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THE RCBE TAKING INTO consideration providing transportation to alternative school students with the cuts to education? Those students gave up their right for transportation when they did not follow rules of conduct. And now their parents want taxpayers to pay for the bus to pick their child up?

WHY IS SO MUCH MORE spent downtown than in the suburbs, when almost 60 percent of the property taxes come from the suburbs? The suburbs are being forced to supply money to an addict that has a spending problem.

RANT FOR LACK OF parking at the Ruffin Courthouse. The only option seemed to be across the railroad tracks in another paved lot! If you have to cross the railroad tracks a pedestrian walkway should be established.

WAY TO GO, Richmond School Board. Tossing away $241,000. What a foolish bunch of yahoos you are. We need to get you people replaced.

WHY DO AT LEAST a quarter of all Richmond County jail inmates have personal cellphones? Does “security” even try to stop it anymore?

IN RESPONSE TO the person who stated that North Augusta does not want the stadium. SPEAK FOR YOURSELF (riverfront property owner). You do not represent most of North Augusta who does want the stadium!

THANK GOD WE have at least one wise commissioner. Donnie Smith, thank you for speaking with much intelligence. You’re appreciated.

RANT TO THE sheriff’s deputy who continues to drive erratically on Boy Scout Road. I noticed him passing a delivery truck on a double yellow line going into a curve. Talk about dangerous drivers.

IT SOUNDS LIKE SOME of these students need to walk to school. Get creative, parents. Make car pools. Get your children there; you can find a way. Exercise will do the kids good. They are being punished for a reason. The buses are a privilege. Walking a little bit is not going to hurt them.

WHY DOESN’T COMCAST keep the employees being laid off at the Augusta call center and lay off the employees at the call center in the Philippines?

SEAN RULES THE comments with an iron fist. What about our freedom of speech?

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 08:42 am
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The rant sezzz

SEAN RULES THE comments with an iron fist.

Yall just don't know his soft--kinder side ....like I do...♥

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 08:47 am
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River said

I try to affect the intellect and emotions. I want the reader to analyze what I say, but also to feel something…good, bad or something in between

Weeell....when will you start .....I want my intellect affected too...:):)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/27/13 - 08:48 am
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Famous Door

Countyman wrote:

The city of Augusta must stay away from massive parking lots in the urban core, and focus on building parking garages.

Last year the city paid a fortune for a 0.15-acre property that is home to an old night club. Perhaps they are going to demolish the bar and turn the parcel into a parking lot to alleviate congestion at the courthouse. The city can run a free shuttle.

Mr. J’s Famous Door Supper Club

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/27/13 - 08:57 am
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About the "Food Riot"

That whole thing was stupid. The food was being thrown away. Sheriff Roundtree and the deputies had no way of knowing who it belonged to or what the story was. They should have been informed so they could have given the food to those poor people in an orderly way. What's wrong with us? Confounding Common Sense. Somebody, should have shouted, "Wait a minute, we're not going to waste all this food."

This story should turn into a Chronicle editorial about cooperation and common sense.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 09:06 am
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Article on the news in Atlanta

A woman moved into a vacant house in downtown ...she said it was legal for her to have it....she paid $40.00---the banks --the neighbors & others say...no it isn't.....just because a house is vacant you can't have squatters right to it...BUT no one has been able to evict her....sooo this does happen all over the US & it takes forever to get them out........can anyone explan to me why her stuff is NOT ON THE STREET??

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/27/13 - 09:21 am
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SeenIt, what was the $40 for?

SeenIt, what was the $40 for? That reminds me of the "Sovereign" movement, where they have some kind of perverted logic.

I learned something about evicting someone who doesn't pay the rent. I use to have a trailer on the Edisto River that I rented out for a couple of years. The guy quit paying and after a couple of months I told him he would have to leave. He wouldn't and I went to a lawyer who informed me it would take another 90 days to evict him.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/27/13 - 09:17 am
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Rising Claims Will Lead to Rising Premiums

From the Associated Press wire service came this article posted on the Chronicle today (byline Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar):

WASHINGTON — A new study from the Society of Actuaries finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. . . . Actuaries are financial risk professionals who conduct long-range cost estimates for pension plans, insurance companies and government programs. . . . "Claims cost is the most important driver of health care premiums," said Kristi Bohn, an actuary who worked on the study. Spending on sicker people and other high-cost groups will overwhelm an influx of younger, healthier people into the program, said the report.

The Obama administration (or "regime" if you're a Rush Limbaugh fan) predictably went into damage control and attacked the report. They sent out attack dog Kathleen Sebelius who said this:

At a White House briefing Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said some of what passes for health insurance today is so skimpy it can't be compared to the comprehensive coverage available under the law. "Some of these folks have very high catastrophic plans that don't pay for anything unless you get hit by a bus," she said. "They're really mortgage protection, not health insurance."

Attacking people who choose to purchase high-deductible policies is not a valid argument to the study’s conclusion that premiums must rise to cover the increase in claims that is coming. Sebelius is using the divide-and-conquer technique to drown out the critics. Do you believe Sebelius, or your own lying eyes, she asks?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 09:22 am
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Her kin in real estate

Told her it was legal to file some papers (40.00 ??) & she could live in the house....
I just looked up this info..

Yes, but most states call it "adverse possession". Say you move onto land without buying it and you build a house and do everything to show the rest of the world that the property is yours, even when it isn't. You even pay the property taxes on it.

You know some get a little info & run with it...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/27/13 - 09:24 am
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LL, those old folks in the

LL, those old folks in the assisted living home that heckeled the Democrat Congressman when Obamacare was first proposed had it right. The Congressman said it would save money and the old folks hooted and hollered. Confounding Common Sense again.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 09:30 am
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about the 90 days

We had a woman give a bad deposit check...put her kin with dogs in our cabin....destroyed everything inside....& we were told we could not turn the water off & we had to continue payiing the utility bills....& yes it would take forever to evict....we got zero in rent ....we paid out thousands in repair....I feel your pain about rentals.....I could write a book....might some day........when GOB went to her house to try to collect she told him to get off her property that he was stalking HER.....
....sometimes life is almost unbelievable....if he had continued I'm sure she would have filed charges ON US....
A crook knows the tricks....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 09:35 am
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llamb

I saw that article about the high cost on insurance.....some saw that coming.....some just don't want to see...

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 03/27/13 - 09:39 am
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Morning all

LL your were right about it being too breezy for Running Bare. I'm paying for it! B4 what does GOB stand for? Sean you're the MAN! I'm still trying to figure out how those hungry folks have a computer but no food.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/27/13 - 09:43 am
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Parking Deck

Countyman posted:

The city of Augusta must stay away from massive parking lots in the urban core, and focus on building parking garages.

Hey! I've got an idea. To alleviate the parking shortage the city should run a free shuttle bus service back and forth between the Ruff House and the Marriott parking deck on Reynolds Street. That way, it would encourage courthouse employees, clients, and lawyers to pay for parking in the deck; which in turn would increase revenue for Augusta Riverfront, LLC; which in turn would enrich Paul Simon; who would in turn give the city a better deal on the Patch/First Tee partnership. Everybody's a winner!

Of course, the only way it would work would be to get rid of the free parking at the Ruff House. They could build an annex building where the current parking lot is.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/27/13 - 09:52 am
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"the Marriott parking

"the Marriott parking deck"

Calling it what it is.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/27/13 - 10:01 am
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What was with taking the food

What was with taking the food to the dump? I thought that, in an eviction, the marshal's responsibility was to put the contents of the building on the right-of-way.......not take it to the dump.

On the courthouse parking, it was just a dumb political decision to "revitalize" an area by spending taxpayer money to put the courthouse in the worst possible place with the most inconvenient parking possible. Notice that the judges and other "impotent" people got reserved parking but the people forced to come to the building to do business are left to take a hike in the rain, wind, cold, and heat. Go early and use a reserved parking place. Maybe you can get in and out before the tow truck gets there. This is just another example of the arrogance of our local government and their willingness to do stupid things with taxPAYER money to pander to certain areas of the DOWNTOWN.

All government offices need to be moved out of the downtown area and centrally located in our "consolidated" city. That is IF we really are a consolidated city instead of a basically suburban area being taxed to subsidize a financially failed old downtown area that can't even pay it's own garbage bills.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 10:02 am
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Miss Lilly

Good Ole Boy & I mean that in a good way...he is like the Duck Dynasty guys w/o the beard...he has had beards but not now....

My daughter just called & told me about the blast they had in Key West....great weather--drinks--views--music everywhere she said....walk in one bar & out to another ...no cover charge ....niiiccce views...oh lordy......see what we are missing plugging away on here....some are enjoying what WE could be.....one day 1 of us will hit the big one & take all of us..:)

daphne3520
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daphne3520 03/27/13 - 10:13 am
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Comcast Rant is soooo, soooo correct. "Sean," Rant is, at best,
Unpublished

FACETIOUS! NO Bulletin Board has "freedom of Speech." Where ya been? Nuff said!

harley_52
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harley_52 03/27/13 - 10:15 am
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It's Pretty Typical...

...isn't it LL?

Sebelius knows more about what people need than they do. She knows how they should be spending their money and what are their real needs. It would be better, I think, for her to acknowledge that maybe some people want only what she calls "mortgage protection" and are willing to take their chances with smaller costs.

The Nanny State personified.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 10:25 am
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harley has a new pic

Nice looking moose harley...martini drinking moose..:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 10:30 am
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ok here we go in the AJC

Parents may use the school cluster law....some parents in the DeKalb county Druid Hills area are moving to activate a state law that allows a buffer between school "clusters" & district leadership...They are the first in Ga to use this law....I have a feeling they won't be the last...

Original schools are seeing their last days imho.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 03/27/13 - 11:08 am
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B4-Great

I did that in my younger days(too many times) - I'm happy just sitting in the woods - just looking forward to spring. One of the plants I ordered just came in - it's almost time to start planting!!!

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/27/13 - 11:19 am
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Hey CGee and Seenit.

Maybe CGee could send the video to Sean via email and test the waters. You never know what Sean might say. Like I said yesterday the recoil on those guns was something else. LOL! Great banter in the R&R comments today!

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Jane18 03/27/13 - 11:44 am
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Easter----Passover

George, you know I think you are a great guy and very smart, and I know where you are coming from in your earlier post. But, if the word "easter" was never spoken again, it would be a good thing. I say that because the word "easter" is a mistranslation of the Greek/Chaldean word "pascha" (pas'khah). It is supposed to be Passover, because Christ is our Passover. He became the blood sacrifice..................The eggs, bunnies, and whatever else, has nothing to do with His death and resurrection. You know what is so interesting? I sent in a R & R, challenging the local clergy to have the nerve(guts?) to tell people the truth about "easter". So far, nothing!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 11:45 am
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No no sweetson

It is a different email.....just take my word for it.....hahahaha....only shown under cover......

Lilly watch out for the cool weather....I want to plant to but the cold keeps me inside ...afraid my plants will die in the frost right now...darn it...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 11:47 am
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Great banner

You are so right sweetson....great folks on here....intelligent--interesting & I learn something almost everyday......thanks to all for making my mornings fun...:)

seeya later

Jane18
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Jane18 03/27/13 - 11:47 am
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Lilly and Spring

Your comment reminded me of a picture my sister-in-law sent me of a sign in front of a flower nursery..."It's Spring! We're so excited, we wet our plants!" Cute, don't you think?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/27/13 - 11:48 am
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shrimp

Where is shrimp lately?

junkyardpig
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junkyardpig 03/27/13 - 12:15 pm
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bus transportation

wen my son misbehaved and got booted off the bus, it was our responsibility to transport him to and from school every day until the suspended period is up. the alternative to this was for the school asst. principles to paddle the youth instead of the suspended period. this was done with the parents permission and presence. that was the way burke county handled it. maybe the richmond county board of education cesspool should try it. no free ride for thugs

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countyman 03/27/13 - 12:34 pm
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Riverman..... This process is

Riverman..... This process is happening all over the US, and Augusta is now joining the party. Many white people(empty nester, LBGT community, young professionals) are now beginning to move back in the city(specifically the urban core).

Minorities are the last groups to move into the suburban counties. Once parts of Columbia County reach a certain minority percentage. Some white people will move further out into Columbia County(Appling), or Lincoln, Mcduffie, McCormick counties. This is how exurbs are formed, and the preliminary reports show Lincoln County was added to the metro(Richmond, Aiken, Columbia, Burke, Mcduffie, Edgefield, Lincoln).

Ask Seenitb4 how Gwinnett County used to be majority white in the past too.

The 2012 estimates only show the population increases, but the 2011 estimates focus on race too.

2010-2011

Richmond County
black population 54.2% to 54.4%
white population 39.7% to 40.8%

The black population grew by .2% compared to the 1.1% in term of new white residents.

Columbia County
White 76.5% to 77.1%
Black 14.9% to 15.8%

The black population grew by .9% compared to the .6% of white residents.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 03/27/13 - 12:43 pm
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Where is

Shrimp? Countyman - why are your people standing on your streets with bags in their hands because they are hungry? Shouldn't that be your first priority - I have never in my life seen such as this! Are they really hungry - do they really have no food? If they are - no wonder they are robbing you - that's when the animal comes into play.

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