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TOS What does it really mean?

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - It ain't over till we say it's over![/quote]

It was over when "management" called it quits.

They built it, not knowing what it would turn out like. They raised it up, cultivated it, even fertilized it to help it grow. Then came in with the scythe, whacking away at everything in their path to the water cooler, and leveled what had been a thriving community that resembled our community. Warts and all. It's a damn shame.

Poor Joel. He tries. He really does. but it's days before anyone even notices he's posted a new thread.

Nope. The life of this board is gone. Time to pull the plug and bury this 6' down.

posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 19:44

TOS What does it really mean?

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] -

"We stand alone together." We could form our own "Band of Brothers and Sisters.

[/quote]

Our cousins did that already, over on facebook.

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 22:39

Crisp: Get ready for more gunplay

Clearly, maybe everybody doesn't see that no one wants there to be more loss of life, from "gun play", knife play, a 7 iron, bombs, bats, or anything else. But, there is a number of people who believe that taking away guns, or placing even more severe restrictions on law abiding citizen gun owners won't put a dent in crime, robbery, theft, jackings, thuggery, spousal abuse, rape or murder. See story earlier this past week of the knife play slaughter of dozens upon dozens in China. China, a country with too loose of knife laws. Fer sure.

You see, it's not guns that are the problem. It's people. And anti-gun people are basically pro-criminal people with no moral outlet to vent their true anger at the criminal. Get tough on crime. Get tough on criminals. Leave the law abiding citizens alone.

A gun never did anything to hurt anyone without the hand of man. - Smart Guy

The hand of a man killed his brother thousands of years before a gun was invented. - History of the Bible Part II

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 13:43

Crisp: Get ready for more gunplay

Wow. Crisp is one scared dude. And in typical fashion, blaming the one thing that isn't a threat to anyone.

posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 23:11

Athens man stabbed after apparent attempted robbery

Sum thymes two off ten.

A play on words is cool, when used intentionally. Typos, by someone holding themselves out as a professional. Not so much so.

posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 20:22

14 arrested in north Georgia child pornography investigation

@Humbucker bob: I'm thinking double aught castration would be more, eh, suitable toward changing their behavior.

posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 20:12

Athens man stabbed after apparent attempted robbery

[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

Woman crashes car into Dollar General store

"Clean up on aisle 3, 4 & 5".

posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 14:16

Not just more drought, but heavier rains in store

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

Police warn Athens residents about telephone scams seeking personal info

Careful now. Sassy talk like that will get you banned.

posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 23:59

Athens police easily track down burglary suspect with '$' tattoo on face

[quote][b]guitar picker[/b] -

With his history of crime why is he on the streets?

[/quote]

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's ark project in Kentucky to move forward

Noah should have left off the two idiot politicians. The world would be better off.

posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:30

The Editor's Desk: 'Vision thing' might be question worth asking

@cyou299: They're politicians. Politicians don't want voters that think.

posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:23

Athens police easily track down burglary suspect with '$' tattoo on face

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

TOS What does it really mean?

@Chris White:

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

TOS What does it really mean?

[quote][b]theold33[/b] -

@grove600: .... Could numbers be made up?

[/quote]

Ask a government accountant.

posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 17:48

TOS What does it really mean?

@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

TOS What does it really mean?

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

The Editor's Desk: Who needs logic? It's an election year

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

TOS What does it really mean?

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.

DNR

posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 13:52

What Others Say: Nobody 'forgets' they're packing (The Telegraph, Macon)

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

Cellphone calls on planes?

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] -

The only bright spot about air travel is not having to listen to some jerk talk on their phone.

[/quote]

I thought the bright spot was the free colonoscopy.

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 20:55

How do I cancel my online 30 day subscription from onlineathens?

Sounds like Chris is passing the buck.....or in this case, 99 cents.

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 20:52

Governors: 'Obamacare' here to stay

[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

Organic Athens

[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

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