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A Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol has been destroyed less than 24 hours after it was erected.  The destroyer did it live on facebook...............Left wing Talban strikes again.

And has been arrested for doing the same thing to a ten commandment monument in Oklahoma in 2014. 



http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/28/arkansas-ten-commandments-memorial-rammed-24-hours-after-installation-here-s-another-commandment.html

I guess they will need to put anti-vehicle bollards around it when it's replaced. 
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Powerball and Mega Millions follow though and pull out of Illinois Lottery,  sales end today and Friday.

http://wgntv.com/2017/06/27/powerball-mega-millions-ticket-sales-to-be-suspended-prize-payments-delayed/

For the games remaining,  if you win over $25,000 they will delay payment.   The income tax bill likely find its way to your mailbox before your winnings (and no you can't be late with payment of that). 

I remember working at a place that was owed money from the state for some job we did (6 figures, so not chump change either).   And yes,  they wanted their tax paid on that amount even though they had NOT PAID US YET.    I still remember the boss yelling on the phone with someone from the Illinois department of revenue.  It was a Rube Goldberg moment for sure. 

It was our last job with them.   A company just can't wait for how long it takes Illinois to pay its bills,  they were months behind.  It would have gone to collections had it been anybody else.   Management told them,  no more jobs unless 100% paid upfront,  which of course no government will do.   

   Better not to do the job than to do it for nothing.


That's what accounting ended up telling management and the company owner at some point.  We weren't making much if any money on the job to begin with so it wasn't worth the trouble.   The problem was,  the owner of the company hated,  hated, hated,  losing jobs,  even jobs we could have done without.    He only saw that it was a six figure job,  not so so much that it didn't come with much in the way of profit.   And it was a pain in the a** job to get (and keep),  with all the government contract nonsense you deal with when selling to a government agency.   There was plenty of private sector work we could have with far less trouble and far more profit,   but that guy just couldn't let go. 

There really isn't much you can do when the non or slow payer is a government agency.   Can't send it to collection,  can't charge late interest,  contracts don't seem to mean anything,  can't really sue.   You really have no way to collect (not that collecting from private deadbeats is easy either).   You're just screwed.   

The accountants finally talked him into how this single $700,000 deadbeat would burn a hole in the company and put us all out of work.   At best we were a $20 million a year business,  so that was a large enough sum to still cause major issues.

I'm surprised more governments don't stiff businesses for goods and services more often,  to be honest,  they can get away with it quite easy. 
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Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: Bernie feeling the burn...
« Last post by John Florida on Today at 02:35:13 PM »
  From some reports it sounds like they're looking at him for pressuring the bank to make the loan.  Then again it is other peoples money.
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New Low: CNN Uses Sesame Street's Elmo to Attack Trump's Travel Ban

#TransgenderMeElmo & his buddy Groper are the new CNN Front Men.



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Judiciary, Crime, & Courts / Re: Next SCOTUS seat in play?
« Last post by Pandora on Yesterday at 10:07:23 PM »
So say we all.
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Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: Huzzah for Tennessee!
« Last post by Alphabet Soup on Yesterday at 09:44:53 PM »
I would suggest that every state targeted by the Californicating Leftists should retaliate with their own ban on state funded travel to that God-forsaken hell-hole.

I wish. The lunatics who rule my state are in incestuous lockstep with the Commifornians. I'll just have to be content with my own personal boycott of everything Commifornia.
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Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: Huzzah for Tennessee!
« Last post by AlanS on Yesterday at 07:28:06 PM »
I would suggest that every state targeted by the Californicating Leftists should retaliate with their own ban on state funded travel to that God-forsaken hell-hole.

I fail to see a downside.
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Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: Huzzah for Tennessee!
« Last post by ToddF on Yesterday at 07:22:05 PM »
That's how you treat mental children.

 ::beertoast::
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Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: Huzzah for Tennessee!
« Last post by IronDioPriest on Yesterday at 07:08:17 PM »
I would suggest that every state targeted by the Californicating Leftists should retaliate with their own ban on state funded travel to that God-forsaken hell-hole.
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