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Re: “State spends $30,000 drug testing TANF recipients for drugs, nabs 2.

If these people have money for drugs, why do they need TANF?

Testing has the benefit of discouraging others from taking drugs. We don't know how many TANF recipients stopped taking drugs to avoid a positive test. We just know that 1/3 were still taking drugs. Perhaps 2/3 of those who would have used drugs quit to avoid a positive test.

If they are taking drugs, they are likely up to other nefarious activities. For example, there are way too many women taking drugs during pregnancy leading to severely damaged children. I know of a foster parent who is raising 2 children birthed to a woman who used drugs and alcohol during pregnancy. The children have suffered immensely with expensive medical conditions. One baby will require a heart surgery. The other has had serious respiratory issues. The children will have incredibly difficult lives thanks to their drug taking welfare mother.

That said, someone needs to explain why the average cost per test was $5040.

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Posted by Viper on 04/21/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Little Rock school tax opponents to ask for another early polling place

They ought to allow early voting at the schools in the district. Set up a mobile voting bus and park it at a different school every day from say 2-6pm until the election. If the Red Cross can conduct a blood drive on a bus, so could voting.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Viper on 04/13/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “New Yorker: Why the rush on Arkansas executions? And questions for the governor.

It's been many YEARS since the men were condemned to death, and in some cases decades. If the condemned men were killed immediately after sentencing, it would be reasonable to call it a rush. Sadly, those murdered by these criminals did not have the opportunity to delay their executions for decades.

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Viper on 04/13/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Little Rock school tax opponents to ask for another early polling place

Lance Hines is absolutely correct. There should be early voting at multiple libraries or at no libraries. Terry or Thompson libraries would be convenient for many people that actually pay taxes to vote against the school taxes. We need to get a vote on the ballot to return to state minimum tax levels.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Viper on 04/13/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “LRSD reduces early voting options; omits black neighborhood

I guess it's discrimination against white, black, and Asian people that there will be no early voting in west Little Rock.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Viper on 04/12/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Compare and contrast: Pope, GOP

I have no problem with a health care provider making a great living after their years of hard work. However, I'm not quite as fond of the drug reps making obscene salaries and bonuses.

I'd rather see a surgeon make a million dollars a year than a UA football coach. the better surgeons command better salaries, and typically have much better skills and outcomes. A highly skilled surgeon in private practice may command a salary similar to that of a UA football coach. They're worth every penny unlike the football coach.

Posted by Viper on 04/03/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Harvard project slams Arkansas plan to execute eight

If the lawyers were truly incompetent, what action has been taken to take away their licenses? Who are these lawyers that have been found to be incompetent? By all means, name them and let the public shaming begin.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Viper on 03/30/2017 at 1:46 PM

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Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism


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