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City to bring back officers to enforce parking

November 9, 2013

It’s been more than six years since parking meters and officers dedicated strictly to parking enforcement were eliminated by Marietta City Council, a move that resulted in the loss of a funding......

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Nov-11-13 9:27 PM

OK Walmart haters, Lets have the libs pass a new law that says if you collect welfare, unemployment, SS, or Snap or WIC, you are no longer permitted to spend any of that Gov’t provided assistance monay at Walmart. Your SNAP card or WIC benefits would not work at Walmart.

Allowing this to happen is like the Gov't, accroding to Walmart haters, subsidizing China.

That would be a good start.

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Nov-11-13 10:27 AM

Woolworths, Newberry's, Kresge, Penney's, Sears and Roebuck, Montgomery Wards all carried imports from China, Japan, Germany, Belgium, and many other European countries. The nations we import from has changed, but the US has always imported goods. The problem is that people want something for nothing, and we want a lot of it. We have become a disposable society, want things cheap and easy. Things are changing and it's vital to the world that we must recycle, reuse, repurpose as much as possible. With global warming, our population centers are going to shift on a scale never seen before. Not now, but very soon.

Back on subject:

In the meantime, I'll support the American worker and manufacturer by shopping in downtown Marietta as much as I can. I won't overstay the parking limits and I won't park in handicapped spaces without a placard.

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Nov-11-13 10:17 AM

I already have much of what I need to get along in this world from when I was a working person. I don't need much in the way of new goods, but when I do, I tend to buy local and buy American made goods when available. Not so easy to do these days. The good old days weren't all American made items though and the biggest stores weren't all locally owned stores. Some items carried in the chain stores were American made but many were not. cont...

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Nov-11-13 8:37 AM

its only a tax if you park illegally or for longer than 3 hours in the same spot

it's a FINE (not a tax) for illegal parking...

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Nov-11-13 8:30 AM

Asknot: Stop acting like a victim, get off your tail, and make something of yourself like the other HARD-WORKING people you like to attack. Wait...most hard-working and successful people are CONSERVATIVES.

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Nov-11-13 12:01 AM

It's my understanding that the money will go into the parking fund to maintain the lots and pay for the parking enforcement officer… and its only a tax if you park illegally or for longer than 3 hours in the same spot. Seems like if you get a ticket for that… you deserve to have an extra tax levied against you.

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Nov-10-13 7:19 PM

And at last I bring up the one huge point about Walmart and companies like them and the severe damage they have done to this nation.

You know why this nation won WW2?

We out produced the other nations who were fighting us.

If we got into a war with China right now....they could flip their manufacturing industry to war production overnight.

Us on the other hand...we be like a deer in the headlights.

The Germans had way better tanks than the US,Britain,Russia etc. But they couldn't build as many as us.

Theirs were technologically more advanced than ours. Yet our armored divisions trounced them with numbers. The same for the Russian T-34s. Cheaply built and in mass will win the day any day.

So when you go to walmart and buy that low cost item that "saves" you money just remember that you are giving a country that honestly has no reason to tolerate us a strategic advantage over us.

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Nov-10-13 7:11 PM

Now lets talk about the quality of goods at walmart.

Quality is subpar. You get what you pay for.

Because for a company to meet the price goals walmart sets they have to make the items cheaper.

Walmart gets a hold on a good brand they ruin it.

I bought a pair of Herman Survivors boots at Walmart ten years ago. Those boots were made when the boots were still being made the way the original made them.

What does walmart do when the bought out the company? Stop making them. And introduce junk that will not hold up even half as long as they did. They are still good boots to this day.

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Nov-10-13 7:04 PM

"Maybe not the best paying jobs but jobs that are better than minimum wage."

To further elaborate on that statement I will add that manufacturing jobs tend to bring in more hours. 40+ in a lot of cases.

With an economy drowning in service jobs less than 40 is becoming the norm.

At walmart you have little hope for overtime. In fact if you go over 40 you will be made to cut your hours. So in a sense working over means you will be producing work for free.

Service jobs didn't build the middle class. A stable manufacturing base with good pay did.

No wonder the middle class is faltering when that which lifted so many up has been pulled from out under them.

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Nov-10-13 6:58 PM

Here is the problem with walmart.

They by their own actions have lead the way in shipping jobs overseas.

Maybe not the best paying jobs but jobs that are better than minimum wage.

Just so that the company can fatten its profit margin.

You see Walmart has the power to demand that manufacturers sell them their wares at a certain price otherwise walmart will not carry it.

And to meet that price what does a company have to do? Ship the job overseas where labor is significantly cheaper so that they can meet walmarts price demands and still make a profit of their own.

The stuff that is made for walmart specifically harbors another interesting tactic in getting those prices you covet low.

Walmart will place an order for goods with a chinese manufacturer..wait till the order is fulfilled and then turn around and demand the price be lower than originally specified. Noncompliance is met with Walmart not accepting the order at all and finding another producer for it

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Nov-10-13 5:58 PM

It is becoming too easy to feed at the Gov't

trough and when you point that out you are deemed could hearted. Z I think one of the biggest problem we face in the USA is the rise of poitical correctness driven from the left.

If you say what you mean you are demonized.

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Nov-10-13 5:54 PM

I remember when I had a minimum wage job. It was my incentive to get a higher paying job. I was not out blaming someone else.

Why is it always someone else's fault?

Better be nice to the Chinese. They lend Obama all the money he and the Dems want to spend.

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Nov-10-13 4:04 PM

What if WalMart did not exist and employed no one?

I shop at Walmart because I save money and that helps me to live better.

Seems corny but how does it help me to spend more money somewhere else?

Welfare payments to WalMart Employees are not Walmarts fault. It is the Gov't fault for setting the bar top low to collect benefits.

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Nov-10-13 9:17 AM

*** equates to rear-end.

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Nov-10-13 9:17 AM

i am not certain of the procedure for illegal handicapped parking in your area...but down here they will tow your *** in a heartbeat and rightly so. no tickets just a tow and a hefty fee to get your scoot out of impound. in addition private citizens can and do report the offending vehicle and voila here comes tommy tow-truck lickity-split and away you go. tessie, it is possible that the wal-mart shoppers may be of the disposition to abuse the handicapped spots more that at other places of business. i tend to believe that those that abuse the spaces would do so anywhere they go.

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Nov-10-13 8:09 AM

Its a free country

I agree and stated my opinion of the shops downtown, if you don't like it that's your problem...I'll continue to shop where I want at the stores that offer what I'm looking for and couldn't care less if you approve or not...

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Nov-10-13 12:16 AM

What denial of people in this town? As close as I can tell our city government is trying to find a solution to a problem that has been brought forth by business owners and citizens. If they can make it budget neutral, I say go for it. I am downtown all the time, and I would prefer to see this. Parking is impossible most of the day, perhaps getting those court employees to move their cars or use the city lots might do something.

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Nov-09-13 10:36 PM

With all the tickets the city writes out to those parking in handicap spaces in advanced auto at midnite when they are closed I would have thought the funds would have been much higher

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Nov-09-13 9:25 PM

Sorta looks like Marietta is slowly becoming a model of Athens.By the time they pay workmans comp,vehicle costs ect..i will be a break even/loss scenario

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Nov-09-13 5:11 PM

What is wrong with you Devil's Advocate? You need to stop attacking me and the comments I make. Get a grip man!

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Nov-09-13 2:53 PM

Most of the stores downtown are shops the tourist are attracted to or for holiday shopping...who honestly shops these knick knack stores??...I haven't shopped downtown since JC Penneys left, so I'm not worried about parking tickets or actually anything else that goes on stop shopping at the mall or even better yet the internet :)

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Nov-09-13 2:30 PM

I think, and I am not sure here, but the idea is that the parking limits are for the benefit of the local businesses. You have employees who park on the street for 8 hours a day, which blocks convenient parking for patrons. As far as the Walmart lot goes, I believe its the policing of the handicapped spots, which are regularly abused. As someone who has a disabled family member, I can tell you that it is extremely aggravating to see someone abuse those spots, and something needs to be done about it.

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Nov-09-13 2:01 PM

I would say in the next five years down town Marietta will be a empty of all stores.

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Nov-09-13 12:27 PM

29 hours a week. 1 more hour would qualify them for Obamacare. I think thr union should step in here.

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Nov-09-13 11:37 AM

Tess said, why would you monitor? Oh, maybe because the handicap spots are abused the greatest at Walmart. Duh!

Tess, you are a bitter, bitter person with nothing better to do than knock civil servants with exception of the POTUS. Your head is permanently wedged in that dark void. May you wake up one day and have gratitude for their efforts. In my business, things cost money. That cost has risen steadily over the last 5 years. In order to survive, I have to raise my prices. It is economics 101. I'm glad that city officials recognize this and are attempting to offset rising costs that they face.

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