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In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

I feel sorry for the business owners having to suffer because of this. This is why you don't have kids when you can barely even support yourself.

posted @ Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 09:31

VIDEO: Jennifer Lawrence's embarrassing moment in Atlanta

Can I have my time back?

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:15

Arrest of electric car driver in Georgia sparks debate

Using school grounds for activities is much different that actually taking things from the school IMO.

Agreed though that I really don't understand people using electric vehicles. I think they're a horrible idea that will simply never work unless we develop the technology that allows you to fully charge one from empty in around the same amount of time it would take you to fill a gas tank. I love the Top Gear BBC episode where they had some electric vehicles and ran out of power in the middle of the road while trying to get to the nearest filling station, and then it took a day of waiting before they could get going again lol.

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 17:38

Arrest of electric car driver in Georgia sparks debate

Stealing is stealing regardless of how much. Sure it was a very small amount, but what if everyone decided to come start charging everything they have by plugging into the school's outlets? I do think the punishment was a little ridiculous.

This is no different than if he walked into the school and took a box of staples or something. Should he still be able to do that just because he's a tax paying citizen? Heck we're all tax paying citizens, lets just go clean out the school!

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:59

QB Murray to sign autographs at Georgia Square Mall — for $35 a pop

@ChrisChambers:

Don't like it don't get it. I'm sure there will still be lines of people that do. More power to him. Supply/demand Wink

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:49

Eight UGA students robbed in nine days in Athens

Well imagine that, ghetto thugs preying on college students. Who would have ever thought. When are we going to take out the trash and get this parasitical scum out of here?

posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 13:48

Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers' tab

Good story all around

posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 09:54

Teen chokes 4-year-old sister in Athens

Wow, what a winner.

posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 14:45

Nuci's Space acquires R.E.M. steeple, hopes to protect the landmark

When not even REM cared about keeping it around, I think that says something lol. It's probably an impending disaster to be left there with a good chance of killing one or more when it comes down. I'm not sure how much money is needed to make it a safe structure, but I have a feeling it's more than Nuci's space can dole out.

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 16:33

Oconee probe continues after seizure of marijuana, cash and a rap song

So if someone referencing illicit activities in a rap song can be considered evidence, can we expect to see 99.9999% of other rap artists arrested soon too?

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 15:50

Oconee probe continues after seizure of marijuana, cash and a rap song

I laughed pretty hard at the title of this article lol

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 15:48

Transmission stolen off front porch

@2dollar:

Nail on the head sir Big smile

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 15:09

Transmission stolen off front porch

@2dollar:

I'll toast to that 2dollar hehe. I never take anything personally on here--it's just a fun outlet for banter for me.

Likewise, if I met you in a bar I'd imagine we'd have some good conversation Laughing out loud

I won't mention the exact type of car on here I put the LS6 in as it's a fairly unique and recognizable one many have probably seen around town. As a car guy you may get it from the hint though: there's somewhat of a cult following of it and it's widely heralded as one of the best handling cars of all time. The all aluminium LS6 doesn't affect the handling of it at all and only adds a few pounds over the original very unreliable twin turbo (sequential) very high revving engine that was in it Wink .

I actually did drive a Taurus as my first car lol. It is one of the worst automobile's I've ever been in lol.

Cheers my friend! Beer

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 14:38

Transmission stolen off front porch

@2dollar:

Well congrats on um....being able to drive over stuff. I'm not smart enough to visualize 10 inches though. Maybe you could explain to me? Things like that are beyond my comprehension. I didn't have to do much math in my computer science masters at UGA, so I'm not good with numbers and stuff like that.

Regardless, you do seem to at least know what a transmission looks like, so you should also know that unless it's the trans out of a dump truck or big rig or something of the sort, it's most likely going to be small enough to sit on someone's front porch without much notice--no more obtrusive than a bench or something (you could easily hide it behind a bench as well). Unless you maybe have some insufferable snooping jack@$$ in your neighborhood eagerly awaiting for any opportunity to cry that it should be removed by a community beautification committee. I bet you're that guy that goes around with a ruler making sure everyone's grass doesn't exceed the specified height limit aren't you?

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:57

Transmission stolen off front porch

@2dollar:

Before you go patting yourself on the back too much, you're grossly wrong in your assumptions about my automotive knowledge and former neighborhood. Having been a fanatical gear head my entire life, I know quite a bit about torque and horsepower curves. It's not something exactly super complex either. You're also wrong about my former neighborhood--it had no HOA or rules against anything of the sort. I would never live in a neighborhood like that, as I think it's an infringement of my rights. That's why I now live on 6+ acres in Oconee. ACC decided to come in and make an issue where there wasn't one, period.

In regards to your grossly incorrect assumptions about my automotive knowledge--I swapped a LS2 and Tremec 6 speed out of a 2005 GTO into said Stingray (same engine that's in the C6 Vettes), and did ALL the fabrication and electrical myself, including ensuring transmission/differential drive line angle was perfect (something many people that do these swaps don't even know about). It was a full body off restoration and every piece of rubber and all bearings were replaced by myself, including rebuilding the differential myself (replacing all bearings, clutch disks, and ensuring the ring and pinion were shimmed for correct alignment). I did this project for a friend, and the car has been nearly daily driven for almost 2 years since I finished it without ONE single issue. I personally have a 2800lbs modern sports car I swapped a LS6 out of a 2004 Corvette Z06 into. Both of which would easily laugh at your 7 second 0-60 time which is PATHETIC, especially for an AWD. I can do poor launches and run sub 5 second 0-60 times all day long in either of the cars.

Prior to that, I did a lot of work at a Mopar restoration shop my much older brother used to own while I was going to high school, and worked as a motorcycle mechanic while going through UGA. I'd be willing to bet I've forgotten more about building and working on automotive stuff than you will ever know--and there isn't much I've forgotten. Wink

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:20

Transmission stolen off front porch

[quote][b]2dollar[/b] -
Made a slight change, but I agree with you. I get upset when my neighbors don't cut their grass. Transmission on the front porch? Yikes.
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You must be a great neighbor to have. Heaven forbid someone wants to leave something that's smaller than a chair sitting on their OWN front porch. You must be one of the toolbags that caused the "community protection division" to be started so that tax dollars go to pay people to create issues where there aren't any. Like when I got a warning from them for restoring a classic Stingray Corvette in my driveway that all my neighbors thought was cool and came by to talk to me about in interest. If someone wants to leave a transmission sitting on their OWN front porch (do you even know what a transmission looks like BTW?), that should be their own business. Just another reason I'm now in Oconee county.

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 11:32

Larry Flynt doesn't want man who shot him executed

Huh, well they should let Flynt pay for the guy to stay in prison then instead of taking it from the taxpayers. I don't care if it's not any more of a deterrent or not--there's no point in paying to keep someone alive...solely for the sake of keeping them alive.

posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 14:04

Man with knife forces way onto Arkansas school bus

He must not have known that you aren't supposed to bring knives on school buses.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 14:52

Georgia adopts $5 charge on subsidized phones for poor

My office is next to a church and we commonly have vagrants coming in thinking we're part of the church. We had some lady that appeared to be 100% able bodied and probably in her 30's come in today asking for a free phone (I guess the church gives them out or something!?). She acted like she was on crack or something. We've also had people coming in asking for gas cards that were drunk at like 10AM. Sorry, but these worthless parasites don't deserve one cent of my money. Also as someone pointed out, is there any evidence whatsoever that these programs actually help people out in the long run? I mean if it did, why are we still spending more and more each year on welfare (and yes there's plenty of statistics to back that up--just do a simple google search). Basic logic would dictate that if welfare was helping people, we'd need less and less of it.

posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 13:22

Georgia adopts $5 charge on subsidized phones for poor

[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b] -
You "guarantee" it? So you're prepared to show me the math, because I'm sure your not just throwing your feelings out there, are you?
Edit: This site's quoting functionality is horribly broken.
Not for the people smart enough to figure out how it works.[/quote]

I'm not the one arguing to steal other people's money and give it out. If you're going to steal from my pockets I'd like to see the data of who it's going to and how much they truly "need" it. I've seen figures on the welfare demographics for Georgia before and it's pretty similar to what I described. I don't have time to find it again because I need to get back to work so that others can get free stuff with my money I work very hard for.

The quoting functionality on this site IS horribly broken. Unlike every other bulletin board software that accepts nested quote tags, you apparently have to start copying around HTML to make nested quotes work. That's simply garbage. Also when you hit quote it will many times not even grab the text from the right post. As a Sr. level developer that has written sites way more complex (and better working) than this one sure I could figure it out and manipulate the HTML. Do I really feel like wasting my time on it though when it doesn't work like 99.9999% of the other bulletin boards out there? No lol.

posted @ Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 14:08

Georgia adopts $5 charge on subsidized phones for poor

[quote]
[quote]
You can get a land line phone much cheaper than a cellphone. [/quote]
No you can't.
My cell ph. company will give the paying customers a free phone, no contract. Hard to beat free.[/quote]

I was talking about the monthly fee, not the cost of the phone itself. Did you really not understand that or are you purposely being obtuse?

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[quote]
I'm sorry but if you could find me more than a couple of people that can't afford the cheapest land line phone plan options that haven't made a slew of horrible decisions with misplaced priorities to get in that state in the first place, I would be extremely surprised. [/quote]
You mean like all those people who chose to get sick with some loathsome disease, or became too old and infirm to work? I can see where that "getting old" thing might be a misplaced priority.
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And what percentage of people getting these phone subsidies do you think need it because they had some horrible illness? Maybe 1%, if that? What about people that are too old to work? Probably a decent bit higher percentage, but I still doubt it's all that much, and other than to call 911 they don't really need a phone. Snail mail does still exist for CHEAP if they want to communicate. Usually loved ones will help out with that kind of thing anyway--I know I certainly would if I needed to, as my parents did with their parents. That's the difference between charity and robbery. Now how many people do you think get this subsidy that are able bodied workers but fall into the category of worthless parasites I was describing earlier? I guarantee that's the main percentage there.

Show me the math, not the feelings you have for throwing out free stuff to people and I'll be much more apt to listen. Smile

Edit: This site's quoting functionality is horribly broken.

posted @ Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 13:33

Georgia adopts $5 charge on subsidized phones for poor

[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b] -
Really?
Have you applied for a job lately? No phone number = no job.
I do a lot of contract work, and you can't even get considered without an email address. I got along just fine for 30 years mailing and dropping off resumes, but those days are long long gone.
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You can get a land line phone much cheaper than a cellphone. If you need an email address, those are free to register on many different sites and you can go use the computers at the public library to check it for free, although I'd imagine that if you're that bad off you're not going to be applying for the type of jobs that would expect you to have an email address.

I'm sorry but if you could find me more than a couple of people that can't afford the cheapest land line phone plan options that haven't made a slew of horrible decisions with misplaced priorities to get in that state in the first place, I would be extremely surprised. And for those people that made all those bad decisions to land themselves in that spot, tough. Well I can't afford a phone but I smoke a carton of cigarettes a week, or I can't afford a phone but eat a $6 fast food meal 3 meals a day... Come on, people have to grow up sometime.

posted @ Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:35

Georgia adopts $5 charge on subsidized phones for poor

Wait...you don't NEED a cellphone. How many years did people get by just fine without cellphones!!?? What is WRONG with people!???

posted @ Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:03

New owner takes over East West Bistro

Middleton hit the nail on the head about parking. My wife and I would go downtown much more if it wasn't such a hassle. We don't ever have change, so if we want to park, we either need to find a meter that accepts credit card or go to a lot and then first hit an ATM because we rarely carry cash either. I know downtown has some crazy expensive project planned to make all the meters accept credit card, but come on--explain the logic to me of spending gobs of tax dollars to add something just for collecting money from people to park on streets their tax dollars have already paid for!!???

posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 14:09

Bill O'Reilly: God told me to write about Jesus

Oh dear. When you start hearing voices in your head telling you to do things, it's time to visit a shrink. Unless those voices are telling you to give me money that is.

posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 - 16:11

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