Weekly Update – March 13, 2010
BREAKFAST DISCUSSION THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010 AND EVERY SATURDAY AT ATHENA DINER, NEW ROAD, NORTHFIELD: 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM. (Also live two way talk every Saturday from 8 to 9AM on 92.1FM Radio, heard in most of South Jersey. The on-air call-in number is 856-696-0092. To learn more about us, go to http://www.libertyandprosperity.org
L&P MEMBERS AGREE TO SPEND $4,800 TO GET OUR MESSAGE OUT DURING THE NEXT 15 WEEKS. At last Monday?s business meeting, members voted to spend $3,000 for radio ads on 1400 AM (WOND) and 107.3 FM (WPUR), and $1,800 for lawn signs to say ?libertyandprosperity.org 609-927-7333 (with rattlesnake logo)? We wanted to also buy TV ads, but we cannot do that unless we collect $2,000 more in dues and donations.
We need younger and female voices in our radio ads. If you want to write, produce, or present our message, please contact Seth Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 609-927-7333. Also, if you can display a small vinyl sign ?or our large mini-billboard–on your property.
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS?TUESDAY, APRIL 20: THERE ARE NO CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT FOR MAINLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOARD FROM NORTHFIELD OR SOMERS POINT! Learn how to be a winning write-in candidate. Come to our breakfast meeting.
2. DIRTY DEAL FOR MORGAN-STANLEY BAIL-OUT CONTINUES?But so does the resistance of informed citizens! Republican Assemblymen John Amodeo and Vince Polistina say giving Morgan Stanley a 20 year tax break on $300 million of state taxes, and $50 million of local and county taxes is a STATE project that cannot be blocked by local voters. But why did they require approval of the nine member city council of Atlantic City?many of whom (including the mayor) got elected with money from the attorneys for Morgan Stanley?s casino!. Why was this a LOCAL issue when 5 pay-to-play council members supported it, but a STATE issue when 1,800 Atlantic City voters signed petitions to put the deal to a public vote? Read the details at http://www.nomorganstanleybailout.org
. What next? The proposed law to protect dirty ?economic stimulus? deals like this from voter protest petitions and public votes will be amended on Monday, March 15. Then, the ?new and improved? deal will be sent to the Assembly and Senate one week later.
3. REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR TOM KEAN, JR. JOINS WITH DEMOCRAT STATE SENATORS LESNIAK AND SWEENEY ON $46 BILLION BAILOUT OF STATE, LOCAL, AND PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PENSIONS. If approved, there will be a 20% hike in all state taxes. But there is no moral or legal obligation to do this bailout! For details, see Seth Grossman essay in the Current-Gazette newspapers at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/news.php?id=7700
or at http://www.libertyandprosperity.org
4. WHY DO SO MANY OTHERWISE SMART AND WELL-MEANING PEOPLE LIE ABOUT THE GOALS OF AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERTARIANS? See Seth Grossman?s essay published last week in the Current-Gazette newspapers at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/news.php?id=7560
5. DO FEWER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES MEAN BAD GOVERNMENT SERVICES? Not necessarily! Read these comments by Retired Police Sergeant Roger W. Ulland published in the Press of Atlantic City on March 6, 2010: ?Retired police could help by volunteering?I suggest that retired officers could stp in to assist with paper-work or processing, even with patrol and investigations. We are a well-trained and highly experienced group of people and a great number of us are fit and able to perform some area of duty on a part time basis as volunteers to help in this time of need to all taxpayers. . . ? Think of how retired volunteer citizens can help in our public schools and helping maintain parks and buildings as well! This is why so many seniors who can no longer afford to live in New Jersey live very will in certain retirement communities in Florida!
6. News Item: Voters in Iceland roundly rejected a deal to repay banks in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands $5.3 billion lost in the collapse of an Icelanding Internet bank. More than 93% of Icelanders voted ?no? in a national referendum. . . Many Icelanders are angry at the giant burden placed on them to clean up a mess widely seen as the fault of greedy, high flying bankers. They are also sore at the U.K. for using a law generally leveled against terrorists to feeze Icelandic assets in Britain. . . Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2010.
7. Press of Atlantic City refused to cover Muslim massacre of 500 to 1,000 Christian men, women, and children in Nigeria last Sunday. The Christians were murdered while they were sleeping in their homes. The Nigerian military was aware of the attacks, but refused to stop them, or even allow other Christians to warn of the attacks or help victims escape. The New York Times headlines the following day described the cold blooded mass murders of Christians as ?ethnic conflict? in Nigeria. For details, see: http://www.persecution.org/suffering…nst-christians
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