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HEALTH CARE IS A responsibility, like car care is needed, so insurance for health makes sense. Until the courts can pass laws that prevent free medical help to any adult who refuses to buy health insurance, then this current health care is what fits the bill to help the majority of us. Plus, the protection that those of us insured can’t be dropped from our insurance after we get cancer or other severe illnesses.

ANYONE WHO protests anything in the daytime working hours is instantly labeled as either homeless or jobless? People, have you not heard of vacation time? How about comp time that’s owed? How about the boss’s wish that “you do what you want, you deserve that time”?

SHAME ON THE financial officers of Paine College who caused such a mess. They need to do right by the history of their school and the great leaders who set it up 130 years ago, not to mention the students of today and tomorrow.

A RANT FOR THE Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the Masters ticket arrests. Just when I start thinking local officers are competent and professional as with the recent sting operations, they pull a Barney Fife operation like the Masters busts. For those too young for the Mayberry reference, Barney was a well-intentioned but over-zealous and dim-witted deputy, kind of like those officers involved in the Masters busts. An embarrassment for Augusta. I wonder if one of the candidates for sheriff was responsible for this? I wouldn’t vote for any candidate so involved.

I AM A REPUBLICAN and am having a hard time getting behind Mitt Romney for president. He and the Republicans want to privatize Social Security and end Medicare as we know it. I have worked 40 years of my life and paid into both programs. Now that it time for me to benefit from these programs, the Republicans want to change them.

THE OLD BURNED apartments on Circular Drive off Peach Orchard Road are an eyesore, unsafe and an environmental hazard. When is something going to be done about them? Richmond County code enforcement and Augusta Commission, please make the owner of the property take responsibility and correct this problem.

THANKS TO THE unsung heroes riding the trucks picking up yard waste. You are careful to return and sometimes stack the containers on Eastside Court.

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copperhead
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copperhead 05/02/12 - 07:58 pm
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A huge rant to the hussein

A huge rant to the hussein regime-the U.S. can't argue human rights with china now because we owe them sooo much money and so many "favors"!

KSL
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KSL 05/02/12 - 08:33 pm
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Repub, you are being mislead

Repub, you are being mislead by the opposition.

allhans
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allhans 05/02/12 - 09:24 pm
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KSL The party mantra for

KSL The party mantra for today. You will hear that same comment repeated over and over from other Obama followers.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/02/12 - 09:35 pm
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#1- PLEASE read the pertinent

#1- PLEASE read the pertinent parts of the bill, you are being conned; your employer can drop your entire policy, and then you are the mercy of whomever/whatever the government decides for your healthcare.

#2 Bet you your favorite beverage that the majority of those protesting during business hours aren't taking PTO. (they are long term non- PTO, aka paid time off)

#3 Agreed!!

#4 Double agreed!!

#5 Do your homework. If you are currently eligible or close to it, nobody wants to change your benefit. They want to offer options for younger workers since these programs are destined to bankruptcy with the current arrangements. Please pay attention to more than Democratic soundbites.

Last one. Unsung heroes? A little melodramatic, but if these guys are going above and beyond, a hat tip to them. They won't be doing that job too long with that kind of attitude and work ethic.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/03/12 - 03:54 am
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Was there a sale on Kool-Aide

Was there a sale on Kool-Aide at WalMart?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/03/12 - 03:56 am
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Good Mourning Awguster. Hi

Good Mourning Awguster. Hi Trouble. A big hello to the rest of my friends. You know who you are.

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/03/12 - 05:09 am
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It's sad to see the poor,
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It's sad to see the poor, misguided people who think social security and Medicare can continue without changes. One day the checks will just stop and they will be standing their, mouths open, wondering how the Democrats could have told them such lies. They will be too old to protest in the streets as in Europe. Sigh.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/03/12 - 06:27 am
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Cliche For Today: "Anybody

Cliche For Today:

"Anybody can be on top if they take the elevator."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/03/12 - 06:37 am
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This is what you need to be

This is what you need to be on top RA...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul1E6b46WnA&feature=related

How many really have it.....money can't buy it....but I do see it on here in a special few....good am CSRA.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/03/12 - 06:49 am
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Just for the guys this

Just for the guys this am.....things that make a man sexy....

1.CONFIDENCE

2. Laughter releases chemicals that create a sense of well-being, which is a wonderful turn-on. A man equipped with a good sense of humor automatically wins his points on the sexy scale with women. With the mighty use of his expression and wits combined, he becomes an addiction that women just can't get enough of. Women think that if he can evoke them with laughter in public, chances are he can also make them giggle in bed.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/03/12 - 07:36 am
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Always worked for me.

Always worked for me.

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/03/12 - 08:52 am
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Keep um laughing.
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Keep um laughing.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/03/12 - 09:17 am
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"I have worked 40 years of my

"I have worked 40 years of my life and paid into both programs"

If you truly have worked 40 years then you must be at least 55 years old and would still have your benefits under the proposed plan. For those a little younger than you the system needs to be changed because the programs will be bankrupt for them if we don't change it anyway. .

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/03/12 - 09:49 am
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Well, ain't this interesting.
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Well, ain't this interesting. So this hospital board member's wife (and another person) form a company in Jan. Buy 70 acres for $575,000 on Feb. 14 and a week later sell 40 of the acres to University for $1.2 million? Somebody just fell off the turnip truck and it ain't me.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/03/12 - 09:56 am
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"HEALTH CARE IS A

"HEALTH CARE IS A responsibility, "

You are right. It's a PERSONAL responsibility, not a government responsibility. I don't care how you slice and dice it, it is not fair to make me pay for someone elses healthcare. It is also not right for the government to engineer a law that will encourage employers to drop healthcare insurance and dump most workers into the Medicaid system. And lastly, it is (hopefully) unconstitutional for the federal government to mandate that a citizen to buy any product. And for techfan and the other folks who want to throw up the "musket" argument I submit that (1) the law did not require anyone to buy a musket. It gave them six months to acquire a musket whether it be by barter, making, being issued from an organization, etc., and (2) I do not believe the law was ever challenged in court so we do not know if it would have been upheld as constitutional or not. The law was not challenged probably because it was reasonable and rational while Obamacare is neither.

Abbynoll
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Abbynoll 05/03/12 - 10:07 am
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4. don't blame the deputies

4. don't blame the deputies for following orders

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/04/12 - 09:23 am
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True, Abbynoll. The blame

True, Abbynoll. The blame lies with Judge Jennings and Sheriff Strength. They overreached and made new law by arresting solicitors of tickets. There is no state law nor city ordinance against soliciting for tickets.

Strength is trying to make soliciting for tickets equivalent to soliciting for prostitutes. One is legal, the other illegal.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 05/03/12 - 11:14 am
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Protesters during the day are

Protesters during the day are on vacation or the boss says they can protest--and them get paid. ARE YOU SERIOUS!

docroc
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docroc 05/03/12 - 11:44 am
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Don't blame Law Enforcement

Don't blame Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) for enforcing what you believe to be an inane law! LEO's are sworn to enforce the laws that are put in place by the legislative branch of government. If you feel the enforcement of the Masters Scalping Law is improper, then you should act to have the law changed or deleted. Don't blame LEOs for doing their sworn duty.

docroc
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docroc 05/03/12 - 11:52 am
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Dear " I am a Republican,"

Dear " I am a Republican," The Romney proposal does NOTHING to those who are 55 years old or older. Those in that age group will be able to continue to have the current program status quo. You would know that if you were well informed instead of regurgitating the Democrat Party dogma. I encourage you to become informed before you perhaps influence or perpetuate the ignorance of others too. At this point you have one of two choices: Either vote for Gov. Romney or aid the reelection of President Obama. Not voting is also a vote for the current president.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 05/03/12 - 11:54 am
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dichotomy it's just down

dichotomy it's just down right scary how I agree with everything you post.

Jane18
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Jane18 05/03/12 - 12:06 pm
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Dichotomy IS very

Dichotomy IS very smart......................

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/03/12 - 12:15 pm
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Docroc, the problem there is
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Docroc, the problem there is no law saying you can't ask someone for tickets or offer to buy them.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/04/12 - 09:25 am
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Thanks for joining the

Thanks for joining the discussion, docroc. I must add a little to your admonition against blaming the LEOs. If a deputy witnessed a sale of a ticket to the practice rounds (or of a badge to the tournament) within a zone of 2,700 feet from the entrances and made an arrest of the seller, then I am 100% behind the officer and say, “Job well done.”

However, Chronicle reporters gave us information that the deputies were arresting buyers of tickets and even folks merely soliciting tickets where no sale actually took place. Buying second-hand tickets and soliciting tickets are not crimes. Judge Jennings told sheriff's representatives that they could charge such people with disorderly conduct, and so the deputies did. Then they booked them into the jail and offered them freedom for a bond of $500. The $500 will be considered the fine for disorderly conduct, so the deputies hope the people will not come back to contest the charge. It is a shakedown, pure and simple, and I do not support such chicanery on the part of our city's law enforcement department.

Shame on Judge Jennings for coming up with the scheme. Shame on Sheriff Strength for going along with it. And shame on Solicitor Harry James for not dismissing these trumped-up and false charges.

David Parker
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David Parker 05/03/12 - 02:55 pm
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Isn't the debate on Masters

Isn't the debate on Masters scalping, the same as skateboarding? Skateboarding is not against the law, however if you do it in a place designated with signage where it is prohibited, you can be detained and charged by a LEO. I guess since they are skateboarders and not afluent tourist, they are held to a different accountability no?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/03/12 - 03:50 pm
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Well, in the case of the

Well, in the case of the ticket solicitors, there is no local ordinance prohibiting solicitation, nor were there any signs put up within the 2,700-foot buffer zone saying "no ticket solicitation," so no one should have been arrested.

SAPCS
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SAPCS 05/03/12 - 03:56 pm
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I am 'bout sick of folks

I am 'bout sick of folks comparing federally mandated health insurance to state mandated auto insurance. The state of Georgia does not give two craps if you don't have physical damage coverage on your vehicle. You are required to have liability insurance in the event that you hurt another person. It's about FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY and is infinitely different than the federal government forcing me to purchase health insurance.

David Parker
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David Parker 05/03/12 - 04:30 pm
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Hey if everyone wants to be

Hey if everyone wants to be able to sell and resell willy nilly, then I guess the people who issue the tickets (The National) should just get the heck off their high horse and realize, they are small potatos and are basically sticking their nose where it shouldn't be.

I said it earlier, amnesty those arrested and fulfull all the items people are saying are loopholes and discrepancies.

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