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Did you compare rents in 2008 to the present? From personal experience, they are still down significantly (over 25%) from the peak.
The children's book I just read for my kids had a cop directing traffic, which is usually what they are portrayed doing. I wish cops did that more and spent less time worrying about what people put in their own bodies or practicing SWAT team. The government owns the roads so should help people merge correctly on them.
Scott F, yes, I didn't mean they didn't value opinion and pooh-poohed ideas (the article I proposed was probably not considered for a multitude of factors, such as topic, my writing!, timing, and it was I believe my last meeting so didn't get to push idea later) but was meant to illustrate that being on board did not mean you get to wave magic wand, plus at most you would effect two opinion articles per week and not change normal news reporting (I think this paper does as well or better than most, but sadly that isn't saying much anymore). I am glad you got to write; I only wish I had offered to do so week 2 rather than 12. It was a great experience and I recommend to anyone even if you are not going to change the world while doing so.
Scott W is spot on--I have been on the editorial board (interesting, informative, but your views only "win" if they happen to align with the paid staff; I even penned a proposed editorial for us to use as a draft and they kindly said thanks but we will stick with the idea we already had) and have volunteered on government boards. The only way you can change things possibly is to be the elected official, but as Scott F has shown even that will take time. The two Scotts provide more facts and analysis than the paper or city staff so I greatly appreciate what they add in these forums.
Scott, I agree with that characterization.
You read it correctly, but my point is there is no free market per se in the utility business. That generic back and forth, though regular, is no indication of free.
Jerry, your statement was Mencken-esque!
If the establishment of a caliphate is so bad, then why was the last actual caliphate (Ottoman Empire) tolerant of Christianity and Judaism? To suggest that a decent portion of Muslims will behead you is not true, therefore suggesting otherwise is bigoted.
I don't even know why I am responding, but of course I find the actions you described above as abhorrent, whether it was truly for religion, religion used to cover the state's action, merely a state action, or some twisted combination of all. I am not rich and I think you can voice your opinions--I don't even disagree to a certain extent. This article was about USG action regarding ISIS, to which I am opposed. I just don't understand why all the war fervor regarding ISIS when the favored Gulf states do much of the same thing, as you have pointed out. I am trying to offer an alternative to war which has failed over the last 13 years (or 20 years, or 60 or so since the first CIA coup in Syria) which may provide peace to Americans and maybe limit (not eliminate) atrocious acts on part of state actors or in name of the religion, whether by enemies or allies of USG.
Set up a gofundme site and I will be the first to contribute to it.
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