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9.09 When You Can't Afford To Wipe Your A$$



September 10, 2009 – Comments (10)

Lawyers are donating toilet paper to the Jefferson County Jail and encouraging others to do the same, after some of their incarcerated clients reported that it's in short supply.  

Lawyer John Lentine said Tuesday several inmates told him independently that the jail is rationing toilet paper, and jail officials confirmed for him that supplies are low.

"I'm not pointing fingers at the sheriff's department or the (county) commission," said Lentine, who on Saturday dropped off more than 400 rolls of toilet paper at the jail. "What I'm saying is when you house people, you have a legal duty to provide basic needs."

It may be your legal duty, or contractual obligation, or desire....but when money runs runs out.  AND MONEY IS RUNNING OUT ALL ACROSS AMERICA  Thank goodness the lawyers stepped in...otherwise a lot of inmates would be itching in the outhouse.


NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Chief Financial Officer John Killian said Thursday the company still needs to trim down its work force and plans additional cuts over the next couple of years.... The company has already cut 8,000 jobs in the past 12 months, and plans to cut another 8,000 positions in the second half.

TWIN FALLS -- Computer maker Dell today announced that it is closing down its call center in Twin Falls and plans to layoff 500 employees by early next year.

ATA layoff of 125 hits Sept. 25

Zender’s, a patio furniture, fireplace and holiday decor store that has operated since 1975 in Thousand Oaks, is closing and liquidating its merchandise to pay money owed to a bank.  The liquidation sale, which started Aug. 29, will end Sunday.


ORLANDO -- A foundation dedicated to helping the working poor is forced to shut down most of its operations.

Destiny Foundation has operated a health clinic, thrift store, job outreach center and food center for 8 years.

However, its founder said over the last months demand has skyrocketed, while donations from corporate and church sponsors have dwindled.

Currently, everything but the food outreach center has closed its doors, and operators said they aren't sure how much longer they can keep it open.

"It's going to hurt. Like I said, we are on a very tight budget and unemployment checks here in Florida is very small," said Don Skow, who is unemployed.

"I really can say it's been a blessing to the city of Orlando. I can say I'm sad to see it’s closing down," said Vassie Roofe, who is retired.

Destiny's health clinic provided free medical care to uninsured children.
The Food Outreach sells groceries at discount prices through subsidies to low income families.

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#1) On September 10, 2009 at 11:49 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Two looming financial clouds - including a $105 million bond payment due Sept. 15 - are pushing Jefferson County to take a new look at whether it must file for bankruptcy, County Commission President Bettye Fine Collins said Tuesday.

The quandaries pressing the county are:

The general obligation bond payment due in two weeks, which the county does not have the money on hand to cover. The county owes the money to two banks for an accelerated principal and interest payment on non-sewer debt.

The possibility of having to repay $22 million in occupational tax revenues that the county was allowed to spend from January, when a judge ruled that the county's authority to levy the tax had been repealed, through May.

"There is no doubt in my mind we won't be able to resolve all of this by Sept. 15," Collins said.

In addition, the county still has no agreement with creditors for how to repay $3.9 billion owed on its sewer debt - a debt so large and complex that it threatened to overwhelm the county long before the current economic crisis took root.

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#2) On September 11, 2009 at 12:15 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that he wouldn't be surprised if the state needs to cut another $100 million to $200 million from the budget after revenue estimates are revised next week.

Based on preliminary discussions he has had with Maryland Secretary of Budget and Management T. Eloise Foster, O'Malley said he is bracing for more spending reductions. It's unclear how much the estimates will be revised downward when the Board of Revenue Estimates meets, he said.,0,5964027.story

Gov. Haley Barbour ordered $171.9 million in budget cuts statewide Thursday blaming sluggish tax collections during the first two months of the fiscal year.

Cuts were ordered for all levels of state education, including the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) which helps govern individual funding to school districts.

"We've got a budget storm on the horizon," Barbour said. "We can't avoid the storm. We know the best thing is to prepare early, act early."

A FINANCIAL FAMINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gwinnett County is staring at an extended financial famine.

With no solid sign of economic recovery in sight and a vocal mandate against raising taxes still ringing in their ears, county officials plan to cut budgets by another 9 percent in 2010.


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#3) On September 11, 2009 at 12:24 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Harbor City,CA – Hospital workers, including radiologists, operating room technicians, environmental services and others, who work for Kaiser Permanente in California, will picket outside their work sites to protest management plans to slash 1,350 of their jobs on Wednesday, September 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside Kaiser Roseville Medical Center and Kaiser South Bay Medical Center near Long Beach. The pickets will continue on Thursday, September 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kaiser facilities in Oakland and Woodland Hills.

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#4) On September 11, 2009 at 12:34 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Cincinnati police officers will not be laid off the rest of this year after voting to accept 4.6 unpaid days instead.

The unpaid days are fewer than the six days requested this summer by City Manager Milton Dohoney. They’ll cost each officer about $300 a month, Fraternal Order of Police President Kathy Harrell said. And the unpaid days still don’t guarantee anything about saving any jobs for next year. In fact, Dohoney has said layoffs are virtually inevitable in 2010, when the projected deficit could be as high as $40 million.


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#5) On September 11, 2009 at 2:10 AM, chiragpatnaik (< 20) wrote:

Use water and your hand to clean up. More than a billion people worldwide do so. It is environmentally friendly to boot.

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#6) On September 11, 2009 at 3:12 AM, mliu01 (< 20) wrote:

Timmy and Obama said recession maybe over. Stimulus package worked!!!

 So, when the fK obama and timmy will tell us that nobody saw this comming?

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#7) On September 11, 2009 at 3:25 AM, KamranatUCLA (29.37) wrote:

agree with chira but in other parts of teh world there is water next to the toilette...toilette paper is very bad for environment

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#8) On September 11, 2009 at 8:37 AM, JerseyShoreGirl (< 20) wrote:

2 very important developments on the Eligibility (Birth Cert) Issue:

1) From this website:

Tomorrow at 2pm hearing for Captain Connie Rhodes MD in GA

September 10th, 2009

I just got word from Ms. Sweeden, clerk for District Court Judge for the Middle District of GA. We were granted an emergency hearing for Captain Connie Rhodes, MD, flight surgeon, who is scheduled to be shipped to Iraq day after tomorrow on September the 12th. Capt Rhodes states that she is willing to go to Iraq, as long as she knows that the orders going down the chain of command are lawful orders. We asked this case to be certified as a class action case, as she represents a whole class of plaintiffs situated in similar position. The hearing will be tomorrow at 2pm in Columbus GA, Federal Building 1201 12th street. Judge Clay D. Land courtroom. Judge Land was gracious and a real Southern gentleman in that he waived the technical requirement of a signature of the local counsel as a contact.  

I hope that members of the military and other patriots of this country will be in the courtroom to support Cpt. Rhodes MD.

I will be making my travel arrangements shortly.

Need patriots and members of the military tomorrow, at 2pm, Columbus GA

September 10th, 2009

I need Georgia patriots and members of the military at Ft. Benning in the courtroom tomorrow, please support the fight of the Courageous Captain Connie Rhodes, MD to uphold her oath of office and Constitution of this country against Kenyan-Indonesian Usurper and his cronies in the government, in the top brass of the military, in the US attorneys office and in the media. It is up to you- whether your Constitution will be upheld or shredded into pieces and spit upon. 

1201  12th str, Columbus GA. Federal District court Judge Clay D. Land


2) Also, this very, very interesting piece of information:

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#9) On September 11, 2009 at 8:53 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

The Sewer Authority in Jefferson County is about to go bankrupt...where are they going to get water from?

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#10) On September 11, 2009 at 9:36 AM, jason2713 (< 20) wrote:

and yet the market chug, chug, chugging up.  It's red now, but I bet it will end up green.

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