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I HAVE HAD THE same problem with the utility bill due date being moved around without knowing about it. I had a couple of late fees, so I called, and that’s when they informed me it was for the benefit of the consumer. I told them I thought it was so they could take advantage and make a few extra dollars.

AS THE PRESIDENT’S popularity plummets, I find it very interesting that Obama selects Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, two very influential people whom he has little regard for, as recipients of a coveted national honor. Could it be that he’s looking for something in return?

DEATHS AT THE Veterans Affairs medical centers attributed to untimely care? It appears these deaths can be laid at the feet of one individual, the woman who was the director. Why on Earth would the VA place her at another facility?

AUGUSTA HAS MADE the news twice in the past few days! We have a university that tortures animals. We kill our vets by denying them proper health care, and we are a designated “slum area.” It makes a person really want to move to this area. Ah, the smell of progress.

WILL FOX NEWS please change the name to the Fox “We hate Obamacare” Reality Show? Every segment starts with a “breaking news” story opposing the Affordable Care Act. As an example, Typhoon Haiyan left 10,000 people dead and 600,000 homeless, yet the lead story on all shows was a negative health care act story – the typhoon was a distant second.

THERE IS A NEW proposal just out that would allow cellphone use aboard a plane when it is flying above 10,000 feet. We have enough of those big mouths who love to rattle on about nothing right here on the ground, so we don’t want these chatterboxes sitting next to us on a plane. I say no, no, no to this mad proposal.

WE CONSERVATIVES DON’T agree with this president’s policies, ideology and the plans he has been very open with, to totally transform our country, to redistribute wealth and destroy any sense of achievement. He has divided this country worse than any single person, and has successfully turned this country into a two-class society, the haves and the have-nots. These are not the rants of a racist, merely a citizen of our United States who is very concerned for the future of our country. Stop using the race card as a crutch.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 07:49 pm
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AS THE PRESIDENT’S popularity plummets,....

It only has a little ways to go to reach single digits.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 07:51 pm
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DEATHS AT THE Veterans Affairs medical centers

Think cutbacks in funding to build up Obamacare, plus poor appointments overseeing the Va operations.

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Riverman1 12/05/13 - 07:56 pm
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Nelson Mandela

A great man has left us. The world is a better place because of him.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 07:58 pm
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Backdoor Sneak attack spotted

"AUGUSTA HAS MADE the news twice in the past few days!"

Too bad I took Protest 101 in College.
Hitch a ride with a another news story to get yours back in the press.

The 2 issues are totally separate.

1 is Obama Admin disregard of Vet's and their care.

The other involves the activists watching what happen for several weeks before breaking the story with enhanced Video's and tuned to the Hollywood actor spokes persons schedule. Not days but WEEKS of delay at least, for maximum tuned media release. Now that is really shameful.

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Riverman1 12/05/13 - 08:09 pm
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Fred Russell says he will quit

Fred Russell says he will quit at the end of next year. Best for all.

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Riverman1 12/05/13 - 08:20 pm
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TV News Reports

$300,000 to MARKET mills property to GRU? Crazy. I mean exactly what will be done with the money? Oh, I know. They will pay SOMEONE the money to ask GRU to take the property when they have already said it's not in their plans. Deke was on camera saying this past year the mills property wasn't even marketed to GRU. Does he think "marketing" it to them will change anything?

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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 08:22 pm
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"Will FOX NEWS please change the name to the Fox..."

Why? Just because you dislike the truth that we have a socialist in the White House? A person that openly states he plans to take from those that earn it and give to others that did not. The Kenyan or American President Socialist, who has 2 names.

Maybe you do need to watch FOX more.
FOX had people on the ground in the Philippines just like CNN.
But unlike CNN and MSNBC, they covered it and also covered the USA National Stories as well. Which the others Media artfully used to avoid covering the ongoing OBAMACARE roll out disaster.

FACT: Haiyan (Yolanda) Nov 2013 killed only 5,759 in the Philippines.
Yes it did leave about 1.9 million, many already living in tin shacks before the typhoon, totally homeless.

But your leader sent a drop in the bucket $20 million as disaster aid.
With Japan, Norway, Canada, Australia each sending more aid to help than President Obama did.

BUT Remember he did spend $678 Million designing a BROKEN, UNSECURE WEBSITE to control 1/6 of the USA economy.

I guess his spending depends what the ultimate goal is against the USA.

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Little Lamb 12/05/13 - 08:27 pm
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Christmas

Did Russell really say "next year", or did he specify 2014? It reminds me of Bill Clinton's famous statement that he would bring the troops home from Kosovo "by Christmas," but he did not specify which year. It was well over a year before they actually came home.

Fred is negotiating a golden parachute behind the scenes. We taxpayers will pay deeply, but we must get rid of him.

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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 08:28 pm
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"WE CONSERVATIVES DON’T agree with this president’s policies,

ideology and the plans he has been very open with...."

Remember we have 3 more years of him and 1 more year of his socialists groups agenda. If the 2014 goes bad for him in Congress, look for them to PANIC and start issuing a series of drastic changes by Presidential Decree.

An Unconstitutional move he said he would take if congress did not agree with his agenda.

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Riverman1 12/05/13 - 08:32 pm
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LL, I'm pretty sure he said

LL, I'm pretty sure he said at the end of next year. At least one commissioner said they could get someone else earlier than that. Heh.

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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 08:35 pm
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My icing on the cake for The Liberals and Socialists tonight

2 NEWS ITEMS Released This Week

1.) "U.S. State Department is working with Russia to build Russian GPS stations in the United States, which will allow more accurate weapons targeting by Russia."

2.) "Considering events in Iran and what it considers Western capitulation on the Iranian nuclear issue, Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistan nuclear weaponry and that the plan is to acquire the weapons in the event of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons of their own. Pakistan has completed development of the Nasar weapon system, capable of delivering its nuclear-armed, short-range ballistic missiles."

Summary:
Is this what the Liberals/Socialists call International US State Dept Diplomacy at it best, thanks to OBama, Hillary, and Kerry.

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nocnoc 12/05/13 - 09:02 pm
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I have mixed opinons about Nelson Mandela

True he did a lot for his country, he came from a royal family, but he was a member of the South African Communist Party he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961, which lead to a bombing campaign against government targets killing hundreds of Civilians in the process,.

In 1962 he was arrested, convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

He was President of the ANC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_National_Congress
AFRICAN COMMUNISTS PARTY

His party used Necklacing as a way to force people to support the ANC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklacing
Necklacing is a type of execution in which a rubber tire is filled with gasoline, forced over the arms and chest of the victim, and set on fire. It was a common practice in South Africa during the 1980s and 1990s by the ANC and SWAPO. SWAPO still claims anything that it did happen was in the name of liberation.

His 2nd wife continued the ANC practice of Necklacing, after he was elected. Until International pressure forced him to reel her in.

In many ways South Africa had improved for a while,
But it is falling into political and economic turmoil over the last 10 years.

SO YES I HAVE A WIDE RANGING MIXED OPINON.
Which depends if you are taking about Nelson Mandela the
RED Communist, admitted murder,torturer and terrorist.

Or, Nelson Mandela the President of South Africa with a cleaned up media image and poster child for a better Africa?

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dichotomy 12/05/13 - 09:38 pm
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'Every segment starts with a

'Every segment starts with a “breaking news” story opposing the Affordable Care Act"

It's just their little way of saying "we've been trying to tell you for 3 1/2 years just how bad Obamacare is and now here is the proof we were 100% right".

So just say it again.......the Republicans were 100% right and FOX News was 100% right.

And oh yeh.......since Obamacare is going to get progressively worse as more people lose their old insurance policies and have to pay HIGHER RATES for policies with HIGHER COPAYS AND DEDUCTIBLES, I would look for them to lead every segment with a More Bad Stuff About Obamacare for the next 12 months.....especially next year when 80 million people lose their old insurance policies they had through their employer and have to start paying TWICE what they had been paying. There will also be the stories about the people who signed up for Obamacare but cannot find a doctor or hospital that will accept it....or that their "network" only has 1 of the specialist they need...and he is 80 miles away.

It's a nightmare folks.....and FOX has been telling you it was going to be since the day the DEMOCRATS first passed it. It's not about the web site....it's about what it is going to do to your health care and your wallet.

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Little Lamb 12/05/13 - 10:35 pm
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Lowery

Intellectually, Mandela is to South Africa as Joseph Lowery is to the United States. Mandela suffered more, but their ideology is similar.

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Little Lamb 12/05/13 - 10:39 pm
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Marketing the Mills

Riverman1 posted:

[Mayor] Deke was on camera saying this past year the mills property wasn't even marketed to GRU. Does he think "marketing" it to them will change anything?

To the mayor, the word marketing means Augusta taxpayer giveaway.

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itsanotherday1 12/06/13 - 12:19 am
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Mandela

Have to agree with Noc, he was a mixed bag. You have to admire his courage for his fight to end apartheid, but there is a negative part to his biography as well.

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Riverman1 12/06/13 - 05:27 am
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Who Will Market the Mills to GRU?

The past couple of weeks I’ve been saying Matthew Kwatinetz was being paid by the Mayor’s ARCP $300,000 that he was given by the county. I was repeatedly told that the $300,000 would only go to the mills property and Kwatinetz would be paid by some other nebulous way that was never described.

NOW the Mayor is saying the $300,000 will go to MARKET the mills to GRU. Considering it was Kwatinetz who has been behind this idea and writing up the pitches including the one where he called the Save the A campaign an embarrassment, I’d go pretty far out on a limb suggesting he is the one being paid the marketing money.

I wish the Mayor had been asked that directly on camera when he was telling us about the $300,000 going to market the mills to GRU. I would have also asked him how in the world the property would be “marketed” to GRU? What techniques will be used?

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deestafford 12/06/13 - 07:08 am
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As far as Mandela goes...

As far as Mandela is concerned, is South Africa a better place economically and safety wise today than it was before he took over?

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nocnoc 12/06/13 - 07:47 am
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itsanotherday1 - Thank you...

My point is simple.
Mandela did accomplish great things in South Africa, but at what price?

He was no Dr. King who accomplished it Peacefully.

He was no Mahatma Gandhi who accomplished it Peacefully.

Violent overthrows tend to be overthrown themselves.
Because they have set a Political path for how change is accomplished.

This is why the USA has lasted as long as it has.
We have had Peaceful & Scheduled leadership change so far.

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harley_52 12/06/13 - 08:01 am
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"As far as Mandela is concerned....

....is South Africa a better place economically and safety wise today than it was before he took over?"

No. Not by a long shot.

Mandella is a folk hero. He is the beneficiary of both history and guilt. He was in the right place at the right time.

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nocnoc 12/06/13 - 08:16 am
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South Africa Political Unrest

Google and read a few local SA news articles over the last year , not in the last 2 days.

Many are contemplating what was once unthinkable:
voting against the African National Congress in elections next year.

“They have abandoned and betrayed us,”
“The A.N.C. is no longer the party of the poor man, the working man. They care only about enriching themselves.”

In just 20 short years South Africa the Socialist/Communist ANC Party has already established a "ELITE" Class that profits from the masses.

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robert2410 12/06/13 - 08:32 am
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Truth is Mandela was a
Unpublished

Truth is Mandela was a communist and in his early life he was a terrorist. Another truth, sad as it is, is that still makes him a better man than our current president.

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CobaltGeorge 12/06/13 - 08:48 am
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Good Morning "Well" America

our TSD's went to bed around 09:30 last night. They are not up yet this am.

My friends give them something (Facts) to wear their fingers out.

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LillyfromtheMills 12/06/13 - 09:22 am
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I'm fixin to shoot

That orange square with the lady's hand that keeps creeping down the screen

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seenitB4 12/06/13 - 09:24 am
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I can't fight it either lilly

That stupid orange box is driving me nuts....so have a good day posters...seeya!!

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Sean Moores 12/06/13 - 09:29 am
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The orange ad

That orange ad with the hand should only pop up on your computer once. I will contact Advertising and get them to fix it. Sorry guys.

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dichotomy 12/06/13 - 09:53 am
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"In just 20 short years South

"In just 20 short years South Africa the Socialist/Communist ANC Party has already established a "ELITE" Class that profits from the masses"

And that is what the little wannabe socialists in this country do not realize. They have never lived under a socialist government and they are too air-headed to look at what has happened in other countries that have tried it. ALL SOCIALIST GOVERNMENTS develop the 1% or 2% rich ruling class.

The difference between the capitalists and the socialists is that capitalists make their one percent earn their money in the marketplace by producing a product or providing a service.........and the socialists one percent just have the government take the money from the middle class.

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harley_52 12/06/13 - 10:16 am
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"We have had Peaceful & Scheduled leadership change so far."

You're absolutely correct and you're right to add the words "so far" as well.

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harley_52 12/06/13 - 10:18 am
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@robert2410

Totally agree with your 7:32 AM post

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scooter2762 12/06/13 - 10:48 am
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The hand

The orange ad with the hand finally stopped after about 5 times. Very annoying.

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