Two facts for your consideration:
1. Akhshabi is a graduate student who is almost certainly Iranian (at least got his undergrad degree in Tehran).
2. Salman Rushdie, the author of the Satanic Verses who is under a 1989 order requiring his execution (fatwa) by the Iranian Theocracy will be on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta on February 17th.
Coincidence? I doubt it. Sounds like Akhshabi was planning to do something that would get him on the Ayatollah's "A" list.posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 19:30
Southern Polytechnic State University is not a "technical college". Athens Tech is a technical college. Southern Poly is a state university. It says so in the name.
How hard is it to get this stuff right?posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 15:42
@jo15765: "However, what good comes from desecrating the body of someone?"
As a muslim he very probably believed that those he murdered would serve him in paradise. Let's follow General Pershing's response to terrorism in the Phillipines and remove that motivation from the mind of future islamic terrorists:
“Before World War I, U.S. General “Blackjack” Pershing put down an Islamic insurgent movement in the Philippines by having 50 captured Islamic fundamentalist terrorists tied to posts for execution by firing squad. In full view of all 50, Pershing had his men slaughter two pigs. As a defiled animal contact with a pig will prevent a muslim from reaching paradise (this is apparently a "false belief" but many muslims still believe it). Pershing’s men next dipped their bullets in the pigs blood, making sure the horrified terrorists watched. Blackjack’s men shot 49 of these terrorists, dumped their bodies in a common grave and covered them with pig parts. The 50th terrorist was let go. After this, it took 42 more years before there was another serious Islamic terrorist incident in the Philippines. ”
PC? No, but who cares. These savages murdered innocents in Boston. They deserve no respect in death. Wrap his body in a pig carcass and dump him in the ocean.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 17:42
The key word in the article is "nickname":
"NASA authorized the nickname designation of this planetary system as UGA-1785."
Only the International Astronomical Union has the authority to name any astronomical objects (http://www.iau.org/public/naming/). NASA does not.
Jimposted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 19:10
There is definitely a need for grocery stores in downtown, but could this have the effect of making the Armstrong Dobbs site appealing to Walmart again? They dropped off the map. Could it have been because they didn't have the ability to sell alcohol?posted @ Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 09:56
[quote][b]crankyyankee[/b] - @random518: When you go outsdie to enjoy the day please be careful where you go and how late you stay because I don't want you to run the risk of being victimized by one of the victims of society.
HAHAHAHA! I think milk just came out of my nose while reading that excellent post!!posted @ Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 13:36
Like many others, I have seen numerous examples of people who are clearly not handicapped occupying handicap parking spaces. The other day a lady in Commerce told me that she could park there because her mother was handicapped. "Where is your mother?" "She's at home..."
The law requires that the individual who is handicapped must be a passenger in the vehicle:
Georgia Code - Motor Vehicles & Traffic - Title 40, Section 40-6-226
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person or institution, other than the one to whom a parking permit for persons with disabilities or specially designated license plate for the disabled person is issued, to make use of a parking permit for persons with disabilities or specially designated license plate for a disabled person unless the person to whom such permit or license plate was issued is a passenger in such vehicle. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a parking permit for persons with disabilities for any institutional vehicle other than the vehicle for which the permit has been issued. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a parking permit for persons with disabilities issued to an institution for any purpose other than to transport disabled persons.
I know that it's tough for the families of the handicapped, but those spaces are just for those that are really handicapped.posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 - 11:51
[quote][b]FanaticalModerate[/b] - He hasn't started yet--I'm thinking we should give him a couple of years to start making changes before we start grousing about him! [/quote]
Yeah, that's what they said about Obama. That is working out real good too. UGA can't afford a couple of years of "let's see".posted @ Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 10:14
@cdawgfan10: I guess you are the one who needs to go back to sleep. You obviously don't mind being in the dark for 48 HOURS!!posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 20:31
@Joe Johnson: Get off your high horse. You neglected to report on a story for 48 hours! Who knows what additional information might have been provided during that time. Instead of covering up your negligence with a shameless exploitation of this poor girl's tragedy maybe you could explain why it took 48 HOURS TO REPORT IT???posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 20:30
I was wondering if any of the "journalists" at ABH could explain why it took over 48 hours to post this story. The victim was hit early Saturday morning. It was not in the online version of the paper until yesterday afternoon. Were you guys waiting for the cops to write the story for you? It's not like the information wasn't available, the AJC and WSB had it on their websites Saturday afternoon. Maybe instead of waiting for UGA and ACPD to write your stories you could just post links to the AJC. They have real journalists there...posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:09
[quote][b]Iva Ben Hadd[/b] - Is this The Honorable NutJob that thinks the Earth is only 9-10 thousand years old ?
Yes. A true moron. He will say something extra stupid soon and fall out of the race. With luck he will have to return to whatever quack medicine he practices instead of either houses of congress!!posted @ Friday, February 15, 2013 - 18:15
Spay her before you put her on probation.posted @ Friday, February 8, 2013 - 17:36
The last president came from a small college in the middle of nowhere. This one is the perfect example of academic inbreeding since he's been almost nowhere except UGA.
So much for this being a prestigious university that can attract the best candidates from across the nation.
Anybody want to take odds that the Athletic Association pushed Adams out and chose this guy as a safe choice that they can control?posted @ Monday, February 4, 2013 - 21:30
NC State is Division I...
[quote][b]Z J Ruffin[/b] - In two or three years there are going to be some Div I schools that are sorry they passed up on this guy.
He either made the whole thing up himself or he is a complete idiot. How many Heisman finalists have online girlfriends that they have never met but are dying of leukemia? Kid's no victim. He's a liar.posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:26
@WhatAJoke: She looks like a 12 year old.posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 16:55
Great. The dumbest one out of the bunch. The DA might as well go ahead and accept a life without parole deal. The death penalty is not gonna happen and if it did by some miracle Haggard will make so many errors that Hood will win on appeal anyway. Haggard is WAY out of his depth.posted @ Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 18:54
[quote][b]CharlotteLadyGardner[/b] - And speaking of "no-nos" Mr. Boland!
"Georgia Technical Institute"????
"Georgia Institute of Technology", perhaps?
Or the "Georgia Tech Research Institute"?
Do your homework either way.posted @ Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 16:21
A new low for The Learning Channel (TLC). What a disgusting joke!posted @ Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 15:56
I think that he should receive a lethal injection for what he did, but the chances of finding 12 ACC jurors that agree with that are slim and none. So should the DA spend perhaps a million dollars staging a huge trial that gives this POS the opportunity to run his mouth some more or do they offer him life in prison with no opportunity for parole? Again, I'd rather see him dead, soon, but all it takes is one person to vote against the death penalty.posted @ Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 16:18
Whoever was driving that truck needs to go to jail. The negligence and stupidity that they demonstrated directly led to the death of the 4 year old.posted @ Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:26
@LeglEgl: You are absolutely correct!!!posted @ Monday, August 20, 2012 - 17:24
I will just be happy when the robo-calls from both these idiots finally stops.posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:49
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more