Ronald Hamric

Ronald Hamric 11 hours, 15 minutes ago on 291 It's Your Call Rezoning of campus site.

Tom, I think I must not have made myself clear or you misread what I posted. AFTER this is all said and done, it will be too late for the "public" to have very much impact on what is done. It's done! We can complain, chastise those that were SUPPOSED to be representing the people that elected them PLUS those that didn't. Once the college/university is a done deal and everyone gets a feel for the true changes that it makes to this region, it will be too late to put the genie back in the box.

Secondly, you repeated precisely what I said regarding the secrecy behind PRIVATE business transactions. I do believe, and I may be entirely wrong on this, but this whole effort is supposed to be a Public transaction, with elected representatives and their appointees, and Federal agencies, standing in for the interests of the citizenry. What you are saying regarding the secrecy behind this type of venture is exactly what we are currently witnessing taking place in Washington DC regarding the trade legislation. Pretty much the same thing that occurred with ObamaCare. "We'll all know what's in it AFTER we pass it"!!! Personally I call major BS on this approach of doing business on behalf of the citizens of this region and this nation and would incarcerate those undertaking such back room deals if it were in my power to do so. If any of what we have discussed in this vein is so good/beneficial for the betterment of the public, then it is good enough to be clearly explained and discussed every step of the way towards implementing it. ALL cards on the table and EVERY player clearly vetted and identified. Any other approach done by PUBLIC Officials is clearly not being open and truthful to the public they represent. In other words, we will be lied to over and over again, until the deed is done and then it is too late, period. Fat cats win again!

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Ronald Hamric 16 hours, 18 minutes ago on Questions about university plan

Ms Reidhead,

My, my where have you been? Have you not noticed that we used to be served by honest, principled people with patriotic integrity that we could trust? And now it seems we are represented by people who outright lie, obfuscate, and serve primarily for their own benefit/gain by selling themselves to monied interests. Time to wake up from the good old "American Dream". It's over!

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Ronald Hamric 16 hours, 29 minutes ago on 291 It's Your Call Rezoning of campus site.

I would be the first to admit that there are many and varied reasons for secrecy in the conduct of business transactions. That is part and parcel in most business undertakings. Having said that, we are talking about about an undertaking regarding the whole college/university issue that was unilaterally pursued by an elected official without do much as a "by your leave, sir" from his constituents or those in the region that will be significantly impacted by this venture. That makes it a "Public" issue and should by that nature require full and complete disclosure of each and every aspect of the entire task. Who's who, what are the REAL costs/profits to the speculators and potentially to the public, etc, etc. I remember a word that was literally hammered at us the voting public, about the "most transparent" administration EVER! I have to surmise that such "transparency" does NOT apply to local governments nor the business THEY conduct supposedly on our behalf.

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Ronald Hamric 1 day, 9 hours ago on 291 It's Your Call Rezoning of campus site.

Tom,

"We shall see what we see, when we see what we see." Pretty much where I'm at on this topic. Unfortunately, we shall see what we see, after the horse has already left the barn. It seems this whole thing is going forward, to the improvement or detriment of the entire region without one resident ever having the opportunity to cast a vote either ""Nay" or "Yea" on something of this magnitude. So much for "one man, one vote".

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Ronald Hamric 4 days, 19 hours ago on 330 Memorial Day.

Man has no greater love than he lay down his life for a brother. Thank you ALL for your service to this nation and it's principle's.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 1 day ago on Prohibition a waste of effort

I personally don't have a problem with legalizing ALL currently "controlled substances". But the one caveat I do have, is that the taxpayers should NOT have to pay one red cent for the treatment of these people who make poor life choices.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 3 days ago on 304 It's Your Call. Legal Maryjane?

Heroin use is simply playing Russian Roulette. Each time they inject it into their system is just like spinning the cylinder on a revolver, putting the muzzle to their head, and pulling the trigger. Eventually it ends your life.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 5 days ago on 304 It's Your Call. Legal Maryjane?

Tom,

I think Mr. Gruber was right, Americans are so stupid they will buy into anything. I said long ago that the whole "Medical Marijuana" thing was simply a foot in the door to eventually legalize weed for all those who are into that sort of thing. I simply do not see why they don't do as I've also always promoted, the total and complete legalization of ALL currently regulated/controlled drugs. Why they are pussy footing around the ultimate goal is beyond me. Let's just all get high and quit caring about anything (Sarc). Drugs are the grease that is rapidly increasing this nation's demise. It was great while it lasted.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 5 days ago on We need trained workers

Ms. Hunter,

I agree with your assessment as to the types of skills that young people need today, and I think this and other such articles point to the reality that very costly college or university experience is not always the solution. Perhaps it's time to re-evaluate our positions that ALL kids need a college education. http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/15/just-14-percent-of-this-years-college-grads-have-real-jobs-waiting/

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