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A HUGE RANT to whoever is running the Augusta Marina. What do you have to do to get fuel for your boat? No one is ever there, and they do not answer the phone.

I’M GLAD FOR Obama­care. It’s not fun to be kicked off of pay help for cancer costs and deemed “too risky” for coverage. I know insurance can’t pay everything but it will, thankfully, be more fair and helpful.

THERE ARE ALREADY too many spoiled so-called poor people grabbing at food and clothes just on the basis of a few dollars less in foods stamps, which was an extra when times were rougher. Did they ever consolidate the agencies in Augusta so they shared a list of the poor people so they don’t send the same person to five food giveaways?

A RANT TO the Augusta VA hospital for not allowing the school group to sing Christmas carols for the recovering veterans because someone would find it offensive. I find it offensive, and so does my husband, who is a World War II veteran. We live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” but the brave are not free to listen to Christmas carols. How sad that as Americans we are no longer free. What happened to our rights?

SO YOU DON’T like Obamacare? What better ideas can you come up with? None in years by teas and Republicans besides spitting out hate and lies.

THE VA AND other federal offices took Christmas Day off, but for some reason they won’t let Christmas carolers sing religious songs. I believe it is surely a war on Christmas.

TALKING HEADS ask: “What will happen if Obamacare fails?” It already has.

I GUESS THE Augusta utilities department needed to generate more revenue by having everyone’s water bill due date shift two days backwards every month till May 2014 and then charge penalty fees when you miss the roaming due dates. That’s Richmond County for you.

ALL HUMANS ARE sinners, yet gays are angry at Phil Robertson for telling the truth. Apparently, gays believe they are not sinners.

THE U.S. government spends more than $1.5 billion a year at garment factories overseas, so one would think there would be a heavy involvement by the U.S. to improve working conditions in these factories. Sadly, this is not the case even after several disasters. We need to be the world leader who strives to make a big difference in the conditions at these factories.

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harley_52 01/02/14 - 08:35 pm
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"None in years by teas and Republican...

....besides spitting out hate and lies."

Speaking of hate and lies...

Truth is that "teas and Republicans" have presented lots of ideas. Democrats refuse to listen. Tort reform, shopping across state lines, reforming pre-existing conditions...all proposed by Republicans. Obamacare is a power grab and a move toward communism. "Progressives"seem to like it, however....

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corgimom 01/02/14 - 08:35 pm
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This Christmas caroling story

This Christmas caroling story has gotten so twisted.

The veterans were free to listen to carols if they chose, it was the Alleluia chorus that refused to sing in a chapel or a meeting room.

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harley_52 01/02/14 - 08:37 pm
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"We need to be the world leader....

....who strives to make a big difference in the conditions at these factories."

Who should be in charge of the world?

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corgimom 01/02/14 - 08:38 pm
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Yeah, great ideas, like

Yeah, great ideas, like shopping across state lines- forgetting the fact that 1) a company has to be licensed in a particular state to sell insurance in that state and 2) the insurance laws are different from state to state.

Great idea, alright.

Me, I'm still waiting for the sweeping change that the Tea Party was supposed to make, they haven't done a blessed thing.

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carcraft 01/02/14 - 08:51 pm
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Corgimom, they sure tried,

Corgimom, they sure tried, Harry Reid refused to bring any bills to modify Obama care up for a vote. Much more constitutional to just let Obama modify laws as he sees fit, after all he is king and the laws put into law are just suggestions right?

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Riverman1 01/02/14 - 09:14 pm
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Boats Also Cut Lose and Lost at Marina

Several boats at the Augusta Marina were also cut loose from the dock and lost downstream. Why in the world would anybody commit such vandalism? The Commission needs to take a hard look at the management and security of the marina. If boats are being cut loose, the marina is useless. No one is going to leave a boat there.

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corgimom 01/02/14 - 10:11 pm
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Listen, if Obamacare was the

Listen, if Obamacare was the disaster that some of you were portraying it to be, there'd be Democrats voting for repeal- because all of the politicians want to be reelected, and have no problem reversing themselves.

Results don't lie.

And the Tea Party is just more politicians blowing hot air and not doing a blessed thing.

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nocnoc 01/03/14 - 02:09 am
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Any body know something about what happened

out here in the Brown Rd.area?

Several houses had a strange thing happen around 1:26 - 1:28am.

2 Houses with Security Cam's on Battery backup, ceased to recording,

A lot of Houses Security Lights kicked in,

2 mins later a few houses Burglar Alarms went into full alarm?

Inspections by neighbors and myself, all with spotlights and shotguns revealed nothing outside.

Weird.

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nocnoc 01/03/14 - 02:47 am
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REAL Democrats jog they don't run from Obamacare.

Don't Democrats masses watch the news for marching orders anymore?

It seems a lot of Traitor Democrat Politicians are distancing themselves from a working plan. The more loyal Democrat Comrades in PRAVDA are saying it just needs an small tweak to work as intended. So they are willing to spend every taxpayer penny they can find to make it work by 2017, a year after National Socialist next election.

LISTEN UP DEMOCRATS NATIONAL SOCIALIST COMRADES(DNSC)
Here are your new News-speak Marching Orders:

* Its best thing since FREE slice bread, phone, utility bills, cars, transportation and Section 8 housing.
* Even Nuns will get Birth control now,
* Abortions are free,
* you name it, it is free,
* only the taxpayer will need to pay,
* Gunshot wounds are now free after a small EPA fined for LEAD,
* It won't cost the the DNSC users,
* Special arrangements don't require Unions to join,
* To avoid overcrowding Congress doesn't have to join,
* remember the news speak line is now "improving the rollout",
* remember 2 million using phone lines instead of the website,
* and only another 12 million to go before to cover the 15 Million those that carelessly lost their insurance are also signed up (forced or fined),

The DNSC asks that all loyal followers be patient.
They will be releasing a list of NEW fresh speaking points aimed at blaming President Bush, the RICH and/or Tea Party or the rollout oversights.

We are improving the website 100% each day, and are even now starting to sign up real users.

The DNC wants to reassure its followers, that the DNC plans a series of rallies, protests and healthcare sit-ins to promote their continuing efforts to ensure everybody is signed up whether they want to or not.

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carcraft 01/03/14 - 03:51 am
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Well Corgimom, 6 million have

Well Corgimom, 6 million have lost their insurance, 2 million have signed up. You tell ne!

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robert2410 01/03/14 - 06:29 am
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Another example of just how
Unpublished

Another example of just how stupid liberals have become. Check this story out, now the liberals think you do not need to be a citizen to be a lawyer. They are going to destroy this country if we do not do something to stop them

http://news.yahoo.com/court-grants-law-license-man-us-illegally-22430246...

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harley_52 01/03/14 - 07:03 am
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Obamacare Is Famous...

...And the world watches as the American health care system crumbles.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532869/They-no-idea-insurance-a...

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corgimom 01/03/14 - 07:16 am
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People lose their homeowners'

People lose their homeowners' insurance every day, and nobody says "our homeowners insurance system is crumbling."

You lose your policy, you go get another one.

This isn't difficult.

However, if you are one of those people that constantly think the sky is falling and that America is being destroyed- personally, I think that's a sad way to live your life, but whatever- then yes, you think it's a disaster.

May I point out to all of you that nobody is required to sign up through the exchanges, they are free to get private insurance, but nobody is reporting those numbers? So that when you say "2 million have signed up", that is just the people that have joined the exchanges, and not the ones who have signed up with private insurers?

Wait a minute, that makes too much sense. My bad.

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robert2410 01/03/14 - 07:23 am
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Your bad alright, and it does
Unpublished

Your bad alright, and it does not make sense to anyone with any sense. Ah, I think I know now why it would make sense to you.

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carcraft 01/03/14 - 07:45 am
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Yes you can go out and buy

Yes you can go out and buy more insurance and pay two to three times what your old premiums were with higher deductibles and co pays. One women in Alabama now pays almost as much for the health insurance for her family as she does for her mortgage. Yes you can buy more insurance if you can afford it.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 01/03/14 - 07:47 am
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2.1 million have signed up

Ok, so how many of those 2.1 million are actually paying for policies, how many are signed up for medicare which they won't pay for? How many signed up 2 or 3 times because of a defective website. What actually had happened is that 2.1 million have registered on the Obamacare site, that many are not paying for insurance. The flip side over 4 million have lost their insurance because of Obamacare rules. Mine has increased the premiums, increased the co pays, increased the deductible. Yeah I got to keep my insurance. Why did mine change? To comply with Obamacare "Law of the Land". Since Obamacare is so great and it's proper for me to pay for everyone else, would someone please pay my house payment this month, otherwise I won't be able to afford my lottery tickets!!!

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 01/03/14 - 07:55 am
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Obamacare and Democrats

The Democrats in politics are running from Obamacare because they believe if they don't they won't get re-elected and keep their free ride!!
Every network except MSNBC is reporting that!!

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carcraft 01/03/14 - 07:52 am
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Here is a link to a lady in

Here is a link to a lady in Alabama, her health insurance now costs almost as much as her mortgage, so yes you can o out and get more insurance, if you can afford it! www.ijreview.com/2013/12/105176-alabama-mom-shares-devastating...

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CobaltGeorge 01/03/14 - 07:55 am
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Good Morning "My One Liner" America

"The Hammer & Sickle Care,"===="Time Will Be The Winner"!!

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carcraft 01/03/14 - 08:08 am
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Then of course there is the

Then of course there is the single mom is Washington who went on Obama care web site, got a quote and E mail Obama about how great it was to get insurance. President Obama gives her a shout out in the Rose Garden Ceremony and reads part of her email. Turns out that her insurance price was miss quoted and she still can’t afford insurance..great law if you can afford to get insurance! washingtonstatewire.com/blog/rude-awakening-for-federal-way-woman...

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CobaltGeorge 01/03/14 - 08:03 am
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My Feelings

on the Christmas Carol BS.

Those feelings I have, is the Sadden thought of all the Americans that have giving there lives for their Constitution and Freedom. It was totally wasted.

I know they are all shedding tears at this moment!

carcraft
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carcraft 01/03/14 - 08:07 am
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Well not everybody got to

Well not everybody got to keep their insurance, OH well just go out and buy more correct? rt.com/usa/couple-lost-insurance-obamacare-335

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internationallyunknown 01/03/14 - 08:05 am
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I'm not defending The

I'm not defending The Affordable Healthcare Act but, how can you be sure that the above letter is TOTAL truth?...and not propaganda???

Think for yourself.

carcraft
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carcraft 01/03/14 - 08:24 am
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Well you can look up the

Well you can look up the folks in California who had their policies cancelled and now are paying more. Kaiser Permanente admits they are doing this to comply with Obama care. There is a pattern that is followed based on the basic structure of the law. You charge young healthy people more for their insurance and add items they will never use such as OB care for my wife and I. This hurts young people who are just starting out with college loan debt, new mortgages and very young child expenses. The extra money then goes to subsidize the health insurance for the elderly and sick. Another example is health insurance for college students which was designed with low premiums and provided minimal coverage and catastrophic coverage. Well college students health insurance goes from $50.00/ semester to $1000.00 per year in one report I read about a black College. Some posters seem deluded about the reality of what Obama care involves!

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CobaltGeorge 01/03/14 - 08:16 am
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The "Augusta Utilities Department"

will not cause the Sky To Fall, but that Black Socialist Cloud that is forming over Connecticut Sure will!

http://www.mrconservative.com/2014/01/29894-connecticut-gun-registration...

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carcraft 01/03/14 - 08:32 am
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There are articles like this

There are articles like this that seem to support the stories that I read and the basic economic structure of Obama care www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/11/04/49-state-analysis... Now I want to see those that support Obama care document why they hold the position they do!

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harley_52 01/03/14 - 08:39 am
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carcraft....

Your link is broken...

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carcraft 01/03/14 - 08:44 am
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Thanks Harley, I checked it

Thanks Harley, I checked it before I posted!

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CobaltGeorge 01/03/14 - 08:52 am
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carcraft 01/03/14 - 08:53 am
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Pharma & Healthcare |

Pharma & Healthcare | 11/04/2013 @ 5:00AM |282,903 views
49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%

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The Obamacare Rate Map, an interactive tool for learning about health insurance prices under the Affordable Care Act, was produced by the Manhattan Institute. Click on the graphic to visit the map.

One of the fundamental flaws of the Affordable Care Act is that, despite its name, it makes health insurance more expensive. Today, the Manhattan Institute released the most comprehensive analysis yet conducted of premiums under Obamacare for people who shop for coverage on their own. Here’s what we learned. In the average state, Obamacare will increase underlying premiums by 41 percent. As we have long expected, the steepest hikes will be imposed on the healthy, the young, and the male. And Obamacare’s taxpayer-funded subsidies will primarily benefit those nearing retirement—people who, unlike the young, have had their whole lives to save for their health-care needs.

This is the main point of the article, it is in Forbes Magazine google increase in premiums under Obama care.

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