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IF PEOPLE WHO work and pay taxes have to take drug tests to keep their jobs, why shouldn’t people taking welfare paid for by taxpayers have to take drug tests to keep on the welfare books?

SOME ORGANIZATIONS DON’T have volunteers because you don’t know how to treat them the right way. At the end of the time they should give you a small gift card. And there are too many bosses. It is no wonder people aren’t coming in if people are bossy and don’t know how to treat people.

FROM A FRIEND: “Even my 6-year-old gets it … She said, ‘Mommy, if there is only one person in the entire world who likes the name Georgia Regents University, then they probably shouldn’t use that name.’ ”

RANT TO THE CITY of Harlem: Why does the city not do something about the junk in front yards and how horrible this looks as people drive through town?

AZZIZ IS AT IT AGAIN. His dreaming continues with projections of doubling the student population by 2030, i.e. 18 years from now. By that time Az­ziz will be long gone and hopefully the name will have been changed to Au­gusta University. By the way, did you notice the photo of the audience in the newspaper did not have one smiling face?

WHEN ARE parents going to take responsibility for the guns in their households? Is it too much to ask that they keep them locked up and not accessible to children?

RANT TO “SAVE THE A.” The only A you saved was “Azziz.”

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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 11:45 am
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Amazing this didn't come out B4 election..

The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier.

The CIA, though, categorically denied these allegations, saying: “The CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.”

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/12/12 - 12:42 pm
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The Other Side Of The Coin

Most will not read links so I'm posting it. I found this information interesting and controversial.

Long, but worth reading:

Panetta: DOD moved quickly on Libya attack

Published: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 9:58 AM Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:02 PM

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. military "did everything they were in position to do" about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

In a letter and timeline sent to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Panetta said the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate and nearby annex in Benghazi were over before U.S. forces could arrive.

In the meantime, he said, the Defense Department diverted a nearby unarmed, unmanned drone to the consulate and dispatched special operations forces from Europe and the United States.

"The department's senior leaders and I spared no effort to save the lives of our American colleagues, as we worked to bolster security in response to a series of other threats in the region occurring at the same time," Panetta said.

Still, it's unclear whether Panetta's explanation and timeline will satisfy members of Congress who continue to press the administration for more details and transparency about the attack.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a closed hearing on the attack and its aftermath on Wednesday, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is convening another one on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told POLITICO Friday his panel will continue its investigation of the attack.

And the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will also continue "to investigate the Benghazi tragedy and the events that led up to it," said Becca Watkins, a spokeswoman for committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

In his letter, Panetta said he wanted to specifically address the question of why no armed U.S. aircraft were used to stop the attack.

"Armed UAVs, AC-130 gunships, or fixed-wing fighters with the associated tanking, armaments, targeting and support capabilities were not in the vicinity of Libya nor postured to an effective operational option during the timeframe of this attack," he said.

The Pentagon timeline includes no information on the activities of the State Department or the CIA.

Leading up to Sept. 11, U.S. military forces were positioned throughout Europe and the Middle East to respond to a variety of contingencies, Panetta said. As Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has noted, "It was 9/11 everywhere in the world," on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Several hundred reports had been received about threats to U.S. facilities around the world, Panetta said.

In the Middle East and North Africa, U.S. facilities in more than 16 countries were operating under a heightened force protection level, Panetta said.

But, he made clear, "We had no advanced notice that threats to U.S. personnel or facilities in Benghazi were imminent."

According to the timeline:

On Sept. 11, at 3:42 p.m., EDT, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came under attack.

At 3:59 p.m., an unarmed, unmanned surveillance aircraft was redirected. At 5:10 p.m., the drone arrived overhead the consulate. Later, a second drone was directed to relieve the first one.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., Panetta and Dempsey started receiving reports about the attack in Benghazi. They were already headed to a previously scheduled meeting with the White House when the reports started coming in.

"Upon hearing these initial reports, the president ordered us to use all available DoD assets to respond to the attack and save the lives of U.S. personnel in Libya and to protect U.S. personnel and interests throughout the region," Panetta said.

Panetta and Dempsey also ordered the Joint Staffs to immediately assess all available response forces.

Meanwhile, Benghazi wasn't the only place the Pentagon was watching, having anticipated possible responses to events in Tunis, Tripoli, Cairo, Sana'a and elsewhere.

Panetta said he ordered military forces into position for "a range of missions, including a hostage rescue of U.S. personnel if that were to become necessary, as well as deterring and countering attacks throughout the region."

In addition to the drone and a six-man team sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, including two U.S. military personnel, Panetta ordered the deployment of three additional response forces: two Marine FAST (Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team) platoons from Rota, Spain; a special operations team from U.S. European Command that was conducting a training mission in Central Europe; and a special operations task force from the East Coast of the United States.

The forces were ordered to move to an intermediate staging base in southern Europe. But before they arrived there, the attack in Benghazi was over, and U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans had been killed.

The special operations units from Europe and the United States arrived at the staging base hours after U.S. personnel had flown out of Libya on a C-17 aircraft stationed in Germany.

On Sept. 12, a Marine FAST platoon arrived in Tripoli to enhance the embassy's security team, while the Pentagon also deployed a small team of special operations forces to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

This article first appeared on POLITICO Pro at 5:35 p.m. on November 9, 2012.

KSL
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KSL 11/12/12 - 01:01 pm
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Not amazing at all. Impeach

Not amazing at all.

Impeach and try him for treason!

KSL
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KSL 11/12/12 - 01:08 pm
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Somebody needs to pay and pay

Somebody needs to pay and pay dearly!. And the buck stops at the top! Especially since the buck holder was watching in real time.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/12/12 - 01:13 pm
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ACES
Unpublished

the "A" could not be saved because you have lost credibility with the community at large. Your outlandish and ever more polarizing opinions handcuffs you when you want to actually make a positive difference.

rebellious
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rebellious 11/12/12 - 01:22 pm
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Sean and Open Curtain

If there are ADs placed over my posts, I want a percentage of sales. I have never seen an AD on the comments. Thankful it wasn't Viagra or Cialis or that stuff Bob takes on the commercials.

Sean, I will email the postal address for royalty checks to be mailed!

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Willow Bailey 11/12/12 - 01:41 pm
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KSL, it will never happen to

KSL, it will never happen to a Democratic president, particularly one bowed down to, chanted about, romanticized and deified by the godless.

A Republican, without a doubt would be doing time in short.

rebellious
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rebellious 11/12/12 - 01:52 pm
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Thoughts on Secession

Augusta residents from Augusta, that is...
by A.W. Berry

Created on: July 25, 2012 Last Updated: July 28, 2012

Residents of towns who successfully incorporate a new town effectively secede from the original town. This has happened numerous times in American history, and is made possible via legislative acts recognizing geographical areas that were once part of a city or town as no longer being such. Residents of those towns subsequently become residents of the new legal jurisdiction. An example of secession is Catnip Island's secession from the City of Portland as authorized by the State of Maine.

Rights

The underlying rights that allow residents to secede from a town are clear, but not unlimited. According to essays in the Urban Affairs Review and the Yale Journal of International Law, the principles of home-rule and self-determination grant people a collective right to autonomy. However, at the same time, competing rights of self-preservation by existing jurisdictions and states conflicts with the first right. To illustrate, according to the Urban Affairs Review, Staten Island attempted to secede from New York City in the 1990s, however this was denied by the State Court of Appeals on reasons other than home-rule.

Mandates

Residents are also believed to have a right to secede from a town based on the fact individuals have free-will. This free will is a mandate of the will of the people when a substantial amount of people express a similar wish to secede from a town. This is made evident in a report in the Journal of Libertarian Studies. Specifically, any size of population is able to secede because many nations smaller than New York City have attempted to do just that following the premise of autonomous-will. Moreover, several independent states including Monaco, Barbados, and St. Kitts are examples of such.

Laws

Laws prevent towns-people from making a viable and credible claim for secession. A well-defined example of this is the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Texas v. White. Moreover, in the ruling it is determined that states, and municipal entities within that state, have “constitutional obligations” that must be fulfilled prior to, or regardless of intent to secede. A similar concept of non-unilateral secession is echoed in International law as evident in Allen Buchanan's book “Justice, Legitimacy and Self-Determination.” However, if no reasonable and fair separation process exists within a legal framework, then the legitimacy of that framework is questionable under the rights and mandates described above.

Politics

Another factor that serves to create an entry barrier to residential secession is politics. The influencing of people via rhetoric, patronage, coercion and manipulation is political in nature. These methods also serve to dissuade, threaten, and discourage any group of autonomous individuals with a collective will to secede from a town, from doing so. Moreover, so long as political devices used fall within the boundaries of the township laws from which a group seeks to secede, and the state in which secession is sought, those mechanisms hold some legitimacy.

I am of the opinion this is a viable option for District 8, District 6 and portions of District 4. I further believe changes in personnel currently in position in both Hephzibah and Blythe would be necessary to ensure this change to be for the better.

rebellious
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rebellious 11/12/12 - 01:57 pm
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Queued? Ouch

Never got this message before!

Your comment has been queued for moderation by site administrators and will be published after approval.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/12/12 - 02:03 pm
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save the drama for something the Republicans really care about such as gay marriage. Willow can then shout that all Democrats are going to HE.. Jesus is Republican, you know. He hates giving all that support to poor children, such as healthcare.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/12/12 - 02:24 pm
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reb

It has to go before the AC Armed Services Committee to see if there is grounds to request for your resignation. If you are called to go before the board, just act like our Newly elected SCDK and blame it on George......

rebellious
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rebellious 11/12/12 - 02:38 pm
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I must be

on Double Secret Probation....

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 11/12/12 - 02:38 pm
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@rebellious

When you quote a large selection from another publication, the spam filter often catches it. I OKed you comment; it is published now.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 03:10 pm
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Lose Texas to the Dem party & you can hang it up...

Less than a week after he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was candid about the GOP's troubles courting Latino voters.

In an interview with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, Cruz opened up about concerns in some of the nation's largest states, headed by Texas.

“If Republicans do not do better in the Hispanic community, in a few short years Republicans will no longer be the majority party in our state," he said.

Cruz added that losing a state like Texas, which carried 38 electoral votes in 2012, would hold national implications.

“If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House," he said. "New York and California are for the foreseeable future unalterably Democrat. If Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We won’t be talking about Ohio, we won’t be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it won’t matter. If Texas is bright blue, you can’t get to two-seventy electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist. We would become like the Whig Party."

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/11/19/121119fa_fact_lizza#ixzz2C...

Cruz' words paralleled those of Mitt Romney adviser Carlos Gutierrez, who said on Sunday that Latinos were "scared of the Republican party." The former Commerce Secretary attributed that fear to the presidential primary process, which he said forces candidates "to say outrageous things."

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/12/12 - 03:12 pm
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See,

didn't I tell you Sean has a big heart.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 03:14 pm
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Does this mean we have to bend over for hispanics....noooo

But dreaming 12 million are going back to Mexico is kinda crazy thinking....doncha think...
I hope L Graham can work out a plan we all can live wth....

rebellious
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rebellious 11/12/12 - 03:14 pm
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seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 03:15 pm
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I agree cgee

Sean always handles me with soft gloves....dunno what Reb is complaining about.....hehhhehh

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/12/12 - 03:27 pm
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You Know Why I'm A One Liner?

In the beginning I was sort of a short story writer. When 98% were not Published I then realized I was losing money.

Now, My one liners are close to the rules of engagement.
If I make two lines, It becomes very close to a Non-PC.
and a three liner never gets published.....So now you all know, I'm in it for the $$$$.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 03:27 pm
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Kinda funny

The bestest posters on here are usually the "bad boys"...dunno why that is....maybe they are more daring--intelligent--like to take chances--whatever...but without them this could get BORING....it is just so hard to walk that thin line between nice & naughty....

gotta get me a starbucks now.....since I need that spurt to finish cleaning....seeya

rebellious
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rebellious 11/12/12 - 04:32 pm
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No comment

no way, no how!

agrit
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agrit 11/12/12 - 04:53 pm
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seenit posted ...

The bestest posters on here are usually the "bad boys"...dunno why that is....maybe they are more daring--intelligent--like to take chances--whatever...but without them this could get BORING....it is just so hard to walk that thin line between nice & naughty....

LOL .. seems like that in a lot of things.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 05:02 pm
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agrit

You need to come around more often,......maybe you will want to follow others besides the GREAT Riverman.....he is one of the "bad boys".....but he relishes that name..LOL

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 05:16 pm
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Gotta go

I have figured out something....to get ALL of my work done ...I will have to stay away from here & 2 other places....yes 2 other places,....I have been cheating on Sean...but he knows all about it so don't go running & tattling to him....he didn't like it but he thinks he can control my wandering....
Soo...if you don't see me....just remember I'm with you in spirit.....however that works....☺

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/12/12 - 05:19 pm
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Psst Rebel

Would you email me all the funny stuff.....

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 11/12/12 - 06:30 pm
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Just wanted to say I'm sorry

Just wanted to say I'm sorry I missed the "gathering" last Saturday, but was not in good enough shape to make it. Tomorrow is pacemaker replacement day, and that will put me down for a day or so. Hopefully I will be able to come and spend more time with you nice folks. God bless and take care.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/12/12 - 08:38 pm
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B4

Don't go - can I go with you?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/12/12 - 09:45 pm
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The Lord's blessings upon you

The Lord's blessings upon you Sargebaby.

harley_52
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harley_52 11/12/12 - 09:52 pm
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Good Luck...

...Sargebaby. I'm sure it will all go well. Hope to see you back on here very soon.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/13/12 - 10:27 am
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“SAVE THE A.” The only A they saved was “Azziz.”

Maybe We needed to be more specific for the GRU team.

"Add the U of A"

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