Yeah, we know, as with Borders Bookstore, it's all Obama's fault.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:48
The SAT has been losing market share to the ACT and rightly so.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 08:51
@Lets Get It Together: It sounds like you have all the makings of a politician.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 08:49
OFF TOPIC: Why on-earth did the next article have commenting disabled? Some of you rightwingers must be getting pretty nasty.
"Athens nonprofits get $1 lease agreements"posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 08:29
@Lets Get It Together:
... the White House says Congress needs to raise the spending limit before it can approve any construction.
Remember how the Republican controlled House refused to raise the debt ceiling to fund legislation they already passed? Despite the rightwing media spin, Congress is the culprit, not the executive branch.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 08:11
But he's not gay...posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 08:11
Following Republican example, Obama is refusing to raise the debt ceiling.posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 08:08
@theold33: The comparisons are satirically silly, because the original assertion was silly. That was the whole point. Glad you got it - sorta.posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:58
"It's not a currency. It does not meet the test of a currency. I wouldn't be surprised if it's not around in 10 or 20 years. It's not a durable means of exchange; it's not a store of value. It's been a very speculative, Buck Rodgers type thing. People buy or sell them because they hope it will go up or down." - Warren Buffettposted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:51
[quote][b]Hair of the Dawg[/b] - I am not saying gays are pedophiles - buts pedophiles are drawn to situations were they have contact with their victims. By lifting the ban, I think you could be opening the door for the opportunity of this type of individual that's all. [/quote]
So would you also ban heterosexual female teachers from classrooms with male students because they could be potential pedophiles on the hunt?
[quote] I am not anti-gay - Live and let live - whatever rocks your boat is fine with me as long as it's with a consenting adult! Have fun [/quote]
But you are anti-gay, because you want to deny the equal rights and protections under the Constitution to law abiding citizens.posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:59
Notice this kind of risky, cutting edge research is being done in the public sector. If the iniital results look promising enough to justify human trials, the research is taken over by one of the private sector drug company, where it can potentially reap the massive financial rewards.posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 08:15
Libertarians should be rallying around bitcoin, since it's not regulated by gubbermint central banks. Of course, there's no gubbermint insurance on your deposits, and who investigates cases of fraud or theft.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:13
The only reason this case was brought to trial was because the accused was a Kennedy. No one died in the accident. Anyone else would only have been fined. In order to be guilty of a crime, the prosecution has to show criminal intent, which it could not. Note how quickly the jury reached its unanimous verdict. The prosectors were after notoriety for brining a Kennedy to trial, but they ended up embarrassing themselves, while wasting taxpayer money.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 10:42
Bitcoin seems to be a "safe" currency, if it has be stolen instead of manufactured through digital counterfeiting. Mt. Gox was a case of a business not implementing recommended security measures and having its bitcoins stolen. It's like not having guards at all the gates surrounding Ft. Knox, having gold stolen, and then covering it up.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 10:14
Any way you look at it, it'll cost more to maintain the same lifestyle, or it'll cost the same to live a downgraded lifestyle. Think of it as a climate tax.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 09:24
"The [municipal] bonds were offered last year by the city of Williamstown..."
Why is the gubbermint even involved in the funding of a private religious project? Since it's a municipal bond offering, I assume bondholders are exempt from paying federal taxes on the interest, which means all taxpayers are being forced to indirectly subsidize the project, regardless of their own religious views or lack of them.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 08:49
The only reason this case went to trial was because a Kennedy was involved. Otherwise, it would have been a simple fine.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 08:28
There are only two possible conclusions about Gov. Christie:
1. He did know about Bridgegate and is lying about not knowing.
2. He didn't know about Bridgegate, which begs the question of why he didn't know and why he hired high level staffers who believed it was ethical to engineer a public calmity for political purposes.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 08:26
Listen to all the keyboard commando geezers.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 08:14
To apply the same conservative logic to the economy, the gubbermint has operated with budget deficits and always will, yet despite all the economic ups and downs, we're still in here, so get over it.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 08:07
There goes those bleeding heart liberals again, trying to pay back those who put duty to country ahead of themselves. [sarcasm]posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 09:29
What didn't Christie know, when did he not know it, and why didn't he know it?
"Personnel IS policy."posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 - 06:36
Just as private sector businesses have to adapt to changing market conditions, have to take advantage of technology and automation, and have to control costs and live within a tighter budget, so does the military. We don't need to procure more tanks and airplanes, which the Pentagon doesn't need or want but Congress forces down on them, because it keeps their constitutents employed. The military should focus on increasing special forces, combating and waging cyberwarfare, constructing deeper intelligence gathering networks, and developing the abiity to fight battles from afar.posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 09:28
Thanks, Lt. Leedahl.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:04
How about suspensions/dismissals be placed at the NCAA level, so players can't simply jump ship to another program.posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 08:54
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more