Libraries? We don't need no stinkin libraries!

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    Louisiana state library funding has been eliminated - latimes.com

    More here.

    Update: Louisiana Eliminates State Aid to Public Libraries

    And further;

    **MISSING LINK ADDED** http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/bobby-jindal-libraries-we-dont-need-no-stin

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    I'm pretty much speechless. Not like a rural library can depend on fund raisers - nobody there has much money to speak of. Everybody that's happy this is happening, what's your solution?
     
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    Signs of the times. The focus is more on keeping the big guys happy and the lower classes subservient. Access to the internet is becoming a must have today, not only for jobs and payments but for governmental services. Take that away and you take their voice away.
     
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    This is what it looks like when a government runs out of money. A very rural area, with very few users, is naturally going to have its services ended with the money going to support services in more popular areas.
     
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    Interesting the postal service is going away and it is linked into so many consumer protection laws and the internet have almost no protections for it's users.
     
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    If they have 52 pc's, they don't have "very few users." Try again.
     
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    This is no sprawling metropolis. As the article states it is a rural area.

    “There’s no longer a food stamp office; there’s no longer a social security office. In our rural parish, a lot of our people have low literacy skills and very few computer skills. They come to the library because all of that has to be done online. There are some offices in some bigger areas but there’s no mass transportation and a lot of our people do not have transportation to a place that’s two hours away.

    Services in rural areas are the first to go, in order to keep the services in more populated areas running.
     
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    There was more than one article. Did you read them all.
     
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    Most people in LA cant read anyhow...:D
     
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    And so what if it's a rural area?! 52 pc's mean there were a LOT of people in that rural area.

    Jindal is Grover Norquist's favorite puppet, and LA is suffering because of him.
     
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    Why the fuck does it cost $500,000 a year to operate a small library?

    I remember when libraries were staffed by volunteers

    Going to check the article to see if they show the budget
     

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