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2 New York City cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

it didn't tae long for the protest chant "what you want - dead cops. when do you want dead cops - now" come to fruition.
There are a lot of dirty hands in this mess. From the President down to low level street organizers.
When will the community that these police officers were working to protect protest their deaths?

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:54

Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

As a white man in America I have been mistaken for a racist, chauvinist, a sales clerk, anti immigration, making too much money, not giving enough money back to the needy and fighting in a racist war in SE Asia.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:17

Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

We have lost the meaning of free speech to an unknown unseen enemy.

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:20

FBI reviews hanging death of black teenager

A worthwhile investigation that hopefully will end in justice/truth and some degree of comfort to that poor grieving mother.

posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:44

2 officers shot near Atlanta expected to survive

Hand up don't shoot. I can't breathe.
I guess these two will not make the march with Rev Al today in DC. Yes I am assuming that they are not members of the white privileged class.

posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:39

New York woman sends inherited quilt home to Athens

Another good deed by a Yankee!

posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:34

Torture report pits senator vs CIA chief yet again

To me the real point of all of this public self flagellation is that the release of this report damaged the United States. And that the report is filled with information that was readily known in DC in 2006-7 and that the enhanced interrogation practices had been ordered to be stopped by President Bush and then reinforced in 2008 by President Obama.
The need to humiliate the US was the over riding force behind the release of this report.
There is a need to have oversight over the CIA and the many other intelligence organizations the government controls but the oversight does not have to published on the front page of many foreign newspapers.
I feel very confident that the average US citizen does not have the need to know nor the desire to know what is going on in the shadows. They wouldn't sleep and would live in fear for their loved ones.

posted @ Friday, December 12, 2014 - 09:44

Hilsman Middle students face charges following fight

Are these the daughters of the women fighting over the man in jail?
I wonder how much involvement the parent's of these children have in their education?

posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:11

Women visiting inmate later fight in Athens

With behavior like this you abdicate the right to complain about the way you think you are being treated.
When will the simple truth of earning respect dawn on Americans?

posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:08

Woman faces prison for hiding gun in Georgia baby slaying

This is the type of story I think of when I see the people protesting police racism.

posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:28

UGA students seek real discussion on race on campus

There is no evidence that the shootings were racially motivated. There may have been an over reaction in some of them but not targeting.
The students have failed to have a real discussion about race relations because they only looked outward. All ills are the result of someone else's actions/intolerance. Ridiculous!
As a white teenager in the northeast I was "targeted" by the police because I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I didn't come to a full stop at a stop sign, I was on the street corner after midnight, etc. etc. One time I reported a burglary at my grandparent's house and the cops basically accused me or my friends. I knew if I went home to complain about police treatment I would have to call the very same police to save me from my father.
My question to the students of UGA; if you get all that you asked for will the black on black crimes stop?

posted @ Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:17

VIDEO: Hundreds march for Ferguson at UGA

It is very obvious that black lives do not matter in their communities. The number of black males, women and children killed by black people is a crime against humanity. Lacking the courage to recognize that there is a problem that can only be solved by the black community borders on human rights violations.
Tell me please if black on black murder will stop, high school graduation rates will improve, dependence on government assistance will decrease, multiple child births fathered by multiple sperm donors will decrease when the white community makes all of the changes that the black community wants?
Change always has to start with self.

posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:55

What US, China are pledging to limit emissions

I always thought that only husbands and wives existed in parallel universes but apparently the President and common sensical Americans do also.
I believe that an imbalanced trade policy wit the US, rampant and unchecked cyber attacks by Chinese sponsored agencies , corporate espionage, and the situation in Hong Kong are more important national concerns.
But then again maybe President Obama knows that it doesn't matter what agreement the Chinese sign they will only honor those pacts that do not harm their state.

posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 14:13

Teen accused of fatally stabbing father in Gwinnett County

@SIGNOFF: Yes and it will.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:01

Purported Athens gang member pulls gun on police officer

Turning around and putting hands up is a defiant action taken from the perceived actions of the young thug killed by police in Ferguson.
This behavior of defiance, arrogance and danger comes about when you have an activist Attorney General who speaks before facts are known and yet withholds information gained during the investigation. Surely by now one of the two autopsies sponsored by the Feds is complete. My guess is it didn't support the beliefs of the government. Just as the already completed autopsy by the state didn't support the government's claims.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:00

NCAA doesn't reduce Gurley suspension on Georgia appeal

The NCAA is very much like a government agency: selective rule enforcement; all powerful without recourse; answers to no one and uses up a ton of money.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:29

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

My first thought but then thought how does explaining a fact to dispel bigotry become reframing of oneself.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:02

Resilient Bulldogs continue to roll, beat Arkansas 45-32

@theold33: I know nothing of football but I think you're right. It was obvious from the first second half snap that the strategy for the team was different than the first half.

posted @ Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 13:30

Police: Facebook video put Georgia students in fear

I agree but that's why they are called nuts.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 14:32

US promises $212 million in new Gaza aid

We must have bought , on credit of course, a new printing press for the fed.
When does this largess stop?
For a country that is no longer exceptional we sure do pass out a lot of money to help fellow average countries.

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 14:17

UAE demands 'clarification' of Biden's comments

When I hear the misspeaks of the VP and the President , observe the IRS issues, remember the absolute disaster of the launch of the ACA, consider the stone walling of the Benghazi tragedy, witness the short falls of the Secret Service, realize that we do not have viable short and long term strategies in the Middle East brings to mind an old saying I learned as child.......a fish stinks from the head down.

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 13:42

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

An intruder at the White House should be shot when in the inside of the fence.

posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 13:16

30-person brawl reported in west Athens

Paging reverend Al, paging reverend Al.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:16

Athens man brutally beats girlfriend

What NFL team does this POS play for?

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:34

Twins facing charges in alleged Athens assault

Double probation for the twins if they are indeed guilty.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:15

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