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A HUGE RANT FOR the veterinary clinics for what you are charging for treating a sick animal – $800 for an overnight stay? Be real. That is more than a human has to pay. That is why we have so many sick animals in this world. You are greedy, and it is very uncalled for.

IT’S PATHETIC. We have had two law enforcement agents killed in two months. It’s really a shame. The guy in South Carolina with three kids is killed by a felon who should have been in jail. Why wasn’t he? There is something wrong with the judicial system. I wish law enforcement and the judicial system would take a stand.

A RANT AGAINST Augus­ta Com­mis­sion member Alvin Mason on his domestic violence case. Why isn’t he resigning? He would be calling on other commissioners to resign if it involved them. Why does he get special privileges? I have had friends who went to jail for family violence and had to sit in jail for three or four days. Can someone answer that?

A RANT FOR CHRIS on Chan­nel 12. Why aren’t you doing something about Alvin Mason and investigating him? C’mon, let’s be fair. Let’s not discriminate.

ALVIN MASON, you voted to fire. What goes around comes around. Happy New Year!

MY MAMA ALWAYS said good things come to those who wait. I opened the paper and got wonderful news. Steak and Shake is coming to Columbia County. I love me some Steak and Shake. It made my day.

AT THE CHILDREN’S Medica Center the waiting room was very nice, but there was a rude lady who kept flipping the TV channel. My choice is to put the TV in a cage so that only the staff can change it.

I WOULD LIKE TO respond to the person who asked if the tea party members were at the state Capitol in Co­lum­bia, would they be allowed to stay. First of all, us tea partiers have to work every day so we wouldn’t be there at all. Second, we wouldn’t do it on general principle of destroying our beautiful state Capitol. It’s time these guys wake up, get a job and get a life.

MY RANT IS FOR the poor people in town who can’t afford pants and skirts. They come to stores in their pajamas. Apparently, they just get out of bed and come to the stores. It looks so pitiful. I want to buy them some pants. It’s the way our society is going; people are so sloppy now.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/10/12 - 07:21 am
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The vets bill have been going

The vets bill have been going up...I agree with that....I guess their billsare going up too...water-heat-employees-etc.

Yes ...we need to do something...Too many good officers are dying...

Alvin won't go anywhere...he likes attention...

Good things come to those who wait...well yeh...if they don't wait too long.........good am CSRA..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/10/12 - 07:58 am
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You know countyman I read

You know countyman I read where you said I need to come down & ride through LaneyWalker & see the improvements...you are right ....next time I'm there I will do that....please keep in mind....just changing ones location won't always change the mindset....most of them need good paying JOBS....with DECENT pay.....something our leaders have sent away....
A good job will give incentive to build a better life-move into a decent neighborhood-& improve ones lifestyle......sometimes putting a low income person in a nice neighborhood only makes them resentful of what others can afford & they can't.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/10/12 - 08:07 am
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tinman
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tinman 01/10/12 - 09:18 am
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Vet bills getting high? You

Vet bills getting high? You claim your prt is like a child. .... Well you get charged like it's a child at the hospital! Sorry bout that!

Alvin Mason? He won't resign, he thinks like his president!

allhans
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allhans 01/10/12 - 09:37 am
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Some guys are wearing skirts

Some guys are wearing skirts or at least that is how it looks.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/10/12 - 09:54 am
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Headlines in

Headlines in AJC...

Transportation -tax reform on Deal slate
New projections warn of deeper HOPE cuts---(no surprise)
Health care spending slows...(surprise)
Metro drug company sells for $2.5 Billion---Bristl-Myers buys Inhibitex , an Alpharetta company developing a treatment for hepatitis c .....

Nicotine patches no help...

Muslim charged in Tampa plot----He worked at the Balkan Food Store owned by his parents----he is charged with plotting to attack crowded locations with a car bomb & do a lot of damage --oneday this will happen & then what will we say,....

Many appts. today--seeya

kmb413
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kmb413 01/10/12 - 11:55 am
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Has Alvin Mason been found

Has Alvin Mason been found guilty?

countyman
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countyman 01/10/12 - 01:07 pm
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Actually you can ride through

Actually you can ride through Laney Walker or Bethlehem and see the improvements.. Laney Walker had less vacant homes, and it's closer to the CBD and Medical District.. The neighborhood is further along compared to Bethlehem...

Make sure you ride down 9th street between Laney Walker and Walton Way.. Then check out the flagship neighborhood of Laney Walker(Heritage Pine) located on 9th between Laney Walker and Wrightsboro rd.. New homes were built on Holley street(Holley Commons) between Laney Walker and Wrightsboro rd.. The House of Prayer is building a mix-use development along Wrightsboro/11th street(residential for seniors and retail).. The city is behind the residential coming to Wrightsboro rd between 12th and 13th..

It's going to take several years to rejuvenate both of the neighborhoods.. The proximity of Laney Walker to the Medical District and CBD offers a tremendous opportunity... The CBD and Medical District are two major employers in the city..

It doesn't hurt when you continue to receive national and statewide recognition either.. From Harvard leaders, Georgia Planning Association, Triple Pundit, and the American Institute of Architects..

The Laney Walker-Bethlehem redevelopment will be presented at the 2012(Feb 2nd-4th) New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in San Diego.. The session is called “Restoring the American City: Augusta, GA and Laney Walker/Bethlehem.”

http://www.newpartners.org/

raul
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raul 01/10/12 - 01:31 pm
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@countyman. How are these

@countyman. How are these homes financed by the buyers? Down payment and bank loans or some other money sources?

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David Parker 01/10/12 - 02:21 pm
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@ last ranter....guilty

@ last ranter....guilty here.

Sunday morning in the FooD lion kickin the flannel pants and bedroom slippers shuffling around for some goody powders. That about the image you were going for? I 'm flattered you noticed HAH!

bjphysics
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bjphysics 01/10/12 - 02:43 pm
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Dear Santa, I know this is a

Dear Santa, I know this is a late request but given the story below…

“U.S. Navy Ship Saves Iranians From Pirates”

“SIEGEL: But back to today's rescue of the Iranians who'd been held by the pirates. In the movies, this would lead to a sudden warming of relations with Tehran and everything would be happy. Not today, huh?

BOWMAN: Oh, no warm relations yet and actually no word at all from the Iranian government about what happened here. The Navy does say the Iranian fishing boat captain, however, was very thankful. And that some of the clothing the Iranians got, there's some talk that includes U.S. Navy t-shirts. But no firm word on whether than happened or not.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)”

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/06/144801655/u-s-navy-ship-saves-iranians-fro...

Can you make sure these fishermen get to keep their U.S. Navy t-shirts?

Best regards, Popeye

harley_52
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harley_52 01/10/12 - 02:50 pm
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Somewhere I read that some

Somewhere I read that some high ranking Iranian military official dismissed the rescue as a "Hollywood stunt."

harley_52
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harley_52 01/10/12 - 03:14 pm
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Guess what? We just rescued

Guess what? We just rescued the same Iranians AGAIN!

Another Hollywood stunt, I suppose...

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/10/us-navy-rescues-distressed-irani...

countyman
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countyman 01/10/12 - 04:16 pm
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seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/10/12 - 04:50 pm
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A man who'd just died is

A man who'd just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an
> expensive, expertly tailored black suit.
>
> The female blonde mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the
> body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit
> he is already wearing.
>
> The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his
> best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the Blonde
> mortician a blank check and says, 'I don't care what it costs, but please
> have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.'
>
> The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her
> husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the
> suit fits him perfectly...
>
> She says to the mortician, 'Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied.. You
> did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?'
>
> To her astonishment, the blonde mortician presents her with the blank check.
>
> 'There's no charge,' she says.
>
> 'No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue
> suit!' she says.
>
> 'Honestly, ma'am,' the blonde says, 'it cost nothing. You see, a deceased
> gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you
> left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his
> wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and
> she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.'
>
> 'So I just switched the heads.'
>
> (BET YOU DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING!!!)

Hehehhah...I must have a strange sense of humor...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/10/12 - 04:55 pm
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'The happiest of people don't

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the best of everything they have.

amen

raul
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raul 01/10/12 - 04:58 pm
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@Countyman. Thanks for the

@Countyman. Thanks for the information.

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dstewartsr 01/10/12 - 05:01 pm
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For the, "where we are

For the, "where we are headed, California first," department of the news: The Greek government (the one unable to pay for the current welfare state they erected) has decided to include several new forms of mental disability which qualify for medical and financial assistance. The most recent additions are kleptomaniacs, exhibitionists, and what list would be complete without it- pedophilia.

Sigh.

Heavy sigh.

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Riverman1 01/10/12 - 05:03 pm
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Dang, what a day I had. If

Dang, what a day I had. If anyone ever seriously thinks they have a tough, stressful job, let them follow me around and I'm sure they will agree mine is the most stressful they have ever seen.

Who was the Chronicle person who took me up on the offer that one time? Let's do it. If you don't agree I have the most amazing job you have ever seen I'll kiss your keyboard right on Broad Street.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/10/12 - 05:17 pm
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I'm curious.... What is the

I'm curious....

What is the most stressful and most amazing job ever seen?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/10/12 - 05:27 pm
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Harley, do I ever throw out

Harley, do I ever throw out boring posts? I'm the night clerk at a motel on Gordon Highway and people who have met online come to our check-in office to meet. I decide if they have misrepresented themselves before giving them the key.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/10/12 - 05:30 pm
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Well, first step would be to

Well, first step would be to decide if you really want your keyboard kissed on Broad?

bjphysics
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bjphysics 01/10/12 - 05:31 pm
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harley_52: “What is the most

harley_52: “What is the most stressful and most amazing job…?”

Blackhole Grappling Hook Designer

Tilt/Reset

Blackhole Grappler

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/10/12 - 05:32 pm
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Ranter 3, OK, cause he 's

Ranter 3, OK, cause he 's special.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/10/12 - 05:33 pm
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Harley, I'm also there in the

Harley, I'm also there in the morning when they check out and I get to hear their comments.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/10/12 - 05:35 pm
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Ahhh, about number 3.

Ahhh, about number 3. Protamine is the reversal agent for the anticoagulant, heparin. Know where it comes from? The sperm of salmon. Know how it's obtained? Rub your index finger and thumb together and you get the idea.

TNTHOMSON
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TNTHOMSON 01/10/12 - 05:40 pm
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Greece also allows hair

Greece also allows hair stylist/hair dressers (The politically correct term for persons who do female people's hair eludes me at this time) to retire early (50 or 55?) because of contact with chemicals in hair dye.....

In America one can retire to the government dole at an early age by dropping out of school, having multiple births, be unable to hold down steady employment and unable to fight your addictions.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/10/12 - 05:40 pm
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Sorry, I guess I'm missing

Sorry, I guess I'm missing something.

Anyway....the most stressful job I ever saw was Point Man for a squad moving through a suspected mine field.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/10/12 - 05:43 pm
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Bright Future: G. Brad

Bright Future: G. Brad Lewis/Getty; Sony; Jim McIsaac/Getty
The fishing industry discards thousands of tons of salmon sperm every year (it ruins the taste). Now Andrew Steckl, a photonics expert at the University of Cincinnati, has figured out how to use the refuse to get a 10-fold boost in the brightness of the organic light-emitting diodes used in cellphones, PDAs and some TVs.

LEDs create light as negatively charged electrons in the circuit interact with positively charged “electron holes.” When an electron enters a hole, they combine energies and emit some as light. But electrons often zip past holes without merging, which is why LEDs tend to be dim. But a film of DNA taken from salmon sperm, Steckl found, creates an energy barrier that slows electrons enough that the holes can better attract electrons, merging with them more often and emitting more light. (Any DNA would work, but salmon sperm is easily acquired.)

Because “BioLEDs” use cheap renewable materials instead of precious rare metals, Steckl expects that in a decade or so, they will be common in TVs, cellphones and other gadgets with a display—which sounds pretty good to the world’s salmon fishermen. “They’re so excited,” he says, “that I can’t keep them at bay.”

DANG...The things we learn on here----who sez we are stoopid rednecks!!!

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