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DO NOT CUT BACK on school teachers. It is cheaper to keep kids in school than to later keep them in jail.

RAVE TO THE downtown Huddle House. Everyone in there is great. I’m not from the South, but the Southern hospitality makes you want to come back.

LESS THAN 20 PERCENT of the population is responsible for 80 percent of the crimes. Most of them wear low-hanging, exposed drawers. Law enforcement, wake up and enforce laws against indecent exposure and rid society of these worthless economy drainers. Liberals, you are too soft on crime.

I BELIEVE IT IS dirty how they are raking Paula Deen over the coals for a mistake she made years ago. She is the best.

THOSE CROCODILE tears, aimless words (let he who has not sinned cast me with stones or rocks!), and poor timing and delivery of an insincere wailing means that Paula Deen had better not try to turn to acting to make more millions.

WHILE THE ZIMMERMAN case gets played to the hilt, the media ignore the recent savage beating of a white mother in front of her 3-year-old daughter by a home invader caught on tape. This will no doubt go the same way as the Harvey family murders in Richmond, Va., and the Wichita massacre. (Haven’t heard of them either, right?)

A HUGE RANT for the leaders of our society. You ripped down my cross and replaced it with a rainbow, and that is wrong.

I DO NOT THINK that just because illegal immigrants have a child in the U.S., their child should be a citizen. The child should be an illegal immigrant, too.

IT’S SAD TO SEE so many rants against the Richmond County Board of Education, but they are really hurting the education in our county. Money issues have been a serious issue for a while, yet they spend thousands on a “hiring tool” and other unnecessary positions. Plus, created jobs such as instructional coaches lead to even lower teacher morale. The jobs that are being lost – paraprofessionals, media assistants, custodians – are much more needed than instructional coaches and human resource people. That’s like taking the nurses out of hospitals and just having the doctors run things. It wouldn’t work. It’s a shame that there is no strong union to protect the education workers in the South.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 08:15 am
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The Lions are in the arena now...waiting

Do you remember the history of the hungry lions in the arena during roman time.....very hungry & waiting for the next hapless body thrown their way.......well we are the lions now....the news media is the empire in charge of the next event......right now it is the Zimmerman trial....last few weeks it was the P Deen mishap.....do you notice a trend here........do you even think we will watch a trial of the brutal BEATING of the mother all caught on her nannie cam....nahhhh ain't gonna happen folks..... the meat is not TASTY enough...

We are fools & we all know it....we know what is happening but yet we allow it to continue......btw ...why should any civilized society be in fear of a jury verdict....blows my mind if we let riots happen......totally insane on the part of 80% of the population to sit idly by......C Daniels said this,,,

The news is not about news anymore. It's about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.

Welcome to the new USA......we fear what 20% of the population will do...GEEZ

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/12/13 - 08:23 am
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"Cost Big Time"

palmetto1008 posted:

River, all professional law enforcement organizations take great care in their screening process to delineate between "cop wannabees" or those who have "blue fever" and those who "aspire" to become police officers. Screwing it up can cost the agencies big money in eventual lawsuits.

Yeah, Grooo's screening process was really effective as it led to the hiring of officer Wesley Martin, who caused the District Attorney to lose her case (thankfully) against the Hephzibah man wrongly accused of assaulting Martin.

I hope the Hephzibah man receives a good compensation for the government harassment he has endured.

And I hope the Grooo police chief has the moral courage to fire Martin.

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Shortcomment 07/12/13 - 08:37 am
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allhans
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allhans 07/12/13 - 08:45 am
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Having liberals jump on a

Having liberals jump on a Latino )Z) is unusual. Of course, when Obama and Holder became involved they didn't knows Z's race, they assumed he was Caucasian and they couldn't take the chance that a good scandal might go to waste.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 08:51 am
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palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 07/12/13 - 09:07 am
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@River: "Palmetto, what makes
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@River: "Palmetto, what makes Zimmerman not someone who is aspiring to become a police officer and instead, a cop wannabe?"
Making the delination objectively and completely accurately is the $million question. Having education I don't know how many hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officals you can feel it in the "gut." Though, since I never met Mr. Zimmerman, I can only say his actions are consistent with having "blue fever."

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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 09:14 am
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A good question

If Hollywood plans a movie featuring black waiters in a plantation scene or portray women as prostitutes or cast minorities in caricature roles does the media get upset and start calling the movie moguls racists?

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Riverman1 07/12/13 - 10:20 am
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Objectivity vs. Gut Feelings

Palmetto said, "Having education I don't know how many hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officals you can feel it in the "gut." Though, since I never met Mr. Zimmerman, I can only say his actions are consistent with having "blue fever."

With all due respect YOUR gut feeling may be the result of lack of peristalsis and retentive mechanics and have absolutely nothing to do with objectivity. I mean because someone wants to become a police officer, goes to college taking legal courses and works as a volunteer neighborhood watch, it's bad?

I know a young man who always dreamed of becoming a police officer. He weighs about 120 lb. and is 5'3". With lots of hard work and help, he graduated from high school. He was taking law enforcement courses at the tech school here and had applied for jobs in two counties without success. He joined the Army to become a military police officer to gain experience. So to some he may be a police wannabe. To others he is diligently pursuing a career in law enforcement. My objective opinion about this kid and Zimmerman are they will both be excellent officers one day.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 09:51 am
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Digestive tract heh

In humans, peristalsis is found in the contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract.

What other name does it have....before it exits the body....lol thanks River...I do learn a lot reading YOUR posts!:)

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junkyardpig 07/12/13 - 09:54 am
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terrorists

these young underwear showing thugs who assault, rob and/or kill should be labeled as terrorists and sent to gitmo

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/12/13 - 10:19 am
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Underwear

What about underwear-concealing thugs?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 10:23 am
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What is a hoecake...P Deen

Ingredients
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup self-rising cornmeal, or from a mix (recommended: Aunt Jemima's)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup vegetable oil or bacon grease
Oil, butter, or clarified margarine, for frying

Directions

Mix well all ingredients, except for the frying oil. Heat the frying oil or butter in a medium or large skillet over medium heat. Drop the batter, by full tablespoons, into the hot skillet. Use about 2 tablespoons of batter per hoecake. Fry each hoecake until brown and crisp; turn each hoecake with a spatula, and then brown the other side. With a slotted spoon, remove each hoecake to drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Leftover batter will keep in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

love hoecakes...

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Riverman1 07/12/13 - 10:32 am
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My mother's hoecakes were

My mother's hoecakes were great. One thing I do remember is even I couldn't eat more than about two of them. It would have been like drinking grease out of the skillet.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 10:35 am
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seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 10:45 am
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What....me worry....moving to cash

Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.

Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.

In the latest filing for Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced his overall stake in “consumer product stocks” by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold its entire stake in California-based computer parts supplier Intel.

With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’ future prospects is worrisome.

Unfortunately Buffett isn’t alone.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.moneynews.com/MKTNews/billionaires-dump-economist-stock/2012/...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 10:58 am
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My granmamas hoe cakes

The best cook in the world......great cakes--great blackberry pies & biscuits....made with lard....ole crisco type lard....big can next to stove......ready for action........bacon grease made her fried corn delicious......BUT back in her day she worked hard....didn't have the new fangle machines we have today...ole wringer washer-----hoed her garden---kept real chickens for eggs......she fished a lot at Brier Creek....so we ate good fresh fish too.......okra & tomatoes was a delight........I miss the sweet calm days when I had her.........so different on Peach Orch Rd at that time.....just a 2 lane road back then......Lumpkin Rd had many nice well kept homes/yards........very seldom heard of a breakin......will life ever be calm again........can we pull ourselves away from a noisey tv set..........I'm going to do that right now.......calm----peace-----simple ----just read..seeya.

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nocnoc 07/12/13 - 11:13 am
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corgimom - thanks for the comment

I agree the company's demise was hasten by the drop in pricing.

Some Questions:
But what about the $500+Million dollars that the Political Powers loaned them just a few years prior?

What about the FBI investigations that were stopped by the DOJ (memos provided this)

What about the almost $1.6Million on Campaign donations and Lobbying efforts which were direct expenditures from the $500+Million Loan?

Why was aggressive lobbying still going on after they already had the $$$$$ loans?

What about the numerous sources (GAO, IG, FTC, FBI and watch dog groups, and Media (both sides)) that all documented waste and abuse and conversion of the taxpayer loaned funds to personal use by Exec's of the company.

Yes I agree the lower price pulled the rug out from under them.
But for crying out loud, were they so short sighted to see the marketing ramifications of lower material costs and the impact it would have on their market share? Why were they loaned Taxpayer $$$$ with that level of knowledge?

Again My point is the WASTE & ABUSE was documented by many Official agencies and respected watch dog groups. Yet no one is being charged with wasting Millions of our (Taxpayer) money.
WHY?

Care to address the fact that 72+% of the campaign Donations went to DEMOCRATS HOLDING FEDERAL OFFICES & The National Democrat Party in a campaign year?

BTW: Yes I did look at Mediamatters.Org and quickly discarded their misinformation campaign. Why? Too many of their allies in the liberal media even contradicted their statements.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/12/13 - 11:33 am
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2013 building permits(January-May). Some of the local competitio

It seems that people in Augusta haven't learned about overbuilding!! Yes, I said it. Most areas don't issue so many permits because they don't want blighted empty properties sitting around becoming bigger problems. That also keeps the market up and moving. The numbers of permits issued tell me two things, 1 people are moving away from areas leaving those neighborhoods to become blighted, and 2 that the market will be overinflated and a buyers market for quite some time. I didn't see Las Vegas in that list, ever wonder why?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/12/13 - 11:34 am
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nocnoc

We agree on Solyndra, several someones should have been prosecuted!!

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Lou Stewall 07/12/13 - 11:53 am
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20 Percent?

The figures for violent crime tell another story. Blacks are 13% of the population. Half are women. Most black men are too nice, too old or too young to be committing crimes. Black on white rapes, among strangers, number over 1000 times as many white on black rapes. Go figure.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/12/13 - 12:07 pm
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Lou Stewall - a humorist response to your comment.

Are you saying the statistics show Blacks and Whites both prefer White meat or Dark meat?☺

BTW:
I like both

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/12/13 - 12:09 pm
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Gone with the Wind

Wow! Someone just pulled this rants & raves off the "Most Discussed" list (with 50+ comments) in favor of the Laney high school building demolition (with 7) and the dam spillway (with 12). Something's rotten in Denmark.

:-)

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daphne3520 07/12/13 - 12:12 pm
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Rany 6....ERRRMMMM, I was kust wondering
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whats so significant about the "white mother," in your rant? Nuff said.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/12/13 - 12:21 pm
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Sports talking heads

At the beginning of the season, these same talking heads were pooh-poohing the Braves as a flash in the pan whose winning ways would be short lived. They said by the Allstar break Atlanta would be chasing Washington...

"I guess those experts are reevaluating how much people value their expertise today."

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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 12:43 pm
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I noticed that too LL

Wow! Someone just pulled this rants & raves off the "Most Discussed" list (with 50+ comments) in favor of the Laney high school building demolition (with 7) and the dam spillway (with 12). Something's rotten in Denmark.

This has happened lately....could it be too hot for comfort.....what gives Mr Sean.......we know how to get to the r/rs but some don't....not fair play in my book......the most comments deserve attention.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 12:44 pm
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Janet Napolitano Resigns As Homeland Security Secretary

Now...how sad is that.....none to me...going to California....have a nice trip..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/12/13 - 12:46 pm
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Question

I'm getting emails about Obamas hot mike on July$th...true or not?? If true the media should report it........true colors coming out in 2nd term..

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countyman 07/12/13 - 01:40 pm
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Permits

The first list was related to the nearby peer cities, and Las Vegas is neither a peer or located close to Augusta.

Many of the metros across the US aren't really attracting new industry, business, people, etc.

The cities like Albany, NY have a low number of permits because their not progressing fast enough. The majority of cities don't have to worry about regulating growth similar to Seattle, Raleigh, or Austin.

All of the trendy, growing, etc metros had a large number of permits in 2013. Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, DC, Raleigh, etc.

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Sean Moores 07/12/13 - 02:16 pm
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@ seenit 12:43 (and Little Lamb)

The Most Discussed list is selected through an algorithm on our web site. It is entirely automatic. No one is manually adjusting it. I honestly don't know how it picks the most discussed, but there may be something wrong with it. I will see if we can do anything about it. I don't know if we can, but I will check.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/12/13 - 02:56 pm
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Algorithms

Algorithms are written by human beings. There is nothing necessarily wrong with removing popular stories and replacing them with less popular ones on the list. Whoever wrote the current algorithm perhaps thinks it is unfair to leave one story up on the list for such a long time. The algorithm writer just wants to mix the list up a bit.

It may be time to bring up the old, dead horse, i.e., the famed Discussion tab that used to be in the green banner near the top of the page. It was the most popular feature among serious commenters because it allowed for quick navigation between stories. Also, you could bring old stories back up to the top of the list when a new development occurred.

It supposedly disappeared because of a bug. I think the bug may have been that if an administrator deleted an offending comment from a story, it didn't always disappear from the Discussion page. Most did disappear, but once in a blue moon a deleted comment would stay on the Discussion page. Surely some ace algorithm writer at the Chronicle could figure out a fix.

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