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    Funding cuts leave many without home heating assistance in Macon - Local & State - Macon.com

    Can you tell me what is wrong with this story after looking at the picture?



    Posted on Thu, Dec. 16, 2010
    Funding cuts leave many without home heating assistance in Macon

    By PHILLIP RAMATI

    When Eugene Jenkins showed up at St. Paul AME Church at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he didn’t know he would be one of the last people to get a ticket for assistance with his heating bill.
    He waited in line until 7 a.m., when officials started to hand out the tickets, then went home for a few hours before returning at 10 a.m. By the time he had finished up his paperwork, it was 1:15 p.m., making for a long day.
    Jenkins was one of the lucky ones in Macon, though. Other people were turned away because the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, which distributes the federal money, had its share of funding for the program cut by 44 percent this year.
    “I don’t know what I was going to do without it,” Jenkins said. “It’s something that needs to get taken care of.”
    Jimmie Samuel, executive director of the agency, said the need for assistance in Bibb County has spiked, while the available funds to fill those needs have been slashed. “We’re close to being out of money,” Samuel said. “We’re going to assess to see what we can do, to see if we can do any more.”


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    Well, I'm pretty sure that either, 1.) Selling the big ass tv will pay your heating bill. Orrrr 2.) you could just crowd around it and use that thing for heat.
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    Oh, I don't know. Could it be.....

    Help me, please help me keep my big ass welfare TV by paying my utility bill? You know I can't miss all those TV "court" shows.
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    Sadly it's typical
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    I think the space heater is WAY to close to the XBOX...

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    And another thing... the caption under the picture reads in part "one warm room of her home" You know what? I have but two warm rooms in my home-- bedroom and bathroom. I have an oil-filled heater that keeps both comfy enough. The rest of the house is at 58. Yeah, that's right Five-Eight degrees ( and yeah, that's Farenheit) Am I "POOR" Hell no! I do it because it makes sense (dammit, there's an awful word). I am here by myself a majority of the time, what little I am home. So why heat the rest of the house??!!!??? For that, and few other reasons, is why I rarely have a power bill over $200. "But pharmer! You must have a well insulated shack!" You might say. but alas, Casa' de Pharmer is well over 2000 "heated" sq ft. But then again, I don't have Aunte' and other dead-beats sittin around here needing to stay "warm" either. Sure as hell won't freeze to death at 58. Wont be able to breakout the shorts, but for sure won't freeze. Bundle up biotch!!
    And I want my TV back!!!

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    Unfortunatly Fortress Five-0 cannot be maintained at 58. The Queen and the Princess would never stand for that. What pharmer is talking about is very common for the majority of European households. Not the poor, but the vast majority only heat the rooms that they are in, not the whole house, Don't give me any, "you don't know that Five-0 BS". I have lived with families in two different European countries. Germany and Spain. 120 degrees in Madrid in the summer with no AC. No humidity so this southern boy was just fine, but you get the idea.

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    I bet anything there is a Lexus or Cadillac type vehicle in the driveway too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    I bet anything there is a Lexus or Cadillac type vehicle in the driveway too!

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    The more I look at this picture, and the way it was framed, the more I think the photog thought the same thing. He could have zoomed in on Swamp Thing and her documents of woe and had her centered, taking up more of the frame. Instead, he backed off and (ever mindful of the rule of thirds in Photography 101), framed her towards the left border so he could encompass the big ass rental TV and XBox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    The more I look at this picture, and the way it was framed, the more I think the photog thought the same thing. He could have zoomed in on Swamp Thing and her documents of woe and had her centered, taking up more of the frame. Instead, he backed off and (ever mindful of the rule of thirds in Photography 101), framed her towards the left border so he could encompass the big ass rental TV and XBox.

    I was thinking the same thing.
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