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RAVES FOR THE Odyssey Hospice. They were the kindest, most caring people you would ever want to know. Sincere appreciation. Raves for Poteet Funeral Home. They carry out all your wishes, no matter how strange. Thank you, Stephen.

THIS IS A RANT for whoever decided to have Berckmans Road lined two days before Christmas. What a mess. What were you thinking?

A RANTER WONDERS why South Carolina ETV runs a special on the life of Buddha three days before Christmas. Alas, all those entities that call themselves "public" (ETV, PBS, etc.) have many goals, and among them is making sure they remember to insult God whenever they can.

WHAT ARE WE on fixed incomes going to do? Georgia Power is getting a huge increase. Guess we'll have to go back to candle power.

MANY THANKS TO the local news media for announcing what the average cost of a gallon of gas "should be." I'm sure it helped the local fuel distributors decide to raise prices 20 cents per gallon overnight to meet the area average.

IN REFERENCE TO the person the other day who said: I have nowhere to go and all day to get there, so please stay off my bumper -- I would like to tell her if that is true then she needs to park her car and walk, then she can take all the time she wants.

A QUESTION TO the SSI people: How often do you all check up on people getting food stamps? I was in IGA Supermarket the other day in line to pay for my items; there was a lady in front of me who had a trifold wallet, and when she opened it up I could see at least three credit cards, yet she pulled out a food stamp card to pay for her groceries.

RANT TO THE Columbia County Board of Education: Can anyone explain the reason behind approval of the school calendar for the next two years that does not give the teachers a single day off between Labor Day and Thanksgiving?

A RANT TO THE powers at MCG who want to close a city street to make the campus more beautiful. If the MCG students are not smart enough to cross the street, they do not have the smarts to be in medical school. Leave Augusta's old neighborhood as it has always been, open to the public and to business.

IF THE TRANSIT department is losing so much money, why is there going to be a fare-free week? Why do all the buses have new bike racks on them? Why are the buses going to run when the rest of the city is closed down for a furlough day and Christmas holidays? If the buses are running on a holiday, does this mean the drivers are paid double time? Who in the world is making these decisions?

RANT TO THE lady who said that six of her 10 kids got free bikes. Where is the father of all these kids? Why isn't he helping to provide Christmas for these 10 kids? Or is it that if there is a father figure, then no welfare? You have the right to have 10 kids, but it would break the average working couple to try to take care of 10 kids.

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AmericanRose
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AmericanRose 12/26/10 - 01:58 am
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Don't ride his/her bumper, if

Don't ride his/her bumper, if you frighten them by driving too close and they hit the brakes. Your fault. Insurance goes up and then they do have
somewhere to go. They may just take you to the cleaners. Don't stress,
just leave home a few minutes earlier and you won't have to be in such a rush.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/26/10 - 09:37 am
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I agree with the ranter about

I agree with the ranter about Georgia Power. It is time to clean house in the Public Service Commission.

These utilities companies should have to cut into profits to expand or improve like any other company generally does instead of always running to the Commission to raise rates. And these jerks let them do it almost EVERY time.

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 12/26/10 - 10:26 am
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To the last Rant...This women

To the last Rant...This women knows that us taxpayers are the ones paying for her 10 kids! That's why an average working couple will stop at 2 or 3 children because they know they will have to be footing the bill for all these women that keep having all these kids! I also agree where are the fathers? Why does the system keep giving money and food stamps to these people instead of having the father's pay support!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/26/10 - 10:34 am
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goaliemom...I was thinking

goaliemom...I was thinking the same thing.......where are the FATHERS!

Giving out birth control with ebt cards might be a GOOD thing.
We need a NEW plan......called "You have em....you feed em"
Good am Augusta.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/26/10 - 11:00 am
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overburdened, "any other

overburdened, "any other company" would set the rates at the whatever level they wished in order to expand and improve. They would not need to go to the commission.

Bigdawg62
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Bigdawg62 12/26/10 - 11:12 am
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Thanks to the weather

Thanks to the weather forecasters for their spot on predictions regarding this weekends weather.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/26/10 - 11:38 am
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"It is time to clean house in

"It is time to clean house in the Public Service Commission."

Absolutely. Most voters get wrapped around the axle about who they want for president, and sometimes they actually pay attention to Congressional races. But the other 40 offices on that ballot are the ones who cost you a lot of money and impact the quality of our lives. Thanks to you, the ignorant voter, I am making pretty good money from my Southern Company stocks because you keep electing PSC officials that let our utility companies do about anything they want to do, including making you pay in advance for power plants that will probably sell most of their power out of state. Do you wonder how all of this happens? Have you ever seen anyone leave the PSC poor?

Headlines from last July. "Georgia Power parent company declares dividend for above-average yield". And then the article goes on to say, "In its rate-hike request, Georgia Power is also asking the Georgia Public Service Commission to raise its target return on equity, essentially its rate of profits. It argues that it needs a higher return to attract investors even though its parent company already pays shareholders a higher-than-average dividend yield."

So Southern company paid a higher than average dividend to it's stockholders and then they told the PSC "we just want more money" and the PSC gave it to them. What's wrong with this picture? Do you really think that a company has been paying an already higher than average dividend was having problems attracting investors? Really? I don't think so. The company did not lie. They were very up front. YOUR PSC just sold you down the river and probably got a tidy little something left at the backdoor for doing it.

So you voters just keep on going around hollering "Yes we can" and "Bush/Cheney did it". I'll keep buying a few shares of Southern Company every month to help me pay for rising fuel, commodity, and healthcare prices your president and his administration's policies are causing. If you think GA Power raised your power bill wait until you see what Obama's EPA chief, Lisa Jackson, does to your power bill and gasoline bill now that she has decided to bypass your recently elected Congress and go ahead with her own personal "Cap and Trade" system and, as usual, ignoring the wishes of the voters. My guess is that she will drive power bills up at least another 25% and Southern Company will pass all of those costs down to you, plus a little, and stockholders will get and even larger dividend.

And although most criminals don't participate in forums like this, I am sure they and the probation contractor would like to thank you for repeatedly electing these "catch and release" probation judges like Jolly. It would be a real inconvenience to their criminal careers if you actually elected judges that put them in jail.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/26/10 - 11:44 am
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justthefacts - maybe so but

justthefacts - maybe so but with "any other company" you have a choice to buy their product or not. With Georgia Power you have no choice to go elsewhere.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 12/26/10 - 12:04 pm
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Kudos to Rant 7 and the last
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Kudos to Rant 7 and the last Rant!!!! Sooooo true!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/26/10 - 12:11 pm
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over, right. That's why they

over, right. That's why they can't be compared to "any other company", as you did in your original post.

dani
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dani 12/26/10 - 09:51 pm
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countyman
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countyman 12/26/10 - 01:20 pm
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There are two new businesses

There are two new businesses coming to downtown Augusta.... They're both located in the Artist Row area....

Knuckle Sandwiches is opening at 1149 Broad street next to the Firehouse Bar. The good thing is they frequently showcase local artist and the restaurant doesn't close until 3-4am....

TakeOurMoney.com is opening at 1036 Broad street(former Cloud Nine Natural which close in January 2010). There are currently 6 employees, and they're looking to hire a few more sales representatives.
http://www.takeourmoney.com/default.aspx

It's been a great run for downtown Augusta recently.. Next year a miami firm will finish the remaining 34 condos at the Whites Building. There are about 10-15 employees at Rural Sourcing Inc, and they'll bring another 85 to 90 high paying IT jobs to Enterprise Mill downtown... Aficionados(Craft Beers, Fine Wines, and Cigars) is opening on 8th street in a few weeks. The $3-4 million Broad street light/lamp upgrade begins on January 3rd, 2011. The Emporium(9 luxury apts and 2 retail spaces) should be completed by the end of the month... The Blue Horse Bistro and Jazz Club is back open.. A historic home on Greene street is being renovated into offices for a architectural firm. The 8th street streetscape project is underway, and there is a new stage going near the Riverwalk for concerts and other uses... Not to mention the YMCA is taking over the Health Central building on January 1st, 2011...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/26/10 - 12:58 pm
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countyman ....Let us hope

countyman ....Let us hope some of the out-sourcing jobs will stay here in the USA---I had to check google on the IT jobs.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/26/10 - 01:00 pm
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kenworth
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kenworth 12/26/10 - 05:00 pm
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the 10 kids and the father?

the 10 kids and the father? or fathers? who are they.i paid child support for 15 yrs on one child. i see the goverment allow the lower income welfare class become more dependent every day with more and more free hand outs. this is what the socialist have been working towards for 60 yrs now. there is no good fix for the problem now that it has reached the critical stage. the only way to bring it back to a workable amount is to put a lifetime limit on the welfare one person can recieve . no matter how many children they have. example : food stamps 3 yrs max lifetime, monitary state benifits 3 yrs max lifetime, unemployment benifits 3 yrs max lifetime. this would make the women who so quickly depend on the state and goverment programs to live off of others that work for a living have to support their own offspring. also it would make them actually keep track of who they have slept with so the father of the out of wedlock child has to pay child support. for far too long in this country the free hand outs have gone out of control time this stops.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 12/26/10 - 11:10 pm
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Merry after Christmas and

Merry after Christmas and Happy New Year everyone, and Sean! This is the first time I've posted here in a good while, and I must say, this is a pitiful showing for what was once a great place to have discussions. I don't know what the limit is on "free" posting, but I will never find out, as I plan not to post that much! Personally, I believe the AC shot itself in the foot with subscription fees for posting, and their banning policies. Just my opinion, and I know what that's worth!

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 12/26/10 - 11:39 pm
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"A QUESTION TO the SSI

"A QUESTION TO the SSI people: How often do you all check up on people getting food stamps? I was in IGA Supermarket the other day in line to pay for my items; there was a lady in front of me who had a trifold wallet, and when she opened it up I could see at least three credit cards, yet she pulled out a food stamp card to pay for her groceries"
Hey genius, What does SSI (Social Security Insurance) have to do with the USDA Food Stamp program? Nothing. Who is to say that this peron was the actual person who was getting the benefit. I go to the store for my elderly mother who is getting Food stamps because she is not able to go herself. Wow, stop the hating, really....

justmy2cents
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justmy2cents 12/27/10 - 08:37 am
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To the idiot about food

To the idiot about food stamps...jumping to conclusions can be bad for your health!

I am currently underemployed and yes, I'm currently using food-stamps to help feed my large family for the first time in my life.

I MY wallet there is:

1) My Food stamp card (FYI, they look at bank statements & physically interview you every 6 months to keep it)
2) My bank debit card w/ about $20 in the account
3) An ASU debit card they issue for financial aid, with $0 balance
4) $7 in cash

Worry a bit more about yourself; if you truly believe people are getting food stamps so they can live high, I suggest you go hang out at DFCS and learn a bit about life!

patman
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patman 12/27/10 - 09:26 am
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2cents, i've ridden by dfcs

2cents, i've ridden by dfcs and seen the way the people standing in theline around the building dress and the phones they are constantly talking on. I work for a living, very hard i must say, and i would feel under-dressed if i was in that line. I can't afford the clothes and gadgets the great majority of them wear/ use.

And yes, there are a people who need AND deserve assistance, but I believe the working class understand that and don't mind helping. It's the GREAT MAJORITY of those who could work, but sit back and wait with their hands out for a freebie. Reading your post, I wouldn't begrudge you an EBT card. You are trying. Most don't. Bless you.

iLove
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iLove 12/27/10 - 10:41 am
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Why are you all in this
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Why are you all in this lady's purse? Do you know her or her situation?

Drive pass DCFS. . . . .who cares! Cell phones come so cheap these days. . . .do you pay that cell phone bill?

Love God and love your neighbor.

iLove
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iLove 12/27/10 - 10:45 am
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_____comprise only 12 percent
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_____comprise only 12 percent of the nation, but, according to the above figures, they comprise 37 percent of the welfare rolls. This should not be surprising; in 1994, _____had a poverty rate of 33 percent. We should not, of course, think it unusual to find poor people on welfare. Consequently, discussions of race and welfare must turn on different issues.

The most prevalent question is why there are so many _____in poverty. Liberals argue that it is the result of continuing racism and discrimination, especially at hiring time. Conservatives have argued a variety of other causes: moral shortcomings, poor work ethic, even intellectual inferiority. Another important question is whether welfare causes poverty.

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