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One councilman questionning the Library's tax renewal in EBR. - doubleb
http://theadvocate.com/news/11099842-123/metro-councilmans-comment-stirs-debate Go all the way to the end of the article after the councilman's poke at the Library's Green efforts: [quote]He said the library should lower its millage in next year’s tax elections because it already has so much m...


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When a governor or president provides amnesty, do you have to name - doubleb
the recipients, or can they legally just say everyone who has done [u]blah blah blah[/u] is forgiven? How does that work? ...


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With the war between BR and SG continuing, is this a good time to bring up the - doubleb
RDA, and raising taxes to fund it? From the BR Business Report [quote]RDA board to tackle issue of permanent funding today Walter Monsour, president and CEO of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, is presenting to his board this morning a series of options for a permanent source...


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It has been stated the EBRPSS is "dysfunctional" - doubleb
Citizens in SG would like to form an ISD. There is a lot of opposition to that movement, but what others options do they have if they are tired of trying to work within a "dysfunctional" system run by people who can't spell school?...


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Bayou CountryFest contract extended with rebates - doubleb
At least one council person asked a pointed question. [quote]Nonetheless, Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis wanted to know how much Festival Productions makes on that weekend, which Arrigo said is proprietary information. "We're giving them a rebate with taxpayer dollars. Why don't we have a r...


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Who said this? - doubleb
[quote]"The president has to make the choices he thinks are important. I'm not going to second guess our president. I understand how tough the job is. To have a former president bloviating and second-guessing is, I don't think, good for the presidency or the country."[/quote] a) Jimmy Carter b) ...


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Russian, look what they want now. - doubleb
http://theadvocate.com/news/10357497-123/brecs-imagine-your-parks-2 [quote]The Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission’s draft plan, called “Imagine Your Parks 2: Better Parks, Better Living,” calls for more walking/biking trails and a host of other health-conscious initiatives residents aske...


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Who could have predicted it? - doubleb
[quote]Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.[/quote] http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/09/18/health-l...


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Athletes get coddled starting in junior high. - doubleb
They matriculate through school and into the pros, and often times they get by with doing things because the coach and or school needs them to play. It is easy to see how some of these guys believe they can just about do anything and get by light or unscathed. Players routinely break laws and...


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Third Street parking garage agreement tied to Water Campus deals, Daniel says - doubleb
What do you guys know about this? Apparently some members of the council were caught by surprise, again. [quote]"We ask that you not defer this. It's not a complicated deal," Daniel told the council, whose members had too many questions to be comfortable approving the agreement.[/quote] htt...


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For those thinking Obama is worn down forget it. - doubleb
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/obama-meet-the-press-110676.html?hp=l2 Quote President Barack Obama may seem fatigued after nearly six years in office, but he said in an interview airing Sunday, he considers himself “energized” by what he hopes to accomplish before leaving the White House. ...


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La., third straight year of no sales tax growth - doubleb
Is the answer more movies? More plants up and down the river? More Country Music Festivals? another pro team in NO? But seriously, I have not seen the recovery Obama, or the boom Holden and Jindal talk about. What is really going on? We spend a lot of tax dollars to entice businesses, why aren'...


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So Asians make more money on average than whites in the US - doubleb
Interesting, they make more, they graduate HS more and they live in fewer single families. If it's a society geared for the whites, how can the Asians do so well?...


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More character assasination? Wilson injured? Is this source legit? - doubleb
[quote]The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Br...


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Apparently the movie boom isn't helping. - doubleb
[quote]La. budget shortfall pegged at $1.2B for next year Louisiana state lawmakers got their first glimpse today of next year's budget gap that they'll have to close, and The Associated Press reports it's another hefty shortfall: $1.2 billion. The grim news, delivered to the joint legislative...


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Latest on St. George from BR. Business Report - doubleb
[quote]St. George proponents making final push to get incorporation issue on December ballot Organizers of the city of St. George incorporation effort have scheduled what they say will be their final fundraiser to "help finish up getting the last signatures we need and then helping us trans...


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IMF projects worst year for the economy since 2009. Blames bad weather. - doubleb
There is no way could Obama or any other POTUS overcome a severe Winter in the midst of a global warming crisis. The economy had to suffer. Recommendations you ask???? Paraphrasing, The Federal Govt. needs to give more child care tax credits and increase the minimum wage. The Federal Govt. needs ...


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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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