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IN THE PAST DECADE, 3,300 babies have been murdered by abortion while 321 children have been murdered by someone using a semi-automatic rifle. When are we going to ban abortion?

AS A WOMAN, I KNOW I’m no physical match for most attackers; with my revolver, I am. Tell you what: When Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer hand in their carry permits and dismiss their security details, I’ll hand it over.

THE NEW HONDAS that the RCSD motorcycle patrol is using don’t sound like motorcycles. They sound like George Jetson’s jet car!

IF I WERE CONSIDERING moving to the Augusta area, I could simply pick up a copy of The Chronicle and read the Rants & Raves. I would quickly reconsider. After reading only a few entries I could safely assume that Augusta has the dumbest people on the planet. Good lord. People write about things without one second of research. Wow!

TO PARAPHRASE Yosemite Sam, “Augusta commissioners is so stupid.”

OBAMA AND HIS GANG weren’t worried about gun control during “Fast and Furious.” I guess one border patrolman’s life is not worth worrying about.

RAVE TO THE man who is challenging Grovetown for charging him with a firearms violation because he test-fired a BB gun in his back yard. I hope you demand, not ask for, demand a jury trial and don’t leave it up to a judge. You should have asked for a search warrant because a badge does not give anyone a right to be armed and force you into your own house. I hope The Augusta Chronicle would print this, but y’all are on the same side as the Gestapo police so you probably won’t.

A MUCH DESERVED RAVE for Gail and her group at Doctors Hospital MRI facility. She was so kind to me when I was in terrible pain before my MRI. As it turns out I will have spine surgery. I have dealt with her in the past and she remembered me. She is a superb nurse.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/24/13 - 10:58 am
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Harley, I had a break in

Harley, I had a break in service. I got out of the Army, worked a couple of years before I went back in the service which changed my life for the better. But when I first got out, I learned how to weld at a tech school when a new General Electric plant in SC was announced. The tech school also taught basic math and English. People went in for interviews and, if accepted, were told if they successfully completed the night tech school training they would be given jobs at the plant that was coming.

So the people applying for the jobs are screened and then they have to complete the course successfully before they are hired. This is a catch-up mechanism where their high school education accounts for little, but it is effective.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/24/13 - 10:59 am
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Seenit...

From your link...."An investigation by the agency found that county officials had not made sufficient progress toward establishing an effective school board, removing the influence of outside individuals on board decisions, enforcing an ethics policy or meeting other requirements for accreditation...."

I'm vaguely familiar with this issue, but I know none of the details. This article doesn't help with details. Nevertheless, I think I can safely say that the problems the Clayton County school system is experiencing can be mostly attributed to the problem that causes most of society's problems......liberalism.

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GnipGnop 01/24/13 - 11:06 am
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IMHO....

The biggest problem with schools is this...you cannot put lower intelligent kids in a class with higher intelligent kids and expect them to catch up. It holds those higher intelligent kids back. They become bored and it wastes valuable instruction time. Just like moving lower class citizens into middle class neighborhoods will not influence their behavior to become better. It actually does the reverse and drives the established residents away. This falls along the lines of removing dodgeball from schools because the slower kids get their feelings hurt, get picked last,or the everyone gets a trophy for participation. The best lesson we fail to teach our kids these days is this...there are winners and losers. There are some kids that will be smarter than you, faster than you and do certain things better than you. You have to work hard to achieve your goals. Just showing up is not enough. You must achieve to succeed!!

harley_52
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harley_52 01/24/13 - 11:04 am
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"So the people applying for the jobs are screened....

...and then they have to complete the course successfully before they are hired."

Precisely my point.

A program like this would have zero impact of the population of citizens who most need the help.

And you didn't answer the question about who pays? In your case, did General Electric pay, or did South Carolina pay? I'm all for private industry paying for employee training, but totally against taxpayer funding.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 11:11 am
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Gnipgnop has a valid point

We can not equalize humans...it doesn't work.....doesn't work in schools & doesn't work in neighborhoods....
Smart parents leave the school system & smart folks leave the neighborhood in trouble....
We need to stop wasting time & resources on these programs....or we will end up with PRIVATE EVERYTHING...private schools & gated private communities...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/24/13 - 11:12 am
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Taxpayer funding job training

So Harley is against taxpayer funding of job training. I am, too. But that puts Harley and me at odds with Barak Obama. I think I like the company I keep better than the company Obama keeps (too many marxists and fascists).

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 01/24/13 - 11:13 am
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Imho...

The problem with our school systems is this..there are winners and losers...smarter kids and faster kids...the sooner we teach our kids this the better they will be. You have to achieve to succeed. There are disappointments in life. Not everybody wins. That's a part of life for your entire life. The sooner you learn it the better! Just like moving section 8 into nice middle class neighborhoods doesn't work. It only brings the neighborhood down and causes good residents to flee. That is a plain fact!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/24/13 - 11:14 am
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Seenit, I thought you were referring to the beer holder when you said GnipGnop had a valid point.

:-)

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 01/24/13 - 11:14 am
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Sorry...my post disappeared for some reason...

Sorry...my post disappeared for some reason...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 11:16 am
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Some programs will work though

IMO...I think the preschool programs will help all kids.....start early & teach young minds before they are corrupted .....

Don't know what happened to gnipgnop ....the post ??

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/24/13 - 11:21 am
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Harley

SC paid with some help from the plant that was thinking of moving into the area. The screening process was not THAT difficult. They can take hard nosed, hard working people with a mess-up or two on their records.

Heck, they took me and I had a police record. I had been incarcerated for curfew violation at Folly Beach. Stealing gas out of a school bus in Dorchester County. Painting Eagles on Garrett High School's parking lot. Betting 50 cents on a blackjack game at the Elbow Room. It just so happened I laid my money down when the club was raided. Driving infractions that are too numerous to get into. So you don't need a pristine arrest record to be hired by these industries...(or to become an officer in the Army, although I did get tired of explaining each arrest for 20 years.)

By the way, Senator Ernest Hollings came around after the GE plant opened and stopped to talk with me and take photos. He was a Democrat and responsible for the tech training program. He probably chose me for the pic because I was wearing old Army fatigues and I made a good political pic.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 11:18 am
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gnipgnop

Well he had a point about the beer holder too....heheh

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 01/24/13 - 11:21 am
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@ gnipgnop (a really good name BTW)

Your comment was caught by the spam filter. It is posted now.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 11:24 am
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OMG river has a past

Heck, they took me and I had a police record. I had been incarcerated for curfew violation at Folly Beach. Stealing gas out of a school bus in Dorchester County. Painting Eagles on Garrett High School's parking lot. Betting 50 cents on a blackjack game at the Elbow Room.

I thought I would repost just in case you decided to delete it..hahahah

oooh how honest we are this morning.....any "other" confessions?? HEH

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/24/13 - 11:28 am
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I could write forever about

I could write forever about the night I spent in the Chareston County jail after my arrest for betting 50 cents on the blackjack game. They let me out the next morning and the club owner paid my fine. But I STILL read about some of those people I was in there with. THAT was probably the best thing to ever happen to me....scared my butt straight.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 11:29 am
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Lordy lordy

Yall are killlling me this morning...:)

Gotta go...we are having sleet/ice & you know we have to stock up on goods when THAT happens....need milk-bead-beer-vodka-steaks-flash lights--see yall later ...

harley_52
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harley_52 01/24/13 - 11:29 am
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Should We...

A. Set high standards and let students compete for the highest grades? Prepare those with the highest grades go on to higher levels of education for which they have demonstrated both the personal drive and aptitude to achieve? Or,

B. Set mediocre standards which are achievable by the vast majority of students without much effort and little aptitude. Continue to lower the standards and academic achievement requirements such that everybody can obtain a degree if they remain in the system long enough?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 11:33 am
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harley

I'll take door A......we have already tried door B....

harley_52
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harley_52 01/24/13 - 11:37 am
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"So you don't need a pristine arrest record to be hired....

.... by these industries...(or to become an officer in the Army, although I did get tired of explaining each arrest for 20 years.)"

You're still missing my point and I'm sure it's because of my inability to state it clearly.

One more attempt....You are not the kind of person who is both incapable of being trained and unwilling to accept the notion that an education and a job are even desirable goals. You have not been trained that only fools and "rich" people actually work for a living and that society owes you a middle class standard of living whether you work, or not.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 11:41 am
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BTW

By the way, Senator Ernest Hollings came around after the GE plant opened and stopped to talk with me and take photos

I loved to hear that man talk....reminded me of my kin in South Carolina Varnville--Estil-Hampton....music to my ears....sweet ....
gotta go fo sho now...

harley_52
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harley_52 01/24/13 - 11:50 am
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"I'll take door A......we have already tried door B...."

Me too, Seenit.

Sadly, the majority of American voters prefer "B." Even more sadly, many of them are running our schools and our government.

You see the problem.......

harley_52
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harley_52 01/24/13 - 12:03 pm
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"So Harley is against taxpayer funding of job training.....

....I am, too. But that puts Harley and me at odds with Barak Obama."

That's one of the many reasons I'm at odds with Barak Obama.

I'm against taxpayer funded job training for lots of reasons, but mainly because it is both inefficient and ineffective. I can't think of a single government program that is more efficient and effective than it would be in private hands. There are good reasons that national defense and interstate highways are federalized I know, but I still think both could be better if they weren't actually run by government.

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daphne3520 01/24/13 - 12:17 pm
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Fourth Rant is spot on! NEVER have I seen so many
Unpublished

ignorant people think this section is their OWN gathering place! There, as I have said before, MANY FREE Bulletin Boards to be had on the Internet, for them to congregate on and not annoy others!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/24/13 - 01:07 pm
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Obama picks Mary Jo White to lead SEC

What? Now Obama is trying to mess up the premier college football conference!!

diamond in the rough
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diamond in the rough 01/24/13 - 05:18 pm
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IF I WERE CONSIDERING moving to the Augusta area

The people of Augusta are polite southern folks. I can tell you have not traveled much. If anyone is considering moving to Augusta, please do so. You won't find nicer folks anywhere else. Yes sir!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/24/13 - 05:48 pm
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Do yall remember these r/rs....fun to read

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-06-15/rants-raves?page=4

141 posts....diamond in the rough made me ck this with his name.....I see trey---usafvet--& others we don't have on here any more...ksl & the game bingo....very interesting...amazing how time has gone by....cgee & sarge are on there....RK & trouble..& slique....

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 01/24/13 - 06:02 pm
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JTF...didn't Mary Jo play

JTF...didn't Mary Jo play fullback for Alabama...or was that Ricky Tidwell's mama?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/24/13 - 06:10 pm
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Gage

Ha, good one. But, I think Mama played both ways. She was on the roids you know.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/24/13 - 06:13 pm
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R&Rs

Back in 08 we hit over 1000 in R&R if I recall correctly. Close to it anyway. And that doen't include the 50 or so that Sean had to remove.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 01/24/13 - 06:13 pm
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JTF....your 1207 comment

JTF....your 1207 comment cracked me up....made me think of Tim Wilson's bit about Ricky Tidwell's mama.

Thanks for the laugh!

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