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Downtown Athens men's clothing store George Dean's closing doors for good on Christmas Eve

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - @mpd0.59 He will be open three more days. Run down and buy something and maybe you can be privy too. [/quote]
I don't need to know THAT badly. I just thought it would have been nice if the journalist reported the second most significant piece information in the story. She neglected the Why of Who, What, When, Where, Why.

posted @ Monday, December 22, 2014 - 09:44

Downtown Athens men's clothing store George Dean's closing doors for good on Christmas Eve

...while Dean stopped to talk to longtime patrons, explain to customers why he was closing

I guess readers are not privy to such information.

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 22:19

U.S. mulls putting North Korea on terrorism sponsor list

@snarkydude: What was that you said about Bush not bowing down to dictators?

North Korea spent two decades on the [state sponsors of terrorism] list until the Bush administration removed it in 2008 during nuclear negotiations.

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:22

2 New York City cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

About an hour after the shooting, LaBasia McBride posted a video on Facebook showing police officers, medical personnel, and crowds gathering near the shooting site.

Caution: This raw video contains several uses of the f-word.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=826775604028570&set=vb.100000884155...

From:
http://news.yahoo.com/two-nypd-officers-shot-in-patrol-car-in-brooklyn-2...

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:05

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

From a legal standpoint, staying silent may be his best strategy, but from a public relations standpoint it's not. There's always been a conflict between attorneys and publicists.

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 09:17

2 New York City cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

...the officers were Asian and Hispanic, police said.

"They were just a presence, they weren't over-policing. They were here as a presence to make the community feel safer." - City Councilman Robert Cornegy, representing Crowns Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant,

posted @ Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 07:51

Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

Witnesses seemed to have lied on both sides of the proceedings. Some said they saw Wilson shoot Michael Brown in the back as he was running away, but it was clearly refuted by three autopsy results.

posted @ Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:25

Authorities make large drug and gun seizure in Winder raid

So what happens to the confiscated weapons? Do they eventually go up for sale after they've been used as evidence?

posted @ Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:16

Homeless teen charged with trespassing and obstruction

[quote][b]crackerjack[/b] - Eh, how does that make him homeless if they knew what apartments to find him in ? [/quote]
Since he was charged with criminal trespass, my assumption would be he wasn't a resident of UO, but someone knew he was "homesteading" there.

posted @ Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 08:10

Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

Thomas and Scalia are the rightwingers of the court.

posted @ Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 07:52

North Korea fully capable of Sony computer hack, says UGA expert

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - @mpd0.59: "For fear".......so now, we have to be told what we can and can't watch "for fear". You really should read what you just wrote. [/quote]
I wrote what accurately describes the thinking of the theatre business owners. You should spend more time in reality rather than in rhetoric.

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
Associated Press – published Friday, December 19, 2014

http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2014-12-19/2012-movie-massacre-hun...

[quote]George Bush didn't have a policy of bending over and kissing every dictator's butt, either. Obama hasn't met a dictator he didn't like. [/quote]
You remember Qaddaffi? Bush sent his favorite Secretary of State Condi Rice over to Libya to kiss his ...

Bush certainly liked the Saudi royal family. You do recall that 15 of the 19 9-11 hijackers were Saudi Arabian.


President Bush with Saudi King Abdullah

There was Egyptian "President" Hosni Barack...

And we remember when Bush looked into Putin's soul...

[quote] So, now, instead of finding a way of fighting back, and telling these people to go to hell, we pee on ourselves because they threaten us. Great job.
[/quote]
Do you give much thought to what you write, as opposed to just eliciting a visceral reaction?

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 21:19

VIDEO: Obama says Sony 'made a mistake' in shelving 'The Interview'

[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - Can't we just hack them back? [/quote]
North Korea is still in the Stone Age as far as technological implementation goes, and there is very little internet access. Basically, there's nothing for us to hack.

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 20:49

VIDEO: Obama says Sony 'made a mistake' in shelving 'The Interview'

@snarkydude: How does it feel to agree with the liberal President?

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 16:12

North Korea fully capable of Sony computer hack, says UGA expert

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Sony should have stuck to their guns...[/quote]
The theatre owners were boycotting the movie, because of the tremendous potential legal liablity, i.e. failure to provide adequate protection for customers, if another James Holmes went on a shooting spree. Online streamers like Netflix won't touch it for fear of a devastating cyber attack.
[quote] ...and our government needs to tell anyone who threatens an attack on our country that we will respond with all resources available. [/quote]
Sony Pictures Entertainment is the American subsidiary of mulitinational Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was extorted and attacked for a specific reason. There was no general threat made against the United States, nor was its infrastructure attacked. For now, it's a law enforcement, not a military, matter.

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 15:01

North Korea fully capable of Sony computer hack, says UGA expert

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - This is the result of years of liberal policy and political correctness run amok. [/quote]

Whose liberal policies are you referring to?

March 7, 2001:

After a working meeting with South Korean President Kim Dae-jung at the White House, President George W. Bush tells reporters that he “look[s] forward to, at some point in the future, having a dialogue with the North Koreans, but that any negotiation would require complete verification of the terms of a potential agreement.” According to Clinton administration officials, the issue of how to verify a missile deal remained one of the final stumbling blocks to a successful arrangement. Bush also questions whether Pyongyang is “keeping all terms of all agreements.”

President George W. Bush states during a trip to Asia that the United States is willing to provide a written, multilateral guarantee that the United States will not attack North Korea, but makes it clear that a formal nonaggression pact is “off the table.” Powell made a similar statement August 1.

March 19-22, 2007:

The sixth round of six-party talks begins in Beijing. The discussions are suspended when North Korean negotiators fly home after four days, explaining that they will not participate until the United States transfers $25 million in frozen North Korean funds held in Banco Delta Asia.

April 10, 2007:

The United States agrees to unfreeze the $25 million in North Korean funds frozen in its Banco Delta Asia account. U.S. officials insist, meanwhile, that North Korea, “live up to the assurances that these funds will be used for the betterment of the North Korean people and for humanitarian purposes.”

June 26, 2008:

Pyongyang delivers a declaration of its nuclear programs to China, the six-party talks chair. The declaration reportedly indicates that North Korea separated a total of about 30 kilograms of plutonium, and used about 2 kilograms for its 2006 nuclear test.

In return for North Korea’s declaration, President George W. Bush rescinds the application of the Trading with the Enemy Act toward Pyongyang, and notifies Congress of his intention to remove North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism after 45 days, in accordance with U.S. law.

June 30, 2008:

President George W. Bush signs into law the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, which includes a provision allowing the president to waive sanctions on North Korea related to the 1994 Glenn Amendment imposed on Pyongyang following its 2006 nuclear test.

October 11, 2008:

U.S. officials hold a State Department press briefing to announce a preliminary agreement with Pyongyang on measures to verify North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs. The agreement consists of a written joint document and verbal understandings which they say must be approved by the other four six-party talks participants. According to a State Department summary, the new agreement gives inspectors access to all 15 declared sites related to North Korea’s plutonium production program as well as undeclared sites “by mutual consent.” It also allows inspectors to carry out “scientific procedures” such as sampling.

In response to the verification agreement, the United States removes North Korea from the State Department’s terrorism list.

October 13, 2008:

KCNA issues a North Korean Foreign Ministry statement indicating that, following its removal from the State Department’s terrorism list, Pyongyang will resume disabling its key nuclear facilities at the Yongbyon nuclear complex.

December 8-11, 2008:

Six-party discussions on verification, disablement, and energy assistance in Beijing end in stalemate due to a failure to reach agreement on verification. U.S. officials later claim that North Korea refused to agree in writing what it agreed verbally in October. The six parties issue a chairman’s statement in which they agree “to implement in parallel the disablement of the Yongbyon nuclear facilities and the provision of economic and energy assistance.”

January 13-17, 2009:

During a visit to Pyongyang, North Korean officials tell scholar Selig Harrison that the country’s declared stock of plutonium has “already been weaponized” and could not be inspected. Harrison relays North Korea’s claims in congressional testimony on February 12.

http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/dprkchron

January 20, 2009:

Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office.

January 21, 2009:

Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office a second time.

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 14:11

Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

The Interview = The Last Temptation of Christ?

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:45

North Korea fully capable of Sony computer hack, says UGA expert

The secretive Bureau 121 is said to be responsible for the cyber attack. Ironically, a cyber counterattack against the North Koreans would have minimal impact, since their country is so backwoods as far as computer networking technological goes.

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 09:36

Oconee County blotter

The man said he fell asleep about 7 p.m. and when he awoke about two hours later, the 48-year-old woman and his wallet, containing $600 in cash, were both gone.

So we have both a theft and a kidnapping.

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 09:27

SC bill aims to require child safety seats for motorcycles

Interesting coming from a solid red state, which repealed their universal motorcycle helmet law almost 25 years ago.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 14:13

Column: Finally time for UGA to pay Bobo what he’s worth

[quote][b]tgb[/b] -
They do get paid with a free education plus other benefits. [/quote]
Every player gets compensated the same amount regardless of his individual effort, talent, or contribution. (Is that a monopoly or communism?) Contrast that with the coaches, staff, and administration, who in principle get compensated according to their individual effort, talent, and contribution and to the supply-and-demand forces in the market place.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:24

Grapple bucket stolen in Athens

For the rest of us who don't know what a grapple bucket is ...

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:50

Column: Finally time for UGA to pay Bobo what he’s worth

And POTUS makes $400,000 a year.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:45

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

One of the "Anonymous" hackers, who was later caught and outted, says he's skeptical that it came from N. Korea.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:43

All stars aside: 'Rankings don’t mean anything when you come to college'

And let's not forget those unsung walk-ons...

Walk-ons make most of chances
Updated: August 26, 2012, 1:27 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation

All of those [walk-on] players figure into Georgia's plans on scrimmage and special teams downs, but there are dozens of walk-ons who will never see the field -- some of whom won't even dress out for games on Saturdays. They join the team simply because they want to be Georgia football players, knowing they can best help the Bulldogs by simulating upcoming opponents during practice on the scout team.

"For a walk-on, you really have to love the game because you go through a lot," [Blake] Sailors said. "For me, I just loved the game of football so much and I loved going out there to compete and love Saturdays between the hedges. A lot of guys don't get to experience that so they're playing to say I play for Georgia, I can say I played with some of the best guys and to have the whole team atmosphere and team thing together. That's pretty big, too."

http://espn.go.com/colleges/georgia/football/story/_/id/8304492/georgia-...

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 16:28

Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

Who needs a nuclear or a biological weapons program or the latest in jet fighter technology or the best in amored vehicle design, when you can just buy some laptops and turn them over to your cyber army to wage war on your high tech enemies.

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 15:07

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