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guest

Ravenden, AR

#23 Aug 16, 2012
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>The only genius with an IQ of 60."
Wow...this makes me laugh Tom! If you only knew my IQ! I never claimed to be a genius but I am well educated.
Canto

Mountain Home, AR

#24 Aug 16, 2012
You need to start useing it then.
citizen
#25 Aug 16, 2012
act like you got some sence if you were for instance making memium wages and had a family to feed and house you would'nt be like you are,you would be upset like most are,some have lost their jobs here at home in Piggott and are now having to go out of town to find jobs and that is more money for gas and hell why live here with being charged outrageous electric bills why not just move on to where you found a job!people are being forced out of Piggott!!!!!and the elderly OMG THEY ARE DOING WITHOUT MEDICIENE AND FOOD!SHAME ON ALL WHO ARE IN ON THIS BAD TASTE!YOU MAY STUFF YOUR POCKETS BUT YOU WON'T BE WELL SPOKEN OF IN YEARS TO COME!
No One

Malden, MO

#26 Aug 16, 2012
guest wrote:
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Wow...this makes me laugh Tom! If you only knew my IQ! I never claimed to be a genius but I am well educated.
well educated and common sense is two entirely different things.

also, intelligence is not directly related to education...education only means you have the ability to read a book...it does not directly relate to your level of intelligence.

also, I do not think I would be going around bragging about a college education, especially in todays society considering the amount of crap that has been spewed forth upon society from universitys today...the same universitys that will give out a diploma to any moron that can pay their outrageous quarterly fees.

just because you were blessed with the ability to go to college does not make you any ounce of a measure closer to intelligent than the same monkey that can read a book.

the very fact that you agree with the policies of the electric company just further proves your ignorance in fact.
guest
#27 Aug 16, 2012
No One wrote:
<quoted text>well educated and common sense is two entirely different things.

also, intelligence is not directly related to education...education only means you have the ability to read a book...it does not directly relate to your level of intelligence.

also, I do not think I would be going around bragging about a college education, especially in todays society considering the amount of crap that has been spewed forth upon society from universitys today...the same universitys that will give out a diploma to any moron that can pay their outrageous quarterly fees.

just because you were blessed with the ability to go to college does not make you any ounce of a measure closer to intelligent than the same monkey that can read a book.

the very fact that you agree with the policies of the electric company just further proves your ignorance in fact.
I am not ignorant. I was merely stating facts that a 10% late fee is a common practice among utility companies. Maybe instead of calling people names such as ignorant you should do some research before spouting out insults. People can sign up for billing where their bills are averaged out over the year and they pay the same price every month. The fact is that the people of Piggott have historically had low utility rates and now that the economy nation wide is suffering the cost of things are rising. It is not just Piggott, it is every where.
Seriously
#28 Aug 16, 2012
I live in Jonesboro in a 3 bedroom 2 bath house of approximately 1,500 square feet. Last month was the hottest of the year and I kept my thermostat set on 71 degrees. My electric bill was $159.00. This included water and trash pickup. Oh, and we water our lawn daily. My last electric bill living in Piggott was over $400, no watering the lawn and the thermostat on 75. Trash picked sporadically.
guest
#30 Aug 17, 2012
No One wrote:
<quoted text>First off, you are ignorant, because your facts are flawed.

The 10% is not common practice among utility companies, and I know this "FACT" for the following reasons:

1) If you would learn to read you would have followed the link I originally provided that stated that the federal government stepped in and forced a town operated utility company to do away with their 10% late fee stating that it was against the law and forced them to drop it to 1.5%.

2) The utility regulatory commission stated that they have no control over piggott since it is a incorporated business...however, they stated if they were in control of them the 10% late fee would not be there end of story, and they werent even sure how they were getting away with it to begin with.

Now...on to your once again flawed facts which show your ignorance.

Your statement that Piggott was blessed with good rates and is now just catching up to the rest of the world so to speak.

1) The reason we are being charged more is not due to the economy there mr. well educated. The reason we are being charged more is because our idiotic mayor and town council members seen fit to buy us into a damned coal power plant while the whole time Barrack Hussein Obama is spouting off at the mouth that he is going to target coal power plants and force them to pay more. seems we have some more of those "well educated" idiots in our town as well.

2) The dumbass mayor locked us into a purchase agreement for "X" amount of years at a rate that Piggott hasn't ever used as to my knowledge...which equates to the consumer being charged an additional cost to pay for this.

3) Jonesboro was purchasing the extra amount of electric from us which did manage to somewhat keep our cost at a manageable rate...however, they have since shitcanned that idea and now we are stuck paying for the electric jonesboro was buying from us.

The average for Arkansas is around 8 cents per kilowatt hour...we are being charged 14 cents per kilowatt hour here in Piggott.

And as an above poster stated...living in jonesboro they were paying 1/4 of what they were paying here in Piggott...so your statement of its the same everywhere...once again just shows your obvious lack of intelligence there mr. well educated.

It is obvious that you are some kind of fan of our idiotic mayor or town council members, and it is also obvious that this argument is one that you will not win there mr. well educated...so, you have 2 choices the way I see it.

1) You can give up and realize that the citizens of Piggott are not going to simply roll over and put up with this obvious corruptness.

or 2) You can continue and I can continue to make you look like what you are...an obvious lower intelligence level that slid through college on your mommy and daddies money which they probably stole from hard working citizens through their corrupt bullshit and now you spout off at the mouth about shit you know absolutely nothing about while people with real intelligence sit back and giggle under their breathe while you make yourself look like an idiot.

Either way, you are going to change no ones mind on here about how our electric company does business and in the end will just frustrate yourself.

Anyway...your choice.
First of all I am not a Mr. I am a Mrs. Secondly, you are a bully who has to hide behind their computer to spout out insults. Thirdly, you and your rants are making you look idiotic. Finally, I don't have rich parents who spoon fed me through life. You don't even know me. The truth is I have worked since I was 16 years old. I worked full time to pay and support myself through college and I continue to work full time to take care of myself now.
No One

Malden, MO

#33 Aug 17, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all I am not a Mr. I am a Mrs. Secondly, you are a bully who has to hide behind their computer to spout out insults. Thirdly, you and your rants are making you look idiotic. Finally, I don't have rich parents who spoon fed me through life. You don't even know me. The truth is I have worked since I was 16 years old. I worked full time to pay and support myself through college and I continue to work full time to take care of myself now.
Uh Huh...If you say so

I believe you...no really I do <snicker>
Krazzee Katt

Dexter, MO

#34 Aug 19, 2012
Seriously wrote:
I live in Jonesboro in a 3 bedroom 2 bath house of approximately 1,500 square feet. Last month was the hottest of the year and I kept my thermostat set on 71 degrees. My electric bill was $159.00. This included water and trash pickup. Oh, and we water our lawn daily. My last electric bill living in Piggott was over $400, no watering the lawn and the thermostat on 75. Trash picked sporadically.
1 or 2 weeks ago, a man who formerly lived in Pgt & works in PB MO, told me a similar story re electric rates in PB MO. After his children were grown & on their own & moved away from this area, he had no real reason to remain here & commute to & from Pgt to PB MO. His brother also lives in PB MO as well. Both are single & live alone now in an average size house. He reported ridicuously low electric rates there for them. Like $25 -$35 per month. He didn't mention anything re water, sewer, or trash pickup rates. If other towns in this area can have such low electric rates, what is the reason that Piggott can't purchase from the same companies or do whatever to keep our electric rates as low as these. It's just like the water rates are lower than the sewer rates but the sewer rates are based on the water consumption yet we pay more for the sewer than we do for the water that flows through the sewers. It is just pennies difference, I know, but it is the point that the sewer rate should not be any higher than the water rate & there is plenty of water, especially in the summer, that does not go through the sewer such as watering lawns, watering flower beds & other plants, watering vegetable gardens, washing cars, washing windows, washing down houses, etc. Like I stated earlier, it is not the amt of money difference, it is just the point that the sewer rates can't be based upon the amount of water used each month as all water used doesn't go through the sewer. I guess that we can all move to Jonesboro AR & PB MO where it's cheaper to live & decrease the population of Piggott & Clay Co. even more so that the rich retirees can enjoy their time together in their little retirement communities & run their little communities & the county like they want it run. Guess they can afford to take up the slack when the income of all of these little communities dries up from lack of sales tax income, etc. I would really like to know how much the population of Pgt has decreased since the electric rates have increased & more factories have closed & peope have moved away due to this. If the number of subscribers of utilities has decreased by as much as I've heard, the population of the town & county has to have decreased immensely since the 2010 census. The low income & working people with families are the ones leaving. They haven't had much choice in order to survive. The rich retirees will soon be the only ones left here. So I guess they can golf, fish, hunt, etc., in their cozy little retirement community. And they are condemning more & more houses so that there are fewer & fewer low rent houses for people to live in as well. Wont't this be a lovely little community when all that is left is the mansions on the hill with immaculate lawns & surroundings. And since there won't be any children left to graduate from school, soon there won't be anyone left to retire to this community. And, there won't be any need to have any teachers & there will be less of a need for any type of government employees. Everyone can go to Paragould & Jonesboro to take care of their business. Won't be anything here but country clubs, fishing lodges, hunting lodges, pharmacies, funeral homes, & doctors. Won't it be lovely. It'll all just be residential then & look like a picture post card.
citizen

Cherokee Village, AR

#35 Aug 20, 2012
krazzee katt you forgot all the antique places that only the rich folks can afford to shop at!soon to be a ghost town!
Pissed off

Malden, MO

#36 Aug 23, 2012
citizen wrote:
krazzee katt you forgot all the antique places that only the rich folks can afford to shop at!soon to be a ghost town!
sad thing is, all those so called "Antique stores", are just over priced junk or reproduction crap.

Hell, one store on the square claims to have antique glass and 95% of her glass is freaking Moser glass. Moser glass just does reproductions of the older popular glass patterns, and even though it may look pretty, it is essentially worthless.

If they are going to claim "Antiques", then the tards need to go pick up a book and actually learn what some of the Antiques are, because I'm sorry...reproductions and crap that was made within the last 10 years is not a freaking antique!!!!
BrokeNPiggott

Gideon, MO

#37 Oct 28, 2012
I was just wondering if there were any updates or if anything is getting done about the"late fee" or the high rates? I would also like to know if anyone is being forced to pay a $25.00 deposit every month because you were late on your payment? I have lived in Piggott for 34 yrs. I own my home but due to health problems and caring for elderly parents, I have been late a few times. Now they are charging me a $25.00 deposit every month on top of my original deposit. I have tried to get something done about this but nothing yet.
scrolling

Mountain Home, AR

#38 Oct 29, 2012
throw the bums out!!!!!

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