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Global climate change brings big public health challenges, CDC scientist says

How nice it is to see that those who can appreciate science and who actually use their heads to think are out today, giving appropriate - and + to people. Maybe our numbers are growing and we will be in the majority eventually…although probably never in Georgia. Scientists are almost entirely in agreement on this issue but the public does not want to believe it. I understand that, it is scary!

posted @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 19:32

UGA vet college, humane society partnering on spay/neuter surgeries

I donated, but not quite $50. Love of animals knows no politics! Smile

posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 18:37

Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

[quote][b]1DIVA4U2B[/b] - WHO CARES?
[/quote]

I care! The country cares. Barbara Bush was our first lady and even though she is not of my political persuasion, she is a lovely woman. I cannot imagine being so callous as to ask "who cares?" when someone is hospitalized, no matter who it is.

posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 16:40

Augusta VA won't let carolers sing religious songs

@As I See It:

Gosh, you really are on a soap box. Don't you have anything better to do on Christmas Eve? Tongue

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 15:29

Augusta VA won't let carolers sing religious songs

@As I See It:

You are right, I have never been there. However, given how grim a picture you paint of it, I think I would enjoy listening to music if I were sitting there. It could be Christmas carols or Jewish music or country western…would be a nice diversion no matter what.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:35

dePeterse: 'Come and see the beautiful light'

Thank you, Eddie. This brought tears to my eyes. We all have our Christmas stories. Mine are not as wonderful as yours but this is definitely a time when most of us reflect on days gone by, on family members who have left us, on the faith and wonder we had as children. Loved it.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:01

Augusta VA won't let carolers sing religious songs

A agree with Curiouscat. Give the veterans a choice of whether or not to attend, being forewarned that there will be "Christian religious music". This seems to carry political correctness too far, to totally ban that music which has meant Christmas for centuries. I am usually for separation of the religious and the state, but there is a point where it starts to become ridiculous.

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

Gay marriage catches conservative Utah off guard

Eventually all states will be forced to allow same sex marriage. Anything else is unconstitutional. Will be watching Utah and hoping that the ruling will stand.

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 19:06

Johnson: Faith, politics and 'War on Christmas'

I agree with this article and with most of your posts. The war on Christmas begins with opening stores for shopping early on Thanksgiving day! It begins with the sappy music that bombards us from all the stores, beginning around Thanksgiving as well. Black Friday becomes more important to the season than the birth of Christ. That is the war and the true meaning of Christmas is being lost in the battle. Is Jesus black or white? Actually, probably neither, does it matter? His message is for all mankind. Do people say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays (which comes from Holy Days, I assume)….who cares? Like Maxcat07 says so well, they are wishing me joy and peace…that is what matters. When I was young we had manger scenes in school but I lived in a very homogeneous town. Now there is so much diversity that not all children in school are Christian and not all celebrate Christmas. Does that matter? If you want the religious Christmas then you will find it in church, where it belongs. There is so much anger and division in this country as it is, seems really sad and ironic that Christmas should bring out even more.

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 18:52

Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colorado school dies

So sad, so tragic and so unnecessary.

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 18:32

Many Georgians endured hunger during holiday

@BorisBadEnuff:

You are an incredible odd person. Tongue

posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 21:52

Many Georgians endured hunger during holiday

@BorisBadEnuff:

Yes, there will always be those who cheat the system, who don't have any idea how to manage money and who buy unnecessary "stuff" and then complain that they cannot find the money to pay the rent, but they are NOT the majority of the poor, no matter how much better you feel if you can convince yourself that they are. I have seen the poor and elderly when delivering meals on wheels, I know that the majority of people in poverty are children, who through no fault of their own go to bed hungry. In addition, even the poor in this country have a more than in they do in other countries. Children actually starve to death around the world. Can you somehow justify that? Humbucker Bob is right, the Bible tells us we need to do better but too many are not listening.

posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 17:19

Many Georgians endured hunger during holiday

@Humbucker bob:

My local church does provide food for the food bank. Members of the congregation bring food donations every week and before Thanksgiving a special appeal resulted in a much increased amount of food coming in. However, the problem of hunger is far greater than the churches can solve. Food stamps help families keep food on the table, meals on wheels provides food to the elderly and disabled who cannot work. These programs are being cut by those people in congress who have never known a moment of hunger or who have never had to decide whether to pay the rent or buy food. That is what angers me the most.

posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 16:45

Sikora: No reason for vegetarian smugness

As a vegetarian for the last 15 years I think it should be pointed out that one of the biggest environmental impacts of a meat diet (notably beef) is that valuable farm land as well as the rain forests have been decimated in order to graze cattle for the US market. It is just not a wise use of limited resources. In addition, the amount of water it takes to raise beef or process chicken is far more than it takes to raise vegetables and fruits. Also not a wise use of limited resources. I know that everyone is not going to give up eating meat but I wish that people would at least cut down on the meat consumed. A big pot of vegetable soup or beans is healthier and better on the environment.

posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 16:35

Georgia man shoots, kills roving Alzheimer's patient

@snarkydude:

Just an FYI. Patients who are demented can get away from the most careful of families. My aunt was in a nursing home and snuck out, dying of hyperthermia as a result. I think the family of this man has enough pain without receiving blame. Perhaps he was allowed to walk to the mailbox and this time he just kept walking. I also think the man who did the shooting is going to suffer a lot of pain and I don't know what his additional punishment should be. I agree that the shooter should have stayed inside the house and waited for the police. He was wrong to go outside and take matters into his own hands. Tragedy always results from this action. Just a very sad event for all involved.

posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 16:23

Gov't weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

I agree….NO NO NO. Allow texting and email use, that is just fine. But spare the other passengers the long-winded, loud voiced, providing too much personal information, ramblings of our fellow passengers! I like to read on the airplane, or if it is a long flight, I might even like to try to sleep……..to have a gazillion conversations going on would be a disaster. Listen to the pilots and flight attendants…they say NO.

To ghostwriter: I think I prefer the colonoscopy!!

posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 - 14:27

Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board

I cannot add anything to the well expressed comments of most of you this morning! Thanks!

posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 - 14:21

Ford's 13 points help Lady Bulldogs battle back for win over Ohio State

I was there and enjoyed the exciting game! Exclamation Mark

posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 22:32

Obama pays tribute to 107-year-old WWII veteran

It is a very sad commentary that most of you commenters cannot just give a shout out to Mr. Overton for his service but instead have to throw in your anti-Obama rhetoric…most of which is not even close to the truth. You spoil the moment.
Thank you, Mr. Overton, and all our veterans for your service and sacrifice. I wish we were more deserving of it.

posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 14:44

Athens animal shelter expansion might lower euthanizations

Quoting Gandhi:

"The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

I hope this expansion of animal control is supported and completed. These stray animals are our responsibility and they deserve better than euthanasia.

posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:47

Athens animal shelter expansion might lower euthanizations

@snarkydude:

Sensible ideas, I hope someone at Animal control is reading these pages.

posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:44

UGA professor wins national teaching award from The Wildlife Society

Congratulations, Dr.Warren! Anything you can do for the benefit of wildlife is to be commended.

posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 22:28

Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional

@Farmer GA:

You have made your point and I don't agree with it. Time to quit.

posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 13:10

Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional

@Farmer GA:

Well we live in a country that gives you the right to express and make choices based on your opinion,but hopefully we will retain the laws that give the woman the right to make personal decisions regarding pregnancy without your permission. Not everyone believes that a fetus, in the first 3 months, is a "body" separate from the mother.

posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:49

Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional

[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - BTW, my mother was told that she and her baby (me) would die after my birth and it was suggested that she have an abortion. She did not and she is still alive and kicking in her late 70's. I support giving life a chance.[/quote]

I don't agree with anything that you say except this last quote. I am very happy that your mother chose to give birth and that you both lived through it. However, technology is much better today at predicting outcomes of pregnancies and the viability of the fetus. And, your mother was given a choice and she made her decision. That is all that women want, the free choice.

posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:49

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