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Clarke schools opt out of new all-free school lunch program

@red4893223: You could have quoted me or replied to me. When you have as many points as I do, you can see who rates your posts, too. *Thumbsup*

I have savings I could fall back on. It's not the governments responsibility to feed my child. It's mine. It's called personal responsibility. Dependence on government programs will be the downfall of our society. There are already too many people simply not trying and expecting others to do for them. The school provides free or reduced lunches already. There's no point in making it "free" for everyone when most parents CAN afford to pay for lunch. Maybe being a tiny bit hungry by lunch will be a character building trait for that child so they'll push themselves to be successful to provide for themselves. Like wildlife that have gotten use to being fed by humans, they no longer hunt because it's provided. Heaven forbid we become a society that just looks for those handouts and never tries to do on their own. Heaven forbid.

posted @ Friday, July 26, 2013 - 10:12

Clarke schools opt out of new all-free school lunch program

Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING is "FREE". Why is this SO hard to understand, people?!? You want these kids to eat for free while their deadbeat parents sit at home and get high all day, you go right ahead and volunteer YOUR money. I choose not to further the dependence on programs like this. Good for the Superintendent. Quit drinking the government Kool-Aid, y'all! It's making you sick!

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 11:01

Dog being evaluated after mauling toddler to death

Most counties will put one down just for BITING. This one KILLED a CHILD and they want to evaluate it?!?! Get real and just shoot the thang!!!

posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:44

Bible-wielding man barred from health club

Huh, I saw him on the sidewalk outside of Chick-fil-A yesterday talking to the guys from a road crew. I wonder if this was before or after...

posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:41

Oconee report shows how woman took child from day care

[quote][b]E.J.[/b] -
Is it done with the same remote system?
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I don't know but I'd be willing to bet that ARMC doesn't go around physically locking all of their doors when a Code Blanket is called. Precious seconds can prevent someone from leaving a building. There is a system. It should be in place. Period.

posted @ Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 18:06

Oconee report shows how woman took child from day care

[quote][b]Pootie Tang[/b] - First off, great job by the police for locating them so quickly. Second, anyone that thinks the school employees did a "good job" is out of their mind. These employees followed a kidnapper to her car, with the kidnap victim, and let her drive away. What a bunch of scared wimps. The lady had plenty of time before the police found them to hurt/kill this little girl. Doesnt matter if the kid was biologically hers. Plenty of parents kill their kids yearly for revenge on the parent with custody. Everyone from this school involved should be fired and replaced with qualified child educators and child guardians. After all, isnt that their jobs, to teach and watch out for the kids in their care? I hate the "suing" society that we have created, but in this case, I hope the parent with custody gets rich!
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While I agree that the staff didn't do everything possible to stop her, I wouldn't go so far as to say they should all be fired. I'm not just picking on this daycare. All child care centers should reevaluate to see what they can do to improve their security. Several things.

1-This particular daycare's emergency procedures should be overhauled. The director shouldn't have wasted time calling the father. 911 should have been called immediately. If the director knew that the non-custodial parent wasn't allowed to pick up the child, don't bother calling the other parent. Precious time was wasted there.
2-Their building isn't secure at all times. I've seen it. Hopefully this will be the situation that all area daycares need to secure their buildings if they're not already.
3-Security codes weren't enough in this situation. That could have been anyone who followed that parent in the door, maybe some pedophile looking to kidnap and kill. I guess the director would have just let that happen, too?
4-What would have been enough? Install a panic button that locks all doors and automatically summons police. Hospitals do it all the time to, what?...Yep, prevent kidnappings. Why is that not ok for a childcare center?

posted @ Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 17:38

Oconee report shows how woman took child from day care

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You can't lock the doors so that everyone is prevented from leaving the building.
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Yes you can. Hospitals do it all the time.

posted @ Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 17:13

Gun-toting principals bad idea, say area educators

[quote][b]cilanti[/b] - People who are thinking about or are currently studying to be teachers or school administrators should watch this legislation closely. I was a teacher, and I would never have carried a gun. If I had known it would be required of me, I would have pursued another profession or moved to a State where this was not required.
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Maybe that's best if you're not prepared to protect the children any way necessary while they're in your classroom. You would do anything to protect them during a tornado or fire, why not be prepared to protect them against ill-intent from someone trying to physically harm them?

posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 09:17

Business limits rifle sales, Oconee Co. sheriff plans boycott

@curiouscat

As a gun owner who wouldn't be terribly happy should all of our weapons be stolen, I highly recommend a gun safe. Does that also apply as an answer to your question? Yes. Should it be required? I don't believe in the far reaching hands of the government to call it a requirement but responsible gun owners should want one to protect their property from theft.

Mental illnesses and their treatments/handlings are not something I know much about except to say that it shouldn't be something that's as shrugged-off as it is. But just to touch on your last question, don't even think about reaching into my pockets for it.

posted @ Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:15

Supreme Court won't hear Ga. gun lawsuit

Yes, because I prefer to worship in a place where all criminals know that money is being passed around but no one is allowed to carry. Wow.

posted @ Monday, January 7, 2013 - 11:54

Business limits rifle sales, Oconee Co. sheriff plans boycott

@curiouscat: I believe the CT incident was sparked by moms threat to commit the son, right? That's the best place for the mentally ill. Criminals belong in jail or deceased, depending on the type of and amount of offenses. This may seem pretty harsh, especially to the left-embracing crowd. Tough nuggets. You can't reform people into good citizens by placing them in jail and on probation continuously. They've proven they're not worth tax payer money.

Don't take away MY rights for the sake of those who shouldn't have rights to begin with. Anything else you'd like to know? I'm sure I'm full of opposing opinions to your own.

posted @ Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 20:50

Business limits rifle sales, Oconee Co. sheriff plans boycott

[quote][b]MomsHugs[/b] - Same old, same old... arguments about 2nd Amendment right to own guns & all the law-abiding citizens who abide by the law to buy them. However, I never read anything that explains just exactly how the 'bad guys' get their guns.
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Ever read the blotter? Car break-ins, home break-ins, etc. law abiding citizens aren't providing for criminals willingly. They're called criminals for a reason.

posted @ Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 13:43

Business limits rifle sales, Oconee Co. sheriff plans boycott

@curiouscat: yeah, see, I don't tend to buy mine from street dealers. I'm sure that's the difference.

posted @ Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 13:37

Business limits rifle sales, Oconee Co. sheriff plans boycott

@Jot: You do realize that one must pass a background check to obtain a weapon? Do you even know what an "assault-style weapon" is? Count me as above average then because I'd prefer to arm myself and family as heavily as legally possible. You can call 911 and wait if that suits you.

posted @ Friday, January 4, 2013 - 19:02

A year after his death, the wife of slain officer Christian looks back

I'm sure that message is something she will treasure forever. God bless.

posted @ Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 11:31

Another victim reports BB shooting on Athens' Eastside

[quote][b]bobbidiboo[/b] -
How would freeing Will help ketch this perp?
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Maybe Will knows where he is.

posted @ Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 09:22

Moms gather in Savannah for breast-feeding protest

@yonder: I can tell you that some of these women ARE with their child 24/7. Most moms who stay at home don't bother buying a pump because they won't need it. It's too much work when you can just find somewhere private and discretely nurse your child. Some moms, whether working or not, don't produce well for a pump. You seriously need to stop pushing your personal comforts and opinions off as the gospel to follow. And stop ASSuming.

posted @ Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 18:11

Convenience store customers nab robbery suspect

[quote][b]Zeke the Plumber[/b] -
when you try to KILL SOMEONE over a couple hundred bucks, your right to not be talked about poorly IS PERMANENTLY REVOKED.
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Amen!! I couldn't have said it better!

Hey, @IHateIgnorance: If it was someone you loved working at that convenience store, how would you feel then, if it was their life being threatedned by this punk, who you don't care for, BTW?

posted @ Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:47

Convenience store customers nab robbery suspect

[quote][b]IHateIgnorance[/b] - @Southern Belle: I'm not saying he did the right thing. I've never done such a thing. But sometimes, people do feel like they should help. But he should've went about it another way. Like finding a job. And yeah he will get punished, whatever. Honestly I don't care. I just know the kid and I honestly don't care for him. And it was his decision but just because he made a bad decision doesn't mean he gets to be talked about poorly.
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You don't care for him yet you're willing to defend him with such ferocity? If someone I LIKED made this decision, I wouldn't defend them. You need to focus your energy and time elsewhere.

posted @ Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:42

Convenience store customers nab robbery suspect

@IHateIgnorance:

[quote][b]IHateIgnorance[/b] - Honestly, okay, yeah the kid did the most stupidest thing. But I mean have you grown up in poverty? Have any of you seen your friends die? Do any of you know what it's like to come home to see your parents stressing out over bills that they may not even be able to make? From how you're rudely commenting...I DON'T THINK SO. So before you judge someone, actually know where they came from or who they are. Because I know this kid and this is not him. I know where he's coming from. Barely making ends meet, isn't great for a kid. And to have you assholes talking so terribly about him doesn't make it better. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. No wonder everyone looks down on Americans. Because you all think you're better than everyone. But honestly you're not. You should all be put into a foreign country and start with nothing. Let's see how easy it'll be for you. My family came here from another [filtered word] country from a war, years ago and they actually put you lazy asses to shame. I have family members who are doctors, work for the IRS, etc, and they ALL have better things to do than to look down on some kid who just made a mistake in his life.
So if you honestly wanna talk [filtered word]. Let's talk about you. Cause I obviously see nothing wrong. It's just a confused kid who made maybe one of the biggest mistakes in his life. So what? There are TONS of kids like that. Who are you to judge?
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THIS does NOT give ANYone the right to just go and TAKE whatever they think they need or deserve!!! *I* stress over bills, my friends stress over bills, MY parents stress over bills. Do we rob people or stores?? NO! It's not ok! It's not justifiable! I think I'm wasting my time and energy because I'd be willing to bet you'll never see the wrong in your thinking. Most never do.

posted @ Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 08:51

More bills would require drug tests for state benefits

I've always thought of drug testing for benefits not as a "we want to prevent you from doing drugs" but more of a "if you can afford drugs, you can afford to buy your own food". Though not entirely the same thing, I DO hate to see people at grocery stores pay for their food with a EBT/WIC card then their alcohol and cigarettes with cash. SO glad I could help them pay for their "necessities".

posted @ Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 17:44

Art at Clarke jail voted down, but supporters want to reconsider

“a reasonable amount for a public building that is being constructed for the benefit of our whole community.”

Now, see, that's already a lie. I don't, and I know LOADS of other people who don't, plan to EVER see the inside of the jail to even know what the walls look like. Let's get back in touch with reality, Marilyn.

posted @ Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 10:40

Neighbor saw woman shoot at baby before killing herself

@pumpkie: Found this. http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/topstories/x2019334457/5-shot-dead-in-...

posted @ Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 23:55

Neighbor saw woman shoot at baby before killing herself

I have an 8 month old and 2 older kids. Who, what kind of sick monster, can shoot a precious little baby like that?!?!

posted @ Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 23:23

Panel recommends $50,000 for art at Clarke jail

@1sanctimoniousplaya: Lol! You gave me a +1 a little too soon. I'm getting to you next.

You know NOTHING about AthensMom's husband. Who are you to say what a LEO should be earning every year? If they did earn $50,000 a year, which they don't even come close to, it would be government money well spent.

You are the piece of work, not the wife of a LEO, who is simply observing that this 50 grand in art is a total waste of tax payers money and I couldn't agree more.

posted @ Friday, December 16, 2011 - 11:11

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