I believe I said that in my post..."the thug mentality, in Black as well as White"....it is the reason the community, most especially police tend to profile certain persons whether they are Black or White. It's the real world, and it's not getting any better. So many who think the world owes them!posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:17
What Black parents should be teaching their Black children is RESPECT for the LAW and for their ELDERS. Seems to me that would be a great start.
I wish people could be judged based on their character instead of their skin color or dialect.
I truly believe most people are judged on their character and not on their skin color or dialect. I have the utmost respect for a great many Black people, their hard work and contributions to society. However, there is the "thug culture" that has risen above all those who are striving to make something of themselves in the Black community, and just like with the White community, people are wary of those individuals...can one blame us???? Just saying....posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:17
Sounds like Ferguson is becoming Detroit and Chicago...THUGS VS. POLICE! They'll take any opportunity to protest, riot, and kill!posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:56
This man is living in LA LA land, he's already admitted killing Buddy Christian and everyone in Northeast Georgia knows it. He will get his trial, but am not sure he will get an impartial jury despite where the trial is held or where they get the jurors.posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 20:38
[quote][b]LaMareaRoja[/b] - A estudiar mas duro, Weeman!
No se como la hermana entro a la Universidad con un 1450 en el SAT.
Por eso tuvo que ir a UNG-Watkinsville primero y entonces se transferio a UGA, papa! ja ja ja
Speak ENGLISH please, you are in the United States of America!posted @ Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 01:17
I apologize for taking up the forum with so much of my personal info, but this article really burned me up. There are plenty of people like me who have worked and earned a meager wage, but yet were too proud or stubborn to become reliable on the government to help them out. I was raised with excellent family morals and values and was taught that working hard & having a good work ethic was the way to a good life. I lived a lot on credit and bill-payer loans throughout my career but it was out of necessity and I'm still in debt for a 2nd mortgage and Access Loan that probably won't be paid off until my death. Unfortunately, this means I have no legacy to pass on to my children other than the home they were raised in and I doubt it will be much after the debts are paid.
I thank those who commented on my behalf. I don't want any accolades because had it not been for my Mom and Dad who were constant supporters of me all those years, helping with the kids, etc., it would have been a lot harder. They never made a fortune either and worked hard all their lives. I regret they did not live to know all their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and enjoy retirement, because being products of the Depression, they started working at 14 years of age and were still working when they died at 76.
As far as BenHad goes, I wish him the best, but we will have to agree to disagree on the class warfare. It is going on and will continue as long as Obama is in office.posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 11:10
[quote][b]marshalld[/b] - BenHad and scarborj....grow up. Both of you make good points and yes, like all of us, both of you are capable of being right and wrong. We love your input into the issues but if you want to be personal with each other just exchange numbers and meet up. Some things are personal and not to be shared.
They may be personal, but they are the truth and I resented his remarks about the 1%. I have no problem letting people know I worked hard for the little I have and did not depend on government handouts in the meantime!posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:50
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
Betcha she took advantage of the child care tax credits. You pay $1500 in taxes, and get back $6000 as a refund. That is public assistance.
I'm fine with that, but let's keep it real.
Sorry, but you would be wrong on that one, too! It was not beneficial for me to itemize deductions because usually they didn't even add up to the standard deduction. Fortunately, I had the kids as exemptions which helped. I doubt I ever got back more than $500 in a refund and the only reason I got that back was because I had already paid in enough in taxes on my measly salary!posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:47
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - Obviously you guys are in the top 1%. Good for you. Funny that you both blame this report on the messenger instead of the one stating the facts.
How did you guys get to be RICH anyway? Invent something? LOL!
Wait, I know, you're comedians. I get it now.
Man, that's a laugh. You're the comedian! Don't know about Usedtobe, but evidently, you didn't read my comment on the article regarding the UGA athletic raises.
I had a career as an administrative assistant (glorified secretary) for 40 years beginning at UGA, then worked for 2 private businesses, 1 industry, and 1 public. Up until my retirement, I grossed around $27,000 annually. And, during that time, I was a single mother of two children who, through no fault of their own, had to go to work as teenagers for their spending money. No need to go into details on how I made it. It wasn't easy, but I didn't go on welfare that's for sure. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret my choice of career. I enjoyed my work, learned a lot from my employers, and met a lot of nice people, but it would have been nice to have made a little more money.
And, as far as my children go, they learned early on good work ethics and taking pride in what one does in life, and most importantly, paying their debts and on time. They are not "rich" people either, but have made a good life for themselves Unlike you and Obama, we do not envy those who have more and do not play "class warfare."posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 21:47
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - @scarborj: No, that right wing media that you drool over is the one that's doing the kidding.
Wake up and smell the roses, Ben Had....you've "been had" by the almighty "far left" media because that's the only media there has been since Obama took office.posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 17:56
Yep, training to be a health professional is about the only way to go these days besides teaching school. There will always be a need for these two professions most especially in healthcare because we will continue to lose doctors because of Obamacare.posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:38
Are you f****ing kidding me??? There have been rich and poor people for eons and this is what is slowing economy.....think again!posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:34
As much as I dislike and distrust Hillary, I don't think she would have been this bad.
Wow, Snarky, bite your tongue. There's no telling what that woman would have done if she had been elected President. However, I must add, hopefully she would not have been re-elected for a 2nd term! I have absolutely no respect for that woman and haven't since she was first lady!posted @ Monday, August 4, 2014 - 16:23
I'd really love to see all these folks' job descriptions and know what they do on a daily basis.
I had a career as an administrative assistant (glorified secretary) beginning at UGA and then 4 other businesses,, 2 private, 1 industry, & 1 public, for 40 years and never made a salary over $27,000 year and that was gross, not net. I wouldn't know what it would be like to draw a salary such as theirs. Of course, I enjoyed my work, gained a lot of experience, and got to meet a lot of really nice people, but it would have been nice to have made a little more money.posted @ Monday, August 4, 2014 - 16:14
Some, too, fear those eager to "save their country", as the cure is worse than the supposed disease.
Oh, I don't think anything could be worse than the DISEASE we have as leaders at the present time. Just go with the lesser of two evils and keep doing it every election. At some point, maybe we'll get some leaders who give a damn!
We just can't do nothing or else there will soon be riots in the streets worse than have been, and another Civil War. I know I don't want that for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They're already saddled with enough with that huge debt now. It's sad to think every baby born today is already in debt for the rest of their lives. God help us!
I keep remembering Kruschev's words, "you will bury yourselves." Truer words were never spoken unfortunately.posted @ Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 14:23
[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - Americans are asleep and do not wish to be bothered with the loss of their own freedom in their own land.[/quote]
Speak for yourself. Sure, a lot of Americans are turned off by politics these days, but I like to think there are still some people around who are committed to saving their country somehow. People, wake up and get informed!!!posted @ Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:20
You know, this blame game is truly getting a little old, don't you think????posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 15:29
I firmly believe there are people drawing disability who are physically able to hold a job. The above article says the rules are stringent, but I would be willing to bet there are healthy people drawing from these fund. I'm sure it would be hard to find these people, but it might be worth the effort to try.posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 15:18
I agree with Nancy. Any legislation agreed upon by the House and passed to the Senate more often than not will be ditched, and even if it reaches the President, there's a veto waiting. IF and UNTIL, the Republicans can take the Senate, there will be a stale mate. And even then, if by some miracle legislation is agreed upon, the President still has the VETO power. SOOOO, there you are in a nutshell, Congress is worthless at this point for 2 more years. You simply can't blame one person for this problem.
Further, I say no immigration reform is needed. Just enforce the law that is on the books now. I wonder if any Congressman have even read the current law to see what's in it? I wonder if they read any legislation or law currently on the books. I would be willing to bet there are many laws that are not being adhered to at the present time. I can probably say with some certainty that there are also more than a few Americans who have no idea what laws are being broken today.posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:23
No one wants to deny any immigrant from realizing freedom. However, there is a limit to what the United States can bear at this time. Because our immigration law has not been followed for decades, we have more than our share of the tired, poor, and huddled masses. Besides that, as stated above this is a different time from when our ancestors came from Europe to escape tyranny. Now, there is every chance terrorists are coming across our border and mean us harm in every way. That being said, it is not IF it will happen, but WHEN that terrorism will occur and where.posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 19:51
I'm very much against riding bicycles as alternative transportation. They are a danger plus an obstacle to those driving cars, buses, etc., and at times pedestrians. Bicycles were meant for children in the beginning for fun and leisure in a type of environment that did not put them in harm's way, like in the country or a backyard, and not on the road. If they become more for transportation, then their riders need licenses just like a driver needs a license to drive, plus tags, and what a nightmare that will be to our community.posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:26
Wonderful news, but then, I'm sure most of the manufacturers in ACC are doing their part as well. It's a shame that we can not get a "Fair Tax" passed by Congress so that all the manufacturers who elected to go overseas to escape the high taxes could return to the states. That would sure alleviate a lot of our woes, job wise and financially.posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:33
What worries me is that practically none of our children are being taught to READ, WRITE, ADD, or SUBTRACT, and I doubt they are learning their multiplication tables. Nor are they being taught about our GOVERNMENT AND HOW IT IS SUPPOSE TO RUN or our CONSTITUTION, and that surely doesn't MEASURE UP.
I know it's only a tiny sampling, but the "man on the street" that Jay Leno broadcasted and the Watters World on Bill O'Reilly on Fox, proves so many Americans know nothing about the government, its leaders, and the President of these United States. Truth be known, they probably know nothing about nothing.
Technology is a wonderful thing, and so are our schools and colleges, but between the two they surely have our young people dumbed down when it comes to their country and how they vote, or even if they vote these days. It's a travesty! What a shame!
Of course, this falls on the parents, too. Hopefully, a few are being taught right from wrong and most especially, morals and values. If not, we are doomed for sure.posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:14
What this man is saying is not logical. Companies and businesses have and are continuing to close their doors unable to stand up under the pressure of government programs such as Obamacare. And, to top that off, this recent flood of illegals from other countries into America where jobs are scarce for even our own college graduates is adding to our woes. Not only that, but they are now introducing a bill to raise the minimum wage which will kill even the menial jobs such as flipping burgers or even delivering newspapers.
I simply can not fathomed how he believes things are better for Americans. It's only getting worse. Every day there is a new regulation pertaining to our health, our environment, and even our religious belief. Some businesses such as the news media may be finding new ways of staying afloat, but I would be willing to bet it won't last.
I'm not trying to be a negative person, but every day brings more and more problems and they are mainly from our own government. I just hope we can hang in there two more years, but it's a tall order.posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 00:47
Wow...when is enough, enough??posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 20:46
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