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Broun unlikely to face sanctions for alleged ethics breach

What Ethics Committee?

posted @ Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 08:49

Early votes exceed 15 million — but who benefits?

One of the worse SCOTUS decisions in history: Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission

posted @ Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 08:39

Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits

Thanks ok, we'll just blame it on Bush, eh I mean, Barack.

posted @ Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 08:19

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

@Oistrakh: Did God create Ebola?

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:00

In ethics probe, Broun says consultant volunteered for campaign work

"Lies straight from the pit of hell." - Paul Broun.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 07:39

Hawaii residents leave homes as lava flow nears

Give it a year to cool down, and you have some very fertile farmland.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:06

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

Perhaps we can build Ebola concentration camps like we did for Japanese-Americans during WWII.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:54

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

@sweept: The solution is wireless broadband internet service. Google has begun experimenting with it in a few select markets.

Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service
By Alexei Oreskovic
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:02pm EDT

(Reuters) - Google Inc is preparing to test new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed "Fiber" Internet service, according to telecommunication experts who scrutinized the company's regulatory filings.

In a public but little-noticed application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday, Google asked the agency for permission to conduct tests in California across different wireless spectrums, including a rarely-used millimeter-wave frequency capable of transmitting large amounts of data.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/us-google-wireless-idUSKCN0I42...

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:47

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

Regions where homosexuality is illegal, including the death penalty:

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:36

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

@sweept: Don't know about rights. I know you can have more than one cable company competing in the same area and against satellite/dish providers. Even if Charter had exclusive rights, it still wouldn't make business sense to a provide service that loses money unless they are forced to by the gubbermint. Maybe that's what the conservative residents of Oconee County wanted, i.e. a mandate from Big Brother or for Big Brother to run its own internet business.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:11

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin, key Founding Father.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:35

In final Georgia Senate ad, Perdue zeroes in on trust

The trust issue could backfire in Perdue's face: gender based wage discrimination, outsourcer-in-chief, education on cruise control.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:27

Odds of catching Ebola small

The ones most at risk are the dedicated heathcare workers who volunteer to treat Ebola patients.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:24

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

The $5K resident should remember it's all a matter of free market economics. A cable company isn't going to invest in laying a line out to a new area unless there is sufficient customer density to recoup their construction and maintenance costs and make a decent return on capital. Now, if that $5K resident could get other residents to chip in and finance that new line, Charter might be willing to maintain it, if there are a sufficient number of customers. Does AT&T have DSL service out that way? How about wireless internet services like 3G? Otherwise, there's always dial-up providers.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:45

Athens CVB looks to renovate historic fire hall

@Kwijibo Junior: I'm assume you're speaking of Levy Restaurants. What are some specific examples supporting your position.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:20

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

@grove600: That's only guaranteed for the first six months.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 08:08

Athens woman tries to pay for police report with fake bill

I had a five dollar bill once that was rejected by the retailer based on the pen test. I looked at it real closely and couldn't find anything suspicious, so I took it to the bank and let them run it through their machine. It was genuine, confirming the low reliability of the pen test.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:58

Broun facing continued scrutiny over ethics complaint

Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:51

Solid third-quarter US economic growth is expected

"Slow and steady" is sustainable as it reduces the chances of another bubble due to "irrational exuberance".

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:37

Women voters likely to decide Georgia elections

@cyou299: Another Stepford wife.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:31

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

Charter has plenty of internet capacity in ACC. Maybe that's why it sometimes takes over a minute to change tv channels, since they went to all digital access.

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 23:46

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Elon Musk and SpaceX are exactly right.

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 23:41

How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - The POLICIES of George W Bush did not cause the recession. [/quote]

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The fundamental question remains, "Are you better off economically today than you were on Jan 19, 2009?"

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 20:06

Georgia officials to meet privately with strip club owners

@crackerjack: Exactly.

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 19:47

Convention & Visitors Bureau looks to renovate historic fire hall

@Kwijibo Junior: Paul Cramer has done an excellent job of building up the Classic Center.

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 19:44

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