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WHOEVER POSTED a rant about crossing guards in Blythe needs to study how the government works. They have not a clue. The mayor or city council has nothing to do with the crossing guard. That is the Richmond County Board of Education’s department. There has not been a guard in Blythe since any of the elected officials who serve now have been on the council. Children are bused to front doors and have been for eight or more years.

RANT TO THE people with food stamps who say they can’t feed a family of four on $400 a month. If they bought food that had to be cooked instead of junk, they would eat good. We had food stamps for three months for a family of five – a little over $200. We ate well. My kids got apples and oranges for snacks.

I DON’T SEE WHY they won’t let Scott Dean out. He has suffered enough. His four children need to see him for Christmas.

INSTEAD OF moving to Atlanta, if Georgia Regents University is going to move, maybe it should move to Columbia County. There are lots of young people and the population has increased, not decreased.

RANT TO Richmond County drug enforcement. South Augusta on Winston Way and Elliot Boulevard is crawling with drug dealers day and night.

MY RANT CONCERNS the Online Comments at the bottom of this Rants & Raves column. Is there some reason that folks who send in their comments want to keep the subject of what they comment about a big fat secret? I don’t even know what they are talking about because they don’t say. Maybe I don’t read enough of The Chronicle.

THE RECENT SHOOTING in Hephzibah underscores the need for Richmond County schools to teach gun safety as part of the curriculum.

THE EMBARRASSMENT to Georgia Regents University came from President Ricardo Azziz’s office, not from the Save the A group.

BASTON ROAD at Washington Road has lots of problems that need attention. Besides the lack of clarity concerning the acceleration lane onto Washington Road, there is the red light before you go over the railroad tracks. What is its purpose? Obviously it needs to be red if there’s a train coming, and obviously no one should stop the car on the railroad tracks. The light stays red most of time – and many drivers run it. It’s the only red light I’ve ever run in my life, and I’m 67 years old.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/21/13 - 08:31 pm
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Since these comments will be mostly read on Nov 22nd

No Rants or Raves from Me today.

I was only 7 when JFK was assassinated, but like many still alive, I remember that afternoon clearly, when everyone came running down the dirt road to listen to our radio.

JFK wasn't popular in the South as he was up north, he had only won election by the slimiest of margins.

But as 1 of the adults on my dirt road said "Yankee or not, he was our President."

Now I have something to live 4 more years to see.
The projected release date of all the documents as required by
The JFK Act, which will be 2017.

But I am no fool, I also expect certain agencies to announce
"National Security Issues" and challenge many of the 1100
documents/reports and demand they remain classified.

But those 20,000+ pages are something to look forward to read.
If and When the Citizens are trusted by our Government to know,
who all was involved and why.

REST IN PEACE
President Kennedy

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/21/13 - 08:49 pm
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Nuclear Option

The Democrats have passed the nuclear option. It's another attack in our cold civil war between liberals and conservatives. I wonder how the Republican controlled House will respond? It's absolutely hilarious to see the videos of Biden and Reid saying they would never invoke such a rule.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/21/13 - 09:12 pm
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Domestic Drones Make Good Targets

Small helicopters with cameras are being used by law enforcement without warrants. These small devices can fly low over someone’s property videoing activity. Is this not an invasion of our privacy to the nth degree? These things have also been used by those not in law enforcement such as in South Carolina when animal rights activists flew them over pigeon shoots. The hunters took matters into their own hands and simply shot the things down. That’s actually a good solution. There is now a bill pending in SC to prevent use of drones by police without warrants or private individuals.

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corgimom 11/21/13 - 09:24 pm
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There wasn't a conspiracy to

There wasn't a conspiracy to kill JFK. If there had been, somebody, somewhere, would've come forward. Oswald acted alone, and there is evidence that he really was aiming for John Connally, and hit Kennedy instead, with Connally being shot by the bullet that passed through Kennedy's throat. He was mad at Connally, not JFK.

harley_52
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harley_52 11/21/13 - 10:31 pm
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My Senior Year In High School...

...in Speech class. Mrs. Alice Crocker was my teacher. Her nickname was "Peaches" by many of her students because she was such a nice, pleasant woman. She was one of my all time favorite teachers.

The news came over the school P.A. system. The President had been shot and was dying. Then he died. We didn't understand it at first, then didn't believe it. We were stunned. Mrs. Crocker fought back tears. The school was gripped in sadness as the school day came to a close. Many wondered if the Country would survive the horror of it all.

We survived.

So far.....

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Lakeside95 11/21/13 - 10:48 pm
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Dean Children

Scott Dean has 7 children and one grandson. He has nephews, parents, a sister and other family that would like to have him home for the holidays.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/21/13 - 10:55 pm
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Nuclear Option

Should we just go home now - RM - what exactly does this mean?

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 11/21/13 - 11:01 pm
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I have my own theories....

...ABOUT the assassination, but no memories OF the JFK assassination as I was only six months old at the time...But it was also the date of my parents 2nd wedding anniversary.
So I heard many times, the story from them, where they were and what they remembered on that day....
A tragic day in American history to be sure...

Given what we are seeing on a daily basis:
"knock-out games"
Total government control of our healthcare
NSA violations of the 4th amendment
American ambassadors murdered with no pursuit of the murderers
Blatant lies being told by "Our (your) President"
Complicit media
Corrupt politicians (on both sides)
Etc..Etc...Etc...

...is it not possible that we are living through yet another tragic period in the history of our country?

....the beginning of it's eventual demise?.....

rebellious
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rebellious 11/22/13 - 12:17 am
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#7

While this ranter probably meant well, this has to be one of the most ridiculous comments I have seen in a while. The gun was stolen, the killer has been charged with armed robbery related to a Craigslist exchange, and they honestly think a proper education in the handling of firearms would have prevented this death! That is akin to saying if we reinstate Driver's Education in High School, there would be fewer auto wrecks when criminals flee from Police. I swear, sometimes I just shake my head at what people come up with.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/22/13 - 05:51 am
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Rebel, I saw that, too

Rebel, I saw that, too, but figured the news the gun was stolen hadn't come out when the rant was sent. Remember how that part came out later. As far as Richmond Cty schools teaching gun safety, heh, that may not be a bad idea. Teach them not to turn the pistol sideways when they are shooting at each other while they're at it.

rebellious
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rebellious 11/22/13 - 06:10 am
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I certainly hope

there is an explanation for such an absurd rant. Although, I am surprised and shocked by less and less.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/22/13 - 06:10 am
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Lilly, What We Should Do About Nuclear Option

We should win the elections next year and use the thing for our own good.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/22/13 - 06:44 am
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Nuclear Option

Hope we still have a country by the time we regain control!

rebellious
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rebellious 11/22/13 - 07:11 am
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Off Topic

but the news has been filled with these videos of punks smacking people unconscious. I have noticed in several, onlookers who observe and do nothing. As a society and individuals, let's grow some kahonis and start fighting back.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/22/13 - 07:56 am
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Oswald

Corgi...I think Oswald was mad at the whole dang world....he wanted to be "somebody."

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/22/13 - 08:02 am
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Shooting at Connally?

I guess any opinion is as good as the rest. However unlikely.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/22/13 - 08:05 am
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Smack Downs

Last night on O'Reilly someone said they did that because they had too much free time on their hands & we need to work on preventing the vacant space of time...DUUUHHHH

Yep...they have too much time all right & we need to smack them silly with a 2 by 4.....amazing logic some think about when defending lawlessness...:(

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/22/13 - 08:26 am
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Possums

My suggestion for today..

Use them for tests instead of dogs...I doubt you would hear many complaints.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/22/13 - 08:41 am
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Good Morning America

This is just for you B4.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-loretta-lynn-p...

(It is just sad that she had to receive it from such a "Low Life")

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/22/13 - 08:50 am
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Loretta Loretta

What a special lady from the coalmine life in Kentucky....she made something out of nothing...

When I read about how tough some have it in todays world...I think about Loretta & Dolly Parton....now that was a tough life.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/22/13 - 09:24 am
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Oh Boy they are mad

Residents debate the stadium plan....boos & cheers rang out at meeting.....also Falcons neighbors irate at city...they feel betrayed ...so see....Augusta isn't the only city with irate residents.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/22/13 - 10:04 am
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" punks smacking people

" punks smacking people unconscious"

They are cowards who run in packs like coyotes and hunt the unsuspecting and defenseless. There should be the same "open season" on shooting both.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/22/13 - 10:41 am
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Nuclear option

Here is a good article to explain the potential ramifications for those interested.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/21/21565136-democrats-drop-...

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harley_52 11/22/13 - 10:42 am
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Don't Turn Your Back On Them....

...Keep one eye on them at all times. Be prepared to duck away, or to block the blow with your arms. Whether in a crowd or alone, don't let down your vigilance.

If you are unarmed you are in far greater risk than if you are capable of defending yourself. The police cannot help you in one of these attacks.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/22/13 - 11:16 am
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So, Obama put the next year's

So, Obama put the next year's enrollment in Obamacare until AFTER the 2014 elections. Next year all of the cancelation notices for people who receive their insurance from their employers will go out. But now, people will not be able to see how much their premiums are going up until AFTER the election. You are witnessing the stealing of an election.

Also, yesterday Harry Reid and the Senate DEMOCRATS dropped the nuclear option so that they can stack the courts with Democrat nominees. They want to be sure if anyone sues Obama for violating the law by changing Obamacare dates that THEIR judges are in place on the D.C. courts. You are witnessing the stealing of an election.

They are changing dates in order to conceal THE ABSOLUTE WORST EFFECT OF OBAMACARE from 100 million people who will lose their current insurance next year and will have to pay DOUBLE or TRIPLE the premiums for the new plan. But they have prevented you from seeing the rates until AFTER the 2014 election. And they now have a free hand to stack the Federal courts with more Democrat judges to prevent anyone from suing Obama in federal court for changing dates and hiding this information from the middle class who will be losing their insurance and picking up the tab for Obamacare. But now those middle class working folks WILL NOT KNOW HOW MUCH THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTIONS IN 2014.

Obama and the Senate Democrats are scumbags. A few years ago Obama, Biden, Reid and many other DEMOCRAT Senators made speeches against changing the rules in the Senate. But yesterday they had Harry Reid do exactly what they ALL had said was the wrong thing to do a few years ago. Lying, deceitful scumbags who are hiding the horrible effects of Obamacare from the voters and stacking the courts to protect their lies and deceit.

They are stealing an election and they are stealing your money. They are lying, deceitful, hypocrite, scumbags trying to hide the FACT that Obamacare is a FAILURE....and YOU middle class working folks who get your insurance from your employer won't know it until it is too late. And nobody will be able to successfully sue our Dictator-in-chief because they will have stacked the D.C. federal courts with blind Obama worshipper Democrat judges. There is now NO PLACE to challenge Obama Executive Orders. No place to fight the dictator. There is now NO limit on Obama's power as long as Senate Democrats support him blindly. Our eroding democracy shifted under our feet yesterday. Can civil war be far away? I am starting to hope that it is not.

America.....we are so easily manipulated and deceived and too stupid to do anything about it.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/22/13 - 11:27 am
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Warped Rant

Ranter #6 said he doesn't understand our posted comments. I say the commenters are clearer and more rational than most of the ranters.

robert2410
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robert2410 11/22/13 - 11:42 am
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An Israeli doctor says, "in
Unpublished

An Israeli doctor says, "in Israel, medicine is so advanced we cut of a man's bleeps, put it on another man and in 6 weeks he is looking for work.

The German doctor says, " that's nothing, we can take out part of the brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work.

The Russian doctor says, " gentlemen, we take half a heart from a man, put it in another's chest and in 2 weeks he is looking for work.

The United States doctor laughs, " you are all behind us. Five years ago we took a man who has no brains, no heart and no bleeps and made him President. Now the whole country is looking for work!"

robert2410
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robert2410 11/22/13 - 11:43 am
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An Israeli doctor says, "in
Unpublished

Double post, sorry.

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internationallyunknown 11/22/13 - 12:10 pm
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Questions:

Was Kennedy killed because:

He was about to expose the "secret societies" that run the world?
He was about to expose the true "alien" and America connection?
He would have put a gigantic dent in the plans of the powers that be?

Was Kennedy killed with a blast of gas from a special made gun?

How did the autposy report get "misplaced" and "lost"?
Why did the Secret service agent turn around right before Kennedy was shot?

Why did Jackie O try to jump out of the car right after the shot?

Just asking...

Oh, and WHY are we "celebrating" (rememebring) the 50th anniversary of his DEATH?

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 11/22/13 - 12:19 pm
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"A World Of Fear And Secret

"A World Of Fear And Secret Wars"
President John F Kennedy "Secret Society" Speech
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32747.htm

"People spend a lot of time arguing over why Kennedy was killed. This speech was one of many reasons.

Trying to get rid of the Federal Reserve by distributing an alternative to the Federal Reserve note was probably the biggest reason. Don't mess with the bankers. Threatening to dissolve the intelligence agencies. He had no clue what he was up against there. Kennedy was too far ahead of his time."

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