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Obama vows justice in murder of American

Yet it's the story that evolves time and again.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:58

The Editor's Desk: Workforce-focused education may shortchange Georgia

@Jim: We've turned out such well rounded students that they can't count back change when the register is down. Maybe balance skills with theory. Sciences with arts. Math with music. English (language) with history. (what, you don't think history was fun?) Writing and spelling with literature. And that thinking you mentioned, yeah, they can bring that class back.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:52

Why does Athens Talks no longer have a spot on front page ?

Maybe they should put out a sign on this place that reads: "Under New Management"

Might help, you just don't know.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:02

Serial shoplifter caught again in Athens

Surprising that this serial shoplifter didn't steal any cereal.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:58

2nd & Charles opens Thursday in Athens

It's next to Hobby Lobby, but that would be too difficult to tell folks.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:55

Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

The odds of a black teen being shot by a police officer is miniscule compared to the odds of a black teen being shot by another black teen. Yet of those shootings, some that lead to death, not a peep.

To be fair, the odds of a white teen being shot by police are just as miniscule when compared to the odds of being shot by another white teen.

So let's all get outraged, to the point of destroying the fabric of the community, businesses that provide goods, services and jobs to the very community that is outraged.

When opportunity knocks in certain neighborhoods, it had better be wearing Kevlar because chances are it'll get shot at.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:23

Refugee group hopeful despite opposition in Athens

Aye.

An immigrant exchange. Sounds good.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 16:30

Johnson: Young black males still face harsh realities

The perceptions will change when the realities change. Till then it's more facts as we know them than perception. We perceive because of facts. Yes, that perception is cast upon individuals we haven't met before, but that's the fault of the facts of prior history, and not any animosity or bias against that individual. Perceptions are built on the things we see, hear, read, watch on TV; things that happen to us, our family, friends, coworkers. Individually people are good, decent people. But their group, be it religion, nationality, race, sexual orientation, or favorite college football team, that group's actions and behavior taints everyone. Change the group's actions and the perceptions everyone has of "them" changes with it.

All of society can't change their perceptions and expect better actions of that group. It's the other way around. Change the behavior, and perceptions change.

posted @ Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 18:28

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

The charges could be: "You did your job, and in doing so, made the community rabble rousers mad."?

Word is the officer was assaulted, and suffered possibly permanent damages from that assault (broken eye socket, which could blind the injured person), and that the decedent had traces of non-medicinal marijuana in his system.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 22:12

Woman barred from Athens Kroger after she’s seen urinating in pot

Maybe she missed out on a BOGO sale, and as [filtered word] off.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 22:04

No cartoons on racism

Didn't think cartoons elicited serious or honest discussions no matter what the topic. They do, however, poke fun at the situations from the fringes. And seeing as how there have been cartoons for centuries that made light of some serious topics throughout history, maybe squelching then does more of a disservice than any perceived benefit of making readers forage the net to find them.

Yes, some of them are crass, but that's probably just a fraction of the ones that are out there. Don't run those if you will, but to not run any? Really?

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 22:00

Seasoned criminal and younger accomplice go on alleged spree of violence in Athens

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] -

Well, our liberal court system and probation system obviously hasn't worked, and sitting in prison didn't do any good. Chain gang, maybe?

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Chain him to a block and toss him overboard.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 16:48

Athens felon found with gun

Age 22 and already building a very impressive resume, for a career criminal and consumer of public defender services. Address: The pokey.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:20

Man with BB gun prompts lockdown of Athens school

At 5:30 at night, are there students there to lock the school down? Clearly if there were, not nearly as many as during the day.

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:17

Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

Damn. In Nam you had to protect the command center from the ...... what's the PC word of the day? Disgruntled native Vietnamese?

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:35

Why does Athens Talks no longer have a spot on front page ?

This place needs dusting.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 08:21

Two men face armed robbery, kidnapping charges following attacks early Saturday in Athens

Our judges will them a stern look and a bad case of probation. They'll shrug it all off and go back to being armed thugs of the community.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 08:16

Police: Missouri teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

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

I guess that's according to what community you're raised in.

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I was raised in the community of Parental Whoopass. Two doors down from the corner of restrictions and spankings.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:33

Police: Missouri teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - The 18 year-old was 6' 4" and 292 pounds. That really doesn't matter one way or the other, except when the mainstream media deceptively portrays him as a youngster.[/quote]

Yeah. They keep using the pic of him wearing headphones, maybe a freshman in HS? They quit using the one where he was flashing a gang sign.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:29

Ferguson police got surplus military equipment

I agree with Hank. "Our Main Streets should be a place for business, families and relaxation," ... and I'll add, not hundreds of ruffians and hooligans assaulting people, pillaging businesses, vandalizing offices, looting stores, and assaulting the police officers with Molotov cocktails, rocks, bricks and other weapons of convenience.

The reality is that this kid stole goods from a store and assaulted the shop owner just minutes before his encounter with the police officer.

My bad. It's not PC to speak of the facts.

Correction: It's not PC to tell folks that it's not PC.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:21

Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

More often than not, the cops get it right.

@Ben: Take your meds and go back to sleep.

"We were just coming back from the convenience store" - friend and witness (accomplice)

That would be the same store that had just been robbed by two folks who looked like the two of you? I wonder if that's one of the stores that were vandalized, looted and burned to the ground by those peaceful protestors.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 15:46

Police: Missouri teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

"My boy was raised right" - Mom.

I like how the press keeps showing the decedent as a youngster, a good 5 to 10 years younger than what he actually looked like that day. They did the same with Martin. They're complicit in the riots and looting, covering the rioting and looting that they enticed, then acting like ""Who, Me?"

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 15:38

Two people charged with burglarizing Athens convenience store to steal vodka

They were just protesting the shooting in Missouri.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:09

Police reveal name of Missouri cop who shot teen

The evidence, if any of it exists intact, will prove what happened that day. I hope they collected it all that day, because it probably doesn't exist now.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:07

Georgia Congressman wants to curb military surplus program following Ferguson protests

Have you taken a look at their constituents?

I'm not opposed to the police forces having this equipment. There might need to be a few more stringent guidelines on when they can be used. And a mob of thousands armed with unknown weaponry, might just be one of those times. So far, far as I can tell, no one has been shot with a tank mounted 105mm howitzer. And boy, that'll clear the streets and fast.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 16:45

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