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TIRED OF LOUD commercials? Call the FCC. See if you can get them to do anything. When the government is involved, lots of luck.

I CALLED THE FCC number you ran in your paper to make a complaint about the loud commercials. They said there was a loud-commercial law. They said to make a complaint you have to get a form, list the TV station and channel, the time it ran, the name of the commercial and the name of the show. It’s a lot of red tape.

A WOMAN IN church is always coughing and coughing. When she gets a coughing spell like that she should go out of the church and not interrupt the services. She can also spread germs.

I DON’T LIKE this Obamacare. We should not be forced to buy their insurance, and the Supreme Court needs to mind its own business.

IT’S A SHAME that the people of Augusta don’t have anyone to vote for in the upcoming election.

KIDS ARE NOT expelled for shooting spitballs. It is for drugs, weapons, assault on a teacher or other students; also for repeated infractions. How many times have these students been on alternative schools? They don’t care. I for one do not want my tax dollars to pay for a bus. We already paid for a bus to take them to school and it did no good.

RAVE TO THE Chronicle for publishing a TV Weekly. I’d like it even better to get it each week rather than just when sporting events are on.

MINIMUM WAGE HAS always been an entry level rate of pay. If a person does a good job, is on time, doesn’t call in, has a good attitude, gets more experience or education in the tasks of the job, becomes more valuable to an employer, raises in pay and benefits are the reward. If a person does not want to work for minimum wage, he should get more education in a career path that will pay him more than minimum. People should grow up and take some responsibility for making improvements in their own lives.

AFTER READING THE March 16 City Ink, I tried to digest what I was reading, but if Sylvia Cooper was quoting what she actually heard from the four of the five announced mayoral hopefuls, Augusta, we have a problem. State Sen. Hardie Davis, absent because of the Legislature being in session, may be our only hope. I have met him … he is educated and can string a few sentences together that make sense.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/19/14 - 10:25 pm
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Alternative School

I agree with Ranter #6.

_Abbynoll_
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_Abbynoll_ 03/20/14 - 12:54 am
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Thanks

Thanks for the welcome back yesterday, Little Lamb.

KSL
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KSL 03/20/14 - 01:20 am
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Are these joke rants and

Are these joke rants and raves?

KSL
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KSL 03/20/14 - 01:21 am
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Well, not all of them.

Well, not all of them.

_Abbynoll_
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_Abbynoll_ 03/20/14 - 02:05 am
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"A WOMAN IN church is always

"A WOMAN IN church is always coughing and coughing. When she gets a coughing spell like that she should go out of the church and not interrupt the services. She can also spread germs."

Ever considered asking if you could help her? offer her a drink of water? Perhaps she has pulminary fibrosis, which will cause these coughing fits. Perhaps she is not spreading "sick" germs at all. Perhaps the coughing issue gets so bad that she physically can not get up for fear of getting dizzy. There are all sorts of reasons and yet, you have not asked if she is well or not, you have not offered her any sort of assistance. Nope, all you've done is sat with your nose crinkled up as you passed judgement to the point that you would write to the PAPER to rant about someone in your CHURCH. I say, shame on you! Not that it matters, self righteous people like you never really care what anyone else's opinion might be.

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iaaffg 03/20/14 - 04:03 am
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tired of loud commercials?
Unpublished

tired of loud commercials? hit the mute button! better yet: record your shows, then watch them later and fast forward through all the commercials. it's a passive-aggressive thrill, but a thrill nonetheless to buzz through all those annoying, screaming, inane, made-for-dolts ads and not have to hear any of them!
number eight comment is spot on, but unfortunately in this modern give-it-to-me-now-i-don't-want-to-pay-my-dues-or-put-forth-much-effort age, the trend seems to be to appease the whiners and moaners and groaners rather than make them be accountable for themselves or their actions or, god forbid, be inspired to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and attain something on their own.

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AutumnLeaves 03/20/14 - 05:46 am
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Sounded like a freight train

Sounded like a freight train rumbling toward us a little after 7pm. But it wasn't, it was the sound of the earthquake in Centerville, SC north of Charleston, SC reaching us. It was first recorded as a 2.5 then upgraded to a 3.0 at 6:38pm at the epicenter in Centerville. Shook things up a bit there, thankfully no damage reported so far from those who felt it, but I only heard it, didn't feel it, here in Augusta, GA.

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Riverman1 03/20/14 - 05:57 am
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Upset of the Year

Mercer beats Duke today in NCAA tournament. The game is at noon. Duke will have a cold day shooting from the outside.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/20/14 - 06:03 am
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Penguin in bed with us

Last night I dreamed a penguin was sleeping with us...he had on a cute tuxedo & really didn't move very much.
At least it wasn't Azziz...I need to change my reading material....it seems to over flow into my night thinking.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/20/14 - 06:04 am
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ALeaves

You really have some good ears.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/20/14 - 06:22 am
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Duke loses??

River, there goes your shot at a billion bucks.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/20/14 - 06:26 am
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jtf

He could always go on Shark Tank & invent something useful....even the losers make money on their products.

One day maybe we will see someone we know on there.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/20/14 - 06:51 am
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Sorry Seenit

Sorry, I was watching the "Shocking Spanish" video located at the upper right. Ah what?

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nocnoc 03/20/14 - 07:05 am
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Not saying this is the case - Coughing fits

Aside from the possibility of all the perfumes and aftershaves poured on by a few dozen people, all sitting in close proximity to a person with allergies.

People cough a lot when they get bored listening to people.

I know, because I have bored a lot of people.

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Riverman1 03/20/14 - 07:28 am
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Mercer is our state's hope in

Mercer is our state's hope in the tournament.

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corgimom 03/20/14 - 07:33 am
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Seenit, you thought about a

Seenit, you thought about a penguin because of that man that robbed Aardvark Antiques.

KSL
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KSL 03/20/14 - 07:41 am
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He actually did not look as

He actually did not look as penquinesque as I thought he would in the 2 pics provided by one of the links in the AC article yesterday.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/20/14 - 07:47 am
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KSL - tops 100,000

Now there are 2 in the 100K club.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/20/14 - 07:58 am
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LOUD ADS - Simple Solution

Pop in a DVD or VHS tape report The time date from the Weather channel or one of the other channel that show it.
Then change to the offending channel and continue recording.

If you heard a LOUD ad, AFTER IS OVER and normal sound has returned change back to the TIME/DATE channel and capture the info.

Fill out the form mail the tape.

If they won't accept that as evidence contact your Congress man or one on the congress members on the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce that oversees the FCC.

The GA Rep. is Mr. Ginrey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Gingrey

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/20/14 - 08:06 am
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Wandering mind

Yall wouldn't believe the things I think about during the day...really..

coldbeer & cgee have a clue....mainly because they think them too..lol..I see their posts in a secret spot.....soo dang funny sometimes..& cgee has a son who thinks just like he does....lord lordy...
If only we could put some of the cartoons on here....but, no can do...we don't want Sean to have a heart attack..
Now I have things going on---cpa/tax man cometh/dentist/what a week from hades....:(

corgimom
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corgimom 03/20/14 - 08:25 am
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Seenit, you need to get a

Seenit, you need to get a good tax program and do it yourself.

We use one that is great, it cost me $38 to file Fed and two states. And we have capital gains, investments, etc. and it's still very easy to use. We use it every year. And if you have questions, they are very prompt in answering and giving help.

Let me know if you want the name.

KSL
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KSL 03/20/14 - 08:40 am
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AL

We did not feel it. Live on a sand hill. No rock below the surface for at least 250 feet. Earthquakes in SC are different from those in California.

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myfather15 03/20/14 - 08:45 am
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iaafffg

DVR is a wonderful thing!! I rarely listen to commercials. Good points.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/20/14 - 08:47 am
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Riverman

Really? You think Mercer will beat Duke? Well, you're right that it would be the upset of the tourney, and every year they have one or two big upsets.

But I seriously doubt, with all their talent that Duke will lose today. Yes, their primary game is shooting, but they're pretty good inside as well. This coming from a UNC fan who can't stand Duke!! So no bias here.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/20/14 - 08:53 am
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#8

Well stated!! I know a young man who took a job at a local fast food chain, and had great work ethic and attitude. Within a year he is now assistant manager and they are talking about sending him to a management training class in Florida. The owner wants him to manage one of his other restaurants. THIS, all within approximately one year!!

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Riverman1 03/20/14 - 09:16 am
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MyFather, don't take Mercer

MyFather, don't take Mercer lightly. Remember they won that no name post season tournament last year. So they can play in pressure situations. Mercer shoots lots of 3's too. So if they are hot and Duke is cold, watch out.

Ooops, just realized the game is Friday and not today.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/20/14 - 09:38 am
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Duke

Duke defends the 3 very well. It is inside where they are vulnerable. They have no big uglies to rebound.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/20/14 - 09:38 am
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Wandering Minds?????

I have no knowledge of what seenit is talking about. I think she's taken a trip and hasn't left the farm!!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 03/20/14 - 09:46 am
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Good Morning

And Welcome to the Broad St. Canal Coffee, Bar&Grill and Psychiatric Center!! Today's Happy Hour special is the "Monkey Shot". It's a conglomeration of every 100+ proof bottle behind the bar mixed with a Banana flavored spirit for the Monkey Time!! Today's special is the Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, served with a a side of fried Bananas and a Banana Split for Dessert!! So, Stroll on down the Marion Williams Broad St Skyway or float in on the Alvin Mason Broad St Canal and join us for some hair of the Monkey!!!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/20/14 - 09:44 am
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Mushrooms

Has she eaten some mushrooms, ColdBeer?

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