Starting Aug 1, Georgia will launch a 30 day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. 1 million will go to pay state troopers’ overtime. The rest to help with dwindling budgets. There will be 50 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the 7 main intersections and highways.
They are the following:
I-20 east and west
I-75 north and south
I-85 north and south
I-675 north and south
GA-985 north and south
GA-316 east and west
GA-400 north and south
5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes. They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Dodge Charger Police cruisers and are bringing in all of their part timers on full time. If you work in the Atlanta area, you will probably take one of these highways. It’s up to you how fast you are going when they clock you.
WSB and WXIA & CBS confirmed all of this. So be safe and don’t forget speeding tickets are on you.
Look for city and county governments to adopt similar polices in the near future.
I was recently having a conversation with a guy “friend” of mine. I use the term “friend” loosely when it comes to him. We met at this spot that we both worked at. I had put in a notice to move on to other things but during my final two weeks there, I decided to pass him my # (after seeing him around so often) and see where it goes. He ended up calling…we got to know one another via those calls and IM and everything seemed okay.
One of the readers of this blog passed on a VERY interesting article.
For those of you who don’t know the fundamentals of reading (or just don’t have the time), let me give you a break down.
THIS article basically states that b/c women are given the right to abort a child without their partners consent, men should also be allowed to choose not to be responsible for a child if they feel that they were somehow “tricked” into being a daddy. The article goes on to say that women have been given the right to handle their bodies in whatever they see fit, yet men tend to have no recourse. Imagine if this were indeed a law all across the United States. There’d be a LOT of men crying foul on the daily.
While I definitely understand the subject’s viewpoint, I just don’t think that this is the greatest idea. What do you ladies (and especially men) think?
I logged on to AIM today and when I did, a browser immediately opened up showing all of the latest stories as told by AOL.
One of the articles that popped up was THIS one where a woman details a relationship that she chose to terminate because the man that she was seeing didn’t want to have kids
I was having a conversation on AIM with a friend and became inspired to sit down and write down some feelings that’ll eventually go in my book.
If I have (and have obviously forgotten about it), charge it to old age.
If I haven’t, allow me.
Before I get into my mini-rant, let me preface it all by saying that what I am about to post is NOT to say that I discriminate on WHO I do business with. At the end of the day, if there’s a service that I need and there’s a person or group of people who are not Black that are able to give it to me, trust me…I’m all for it. However, I have always been one to strongly support Black businesses. No real reason…I’m just always happy to see my people ‘win.’ However, I really need to say that there are some Black businesses out there that REALLY need to get their act together. And I’m speaking from my PERSONAL experience.