Average year of top ten deadliest tornados since 1840 in the USA is 1925. The Gainesville Ga tornado in 1936 was in top 5. I would expect more destruction now than ever as a result of more population, I doubt there is an increase percentage wise.
"Perhaps Al Gore was correct about that thing called global warming. Ah?"
I wouldn't jump on that one just yet.
("But we still can’t manage to gear up and adopt strategies that would slow down, if not halt, the inevitable consequences of global warming, he said — things like alternative energy sources, including nuclear energy, and simple energy conservation".)
Adopt strategies? Quit beating the dead horse known as an "idea" or a "concept". Just let us know when you've created an affordable way of transporting 28 tons of goods from Georgia to California that creates no greenhouse gas.
@proftom: I'm observing the aspect of one party advising the other as to how to win elections. It's kinda of an oxymoron for a democrat to advise a republican how to win elections or vice versa.
Seems like Bill Clinton was more a centrist in 95 than in 91.
I've read a lot of opinon pieces on here directed at the republican party lately and this is the the best yet and probably the only sincere one (doesn't appear to be from a democrat pundit).
And I've also racked my brain trying to remember if the democrat party was advised as much back when they lost 3 presidential elections in a row in the 80's as the repubs are now having lost 2.
"Third, why now? Most important factor: political change in America."
That's right. The new political change, the one where everyone gets a bone thrown to them and each group loves you forever inspite of the fact that so many bones have been thrown out that they can never all be paid for and our government becomes dysfuctional... But it wins elections.
Typical of a non-leader, always try to get the rational side to compromise in a conflict..posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 19:12
"experts suggest would make a serious dent in climate change"
"Experts have suggested a tax of 500 yuan, or $80 per ton."
And in another study... experts have found that 94.7% of experts get it wrong.posted @ Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 06:54
[quote][b]athensdad[/b] - Probably tattoo ink induced...
Combined w/ THC. It's even been known to cause laboratory rats in cancer.posted @ Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 05:38
Rightwingextremist: He was a socialist. Guess how he dropped the poverty rate? Redistribution of wealth. Not a surprise.
Exactly, selling oil to a capitalist (or at least it was) country- The USA
I heard someone comment on ( compliment, it actually was) on how China has had so much success with communism while eastern Euorope did not.
Success at what? Enslaving a nation of people to make cheap stuff to sell to capitalist countries? Same road Chaves was on except he had oil to sell.
Seems like to me the only socialist countries that survive do so by having something to sell to capitalist countries.
Based on this article, the southern fringe of the snow line (north Georgia), should be where the largest blizzards occur.posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 08:56
Why is it so hard to get cost of medical procedures? Because the dynamics are such that no one (hospitals/ doctors) really have to trouble themselves with giving out quotes in order to continue doing business.
Compare that to say, a Doctor wants to add 1600 sq. ft. to his house so he calls 3 contractors who invest about 40 hours each giving him a "free" estimate". Of course the Doctor may choose one of the contractors or may choose to do nothing, regaurdless, you see the man hours risked to get this job.
Then when the contractor leaves the Doctors house and stumps his toe getting into his truck he drives strait to the med first, spends 30 min. w/ nurse and doctor (after 1 hr. wait) ,gets 2 stiches and gets billed $600 or $700, drives to his office to work on the "free bid" thinking "god gosh", if I got that kind of money for me and my assistant an average new house would cost $3,500,000.
I agree wholeheartedly; we need only look no further than the end of George W. Bush's 8 years to see the validity of that statement.
Oh yea, just imagin how much better it would have been if the democrats had been in control during that period of GWB. I'm sure they would have stopped all the lending to unquallified people, balanced the budget I'm sure, probably would have gotten O.B.L. too (even without GWB's gathered intelligence).posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 - 16:55
"GOP not learning lessons"... well I hope not anyway. Getting elected Mr. Cornish, may mean success for your party but it doesn't mean success for the country. Thanks but no thanks.
The GOP should stay focused on doing whats right, we don't need lessons in the art of B.S. Sooner or later the reality of our situation will overcome the B.S. politics.
Yea, that guy built that car repair shop into what it is, and that gal built that dress shop into what it is, and that group built that multi billion dollar software company into what it is along with all their employees. All this after our founders carved a nation out of wilderness and established a government (they built that).
And then all the aforementioned pay for a government with their labor to do the things for the nation that are best done by the government that they established and fund.
The 71% Hispanic vote for Obama weren't voting for "comprehensive immigration reform". I don't think most of them capable of voting are all that giddy about bringing in more competition for their jobs.
No doubt a hardworking bunch, but they are quite fond of E.I.C. and they do look forward to Obama care. That's 2 gifts, 3 if you count any leniency on immigration vrs. the immigration laws by which all previous have had to adhere to.
[quote][b]apatriot[/b] - If we are going to allow the Bible to guide our politics and government what about
Luke 3:11 - He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
1 Timothy 6:18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
If as you say "God ... has dominion over our lives, our liberty and our property" shouldn't we be following His word and increasing the social safety net and the wealth redistribution?
I would point out that, on a voluntary basis, as groups and individuals, people of christian faith are as about as charitble as any that exist.
Passing laws so you can take money from some to give to others is not charity, certainly not the kind mentioned in the passages you quote.
To paraphrase Margaret Thrasher: "Liberalism is fine until you run out of others peoples money". We've already run out of money. She could have added credit and then ink and printing paper.
There were certainly faults in how Romney presented himself but I have to agree with his comment about "gifts".
Maybe we've come to the point that this idea of buying votes will only be overcome by the big "crash".
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - @snarkydude: Since atheists believe there is no God, who do they yell about when they have sex? They can't say "Oh, God!"
I yell out my wife's name. It's spooky that you'd yell out "Oh, God!" while climaxing. I like to give credit where it's due. [/quote]
My God, you gotta admit, that's funny as hell, I don't care who you are.posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 07:33
Thanks Obama for the drop in Ga. unemployment rate!
Shame on you state republicans for an unemployment rate above the national average.
Athens economy to limp due to Europe, 'fiscal cliff'.
Nothing to do w/ our fiscal cliff.
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
I guess you didn't have a problem with the Wallstreet bailout, huh?
GW drove the first nail in the free enterprise coffin.
Yeah I had a problem with it, and mostly the element of government involment that help cause the melt down. Averting the problem by instilling sound free market principles in the 3 years prior is where GW's leadership as president came up short.posted @ Monday, November 12, 2012 - 08:16
I think the auto bailout was one of the biggest abominations in the history of free enterprise and the US constitution.
Ford, for example, who took responsibility for the situation now has to compete with a federally subsidized company in GM. For that matter, Ford stock holders and employee's had to pay for it (the bailout) just like the rest of us.
It's nothing more than playing politics. All the different groups and demographics get their bone tossed to them and then vote accordingly. None of them consider who's going to pay for all the other bones that get tossed out.
Getting in a wee wee contest with democrats to see who can hand out the most goodies to all the different demographics for votes is an absolute losing proposition for republicans and eventually our country. I'd rather loose an election than be a part of that.
[quote][b]mkultra27[/b] - @McCarthy:
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Obama won and got re elected. Get over it. and stop being a close minded Fascist ! Maybe you are obscenely rich, if so, con f ing gratulations. Obama will help the middle class, and I think that means you. Don't bite the hand that feeds you, or will feed you.
And herein lies the problem. "Don't bite the hand that feeds you"?..Obamas hand? This ain't good.posted @ Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 09:33
How'd Obama win? Pretty simple, slice the electorate into as many groups as possible (women, hispanic, black, gov. employee, colledge students, wefare recipients, unemployed, unions, enviromentalist, un-insured, gay marrige, large corporations, banks.... and so on and so on), throw them each a bone and they vote for ya.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage."posted @ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:20
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The Athens Banner-Herald sports staff combined to win 11 individual awards on Sunday at the Georgia Sports Writers Association's annual meeting in Marietta. You can get a few more details on that in this story ? "Banner-Herald sports staff wins 11 awards" ? and I thought I'd provide some links to the winning stories for the curious. The awards were for the sports staff's work in 2012. read more
It?s hard to make too much out of a depth chart put out just under three months before the season opener, but it?s the dog days of June so here are the takeaways I see from Georgia?s latest official pecking order outlined below:--John Theus remains outside the first five on the offensive line. Continued motivation for the summer workouts? Maybe. The rising sophomore is behind Xzavier Ward at right tackle. read more