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Carter: Advice for dealing with police

[quote][b]Georgia Boy[/b] - Stealing cigars had nothing to do with the Brown case, except that the police used it to make Brown look like a thug. The officer who stopped Brown did not know about the convenience store robbery.
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no, he looked like a thug because he shoved the 80 year old 4'2'' tall lilliputian store owner on the way out.

posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 14:06

Today's editorial cartoon

@jtsim: never really thought about it, but reading your post pulled it out a bit..... color of an individual doesnt garner my attention at all. Black, white, orange (well that prob would a bit).... but anyone that is acting like a 'hood' with hoody, exposed crack, slouching along (as an aside why do these morons acting all cool and stuff think it's cool to slowly meander across the road when you let them walk in front of you while driving? just a pet peeve) will have my attention... their color doesnt matter to me in the least. If a grp of white boys comes up to me at 3 am while Im working..they have a weapon trained on them just like anyone else at that time.

posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 06:14

Today's editorial cartoon

oddly enough.....no one said anything about color except for you..... I want everyone to be responsible for their actions....white, black, indigo, big bad business meanies, little evil business meanies, 1%, 99%, you, me, your dog, my dog, kittens and so on. For every action, there is a reaction.... screw around in school dont learn and make jack when you get to be an adult.... dont listen to a police officer, hit him and get blown away..... take school seriously, work hard go to college work hard and magically you have good odds of success. !00% guaranteed? nope...just like you arent 100% guaranteed punishment every time you do something stupid.

posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 22:03

Today's editorial cartoon

no, the only same old is the left hand out mentality leading to this happening in the first place....thankfully some ppl are starting to get it.

http://www.khq.com/story/27489010/nfl-player-benjamin-watsons-ferguson-p...

posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 15:42

Today's editorial cartoon

until it becomes profitable for them to encourage ppl to accept personal responsibility for their actions.... until then all we have is this mess and 'reality' television.

posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:01

Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - @mpd0.59: We are however, benefiting from the sand tar cride which is being transported by BNSF RR. Sadly, we are without the high paying (largly union) construction jobs that the KXL would bring. Even though the majority of these jobs would be temporary, in most cases all construction jobs are temporary. So, on this Thanksgiving ,many heavy equipment operators, oilers, welders, surveyors, truck drivers, mechanics, as well as the business along the line that would service these workers will be unemployed or lose income.
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yep no irony here..... we dont need those jobs and Buffet (owner of the rail line that transports these oil sands ) obviously needs the money more.Im just wondering how long it will take with oil prices dropping before ppl figure out our economy has been in a net negative when you dont consider the rise in home grown oil.

posted @ Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 18:12

UN climate report offers stark warnings, hope

[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - @TeeWee: the difference between us...I have a strong science background. You surf the web.[/quote]

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posted @ Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 03:06

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[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - @sweept: nice sound byte. So, you'd turn down an offer of 100 shares of Exxon because it's like 'not real' or 'overvalued'? [/quote]

no, it means the price of gas wont drop as much as it should in correlation to the barrel price. On the other hand, the drop in gas prices and current half panic due to the drop is because the gas exploration/processing in the US is the only thing that has kept our economy in the positive. Take away the added gas revenues and we 're in a net negative at this point just like the EU.

posted @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 18:41

Today's editorial cartoon

[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - Exxon stock is higher than it was when gas hit $4 / gal. It's higher than it was 1 year ago, than it was 2 years ago.
dividends per share higher than a year ago...
there's reality...there's these weird false memes. [/quote]

reality is a very much so overinflated stock market bolstered by fake cash.

posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 - 05:44

Downtown Athens businesses not expecting Black Friday boon

[quote][b]Greg Benson[/b] - And, like the sheep we are, 95% of us will head to our beloved boxstores.
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if by sheep you mean the lowest prices...then baaaaaaaa. There is very little in the way of a deal in the downtown area...maybe if I wanted a off the wall present for someone or something..maybe Id venture into the panhandler/parking/urine/sour beer smelling hell and shop.

posted @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:14

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

I have np with the results they found as long as it was fully innvestigated which it looks like it was.... I would like to ask if there would have been any different actions taken if it had been Ambassador Chelsea Clinton over there at the time of the attack.

posted @ Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 21:29

5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

but they werent giving them a fast lane service that I saw... they were just charging them for access to the normal speeds. They throttled them since they were a huge data hog and when they paid up they allowed them normal access speeds. I have no problem with ppl/entities that are huge data hogs being made to pay for normal access speeds. This way the normal user wont get the screw in rate hikes while data hogs will pay more.

posted @ Monday, November 17, 2014 - 14:12

5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

[quote][b]Jerry NeSmith[/b] -
Why would they go out of business? Their costs are fixed. It does not matter how much Netflix streams across their wires, the cost to the ISP or cable company is the same. And the their television signals (on a different bandwidth) are not affected.
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it costs cable companies 2 ways... first off they lose all the subs from ppl that used to watch tv via cable and pay for it....now they just suck of the bandwidth and use netflix saving a lot of money. Secondly, netflix adds a ton of bandwidth used to the system forcing the providers to upgrade the system to cope with demand without getting reimbursed for it.

You buy an electric car subsidized by the govt since youre thinking green yaaaay...... next morning your neighbor is in the passenger seat for a ride to work giving you a couple of dollars for the cost to recharge but nothing else.... next week there are 50 ppl standing by your four seater wanting a ride on the same terms since it saves them tons of money...yay for them suxxor for you.... you upgrade to a natural gas bus to accommodate all the new riders but get no more money in return than before... yay for them saving money.

In a few years Im guessing tech will catch up to the problem and govt (taxpayers) witll be footing the bill for info hgwy just like real roads, but for now, Im not seeing how the cable companies are going to make a workable model for profit unless the greatly increase the costs to customers or force content only (ie netflix) to pay (still making the consumers pay down the road). At this point, netflix is living the dream tossing out content over the waves for free.

Try watching netflix all day using 4g over a cell phone.... (no wifi) see how much it costs...they get to charge for use, why not cable companies?

posted @ Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:48

5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

not sure I see how cable companies are supposed to stay in business if they cant charge companies like netflix for data usage rates or something..... I know tons of ppl that dont buy the cable tv packages and use only netflix for entertainment using the cable internet only. That's a huge hit on income for isps. Only leads to two things if they cant charge these 'data hogs'... they either skyrocket the amount charged for access to the internet for all users or go out of business.

posted @ Monday, November 17, 2014 - 00:10

Henry: Democrats were GOP's best friends in election

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - You Republicans need to make up your minds; here you are from one side oy your mouth calling for government to get out of the way and let us make it happen, and from the other side of your mouth you blame Obama for lack of a better economy.
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By getting out of the way, we mean stop making rules/fees/taxes etc on businesses (small and big business) that lead to uncertainty in the economy. We dont need sunshine blown up my ass every time I turn on the tv by overpaid pundits. Obamas/big govts version of helping isnt if that is what he/they is trying to do.

I guess youre missing the point that Obama is big govt incarnateand I want them to get out of the way.... I dont need/want him to pull us up, I want us to pull us up. If Obama is impeding certainty, then sure Ill blame him...If anyone is impeding the economy, I will blame them... same thing went for Bush who never saw a spending bill he didnt sign... blamed him too.

posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 23:59

Henry: Democrats were GOP's best friends in election

[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - the majority of the middle class are not better off six years later.[/quote]

this point is all kinds of true... the middle class is sucking butt atm in a big way with stagnant or decreased pay. Every some political tardo gets up there and says how much better we're doing financially makes me want to kick kittens. Sure the upper class and maybe upper middle class are doing great...they have spare monies to put in a artificially inflated stock market (tho when it collapses there will be tears all over). The middle class and lower middle class are just trying to hang on to being middle class at this point. The middle class doesnt want handouts from the govt...they want gainful employment where hard conscientious work equals a decent life. More or less get the govt the hell out of the way and let us make it happen.

posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 17:06

Climate-change deniers are like cult

which side of this debate is more set in their opinion? seems like neither is able to fathom that they might be wrong..... and when you cant admit you might be wrong, bad research is sure to follow. Goes for anything btw not just global warming or lack thereof.

posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 16:14

Construction well underway at mammoth Vogtle nuclear site in rural eastern Georgia

@retiredandhappy: I dont personally agree with it at all.. if it makes business sense, then the business should foot the bill. Happens all over tho.... any of you guys go to UGA remember being charged extra fee to build the"Spacenter" four years before they broke ground for it?

posted @ Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 18:58

Solid U.S. hiring numbers likely, but Americans anxious

main problem is as hinted at in article.... these jobs added are mainly lower paying part time jobs. Until we get real jobs being added along with higher pay, there will be unrest.

posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:03

Election proves Americans have no clue about solving problems

another 'I believe this to be so so the majority must believe it is so' whine galore.

posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 08:50

Atlanta-Charlotte megalopolis might swallow Athens, endanger wildlife, change climate

ok city pplz..... we need to off half of you...time to draw straws.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:02

Oconee voters approve liquor referendum

No biggie. I know a lot of ppl that like it. Just wasnt for me (or my wife).

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 15:48

Oconee voters approve liquor referendum

[quote][b]yeti[/b] - @smashedwordbroken: I believe you are correct about the different clientele for Olive Garden and Chops and Hops. [/quote]

Maybe Im out of the loop or something, but my one time at chop and hops sucked..... is it really all that good to others? did I just hit it on a bad day or something?

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 15:03

Oconee voters approve liquor referendum

....bring on the PF changs

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:06

Oconee voters approve liquor referendum

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - "Next thing you know there'll be 30, maybe 40 strip clubs."
Never mind the fact that Athens can't even support one strip club.
It won't be as bad as predicted, nor will it be as good as it is predicted. [/quote]

not sure why this was even an issue since just this last mnth the Ga supreme ct upheld Brookhavens new rules about separating liquor and nudity in an establishment effectively neutering strip clubs in counties that want to.

posted @ Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:13

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