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THERE IS NO WAY I could pass what happened to my wife and I. On June 18 my wife and I went to a restaurant named TOKI to eat. After we ordered, our server informed us that the couple sitting in front of us had paid for our meal; my wife and I were completely surprised to find out that there are still wonderful and kind-hearted people in this world. May God bless them and their family.

I WONDER IF the Libertarians who were marching in Augusta’s Gay Pride parade also told the assembled crowd that their party wants to repeal all workplace and housing discrimination laws?

WHAT GENIUSES THOUGHT OF one-day-a-week garbage pickup? My trash is full by Tuesday; now I have these worms all over the trash because of the heat in the trash. On top of that we are still paying the same price for less service. Really? What country are we in? Russia? Do we have no choice in this matter?

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN why someone who lives in Lincoln County keeps meddling into the affairs of Augusta-Richmond County? Who asked for your advice? Why don’t you just pay attention to what is going on in Lincoln County and stay out of our business here in Augusta?

CAN WE PLEASE get the grass cut in the ditches on Circular Drive in south Augusta? I bet our local prisoners need something to do so put them to work! And while they’re at it, have them cut the grass along Bobby Jones Expressway! Thank you!

THE ONE IDEA I really like by Marion Williams was the one to get some goats to eat up the grass and papers that are in the abandoned yards. I say we need a passel of them for the yards of the poor elderly folks first. You can also get goats that will produce milk and enjoy that healthy milk perhaps for the food kitchen downtown. Save their manure to use in the garden in back of the food kitchen. Low cost to maintain goats and you can profit from them as well.

I UNDERSTAND the Augusta Commission is trying to cut the budget as much as possible, but we are going back to the middle ages. Garbage collection once a week to me is unacceptable. Leaving the garbage outside in 80-plus-degree heat for a week at a time can’t possibly be healthy to the public. It breeds disease, attracts flies and other unwanted insects and animals, and other problems.

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Darby
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Darby 07/06/13 - 06:33 pm
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Jake - Sounds as though SanFran is

caught in a time warp.

You could have been describing exactly what I encountered when I was out there (at the Defense Language Institute) during Vietnam.

I still have a little trouble with what I saw in the Castro District. It was a shock for this guy from small town South Carolina. (Wonder how folks here would take to seeing guys holding hands, kissing, while walking down the street in leather pants with the butt sections cut completely out? And NO underwear!)

I did really enjoy my visits to Fisherman's Wharf. The street entertainment, (the mimes and magicians etc., the really inexpensive and delicious shrimp cocktails sold on the street with the little plastic forks.

Nothing like that back home. Like NYC, everyone should visit on occasion. Enough nostalgia for now.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 07/06/13 - 06:30 pm
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A comment on the Lincoln County rant....

....Really?...I know the person that is being referred to...And I can say that this person is more civic minded than ANY one I know....What gives him the right to ask questions?...The fact that he knows more about the misdeeds of our so-called "leaders" than most anyone else..and is not afraid to call them out on it...Whoever wrote this rant must be friends with those who have been ripping off taxpayers in Richmond County for generations........

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Riverman1 07/06/13 - 07:35 pm
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Thanks, Jake. Always nice to

Thanks, Jake. Always nice to hear about a famous city from someone you "know."

Jake
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Jake 07/06/13 - 07:59 pm
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"you know"

When I am back in the area it would be nice to connect with some of the ones on here. As I have said many times, there are many fine people who I have met through this site that are not only fine individuals but interesting as well.
If anyone comes out to this side of the USA then I would be glad to connect and suggest some of the sights that folks usually miss.

Darby, my son went to DLI at Monterey about 9 yrs ago so we were able to spend a lot of time together when he was here. He is living in Augusta now. What language did you study?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/06/13 - 08:07 pm
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Love San Fran

While living there might not be ideal, I love it. I am fortunate enough to get out there on business 4/5 times year. Always enjoy it.

Darby
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Darby 07/06/13 - 09:09 pm
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Jake -

"Darby, ...... What language did you study?"

It was a four month cram course in Vietnamese. I think I learned just enough get myself in trouble.

I lived with the Vietnamese in the field and so I learned a lot more while there than I ever did at DLI. However, I've always been grateful for the opportunity. I was much better prepared with knowledge of the people and culture than I would have been otherwise.

badmoon426
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badmoon426 07/07/13 - 11:21 am
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The Lincoln County Meddler...

...thank you for getting involved in Augusta's business as usual way of doing things.

It is unfortunate that Augusta needs citizen activist or citizen activit groups just to ensure Augusta's 'leaders' are somewhat accountable to the voters.

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