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THIS IS A RANT for Dr. Ricardo Azziz’s precious Georgia Regents University. The Summerville campus is falling into disrepair. There are blue plastic tarps over skylights, the toilets in the bathrooms are broken, and there are numerous security lights out in the parking lots. I reported the lighting problem in the science building parking lot to Security, only to be told that there are no lights working in the University Hall parking lot. Apparently, numerous requests have been made to have the lights fixed, but nothing has been done.

IT’S DESPICABLE: THE Republicans will hold the entire nation hostage unless Obamacare is completely eliminated.

WHAT IS AUGUSTA Commission member Corey Johnson’s real job? … He has not done anything for the people in Augusta.

HOW IN THE WORLD can those poor people afford to pay for those houses in the Bethlehem neighborhood? They are as poor as I am, and I cannot afford one of them, much less more live in that area of town.

I THOUGHT CITY Administrator Fred Russell would be gone by now. Who is keeping him aboard? There is no way that he can keep up at his age with what is happening in the city of Augusta.

RANT TO THE North Augusta cop in the black cruiser on Sept. 5 about 7:40 a.m. who used the Four Seasons Gas Station parking lot at West Five Notch Road and Pisgah Road as a shortcut to circumvent traffic in line to get to North Augusta High School. No wonder there are no tickets written by anyone for this trick, which is highly illegal.

TO MY MAIL carrier: You are rude and lazy. You are one of the many reasons the U.S. post office is in the red. You think because you have a federal job you can work at your pace and deliver or not deliver, as you please. Complaints to management do no good. I am not buying stamps. I will pay online from now on.

RANT TO THE two Richmond County police officers in our subdivision who drive patrol cars home. If you drive them home to make criminals aware you live in the subdivision, it’s not working.

THERE IS NO USE in complaining to Augusta city government about anything. You will get one of three answers: “I’m working on it,” “I’m going to look out for you” or “I’ll bring that up at the next meeting.”

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/19/13 - 06:20 pm
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Nose is growing

Ranter #6, your nose should be growing now, because your assertion that the North Augusta city council has passed a law making it illegal to cut through the Four Seasons Gas Station parking lot on Five Notch Road is untrue.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/19/13 - 06:30 pm
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Obamacare to blame

I think Dr. Azzizz is facing a lot of tension and stress as to how the Medical Center can implement the Affordable Care Act. That is taking all his energy and time. He can't be bothered about maintenance issues at the Summerville campus or anywhere else.

If you think the Affordable Care Act is stressful on healthcare consumers, you can't even imagine the stress it must be placing on healthcare providers!

And on top of that, he's got the added stress of being responsible for maintenance at East Central State College down in Swainsboro. He's even got an East Central State vehicle parked in the Summerville Campus parking lot on Arsenal Avenue so he can travel down there incognito. He's under a lot of stress.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/19/13 - 06:57 pm
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2 things you need to understand

1. Republicans ARE NOT THE ONES holding America Hostage.

2. When the Republicans and a large number of Democrats vote to kill the $1.4 Trillion Obamacare package, that America cannot afford.
IT WILL BE PRESIDENT OBAMA that VETO'S the budget NOT the Republicans. So President Obama will be the ONLY person holding America Hostage just to save his legacy.

An you want it?
Have you even read up on the mess it is causing?
Some many people and companies have been granted exemptions from it, INCLUDING CONGRESS, many Unions, large companies and so on it is a wonder if it covers anybody. One thing for sure it has cost a lot people hours at work and income.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/19/13 - 08:13 pm
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You Got Mail problems

Obviously you don't live on Brown Rd.

Our MAIL carrier is old school, sweet, friendly and stops to bring in packages that don't fit in the mailbox.

Bet you're jealous now aren't you?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/19/13 - 08:17 pm
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Thought Administrator Fred Russell would be gone by now?

So did many of us, including a Radio Show personality that said he'd be gone the 1st of the year.

Information is power, Fred has keys to the closets were the skeletons are kept.

Fred will leave when he is ready, or when his closet gets opened and emptied by a good other, than ARC area reporter.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/19/13 - 08:20 pm
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Learn before you RANT about LEO's

Taking the car home is not a perk, these Guys and Gals are subject to 24/7 alert and emergency response.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/19/13 - 08:22 pm
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1st of the Year

Well, nocnoc, Austin will be correct one day out in the future. Russell will be gone by the 1st of some year. I guess Austin did not specify which year.

:-(

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/19/13 - 09:10 pm
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Yes / No

1. ARC - No comment

2. At lease there are still True Americans that are trying to save us from a Death Panel.

3. ARC - No comment

4. ARC - No comment

5. ARC - No comment

6. The next time you see him, follow and see what the outcome will be.

7. "I am not buying stamps. I will pay online from now on." I bet this carrier will not be able to sleep after those actions.

8. All I can say is, you should be happy that you have two Richmond County police officers living in your subdivision.

9. ARC - No comment

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/19/13 - 09:34 pm
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Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/19/13 - 11:12 pm
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Austin assured us

Austin assured us Russell would be gone about two years ago. Heck, he's what, 66 years old? He will get a huge severance package because he wrote the rules if they get rid of him. He's already retired from that city in Virginia police department. It appears he is in a pretty good position no matter what.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/19/13 - 10:59 pm
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Laney Walker Bethlehem

The rant about the cost of houses in Bethlehem...What's astounding is the amount being paid to consultants and to the public relations people. TV news showed the community last night and it frankly doesn't look too good. Where is all the money going? We hear about awards given to the area and I have to believe the money has something to do with it. One award was from Harvard. Martin Melaver, the marketing guy from Harvard, is being paid lots to "rebrand" the area for this project. What do you think?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/20/13 - 04:25 am
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Corey Johnson Says Don't Touch Payments

Commissioner Mary Davis suggested they only fund the EXTRA monthly payments for the PR work and Laney Walker consultants for six months and reevaluate matters at the end of the period. Remember this is money on top of the approximately $50 million already committed to this true slum area. Commissioner Corey Johnson wanted none of that and wants the consultants funded for years. He says they can’t accomplish anything unless they are.

Are you kidding me? You can’t even evaluate the need of consultants in six months? What are you going to do, just give them money with no questions asked for decades? This is totally out of hand.

From the very start of the payoff to fund the Laney Walker initiative if the TEE were approved, it’s been a scandalous situation. This paying of consultants is more of the same. Of course Corey Johnson wants the money to keep flowing to certain people. I can only hope that one day the money is followed and the truth is known.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/20/13 - 06:06 am
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Consultant fees

RM1 - well spoken - WHERE does the money go - for WHAT?? Needs to be accounted for, every doggone penny of it! This case, amongst many other cases in this area.

PS: Why does Cobalt George get so much extra space?
Must be that he has hit the celebrity status with all those rants? You deserve it CG, many good comments and observations over the years. Keep it up, God bless you and stay well!!

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 09/20/13 - 06:30 am
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Just wait until October 1.

Just wait until October 1. Then people can see how much the "free" health care will cost. Remember folks, that is the day you can start purchasing the "free" health insurance from the exchanges.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/20/13 - 07:05 am
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Private Property

"North Augusta city council has passed a law making it illegal to cut through the Four Seasons Gas Station parking lot on Five Notch Road is untrue."
It's a State Law, Driving through Private Property to avoid an intersection. It's done by LEO only responding to calls in an effort to be timely. It was passed because the public started cutting corners in this manner to skirt lights and hit patrons at these businesses. Emergency vehicles have to take every advantage the can. With the "Fast Lane Campers" and people who delight in showing LEO's how slow and safe they can drive delaying response times wouldn't you like to know they are doing everything they can to get to you quickly in an emergency? Only a fraction of emergency calls are run with Lights flashing and Sirens blaring.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/20/13 - 07:06 am
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Obamacare

Some people are in for a rude awakening when they go to get their monthly crab legs and steaks with their EBT cards next month!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/20/13 - 07:07 am
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Good Morning "Me Think" America.

Me thinks that this there man covers that there "free" health insurance from the exchanges pretty damn there good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joo90ZWrUkU

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/20/13 - 07:15 am
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TW

Thanks.
Sometimes I must say it is pretty darn hard to not say it like it is.
I stay a One Liner as much as I can to protect the indecent.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/20/13 - 07:20 am
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Too what lenghts will the DOJ go?

It seems the New Orleans Cops will get a new trial.

Why?

A Federal Court Judge ruled that the Civil Rights Trial was deliberately tainted by the Federal Prosecutors.

Under Eric Holder it seems there are issues about some federal prosecutors operating within the legal system. In short the Federal Prosecutors and staff went out of their way to gain a
conviction using unethical and likely illegal means.Or as it has
been said: "Civil Rights cases must be won at any cost."

http://media.nola.com/crime_impact/other/judge%20filing%20re%20bowen%20e...

The juice starts around 115 and continues for about

So much for the LEO's Civil Rights.
Now maybe they will at the least, get a fair trial without the fed's hiring social media workers to plant misinformation and feed it to the media and 7 of the jury were given or read the the tainted materials .

BTW: A criminal probe of former prosecutors Sal Perricone and Jan Mann has been requested.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/20/13 - 07:37 am
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Rant about Republicans

"IT’S DESPICABLE: THE Republicans will hold the entire nation hostage unless Obamacare is completely eliminated"

Yes, that would be their modas operandi. The Senate is going to do what it takes to protect Obamacare.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/20/13 - 07:45 am
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But you will have to agree

It will be President Obama's Veto that shuts the Government down not the Republicans. Because President Obama's is the LAST person in the approval chain that must approve or disapprove the submitted budget.

Even liberal polls show, The current Obamacare package is already hurting American workers and is NOTHING like what we were told it would be or were sold on.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 09/20/13 - 07:51 am
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Whose "modus operandi"??

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned Republicans in Congress on Monday that he will not negotiate over an extension of the U.S. debt ceiling as part of a budget battle that will soon dominate Washington, with a deadline fast approaching."

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/20/13 - 08:02 am
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The Cobalt Grass Is Again Kicking Me In The Butt

and telling me to get it moving and get it done.

but before leaving, I will provide just a little humor and some American Truth....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRatdumh0M

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/20/13 - 08:03 am
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Stop picking on the mailman/woman

The job is tough & many will miss them when they are no longer with us...have you tried to be "nice" ....some need to walk in their shoes for a few days & they might change their nasty attitude.

Love a mailperson today!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/20/13 - 08:05 am
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Oh CBBP,

What is the word on the gathering at the bosses castle next weekend?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/20/13 - 08:06 am
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and to this

RANT TO THE two Richmond County police officers in our subdivision who drive patrol cars home.

You are lucky they live near you....one day you could need them & will say the opposite .....maybe even kiss their feet.....geez...what folks get upset about.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/20/13 - 08:19 am
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B4

You can't get a better, more pleasant lady mail carrier than I have in Appling. Yours must have adapted the attitude of the culture that they serve.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/20/13 - 08:15 am
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Gathering

Which day would ya'll prefer? Saturday or Sunday Afternoon? Send an E Mail to me through here or respond on here and we'll settle on a meeting spot. The All Knowing and All Seeing, Master of the Fair and Balanced Sean has offered a tour and we hope will be able to attend.
I'd like to propose the initial meetup at the 8th St. Bulkhead at Riverwalk.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/20/13 - 08:18 am
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Double Tap

Ooops, my double tap trigger finger seems to be working overtime!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/20/13 - 08:16 am
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You are lucky Cgee

You just so happen to live in the area with the BEST post office within miles...APPLING POFC.......since I created & birthed one of the workers there...lucky-lucky guy! :)

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