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RANT FOR THE MAN WHO stole tips off the table at Golden Corral. Honey, if you needed money, I’m sure the girls would have given you a few dollars. You didn’t have to steal their hard-earned tips off the tables.

SHERIFF ROUNDTREE WANTS to put his name on the emblem of the new county squad cars. He says that people who are complaining are just “small minded.” He is the one with a small mind and a big ego.

OUR TOWN IS OVERRUN with gangs and Commissioner Marion Williams is talking beautification. Does he really think that will help us?

THE NEW GARBAGE TRUCKS use an automated arm that only picks up containers on its passenger side. To work both sides of the street the truck has to turn around and travel the street in the opposite direction. They are now driving twice the number of miles as before so that costs us. Why did they not plan to have all the containers placed on the same side of the street like Beech Island and North Augusta?

WHO CARES ABOUT Paula Deen? This is just a smoke screen to distract people from the IRS scandal and all of the other scandals that should be covered by the national media.

WHY IS IT THAT A 5-4 liberal decision represents a sharply divided Supreme Court, while a 5-4 conservative decision represents a narrow majority?

IF A RACIAL SLUR is so horrible, and I believe that it is, then it should be banned from all use and violators suffer the same consequences as Paula Deen. Violators should be banned from performing at nightclubs, and have their recording contracts canceled. CDs should be confiscated and burned. Such is the beauty and responsibility of true equality.

RANT FOR THIS PAULA DEEN controversy. If you kicked everybody off TV who had used a racial slur, there wouldn’t be anybody left on TV.

WE ARE WATCHING the death of a nation.

PAULA DEEN HAS ANOTHER lawsuit coming. She said I could throw a rock at her head. I did and broke my TV screen.

THE U.S. SENATE PASSED an immigration bill that requires E-verify for everybody applying for a job. The U.S. is fast becoming Nazi Germany, because government will control all. If you’re a natural born U.S. citizen, government will still require you to prove it before you can get a job. Big Brother is HERE!

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justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/07/13 - 02:10 pm
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harley

You asked for cost outside of ARC for garbage pickup. $180 per year in my hood. Once a week. No gov't involved. All private.

countyman
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countyman 07/07/13 - 02:36 pm
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Facts

This is for my good friend on the Chronicle.

Please explain again how I doubled the number of employees at ADP or Rural Sourcing?

The ADP facility will hold 1,000 employees or more at full capacity. The company had almost 500 according to this article back in June of 2010. I don't have the exact numbers, but ADP should be over 600 by now.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-06-30/onegeorgia-authority...

Don't blame the messenger, because you didn't know Rural Sourcing had 75 employees already with plans to hire up to 30 in the next few months. It's not my fault the CEO of the company realizes the potential of Augusta, and can see the company holding up to 200-300 employees.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-07-03/con...

harley_52
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harley_52 07/07/13 - 03:16 pm
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JTF...

Thanks for the cost info, but I was more interested in the DANGER that was being claimed.

As for the cost, sounds like you have what we should have. It seems to me the City decided to finance a fleet of new trucks for some sort of environmental concern which ended up doubling the cost of the service. I would never have supported such a move. If I were king, we'd do it like you do, privately, no government involvement.

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dstewartsr 07/07/13 - 04:31 pm
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Trash collector has been in the top 20

... most dangerous jobs in America as long as the lists have been compiled to my knowledge. I believe the most current year for which data has been compiled is 2011. I first became aware of this with the somewhat now dated book by Farrell,"The Myth of Male Power".

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/03/01/top-10-most-dangerous-jobs/

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 07/07/13 - 04:55 pm
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Numbers

JBA has seating for over 6500. Does this mean that are present for every hockey game? Of course not. Just because an employer has room for 1000 employees doesn't mean will hire that many.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/07/13 - 05:00 pm
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SeenItBe4 - The promised video link

Shows the saggy pant dew rag wearing prowler in my yard scoping out my vehicles and etc...

Security lights came on and he saw the security cameras and driveway alarm and left.

In the future I will keep the R-870 loaded and gym pants by it.
The 3 mins was all he needed to walk next door and scope out my neighbor's cars, garage and walk off.

Even with RCSO arriving in 4-5 mins after I went outside, he was already gone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ns72nE8V-I&feature=youtu.be

There is a funny story with the wife about this but it needs to be offline.

harley_52
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harley_52 07/07/13 - 05:12 pm
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dstewartsr....

Interesting you've been keeping track of these things for so many years. Is it a hobby?

Out of curiosity, how long have these lists been compiled?

While you've been pouring over this data, did you ever notice that what makes this job so dangerous, has nothing to do with the job requirement of our garbage men? It's been a while since our local garbage men were hanging all over the vehicles, giving it up to the trucks that reach out and pick up the containers all by themselves.

From your link...."but mostly because of the way they ride from house to house clinging to the sides and back of their garbage trucks. They often perch precariously on narrow ledges and running boards -- just one little slip and they can easily be caught under the wheels of the truck and/or hit by passing traffic."

KSL
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KSL 07/07/13 - 06:06 pm
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OK , nocnoc

Hope you will share it with me offline, as well.

KSL
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KSL 07/07/13 - 06:22 pm
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We have had motion activated

We have had motion activated lights, security system, and weapons for years. But not because we had problems in our neighborhood, but because we have always taken personal responsibity for ourselves, including financial.

KSL
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KSL 07/07/13 - 06:32 pm
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A former poster here

With whom I had email correspondence, and who is what I would call a 60's hippy while I was at that time conservative. Well that has not changed. He told me in 2007 or early 08 that I and my husband were "disgustingly self-supporting."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/07/13 - 06:42 pm
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Thanks nocnoc

Thanks for putting that on here....I want others to see what we are talking about when we tell them about crime.....sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words...just think how busy the street was with cars but it didn't stop him......healthy enough to work at a job isn't he...

goodnight all.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/07/13 - 08:26 pm
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No harley, it's not just a

No harley, it's not just a feeling that I have. It's a very dangerous occupation.

Is it your feeling that it's safe?

And there are things that aren't supposed to be thrown in trash cans, but people do it anyway. Or is it your feeling that they don't do that, either?

"Sanitation Worker Personal Injury

Refuse collection is one of the most hazardous jobs in the United States. According to the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, the sanitation worker occupation is riskier than that of an airline pilot or a taxi driver. Refuse collectors sustain five to seven times more injuries than the average worker."

This has been known for years, Harley, can't help it if you don't know that.

Repetitive motion injuries, back injuries, cuts, exposure to toxic waste, traffic injuries from being in the street- and that is not a comprehensive list by any means.

But Harley, perhaps you should give it a try. Every can you handle, is teeming with germs, and you have no idea what it contains- poisons, toxic chemicals, caustics, heavy weights, dangerous bacteria, biohazards- but I know that you could handle it. I just have that feeling.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/07/13 - 08:39 pm
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"What is going to happen when

"What is going to happen when a Portugese speaking person asks for their welfare application in their native language? Sue the government for discrimination. How about Vietnamese? Chinese? Hangul? "

No, they get them a translator. Social Security and the IRS does the same thing. Every court and hospital does it, too. California already has their applications in a bunch of languages.

But RK, here's the languages for Social Security. I wish I could see your face when you read this link.

Be sure and click on the link in the upper right hand corner about "Free Interpreter Services".

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/multilanguage/

PS:
eggs- huevos
scrambled eggs- huevos revueltos
potatoes- patatas fritas
bacon- tocino crujiente

Yo quiero dos huevos, patatas fritas, y tocino crujiente, por favor.

(I want 2 eggs, fried potatoes, and crispy bacon, please.)
Notate that for future reference.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/07/13 - 08:41 pm
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Oh, by the way, Harley, these

Oh, by the way, Harley, these lists have been compiled by insurance companies and Social Security and OSHA for as many years as they've offered coverage. This is not a new thing.

And it's not a hobby, they collect it for every occupation. The data is easily accessible to anyone.

dwb619
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dwb619 07/07/13 - 09:41 pm
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Saluda County

A private trash service employee was killed on the job this past Wednesday.

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