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[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - .FB is not anonymous[/quote]

facebook is as anonymous as anywhere else if you want it to be...sure they could ip track you if they wished to (just like any other site) but youre taking someone's word that theyre who they say they are

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:49

UGA police detective honored for 'Respect for Law'

[quote][b]Oistrakh[/b] - John, Thanks for a job well done, but your job is no more worthy than anyone else`s that is done well.
[/quote]

...except most of us dont have jobs that put us in harms way on a daily basis protecting others.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 22:06

Regents asked to boost health premiums, deductibles

the pont is everyones ins rates have increased and almost no one has gotten a across the board raise in the last 5 to 10..... teachers in public school do indeed get a step raise every year until year 9 then it's every other year to year 21 then there are no more step raises... problem is most teachers dont consider this a raise...just their due.

All HRO review means is the proff requests a raise and the HRO considers it. It is the way ppl in the real world get a raise in the private sector... you dont ask and you dont get considered for it. Sure they can turn you down, but it never hurts to ask.

...and skippy is just an old term that used to be used for ppl that skipped ahead not knowing the facts or reading the instructions.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 17:22

Regents asked to boost health premiums, deductibles

@commenter: not so fast skippy......

public school teachers get the step increases just like I said http://www.gadoe.org/Finance-and-Business-Operations/Budget-Services/Doc...

....the UGA however has a different method.... but still two ways to get a raise. Can get an increase in wage via HRO review which can be for time in service and/or rewarding good service ..more or less a real raise just like in the real world private sector.

and both teachers and professors can get statewide raises which private sector never gets.

edit...forgot some fun links...

http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/entrance_salary
http://www.open.ga.gov/sta/search.aud

edit2

this makes it a lot clearer than my blathering was....http://www.hrdocs.uga.edu/salary_admin_guidelines.pdf

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:39

Regents asked to boost health premiums, deductibles

[quote][b]marshalld[/b] - We pay taxes just like everyone else, then we get furloughed to cut our salaries, no raises for years, pay for increases in healthcare [/quote]

Just like private sector employees? and you are still getting raises for time in service via step pay raises....

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 15:25

Gas prices fall another penny in Georgia

[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - 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.
[/quote]

thats kinda like stores jacking up prices before they have a sale

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 16:59

Causey: Here's what black parents tell their sons

talking to a Hispanic kid early this summer and they said they were going to walmart to steal some electronics. I asked him why steal it and his answer was 'how else am I supposed to get it?'

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:50

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

I dont get how ppl are totally ignoring the reality of the just released autopsy report and blithely saying it backs up eyewitness accts..... he got shot 6 times....agreed.... he got shot in the front all 6 times (wasnt running away)...the 2 (or 3) shots in his arms were in the front (ie didnt have arms in the air). So riddle me how the autopsy backs up the eyewitness reports again? Seems like we're back to the 'if we say it enough it becomes true' method.

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

Highway funding quest hampered by potholes, dead ends

[quote][b]Jerry NeSmith[/b] - Some say don't raise gas taxes but install mileage meters in vehicles and we pay for what we use? If we pay for each gallon we use isn't that the same effect, but without new costs for technology and administration?
You may find these interactive maps at the American Petroleum Institute interesting:
http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas-overview/industry-economics/fuel-...
[/quote]

got to disagree with this.... if you make it a mileage/usage tax instead of a gas tax you take efficiency and non gas vehicles out of the equation. It's the miles driven that kills roads...not the gallons of gas used. Anyone that uses a road should pay for the rights to use that road no matter what type of vehicle they use.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 17:41

US sends disaster relief teams to Iraq

actually, I have to call kudos to Obama in this one since they started giving the kurds heavy weps yesterday along with air support.. and they did it directly instead of going thru the Iraqi govt which throws a kink in Malikis plans to stay in power, tho that looks like it might get bad with him circling the military wagons atm to oppose the ppl trying to toss him.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 17:36

Falcons beat Dolphins in preseason opener

just a preseason game, but they looked decent last night.

posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 09:51

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

@theold33: didnt you get the memo? more,fewer, or the same number of named storms is due to manmade global warming.

posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:36

Charter adding SEC Network

squee

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 13:54

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

on the topic of this article...this current economy and the way it is being run has lead to more widening of the 'gap' than ever before (that's opinion btw since not looking it up atm). We've got a one legged horse running around in circles atm (the stock market is the only leg) and it has inflated way beyond it's real value over the last few years due to there being no where to invest.... the "1 %" have the most money on hand to invest so voila more money than ever before for them. The middle and lower class income earners have no money to invest so voila, no money for them and therefor the gap widens. Even worse, the '1%' is getting all this cash but theyre afraid to spend it since they arent morons and can see how weak the economy really is so that thwarts trickle down and new jobs etc from happening.

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 11:20

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - @scarborj: That's so funny. Class warfare? I'm in the top 3% of wage earners. You guys crack me up thinking you're Republicans. You're just being used. If I made 27k a year, I would kill myself!!!
Too funny.
[/quote]

but, but you didnt earn that, you were just lucky....the irony of you making fun of someone not making as much as you is rich btw

I have all kinds of respect for ppl that dont make much and raise a family without taking from others via govt to do it.

posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 02:13

Today's editorial cartoon

Im actually glad it's on the news...how else would the exec admin find out about it?

posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 15:08

US economy grew at 4 percent rate in spring

.

posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:40

US economy grew at 4 percent rate in spring

[quote][b]tgb[/b] - Thank goodness that the damage obama can do has been limited! [/quote]

one side calls it obstruction and the other calls it limiting damage.

posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:17

Today's editorial cartoon

@Apox: I personally agree that this whole lawsuit thing is a joke and as likely to backfire on them as anything.... as for the 'obstructionist agenda', I still find that laughable. If the far right had control of the senate and presidency and the liberals had control of the house....it'd be the same exact thing happening except from the other side with the right crying about obstruction and libs happily 'obstructing'. The only time anything will will get done is when the center of both sides are in control and willing to deal on issues. At this moment, neither side is willing to give on any issue... no give and take equals nothing getting done.

posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:09

Woman found badly beaten on Silver Comet Trail

while Im all for ccw and personally practice ccw..... in this case it probably wouldnt have helped... Just an assumption, but most solo runners are morons. They toss on the earphones crank up the music and tune the world out running while being totally oblivious to their surroundings. I dont care if youre male/female/black/white/red/martian, you have to pay attention to whats going on around you or evil will get the drop on you.

posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:44

Charter to add SEC Network

woot!!!

posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:22

US economy grew at 4 percent rate in spring

....nothing to say until they have the third revision done (ie the official number)

posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:48

GSP troopers getting ready to enforce 'slowpoke' law

I personally dont care if they pass out tickets for it and every ticket gets turned over in court.... just keep wasting their time pulling them over and then waste time in court..... Theyll get the message at some point.

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 19:56

GSP troopers getting ready to enforce 'slowpoke' law

...now if we could just horse whip the ppl that go 45 on a 1 lane road and speed up to 65 when they get to a passing zone, we will be set.

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 03:49

Towery: Republicans could face serious challenges this year

[quote][b]nancy30683[/b] - Right now, the rich are getting richer, due to a Stock Market artificially propped up by the Feds. If they EVER see fit to stop pumping money into the economy,[/quote]

This. Does anyone else find it ironic that this admin has made the rich richer on such a huge scale.

posted @ Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:45

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