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By most of the comments above and I'm sure some to follow it's no wonder Jim has to beg for editorials on his Facebook page.

It's like asking someone to walk through a snake pit, you know you're going to be bitten the question is how many times?

posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:37

If you look up his address you'll see this was a stupid decision by the planning board. The home in question is surrounded by other commercial business properties. The only difference I see is Dunkin being a corporate where as the others all look to be privately owned.

Build your throne Mr. your throne.

posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:05

[quote][b]barryhollander[/b] - the content of many online message boards has led people to stop reading the ABH. I doubt it's that simple[/quote]

Damn straight it isn't me....and caps on Simple is in order in the future!

posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 16:09

Kinda mind boggling that a city has manhole covers that are 140 degrees in public areas.

posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 11:26

[quote][b]JoeBlow[/b] - Chances are you a white male, so you also benefit from our societal structure here in the U.S.. Go ahead and deny that too. [/quote]

Chances are you're still sucking off mom & dads fortune. Either you're still in college or living the trust fund life.

Things change when you have to earn a living and you see over 1/3 of your hard earned money taken out of your check on a weekly basis.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:57

"Excuse me while I go and kick the entire middle class while their already down from trying to figure out how to pay their new health care premiums".

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 09:53

AJC reports Phil's back on the show when fliming resumes after the Christmas break.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 15:20

@mpd0.59: Was just discussion no need to agree. Where the new laws help you they hurt others as myself. While I have seen some of the benefits to others I've seen many who can no longer afford their previous plan or it's no longer available.

Lifetime coverage is a plus but already had pre-existing as long as employment didn't change...which isn't going to happen anytime soon.

Have a Merry Christmas if I don't babble with you before then.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 14:49

Anyone who eats enough BK to get the 'king' tattoed on their chest can't make it long.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 14:40

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Large employers with group policies have the pricing advantage over individual policyholders in negotiating rates. Employers traditionally "absorbed" most premium increases, resulting in fewer/lower pay raises and fewer/no hiring.[/quote]

Yes but in my case it's directly related to changes in health care law. Had no problem with the old co-pay or deductable system.

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Even with a high deductible, I still get the insurance company's pre-negotiated rates with in-network providers, which is a LOT lower than the non-insured rates.[/quote]

True. After checking out rates with and without the pre-negotiation by the insurance companies I've found quite a difference in prices.

Either way the changes in the health care laws for many of us is like being stabbed in the back. We paid for our coverage for years and now it's basically useless unless we need a life saving procedure. Even then we'll have to cough up a high deductable.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 12:36

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - To anyone who has had an independent policy, none of this is new, especially the trade off between deductible and premium.[/quote]

Not anyone, just those with a policy like yours. Many with employer insurance now have high deductables they've never had before. Granted you can look at premiums dropping but it's for less coverage. Goodbye co-pay hello drain your savings when the kids need to see a doctor for something minor.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 09:37

"They previously had no insurance coverage at all and so they might not be happy," said Cynthia Rahming, an enrollment counselor in Houston.

With the deductible unless they have something catastrophic they'll still have no coverage. The kicker is they'll be broke from paying the premiums then won't be able to afford to go to the doctor. End result will be loss of work for employers.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 09:31

[quote][b]EG Huttonstuff[/b] -
Ah yes, of course, comparing homosexuals to lovers of bestiality isn't hateful at all. Not one bit.

Quite a bit if difference between comparison & listing.

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 16:04

I just wish people would read the interview with an open mind. Most haven't read it just the points from the talking heads. Some rely only on cute little pics posted by their friends made from hand picked words from the original article.

This goes for both the left and the right side of the spectrum.

posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 18:00

@King Minos: Repeating the same drivel you spoke the first time doesn't make it correct. SPED teachers aren't an easy hire or easy position to obtain. It requires a Masters degree so in the least the teacher must add an additional two years of college to their resume.

Case loads for SPED teachers might be lower but the one on one with students is greater. The average SPED teacher doesn't get a planning time nor do they attend meeting mid day as you say. On top of attending SPED meetings and falling under a higher standard they also are required to attend regular ed meetings.

You act as if SPED teachers have this unlimited funding all the while regular ed teachers get nothing. This couldn't be farther from the truth. What funds SPED does get usually will be tied into a child's IEP. Sure a couple kids might get a laptop all the while certain regular classrooms every kid has one. While a regular ed teacher plans a lesson she/he calloborates with the SPED teacher who plans for his/her students.

Please educate yourself some from something besides a Libertarian handbook of ways we can freak people out.

posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 15:26

@King Minos:

SPED teachers, generally, do not have the same teaching loads regular ed teachers have.

True. Although regular ed teachers don't have the laws to contend with therefore they don't have the paper work involved the SPED kids come with.

They do not plan; teach; or evaluate

Not sure where you get this info but it's BS. Try instead they plan for every student differently, teach each on different levels. As far as evaluate apparently you are unfamilar with an IEP.

they are paid just as much with a much reduced work-load AND they demand respect from the hard-working regular education teachers!

Actually they are paid more due to the extra two to four years of college they've recieved.

Over time, teachers "get it" and move into SPED where they might be an "inclusion" teacher who monitors a small group of kids over the course of a day while the regular ed teacher is stuck with 120 kids!

For one you can't just "move into" SPED it requires different degrees depending on which feild you want to go into. The small group of kids require 10x the paper work and hand holding. Not to mention most parents of SPED kids aren't exactly a cake walk either as the apple usually doesn't fall far from the tree.

Even worse. Many of those who "get it," early on go into SPED by taking special course of training BEFORE they get into teachin g. Their actual teaching experience is limited to a little sped work with small groups and a slow work pace. THEN, they get jobs as principals or APs where they actually supervise folks whose jobs they couldn't do! This is the SPED agenda in its full glory and at its most destructive!

Did you smoke crack before writing this jewel? I'm going to just bluntly put this out there....apparently you have no clue as to what your talking about. Have you spent any time in a SPED classroom? Do you even know a SPED teacher? Have you left your home in recent years?

Post such as yours should be researched before going this far...fairytales, hearsay, dreams you had while shooting up...those things don't count.

Enjoy your high and Merry Christmas.

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 16:27

Can't help but wonder how many people on either side actually read the GQ article that's been picked over like road kill. The media buzzards are all flapping around trying to get their piece before nothing's left but bones, camo and some beard hair.

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 07:52

[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] - Give this Yankee a break guys. But thanks for pointing out the error.

They don't teach geography up there?

Wasn't sure if he was in Ala or Ga...your plenty busy enough to have an excuse for minor errors.

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 15:07

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - In the New Testament, Jesus said nothing about gays[/quote]

But he does quote Genesis 2:24 which states God made them "male and female" and that they would come together as "one".

It's that old Adam & Eve...not Adam and Steve argument.

Either way Jesus was quoted in Matthew 7 which takes away our right to judge others for their sins and reserves it for God.

Guess what I'm getting at is Phil doesn't have the right to say whether gays. freaks, drunks etc will go to Heaven or not...that is Gods decision and his alone.

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 14:32

He was arrested three months after leaving the hospital, when authorities located him in west Georgia near Mississippi

Uhm...Joe? Are we missing something here? Like Alabama?

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:32

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] -
Except for the promos, I've never seen the show. Most reality based programing is highly scripted and edited - except for Honey Boo Boo, which is real.

I'll admit to watching five episodes but not six. Same goes with Honey Boo Boo. We bears are a curious bunch and like to see what all the fuss is about.

From what I saw it was very scripted and mostly silly. To be honest it was like watching a bunch of stoned college kids who are always hungry.

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:00

[quote][b]pumpkie[/b] - Hmmmmm how much can the previous owners get for the statue?
My money is on a digruntled employee. [/quote]

Pretty sure they didn't have any was all ran by volunteers. By now it's probably in a livingroom down in Stonehenge.

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:37

I'm just surprised that the show is still popular...

posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:15

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Curious that these three establishments are not your typical college student bars. Perhaps it was to counter criticism that they were only targeting certain kinds of establishments.

Could be they went to where they'd had complaints about under age sales. Might also be since this is just a blotter they aren't saying how many other bars were checked?

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 08:46

[quote][b]Lady of the Lake[/b] - Why are they spending state money trying to investigate this?
Just as the NSA.

If they are under 18 it's child pornography. Schools they attend are attached so what's to keep a predator from trying to find them? The GBI that's what will stop it.

Think for a second, what if this was your child?

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 08:41

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