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Man appears in court in airplane toddler slap case

That poor little boy's ears were probably just hurting so bad, and of course he was crying. I don't know why some people hate children so much. I also don't know why some people feel so entitled to have the rest of the world bow at their feet. I know a crying baby in a restaurant, on a plane, at a wedding, or wherever can be irritating. Still, they are citizens and deserve compassion as much as the next guy. It's not as if this woman could even get up and walk the child to the restroom during a final descent. The guy's reaction was despicable. And now he's facing the consequences of such. Who in the world would want to hire him now? I wonder if he thinks his racism and assault were worth it.

posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 22:03

Jefferson toddler diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

I'm praying for Tripp and his loving family. While my heart aches for this beautiful child, it breaks for his mother and father. How strong they must be, and they keep their faith through all of this. They post warm thoughts and appear so considerate of others despite the pain they are all in. I do so pray for some good news for this family, for healing and progress. Sad

posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 22:52

Nude photo spurs action on Georgia House bill

Def Leppard Sucks!

posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 22:17

Nude photo spurs action on Georgia House bill

Could Rep. Earnest Smith be a bigger cry baby? Would he like a waaaburger with his french cries? Give me a break!

posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 22:13

Dating violence starts early, UGA researchers say

[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Reduce student/teacher ratios drastically. Teach life skills and psychology along with academics, even offering group counseling. Offer free, ongoing parenting classes. Undo what can be undone as early as possible by expanding public school to pre-pre-school or even day care. Too expensive? Cut the military budget drastically; our security is threatened from within. All lottery proceeds should go to early childhood education, no higher education funding at all! We can find the money if we value [/quote]

I really like these ideas! We are definitely our own solution. Now, we just need people willing to make it happen!

posted @ Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 21:42

Dating violence starts early, UGA researchers say

I think music, movies, and video games most definitely contribute to this problem. They literally act like crack on the brain. In a society where an increasing number of children are prone to developmental delays and/or have significant (or even mild) neurological immaturity, the influence of music, movies and video games is even more dangerous. Add to that a household that uses any and/or all of the three as a babysitter for whatever reason, and violence in general will only continue to rise. I've seen firsthand how the simple act of removing daily television watching drastically changed a child's behavior. When the television was reintroduced for any longer than a 20-30 minute period, the behavior returned. I was blown away by this. Their brains just can't handle that overstimulation. It reprograms the way the brain thinks. It's scary stuff. People don't take it seriously enough.

posted @ Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 21:33

Two pedestrians hit by vehicle on Milledge Avenue

@STATE OF DENIAL: One day when I have enough knowledge to pass on, I will do so. Cool

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 22:51

Two pedestrians hit by vehicle on Milledge Avenue

@justreadinginathens: I'm so sorry about your daughter. She and your family are in my prayers. {HUG}

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 21:46

Two pedestrians hit by vehicle on Milledge Avenue

[quote][b]STATE OF DENIAL[/b] -

3

Tks SS 162.

SS 162 -- Out

[/quote] How do ya like them apples? Or yellow curved fruit. Whatever. It worked finally! :-)Thanks for your help!

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 21:45

Two pedestrians hit by vehicle on Milledge Avenue

@Gobbles:

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 21:43

Two pedestrians hit by vehicle on Milledge Avenue

@STATE OF DENIAL: Let's see if they work now that I spent a bunch of points on it:

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 21:41

North Georgia man accused of threatening to eat judge's kids

Ew!

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 21:27

Ky. boy who broke Christmas card world record has died

Rest in peace, little Dalton.

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 21:23

Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

Legalize it.

posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 21:17

Gwinnett starts court geared toward mentally ill

[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Is there anything the average citizen can do to help the Sheriff's Association be heard?[/quote]

Thanks for asking this question! Thanks to Chief Weems for answering it. We'll keep fighting for what's right. More people will eventually catch on because good people like you both are willing to stand up.

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 21:50

Bryant's late field goal lifts Falcons over Seattle

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - I thought the Seahawks had pulled off an Al Bundy[/quote]
Ha!

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 21:45

Bryant's late field goal lifts Falcons over Seattle

What a game!

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 21:44

Deadly flu outbreak so far not epidemic in Athens area

@OconeeJoe: I asked my physician about this option, but it was not available in her office, unless you consider the nasal option.

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 21:14

Deadly flu outbreak so far not epidemic in Athens area

@E.J.: You took the words out of my mouth. Thanks for being understanding. Smile

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 21:09

Deadly flu outbreak so far not epidemic in Athens area

@kemosabe: No, but some people can get fired for not getting a flu shot. While I can understand why (as in the case below) we would all like our nurses to be flu free, until there is more statistical evidence of their effectiveness and safety, I do not see how anyone can justify forcing someone to get a flu shot to maintain employment. However, it's happening despite religious exemptions.

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/13/16492631-hospitals-crack-down...

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 21:02

Deadly flu outbreak so far not epidemic in Athens area

@E.J.: I might seem to be an alarmist, and I'm probably pretty annoying to most everyone when I question EVERYTHING. When I see a massive push for something that really does not have statistical evidence to back such a push, I become leery. Please know I do try to do solid research before throwing out questions because I know there is plenty of junk on the Internet.

"'We found that the vaccine was about 59 percent effective overall in individuals 18 to 65 years of age," said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. "Some studies had higher, some had lower."

In other words, on average, more than 40 percent of people who receive a flu vaccine get no protection from it against the flu.

Osterholm said an influenza vaccine ideally should be 85 to 95 percent effective for all age groups to be considered a good vaccine.

'If we had a childhood measles vaccine that only protected on average 59 percent of the time, we'd say that was a failure,' he said."

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/25/university-of-mi...

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 20:57

Deadly flu outbreak so far not epidemic in Athens area

@E.J.: I do have plenty of common sense. That is why the potential side effects concern me.

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 19:55

Deadly flu outbreak so far not epidemic in Athens area

Obviously I'm in the minority here when considering the potential side effects of the flu shot. Concern over potential side effects was the motivation behind my post. And yes, kemosabe, I know that flu vaccines are either shots or a nasal spray.

"But in contrast, Harper believes the risks of the flu shot far outweigh any benefit. He claims that formaldehyde is an ingredient in the common flu shot and is a known carcinogen. 'Another ingredient in the flu shot, thimerosal, contains mercury, which is known to impair neurological and immune systems. There are detergents, antibiotics, chemicals and allergens like polysorbate-80 that causes infertility,' adds Harper, along with other ingredients he deems unsafe for human consumption.
http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/the-truth-about-get...

"A link to Alzheimer’s disease? According to Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, a leading immunogeneticist, those who consistently get the flu vaccine increase their risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 10 fold. He believes this is due to the toxic combination of aluminum and mercury in the vaccine."
http://www.examiner.com/article/ten-reasons-you-should-think-twice-befor...

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 19:54

Deadly flu outbreak so far not epidemic in Athens area

@kemosabe: You don't have to be a jerk.

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 19:43

Three Ways Sensible Gun Control Could Have Prevented Aurora Shootings

[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Whatever we do we need data to guide it. If data supports making access to guns and ammunition more difficult for the law-abiding citizen by reducing gun-related incidences, then that's what we should do[/quote]

Absolutely! I'm all about data!

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 19:35

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