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THIS IS A RANT for Aiken County trying to blame MCG for the escaped prisoner. He was never in custody because if Aiken County had charged him then it would have been responsible for his hospital bills, so Aiken County chose not to charge him to avoid having to pay the hospital bill. When he's not in custody, there's no reason for MCG to treat him any differently than any other patient in the hospital.

GAY PEOPLE are good people, too. My uncle (mother's brother) was gay. He served in the Army and retired as a bus driver. He also has raised eight of my mother's children. I was a baby girl when my mother died, and he kept and raised all of us. I was very young, but I understood. We are all God's children.

THIS IS A RANT about Commissioner Betty Beard. I am not so surprised that she would think that all of this trouble surrounding her dilapidated childhood home is somehow politically and racially motivated. She states "that about 90 percent of the homes in the Bethlehem community are also in disrepair and why should she be singled out as a slumlord." Well, Ms. Beard, you are in a position of authority in the city and you of all people should know that you are responsible for the upkeep of your property.

I WOULDN'T TAKE my 10- and 12-year-old children to a strip joint. But after taken them to the Augusta Mall over the weekend that's exactly what it felt like. If mall management can't enforce some basic decency and decorum, then this family will take its business elsewhere.

'COLUMBIA COUNTY may change grading,' a headline says. The powers that be there seem to think nobody knows what "flunk" means, so they'll change it to "does not meet standards," a sick euphemism if there ever was one. Soon, a grade from a public school will be meaningless.

RICHMOND COUNTY politicians continue to tax and then spend millions on "planning" for absurd projects that never get completed anyway. Who's making all the money? Companies that plan.

SPEAKING OF HIS medical care plans, Obama said we should "beware of scare tactics and fear-mongering." In the same speech, he says we need to change the present system so fast because it is "a ticking bomb."

IT'S GREAT TO HEAR good things about our president. I voted for him, and I am proud to stand by my choice.

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itwuddntme
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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 08:30 am
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To Boston93: Study the

To Boston93: Study the definition of sarcasm.

Boston93
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Boston93 06/19/09 - 08:33 am
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Cudo's Trey on ABC. Love the

Cudo's Trey on ABC. Love the name you gave them. Everyone listen to Trey and me.

itwuddntme
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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 08:35 am
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Ob is giving a speech today

Ob is giving a speech today in which it's expected he's going to apologize to the family of the fly he swatted, apologize to PETA, and appoint a CZAR to protect flies from Republican Persecution.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 08:38 am
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I stole it from the Kimmer he

I stole it from the Kimmer he was a local radio host in Atlanta. He was preaching this stuff long before it became a problem.

Boston93
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Boston93 06/19/09 - 08:40 am
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TO: itwuddntme. Are you at

TO: itwuddntme. Are you at the Augusta Mall ?

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Tujeez1 06/19/09 - 08:40 am
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Trey, the problem with salary

Trey, the problem with salary cap is the same problem with giving everyone a MVP trophy in T-ball, if there is no incentive to excell, then who will try? It's a liberal thought process that says, "The early bird better leave some of that worm for the other birds that happen to come by. Maybe those who can't fly as fast or aren't very good worm hunters, or those who can't leave the nest until 9 am, or the ones too lazy to go look for worms at all." Nature is Nature, humans, though advanced beyond the animals(some, not all it seems) have been fed the lie that ALL deserve everything, wether they are willing to work for it or not. This does not work in nature and it will not work with humans. Societies that coddle the sloth are destined to fail.

itwuddntme
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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 08:43 am
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I don't patronize the Mall. I

I don't patronize the Mall. I wear belts.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 08:58 am
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Tujeez on Fri Jun 19, 2009

Tujeez on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:40 AM I am not for salary caps I am for more oversight by the board members themselves. The problem was that corporations didn't have the proper oversight through internal auditing and external auditing. The internal auditors should have picked up on people manipulating the numbers for short term gains. The external Auditors should have reported to the share holders the weaknesses in the corporations auditing system. Now they have allowed the government to weasel their way into the private sector. All for the sake of public interest. Anyone with any kind of sense knows government will only add to the problem Sarbanes Oxley was supposed to fix this problem after the Enron scandal.

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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 09:05 am
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The lack of internal controls

The lack of internal controls is the problem with our nations corporations. I don't understand why public auditing firms were not screaming about the weaknesses in the internal controls in the banking industry. The public auditing firms should be sued by the share holders for not doing the job of protecting their interest.

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DEVGRU 06/19/09 - 09:05 am
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I didn't vote for President

I didn't vote for President Obama, but now I wish I had. Finally we have a President with the guts to make decisions without worrying about who it's going to upset.

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dashiel 06/19/09 - 09:06 am
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Though not a frequent

Though not a frequent shopper, I usually enter the mall through Macy's but don't recall a visit there that was ever unpleasant. When I read rants about Augusta Mall they simply don't reflect my experiences there. Just what part of this place is bunching all these panties into such a wad?

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AAQueen 06/19/09 - 09:06 am
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You all are always

You all are always criticizing ABC and other medias for their portrayal of the president. I agree that TV is supposed to be unbiased, but why is it you do not say anything about FOX TV? Is it because you support and believe all the garbage they spew, the same as ABC? There’s a quick fix to your problem, don’t watch it. Of course then you’ll be subjected to what ever FOX want to show you. If you watch both you'll know when thay take a statement out of context.

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j2says 06/19/09 - 09:08 am
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4thofJuly you didn't know?

4thofJuly you didn't know? Fox News tells the truth and nothing but the truth. It is truly the only fair and balanced news organization out there.

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Irish 06/19/09 - 09:11 am
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here's an additional thought.

here's an additional thought. Why not make everyone show an insurance card along with an id to purchase cigarettes, alcohol, Wii, video games, Ipods, and other "Essential" items. Or before having an expensive nail job or other "essential " thing done. I know someone who has a blue tooth, blue ray , LCD 1080z televeision, home entertainments system, who is complaining because his company makes him share the cost of his families insurance, I bet this causes some ill feeling from the entitlement mentality crowd......

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Tujeez1 06/19/09 - 09:13 am
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Yes Trey, I did not say that

Yes Trey, I did not say that you were for salary caps, just addressed you to offer support for your defense against them, which you made by explaining executive pay factors.

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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 09:14 am
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Congress shoved the bail outs

Congress shoved the bail outs down our throats with out a Congressional investigation, and now they want to add more government regulation and control into the private sector. It is a sham.

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itwuddntme 06/19/09 - 09:16 am
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Irish: I know of a local

Irish: I know of a local business owner who refuses to buy health insurance because he knows his family will get treatment without it.

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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 09:19 am
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TU people just don't

TU people just don't understand what was the TRUTH in the collapse of our financial industry. The government used this crisis as a power grab to push their own agenda. Like Emanuel said, don't let a good crisis go to waist.

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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 09:23 am
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itwuddntme on Fri Jun 19,

itwuddntme on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:16 AM you get treatment, but not the best treatment.

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Casey Jones 06/19/09 - 09:25 am
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w00t!

w00t!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 09:25 am
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Irish which appliance is it.

Irish which appliance is it. Each one should have its own shut off valve.

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Tujeez1 06/19/09 - 09:32 am
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IMO the real problem lies not

IMO the real problem lies not with executives and/od boards, but with the driving force of greed. Stock fund managers can crush industry giants like fleas by dumping stocks by the billions of dollars worth. The investors want to get rich yesterday and the fund managers are driven by the desire to keep investors happy. Thereby keeping their investors money in their funds and maintaining market share. Industry leaders toil to keep the fund managers happy and maintain their stock values. It's a cycle that got out of control. The folding of Fannie and Freddie was one of the first dominoes. That failure caused widespread panic in the Investment community and people began moving their money. As the funds shrank the selloff caused a ripple across the board. Companies heavily invested in real estate collapsed and some folded. Many thought "too big to fail" were going under, the government stepped in offering cash to try and prop them up, hoping the market would recover. What they should have done was step in Immediately and buy up the bad loans on real estate, but, being an election year, the Dems didn't want to waste a "good crisis". So they drug their feet, this caused the chaos.

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Tujeez1 06/19/09 - 09:33 am
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continued...Millions lost

continued...Millions lost billions in the fall. The Dems, after sealing the election through economic debauchery still didn't bail out Fannie and Freddie for another three months. The whole time riling against the wealthy and blaming overpaid CEOs and the Bush Administration for the economic collapse. If the Fed had stepped in and bought the "toxic debt" immediately, the economy would have remained sound. We have the Dems to thank for this depression, their refusal in 2006 to rein in Fannie and Freddie caused the domino effect and once it began, they were powerless to stop it. And it furthered their Big Government Agenda, so why would they bother, it was just someone else's money, and they could care less about that.

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corgimom 06/19/09 - 09:45 am
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Morning, Tujeez and y'all

Morning, Tujeez and y'all

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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 09:55 am
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TU i agree like I stated its

TU i agree like I stated its a complicated numbers game, which is manipulated by greed. Then throw in the government mandated and or threats it is all a big mess. There are allot of different stake holders in the pie chart that affects a corporation. What ever happen to keep is simple stupid?

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Grasshopper 06/19/09 - 10:00 am
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TU and the toxic assets are

TU and the toxic assets are still on the balance sheets.

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corgimom 06/19/09 - 10:11 am
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The economic collapse came

The economic collapse came because people bought stuff that they couldn't afford, creating artificial demand and inflated prices, and it all has to be paid back eventually- and when that time came, that's when it all fell apart.

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Tujeez1 06/19/09 - 10:19 am
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Yes Trey, the government

Yes Trey, the government STILL has not bought the "toxic debt" only covered Fannie and Freddie. They have used the rest of the "bailout" to garner socialistic control of industry giants. The other shoe hasn't dropped yet, but they have begun to shake it loose. And this toxic debt they seem to be leveraging to control the rest of those affected businesses that they have not bailed out. All the while manifesting their true socialist agenda, from which we may never recover. And the sheeple believe the media blitz and continue to support their leader as he pipes them into oblivion.

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God save America 06/19/09 - 10:28 am
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to 1677 when did you lose

to 1677 when did you lose your mind. hussein lies about everything . he is taking us to the worst national debt in the history of the USA. and he goes around begging other countrys not to attack us. i guess your happy that hussein went around making apologies to other countrys . he said that we caused everything bad thats happend in the world. i guess we shouldn't have went to other countrys and saved them like france.

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God save America 06/19/09 - 10:28 am
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to 1677 when did you lose

to 1677 when did you lose your mind. hussein lies about everything . he is taking us to the worst national debt in the history of the USA. and he goes around begging other countrys not to attack us. i guess your happy that hussein went around making apologies to other countrys . he said that we caused everything bad thats happend in the world. i guess we shouldn't have went to other countrys and saved them like france.

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