I think "Brookhaven Highway" is incorrect. It probably should read Buford Highway, in the Brookhaven area. I believe Brookhaven has recently become a town/city within the GMA. Perhaps they renamed some streets as well, but I don't think there is a Brookhaven Highway.posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 10:57
This whole "War on Christmas" nonsense is so stupid I'm surprised that people are not leaving the Republican party and Christianity out of sheer embarrassment.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:24
And 10 pilot whales in the Everglades. Sad.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:33
[quote][b]OconeeJoe[/b] - Define "often"...[/quote]
Once. Unless of course your wife/girlfriend is forcing you to watch Titanic, in which case it is perfectly understandable.posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 10:01
I've always thought Black Friday had negative connotations as well. Maybe here in Athens we should call it "Red & Black Friday" to reflect the school colors. And the black ink the merchants are hoping for becomes the red ink of the buyer, so that works as well.
Or just call it Green Friday. That is the color of our money and that is what it is all about anyway.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:47
@mpd0.59: Thanks for the funny link. I thought the discussions in the longer show were quite good as well.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:23
"Duke, 63, who had been with Wal-Mart since 1995, had been at the helm since February 2009."
Now I understand why I saw a sharp fall off in Wal-mart store quality and efficiency starting about 4 years ago.posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 10:59
Tom Crawford has an article on this deal in this week's Flagpole as well if you are interested:posted @ Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 10:58
It seems to me that if Christians or any other religious group feels the need to call upon divine guidance before considering secular matters, then they could easily get together in their own groups BEFORE the meeting. The only reason that I can see for holding a prayer at the start of the meeting is to promote your particular religious belief over others.posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:32
@swhitney: If you are following this topic you might want to look at this article as well:
I agree that your average retiree probably would not want to locate downtown, but if they targeted retiree alumni football fans they might have a market. Those people are pretty much crazy anyway.posted @ Friday, July 12, 2013 - 12:06
This debate has been going on a long time now, and as far as I am concerned it keeps dancing around the wrong issues. Blame the teacher, blame the administration, blame the tests, blame the Federal government programs, blame Obama. None of these get to the root of the problem - student motivation. You can't force information into a student's head. If they don't want to learn, if they don't have a reason to learn, you can't MAKE them learn.
You can get a good education at a bad school, and you can get a bad education at a good school. It all depends on motivation. Granted, it is easier to get a good education at a good school if you have the proper motivation.
Different students are motivated to learn by different things at different times. Some just want to be the head of their class. Some just like getting good grades. Some are actually interested in some of their subjects. Some are afraid of being left behind. Some want to be on par with their peer group.
In my case, I believe I was motivated by my parents. They expected me to at least make As & Bs - so guess what! I made As and Bs. It was easy and I didn't really have to stretch myself much at all to achieve that level. I freely admit to being rather lazy about studying things I should know if I am not particularly interested in them.
I remember one new English teacher who came into our school with rather high expectations. The first quarter I got back papers covered in red marks and ended up with a C in the class. So the next quarter I upped my game. I don't remember what grade I got the next quarter, but it was at least an A or a B.
Student motivation to learn is the key. A large part of that comes from parental expectations (I believe why Chinese and Japanese students study so hard) . Another large part comes from teachers expectations. Peer pressure - if the people you associate with in school aren't learning, you probably won't be either. Fear of failure, and being left back. This one is admittedly tricky, as it can have a negative impact on the student if it goes wrong. Wanting to have a good career or job when you finish school. You can probably come up with many more items for this list. But student motivation is the key.
One of the arguments I heard against adding solar to the mix was that GP already had twice the capacity it needed so adding solar was unnecessary. If that is the case, why are we buying an expensive new nuclear plant (at prepaid rate payer expense) with its inevitable cost over-runs? Does anyone know if the "twice the capacity" figure included the potential energy from the new plant, or do we already have twice the amount of energy we are currently using?posted @ Friday, July 12, 2013 - 09:43
What is Deal's deal going to cost taxpayers?posted @ Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 10:33
"Donations to GPB haven’t exactly gone through the roof since it was announced you were coming over here and taxpayers were going to have to shell out $150,000 a year for the privilege of having you on the payroll."
A triple win by the Republicans. They get one of their crazier more embarrassing members out of the state legislature, they get to pay a buddy a ridiculous salary at taxpayer expense, AND they slowly destroy that left wing mouth piece GPB through lack of donations. You have to admire this move.posted @ Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:33
[quote][b]swhitney[/b] - DON'T GO IN THE WATER WITH THE VICTIM unless you are a trained life guard! [/quote]
And even then think twice. Panicked victims are wicked strong and will climb on anything (including your head) to save themselves.
Good tips swhitney!posted @ Monday, July 8, 2013 - 11:58
I think someone pulled this article out of the archives from 20 years ago and rehashed to fit today's facts. The temporary worker situation has been around for a long time now. One thing is clear: the vast majority of businesses do not have any loyalty to their workers - they will happily dump you just as fast as they can if their profits turn down. In turn, workers should not worry about having any loyalty to their companies - if you see a better opportunity, leave.
The best companies understand that they will spend a lot more money training all the temporary workers they have to hire.
I'd be more than happy to open the windows if you can do something about this #$!@* Georgia humidity. Too many years working in an air conditioned environment ruined me.posted @ Monday, July 8, 2013 - 09:52
The concept of marriage is far older than the Christian religion and has been defined in different ways by different cultures. I'm not sure why Christians think they should have the exclusive right to define it for everyone.posted @ Monday, July 1, 2013 - 09:30
Over $17 of my monthly gas bill goes to the AGLC, which I thought was supposed to cover the cost of meter service (I think they spray paint it about once every 10 years) and line maintenance. Now I'm wondering where that $17 is going. . .posted @ Monday, July 1, 2013 - 08:53
"It's the algorithm, stupid."
Exactly. If your model is garbage, the only thing a faster computer will do is get you to the wrong answer quicker. The person who wrote the article seems to be very confused about the difference between computer hardware and computer software.posted @ Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 09:59
Congress! The best government money can buy!posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 08:54
Ties, the most useless article of clothing ever invented for men to wear, closely followed by the suit jacket. Apologies to those men who like to play dress up, but I would just as soon see these things chucked into the dustbin of history.posted @ Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:05
It is not clear to me where Mr. Loux is getting his "facts" from since he doesn't cite the source of his data. Is he just using statistics from John Lott's study to support his argument? Dupuy claimed that study was bunk and unsupported by any other source. It seems to me if you are going to defend Lott's study, you should be able to cite corroborating evidence from some other source. But since he provides NO information on the source of his "facts", we have no way to evaluate whether we can believe them or not.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:30
Given Tom Lowe's comments, I'm thinking someone might want to take a look at his records to see what sort of special perks he might have arranged for himself. . .posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:58
Fans of longtime East West Bistro chef BJ Bracewell have but two more days to enjoy his cooking at the long-running East Broad Street fusion restaurant before he starts a new job. Bracewell, who has cooked at East West since, like, forever, starts a new gig Monday, Dec. 16, at the Rooftop by the Branded Butcher. read more
Summary: The local foodie group celebrated Terre Madre day with a fundraising dinner at 5&10. The Athens wing of the international Slow Food movement recently held a fundraiser to support community gardens in Africa. The affair was the Athens incarnation of Terre Madre day, a worldwide party highlighting all the players in local food systems, from farmers to chefs, and centered around a dinner at 5&10 replete with encouraging words from chef Hugh Acheson. read more