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Questions about federal government pay - UGATiger26
This is a question for those familiar with federal government salaries and wages... Are there federal government jobs that pay an hourly wage of less than $10.10 or pay an annual salary that would break down to less than $10.10/hour if divided by number of hours worked? If so, is there a signi...


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Anybody know how much a rear camera costs a car manufacturer? - UGATiger26
Because they're being mandated apparently. Per Breaking News on CNN: New cars under 10,000 lbs must have backup cameras by May 2018, government says....


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Daughter's Facebook Post costs Dad $80,000 settlement - UGATiger26
This story sums up the discretionary ability of the millennial generation quite well... the post: "Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT." [link=(http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/02/us/facebook-post-costs-f...


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CNN Reporter suggesting Atlantans are angry with Reed RE: Winter Storm - UGATiger26
I was reading a CNN article about the winter storm where a correspondent was interviewing Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed. The interviewer asked if he felt Atlantans were angry with him regarding all of the gridlock and horror stories about people being stuck in cars for 12 hours. How in the world can...


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Things to do/Places to eat in Asheville, NC? - UGATiger26
Taking the wife there for her birthday weekend. We've wanted to check it out for awhile. We plan on visiting the Biltmore Estate and maybe some of the hiking trails around there. Other than that, I don't know much about the place in terms of other things to see or best places to eat. No pics...


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Does this say anything about selfishness and lack of accountability today? - UGATiger26
Was just browsing the local newspapers when I came across this article. Yes, I know it's a student newspaper, but I was paying more attention to the quotes from the investigating officer. [link=(http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/athens/fleeing-the-scene-athens-plagued-by-hit-and-runs-from/artic...


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Obama makes remark. Embassy move suggests otherwise. - UGATiger26
From the White House twitter account from Obama's speech in progress: "We need to summon the courage to put politics aside once in a while & remember we have more in common than our politics suggest." Meanwhile... [link=(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/26/obamas-call-close-holy...


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What would you think of proficiency tests for individuals running for office? - UGATiger26
In content areas like history (U.S. and world), economics, and constitutional law. Scores would be placed next to the candidate's name on ballots (preferably replacing party affiliation). They would also be broken down by content area. Purpose would be to give the electorate a quick and quan...


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Obama is a Genius! Press Conference Related. - UGATiger26
My prediction: "If Republicans had spent more time working with us on this law instead of obstructing it, these problems could have been avoided. However, I know there are people out there hurting because of this reckless behavior from Republicans, so we are now allowing those who have lost their...


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A note on Zach Mettenberger - UGATiger26
I don't think I've ever felt more for a football player than ZM. It's obvious he cares about this team. As someone in Athens who was in the midst of the talk when ZM decided to go to LSU (his family is from Oconee County), I heard from multiple sources that his thought process in picking LSU was tha...


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Chipmunk’s Plan For Future Better Crafted Than That Of 8 Out Of 10 Americans - UGATiger26
[link=(http://www.theonion.com/articles/chipmunks-plan-for-future-better-crafted-than-that,34172/)]LINK[/link] Hilarious. Gotta love the Onion. [quote]“During our 15 months of observation, we found that this chipmunk was better able to formulate plans, execute them, and ultimately enjoy a mor...


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Is anyone else surprised that ZM's longest pass is 52 yards? - UGATiger26
Surprised that Beckham or Landry haven't gotten behind someone on a deep ball from LSU's territory or taken a short pass the distance yet. I imagine that stat should change fairly soon. ...


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CNN Poll: 56% of Americans say it would be bad if debt ceiling isn't raised - UGATiger26
Over/under on the % of Americans who actually know enough about the topic to care about their opinion? ...


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Oh CNN...Incredibly misleading headline followed by more accurate subheading - UGATiger26
Headline: [b]August jobs report: Hiring continues as unemployment falls[/b] Subheading: Hiring continued at a slow pace in August, and the unemployment rate fell as more Americans dropped out of the labor force. I guess they get points for specifying in the subheading, but I mean, really? ...


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Pope Francis on Syria - "A futile pursuit" - UGATiger26
That's pretty much the best way to sum up this situation in 3 words. [link=(http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/05/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html)]LINK[/link] ETA: Kinda buried in the article, so quotes added [quote]Pope Francis also spoke out, sending a letter Thursday to Putin in his role...


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What's the most "night and day" experience you've ever had? - UGATiger26
For me, it was my junior year in undergrad. I always had this annoying idiosyncrasy that no matter how late I got to sleep after a night of drinking or how hard I drank, I would always wake up around the same time that I normally did, which was about 8:30-9:00, and never be able to get back to s...


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University of Alabama Student Workers affected by ACA - UGATiger26
[link=(http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/07/university_of_alabama_to_cap_s.html)]LINK[/link] And the libs keep on libbing. This guy is actually mad at the university, not the law. [quote]"No longer can we enrich ourselves and gain important skills through these small side-jobs," Grass said. ...


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Obama weighs in again on Trayvon Martin - UGATiger26
[quote]"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago"[/quote] Unbelievable. Here we go with another push for new legislation based on emotional kneejerk reactions. [link=(http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/19/politics/obama-zimmerman/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)]LINK[/link]...


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One thing I've never understood about progressives - UGATiger26
After all this defense of Rachel Jeantel and her "non-white" way of speaking... The normalization and defense of Ebonics and improper usage of the English language astounds me. How people can honestly say proper English is "white English"... Why is improper English lauded as an example of cu...


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How GZ's eventual book should be written - UGATiger26
Obviously, I don't know GZ, but assuming that he truly is your average decent guy (not racist, bloodthirsty, etc.) I would be very interested in reading a highly respected journalist's take on his whole experience. About how one man was turned into an absolute villain by the media with no shelte...


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Obama the celebrity at it again... - UGATiger26
Has "expressed interest" in appearing on College Football Gameday. [link=(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20130714/media-circus-college-game-day-barack-obama-fox-all-star-game/?sct=hp_t12_a3&eref=sihp)]LINK[/link] I'm so glad priorities are in order. ...


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Florida SAO IT Director fired - UGATiger26
Sorry if Germans. Can some one enlighten me as to whether this would be par for the course for a state attorney's office? Maybe I'm just naive, but it seems kind of messed up that this guy was fired for trying to ensure that the defense had access to all of the evidence and thus ensure a fair tri...


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Simpsons clip encapsulates Obama-McCain and Obama-Romney - UGATiger26
Episode where Homer runs for Sanitation Commissioner http://youtu.be/y32PWF-zxqs...


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Has the infantilization of young adults played a part... - UGATiger26
...in the success of liberal big-government policy and election victories? I know, I know. "if you're 20 and not a liberal, you don't have a heart." However, I work with college students every day and I cannot believe the amount of nannying and instruction they require to accomplish basic task...


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Fast Food Worker Strike: The Mentality is Unreal - UGATiger26
This is what our current system of entitlements and the "blame everyone but yourself" mentality has gotten us. [link=(http://usat.ly/16bKuXu)]LINK[/link] The gem of the article: "There's no way I should be struggling to make ends meet" Man, I would love to have a few words with her about ho...


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If you had to choose on the attractiveness/crazy scale - UGATiger26
Assuming level of hotness was directly correlated to craziness, what level would you choose? Dog ugly <--------average--------->OT 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Cool as hell<-----average--------->bat shite crazy I think I'd be willing to go 7.5 I've dealt with som...


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Outside the box idea for fed gov/school security: feasible? - UGATiger26
If the federal government really wants to make themselves useful, how about creating a program that accepts applications from military veterans leaving the service. They are accepted based on disciplinary record, psychological record, etc, If they are accepted, they are put in a pool based on geo...


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In the spirit of 12/21/12, best post-apocalyptic book/movie? - UGATiger26
For me, "Book of Eli" edges out "The Road"...


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With all the inaccuracies in recent breaking story situations - UGATiger26
Is now the time for a news agency to buck the industry trend of trying hastily (and oftentimes recklessly) to be first, and adopt the business model of "we may not get it to you first, but we'll get it to you correctly"? Are the masses too consumed with immediate information to allow this? I'm...


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The Entertainment Tonight culture - UGATiger26
Was reading a story about the nurse who killed herself over the Kate Middleton prank call thing. Part of the story was about "how far is too far to find out details about Kate's pregnancy." Who gives a flying frick? Seriously, does anybody know of any good books as to the psychology/sociology beh...


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