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Thursday, March 23, 2006
|From:||kelemen || |
|Date:||Thur Mar 23, 2006 11:22:32 AM EST|
|Subject:||Heya been a long time|
|Good evening Sebastiano,|
You still trying to impress ur wife.
U still hearing nagging about it in the room then come see
www.gmskj.org/hh/. No need to be shameful anymore about ur unit, I'm not.
see the real war while the public sees only the nationalism and the
patriotism. They ar.
the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a.
hin his mind. "Oh, he thought to himself, "I have a history paper due
tomorrow."The anxiety of the .
Audi entered a diesel-powered race car at the 12 Hours of Sebring road race (that's real racing to NASCAR fans, with right hand turns and everything). One of the oil-burners set a track record during qualifying. Its No. 2 R10 racer took the checkered flag, too. This is a huge deal -- diesels are known for being the pack-mules of the automotive world -- efficient, reliable and torque-y. But they are not known for being fast. Trust me. My mother had a grey-market 1984 Mercedes 300D. It was a lot of things, but sporty wasn't one of them.
Now, Audi is promising to bring its diesel to the US. The upcoming Q7 will feature both hybrid and diesel drivetrains. Indeed, Autoblog believes that Audi will even bring the diesel to California, home of the nation's most stringent mobile-source emissions limitations. Hopefully this will make the SUV a bit more efficient and a bit cleaner, too.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006
On April 1st, Out of Hand will debut an original play by respected Atlanta playwright Steve Yockey, Cartoon. Cartoon examines the "tumultuous exploits of a madcap band of mismatched cartoon stereotypes in their media-saturated world. Cartoon is packed with fist fights, revolutions, explosions, performance numbers and even
a little bit of love." Aaaaahhhhhh..... Hope to see you on April 1.
If Sullivan wants to increase revenue by closing loopholes and increasing the gas tax, that's fine with me. But in terms of actual budget cuts, he came up with only $120 billion, about one-fourth of the actual federal deficit — and even that was mostly by the lazy expedient of "I'd just wipe out this program completely," which isn't really even a serious response.
For those of you who haven't heard of Trader Joe's, it is a privately held company that operates small grocery stores in California -- it was born in LA about 30 years ago -- California, DC and Maryland. Nineteen states in all. Trader Joe's buys all of its products directly from the source, rather than relying on middlemen like other chains. They pass that savings on. And their store brands are reputed to be as good or better than national premium brands. And, perhaps most famously, TJ's introduced the world to quality wine at $1.99 a bottle -- "Two Buck Chuck."
I'm thrilled that Atlanta has a Cost Plus, Whole Foods and Eatzis. And getting a TJ's will be the best. Here's hoping one pops up in Midtown or Decatur -- both close to my abode.
Update: Thoughts on locations here.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Bush's tax cuts haven't touched Social Security or Medicare taxes (and both programs run surpluses anyway). They've been solely cuts in personal and corporate income taxes, dividend taxes, and capital gains taxes. These are the taxes that fund discretionary spending.What 80% of the government did you want to cut?
Discretionary spending in 2005 was roughly $1 trillion. About half of that was for defense and national security, which Sullivan doesn't want to cut. That leaves $500 billion, which funds the entire rest of the federal government.
The federal deficit for 2005 was over $400 billion.
So: if you support the tax cuts, and you don't want to cut defense spending, and you want a balanced budget, you need to slice about $400 billion out of the $500 billion that's left.