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Too much clutter tarnishes harbor Once again, we get another great idea for the Inner Harbor.

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Broke Taxpayer

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#1
Mar 14, 2008
 
Another nut job heard from, let's tax internet purchases!

He gets free shipping and no sales tax and sees this as a bad thing!

I see there are feces for brains outside Annapolis...
Philbert

Catonsville, MD

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#2
Mar 14, 2008
 
Art are you still pulling Marylander's chains?

Don't you understand that if more money goes to Annapolis, it won't go to pay for existing programs, but be for new spending!

Same thing is happening with slots, already there is talk about taking some of the slot revenue for other things than schools.
Sandi

Towson, MD

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Mar 14, 2008
 
Broke Taxpayer wrote:
Another nut job heard from, let's tax internet purchases!
He gets free shipping and no sales tax and sees this as a bad thing!
I see there are feces for brains outside Annapolis...
If Annapolis hasn't thought if it yet, for God's sake, don't give 'em any more ideas! I'm with you. The downturn of free shipping and no sales tax is .... what ....????? The state doesn't get anything? Oh well, at least there's one loop hole they haven't closed - YET. Let's hope no idiot from Annapolis reads this or there may be another expensie "special session" just for this.
Douger

Abingdon, MD

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#4
Mar 14, 2008
 
Hey! Phil! Buddy!

Spitzer BROKE THE LAW. Federal law, as a matter of fact.

If you did what he did, you'd be looking at jail time.

Now, what exactly do you think someone sworn to uphold the law, and an officer of the court to boot, should do when caught BREAKING THE LAW?

It's not the toot job. It's not the kinky sex. It's not even stained blue dresses. LAWS, MAN. FEDERAL LAWS...those against taking prostitutes across state lines. LAWS AGAINST LYING TO GRAND JURIES. LAWS AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING.

Hell, dude, I wish I had a spare $5K to blow on a hooker. So you see, Phil, IT'S NOT THE SEX.
Douger

Abingdon, MD

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Mar 14, 2008
 
"But isn't it time to tax all sales over the Internet?"

Artie,my socialistic friend. No can do.

Try paying attention. Federal law prohibits the states from taxing internet purchases.

Why, do you ask? Because, Artie, it would be a logistical nightmare for internet merchants to figure out what state the buyer lived in, and at what rate to tax them at. And if all states weren't on the greed bandwagon, like Maryland surely would be, businesses in these states would have an advantage over those states, like Maryland, which are pure tax hells.

And Artie...before you give the ol' liberal "So what. It's only business," stop and use your pea brain. Businesses hire people. Do I need to draw you a picture, Artie?

Why not try to imagine something really trendsetting, Art. When you're faced with a financial dilemma, what's the first thing you or I would do? Hint, Artie...it's not to walk into the bosses office, armed to the teeth, and demand more money.

I can tell you Art. The first thing isn't to give 46 of your closest buddies a 40% pay raise.
Douger

Abingdon, MD

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Mar 14, 2008
 
"Too much clutter tarnishes harbor"

Now, now. There's no such thing as "too much clutter."

Just ask the "smart" growth crowd.
Philbert

Catonsville, MD

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Mar 14, 2008
 
Douger wrote:
Hey! Phil! Buddy!
Spitzer BROKE THE LAW. Federal law, as a matter of fact.
If you did what he did, you'd be looking at jail time.
Now, what exactly do you think someone sworn to uphold the law, and an officer of the court to boot, should do when caught BREAKING THE LAW?
It's not the toot job. It's not the kinky sex. It's not even stained blue dresses. LAWS, MAN. FEDERAL LAWS...those against taking prostitutes across state lines. LAWS AGAINST LYING TO GRAND JURIES. LAWS AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING.
Hell, dude, I wish I had a spare $5K to blow on a hooker. So you see, Phil, IT'S NOT THE SEX.
Was this meant for me?
Fells Point MD

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Mar 14, 2008
 
Too much clutter...

This is just a bad idea that won't work and will eventually be the City's burden to remedy. i.e. Subsidize, take over or pay to take down. Even this administration can't think this is a good idea - can it??? Let's think of some smart mass transit options that don't ruin neighborhoods, like the Red Line will, if we allow them to proceed. How about timing our traffic lights so you can get through the City without stopping ever 100 ft, actually saving enough money to put the Red Line and Green Line under the CIty instead of rushing, and putting these lines through the city. Save and do it correct in the future. Sure, it may take a few extra years, but it will be done correctly!
Douger

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Mar 15, 2008
 
"Was this meant for me?"

Nah...unless you're the letters to the editor writer.
Philbert

Catonsville, MD

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#10
Mar 15, 2008
 
Douger wrote:
"Was this meant for me?"
Nah...unless you're the letters to the editor writer.
No.
Jack Wellington

Rockville, MD

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#11
Mar 15, 2008
 
Ms, Adler's letter to the editior is right on. There is too much clutter in the Inner Harbor, and the CIty should think of ways to reduce the clutter, not make it worse.

In addition to rejecting the proposed gondola, the City should take a closer look at Harbor Point. For those of you who have been to Harbour Point, a toxic waste site formerly owned by Allied Signal, you would see that it has a fantastic view of the City and the Harbor.

As a brownfields site that was "capped" to keep soil contaminants from running into the Bay, it has really not been cleaned up and the capping of this site is really only postphoning the cleanup for future generations. Developers have been eyeing this site for years, but it should not be developed. This city should keep the majority of this property as a park.

In case it is not apparent, we have vast areas of the City that are in desperate need of attention. The City should be focusing on other parts of the city, and give the tax payers
a beautiful new green park at Horbor Point.

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Staten Island, NY

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Sep 11, 2010
 
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