[quote][b]JackP32[/b] - Didn't anyone bother to contact her previous employer or ask her why she left her last job? Secondly, this blows holes in the First Offender program where the Gooberment covers up a prior conviction.
I worked for a large Fortune 500 company that stopped giving any information on former employees except whether they worked for the company or not. Too many lawsuits. We experienced the same thing from other companies when checking work experience. They don't tell you squat except confirming whether the ex-employment once worked there. I personally thought the policy sucked, especially if the employee was a thieving a*hole..posted @ Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 14:29
[quote][b]jo15765[/b] - I like more and more the idea to set-up a border between Clarke & Oconee to keep the Clarke thugs out!
Gotta let some pot through tho.posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 07:17
[quote][b]likethegame[/b] - I love how you borrow our newspaper to bash our city, just like you borrow our fire department to put out your fires and respond to your emergencies. You couldn't rant and rave about how terrible Athens is in the Oconee Enterprise?
I commend two law enforcement officials for the good work, but it seems like two men in your position (as leaders) would work to forge a union between two neighboring cities/counties. Instead you say nothing, and relish in the glory of your work. By getting on here and posting like you've done, you are perpetuating the idea that Oconee County does in fact believe their citizens are elite.
Athens may have higher Crime rates, people living in poverty, lower-performing schools, etc. So put up your wall, if you must, but stay out of our restaurants, don't come to our downtown, don't attend our University, and by all means, don't come to a football game.
You mad bro?posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 07:13
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
That's a pretty good idea. I wish I'd thought of it.
I can't help but notice that people like @Abbesays: say "Finding a space at all is hard enough for me" but never seem to notice any one of our three looming parking decks right over their heads.
I frequently run into a store for one item, like a face cream for my husband, and don't particularly have the inclination nor the time to park in the garage.posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 13:33
People really drive around looking for unexpired meters? I think the new meters are stupid because I can't see how the city could ever recover their capital investment. But to argue against them because poor people are driving around looking for some time left on the meter is equally stupid. In all of my years of parking downtown I don't think I have ever encountered a meter with more than a few meager minutes or so left. Finding a space at all is hard enough for me.posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 07:27
I am pretty certain I could buy 1/2 acre of land in Clarke County for less than $75,000. What are we going to do next: first, religious groups are allowed to meet in my school, next I have a cell tower. While we are at it, let's allow Chik-fil-a to buy the school and we can become Chik-fil-a High School.
Your rationale is flawed as you believe it is ok because it has always been done this way and it is ok to pass this waste of financing on to consumers.
Your comment is just about as incoherent as they come. You graduated from where exactly?posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 20:38
Pulaski Heights BBQ. Free parking, close to downtown. Good food. [/quote]
How's the bbq at this place compared to other Athens joints? Is their bbq pulled or chopped? I need to buy a few pounds of bbq for Father's Day company and I've read one review that's it's pretty good.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 18:20
[quote][b]Walter Becker[/b] - They priced every plant at over $1,000 - pull a 1 ft pot plant out of the ground and see who will give you $1,000 for it. Talk about counting your chickens before they hatch.
Maybe that includes farm subsidies.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 17:41
[quote][b]therearealotofus[/b] - Why is this legitimate? Why should I, or you, as a taxpayer, be required to upkeep property that others lease for private operations and for profit?
AT&T should go buy their own 100 square yards of land since it is not that much trouble.
Nearly all cell tower sites are leased. And the cell company is responsible for the upkeep. In fact, the site is fenced in to protect the boundaries.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 09:23
Her 18-year old brother is being held.posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 19:50
I believe they have the deceased's age wrong. The article says she is 28, but has worked for Waffle House for 20 years.posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 18:08
[quote][b]proftom[/b] - Got to credit Quick for this, but (not to sound too cynical) I wonder if the expenses of transportation, parking, etc. aren't just put as write offs for business expenses on her taxes? That would allow getting at least some of that back and still make the $0 claim. OK that was cynical I admit, but possible.
With the 2% threshold it wouldn't be much.posted @ Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 14:44
The pistol the guy carried was a little unusual. It looked like, from the pictures, that it was a reproduction of a Civil War-era pistol, probably a Remington.posted @ Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 08:27
Isn't that what Bush did?
Borrowing for home ownership is quite different than borrowing for consumer products. Besides, if people had borrowed responsibly on their home loans, the affects of the recession would have been much less pronounced. Instead, idiots borrowed on their homes for boats, cars, vacations and everything else under the sun. Plus, loaning 100% or more of the value of a home is the stupidest thing bankers ever did. Like there's never been a decline in the price of homes.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 13:41
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - We should not cheer for this. This is one of the things that is wrong with our country. We need to put a stop to multi-decade careers in Congress.
I agree. Do away with lucrative pensions and the incentive to serve several terms will diminish greatly.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 12:44
Why a lawsuit against the demolition contractor? How did they have any part in the tragedy?posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 12:40
When rich people are spending money, the recession is over, since that's how supply side aka "trickle down" economics works.
When the government encourages the poor and middle class to borrow money to sustain their spending habits then I guess the recession is over.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:30
Hold the onions.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:25
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Maybe I need to work on broadening my exposure there, but I'll save that effort for Colorado.[/quote]
When are you going to stop talking about moving and actually do it?posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 18:33
[quote][b]geminiathens[/b] - So wait, tax dollars are being spent to protect this mans personally owned property??? If he owns the trailers and the land, HE SHOULD HIRE HIS OWN security and leave the county tax dollars for the officers to patrol the streets not someone's personal owned property.
I thought that's why people pay property taxes; protection of private property, as well as public safety.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:51
Are people really incarcerated for possessing small amounts of MJ for their personal use?
Surely not in Athens, where even assault and battery and burglary charges result in probation.
Life in prison? How long before he's eligible for parole? This guy is a menace to society and parole should never even be spoken of.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 09:31
[quote][b]whatsthepoint[/b] - I was hoping this position would study the many ways to keep our players out of trouble and un-suspended from competition.
You don't need a professor for that. Just hire a hard-ass ex-cop who's not shy about busting some balls.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 08:54
[quote][b]oconeefellow[/b] - Did anyone ever really trust the IRS? If they ask me questions, can I take the Fifth with no consequences?
I suppose it would depend on whether your encounter was a criminal proceeding or an administrative one. If the latter, they could just disallow everything you refused to explain, or impute income to their heart's desire.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 08:26
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - . Even when I was skinny (most of my life) I got really tired of having to stand on a toilet to get the stall door to close; I use the handicap stall. One of my older properties still has 24" wide doors on common area restrooms. I can still get through, but there's lots of folks who can't; and I still have to stand on the toilt to get the stall door to close.[/quote]
I know better than to ask, but why do you have to stand on a toilet to close the stall door? Why do you have to use a handicap stall? Are you handicapped in some way?posted @ Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:00
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