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Editor:

[Ed’s note:  The following letter references the graphic showing Town Center is failing to pay back its debt to taxpayers.]

Please take a look at the annual Assessor's Reports, which separate out "high-rise condos/co-ops".  In the FY2008-09 Report, the average assessment for these condos city-wide was $398,400. 

The most recent 2016-17 Report lists the average for all high-rise condos at $299,700.  So, high-rise condos, city-wide, are still down over -24.7% since 2008.  That's all condos, city-wide, including the Town Center Condos.   

At current values off -40%, -50% and more, your sample chart more than suggests that the Town Center condos have done far, far worse, than high-rise condos city-wide, and in fact are at least partially responsible for dragging down the City-wide average. [Click Read More below for rest of the story]

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Editor: 

Sometimes an obvious point blows right past us when we are too busy trying to take care of the bills to fully understand what we're hearing. 

Case in point.  This morning we heard that our CIA Director, John Brennan, declared in a very recent interview that the CIA will never again water board another terror suspect, even if ordered to do so by a US President.  

Read about it here:

What's the big deal, you ask? 

Well, in my mind, the fact that John Brennan converted to Islam some years ago is a very big deal!

Is Brennan's latest declaration on the non-use of water boarding a result of his conversion to Islam?  If I were a betting man, I'd have to wager that it most certainly is. 

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Editor:

OK, tell me why this angle of the Brussel bombing / shootings is not being covered by the US main stream media (MSM).

Is it because the Brussels / Belgian anti-terror folks couldn't find the Paris shooter / bomber for four months when he had fled to his old neighborhood in Brussels?  Think about that.  The Paris attack mastermind was living around the corner from his parents' home in Brussels for four months undetected.

Is another reason the US MSM is blocking this reporting angle because Hussein Obama is releasing GITMO terrorists early and watching as they return to the battlefield?  Of course it is. 

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Editor:  

Re-establishing Government By The People … 

it has to start with replacing crony capitalism with a government that doesn’t pick winners and losers.

30416 LouisJones

The first step is replacing Louis Jones, the Bayside District Council member who’s under the thumb of Will Sessoms, the first Beach mayor convicted of a crime.

Jones, despite what he may say privately, is a major supporter of bringing Norfolk’s “Tide-Tanic” light rail boondoggle and forcing it down the throats of Beach taxpayers. 

Despite the findings of the $6.6 million study which showed that the project WOULD NOT REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION - by a single car…  despite the 1,125 daily ridership in 2034; despite the fact that the 3-mile project is estimated to cost the taxpayers $327 million, and despite the fact that Norfolk’s Tide is the highest subsidized lie-rail system in the nation, Jones wants to move forward with this blackhole disaster.

If you agree with Jones, keep silent. If you disagree, his number is 583-0177

Robert K. Dean - Virginia Beach

(Dean is a former City Councilman and unsuccessful candidate for mayor)

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Editor:  

Re-establishing Government By The People … 

it has to start with replacing crony capitalism with a government that doesn’t pick winners and losers.

30416 LouisJones

The first step is replacing Louis Jones, the Bayside District Council member who’s under the thumb of Will Sessoms, the first Beach mayor convicted of a crime.

Jones, despite what he may say privately, is a major supporter of bringing Norfolk’s “Tide-Tanic” light rail boondoggle and forcing it down the throats of Beach taxpayers. 

Despite the findings of the $6.6 million study which showed that the project WOULD NOT REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION - by a single car…  despite the 1,125 daily ridership in 2034; despite the fact that the 3-mile project is estimated to cost the taxpayers $327 million, and despite the fact that Norfolk’s Tide is the highest subsidized lie-rail system in the nation, Jones wants to move forward with this blackhole disaster.

If you agree with Jones, keep silent. If you disagree, his number is 583-0177

Robert K. Dean - Virginia Beach

(Dean is a former City Councilman and unsuccessful candidate for mayor)

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