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Weekly News & Politics Digest, January 25, 2013

  • Culpeper • Culpeper town manager fired after closed-door session
    Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

    WASHINGTON – The town manager of Culpeper, Va. was fired on Tuesday in a 5-2 vote that came after a long, closed-door council session.

    No details have been released as to why Kim Alexander was fired, but an earlier report in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star indicated her investigation of police Capt. Chris Settle had angered some council members.

    Alexander will get six months severance pay.

    Asst. Town Manager Chris Hively will take over the job in the interim.

    The firing was announced in a press release from the town’s spokesman, Wally Bunker, who was reinstated to his job at the same meeting. He had resigned Jan. 16.

    Bunker says they can’t discuss any of the details on either decision .

    Alexander had served as town manager for just over a year. She came from Dumfries.

    Follow @WTOP on Twitter.
    (Copyright 2013 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

    Chris Hively, acting town manager of Culpeper, Va.,
    after Kim Alexander was fired Tuesday.
    (Courtesy Town of Culpeper)

    Statistics: Posted by Concerned — Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:56 am


  • What’s On Your Mind • House Passes No Budget, No Pay Act
    House Passes No Budget, No Pay Act
    Bill would require Senate to pass a budget before being paid

    Video from : youtube.com

    Rep. Cantor answers questions with colleagues about “No Budget, No Pay”

    The House of Representatives today passed the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (H.R. 325 ), a measure that will require Senate Democrats to finally pass a budget, something they failed to do for the past four years. In addition, the measure will temporarily extend the debt ceiling and give both chambers of Congress time to pass a budget and responsibly address our nation’s spending crisis. The bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 285-144 (Roll No. 30 ).
    In response to the passage of the No Budget, No Pay Act, Congressman Eric Cantor said, “Today’s vote was the first step towards trying to resolve the nation’s fiscal crisis in a responsible manner. I look forward to working with the White House and Senate to do so. It’s interesting to note, after almost four years having passed, with an economy that has been struggling, the Senate never acted. It took one week in which their paychecks were on the line and now the Senate is going to step up and do the right thing.”
    The House has passed a responsible budget in each of the last two years that promotes economic growth and responsibly reduces spending, and will do so again this year. Today’s bill requires the House and Senate to each pass a budget that reflects its priorities and withholds pay if they fail to do their job.
    While the House will continue to focus on balancing the budget, Congressman Cantor urged the Senate to act, “We welcome them to this debate about the budget of the nation and look forward to making sure we can begin to reduce the mountain of debt that is facing our children.”

    Statistics: Posted by Frank Jenkins — Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:41 am


  • What’s On Your Mind • This solves serious problems–by Warren Buffet
    Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

    “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just
    pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
    than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
    for re-election.

    The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
    took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
    The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail,
    cell phones, etc.

    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
    or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

    Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
    a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
    each of those to do likewise.

    In three days, most people in The United States of America will
    have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
    around.

    Congressional Reform Act of 2012

    1. No Tenure / No Pension.

    A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
    pay when they’re out of office.

    2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
    Security.

    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
    Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
    the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
    American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

    3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
    Americans do.

    4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
    Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    5. Congress loses their current health care system and
    participates in the same health care system as the American people.

    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
    American people.

    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
    effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this
    contract with Congressmen/women.

    Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
    Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
    envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
    term(s), then go home and back to work.

    If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
    only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
    the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

    THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

    Statistics: Posted by Frank Jenkins — Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:13 pm


  • What’s On Your Mind • New Scam – Beware
    The following was sent to me by a friend:

    Just when you think you’ve heard it all. Here comes another scam.

    WOW, WHAT NEXT?

    This scam is very clever. Be very careful out there! One could easily fall
    for this – beware of people bearing gifts

    There is a new and clever credit card scam. Please circulate this. Someone
    it happened to says it works like this:

    Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone who said that he was
    from some outfit called: “Express Couriers” asking if I was going to be
    home because there was a package for me, and the caller said that the
    delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour. And sure enough, about an
    hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up with a beautiful basket of
    flowers and wine. I was very surprised since it did not involve any special
    occasion or holiday, and I certainly didn’t expect anything like it. Intrigued
    about who would send me such a gift, I inquired as to who the sender is.
    The deliveryman’s reply was, he was only delivering the gift package, but
    allegedly a card was being sent separately; (the card has never arrived!).
    There was also a consignment note with the gift.

    He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there
    was a $3.50 “delivery charge” as proof that he had actually delivered the
    package to an adult, and not just left it on the doorstep where it could be
    stolen or taken by anyone.

    This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then said that the
    company required the payment to be by credit or debit card only so that
    everything is properly accounted for.

    My husband, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled his wallet out
    of his pocket with the credit/debit card, and ‘John’, the “delivery man”,
    asked my husband to swipe the card on the small mobile card machine which
    had a small screen and keypad where Frank was also asked to enter the card’s
    PIN and security number. A receipt was printed out and given to us.

    To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday,
    $4,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit/debit account at various ATM
    machines.

    It appeared that somehow the “mobile credit card machine” which the
    deliveryman carried now had all the info necessary to create a “dummy” card with
    all our card details after my husband swiped our card and entered the
    requested PIN and security number.

    Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card, we
    immediately notified the bank which issued us the card, and our credit/debit account
    was closed.

    We also personally went to the Police, where it was confirmed that it is
    definitely a scam because several households had been similarly hit.

    WARNING: Be wary of accepting any “surprise gift or package”, which you
    neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any kind
    of payment as a condition of receiving the gift or package. Also, never
    accept anything if you do not personally know or there is no proper
    identification of who the sender is.

    Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit/debit
    card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction!

    Pass this on, it may just prevent someone else from being swindled. No
    virus found in this message.

    Statistics: Posted by Frank Jenkins — Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:08 pm


Culpeper • Culpeper town manager fired after closed-door session

By Concerned Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – The town manager of Culpeper, Va. was fired on Tuesday in a 5-2 vote that came after a long, closed-door council session.

No details have been released as to why Kim Alexander was fired, but an earlier report in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star indicated her investigation of police Capt. Chris Settle had angered some council members.

Alexander will get six months severance pay.

Asst. Town Manager Chris Hively will take over the job in the interim.

The firing was announced in a press release from the town’s spokesman, Wally Bunker, who was reinstated to his job at the same meeting. He had resigned Jan. 16.

Bunker says they can’t discuss any of the details on either decision .

Alexander had served as town manager for just over a year. She came from Dumfries.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter.
(Copyright 2013 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Chris Hively, acting town manager of Culpeper, Va.,
after Kim Alexander was fired Tuesday.
(Courtesy Town of Culpeper)

Statistics: Posted by Concerned — Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:56 am


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