In our part of Oconee, no hail, but high winds, a lot of rain, and no power for 4 hours.posted @ Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 10:39
Made me LOL.posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 21:51
[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b] - UGA provides him a place to live but he chooses not to live there.[/quote]
Right. I meant after he retires.posted @ Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 18:34
Thought this was good news by the headline. Then read he was still getting an office. This is disgusting. When the CEO retires, he retires. You don't give him an office for life. This is a terrible idea.
Actually, it is quite common for retired CEOs to be given an office and an administrative assistant. Let's hope UGA is not still providing him a car and a place to live.posted @ Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 11:23
Corporate cash held overseas by U.S. multinationals is estimated to be over $700 billion. None of it is coming back to the U.S. if it is going to be taxed at 35%. Case in point: Apple borrowed $17 billion to pay a dividend to its shareholders. The interest it will pay on the bonds is far less than the taxes it would pay to repatriate that money.
Personally, I think Congress should restructure the corporate tax code and lower the rate. But at the very least, it should offer a "tax holiday" so that money can be brought home. I would much rather have 5% of $700 billion than none of it.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:04
"In some cases, the IRS acknowledged, agents inappropriately asked for lists of donors. The agency blamed low-level employees in a Cincinnati office, saying no high-level officials were aware."
Letters of inquiry were also sent from IRS offices in California and Washington, D.C. Surely, those weren't due to the bad judgment of low-level employees in Ohio.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 17:47
According to ACC tax records, the church paid property taxes of $36,819.42 in 2010 and $24,083.32 in 2011 on its current space.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:10
[quote][b]catdaddy[/b] - @random: people always look at athletic spending then cite academic cuts. uga athletic dept has its own revenue stream. athletic revenue and expenditure is completely seperate from the university's general finances. uga athletic dept is essentially a private enterprise. and uga football is profitable enough to actually contribute money TO the university's general academic fund.[/quote]
And I believe the Athletic Association pays tuition TO the university for each athlete on scholarship. (Maybe this is what you were alluding to.)posted @ Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 17:25
Even after the cuts, the federal government will still spend $15 billion more than last year. Tax revenues in fiscal 2012 were near the all-time high set in 2007 (before the Great Recession). It is clear that the problem is on the spending side of the ledger.posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 - 09:12
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: I agree. Amazon Prime Instant Video seems to have a better selection of movies than Netflix. The downside is that Prime is not available on Apple TV.posted @ Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 09:25
"Following Lovette’s sentencing in November 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that judges must consider mitigating circumstances before sentencing someone under the age of 18 to life without the possibility of parole."
WTH could be considered a "mitigating circumstance" that might spare him a life sentence without the possibility of parole?posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 16:47
Why is this being referred to as a "suspected" tornado? I've seen two different videos, and it's clearly a tornado.posted @ Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 23:14
Seems like the heading for a number of these incidents should be "BABYSITTING".posted @ Friday, January 25, 2013 - 08:10
Had they just gotten off a UGA bus? Most students cross where the bus stops. Maybe the UGA buses need to change their dropping off points.
I drove by the scene around 5:30 and it was near the UGA bus stop near Peabody. The northbound lane of Milledge was closed, with traffic being detoured over to Bloomfield via Springdale. There were 4 ACC patrol cars along with the Cherokee and another vehicle, but no UGA bus.
Given the charge of "violating restrictions on the use of a central lane of a highway," I would assume that Mr. Potash was passing a bus. However, given that both of the injured are 17, it seems unlikely that they are UGA students and would have been riding a UGA bus. At rush hour (if it can be called that in Athens), traffic commonly backs up all the way down Milledge, and Mr. Potash could just have been riding the turn lane down to Baxter to bypass the traffic.
Any way you look at it, it's a bad situation. I hope the women are going to be OK.posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 22:55
Wait a minute...tax revenues increased by a whopping 10%? I don't remember the state legislature raising tax rates on rich people, or anyone else, for that matter.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 23:36
"Richard Sumichrast will begin his new job as dean of the Pamplin College of Business July 1, Virginia Tech provost Mark McNamee announced Wednesday."
Maybe he's just going to a place where they know his name. It's ROBERT Sumichrast.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 22:58
AND starting late, to boot...us oldsters have a hard time staying up that late...same with folks who have to get up the next morning for work.....but we all know that the time was chosen so that West Coast could be convenienced.
8pm start time = prime time TV. Prime time = more viewers. More viewers = higher ad prices. It's all about the TV money. ESPN pays $150 million per year for the rights to the 5 BCS bowls, and the payout from this game alone was about $30 million (with ~$23.6M going to the SEC and ~$6.2M going to ND).posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:34
With no disrespect to Oregon, it is clear that the de facto National Championship game was played on Dec 1 in Atlanta.posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 08:52
"Time's "Person of the Year" is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill."
So which was it this year?posted @ Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:31
[quote][b]EbbTide2[/b] - Alec Ogletree's helmet-to-helmet hit on QB McCarron was blatant and uncalled for (and penalized, thank God). [/quote]
Terrible call. Look at the frames from 0:12 to 0:13 of the video you posted. Ogletree clearly hit McCarron with his right shoulder, and the top of Ogletree's helmet was at McCarron's shoulder level at the time of initial contact. That was a perfectly legal hit. I expect to see it as part of the highlight reel at Sanford Stadium next year.
The hit on Murray was cheap, but more importantly, it was illegal. Had I been one of Murray's OLinemen, I would have gotten flagged for at least one chop block on #90 in the second half.
As for the finger in the eye, it's likely that Sheldon Dawson was on the receiving end first. That doesn't make it right that he then tried to stick his finger in the Alabama player's eye, but it hardly rises to the same level.posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 15:59
"It could have been kids or some whacked-out person who found an abandoned litter of puppies or coyotes and just thought they'd have some fun," said Cary Moran, the county humane society's shelter manager.
"Fun" is not exactly what comes to mind when I read this.posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:22
Regarding the photo and caption, wouldn't asking for votes be considered campaigning or electioneering? And isn't campaigning or electioneering at a polling station against the law? Maybe not in Illinois?posted @ Friday, November 23, 2012 - 09:26
Wasn't s/he the lead singer of Rush?
posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 22:25
A little more information would be helpful. Are the ones effected in a certain geographical location or all over the state? OR are do the names of the ones effected start with certain letters?
And did the breach affect all of their business lines? Nationwide insures lives and property, in addition to offering annuities and retirement plans. I doubt that all customers on are on the same system.posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:48
Why would you blame the unions? Are they any more greedy or corrupt than their management counterparts?
It was just one union. Hostess came to terms with the other 11 unions that represented its employees. For the baker's union, an 8% reduction in pay and having to contribute a little more toward their pension and healthcare was just too much. Better to end up with nothing.
The president of that union, BTW, is an evil rich person. His compensation was over $262k last year.
And BTW, the union hates women. The union has no women executives, and the 14 highest paid employees of the union are men. And only one (token?) woman in the top 29.posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 21:43
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