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THE WORLD OF BASEBALL and the Chicago White Sox had their "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, and now the city of Augusta and the residents of District 6 have their "Speechless" Joe Jackson. The voters of District 6 spoke loud and clear when they elected "Speechless" to the commission. After two commission meetings, we are still waiting to hear from Joe. Some say you are just a puppet. Say it ain't so, Joe!

BRITAIN "APPROVED SCIENTISTS' use of animal eggs to create human stem cells." Will this make humans part animal?

THIS IS A HUGE rant for those drivers that don't slow down when they see a school bus stopping to pick up our children. Just like with traffic lights, yellow does not mean go faster.

EX-BRIT PRIME Minister Tony Blair will get paid $4.9 million a year after being hired by the J.P. Morgan bank in a "senior advisory capacity." A perfect example of modern corruption.

WHY IS IT LOGICAL and appropriate to install regulation-size basketball courts on elementary school property? Students who attend elementary school are too young and too small to utilize this type of playground equipment.

A RAVE TO SANJEEV , a sales rep at the Sprint store in Mullins Crossing, who assisted us in upgrading our cell phone recently. His customer assistance was excellent.

THE BAD ECONOMIC news may solve the Social Security issue. With all the boomers about to pack it in, they may now need to work to cover the losses to their 401(k)s.

RANT IN RESPONSE to the article concerning Gov. Sonny Perdue's annual state budget. How can he expect Richmond County to support $7.2 million for MCG? All they've done is hurt poor people by not treating them and in closing the only pharmacy in Augusta that tried to help people get the medicine they needed at a minimum cost that they could afford.

THIS IS A RANT for nobody cracking down on gangs and making sure we're not having them in our area. And this is the cause for all the robberies and shootings in the Augusta area.

WHAT DRIVES JUDGES these days? Ex-Burke County court deputy clerk embezzled over $21,000 from the county. She apparently stole from the county 237 times. Yet she gets no jail time.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 02/03/08 - 03:46 am
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So, Did Sanjeev sell you a
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So, Did Sanjeev sell you a designer handbag as well?

WhiskyDick
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WhiskyDick 02/03/08 - 07:09 am
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I got ripped off. I bought a

I got ripped off. I bought a designer wallet and part of the deal was a date with the woman whose picture was inside...she ain't called me yet!

pro@this
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pro@this 02/03/08 - 07:21 am
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Quick Sanjeev - hide the

Quick Sanjeev - hide the handbags!

pro@this
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pro@this 02/03/08 - 07:23 am
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Wow - the gangs are "the

Wow - the gangs are "the cause for all the robberies and shootings in the Augusta area" ? Thanks so much for clearing that one up!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/03/08 - 07:37 am
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Human stem cells from animal

Human stem cells from animal eggs? Maybe there's a point of development where all animals on Earth are indistinguishable and the stem cells are developed from this point. Using them won't make someone more or less animal.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/03/08 - 07:39 am
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I hope the commenter on the

I hope the commenter on the Tony Blair situation will write a LTE so I can understand where the corruption problem is.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/03/08 - 07:42 am
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The MCG rant makes very

The MCG rant makes very little sense with the information available. I hope the commenter will write a LTE to expand on the information and complaint.

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kiddspur 02/03/08 - 08:49 am
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Hey patricia about 90% of the

Hey patricia about 90% of the posts here don't make a lot of sense -- so what else is new -- it is all in the fun of the day I guess -- at least you get an ideal of what peoplee think and how they feel -- good morning.!!!

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christian134 02/03/08 - 08:52 am
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To the person who wrote the

To the person who wrote the rant concerning the gangs- write and let everyone know that the better part of the Richmond county Police department has been hired away in other counties or states. If people would stop being so cheap and support the police by actually paying them a decent salary then maybe something would be done to deter the scum that roam the streets.

PTHS2
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PTHS2 02/03/08 - 08:59 am
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kiddspur - G'morning to ya.

kiddspur - G'morning to ya. It looks like Queen PT got her maxi on tape side up again this morning. I'm drafting my LTE's now. ;-)

Jillian
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Jillian 02/03/08 - 09:17 am
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In a few hours we will know

In a few hours we will know if the Patriot's can cheat their way to another victory. I wonder if anybody on their team played for the coach at Lakeside?

PTHS2
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PTHS2 02/03/08 - 09:27 am
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LOL Jillian - G'morning to

LOL Jillian - G'morning to you too! However, I don't think Mr Grooms would be a good fit. The Patriots were USING video tapes, our mental giant at LHS thinks the technology doesn't exist. Thanks for the giggle!

dani
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dani 02/03/08 - 09:32 am
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christian..There is not

christian..There is not enough workers here to support the police department, the idle and the crooks. There is only so much tax money and until we set some priorities the non-derserving will keep sucking the life out of the town.

Itll be alright
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Itll be alright 02/03/08 - 10:20 am
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Damn you're SMART DANI

Damn you're SMART DANI

Waymore
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Waymore 02/03/08 - 10:24 am
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Nobody cracking down on

Nobody cracking down on gangs??? Didn't I read something a few months ago about a huge gang bust involving a tattoo parlor on Tobacco Rd.? The problems with gangs is that they are like cockroaches...you take a few out, and more spring up.

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christian134 02/03/08 - 10:26 am
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amen to that dani

amen to that dani

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 02/03/08 - 11:38 am
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Waymore, you are right.

Waymore, you are right. Christian134. You are right, too. The ranter blames gangs, it runs deeper than that, but the ranter is still right, it's a matter of degree. I don't know if the very recent drug bust on Sparks Road right between Regency Mall and Wheeless Road off of Thomas Lane and Cornelia was gang related, but where there are drugs there are groups of people that you might as well call gangs, because of the evil deeds they do to protect their operations from detection and eradication. That bust was due to tips from the arrest of three Augusta men in Lincolnton in what some people are complaining was a tiny bust. If the "tiny" things that are aggravating to everyone, including the officers that sometimes do write them up, are addressed, they will lead to more "discovery" of criminal activity. When frustrated citizens call about unsupervised children, littering, loitering, trespassing, foul smells, loud music, profanity in front of children, parties during the week til 4am, tired residents are TRYING to tip officers. We suspect drug activity, but need an officer to be present to notice probable cause to look closer. Simple noise complaints have led to drug arrests.

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FallingLeaves 02/03/08 - 11:41 am
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sorry, dani, I hadn't read

sorry, dani, I hadn't read your post yet. You are absolutely right. It is ironic that to attract wage earners and good jobs back to the area, we've got to find the money to keep the best of our police force here to increase the security of law-abiding citizens here.

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PTHS2 02/03/08 - 11:47 am
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baroness - did you ever watch

baroness - did you ever watch flintstones' cartoons? do you remember a character called schleprock? please stop with the buzz-killing misery already! every day, every post.....

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 02/03/08 - 11:51 am
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Joe it's good to listen and

Joe it's good to listen and learn, maybe a bit harrowing at times down there, but you need to stand up and speak out, soon. I voted for Tony Lewis. Prove me wrong. I believe you are a good man, but you need to COMMUNICATE it and listen to ALL your constituents. I had noticed your reticence in the past, that is why I was torn between you and Tony Lewis. I think you can make a huge positive impact in this district if you listen to everyone in it, not just the people you have already grown to know and trust. It's time to reach out and get more perspectives. Don't discount the improbable things you might hear. Look for the truth.

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opinions 02/03/08 - 11:57 am
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"Just like with traffic

"Just like with traffic lights, yellow does not mean go faster". OH NO....After all these years and the movie Starman is wrong!

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 02/03/08 - 12:16 pm
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two (2) meetings and joe

two (2) meetings and joe jackson is suppose to be an expert on everything and give his opinion. looks to me like he is listening and doing more than just talking to hear his voice.

Rose
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Rose 02/03/08 - 12:33 pm
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PTHS, Do you own this site?

PTHS, Do you own this site? if you don't, then don't tell others what not to post. i enjoy reading baroness comments, and I am sure others do also.

PTHS2
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PTHS2 02/03/08 - 12:34 pm
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Rose - I said please

Rose - I said please

Rose
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Rose 02/03/08 - 12:40 pm
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whatever

whatever

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/03/08 - 03:14 pm
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What will we do about those

What will we do about those parents and school officials who are indifferent to their offspring and assigned students, respectively?

jack
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jack 02/03/08 - 04:58 pm
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For the rant about former

For the rant about former Brit PM Tony Blair being hired by JP Morgan, tell us what is "corrupt" about getting a pluch job? Jealous?

jack
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jack 02/03/08 - 05:00 pm
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About the rant about social

About the rant about social security. don't worry, as the DIMs in Congress have been and still say it is not broken.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 02/04/08 - 01:00 am
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I hate to put it this way but

I hate to put it this way but gangs are not illegal. We can't get rid of them, we can only try to control illegal activity.

Jillian
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Jillian 02/04/08 - 01:01 am
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WOW. What a game, and the

WOW. What a game, and the GIANTS WON!!!! Cheater's never win, at least not this time.

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