[quote][b]concerned citizen in athens[/b] -
Can't fix stupid !!!!! But I'm sure the judge will try.
It is ACC you know. The judges don't fix anything.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 08:22
After the fact, it always is clear. As it's happening, not so much so.posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 15:36
This one is going to be ugly.
Not any uglier than his mug.posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 15:32
And he very easily could have been the one knocking on someone's door at 12:56 a.m.posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 15:29
There are many who indeed are in need. But there are way too many that claim to be "in need" that have more toys than I do. I don't much feel like sharing with people that mismanage what they have, be it an individual or a non-profit. And I despise having to share with those that take from those that have.posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:12
Savannah = south Chicago.posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 08:28
Tell me again, why is it safe to answer my door at all hours of the night?posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 - 08:23
Sounds like they got their play book from Dexter Weaver. "We're closing.......Come save us from out poor business management. Hurry while supplies last. We'll be back in 6 months begging for saving help again. "
I feel sorry for the animals y'all are harming. No, seriously. Stop taking in any more animals and give the others away. You are not helping.posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 18:13
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] -
Yes, and had you killed an unarmed innocent victim based on your mis interpretation of the situation and evidence you would and should be held responsible. It is an unfortunate situation that could have been avoided by better judgement from the guy with the gun. He could have stayed inside until the police arrived.
He's not so innocent when he's lurking in the shadows of the back yard. His actions contributed to the results. And it's possible that the police would have perceived the same threat and shot the guy. I find no fault in the actions of the homeowner. Tis a sad situation, but not something that justifies a prison sentence when hardened criminals who intentionally break the law and repeatedly harm people get no more than a mild slap on the wrist.posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 18:02
[quote] Police described the suspect as 29-years-old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing roughly 180 pounds. He was driving a white Dodge Avenger. [/quote]
Wow. Age and height and weight, all derived from someone driving an Avenger. I guess he had a hoodie on so they didn't get the hair color.posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 17:39
What a disaster. Typhoon Obamacare. It'll wipe out the entire healthcare industry, one day at a time, day after day, week after week.posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 22:46
[quote] in a state that celebrates its gun culture. [/quote]
Oh my. We're not bias at all, are we.
[quote] State law allows people to use lethal force to stop someone from forcibly entering a home [/quote]
Really? That's probably the most pathetically butchered version of the right to defend yourself that I've read.posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 22:36
I frequented a burger joint today and espied 9 people scurrying around in the back. Assuming the average wage is $8 and they're open 14 hours a day 363 days a year, that's a payroll of $366,000. Change the hourly rate to $15 and the payroll goes to $686,000 a year. That means they'd have to generate approximately $320,000 from some source. To make that up in sales alone without a price increase means selling an extra 45,700 meal deals. Or try to cut $26,000 a month from their utilities, advertising, and suppliers (maybe washing and reusing the cups?) Or cut about $900 a week from payroll, which is about 2 people who might have worked 60 hours between them. Or, that $7 meal goes to $14. Which means that business shifts to cheaper eats.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 14:17
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] -
Doubling of wages does NOT have to lead to higher prices.
This is the type of belief that corporate 'hos have used to have themselves sitting on so much money. With, unfortunately, a lot of duped FairTax types supporting it blindly.
Well, the folks I know that own fast food joints, they aren't sitting on a wad of money. Some do well, others close their doors, and others whine to the press that they're going to close. But one thing I see is that they don't have the financial room to absorb a doubling of wages across the board. Not without cutting some expense someplace or otherwise spreading that higher cost to someone.
The suppliers & vendors will be asked to provide a lower quality (and cost) for goods and supplies. customers will be asked to pay more for their consumption. Owners will have to take less of a return on their investment. And employees too, will have to take a hit someplace. It may be the number of employees, their benefits, hours worked, whatever. But they're not immune to market forces.
No one should be pretending that there is not going to be some negative implications of this and that the employees are immune from those implications.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:07
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] -
@HankRearden: I put out Glenfiddich for Santa. Santa likes Glenfiddich.
Beat me to it.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:41
Of course he does. What else is he supposed to snack on while getting Christmas ready.
A good single malt?posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:36
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] - The corporations will give up some profit, or they will shut down with no workers. No burgers sold equals no profits at all.[/quote]
The doubling of wages must rightfully lead to higher prices, which leads to less product sold, which means less employees needed. Lower sales coupled with higher prices means lower profits, and some investors and franchisers will bail into other more profitable areas.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:32
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - Robbers almost always wear pants when committing a crime.[/quote]
Yet, prostitutes don't. Wear pants that is. When committing a crime.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:23
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] - But if it keeps your eyeballs on Fox News' advertisers ... .[/quote]
As everyone should know, advertisers flock to where the people are. And if the advertisers flock to FOX, then it's because they want the business of the FOX viewers. Nothing more, nothing less. It's just business.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:19
I bet Nancy has posters of Obama hanging on her bedroom walls, much like teen girls have Bieber posters on their bedroom walls.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:12
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] - In either instance, though, the place for that discussion is not in a story that makes the initial report of the death as a suicide. [/quote]
But there never is any follow up to the stories, in most cases.
One point of contention with me is the group that believes that every story on the incident be turned into a memorial to post sympathies. That, as I see it, is why you have the obits section. Go there to tell the family how sorrowful you feel for them. There's a whole section just for that purpose.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:03
If you have $600 in cash.........why are you shopping at Walmart?posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 08:48
[quote][b]Stinky_Dawg_Luvin[/b] - ".....We expect our commenters to have lively discussions, but racist, hate-filled, harassing or libelous comments will not be tolerated...."[/quote]
Yet the ABH dangles the bait in nearly every story.
Oh, wait. It's not the fault of the ABH. Facts is facts.
We just can't talk about the facts without hurting someone's feelings. And the Lord knows it's better to not hurt someone's feelings than to talk about the facts and maybe get some resolution......that doesn't hurt someone's feelings.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 08:44
Have you ever been in a public library and charged your laptop or phone? This happens all the time and I never see the cops hauling people to jail for that. [/quote]
I was at an event a while back at a government building and attendees plugged up their devices. The difference as I see it is that the attendees paid to be there, and the assumption is that the facility sets its rates to cover the incidential use of power, water and trash services consumed by that event and it's attendees.
And if you ever book an event at say, the classic center, you pay to use a power outlet, this even though you are a tax paying citizen.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 08:31
I don't see the problem with this, assuming this man is a tax paying citizen. Using an outlet on the grounds of a public school is no where near the same as plugging into an outlet belonging to a private residence.
A nickel here and a nickel there, and after the 120,000 citizens of ACC got their nickle worth, we're talking $6,000. If they did that every day, we're talking over two million. Paid for by the dwindling number of taxpayers.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 08:20
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