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Two wounded in Winder shooting, suspect in custody

@matt1141a: the article doesn't mention either scenario. Even if he owed them money, he has the right to defend himself.

posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 21:37

The basics of Obamacare

[quote][b]shovelheadkevin[/b] - Bull!
My mother-in-law was just informed by her primary care Dr. that he will be dropping all MediCare patients by the end of the year due to ObamaCare.
[/quote]

Are you complaining that the government is interfering with your mother-in-law's access to healthcare funded by government insurance?

posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 08:50

Athens' unemployment returns to sub-7 percent

the better question is why is GA's unemployment rate lagging behind the rest of US? That is more meaningful than comparing ACC with GA's other 150+ counties. Is cheap labor and cost of living not enough to bring jobs?

posted @ Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 17:16

Paul Newberry: Can someone - anyone - please end SEC's reign?

I think the attendance is down due to more people watching games on TV.

posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 16:55

Ga. Insurance Commissioner warns of rate increases

why not tell us what "certain people?" How many people does this represent?

posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 23:10

Marathon bombing suspect on Rolling Stone cover

@hack: correct, they call him a monster right there on the cover.

posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 16:10

Georgia down to 40th in per capita income

Forget Bush and Obama, this is state versus state measurement that clearly depicts what has happened to GA as its leadership transitioned to what it is today. The trend is embarrassing and sad and will not change until demographic shifts dictate voting changes.

That being said, it is surprising that NC is only #38 considering its reputation in medical/technology/higher education.

posted @ Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 21:06

Huckaby: Drinking water at the battle of the New Jersey diner

the world can be an interesting place.

posted @ Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 06:49

Christian college expels lesbian, charges tuition

[quote][b]pumpkie[/b] - If she knew the school was that strict and choose to go the route of counseling and all of that and wanted to be readmitted, why did she marry the woman then? [/quote]

from what I can tell, she was kicked out in jan 2012 but didn't get married until December.

posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 21:00

Athens fire chief soon to resign

[quote][b]crazy8golfer[/b] - I think he is just telling the ACC government to stick it due the their recent decisions to only give employees a 2% pay increase, but give Reddish and the lawyer a whopping ridiculous pay increase !!!
[/quote]

are you his spokesperson?

posted @ Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 14:19

Feigenbaum: High-speed rail lessons for the United States

[quote][b]Gavalues[/b] - My Daughter lives in Germany, they rarely use trains because air travel is so much cheaper.
[/quote]

by "they", do you mean your daughter rarely uses trains or are you suggesting Germans rarely use trains? you could convince me it may not be worthwhile in Georgia, but I know trains are very useful and popular in Germany.

actually, even if more expensive, there are other advantages to taking a train over flying within the 100s of miles range. they generally run from the center of cities or key burbs, far less screening hassles, and much more room and comfort. it works well in the NE and in Europe. it may be worthwhile in select corridors elsewhere.

posted @ Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 13:04

'Iconic' Ohio St. president retires after remarks

let's not get carried away. OSU is still best known for its athletic teams. poking fun at southerners and catholics isn't necessarily insightful wit.

posted @ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:32

Pitts: Terrorists have only the power we give them

[quote][b]T J Haas[/b] - have proven to be a murderers paradise. [/quote]

Except the muder rate in London is nothing like cities in the US.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/murder-rate-hits-42yearlow-in-londo...

posted @ Monday, May 27, 2013 - 22:55

Refusing sex survey costing Georgia federal funds

@sarman: Probably would help to get a baseline of behaviors to get a sense of what to target and how. anyhow, I suspect the methods of HIV prevention would not be all that well received by a state that didn't like having children answer questions about sexual activity in the first place.

posted @ Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 07:46

UGA OKs 'soft benefits' for domestic partners; needs 'further study' for full health care

@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

UGA OKs 'soft benefits' for domestic partners; needs 'further study' for full health care

[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

Zimdars: Critique of gun column flawed

[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.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/12/22-kids-slashed-in-china-e...
[/quote]

except no one was actually murdered

posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 06:37

Robertson: Gay basketball player is poor role model

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

Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent

@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

Cumming police Sgt. arrested in McDonalds dispute

[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>
[/quote]

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

Firefly Trail in Athens could see construction before 2014

@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

Brunswick woman says she's certain suspect shot her baby

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

Influential pediatricians group backs gay marriage

[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - I know a person who was raised by a lesbian mother and he said it was miserable.
[/quote]

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

Al Jazeera reporter to receive UGA honor

[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

Cops: No charges after home's refusal to give CPR

"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

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