Interesting that there is no mention of why CEOs and executives of companies can justify making tens of millions of dollars for something other people do in their companies. Those "other " people are the hard workers that deserve more than scraps for working their arses off.
Mind you I am all for people getting ahead and making money, (lots of it, wish I could) but there is some measure of fairness to the workers that needs to be better thought thru.
Seems like just political speak when opposing these CC standards. The irony is that the idiots in Georgia legislature want to keep you & our kids poorly educated and hate any comparisons. Those comparisons are stark and reflect the backwards thinking of most states opposed to challenging standards and pushing kids and teachers and administrators more. All because they want some control over something or hate Obama.....well politics and politics alone are once again is showing how stupid Georgia is.posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 07:48
@jtsim: the issue is that Christian prayer is elevated to "higher"status by being said or on the agenda. Any kind of prayer/ saying offers nothing to the business at hand. The agenda is to do business not pit a group above the other. E.J. aAbove stated it much better than I in that it just is not needed. If it is then go to church before the meeting or pray on your own.posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 07:25
@Save our Republic:
I was responding to my sims comment about respecting Mr. Cathy....ummm No. I also stated that I "hated" Cathy's hate filled message not hated him. His hate filled spouting is unChristian. That is my statement so don't be getting in a tiz over your thinking I said something...so untrue.
It is about time sometime stood up or stated the obvious....shut up. The loudmouths and hate filled spouting is awful and leads to the numerous problems we see manifesting today with killings, beatings, hate filled news, terribly ignorant comments, etc......just stop.posted @ Friday, November 8, 2013 - 07:37
@jtsim: no one has to respect him for his hate filled "chiristianity". It is NOT Christlike to hate on anyone and insulting to other people when anyone spouts like he does. I do not hate him but I do hate his way of seeming to be Christian.....the way to deal with these folks is to just boycott or not go there.posted @ Friday, November 8, 2013 - 07:09
Do you people really think that this is new? Or something not done by EVERY company or government? Get your head out of the sand. AT&T, Google, ms, Hughes, Verizon, IBM, your company, etc....everyone one of them stores massive amounts of data, personal and non personal. So, realize that your privacy has been long gone for decades, so get over it.posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 09:10
Nicely said. Seems like many people need reminding of all the community advocates and programs available. And keeping kids engaged is hard but necessary because if they are left alone or bored they tend to gravitate to activities that are not great for them or fall into crowds that are unhealthy. Educating the kids is huge but the outside hours are huge as well.posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 08:30
I have to say that I am selfish to a great degree and I bet it is a trait more people have than are willing to admit. I grew up in a more middle class environment with many perks and hidden or not exposed to the more harsh realities that many people face that brought them to be disadvantaged. And I have done the same with my kids --- helping them get ahead and be successful is my focus and I am "embarrassed" that I do not help or do more for the ones that are out side of my selfish focus. The sphere do my focus is my life and my kids lives......that to its very essence is selfish and my faults. I admire those that are such vocal and ardent workers and voices for those that are outside their sphere.posted @ Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 08:29
So, what you are saying is that the ACA will be implemented, not for lack of the republican led crusade to throw it out. and it will be improved, fixed, tweaked and revised just like every other major program to be implemented in this country for the past 200+ years. Seems like this us vs them and the all or nothing is crap and we are sick of the tantrums and hatred. Now, I have no issue with republicans trying to rewrite history by now taking the strategy to fix and improve the program, go for it.posted @ Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 08:14
One death...hmmm...let's further regulate and restrict hospitals for the exact same reasoning. since hospitals have far far far more deaths of which some are due to negligence, and other hidden issues.....how about these extreme groups focus on tithings that would really help rather than obstruct and hinder.posted @ Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 07:49
Mona, so patient with GOP inaction for 19 years, so impatient with ObamaCare after 22 days. What a visionary columnist, what a grasp of the big picture.
Love love love this comeback to the criticisms. While the rollout has been crappy and crazy it will smooth out over the next year and the sign up issues will be minimized and fixed. It will be a factor then of competitiveness.
No matter which way you slice this, healthcare was MAJORLY changed under the Obama administration. In the coming years any changes to it will be looked at as tweaks and improvements and changes to the OBama health initiative....it will never be attributed to the GOP....they wasted this effort because they were too busy hating on Obama and throwing toddler style tantrums.posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 06:09
@Curls: assessing the various ideas of sides to any political issue will inevitably bring about an opinion of right or wrong. So, assessing who to support or not turns into a blaming situation to "debate" the issues and defend your opinions. So, telling people not to blame anyone or any issue or any tactic is naive at best.
Interesting how many republicans are trying to defend Cruz and company's actions here. He and many GOPers showed nothing short of tantrums my kid threw as a toddler. A good representative will bring forth ideas, negotiate a compromise for all their constituents and move on. Their hatred for Obama is what is hurting this country, and I will most certainly place the blame on the TeaPartiers that are a faction of the GOP.posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 06:11
So right, I hope any representative does not forget who elected them and those that did not vote for them or those that did not vote at all. They should represent ALL of their constituents and not pit person against person or claim "all or nothing" crap. The current slate of GOPers are all extremists to the far right with little common sense and fight to be the "rightist", very disheartening.
If the TeaParty is not a political,party then why does the GOP fund candidates, hold fund raisers for declared TeaPartiers? If they are not a political party then ALL funds raised by the GOP should be stopped, and they should turn in their a Republican card and become a independent group/ party themselves.
There are hard working reasonable people in the GOP with some decent ideas and policies. But this "movement" has turned into a tone-deaf, nasty, irresponsible set of tantrums that pits American against American. Not my idea of representation. Get rid of the TeaParty and their ilk bring back reasoned conservatives.posted @ Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 07:11
[quote][b]Malcom Merriweather[/b] - @Abc: .... The assumption is that in order to cover those without insurance, the rates of others must increase. The $200 increase is much more substantial than an expected incremental increase. Perhaps we just look at it differently. [/quote]
Yes, yes and yes. My rates went up about $120 which again have NOTHING to do with the ACA it is typical rate increases by all the various medical parts and insurance companies. I will select a better one for me that hopefully reduces that increase more...lucky me I now have a lot more choices. This is why covering more people with medical insurance......the ACA....the costs will level off and become better contained. Not on day one but having more people contribute into the system will help us all.posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 05:47
Nope, your assumptions are WRONG. Premiums have gone up and up for decades. Every year the insurance companies, the pharmasudical companies, hospitals etc increase their prices. The ACA which has not even gone into effect yet has no bearing on the increases. And oh by the way there are over 80 policies to choose from BCBS and some of them are lower costs....and the ones offered with the ACA are lower but also lower in benefits offered...do some research. The facts are that there are policies available to everyone. Get your facts straight before you spout.
Interesting that this veteran uses full gvt medical benefits and all the ACA does is offers people a policy to buy into. Most people already have a policy that is group offered and subsidized by their companies.....why can't those that are not with large companies, or part time workers, or unemployed be offered similar policies? And yes to be fairer some people will be subsizied to get those policies. I fully and whole heartedly respect every veteran and realize that they are being brainwashed by the yelling, shouting, the media, negativity, the crap being spewed by those that just want to be heard.
Our representatives should work work all their constituents and not just a few. And it does not hae to be adversial all the time.posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 06:23
While the initial roll out of the WEBSITE to compare insurance policies and costs has its problems the overall concept of the ACA has been received well. Again the concept here is to allow everyone the choice to get healthcare....this is called Capitalism...compare and choose. What is wrong with that........nothing except that most repubs do not like when others get to share something.
The website is being fixed and works better everyday. And for the numbers games people are shouting about that is a load of crap. How many of you select your insurance option on day 1....none of you. It takes weeks to look at the options and figure out what works for your situation.
And by the way the numbers are coming out favorable to most people unlike the stupid stupid stupid letter from the GA Insurance commissioner Hunt...he should be fired.posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 07:56
Your response is a pretty ignorant one to say the least. You have ZERO idea of what I want out of this and your MORAL argument is stupid.
Capitalism works for both sides when there is competition and it also forces costs to the consumer to be fairer and known. Medical costs will never come down without holding hospitals, pharma companies and the medical community accountable for their billing and costs.
The moral problem is that you and your ilk treat those that do not have your wealth as second class citizens not worthy of participating in similar insurance policies. That's all this is about....people who you think are unworthy wanting to get the same program or subsidy as you. And you can not stand giving to others, that is a moral travesty.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 07:25
Most people that are complaining about the implementation and probable success of the ACA already have healthcare thru their employer and are unaffected by this law. They want to complain about something that someone else benefits from and they do not. Too bad.
I would think that this is a good example of Capitalism with more companies (insurance companies) competing for business means more clients signing up with them which means more money to their bottom lines. Hmmmmm am I looking at this the wrong way...nope it is just the teapulicans looking to obstruct and not do their job.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 06:02
Interesting that the folks who hate the ACA and are constantly obstructing it really do not understand it. It is capitalism thru and thru.....yep. Doesn't pure capitalism breed more competition, fairer costs, less hiding costs, possibly lower costs, reduced fraud. Oh and Mr H should be fired and/or arrested incompetence, playing politics and obstructing the law.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 06:04
So far so good. The tone of any church should be humble and not this "in your face" or " my way or no way" attitudes lately have got to go. Hope he opens the churches eyes more.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:41
@Stinky_Dawg_Luvin: then why aren't people for proper background checks, safety training and all to own and operate guns in general?? I agree with you on this "feel good" policy is flawed but the whole idea of elevating guns in this society to a godlike icon is wrong. And putting our kids in "prisons" for the day is awful too.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:36
The main issue I have with these extremist group and their rallying shrieks is that they muddle every crisis or issue or hot button together. The messages or policies should be more independent and supported vs adding all the issues together. Many people are not all or nothing.....we have varying views and priorities and want coherent ideas to discuss and debate. For instance do not include birth control or discrimination issues in with the debt ceiling.posted @ Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 07:47
Summary: Georgia's three-tier system stops one local bar owner from opening a distillery. Georgia?s three-tier system knocked down a cool project for downtown Athens recently. Booze wizard Damon Krebs, owner of a gaggle of watering holes around downtown including Allgood?s and Walkers (and Athens Bagel Company, for good measure), hoped to install a vodka distillery in part of his West Clayton Street real estate holdings (160 to 166 W. Clayton to be exact; the hopeful location was 160, former home of the Tillman Company, next to Flashback Games). read more
Summary: After one year of football, Monsignor Donovan is planning to build a football complex. The field will be named after founding board member and former Georgia coach Vince Dooley. After one year of football, Monsignor Donovan is planning to build a football complex. The field will be named after founding board member and former Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. More details on the project are expected to be announced in January. The school announced its plan to field a football team last December and hired former Vanderbilt quarterback and 10-time Coach of the Year Kurt Page the following January. Dooley served as the honorary chairman of the search and hiring committee. read more