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What US, China are pledging to limit emissions

I always thought that only husbands and wives existed in parallel universes but apparently the President and common sensical Americans do also.
I believe that an imbalanced trade policy wit the US, rampant and unchecked cyber attacks by Chinese sponsored agencies , corporate espionage, and the situation in Hong Kong are more important national concerns.
But then again maybe President Obama knows that it doesn't matter what agreement the Chinese sign they will only honor those pacts that do not harm their state.

posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 14:13

Teen accused of fatally stabbing father in Gwinnett County

@SIGNOFF: Yes and it will.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:01

Purported Athens gang member pulls gun on police officer

Turning around and putting hands up is a defiant action taken from the perceived actions of the young thug killed by police in Ferguson.
This behavior of defiance, arrogance and danger comes about when you have an activist Attorney General who speaks before facts are known and yet withholds information gained during the investigation. Surely by now one of the two autopsies sponsored by the Feds is complete. My guess is it didn't support the beliefs of the government. Just as the already completed autopsy by the state didn't support the government's claims.

posted @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:00

NCAA doesn't reduce Gurley suspension on Georgia appeal

The NCAA is very much like a government agency: selective rule enforcement; all powerful without recourse; answers to no one and uses up a ton of money.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:29

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

My first thought but then thought how does explaining a fact to dispel bigotry become reframing of oneself.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:02

Resilient Bulldogs continue to roll, beat Arkansas 45-32

@theold33: I know nothing of football but I think you're right. It was obvious from the first second half snap that the strategy for the team was different than the first half.

posted @ Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 13:30

Police: Facebook video put Georgia students in fear

I agree but that's why they are called nuts.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 14:32

US promises $212 million in new Gaza aid

We must have bought , on credit of course, a new printing press for the fed.
When does this largess stop?
For a country that is no longer exceptional we sure do pass out a lot of money to help fellow average countries.

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 - 14:17

UAE demands 'clarification' of Biden's comments

When I hear the misspeaks of the VP and the President , observe the IRS issues, remember the absolute disaster of the launch of the ACA, consider the stone walling of the Benghazi tragedy, witness the short falls of the Secret Service, realize that we do not have viable short and long term strategies in the Middle East brings to mind an old saying I learned as child.......a fish stinks from the head down.

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 13:42

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

An intruder at the White House should be shot when in the inside of the fence.

posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 13:16

30-person brawl reported in west Athens

Paging reverend Al, paging reverend Al.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:16

Athens man brutally beats girlfriend

What NFL team does this POS play for?

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:34

Twins facing charges in alleged Athens assault

Double probation for the twins if they are indeed guilty.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:15

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

As much as it pains me to say the employer of this man has no business disciplining him for his off field behavior without a legally written set of rules that outline behavior and consequences.
I am most curious however how the fans will react. If they are offended by the treatment of this man's son then they should stay away from the stadium as a statement to the team ownership that they are not happy. they should also boycott the buying of any and all Viking memorabilia. But being a spineless and shallow country none of these things will happen.
Play on!

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:12

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

This is a misuse of the men and women who have taken an oath to do what is necessary to defend the freedom of the their country.
The priorities of our President is frightening. Our borders are porous and the threat of terrorism is rising and now the president sends troops away from defending the freedom of our country.
We indeed should do something to help the Africans confronted with the threat of Ebola but our medical troops? Isn't this the same army that is being reduced to it's lowest manpower levels in decades?
I'm sorry for the rambling of this post but I am dumbfounded by the leadership in my country.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:03

Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game

Sounds like a job for Reverend Al.

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:21

South Carolina upsets Georgia, 38-35

I recommend that Gurley fake an injury and get off the team and enter the draft next year.

posted @ Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 09:33

Man claiming to be Marine questions service of wrong Athens cop

Instead of probation what if this idiot became a Marine for 4 years and then came back to Athens to apologize to the officers?

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:36

12 UGA students awarded Fulbright grants

Congratulations to all. Do yourselves and America proud.

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:28

Protesters demand new prosecutor for Ferguson case

I've heard that the black population of Ferguson is either 60 or 70 % yet there are no black members of the local government. If this is true I would like to know what the voter turnout percentage is and the number of minority candidates that have run for office in the last 10 - 15 years.
I just read that AG Holder said that there changes coming when he was in Ferguson today. I look forward to that because I too think that there is much too much black on black crime and it is time for the community to step up at the plate and change.
As an old white guy I am tired of being blamed for all of the problems in black communities.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 14:42

Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

I believe they were also called indigenous personnel.

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:52

Man dies in shooting outside Philly peace concert

A fatal shooting at a peace concert/rally in the city of brotherly love. Can't make this stuff up America.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:25

Georgia school systems welcome Central American students

Correction: influx of "illegal" immigrants.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 07:54

Athens teen faces battery charge following fight

Sounds perfectly reasonably to me. Primitive conflict resolution must be a course taught at MENSA meetings.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 14:27

Petty Officer First Class Scott Edmunds now aboard the USS Nitze

Thank you young man. I'm sure the skill sets that you are learning will hwep you in your post military life.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:11

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