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Re: “A compromise delay on Lake Maumelle protection

Let's see...Tyler Denton works for the Markham Group, a totally owned subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce. Tyler Denton undermines eight years of work for Deltic Timber and the Koch Brothers in one of his first major acts as a Quorum Court member....what was the question? His intentions.......

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Posted by centraltime on 03/27/2013 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Top o' the morning — or is it bottom

Since we are going to do away with any support for family planning, pre-natal, afterbirth care etc, because we need to do God's will and give every egg and sperm a try......then I think we should not fund cialis, viagra, etc. because if God wanted a man to be able to get it up, then God would make sure he could, naturally. Let nature take it's course. Let's just have sex for pre creation. No artificial aids for or against the act and outcome of copulating. Have a blessed day.

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Posted by centraltime on 03/19/2013 at 8:30 AM

Re: “County officials blindsided by Lake Maumelle watershed amendment

I wish I was surprised that Denton sold out. I have always been underwhelmed by Tyler, I hope the JP district will find a strong candidate to run against him in 2014. Of course he will have Koch money to back him up, but he can and ought to be defeated. What a sad situation for our county.

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Posted by centraltime on 02/28/2013 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Why is Tim Griffin pushing Keystone Pipeline so hard? Things go better with Kochs

and don't forget the Koch own 40% of the steel mill that Beebe has proposed for Oseola. Soon the Koch brothers will own more in Arkansas than the Waltons.

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Posted by centraltime on 02/15/2013 at 10:02 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Saturday mail service on the chopping block

local postmaster have not been political appointees since the '70's.

Posted by centraltime on 02/06/2013 at 3:58 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Saturday mail service on the chopping block

The USPS is in this situation because the Postal Reform Act that made it a private operation in '72/73? said that the USPS would operate off of it's own revenue with no tax dollars used. The USPS was paid $24million a year for assets not transferred but out of an $80 billion budget that wasn't a big help. The act also set up an elaborate rate change process that required every class of mail (there are over 100 classes) pay for itself. The Postal Rate Commission was established and in the modern era a whole new lobbying corp emerged around rate setting. It takes over a year for the USPS to change rates. Therefore they cannot respond quickly to things like gas prices. The USPS has one of the largest fleets in the country every cent the rates go up cost the USPS millions of dollars. The Act also allowed for binding arbitration with the labor unions that work at the USPS. There are four postal unions. If the USPS and a union cannot reach agreement on new contract it goes to arbitration and one man decides the largest expense of the USPS, the arbitrator. So the USPS cannot really set it revenue and cannot set it largest expense. THey managed to stay profitable controlling what they could. As long as mail volume, particularly first class, stayed high it worked out. In the '90s the internet began to rapidly to cut into first class mail. The USPS began to seriously work on new legislation that would give it more flexibility to manage itself, but it has not succeeded. The changes that were made were around the edges of the problem and therefore we are where we are today.

Posted by centraltime on 02/06/2013 at 10:25 AM

Re: “The war on women continues

We can't even trust that our Democratic Governor will veto this bill. This is bad law. It is bad for women, children and the economy. It tells people all over the country that we don't give a damn about women and their rights. Women are now 54% of the population, once they realize what this state really thinks of them, they will think before moving here. This a bill is barbaric . I am beyond disgusted. I am outraged! GOV BEEBE IF THIS BILL REACHES YOUR DESK DO THE RIGHT THING... VETO IT.

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Posted by centraltime on 01/30/2013 at 1:00 PM

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