Question of the Day

A place where your opinions can be heard and discussed on issues big and small. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Do you think you would enjoy your job more if it were "gamified"?
Brian January 15, 2014 at 03:37 pm
It depends whether the criteria are really good measures and it isn't something that could be abusedRead More by understanding the system too well. It could make it too easy for managers to be lazy if it's the only tool. I did contests, but that wasn't my only measurement. I also know from managing people before that recognition is just as important as other forms of rewards, and recognition can be given without any cost other than making it too common that it carries less of a punch.
Are zero tolerance policies too harsh? Credit: Morguefile
Brian January 10, 2014 at 04:25 pm
There's too much bullying in schools, so the zero tolerance policies are necessary. SchoolRead More administrations just need to be intelligent about how they interpret a kids' behavior to determine whether it's innocent play, or something they should discipline and correct the behavior.
JACQUE January 11, 2014 at 04:01 am
How many times have you driven on school property with a pocket knife in your car or a gun? You haveRead More committed a felony! Zero tolerance laws should be called zero thought laws because they require no thought to apply. Two kids in Cobb County were charged under the zero tolerance laws just this year, one because he had a fishing knife in his car and the other because he had an emergency tool in his car containing a knife. Fortunately niether was prosecuted because we have a District Attorney who has a brain. These laws are very detrimental and there is no latitude to apply any common sense which is sorely needed. These cases are not one size fits all and niether should the law be.
Last month, the Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding to commit $300 million of public funding toward a $672 million baseball stadium in the Cumberland Mall area. Credit: Wendy Parker
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino December 26, 2013 at 03:40 pm
Heyboy, I did not hear anyone say they are opposed to the Braves coming here....however notRead More necessarily on the terms they have and are dictating. In any investment the investors have an opportunity to properly vet and then vote or decide if they want to invest...not the case here when it was ram-rodded through, which in an of itself makes one wonder what don't they want us to find out? Secondly, for an investment to pay off there has to be a profit after all expenses are taken into account. It is fine to talk about the income from the project but at what cost? (And the taxes you are counting on are the whole point of this article and question: the Braves have requested an exemption from those taxes!!!!) But even without that exemption such stadium deals have not provided communities with the boon you expect....so rather than just approach this on emotion, as a fan, which many of us are, we need the facts and serious studies and projections---and that takes time. If the Braves cannot wait for our requested investment to be properly researched to ensure it is of the least risk possible, that is there problem....not ours, the investors...the taxpayers.
Heyboy January 2, 2014 at 07:38 pm
The Govt is full of studies that cost money that very rarely do anything that makes a difference.Read More Risk yes it takes risk to make any venture work.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino January 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm
I didn't say anything about government studies...we have our own researchers, some professional andRead More some lay people, who are uncovering problems with this deal almost daily. The Braves are a private organization owned by a billionaire who can take all the risk he wants and can afford with his money....not ours. If he wants us to invest then he has to do so on our terms, not decided in the back room between a few who stand to gain regardless if the taxpayers do.
Have you found "The One"? Credit: Morguefile
jMichael November 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm
Yup. From our first date at that little Italian cafe at the bottom of Laurel Canyon [ LA ], to lastRead More night, we've never stopped holding hands... ...or laughing at each other's quirks, oddities, and annoyances. When the book is finally written, it'll have care and smiles on just about every page. As for the occasional darker chapter, none of that matters beyond its last tear.
Credit: Patch file photo
Volare October 17, 2013 at 08:28 pm
Several problems with trying to start a third party challenge to the current system. First isRead More funding, let's not forget that all those in office can still buy votes by ensuring they bring home some pork project for their area. Campaign funding would be a hard slog also. Second is ballot access. A lot of states, Georgia included, don't allow third party candidates on the ballot unless certain provisions have been satisfied. For Georgia a third party must have received a certain percentage of the votes in the previous election. Lastly half the people who want a third party want something that is more Socialist then the current Democrats and the other half want a platform that is more small gov't oriented. In other words take the number of people who want a third party and they actually want two entirely different set of goals. That being said I love third parties just because they can raise issues, which go mostly ignored by the media, that the established party candidates won't. Demand news agancies give equal coverage of candidates and elections would be fun again.
Billy Stramiello October 18, 2013 at 01:04 am
That is question is worded very poorly. My "research and Design" prof would have failedRead More that one for sure.
Billy Stramiello October 18, 2013 at 01:05 am
That is question is worded very poorly. My "Research and Design" prof would have failedRead More that one for sure.
See more »