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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

[quote][b]AbidingDude[/b] - California is a great example of many good intentions that have good astray [/quote]
You mean like Proposition 13, which put a cap on property tax increases? Key provision:

Section 1. (a) The maximum amount of any ad valorem tax on real property shall not exceed one percent (1%) of the full cash value of such property. The one percent (1%) tax to be collected by the counties and apportioned according to law to the districts within the counties.

posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:45

Romney to attend Georgia fundraiser for Perdue

True blue conservatives should be voting for Swafford.

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 17:19

UGA RB Gurley falsely accused of assault in downtown Athens bar

[quote][b]Athens Trojan[/b] - Todd you should have taken him to the bathroom where there are no cameras, beat the crap out of him, walked out and told them "he slipped on a bar of soap". [/quote]
Gurley didn't do that because he's the better man with a lot more to lose than that 20 year old punk. Since the punk wanted to make a name for himself, his name should have been made public.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 22:02

UGA students robbed in separate weekend incidents, nine suspects arrested

Good job, ACCPD.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 13:56

Phoenix cow dies after being pelted with softballs

"As the twig is bent, so grows the tree."

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:43

Athens woman assaulted and robbed by man she met online

You never really know a person until it's time to pay for the room.

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:06

Abandoned truck dripping rancid chicken juice

"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." - Cpl Hicks from movie Aliens.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:18

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

@grove600: Bush ain't the Prez, no mo. He drove down gas prices by putting the country into a deep recession as he left office.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:12

Denmark joins fight against Islamic State group

The story begins with...

LONDON (AP) — The Danish government on Friday announced it was joining the coalition to strike at the Islamic State extremist group...

and ends with

Denmark and Belgium are considering Friday whether to join the coalition.

Evidently the writer doesn't believe the Danish government has anything to do with the country of Denmark. The correct version of the story doesn't have that last line...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uk-lawmakers-debate-airstr...

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 09:28

AP Source: Video addressed to NFL security chief

I assume the guilty parties have lawyered up and are waiting for the ax to fall.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 07:32

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

Obama's fault.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 07:15

Athens police investigating woman's complaint that a minister is stalking her

I assume one of the elements necessary for a stalking charge is for the victim to clearly tell the pursuer s/he wants to be left alone. The article never states that, although it's implied.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 06:55

Parents complain about swearing at Oconee youth soccer games

Are "damn" and "hell" considered swear words?

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 06:37

Jimmy John's says customers' card data stolen

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - Aw heck. I deserve to be hired (at a mid 6 figure salary + benefits + a 3 month vacation package) for Vice President of Real Data. [/quote]
Can you survive the pay cut?

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:15

UGA to replace its coal boiler with an electric option

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - ... but then noticed that there is not a back up if the utility company has to divert gas to other customers. Overall a good solution to an old problem. [/quote]
Some decades ago there was a natural gas shortage, forcing non-critical industries to curtail or discontinue its use in order that homes would have it. In this area one company installed a propane tank to keep its ovens fired up and kept it for a backup.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:03

Opening remarks start in loud music killing case

I don't see how it could be first degree murder, since the crime wasn't pre-meditated or planned and the perp was not "lying in wait" for the victim. It was a case of "sound rage".

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 09:11

19 accused of stealing checks, credit card fraud

Countries like Italy and Great Britain will begin including economic activity from drugs and prostitution in their GDP. The EU now requires it, although France has steadfastly refused. South Africa includes illegal activities in their GDP. Crime is big business, but I think we all kinda knew that. We just never officially accounted for it.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:49

US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites

Can it get any more confusing who's on whose side?

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:40

Parents, students upset at dress-code enforcement

All girls don't dress like Miley Cyrus?

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:29

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

It looks like he didn't turn his life over to Jesus after all.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:19

3 charged in gay assault; lawyer denies homophobia

"fist fight that got out of hand."

"This was a mutual confrontation..."

"...she wouldn't hurt anybody."

Philadelphia lawyer - noun. a lawyer of outstanding ability at exploiting legal fine points and technicalities.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:12

Radio host Paul Finebaum to hold book signing in Athens

I didn't know you could buy something new there.

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 07:53

Wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes

In other words, it would be the world's largest battery.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:08

Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

If the shipping company sued both Tesney and UPS, how is it the judge ruled in favor of the shipping company AND Tesney? Did the judge believe UPS gave Tesney incorrect instructions?

[quote] Police said Tesney had gotten that final notice in the mail.[/quote]
No wonder he went postal.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:22

Athens woman indicted for alleged extortion plot

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:36

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