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WHOSE DECISION IS it to charge $90 per semester per student at Georgia Regents University for insurance? My daughter and grandson are both students who already have their own medical insurance. They were told that it is not an option to refuse it. Now, that is just crazy!

THE DECLINE IN obesity among low-income preschoolers is certainly to be applauded even though it’s a small reduction. We need to reduce the sugar intake as a way to prevent obesity. What is needed is a change to the food stamp program to prevent sugary products from being bought. Right now, you can see many of the shopping carts loaded with sugar-laden products and all being paid with the Peach Card. It seems a simple enough solution, so let’s change the program.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY Board of Education is raising a whole new generation of teachers and administrators that will know nothing except how to raise taxes and pretend to be teaching.

KENYA JAMES NEEDS to be a more responsible parent by not letting her 15-year-old son wander around at 11 p.m. at night. Also, where did her son get the idea of running from the police when he was not guilty of a crime? Can she really blame the police for apprehending her son under the circumstances? Her son probably got the black eye in the scuffle with the police.

WHO IN THEIR RIGHT mind would want to put a department store in south Augusta? I would not live in a house out there even if they gave it to me. If you cannot control the residents in your county from crime or illegal acts (children, adults, what have you). Furthermore, retailers put business where they will make a profit, not just for show, and be ripped off. Think about what you are saying before you say it. And to, Columbia County residents, aren’t they asking you for nothing?

ONCE AGAIN, THE bias. A black teen runs from the cops and claims brutality, getting front page treatment. Meanwhile, a white kid is beaten by three blacks on a bus and, for the most part, silence.

RANT! NOTHING TO say except when Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson preach racial harmony they are talking out their back sides. How incredible that they didn’t weigh in on the three black hoods beating a white boy on the bus. But did you expect anything else? No way for them to make money.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/19/13 - 08:52 pm
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@ Ranter #1

Read the fine print carefully. Perhaps the fee is not for medical insurance, but rather for casualty insurance.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/19/13 - 08:55 pm
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Rant #4

I haven't seen anything printed in the paper yet that gives any account of the persons in the house that Kyvan James was running from. He got a pass because he convinced the sheriff that he was wrongly manhandled by a responding officer. But that does not answer the question of whether he indeed was inside the house that was wrongly entered.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/19/13 - 09:31 pm
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WOW!

Do we have our priorities upside down and backwards or what?

http://misc.likes.com/30-maps-that-will-blow-your-mind?page=2

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/20/13 - 01:13 am
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Decipher Please

“And to, Columbia County residents, aren’t they asking you for nothing?”

Does anyone know what that line means? I’m at a loss.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/20/13 - 02:29 am
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Blast Effects of Obamacare

The Obamacare blast effect is starting to hit. Businesses are now starting to cut full-time employees to 29.5 hours. The reason is Obamacare kicks in at 30 hours. Watch the Democrats come up with some kind of unconstitutional law that tries to stop the practice.

The truth is Obamacare will lead to increased prices, fewer customers buying higher priced products, fewer hours worked, fewer employees and a weakened economy.

Know what the Democrats will then say? They will claim the only way to help the economy and workers is for the government to take over health care. Socialized medicine. Before being elected, Obama repeatedly said that is his goal. He just uses a different name...One Payer System.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/20/13 - 03:15 am
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What To Do With SRS Nuclear Waste

SCEagleEye, that guy who comments on all the nuclear articles, may like this. I have an idea what we can do with the nuclear waste at SRS. Let's put it in a giant time capsule and tell them to open it in 4.5 billion years to see if it's half full.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/20/13 - 03:34 am
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Nice Buildings Anyway

“THE RICHMOND COUNTY Board of Education is raising a whole new generation of teachers and administrators that will know nothing except how to raise taxes and pretend to be teaching.”

The Richmond County BOE, teachers and administrators have the toughest jobs in America. The students, too. But I drove through Augusta going into Beech Island twice over the weekend and noticed the nice school buildings and the main office on Broad St.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/20/13 - 07:06 am
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Riverman, employers will try

Riverman, employers will try part=timers, then add back as needed. It all comes down to profit. If a worker can produce more than what they cost, an employer will hire.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 07:11 am
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itsanotherday

I LOVE the maps...that was very interesting! Thanks

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/20/13 - 07:15 am
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Employers

I am my only full time employee. Anyone one else working for me will be by contract or part time with 25 hours or less per week. And, Yes, it is legal!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 07:16 am
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Funny how that works..isn't it!

Furthermore, retailers put business where they will make a profit, not just for show,

But I don't get that thingy about Col county??

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 07:21 am
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J Jacksons son

Jacksons son will go to prison now or has gone already...funny, but I didn't see as much on tv about THAT like I saw about P Deen...also his wife will have a stay there too as soon as he gets out....news??

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 07:23 am
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The map that blew my mind

Is the population map & where the most people lived...wow...more in that circle than the rest of the world..& we think we are crowded here.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 07:26 am
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Coldbeer

Is it possible to fire yourself for misdeeds??

Are you like Sean & approve whatever coldbeer does? :)

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/20/13 - 07:26 am
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Congratulations Dr Azizz

Not only are you making my daughter pay for insurance she doesn't need but you also have gotten the national attention you so selfishly desired. The national news? The misspelling of colllege on diplomas. Again, congratulations.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/20/13 - 07:27 am
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seenit, Jesse Jr was in

seenit, Jesse Jr was in "rehab" for awhile, to try and get out of this, supposedly he's bipolar and that was his defense

corgimom
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corgimom 08/20/13 - 07:33 am
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Roadkill, the requirement was

Roadkill, the requirement was passed about 2-3 years ago, I think.

It's a public health and safety issue, it is pretty standard these days, especially at an University that has dorms

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 07:37 am
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Bipolar or not

His fanny is going to jail....Rolex watches don't come on the cheap...esp with tax payers money.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/20/13 - 07:38 am
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Insurance at GRU

Either way its just another case of the government FORCING something on. citizens.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 07:41 am
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Sometimes I wonder too

If elected...could I remain a honest hard working person...would the glare & treats of politicians get to me?? Dunno...if someone flashed a million in front of me would I cave? I could pass up the box seats at the arena ....but we all have a weak spot.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/20/13 - 08:25 am
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Roadkill, it's standard at

Roadkill, it's standard at universities.

You either have to pay for the insurance or they set up a student health services, which cost far more.

It isn't any different than having to pay an athletic fee when you don't give a flip about the athletics, but at least insurance does something for you. Or paying a "student services" fee when you never use that, either.

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GnipGnop 08/20/13 - 08:44 am
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Didn't really have any debates or conversations with sarge

But he still has my respect. RIP soldier thank you for your service!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/20/13 - 08:56 am
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Sarge

I'm going to the funeral home tonight to pay my respects to Sarge.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 09:00 am
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40,000 teachers

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/08/18/strapped-teachers-join-sugar-dadd...

It says the teachers have joined the Sugar Daddie website for extra cash......school supplies aren't cheap.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 09:13 am
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OMG...we still have naked tribes in our midst

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/peru-mashco-piro-indians-contac...

Who would think that humans still live like this....but maybe they are better off.....no worry about the bomb--making money--all the inventions of modern day....cell phones..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/20/13 - 09:22 am
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Not a lot of meat on the bones today

I'm off to other hunting grounds...seeya

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/20/13 - 09:36 am
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About this GRU insurance

About this GRU insurance, if they are actually providing health care insurance for $90 a semester, it's an amazing deal. Something tells me this is not regular health care insurance as LL said.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/20/13 - 09:43 am
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SeenIt Bored

SeenIt said, "Not enough meat on the bones here today. I'm off to other hunting grounds."

Kind of like going to a party and announcing to the others there that it's boring, huh? :)

KSL
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KSL 08/20/13 - 09:46 am
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Riverman

I was thinking the same thing about the inurance being a heck of a deal if it is medical.

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