I try to keep a bunch of grapes in the fridge (easy snack) or a bag or some kind of dried fruit in the pantry. Makes tv watching almost bearable, it's gotten so bad of late, but I digress.
Cut back on sweets and fats and you'll be surprised how much weight you can lose.posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:50
[quote][b]hjfedrick[/b] - The Supreme Court has already ruled the healthcare law as being legal.
If you were to look, you'll notice that they only ruled that the penalty (for not purchasing insurance) was a tax that did not have to be apportioned.
G'head. Look it up.
They did not rule on the legality of the law as a whole.posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 14:56
That's because it happened in france, where they get upset over the littlest and silliest things.posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 16:52
@red4893223: Nothing was resolved except my $175 ticket became a $150 ticket.
And that may be the sole reason here, generating revenues. I have been down that way on business, and seen cops just sitting, waiting on someone to drive through a flashing light to ticket them. Income for the city. I wouldn't be surprised that they have a remote for the light.posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 15:06
[quote][b]Rita Raines[/b] -
Just because the "pedestrians" in the "Chase/Cobbham" areas want to walk straight from where they park at St. Joe's to the Grit to eat. Doesn't mean that they should have their way. At the inconvenience of every driver on Prince all day long.
But it's cool to inconvenience drivers so the commissioner's townie buddies don't have to think about their own safety.
I'm sure my parents taught me to "be aware" and to "look both ways" before crossing a street. "You lots of chances to live, and one chance to get killed".
But, let's inconvenience folks - just enough - so they stop going down Prince. No traffic = no business.posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 15:03
One way to guarantee that a Republican is elected to the White House, is for Obama to veto everything that comes out of Congress for the next two years.
How in the world can he sign a bill (the affordable care act - aka Obamacare) without reading one sentence of it, yet promise to veto a bill he's not seen yet.
The arrogance is amazing.posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 14:54
Maybe if someone hung a Bud Light sign in the window, others would accidently come here.
See y'all in about two weeks. Going to set a record.posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:27
I'm going for the record, two weeks between posts. See y'all after the 21st.posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:24
What are the odds that someone relies on this newspaper (print or digital) to know how to dress today or tomorrow.
The paper has to fill space, somehow.posted @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 14:50
Here's my take, and I'm sticking to it: Don't do bad things to society, either individually or as a whole, and you won't get thrown in prison to have society do bad things to you. The carrot is the good things you get - outside - the prison system. The stick for those outside of prison - in society - is that you don't get - key word here - PUNISHED in prison.
The pendulum has swung so far left that the criminals are mostly rewarded with a prison sentence. Warm place to sleep, three meals a day, healthcare, a fitness center, and other niceties that can't be easily or cheaply obtained outside.
Yet society, in addition to being the victim of the criminals are, once again, robbed by government to "take care" of the very part of society that takes from us on a nearly daily basis. AND, takes care of them very nicely, thank you very much Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer.
The cost of ACC's new jail is/will be $76.7 million ($65.5 mil in construction, $11.2 mil in debt interest), this to house approx. 750 people who take from society. That, or to lock up drunk college kids.posted @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 09:57
Because there isn't any, and hasn't been any consequences for bad behavior.
Selling "loosies" gets you the same jail cell as killing a cop. Might as well go for the glory crime. Seriously though, society has allowed offenders the glowing opportunity to re-offend. Probation should be for first timers, not repeat offenders. And jails are too cushy. Motel ^ is a rough stay,
Yoga class @ Cook County Jail (no [filtered word]).
Our tax dollars hard at being misused.posted @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:29
How stupid does one have to be to point a gun (toy or not) at a cop?
It's the "IN" thing to do these days, don't you know. "Pointing guns at cops" is the new black. Everyone is doing it. Join the fatal fad.posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 16:25
True that is. I use my pellet gun (rifle) all the time to kill varmints in my yard. I treat it just like all my other weapons, with due care. And while it's not likely to be deadly, the officers couldn't have known that in advance. Unlike the press which has 20/20 x-ray hindsight with rose colored glasses.
But to report that the pellet or BB gun wasn't a toy doesn't play into their agenda.posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 14:47
We can only hope that Congress (and the state house, and courthouse) will get out of the way.
Regardless, if we succeed in pulling ourselves out of the ditch, they'll be the first to crow in front of the tv cameras and pat themselves on the back in a congratulatory song, oblivious that we've been successful in spite of their tinkering, not because of it.posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:56
Politicians ........ Most have their head so far up their, errr.... that part, that they can't see the reality of their actions and statements. And since they can't see the damage being done, they continue to act as if their ..... the stuff that comes out of where their head is ..... don't stink.posted @ Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:49
What's that saying? You get what you pay for.
Minimum wage don't get what it used to.posted @ Friday, January 2, 2015 - 15:28
Snot nosed brat needed to be taken down a bunch of notches. Kids got a temper from what I saw. A "It's your fault I'm not great" attitude.posted @ Friday, January 2, 2015 - 13:24
Just damn. Not the family tradition you want to set a precedent for.posted @ Friday, January 2, 2015 - 13:16
“We’re still working to identify those involved,” Weems said
Employees or management?posted @ Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 09:38
Besides, it's hard to get a degree in those schools. You have to, you know, learn math and such. Spend lots and lots of time studying, and learning foreign languages like calculus and memorize things like the periodic table of elements, and know stuff in scientific lingo. No one I know texts stuff like that with their friends at the bar.posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 14:49
We import some workers for the high-tech jobs, and some workers import themselves for the low-tech jobs. Nice. Taxpayers in the middle pick up the cost in higher taxes for both ends.posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 14:46
Wow. "No exceptions" means rampant fraud.
My grandkids walked on my back, cracked my back like the chiropractor does, they should be able to bill this one-and-done insurance company (no exceptions you said) and get paid.
I took care of my infirm aunt, I should get the same pay that a long-term-care nursing home would - no exceptions you said.
My wife said I was crazy, saved me a trip to the shrink, she gets to bill the insurance for the diagnosis - and get paid - no exceptions.
My brother is a GP-MD, he bills the insurance company for seeing me - no exceptions - and we split the take. We see each other a lot. I now have a nice big boat.posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:32
He/she has friends?
Amazing.posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 16:46
So how many of y'all are left?
No one is in AthensTalks, proper anymore, weeks go by, months even, without any soul posting.
And paper wide, only 46 comments today. I know teens that would "just die" if they only had 46 comments on their facebook page or twitter account.
Y'all have a safe and Happy New Year if I don't see ya again. Till next year.posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 16:43
What a horrible story title. Where do you get these title writers anyway?posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 15:15
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
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