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Former Athens cop indicted for bribery

@OCCountry:
True, the political class are bottom feeders and not without fault.  But we don't put politicians in uniform, we do not give them weapons nor the power of arrest.  We can vote the politician out of office. We do not allow politicians to pull people, our sons or daughter's over at the side of the road in the dark of night. A USDOT study several years ago indicated the vast majority of vehicle stops were for minor regulatory offenses.  We need to reconsider the powers we have relinquished. 

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:44

Athens DUI suspect charged with felony for fighting with officer

@snarkydude:
The officer had the tools to make the arrest. The officers did as countless officers have done in the past, used his strength and training to overcome resistance. I believe more departments should train officers in "come-along" holds. I have taken football players to the ground with a simple wrist twist or finger bend. I question if the resistance demonstrated by the suspect reaches the level of a felony. This charge will likely be dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor.

posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 08:58

Former Athens cop indicted for bribery

We see stories every day of sworn law enforcement officers engaged in criminal activity. I was keeping track but the task was overwhelming and I stopped. Yet  we continue to give them the authority to pull people over on a whim or on pretext for minor regulatory traffic infractions. Now we have this guy indicted for bribery.  Would you want him  pulling over your daughter on a dark street at night?  We must begin to remove such powers from these people. 

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 17:22

Tybee Island reports mild 1st wave of Orange Crush

Of course business is lagging as well it should be.  Didn't the governing 'wizards' of this island install invasive video surveillance cameras?  Remember Tybee, you need me more than I need you and as a law abiding freedom loving person I have everything to hide from you. 

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:24

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

@mpd0.59:

LOL. Thank you for your research. You missed the point I was trying to make but I appreciate the time you took. I believe that I can spend my money better than government. I believe the past several years proves my point. I will always side with the private investor than with the government tax man. We can see graphic evidence that investment money will flow where it is appreciated and where it is taxed less.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:32

Snowden no hero, national security leader says at UGA

@dahreese:
Yes, thank you. Clapper did indeed lie to Congress and to the Americsn People. Why has he not been held in contempt? Why does he still have this job. There are far to many liers in Washington.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:16

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

@mpd0.59:
What??? I was at school yesterday and a TV was on to Fox and this was a part of their news cast. It is the job of the media to be 'the watchdog of government', and if facts are a little shakey or if this news is true in a specific context, it is the job of media to inform. The media should not be in bed with government.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:12

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

@Used2baFreeCountry:
Socialism is a great system, until government spends all the people's money.

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:04

Grimes: More equitable tax structure would make America a better place

@proftom:
NO!  The reason Capital Gains are taxed at a lower rate is because of the risk factor.  When you invest in a company, or a stock there is no guarantee of a reward.  Indeed, the risk you could lose money is very great.  Investment is critical for growth.  Risk takers are critical to move along new products and services. The government needs these risk takers so they encourage investments and offer a lower tax liability to encourage risk.  This is another example that lower taxes encourage growth.  

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:03

Sgt. Lance Tipton: striving to make the community's streets safer

Thank you Sgt. for your service.  Your story caused me to think back to my career as an officer, Sgt. and later a Lt.  Traffic safety was my field for many years and I still conduct research on this subject.  It was only after I became aware of federal law (Highway Safety Act, Title 23 USC, MUTCD) and engineering guidelines (ITE) that I realized all the traffic citations I  issued served no useful purpose other than collecting revenue for my jurisdiction and the Court. In the early 1980 we set the standard for DUI enforcement but today some bright young officers must formulate a new plan to focus on the chronic offender.  We also need to focus our attention to DUI as an addiction.  Put the radar, Lazer and ticket book away and think outside the box. 

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 08:53

Sheriff: Man kills Hartwell restaurant owner, then turns gun on himself and ex-wife

@snarkydude:
Let us not forget that men too are the victims of DV. As one who headed a national study of DV, I can state that the offender is not limited to one sex. DV offenders are 'equal opportunity' and many men have been killed or injured (physically and emotionally) by the spouse.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 16:49

Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

@mpd0.59:
Yes indeed, they are nationalities and mostly Caucasian. Thanks for making my point.. I am fully aware of the differences between 'Race' and 'ethnicity identity'. I know many 'Hispanics' or Spanish Sir-named ( several in my family) people who are blond hair and blue eye caucasians. Yet, these people are considered protected class individuals. Pelosi used the word Race and played the race card to enrage people. She did not use the word 'anti-ethnic'. Her remark was ill informed and it was still a stupid remark. I appreciate the post.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:40

Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

So Pelosi plays the race card amd thinks the failure to secure our borders is race related. What about all the French Canadians who are in this country? What about German students who decided to stay here. How about the Russians? Her statement is foolish, uniformed and stupid.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:26

Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

@marshalld: We have a very good immigration law crafted by the late Senator Ted Kennedy who promised when it was passed that this measure would be enforced and would solve the illegal immigration problem. I agree that the Administration and both parties and the Attorney General have failed in their responsibility.

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:19

Georgia ports on track to smash cargo records in 2014

     I visited the Port of Savanna, the son of an old neighbor works there.  I had to produce my ID,  undergo a criminal background check including am NCIC and I was given strict  rules to follow including having my visitor ID in plain sight at all times.  If I did not follow these rules the wrath of the Lord would be upon me.  
     There are some church groups who drive vans into the port to pick up foreign sailors from the various ships.  The vans are waived through the check points, the foreign sailors are loaded up and then they leave the port for a day of shopping and sightseeing in Savanna.  They  drive in and out with only a waive. 
     So, I receive the hassle of my life, and the foreign sailors come and go as they please and they can jump ship if they want to. 

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 15:20

Ripples of Nevada range showdown spreading in West

@mpd0.59:
The brown shirts of the BLM was arguing they were trying to save some stupid turtle. They have not yet responded to whether or not they killed the ranchers cattle. What will you do when they come after you?

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 15:08

Ripples of Nevada range showdown spreading in West

@marshalld:
C'mon man. This is another shady land scheme of Harry Reid. He has clients who are Chinese investors who want this land.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 14:59

Colo. health director warns Ga. families to beware 'miracle cure' marijuana

@CharlesB:
I began my career as a young man and worked five years as a private investigator. I then worked for 30 years as a sworn law enforcement officer and retired with the rank of Lt. After retirement I worked five years as a state juvenile ISP officer. That was like having kids all over again. I have also been an adjunct CJ college instructor for over 8 years and I serve on the board of directors and am law enforcement representative for a national traffic safety clearing house. Thank you for your service and I hope you find relief from your serious medical issues.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 13:29

Colo. health director warns Ga. families to beware 'miracle cure' marijuana

@Humbucker bob: This  young man was a court ordered client of mine when he was 17.  He had dropped out of high school. He was brought before the court after beating up the boy friend of a 12 year old girl he was interested in dating.  His substance of choice was Marijuana which was the only chemical substance present in his UAs. He could not comply with the Orders of the Court (obtain a GED, remain chemical free, community service) and did not successfully complete his probation.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 13:18

Colo. health director warns Ga. families to beware 'miracle cure' marijuana

@CharlesB:
I really appreciate all the research you have done on this matter. I was simply telling of a young client of mine who was totally and completely burned out.  There was no light on  behind his eyes. The benefits or lack thereof not withstanding, I believe that much depends on the make-up of the individual.  Some people can manage alcohol and come can't. Some can manage Chocolate and some can't.  Some people can eat burgers from a fast food joints and some can't.  Some can use marijuana and some can't.  I have no dog in this fight, I have never smoked marijuana and  never will, but I don't begrudge others from the opportunity if taken responsibility and with moderation.  Thanks for the post and the information.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 13:02

Colo. health director warns Ga. families to beware 'miracle cure' marijuana

@Humbucker bob:
There are serious side effects for some people. I had a young client who began to smoke marijuana when he was 11 years old. He is totally wasted now, he just stares ahead, there is no light on inside. He is one who had serious adverse effects to this substance.

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:58

Georgia's share of NFL stadium costs could grow

There is no such thing as an organized national  Tea Party such as the Democrats, Republicans, Greens or others.  Most TEA groups are local amd grass roots.  The Tea Party is more a state of mind of private individuals who feel that citizens are already paying confiscatory taxes and want a reduction in spending and taxation.  I am glad to see at least two other posters subscribe to this belief and might be closet supporters.  Get on the phone Monday, have friends and relatives do likewise, call the Governor and other elected representatives and express your opposition to this scheme. 

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:55

Change in tag fee law could boost conservation

This is a classic example which was proven by JFK, Reagan, Clinton and Bush that government tax revenues will decrease when tax rates increase.  Several state governors have proven this also. 

posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:34

Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

How refreshing.  He is not blaming everything on the  Republicans, or the Koch brothers.  This Pope is taking responsibility and showing true leadership.  Good for him. 

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 17:32

Pay raises, no furloughs in planned Clarke schools budget

This begs the question, what if the anticipated windfall of tax revenue does not materialize?  Will the Superintendent, and the 'wiz kid' financial planers and officials pass the hat and take up the shortfall out of their own pockets? Will they tender their resignation and offer a heartfelt apology to the citizens of Clarke County? More likely they will blame unforeseen circumstances. If you think education is expensive...you bet it is.

posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 17:20

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