@Humbucker bob: I'm thinking double aught castration would be more, eh, suitable toward changing their behavior.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 20:12
[quote][b]dragonbreath[/b] - Dearing Street maybe? I don't know of any Daring Street,[/quote]
Shaking my head wondering why....why the ace reporters can't read what they write before posting it....why management thinks typos are worth a rate increase.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 14:23
"Clean up on aisle 3, 4 & 5".posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 14:16
Oh good lord. Next thing they'll be doing is terrorizing the public about the days getting longer and the nights getting shorter. It all leads to no good I tell ya. No good.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 00:06
Careful now. Sassy talk like that will get you banned.posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 23:59
[quote][b]guitar picker[/b] -
With his history of crime why is he on the streets?
It's called pro"kenmauldin"bation. It's a infectious mental disease that afflicts the staff at the DA's office. It causes them to aggressively prosecute crimes to the lowest possible charge.posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 22:25
Noah should have left off the two idiot politicians. The world would be better off.posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:30
@cyou299: They're politicians. Politicians don't want voters that think.posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:23
So here's what you do. You get temporary tattoos and mark up your face to look like someone else. Then rob and pillage all you like. Scrub face clean. The guy with the real tattoos will take the fall.posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:08
I know you have to be the horn tooter. It's part of the job and all. But number of stories does not always correlate to additional value to the consumers.
The bosses have made major changes to the print product and major changes to the digital product. The value that the consumers, both subscribers and advertisers, place in those changes, the value they place in the delivered product, well that gets measured in dollars and cents over the next year or so. Right now the value isn't there for us. It's actually gotten worse over the past year. Whether we remain a subscriber to the daily or not is in peril right now. No one seems to be hearing the message. Worse, no one seems to care.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 20:16
@grove600: .... Could numbers be made up?
Ask a government accountant.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 17:48
@Eschaton V2.0: So, the next batch of numbers is going to be interesting.
Do remember to come back (if there is some place left to come back to) and update those of us who remain.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 15:33
Not being a computer nerd, a "unique visitor" is generally a first time visitor. Now, whether it's that day, that week, or month or whatever period, it means you're new to the system. My limited understanding is that the first visit is unique, subsequent page views are not. That should include posts, reposts, page loads, that dastardly double page reload that used to haunt AT, etc.
It could be possible that my first page log in today was "unique", but the others are not. I don't know how that works if I access from my phone or tablet (if I had a phone or tablet) from various places like Panera, waffle house, or the 900 million other Wi-Fi places around the world. I don't know if it's hardware based (ie: computer, phone, etc) or ISP based. So if 10 people log in from Panera is that 10 unique visitors, or 1 unique visitor that accessed 10 times. If I look at the "paper " on line, and my wife uses my computer to look at the stories posted, is that two visitors, or one? Like I said, I'm not a computer nerd.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 15:32
If you're 10 miles from the Lexington Road Wallyworld, try the one on Epps. It's got to be closer.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 15:19
Renewal notice came in yesterday. OUCH! Their price increase isn't in line with the change in the value of the delivered goods. Delivery guy tossed my paper on the other side of the road a few days back. Didn't see it for a few hours. There's less and less news in the paper. What's there has no value.
And then after The Great Ban of 2014 there isn't any action on the AT site. Sorry guys, I love ya, but the last post in the previous thread was 16 hours ago. Maybe when I retire this speed will be more than I can handle, but till then...... There's just no one to "talk" with. And then God forbid if you actually say something and get banned.
They can kill this place off faster by just pulling the plug on the server.
DNRposted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 13:52
If the press only knew what it means to brandish a weapon. That, the brandishing of a weapon, is illegal already, license to carry or not.
My problem isn't with guns. My problem is with nuts, kooks politicians and criminals. Most often they're one in the same.
How about a novel, some would say "cutting edge", or radical idea of actually punishing the person who does bad, and not someone who behaves themselves.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 13:32
The only bright spot about air travel is not having to listen to some jerk talk on their phone.
I thought the bright spot was the free colonoscopy.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 20:55
Sounds like Chris is passing the buck.....or in this case, 99 cents.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 20:52
[quote][b]PatrickD[/b] - Now, I do not see how Obamacare is giving anything away or creating dependents since private companies are running the health care exchanges and individuals have to pay for them out of pocket. [/quote]
Yeah. Take away the taxpayer funded subsidies and see where that lands ya.
This disaster has another year or more to unfold, and when Americans get pinched by higher premiums, penalties for not being covered, and/or have to pay back some of the premium credits next April, well, it'll be some kind of ugly.
In the mean time, the traditional insurance policies have been killed off and buried. We can't go back to what's been decimated by politics. And frankly, they (they being government) has been choking the chicken for decades by restricting who can do business in states and what types of policies they can sell, and what types of coverage has to be (or can't be) provided for.
Somewhere along the line government got in between the supply and demand that makes the providers get creative in policies (used to be able to get a catastrophic coverage, hospital only type plan) and consumer demand for low cost "I'll take my chances" policies were common. Now consumers choice is now dictated, as well the providers are dictated to.
Maybe tomorrow I'll dig up a parody I read months ago and post it. It glaringly points out how silly this product manipulation by government has become.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 21:07
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - That is, until the product runs out.[/quote]
Some days it's slim pick'ns. Other days it's a dry well.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 19:09
That's pretty bad when your family won't even claim your body.
Maybe they don't have the money. It ain't cheap to bury someone these days.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 19:00
"man"? Looks like a punk azzed kid to me.
Besides, your actions are what makes you a man (or woman), not you age.posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 - 18:55
Ah, JT. Well, I suppose he's busy with the chores associated with hat he wears on Fridays. It seems that we've got to go off the rails to get banned. And while I often have one rail on my track, I seem to stay on it.
As far as the post by @zyzygy:, ah, it's fair I suppose to point out the lack of in depth aggressive reporting. But remember that they've got to turn around tomorrow and get access to the very group of politicians and government types they hammered the day before in the press or op-ed. Holding government accountable is counter to the reporting business....at least these days it does. It does make for a good sound bite and marketing chant on the ATL tv stations.
There's a lot of things that the press, and the public, needs to chase down to the bones when it comes to government accountability. Redistricting is one of them, budgets and spending is another, schooling, crime, revitalization (whatever that means) especially of public spaces, zoning, public utilities and services, and I'm sure hundreds of other issues both big and small. Of course taxes.
The thing is, individually, we all have differing things that we're passionate about, and many things we don't give a rodents behind about. And generally the things we're passionate about are very specific things, while the general things we're tepid to, at best.
Big picture, we're all wanting better education, but we're each more caring about specific pixels of that big picture. Chemistry, drama, band, PE, math, history, school lunches, etc and so on. Same for everything else, roads, police/fire services, trash collection, parks, etc. With the redistricting, who cares where some bozo draws a line. And really, who cares who gets elected. What everyone cares about is if their pixels are taken care of. The paper can't write stories or do in depth investigations on pixels. They barely can do stories on the big picture, but when they do, it's big picture so it is going to gloss over a lot of the things people individually care about.
Enough about me, it's drinking time. See you at the local watering hole.posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 - 18:06
5 to 7 he'll be out. Shortly after that he'll be back in the news. And if we're allowed to comment on the blotter report in that future year, we'll all be wondering why they didn't keep him locked up for the full 30 to life.
The system is not kind to those of us who abide by the law.posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 - 13:28
Some would say I'm "off" every day.
But no. I'm not aware of who it is of which you speak. There's a lot of folks who used to haunt these boards that are AWOL. I don't suppose many of them are returning. And poor Joel over on AT is busy creating posts in an effort to attract people. Days go by before someone bothers to reply to him.posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 - 13:16
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