waltspecht

waltspecht 11 months ago on Former Lee County resident charged with unemployment fraud

From some exposure, and having people ask if we are hiring on the phone and only showing up looking for a job when they know we aren't, I'd say it is a lot worse than 1.5%. People have become professional about gaming the various systems. There is even word that agency staffers are telling them how to do it so they receive max benefits and the individual's job is safe due to numbers of clients. I have been told they aren't breaking any laws by telling folks how to answer questionaires, afterall they aren't the ones filling them out and signing them. Kind of like all the A.D.D and respitory problems. Sure seems to be an exceptionally large percentage of the Benefits group suffer from these.

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Dawson police arrest one on marijuana charge

Yes, had she been charged it would have necessitated the City or County taking custody of and providing for the child. Funny how that works out isn't it?

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Squawk of the Day - May 23, 2013

No one wants to bite the bullet and lose their income or job while the loans are repaid. I say income, because the first cuts should be Charity when there is no money to support it. That would be those on the Public Dole. The jobs should be the cushy governmental positions that are way overpaid, but it won't happen. The average working employee would take the hit because those cushy job people are the ones we are dumb enough to allow to make the call.

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Job creation fund one step from approval

If you want to attract jobs to Albany, and South-west Georgia, make it where Companies and their Employees would want to come here. That is done with excellent schools, cheap power, abundant water, a trained and eager workforce with a good work ethic and a health care system that charges what Companies consider reasonable fees. (We already know P&G and Miller consider Pheobe way over priced in comparison to other areas they operate in) That is what you have to improve. Not hold out some money for someone to come along and steal, because that sure seems to happen a lot around here.

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Writer offers history of slave trading

Slavery gave African tribes a way to profit from the vanquishment of their enemies. Instead of killing the males, and enslaving the females, the profited from selling them to Arab traders. So in the quest for repariations, many an Arab fortune was based in Slavery. Far more so than American fortunes. For America was far from the only purchaser of slaves. Use the international courts, and claim reparations from those at the start of the chain. Or will the simple safe route be the only one continued to be persued?

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Sherrod, Group takes Baker School Board gripes to attorney general

I'm getting old, my memory isn't perfect anymore. Plus I don't have Mary to verify my facts like someone I know.

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Terrell leads Albany area schools in cohort graduation rates

Nothing personal directed at anyone, but I did notice a hugh shift downward in the Title 1 numbers for Terrell a few years ago when the State was looking really hard at those numbers. I have to wonder if this isn't some gamesmanship? Where do these folks place on the Vo-Tech testing for remedial classes? Never mind the college level? Now I don't daily deal with these students, but I have interviewed some for jobs in the past. Sometimes I wonder what a High School diploma really represents these days. StrongA CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT, OR A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE?Strong

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Albany to give dog ordinance more bite

Any dog ordanance should address all dogs, not just selected breeds. In my life I have seen the results of inbreeding (Puppy Mills). They resulted in the spat of Doberman's attacking people, then the Saint Bernards. When they first became popular, and weren't bred down, Rootweilers were very dangerous to any strangers. As to so called Pit Bulls. For the most part they are part Terrier, a dog strongly bred with the desire to chase and kill. German Shepards had their run at being considered super vicious. Growing up we considered a German Shepard, Collie cross the most dngerous as far as killing Deer, sheep, ducks and chickens. Proportionally they probably represented 2/3 of the dogs that were destroyed in the act. So how can you single out a single breed? If one owner has to take these precautions, then all dog owners should have to follow the same route. Kind of like the minimal insurance required on a car, have a minimal on the Dog. The insurance companies will be glad to sort out the specific costs per breed. So for once I believe Tommy Postel is correct. As to visious Poodles, I can't even remember the number my Mother-inlaw's ankle biters lit into. All with the potential of injury and disease. Now, I have an Austraklian Shepard. She is secured, spayed, and has her own fenced yard to play in. There are appropriate signs and warnings posted. Plus my Homeowner's insurance covers her. Why shouldn't every other dog owner be required to do the same

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Sherrod, Group takes Baker School Board gripes to attorney general

When you have several Million is settlement money, you get to direct your interests elsewhere. You live on your Lee County Plantation and tell the poor fplks in Baker how they are being treated in unfair. If she really wanted to help, she would have given that settlement money to assist the Citizens of Baker County, especially the minority Farmers that are still there.

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waltspecht 11 months ago on Bishop urges reconsideration of postal centers

Sometimes it is best to bite the Bullet and get it done with. The longer it is delayed, the more eligability those scheduled for removal build up in a retirement and benefits system that is already over burdened, and a cause of the high costs forcing these shutdowns. Yes, I feel for the people, but I am pragmatic enough to reconnize stalling tactics, and the reason behind them.

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