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HOW CAN I GET a job as a consultant for Augusta? They pay well, and I have never known them to follow up on them.

THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOP­MENT Authority had a meeting in the morning to discuss violence downtown. Why don’t they meet at night without the police presence? See what the actual problems are that we, the citizens who go downtown, face. Oh, wait a minute, they’re too good for that.

JUST WHEN I THOUGHT things couldn’t get worse at SRS, I had to deal with the medical department.

A RANT TO THE GOVERNMENT. I love this country and the freedom we have, but I have a problem with a government that gives all these free benefits to people who are here illegally and are not citizens, and someone who has lived here and worked here for a lifetime has got to get a lawyer to get benefits they paid into for a lifetime. We need new leaders.

SURELY THERE ARE 10 or more absolutely fearless cops in the Augusta/Richmond government who can take turns doing foot patrol along the riverwalk. All the talk of more spending for cameras, etc., ain’t worth zip. Put one tough cop walking down there, and after one attempted mugging where the muggers are either killed or crippled, watch the thugs avoid the area.

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE between helping those who can’t help themselves and helping those who won’t help themselves. Let’s get it straight.

THAT DEPUTY WHO WAS arrested for drinking and driving set a fine example for other people. If you want to drink and drive, stay out of South Carolina because South Carolina is a tough little state. They will get you.

WHERE ARE THE PRIESTLY people in this world today? All I see is hate and anger. Where are you Christian people? You are preaching one thing and living another one. God is love; God is not hate. If you hate your brother, you are a liar. Please print something spiritual in the paper.

I WAS ALWAYS UNDER the impression that America was a democracy. I wonder how this county can force people to take garbage disposal that they don’t want.

DR. AZZIZ IS CERTAINLY taking advantage of GRU. You need to replace him as soon as possible before there is no money to be had.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/18/13 - 07:18 pm
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Some are Falsely UNDER the

Some are Falsely UNDER the impression that America was a democracy.

We are a Democratic Republic.

Democracy is MOB rule.

But so as long as we keep reelecting fools, thieves, and lairs we'll get what we vote for, Fools, thieves, and lairs.

That goes for the big 2 political parties
and both right and left wing groups.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/18/13 - 07:19 pm
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DOWNTOWN DEVELOP­MENT

DOWNTOWN DEVELOP­MENT Authority to meet.

I seem to of miss it ,

when does the South Side DEVELOP­MENT Authority meet?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/18/13 - 07:24 pm
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Helping those who can’t help

Helping those who can’t help themselves vs. helping those who won’t help themselves.

Wow! so much logic in so few words. I agree.

Poverty is NOT a career.
4 babies to pay the bills is Not a career.
Living off someone-elses work and sweat is not a career.

If a person can walk, talk and see put them to work doing street clean up, park cleanup, baby sitting others so they can work (supervised of course). Work Fare not Welfare.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/18/13 - 07:28 pm
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Riverwalk and cops

Riverwalk and cops patrolling.

Several of us antique citizens would love to be decoys acting ;ike senior walkers or late night old fisherman.

Just ask for volunteers we'll bring our walkers and canes.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/18/13 - 09:23 pm
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Garbage Pick-up

If you don't want to pay for garbage service how do you intend to get rid of it?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/18/13 - 10:57 pm
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Lawd hab mercy!!

What a fireworks display put on for Thunder over Augusta!!
Been to three worlds fairs and two all night picture shows, and never seen such.

My heartfelt thanks to the sponsors who made this special Armed Forces Day celebration open to the public at no charge. It was a fun filled day capped off with the Lt. Dan Band (God bless Gary Sinise for what he does too), followed by an awesome fireworks display.

Thank you all who entertained us.

Jake
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Jake 05/18/13 - 11:08 pm
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Priestly folks....

....seem to be abundant. It is the "I just love you no matter what" sector that is seldom heard from.
As far as something spiritual being printed in the paper, I guess you don't read the editorials because they are out of this world.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 07:15 am
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Rain Rain Rain

If this doesn't fill up the lake NUTHIN will!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 07:32 am
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IAD

What a fireworks display put on for Thunder over Augusta!!

Some of my family said the same thing!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/19/13 - 07:35 am
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Example of Goverment in action

Logged on this morning to check the weather for today.
Got the typical government way of using a lot of words to say something.

www.weather.gov
"A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. .... Chance of precipitation is 60%"

In other words "50%+ chance of rain with some thunderstorms today."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 07:43 am
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Thunder road here nocnoc

If you get just a smidgen of what we have had for the last hours....you will be looking for the ark to float away on...it has been crazy here & just slacked up in the last 15 minutes...good luck!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 07:50 am
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Stop crime...listen up to this

Put one tough cop walking down there, and after one attempted mugging where the muggers are either killed or crippled, watch the thugs avoid the area.

Sound simple doesn't it...BUT that is what it will take....stakeout the area & meet force with force..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 08:30 am
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Oh Lordy where have you been..

I wonder how this county can force people to take garbage disposal that they don’t want.

Speeding laws
Seat belt laws
Income tax laws
Smoking laws
HOA laws
Nekkid laws
Gun laws
on on on .......when you are pushing up grass....the laws will end.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 08:51 am
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What is it about Family Dollar stores

Stabbings---shootings---robbings---can't yall find a different place to have a family reunion....you will give the place a bad name....geez.

seeya later

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/19/13 - 09:08 am
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IAD, I wasn't at the event

IAD, I wasn't at the event and didn't see the fireworks, but I HEARD them at my house. Very impressive. It sounded like they had one big time with all the fireworks going off at once and the crowd following the dark blue center lights until they burst into orange trails in the sky and everyone goes...aaaaahhhhhhhh! Thank you Jack Kerouac.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/19/13 - 09:40 am
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SIB4

Was in Lawrenceville Friday, to see a specialist.

was listening to 4pm 750 WSB Traffic reports and initially though I was listening to a NASCAR announcer calling a race.

Then the Weather Guy (Mellish) came on saying to expect 2" of rain in under 2 hours. I got thinking that is about the about the amount that started the floods up there a few years ago.

Did Yellow River flood again?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 10:06 am
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Everything is flooding here

Flood warnings are out...Hall county---Gwinnett--Dekalb....gulp gulp.....at least I can swim....:)
It is coming your way..

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 05/19/13 - 10:46 am
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They raised taxes again

They are dropping trash service down to one day a week. They are going to start charging for empty lots. That seems illegal to me. You can't just raise taxes like that can you?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 10:51 am
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Air Frce 1 has landed at Hartsfield

That man just can't stay in Washington.....

happychimer
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happychimer 05/19/13 - 10:58 am
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President Obama is scheduled

President Obama is scheduled to speak to Morehouse graduation at 11:30am.

Darby
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Darby 05/19/13 - 11:03 am
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"HOW CAN I GET a job as a consultant for

Augusta? They pay well, and I have never known them to follow up on them."

.
Just make sure the commission knows that you are from outside the CSRA and that every cent they pay you will be spent hundreds, if not thousands of miles from here.

Then you've got the job...

Darby
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Darby 05/19/13 - 11:08 am
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"..........as long as we keep reelecting fools,

thieves, and lairs we'll get what we vote for, Fools, thieves, and lairs."

.
I agree, but there's nothing new there. It's our own fault that we keep falling for the same phony rhetoric.

God save America
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God save America 05/19/13 - 11:10 am
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motocycles

why are south carolina motorcycle riders asking for safety on the road when they don't wear helmets . most cycle deaths are because they don.i wear helmets. s.c. should have a helmet law.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/19/13 - 11:41 am
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Nothing bland about Atlanta

Atlanta may get a huge Ferris Wheel.....Augusta...take notes please..

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/22275849/pensacola-ferris-wheel

Out by I-20 where the biig arena would go...think about it!

God save America
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God save America 05/19/13 - 11:41 am
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no comments

no commets from motorcycle riders so they must agree with me

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/19/13 - 11:49 am
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"THERE IS A DIFFERENCE

"THERE IS A DIFFERENCE between helping those who can’t help themselves and helping those who won’t help themselves. Let’s get it straight."

Can I get an Amen to that. Keep paying people not to work and they will certainly keep not working. The American people have lost their collective mind. It's called terminally STUPID.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/19/13 - 12:19 pm
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"I wonder how this county can

"I wonder how this county can force people to take garbage disposal that they don’t want."

Welcome to the "City" of Augusta. I actually don't have too much of a problem with mandatory garbage service.....BUT....I have a HUGE problem with being charged DOUBLE the market rate for HALF the service we have had for years. And, although I can't make heads nor tails out of the information currently available, apparently at some time in the future they seem to be talking about giving us a smaller can AND THEN CHARGE US EVEN MORE TO KEEP WHAT WE HAVE NOW.

Meanwhile, the contractors will be driving the new Compressed Natural Gas trucks we bought them and Mark Johnson will be reaping the profits of the Compressed Natural Gas empire and filling station with built in captive, forced, customers that WE BOUGHT HIM and NONE of the money will go to REDUCE OUR GARBAGE FEES to a reasonable rate.

What has happened is EXACTLY what I said would happen at the public meeting on Tobacco Rd when they first started talking about shoving this GOVERNMENT run mandatory garbage service down our throat. The costs are OUT OF CONTROL and the SERVICE LEVEL has been CUT IN HALF.

The COMMISSIONERS who voted for this outrage have NO CONSIDERATION of their constituents. They don't care how much you are overcharged. They don't care if you lose your house because of the garbage fees on your tax bill. They don't care how little service you get for your money. They conspired to run all of the private haulers out of business so they could be the all powerful garbage monopoly. Well, they are garbage alright. They should be stoned and run out of town and NONE of them that voted for this should EVER be elected to ANY political office again......to include the ones who hid from the vote by being absent or abstaining.

What was YOUR vote on this issue Alvin? How about you Corey? And you Joe? How about all three of you making a public statement reminding us on how you voted, or didn't, on this issue and why we are paying DOUBLE, or thereabouts, the going rate for garbage service when compared to most municipalities all over the southeast.

nelliegrubss333
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nelliegrubss333 05/19/13 - 01:31 pm
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Recreations & Parks

Someone needs to clean-up our Lock & Dam Parks. Bathrooms are filthy, gates are unlocked for fishermen to get into use the upper boat ramp, trash is everywhere. What has happened to having a caretaker who does his job?

allhans
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allhans 05/19/13 - 01:54 pm
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And of course there should be

And of course there should be a charge for empty lots. If you own it, then clean it - or pay the price.

SAWB66
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SAWB66 05/19/13 - 03:11 pm
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Garbage collection

I can understand mandatory garbage pickup and disposal, of house whole garbage. But when your county officials start dictating your choices, and that choice being a list of one, and with a nonnegotiable fee, and a contractor who will probably, be accountable to the commissioner/commissioners pushing for the garbage law, leaving the citizens to fend for themselves. In that case, “follow the money”. Anytime a county wide ordinance is imposed without a referendum, you lose more of your personal freedoms. And after a while, you don’t even question it, never mind protest it.

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