FreeSpeech for 10-06-10

Outdoor burning ban is lifted. That’s great. Just when the weather cools down and we can turn off the air conditioning and open the windows. Guess we will have to hold our breath until the ban goes back into effect. Why can’t you just be a good neighbor and bag it and take it to the recycling center?

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Nothing lowers the quality of life in a town more than that angry, thumping, heartbeat noise that is popular with a few idiots and their “pimped” cars. I’m trying to have a nice evening on my back porch and suddenly it feels like there’s an earthquake or explosion somewhere. It’s a LOUD bass noise. I can’t believe this is acceptable in Peachtree City. Then I realize the source of the noise and I can’t help but feel like I live in some sort of ghetto. Low quality living. I don’t know where these individuals come from, but I think it’s time we silence the blaster tubes in their cars. Extremely loud noises are universally unacceptable. I should not have to tolerate sonic assault. It is a violation and these youngsters should be taught what is and isn’t appropriate and considerate in a civilized society. I am asking, as a citizen of Peachtree City, that the police please step up enforcement of the noise ordinances. Toughen the penalties if necessary. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. If you live near Ga. Highway 74, Peachtree Parkway, Robinson, Crosstown, or Hwy. 54, you definitely know what I’m talking about. Let’s find a solution to this growing problem. This is the #1 quality of life issue in Peachtree City, as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for reading my rant.

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I was sorry to hear the PTC Council is still considering a ban on gas carts. I use the paths for walking and for my electric cart and have for seven years, and during that time I have very seldom encountered a gas cart. I don’t believe there are that many here. The carts are not that loud and the smell of fumes lasts only a few seconds as they pass. They certainly do not pollute the the air as much as the numerous semi-trucks that travel Hwy. 54 through town day and night. I also don’t recall any of the council members saying they would ban gas carts before the last election. To do it now would be unfair and an abuse of power. What next, will they mandate hybrid autos for all citizens in the city? We are all hunkered down now waiting to see what the federal government will do to us next. We shouldn’t have to worry about our City Council in the same way.

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Thought I’d seen it all until I saw a bicyclist on Hwy. 54 in the middle of town, texting while driving a bicycle through town. I was behind him for a while and thought he was either drunk or impaired, but when I pulled up beside him, he was texting. This is just the greatest country in the world: you can ride down a major highway and text on your phone at the same time.

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I’d be delighted to share the road with cyclists. Is your bicycle licensed and are you paying insurance to drive it on the road? If not, hop on the cart path and quit blocking traffic on Hwy. 74 and 54 and endangering the public on Peachtree Parkway north and south.

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Aren’t bicyclists adorable in their brightly colored “Sesame Street” Speedo outfits? They look so manly and feminine.

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I have no problem with sharing the road with bicyclists. Although if I am going to share the road with them, I think it should be mandatory that they have their bicycles inspected yearly, pay taxes on them and have them properly licensed to use the roadways.

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Bicyclists on Peachtree Parkway north and south and on Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 74. Why not let golf carts travel on these roads also? They are more visible and provide more protection than on a bicycle and can travel just as fast or faster than a bicycle.

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Seen on the golf cart path: a blue stretch golf cart with five or six little children under 5 years old, and the Mommy (or babysitter) driving with one hand and talking on the cellphone with the other. May I ask why is it so important that you talk on the phone and jeopardize the lives of those small children? You are really a sad person.

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Someone keeps building sidewalks. These sidewalks start nowhere and end nowhere. There seems to be no logic to their location or purpose. It is the Fayetteville city planners or the county. Spend our money wisely, and this is not it. Let’s look at Whitney Street. The potholes are not deep but they can rattle your teeth and might burst a tire. City Council does not seem too concerned right now, but next year is an election year for some. Let’s see if anything happens then.

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After a 4.5 percent pay cut this past year for ALL Fayette County Board of Education employees, and a one-time “bonus” check of 1 percent of that back this year, many in the schools have found they are not being treated equally. The teachers were given a step-raise that gives them a raise for the years that they have served in the field. That is great and they deserve it, but what about the staff that work so hard to support the schools and the teachers? Although the board gave the teachers step raises, they did not give that step raise to staff positions or parapro teachers. Considering that HR only gives one year of credit for two years of work in any field and the 4.5 percent pay cut that everyone took, why are they left out? Some employes have 14 years of more experience in their field and are only given credit for six. To add insult to injury, they may have worked in the school system for four or more years, which would normally give them two steps, and have NEVER gotten a raise. Is this fair? Some of the full-time parapro teachers make so little that they have to go and get free meals at school just to feed their kids. For being the “best” school system in Georgia, are we really making it worthwhile for the good people to work for the FCBOE? How good do we want to be if Clayton County pays better?

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I have been living in a rental house for a little over two months that is found to have a mold problem. My health has suffered, and I was blessed to quickly find another place to live to get my children and me out of this unhealthy environment. I am a teacher in Fayette County and a single mother who is temporarily handicapped due to complications with a knee replacement surgery and a subsequent surgery six weeks later. Teachers get paid once a month, and my ability to move is limited. One of my coworkers caught me in an emotional state a couple days ago. I shared my plight with her. As a result, she has organized people (some of whom I do not know) to show up at my house on Saturday morning at 9 to help me move. I just wanted to let someone know that there are some seriously wonderful people in in Fayette County.

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I just returned from the members-only presale at the Friends of the Library book sale. When I got there at the opening time, an obvious book dealer was already indiscriminately grabbing handfuls of books and filling large boxes with them. He filled box after box as he grabbed books from under people’s noses. I was very offended that he was taking so many books away while I was looking at them. While I understand that the library benefits from huge sales, I think a dealer should only be allowed to shop after the rest of us have had a chance. A book dealer should not be allowed to shop before members and the general public. Even if the dealer has bought a membership in order to snag a lot of books, he should still not be allowed to make his huge purchase until the afternoon of the regular book sale day. We members are book-lovers who eagerly anticipate the book sales to find books by favorite authors. This man was only interested in taking what books he could grab and then selling them in order to make money for himself. He really took my joy out of the anticipated book sale.

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Why do road workers in Fayetteville decide to paint lines and arrows during school rush hour traffic on the main road through Fayetteville. Why not do this at night during non-busy hours. What is the road department and/or DOT thinking? Oh, maybe they aren’t.

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Although it was recently reported that Peachtree City and Tyrone have some of the lowest violent crime rates in the Atlanta area, we need to take off our rose-colored glasses and look at how crime has continually increased here over the years. We should all ask our sheriff to start the ball rolling to make these thugs not want to go to jail for free room and board and basketball. If our inmates were treated like those in Maricopa County, Ariz., and had to wear pink jumpsuits, work on chain gangs, give up smoking, coffee and unrestricted TV, that might just be a deterrent. Ask the sheriff to make the inmates clean up these blighted and foreclosed homes to help better our community. If he did this, he would be as popular as Sheriff Joe Arpaio who has been reelected an unprecedented five times. Take note, Sheriff Hannah.

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Why do we need a gate at Kenwood Park? There are plenty of Clayton County kids in our schools; why not the parks too?

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When I go to my son’s honor roll awards event I prefer not to have 40 minutes of black history month presentations forced on me. Let’s keep on task and honor those students that have worked hard for good grades. Inman Elementary, I’m looking at you.

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I am an American. I am also a Muslim and the mother of a young man who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center nine years ago. This loss has been made even more painful by the attitudes of a growing number of Americans toward people of my faith. Please, please, try to understand that the great majority of Muslims are very much like you. We too want to see our children and grandchildren grow up in a safe and peaceful world. Do not judge an entire population by actions of the fanatic few. Anti-Islamic rantings, such as several published recently in this newspaper, are adding to the prejudice and misunderstanding that hurts us all. I thank those voices that have spoken out in defense of reason and tolerance. I wish I felt courageous enough to sign my name.

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The Tyrone mayor has been trying to get the council to hire a part-time code enforcement officer. After reading the minutes of the last council meeting, I can only surmise the reason a part-time code enforcement officer is not hired is because Mayor pro tem Furr stated, “In these economic times, we ought not to be too hard on the towns’ businesses.” As a taxpayer of Tyrone, I expect the council members including Mayor pro tem Furr to enforce the town ordinances in good and bad economic times. To do otherwise is a violation of her oath of office and she and any other council member that refuses to enforce the town ordinances should be removed from office.

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How hard would it be for the owners or operators of Marnelle in Fayetteville to enforce safety laws? If you’re going to post speed limit signs in the community, then find a way to put some actions behind the signs. Also, how many arrests have to made for driving without an operator’s license before you can remove them completely? One kid has been hit in the community. Will it take a kid being killed before someone enforces the law?

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Cy...

Happy New Year to u too! I am so looking forward to 2011. This Monday I have a scan to check n see if the cancer is back. I feel good about it. Hope u are well!

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Hey love

We'll all be thinking about you!!!!

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Cy...

Any idea where git real is at?

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love,

I seen the old goat last Tuesday. He'll be at the farm soon.

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Have Yourself a "Louie" Christmas
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Christmas PM Snow

Hey gang,

We could get some snow accumulations in the area if a subtropic low stays on its current trajectory just off the Florida panhandle coast and pumps moist warm gulf air over much colder air near the ground which is currently inbound to the area. While this is not going to be anything like the March '93 event it should be pretty and on Christmas.

Cy

See the news story in The Citizen as well.

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Are you looking for a last...

minute gift? Well here's one that's an American classic!!!! Be proud and display your very own Chi, Chi, Chi, Chia Obama!!! Just spread those seeds and watch it grow.......scary isn't it.☺

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Bernie's Farewell

Regardless of what one thought of Bernie McMullen, he did work for seven plus years as our city manager. Today was his farewell at city hall. In attendance was our two previous mayor's, several council members of past and present, and even Mr Logsdon was the Master of Ceremonies.

Conspicuous by their absence was our current mayor and his second vote, Mr Sturbaum.

I mean really, guys.

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It seems a certain land deal...

has got the attention of a few lawmakers at the gold dome. Oh, and Perdue is in the scheme. Imagine that.

Senate leaders object to Oaky Woods deal

This is just wrong.

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Cy & Land deal

so why not apply those funds to the needed Trauma Centers? Do we have misplaced priorities here? I still favor using the unspent portion of the dumb "Go Fish GA" funds ($20+ mil originally appropriated) for the Trauma Centers.

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Clydesdale Horses in Senoia Sat.

Anyone know about this? Seems they didn't get the proper permit to parade down Main St., so they are going be in an empty lot next to City Hall?

If you have never seen them in person, go see them. Take your kids/grandkids. They are magnificent. I just don't get the permit bit. I mean, who's gonna stop them if they decide to take a little stroll? If you've seen them, you'd know what I mean.

Buncha govt. Grinches, if you ask me.

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Dolly Parton & Queen Latifah filming a movie at The Fred

next year? That's not something we hear about every day, is it? Way to go PTCCVB.

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AJC announces Dolly Parton movie filming in PTC

AJC announced tonight that Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah will be filming a movie here at the Fred this summer. LINK

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Hutch, pls let Muddle know he is in my thoughts and prayers.

He certainly has had a lot to contend with. It never gets easier, but it always seems doubly sad when it is around the holidays.

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muddle update

From muddle about 4 hours ago....
A quick update: We took my mom off of the ventilator at 4:30. It is nearly 6:30 as I write and she is still hanging on and peaceful. We'll remain here in ICU long enough to see her off.

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muddle update

From muddle.....

It has become common practice to include an "in lieu of flowers" clause in obituaries. I'll have one of my own, but we will not be naming a charity.

One memory that helps to define my mother was when she was in the grocery and overheard an elderly couple discussing their dire financial circumstances and wishing they could afford the groceries they really needed. She apologized for overhearing and asked if they would allow her to buy them their groceries. They gratefully accepted her offer.

If you knew my mother, you know that this is but one of countless instances in which she put the interests of others ahead of her own. She was, quite frankly, the most selfless person I have ever known.

In lieu of flowers, please practice a random act of kindness over these holidays

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Muddle

I certainly will do this in memory of your mom.

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!

-- Author Unknown

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Muddle
hutch866 wrote:

From muddle.....
In lieu of flowers, please practice a random act of kindness over these holidays

*smiling* done!

Muddle, your mother is a remarkable woman.

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muddle

Our Prayers are with you.

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Muddle..

Godspeed to you and your Family.

Act of Kindness will be done....

Pay it forward.

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muddle

Sharing that inspirational memory has given the season its true meaning. Continued support to the 'muddle' family during a difficult time - and 'random acts of kindness' will be at the top of our agenda! Your mother has blessed many.

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muddle

Thinking of you.... I will do that act of kindness.

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Hutch

Sad, sad stuff this

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Pedestrian in the crosswalk.

On the way to iron plant this morning - while it was still dark - I seen a rare sight in Riverdale; someone actually in the crosswalk. I had the green light while the "ped" had the blinking red hand so I wondered do I have to stop?

GVC 40-6-91 - Right of Way in Crosswalks - makes no mention if the "ped" is illegally crossing but states the burdened is on the motorist who has to yield to the "ped". The "ped" didn't appear that she was going stop anytime soon as I started to slow down. This caused the car behind me to brake but I can tell the he wasn't about to stop. That car switched lanes quickly and accelerated by me on the right. As that car went by I noticed it was a Riverdale PD patrol unit. Oh well, and the beat goes on.

Oh, I continued through that intersection with caution.

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cyclist

Both the pedestrian and the cop assumed what you were thinking about!

I assure you if you had hit this person no matter the light color, you would be in serious trouble!

A dead person is far better evidence than you saying you had a green light!

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Update on Muddle's Mom

Muddle posted this earlier today, he's down in Fla. with his mother...

After a long conversation with both my mother's best nurse and the surgeon who is spearheading my mom's treatment, we authorized a "no code" (DNR) tonight. It is pretty clear that we are in the final stages.

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Thanks hutch

Keep us in the loop.

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This is a difficult time

my sincere prayers are with Muddle and his family.

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So sorry

I am so sorry to hear this. Please let him know that I am thinking of him and his family.

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Take the Citizen Blog Inflation Prediction challenge!

How good are your prediction skillz?

Go HERE to take the 2011 Citizen Blogger Inflation Prediction challenge!

Go on record with your prediction for overall inflation in the United States in 2011!

Rules in that thread.

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Charity donations

This was a great concert, and helps a great cause.....
https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/DetailNews.aspx?S=4067&NID=1373&NTID=1

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LITTERING PTC POLICE CAPTAIN IN UNIFORM

Observed a certain blond PTC police captain in uniform and driving a PTC patrol car at our local Wal Mart on Wed, Dec 8, about 3:30 PM. Guess not wanting to violate city policy prohibiting smoking in city vehicles, the captain just tossed the cigarette on the ground. Never know who is watching!

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Well smokers are pigs

Hey oldretired you know that smokers are pigs. They throw their butts out the window all the time. I see it every day on the streets and gutters going into subdivisions. I am not sure why they do it but then again they do smoke and that tells you something about their mentality

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Disgusting...
oldretired202 wrote:

Observed a certain blond PTC police captain in uniform and driving a PTC patrol car at our local Wal Mart on Wed, Dec 8, about 3:30 PM. Guess not wanting to violate city policy prohibiting smoking in city vehicles, the captain just tossed the cigarette on the ground. Never know who is watching!

First because she is smoking in a publicly owned vehicle and secondly because she is littering all over the city.

Look at Shannon Mall folks.... there is PTC in ten years.

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Shannon Mall

Took the wife there tonight to return something to Macy's. That place is like visting a haunted house! Completely dark from one end to the other, from Macy's to Sears. Almost ran off the road trying to turn with one hand on the wheel and one on the 1911. -GP

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Why not keep both hands on

Why not keep both hands on the JMB and let the wife drive?

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Way to go Starrs Mill

Great game, 20-19 the Mill, and you did it without Laskey, Fandamntastic.

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We're going to state!

What a great game it was.

Beating Tucker without Laskey ... wow!

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Great game to watch...

I hope the Laskey kid is OK.

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Hello from Frankfurt, Germany

Egad....it's cold here!!!

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In regards to Muddle

It turns out that our Muddles mother is in the hospital in Fla. and isn't doing so well, so if you have a extra prayer laying around, please, use it on Mama muddle, he would appreciate it, and so would I.

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Will do.

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The wulfman

Was thinking about wulfman today, almost two years since we lost him, I'm sure Joey's Toy Box could use another donation. What say we make a collection for them in the wulf's name.

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A collection in honor of wulfman...

I like it.

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Calling PTCGOIL

Please check in. Don't make me send our super sleuth detective CHR$ to look for you..

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Mystery Boom Noise

Check this out
http://www.ajc.com/news/mystery-boom-still-confounding-755208.html

My guess is it was the combined noises of many, many bubbas of 2 bodily functions that have been overworked with turkey and beer for 2 days now. Call it The Day After Coming Out Effect.....and a good night's sleep was had by all.

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Mystery Boom

No, it was a UFO from Titentium Gallaxy, diving down for one last look before blasting off with hydrogen ions for home (they live in Pods).

I can't wait for the TV shows to add this to the UFO surety!

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Moe

Perhaps it was one of those "hey y'all watch this" kind of moments. ☺

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Cy & "y'all watch this"

Reminds me of college days when I lived in a UNC Chapel Hill dorm that also housed numerous football players. Some of them had a habit of calling others out into the hallway to observe the "lighting of voluntary flatulence"--not to be confused with "sonic boom"!

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CLM Rate Increase for PTC

Pay attention to your trash co. bill. Just got a 12% increase. No advance notice. Was just told "all customers have been given the increase due to an increase in landfill costs". Even with a justified increase of any amount, no company deserves my money unless I am notified in advance of a rate increase. Time to fire them and use another co.

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MOE (tell Larry & Curly)

Now since the management of Fayette County are conservatives, this land fill increase for your trash IS NOT A TAX INCREASE!

It is a "FEE, as they call it.
It takes the same money to pay for it, and you can't just dump your garbage anywhere else, so you have to have it!

Other things that aren't tax increases are BONDS, SPLOSTS, Water & sewer increases, run-off fees, golf cart fees, school fees--the ones you pay that are not in your school taxes (or are they fees?),book fees, rolling stop fees, dark tail-light-fees, speeding fees, DUI fees, emergency vehicle fees, 911 fees, phone fees, license fees (other than drivers), tag fee, tag property fee, boat fees, trailer fees, swimming fees, tennis fees, dog and cat fees, sports fees, and of course, marriage fees.
I don't think that mil rate fees and property value fees are taxes either since they do go up and down (mils up, value down but not enough).

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Good luck finding a replacement

Ironically I got to CLM because of an unannounced rate increase by Waste Management a year or so ago. Haven't checked lately, but I think CLM is still the least expensive. Getting a little tiring changing services since I just dropped Wells Fargo because of loss of features I had with Wachovia online banking. Also because of higher scheduled fees for screw ups even though I never encountered any of them.

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Tin Can- Stooge

Check out IWS 678 854 8169

I fired Republic and hired ANS. Ans Sold out to IWS (integrated Recycling Solutions) $40.00

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Tin Can & SPQR-Trash

Thanks for the feedback. CLM told me today they haven't had a rate increase for 2 years. So? You just don't slap one on your customers without any notice. It's not only a way too huge increase, it's the lack of customer service in not notifying you of it. I can (barely) tolerate rate increases, just don't take my money for granted and feel the service doesn't have to go with it. If I have to pay the same increase with another company, I will. CLM needs to feel the financial backlash when they do stupid stuff like this. In Sept. 07 when I went with CLM, I paid $33. New rate this bill...$50.28. Thats almost a 54% increase in just over 3 years. Do I look that stoopid that I wouldn't notice this? (Don't answer that). I'll let you know what I find out.

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Moe - CLM

Interesting, $50.28? I seen that my CLM bill went up 10% to $57.27 for one pick-up per week for 3 months of service. The reason stated was to cover rising operational costs and regulatory compliance. Are you in PTC or the county?

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Interesting

My last bill, paid earlier this month, was $51.28. That is with the senior discount. Starting to look like their rate schedule is "pick a number between $50 and $60". I don't think it has been as long as 3 years since I switched, but I also started at rate in the low $30s for three months pickups.

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Tin

Before the increase, I was paying $51.99 since June of 09 and no discount.

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CLM- Trash Talk Since 9/09 due date

invoice for $45.00, with senior disc. to 43.00 every 3 months in PTC 1 curbside p/u a week. New invoice due next month is 50.28 with sr. disc. to 48.28.

BTW, if the other companies want to know whose service you currently have (before they will quote you), don't take the bait.

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Sanitation quotes (not CLM)

for PTC (for what it's worth). (Quarterly-1 p/u wk.)
Republic $52.50 Activation fee $15.00 no senior disc. No increase in "a long time" (would not specify when the last one was)

Integrated Waste $46.00 no senior disc. no activation fee
They are the only locally owned co. (Fairburn), started up in 2/2009 have had no rate increases (other than an increase to customers of a co. they bought out) They have no increases planned. Would only do so if the cost of gasoline goes up.

Waste Mgt. -total waste of time-had to call twice-put on hold, muzak, got a person in Smyrna, she had to come back on the line 2 times to tell me to continue to hold, then connected to someone else in the sales dept. They only service 2 HOA's here- Planterra and Ashton Park. No other residential. PTC should take them off the list on their web site.

Update: Just called CLM to cancel service-they offered to match the competition if I stayed. I told them I got a rate from another co. that will save me almost $28.00 year and if they had offered to match when I called last Sat., I would have stayed. I told them no advance notice of rate increase was the game changer, with price offered being a match now. Compete and your company will retain customers. Simple as that.

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Two dollars and change a month

is not worth my time on the phone spent negotiating with them.

To each his own.

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Time you could

have spent on here, no doubt.

To each his own.

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MLC & Gym

CLM trash was delisted from NASDAQ recently but with the help of good old Goldman Sachs and Macquire Capital loans went private.
At least they aren't controlled by the Mafia as was the case for many garbage companies in the past.

Getting in with a small fee and then very quickly, (1-2 years) as dictated by the financiers, raise the price heavily, is a standard ploy.

We do have about three companies we can use don't we? Guess the prices aren't fixed since our town government is supposed to keep up with this.

However, this is the reason some cities do their own garbage pick-ups!

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Stooges & Trash

You don't complain about their pickup svc, just their admin procedures. C'mon, get over it--or start your own trash pickup service. BTW, just curious--does your auto insurance co tell you in advance that they're gonna charge you more? How about electricity? And what would you do different if they did?

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Business can do no wrong

So stop trying to regulate them! Competition is dead.

Right?

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Coffee

Meeting Hack at the Fayetteville Starbucks at 10 am today for coffee, all are welcome to attend.

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Bugaboo Creek Steak House...

in Fayetteville is......well it's no more. It seems that the parent company went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and had to close and release some of its restaurants.

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County Expense Accts

Didn't 1 of the past county credit cards get used there too often? Guess they missed that patronage.

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Cy & Bugaboo Creek

I won't miss them--never darkened their door.

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One trip

Went once several years ago. Not impressed.

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funny

Look under the jobs heading, they are looking for a experienced 2 year old teacher. How much experience can you have at 2?

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Hutch & Funny

Besides that, who would they teach?

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Write in

Sorry Hutch, you're too late. Should have posted this to cover early voters. Guess I wasted my protest write in.

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Sorry Tin

I actually forgot that we still had Steve on the ballot, as long as Steve didn't get the vote, it wasn't wasted. I hope this doesn't offend the ptctaxpayer too much, according to him us "old guys" shouldn't have opinions. Funny how when you reach 53, it doesn't seem as old as it used to.

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Write in votes

Somewhere on here someone asked a question about the number of write in votes cast in the Stevie B contest. The Fayette county results shows 912 write ins out of 31123 votes cast.

Here's the link to the voting results.
Link

It's quite lengthy. Brown totals on page 120 out of 184.

Based upon the Citizen article linked below it appears that somewhere over 11k people did not bother to vote in this uncontested post.
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PTC taxpayer

Hey...I'm one of them. Don't think he was elected by PTC votes. And if you can't have an opinion at 53 I might as well fold up shop and quietly expire.

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Obama calling for "working together"

Funny, Pelosi didn't seem to get the memo 2 years ago.

I told JeffC around a year ago, the House was going GOP, he said no way. I would like to hear his comments on this. He seems to have pretty good ones, most of the time. :)

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Hey Spyglass...

I was on the record as predicting that the Democrats would retain control of the House and Senate too. Turns out I was half-right.

The Democrats lost 60 seats in the house, including 26 out of 54 seats held by "Blue Dog Democrats".

Give credit where credit is due: The Republican strategy of "Party First, Country Second" worked for them election-wise.

Unfortunately, now they'll have to actually govern, which has been the Repubs' Achilles heel historically.

BTW, what do you think of Cal Thomas column this week...should "Job 1" of a Republican house be to extend tax cuts for the richest 1%?

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Bacon, Taxes/spending should be cut across the board..

1/3/5/10%, pick number and just do it. The Senate will attempt to block anything meaningful that comes across the board in this area.

Honestly, I've always liked the way our Govt works when it "gridlocked" so to say.

Will the newly elected GOP's be the old breed, or the new breed? That will tell the tale.

I've made money under all administrations, I'm not all that partial to one or the other. I'm a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.

I will say, that until we get this "foreclosure" thing under control, this Country will continue to suffer. Big time. I know folks, good folks, developers even :), that have been hurt a lot. These folks provided a LOT of jobs to good people, and they are all hurting.

It didn't help the Dems when they basically "crammed" Govt Healthcare down the Countries throat. I think that cost them more than anything.

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I considered Mickey Mouse

Goofy would have been more appropriate, but they only count votes with a first and last name, and I don't know Goofy's. So I decided to vote local and cast mine for Bald Cyclist.

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I also

Voted for the Bald Cyclist.

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On another note, the Starship store opened @ Thomas Crossroads..

But it certainly doesn't sound like the "normal" Starship store. Not from the free advertising, I mean article, on the front page of our neighboring town's newspaper.

I may have to check it out.

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Remember, Libertarians and Repubs vote today...

Dems vote tomorrow.

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Vote For

OK gang, it's not to late to vote for the Cyclist, yeah, Steve (won't answer questions) Brown has already won, but show your displeasure with out choices and our result, and vote for the Cyclist and not Steve (won't answer questions) Brown.

PS, In Steve (won't answer questions) Brown's defense, although I asked him several questions as soon as he declared for the office, the night before the election he did ask what the questions were, and said he had been out of town. The fact that he ran his whole campaign from out of town is an awesome feat, or a colossal lie. You be the judge.

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GPB TV 8 Governor debate....

is on now.

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Write in Bald Cyclist

For commissioner, instead of Steve (won't answer questions) Brown.

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Satellite Viewing Opportunity Tonight!!!

Well actually a spent rocket body. This object is travel from south to north starting at 19:19 (7:19p) and will be directly overhead at 19:22 (7:22p). The magnitude will be .8 which will be easily seen. It can be distinguish from a jet liner since there are no blinking strobe lights. The rocket was launched in Japan in 2003 and carried aloft an IGS or information gather system. Kids really like seeing this sort of stuff. I suspect CHR$ would too. ☺

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What in tarnations is going on!

JeffC posted a blog about how wrong he was in forecasting the outcome of next week's midterm elections. Joe K. responded and now that thread is gone!!!! Cal, what in the blazes happened?

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Cyclist - Maybe

Mr. Kawfi simply went off the deep end?

You mentioned the type of bike you ride, would you remind me again what that make is? You said it was high end.

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TREK

Carbon fiber 5200.

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