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THIS IS A RANT to the person who stole my son’s truck over the weekend. Unlike you, he is a young man who is holding down a legal job trying to provide for his family. You are a thug, and eventually you will be caught and locked up with the rest of them.

BOE SPECIAL PURPOSE local option sales tax: The problem with a 1 percent tax is the local taxpayers pay twice. Once at the register and then taxed again April 15. This is fine except for some families have no children to enjoy these fine schools. The other part that rubs me wrong is that the bids go to out of town .

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE tell us why the highway department felt the need to do repairs on Bobby Jones Expressway during the heaviest traffic times? They have cars backed up for several miles every day and make it impossible to get anywhere on the other side of town. This makes us late for work, meetings, medical appointments, etc. It looks like we should hire someone who will these repairs when the traffic flow is down ...like during the night!! It has been done in the past and worked out, so why not now? It just makes a lot more sense to me!

THE NEW OPERATORS OF The Patch have done more work in two months than the city did in years of management. Membership is way up; it is clean and offers a professional atmosphere to users. The SPLOST monies should be given to them. The property is still the “city’s” and any improvements will revert back to the city at the end of the lease. If the monies had been spent when allocated, the course may very well never have been leased out because it would have been played a lot more. It is by far the best deal in town and is a very challenging course.

HERE IS A RANT for WGAC. You say 24 hours news, weather and traffic station. I have yet to hear a weather report at night when we get bad weather in the area. I have yet to hear a breaking news report at night. The only news you have is during 8 to 5 when someone reads the paper to us. And as far as traffic. Really???? Wow you missed that to.

I think you need to stop false advertising that you are a 24-hour news, weather and traffic station.

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Jake 03/15/12 - 11:26 pm
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I have long been a fan of the

I have long been a fan of the Patch since it was my introduction to golf in the early 60's. I look forward to playing there and seeing what the new managers have done when I am in Augusta in early April.

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Trouble 03/16/12 - 01:44 am
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morning all, flipping the

morning all, flipping the light switch for yall, have to head to work here soon, be good, i will be back later.......

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 01:57 am
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Well flip that switch now

Well flip that switch now trouble...I just fell in the hall....hehe...trying to find the dang csra!

ha

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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 01:58 am
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Why we come here...the

Why we come here...the meeting of MINDS..& some w/o MINDS!

The gravitational pull of individual friendships can have an enormous cumulative effect on the quality of our lives. With growing numbers of people living alone, either by choice or circumstance, friendships can occupy the emotional space that other people fill with spouses or significant others. Friends can link us to broader social networks and help enrich our lives. At the end of the day, a friend can be the emotional oasis that makes all the difference.

"Friends are what make us uniquely human," says James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California at San Diego. "There is no other species that interacts so widely with other members of their species. So right away, you know that when you're studying these relationships with friends, what you're really doing is studying what makes us unique."

After a career studying different types of relationships and their impact on well-being and health, Harvard relationship expert Lisa Berkman has developed a broad view of the relationships people need in order to thrive. There is no optimal mix of friends and family, or of intimate and more casual friendships. "You can substitute these things," she says. "People who have a lot of friends may not need a lot of family ties." Religion and other group interests also can provide tremendous emotional support and human contact that fulfills our need for human companionship and reinforcement.

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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 02:04 am
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My problem is that I've

My problem is that I've dropped my real-life human friends & given sooo much attention to my online friends......yall don't buy my lunch---see me when I'm sick....have a drink with me..(well maybe ya do)...heh

Sooo what's a gal gonna do..I need both....so should I allot 3 hours in the am for online & the rest of the day for real life.....yeh maybe that will work!!
Good am to the whole wide world....that should cover it..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 02:08 am
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A chuckle.. There was an old

A chuckle..

There was an old woman in a sauna with two young 20 year old type females, after a few minutes a beeping started and one female held her palm out and spoke calmly into her palm phone, a few minutes later the other female put her wrist her ear and started dictating a message, after seeing all this the old woman annoyed, steps out of the sauna to go to the bathroom. When the old woman returns shortly afterward she has a stream of toilet paper dangling from her rear end, not to be outdone by the others, she quickly perks up and says "Oh look, I have a fax coming through" moral of the story you don't mess with old people!!

soo true too.....the last geek I had working on my stuff....had all kinds of his own stuff (gadgets) that kept ringing-tinging-buzzing ..going off while he worked.....amazing world this is.

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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 02:28 am
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Thug took the truck..yea...he

Thug took the truck..yea...he needs a WHUPPING...

I often wondered why olders w/o kids should pay-pay-pay for kids of others to go to school...ain't fittin...just ain't fitten..

Bobby Jones repair work......evidently you don't know the MASTERS are a-coming to town.....& by golly that road will get some fixin....& it will be any ole time the big boys want it done!!!
The Patch..GIVE EM THE $$$....again the MASTERS are a-coming...

Weather report....well the guys gotta sleep too ya know.....they can't ride the pony day/night!!

SM...let us make the r/rs one day ferya...(trouble & seenitB4)
we promise you won't lose your job...we will go easy on ya..:)
pretty pleeeze...w/ choc-brandy-cherries on top!!! And a little whipped cream just for yooou!!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 02:33 am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU5TAbsbUy0&feature=related

This is for Rivermans housekeeping lady at work....Percy Sledge....he just tears me up too.....i mean really....tears me up...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 02:42 am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd8u0TKE0AU&feature=related

If ya gonna bring it on home.....do it!!!

To me..yeayy yehh...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 02:51 am
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Scarlett: [to Rhett] If I

Scarlett: [to Rhett] If I said I was madly in love with you you'd know I was lying.

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Scarlett: Sir, you are no gentleman.
Rhett Butler: And you, Miss, are no lady.

--Heh-heh-heh----------------------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBzJGckMYO4

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/16/12 - 05:12 am
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Good morning, Scarlett (in

Good morning, Scarlett (in her mind).

By the way, Chronicle, why wasn't Riverman invited to Gen. Atkins reception now that he's going to be the Chronicle president? He needs an online screenname and should start reading and posting comments if he really wants to find out fast what's going on around here.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 05:18 am
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Good am Rhett (wannabe) Ya

Good am Rhett (wannabe)

Ya gotta play the game baby...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 06:30 am
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OOh this is too

OOh this is too funnie...River thinks he should be invited to AC get-togethers....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PiodNW2Gyo

Ya dreaming again RM...
I needed a good chuckle....Sean has invited me to stuff that i couldn't attend....(sorry SM)...because I treat him with respect/love/care...unlike you....i don't have to write 2 emails to him..:):)
Sean is brilliant & warm & fuzzy at times...when "some" on here aren't driving him crazy!!!
heh heh

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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 07:43 am
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BTW Thumpers...science says

BTW Thumpers...science says this about loving music...

A 2001 experiment at McGill College used brain scans to study the neural mechanics of the goosebumps that great music can sometimes induce. They found that the brain structures activated are the same regions linked to other euphoric stimuli, such as food, sex and drugs.

Blood flow in the brain rises and falls to swells of music in areas associated with reward, emotion and arousal.

As stimulation for food and sex are important for a organism's survival, the fact that similar neural activity is observed in responses to features in music suggests that there could be some evolutionary advantage to the ability to hear—or hum—a good tune.

oooweee....somebody better re-think music..hahahheheh!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/16/12 - 07:55 am
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Credit: DreamstimeBrain

Credit: DreamstimeBrain TeaserLaughter is one of the least understood of human behaviors. Scientists have found that during a good laugh three parts of the brain light up: A thinking part that helps you get the joke, a movement area that tells your muscles to move, and an emotional region that elicits the "giddy" feeling. But it remains unknown why one person laughs at your brother's foolish jokes while another chuckles while watching a horror movie. John Morreall, who is a pioneer of humor research at the College of William and Mary, has found that laughter is a playful response to incongruities — stories that disobey conventional expectations. Others in the humor field point to laughter as a way of signaling to another person that this action is meant "in fun." One thing is clear: Laughter makes us feel better.

seeya...later

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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 08:19 am
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Oh Yes, A Beautiful Good

Oh Yes, A Beautiful Good Morning America, AC Friends and even you, TSD.

1. Rant 1, Don't you know by now that some of our society feels you owned them that truck.
2. How do you expect some to get their refunds, they have many many children's.
3. That there is example of a one brain cell that can't find another way to work....if it works.
4. I really enjoyed playing the Old Cabbage Patch. Hit a few cars as they were coming or leaving.
5. Yep, another Daaaaaaaaa.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 08:28 am
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You know what has not been

You know what has not been discussed much lately,
is how our King SMCICBHO hates humans that don't believe in his faith.

Document facts:
April 2008 - Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they "cling to guns or religion" and have an "antipathy to people who aren't like them." 1

February 2009 - Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 2

April 2009 - When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered when he is making his speech. 3

May 2009 - Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 4

April 2009 - In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 5

October 19, 2010 - Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about "the Creator" when quoting the Declaration of Independence - an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 6

November 2010 - Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is "E pluribus unum" rather than "In God We Trust" as established by federal law. 7

January 2011 - After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 8

February 2011 - Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 9

April 2011 - For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 10

August 2011 - The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 11

November 2011 - Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt's famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 12

November 2011 - Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 13

December 2011 - The Obama administration denigrates other countries' religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 14

January 2012 - The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 15

February 2012 - The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 16

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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 08:29 am
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2. Acts of hostility from the

2. Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

June 2011 - The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 17

August 2011 - The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD - a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America). 18

September 2011 - Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 19

September 2011 - The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that "No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit." 20

November 2011 - The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 21

November 2011 - The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans. 22

February 2012 - The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. ("Jerry") Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian. 23

February 2012 - The Air Force removes "God" from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 24

February 2012 - The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 25

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 08:30 am
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3. Acts of hostility toward

3. Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

January 2009 - Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. 26

January 2009 - President Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 27

March 2009 - The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. 28

March 2009 - Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 29

March 2009 - Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 30

May 2009 - The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with "comprehensive" sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. 31 He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets. 32

May 2009 - Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their "criminal" activities. 33

July 2009 - The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 34

September 16, 2009 - The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should "not tolerate" any "private beliefs," including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual "equality." 35

July 2010 - The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion. 36

August 2010 - The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 37

September 2010 - The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge's decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 38

February 2011 - Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 39

March 2011 - The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 40

July 2011 - Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778. 41

September 2011 - The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 42

October 2011 - The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 43

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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 08:31 am
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4. Acts of preferentialism

4. Acts of preferentialism for Islam:

May 2009 - While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan. 44

April 2010 - Christian leader Franklin Graham is dis-invited from the Pentagon's National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community. 45

April 2010 - The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 46

August 2010 - Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity. 47

August 2010 - Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location. 48

2010 - While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. 49

October 2011 - Obama's Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians' access to the White House. 50

February 2012 - The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, 51 but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do. 52

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented - this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.

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Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/16/12 - 08:37 am
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Good Morning Sarge, CG,

Good Morning Sarge, CG, river and seenit.
How's Sarge doing CG?
River, I spent my afternoon at Lake Oconee, yesterday. There were a lot of guys out fishing, and it brought you to mind. That is such a gorgeous part of the Lake and of course the development isn't too shabby either. seenit, there is an excellent huge garden center, "Gary's",that you might enjoy on your way to Augusta. It's behind Publix. BTW, Publix was exceptional also; almost worth driving up to buy groceries.

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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 08:33 am
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Are you checking your blood

Are you checking your blood pressure, TSD.

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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 08:39 am
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Willow, Sarge is having some

Willow, Sarge is having some rough mornings, but seems to get better in the PM. Walked a few step yesterday, they say if he can get to walk a little bit more, he will be able to go home. He has 7 more radiation treatment that is required. There is no way I can ever complain on aches and pains after seeing him.

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CobaltGeorge 03/16/12 - 09:01 am
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Here's something else we

Here's something else we haven't heard much about in the news lately.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani never practiced the Muslim faith and converted to Christianity at age 19, becoming a pastor later. But the courts say that since his mother and father were practicing Muslims, he must recant his hristian faith or die. So far, in three court appearances, he has refused to do so - RISKING EXECUTION AT ANY MOMENT. The Iranian Supreme Court often acts quickly in administering the death penalty. According to a report, when asked by judges to "repent," Youcef replied: "Repent,
What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had before my faith
in Christ?"

The judges replied: "To the religion of your ancestors - Islam." To which Yousef replied: "I cannot."

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Riverman1 03/16/12 - 09:25 am
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Good Morning Willow, CG, RK,

Good Morning Willow, CG, RK, Trouble and especially Sarge.

Willow, about you being on Lake Oconee, I was out on the Columbia Cty portion of the river Wed. afternoon. 85 degrees, crystal clear water and those little fluffy white clouds in a blue sky. Absolutely made me glad to be alive. The weather has been right out of Porgy and Bess.

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Riverman1 03/16/12 - 09:27 am
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About the new president of

About the new president of the AC, the General, and his reception. I can deal with y'all slighting Riverman, but when y'all pass over Austin you are going too far. That really upsets me.

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Riverman1 03/16/12 - 09:28 am
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Hey, since none of us showed

Hey, since none of us showed up for the paperbag thing, maybe we should have gone to the reception wearing paperbags.

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ForeverFrog 03/16/12 - 10:21 am
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The fourth President of the

The fourth President of the United States, James Madison, was born in Virginia on this day in 1751.

Quote: "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect".

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Willow Bailey 03/16/12 - 11:02 am
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ForeverFrog, Christ came to

ForeverFrog, Christ came to FREE us from "Religious Bondage", and also All others. Jesus isn't religious, man is. Just thought you might want to know.

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InChristLove 03/16/12 - 11:03 am
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I like the quote by President

I like the quote by President Madison "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance...."

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