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Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent

Oops, I can still oops.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:13

Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent

Unemployment stats have never included those who have stopped looking...nothing new about that.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:13

Exiled from AT?

I guess this is my last "Ooops".

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 20:57

Exiled from AT?

@RightWingExtremist: I was out of town for nine days and came back to this. See ya around. Wink

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 20:57

Athens Banner-Herald introduces All-Access Membership

So...paying subscribers won't be monitored? Still curious...will there be a "senior discount"? Wink

posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 18:19

Athens woman charged with felony hindering for hiding husband

@TeeWee: You have a "Packard" on your door? That must be some door. Laughing out loud

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:59

Congress Should Extend Unemployment Benefits ...

@RightWingExtremist: Is it a "Rubber Soul"? If so, I hope you find it...good listening. Big smile

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:53

Doctor shortage in Georgia remains acute in rural areas

[quote][b]rudy[/b] - @curiouscat: Do you have a job? If so then why do you work?
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I'm over 70 and work part time. Comments are made here about doctors retiring early "because" of "Obamacare" and few give specific reasons regarding how they are burdened by it. The comments aren't made by the doctors themselves and I suspect that the real reasons have little to do with the ACA. I do appreciate, since I am now a senior citizen, that new innovations and methods of dealing with business issues, etc., can cause a person to ask, "Is it worth it?" I do not buy the argument that it's all Obamacare's fault.

posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 16:56

The Editor's Desk: The marketplace and online commenting

@John Frum: Are you suggesting that the "Terms of Service" is a fascist notion?

posted @ Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 09:53

Doctor shortage in Georgia remains acute in rural areas

[quote][b]gman129[/b] - One of my MD friends told all his patients in December to get their medical records because he was closing his office due to obamacare. He is retiring much earlier than he had planned.
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He, obviously, can afford to do so. If he is just in it for the money, maybe the profession and his patients are better off without him.

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 17:00

Regents might ban all tobacco use at UGA

This goes way beyond protecting people from second hand smoke. Would someone be searched to find out if they are wearing a patch? Will they have checkpoints to search vehicles? Good grief!! Are signs going to be posted at the entrance of every campus road warning out of towners, etc., that they may be cited and fined. etc., etc., etc. etc......

posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 15:35

Parker: Medicaid expansion opening door to wider government dependency

The author does not expound on the "...creative ways to deliver more and better health care..." The figure for defining poverty is much too low and needs to be raised according to the actual cost of living, the cost of medical care, housing, food, etc.. After hours visits to the ER are often necessary if there is no alternative nearby that is equipped to diagnose and treat the situation. Who wants to go to an emergency room at midnight, etc., unless they feel they have to? Stare

posted @ Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 13:15

Skimpy health law plans leave some "underinsured"

@TeeWee: The ACA is not an insurance company.

posted @ Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:25

USDA allows more meat, grains in school lunches

@Rita Raines: If students throw away the fruit, won't drink the juice, and won't eat other healthy choices (not bread), as far as I'm concerned, they are starving themselves, and can't be as hungry as you make them out to be. Starving people will eat what's put in front of them. Stare

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 13:29

Man accidentally fires gun in Athens restaurant

His initial response was to pay his bill and leave?

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 07:42

Ransacked house has $6,510 of damage

This one sounds personal.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 11:56

Judge ends Katrina flooding lawsuits against feds

Most of the homes and buildings that were destroyed were there for over 50/100 years. It was not necessary to own a vehicle in NOLA, so people had no means of leaving, in time, when the levees broke. The Corp of Engineers did a shoddy job of maintaining the only protection the city had against flooding. The rain and wind, in the city, from Katrina, wasn't the cause.

posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:49

Wilson: Columnist unfair to Fox News

@Farmer GA: The issue at the VA was about "where" they could sing Christmas carols.

posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 11:34

Athens chefs to open taco shop in Normaltown

@crackerjack: Exactly. That intersection is confusing as it is, especially on Oglethorpe. There is no left turn light and it's a narrow street. Pizza Hut was bad enough for traffic.

posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:52

More websites try to nix nasty comments

@Heisenberg: I second that.

posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 19:15

More websites try to nix nasty comments

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - Why was GroversMill banned?
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posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 19:09

Health care divides some Republican Senate rivals

[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - To all of those who say "if you repeal it, what will you replace it with" I have this to say. If your dog leaves a big steaming pile of poo on your living room carpet, do you clean the poo up, or, worry about what to replace it with?
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Actually, you pay attention to the dog so you know when and how its natural needs can be met, and to avoid another "pile of poo." You begin a method of training the dog, and, in the meantime, yes, you clean up the poo. Of course, you could kick the dog out to fend for itself and avoid the issue altogether.

posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 16:03

Augusta VA won't let carolers sing religious songs

@As I See It: If I were directing the group, I would have tried to make the best of it in the chapel. Smile

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 19:22

Augusta VA won't let carolers sing religious songs

@As I See It: Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too. I concede that when a person is not feeling well, everything sounds like "noise", and such sounds can increase their discomfort. No one goes to donate their time to sing or play to cause distress to anyone, so I hope that the activities director takes that into account. I'm sure that person will be hearing both pros and cons about this. If I never hear "Rudolph..." again, my stress will be relieved. Love

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 13:55

Augusta VA won't let carolers sing religious songs

[quote][b]E.J.[/b] -
That's the point; they wanted to sing in a general public area, not the chapel that was offered so that people who wanted to hear could choose to hear and so that people who did not, didn't have to be subjected to it in an open general area. I agree with this policy.
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The chapel may not be appropriate for the more secular songs, Rudolph...Here Comes Santa...Rockin' Around...,etc." The chapels in such places are usually very small, so that might not work either, depending on the size of the group and the space for listeners.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 13:36

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