Will it accept the latest version of light bulbs?posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:33
@swimdawg68: Spell check is not your friend.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:00
I really don't understand why criminals do not go to prison (no plea bargaining, early release, or probation) for crimes committed with a weapon. Mandatory sentences would be a good start and may send a message to would-be perpetrators. I would extend that type of mandate to anyone in possession of an illegally obtained firearm, even if it wasn't used in the commission of the crime being investigated.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:12
Who put a bank deposit in a regular paper bag and placed it with the drive-thru orders? I doubt that it was the bag passing employee at the window.posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 11:52
@catman: I can confirm that.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:06
This doesn't sound like all the doctors are leaving their practices.posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 14:44
It looks like the elephant is deliberately weighing the little cart down. Surely, it doesn't need a ride.posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:16
I wonder why he didn't call 911 before opening the inside door.posted @ Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 12:25
Maybe the wallets were in a "lost and found" from one of the local businesses and rather than go to the trouble of tracking the owners down they just dumped them on the postal service...posted @ Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 11:53
[quote][b]geneweeks[/b] - @theold33: Ive often wondered why people on SNAP can buy softdrinks, potato chips and candy. It could be that poor yet obese individuals are guilty of too much 'pigging out' on junk food. Anybody know?
I suspect that obesity is not limited to the poor. Your point about softdrinks, potato chips and candy is well taken and applies to anyone who has a weight problem. The fast food industry has fought to allow their products to be purchased with food stamps, so, there's part of the food industry's contribution. Fresh fruit and veggies and low fat meats are very expensive and in some areas, unavailable, etc. To focus on the poor who are receiving food stamps is ignoring a much bigger problem, although, I agree that those items should not be available with foodstamps.posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:54
[quote][b]Mr_Sunshine[/b] - Instead of providing "services to the homeless"…how about "providing the homeless to the services"?! The armed services
You do realize that many of the homeless are vets...posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:13
Released??? Outrageous!posted @ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:23
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
Then why mess around? If everyone is required to have health care, and the larger savings come from having a larger pool, then why not make the pool as large as possible?
Quit messing around. State your goal, and implement it.
The pool does need to be as large as possible...but how? All I have is my vote, and my Medicare, and my supplemental policy. The whole medical insurance system has needed an overhaul for decades and, at least, the ACA has brought some attention to it (notice I didn't say "light"). I agree with those who compare it to a "starter home," with many imperfections that need serious work...but it's...complicated. It would be ideal if that work could be done in a non-partisan manner and if the end result would put more checks and balances on the implementation. I know, "I'm a Dreamer."posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 17:30
Ooops.posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 17:30
A person can "opt out" of driving a car, but that same person cannot "opt out" of having a physical body.posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 16:08
The fine is way too low for this "organized crime." Ten percent of their proceeds would be about right.posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 09:10
"...To"?posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:51
"Lifeline" phones were for housebound elderly and disabled persons with few financial resources. Today, in order to get a job, a person has to have a phone number and an e-mail address. Times do change and whenever I add minutes to my pre-paid phone there is a $.75 charge to pay for 911 service for all. I really don't have a problem with that arrangement. "No man is an island...", etc..posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:11
@Tewise: I didn't say anything about letting her out of confinement. At this point, it is obvious that she isn't going to change her behavior and should be locked up somewhere. We really don't disagree about that, but nevertheless, she is an example of a person who is dangerously mentally ill and going to jail is not going to fix it unless they keep her for the rest of her life. Right now, that seems to be the only option, since it's difficult to force someone to stay on their meds. I met her many years ago, and she had been diagnosed with paranoia...I suspect that she still is.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:19
[quote][b]oldwarrior[/b] - Dang lady! 72 years old, and you still haven't learned your lesson. How in the world can anyone have that much hatred in their heart is beyond me.
She's mentally ill and is, no doubt, incapable of learning any lessons.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:10
@itiswhatitis: Exactly what food is it that you wouldn't touch with a stick? Just curious. When I was going up we ate what was offered or did without and complaints were not tolerated. Apples, oranges, grapes, pears, melons, etc. were considered treats.posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 16:08
Complaining about small portions, yet throwing away apples and pears? The lunch described above sounds pretty good to me and I see no good reason for their hunger except a bad attitude.posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 15:51
Hopefully, this woman will come to recognize the true nature of her condition and get help, thanks to her children and the 911 caller.posted @ Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 14:56
Is this some kind of test about the TOS? Who monitors threads on Thursdays? Just curious.posted @ Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 14:33
Would their IDs allow them to board an airplane, drive a car, vote, purchase a firearm, etc.? How would the makers of the IDs know what, in fact, they would be used for? This is white collar crime, so it's not so bad?posted @ Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 13:48
Summary: Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Georgia State signees Randee Bettis and Ivie Drake were named to the first team, along with Dani Lukas. Columbus State signee Bri Carr made the second team with Alexis Damron and Haley Gordon.Bettis and Drake will play in the North-South All-Star game in Rome, Ga. in June.
Summary: Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Buchanan was the Banner-Herald's Girls Golfer of the Year in 2012.