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  • Reply to: Great Wolf Resorts may have a buyer   10 hours 56 min ago
    moelarrycurly

    GW photo of broken pipe in winter:
    Now, hope this photo comes through below. Picture this within feet of your Preston Chase back yard. Where, oh where would all that water go? And look at the SIZE of that tube....EGAD!!! Little kids in the neighborhood would have nightmares looking at that thing through the disturbed buffer. Not only that, these tubes are not insulated or heated from the cold. Read the comment about how cold the run is in the winter.
    NASA has equipment they use such as this. The National Weather Observatories have equipment they use such as this. Would you buy a home with THIS in your back yard?

    https://www.facebook.com/Greatwolfwaterpark/photos/a.345035079482.149823...

  • Reply to: Great Wolf Resorts may have a buyer   11 hours 41 min ago
    Robert W. Morgan

    Peachtree Station revisited
    Right you are, shady deals have long legs and they haunt us for years.
    Methinks Ms. Mayor may want to have a hearing and call Steve Black and Alex Thompson to testify on why and how Peachtree Station got approved and how the money flowed.

    Afterwhich she may rethink the wisdom of fluffing PTC CVB and the Great Wolf to the tune of $800k.

    Never thought we would ever see something like this in our family oriented community.
    But I never thought I'd see something like Peachtree Station either. Thanks Alex, Thanks, Steve. Hope you are enjoying your money.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   12 hours 49 min ago
    The Apolitical President

    Dear Bonnie,

    You are well on your way to defining yourself and you are most certainly headed in the right direction. Your three reasons for opposing the executive's economic policies are well reasoned and defend American citizens right to justice according to the common, natural laws ruling individuals.

    For a profound look at the controversy between American government's shift from defending and protecting natural law to its protection and defense of government itself through legislation and unjust judicial review, please read the essay by Lysander Spooner which he entitles as a letter to President Grover Cleveland upon his inauguration.

    Peace, Justice and Truth

    Bill

    American Presidency: The Apolitical President

    (for a Misesian candidate)

    P.S. This is must reading, about eighty pages. As an incentive to you, I will buy you and your family lunch if you wish to discuss it because I will be so happy and impressed that you care about creating a just peace for your progeny.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   13 hours 2 min ago
    Cyclist

    So.....are you saying illegals can not participate in this little utopia?

  • Reply to: What’s gone wrong with democracy?   14 hours 20 min ago
    MYTMITE

    security and I am sure you are carrying BlCr/BlSh as a supplimentary to Medicare as I am as a senior over 65. Those receiving Medicare have been fortunate enough to not have been touched by Obamacare--that is until they start stripping away Medicare benefits. My daughter and son-in-law have ended up with a 300% increase in their healt insurance---so go figure.

  • Reply to: Great Wolf Resorts may have a buyer   14 hours 25 min ago
    MYTMITE

    So, they say there will be a half million visitor nights when they are at full capacity. If you can believe this, and I can't, what will that do to our traffic in Peachtree City? It is a mess now and it would be impossible under those conditions. As for 400 huhdred new jobs--what cleaning rooms and toilets? Running the great slide--oh, slides don't need operators.

    Hope our elected officials have the you know what to tell them they can keep their plans or take them elsewhere where they would be better suited. Unless someone has a vested interest in this fiasco, there would be no reason for any of our officials to see this as a win-win situation. WE DON'T WANT IT-WE DON'T NEED IT!

  • Reply to: Great Wolf Resorts may have a buyer   17 hours 8 min ago
    moelarrycurly

    Great wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Know what is going on here? This is money games, investment games, gambling with other people's money games, all to get the few on the top of the heap to pile on to their multimillion dollar salaries and compensation/bonus packages.

    The renovation cost will be written off on Apollo's books in the sale. Centerbridge will up the room rates and other fees the customer pays on these properties. Then, in 3-5 years, Centerbridge will put the whole company back on the market and sell for what will be their stated profit. Or, they will say they cannot make a profit here, so they will take their name off the PTC property and then what is the next step with a closed down water park/hotel complex?

    Great Wolf has not made a profit since 2008. This is a financial shell game.

    Know what PTC gets? The same as what has been going on over at Peachtree Station/The Fairways/Harmony Village for the last 20 years. Every few years, new management, new ownership and empty promises. Never kept promises. Minimum upkeep, minimum maintenance, and no upgrades.

    Anyone who has stayed at or worked at this Dolce knows the walls are paper thin. You can listen to next door conversations through the wall. And this is adult conversation, mostly, as a conference center. Add a kiddie component and the noise levels will be escalated with ongoing complaint by guests. Here is the formula...unhappy guests, no repeat business, recipe for failure.

    This city does not need, nor should it approve a Great Wolf.

  • Reply to: What’s gone wrong with democracy?   20 hours 16 min ago
    Davids mom

    Cruz shut down our government in his attempt to repeal Obamacare. And now he announces that he has enrolled in Obamacare - because it is a mandate!! I'm enrolled in Anthem-Blue Cross - not Obamacare. I know someone will clarify my misunderstanding of Cruz's action. Thanks.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   20 hours 23 min ago
    Davids mom

    "I have always held the firm belief that one of the cornerstones of our nation was our freedom to make choices that would determine our own destiny. However, when a governmental entity becomes so large that it is able to insulate itself from accountability and seeks primarily to perpetuate itself and exercise more power over the lives of citizens, it has become too big."

    What are your suggestions for making our government more accountable? What do we need to do to reduce the size of government without deminishing the services that government provides?

    Thanks for sharing your opinion.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   20 hours 33 min ago
    Davids mom

    "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." - T. Jefferson

    We seem to be entrusting our government to those who have big bucks to attempt to buy our vote and allegiance. Educated/informed citizens are not a mob. Today's technology has helped transparency in government. Those who only watch Fox or CNN (conservative or progressive opinions) are not keeping well informed. It is important to become aware of all stands regarding an issue. ( and where possible observe our representatives in government in action!!! -that may be scary rather than enlightening)

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   21 hours 9 min ago
    PTC Observer

    "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." - T. Jefferson

    Democracy (majority rules) defined: five wolves and a lamb voting what the lamb will have for dinner.

  • Reply to: A simple question   22 hours 12 min ago
    AtHomeGym

    Put your trust in Mother Jones if you wish, I choose not to trust this mag that caters to the left side of politics.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   22 hours 58 min ago
    Davids mom

    works when everyone is represented. It is not always about 'race'. Rights belong to men, women, rural residents, urban residents, etc., etc., etc. in our country. Because of our history - other areas of the globe are aware of our problem with implementing opportunity to all of our citizens - even though we elected Obama. The 'right' cartoons are not ignored around the globe. Our president's 'race' seems to be a problem for some. . . fortunately not all-as demonstrated by his re-election.

  • Reply to: Water park economic impact: Big for jobs; not so much for city taxes   1 day 1 hour ago
    Husband and Father of 2

    Striving for mediocrity

    I liken Great Wolf in PTC to Common Core. We are striving for mediocrity. The job numbers are good, but for whom? We simply need to strive for a better fit for the the PTC community.

    The job numbers are decent. The location is not. Let the FCDA find a better location in the county or city of Fayetteville. Perhaps the Hwy 85 corridor which will in a few years show further blight. Give them incentives, I don't care, just don't ruin our planned community for a few dollars.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   1 day 8 hours ago
    Davids mom

    REFRESHER COURSE:

    Full Definition of DEMOCRACY

    1
    a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority
    b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections
    2
    : a political unit that has a democratic government
    3
    capitalized : the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the United States <from emancipation Republicanism to New Deal Democracy — C. M. Roberts>
    4
    : the common people especially when constituting the source of political authority
    5
    : the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges
    See democracy defined for English-language learners
    See democracy defined for kids
    Examples of DEMOCRACY

    The nation has chosen democracy over monarchy.
    In a democracy, every citizen should have the right to vote.
    The company is not a democracy; decisions are made by a board of directors, not the workers.
    There is democracy within the company.
    Democracy, I would repeat, is the noblest form of government we have yet evolved … —Norman Mailer, New York Review of Books, 27 Mar. 2002
    [+]more
    Origin of DEMOCRACY

    Middle French democratie, from Late Latin democratia, from Greek dēmokratia, from dēmos + -kratia -cracy
    First Known Use: 1576
    Related to DEMOCRACY
    Synonyms
    republic, self-government, self-rule
    [+]more
    Other Government and Politics Terms

    agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
    Rhymes with DEMOCRACY

    autocracy, bureaucracy, Eurocracy, kleptocracy, mobocracy, plantocracy, plutocracy, slavocracy, technocracy, theocracy

  • Reply to: Walking Dead wall gets extension from council   1 day 8 hours ago
    moelarrycurly

    aka Morgan on TWD, for giving Peachtree (well, half of our city name) a shout out along with Senoia (impressive, even said it right) on The Talking Dead tonight.
    Daryl knows better than to open that trailer like he did.
    And Glenn, safe journey back to Alexandria. See you in October.
    Creepy good show.

  • Reply to: A simple question   1 day 8 hours ago
    rolling stone

    "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." - Plato

  • Reply to: Yamaha hits milestone   1 day 8 hours ago
    moelarrycurly

    Thanks Yamaha and congrats on the milestone in Newnan.
    Back in the day, driving by there when there was just about nothing along that section of what was a 2 lane road except for that Chinese restaurant across the road.
    And thanks for contributing the Grizzly to PTC help our LEO's on the paths and elsewhere.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   1 day 9 hours ago
    PTC Observer

    She is trying to say that if everyone votes then democracy works, LOL.

    Mob rule and force always work, it's the socialists' ideal!

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   1 day 11 hours ago
    maximus

    As usual your incoherent gibberish has something to do with race.

  • Reply to: 6 public hearings on Thursday Fayette Commission’s agenda   1 day 11 hours ago
    suggarfoot

    I agree with you. I trust Steve completely. And I'm very impressed with Mr Ognio. I'm very grateful we have people like them to represent us. I inherited a lot of rental property in another state which has kept me quite busy down here. I'm constantly having to deal with the city alderman and county commissioners here and I am struck at the contrast. Almost daily, I can't help but compare them to Fayette county. Trust me, they fall far short. The town I'm trying to change things in elects people 'cause they like them'. Homecoming Queens, Uncle Bubba, and your favorite teacher growing up, don't make the best county commissioners trust me. It takes someone with fire in their belly and spirit to change things, and stand up and say "no" when needed. Passive, apathetic, people leave the field open to corruption. Someone that you feel got elected alderman cause they thought it was a nice thing to tell their friends in the garden club just don't make it. It takes a certain breed of animal to make a good community leader. We have two of them in Fayette county. (I wish I could clone them and bring them down here).
    Also, the Citizen is a treasure. The way you can come on here and swap ideas and all go forward is something that isn't in a lot of areas. This is a great weapon in keeping the government what is best for the citizens. Very little gets by the people of Fayette county because of it.

  • Reply to: A simple question   1 day 14 hours ago
    Davids mom

    You have great influence in the Republican Party. Since no one has answered your question, what is your answer - and possible solutions to the problems that you perceive that Clinton and Obama should move on! Thanks!

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   1 day 14 hours ago
    Davids mom

    Are you still angry because you were forced to allow me to go to school with 'your kind'? Interesting. :-). Selma is still an ugly part of our history. People didn't want to be forced to allow all citizens 'rights'. Many around the globe remember. Let's demonstrate growth. Rights/opportunity should be equal in these United States. . . and so understood and not have to be forced on or by anyone. We're not there yet - but a lot closer than we were 50 years ago.

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   1 day 14 hours ago
    Davids mom

    When we as Americans lose the ethical base that this country was founded upon. We need more than one third of our citizens to vote in a national election. We need to elect persons who represent all citizens, and not just those with big bank accounts! Democracy is far from collapse - if all citizens VOTE!

  • Reply to: Classes in Obamanomics   1 day 14 hours ago
    Davids mom

    Please familiarize yourself with the welfare regulations in your respective state. There are 'Jacks' who have benefitted from 'growing up', accepting responsibility and after accepting SOME help, became independent. Most states do not allow persons to remain on welfare indefinitely. There are limitations for the 'Jacks' who do nothing for themselves. For many of those I've seen on welfare, there but for the grace of God, go I. There is fraud and corruption in many of our 'systems' and some Jacks and Jill's have devoted a lot of energy in learning how to use those systems. Law enforcement needs to step up on catching those who expend this negative but prosperous making energy. With the economy turning around, Americans need to take advantage of the educational opportunities to develop skills for the 'new' job market. (citizens in other countries are surpassing us in this effort)

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