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I know that appeals are a part of the death penalty process, but why drag out the process in the case of Reinaldo Rivera, a self- confessed killer? Put a stop now to the delaying tactics and let's flip the switch on this callous killer who was convicted in 2004.

This is a rave
for a young man who stopped his vehicle and retrieved my runaway shopping cart in the Toys R Us parking lot on 10-8-10. His quickness and thoughtfulness avoided his or someone else's vehicle from being damaged. Thank you so much.

This is a rant about Augusta State wanting to put money into a golf course when employees have not had a raise in two years and five days of furlough. The only ones that have gotten a raise are the elite few who are given a different title and bunches of money.

When I was going to school we didn't have to worry about Planned Parenthood. We had prayer in the school. Psalm 100 and Psalm 23. Wake up, America. You people are asleep.

Out there on Teakwood Drive there's a dog chasing children around. If they find out whose dog it is, why don't Richmond County start fining these people $100 for every dog that gets out and is not kept on its own property?

Amen to rant about the awful wasted money that will go into changing the name of MCG. As for giving "admin a raise," forget it. Those are the "leaders" who want to waste the money on name changing. Maybe not the secretaries, clerks, etc., but the big boys are way overpaid.

This is a rave for the Chileans who responded to their disaster in an excellent manner. Everybody pitched in and there was no finger- pointing, blaming, or posturing for political gain, etc., during the response. Let's learn from Chile on how things should be done when disaster strikes. They showed us there is a better way!

I am told to recycle the things that need to be recycled, but my recycle bin has been out now for over a week and the recycle people do not pick it up. I have a time getting my recycling picked up. Now I will have to start putting it in the garbage disposal, the garbage cans, and letting the garbage pickup pick it up. There's no need for anybody saving for recycling because they do not pick it up.

"Revita lization" can mean anything, sorta like "change" and "sustainable." Read that word, then grab your wallet and watch your back. A facelift means a little bit of this and that to make something look better on the surface. Yet local big spenders claim a mere "facelift" for Richmond County will cost $1.1 billion .

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momster59 10/18/10 - 06:26 am
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Rant #1 - agreed. Rave #2 -

Rant #1 - agreed.
Rave #2 - you know what to do. Pay the young man by paying forward the kindness.
Rant #3 - they want the golf course to grow the campus, which they hope will bring in more students, grow revenue and end furloughs. Raves to my district, which staggered furloughs with the upper echelon taking the most.
Rant #4 - no, you had young girls being ostracized by society, removed from school, sent to unwed mothers homes, being forced to give up babies they loved and wanted to keep, and dying from unsafe self induced and botched alley abortions. Some were married off at very early ages, as young as 13, in shotgun weddings. Teens have always engaged in sexual activity, quit putting your head in the sand. Generally there was no repercussion for the boy, his life went on as normal.
Rant #5 - have you found out whose dog it is and contacted the owner? Perhaps the owner doesn't know the dog is getting out of the yard. Have YOU called animal control? Don't speak the action, BE the action.
Rant #6 - unfortunately, those in charge set the salaries and will always set the workforce low and themselves high.
Rave #7 - wasn't it a beautiful sight to see those men come up one by one alive? Wasn't it beautiful how they worked together to keep each other going until they were discovered? A rare miracle, learn from it.
Rant #8 - does no one who writes in to the R&Rs know how to pick up a phone? If they didn't pick up your recycle bin, simply call waste management. There is no need to trash Mother Earth with your waste that could be recycled. Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
Rant #8 - if the powers that be would keep up our resources as they needed, it would merely be maintenance and be much less costly. It;s easier to mend small things as they come along than to replace the whole house.

Off to face the world. Peace, love and joy on your journey today.

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KSL 10/18/10 - 06:36 am
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Momster, your answer to rant

Momster, your answer to rant 4 is true. What you described happened, but was quite rare because of the stigma placed on it. You may not be old enough to understand how rare it was.

And the reason it was rare is that the government did not pay for it and families laid down the law. They didn't want to pay for it either.

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KSL 10/18/10 - 06:43 am
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This is a rave for the

This is a rave for the Americans who responded to the Chilean disaster making the Chileans look good. Raver, you do know who was responsible for the ahead of schedule rescue of those me, don't you?

If you want to give kudos, give them to the Chilean government which got out of the way and let American expertise take over. While you are at it, recognize that the American government, under B. Obama, did just the opposite in the Gulf.

I think that they actually wanted to make it an opportunity for their agenda advancement. Vote them out.

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corgimom 10/18/10 - 07:50 am
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It wasn't nearly as rare as

It wasn't nearly as rare as people wanted to think.

Girls went to visit "sick aunts". Families moved "because of a job".

Girls just dropped out of school.

Parents announced marriages that took place "months before".

There's a reason for the saying "First babies come anytime, after that it takes 9 months."

Back in the old days, a girl got in trouble, the couple got married. They made their bed, they had to lie in it.

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corgimom 10/18/10 - 08:00 am
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This story is on the AC site.

This story is on the AC site.

"ATLANTA — A Georgia woman is suing Tyra Banks for $3 million after she said her 15-year-old daughter appeared without her permission on an episode of Banks' talk show about teen sex addicts.

In a lawsuit filed Oct. 8 in federal court in Atlanta, Beverly McClendon claims the show contacted the teen on her cell phone after she responded to a request on the show's website seeking "sex addicts." The girl was then picked up from her home in Georgia in a limo and flown to New York, where she was put up in a hotel, all without her mother's knowledge, the lawsuit says.

McClendon filed a missing person report with local police when she realized her daughter was gone. The teen has never been diagnosed as a sex addict, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit also names Warner Bros. Entertainment and the executive producers of the show as defendants.

McClendon says her daughter suffered damages because the 2009 show "was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles."

The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and asks for $1 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages. It also asks the court to bar the episode from ever being aired again on television or online.

Warner Bros. Television Group spokesman Scott Rowe said Sunday that the company had no comment. Banks' publicist, agent and lawyer did not immediately return calls Sunday seeking comment.

The show violated McClendon's right to privacy by putting her daughter, who was a minor, on television without McClendon's permission, the lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit also claims negligence, saying the teen was paid for her appearance but that the show didn't get permission from the labor commissioner to employ her and didn't get McClendon's permission before paying the girl to fly to New York, stay in a hotel alone and appear on the show."

Oh, please. How did the girl get on the plane without ID and without money? How did this all come about and the mother not know a thing about it? How did she get to the airport?

This mother lost control of her daughter a LONG time ago. The girl didn't fail the mother, the mother failed HER.

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mable8 10/18/10 - 08:15 am
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corgimom: the girl's mother

corgimom: the girl's mother did NOT fail her; the kid is 15 and at that age they are vulnerable as well as gullible. The youngster had a PAID ticket, hotel room, etc. After all, she was picked up in a limo. And yes, it could have been accomplished without the mother's knowledge; if it hadn't, why did she report her child as missing? Show's such as Tyra Banks feed off people's problems; they sensationalize events and behaviors in order to keep their ratings high. It is through their manipulation that draws the younger adults and even the teens into their trap. If you want to analyze an article, then please read it without your bias and in its entirety.

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corgimom 10/18/10 - 08:16 am
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"I know that appeals are a

"I know that appeals are a part of the death penalty process, but why drag out the process in the case of Reinaldo Rivera, a self- confessed killer? Put a stop now to the delaying tactics and let's flip the switch on this callous killer who was convicted in 2004."

Because his defense attorneys haven't come up with a reason why he should be spared, yet.

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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 08:20 am
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http://www.dailyfinance.com/s

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/disturbing-statistics-on-the-decline-o...

You know what folks....we are sinking here...so the r&r are not on my mind this am...
WE HAVE LOST 42,400 FACTORIES since 2001......how the *&*!* does anyone think the midle class can survive this......We do NOT have FAIR trade....so stop kidding yourself.....how much more can the middletake??
Show me a politician that WILL do something about this & I for one will vote for him....I am sooo sick of folks trying to tell the masses this is getting better.....
We will have 2 classes here....the very rich & the very poor.....it is coming now......not everyone can start a business & heck what if they did....who has the money to buy anything....as long as the gov. keeps the lower % in house & food..guess who will suffer! imho

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corgimom 10/18/10 - 08:20 am
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Mable8. Again, I ask- how did

Mable8. Again, I ask- how did she get on the plane without ID? Who signed the paperwork for her to get on the plane as a unaccompanied minor?

Do you know of any parent where someone could come in a limo, pick up a girl, take her to the airport and fly her to NYC- and the mother, living in the same house, not know a thing about it?

The mother knew, all right. This is a set up, and that girl's biggest problem is her mother.

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mable8 10/18/10 - 08:21 am
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KSL: "If you want to give

KSL: "If you want to give kudos, give them to the Chilean government which got out of the way and let American expertise take over." The Chilean government provided everything that was needed in order to rescue the miners; yes, the American expertise was there, but so was the expertise of other countries, including Chile. Please give credit where credit is due, the Americans weren't the only ones present.

I'll grant you that the big O failed miserably in the Gulf spill; turning down foreign assistance was pure stupidity on his part. But then we have to remember, the big O isn't exactly operating with a full deck, so how can we expect better of him?

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mable8 10/18/10 - 08:31 am
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corgimom: Rules are always

corgimom: Rules are always broken. The girl wasn't exactly unattended since someone representing the Tyra Banks Show was with her. Where does it show that a parent must always be present? You are entitled to your opinion, of course; on the other hand, I am also entitled to my opinion and I believe this kid was able to pull the stunt off without mother's knowledge. Yes, I know you have always said that your children do nothing without your knowledge; however, kids do many things a parent doesn't learn about until after the kid is thirty-something. It's a fact of life we all have to live with---things just happen.

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dani 10/18/10 - 09:22 am
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If GLorida is not the family

If GLorida is not the family lawyer now she will be when she finds that it is making big time news.

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CobaltGeorge 10/18/10 - 09:23 am
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Corgimon, did it ever occur

Corgimon, did it ever occur to you this could be a very thought out "Sue" plan between a mother and daughter?

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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 09:39 am
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tnthomson.....thank you thank

tnthomson.....thank you thank you....I was beginning to think NO ONE heard me....maybe this was harper valley pta just like CG said last night!!

We are losing our butts & no one seems to notice.......while we pay dead beats to sit at home & watch Jerry Springer we are going in the tank..

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creolechick 10/18/10 - 09:42 am
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To the ranter about the

To the ranter about the recycling. I initially had the same problem and had to call a couple of times. Now, they come every week - no problem. I think part of the problem is that there are only 2 of us in my large S/D that even use them. So, the drivers don't always know whose got em. It's sad that more people don't recycle. People you get a great big can for free! All you have to do is ask for one.

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InChristLove 10/18/10 - 09:47 am
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My thoughts exactly

My thoughts exactly CobaltGeorge.

If this mother is awarded any kind of monetary payment, she should be responsible for paying back the air line, limo, hotel, and any other cost associated with the stunt her daughter pulled. If she's going to reap the benefits, let her also be responsible for the incurred cost. Also whatever the daughter was paid, that needs to be paid back also.

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Taylor B 10/18/10 - 09:50 am
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Free garbage cans? I guess

Free garbage cans? I guess they picked those off the garbage can tree behind the landfill.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 09:53 am
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Years ago the

Years ago the teachers-policeman-fireman's jobs were all secure BUT not anymore......let's just look at what has happened.....
The Mex have taken --gardening-mason-carpenter-roofing-etc jobs have gone bye-bye
The factories (42,400) have gone to other countries--bye-bye
The middle class here has almost disappeared..(this is the group that buys the most products btw)
Also most fast food jobs are done by Mex now...

So ..please tell me ...what is left here?? Some middleage & older folks can't get a college degree & they are too old to do manual labor...so what is in their future??
Give me some politicians who can change this direction of downfall & I will VOTE for them..

InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/18/10 - 09:54 am
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"Do you know of any parent

"Do you know of any parent where someone could come in a limo, pick up a girl, take her to the airport and fly her to NYC- and the mother, living in the same house, not know a thing about it?"

Yeah, maybe this is a single mother and shes working trying to make ends meet. Daughter skips schoool or maybe this occurred during the summer when the daughter was out of school.

Until the investigation on all of this is done we'll not know for sure whether this is a scam on the mother's part, or if she really had no clue what was going on. Either way, I'm sure the girl had the time of her life.....what 15 year old wouldn't enjoy being picked up in a limo, nice air plane ride to New York, nice hotel room, everything paid for and getting paid to appear on TV for your 15 mins. of fame.

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CobaltGeorge 10/18/10 - 09:55 am
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George Lavarnway Good Morning

George Lavarnway Good Morning America, My Friends and Foes.

Does anybody want a Shoot out and a Get Together on the 24th. Let me know today, Please.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 10:00 am
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After reading the news..I

After reading the news..I feel like having a shoot-out CG....
Will check & let you know later.

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usafvet 10/18/10 - 10:11 am
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George, I will e-mail you

George, I will e-mail you now.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/18/10 - 10:15 am
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Shoot out?

Shoot out?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 10:23 am
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Yep taylor....Cobalt gets on

Yep taylor....Cobalt gets on his riding lawnmower & we all pay to take shots at the wheels as he rides by......we miss a lot but who cares.....he makes a lot of $$$ & we get some training with the guns...lol haha...

We use rubber bullets btw......:o))))

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 10:27 am
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Then we divide up into 2

Then we divide up into 2 teams....red & yellow......we get paint guns with those colors.....we try to shoot as many on the other team as possible....anyone left standing without paint covering their suit wins the BIG prize.......& you have to be there to find out what that big prize is..:)
hahhaha....He might give away a car the next time..

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george117 10/18/10 - 10:28 am
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I agree with Seenit shee is

I agree with Seenit shee is pretty smart.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 10:32 am
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OMG OMG OMG... GOB has come

OMG OMG OMG...
GOB has come to the AC.......please help me......Oh Lord!!!!!

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/18/10 - 10:32 am
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Man, I don't hang out on RR

Man, I don't hang out on RR enough to know what's up.

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Lonewuf 10/18/10 - 10:53 am
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Thank you seenit for your

Thank you seenit for your 8:20 post.... You are spot on correct.... I didnt bother with the link, simply because I've seen this coming for some time. We are indeed fast becoming like some other countries in this world where there is NO middle class..... You are right, it will be the haves and the have nots...... Peeps better start learning how to grow their own veggies, and learn to like potatos, beans and rice (if ya dont already)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/18/10 - 11:02 am
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Thanks lonewuf.....Some are

Thanks lonewuf.....Some are paying attention....not all are watching the Springer & Tyra show..:)

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