Wednesday, August 29, 2012
DEPUTY IN PARADISE – The city of Paradise crunched numbers to hire a “resident” deputy at a budget workshop Tuesday. City officials allotted an annual salary of $20,000 for a deputy, $3,600 for a municipal judge and $1,200 for a court clerk. The council also budgeted an additional $1,000 for legal consulting fees and $3,600 for fuel. Officials noted that some of the expenses, such as the legal consulting fee, would only be utilized if a citation “went to trial.” The city projected $25,000 to be generated in revenue, largely through citations. Wise County Messenger Update
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It should only take 14 citations a week to generate the projected revenue. I don't believe they will stop there. Government has a way of finding new streams of revenue and the inclination to increase the flow, not cut the spending. I guess it has to be done since Chico is doing it...
Just another reason to take 380 to Decatur on the way to the Metroplex.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The following article is the latest proof our troops don't belong in the Middle East. Actually, reading the Red Team report made me physically ill. Our presence is only making things worse. The cultural differences are so great, even our Afghan allies are murdering American soldiers at the rate of one a week! DC
Army Report Buried Islamic Motivations
For Afghan Murders of US Troops
Andrew G. Bostom
On May 12, 2011 a US Army "Red Team" issued an unclassified report which purported to explain the burgeoning rash of murderous attacks (which have since escalated even further, still) by Afghan National Army (ANA) members on US and other NATO troops.
Although the report is dominated by apologetic, cultural relativist drivel which attempts, in vain, to explain away these acts of murder committed against the US and NATO troops by their by ANA "allies," it also includes a crudely buried, sub rosa truthful narrative.
What General Allen willfully ignores was laid out, albeit clumsily camouflaged, using plain language, fifteen months ago in the "Red Team" report.
Based upon extensive interviews, US and NATO troops, as the report notes, were both disgusted with, and highly (and justifiably) suspicious of, the Islamically-sanctioned practices and behaviors of their Afghan military allies, and Afghan civilians.
Much more at AmericanThinker.com