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The Editor's Desk: Digital realm is unforgiving to young people

[quote][b]dahreese[/b] -

Not to excuse the behavior of "the suspect, 19-year-old UGA student Ariel Omar Arias."

"[We], however, are [now living] under a different set of circumstances."

We jump up and down and talk about freedom, but that's now only a dream.

Think about it.

[/quote]

With freedoms come two very important things that today's society often forgets or ignores: Responsibility and Consequences.

The responsibility to use your freedoms, and to accept the consequences of using your freedoms if things go south.

And edited to add: Just because you can, does not mean you should.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:10

Body found in Ben Burton Park

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] -

@grove600: Have no idea what you are talking about with the gangs. [/quote]

Then you should want to live in the neighborhood right next to the park. No, not across the river neighborhood, the neighborhood accessible by Mitchell Bridge and backs up to the park.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:06

The Editor's Desk: Digital realm is unforgiving to young people

Explained away, as in "I didn't inhale", "I didn't have "sex" with that woman" and other lame excuses.

It also helps to have a generic name like John Smith. Wink

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:59

Today's editorial cartoon

How many border jumpers get arrested?

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:52

UPDATE: Body found at Athens-Clarke County's Ben Burton Park

Isn't that right there where the other day, those "non-gang" members had a little game of tussle with their fellow "non-gang" members? About 60 "non-gang" youth in all. All in all, there are just certain neighborhoods - emphasis on hoods - that are so dangerous, it's prohibitive to name them in the news story about the youthful fracas.

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 17:10

Judge bans UGA student from Athens while social media threat case is pending

So the punishment is to not go to ACC? That's cool. Except that the residents of other counties might not like that. Besides, if ACC sent all their crooks, thugs, criminals, drug dealers and users, pimps, hos, burglars, robbers, car jackers, and those dastardly under age drinkers to other counties, who'd be left in ACC?

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 15:10

Michael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire

Word has it that there were candles among the stuffed teddy bears. Probably that's the cause? Cause the one just 20' away was untouched.

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 15:05

Pentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - WHERE are all the Democrats..... [/quote]

Standing on lock step with the President of Iran. Apparently.

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Where is Cindy Sheehan?[/quote]

Good question.

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - start shouting about an "illegal, immoral war".[/quote]

It's a "police action".

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:52

Cheeseburger Bobby's might open Athens location

I kind of rather liked Fuddruckers when they were here. I could fix it like I wanted.

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:59

Obama offers climate change help to other nations

Love the pic though. It's June, it's hot, and he's wiping his brow for the photo op.... See!!! Climate change is making things hot. Hold the climate summit in January, and wipe the icicles off your brow. See... Climate change is making things cold.

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:55

Obama offers climate change help to other nations

Geeez. What a money pit this will turn out to be.

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:53

PETA offers Ohio school can safety posters

Adopt a Skunk. You'll be fragrantly surprised.

posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 08:28

3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base

Caught them trying to get into Canada.

Had they tried to cross the US-Mexican border, no problem.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:12

UGA student who made social media threat suggesting violence to have bond hearing

Excusing bad behavior is not how you reduce or eliminate bad behavior.

"Oh, it's a prank". Well, so is SWATing. But hey, it's just a prank.

No wonder we're where we are today.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:04

Police investigating Georgia shooting arrest Wisconsin man

Seriously guys, there's a sign that reads: "No Drug Dealing Zone". Can't you read?

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 14:07

Cheeseburger Bobby's might open Athens location

Epps Bridge Parkway area. Oconee County.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 14:04

UGA student who made social media threat suggesting violence to have bond hearing

People arrested at protests, from $15 an hour wages, to global climate change, to whatever is worth protesting today, have a record that haunts them.

Your decision, however childish it is, should follow you around. This guy shouldn't get a lesser punishment than someone who sat in the road in protest.

But it's Athens. Home of the crooks and thugs. So he'll be heralded in certain circles.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 13:57

UGA student who made social media threat suggesting violence to have bond hearing

If the local DA is handling the case, the charges will be aggressively pursued down to "dialing the wrong number" and "making an inappropriate post" and he'll be punished with probation and a note from the judge that reads "don't do that again".

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:17

New OnlineAthens.com and ABH audience VP looks forward to Athens return

It'll never be like it was. Not even close.

Good luck, you'll need it in that building. Corporate decided well over a year ago that we, the humble and loyal readers and posters, as rough or polished as we were, weren't part and parcel of their business model. So they proceeded to chase people off, literally and publically, until the landscape that once was home of some smart, colorful, very tuned in, boisterous, serious, funny and sometimes rude and crude posters was decimated. All for a buck.

The past nine months the place has been a wasteland. Can it be resurrected? Maybe. But it will take a strategic shift from the top to make that happen.

Again, good luck.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:45

Jackson County sheriff offers church safety course in wake of disruptions

Proof. It's not just a number on a bottle.

But seriously, how much does the proof reader get to nap all day?

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 22:31

UGA police arrest student in connection with threats at MLC

Omar? Really? Not a good era to be doing stupid terroristic threats and be named Omar.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 22:22

UGA police issue 'all clear' following evacuations of Miller, Tate centers

By Tuesday they'll have someone in the hoosegow.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:41

UGA police issue 'all clear' following evacuations of Miller, Tate centers

"That's it Missy, we're taking away your smart phone"

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:12

30-person brawl reported in west Athens

Getting a negative is OK, as long as they explain the thing they have issues with. Unless that thing is self evident in the post.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:01

30-person brawl reported in west Athens

@theold33:

I like you man. Even when your hair is tossled by the wind of a neg flying by.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:16

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