How' bout 'general' safety classes? Teach kids age appropriated strategies to keep safe from everyday situations like how to respond to emergencies at home when their single parent becomes ill suddenly, or there's a sudden gas leak, water pipe bursts, lights go out, or stranger at the door. And maybe an overview on how power tools and kitchen appliances and utensils work and how to operate them safely. Not to give them a out, but parents, especially single parents, are so preoccupied with just making ends meet these days, they don't teach their kids these practical skills much anymore and kids get hurt needlessly. Introduction to firearms history and practical use would be good too. We are raising a generation of needy, dependent, almost helpless kids and that needs to stop. (Jan 15, 2016 | post #1)
What part of 'free speech' don't some people understand; why are some people so offended by comedians? Does Eddie Murphy offend you?.... It's just entertainment and supposed to be funny. If it's funny, we laugh and enjoy; if not, just turn the channel or leave the place. If you can't tolerate anything as 'edgy' as CK, I feel sorry for you. Nobody is forcing you to watch. What do you think should be done about it? Remember The Salem witch trials? KKK?, Black power? Move people? The Move people had speakers outside their compounds (row houses) blaring rants almost 24/7 for months and nobody did anything about it (for a long time); how would you like to be a neighbor there? Show business is not real life... get over it. (May 21, 2015 | post #5)
Frumunda cheese? (Apr 28, 2015 | post #14)
Probably great guys...but no mention of any women with them...sounds kinda gay four guys going to see Lesmiserables together. (Apr 26, 2015 | post #6)
ALL police should use body cams during 100% of citizen contacts. Citizens have the right to record all public officials in the course of their official duty too. With rampant police militarization and growing reports of police brutality, it's high-time our employees become accountable to their employers (citizens), and honor their oath and behave accordingly. Despite there being many good and honorable officers out there, in some places the bar has been lowered to allow some 'warm bodies' who are thuggish and seem to enjoy a power trip. Body worn cameras used correctly will put a chilling effect on bad behavior on both sides on an encounter and maybe we'll see some kinder and gentler contacts between police and the People. (Feb 18, 2015 | post #1)
A true programmed bio-robot...a Manchurian Candidate. Maybe s/he IS a Michael...just a Freudian slip o' the tongue. (Jan 27, 2015 | post #8)
Like playgrounds and similar recreation areas where youths gather; breeding grounds for criminal behavior and violence. (Jan 27, 2015 | post #3)
Cameras positioned to observe street intersections ONLY could be okay if used for accident investigations or sending aid, but not used to ticket drivers. NO cameras should be directed to other areas. No red light cameras should EVER be proposed for Aiken or Aiken county because they CAUSE accidents and are nothing more than revenue generators for vendors and government...and are of no demonstrable safety benefit. (Jan 25, 2015 | post #1)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin was a popular guy too...and we know what happened to HIS 'followers'. http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/Pied_Pi per_of_Hamelin (Jan 25, 2015 | post #4)
It is permissible to change your seat if done as soon as the door closes...as long as the new seat is not a higher priced seat. Another thing the airlines don't want you to know. (Dec 26, 2014 | post #10)
This is REALLY STUPID. Here's a cure that will cost nearly nothing: City council and the police create an edict that says the PD will not ticket parked vehicles in bike lanes. This can be published in the AS, copies can be sent to residents on those streets, and it can be a permanent feature on the city and police website. Parking ordinances are not "Laws" anyway. It takes nothing but the stroke of a pen by the proper authority to cancel one. City citizens (TAXPAYERS) should be showing up with torches and pitchforks for this one. (Dec 13, 2014 | post #1)
We are in an upside-down world when we permit consenting adults in one state to use a drug/plant recreationally, but people who suffer chronic pain and other serious health conditions who happen to live in other states can not benefit from the same drug/plant. Many medicines come from plants and many are synthesized based on the characteristics of plants. Why should ANY plant be off the table for use as an effective therapy? Many people have to choose between eating and paying the bills...or buying exceedingly expensive pharmaceutical drugs. A weed grows like....weeds! Those who suffer every day should have EVERY option on the table. (Nov 29, 2014 | post #14)
The story is about an ADULT, not kids. If you're old enough to drink liquor and kill in a war, you're old enough to grow and smoke a plant. (Nov 27, 2014 | post #9)
Do cops EVER give the average person a break? Or are they ALWAYS looking for a pinch or fine? What possible harm are a couple or couple dozen plants? (Nov 26, 2014 | post #5)
It's really too bad this cost her her job and court costs. Police officers have accidental (negligent) discharges all the time and I don't remember any of THEM being charged with a crime. The incident, while unfortunate, happened in a teacher' lavatory, not around students. Owing to that special circumstance, I think some leniency should have applied here and perhaps her lawyer didn't do all that could have been done. It's easier to plea bargain than defend. (Nov 7, 2014 | post #1)
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