Here's Some Important Culver Financial Information
September 29, 2016
Well, folks, the City Hall group that cousin Neil fondly refers to as the “Wing Nuts” are hoping and praying you don’t see the facts and figures before you cast your ballot in November. The Cuban cigar-smoking crowd with their gold toothpicks is afraid of the truth.
Liabilities as of Fiscal Year 6/30/2015 for Culver City
1. Accounts payable $8,512,275
2. Accrued wages payable $2,100,383
3. Accrued interest payable 294,617
4. Deposits payable $4,788,316
5. Unearned revenue $4,141,369
6. Due other governments $447,157
Non-Current liabilities due within one year $8,123,073
Due in more than one year $309,265,441
Difference between projected and actual $365,555,789
earnings on pension plan investments
Where else but in Texas? Data show $93.6 million was paid to 101 men and women over the past 25 years for being wrongfully imprisoned, per The Texas Tribune.
My eyes are bloodshot and yours would be too if you didn’t get any sleep for the past four days. I’ve been trying to figure out the best place to spend my Social Security $2.50 monthly increase. Perhaps the 99 Cent Store would be my best bet but the cost of gasoline would make it a foolish idea.
I just bet you know of someone who would like a job. Well, Cousin Neil recently found out from friends in New England more than half of the top jobs in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s engineering and maintenance department remain unfilled.
And in Dubuque, Iowa, Mercy Hospital Medical Center and its pharmacy will soon begin distributing heroin and opiate overdose rescue kits that include two nasal injection doses of naloxone.
It seems all over our great country we are finding unsafe levels of lead in the water. Take, for instance, the Fort Worth school district that is replacing hundreds of drinking fountains this summer. Shocking but true, according to an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
A new program in the District of Columbia public school system places 500 students in six-week career-ready internships. Do you think our district should look into this? I surely do and while they are doing that, why not gradually shut down the Japanese program in favor of Chinese?
Recently, like most of us, I’ve been concerned with the quality of the water coming through the pipes here in Culver City. Many know I read, when we are home, at least three newspapers each day, perhaps five or six when we are on vacation. Theodorsia and I enjoy “turning the pages” of small town papers. A short while ago I spoke to the Assistant Superintendent of the Culver City Unified School District – my friend, your friend, everybody’s friend, Mike Reynolds, and was informed the district in June 2016 had tests run on every water fountain in every school and, just to be safe, they did the tests on two separate occasions. The Golden State Water Company has always tested the purity, as mandated by state regulations, without any problems. No matter where you drink the water, it’s safe, thanks to Golden State and Mike Reynolds.
Mayor de Blasio of New York City just signed into law single occupant restrooms at bars, restaurants, and other public places. Unisex signs will replace “Men” and “Women.”
Need a liver transplant? You could bet your bottom dollar Theodorsia and I would use our Blue Cross PPO and travel up to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where, since 1984, they set the national record by performing 6,000 operations. This year alone UCLA surgeons have performed 90 operations, with 421 people waiting.
It was a Freedom of Information request by the American Civil Liberties Union, with results publicized by The Wall Street Journal, which opened people’s eyes regarding the federal government taking millions of pictures every year, spying on mainly innocent people traveling over bridges, tunnels, highways, rural roads, etc. Will the Feds decide to micro-chip babies next? It wouldn’t surprise me.
On page 72 of the September 2016 issue of Rachael Ray’s Every Day there is mention of a Culver City company called the Maple Block Meat Company. Butcher-turned-pit master, Adam Cole, takes his beef, pork and poultry very seriously. He starts with the choicest cuts of hormone- and antibiotic-free meat. Well, you get the picture, so go to the Maple Block.
The United States Army, as of the first of August, rotated about 1,000 soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas to Afghanistan. These troopers from the Historic 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment will train, advise and assist loyal government troops as they battle Islamic militants. There are over 100 women who have volunteered to join cavalry, armor and infantry units. Command Sergeant Major of the Army, Dan Dailey, says the Army needs more female soldiers to step up for combat jobs.
Are you living in sin? Are you afraid the L.A. Police will knock down the front door at 2 a.m. and give you and your partner just enough time to throw on a bathrobe before being taken to the station? Well, perhaps you should either get wed or move to Florida where, on April 6 Governor Rick Scott signed legislation that removed a 148-year-old law prohibiting unwed couples from living together.
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