@Speedydog: I've been out of law enforcement for many years and don't keep up with it with the exception of traffic law. Thanks for the correction.posted @ Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 13:52
[quote][b]ErichForschler[/b] - I just picked Chile because I've never been there, and if America ever descends into catastrophe then I wouldn't mind moving down to south central Chile and raising some Alpacas.[/quote].. I was in Chile in the late 70's and it is a beautiful country, but from my understanding there is a lot of political unrest these days down there.posted @ Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 13:38
@E.J.:Costa Rica!. I've got some cousins that retired down there and love it. They moved all their whole life down there.posted @ Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 13:29
@big swampy: You can make up to I think 5 gallons a year for personal use. I would check on the amount, but it is legal. Same as Beer and Wine. If I'm wrong about this I apologize.posted @ Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 13:10
Our Court system is so stupid. Here you have a confession and reliable witnesses and they still want to jump through all the hoops. Quit letting the criminals dictate how their trial is going to go and get it done already. Put the needle in and let the serum begin.posted @ Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 12:55
@Digdug: Hate to hear that she might not be back. always enjoyed reading her in-site.posted @ Monday, November 14, 2011 - 17:21
@raleturn:That is true to an extent. If there is a fatality involved or possible fatality GSP is always involved in the investigation, but it is of my observation that they will arrive at most before any locals. It might be that that is all they do and don't have the worry of enforcing local problems, but I do know this from my time as a LEO, If you ever needed back-up they weren't afraid to jump in and back you up and we always did the same for them.posted @ Monday, November 14, 2011 - 17:17
Dang, I thinks I have been away too long. David and Mel banned. Oh no!posted @ Monday, November 14, 2011 - 16:53
It's strange that when ever there is an accident that the state trooper is usually on site before the locals. Also I would trust a state troopers judgement over a local law enforcement officer any day of the week.posted @ Monday, November 14, 2011 - 16:36
@Ravenbear: @ Anonymous Dude: I'm with ya'll too.posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 17:50
If I had to eats snails, I'd lose weight too.posted @ Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:53
I refuse to let my grand kids watch this show.posted @ Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:47
[quote][b]riff-raff[/b] - Great,now start going after these Idiots in autos that you can hear for a city block!!!
I agree 100%. I hate to have to listen to that boom boom too.posted @ Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:23
[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] - If you're the parent of the 14 y/o and you're reading this....why is your 14y/o still playing hide and seek? [/quote]
We played a form of hide and seek with cars and CB radios as adults. The military play hide and seek every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its and age old game that will be played, no matter your age. Just the rules and the source of engagement changes. .Getting about time to play some hide and seek with the deer and feral hogs.posted @ Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:42
[quote][b]linnyt[/b] - Stupidity gets me every time![/quote]
I was on top of the Wachovia Bldg in Macon Ga, working on the chiller. It was across the street from the federal court house and the federal marshalls had taken up post on top of the courthouse with M-16's. Had a co-worker with me and I ask him if he knew what was going on and he said he didn't. About 5 mins later his beeper when off and he went and made a phone call and when he got back I found out he was a reserve Navy Seal and had just gotten activated and he told me about the Twin Towers and that explained why the Marshall's were on high alert.posted @ Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 15:27
I got caught in a hurricane in Fl back in the 70's on I-95, also went through a typhoon off the coast of Hong Kong in 75. Got to see Hundred ft waves. Awesome sight.posted @ Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 19:18
[quote][b]northsider[/b] - @Username Required: If they can put GPS OnStar and WIFI in cars, they can as easily install a breathalyzers. I would vote for that.
Like you I don't drink either, so I don't like the idea of having to pay expensive $$ for a device that doesn't apply to me. Also those units has to be calibrated. Thats more $$ coming out of your pocket. But I do believe that if you get caught DUI even one time that it ought to have to be installed on your vehicle.
[quote][b]Eschaton[/b] - I was a butterbar once upon a time. I did what all butterbars should do - shut their mouths and listen to the NCOs.[/quote] Thanks for your service Brother and any other Veterans that I haven't thanked this includes ya'll also. Ya'll are my brothers and sisters, even if we don't always agree on all subjects. I know that all of you have our countries security at heart.posted @ Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:56
[quote][b]oconeeres[/b] - They should raise legally drunk to 0.1 - It is ridiculously low at 0.08. - And stop these stupid road blocks.[/quote] It used to be ,10 in Georgia, unless you were involved in an accident and then you could be charged with a B/A of .05. You state that your friend had had 2 glasses of wine over a 2 1/2 hour period. If that is true her B/A shouldn't have been over .01-.02. The body metabolizes alcohol at a rate of .05 per hr. So either she drank more than shes confessing to or someone might have kept that glass full for her and she didnt realize just how much she did drink. Whether you believe it or not roadblocks does save lives, on both sides of the law.posted @ Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:44
[quote][b]northsider[/b] - Washington, D.C.
54.17%[/quote] It figures that D.C. would be the highest. All them drunk politicians running around.posted @ Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:27
[quote][b]Ravenbear[/b] - Well her husband who is a convicted felon several times went threw the roof and got mad at me for calling the law, telling me that I should have let the punk go.. I told him F*@k No, if someone pulls a lethal weapon on me they either go to jail or the hospital both require the cops.. And I asked him if I'd shot him what should I have done.. And his answer was typical of a career criminal..[/quote]
Sounds like a repeat offender, always wanting to do things the wrong way or illegal way. I have a sis-in-law who is a repeat offender also but hers is misdemeanor shop lifting. Because the value of the objects are so little all they do is slap her on the wrist. The bad part is my brother works in Law Enforcement and she is putting him in a precarious position. He won't leave her for religious reasons and the bad part is she'll tell you she would do it again. Its got our whole family in a tizzy at the moment. I try to tell my brother when she made the choice to steal she broke the wedding vowels herself by not honoring him and Gods law, but he won't listen. So anyhow I know where you are coming from. If the guy had pulled a gun or knife on me, they would have toted him out on a gurney or body board.
[quote][b]WSPhead[/b] - Doesn't it speak volumes about LEO's today and how they abuse their authority when you have to designate that you are talking about "good" cops.[/quote] Unfortunately that is true, however I think that on the average that most police officers are honest and try their best to be fair and honest, but there is those that let the badge go to their heads and the power egos get the best of them. Most of the time they are weeded out of the flock in a short period of time.posted @ Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 16:39
[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b] - If you are over 50 and unemployed, you may as well go on down to Wal-Mart.[/quote]
I ran into that problem and also with my experience, I was told I was overqualified for the jobs.
@grove600: In some parts of the country they would have to have books to report all the crime that took place in a single day.posted @ Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:10
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more