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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE are rejecting the tea party Republican agenda that puts tax breaks for the wealthiest people in our country ahead of creating jobs.

I THINK PAYING FOR online service should be free for those of us that already subscribe to the paper seven days a week. That should be a service available to those of use that are already paying.

OUR FOREFATHERS knew that it’s hard for a prisoner to attack somebody when he’s worn out from daily hard labor on a chain gang. But our elected leaders and our courts do not read history.

LORI DAVIS SAYS Harrisburg’s crime problem is largely from “panhandlers, prostitutes and drug dealers.” Yet for some bizarre reason, nobody in authority in Augusta even whispers the term “beat cops,” i.e., tough cops who walk certain beats every day with the authority to evict and arrest “panhandlers, prostitutes and drug dealers.”

IN THIS ECONOMY, many of the stores just don’t appreciate their customers. I wonder if their managers know about this. They should have talk with their workers.

IT IS TIME FOR Commissioners J.R. Hatney, Alvin Mason, and Corey Johnson to stop acting like petulant little children and to provide some leadership for their constituents.

AUGUSTA AND HARLEM got federal housing grants. One will spend $1.4 million for 12 two-bedroom units; the other will send $800,000 for eight one-bedroom units. Isn’t that about half a million dollars per bedroom and $100,000 per bedroom? The federal government has no duty or authority to spend tax dollars on bedrooms and these prices clearly imply corruption. f one bedroom really costs $25,000, who’s pocketing the remaining $75,000? And the remaining $450,000?

FIRST NEWT GINGRICH condemns Bill Clinton for having an affair while doing the same thing with his first of many wives. Now, after condemning Freddie Mac for the economic collapse, it turns out this man was paid $1.2 million dollars by the housing lender.

A RAVE TO THOSE Richmond County school system teachers and other staffers who work hard every day to help Richmond County kids prepare for adulthood.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 11/19/11 - 02:29 am
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If you really think the Tea

If you really think the Tea party is the problem you are clueless. They want smaller government and balanced budgets. OMG, Really? How awful of them to wish to reduce the size of our massive, continuing to grow, federal government and for Congress and the administration to balance the budget. Of course, most Democrats don't want a balanced budget since the admendment to do so was voted down by the democrats today while at the same time they say the Republicans aren't putting forth anything that is any good.

So, exactly who if office is costing us jobs...well, here is the latest...

President Barack Obama just cost Ohio 200,000 jobs. The man elected on campaign promises to create jobs and make America a leader in green-energy production just pushed the United States Department of Agriculture into delaying shale gas drilling in Wayne National Forest.

The low-income region in the Hocking Hills are is filled with quality workers starved for opportunities. Gov. John Kasich laid out an aggressive plan to bolster clean-energy careers during an environmental summits just months ago. The governor's efforts, applauded by green advocacy groups, are least delayed and may possibly be denied.

The six-month delay was ordered to allow for time to study the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The Environmental Protection Agency has stacks of studies and monitoring reports on the practice dating back to the 1950s. President Obama's move to satisfy a fraction of extreme environmental groups fearful that fracking would harm waterways shattered the economic hopes of an entire state.

Techfan
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Techfan 11/19/11 - 07:21 am
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Of course they found that

Of course they found that with fracking nearby you can set your tap water on fire. Fracking in state parks and forests is green energy? That's a good one.

Techfan
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Techfan 11/19/11 - 07:28 am
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I can see the ad campaign

I can see the ad campaign now, "Oil from tar sands, coal, methane. the other green energy."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 07:43 am
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The poster said.. AUGUSTA AND

The poster said..
AUGUSTA AND HARLEM got federal housing grants. One will spend $1.4 million for 12 two-bedroom units; the other will send $800,000 for eight one-bedroom units.

Even I could build them cheaper than that.....tax$$$ going bye-bye.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 07:44 am
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Yep..Gingrich is in hot

Yep..Gingrich is in hot water...he speaketh out of both sides of mouth.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 07:48 am
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Online news service won't be

Online news service won't be free....so stop begging for that...most papers are going to the charge to see.....even the big papers.

Goood am CSRA.....Appling are you ok this morning??
Any blue-lights??

bjphysics
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bjphysics 11/19/11 - 07:56 am
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Does anybody remember the

Does anybody remember the original Battlestar Galactica? The writers created many substitute words like “socialator” for prostitute, “centon” for minute, and “micron” for second; one centon = 100 microns. They also used the word “frak” in moments of great excitement or emotion.

Something tells me Fracking is a fracking bad idea.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 07:57 am
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Tell me something

Tell me something please....

If the tax dollars are paying for housing in FederalGrants why is it we can't put that $$ in nice mobile home parks....say about $45,000 each on Government land ...heck we could even furnish them....with washer/dryer too.
Many folks live nicely in mobilehomes & are happy as pie......when I think of the tax payers paying for homes for others I think....dang ...they should be grateful to get ANYTHING.....
Why should a trailer home taxpayer pay for a nice brick home for another???
We are soooo turned around in this country---too bad I'm not running the place....some would learn how to garden reeeeel fast...they wouldn't need to go on a tv program to lose weight or J Springer/Maury to find out who the daddie is either...they wouldn't have time to make babies..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 08:01 am
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Fracking-cracking?? Are we

Fracking-cracking??
Are we cracking the earth too much nowdays....the earth sure seems to be fighting back...
and I think it will win......

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 11/19/11 - 08:29 am
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We need to quit calling these
Unpublished

We need to quit calling these methods of energy gathering "clean". Fracking destroys the environment- that has been proven time and time again. The term "clean coal" is a load of... coal... there is NO such thing as clean coal. Drilling for oil can cause years or even decades of pollution to the environment (guess everyone has already forgotten about BP's disaster since they've paid the media to tone it down) and then pollutes the air once it's burned. We used to have great achievements in technology... and once CEO's/Polititians (is there a differance?) get rich- they block any new industry from being successful.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 08:47 am
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I see we have figured out the

I see we have figured out the grid in China is for the spy sattellites....wow........they have so much going on & we don't have a clue ...just wondering if the bases we are putting in Australia (or forces)will have something to do with Chinas spy program...
We are too busy fighting classes-races-schoolproblems-politics & who is on top in the US....& how to get freebies ...geez
I live near some Asians...(Chinese)...their kids are DANG smart & we are standing still in our education system..
The best thing we could do for our schools would be to put Asian teachers in there..& give them the freedom to teach.

Vito45
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Vito45 11/19/11 - 08:54 am
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SB4, Asian academic

SB4, Asian academic excellence is cultural. It is intact families with a collective appreciation of hard work and a drive to succeed.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 11/19/11 - 08:56 am
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Upstairs/Downstairs One of my

Upstairs/Downstairs

One of my math professors was Chinese off the boat; his pronunciation of “numerator” and “denominator” was unintelligible so he would say: “de upstairs” and “de downstairs”.

Vito45
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Vito45 11/19/11 - 08:59 am
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"OUR FOREFATHERS knew that

"OUR FOREFATHERS knew that it’s hard for a prisoner to attack somebody when he’s worn out from daily hard labor on a chain gang. But our elected leaders and our courts do not read history"

Even the dog whisperer knows the easiest way to control an unruly dog is to exercise them until they've burned of the excitability.

Unfortunately, it isn't our elected leaders standing in the way; it is the likes of the ACLU who have successfully challenged in courts that forced labor on a chain gang is cruel and unusual punishment.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 09:23 am
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Vito said.. Even the dog

Vito said..
Even the dog whisperer knows the easiest way to control an unruly dog is to exercise them until they've burned of the excitability.

That is exactly what we need to do with our school system...the first hour of school would be running/exercise.....

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 11/19/11 - 09:25 am
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Mornin' Seenit. They build

Mornin' Seenit. They build houses for the 'poor' because when, and not if, the poor destroy them, there is a building still standing --mostly-- to spend huge amounts of good ol' taxpayer dollars to renovate. . . only to be destroyed by the 'grateful' tenants. Once the poor are done with mobile homes/trailers there's nothing but landfill waiting to be hauled away. See the aftermath of Katrina.

As pertains to asian academic excellence, it is a product of, as Vito45 wrote; intact family, wish to succeed, and a culture which respects learning for its own value. I taught in Korea, and the class was an American teacher's dream: Respectful --everyone stood when a teacher or older person entered the classroom, attentive, and really wanted to get everything the teacher had to offer them. Several times my classes ran over because I had to reframe my lesson for the slower students; instead of grumbling and clock-watching, I received notes from several parents expressing their gratitude for taking the time to teach the topic so their child could pass the exams for a better school.

Contrast that with here; the administrator would be telling me to seek another situation (if I were non-tenured), parents would be up in arms because I cut into their kid's make out time in the hallways.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 09:29 am
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A tad of good news... The

A tad of good news...

The Home Retailer Bed Bath & Beyond will open an e-commerce fullfillment center in Jackson county (north of Atlanta)& create 900 jobs over 4 years....Unemployment is 10.2 % in Jackson county. This will be an online sales operation.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/19/11 - 09:29 am
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Newt started a company and

Newt started a company and took a perfectly legal, very small contract with Freddie Mac which they asked his company to do. He could have made 500 times as much money if he had been an Obama supporter and had started a bankrupt from day one solar panel company.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 09:32 am
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Stewart said.... Respectful

Stewart said....

Respectful --everyone stood when a teacher or older person entered the classroom, attentive, and really wanted to get everything the teacher had to offer them.

Why that doesn't happen here is a puzzle to me...when we have the"guts"to make that happen ...we can turn this country around.

allhans
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allhans 11/19/11 - 09:34 am
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I recall work details here in

I recall work details here in Augusta. Some would come to your door and ask for a drink of water and stay for a minute and chat. They seemed happy to be out seeing more than bars.(cell bars! :)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 09:35 am
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GM Stewart..... If they

GM Stewart.....

If they destroyed the mobile home...that would be the last home given....the streets would be their next home...tough love!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/19/11 - 09:42 am
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dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 11/19/11 - 09:47 am
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Seenit, "If they destroyed

Seenit, "If they destroyed the mobile home...that would be the last home given....the streets would be their next home...tough love!"

I cannot believe you would be so cruel! You must be one of the evil rich unwilling to pay your fair share to keep these poor wretches in the same style of living you have worked to attain. Shame. Shame! Or so says Dear Leader.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/19/11 - 09:49 am
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Dichotomy....good one (:

Dichotomy....good one (:

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 09:55 am
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I feel like this

I feel like this WB...especially when reading the news....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAQPQuGGJhM

& yes...stewart...I would be just that cruel....children would be taken away from parents & they would have limited visiting rights..when the parents changed their life style they could get the children back.

Sometimes I really get riled just reading the news!!

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 11/19/11 - 09:58 am
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"intact families with a

"intact families with a collective appreciation of hard work and a drive to succeed" -- or 'Once Upon a Time In America'?

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 11/19/11 - 10:04 am
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What percentage of Richmond

What percentage of Richmond County teachers, principals and other staffers work hard everyday to help our kids learn? 80%? 90%? 100%?

You're kidding.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/19/11 - 10:15 am
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I believe that what many of

I believe that what many of you are saying is that we have lost respect for others, ourselves and the God who created us. I think teachers, elders and everyone should be shown respect. Standing to a teacher entering a class would definitely set a more respectful tone for learning, but standing in praise and worship to our God, would transform the world.

I don't want to hear the separation of church and state BS this am. We can look at history and see our forefathers did not mean No God.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/19/11 - 10:17 am
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Attitude "If we think happy

Attitude

"If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable." Dale Carnegie

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way." Viktor Frankl

"The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past . . . we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. . . . I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it." Charles Swindoll

"This, in my judgment, is the highest philosophy: First, do not regret having lost yesterday; second, do not fear that you will lose tomorrow; third, enjoy today." Robert Ingersoll

Attitude means a lot....can make or break us........I have lots of work to do now....so I'll get off the soapbox & let others speak..
I'll try to come back with a happyface..:)

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/19/11 - 10:30 am
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"If my people, who are called

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

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