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I THINK IT’S GREAT that Russia is stopping the adoption of their orphans. Now maybe Americans can adopt American orphans. What is it about our orphans that no one wants to adopt and just keep on paying taxes to just have them housed as many children without true parents?

OK, CAN WE CONFISCATE or “use” the abandoned properties in the meantime? We can get low-risk parolees to cut the grass and seed it with food seeds and maybe even flower seeds and then help harvest the foods for feeding the poor through Golden Harvest Food Bank.

THE JOBS@FIRST, A NEW jobs ministry at First Baptist Church embodies what true Christianity is all about. This program helps people to prepare for getting a job and includes resumes, interviewing, and job searches. I wish that other churches would show interest in providing avenues of enhancement for their congregations.

EBT CARDS USED AT liquor stores, porn shops, gambling, etc. should be disabled or canceled. The business should be fined and/or lose the business license. This would stop it stone cold. Is our government stupid or what?

TWELVE YEARS AGO WE ended a century that saw various forms of socialism cause the deaths of possibly over 200 million people. Now American socialists are trying with all their might to take our guns away. Learn the lessons of the past.

COLUMBIA COUNTY LAW enforcement, why can’t something be done in Martinez concerning small businesses parking their company trailers on lots and property for the sole purpose of free storage and free advertising?

A RAVE FOR The Augusta Chronicle! My family and I love the History of Today section. I read it out loud every morning and then we discuss it. Even the kids enjoy and learn something.

IN RESPONSE TO THE rant about trash at the Lock & Dam Park, I ride through that park daily and I have not seen these conditions. Did the ranter think to pick up any of this trash that was scattered everywhere? Or just complain about it? After all, it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our parks neat and clean.

RAVE FOR Home Depot for recycling Christmas trees in their parking lot in Evans and providing free mulch.

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royrdsjr
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royrdsjr 01/22/13 - 06:01 pm
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I'm Taking My EBT Card Elsewhere

This is a rant to the Whole Foods CEO who compared Obamacare to Fascism. I'm taking my EBT Card elsewhere where Obamacare is appreciated. I guess that means I'm going to die of starvation.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 01/22/13 - 06:07 pm
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is President Obama really?

Is President Obama really celebrating Abortion? Why?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/22/13 - 09:44 pm
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New Name of MCG

I see in the Chronicle that the hospital and clinics at the old MCG are still referred to as MCG. I actually prefer the name MCG and it doesn't bother me one bit that the Chronicle uses MCG. But the commercials airing for the hospital and clinics, plus their web site refer to it as Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center. Now to confuse it just a bit more, at the top of their website it says they recently combined with ASU to create GRU. So it appears the old MCG is now GHS Medical Center.
http://www.georgiahealth.edu/Jobs/

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/22/13 - 08:49 pm
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Watching Joe Biden

Watching Joe Biden campaigning and grinning during the inaugual festivities was hilarious. Did you see him smiling and clapping behind Beyonce as she faked singing the National Anthem? I can't believe this guy who was so goofy during the VP debates is actually considered the front runner for the Dems in 2016.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/22/13 - 09:40 pm
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@4

Is our government stupid or what?

Now ain't that their one STUPID question?????

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/22/13 - 09:42 pm
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@5

So that really offends you! Geez...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/22/13 - 09:47 pm
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"I ride through that park daily and I have not seen these conditions."

Is it maybe because you are accustom to Trashy conditions and don't know the difference between trashy and clean?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 01/22/13 - 11:12 pm
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"... American socialists are trying...

...to take our guns away. Learn the lessons of the past."

Our native socialists HAVE learned; the German National Socialists, the Union of Soviet Socialists, Mao's socialists, Pol Pot's social revolutionaries, taught them well. None of these organizations started off with banning guns, instead, they 'limited' them, first to approved people, then only once their subjects were disarmed, to their death squads. And so at least 200,000,000 died in the last century.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 01/22/13 - 11:16 pm
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"Is our government stupid or what?"

No, it's doing the bidding of a corrupt system that uses our money to keep a permanent underclass dependent on it for food, shelter, and luxuries. Cutting off the booze and betting would anger them. THAT would be stupid.

countyman
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countyman 01/23/13 - 12:01 am
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2013=Transformation

#2.. The abandoned Regency Inn at 444 Broad street is being renovated into the Holiday Inn Express. The plans for the hotel are moving forward with the city.
http://appweb.augustaga.gov/planning_zoning/plazid_display.asp?zID=4433
http://www.loopnet.com/Attachments/0/F/6/xy_0F6546EA-24A5-44A3-B0FE-2F5D...

The TEE Center is attracting multiple new private investments in the CBD. The hotel will help improve the entrance of Olde Town and Lower Broad.

I'm sure the usual suspects will now give me a thumbs down, because they can't stand to hear ANY positive news concerning Augusta. They already try to brush off the Starbucks and Rockwood plants as no big deal. Starbucks was awarded the 2013 GA Deal of the Year, but it's not important according to certain posters on here.

They won't be able to spin the jobs/industry coming to Augusta this year... This is on top of the commercial announcements similar to Village at Riverwatch, 25 acre development on 15th, 44 acre development at Walton Way Extension/I-20.

The truth is nothing will ever be considered good enough for some people... Some people seem to think their own 'opinions' hold more weight compared to the actual 'facts'.

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 01/23/13 - 12:48 am
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Where can you report EBT card

Where can you report EBT card abuse? As in a south augusta business giving out cash on the cards instead of food?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 01/23/13 - 06:38 am
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It's been fun

the last few days, but I gotta hit the road again today. After all, if somebody doesn't work there won't be any money for Obamaphones.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 01/23/13 - 07:29 am
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Dedicated to me by me.....

And to all the others who make a living bringing you what you need just to survive from day to day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0KZsS_SJzU

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 01/23/13 - 09:00 am
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EBT evny lol
Unpublished

RE: EBT CARDS USED AT liquor stores, porn shops, gambling, etc....do you frequent these establishments?

EBT is only for non-cooked food. As far as the South Augusta business, go ahead, report them....I am sure they are of Asian decent...just like the stores that sell single cigs for $.50. Just like they have gambling machines in the back. Just like yada, yada.....aren't there more pressing issues that EBT ENVY???

You must get your news from FauxNews...or any of the other MSM "news" outlets.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 08:57 am
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Lawsy lawsy sweetson

sweetson said...
Are you trying to kiss up to Sean

No sweetie....he is too smart for that....it is the real thing!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 09:01 am
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Who stole countymans lollipop

Just cool it ctyman....we pay for this box & put what we want on here.....we speeeekit the truthfulness.....& some can't swallow..actually you aren't even on my mind when I post....& don't lump me in with the wascals on here....too wascally for me....

Anyway...why are you so mad this am....

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/23/13 - 09:01 am
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Answers

The answer to Autumn Leaves’ 5:07 p.m. question is, “Constituency, Constituency, Constituency.”

The U.S.D.A. (federal department of agriculture) is responsible for SNAP (food stamps, EBT) program. The answer to nnaugusta’s 11:48 p.m. question is, “Not the Department of Agriculture. They don’t care.”

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/23/13 - 09:04 am
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EBT Cards

Please understand the liberal mentality here.
These people are deserving of OUR money, we earned. That they could not, or chose not too earn themselves.

Once we were forced to hand over the $$$ by tax laws or go to jail, who are we to say how they spend it?

I still am for putting pictures and addresses on the EBT Cards and letting it double as Ga. Legal ID. It would shut up all of those voting rights advocates at the same time.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 09:04 am
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Good for a laugh henry...

EBT envy...ohh yep that must be it....lol....what if we see abuse with our eyes...does that count...geez

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 01/23/13 - 09:06 am
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@ nnaugusta 11:48

According to the georgia.gov website, you should call 1-877-423-4746 and press 4 to report EBT abuse.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 09:08 am
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The question on the table is...

“use” the abandoned properties in the meantime? We can get low-risk parolees to cut the grass and seed it with food seeds and maybe even flower seeds

You mean actually get them to work----grow veggies---wow.....something we have wanted on here for ages.....work for ya money-food.....what a novel idea.......you might be a rep.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 09:18 am
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Well now ..we know he is awake now

Nice # to have....will keep it in my notes...

So far this year we have car trouble--dryer tble--pest tble--plumbing tble--in 2 places--& other stuff I can't put on here if I want to keep living here (he says)---soooo I guess we are off to a good start in the new year....I hope we are getting all the troubles out of the way....& yall wonder why I drink martinis..heh

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/23/13 - 09:22 am
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"As far as the South Augusta
Unpublished

"As far as the South Augusta business, go ahead, report them....I am sure they are of Asian decent...."

Quite the unfounded racist remark there HenryWalker.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/23/13 - 09:24 am
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Why don't you have to pass a
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Why don't you have to pass a drug test to get EBT money, but I have to pass one to earn it for you? Envy? YOU BET.... I envy people who get to spend MY money, without doing any of the work that I had to do to earn it.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/23/13 - 09:27 am
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Complaints

While we're talking about complaints, Ranter #6 is upset about vehicles with advertising on the doors parking where the advertisements can be viewed by the public.

What's the problem? They've got to park somewhere. If they're parking on their own property, good for them. If they're parking in a legal parking space, it's legal. If they're parking in a spot where they've got permission from the property owner, live with it.

If Ranter #6 will complain to Columbia County Code Compliance @ 706-868-3420, it will be looked into. But, Ranter #6, you've got to be willing to be specific. Give them the exact address or very good directions to be able to find the offending advertisements.

strib1
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strib1 01/23/13 - 09:32 am
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ebt

was in gro store many many years. and i would say 75% dont deserve them they sell them use them for any thing but gro but people are to blame also turn them in to u s d a ...... wic program is just as bad if not worse. i have seen everything in the last 40 yrs. makes me mad to think about it . they sell milk , cheese, baby milk! and any think else..... i know , i have seen it o ,,,, turned one in and they said they could not ck them ... all this is free ,,, ck out wic pro .... i am in favor helping people that need it that is fine .... when there was stamps they sell they half price , or get nonfood , but thats the retailers fault.... ss same way everybody gets it for anylthilng,..... most need it but a great many get it because gov doesnt caare.... could tell u things u would not believe but have tried that and gov doesnt listen.... they made more in month i did much more, and most of them are stilll getting it ......for bho the more the merrier!!!!

BamaMan
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BamaMan 01/23/13 - 09:44 am
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Russian Adoptions

I think part of the reason behind adoptions from other countries, is that in this country, it seems even closed adoptions can be renigged on, and after years of a child in a loving home, the only one they've ever known, they can be snatched out and given back to people that didn't want them in the beginning. Selfish people. You didn't want them at first, now you decide you do, but are you thinking about the CHILD? No. Just your own selfishness. I'd do my best to go elsewhere myself if the need arose.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 09:45 am
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Safe travels RKill

Watch out for all those ole wascally wimmen ......lol

corgimom
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corgimom 01/23/13 - 09:50 am
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There are several reasons why

There are several reasons why people do not want to adopt American orphans. The first is that they are afraid that they will adopt and then the parent(s) will demand their child back. But the real truth is that the vast majority of children waiting to be adopted in the US are very damaged emotionally. They have been through terrible trauma and abuse. The system we have now in place only takes children away from parents in the most extreme cases, and by the time they are eligible for adoption, they are older and have emotional and/or physical problems. We also have a society in America, complete with welfare, that encourages mothers to keep babies, not place them for adoption- meaning that few healthy babies are given up for adoption. People adopt internationally because they want an healthy infant that will be theirs forever, and not be taken away. I can't say that I blame them, I'd feel the same way.

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