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In addition, the state provides three weeks of in-person early voting and voting by mail for anyone who requests a ballot.
I have voted by mail and my vote is cast weeks before the polls open.  Maybe, we need to let people vote by computers at home or looking for ways to have mobile polling stations to serve these areas where the need is the greatest.  I feel the lack of polling stations will more likely have an impact on elderly voters. I feel others have no excuse because as one poster stated I would be more determined than ever to vote if I felt that we were trying to prevent me from voting.

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Off the top of my head:

Coca Cola
Home Depot
Great American Cookie Co.
Delta Airlines (started out as a duster crop company in 1925 in Macon, GA)
Chic Fil A
Waffle House
Zaxby’s

I’m sure there are more, that’s off the top of my head though.

Huddle House
Equifax
Moe's Southwest Grill (Welcome to MOE's)

That Dam Duck .....Aflac. I'm so sick of his a--
;D

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AutoTrader – Atlanta, GA
Cox Enterprises – Atlanta, GA
Georgia-Pacific – Augusta, GA
Blue Bird – Perry GA
Equifax – Atlanta, GA
Floor & Décor – Smyrna, GA
Genuine Parts Company – Atlanta, GA
Aflac – Columbus, GA
Columbus Bank & Trust Company (Synovus) – Columbus, GA
Flowers Foods – Thomasville, GA
Sun Trust (Now BB&T) - Atlanta, GA

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General Discussion Forum / Re: History has been made
« on: December 09, 2019, 05:48:16 PM »
Miss USA and Miss Teen USA are mixed technically but still historic.
Compared to some people in my family that look black.  That would fit well in my family and look like they belong with the rest of us.

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Politics / Re: THE IMAGINARY RECESSION OF 2019 IS OVER
« on: December 06, 2019, 12:28:16 PM »
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Overall, the sector has softened from the 264,000 manufacturing jobs added in 2018.

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The retail trade stayed about unchanged, with employment rising in general merchandise stores and car vehicle and parts dealers. But clothing stores shed about 18,000 jobs

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But the mining sector shed 7,000 jobs last month, and mining jobs are down by 19,000 since a recent peak in May.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/06/labor-market-remained-strong-november-us-economy-added-jobs-jobless-rate-fell-percent/

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We also can not discount the fact that many black students are still first generation graduates coming from poverty. Many are not accustom to having money and  making sound financial decisions. These are the folk who spend a large part of their earnings on luxury items because they never had those things. You will likely see more students driving fancy cars around A&T than you will see at UNCG. Spending on cars, clothes, trips, and eating out is not building wealth. Step one is to pay off debt, namely student loans.

Aggies aren't defaulting in the droves as you're making it out to be.

Actually they are,  compared to the national average. This is somewhat head scratching considering the number of high paid engineers the school graduates. When you compare the two state supported engineering  schools in NC, NC State has a 2.8% default rate compared to  10.6% at A&T.  The national average is 6.8%
Let see what the lawsuit reveals before we pass judgment on people.  We just had an article explaining how they have been taking advantage of certain people.  They could compute the aggies payment based on AGI, but NC State may get a break because they use their DI  which allows for transportation, food, housing, and other expenses necessary to live. 

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I just educated the public. ;D :read: Now a smart lawyer needs to discover are they calculating the cost the same regardless of color. 

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Yes, I see the issue and why there is a lawsuit because they are overcharging people by using gross income instead of discretionary income. They have to allow individuals certain expenses such as housing, transportation, utilities, and food :o.  They have a federal calculate to determine the money a person should pay. So, my friend was correct about they should consider his car note which they must allow him to pay. 

Yep, they are ripping people off because you have to allow the person to live.

https://thecollegeinvestor.com/21666/discretionary-income-calculator/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertfarrington/2018/09/25/student-loan-defaulters-strategic-default/#861b05f229c6

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We also can not discount the fact that many black students are still first generation graduates coming from poverty. Many are not accustom to having money and  making sound financial decisions. These are the folk who spend a large part of their earnings on luxury items because they never had those things. You will likely see more students driving fancy cars around A&T than you will see at UNCG. Spending on cars, clothes, trips, and eating out is not building wealth. Step one is to pay off debt, namely student loans.

Aggies aren't defaulting in the droves as you're making it out to be.
WC, it was just making a general statement based on an article and what he believes is happening.  I posted a counter article where the student loan company is being sued for taking advantage of public workers.  Someone posted another article where the disable students have been taking advantage of us well.   

I understand that other people read this site as well so I post a counter viewpoint that is more close to the truth instead of assuming based on what I  think might be true.  Believe me, I was  :o when a college professor said he would never pay those people back, and he was very upset, so I heard his side of the story.  I knew he was not lying because I could hear the anger in his voice and see it on his face.

After reading about the lawsuit, I thought maybe there is something about the process.  Based on my research, the student loan company by their contract with the government is not supposed to turn loans over to fed loans, The company does it to make money and the students have to pay higher fees due to the arrangement.  It appears that they are forcing people to default on the loans because I am sure they have some type of insurance or have plans to turn it over to a collection agency which means they get pay.

Maybe a smart lawyer will figure out how the company is making money by forcing people to default. When you default, they can garnish your wages, take your tax refund, and no longer get student aid.  In the case of the public worker, I believe most have a pension, so they may go after that. 

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Feds charge R. Kelly with bribing official in Illinois to marry 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994

Embattled R&B star R. Kelly bribed an Illinois official to get a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he secretly married 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994, federal prosecutors in New York alleged in a new indictment filed Thursday.

The charges allege that Kelly directed someone in August 1994 to bribe the public official into making a false “identification document” for a person identified by authorities only as “Jane Doe #1.”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-r-kelly-bribery-charge-aaliyah-20191205-co7ngdfimrfm7oncbqko42ecqm-story.html
No need to bribe he could have gone to Bama and married her without any problem.  Yes, it seems like they are piling on, and why did n't the person did not speak up at the time. I am sorry but if it was me I would have told everything.

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Thanks for posting, and it only shows the extent that the country has gone to keep certain people back.  It reminds me of how Kap was treated for bringing attention to an issue that many did realize was an issue in the USA.

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According to ancestry and DNA watch that is my 3rd cousin on my mom and father sides.  Happy Bday to my fam.

On a side note, I discovered that Elijah Muhammed is my 2nd cousin - mother side.

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We also can not discount the fact that many black students are still first generation graduates coming from poverty. Many are not accustom to having money and  making sound financial decisions. These are the folk who spend a large part of their earnings on luxury items because they never had those things. You will likely see more students driving fancy cars around A&T than you will see at UNCG. Spending on cars, clothes, trips, and eating out is not building wealth. Step one is to pay off debt, namely student loans.
I see you are drinking that kool-aid which is not true at all. In fact,
9 Famous People That Went Bankrupt Before They Were Rich
1. Abraham Lincoln
4. Walt Disney
9. Elton John
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jrose/2019/02/19/9-famous-people-that-went-bankrupt-before-they-were-rich/#283c8dd241cf

16 famous people who bounced back after being broke or bankrupt
Donald Trump's companies have gone bankrupt six times. Nuff Said
https://www.businessinsider.com/famous-people-who-bounced-back-after-being-broke-or-bankrupt-2017-7#george-foreman-was-on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy-before-he-went-back-into-boxing-16

Would you agree that going bankrupt because of a bad business decision is different from doing so because you're overspending on luxury items and just aren't good handling money?
NOPE sometimes life happens. Medical Bills have wiped out lots of people. Also, your President just does not pay people and you can check the track record.  My point is it can happen to anyone and in the case of the article, the company is forced public workers into a program that will cause some issues. For example, a person can take up to 20 years to pay off the loan, why should they be forced to 10 years which will take the majority of their take-home pay.

In the case of the professor, he is a business teacher, so he might have a clue of how to handle his bills. Maybe, he wanted to get his car loan out the way first and double up on the loan payment later.  What I found out the company makes all the decisions about your plan although they offer several plans.  Why couldn't they put him the 20-year plan which works better for him, so he would not have defaulted.

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We also can not discount the fact that many black students are still first generation graduates coming from poverty. Many are not accustom to having money and  making sound financial decisions. These are the folk who spend a large part of their earnings on luxury items because they never had those things. You will likely see more students driving fancy cars around A&T than you will see at UNCG. Spending on cars, clothes, trips, and eating out is not building wealth. Step one is to pay off debt, namely student loans.
I see you are drinking that kool-aid which is not true at all. In fact,
9 Famous People That Went Bankrupt Before They Were Rich
1. Abraham Lincoln
4. Walt Disney
9. Elton John
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jrose/2019/02/19/9-famous-people-that-went-bankrupt-before-they-were-rich/#283c8dd241cf

16 famous people who bounced back after being broke or bankrupt
Donald Trump's companies have gone bankrupt six times. Nuff Said
https://www.businessinsider.com/famous-people-who-bounced-back-after-being-broke-or-bankrupt-2017-7#george-foreman-was-on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy-before-he-went-back-into-boxing-16

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People it was the 1890s so get over it.  Most people are afraid to go against the views of the times and it is difficult to say how some of the people really feel.  I know a white man in the 60s that removed chairs out of his drug store because he refused to comply with changing laws of that time; however, in the 80s, he was always around black people. 

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