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WHY NO OUTCRY of a hate crime for the assault on Riverwalk Augusta? Because it wasn’t one. No more than the Zimmerman case was.

I WISH THE local police would enforce the smoke-screen laws. These hopped-up diesel pickups love to smoke out people walking, bicycling, or foreign cars at intersections. One day they will cause an accident because of the on-purpose black soot exhaust.

I AM SORRY FOR the guy who had three computers and $400 in cash stolen from his car outside his residence. But really, who in their right mind would leave these items in their car and not expect them to be a target for criminals? Let’s not make it easy for those criminals to rip us off.

ONCE AGAIN I was in need of the cardiac cath lab at the downtown VA, and the staff took excellent care of me. I have never been treated so fast and in such capable hands as Dr. Alavi, Dr. Mandawat, Mrs. Reese, Cindy, Theresa, Jan and the always funny Orlando. I thank them for their dedication and making a not-so-good event bearable.

RANT TO THE Rich­mond County Board of Education. Why with all the cuts in education, Richmond County has summer school students going to school for free? Not free, taxpayers paying for it. Why are the parents of these students not paying? Buses pick students up with only a few students on the bus and also school staffers all costing the taxpayer.

IT IS HARD TO believe that Augusta leads the nation when it comes to infant mortality rates. It is three times the state rate and more than six times the national average. In this day and age, it should not be too difficult to get to the bottom of this and take the necessary actions to turn things around.

ABORTIONS? WHO cares? Black on black crime? Who cares? Thugs attacking the innocent? Who cares? Zimmerman defending himself? Racism! Racism!

NOW THAT THE George Zimmerman murder trial is over, can the media go back and cover stories that have fallen by the wayside such as Benghazi, IRS scandals, spying on the public, etc? I know that they are not as exciting, but we need the media attention so that we can get to the facts and maybe find out who really was responsible for what happened.

NO MORE PAULA Deen; no more Trayvon Martin. Please investigate the real stories now.

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nocnoc 07/23/13 - 08:48 pm
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Instead of discussing murders, shootings, robberies,

new businesses, added jobs, new taxes to solve a problem, and etc. today.

I just wanted rave about those that take the time to promote all the good things we have going for us in ARC this month.

Thank you.

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Now we can return to reality.

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nocnoc 07/23/13 - 08:57 pm
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IRS testimony now has

IRS testimony now has squarely indicated that Federal law has been broke.

Testimony has been verified that the least, high level White House staff was involved.

Testimony has been given that reporters have been silenced by blackmail audits.

A case is clearly there.

Why hasn't the DOJ started its own investigation?

Why hasn't the DOJ convened a Federal Grand Jury?

These are the questions that Eric Holder the AG of the DOJ will be asked, IF he isn't protected by the President Obama. Like he was over the The Gun Running F&F operations that got hundreds kill in Mexico and a Federal Agent here in the USA.

It will be an interesting 3 months....

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seenitB4 07/24/13 - 05:01 am
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Preach on brother!!!

You may not like OReilly--but he is right---when you feed kids trash talk & crap....you get what you see today..the famous hip hop stars are not helping the young generation..
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/07/23/bill-oreilly-b...

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seenitB4 07/24/13 - 05:04 am
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NO MORE PAULA Deen; no more Trayvon Martin.

Don't worry..I have a feeling the news coming down the pike will knock your socks off....as the world turns kinda thing.

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Riverman1 07/24/13 - 05:05 am
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Infant Mortality

The ranter said: “IT IS HARD TO believe that Augusta leads the nation when it comes to infant mortality rates. It is three times the state rate and more than six times the national average. In this day and age, it should not be too difficult to get to the bottom of this and take the necessary actions to turn things around.”

Actually, the infant mortality rate is far more complicated than you may think. When you have two counties next to each other and one has a high rate and the other low, we have to look at income, education, marital status and differences in cultural norms of the mothers. Black babies die at a rate twice that of white babies.

Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., serves as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and State Health Officer and has done studies to identify problem areas in the state and common factors related to infant mortality. Incidentally, there are 6 cluster areas around the state where the problem is greater with Augusta being one.

From the Study, Causes of Death
 Short gestation and low birth weight 19.5%
 Congenital malformations 16.8%
 Sudden infant death syndrome 10.8%
 Complications of pregnancy 5.6%
 Respiratory distress of newborn 4.3%
 Accidents 3.2%
 Bacterial sepsis 2.9%
 Placenta or cord complications 2.9%
 Necrotizing enterocolitis 2.3%
 Diseases of circulatory system 2.3%

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Riverman1 07/24/13 - 05:17 am
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About O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly has inveighed against black liberals for two consecutive nights on his show. He is leading the backlash to the black liberals saying we need a racial dialogue after the Zimmerman verdict. He really is saying what many feel, white and black. It's time for black leaders to inspire their people to improve.

There's no doubt that black folks have come out of hundreds of years of slavery and discrimination in this country, but that's over now although there are admittedly lingering effects. The black population can now react in a positive way to shake off these lingering effects and become successful members of American society and capitalism or they can react in negative ways and promote a lawless, uncouth culture that does nothing but hurt themselves. The right choice is obvious. It's time for President Obama and the other liberal black leaders to tell the truth to their people.

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corgimom 07/24/13 - 05:17 am
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Riverman, take a look at RC's

Riverman, take a look at RC's 23% poverty rate.

Columbia County, 7.7%.

I think that says it all, right there.

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seenitB4 07/24/13 - 05:25 am
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Poverty rate has another side

Take a look at the reasons a business won't open in parts of Richmond county..

Many complain on here that a nice restaurant WON'T come to South Augusta....well, let me ask you...if you owned let's say Bonefish...would you open in a crime ridden area? Just read some articles on here today.....shots at a home but the owner wants a WARRANT for police to enter..gang related killings..yeah..right...who wants some of THAT!

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 05:40 am
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seenit....Richmond Hill,

seenit....Richmond Hill, Pepperidge, Meadowbrook

They are already past the point of no return.

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Riverman1 07/24/13 - 05:40 am
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Corgimom, Yep

You can look at the income levels of communities and make amazingly accurate predictions of all kinds.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/24/13 - 05:57 am
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The Stone magazine cover

A perfect example of what we feed our youth..

Definition of GLAMORIZE

: to look upon or depict as glamorous : romanticize

How insane can we be....who wants to see a bomber on a mag cover...if you remember he was smiling after he left the bombs on the sidewalk.......sometimes I wish we had public punishment of criminals & give the real picture ...the bad & the ugly.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/24/13 - 06:02 am
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Can fishing clear the mind..:)

I don't live next to a river (riverman) & I don't have my own pond (cgee) so I'm going to read & do some things that me smile today....it won't be the stinking news either...sometimes you just have to pull away from the garbage that pulls you down ....yall know whatta mean..talk toya later.

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Riverman1 07/24/13 - 06:03 am
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We're going to have to use a

We're going to have to use a stun gun on SeenIt to break her mood.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 06:13 am
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I'd rather give her a

I'd rather give her a margarita.

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LillyfromtheMills 07/24/13 - 06:49 am
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B4

You can come here and we can go Running Bare

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CobaltGeorge 07/24/13 - 06:50 am
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Good Morning "Racial Solution" America.

(Just maybe B4 saw this and her mood took a dive!)

Team Obama Steps Up Racial Standards for Neighborhoods

By Chris Stirewalt

“Make no mistake: this is a big deal. With the HUD budget alone, we are talking about billions of dollars.”

-- Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in a July 16 speech to the NAACP about a new regulation and database aimed at adding “protected classes” into predominantly white neighborhoods.

The federal government is getting serious about pushing racial and ethnic diversity into America’s neighborhoods--and is using big data and big money to achieve its aims.

A new interactive database will help regulators, local housing officials and individuals take action on a newly proposed regulation that would require agencies to “affirmatively further” the inclusion of minority residents in white neighborhoods.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the database and regulation at last week’s NAACP convention, saying the Obama administration was battling “a quieter form of discrimination” that was “just as harmful” as long-outlawed segregationist practices, like racially restrictive property covenants.

The problem now, Donovan said, is that prospective minority buyers are not being encouraged to move into predominantly white neighborhoods with top-notch schools, government services and amenities like grocery stories, etc.

The goal here then is to continue to prosecute at a high rate incidences deemed proactively segregationist – Donovan touted 25,000 individuals in the past 3 years being paid damages under cases reported to the agency or independently investigated by HUD – but to add in a mandate for diversifying neighborhoods.

The old way was to punish exclusion. The new way is to punish lack of inclusion.

The punishment is also different. Rather than fines and prosecutions for those who sought to keep minorities out, the new penalty would be a withholding of federal funds from local and state government agencies dependent on HUD grants if they fail to push greater diversity. The way those agencies interact with developers, realtors, homeowners associations and others would need to reflect the federal push for diversity.

The old way was to punish exclusion. The new way is to punish lack of inclusion.

The report card comes in the form of the new maps, which use Census data to score communities on their racial and ethnic concentrations, as well as income and community services. Check out the Atlanta suburbs. South of Dekalb Avenue, the dots are mostly green – black residents – and north of Dekalb Avenue, the dots are mostly blue – white residents.

HUD wants a more even distribution of blue and green dots in the city and if you are planning a new subdivision or a realtor looking to sign potential buyers up for FHA loans, the dot distribution is something the Obama administration wants you to be mindful of. And your local zoning board, county commission or state real estate licensing bureau ought to be mindful too, since their funding could depend on it.

As for what happens if you live in a place like Brooke County, W.Va. where every dot is blue? Would the local housing authority have to recruit non-blue dots to the county in order to not risk federal funds? What if no holders of green dots want to come to live on Apple Pie Ridge Rd.?

What about all the green dots at the intersection of West MLK Blvd. and Crenshaw in Inglewood, Calif.? It will not presumably be necessary for local city planners to recruit blue dots for that map.

And what about the fact that the real estate purchases increasingly begin on the color-blind Internet? Would one need to declare the color of their dot before entering the search terms?

At a time when Americans are on high alert about government snooping and databases, and we have still unfolding before us at the IRS a story about how readily power can be abused for political aims, it would seem like a strange moment to put the federal government in the dot distribution business.

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corgimom 07/24/13 - 07:34 am
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What this REALLY is about is

What this REALLY is about is Section 8 housing, CG. Period. End of story. Oh wait, we are supposed to call it "affordable housing".

Because they are supposed to be "dispersed" evenly.

That's so it can be an equal opportunity neighborhood destroyer.

That housing shouldn't just destroy middle-class neighborhoods, everybody needs to get in on the fun.

The existing neighbors are supposed to "lift them up" and "demonstrate" to them how to live in a decent neighborhood.

This isn't about snooping, this is all about using census data. It's nothing new, just another slow news day. This has been going on for years. Like in the neighborhood next to mine, which took a middle-class subdivision and turned it into a ghetto in less than 10 years.

HUD budget- that says it all, right there. There isn't any "new database".

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Little Lamb 07/24/13 - 07:36 am
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How Long?

How much damage can he do in three more years?

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 07:39 am
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LL, it's not him, this has

LL, it's not him, this has been going on now for over 10 years.

This is nothing new.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/24/13 - 07:38 am
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Trayvon and PD off the news?

Yep, and this inane fascination with royalty taking center stage. Who the heck cares and why should we. These people by birthright are better than everyone else, and Americans celebrate that???? Some of you would be perfectly happy with a royal U.S. family whose offspring were instant billionaires on YOUR dime.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/24/13 - 07:39 am
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Corgi

Section 8 is part of the story, Corgi, but it is not all of it. The story CG posted seems to be talking about home ownership as well as rentals.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 07:40 am
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Itsa, it's not any different

Itsa, it's not any different than the nonsense about Paula Deen and Kim Kardashian and Beyonce.

The truth is, there's nothing new to report, and the media has to talk about SOMETHING to fill all that air time.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 07:42 am
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LL, it's all HUD housing, the

LL, it's all HUD housing, the "Housing Authority" builds the houses, too, and then rents or sells them to Section 8 people.

Way back in the 70's, it was the 235 program.

Call it whatever you want, it's Section 8.

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corgimom 07/24/13 - 07:44 am
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And what happens, LL, is that

And what happens, LL, is that those people buy the house- but then doesn't have the money to maintain it or make repairs.

And then the house runs down, gets abandoned, and there you go...

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 07:48 am
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All they know is to "call the

All they know is to "call the office" when the roof leaks, the plumbing breaks, the windows get broken, etc. and they don't have the money, the knowledge, or the ability to figure out how to fix things. That's all they've known all their lives, is to "call the office" where things magically get fixed for free, over and over and over again.

They buy these houses and then find out that THEY are the office.

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itsanotherday1 07/24/13 - 07:50 am
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The lesson of 5 monkeys

If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away.

Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment...... with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the"team".

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has always been!

This, my friends, is how Congress operates... and this is why, from time to time: ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 07:50 am
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Itsa, every monkey I know is

Itsa, every monkey I know is embarrassed that you are using them as an analogy for Congress. They have personally told me that they are much smarter than those idiots destroying- uh, running our country.

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KSL 07/24/13 - 07:53 am
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Corgi

Yes, it has been going on for yraes, but you have to admit the Obama admin has sped up the train and it is going to wreck.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/24/13 - 07:59 am
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We live in a predominately

white, but still mixed ethnicity neighborhood. There is one house that the family must have come from a section 8 mentality. Yard unkempt with grass dying in some places, overgrown with weeds in others. Several cars parked around. Son walking pit bull in baggy pants and wife beater.. Lately, I think the association jacked them up about the yard because they have made a few steps to improvement.

"The existing neighbors are supposed to "lift them up" and "demonstrate" to them how to live in a decent neighborhood."

This family seems to be catching on slow.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/24/13 - 08:14 am
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Well we did not have to wait

Well we did not have to wait long.

The next Sandal starts soon.

Of the 22 SEALS who happened to be riding in ??1 ?? Chinook ??? in which all died. A significantly large number were later
determined to have been part of the bin Laden breech and
operations team in Pakistan.

Add to it the deaths occurred within a few months of the successful raid and after the "official details" in the White House story started to become questioned by helpful leaks from unknown ST6 members?

The big questions is whether these heroes were killed as a peace
offering by the Afghani government to the Taliban for the death
of bin Laden, or we have another suspected cover up like the
Ronald H. Brown, 1996 type death?

NOTES:

The DOD had all the bodies cremated before the families were contacted?

The DOD indicated the helicopter’s black box was not recovered.
Was not aware mil-spec aircraft had these?

The investigation may, or may not determine anything, but here
is the Next Scandal just the same.

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