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Glen Campbell moved to Alzheimer’s care facility

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:42

Fourth of July celebration set for Georgia Square Mall

Woo hoo!

posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:29

What Others Say: Climate change is already a fact of life (Miami Herald)

Climate changes. It's in the Bible, the story of Noah. It's the history of the world, the reason onions are grown in Vidalia, not kelp.
This country isn't a democracy or a republic--it's a moronocracy.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 22:38

Watch Hilsman Middle teachers get 'Happy' in viral video

Don't know what it has to do with CRCT testing &,I'll be surprised if the music copyright trolls leave it up overnight...
But, WOW! Great job!
Yet another compelling example of why Athens GA is the BEST place to live!

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 18:28

Investigation continues into cause of emergency plane landing in Commerce

According to The Gainesville Times this morning, the "single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

"Pilot Donald Moffett was flying the airplane with an adult, August Curcio, and two juvenile passengers aboard from Charleston, S.C., to Gainesville when he began experiencing engine trouble.

"...the Federal Aviation Administration assessed the scene and recommended the plane be removed from the road without further investigation.

"Moffett was given a ride to a local gas station to fill an empty tank...

"He was then given a “courtesy ride” to the nearest Taco Bell..."

Read more:
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/98230/

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:55

The Editor's Desk: Serving on board is way to learn about government, serve community

Run, Jim. Run!

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 18:16

'Lucky enough': Bubba Watson wins second green jacket in three years

Awesome, but nothing "lucky" about it. Congratulations!

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 18:11

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

@mpd0.59: My underlying assumption was that the three antennae would be mounted together, in an equilateral triangle formation. Sort of like the business end of a cell tower, but smaller.
Is it true that salt water somehow refracts a single frequency of electromagnetic radiation, such as the beacon's emergency transmission? And, is the change irregular so radio locating is frustrated?

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 22:05

Small plane makes emergency landing on Commerce highway

Plane registration info:

Aircraft Summary:

1967 CESSNA 177
Fixed wing single engine
(4 seats / 1 engine)
MOFFETT DONALD S
CUMMING, GA
(Individual) Standard/Normal 17700458

Aircraft Details:

LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES
Horsepower: 180 (Reciprocating)
Less than 12,500lbs
108mph

Read more:

http://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N3158T

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 21:54

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

If they heard the "pings" of the locater beacon, then they know where it is. Arrange three receivers, all connected to a single computer, in a triangle each side of which is a meter long. Compare the time each receiver "hears" a single ping. The receiver that hears it first is closest. The time difference between the second reception & the first, divided by a second, times 299,792,458 is the distance to the plane. Do the same calculation for third reception and the first. The intersection of the two distances, measured from the second and third receivers and on the side of the first, is the location of the beacon.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 08:23

Athens man tortured with hot iron during home invasion

Snitch?

posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 18:32

Carriers reject kill switch for stolen smartphones

Carriers have had cell phone "kill switch" ability since the first phones went into service 30 years ago. Don't believe it? Then don't pay your bill & see what happens!

Every phone has a permanent, remotely accessibile and (supposedly) unique number, its "International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)". Cellular companies routinely track all devices on their network and record the (rough) location of each with a time stamp.

More pro-actively, cellular carriers last year started a shared list of IMEIs of stolen phones and phone IMEIs on that list are refused service.

Read more:
http://files.ctia.org/pdf/121228_-_FILED_CTIA_Stolen_Phones_Status_Repor...

posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 08:19

Tant: Kennedy assassination leaves us wondering what might have been

It should be noted that Kennedy was not shot by racist terrorists, Southern or otherwise. The 35th President was murdered by a Soviet-supporting communist.

Read more:
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/11/17/when_lee_harvey_oswald_we...

posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 19:52

Today's editorial cartoon

Obama never said, "I'm sorry I said you'll be able to keep your health plan." So, the cartoon is meaningless except as evidence that the Liberal media continues to actively propagandize for an end to freedom.

posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 18:33

What Others Say: Stop subsidizing fast-food industry (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The writer doesn't name even a single person who is being paid less than he earns. Instead, the writer demands that all workers in some industry that only he cares about be paid more than they earn!

Anybody wanna guess who that bozo voted for for President?

posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 22:29

Pitts: '12 Years a Slave' more than masterpiece

No one reading this has any more responsibility for slavery in 19th century America than they do for slavery in Egypt 2000 years ago. Also, it was the blood of white Americans that bought us freedom from the soul-destroying evil that slavery is. So, Mr. Pitts, if you value your freedom and that of your children, thank a white guy.

posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 22:18

Show me the home owner whose solar panel installation produces more power than the home consumes. If such a home exists, then an electricity wholesaler, Oglethorpe Power or their competitors, will surely buy the excess. At the right price, of course. The fiction that Democrat extortionists promote that says electricity generated from the heat of burning coal or natural gas is bad is, at best, an ad campaign to promote quick, ill-considered, high-margin sales. More likely, it's just another Democrat-backed scheme to use the force of government to line the pockets of corrupt political bosses and their cronies.

posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 22:01

Tombstone for Atlanta madam placed in cemetery

Effie should have a Georgia historic marker beside her final resting place.

posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 08:40

Eubanks: Time for real commitment to plan for downtown Athens

Let downtown businesses run downtown. They know what they need and what they need less of.

posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 21:08

Tant: Unchecked Tea Party echoes McCarthyism

[quote]"...the Republican Party, which has repeatedly brought the United States of America to the edge of a fiscal cliff..."[/quote]

If saying "NO!" to borrowing more trillions of dollars from unborn generations to enrich more phoney, Obama-supporting businesses is Tant's idea of good government, then I'm proud to oppose him. The businesses to whom Obama funnelled the taxes of the few Americans who actually pay taxes and $9 trillon borrowed from future generations under Obama's watch are just expensive money laundering operations. They pretend to be solar panel builders or electric car manufacturers or software engineers. But they are just schemes to loot the Treasury for the enrichment of Democrat bosses and their co-conspirators.

posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 20:53

Stossel: Fed has too much power

[quote][b]catman[/b]"Why doesn't Stossel realize that the Federal Reserve is privately owned?....Conspiracy!"
[/quote]

From the website federalreserve.gov/faqs (note the top-level domain, .gov), "The Federal Reserve System fulfills its public mission as an independent entity within government."

Read more:
http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/about_14986.htm

posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 08:35

Rubin: U.S. too careless on data collection

posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 01:56

5 cannons raised from wreck of Blackbeard's ship

@michaelme:

posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 06:51

Barreca: It doesn't take much to terrify men

All it takes to terrify me is a guy in a suit saying:
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help!"

posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 03:18

The Editor's Desk: Time for Blue Heron to rise again?

Make it a homeless center. The old office could be the methadone clinic. Give away needles on Mondays, free condoms on Fridays. Free cheese first Tuesday of every month.

The door and window shop could be a soup kitchen. Park their shopping carts out of the rain in the old lumber warehouses. Camping alfresco, on the parking lot.

Put signs up, "Obama Acres."

Yeah, that'll work.

posted @ Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 03:05

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