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Brian July 25, 2014 at 04:22 am
Ask to be on their internal do not call list and to send you their do not call policy by mail.Read More Refusal to send the policy has a monetary penalty in a lawsuit. Calling you more than once if you are on the national do not call list will net you money in a lawsuit. Calling you again if you requested to be removed from their internal list will net you money in a lawsuit. Calling your cell even once will net you money in a lawsuit. Each infraction compounds with no limit. If it can be shown they willfully violated the law, then there's a 3x multiple. The hard part, since they use shell companies and shell numbers, is proving who it is. First start with 1-800 notes and then once you have suspicion that a certain set of numbers are all related, then use a reverse look up service to find the owners of the line. Then you need to check the business name database in that state for both DBA (doing business as) and registered business names to find who their parent company is and then you should be able to trace that all back to the same company.
Brian July 25, 2014 at 04:23 am
"Elson says if you have your number on the national registry and verbally inform a telemarketerRead More to put you on their do not call list, you will not be contacted again. " Not necessarily the case. They often will just contact you with different phone numbers nowadays.
Brian July 25, 2014 at 04:24 am
"Elson says if you have your number on the national registry and verbally inform a telemarketerRead More to put you on their do not call list, you will not be contacted again. " Not necessarily the case. They often will just contact you from different phone numbers and different states nowadays and cite some nonsense such as that it takes a month for it to take affect.
Georgia is home to four species of venomous spiders, including the black widow. Patch file.
BeckBoo July 17, 2014 at 04:51 pm
"venomous" spiders, not poisonous... venom is injected, poison is ingested....sheesh.
janh999 July 18, 2014 at 10:18 am
We moved here 6yrs ago from Western NY, where the worst thing you can encounter is a blizzard.Read More Within a couple yards of my house we have had black & brown widows, copperheads and a few tornados have come within an uncomfortable distance. But I also have a wonderful house, large yard for my son, a creek very close by, great weather 9months out of the year & 3 hawks that visit our backyard several times a day, all of which would have cost double in NY. I really o love t here.
jMichael July 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm
The only really scary thing in Georgia is the phrase "Bless his/her heart".
WSB-TV screnshot
erie July 10, 2014 at 11:14 am
This is Discipline? Man Accused of Beating Boy, 4, for Misspelling Name Police said the leatherRead More belt used left the boy's skin split open.
EB Allen July 10, 2014 at 09:23 pm
whatever are you goin on about erie? what leather belt? this is a sign we are speaking of here! goRead More find another place to post your drama.
OnceWasAnnie July 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Erie is C-R-A-Z-Y.
Open carry laws in some states provides more comfort for gun owners. But is Target's move an effort to protect everyone else?
David Montgomery July 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm
My biggest dilemma everyday is deciding which one to carry: my 9, 40 or 45.
David Brown July 9, 2014 at 07:20 am
David, my brother, please make sure you don't bring any of them into Target or Chipotle.=)
Dog Face July 11, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Well, making Target stores into "gun free zones" is having predictable results. Thugs nowRead More know that Target is a place to find plenty of unarmed victims, and customers are paying the price. http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/armed-robbers-shopping-for-victims-at-target/
Atlanta among “most discourteous” cities for driving near summer holidays. Patch file.
broot July 1, 2014 at 09:34 am
Sure is a relief to know I can now get off those surface streets. I was doing 90+ on them because IRead More was afraid I would otherwise be impeding traffic on the interstate.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:49 pm
This is really a dumb article.
Greg Wardlaw July 1, 2014 at 05:26 pm
There seems to be two extremes here. If I am in a 70 mph zone, I expect some drivers to be going 80Read More and I drive in the right hand lane. However, I have observed that the faster drivers sometimes don't give the slower drivers time to get over in the right lane. However, if you are impeding traffic for some time you need to get over in the right lane. Leave the policing to the police. I try to go with the flow "so to speak" as long as I do not exceed the speed limit by more than about 7 miles per hour. Slow and fast drivers are both being selfish at times. I don't want to hold anybody up but I do expect to be given time to get over in the slow lane. I do get irritated when someone is impeding traffic in the left lane too. There are a lot of people who have nobody to drive them too and they are doing the best they can. Driving is not a contest. Driving, a lot of the time, shows what kind of person is behind the wheel. I catch myself at times being someone I do not want to be. It is all about respect and I am guilty of being disrespectful at times too. I was surprised that Boston was high on the list. I have lived in Georgia all my life and I went on a business trip to Boston a few years ago and I was pleasantly surprised that I experienced some of the most respectful drivers I have ever been around. If traffic was congested people would motion and let you merge into traffic as if it was a natural thing. I was blown away. I have to say I had a very different attitude when I left than when I arrived. It was awesome. Everybody can do better. Sometimes I have to ask myself "How important is it to be right" or "How important is it to win" on the road. As I get older I realize winning is getting home safely.
A weather disturbance off the U.S. east coast. (Credit: CIMSS/ University of Wisconsin)
Mac June 29, 2014 at 08:38 pm
apparently jMichael has never been to Lakewood
Av June 29, 2014 at 08:41 pm
GOP sucks so does house speaker!!!
JOHN DILLMAR June 30, 2014 at 11:50 am
Av................Get lost
More Babies Die In Hot Cars: What You Say. Patch file.
Octo Slash June 22, 2014 at 09:24 am
Tons more kids get killed by cars hitting them than they do from burning up inside one. Why isn'tRead More anyone freaking over that? This happens, but it's not like there are a hundred thousand children cooking in cars every year.
PH June 23, 2014 at 01:03 am
Sorry, I never, EVER, left my child in my car. Never. I was and am a mom. My son is now 22 yo.Read More NO EXCUSE. I've never left a pet either, much less my child. Are these people sitting on their brains? Guess so.
Lone Stranger June 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
Its a rough world out there and people forget. It looks like the Atlanta guy may have something moreRead More than meets the eye going on with his case. I certainly hope not but that's what the cops are hinting at. In the case of some of these people that go to bars or where ever and leave kids in cars they need to be dealt with harshly. However it seems like we have lost all ability in this country to make rational decisions case by case at every level of this government.
Full moon over Stone Mountain lake. Credit: Scott Bernarde
jMichael June 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Rapture! It is The Rapture. The Coming. The settling of all wages of Sin! Hallelujah, brothers andRead More sisters. He is Come. Shun cloven hoofs. Buy gold.
Lone Stranger June 12, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Thanks for that Billy Bob.
Cleon June 12, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Damn, gotta spray for werewolves.
Doris Lewis, 59, of Newton County Georgia had a tumor removed Tuesday that had grown to the size of a beach ball in recent months. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
MessalineApghar June 17, 2014 at 01:06 am
The point that everyone overlooks is that even without insurance or a means to pay for theRead More surgery.... both the surgery and the recovery would have been less expensive to the system if handled sooner, when the tumor was smaller, & the woman both younger and in better general health.. we should all be ashamed that it was allowed to progress to 28# and attach to 3 vital organs.
janh999 June 17, 2014 at 09:50 am
You're right MessalineApghar. Unfortunately she was unable to afford it back then either & no1Read More would help her. While I understand that we need to pay for medical care just like any other service, when some1 cant afford something like that what do you do but wait it out.
MessalineApghar June 27, 2014 at 09:10 am
@ Janh999 I Disagree. If she's a citizen or legal resident, unable to pay when they firstRead More suggested surgery, and they knew it would get worse (and more expensive and more dangerous surgically) she should have been taken care of anyway, even though she couldn't pay. Either public health services like medicare & medicaid, or the hospital should have comp'd it..same as a lawyer doing pro bono
A YouTube video shot by a MARTA passenger shows a man shoving an elderly man with a walker off a train at the East Lake station. Credit: Screenshot of YouTube video by videocoverage
Elizabeth Elizabeth June 12, 2014 at 07:03 am
Neurological (not neurotic....autocorrect)
MessalineApghar June 17, 2014 at 01:26 am
It's a no win situation If he did nothing, everyone would be screwing about onlookers allowingRead More the old dude to harass women If he removes the guy from the situation, he's the bad guy for using physical force , and the old dude's collateral damage from falling down. Personally I think he should be seeking protection from prosecution under a "good samaritan" shield law
MessalineApghar June 17, 2014 at 01:26 am
Screaming***.....Autocorrect typo.
Georgia commuters. Patch file
David Brown June 11, 2014 at 08:05 am
K.C., you raise a valid point. Very rarely do Patch commenters answer the question posed in anRead More article. They invariably will bring up extraneous things. One person will say something not pertinent to the subject of an article that ruffles somebody else's feathers and before you know it, the thread goes off in a totally different direction than the author of the article intended.
Good Grief Y'all June 11, 2014 at 09:03 am
I'm a GA native, born and bred, lifelong resident except for a few years in another Southern state.Read More I love Georgia. I don't think that contradicts with recognizing stress factors here. I cringe when folks from other regions come here and trash our state based on their perceptions or their personal experiences, but maybe we can learn from them and fix what's broken. They should be nicer and more civil with their complaints. That only makes natives defensive and puts up walls. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- It does get awfully hot here for several months of the year, but our otherwise mild climate is a major attraction for people from cold climates, the North and Mid-West. GA has a lot to offer with it's mountains, coast, four distinct seasons, both rural and big city lifestyles, employment opportunities in metro Atlanta. We just have a lot of people wanting to live here in the ATL area, and more people create more problems. Better government and planning is a major factor in that. Politics, of course, affect policy and government action.
Good Grief Y'all June 11, 2014 at 08:48 pm
*its mountains - sorry
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Kennesaw June 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm
To clarify the clarification, both Hunt Archbold, Editor, Atlanta and Kristal Dixon local editorRead More for Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch (Ga) have been busy for 2 days deleting about 90+ posts on assorted Patch sites titled "Something else for you to bitch about" which took up some moronic comments of Bob and jMichael on the thread dealing with the Ga. license plates. Ms Dixon of course is a Black editor so that explains why she has no use for my posting a photo of the Confederate Naval Ensign I have in my yard. I will leave it for you to decide if there is any truth about not deleting any 'comments' on the threads, what is clear is that entire threads were deleted, put back by me, deleted, etc etc. Since it takes me about 30 seconds to post one and a couple of minutes for them to delete it probably they have given up this useless venture. I have had at least 13 screen names 'suspended' at least one by Hunt. It is a useless task as I just open another screen name. If you want info on both the AOL Patch and Hale Global Patch you can find it at: http://kennesawpatch.proboards.com/ and if you want to email Hale Global (new owner of Patch) you can do it via these email addresses, the first being that of Charles Hale the head of the operation: ch@haleglobal.com, bobby@haleglobal.com, ryan@haleglobal.com, john@haleglobal.com, media@haleglobal.com, CorpDev@haleglobal.com
Good Grief Y'all June 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm
How many flags does it take to get a comment deleted?
Lone Stranger June 3, 2014 at 02:13 pm
This is great stuff. It may not be politically correct but screw them.
Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta. Credit: Patch file
Elizabeth Elizabeth May 22, 2014 at 06:57 am
Time to start letting nature's remedy handle it - put up bat boxes, protect forest areas and let theRead More bats take care of the Mosquitos.
M. Stone May 22, 2014 at 07:30 am
The bats can't keep up. We started using Orkin to spray for mosquitos last year and for the firstRead More time in 15 years we could actually enjoy being outside in our own yard. It made a HUGE difference and now is so much better for the kids waiting at the bus stop, and workers painting or mowing, and me doing yardwork--I no longer have to spray chemicals on ME. Well worth the price.
Val Walker Myers May 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
Orkin must not be in Florida!
Doris Lewis, 59, of Newton County Georgia has a tumor that has grown to the size of a beach ball in the past two months. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
electric123 May 18, 2014 at 05:24 am
@Octo Slash, I do since I am the boss, I run my own company as an electrical contractor, and doRead More goodwill free work for the elderly, disable, poor, veterans who can't afford my services, so take in account of Canada's healthcare, NO ONE IS REFUSED!
Heywood May 18, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Where's her Obama care?
Good Grief Y'all June 2, 2014 at 08:12 am
Gov. Deal took it when he refused the ACA Medicaid expansion provision, that the SCOTUS madeRead More optional to the states. It's a moot point now, anyway, because Emory is going to do the surgery this month.
Selma Kebo has been hired to teach fourth grade at Lilburn Elementary School, where she received her student- teaching experience. GGC photo
Bonnie May 16, 2014 at 09:23 am
Congratulations to Selma Kebo and her family! Congratulations to her teacher, Kim Looney andRead More Harbins Elementary! These are the true teachers - those who inspire others to go forth and inspire still others. This is just what we need. This is a wonderful story. Best of luck to all of you!
The survey measured behavior, observation and attitudes related to “road rage” as reported in America’s biggest cities. Credit: Patch file
sam May 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm
driving the posted speed limits and not being in hurry helps
Just Say'n May 14, 2014 at 08:45 pm
GA is on a roll 1st in human trafficking 2nd in Road Rage. What's next?
Fatkat May 15, 2014 at 09:41 am
If you go through the drivers education classes , of course you drive on real roads in real traffic.Read More Two of my children have gone through the program here in GA. It doesn't really matter if you take the "road test" in a parking lot, you have already gone through the course and driven in real roads. I don't get Josephine's point....
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