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Parent July 17, 2014 at 08:28 PM
Isn't the Gibb's compound privately owned? If so, then who's paying for PWCPolice to stand guard @Read Moret he entrance? Oh! silly me, I'm sure it's us, the TAXPAYERS..............
Marie July 18, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Sneaky government.
Diana July 20, 2014 at 05:13 PM
This is is sneaky and underhanded to just think its ok to house sl these ILLEGAL, yes ILLEGALRead Moreimmigr ants here. First I think the parents should be accountable for abandoning their children. No one thinks of this. Also why are the surrounding countries helping out, why is it always the U.S.? We have our own problems like veterans not being taken care of and our homeless? We should be first before other countries.
Regina "Reggie" P. Moore July 18, 2014 at 09:05 AM
I don't understand. Is it in writing somewhere that our Federal government must inform each U.S.Read MoreSta te? If yes then why didn't our Federal government inform both the VA governor and the PWC Board of Supervisors?
Natassia Grover July 19, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Regina, Prince William County residents are the ones who will have to deal with this. AmericanRead Moretaxpa yers are footing the bill. Something doesn't need to "be in writing" to be the moral and respectful thing to do. The federal government is treating Americans like garbage. The bureaucrats and politicians see American taxpayers and property owners as useful idiots--we get to foot all the bills while dealing with any and all of the fallout including higher public education expenses, higher welfare expenses, higher crime, higher taxes, and lower wages. The federal government did not inform Prince William County leaders because the federal government has no respect for any of us.
Elaine Beachy July 01, 2014 at 09:18 AM
I am SO happy to finally hear the good news that upholds our Constitution and its intent!
John jj Paoluccio June 11, 2014 at 08:56 AM
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John jj Paoluccio June 11, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Please contact: http://manholeodoreliminator.com Could be a good solution.
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Natassia Grover May 19, 2014 at 09:55 PM
Mr. Strother, why are you hanging out with crackheads in the first place? (You know, 'birds of aRead Morefea ther...' and all that.)
Natassia Grover May 21, 2014 at 05:38 PM
"If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing." Perhaps you should take your ownRead Morea dvice and remove this slanderous post.
Natassia Grover May 20, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Matta, I am not racist, I am a fact-ist. Women and minorities are, statistically speaking, moreRead Morelike ly to vote for the Democratic Party, and when it comes to issues like raising taxes, women and minorities are more likely to vote for raising taxes than men, and white men in particular. That is probably because women and minorities are disproportionately more likely to depend on welfare programs and/or less likely to pay net income taxes. The places with the highest property tax rates have disproportionately high ratios of voting minorities. Look, don't hate the messenger. The fact is that taxes would likely be higher. And I say that speaking as a woman with minority relatives and friends. Why do you think that minorities can only be properly "represented" by other minorities? Why do you think women can only be represented by other women? Admit it. You are the sexist and racist one here. I don't give a hoot what race or what sex a politician is. I care about what they stand for. And unfortunately most women and minority politicians stand for things I cannot agree with, including higher taxes.
Asifa Zia May 23, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Yes I totally agree, Minorities should step up and come forward, and show that they can do the jobRead Moret oo. I am sure there are many talented people out there, who can do the job better, than the people we already have.
David Rinaldi Coleman May 27, 2014 at 04:15 PM
Look, if you're dumb enough to vote for a woman because she's a woman, or a Black because he'sRead MoreBlack , you're going to get dumb incompetent people in office, such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Try voting for the candidate who can do the best job in office, and who will shrink our tyrannical governments.
Elsa May 05, 2014 at 12:22 AM
And above all, please BOYCOTT SEAWORLD & "swim with dolphins" places. And shun shark Read Morefin soup.
Natassia Grover April 15, 2014 at 08:15 AM
What are the statistics on sprinkler system leaking or going off when not needed and causingRead Moresignifi cant fire damage? I know people say it is rare, but is it as rare as a non-fatal house fire? The price of a sprinkler system for a new home construction is $1.35/sq. ft., right? So home prices will go up a bit, but who covers the cost of damaged caused by malfunctioning sprinklers? And if a fire is contained within the kitchen and put out by the homeowner's hand-held extinguisher, will the sprinkler still go off? Will the sprinkler only go off in the kitchen or will it go off throughout the house. In the end, the risk of dying in a house fire may be too small to justify spending thousands on a sprinkler system that may very well cost thousands in unnecessary water-clean-up bills.
Natassia Grover April 15, 2014 at 08:16 AM
*causing significant WATER damage
rbud March 28, 2014 at 08:31 PM
Individuals have a right to associate with whomever they like. That may include discriminationRead Morebased upon race, nationality, gender, or lifestyle issues. That doesn't make it ethical or good behavior, but is a person's right of free association. A person may elect to association only with Roman Catholics, or only with Baptists, or only with women, etc. Seems silly, perhaps, but it is their right. Businesses and institutions are an entirely different matter. Any company that enjoys the benefits of government supplied services, the benefits of government licensing, the protections of government issued incorporation, has no such right. Religion must not be a factor in any government action, or government sponsored or sanctioned behavior, or any other government related activity. Government must be government for all the people, not just the religious people, and particularly not a particular religious people. No incorporated or licensed business should be allowed to discriminately select on the basis of religious preferences who or who-not they will serve. To do so defeats the separation of government and religious preference. By a similar principle, government cannot constitutionally make any law about religious practice. Therefore, to structure a law so that it gives religious preference on any matter goes against the protections in our Constitution. If we abridge that freedom, and government makes one law about the practice of religion, then it can make many laws about the practice of religion, which is an intolerable thought.
April March 01, 2014 at 09:01 AM
You had me until your last paragraph. The patient consumer abuse you described has been going onRead Morefo r at least the last 60 years of my life. It is the free market model, not one anyone voted for. In case you don't know it, and it appears that you don't, this administration actually is the FIRST to acknowledge and take steps to address the lack of cost transparency. This page describes efforts to raise transparency, including Obama's. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303650204579375242842086688
Ross A March 01, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Great link April. Thanks for sharing. This sort of thing rarely reaches the mainstream news.
Natassia Grover March 03, 2014 at 08:43 PM
"You had me until your last paragraph. The patient consumer abuse you described has been going Read Moreon for at least the last 60 years of my life. It is the free market model, not one anyone voted for. In case you don't know it, and it appears that you don't, this administration actually is the FIRST to acknowledge and take steps to address the lack of cost transparency. This page describes efforts to raise transparency, including Obama's." We haven't had a free market in health care since the 1940s. The government has been actively meddling in the health care and insurance market for many decades, and sometimes the government has actually encouraged medical monopolies, price gouging, and extortion. The lack of cost transparency has been incentivized for years, and until this sort of price gouging is made ILLEGAL, consumers are still going to be forking out exorbitant amounts of money for over-priced medical care. It is just that now the taxpayers get to subsidize an even greater amount of it. According to the article you posted, people have to have "tools" provided by their insurance companies in order to figure out prices. That shouldn't be necessary. We shouldn't need to pay expensive premiums to some company for it to "negotiate" lower routine and urgent care medical prices, or for it to provide a price list. The medical provider should be providing prices, or at least estimates, AT THE TIME OF SERVICE unless it is a life-or-death emergency. And those prices should be the same for ALL customers, regardless of insurance coverage. Why should uninsured people be paying a higher price for the same service as someone with insurance coverage? Isn't that discrimination?
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