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Athens Banner-Herald introduces All-Access Membership

@E Nurse Alexis: You're a WANTED OUTLAW.

posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 09:37

Man charged with drug possession after search warrant executed

I better clean up my paperwork.

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 12:14

Ice Dogs, Classic Center finalize ice rink deal

Chilly Dawgs

posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 21:43

‘ELF’ sends man threatening letter

The FBI Leer Jet is inbound and unlimited overtime is authorized to find the ELF.

posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 21:39

Judge orders Renoir painting returned to museum

Flea market. The plausible response most thieves claim for unexplained possession of traceable items.

posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 17:36

Weather Channel says safety at risk in dispute

The weather channel is not what it started out to be. I don't use the weather channel for safety.

posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 17:31

Traffic light heading for Atlanta Highway, Jennings Mill intersection

It should be made a right turn only. I avoid that intersection. A little thought and planning of the route before driving is key.

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:20

Robbers spray gas station clerks with tear gas

Doesn't sound like an efficient method of robbery. They will be in jail soon, or maybe shot dead.

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:02

Police: In cold, escaped inmate turns himself in

He didn't want it bad enough.

posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:16

Tips to stay safe and warm during cold snaps

Please bring the pets inside.

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 10:47

Police ask to give sick leave to wounded officer

Being shot on duty is not the same as being sick.

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 09:35

Iraq city falls fully into hands of al-Qaida group

@E.J.: I thought the topic of oil might come up, but I don't think that's it at all. I think it is more complicated. I think we were concerned about genocide, chemical weapons, and regional stability. Iraq doesn't have a nuclear program. I realize it has been reported there were no WMD's, but Iraq did a lot of chemical weapon manufacturing. We had inspection teams that documented it, as well as imagery. Teams (soldiers) were sent to the sites to collect samples, well before the invasion. There were mass graves of animals that were used for testing.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 20:40

Iraq city falls fully into hands of al-Qaida group

After being there, I came to respect Saddam's leadership style. Those people only respond to the iron fist. Although more modern that the people in Afghanistan, they are still very primitive. Western civilized logic is not effective. Kindness is seen as weakness. It's hard for people here to understand. America's primary intent was to protect human rights. The same extremists that threaten the US, are the ones that abuse their own people.

Fear of consequences is all that keeps people in line. In America there are few consequences for low standards or selfish behavior. In the name of human rights, we are far too lenient, and more and more people take advantage of a system that is now too overwhelmed to be effective. We choose the easy wrong over the hard right.

What is better now that Iraq's military is weaker? At least before they could respond to insurgents and police their own borders. Initially we went to Afghanistan because that's where Bin Laden was. Afghanistan had no real structure, so it was the best place to organize and train terrorists.

If we have learned our lesson, we will spend the money to protect ourselves. We will strike with all our might when necessary in response to actions against us. We will seal the borders as best we can to make it as hard as possible for those who intend to do us harm. We need leaders who understand this and think of America first.

Will we ever have leaders that aren't corrupt and think of our country rather than themselves? I don't see how that is possible.

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 11:02

Police seek Athens teen wearing ankle monitor

I want the tracking App for my phone.

I doubt he is still wearing it though.

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 18:27

US spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

We must expect that whatever can be done.

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:24

Passengers rescued from icebound Antarctic ship

On another topic, I drove through West Texas recently and there were thousands of giant wind turbines not turning. It was windy as usual there, but entire fields of these 3 blade propeller electric generators were not turning. I had to wonder why.

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 10:23

Masked men steal donation box from Wal-Mart store

They should steal the legal way and start their own non-profit organization.

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 10:00

Athens police officer arrested for allegedly assaulting daughter with broom

@lexie girl: Were you there? I heard a different version of that story in which Laura was defending herself against a sucker punch that didn't quite work as intended.

You obviously logged on just to make this comment, which is incorrect and slanderous.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 21:31

Athens police officer arrested for allegedly assaulting daughter with broom

I hate this happened.

posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 21:10

Russian police, troops have heavy presence in city after bombing

It won't be long before Putin gets those responsible.

posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 12:41

Man slapped, threatened with gun at Athens gas station

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - Article excerpt: "The man with the gun was described as a black male between 20 to 30 years old. . ."
Arrested for Robbery during 2011:
White - 43.0%
Black - 55.6%
% of US Population:
White - 72.4%
Black - 12.6%
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-...
[/quote]

Report me also.

posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 23:50

Missing Georgia bank director arrested in Brunswick

@CharlotteLadyGardner: Thanks for that link. I wonder if the stop was random, just blind luck, or something more.

posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 23:45

Car stolen from Athens repair shop

$34K? Is that a typo?

posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 23:38

Athens police investigating teen for injuring, possibly killing neighbors' pets

Sad. Terrible. Poor dog.

I doubt I could remain rational if I saw someone shoot my pet.

posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 23:36

Giant M&M hoisted atop Atlanta 'Peach Drop' tower

And now a word from our sponsors..........

posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 23:18

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