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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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LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 01/23/13 - 09:05 am
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Entitlement Society – is it DNA or environment? I just don’t get it!
In my early years of marriage, if we didn’t hunt, we didn’t eat meat. And my husband made more money in the summer, so I had to save to get us through the winter. We sacrificed to get where we are today – it was worrisome, kinda scary, no money, etc, but we did it.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/23/13 - 09:10 am
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Inauguration Prayer

Slightly paraphrased, here is a quote from singleparent from Monday at 8:43 p.m.

Freedom from tyrannical government? . . . . Now tell me which government you are talking about?

Though author and political commentator Star Parker is moderately right of center, no one calls her a right-wing nut job. She is careful and thoughtful in her writing. In her current column (which ran Tuesday in the Chronicle print edition) she expresses her disappointment over some omissions at the new Washington, D.C. memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When she thinks about the absence of any Biblical quotes at the memorial, or any references to God, or any mention that King was a Christian pastor, she offers this opinion:

What we have is the ongoing march forward of tyranny in America, a tyranny of the left, in which moral chaos and political power are becoming a new national religion, and what was once understood as religion and tradition is now called bigotry and pushed off the stage.

When moderates begin to recognize our government’s march toward tyranny, it’s getting close. Here is a link to her column at Town Hall:

No Benediction from Dr. King

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/23/13 - 09:42 am
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Humble Angela

"Quite the unfounded racist remark there HenryWalker."

Tsk, tsk, there lady; you know better! You've allowed the PC police to infect your brain.

That was a bigoted or prejudiced statement, but not racist.

allhans
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allhans 01/23/13 - 09:52 am
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Autumn Leaves. It's okay to

Autumn Leaves. It's okay to kill some children, but we have to be selective in this liberal world we live in today..or so it appears.
I did notice that more blacks and Latinos are for abortion...This will reduce the Democrats votes in later years.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/23/13 - 10:04 am
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allhans

disclaimer: I am painting with a very broad brush here, so for those whom the shoe doesn't fit, I apologize in advance.

Allhans, I've always found it to be a bit of a paradox that some of the most strident racists and/or bigots are also some of the most dedicated abortion foes. One one think that those who feel threatened by the birthrate explosion in the poorer groups would be encouraging free abortion, not opposing it.

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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 10:16 am
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anotherday

I see the truth in your statement & understand what you are saying.....some may be offended but the truth remains....
We need to support good reliable birth control....for all women but esp. for the poor women...why some have a problem with that I don't get....we don't want to pay for kids of the very poor sooo why should some mind if birth control is supported by taxes...you will pay more for unwanted children.....imo

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 10:24 am
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This is important

Jokes about the U.S. becoming "Europe's Mexico" are commonplace, but now high-priced consultants are pushing the notion in all seriousness.

They're predicting that within five years certain Southern U.S. states will be among the cheapest manufacturing locations in the developed world -- and competitive with China.

We are so desperate for jobs that these jobs will be welcomed.....we need to kick some congressmen in the rear for ever making it profitable to send our great jobs to other countries....both rep/Dem....

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/23/13 - 10:46 am
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"the same as a civil

"the same as a civil debate"

Techfan....of all people......civil debate.....really?

Speaking of sense of humor.....we shouldn't blame Beyonce for faking the singing of the national anthemn. After all , the guy she was singing for has been faking cutting the deficit, lowering the cost of healthcare, and "not raising taxes on the middle class", for 4 years now.

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Riverman1 01/23/13 - 11:07 am
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SeenIt, when I see

SeenIt, when I see Southernors washing their clothes on rocks in the river without using detergent, I'll start worrying about us displacing China with the poorest laborers.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/23/13 - 11:11 am
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interracial mingling and standing up for ebt "benefits"....
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I am soooo surprised. There is a spot downtown....in a shady area......that is african american owned that allows you to buy HOT food with ebt, you pay for the raw food with ebt, but you have to pay a $1.00 cash for them to "cook it". Clever, I must admit.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 01/23/13 - 11:16 am
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I saw a sign on a business

I saw a sign on a business out here in South Augusta by Goshen on Old Waynesboro rd. that says, we take EBT cards. This place is a movie rental, tanning saloon and oh yes, you can get a pizza. Does this make it ok to accept EBT?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/23/13 - 11:16 am
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Folks in N Ga mountains say it is a-coming

River...I have been listening to kin in the mountains..they see doomsday a-coming.....they are stacking up can goods/etc for the future.....I try to stay positive BUT I'm only human...heh.....some might doubt THAT!
Anyway...I have 3 loads of clothes just waiting on me .....geez....when folks say "The good ole days are coming soon"...what are they talking about....pass the guns & ammunition please....I gotta be ready ...
seeya later guys....♥

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/23/13 - 11:17 am
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Allhans

"I did notice that more blacks and Latinos are for abortion...This will reduce the Democrats votes in later years." Not true. 66% of blacks and 78% of hispanics oppose abortion. At least according to a poll I found.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/23/13 - 11:20 am
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environment determines moral behavior. Genetics determines.....
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other behaviors...mannerisms, reactions etc. That is why children of parent(s) who boastfully or otherwise live off the government usually happily become welfare recipients themselves ASAP. Same people that usually use their children's ss# to cut on phones, cable etc. (Entitlement)

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/23/13 - 11:22 am
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bubbasauce!
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Please tell me celebrity is not taking EBT. Same "buy the food raw and pay $1 to cook it?" O-M-G!

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/23/13 - 11:23 am
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Not true. 66% of blacks and 78% of hispanics oppose abortion
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Always said, the wrong ones are getting them. Don't ya know dem der meal tixets!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/23/13 - 11:24 am
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isanotherday.....just
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isanotherday.....just pointing out the hypocrisy that certain posters are the FIRST to throw out the race card......for once I wanted to beat them to it out of irony!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/23/13 - 11:28 am
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Justthefacts...that is what
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Justthefacts...that is what is so perplexing. 66% of blacks oppose abortion yet 48% of all abortions are black mothers. Even if 100% of blacks were in favor of, and actually had abortions performed it shouldn't account for 48% of all abortions being black.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/23/13 - 11:29 am
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Ha! You will never beat them

Ha! You will never beat them at their own game!! LOL. They are totally blind to their hypocrisy!

allhans
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allhans 01/23/13 - 11:31 am
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jtf..I didn't have the

jtf..I didn't have the numbers, I was basing my comment on the Tribune Wash Bureau today saying that increased support for legal abortion among blacks and Latinos could indicate that both groups, which have strongly supported the Dem Party in recent years have begun taking on the party's views.....

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/23/13 - 11:32 am
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itsanotherday....I once heard
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itsanotherday....I once heard (and Sean this is NOT directed at any particular poster!!!) That you shouldn't argue with an idiot because they will just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/23/13 - 11:37 am
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Seenit

On the subject of BC, I agree 100%. Being the pragmatist I am, I see the means justifying the ends; because the ends are worse than the means.

It has nothing at all to do with xenophobia or racial bias; but rather everything to do with an exploding population of poor people who increasingly vote to take more of what others earn for their own use.

I would much rather you take $x from me to prevent a birth than have that birth and wind up taking 1000x that much to feed and clothe a likely state dependent for the rest of their lives.

All fiscal conservatives should be delighted and supportive of any measures to reduce births in populations that can't afford children.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/23/13 - 12:04 pm
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HA

You lost me in the percentages. Sorry. Allhans, could be true. Who knows. They definately support the Dims.

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harley_52 01/23/13 - 12:43 pm
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Russian Adoptions...

BamaMan's 8:44 AM Post....

Exactly right. Every year thousands of couples looking to adopt a child would LOVE to adopt an American child, but are unwilling to risk having the birth mother (or father) come back years later and demand the child be given up, or demand some unreasonable role in the child's life.

American laws discourage American couples from adopting American children.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 01/23/13 - 01:05 pm
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Another May Fly:

I admired Joan of Arc and Annie Oakley – I do not admire Hillary Clinton – the Middle East is up in flames – I thought she had it under control – NOT – I try to forget her past transgressions but I’ll never forget her pitiful excuses for Libya – and she’s up for our next president – I DON’T GET IT!

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 01/23/13 - 01:07 pm
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Where?
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Please show me a convenience store/gas station on the South Side that is not ran by people of Asian or Indian decent.

There is some type of facination with EBT in Augusta, Ga.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/23/13 - 01:32 pm
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Corruption

Henry has a point. Augustans don't squawk when Fred Russell and Geri Sams cheat Augusta taxpayers by not selecting the low qualified bidder for city projects; but we gripe and grumble about leeches and the merchants that enable them to cheat taxpayers by fraudulent use of EBT.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/23/13 - 01:38 pm
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So Henrywalker, I assume you
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So Henrywalker, I assume you would be ok if I said "show me a fast food restaurant in Aiken that isn't staffed almost entirely with black employees?.....which makes me wonder how affirmative action is supposed to work, by the way.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/23/13 - 02:37 pm
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There is some type of facination with EBT in Augusta, Ga
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facination? Anybody and I mean anybody that is a maybe-might-be-kinda-sorta citizen of the good 'ole US of A can quit their job if they so choose and walk right to the welfare office and apply for this EBT stuff, have kids??? Great! The same ppl can get 100% free healthcare for dem babiez! (maybe pay a .75-$1 copay....saw this on a doc office window, WOW!) Then mosey on over to WIC and get some other free stuff...then go on and go to The Housing Authority and get 'em some Section 8......and God knows what else freeloaders get.....but point being.....envy? Anybody can go and get these free "stuffs". The stand-up, respectable and productive perfer to earn what they have. And certainly don't envy the beggers/liars. Just sayin'

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KSL 01/23/13 - 02:54 pm
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Cobalt

I think Obama is the one snake we can see and must fear.

http://personalliberty.com/2013/01/23/obama-the-duplicitous/

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