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brown bears?

Didn't you read the thread?

Brown bears in the town earn about 30K on average and then they discovered what their local council officials were earning from their taxes.

It's time the bears around here started doing some backlashing, preferably whiplashing of their local council officials.

edit: Looking closer, I'd say this was a bear market rally on the council.

Edited by Saberu

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US law allows them to vote him out come the next election, allows them to, if they get enough names on a petition, to get them out sooner.

We don't have those rights.

Surely though, all that does is ensure his successor gets the large salary. Who decides what salary he gets?

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People here are too thick and ignorant to care about the extent to which they are being ripped off.

Anyway - a new premiership season soon along with new seasons of 'Strictly ..' and X-Factor on saturday nights. Any amount of mindless soap operas on t'telly, plenty of cheap booze deals to be had at Tesco and did you see that brave Cheryl Cole recovering from malaria like that... Duuuuhh, brain atrophying :blink: what were we talking about, something about salads?

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OMG, it's like an Onion story.

Especially that police chief on twice as much as New York's but with only 33 officers.

"We are being looted" -- damn right you are, American man who looks a bit like Actor Sam Elliott.

To the barricades!

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US law allows them to vote him out come the next election, allows them to, if they get enough names on a petition, to get them out sooner.

We don't have those rights.

Neither do they.

He's the city manager (similar to the chief executive of a local council), not an elected official, so he can't be voted out of office. It sounds like the city council would have to vote to end his contract, at which point, he would probably be awarded severance pay (wanna bet on how large the severance package in his contract is?). Voters might be able to collect signatures on a petition to force a recall of the city council in order for them to force an end to the city manager's contract, but that depends on the local law.

This whole story is just pathetic. The average income in the town is $25,000, which is the equivalent of starvation wages in the Los Angeles area. Sadly, it's not untypical for these small townships that exist in large urban areas. Usually, the town only exists to line the pockets of the local authorities, but then that's American democracy for you.

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Usually, the town only exists to line the pockets of the local authorities, but then that's American democracy for you.

Sooner or later someone like these jokers is going to be lynched - and thanks to the wonders of mobile tech & the internet we will all get to see it in glorious technicolour along with their wives / kids / grandkids.

Probably live.

What a wretched society we have built with our greed & ingenuity.

Edited by xux42

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Usually, the town only exists to line the pockets of the local authorities, but then that's American democracy for you.

As opposed to UK democracy? Or communism?

Strikes that 'but then that's American democracy for you' could be replaced with 'but then that's life'.

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At least the Americans get angry! We hear about minor officials earning more than the Prime Minister, go tut tut and carrying on letting it happen.

We need a law which says a new administration, at any level, can repudiate any contract signed by its predessessor, including employment contacts. If you do a deal with an elected authority it should be clear upfront that that authority cannot bind its successors and the deal may be terminated without prejudice at the start of a new term. (Effectively there would be implied break clauses in every contract.)

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As opposed to UK democracy? Or communism?

Strikes that 'but then that's American democracy for you' could be replaced with 'but then that's life'.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the USA is a Republic and the UK is a Constitutional Monarchy.

Please desist on referring to any Country other than Ancient Greece as being a democracy. Doing so clouds the issue at hand. And to be quite frank who the F*** wants to live in a democracy where popular vote can result in you losing your life or liberty? Seriously, reduced to absurdity two rapists can outvote their victim all day. That's not Kosher.

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At least the Americans get angry! We hear about minor officials earning more than the Prime Minister, go tut tut and carrying on letting it happen.

We need a law which says a new administration, at any level, can repudiate any contract signed by its predessessor, including employment contacts. If you do a deal with an elected authority it should be clear upfront that that authority cannot bind its successors and the deal may be terminated without prejudice at the start of a new term. (Effectively there would be implied break clauses in every contract.)

correct. government law on pensions is changed every couple of years...they can do the same with their own "contracts"....im not sure these "contracts" are too valid on the grounds of there being no two parties, each side benefits from a deal with the other.

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