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SEVERAL CONCERNED residents have suggested diversity, performance and leadership training for Augusta Commission members. It won’t work. You cannot change a man’s character through those means.

A HUGE RANT to the overgrown bushes and low-hanging tree limbs on Wrightsboro Road opposite the Uptown VA from Freedom Way to Highland Avenue. We have blind veterans learning to get around walking up and down that road. Some of the stuff hanging over the sidewalk is such that one has to walk in traffic to get around it or face getting hit in the face and shoulders. Shame on the property owners and shame on the city for not fixing it.

RANTS TO ANYONE who thinks “Johnny Football” Manziel is, or ever was, Heisman material. He is a lunatic! He is like a 7-year-old playing with a bunch of older guys. His daddy should have spanked his rear end a few times instead of buying him a scholarship and eventually a Heisman trophy. Manziel is bad for college football.

TO THE PERSON who wrote about the freeloaders: Console yourself with the thought that the future for these freeloaders is a bleak one indeed, worse than any Third World scenario you might imagine. Fortunately, those of us who grew up in a generation where a work ethic was the standard and not the exception, where personal responsibility was a badge of honor and not a novelty, and where God held sway in our daily lives and was not an object of derision, will probably not be around to see the bitter, rancid fruits that these freeloaders will reap after their dismal sowing of constant discontent, whining and selfish demands of entitlement. The future is theirs and they are welcome to it.

AUGUSTA COMMISSION member Marion Williams said “When the money comes in, it goes in the same direction. Follow the money. It goes to one side of the city.” He is right. The city of Augusta is paying Hyde Park residents to move anywhere they choose. Also tenants of Cherry Tree Crossing can get free counseling and education services that will teach them how to move. Augusta has a $37.5 million project to redevelop Laney-Walker and Bethlehem. You are right, Marion, it all goes to the same side of the city.

A RANT TO drivers who switch lanes in intersections. That is not just illegal but also extremely dangerous.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/17/13 - 09:08 am
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Shotgun

The shooter must have been taking the advice of Joe Biden. After all, wasn't it Biden who advised us to use shotguns?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/17/13 - 09:13 am
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What a group in Savannah

Joe Biden--Sec of Transportation, Anthony Fox--Sen Saxby Chambliss--& Sen Johnny Isakson...the only thing missing --- the Housewives of Atlanta & pregnant with twins, Kim Zolciak....

But hey...they would have stolen the show...I hope they stopped by Paula Deens place....ain't nothing like grits-fish & hushpuppies......I think I might have some fish from Bonefish today.....btw did I tell yall we are getting a CHEESECAKE FACTORY near us...hahahah...not a 5 Guys thingy--we already have them....gotta get busy...seeya♥

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/17/13 - 12:50 pm
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Puerto Rico Muni Bonds Paying 7%

To my friend who asked, PR muni's are paying 7%. The question is whether they will restructure due to debt. I have to believe the U.S. government will bail them out if something goes wrong.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/17/13 - 01:03 pm
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How About That!

Some people of Maryland has started a movement to break away from the state of Maryland and form there own state. They are totally fed up with a government that no longer represent them. They say that 4, maybe 6 other states are following suit. Would you believe that one of the names they would call it - is Augusta. I think if they succeed they should reconsider another name....

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/17/13 - 01:11 pm
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Why

does the news media continue to refer to this nut as "Mr. Alexis"?? If I was a family member of those that were murdered or wounded, I would take this as highly offensive.

happychimer
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happychimer 09/17/13 - 02:12 pm
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The man had mental issues and

The man had mental issues and should not have been able to buy a gun of any kind.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/17/13 - 03:07 pm
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Security Clearance

How did this man ever get a security clearance. I know for a fact that the industry in this area would not grant him one based on any of the details of his past!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/17/13 - 03:14 pm
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Counseling

Why did the VA not refer him for counseling, given the history of violence? I'm not saying it their fault, but it seems that someone should have noticed something. Again, we have the "They wouldn't do anything." ideas.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/17/13 - 03:23 pm
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Why Is Nobody On Base Armed?

People tend to focus of the fact that this mentally ill, demonstrably criminal man was able to "buy a gun." That is, I'm convinced, perhaps the third, or maybe even fourth level issue to merit our concern.

First is, why are there no armed people available to STOP the killing before twelve are already dead? We're lucky it wasn't 50. Why do we depend on luck, not prevention? We find the same thing to be true every time some nut does something like this.....there's nobody around to stop him. They're all helpless sheep waiting for the wolf to take them. Where are the sheepdogs?

Second, why was he granted access to the base, why was he hired for the job, and why isn't he in jail? There was ample warning that he had serious mental issues and he had been involved in at least two former incidence of gun related violence.

There are well over three hundred million guns held within the U.S.. We will never take them all away. It's both Unconsitutional and impossible.

Focus on a solution, not a political agenda.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/17/13 - 04:15 pm
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More info on 14 year ole girl taken from home

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-14-year-old-girl-kidnapped-from-clay...

I agree harley...we won't ever get the guns....they need to focus on other solutions, just like you said.

goodnight folks....try to get some sleep rebel.....(payback time is coming though)lol :)

harley_52
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harley_52 09/17/13 - 05:10 pm
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"More info on 14 year ole girl taken from home"

Yet another example of why every home owner should be armed.

Or, choose to be a helpless sheep waiting for the wolf.

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