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    As a citizen, I don't get to choose not to pay taxes because I don't like what the Arkansas state government is spending state and federal money on, such as paying a Chinese company, Sun Paper, approximately $1 billion to build a paper mill in Clark County.
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Re: “Trump trading

What is the Palin daughter's name? The one with the 2 children?

Posted by Diogenes on 05/16/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Ten Commandments monument moves closer to lawsuit

Setting up a graven image for Church-ianity "look at me, look at me" folks to worship. If it is not in your heart, planting a 3 ton stone ain't gonna help. Meanwhile, on Death Row.....

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Diogenes on 05/11/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “House adopts impeachment rule; Walker already talking lawsuit

Constitution of the United States, Section 9: Limits on Congress

The ninth section of Article One places limits on Congress' powers:

No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

"A bill of attainder (also known as an act of attainder or writ of attainder or bill of pains and penalties) is an act of a legislature declaring a person or group of persons guilty of some crime and punishing them, often without a trial. As with attainder resulting from the normal judicial process, the effect of such a bill is to nullify the targeted person's civil rights, most notably the right to own property (and thus pass it on to heirs), the right to a title of nobility, and, in at least the original usage, the right to life itself."

I have never before used 'attainder' in a sentence but before I never needed to.

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Posted by Diogenes on 05/03/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Tobacco money transfer fails on initial vote; it deserves a closer look UPDATE

Medicaid match for Arkansas is 3:1, what idiot walks away? Oh yes, people makng lots of money.

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Posted by Diogenes on 05/01/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “School tax opponents demonstrate at district offices

Johnny says yes, Baker says no. That's all the facts I need for NO.

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Posted by Diogenes on 05/01/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Baker Kurrus: Opposes Little Rock School District tax

ArkTimes, 2013 (Thanks Dr John Kirk UALR)
Not today's Good Suit Club
The new demonstrations brought the city's businessmen back to the negotiating table. Fearing the negative publicity of escalating protests and a prolonged battle over desegregation, they made a decision to broker a compromise. Eventually, after further haggling, they reached an agreement with black representatives to desegregate downtown lunch counters in early 1963.

James Penick took charge of the operation. He first approached the store manager at Woolworths and explained that the DNC had reached an agreement with students to desegregate lunch counters in return for an end to demonstrations. The manager at Woolworths agreed to go along with the plan if other stores were also willing to participate. Penick used this tentative agreement to persuade other stores to follow suit.

When all the major downtown stores agreed to cooperate, store managers, businessmen, and representatives from the black community met to discuss arrangements for desegregation. They agreed that initially a small delegation from the black community would ask for service at specific stores at a set date and time. At first the black groups would stay only for a short while and, by pre-arrangement over the course of the next few weeks, they would increase their numbers and length of stay. Both sides agreed to notify the local police and the staff at lunch counters in advance to avoid any incidents.
Events in Little Rock underscored the importance of the white business community in paving the way for racial change to the city. Spurred on by the refusal of black activists to settle for second-class citizenship, the business community provided leadership when the general public was reluctant to accept necessary changes and when politicians were in thrall to the electoral benefits of supporting segregation. Pragmatic self-interest drove their actions, as they realized that a more progressive social and racial climate were absolutely essential preconditions for economic advancement.

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Posted by Diogenes on 04/29/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Baker Kurrus: Opposes Little Rock School District tax

Thanks Baker and Max. I was going to hold nose and vote yes. I now solid NO.

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Posted by Diogenes on 04/29/2017 at 1:39 PM

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