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Body cameras record Athens police and public interactions

I can understand a citizen can have no expectation of privacy on the streets, sidewalk or public ways.  Officers may record event.   What is the ACCPD policy for recording audio and video on private property?  If a officer enters a private dwelling should recording be made without the permission of the owner?  Must the officer ask permission to record on private property?   What of an officer on foot walks by a window and glances inside, will the events inside the room be recorded?  How long will the recording be kept and who will have access to them?  People should remember they have the constitutional right to make no statements nor answer any questions.  

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:46

Body cameras record Athens police and public interactions

Indeed so.  I have dash cameras on my motor coach and my autos to record my operations.  That way I can prove I was driving the speed limit or used my  turn indicators, or was following the proper distance, etc.  I can counter any and all false allegations of the officer who is under pressure to write citations.  I can also record the officers comments.  I wear a concealed body camera whenever I have contact with any official person. All video is imprinted with the day, date and time.  It is sad we must resort to such measures.  

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:35

House Republicans make liberal use of Obama in ads

This Administration and it's supporters must run on the record of lies, scandal, deceit, ineptness, aloofness, and non involvement.  Just like the past administrations.  

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:29

New Mexico deputy charged with shooting colleague

Another armed thug in uniform who has the power to pull over our sons or daughters in the dark of night at the side of the road.  We must put a stop to this.  

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:46

Ebola 'hot zone' immigrants numerous in Georgia

Perhaps the President's Ebola czar will show up.  Has anyone seen him?  He was suppose to be the face of the Ebola response but he has been missing in action.  

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:41

Naked woman drives stolen truck to Athens where she crashes and burns

Well, you know what they say about a naked woman.  You see one naked woman, you want to see them all that way.  

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:35

Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested

This has got to stop.  Two Texas Highway Patrol Officers were giving female cavity searches at the side of the road and now we have a guy with a foot fetish who carries a gun and has the power of arrest.  No more stops for minor infractions.  When an officer activated his/her 'emergency lights' there must be an Emergency.  We must begin drafting statute to protect people and keep them safe.  Only felony stops will be allowed. This is needed to protect people.   

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 18:33

Feds vs. states: Who decides on Ebola quarantines

Where is the Ebola czar?  Perhaps he will show up at the airport.  Lets ask Carter of he has seen him.  

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 17:52

Nurse who had Ebola will be released from Atlanta hospital

We are all so very glad she has recovered.  Has any seen the Ebola czar the president appointed.  He has been Missing in Action.  We need to send out an APB.  Perhaps the ABH can find him.  

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 17:48

Young dreamers need education, not expulsion, former Homeland Security chief says

Foreign nationals who are in the United  States illegally must return to their home  country  immediately.  

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 08:56

US disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine

Where is our Ebola czar?  There is a lot of chaos, changed protocols and quarantine .  He was suppose to make sense of all the mixed messages and confusion.  Anybody seen him?  

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 22:15

George P. Bush says dad 'moving forward' on 2016

This would be great! We would have another Bush to blame for Obama's screw-ups.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 18:35

Lava from Hawaii volcano makes steady advance

In the bygone days they would sacrifice a virgin to the god of the particular volcano.  They  would throw her into the fire In hopes the volcano would subside.  In today's  modern world they can't find one.   

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 18:31

Survey: Gas prices drop 18 cents in 2 weeks

     There could be good news and bad news for Putin, I just became aware of this.  Snow has come at least a month early to Kazakhstan and farmers are out on their combines in snow covered fields trying to harvest what is left of a wheat crop. Snow, and ice will cause the grain to mold. Early snowfall has also stopped the harvest in the Ural  Mountains  and Eurasia.   Putin could have trouble feeding Russians and with the crashing pu6 (Ruble) bread will be high priced. 
     On the other hand, Winter is predicted to be brutal for Europe again and with  failure of Europe's green energy policy  (wind and solar) the Putin will be selling more Natural Gas. Indeed, cold is setting in early all over Europe.  
     Europe starving and cold could be very good for our farmers who are enjoyimg a record harvest this year.  
 For regular snow, ice and Russian crop reports see link. 

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 17:47

Survey: Gas prices drop 18 cents in 2 weeks

#+%€¥? Double post.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:35

Survey: Gas prices drop 18 cents in 2 weeks

Why is the price of gasoline so very high around here?  The price of crude was down to $79.86 per barrel this afternoon and the wholesale price of gasoline was $2.13 per gallon.   The GA state gasoline tax is 47.8 cents per gallon (.48) and the federal tax is 18.4 cents per gallon (.19) which is a total of .68 cents per gallon.  Let's offer retailers  a .5 cents per gallon profit which is generous,  so the price per gallon in this area should be in the neighbourhood of  $2.86.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:34

Survey: Gas prices drop 18 cents in 2 weeks

@mpd0.59:      The lower prices should have no effect on hydraulic fracturing operations but soon will  have an impact on deep water drilling operations which need crude prices of over $68.00 per  barrel to break even.  Indeed, we can thank  sand tar crude  for the glut we are experiencing world wide.  Both crude and gasoline supplies remain high.  
     You are correct about Putin and the Russia  economy which is suffering runaway inflation with the py6 (Ruble)  under tremendous pressure.  Putin is beginning to tone down his rhetoric as a result.  
     The Chinese may also be suffering. Yahoo Financial  reported in a survey that many large American corporations are planning to return manufacturing operations to the USA.  They cited the well trained American workforce and the very high cost of shipping raw material and completed  goods to and from China and India back to the US as a prime reason. 
     The lower crude prices should be a boon to the economy as Americans will have more to spend on other items.  

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:32

Ice, Ice, Baby: Athens hospitals preparing for 'snow babies'

     Good news on the weather front:  Several global forecasters have been interested in the Southern Oscillation  Index in the Pacific and the evidence is more compelling that an El Niño may be forming.  High pressure over Asia is forcing a shift in the global wind oscillation and when coupled with sunspot activity produces the needed feedback.  An El Niño generally forecasts a warmer and milder winter for the Midwest and cooler wetter weather for the South.  Might we have more ice and snow this winter followed by more babies?  Wait and see but if anyone is planning a winter vacation better travel into the deep Caribbean. 
     BTW, this has nothing to do with global warming.  The El Niño condition has been active for centuries and is a product of solar and geological conditions.  

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:00

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking

I understand the issues.  I travel extensively in my motor coach and often venture through rural towns along state  highways.  Many folks in this areas drive pick-up trucks and park at angled parking.  Try maneuvering a large motor coach along a two lane highway while facing on-coming trucks.  We manage and have yet to 'nick' any parked vehicles.  My issue I guess was with the headline blaming bad drivers (or parkers) when these folks are just trying to drive (or park) for the conditions which they are facing.  Then, the city wants to fine rather than fix a problem they caused.  

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 15:01

Barrow County Sheriff's Office awarded Traffic Enforcement Grant

Here is more graphic evidence that our federal gasoline tax money is being wasted.  All state high safety offices enforcement projects are funded by federal DOT.  The money comes from the taxes we pay on every gallon of gasoline into the highway trust fund.  These funds were mandated to fix roads but the money is being siphoned  off and wasted on these useless ' enforcement projects' that pay law enforcement overtime.  This  just one example but projects are funded on a monthly they basis throughout the State.  So, Remember this wasted money the next time GDOT or Fed. DOT wants to raise the gasoline tax.  Say NO and tell them to spend the money on road repair. 

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:23

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking

It isn't the drivers who are responsible for the 'bad parking' as the headline reads, is is  a bad parking plan of the city which Is causing the collisions.  The degree of angle is such so slightly longer vehicles (crew cap pick-ups) extend into to the traveled portion of the street. The problem is with the design of the parking spaces and not the driver so let's stop blaming them.  The city does not welcome people into the downtown area.  

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 09:45

New traffic light proposed at Armstrong & Dobbs site

Federal Law under Title 23 USC as mandated in the MUTCD governs whether a traffic signal can be placed at this location. The  Mayor nor GDOT can trump federal law.  There are warrants governing the installation of this type of a traffic control device. Every time ACC accepts federal highway funding a official agrees to abide by the MUTCD.    If federal law is violated the city and county can lose federal highway funding and the intersection will be more dangerous.  We urge ACC to obey the law. Redesign the intersection to avoid right angle conflict 

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 09:34

Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

In a shoot out a gunman will often turn and try to flee or will spin in an attempt to flee as the officer continues to fire at the threat.  The fleeing gunman's body will soon shut down.  A lot is  determined by the caliber of weapon the officer is using.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 09:11

Athens recognized for water, beer and planning

One outta three ain't bad.  On second thought two outta three. You need a drop of water to being out the flavor in a good Scotch.  

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:27

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

At one time we were provided with the ability to have a switch which would disable these explosives inside a car.  I was able to detach the explosives on my Z-28  but now the attachments are so complicated that I fear setting them off by accident.  My body shop man fears liability and will not disconnect them.  The explosives were intended to provide protection to drivers and passengers who do not wear their safety belts.  These explosives are redundant and have  proven to be dangerous to children, they are dangerous to first responders and now innocent drivers.  We should be given the option of having them removed or at least deactivated if we don't want them. 

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 19:31

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