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SYLVIA COOPER, THANK you for the humorous and entertaining clarifications of local news. We really enjoy your City Ink. Keep them coming.

OBAMACARE IS working best in states that aren’t trying to sabotage it. Healthcare.gov’s disastrous launch and Republican states refusing to launch their own exchanges. While the right is thrilled they’ve assisted in this catastrophe, it was the ancillary result of another sabotage strategy that was either masterminded or enthusiastically.

LEAVE IT UP TO ultra-conservative Morris News to headline an article about an Athens man getting his private area bitten during a fight with his girlfriend and her father while sustaining many other injuries. What sick grab for journalism attention.

IF PROJECT JACKSON is such a great idea, then put it to a vote. Allow the residents of North Augusta decide for themselves, what they actually want. The city council and mayor seem to think it will do so much for the city; why not let those of us who will have our taxes raised have a say? Without a referendum, this is just someone’s back-room deal to fatten the wallets of the few involved being forced upon a helpless city.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE Act Web site did not work. Then they said it would be fully functional by Nov. 30. Then they changed that to ready for the majority of the people, and now they say it will be ready for 80 percent of the people. I am sorry, but you in the Obama administration must think we are a bunch of idiots.

IS OPRAH LOSING IT? Her latest statement regarding racism and the president in an interview with the BBC makes you wonder. Oprah, let’s move on and not resort to the race card when things are not going too well for the president.

THIS IS A RANT FOR the person who seems so happy about our troops coming home. Do you realize that President Obama has made a deal with Afghanistan government to keep our troops there for at least a decade? They will be only in a support mode. Do you realize how many of our troops have been killed or maimed while serving in a so-called support mode? You might do well to open your eyes and realize that, unfortunately, our president speaks from both sides of his mouth.

I’M APPALLED THEY keep praising Lincoln. He had German troops fighting the war. This is disgusting because our own people did not want to fire on Americans. The lie persists.

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Shortcomment 12/03/13 - 06:21 pm
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Obamacare is working in states

that lie about it working.

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Shortcomment 12/03/13 - 06:25 pm
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Rant "Obama administration must think we are a bunch of idiots."

In general now, a lot people now feel like idiots for supporting Obama Administration ideas.

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Shortcomment 12/03/13 - 06:28 pm
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Oprah - lost it

years ago, when she announced she became an Obamamite, and spoke of him as the savior of Black America. She even received a Presidential Freedom Medal for her support.

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Shortcomment 12/03/13 - 06:35 pm
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Honest Abe violated dozens of US Laws.

But he was fighting a War over State Rights vs. Federal controls.
Winning was the only goal. Imagine the War Crimes trial, if the North had Lost.

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Shortcomment 12/03/13 - 07:02 pm
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Rant if the Political rumor is true.

Rumor has it that a RCBOE Board Member is going run against the very same Commissioner that provided major support and helped him get elected to the RCBOE seat.

If the rumor is true, and I hope it is not, this would make him the Political Backstabber of the year. No other politician or voter could, would or should trust him again, if the rumor is true.

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Little Lamb 12/03/13 - 11:02 pm
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Doesn't Matter

I have no idea which RCBOE member is going to challenge a sitting commissioner, but I hope the sitting commissioner loses. We have got to let these politicians know that they will lose elections if they keep hitting us with more government programs, more raises for government employees, more fees (e.g., stormwater fee, garbage fee, street sweeping fee, etc.).

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Riverman1 12/03/13 - 11:41 pm
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The News Story Ticked Off the Commenter

I guess that story about the Athens man's girlfriend biting his thing in that fight really ticked off the commenter.

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countyman 12/04/13 - 01:13 am
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New growth= additional traffic in highly desirable West Augusta

Can somebody from the Chronicle find out what's coming to West Augusta? Kroger is paying for a brand new traffic light to go up on Washington road between Alexander Drive and Bertram road..

The 8,900 SQ. FT. development(site of the former Sonic/Car Wash in front of the Kroger) must include an significant national chain...

http://appweb.augustaga.gov/planning_zoning/plazid_display.asp?zID=4448

http://www.wjbf.com/story/24128601/new-traffic-light-coming-to-washingto...

This is the perfect time to begin the campaign for new landscaping, sidewalks, and bike lanes along the major roads.. The sidewalks would automatically help out the Washington road traffic situation by allowing for an larger percentage of the immediate surrounding population the ability to walk.

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rebellious 12/04/13 - 03:06 am
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Off Topic

But if the Chronicle reported this, I missed it and would like to be corrected. They sure didn't miss the lawsuit announcement.

http://www.wjbf.com/story/24110222/augusta-regional-airport-receives-faa...

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rebellious 12/04/13 - 03:08 am
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Countyman?

New traffic light is big news? Come on, you are grasping now.

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RoadkiII 12/04/13 - 03:18 am
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That new traffic light

That new traffic light couldn't be for convenience entering or leaving Kroger could it? Nah, it couldn't be that simple.

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justthefacts 12/04/13 - 08:01 am
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Thank Goodness!

Washington Rd.was really in need of yet another traffic signal.

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 08:02 am
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Doesn't make me feel warm & fuzzy..

A truck carrying nuclear waste was stolen in Mexico earlier this week, Agence France-Presse reported.

The truck was transporting the radioactive isotope cobalt-60 from a hospital in Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage facility when it was taken on Monday, NBC reported.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mexican authorities are currently conducting a search for the missing truck, and have issued a press release to alert the public.

Cobalt-60, which is primarily used in medical treatments, cannot be utilized in a conventional nuclear weapon; however, it could be added to a "dirty bomb." Such a device could potentially spread the radioactive material over a wide area.

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 08:04 am
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Nice link Rebel

"Very few airports are privileged to have won this award" said Gary LeTellier, Augusta Regional Airport's Executive Director. "The Airport places a high priority on safety and we are honored that the FAA has recognized all of our hard work and dedication."

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 08:07 am
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Sylvia is a gem on here

and no one sabotaged obamacare....the website is lacking in every department....the day will come when the Dems will stop blaming OTHERS for his failure....maybe.

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nocnoc 12/04/13 - 08:32 am
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Cobalt-60 Half Life

H/L 5.7 years
Loosely speaking saying 500 Rads becomes 250 Rads.
Death assured during the 1st 6+ years,
Cancer assured the next 16+
All depends on a number of variables.

BTW: Little chance of it getting across the Border in the USA.
The last time the US came up against a Cobalt-60 medical waste accident a few NEW buildings had to be thorn down out west.
Since that incident in the mid 80's monitors have been issued at the borders and 90% of the weight stations across the USA.

Sure hope they find it, before the idiot dumps it.

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 08:29 am
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I feel sad for Detroit esp the workers

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/03/248357115/detroit-is-elig...

Please read this...esp if you are Democrat.....this has been a Dem led city for a long time....some firemen --policemen & other workers will see their pension slashed...maybe to the bone....they didn't get freebies, they WORKED for a living .....now they too could end up on welfare of some sort........no one deserves this in their later life...NO ONE....when we talk about slashing the bennies & righting the budget..THIS IS THE REASON we say that.

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 08:53 am
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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 09:01 am
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LillyfromtheMills 12/04/13 - 09:05 am
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Taken from the article

She's completely insane, he's just nuts heheh

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nocnoc 12/04/13 - 09:18 am
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Liberal Giving catches up with a City

Detroit
A 50+ year Liberal Democrat (Progressive, Socialist, etc) controlled city, that redistributed vast amounts of Wealth , can now officially go bankrupt.

Obama said he would not let Detroit go Bankrupt, they had HIS word on it.

Detroit problems mimic those of our Federal Gov. in that
this city choose not to observe the rules of fiscal responsibility.

They invested disproportionately into areas that did not and could not provide a viable ROI.

This drove out taxpayers and wage earner leaving behind mainly those that used the system as a way of life and did not pay taxes. Leaving Detroit with NO ROI.

On a much smaller scale we see the same thing here in ARC, but by law ARC must balance its budget. So as more is invested or given away with no ROI, we are seeing ARC Taxes increased to offset those bad investments.

Detroit like many cities fell into the Tax solution cycle, just increase taxes, to solve their Spending problems. Then the Fed up Taxpayers and Income Earners left the area and commuted in as needed or found work in other locations.

Sure we need to "help" the poor, but no government should become a multi-generational proxy parent or proxy income to any class of people.

It short, Detroit, like our Fed Gov. choose to give $$$ billions $$$ away they did not have, selling out the futures of the next generations and the retirements of their citizens.

But Detroit's financial and spending problems are shared by many cities nationwide. Who will be next and who were they run by Liberal Dim's or Rino's?

But like I said above,
on a much smaller scale we see the same thing happening here in ARC. While we have a balance budget law in GA, that does not keep Downtown from taxing to meet spending or selling BONDS they cannot repay if the ARC Property Tax Digest folds up and leaves the years to come.

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 09:22 am
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nocnoc 12/04/13 - 09:27 am
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Could Chicago be the next Detroit?

Because a LARGE number of our ARC Commissioners took City Planning Trips and Classes there.

I hope they partied instead attending classes.

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nocnoc 12/04/13 - 09:42 am
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Now wondering how Obama is going to SAVE Detroit?

Remember Obama promised Detroit, he would NOT allow it.
In his own words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Su5mjQSaE&feature=player_embedded

This is why it is so hard to believe anything he says.
eg Obamacare, the website, F&F guns, Bengaz, believes in 2nd amendment, etc....

Likely the FED's will bail them out like they did NYC?
It is (was) a strong Union Labor Town and both sides want those votes.

BTW: NYC did not really turn around until Fiscal responsibility was required as terms of the bail out.

A lot of its poor migrated to other more Poor friendly states and cities.
Remember Atlanta's problems in 1975-1980's? They coincided with NYC almost going bankrupt in 1975 and people leaving?

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nocnoc 12/04/13 - 09:48 am
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LillyfromtheMills

Great Come Back .
worth a Best Witty Comment Of The Day Award.

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harley_52 12/04/13 - 09:55 am
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Illinois VS Oklahoma....

Illinois vs Oklahoma

PART 1: A wonderful state with zero Republicans - The State of Illinois.

Some interesting data on the 'state' of Illinois ... There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. Averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income.

Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago? Body count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago. 221 killed in Iraq; AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

Here's the Chicago chain of command: President: Barack Hussein Obama • Senator: Dick Durbin • House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. • Governor: Pat Quinn • House leader: Mike Madigan • Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) • Mayor: Rahm Emanuel • The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats. • Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. • Of course, they're all blaming each other. • Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us?

George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in prison.
He was replaced by Rob Blagojevich who is, that's right, also in prison.
And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigned, .. And that's right, he and his wife both are in prison also.

As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.

"Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

Don’t forget Detroit, another great example of a Democratic empire?

PART 2: Oklahoma

Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election... While everyone is focusing on Arizona’s new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing!!!

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9 an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values... HB 1330

Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. HB 1804. This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake.

Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal's to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes. Pelosi said it was unconstitutional SB 1102

Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives. Joining Texas, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.
More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Carolina's, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida. Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again. HJR 1003

The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns. Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles. I'm sure that was a setback for the criminals The Liberals didn't like it -- But....

Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL drivers’ license exams will be printed in English, and only English, and no other language. They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in Oklahoma, you must read and write English. Really simple.

By the way, the Liberals don't like any of this either

Guess what... who cares... Oklahoma is doing it anyway.

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 10:02 am
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Great post harley

You get it....just wish some others would let that info sink in....really sink in.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 10:09 am
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Tis true..

Getting money from the Feds is like giving a blood transfusion from one arm to the other & spilling 40% on the floor!!

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seenitB4 12/04/13 - 10:25 am
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LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 12/04/13 - 10:30 am
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Noc

Stole it :)

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