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Johnson: Tweet reflects concerns about black student-athletes

This is a NATIONAL problem among athletes. This from a UNC researcher. Read on:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537041/University-North-Carolin...

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:32

Johnson: Tweet reflects concerns about black student-athletes

The people criticizing Winston's speech pattern should be ashamed of themselves. One thing they don't know is that teachers are frequently ordered not to tamper with dialects. You may not agree with that but it is true many places. I found Winston to be humble and a real treat to watch. We should embrace his strong scholastic record.

posted @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 09:26

Blackmon: Children are community responsibility

The community's responsibility for children is very, very limited. Regardless of what you say, it's the parents, not the community, that have the primary duty to care for their children. The community should provide educational opportunities and a safe environment; however, the community should not be baby sitting them, feeding them and assuming other parental roles.

posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 10:17

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

Unemployment benefits are intended to end. They are not intended to go on indefinitely. This will give these workers added incentive to take personal charge of their lives and not expect the taxpayers to continue supporting them.

posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 10:52

Blackmon: Let your light shine in December darkness

If we all would remember that "Jesus is the reason for the season," the world would be better off.

posted @ Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 11:55

Former Atlanta mayor at odds with MLK's children

The children of MLK are concerned only about MONEY -- not his legacy. They are an embarrassment to his name. Everyone has conflict with them, not just the mayor.

posted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:40

Pitts: Conservative noise machine wilfully blind

Pitts' columns are the "pits"
He is nothing more than a racist himself and he has the nerve to blame others.

posted @ Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:41

Chambers: Athens Health Network moving forward with Health Assurance Program

@helligater69: If they want to be compassionate they can volunteer at the several free health care opportunities already here in Athens, e.g., Mercy Clinic. Anyway, it's not for us to tell them what they ought to do to be compassionate.

And, many primary care doctors are overworked and underpaid relative to surgeons, specialists and others.

posted @ Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 08:56

Chambers: Athens Health Network moving forward with Health Assurance Program

This is pie in the sky, bye and bye.
Why put additional burdens on the already-burdened health care system?
Why would busy, often underpaid (primary care) doctors want to now be responsible for people who can't even qualify for Medicaid. This is another step on the road towards already failed socialism-type economies of Europe.

posted @ Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 10:56

ABHhealth: Search for doctors to join network gets underway

I suspect Reno where this plan originated doesn't have 30% minorities on welfare. This plan is totally unrealistic. You want already -busy doctors to take on more patients. Then if their costs rise guess who gets to pay the difference - yes, responsible adults like you and me.

Plus, the rest of us will now experience further delays in getting to see the doctor. This plan is like so many other bleeding-heart plans -- put the majority out to accommodate the minority. I hope this network doesn't put pressure on the hospitals and doctors to go along with this.

Sounds like OneAthens resurrected.

posted @ Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 10:52

Report: Teen HPV vaccination rate still lagging

Who can trust Big Pharma today to provide safe drugs? They spend more money on marketing/promotion than they do on innovation and research.

posted @ Friday, July 26, 2013 - 11:19

Fraud by phone: Winterville woman duped, two Athens women refuse

We need stricter enforcement of these unwanted/illegal/suspicious phone inquiries. I get them all day too and just don't answer. But, elderly people grew up in an era when people could be trusted and thus get fleeced. There needs to be an easier way to block unwanted phone calls.

posted @ Friday, July 26, 2013 - 11:17

Popular "La Confidence" painting leaving Georgia Museum of Art

Must have been a slow news day. Lot of fuss over lending a painting.

posted @ Friday, July 26, 2013 - 09:02

The Editor's Desk: Broun could make credible statewide run

@cilanti: Humourous interpretation is one thing. It's a fine line to draw. But, I really think you need to tread softly when criticizing a person's religion.

posted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 18:06

The Editor's Desk: Broun could make credible statewide run

@swhitney: Pandering to audiences is the definition of a politician. This is not unique to Broun.

posted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 18:04

Georgia technical colleges expanding international programs

I really question whether our technical schools should be doing this. Let's focus on educating Georgians for technical jobs!

posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 - 15:25

Study Break: Undocumented students face hurdles to higher ed

This article didn't need the length it is not the first page placement unless the ABH has an agenda. The writers of course do. Fair and balanced reporting? Right.

P. S. - She CAN go to college in GA and pay out of state fees. She just can't go to our best universities. This is a reasonable policy.

posted @ Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 09:05

Thomas: 'Hating Obama is not a policy'

If there is "hate" for Obama it has more to do with hating his approach to leadership. He is arrogant, sarcastic and devisive. He has led a NON-transparent approach to government. No other president has ever been this way. He blames others for his shortcomings.

Let's turn the question around: what is there to "like" about Obama? He has led the country down the path to socialism and has created more havoc in the economic system that most people/businesses today don't know where they stand and don't know what the future holds as we pass on to our children/grandchildren the results of selfish decision making.

posted @ Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:32

Undocumented students, supporters, protest at UGA's Arch for education equality

"Demanding" access does not sound like a good strategy for "illegal aliens." They do have access to MOST of the colleges/universities in the State. It's not like they have been totally closed out. Plus, paying out of state tuition is reasonable when you really are from somewhere else.

Unfortunately, these youth have their PARENTS to blame not the state of GA. I'm not sympathetic with them "demanding" anything.

The Board of Regents policy is an appropriate one.

posted @ Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:27

Keep guns off campus, chancellor pleads with Georgia legislators

I support a strong degree of freedom with guns, but allowing them on a university campus just crosses the line in my mind. Angry students shooting professors; angry professors shooting students? Jealous students shooting others?

posted @ Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 20:57

The Editor's Desk: Are we living in an ungovernable country?

@observer1948: Your comments are right on target. It's apparent to any regular reader of the ABH.

posted @ Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 14:01

Athens school plays part in possible world record for most Christmas cards

@Pologize: nothing...except they are not Christmas cards...

posted @ Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 18:40

Athens men and women to be recognized at banquet

@Ferrol Katz: maybe so but a well written article would include the highlights.

posted @ Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 18:39

Athens school plays part in possible world record for most Christmas cards

Nice to know they were "Christmas" cards and not "Happy Holiday" cards. Let's remember what Christmas is all about.

posted @ Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:18

Athens men and women to be recognized at banquet

What "lifetime achievements" have these people made? Just living that long? Their achievements should be spelled out. What have they done since their graduation?

posted @ Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:15

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