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    Iraq formally returns to Self-Rule 2 days early

    First RR get their notices possibly by Tuesday...and I am praying all those who do not support this war, get to stay home and be desk jockeys or whatever...but here! And those who support this war, will maybe get a chance to show just how much they do support it! I know...no way...things could work out that way...but worth a thought!
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    Help me please! Is this legal?

    You know what...I thnk you need to get familiar with the Landlord Tenant Law in your state! earle58 is correct!, and here is the way to do it! http://www.alarise.org/ALABAMA%20LAW%20INSTITUTE.pdf You will need a acrobat reader, if you don't have it...let me know. Shame...Shame..Shame :nono:
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    A vent about the price of milk.

    I would laugh...but ya know there probably are those who think that way for real!
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    A vent about the price of milk.

    Walgreens here has a gallon of milk for $1.99, and the other day Safeway had 1/2 gal for $.99. I buy milk when on sale, and freeze it.
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    Turn Out the Lights, The Engagement's Over

    WOW..Marla...So sorry to hear about your daughter, and beleive I know how you feel about adult children. Going thru something here in my household also, as my son has moved back home, d/t a breakup with his ex! A lot more crap going on, and this break-up is a whole lot messier, as he has a son. although I KNOW your daughter is very hurt by all of this, at least happened now, and not down the road, when there are children to deal with. And unfortuantely ...I have none of the sensible thoughts you have....as I am totally ticked at his ex! But then again, this is a whole other situation. I have NOT seen my grandson since MAAAAAAARCH! GRRRRRRRR :angryfire
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    Time for TV viewers to have choices?

    Ok......good to know we are on the same wavelength. But how do you get around the stuff that comes on with previews and commericals? I mean you're sitting there watching the news, and...whoa!
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    Time for TV viewers to have choices?

    The big deal Sharon is that I don't wish to have some channels, and pay for them. I would like to chose only the channels I wish to pay for. Example I am a Sci fi fan, and if I get that channel, I have to get other stuff I don't want.
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    Time for TV viewers to have choices?

    Step ...please re-read the last part of my post. I agree with everyone having the ability to decide what they want coming into their homes. I would love to eliminate a whole lot of stuff!
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    Time for TV viewers to have choices?

    Rauncy TV didn't start with the Superbowl! It started a loooong time ago, but now it has become more evident on just about EVERY channel you turn to. If it's not on the program you are watching, it's in the previews or commericals! When my children were growing up, I had NO cable! Not because I couldn't afford it, but because I couldn't control what they saw all the time. But now days even regular TV can be offensive! At least there are parental controls, which filter out abusive, or vulgar words/phrases. However, I do feel you shouldn't have to pay for channnels you don't want.
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    Our Justice System At Work!

    Steph I think I sprayed him out of shock more than anything! I had never seen a man do anything like that, and just could hardly believe my eyes! Then I dropped the hose, and ran into the backyard...only the think once I got there,...what if he came back here???? Then I thought...oooh OMG I left the water on, and I got worried about my parents being upset over wasting water, so I forced myself to go back into the front. I was scared of him...but more scared of getting into trouble for leaving the water on. But you know what??? I never told my parents about it, as I was too embrassed.
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    Our Justice System At Work!

    The only thing that has changed from when I grew up, is that now these "people" are known, and there is a place to find out who they are. I have read the website on sex offeners in my county, and most of them started out molesting years ago, and have molested coutless times before they were even convicted or charged! I remember a pedophile who pulled up to the front of our house while I was watering our lawn. He pretended like he was asking directions, and when I walked up to the car to tell him how to get the street he was looking for, I saw he was "playing" with himself! I sprayed him with the hose!!! I don't remember exactly how old I was, but I know I was still in elementary school! If what is listed on the country website is still true, there are two living on my street with level II status, and 17 within 3 miles of me. There are 2 level III living 3 miles from me. Not only did I find out who they are, the site has disgusting accounts of the charges...which includes how the event happened!!! What outrages me even more is the short or NO they have received!!! Charges reduced or thrown out, and not even charged for the crime!!!!!
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    Lost Police Reports...Is your City doing this??

    :rotfl: Good one!
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    Lost Police Reports...Is your City doing this??

    WOW...that is chilling!!! After reading this story, I just remembered that I reported my car stolen, only to find out the officer taking the report, had never did the paper work!!! NO ONE WAS LOOKING FOR MY CAR!!!! It was only after I called in to find out what was happening, did I find this out! Now I wonder how many other people this has happened to ???
  14. http://www.comcast.net/News/DOMESTIC//XML/1110_AP_Online_Regional___National__US_/45413496-4f19-472c-a6fe-a9d1d7ca1de9.html ATLANTA - Not accounting for 22,000 crimes can definitely improve a city's crime rate. That was the case in Atlanta, where police recently revealed they were missing that many crime reports from a single year. While the underreporting shocked many civilians, it was no surprise for those in law enforcement, who are well aware that agencies across the country lose or alter crime reports to burnish their widely reported crime statistics. In New York, a police captain was accused of routinely downgrading crime reports so he'd look good in the eyes of his superiors. Philadelphia's Sex Crimes Unit dismissed as non-crimes several thousand reports of rape in 1999. And in Baltimore, an information technology worker quit in December over claims the city's crime reporting was wildly inaccurate. "It's been a chronic problem," said Samuel Walker, a criminal justice professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha who runs the Web site http://www.policeaccountability.org. "But then again, no one knows exactly how serious it is. There's no real accounting, no real auditing." Police and experts say crime rates never are all that accurate, since the job of crime reporting is mostly left to the police themselves _ and police are under constant pressure to show crime rates are dropping. Even the FBI's national crime reports are known to be only vaguely accurate, since they too rely on reports from police. "Criminologists have known for years that crime statistics are not reliable," said Robert Friedmann, a criminal justice professor at Georgia State University. The problem, Friedmann said, can be caused by pressure from politicians who want to put a good face on crime, or by officers who fear for their jobs. The solution may involve more independent assessments like Atlanta's. For the most part, the public would only find out if crimes are being downgraded _ or if incidents are tucked into a dark corner _ when there's a scandal. The exception is a department such as Atlanta's, which ordered an independent audit to come clean on its misreporting problem. Only a few other cities _ including Boston and New Orleans _ have done the same. Atlanta's audit said the city underreported crimes for years to help land the 1996 Olympics and pump up tourism. In 2002 alone, there were more than 22,000 missing police reports, 4,281 of which could have been counted as violent offenses. Despite the distorted figures, Atlanta ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in violent crimes such as rape and murder in nine of the last 10 years, according to FBI crime data, which is compiled from reports submitted by police departments. "Soon after coming here, I discovered that the systems and practice of the Atlanta police department were essentially broken," Chief Richard Pennington said in the audit. Pennington has proposed a number of reforms, including accounting for crimes from the time a 911 call is made. In Broward County, Fla., which includes Fort Lauderdale, the state attorney's office is investigating reports that deputies cooked crime statistics so evaluations of the department would go more smoothly. "Crimes are reclassified every day. If someone has a broken window, they may dial 911 and say their house was robbed. It may turn out it was a burglary, perhaps it was criminal mischief," said sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedal. Sometimes, as in Baltimore's case, the crime statistics were simply miscategorized, said police spokesman Matt Jablow. "In no case did we find that any allegations of rape were uninvestigated," Jablow said. "No one came forward and said, 'No one investigated my rape.'" So crime reporting often comes down to the integrity and ethics of police officers. In New York, 70 sergeants rallied in front of a Queens station house with a 15-foot inflatable rat this month as they demanded the ouster of Capt. Sheldon Howard, who they say reduces the severity of crimes so his statistics look better than they are. "If Howard's numbers are good, he doesn't get called up and he looks like a star," said Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins. "It's a regular pattern and practice that exists in that precinct." New York police spokeswoman Chris Filipazzo would not comment because of an ongoing investigation. In Atlanta, meanwhile, police believe the audit may have overstated its case. The accounting of the problem could have been exaggerated because crimes get repeatedly re-categorized in different computers, said Sgt. John Quigley. "If there were a lot of reports missing, I would have thought letters to the editor would have reflected the frustration of the citizenry," he said. ___
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    Who to vote for President

    So true..so true!

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