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IN THE WAKE OF the ice storm, we were excited to see the city sending a crew to pick up the debris from the yards in the National Hills area. However, after an entire day with our street being blocked, very little work seemed to have been accomplished. Doing things partially and poorly seems par for the course for our local government.

I’M AN ACTIVE duty, previously deployed vet. Your article on the vets sleeping under bridges after being in and out of rehab really irked me. Many were just in the service without seeing or doing anything “traumatic.” How about they show some personal responsibility and motivation and stop asking the government to take care of them?

JUST CAME FROM the Italian eatery on Washington Road. The table crowd next to me was rude, crude with bad English. Advised the server she was slow and they were in a hurry. But you guessed it! After asking for the freebie extras for their carry-out they said they could wait for that.

HARDY POINT HOA hired a local law firm to manage the association, but what they forgot to tell the law firm is that Hardy Point 111, phase 2 is not a part of the HOA. How can attorneys send letter threatening homeowners when they are not included in the HOA? How is this legal?

THIS IS A HUGE RAVE to citizen activist Daniel Martin, Chief Jesse Hornsby, and Mayor Brent Weir. When the ice storm hit our little town of Blythe, I saw these guys out there in freezing temperatures cleaning and cutting debris out of the road.

I GUESS WITH the military draw-down, the Obama administration is doing to America what it did to the embassy in Libya: Reducing the defenses, ignoring the dangers and fixing America so there can’t be a respond to a crisis!

WHY DO THE administrators at Glenn Hills High School make announcements almost every period reminding teachers to mark tardy students tardy? Anyone with one day’s experience in a school knows tardy students are tardy. Let your teachers teach. Let your students learn.

I SAW A WOMAN at the mall today that was so fat she could not sit down in a chair. That gave me an idea. They should make all chairs smaller so as to MAKE people lose weight if they want to sit.

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/01/14 - 06:40 pm
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http://www.thestate.com/2014/

http://www.thestate.com/2014/02/28/3297667/suspect-arrested-in-death-of-...

This is the man that was arrested for the strangulation death of Briana Rabon.

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Riverman1 03/01/14 - 07:25 pm
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Tardy, Tardy, Tardy!!!

The principal of Glenn Hills must have been late to something important in his life that he’s never gotten over.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/01/14 - 07:26 pm
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The Battle of Hardy Point

Sounds like civil war at Hardy Point.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/01/14 - 08:05 pm
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Many people say Obama has fail to act about Russia

invading the Ukraine.

I don't think so, because
I still remember his promise to the Russian President during his 1st term.
When we heard him say, thinking the MIC was off,

"Obama: This is my last election. After my election, I'll have more flexibility.

USSR Medvedev: I understand. I'll transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin]. I understand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szn7oK5fwCM

He is just being more flexible as promised.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/01/14 - 09:23 pm
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Been reviewing the SPLOST numbers

I'll break them down in a follow up summary later Sunday night.

In speaking with some "non-elected people", I have heard the biggest SPLOST resolution problem was the Mayor's demands, and few of his political friends demands for addition $$$ for certain line items. (eg. The Mills)

It seems I may have been short sighted, because according 2 people, we had a few commissioners holding out, demanding less be spent junk and more be spent on Infrastructure.

This resulted in the Mayor trying to use the Media to pressure & rattle Commissioners into having something by Friday night.

If what I have been told is true.
So it seems in order to get as much as the SPLOST allocated to Infrastructure as happened, a few people downtown wanted and good back rubbing 1st.

The mayor and a few people only got a pat on the back, and not a happy ending massage in this case it seems.

YES SPLOST could have been better,
if not for some DOWNTOWN Handouts demands.

But there is some joy in Mudville tonight.
Because, for a change, the vast majority of the funds will finally go to updating long overdue antique equipment, dilapidated county buildings and fixing things instead of
the usual "special" 1 item downtown wasteful useless project.

Remember:
1/2 of the initial proposed SPLOST wet spending dream was quickly sliced and diced removing about $180 million in requests.
So either the Commission heard us, or played us from the start with an inflated figure. I chose to think they heard us.

However, I can't help still wondering
if we voted NO on May 20. Would they resubmit in Nov., with the 30+ Million in objectionable items removed?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/01/14 - 09:23 pm
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HOA Lawyers are fee hounds

and ANY HOA that uses this legal service and tactic, against members should be disbanded. Many of these Lawyers end up getting 1/3 of the dues plus filing fees and etc...

One such Law Firm came to GOSHEN a few years ago and the idea was shot down 5 mins into their presentation.

Remember
HOA covenants face a statutory 20 year cut off as provided by
O.C.G.A. Section 44-5-60.

So If a HOA started in Oct 1994 it will expire unless the Community (not the 3 board members) vote to renew the HOA Covenants and file the renewal with the GA-SOS.

It is NOT a BOARD Vote, it requires every property owner be contacted and vote.

For Hardy Point See:
https://cgov.sos.state.ga.us/Account.aspx/ViewEntityData?entityId=273185

Business Name: HARDY POINT, LLC
Registration Date10/17/1994
Entity Status Automated Administrative dissolution/Revocation Entity Status Date 7/09/2005
Active/Owes Current Year AR

The HOA "may" be coming up for expiration.

stuaby
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stuaby 03/01/14 - 09:31 pm
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"He is just being more

"He is just being more flexible as promised."

Yes, indeed. He is pretty flexible. I'm sure you've seen the video footage of him bowing down at the waist to people.

There's pretty much nothing to stop Putin from sending mechanized divisions, backed by air power to the Oder river if he wanted to. All the countries of the West have all been pretty much neutered now. I'm tending my garden now; waiting to see how it all plays out.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/01/14 - 09:58 pm
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Ranter #7- They make the

Ranter #7- They make the announcements because some teachers are not doing it, and they want to be able to document it that they were told to do it and didn't.

It also sends a major message to the students- if you're tardy, you WILL be marked tardy.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/01/14 - 10:02 pm
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Ranter #2- People want to

Ranter #2- People want to talk about all the poor people on welfare that are moochers, there are plenty of those "veterans" that are the exact same way. Their biggest trauma in the service was getting a paper cut from shuffling papers or nicking their finger with a knife while a cook in the mess hall. A whole lot of them never even set foot on foreign soil, let alone be in combat.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/14 - 10:11 pm
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Downtown

Okay, I was downtown at an arts event tonight (Saturday) and when I pulled out of my parking space in front of the News Building what did I see but a trolley. That's right, a trolley! I had a South Carolina driver in front of me, so I was delayed for a few blocks by substandard driving, but at last I pulled up behind the trolley on Broad Street and read the logo. It said South Star Trolley. Does anybody know where or when this service started? Has Matt Kwatinetz somehow gotten the city government to give him secret money under the table to run a trolley service on Saturday nights downtown? Do the commissioners know about this? Does the mayor?

Countyman should be ecstatic. He has been asking for a city trolley for years. I finally saw one Saturday night.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/14 - 10:21 pm
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How?

Ranter #4 asked:

How can attorneys send letters threatening homeowners when they are not included in the HOA? How is this legal?

Lawyers can sometimes make mistakes. Just ignore it. Or get a lawyer.

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harley_52 03/01/14 - 10:25 pm
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The Word Is Getting Out..

Watched this evening's episode of COPS because it involved ARC Sheriff's Deputies. Was amused to see it was filmed in NORTH RICHMOND.

I guess they hadn't heard there was no such thing as North Richmond....or, maybe Countyman was a Producer. :)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/14 - 10:25 pm
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Ranter #8

I like the way she thinks.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/14 - 10:30 pm
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Devastating

Countyman will be crushed! In his mythical land of North Richmond there is no crime. There is no disharmony. There is no poverty. Everyone loves his neighbor as he loves himself. Countyman has taken the name Shangri La and re-named it North Richmond. The original name has a more romantic sound.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/14 - 10:39 pm
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Rant #7

Corgimom, I think your second answer is closer to the truth. The announcements are supposed to sink in subliminally into the students’ brains, even though they are filled with mush.

In the old days, they called it "reverse psychology." Who knows what they call it today?

stuaby
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stuaby 03/01/14 - 10:38 pm
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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/14 - 10:43 pm
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Rant #6

Well, maybe some other country will step up to the plate and respond to the crisis, such as Canada, or Brazil, or Tanzania.

:-?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/14 - 11:04 pm
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Alert! Alert!

Algorithm Fail! Algorithm Fail!

At this time tonight, the story about the Grooo officer tasing the innocent motorist has been removed from the "Most Discussed" list. It currently has 31 comments.

Left on the list are:

LTE about how great the VA hospital is - - - 6 comments

LTE about Medicare policy flawed - - - 6 comments

LTE about Attorney General Eric Holder abetting abuse - - - 9 comments

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Do we have a mole (or perhaps an elf or a gremlin) down at the Chronicle who overrides the Most Discussed algorithm to slant things to his (or her) liking?

It seems so.

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P.S. All of those stories were posted on 2/28.

Let's get the tasering story back on the "Most Discussed" list:

Officer Viciously Tases Motorist

geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 03/02/14 - 05:39 am
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Putin

Putin is not at all afraid of Obama or the USA. Obama has weakened our country to the point that no respect is shown bt any nation anymore. This is sad but true. We are under the microscope by many nations that want to destroy us, and what does Obama, Hagel, and the liberal Dems want to do about it? Shrink the number of troops. Military budget needs cutting, but not troop levels. Cut out the fat cat politicians and not the troop levels.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/02/14 - 06:36 am
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LL -View the HTML coding for Most Discussed

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Mouse Right Click on the page
Select "View Page Source" or "View Source"
select edit (you can't) then select find
type in "Discussed" and search

Then look at the coding

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/02/14 - 06:46 am
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geecheeriverman - Putin version of "What Me Worry"

DOCUMENTED FACT:
Obama was raised a Socialist by 2 dads, a mother, and his white Grand Parents.

An in all appearances, he understands Russia's agenda, and is paving the way for Russia.

With that said, we also have a US Constitutional conflict about having a large standing Army in Peace Time. So either CIA starts us a war.

Or for 1st time in a long time
President Obama will follow the US Constitution.

He is Das President until 2016.
So the American Voters needs to elect in 2014 those that Strongly Disagree with his Political Agenda.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/02/14 - 07:40 am
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If I may expand a little on KSL above comment

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned that if Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his “indecision” and “moral equivalence” may encourage Russia’s Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine.

Remember the Democrats and Liberals and their friends in the Media, said:

She was a BIMBO, an Air Head, and attacked her with everything they could find or makeup to discredit her.

While we were told to overlook Drug use, a Socialist education by 2 dads, a mother and grand Parents, radical/terrorist friends & connections and the political dirt and affiliations, or the Racists like a Reverend of a Church he attended for 20 years.

An people are puzzled why Liberals, Socialist and Democrats HATE Fox News?

Keep this in mind .

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/02/14 - 07:44 am
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Good Morning "Rant 2 & corgimom" USS of America.

Did it ever cross your mind that those "veterans" may have already been highly trained "moochers" prior to becoming a veteran?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/02/14 - 07:47 am
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OMG

Sarah Palin was right...

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/02/14 - 07:58 am
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Now that it has passed

February 26, has came an went
without the President or any Nationally elected Democrat saying a word in the media.

An this being an election year?
I just they lost interest already?

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KSL 03/02/14 - 08:02 am
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noc

Thank you for expanding on my site reference. I no longer have the fortitude to either preach to the believers or bang my head on a brick wall.

I would add that a great deal was made over interpretations of what Sarah said, but it was insisted that we ignore any miss speaks that Obama has ever made while campaigning.

Now we have the results of the absolute worst. People are going to die prematurely because of his miss speak about Obamacare. People are going to pay more because of his miss speak.

All of the crimes committed by this administration pale in the face of what is in store for us with Obamacare.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 03/02/14 - 08:03 am
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