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IN THE MIDDLE EAST only Israel is a U.S. ally. The Saudis are not trustworthy. We’re in real trouble.

A HUGE RAVE TO teacher Jenny Landrum and the Watson-Brown Foundation for initiating the garden project at C.T. Walker Elementary School. All children would benefit from the knowledge obtained through flower and vegetable gardening.

PLEASE, WALTER Williams, run for president. I’m sure the George Mason University gig is pretty sweet, but we need you badly.

YOUR ARTICLE ON Deputy Ryan Jones really touched my heart. This man is beyond amazing. Jones faced suffering, struggles, hardships, roadblocks and a lot of other dire circumstances yet he never gave up. Jones is a true hero and shining star in my opinion. I pray for the very best for Jones and his family.

NOT A DAY GOES by without hearing about another atrocity connected to the Obama administration. Our country and economy are suffering, yet we send billions to provide jobs and work for those in other countries. To think Obama has the gall to blame Republicans for all the ills of this country.

I HAVE BEEN ASKING child support for a balance on what I have paid in child support for seven years. Why won’t they give me a total amount?

TO ALL YOU nasty people who drive on Barrington Drive to Tobacco Road and throw your trash into everybody’s yard. Please keep your trash in your cars and throw it into your own trash can. We have to pick up your trash.

KEEP ON GOING, guys, I don’t think either one of you could find your way out of a bucket. I think I am going to write in Mickey Mouse for president.

TRASH SERVICE is being cut in half, but the price remains the same. That means the price of the service doubles. Is Mark Johnson representing the taxpayers or the trash haulers?

IN THE BIBLE IT says Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. President Obama needs to think things over and see what he is doing. He doesn’t know what he is doing.

THANK YOU FOR THE rant on the Veterans Affairs telephone system. I agree that it is the worst system I have ever seen. I am an 87 year old World War II veteran. Please do something about it.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/18/12 - 06:03 am
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Buying up the news

NEW YORK — Billionaire Warren Buffett’s company is making another foray into newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from Media General Inc. for $142 million.

NATI HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., says newspapers are important to communities.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is also extending a loan to Me­dia General and taking a 19.9 percent stake in the com­pany, which will still own 18 TV stations, including WJBF (Channel 6), the ABC affiliate in Augusta. Media General also owns some Web sites, such as coupon provider DealTaker.com.

Very interesting....another voice maybe.....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/18/12 - 06:37 am
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Moving on quote for life

Moving On has allowed me to know who I am and to be present in all that I do. I take this forward in my work and in my personal relationships. It is a powerful program and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to move on with their life.

Jump over that river & move on with life.......make it happen....:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/18/12 - 06:41 am
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Ole but still funny!

It just hit me! My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up. He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep. He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living. I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a brick ..........

My dog is a CONGRESSMAN !!!!

Thanks you know who....:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/18/12 - 06:47 am
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Manly men eat more meat??

Researchers from several top American universities found a strong connection between eating meat -- especially muscle meat, like steak -- and masculinity. Study participants, when placed in experiments that explored connections between metaphors and certain foods like meat and milk, were found to rate meat more masculine than vegetables. When people discussed meat, it inspired more masculine words. Additionally, the subjects rated men who ate meat as more masculine than their non-meat eating counterparts.

Well now.....just wonder what the men on here think about this...:)

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seenitB4 05/18/12 - 06:51 am
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Trash on Tobacco Rd..?

Say it ain't so.......wait a minute ...didn't someone write a book about that road...hahah....they made a fortune...
One day that road property will be worth something.....so hold on.

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TrulyWorried 05/18/12 - 08:09 am
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No bites today

Seenit - looks like you are the only contributor to today's rants and raves - odd -
Have a good day!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/18/12 - 08:19 am
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Don't worry

The downers will wake up in a minute....slow day....

seeyall

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 08:35 am
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Macon

In Columbia County, super gluing locks is a felony. In Bibb County, it is merely a prank:

81 Door Locks Glued in Macon

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 08:57 am
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Chemical Training

I had to chuckle when I read lilsapoo’s response two days ago about acetone. I thought I'd move the repartee over here.

lilsapoo 05/15/12 - 08:30 am

Pure acetone will remove the super glue. Seriously $4,000? The girls could have been given some gloves, acetone, screwdrivers and old toothbrushes...and been made to remove and clean each lock. How completely ridiculous. Jail time for a harmless prank.

Little Lamb 05/15/12 - 08:42 am

Yeah, but the school system would have had to provide chemical awareness training, provide MSDS for the acetone, provide gloves, eye protection and specially-calibrated ventilation. If one of the girls were to claim light-headedness, the school system would have to provide medical care to examine her. Calling the sheriff's office was simpler.

lilsapoo 05/16/12 - 12:16 pm

The parents or students could pay for the chemical and not many years ago I never had to go through any training for being exposed to and/or handling formaldehyde or any chemical used in chemistry, biology or anatomy. So many people find the quickest easiest way out rather than the smartest. Typical.

I'm guessing that lilsapoo was thinking about her high school and college laboratories when she referred to the chemicals. Somehow, it never dawned on her that those school laboratories are training grounds for safe chemical handling.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 09:30 am
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Telegraph

Hey, Seenit. It was fun to read all the comments at the end of this article from the Macon Telegraph about the high school seniors supergluing the locks at some Bibb County schools.

Senior Prank

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Willow Bailey 05/18/12 - 10:07 am
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LL, maybe CC can be an

LL, maybe CC can be an inspiration to the rest of the country for jailing students. Richmond's got nothing on us, only setting the record for busting visitors to their greatest event.

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CobaltGeorge 05/18/12 - 10:09 am
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Good Morning America. Those

Good Morning America.

Those that love and worship this King SMCICBHO have something mentally wrong with them. How can any intelligent human being accept the health plan passed behind close doors, is what our free country needs.

Read, hear and weep!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=HcBaSP31Be8&vg=medium=

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/18/12 - 10:11 am
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And Good Morning and

And Good Morning and Congratulations to you seenit for Moving On and jumping the River. I'm proud of you.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/18/12 - 10:14 am
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Good Morning CG!

Good Morning CG!

FLIPPED OUT
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FLIPPED OUT 05/18/12 - 10:18 am
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va

I agree the VA has the need of another phone system.

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CobaltGeorge 05/18/12 - 10:22 am
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{{WB}}

{{WB}}

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/18/12 - 10:25 am
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"Is Mark Johnson representing

"Is Mark Johnson representing the taxpayers or the trash haulers?"

Mark Johnson is representing himself. He is building his fiefdom out there on the backs of the rurual property owner's trash fees. He is generating a revenue stream and the commissioners are saying "to hell with the rural property owner's. We need more money to subsidize the old city's services".

The vote split on the commission proves that the rural property owners, i.e. the taxpayers, have no input in this "Consolidated" government. We are at the mercy of the downtown clowns. Not only do we need to pay more attention as to who we elect to the commission and school board, we REALLY need to start promoting candidates and scrutinizing who we are electing to the Super District 10 commissioner position. Apparently Grady Smith doesn't listen too well to the people he is supposted to be representing and thinks it is perfectly acceptable to effectively DOUBLE your garbage collection fees. Halfing of the service logically dictates halfing of the fees. There is no political mumbo jumbo that can get around that logic. It's an agenda to generate extra revenue for the county on the backs of the rural property owners.....the people Grady Smith is supposed to represent.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/18/12 - 10:31 am
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Good Day dichotomy, That's a

Good Day dichotomy, That's a pretty accurate comment on the issue.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 10:44 am
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Tough Cops

Yeah, Willow, it seems Rich. Co. SO and Col. Co. SO are competing with each other to be the biggest, baddest law enforcement agency in the state. First, charge people trying to get practice rounds tickets with felony solicitation; then charge high school girls with felony vandalism.

Bibb County SO is using the kinder, gentler approach.

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CobaltGeorge 05/18/12 - 10:56 am
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Girls Wrong...But

I not trying to say these girls should not be reprimanded for what they did, but, to place a felony record on them could very well prevent them in their future lives of becoming a very productive citizen. There is no common sense being use in this issue.

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harley_52 05/18/12 - 11:27 am
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Little Lamb and Cobalt

Little Lamb and Cobalt George....If these were high school boys who had committed felony vandalism would you still think the punishment too severe?

I think I saw that the damage was estimated at $5K, right? If $5K isn't sufficient to meet your standard, how would you change the statute? $10K? $20K? $50K? What expense should the taxpayer bear to look the other way when 17-18 year olds destroy public property?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 11:41 am
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Discretion

Those are good questions, Harley. You can't do everything by writing laws. Sometimes, you need to use discernment, judgment, discretion, mercy, forgiveness, love - - - - - - -

And sometimes you need to be tough, strict, consistent - - - - - - - -

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As far as the girls vs. boys thing — I find it interesting that Columbia County sheriff office was tough on the girls, while Bibb County sheriff office was lenient on the boys. Of course, now watch Bibb County turn the matter into a George Zimmerman thing and throw the book at the boys a couple of weeks from now once a special prosecutor steps in because of citizen pressure and Columbia County's example.

harley_52
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harley_52 05/18/12 - 12:10 pm
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Little Lamb....I guess we

Little Lamb....I guess we have a fundamental disagreement as to the purpose of our law enforcement and judicial systems. Laws on the books should be enforced. If they are wrong they should be changed. If they are broken it is incumbent upon law enforcement personnel to enforce them as they are written and leave it up to our judges and juries to decide guilt or innocence as well as the appropriate punishment if guilt is established.

Fairness and consistency is what we seek. Anything else will be viewed as prejudice and as a subversion of our law enforcement and/or legal systems.

Mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and love are all admirable emotions in the appropriate settings, but only VERY sparingly by judges and juries whose principal goals should be fairness, consistency, and sentences appropriate to punish the criminal, teach him/her an unforgettable lesson, and discourage others from committing similar crimes.

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InChristLove 05/18/12 - 01:01 pm
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No one has every answered my

No one has every answered my question which I posted the other day concerning this same issue.

If the parents and/or students pay the $5 grand for repairs, how is it costing the taxpayers anything. Everyone keeps saying how much it's costing us taxpayers. If no money comes out of our or the school's pockets, how is it costing us anything?

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omnomnom 05/18/12 - 01:12 pm
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from AP - The House has

from AP - The House has passed a $642 billion defense bill despite a White House veto threat. The bill breaks the deficit-cutting agreement that President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans backed last summer, instead adding $8 billion for the military for next year.
The bill calls for a missile defense site on the East Coast that the military opposes. It also preserves ships and aircraft that the Pentagon wanted to retire in a cost-cutting move. Lawmakers also rejected the military's request for another round of domestic base closings.

.....why do we continue to increase military spending? why are we buying things the military does not want? why do we continue to produce aircraft that is already functionally obsolete?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 01:15 pm
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Punishment

ICL, Once the restitution has been paid (by the parents, presumably), everything else is just punishment.

Riverman made a point over on the News-Times that making them take those "pop final" exams with no time to study is just a cruel punishment.

Of course, expelling them for five days might not seem like punishment for the students.

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Jake 05/18/12 - 01:30 pm
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Why oh why

@omnomnom - The answer "why" is because there are companies that are making a profit on these items, taxpayers be damned!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 01:33 pm
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No Good Answers

Those are tough questions, omnomnom. If they would lower taxes and cut defense spending, we might be able to make some progress in this country.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/18/12 - 02:01 pm
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Go Home

Between now and the election, there is going to be nothing but gridlock and stalemate between the Congress and the White House. We would all be better off if Congress would adjourn, Barak would go on the campaign trail full time, and Michelle, Sasha & Malia would go on permanent vacation.

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