THESE SHOULD BE MANDATORY, not optional. They will allow the utility provider to better determine when peak times are and work to make sure that production rates can ebb and flow with peak demand.
As for costing meter reader jobs, oh by all means let's take that factor into consideration too. While we are at, let's get rid of all the garbage trucks and go back to horse and buggies to haul garbage. We would have to hire more garbage men that way. If we got rid of all the electric street lights and switched to oil lamps we would have to hire more people to keep them lit. If you buy cheap crap at Walmart do you take into consideration the American manufacturing jobs that you just got sent over seas with your purchasing power? I bet you don't. The outrage of convenience!
People, use common sense please. This isn't big brother at work, they aren't OUT TO GET YOU. My god how come paranoia is so rampant.
Your energy consumption effects the price of energy for everyone around you. It should be public knowledge! So should internet usage. Stop drinking the tea people, it's gonna cause dementia if you aren't careful.
AS usual, it would seem the haves continue to manipulate the have nots. Think about it for a moment folks. The Federal Income tax is still unconstitutional. It was never meant to be a permanent fixture. Yet, here were are over half a century later, still struggling with it. Politicians use the tax issue as a means to divide and control us.
Most political issues are used to divide us and make us more compliant. It's smoke and mirrors folks. Libertarians4Freedom, I hope you are joking about the EPA. Without the EPA you would likely be drinking all kinds of tasty chemicals. Unless of course you can afford bottled water or live in a neighborhood with enough money that you don't have to worry about things like that.
Libertarians are almost as bad as Republicans. The Free Market is free for those who have money and power. For the rest of us, it would only cost us our lives, our liberty, and our health.
Taxes are what provide us with government services. If you don't want to pay taxes, then go live on log floating in the ocean. Taxes are one of the realities of life, get over it. What we need to do is hold the government accountable for every dime. Stop using funds from program A to fund program Z. Make them pay back every dime they have taken from Social Security and Medicaid.
If you really want things to change. Take away the political parties abilities to manipulate and divide us. Till we do that, we are just going to be going over the same crap every election cycle. Republicans and Democrats are only out for themselves and their fellow politicians.
We need to see more examples of this. Chattanooga and surrounding areas can restore the economy while going green. If contracts like this are given to local businesses, it will create jobs, while proving that stimulus funds do work. I wish Walker County Georgia had as much sense.
“It’ll just be a much nicer facility,” said Phil Shelton, airport manager. “It’ll make us much more attractive to [industries].”
Until they see the conditions of local roads and infrastructure, at which point they will go anywhere but here. Main roads in LaFayette are in need of repairs, side roads are in need of complete replacement. No amount of cosmetic fixes would entice new businesses to this area without some drastic changes in politics and improvements to local conditions for prospective businesses. The new magic million dollar ball fields are supposed to bring in 15,000 from hypothetical tournaments according to a councilman who was instrumental in ramming approval for the fields through. Yet again, the conditions of local roads are a major deterrent from any such pipe dream. When is the truth of this mess really going to come out. How much longer are we going to subsidize the hobbies and interests of the people who are supposed to be representing us?
Bpqd.......desalination technology is EXPENSIVE. That's why the technology is mainly used in the Middle East who is soaked in oil money. Maybe Tennessee should develop their own ocean port. Oh wait, that's right, they are landlocked. In case most of you griping about Atlanta haven't noticed..there is a lot of farmland south of Atlanta...like over half the state of Georgia. I don't hear you griping about Georgia's need for water when you go to buy cheap produce.
So much name calling, teacher, teacher, seriously, can anyone here claim to be acting their age. Speak your argument with intelligence and maturity, then and only then will I consider your point of view.