragedy. We are never so much the victims of another, as we are the victims of ourselves', she whispered to herself, recalling a conversation she once shared with her now dead friend Julius.Abruptly, Gerhard read aloud a passage from John Milton's Paradise Lost,The mind is its own place, and in itselfCan make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.What matter where, if I still be the same ?Better to reign in Hell than Serve in Heaven. Camilla felt ill. New noises from below arose as some farmers yelled across a pasture to each other. She tried to force out from her mind the sorry, futile plight of those common men over whom she continued to lean, with one part endearing curiosity and two parts irrational fear, warily eying them off, as they slowly mulled about, monotonously carrying out their daily routines which, in due course, to the contented bemusement of Gerhard, served and indeed only existed for, the eventual benefit of their leaders, their masters, their demanders and controllers, like bees in a hive or cattle on a field, formulated to exist and subsequently sustained by, the keeper or the farmer, as a means to an end. To achieve his own personal aim. Gerhard spread his thick fingers apart and firmly dragged their blunt tips down the middle of her back, from the bottom of her neck down to her waist. He then left the room. Torn and confused, she unshackled her tears and began to sob, and not one single person on Earth heard or saw her weep, as she climbed out onto the ledge.


if you don’t understand the very very simlpe physics of the greenhouse gas effect, then it is hopeless conversing with you on this topic StacyI have a BS in EE so i think I do have as good an understanding as most. The key is that CO2 s effect on temperature is logarithmic and that it is already heating the Earth about as much as it can. Also, the climate alarmists postulate POSITIVE feedback loops that would lead to run away warming (which has never happened before, BTW) when nature typically has NEGATIVE feedback loops that tend to keep things normal (Gaia Hypothesis).I used to be convinced myself about the CO2 threat. It is a PLAUSIBLE concern but as usual the devil is in the details.Well, time will solve this dispute. Can we not agree that the bankers will likely kill us before the climate can?Love ya.


Bear Im not a banker, I like Dan built a buisness from nothing into a Company employing 110 people and exporting around the world. I tired of hearing how anyone who actually does well mus be a rip off artisit.The banking system is rotten becuase the politicians and the media have been corrupted. Most people are either hypnotised by celebrity BS or spend their time wanting society to collapse. I dont see the majority of people ever waking up in time, they are going to have to feel pain and desperation first before change can occur. Sounding off is not helping anyone.


My question was given your montaery opinions surrounding an ethical (non hurtful), moral (aligned with spiritual/or religious beliefs) and legal ( obvious) montaery views where would you allocate today’s profits (my $23,000) and really any capital within current investment choices? jimmy chenI gave you my best answer. Sorry. It's not really my problem. I did not design the current system; I am trying to abolish it.But as for gold, the fact that it has held value over the long term does not surprise me. But what does gold do? Does it cure male impotence? Does it cure cancer? No, it mostly sits uselessly in bank vaults. How ethical is that?Gold is a cultural delusion of a mythical store of wealth and lo and behold thus it is if only enough people believe it is! How many expressions are there in English that praise gold Good as gold The gold standard in luxury The golden years The golden boy ?But actually gold is a dead asset; it may not lose value but it does not gain value either. People keep saying Four hundred years ago a person could buy a good suit of clothes for an ounce of gold and today one can buy a good suit of clothes for an ounce of gold too but that's 400 years of non-performance! Even at just 1% real interest compounded yearly one would be able to buy 53 good suits after 400 years.OK, you'll say that money is not supposed to appreciate in value but if that is true then the money must be lent out at interest to generate a return. But usury is mathematically unsustainable and causes all kinds of social problems too. It is forbidden between fellow countrymen for good reasons because it is divisive.Gold only looks good as money compared to the current money which is BAD.


Youri CarmaJan 28, 2010 at 3:45 am This is about all the help I can provide. Yes, Apple and its OS is the best much betetr than MS, but ..There are the cost that must be considered. I have a 2002 Gateway tower [now owned by Acer] which has been upgraded to max 1 gig ram and 1,000 gigs storage. This has cost me a total of about $2,000 over time. Runs XP as I tried Vista on a new laptop but I never even use it anymore as it is a boat-anchor and worthless. Today you can buy stuff like 4 gigs of ram and 500 gigs of storage off the shelf cheap for about $1,000. Why should I? Currently mine is just fine for my needs as I don't do a lot of video and graphics at which Apple is excellent but costly.I don't own a cell phone, in fact I hate telephones, or an iPod, allthough I do have a collection of over 80,000 mp3 files and many videos. You can buy for about $150 an add-on hard disk of 500 gigs which plugs into any UBS port and can be moved easily to any other computer.I love Apple but I don't currently need any of their products and MS XP works just fine for me. The only real need for me is internet speed and I already have a 10 mps connection. Most people over computerize themselves and waste money, Computers were a large part of my responsibliities before I retired. I remember buying a wiz-bang multiuser system in about 1985 for my company which had 0.5 meg ram and 50 megs storage. It could handle 20 users and cost at the time $40,000.Times have sure changed.


that he is looking at the Republican idea of senindg undercover fake patients into our emergency rooms, doctors offices and hospitals.I do not have the time to fill out the their forms to be paid through THEIR program which socializes my life, undermines my personal value, denigrates my training, second-guesses my clinical judgment, and then criticizes our outcomes.Being assumed to be breaking the law before any such allegation in 20 years of practice would seem to be the last priority.Rather than concerning himself with attacking innocent doctors trying to deal with the financial wreckage created by the government's H1N1 forced vaccination campaign, perhaps the public good would be better spent by senindg undercover regulators in the FOMC meeting and actually record the conversation.Having Larry Summers complain about healthcare when he's crooking this nation and our citizenry for trillions in damage over the past 15 years.

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