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AthFest donation to buy instruments for schools

Nice job Athfest! They seem to do a great job of putting money where it's truly needed!

posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 08:13

Minaj, Carey not returning to 'American Idol'

@mpd0.59: I accidentally negged your comment! Sorry!

posted @ Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 17:07

Duncan: Options possible for funding pre-K plan

[quote][b]scarborj[/b] - The early education program, or PRE-K is the biggest ripoff there is for taxpayers...there is no data or statistics that prove this program is helpful to any kid educationally. It's simply a babysitting service.
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You don't know what you're talking about.

http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Organizing-a-school/St...

http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/sites/all/files/UCI_Infographic_Pre-K...

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/foc/summary/v015/15.1magnuson.html

posted @ Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 13:45

Judge: Mass. must pay for killer's sex change

This is absolutely ridiculous.

posted @ Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 06:26

Atty: Zimmerman bail hearing to be held next week

[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - This thing will turn into a circus before it's over.
[/quote]

I think it already has.

posted @ Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 04:48

Studies on the impact of Wal Mart -- cited by the anti Wal Mart crowd -- if these are your friends, who are your enemies?

Good post, @Oracle. Thanks for sharing.

posted @ Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 08:05

Bishop Eddie Long apologizes to Jewish group for ceremony

He's still a POS.

posted @ Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 16:41

Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

Horrendous. I can't imagine how terrified these children were since they didn't feel safe enough to come forward. Sick, sick, sick.

posted @ Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 13:28

Intruder robs 94-year-old woman in her home on Milledge Avenue

This is absolutely disgusting. You're right on @Disbott3000.

posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 14:34

Pumpkin Chili: Worth Trying?

Thanks for sharing. I've been looking for a way to change up my veggie chili. I will definitely be trying this recipe.

posted @ Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 17:35

Holiday event lights up Bear Hollow

[quote][b]EmbracingWhatsRight[/b] - Because nothing says Christmas like an opossum behing hi-strength chain link. [/quote]

My thoughts exactly.

posted @ Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 21:05

Mystery donor leaves $1,740 gold coin in kettle

Excellent!

posted @ Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 21:04

Activists want zoning change at Walmart site

@grove600: My question was simply, are these people using their energy to help fight poverty in ACC as well? I never assumed there would be less poverty because a Walmart is built. I know better. I only think there are greater fights to fight in this town.

posted @ Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 15:13

Activists want zoning change at Walmart site

What are these activists doing to help solve the poverty problem in ACC?

posted @ Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 13:15

Abstinence-only sex education doesn't work, say UGA researchers

[quote][b]Nailitdebo[/b] - It all starts in the home. Anyway, what about 2006 thru 2011? This study was from 2005.
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A lot of times, research is considered acceptable if it's up to 7 years old.

posted @ Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 08:11

Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies

Very sad. Was it the Charlie Sheen roast in which there was joking about him having diabetes and dying young?

posted @ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 18:21

Abstinence-only sex education doesn't work, say UGA researchers

This is no surprise.

posted @ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 18:15

Crowd silent after shots fired at Bethel

[quote][b]FREEDOM MATTERS[/b] - I would move ALL government housing projects to the edge of town and take back the most valuable land in Athens so that it could be bought by owners that actually pay property tax. (sorry UGA)
I would create strict enforceable guidelines for places like Bethel that are not owned by the government, where a lot of criminal activity takes place.
i would make sure that the housing projects that got moved to the edge of town had the best bus service, social services and education programs ever given to an impoverished community so that the chains of poverty and illiteracy can be broken forever.
i would put full time police officers at every single housing complex.
i would put up cameras that cover every angle of the public housing complexes.
SOLUTIONS are easy but our "leaders" have to be concerned with actually fixing our problems first.
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What experiences have you had in social services?

Cameras at every angle? What would the cost of that be? Isn't that a violation of personal freedom?

I live on the edge of town and pay property taxes and am not interested in housing projects in my area, thanks.

What would the cost comparison be for moving and entire community of people to another area of town, rerouting buses, establishing new social service programs, and providing full time police officers in this newly built housing?

Where will this money come from?

posted @ Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:33

More A/C units stolen for copper

@FREEDOM MATTERS: Are you operating your campaign under the assumption that you are anonymous?

posted @ Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 15:10

NYPD GOES WILD ON UNARMED COLLEGE KIDS

[quote][b]FREEDOM MATTERS[/b] -
i agree with you but it is hard to since your grammar is atrocious.
to sound a bit more educated you could have said:
The point is....Regardless of the protest, these people weren't doing anything wrong. How can any of you side with the police when no law has been broken? Shame on all of you for such comments.
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You're funny.

posted @ Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 18:21

Background Checks Go Social

I've never understood why people use their real names on social websites. I also don't know why they are willing to divulge so much personal information. Thoughts?

posted @ Monday, June 20, 2011 - 20:16

Sitting is Killing You

Whoa. Good info. I now feel lucky to have a job that has me moving almost all day. My problem is, when I get home I don't have much energy to do a real workout. I guess housework will have to do!

posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 17:37

Deal signs Sunday alcohol sales bill

[quote][b]athensga2[/b] - I'll drink to that.
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Cheers! Beer

posted @ Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 16:05

Easter Pics!!

So adorable! And so smiley! I love the "drunk with her bunny" pic Laughing out loud

posted @ Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 14:16

DRIVERS BEWARE! THE POLICE ARE HUNTING YOU!!!

"More thugs lose their freedom on this little stretch of road than just about anywhere else in Athens."

So...thugs should be free to do whatever they like?

posted @ Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 19:53

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