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US trying to verify video of American's killing

@OCCountry: Complete BS! We need to leave the Middle Easterners alone. If BP and Exxon want access to their Oil, let them use mercenaries to secure it at their expense, not ours.
The US has absolutely no business in the Middle East.

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - As a country we once understood that war was horrible but necessary to bring an end to the likes of Hitler and Imperial Japan. These days our leaders are weak and have no will to defeat our enemies.[/quote]

Um, which countries are the Arabs trying to invade? I believe what we are seeing is a Civil War in the making, that has taken 70 years to come to fruition. We killed the Dictator that had kept it from happening before this.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 23:34

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

@snarkydude: You touch on some valid points, but why do you fixate on the negatives and not positives?

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - If you want IT people, you locate where IT people are.[/quote]

Why can't that be GA?

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - The Hope is the biggest con job of the 20th century.[/quote]

Really? People with a college degree on average earn 66% more than those with just a high school education. They earn more, they pay more in taxes. A nice little return on the taxpayer's investment.

There is no quick solution to the problems facing poor folks concerning a lack of interest in education, but I have seen inner city kids from the worst possible places achieve greatness when given the proper assistance. We would be better off investing in these kids when they are 2 years old rather than paying for them to sit in prison when they're 20. The judicial and prison system profiteers like things just the way they are now, and enjoy our ranking as the state with the 5th highest prison population in the country that has highest rate of incarceration in the world!
Now, what did you say was the biggest con job of the 20 century?

I will be voting for Dems this November, and I'm going to contribute a little cash to both of these campaigns in the mean time.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 19:44

Gas prices fall another penny in Georgia

[quote][b]theold33[/b] -
The only thing Obama has lowered is peoples faith in this country.
[/quote]

How so?

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 18:03

Gas prices fall another penny in Georgia

Thank you, Obama, for lowering the price of gas.
I'm sure all the repubs that ignorantly blamed him for rising prices will give me a + on this comment.
thanks in advance.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 15:59

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - Please explain to me how "investing" in education will reduce unemployment, if there are no companies to hire these educated people once they get out of school.[/quote]

From US NEWS

Over the next several years, 55 million jobs will become available, researchers at Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce found in a study. The majority of those jobs will require some sort of education and training after high school, but without major changes to the nation's postsecondary education system – which includes community colleges, four-year institutions and technical and career schools – there will not be enough workers to fill those positions, the report says.

Overall employment is expected to increase by about 24 million to 164.6 million in 2020. The other 31 million positions will open up due to baby boomers retiring, the report says.

And of the nearly 165 million jobs, 65 percent will require some sort of postsecondary education or training, up from 59 percent in 2010. In industries like information technology and government, 80 percent of the jobs will require more than a high school diploma.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 15:51

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Please explain to me how "investing" in education will reduce unemployment, if there are no companies to hire these educated people once they get out of school.[/quote]

Companies will locate to areas that have an educated population. I do recall it costing Ga jobs in the past, don't you?

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Let's ask Mr. Carter how well the Democratic party did in education during the 139-plus years it held the state house.[/quote]

I believe the Hope Scholarship was the idea of a Democrat Gov: Zell Miller.
(Repubs do seem to have a problem with history, and facts)

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Let's consider this "rebate" idea. WHY do businesses hire people? Some on here (Ben Had) seem to think that they have some social responsibility to hire people they don't need, and pay them more than is necessary. He thinks the "forced results" of collective bargaining make for a profitable business environment.[/quote]

Raise the minimum wage and demand will follow. Don't bother with the inflation BS, I don't go up on prices every time I give someone a raise. "Forced results" are the reason there was ever a Middle Class in this country. (again, history)

The rest of your comment is not worth responding to.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 15:42

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - I maybe a redneck, but I have multiple degrees, went to law school, and have an IQ of 158. [/quote]

Those Facebook IQ test aren't supposed to be taken so seriously.

If I had made this boisterous comment, well, crucified may not be a strong enough word to describe the backlash.

(hey, I do believe you, no reason not to)

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:53

Carter, Hunt blast deal over jobs report

Tax cut incentives for businesses equals higher profits, not necessarily higher employment numbers. We have proof of that, don't we? Investing in education will decrease the unemployment number and increase tax revenues in the long run.
I like the rebate idea that Hunt is pushing, and the way he plans to pay for it. If his and Carter's ideas were combined we would have a winner.
There was a time when businesses balanced the needs of the community with the needs of share holders; the forced results of collective bargaining that repubs have convinced poor folks is evil. Now, it's just capitalism run a muck.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 09:06

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

The Perdue vs Nunn TV ads:

Nunn ad - "Perdue has bankrupt companies, and sent jobs to Mexico and China all while making millions."

Perdue ad - "Obama."

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 16:43

Barrow County woman jailed after 12 pounds of opium seized at her home

12 lbs of Opium? Wow!

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 16:36

Defiant Gov. Perry rejects 'outrageous' indictment

[quote][b]theold33[/b] - He wasn't going to be the next nominee for president anyway. Chris Christie will be.
[/quote]

The repubs do not have a viable presidential candidate, including Christie.

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:18

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

@FanaticalModerate: Well said.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 08:40

Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

I do hope this doesn't stop him from running in 2016. The debates just won't be the same without him onstage. I'd love to see him and Ted Cruz battle it out for the bottom rung.

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:32

'Do-nothing Senate' is problem in Washington, Collins says

What they ^^^ said.

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 08:13

Chief: Officer didn't know Brown was a suspect

This story just gets crazier by the minute. The coup de grace will be when the officer is found to be innocent of any wrong doing in the case.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:00

Former Georgia governor endorses Nunn's Senate bid

@snarkydude: Wow, I do believe you have things exactly bassackwards.
My party? Well, it's more about the party that I'm against than the party I am for.

I used to be like you. Well, not exactly, but similar. My motive was financial greed, but I was never bs'd like you are.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 15:47

Former Georgia governor endorses Nunn's Senate bid

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - There are almost 400 bills that have been sent to Harry Reid[/quote]

12% of those bills were attempts to repeal the ACA.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 13:03

Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

@Used2baFreeCountry: Sounds like you have the inside scoop on what's really going on there. Thanks for your "fair and balanced" reporting.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 07:30

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - Give it up man. Your shtick is wearing thin.[/quote]

You know you could just block me, don't you? Maybe that noise you're hearing outside the box keeps you just a little bit interested, huh?

No, until they ban me, I'm going to keep on speaking my mind right here where I know I am loved and appreciated.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:58

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - I would never take any of your comments personally.[/quote]

Then why would you respond to one of my comments?
Conservatives aren't misunderstood at all. You expect them to say one thing and then do the exact opposite.
Thanks for being a good example and allowing me to make that point.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 09:48

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - @Ben Had: So can a keyboard. How do you manage to type with those little short arms?
[/quote]
Good stuff. Must've taken the weasel comment personally. I understand.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 23:45

Guide to developments in St. Louis police shooting

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - Here they are, looting a weave shop for hair extensions in the name of social justice:[/quote]

I don't believe these particular people are interested in Social Justice. They are just thieves taking advantage of the opportunity to steal.

This whole thing started because two guys were walking in the street? Sounds very similar to the woman that was savagely beaten (on video) by a cop because she was trying to cross the interstate to get to a homeless camp. I guess she was lucky that PIG didn't shoot her too.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 19:54

Police: Gun reported, Georgia student in custody

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - It's how they gain status with their friends and command respect that's not been earned. [/quote] Yeah, tell me about it. A gun can make any little weasel feel like Godzilla, regardless of their age.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 19:47

Gaza war cease-fire holds as negotiators gather

I wish the Palestinians had an equal military. It makes me absolutely sick to know my tax dollars are contributing to the Israeli atrocities.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 18:18

LA woman punched by patrolman speaks

Something tells me she won't be homeless anymore.
I do hope this never happens to one of my family members. Eye for an eye.

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 18:11

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