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View Poll Results: What have you done to avoid O'Malley's taxes?
Nothing 24 66.67%
I cross state lines regularly for purchases 5 13.89%
I stock up on goods/items when I travel out of state for other reasons 4 11.11%
I do more online shopping now 6 16.67%
I purchase fewer things in general now 3 8.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Not to be pendantic, but I think they've been talking about the ICC since the 1950s.
Yeah its been a very old idea for quite a while. I think they deserted this idea for more development sometime in the 1960's. But at that time, 270 and 95 wasn't as wide as it is now.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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That's a lotta hooch! 1920 ounces. About $8.5k- 10k.

Maybe heading to Morgantown?

Hopefully one day the flow of MJ will be the other direction - grown in the rural counties, sold legally in the metro.

The flow of heroin is inexorably linked to the port of baltlmore, however.
Mo-town! That was probably the destination, didn't even think of it.

I don't watch The Wire, but is that what the Greek mobsters were importing? It would make sense. Greece has a huge commercial shipping fleet and drug smuggling has always been a huge business in Greece because of its link between Europe and Asia.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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Not to be pendantic, but I think they've been talking about the ICC since the 1950s.
Another fact, Glendening eventually abandoned the ICC, putting the stops to studying it. Ehrlich brought it back to life and broke ground while he was still governor. Ehrlich also created the flush tax and took money from the transportation trust fund.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Another fact, Glendening eventually abandoned the ICC, putting the stops to studying it. Ehrlich brought it back to life and broke ground while he was still governor. Ehrlich also created the flush tax and took money from the transportation trust fund.
Yet there are still posters on this board that try to label him as a rightwing Tea party wackjob and use him as an example of the "extremist GOP candidates" that don't fly in Maryland. He is clearly a moderate, if not a RINO. If Bob Ehrlich isn't moderate enough for you, I don't think any GOP candidate will be.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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In all seriousness - there was nothing moderate about that haircut. The rest, sure.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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Yet there are still posters on this board that try to label him as a rightwing Tea party wackjob and use him as an example of the "extremist GOP candidates" that don't fly in Maryland. He is clearly a moderate, if not a RINO. If Bob Ehrlich isn't moderate enough for you, I don't think any GOP candidate will be.
He definitely swung to the right in his last attempt to run for governor, but yeah, in general he was really moderate.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Maryland is so far left that Ehrlich was only the option for the GOP ballot. But at least he was not a liberal loon like O'Malley. I also still fail to see the benefits of the illegal alien Dream Act. Every illegal is displacing the place of an American citizen, whether that American is a Maryland resident or not. IN fact if we now have more out of state kids losing spots to illegal aliens, that will be less revenue for the university system and that will have to be made up through taxes or tuition hikes. If an illegal alien gets a job illegally, that is a job that should have gone to an American. An American should always be put before an ILLEGAL

And now the illegals have licenses too. I wonder if a bar owner can report an illegal alien now upon seeing the new license!!!! If the local police will see that as sufficient proof to come and arrest and deport this illegal.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Speak for yourself, cpterp. Being a resident of PG County - one of the very top tax bases for all of Maryland - my taxes (income and property) are higher than virtually any other county in the state. That said, I have very little to show for my investment: poor local roads, insufficient main roads (i.e. MD 210), public schools that can be filmed as segments out of Dangerous Minds, and the closest public library to my house is nearly 10 miles from me. I live in the upper middle class Tantallon region of Fort Washington too, mind you.

Your argument is therefore invalid.
The Southern part of Prince George's (including Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, Suitland, etc.)has been neglected by the county for years (National Harbor notwithstanding), but that's not the case everywhere. Central PGC (Bowie, Mitchellville, Largo) do see pretty decent public investment. For instance, the county extended the Metro to LTC about a decade ago. Most public failures in the area have to do with mismanagement and bureaucratic incompetence.

I also agree with your statements about the schools, but again that's more due to govt incompetence than anything else. Baker, who imho is the best county executive PGC has had for a good while (also far better than Leggett in MoCo), is seeking to change that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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MOLUKAI, are you aware of the public library in Accokeek, MD ? (although it has funny hours on different days).

The community plays, classes, and concerts at Harmony Hall ? The big new Tech-Rec Center, opening soon on Bock Road at Henson Valley ? The events at National Colonial Farm, and at Hard Bargain Farm ? The Y.M.C.A. at 210 and Fort Wash Road ? The new police station opening soon at Silesia ?
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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MOLUKAI, are you aware of the public library in Accokeek, MD ? (although it has funny hours on different days).
Hey slowlane, yeah. It's still several miles from my house; I am roughly equidistant between the Accokeek and the Oxon Hill libraries. It also always seems to be closed when I need it, such as on FRIDAY...but I will blame budget cuts for that. This is why this news article makes me really worried about the future of the currently existing library system:
Gazette.Net: Prince George’s librarians: Proposed $800K cut puts system in a bind
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