Tragic. May she Rest in Peace.posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 17:56
Just say "Uncle"
[/quote] I did, in fact, say "uncle". You must know me personally.
[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] - @PPensyl: Not sure if you'll be in a position to read this any time soon but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
[quote][b]melmarino[/b] - @ppensyl: Chin up, man. You're headed in the right direction now. That's all you can do.
Thank you so much.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:10
[quote][b]annacat[/b] - @ppensyl: Peace, comfort, and healing to you and your family.
Thank You. Please keep my wife and daughter , especially, in your prayers.posted @ Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:08
Must have had too many !!!!!!
[/quote]Was a combination of many things. Certainly more than "just a few too many".
[quote][b]Save our Republic[/b] - Is this one of our regular AT contributors?
edit: This was not meant to be a snarky comment regarding the individual. It was just a question as to whether or not one of our regulars is ok.
I sincerely hope he is as it sounds like the domestic issues described here have become a bit problematic! If it is him, and if it ain;t...I hope this guy is able to get some help!
Yes, unfortunately it was me. I too am very thankful that the deputy's used restraint. I have lives here 20 years and have never been a bit of trouble in the eyes of the law.
The real story was that I was going to take my own life, no threats were made to ANY other person in my home or Deputy. At the last minute, instead of killing myself, I fired the round into the ground five feet in front of me in my back yard.
Since the incident I have been diagnosed with PTSD and severe depression. I have spent the last few days being treated and am on my way to another facility to get some more help. I obviously am embarrassed by my actions especially and more so for my family and friends.
As for telling the officer to kill me, I did. At that moment I didn't care if he did. When the officers arrived I was unarmed. I did place the weapon I had In a position where officers would know it was unchambered and unloaded. I replied as I did in response to HOW they instructed me to comply, which not surprisingly is left out of the article as it was worded to me that night.
I never intended in any way to harm anyone in my family or neighborhood. I think most who truly know me do know me well enough to know that I would never do that as I love my family very much. Those who don't know me can form their own opinion I suppose.
My issue is that I really don't seem to have much regard for myself these days. I certainly deserve any smart remarks that any of you may make but my pain is clearly immeasurable if I even came close to taking my own life. After a few days of treatment for depression I have now decided to go for some more and get my happiness back.
I appreciate the kind words of many on here and also understand the not so kind Words of others. I should never have placed the deputies in the position I did. I thank them for their patience and truly believe they are the best sheriffs office around. They treated me with dignity and respect and are to be commended. Thank you Sheriff Berry, and your men. I hope to fully recover after taking some time to clear my mind of the things that cause my PTSD and depression. I apologize to my wife family and friends for scaring them.
My family was on the third floor of our home and I was in the back yard when the incident occurred and I never intended them any harm whatsoever. Anyone who know me knows I love my family. Thanks.posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 23:51
[quote][b]Tripollo[/b] - Those that don't learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it.
[/quote]No question, but that can be also done on the 6th, 8th, 13'th etc. The 11th just scares the shiatt out of people.
Idiots run the world!posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:27
You only place the Roman Numeral II after your name if you are named after a Grandfather, Uncle or other male relative, not your father. Men named after their father are Juniors. That said...he is a great player, just misnamed.posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 06:09
WW3, just around the bend.posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 09:02
[quote][b]HankRearden[/b] - Wouldn't the revenues from these fines rightfully belong to the taxpayers of Georgia, first and foremost?
AMEN.posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:28
ahhh my.posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 11:10
[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - How many of you guys going to the game this week. ? I am. And I will be tailgating starting at 8:30 am on Baxter Street......
WIn or lose I love the Dawgs. The reality is that NAtional Championship teams these days are bought and paid for. I'd rather just have a decent team that wins more than loses with some integrity. GO DAWGS!posted @ Friday, September 6, 2013 - 06:41
They won't do a DUI checkpoint on 85 , just like they won't do one on 316. I have never once seen a checkpoint on 316 in my time here with the exception of when Widespread Panic Played downtown and they wanted to bust hippies and potheads.posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 10:36
[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - Also, if we are going to be on a first name basis I, who are you? We obviously know each other .
Also, if we are going to be on a first name basis I, who are you? We obviously know each other .posted @ Friday, August 30, 2013 - 19:00
You seem to be really involved in this discussion. Before you bad mouth Walton Co. authorities, please call sheriff Joe Chapman to discuss it to get all the FACTS......
[/quote]Why would I "contact" Joe Chapman. Everyone in Walton County knew the Wingos. All I am saying is that they ran a scam in that county and that county knew what it was. He can contact me:). I use my real name. Besides, I didn't "bad mouth" anyone, I just said that the Authorities of Walton county knew what was up with them. Probably not in their jurisdiction at that level, but they knew it was crooked.
[quote][b]itiswhatitis[/b] - @ppensyl: They forced their employees to tithe to their church? I'm a Christian and believe in tithing but surely that is illegal. I would like to know how in the world they got away with it as long as they did.
It sickens me to see so many people do terrible things and hide behind Jesus. It's what gives Christians a terrible name.
I had a friend who worked there and he said as employees they were REQUIRED to attend the "Church" (or as I like to call it the subsidiary business enterprise they abused for another source of personal profit) and tithe or be fired for it. While that may not be illegal it is certainly unethical IMO.
[quote][b]groundling[/b] - My clients didn't know that you can't profit personally from a non-profit.
[/quote] I think his clients knew very well that they couldn't profit like they did if they were honest in what they were doing. I KNOW his clients forced their employees to tithe back to the "Church" they owned or they would be fired. It was a Company Store set up. They ran a con game in the Name of Jesus, plain and simple.
[quote][b]The University Phantom[/b] - tAngel Food ministries was a great program.
[/quote]No, "Angel Food Ministries" in and of itself, was a scam and a con! The original idea of doing what they did was a "great program", and could still be if not run by criminals and con artists.
Angel Food Ministries took a "good program" and turned it into an illegal scamming operation for personal gain. That is PRECISELY what Con Men do, they prey on your confidence. All involved in the upper levels at Angel Food are con artists, thieves, and criminals.PERIOD. Compound that with the fact that they preyed on the core belief system of a religion and the religious makes their intents even more devious and heinous. How some "got off" with probation or less is a travesty of justice.
That plan of how there were feeding people is an effective one. It could have been a wonderful, and still very profitable, venture at the same time even if they had just run it as a legitimate business.
The fact that they essentially bought their way (with that same money) into a sentence that is less than 10% of what could have been applied to their disgusting scam is infuriating to me. It makes me even more disappointed in our "injustice" system.
Here's my theory...ANY preacher in a brand new Mercedes, living in a million dollar home, and having that kind of cash, and a private jet is a con artist. I will never be convinced otherwise.
Why it took so long to lock these folks up is unbelievable to me, it was a con from day one, run by a convicted felon and allowed by the local Authorities in their county.posted @ Friday, August 30, 2013 - 15:05
[quote][b]superdave[/b] - I think they got what they deserved but this has nothing to do with organized or unorganized religion. It has to do with greed, pure and simple. Even though they did this, I know first hand that many, many poor families were fed by this program. So you see, God does take bad and turn it into good :>)
[/quote]Were they not an "organized religion" they would not have been able to prey upon the misplaced trust and charity of others, nor would the business have been exempt from taxation. Yes, many families were fed using their Business, but any legitimate business could have done the same thing. They used organized religion as a cloak. As to whether they "got what they deserved", I disagree. She got no jail time, and the other two should have received MUCH MUCH more. Our Justice system leans toward the wealthy and they get reduced sentences because of their wealth. So NO, they didn't get what they deserved, they got what they bought their way out of with misappropriated money.
[quote][b]Humbucker bob[/b] - @swhitney: Every single thug kid that is caught with guns should be immediately be sent over to Afganistan to practice their thuggery fighting Muslim extremists. Give them a lesson on real thuggery. [/quote]
I would prefer we not make our military a dumping ground for the dregs of society. It decreases the level of honor and nobility of the men who serve. I would prefer they be put to work on a chain gang.posted @ Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 06:15
This guy's a tool.posted @ Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 06:08
[quote][b]Ellie Mae[/b] - Hope everyone that gives him money reads this so they know where their money is going - alcohol, pot & nudie magazines. [/quote]
Just like a college kid with his allowance from mom and dad...
All kidding aside, this is precisely why when I do try to help out someone who claims to need it I offer to buy them a meal...NEVER will I give them cash.posted @ Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:00
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