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AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes

AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes

Enlarge Getty Images | Aurich Telecom companies like AT&T love creating new fees to tack on customer bills, and they really love raising those fees after customers sign contracts that are supposed to lock in a consistent price. It’s a win-win for the company, but not the customer: AT&T gets to advertise a lower price than it actually charges and has a mechanism for raising customer bills whenever it wants to. Customers who are angry enough to cancel service would have to pay early termination fees. This story about AT&T …

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Montgomery County DA Ligon recuses himself from Montgomery ISD hazing investigation

Montgomery County DA Ligon recuses himself from Montgomery ISD hazing investigation

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has recused himself from an investigation into an alleged hazing incident by several Montgomery High School football players at an off-campus location Sept. 27. “The district attorney has recused himself from the investigation of acts of alleged hazing involving Montgomery High School students,” Ligon’s office released in a statement Friday. “This recusal is based on personal relationships that both the District Attorney and members of his family have with persons involved in this matter. “The recusal is intended to avoid any appearance of partiality …

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PRESS RELEASE — APOSTLE CLAVER FORMS AN EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR HD138 RUN

PRESS RELEASE — APOSTLE CLAVER FORMS AN EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR HD138 RUN

For Immediate Release October 10, 2019 In preparation and consideration of a potential run for the Texas House of Representives, Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani has formed a potent exploratory committee. With the September 25th announcement by State Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R) that he would not seek re-election in 2020, House District 138 in west Houston is now an open seat. “I’ve been a resident of HD138 since 1997. I believe there can be no other candidate to enter this race that will know this district and its citizens better than …

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Why Gilligan’s Island May be the Answer to Police Brutality

I retired from the NYPD and moved to Florida like many NYC policemen and firemen do- there is no state income tax here and it doesn’t snow. I decided I needed a job so I worked for a local Sheriff’s office for three years. Policemen always have their hands full when they deal with emotionally disturbed persons (EDP’s in NYPD parlance). It was no different in south Florida. While working in Florida I had seen many incidents where an EDP was wrestled into handcuffs, pepper sprayed, or even shot with …

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Chinese Citizens Will Need to Pass Facial Recognition Test to Use the Internet

Chinese Citizens Will Need to Pass Facial Recognition Test to Use the Internet

Chinese citizens will be forced to pass a facial recognition test to use the Internet in the latest expansion of the country’s draconian social credit score system. “At present, a Chinese citizen will need to show his or her ID card while applying for a landline or the internet,” reports the Daily Mail . “The facial-recognition test is set to verify that the ID card belongs to the applicant.” Under its social credit score system, China punishes people who criticize the government, as well as numerous other behaviors, including; – …

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Judge Gives Bible to Convicted Murderer and Atheists Go Crazy

Judge Gives Bible to Convicted Murderer and Atheists Go Crazy

Amber Guyger was convicted of murder after shooting Botham Jean, an unarmed black man. Guyger thought she was in her own apartment when she returned home, and that Botham Jean had broken into her apartment. She was sentenced to ten years in prison instead of the maximum 28. The brother of the murder victim embraced her and told her that he had forgiven her. In their brief encounter, he presented the gospel to her. After the official proceedings, the judge stepped down from the bench to offer Guyger some parting …

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Complaints against Texas judges are piling up – and so are complaints against the agency tasked with handling them

Complaints against Texas judges are piling up – and so are complaints against the agency tasked with handling them

Harris County judge For over a decade, the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct has refused to cooperate with the state in a routine process for assessing the effectiveness of state agencies. Lawmakers passed a bill earlier this year requiring the agency to be more transparent, but Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed the measure, insisting that the commission could choose to be more transparent if it wanted to be. The agency was created in the 1960s to enforce rules against judicial misconduct. Now the backlog of complaints about the conduct of Texas …

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Yollick’s attempts to gain position and willingness curry favor know no bounds. Watch him turn inside out.

Montgomery County, 10/7/2019 There seem to be no bounds to the level of equivocation to which Eric Yollick will descend in his mission to make Montgomery County Courthouse Great Again. Yollick is tipped to be vying for election or appointment to the bench of the newly minted 457th Judicial District Court if either of those outcomes are possible. If true, this explains Yollick’s not so surprising charade of bidding farewell to his role as editor of Golden Hammer “MontgomeryCounty’sLeadingNewspaper” this past September 13th At September 5th commissioners court Yollick went …

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How to Get Justice Back into the Criminal Justice System

home Tea Party Economist How to Get Justice Back into the Cri . . . The criminal justice system in America really is criminal. There are multiple reasons for this. The main reason for it is that it substitutes incarceration for restitution. In California, it costs something in the range of $60,000 a year to incarcerate a prisoner in a state prison. The victims of his crimes get to pay the taxes to keep him housed, fed, and learning new criminal techniques from his peers. What if he were given …

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Woodlands board haggles over property tax rate, begrudgingly OKs lower rate

Woodlands board haggles over property tax rate, begrudgingly OKs lower rate

An unlikely turn of events, the so called RESIDENT ADVOCATES fighting for and losing in their objective of raising taxes. And, according to the report arguing for compromise! After seven different failed attempts spread over two meetings in one week, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors begrudgingly approved the 2020 property tax rate, lowering the rate from 2019 by 0.33 cents. The 2020 property was set at 22.4 cents per $100 valuation of property, which is also the Montgomery County effective tax rate for 2020. The approved rate is 0.33 …

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