@solidroque: this isn't a new concept. Why don't you look up some of the policies of other universities (or even private companies) that provide such benefits already.
But to put things in perspective, can you imagine that there are that many people who would risk their jobs and potential legal ramifications in order to fraudulently provide their best friend with insurance? "Yeah, my homosexual lover is Billy Bob from Hahira, be sure to give him health insurance..." One would then have to be careful about dating publically and would not be able to get married while carrying on the charade.
Seems like a lot of work and dishonesty. I cannot imagine it would be worth it to anyone.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:09
[quote][b]solidroque[/b] - all I had to do was sign a piece of paper (that no one but the people in benefits would see) stating that he was my "domestic partner", why not? [/quote]
Answer: Fraud.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 09:34
[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - Excerpt from Zimdars letter: "The Thursday letter referenced a source stating that knives were the murder weapon of choice in Britain."
In China, too, where 22 schoolchildren were slashed in minutes.
except no one was actually murderedposted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 06:37
So, it isn't a family of your own if the children do not arise from the gametes of both you and your sexual partner?posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 08:22
@crankyyankee: I am surprised Gov. Deal (R) would allow the Georgia Department of Labor to announce this data if it is so flawed and inappropriately influenced by DC.posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:57
[quote][b]bredsouthern[/b] - yeah I hope whoever this guy that the firearm was pointed at sues the mess out of this guy or his whole department and then some! p>
Why the whole department? I assume he was arrested for having done this as a private citizen in his hometown.posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:42
@joeybaloney: If it ends up being only a few miles of paved trail and everyone is congested in a small area, then you are right. OTOH , if the trail really is extended 39 miles, one would not need to travel far to escape the crowds and enjoy some open space at good speeds. This trail would follow a largely rural path.
Regarding the destination, I doubt many people here will doing a 78 mile nonmotorized trip very frequently. So, maybe the potential destination on the other end is not so important.posted @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 09:57
very sad story. I agree with the less popular views above: the story does have a strange ring to it. hopefully, justice will be served either way.posted @ Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 20:36
[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - I know a person who was raised by a lesbian mother and he said it was miserable.
Should one conclude that you know of no one raised by a heterosexual parent that found it to be miserable? Either way it may be difficult to apply a rigorous statisitcal analysis to your study population.posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:31
[quote][b]fishin4u[/b] - I will burn the next fundraising letter from UGA. No more contributions from me & my family. Three generations of graduates in the family, now it's over for contributions...........
>>>DISGUSTED FISH>>>>> [/quote]
there go the new business and vet schools...
but seriously, why?posted @ Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 13:30
"Bayless' family said it was her desire to forgo resuscitation efforts and that she died of natural causes, which her family said was her "greatest wish."
So, any outrage (including that expressed by commenters here when this was first reported) is nonsense.posted @ Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 14:16
Nuclear power: Liberals (or anyone other than the woman cited, if even her) believe that Chernobyl led to a billion deaths, about 1/6 of the world's population? He certainly doesn't prove that point. On the other hand, it led to quite a bit of desctruction, and I am not sure there are many people that would want to have been downwind of that disaster. Thyroid cancer may not kill you (quickly), but it would be a pain in the neck.
Vaccinations: Actually during the same era, Obama's Republican counterpart made a staement that was at least as unwise, "It's indisputable that (autism) is on the rise among children, the question is what's causing it. And we go back and forth and there's strong evidence that indicates it's got to do with a preservative in vaccines." --John McCain, Texas town hall meeting, February 29, 2008. In defense of both cadidates, I don't think the Lancet paper that was driving much of this line of thinking was retracted until later. Either way, I am not sure the vaccination controversy is exclusive to liberals.posted @ Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:14
[quote][b]2dollar[/b] - Wait...you mean fast food and processed food-like consumable products might be making Americans fat and unhealthy?! No h'way! Who knew eating a balanced diet of real food could be good for us!
I don't think the point of the study was that obvious actually. The group that fared relatively poorly was assigned a "low-fat diet heavy on bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, fruits, vegetables and fish and light on baked goods, nuts, oils and red meat." not exactly a diet full of processed food.posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 00:22
"Georgia isn’t competing with California or Massachusetts for factories, but rather with Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina, which also are low-cost states for companies determined to flee the high-cost regions..."
This is very true. You could easily add Mexico to this list. One problem with this approach is that the other southern states are far more competitive in terms of recruitment and financial incentives than they were in decades past, and large foreign companies like Toyota have no qualms building a factory in rural Mississippi anymore, if the price is right. Georgia will win far fewer of these factories than it would have in the 1970's. BMW, Mercedes, Boeing, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and VW have all built mega factories in other southern states in recent years.
In the meantime, metro ATL, the economic driver of the state, has become an unweidly, poorly planned disaster about to implode. And, no, GA's tired second tier cities will not reap any benefit from ATL's demise.
Ga needs a little more vision.posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 08:55
nicely done. also refreshing to read a religiously-oriented piece that isn't angry, divisive, hateful, or political.posted @ Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 09:39
oddly, the article yesterday seemed to suggest that bill was in response to the Photoshop incident not th eother way around.posted @ Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 10:09
[quote][b]sweept[/b] - Was talking to a cop a couple weeks ago about bikes at night time. Learned that bikes are supposed to have bright head lamps and rear reflectors while on the road at night time, if not, theyre supposed to be ticketed and towed like a car.
1. you had to talk with a cop to get this inside information?
2. how do they tow a bike?
3. lighting would appear to have nothing to do with this unfortunate accident.posted @ Friday, February 8, 2013 - 09:51
@ppensyl: I don't think I responded to you in the first place nor did I suggest that UGA should be run without any financial constraints nor did I suggest I enjoy money being taken from me by gunpoint. So, I guess we are really not disagreeing after all.posted @ Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 16:18
[quote][b]crazy8golfer[/b] - I understand the importance of research and education at UGA, but it's about time someone start running UGA like a business. [/quote]
Oddly, your use of 'but' seems to suggest that research and education do not necessarily fit with your idea of how a university should be run.
While, UGA like any institution could use more internal competition and streamlining, I am not sure aspiring to be the next Phoenix University (perhaps the most concrete model of a university being run like a busines) is something the state of GA needs/wants.posted @ Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 14:26
congratulations! outstanding job.posted @ Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 15:21
unusual lack of agreement among OnlineAthens commenters. Usually, the second guessing is so much more consistent among the regulars. if random stranger whips your kid in Dollar General Store for misbehavior, do you hug or hit the stranger? Hmmm...posted @ Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 09:53
In the end, this is simply a critique of Seidman (and some fuzzy reference to "far too many others"). Seidman sounds extreme; certainly no other conclusion can be reached from the article. Where he was educated or trained doesn't change that. I am left unconvinced that "fundamentally abandoning the Constitution " is a goal of a significant population of politicians or ordinary citizens.posted @ Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 10:58
[quote][b]driverate[/b] - The Medical College of Georgia must be so proud
you mean Regents University?posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 14:56
the average horse is several hands taller than the average studentposted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 08:17
Theives generally steal their getaway cars and abandon them shortly after the theft.
Somehow I doubt that much forethought is "generally" necessary when deciding to rob the J.R.’s Stop and Shop on MLK in Augusta.posted @ Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 08:10
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