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THE EBT CARDS WERE intended to provide poor people with food stamps and cash assistance for basic necessities, but now these cards are being used for all sorts of things. They are being used at liquor stores, retail stores, casinos and many more places never intended for the EBT card. If Presidnet Obama wants to clamp down on spending, this is a great place to start.

IT’S GREAT THAT Chasity Weston has made up her mind that she will never drink again, but my question is, who is on the hook for the more than $3 million for medical treatment?

I AM RATHER PLEASED that the Rev. Joseph Lowery was replaced by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver as the keynote speaker at Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters because the last time Lowery spoke he just fanned the flames of racism.

I DON’T THINK LANCE Armstrong is confessing out of guilt or shame. It’s because the game is up and his future is in a shambles.

IS THERE SOMEONE in North Augusta who can do something about the American flag on Campbellton Drive? It is so faded it’s hard to see the red, white and blue. Please!

WHY DO SOME restaurants and bars downtown check the ID of every person even if they’re 60 years old and look 60 years old? The law doesn’t require that.

RAVES AND PRAISE to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. The staff on duty showed the most respect and compassion while they escorted my family during the funeral procession of my sister who recently passed. They stopped all traffic and removed their hats in respect to allow our family to go to the burial. Each light, each turn, each road, they were present. All this at no cost to the family. We appreciate this department beyond what our hearts can express.

I WONDER IF President Obama’s assault weapon ban will apply to his own department of Justice and Eric Holder and operations such as Fast and Furious, or is the administration simply above all laws and legal dictates.

WHY DOES THE president not see the debt problem? He now wants a free hand to raise the debt ceiling. The only answer he has to the debt ceiling is that we must raise it without equivalent spending cuts.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/26/13 - 07:53 am
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EBT cards and High Roller Status

I wonder if you would get high roller status if you bought casino chips with an EBT card?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 07:58 am
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What a rant,,,:)

WHY DO SOME restaurants and bars downtown check the ID of every person even if they’re 60 years old and look 60 years old? The law doesn’t require that.

Hey...I like it when they checked mine....so does GOB.....makes us feel like younguns...heheh

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/26/13 - 07:59 am
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Don't know, River

But, it would be one of the better ways to spend it!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 08:00 am
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Yeh...think you are right about Lance...

It’s because the game is up and his future is in a shambles.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 08:03 am
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I AM RATHER PLEASED that the Rev. Joseph Lowery was replaced

Yeh...me too...it is so hard for some of the oldies to give it up....but they really need to...too much hate spewed & it doesn't help a thing anymore....they have new problems they should address.....babies without daddies......disrespect for parents /teachers....gangs gone wild...imho

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 08:06 am
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Say what

THE EBT CARDS WERE intended to provide poor people with food stamps and cash assistance

Cash??? I thought the cards were just for FOOD..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 08:09 am
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Have yall tried Aldis yet.....

We like the one near us......not a huge selection but prices are better...

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/26/13 - 08:09 am
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EBT

Like your kids allowance, you can't monitor where they spend it. Just let them know there is finite amount. Once it's gone, it you are hungry, too bad.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/26/13 - 08:11 am
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Aldis

Grocery shopping is for women, fighting wars is for men...oh wait, never mind.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/26/13 - 08:11 am
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"WHY DOES THE president not

"WHY DOES THE president not see the debt problem?"

Most Democrats apparently feel that the debt does not matter. And it doesn't......until it DOES. And you cannot predict when, or at what level of debt, that will happen. Just ask Greece, Spain, and a couple of other socialist leaning European nanny states. We have already had two warnings, credit rating downgrades, which the Democrats have ignored. They are gambling with your future when the only safe gamble is a balanced budget that actually includes paying down the long term debt. Even the Democrats admit that cannot be accomplished by raising taxes...to ANY level. It can only be accomplished by cutting spending and growing the economy. We are doing neither.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/26/13 - 08:19 am
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Good Morning America & All My AC Friends

Just a couple more days with the placement of a few more multi-ton rocks, my Cobalt Mountain Water Falls should be complete, even with the 200 foot brick driveway around it.

Just keep the true American comments going. I will be back to make my one liners.

As soon as the water starts flowing, we will all get together for one big bash. Meanwhile I will still monitor.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/26/13 - 08:17 am
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Casinos and EBT Cards

You know how we talk about low information voters. Casinos are sophisticated with the ways they anaylyze gamblers. I wonder if they have a class they call low information gamblers?

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carcraft 01/26/13 - 08:20 am
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Dichotomy, you can see very

Dichotomy, you can see very clearly the debt does matter! Gas over double what it was under Bush, milk way up from what is was under Bush. Food prices up! Unfortunately low information voters don't get it! Government check or Ebro card for more people like me, vote Obama!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 08:23 am
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From Nutbush Tenn.....Tina Turner

Tina Turner was born Anne Mae Bullock in Tennessee in 1939 but has been living in Switzerland for over two decades. On Friday the singer announced she will be giving up her American passport to become a Swiss citizen.

I can't really blame her.....anyway What's Love Got to Do With It!
Keep all ya money to yourself Tina....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/26/13 - 08:31 am
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Naming Things After Sheriffs

Yesterday, the Richmond County Commission discussed naming facilities after people. The jail is named after former Sheriff Charlie Webster and the law enforcement center after Ronnie Strength. It’s a sure thing something will be named after the first black sheriff, Richard Roundtree. Any suggestions on what should be named after him?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/26/13 - 08:32 am
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SeenIt, see what Ike had to

SeenIt, see what Ike had to put up with? I wish he were alive and we could turn him loose on Tina again for giving up her citizenship.

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boodroe 01/26/13 - 08:33 am
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Asking for identification for everyone at a bar

Bars and grocery stores don't wanna be cited for letting in underage people or in case of a grocery store selling to one. So it is simplier to tell the doorman at a bar or the cashier at a grocery stiore to ask all for identification to prove they are old enough

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 08:43 am
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Oh boy....

Ike needed the snot beat out of HIM a few times....I liked it when she fought back....
Tina was his money maker.....& she made it without him....if I had huge bank accounts...I would think about taxes flowing to the USA too....stupid-waste--misuse in billions--& so would you RM....we probably wouldn't even hear from you & JTF......yall would high tail it to the safe havens from taxes...where is that btw?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/26/13 - 08:51 am
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Well, I do watch HGTV with

Well, I do watch HGTV with their international shows. There are some attractive places where you could live well on a few bucks....but none beat the CSRA, USA on the river :).

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/26/13 - 08:54 am
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The sheriff is black? Where
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The sheriff is black? Where am I.....Rock Ridge? :-)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 09:00 am
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Ahhhh the beautiful Caymans...

Wealthy individuals immigrating to the United States, generally stop off in a tax haven such as the Cayman Islands. U.S. residents and citizens pay income tax on their worldwide income and estate tax on all property, wherever located. Before settling in America and becoming subject to its tax laws, an individual will strip himself of his ownership rights. This is accomplished with corporations or trusts which allow the advantages of control and enjoyment of the assets without the disadvantages of high income and estate taxes.

We are so naive to the big world of finance....they make the rules & we play the fools........now let me see what I'm going to do with this lotto win.....♥

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/26/13 - 09:08 am
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"Grocery shopping is for

"Grocery shopping is for women, fighting wars is for men...oh wait, never mind."

Yeh, wonder what the Supreme Court will do the next time someone sues over the issue of registering women for the draft. In 1981 SCOTUS said that not registering women was legal because the purpose of the draft was to raise combat troops and since women were forbidden to be assigned to combat positions it was legal to only draft men.

"In the majority opinion, Justice William Rehnquist wrote "[t]he existence of the combat restrictions clearly indicates the basis for Congress' decision to exempt women from registration. The purpose of registration was to prepare for a draft of combat troops. Since women are excluded from combat, Congress concluded that they would not be needed in the event of a draft, and therefore decided not to register them." Implicit in the obiter dicta of the ruling was to hold valid the statutory restrictions on gender discrimination in assigning combat roles."

Now what they gonna do? Sign 'em up at 18 and give them a draft card as far as I'm concerned. They either can or they can't but you can't have it both ways. There are lots of young men who are not really physically capabable of humping it up a mountain with 100 lbs. of gear but they are all eligible to be drafted. A little rigorous basic training will build the muscles and stamina they need. It would work for women too. Register women for the draft. Anything else is hypocritic illegal discrimination.

And, the public should realize what this is really all about. Not many female service members REALLY want to hump the boonies with a 100 lbs. of gear in an infantry platoon. This is all about female OFFICERS who want to be assigned to command a "combat" outfit....from the rear....over a radio....and get their ticket punched as a combat commander for promotion purposes. But when we make it national policy that females can serve in combat, it's time to give them a draft card. It doesn't matter what the rest of the females want. I'm sure there are lots of young men that WISH men could not be drafted or forced to serve in combat.

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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 09:08 am
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Tiger

I would like to know where Tiger has his money stashed.....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/26/13 - 09:11 am
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Humble A

Bart says: "Hold it! Next man makes a move, the ..... gets it!"

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/13 - 09:12 am
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dichotomy

Not all females want to be on the front lines...I'll give up my pass.....just wondering how that will work with pregnant females....which will happen ......crazy decision.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/26/13 - 09:33 am
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seenit....."Not all females

seenit....."Not all females want to be on the front lines"

Yeh, I imagine MOST females don't want to either. But the "progressives" are getting to me so let's go for those unintended consequences that their liberal ideas always come with. When they do stupid stuff for ideologic reasons they need to be made to eat the whole bag of stupid at once.

They want to stand on the podium and say "look what we did, equality for women in the armed forces"......when they DID NOT make the whole thing TOTALLY equal. Just selective parts. But the courts may now give women TOTAL equality for military service. All it will take is one lawsuit.

Just like they passed Obamacare and said "ain't it great that kids can stay on their parents insurance until age 26 and nobody can be refused"......but you don't see them taking the podium to say "yeh, we doubled the cost of your private insurance and it will costs taxpayers a $trillion more than we said it would...so what".

Ideology is filled with unintended consequences but the ideologues don't care how much "stupid" we have to eat because of their policies.

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Willow Bailey 01/26/13 - 10:02 am
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Right, dichotomy, to them;

Right, dichotomy, to them; "What difference does it make?"

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harley_52 01/26/13 - 10:29 am
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"WHY DOES THE president not see the debt problem?"

He DOES see it. He probably sees in much more clearly than most. But, to him it it NOT a problem. It's a path to success.

His goal isn't to achieve a strong economy, it's to destroy it. Debt is his method.

Don't listen to what he says.....watch what he does.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/26/13 - 10:34 am
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Do what he say!!!! Do what he
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Do what he say!!!! Do what he say!!!!

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