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Bernanke: 2014 could be better year for US economy

Americans Spent $7.45B in 3 Years Helping Other Countries Deal With ‘Climate Change’ - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/americans-spent-7...

US car makers report disappointing December sales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25590219

Loan Monitor Is Accused of Ruthless Tactics on Student Debt
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/us/loan-monitor-is-accused-of-ruthless...

The Benefits of Legal Medical Pot: Less Alcohol Abuse and an Economic Boom
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/benefits-legalized-marijuana

Marijuana Legalization: Colorado Pot Stores Are Going to Be an Economic Boon
http://www.policymic.com/articles/72339/marijuana-legalization-colorado-...

The Case of the Missing Recovery — Paul Craig Roberts
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/03/case-missing-recovery-paul-cr...

U.S. judge asks: Why haven't the financial executives been prosecuted?
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-us-judge-20131230,0,438...

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 13:11

Economic recovery leaving poor behind, report says

Just what I've noticed:

Homeless people now ask for money outside the doors of Barnes and Noble on Atlanta Hwy.

McDonald's seems crowded with folks buying value meals.

US car makers report disappointing December sales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25590219

Americans Spent $7.45B in 3 Years Helping Other Countries Deal With ‘Climate Change’
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/americans-spent-7...

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 13:00

Economic recovery leaving poor behind, report says

Untroubled in Paradise: Obama's Vacation Winds Down
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/01/02/untroubled_in_parad...

20 Years Ago, This Comic Predicted...
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/20-years-ago-this-comic-predicted.html

40% Jobless Youth Face Mental Illness, 33% Suicidal
http://www.blacklistednews.com/40_percent_of_jobless_youth_facing_mental...

U.S. judge asks: Why haven't the financial executives been prosecuted?

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-us-judge-20131230,0,438...

10% Of Young Brits 'Have Nothing To Live For'
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/02/one-in-10-jobless-yougov-...

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/jan/01/money-corrupted-us-understa...

Constitution Free Zones? Judge OKs 100 Miles Inside U.S. Borders - See more at: http://www.zengardner.com/constitution-free-zones-judge-oks-100-miles-in...

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 00:58

Economic recovery leaving poor behind, report says

The Case of the Missing Recovery — Paul Craig Roberts
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/03/case-missing-recovery-paul-cr...

"Sure, there’s what might be the beginning of a stock market crash, continuing war and unrest in the Middle East, terrorist bombing in Russia – home of the next Olympics – unemployment, ObamaCrap, no growth, no jobs, no Hope and no change in plans for our President to get some much-needed body-surfing in for a job well done, sir…

What’s he doing? What’s Michelle and the kids doing? Where are they eating? Hope it’s healthy!! I’d shoot myself in the head, except ammo is too tough to come by these days."

"To put these incomes into some perspective, the poverty threshold for a family of four in 2013 was $23,550."

"Keep in mind that it is the people who could not afford medical insurance who have to come up with their part of the premium or pay a penalty. How do people who have no discretionary income come up with what are to them large sums of money? Are they going to eat less, drive less, dress less? If so, what happens to people employed in those industries when demand falls? Apparently, this was too big a thought for the White House occupant, his economists, and our representatives in Congress."--Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Oregon spends $300 million to achieve 44 total signups for Obamacare
http://www.naturalnews.com/043379_Obamacare_Oregon_insurance_signups.html#

I'm One of the 22,000 Homeless Kids Living in New York
http://www.alternet.org/im-one-22000-homeless-kids-living-new-york

For Drug Corporations, Aiding the Sick and Poor Is Bad Business
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/30-1

"The private prison industry has become an increasingly lucrative business, as the companies running them seek to increase profits by cutting inmates’ food provisions while pressuring state governors to guarantee prisons remain 90 percent full at all times."--By Jo Erickson

Private Prisons Pushing To Increase Profits
http://www.mintpressnews.com/private-prisons-pushing-to-increase-profits...

Is America About To Reach A Breaking Point? Anger Grows As Unemployment Benefits Get Cut
http://investmentwatchblog.com/is-america-about-to-reach-a-breaking-poin...

"In America today, there are close to 50 million people living in poverty and there are more than 100 million people that get money from the federal government every month. As the middle class disintegrates, poverty is climbing to unprecedented levels."--By Michael Snyder

After many years and roughly a trillion dollars spent on reconstruction in Iraq, not one major project has been completed
http://intellihub.com/2013/12/29/not-a-single-reconstruction-project-was...

Survival Struggle: Fast food workers earn blns for employers but can't feed themselve

McDonalds Pulls Employee Site that Advises Them to Avoid Deep Fried Foods
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/mcdonalds-pulls-employee-site-that-advise...

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 00:39

A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

@snarkydude: Edward Snowden?! Why how dare you mention his name! He is a traitor to AmeriKa!

Here's what we want to see and hear:

Tush - ZZ Top

Meanwhile, Edward Snowden tries to tell us about this:

posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 13:40

In Hawaii, Obama tries for uninterrupted vacation

"President Obama’s legacy as “the first gay president” could factor in to how the United States approaches sending a delegation to Russia for the upcoming Winter Olympics, according to MSNBC host Thomas Roberts. He described Russia’s laws regarding homosexuality as “one of the points of friction between our country and Russia right now,” among other diplomatic issues with Syria, Iran, Ukraine, and asylum for NSA leaker Edward Snowden."--By Andrew Johnson, December 16, 2013

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 13:47

In Hawaii, Obama tries for uninterrupted vacation

MSNBC: Obama ‘First Gay President’
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/366471/msnbc-obama-first-gay-presid...

Claim: Obama hid 'gay life' to become president
Chicago homosexual community shocked he could keep it secret
http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/claim-obama-hid-gay-life-to-become-president/

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 13:26

In Hawaii, Obama tries for uninterrupted vacation

Larry Sinclair?

Kal Penn?

Reggie Love?

Sohale Siddiqi?

http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Larry-Sinclair-Cocaine/dp/0578013878

Merry Xmas! Neg away! Big smile

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 13:16

In Hawaii, Obama tries for uninterrupted vacation

Let's play golf!
http://www.athenstalks.com/lets-play-golf

Obama on friendly confines of golf course as vacation starts
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-obama-golf-20131221,0,7...

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 13:00

Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

You don't need to go to Canada...just go to certain Korean massage parlors run by the Korean mafia, there's plenty in Georgia and a couple even in Athens.

The workers are brought into America and pay fees for that, then they have to pay fees for food, and about a $100 a week to live in the spa, and so they stay in debt and are essentially sex slaves.

Just because you don't know about it or want to believe it, doesn't mean it's not true. Now, neg away on all my posts.

posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 14:03

Classic City High School graduate celebrates accomplishment with eyes on her future

Jorge Pelayo is a Senior Marketing Director for People Helping People and lives in Northridge, CA, and he writes:

"Here is my advice to young adults trying to decide which path to take, and to those that have chosen the job path:

1. Consider Becoming an Entrepreneur
Find something you’re passionate about, and that will motivate and
inspire you. You can’t do anything great without a powerful answer to
the question, “Why am I doing what I am doing?”

2. Take risks.
You have one chance to live. Don’t live a life of missed opportunities
and regret.

3. Choose the right Industry.
Study your opportunities and examine the facts of any business that
you are considering starting or joining.

4. Work hard.
You’re going to have to work hard whether you are an employee or an
entrepreneur; or even more as an entrepreneur most of the time! But
why not build something for your family and leave a legacy.

5. Never quit.
Quitting becomes a dangerous habit, and it’s the surest way to fail at
any endeavor. Always hold onto your dreams and remember your WHY!"--By Jorge Pelayo

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”- Vidal Sassoon, entrepreneur

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

The late Steve Jobs had some words of wisdom for young people on the
importance of forging your own path:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

http://phpagencyblog.com/tag/becoming-an-entrepreneur-instead-of-college/

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 15:16

Classic City High School graduate celebrates accomplishment with eyes on her future

5 Pieces of Advice Every High School Graduate Should Get

From Cracked.com

#1. Brace Yourself for the Removal of Authority

#2. Don't Base Your Education Decisions Around Your Friends

#3. Celebrate Your Graduation, Then Immediately Move On

#4. Don't Coast

#5. Talk to Your Parents About Bills

Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling by Erica Goldson Erica Goldson

http://americaviaerica.blogspot.com/2010/07/coxsackie-athens-valedictori...

Rejected and approved speeches of Springstead valedictorian Jem Lugo
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/rejected-and-approved-speeche...

I would consider skills that would be useful in other countries. I would consider dual citizenship. Canadian citizenship perhaps. I would consider obtaining, besides a 4 year degree or advanced degree, some kind of technical skill from Georgia's technical colleges. Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiology Technology perhaps?

Open Letter to Freshmen: Choose Well, Not All College Majors Are Created Equal
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/siya-raj-purohit/open-letter-to-freshmen-p...

Not All STEM Degrees Created Equal
http://changetheequation.org/blog/not-all-stem-degrees-created-equal

How to Become a Lawyer With No Law School - Be a Lawyer With No Law School - No College
http://web.archive.org/web/20120218204125/http://www.ehlinelaw.com/pages...

The self-made lawyer
http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0603/p13s01-lecs.html

Make your soul grow
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2013/10/make-your-soul-grow.html

8 Steps to Getting What You Want… Without Formal Credentials
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2011/09/29/8-steps-to-getting-what-...

Living Well on Practically Nothing: Revised and Updated Edition
http://www.amazon.com/Living-Well-Practically-Nothing-Revised/dp/1581602820

"My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I'm not selling bread, I'm selling yeast."--Miguel de Unamuno

"My method is to post anything I find of interest, not what I believe
to be true. I'm not here to be some sort of web dictator to say what is true, what should be on the web, or what should be shot down the memory hole."
--Rob Daven

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." --the Buddha

Reflections on a Medical Career by Robert S. Dotson, M.D.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/08/02/reflections-medical-career-ro...

News We Already Know: College Degrees Fail to Lift Low Income Youth
Out of Poverty
http://butidideverythingrightorsoithought.blogspot.com/2010/06/news-we-a...

Law school a waste
http://butidideverythingrightorsoithought.blogspot.com/2011/10/law-chool...

Does Everyone Need to Go to College?
http://butidideverythingrightorsoithought.blogspot.com/2009/12/does-ever...

19 Things That All High School Students Should Be Told Before They Go To College
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/19-things-that-all-high-school...

We Had Everything But Money (Priceless Memories of the Great Depression)
http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Money-Priceless-Memories-Depression/dp/...

Timely and Profitable Help for Troubled Americans
http://www.amazon.com/Timely-Profitable-Help-Troubled-Americans/dp/09302...

25 of the Highest Paying Jobs Don't Require College Degrees
http://butidideverythingrightorsoithought.blogspot.com/2010/09/25-of-hig...

"At this point in the game, gaining basic money-making skills is far more important, especially in the trades, such as landscaping, interior restoration, carpentry, house painting, floor sanding, mechanical repair work, and so on, because these are all jobs that can be done for cash. Avoid dangerous trades, such as roofing, abatement, and, in general, anything that involves toxic chemicals or dangerous machinery. Having some business skills is important too – knowing how to deal with bosses and customers and how to supervise people. The best approach is to work a series of short jobs – shorter than a year, learning a trade and moving on immediately, and always be on the lookout for special, unofficial projects. Think of regular employment
as good cover, but not as the main source of income – and therefore best kept to part-time. Always job-hunting, switching and learning new jobs, will help keep your mind sharp. But be sure to read as well, and challenge yourself by reading difficult books – this will help you when you decide to go back to school."
--by Dmitry Orlov

So, what about this information to begin with.

I'm sure that all the graduates would appreciate advice and other thoughts and resources. What do y'all say?

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 14:52

Classic City High School graduate celebrates accomplishment with eyes on her future

Miss Alexandria Smith, congratulations to you.

Congratulations to Classic City High School graduates.

Hey, I have an idea.

Let's turn this into a posting of advice for the graduates. We're not telling them what to do, or something political, just friendly advice that they can consider.

I graduated as valedictorian but I truthfully was so ignorant about so many things.

So, what do y'all say? We don't have to make this political, religious, or whatever. Just give friendly advice, helpful advice, honestly trying to help anyone who reads this, not just the Classic City High School graduates. We can make a post without stupid comments, just trying to help others. Let's honestly try and help others and don't get involved in silliness.

"I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger.
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger."
-- the band Faces, written by Ronnie Lane and Ronnie Wood

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 13:38

Patriarch off 'Duck Dynasty' after gay comments

How Rev. Billy Graham Taught the Republican Party to Sacrifice the Poor on the Altar of Big-Business
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/how-rev-billy-graham-taught-...

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 02:47

Arrest of Indian diplomat creates uproar

Big smile I love how my posts are always voted down.

LOL! Okay, just for laughs, did the individual who voted my post down actually read any of the news reports or commentary that I posted?

What parts did you disagree with?

Perhaps my best vindication, after all the hate mail from “super patriots,” who wear their ignorance on their sleeves, and Obama-worshipping liberals, whose gullibility is sickening, came from federal judge Richard Leon, who declared the Obama-sanctioned NSA spying to be “almost Orwellian.” As the American Civil Liberties Union realized, federal judge Leon’s decision vindicated Edward Snowden by ruling that the NSA spying is likely outside what the Constitution permits, “labeling it ‘Orwellian’–adding that James Madison would be ‘aghast.’”

If only more Americans were aghast. I sometimes wonder whether Americans like being spied upon, because it makes them feel important. “Look at me! I’m so important that the government spends enough money to wipe out US poverty spying on me and my Facebook, et. al., friends. I bet they are spending one billion dollars just to know who I connected with today. I hope it didn’t get lost in all the spam.”

Being spied upon is the latest craze of people devoid of any future but desperate for attention.--Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Craig_Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics. Wikipedia
Born: April 3, 1939 (age 74), Atlanta, GA
Education: Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Virginia

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 16:31

What do you think about what the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said recently?

Arrest of Indian diplomat creates uproar
http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2013-12-19/arrest-indian-diplomat-...

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 16:18

Arrest of Indian diplomat creates uproar

http://www.athenstalks.com/what-do-you-think-about-what-german-chancello...

"Meanwhile, Washington’s arrogance has managed to make an enemy of India. The TSA, a component of Homeland Security, subjected a female diplomat from India to multiple strip searches, cavity searches and ignored her protestations of consular immunity. "

"There was no justification whatever for this abuse of an Indian diplomat. To indicate its displeasure, the Indian government has removed barriers that prevent truck bombs from being driven into the US embassy."--Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Devyani Khobragade reveals how she ‘broke down’ after ‘stripping and cavity searches’ as row between U.S. and India deepens
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/12/18/devyani-khobragade-reveals-how-s...

India urges US to drop charges against diplomat Devyani Khobragade
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/19/india-us-drop-charges-diplo...

Devyani Khobragade's arrest: India demands US apology
http://www.ndtv.com/article/cheat-sheet/devyani-khobragade-s-arrest-indi...

Who is Devyani Khobragade?
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Who-is-Devyani-Khobragade/artic...

India removes U.S. mission security barriers as anger grows over arrest
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/uk-usa-india-diplomat-idUKBRE9B...

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 16:13

VIDEO: 2 winners in $636M Mega Millions drawing

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free"

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it"

- Joseph Goebbels

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 19:47

Holiday shopping season: a disappointment so far

But the Government says that the economy is great.

I'm so confused.

No government has ever lied.

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 19:42

Georgia school district approves rifles for officers

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - I travel a lot and outside of Hartsfield, it is very common to see police with military style rifles at airports and train stations. It sends a message to the criminal class, and assures me that someone is ready to respond.
[/quote]

Inside a School Where Teachers Pack Heat
A year after Newtown, schools still debate whether guns in the classroom make kids safer.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/schools-guns-armed-teachers-...

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 13:53

Georgia school district approves rifles for officers

Police shot dead boy, 13, holding toy rifle
http://rt.com/usa/boy-13-shot-toy-gun-644/

13-year-old shot to death by police for carrying toy rifle; cop faces no penalty
http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/13-year-old-shot-death-police-open-ca...

Police perform “simulated drug raid” on 5th graders; child attacked by K9
http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/police-perform-simulated-drug-raid-on...

Student Suspended For Toy Gun The Size Of A Quarter
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/05/30/student-suspended-for-toy-gun-the-s...

Birthday cupcakes cause controversy at local school
http://www.wnem.com/story/21547930/student-causes-cupcake-controversy-at...

How a Texas Cop Who Killed a Double Amputee Holding a Ballpoint Pen Got Away With It
Police misconduct in shootings is "very, very difficult" to prove, an FBI agent says.
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/how-texas-cop-who-killed-double-...

Unarmed Handcuffed Teen Shoots Himself in the Head While In a Police Car - http://www.thedailysheeple.com/unarmed-handcuffed-teen-shoots-himself-in...

Principals: Common Core Testing Makes Students Throw Up and Wet Themselves
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/principals-common-core-testing-makes-stud...

State Goes After BB Guns: “Young kids can get a felony charge and their lives are basically over”
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/state-goes-after-bb-guns-young-kids-can-g...

Zero Tolerance Policies: Are the Schools Becoming Police States?
http://archive.lewrockwell.com/whitehead/whitehead26.1.html

The Police State Mindset in Our Public Schools
https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commen...

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 13:18

Car stolen from Athens restaurant parking lot

Toppers? So "Legs" does have something to do with this story...

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 20:37

Car stolen from Athens restaurant parking lot

1998 Saturn? $1500 maybe...

PS--ZZ Top, to my knowledge, has nothing to do with this news story...I just thought some good ZZ Top might cheer readers up!

Legs

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 15:23

Judge denies bond for Andrea Sneiderman

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 14:46

Georgia Lottery numbers drawn Monday

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 14:44

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