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“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”




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People, you are right, it is very quiet on the JCIDC-Midcor front lines. I'm sure most of the JCIDC-Midcor supporters are making a parallel comparision to the School Referendum situation; "These(anti-JCIDC)people are just angry and just don't understand". No, we understand that new people need to be involved and have their opinions heard. When you have a City Administration that purposely and with great arrogrance, refuses to hear any other organization except the JCIDC/Midcor people, you are going to have a back-lash. Hanover and two brave people in the name of Little and Schafer were part of that backlash in the name of the people they serve. If our City had shown respect for other people in the first place, maybe, just maybe we would be making progress right now. I hope the pro JCIDC/Midcor people who are looking in on the Forum, know that you are in the minority now.

Still, one of the biggest concerns is with TAPP, the Temp Agency Poverty Program. I agree that a Temporary job placement Agency is a good idea, for a prospective person looking for work. Anyone willing to come in and fill out their applications and pass a drug screen, will most likely get a job. These jobs that require no College education are easily filled on a regular basis. The one big sticking point is usually when a worker was one day away from earning full time status, was laid off. This cruel scheme was a regular practice. It didn't matter if the person was drug-free, always on time, clean and neat in appearance, did their job safely, and was making their employer a good profit margin. To go full time is the big bad word for many of our manufacturers. Simply put, as long as a worker can be held to Poverty wages, the better for the Temp Agency and rest assured the Exec's are eating Steak and Lobster while the ones who make it possible, are dining on hamburger and hotdogs.

The one big agenda I would like one of our company Executives do is, step up to the plate and make policy for Temporary workers to be on Temp status for only (30) thirty days. Now, let's see one of our business leaders stand up and do the right thing. Any takers, because I'm sure my post on this matter will be echoed outside of the Forum.......................................as usual.


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You're both wrong . He said he would then wouldn't, then said yes he would again and then said no he wouldn't. Then he had a back door meeting with someone who said there'd be unintended consequences if he did but at another meeting he said he was told there were unintended consequences if he didn't . So he said he might run but 2 days later said he might not.

That brings us up to this week where he's made his final decision that it's a possibility one way or the other. * * * * * * is going to help him announce his announcement that he might announce he might run. Or not.


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Yeah but he told other people he was running again.

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Berry supposedly told people he wasn't running for city council again.

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Alls quiet about the g8. Usually they've flipped a politician or two with back door meetings or speeches about unintended consequences by now. I doubt the g8 are going quietly away so where's all the screaming and fussing that goes on when the public wants to take away their tax dollar pacifiers? No way the g 8 is giving up a big junk of their welfare without a fight.

So where's the update on JCIDC and who's whining and crying? Is Welch going to be fool enough in an election year to up fund the G8 to make up the county's defund? Is McGoo going to come out against funding but wait to take action so she isn't really causing them a problem? Henry's against them so is Brannigan . But Hodges and Darrell Henderson is pro G8 -JCIDC. Where does the rest of city council stand? Rick Berry speak up and tell us what Derma Smith will do, Datillo, Mann and Hoffman need to come clean too. Voters want to know.


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hi jb: I just drove past Midwest Tube Mills (MTM) and 6 tractor trailers were waiting to unload materials.

Perhaps you could ask Nathan Hadley, of JCIDC, to sit down with the CEO of MTM and ask how they were able to use two existing large buildings to manufacture their products since neither facility has 32 foot ceilings.

Actually a modern building with 32 foot ceilings would have been ideal for Mynette's Global Energy Solutions scam. The building would have plenty of room and high ceilings for the company's non existent manufacturing equipment and non existing employee work force.

Also, I have heard two new businesses are locating here in Madison/Jefferson County. Their success: no $5000.00 phone calls and avoiding the G8 and 32 ft. ceilings.


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It started locally a few years ago and is now up to about 100 employees with great pay and benefits. No government help, all done on their own. They are presently located in the old Ford tobacco warehouse on Clifty Dr but are planning to relocate to an existing building (you know, one of those buildings that JCIDC says no one finds acceptable.)

They contribute their success to avoiding MIDCOR/JCIDC

They are currently looking for first shift assembly workers. Benefits and pay are probably as good or better than the G8. Send resume to: csage@superatv.com

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Hmmm.....I agree
Schools should always look at the whole picture and put students safety first! Only a 2hour delay with no makeup day.


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I am not one to generally agree with the school system, but this time, I was out at before school was called and there was ice on my driveway. (Don't think I'd have won a medal for my skating when I found it the hard way). A decision to protect the students was mad. We should be glad about that instead of trying to find fault everytime a decision is made. If a bus or student had wrecked this morning what would you be saying? Can't have it both ways so get over it. They didn't call school all day.

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Well, actually I believe the roads they are discussing are state roads not county roads.

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