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SIAP, another scientist weighs in on climate hoax and NOAA BS - doubleb
http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/07/18/climate-catastrophe-cancelled-geologist-debunks-noaa-climate-report-point-by-point/ Probably a nutjob, but he takes on the popular global warming stats and knocks them for a loop. [quote]Climate Claim: “The planet ranged well outside of normal levels in 2...


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The Feds estimate they paid out 100 Billion with a B dollars to people who - doubleb
did not deserve it. And people think govt. needs to be bigger and spend more?????????????????????????????????? From AP http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/government-made-100b-improper-payments-24480504?singlePage=true [quote]By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billio...


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Now they say it'll be on the December ballot. - doubleb
[quote]St. George incorporation issue won't be on November ballot Organizers of the petition drive to get the incorporation of the proposed city of St. George to a vote of the people confirm they will not have enough signatures by the July 18 deadline to get the issue on the November ballot....


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? for you economists, if the Feds are taking in a record amount of revenues, - doubleb
and the economy is shrinking; what does that mean? I'll hang up and listen....


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If govt. computers are so bad, can we trust them with our medical records? - doubleb
I'd hate to go in for a medical procedure and find out I was no longer living....


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Would you trust the EBR School Board to negotiate with Aramark - doubleb
and extend their contract once again without taking bids. Aramark contracts with EBR Schools to maintain, clean, and do most support work for all of the EBR Parish public schools. It's about a 26 million dollar a year contract first signed in 2004. It was extended once after negotiations when ...


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The legislature just killed an education reform bill for EBR giving principals - doubleb
budget control over their schools. One of the main reasons given for defeating the proposal was because principals aren't trained to do budgets, and they aren't qualified to do so. Fine, but then I read this this morning: [quote]Lee High’s new principal, Nan McCann, is already the principal at...


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Chairman Landrieu needs to get Obama to roll back the new EPA regs - doubleb
by using all that influence that she claims she has. Louisiana gets over 20% of its power from coal fired plants (we have 6 plants). Wouldn't it be a great time for Mary to show her stuff, and help La. before electricity prices jump? ...


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La. issued 251 million in tax credits in 2013. - doubleb
[quote]Chris Stelly, executive director of Louisiana Entertainment, the state-run film office, said officials certified nearly $810 million in production company spending on 123 projects in 2013 and issued $251 million in tax credits.[/quote] The sky is the limit, Hollywood loves Louisiana. [...


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A minor victory for SG. - doubleb
So many exceptions to the bill are bogging it down. But (wink wink) we all know it's a good govt. bill and its not targeted at SG, right? [quote] Capitol Views: St. George bill overloaded, then yanked The House had to take a step back today from a bill that would force the organizers of t...


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Rolfe Mc Collister weighs in on EBR Schools. - doubleb
It's not just SG proponents who are fed up. [quote]Schools still drive population growth By Rolfe McCollister Published May 26, 2014 at 6:00 am (Updated May 23, 2014) Schools still drive population growth The new census figures were released, and The Advocate report...


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So scientists can admit they are wrong when politics aren't involved. - doubleb
[quote]Forget what you know about lowering your cholesterol. Eat some red meat. Use a little bit of real butter and cheese. And stop eating egg whites. Doctors and dietitians are learning that the popular low-fat and low-cholesterol diets popularized in the past 40 years just did not work.[/qu...


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At the Council meeting last night, it was said one area tried for 7 years - doubleb
to get annexed into Baton Rouge and never got in. Does anyone here know when that was and what area that was that couldn't get in? TIA...


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Council votes to annex Mall, etc . - doubleb
No surprises really....


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WAFB investigates students being given grades in an EBR School - doubleb
They also uncover a lack of discipline as well as corruption beginning with Supt, Taylor. It aired last night on the 10:00pm news. http://www.wafb.com/story/25469851/iteam-classrooms-of-fear-hopeless-helpless [quote]More than a dozen teachers are ready to call it quits at just one local public...


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The EBR Shool System was given an extra month to reply to state charges - doubleb
A month ago the state gave the EBR an extra month to file a plan to correct issues. [quote]The state originally gave the district until Friday, April 4, to submit a "corrective action plan" detailing how the district would make sure proper policies and procedures were followed for maintaining stu...


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Advocate prints comprehensive article on St. George, the Mall of La. - doubleb
and the SG 'controversy" which clears up a lot of the misinformation posted previously by SG opponents. For instance the MoL does not generate 38 million in parish taxes that SG you would "lose" is the Mall was annexed into the city. [quote]The city-parish general fund is reliant on a 2 percen...


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Once again the powers try to change the rules in midsteam. More SG politics, - doubleb
Of course it only applies to EBR Parish and SG [quote]Incorporation vote bill advances Capitol News bureau April 24, 2014 Legislation designed to stop incorporation of St. George cleared a state House committee Thursday. The measure, House Bill 1212, would require all voters w...


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City council also did Spinosa another big favor tonite. - doubleb
It seems following zoning codes are optional too when it comes to special interests. Quote The council subsequently amended the TND obligations by dropping the requirement that a developer prove his or her “control of the entire area.” That amendment allows the council to rezone Rouzan back to ...


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Because of the SG movement there has been a lot of talk about BR's city limits - doubleb
so I posted a link to a map which has red lines for the city limits (No, I don't think Obama drew them); but it's interesting to see what is in BR and what is not in BR. The map is quite useful because besides a regular street map, it also has a satellite feature where you can zoom in and literally ...


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Another EBR tax renewal to be held with nothing else on the ballot. - doubleb
From this morning's Advocate ; Early voting starts Saturday for the May 3 election that features renewals of two property tax propositions to maintain the pay of East Baton Rouge Parish schoolteachers and other school employees. Once again the people in charge carefully select an Election Day ...


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Powerful forces all lining up to stop St. George - doubleb
http://theadvocate.com/home/8874227-125/st-george-supporters-in-a We have a Senator Nevers(D) from Bogalusa who wants to put a two year moratorium on ALL NEW INCORPORATIONS in Louisiana. The Louisiana Municipal Association is on his side. The moratorium if passed would go back in time and start o...


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John Delgado hard at work now for Rouzan/Spinosa - doubleb
Now that the Appeals court ruled against Spinosa and the way he went about getting Rouzan approved by the zoning people, the powers that be rush to his aid once again. http://www.businessreport.com/article/20140409/BUSINESSREPORT0112/140409766 [quote]Councilman John Delgado, who represents the...


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AP reports GOP is very good at something, gerrymandering. - doubleb
[quote]Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year's congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November. The reason? Republican strategists spent years developi...


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When you see a public official talking about a windfall, - doubleb
you know the money will be put to good use. [quote]CATS CEO Bob Mirabito is headed to the transit system’s attorney's office this afternoon to pick up a check for $950,000—dedicated tax money for CATS that has been sitting in an escrow account but was freed up earlier this month when the Louisian...


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Let's get back on track, why SG people are fighting (very long) - doubleb
It's probably easier to read here:http://www.businessreport.com/article/20131209/BUSINESSREPORT0201/312109987/St-George-battle-long-in-the-making St. George battle long in the making By Rolfe McCollister Published Dec 9, 2013 at 6:00 am (Updated Dec 10, 2013) There is a lot of...


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Lost in the controversy of the DOE audit and the EBR system Supt Taylor pushed f - doubleb
forward some ideas to get more local control over neighborhood schools to the neighborhood. http://www.nola.com/education/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/03/east_baton_rouge_superintenden_1.html#incart_river_default His general outline gives more control to the principals, and schools. His ideas co...


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Why doesn't Obama get his pen out & write an ex order & put Crimea back in the - doubleb
Ukraine???...


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