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THIS COUNTY WOULD be better off without public-funded education, so parents would have a vested interest in the return on their tuition.

IN KEEPING WITH Congress’ concern for public safety and preventing murder of innocents, our brilliant lawmakers will now have to pass legislation that requires a background check before you can purchase a pressure cooker. Seriously, unenforceable laws like the ones the geniuses in Washington continue to propose will not stop evil people who only want to do harm; but they will restrict the freedoms of us responsible, law-abiding citizens.

I WAS APPALLED TO see that a restaurant had a special Masters menu during tournament week and had things on it like a pimento cheese sandwich that they labeled a “Disgusta Special” and something called an “Uppity Yankee Club.” What kind of civic pride is that? The Masters brings millions of dollars annually in business to Augusta and these people were making fun of it. Classless.

RANT TO ANY religion that says that killing women and children is “God’s business”! That is Satan’s business.

HUGE RAVES TO Mr. Frierson at Garrett Elementary. What a breath of fresh air, he truly cares for the students and staff! He is an excellent administrator!

RANT TO EVANS Library Amphitheater. Northwood residents should be allowed to have their children play at the park, even when there is a concert. We are putting up with the crowds next to our backyards, and the loss of trees in the area that helped buffer the noise.

MOX RESULTED FROM A treaty with Russia to dispose of weapons grade plutonium. It was to be in operation in 2007, but the government kept slowing it down so that MOX did not get ahead of the Russians. The government is the cause of the delay and a majority of the cost overruns – any project that is delayed 10 years will be multiples of the original estimate.

TELL US HOW ON earth the tax commissioner’s office and that of procurement needed 54-88 hours of overtime pay?

BRAVO FOR THE great article about the Civil War driving tour hosted by ASU. Another great educational opportunity and how wonderful that it was free! I hope they will make this an annual event. With all those historians on campus, surely they can repeat this experience that I unfortunately missed.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/23/13 - 09:25 pm
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Update

Saw Sarge today (Tuesday). He is back at Golden Rehab, rm 309. He appreciates everyone's thoughts and prayers.

KSL
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KSL 04/23/13 - 09:38 pm
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Good for you and good for

Good for you and good for him.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 04/23/13 - 09:39 pm
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"How on earth ...the tax commissioner’s office

...needed 54-88 hours of overtime pay?"

Well, somone had to go through the records and add ten percent to all the property valuations, sight unseen. Doing it during the "tuna-mint " adds a premium to that.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 04/23/13 - 09:43 pm
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"This country would be better off

... without public-funded education."

I disagree. But the funding should go with the child, through the parents. If you want your kid going to a rat-bag indoctrination center for daycare and eventual diploma, there are plenty of choices. But if you want to send your child for an EDUCATION, those public dollars should go to an institution you choose to do just that.

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Jake 04/23/13 - 10:42 pm
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Sarge

I sure hope he is doing as well as he can. He is a tough old bird and when you get to be his age (or any age for that matter) it really does make a difference when folks know who you are and can acknowledge you. itsanotherday1 is doing a great job of keeping us informed. CG has also done a service for Sarge as well. God bless you all.

bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 04/24/13 - 12:11 am
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Hit a Nerve With Public Education!!!!!!

First we need public education. My child is doing great at the public school she is going to. 6 A's and 2 B's on her mid term report card.

What we need is more parents who give a crap about their childs education and get invloved in it. If a parent thinks it is all up to the teacher they are wrong. You as a parent must know what your child is doing in school. If you do not get involved in that childs education why should the child or teacher care!!!

KSL
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KSL 04/24/13 - 12:41 am
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That is the key. That and

That is the key. That and good teachers and sensible principals who believe in discipline. I don't care how much is spent on education and equipment, if you don't maintain good conditions for learning, you will fail and have wasted a bunch of money that was not yours to waste.

bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 04/24/13 - 01:01 am
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Discipline in Schools!

Discipline starts at home!!!! If you do not teach your child how to behave at home you can not expect them to act right in public.

The public school my child goes to is great!!! From the principal to the teachers they care about the students they have in their classes. If I tell my daughters teacher she is having a hard time with something and is not getting it he will keep her back from PE and spend one on one time with her so that she understands it.

If more parents spent time talking to their children about school and talking to the teachers the children would get a good education!!!!

KSL
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KSL 04/24/13 - 01:06 am
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bumble

More teachers and more principals that give a........ That is what I grew up with.

bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 04/24/13 - 01:41 am
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KSL

That is what I grew up with also.

My daughters school is old school. Her teachers care and they show that they care by the time they spend with the students. I am amazed at some of the things she has learned this year and she loves to learn new things.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/24/13 - 06:09 am
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...background check before you can purchase a pressure cooker.

Your joke was close but missed it.

The pressure cooker is not the item they are after.

The Fed's have limited access to defensive weapons,
The Fed's have limited access to AMMO by buying up over 70% of production.

The logical next step is the supplies for Ammo Reloaders and this means Commercial Gun Powders and the local hardware store garden supplies to make home made Black Powder.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/24/13 - 06:47 am
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Good Morning All & America

yes itsanotherday1, Spent an hour or so Monday with Sarge just before his move back to Rehab. Was looking real good. He said that you are one good Friend and really loves your visits. His Cell # is (706) 414-8073. Would love to hear from you all.

KSL and bumblebeerose, I feel my Grand girl is receiving the best education available in a private school in Aiken. Respect, Honor and Discipline is strongly indoctrinated. There is no such thing as uncontrollable students allowed in that school. Each student receives complete attention by highly qualified and dedicated teachers. The school staff and principle are to be praised for their drive to educate, not draw a paycheck.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/24/13 - 07:11 am
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.38's

I know a dealer that has many in stock. email me an I'll tell you where.

I am sure glad I got over 10,000 rounds of .223 when I realized the poo was going to hit the fan. They are a rare breed that this time.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/24/13 - 07:22 am
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Gun Control By Dictate: Abolishing The 2nd Amendment

Posted by Bob Russell on April 23, 2013 at 11:07am

Yesterday I wrote about government dictating how illegal aliens are going to be legalized by the “Gang of 8” scheme. It matters not to Congress or the regime what We the People or the Constitution say. They will decide how it is going to be and We the People will just have to accept it because it is “fair”. Today I write about gun control and how government intends to impose their will on We the People, disregarding the Constitution and the rights of said People. How does fairness and public safety figure into the latest dictates on firearms?

Gun control is being handled exactly the same way they have handled the illegal alien problem. A nut goes out and shoots some people, so they pass laws to stop it from happening again. Except that it happened again because they haven’t enforced the “new” laws they passed the last time this came up. Gun control has been such a raging success everywhere it has been tried hasn’t it? Gang violence with firearms is rampant in the major gun free zones in our nation. Sen. Ted Cruz recently gave out 2010 figures http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=341218 that show 15,700 attempts by criminals to legally access firearms, in one year: 2010. They were caught by the background check system in effect right now. The Obama regime has prosecuted 44. Clintonesque isn’t it???

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/24/13 - 08:19 am
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I don't understand...

Why ammo manufacturers aren't running full tilt boogy/24/7/365. Any other industry under that kind of demand would be going all out to make money while the demand is high. It can't be that difficult technology wise, so why aren't others jumping into the business?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/24/13 - 08:31 am
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I'm blown away

I just don't get it.......how is it so many of our "people" blame the Boston bombers on US??

Are we programmed ....or maybe we have something in our water...
They want to destroy our way of life.....why is that so hard to grasp?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 04/24/13 - 08:34 am
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Ammo

The manufacturers are running at full capacity. The government has ordered everything they can make for the next two years!!!
My protective devices are different calibers than what the Goverment is ordering so I have no problem feeding them!!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/24/13 - 09:08 am
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Thanks coldbeer. I didn't

Thanks coldbeer. I didn't realize they bought up two years worth. Still seems that manufactures in Europe or elsewhere could fill the void.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/24/13 - 09:14 am
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carcraft put this info on here

We were giving the bombers living expenses at one time...GEEZ folks...we were really "mean" to them..

Statement on Tsarnaev Brothers Department of Transitional Assistance Status:

“The brothers were not receiving transitional assistance benefits at the time of the incident and have not received any transitional assistance benefits this year. The Tsarnaevs’ parents are former recipients of transitional assistance benefits, and both Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev received benefits through their parents when they were younger. Separately, Tamerlan and his family received benefits until 2012, when the family became ineligible based on their income.”

— Alec Loftus, communications director, MA Health and Human Services

They were cut off last year. (More details here.)

And they yelled, “More, More, More.”

Obviously, we done them wrong.

How many of our good ole boys could use a great education from the Boston schools??/ How many will never get the chance of freebies that we so willingly bestow on outsiders...Sometimes I really get sick when I read the garbage our politicians dream up with our hard earned money...

We need more than a tea party....we need a GET DOWN TO BASICS party....& if you don't earn it...you don't get it.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/24/13 - 09:44 am
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Amphitheater

If the residents of Norwood subdivision want to disrupt amphitheater concerts with noisy children, I guess they will have to do it from their back yards, and not from the park. Or you could just put some Hi-Fi amplification and large speakers in your yard near the amphitheater and blast out the concert.

After all, they do it to you.

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countyman 04/24/13 - 10:12 am
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Progressive

I welcome everybody to attend the Artspace meeting held tonight at 6:30 pm.

Location: Central Business District in the Old Richmond Academy building on Telfair street.

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22059530/art-space-meeting-could-lead-to-artis...

1. Dedicated to the local artist(musician, painter, ballet dancer, mixed media, etc)
2. Increased cosmopolitan feel
3. Urban renewal(more than likely since Augusta is the second oldest city in GA)
4. Mixed-use
5. Increased creative class

daphne3520
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daphne3520 04/24/13 - 10:22 am
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Rant 3....WHAT restaurant? I will NOT
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patronize it!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/24/13 - 10:36 am
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Constitutional rights of the bomber

Yesterday on another thread, a number of the regulars sided with the idea that the surviving bomber could not be interrogated as an enemy combatant because as a citizen he was protected against such. I appreciate their consistency in defending the constitution, but according to Lindsey Graham, there is a window of opportunity to question people for the purposes of gathering intelligence; and that information can NOT be used against them in criminal proceedings.

Watch this interview to the end and tell me where you think he is wrong.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2321547558001/sen-graham-us-needs-to-up-our-g...

*moderators: This is not a duplicate post. I linked a totally separate Graham interview, that covered some other points, on a different thread.

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dichotomy 04/24/13 - 10:53 am
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"We were giving the bombers

"We were giving the bombers living expenses at one time"

They are not the only enemies of our free society and capitalist economy, both immigrant and domestic, that are receiving welfare and food stamps. Meanwhile, loyal working Americans are having to fight to keep what they earn and fight to keep their constitutional right to have access to the tools they need to protect themselves.

There is a big difference between being compassionate and being stupid. I think we are way beyond stupid at this point.

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JENNPAT 04/24/13 - 11:30 am
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old school

i grew up in the old schools when the teachers and principal's desides what should be done with you when you done something wrong in school no goverament or courts told them what to do or if you'r child had to stay out of school for sickness a long time the courts did not take that child and put them in a foster home away from their parents i know of a case this happened to.but yet they gave these parents another boy to raise after that. and their child still had not been returned home. But the Mom goes and gets this child early every morning so she can dress for school and get on the bus to go to school and then the bus brings her back to her home But has to go and spend the night where the court said for her to.And what make me so mad about this this Mother is a heart patient but she does this for her child because she loves her and wants her back home with her and the father tell me something is not wrong with our court system!!!! they need to let the good parents raise their children and for them to handle the bad ones.

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AutumnLeaves 04/24/13 - 05:05 pm
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I just saw some photos of

I just saw some photos of Richard Roundtree giving chocolates and cards to his female administrative professionals. Was it casual dress day? Almost everyone was casually dressed, but one was just a little too casual, in my opinion. Since when are skin-
tight blue jeans, and off the shoulder cut-out sleeve shirts appropriate clothing for anyone called an administrative professional? If she was dressed for undercover work to help bust the human trafficking and prostitution ring, okay, I concede that it is appropriate dress for that specific work, or even a stretch if it was casual dress day, but if not, then since when have administrative professional dress standards dropped so much? Please tell me it was casual dress day at least? Also, go easy on the chocolates for "awards". One more chocolate and she's going to burst the seams out of those pants!

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Riverman1 04/24/13 - 05:59 pm
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Civil War Tour Misses Gen. Sherman Connections

About the Augusta Civil War connections tour, I suggest they research Gen. Sherman’s time he lived in Augusta when he was a young officer. His time here probably affected Augusta more than any event with regards to the Civil War.

He apparently had a girlfriend in Augusta. Where did he live? Who was she? Where did she live? He later denied he spared Augusta because of a romantic connection with his torch lighting army as one Southern city after another went up in smoke, but it’s obvious he avoided this major Southern armament supplying city for a reason that wasn’t justified militarily.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/24/13 - 05:59 pm
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Biden tells terrorists "we
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Biden tells terrorists "we refuse to change."

I guess that means he won't be using the Boston incident to push for more gun control.

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