You are an incredible odd person.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 20:52
Yes, there will always be those who cheat the system, who don't have any idea how to manage money and who buy unnecessary "stuff" and then complain that they cannot find the money to pay the rent, but they are NOT the majority of the poor, no matter how much better you feel if you can convince yourself that they are. I have seen the poor and elderly when delivering meals on wheels, I know that the majority of people in poverty are children, who through no fault of their own go to bed hungry. In addition, even the poor in this country have a more than in they do in other countries. Children actually starve to death around the world. Can you somehow justify that? Humbucker Bob is right, the Bible tells us we need to do better but too many are not listening.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 16:19
My local church does provide food for the food bank. Members of the congregation bring food donations every week and before Thanksgiving a special appeal resulted in a much increased amount of food coming in. However, the problem of hunger is far greater than the churches can solve. Food stamps help families keep food on the table, meals on wheels provides food to the elderly and disabled who cannot work. These programs are being cut by those people in congress who have never known a moment of hunger or who have never had to decide whether to pay the rent or buy food. That is what angers me the most.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 15:45
As a vegetarian for the last 15 years I think it should be pointed out that one of the biggest environmental impacts of a meat diet (notably beef) is that valuable farm land as well as the rain forests have been decimated in order to graze cattle for the US market. It is just not a wise use of limited resources. In addition, the amount of water it takes to raise beef or process chicken is far more than it takes to raise vegetables and fruits. Also not a wise use of limited resources. I know that everyone is not going to give up eating meat but I wish that people would at least cut down on the meat consumed. A big pot of vegetable soup or beans is healthier and better on the environment.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 15:35
Just an FYI. Patients who are demented can get away from the most careful of families. My aunt was in a nursing home and snuck out, dying of hyperthermia as a result. I think the family of this man has enough pain without receiving blame. Perhaps he was allowed to walk to the mailbox and this time he just kept walking. I also think the man who did the shooting is going to suffer a lot of pain and I don't know what his additional punishment should be. I agree that the shooter should have stayed inside the house and waited for the police. He was wrong to go outside and take matters into his own hands. Tragedy always results from this action. Just a very sad event for all involved.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 15:23
I agree….NO NO NO. Allow texting and email use, that is just fine. But spare the other passengers the long-winded, loud voiced, providing too much personal information, ramblings of our fellow passengers! I like to read on the airplane, or if it is a long flight, I might even like to try to sleep……..to have a gazillion conversations going on would be a disaster. Listen to the pilots and flight attendants…they say NO.
To ghostwriter: I think I prefer the colonoscopy!!posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 - 13:27
I cannot add anything to the well expressed comments of most of you this morning! Thanks!posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 - 13:21
I was there and enjoyed the exciting game!posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 21:32
It is a very sad commentary that most of you commenters cannot just give a shout out to Mr. Overton for his service but instead have to throw in your anti-Obama rhetoric…most of which is not even close to the truth. You spoil the moment.
Thank you, Mr. Overton, and all our veterans for your service and sacrifice. I wish we were more deserving of it.
"The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
I hope this expansion of animal control is supported and completed. These stray animals are our responsibility and they deserve better than euthanasia.posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 10:47
Sensible ideas, I hope someone at Animal control is reading these pages.posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 10:44
Congratulations, Dr.Warren! Anything you can do for the benefit of wildlife is to be commended.posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 21:28
You have made your point and I don't agree with it. Time to quit.posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:10
Well we live in a country that gives you the right to express and make choices based on your opinion,but hopefully we will retain the laws that give the woman the right to make personal decisions regarding pregnancy without your permission. Not everyone believes that a fetus, in the first 3 months, is a "body" separate from the mother.posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:49
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - BTW, my mother was told that she and her baby (me) would die after my birth and it was suggested that she have an abortion. She did not and she is still alive and kicking in her late 70's. I support giving life a chance.[/quote]
I don't agree with anything that you say except this last quote. I am very happy that your mother chose to give birth and that you both lived through it. However, technology is much better today at predicting outcomes of pregnancies and the viability of the fetus. And, your mother was given a choice and she made her decision. That is all that women want, the free choice.posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:49
Oh yes, like they were in favor of Social Security and Medicare too! I mean, how disgusting can you get? I assume that you agree with me and will certainly turn down both of those programs when you are old enough to benefit! The democrats are the party of social responsibility and are usually on the side of programs that take care of the poor, take care of children, take care of the elderly. And yes, most of us are on the side of the woman and support her right to choose what she does with her body. You would have the government tell her that she must carry a baby to term that she does not want, cannot support or that will be severely disabled or die after birth? Really?posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:40
OOPS…had to insert the word NOT into my comment made last night. Sorry.posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:35
While I appreciate the thought and effort that you put into your stated position, I think your basic premise, that an unwanted pregnancy is the result of a "bad decision or choice" is wrong. I doubt anyone decides that they want to get pregnant and then changes their mind. They may make the decision to have sex and then as a result they get pregnant, so in that case you could say it was a bad decision, but many abortions are done because the fetus is found to be defective, maybe unviable outside the womb. That is not the result of a bad decision, it is usually heart breaking for the would-be parents. And even when the fetus is normal,
I do not see how forcing any woman to bear a child she does not want or cannot properly take care of is a good decision for her or the baby. Your personal experience turned out well for you and your daughter but you cannot expect everyone to agree with you.
You are allowed your beliefs about when life begins and all of that, and no one will force you to have an abortion against those beliefs, but you (or anyone else) should NOT have the right to tell another woman what she can do. That is what the state of Texas is trying to do, force the religious beliefs on their politicians on the women of Texas.
Sorry but I may have given you a negative by mistake. Add an
AMEN from me to that statement. Although Broun does frequently give me a laugh, he usually gives me a bad case of embarrassment for the state.
[quote][b]Okra[/b] - I was merely saying that believing in science AND an imaginary sky wizard, would, to most thinking people, be incompatible. They are exactly opposites.
Okay, I see what you are saying and you are not alone in that point of view. However, I would argue that there are many scientists who believe in God, attend church and don't find it at all incompatible. My husband is a scientist, we have many friends who are scientists and attend church and believe in God. Most of them have higher degrees and are thinking people. Perhaps the difference is that we don't consider God to be a "sky wizard" and we don't take the Bible in a literal sense so we can accept the creation story as what it is, a story, and we accept the science of evolution.posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 19:41
Excuse me? What does not make sense? I was answering the comment by another poster that because Broun was in a church setting, I should not expect him to support evolution. You chose not to copy the entire quote but I can assure you that in my church we accept evolution as science.We also accept that the earth is over 4 billion years old. We don't check our brains at the door when we enter church. So. to most thinking people, my comment would make sense.
Thanks Jim. For several weeks I simply stopped posting much because my liberal, anti gun viewpoint brought on such hateful replies. I don't mind all those negative marks, those are to be expected, but some of the name calling was a bit much for a "lady of my age". I kept thinking that if people knew they were talking to someone who could be their grandmother, they might rein it in a little. Having said that, even I find it difficult sometimes when I am posting about something I feel passionate about to not just say "you are a jerk!" to those who think differently. My name would imply I look at both sides of issues..and I try, mostly without success. However, I will try harder to disagree with more respect.posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 07:33
[quote][b]barryhollander[/b] - Yes, Broun is an underwhelming public servant and political thinker, but this is one of those nice gestures that deserves at least a nod of thanks and recognition, not unlike constituent services.
I would agree with you. As long as he does not give his own interpretation of the constitution to these children but just hands out copies of it for them to take home and hopefully refer to now and then, this is an okay gesture.
When I first moved to Athens I met the man at a meeting and thought he was very pleasant and personable. Had to learn his politics and then I lost all respect for him.
[quote][b]adelsesto15[/b] - @Libralady: when Broun gave a speech against evolution, he was in a church. Do you really think he would support evolution in a church setting?
Well, we certainly support it in my church. Evolution is science and should be supported everywhere. I admit to being appalled to read that over 50% of people in Georgia are believers in biblical creation but it explains why someone like Broun can continually win elections. Now, whether Broun really believes those ridiculous statements he gave in that church setting, I don't know. Somehow I doubt it.posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 07:13
How did the Corps of Engineers cause that flooding? Was it a levee problem? They were blamed for the broken levees in NO because the levees were not adequately constructed. The people of NO learned that you cannot sue the Corps, however.
I have mixed feelings about insuring some homes with flood insurance. Since most of NO is below sea level, it is likely to flood, but those are people's main homes and it is hard to tell a city that 80% of it should not be rebuilt or won't be insured. However, the homes along the beaches of the gulf coast are primarily summer homes and I really don't think they should be insured over and over again. As the sea levels rise, this is going to become a monstrous problem for a lot of coastal cities.
Winder-Barrow's Micah Weathers finished fourth in the freshman race at the Foot Locker South Regionals. Weathers' time of 18:50 was the 14th fastest of Georgia participants across eight girls divisions.
Summary: When I went on an assignment to do a story about a K-9 training class in Oconee County on Tuesday, I never thought I?d experience a dog attack. When I went on an assignment to do a story about a K-9 training class in Oconee County on Tuesday, I never thought I?d experience a dog attack. But after some prodding by a couple of deputies, I put on the ?bite suit? dog handlers use to protect their bodies while training their K-9 partners. Actually, I was helped into the thick, stiff garment. At best, my attempts at walking seemed like the stiff movements of a robot from a 1950s movie. Our photographer, A.J. Reynolds, donned one as well and he actually seemed upbeat for the opportunity to face one of the dogs. read more