Such a sad story. I hate for anyone to be called out or humiliated in public. Sounds like from the angle presented that others tried to make the situation better. I hope he understands that most of us appreciate his service and ultimate sacrifices.posted @ Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:51
I so enjoy the "discoveries" scientists make routinely. Lately, it has been a nice blend between new species being discovered and churning up species evidence we have never seen. Great work!posted @ Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 10:11
@EnergyTurtle: Agreed. It should have been "timely" and "timely" would have coincided with A Personal Foul.posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 17:35
I hate that so much time has elapsed between problem and resolution. What happened is dreadful, AND fair and effective consequences are usually "timely". Not going to be the case here. I respect Richt and know that if he is in charge of dispensing "justice" on his own team - it will be fair and appropriate. If I was the BAMA coach about to play for a National Championship. . .I fear I may not chose to bench one of my starters if I was left to bring justice. Just saying because I like to win. Love it. Glad Richt is strong and caring (and glad he too is not taking away playing time.)posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 17:01
@WinSomeLoseSome: Hey, there was a "get-away" driver pickup involved in this crime. Some of that $15 was for the "to-go" plate he had to order as payment for the get-away driver. Is the driver now considered an accomplice? I hope they got a tag number and driver description. This could be big.posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 09:24
If you are in a healthy relationship and things start to change on one side, that change could be a sign. Generally, you don't have to discover a tracking device under your hood, or that somehow you phone was assigned to the family locator plan (for your safety of course). The "interaction" changes will probably let you know there is a problem somewhere. Love and trust can be complicated. I find treating others with respect and making them feel so comfortable in a relationship should be easy. If they are worth it. Communication is key.posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 08:13
Just in case I need a more permanent solution.posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 08:00
[quote][b]SockPuppetsRUs[/b] - @sparta girl:
Like this sparta girl -
Thanks so much SPRUs! I quit stuffing tissue in my bra somewhere around 7th grade (late bloomer). Now, I will start stuffing it in my Nike Hightops! I am going to work at least 5'7" tomorrow! I wonder if anyone will notice? Didn't know men had their own bag of tricks too!!! Most helpful video I have seen in a while. Thanks.posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 18:18
I know my lineage and I am a product of so many "minorities", yet I am categorized as "white/caucasion" on legal documents. Many of my ancestors were minorities at various stages of life - funny how things evolve. Sometimes, funny how we accept or reject change. I do not believe that we will wake up January 1, 2043 and say - where did all the white folks go? It is going to be fine. I look forward to change.posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 13:22
[quote][b]stinkbait[/b] - Need to cure the tendency to throw into multiple coverage receivers and Grow about 3-4 inches taller to reduce tipped passes (Pro defensive linemen will get in the way far more that the college guys).
Good Luck! [/quote]
Hey, let me know about the plan for growing inches taller after puberty (or into adulthood). Always wanted to be a little taller. A pill or a potion?
And I too wish Aaron lots of luck at any height! Go Dawgs! Sic 'em.posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 13:09
Suspect was fully prepared to do some real damage in terms of ammunition and fire power. The suspect is in critical condition after multiple surgeries. The officer is home resting and recovering. So happy for the officer and his dept and family. I have seen similar situations where the suspect wants to end his life and chooses to go out in this manner. Not saying this is so for this case.posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:41
"a day, keeps the doctor away."posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 08:46
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - You sound like my future-fantasy human. There will come a time on this planet, if we last long enough, to where we are all mutts of complete mixture and be far, far better off because of it. Children of the future will read of a time when tribalism, nationism and racism caused untold suffering and misery in the world and not be able to relate. They will think of us as savages, I'm sure.[/quote]
You are so accurate. My people live forever so I will probably transition into that time. I am already there, but I will be patient and wait for the next generation to catch up. Thanks.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 14:30
@bobbidiboo: Cool! I stand corrected!!!!posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 13:37
@E.J.: Thanks. I will catch on. My heart is in the right place. My background makes me unique and maybe difficult to "comprehend" in print. Still working on it.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 13:35
@D.Dublis: Well said. I have done extensive genealogy research. My family tree is so diverse. I have limbs that include elm, pine, oak, birch, AND cedar. Never hear a racially-motivated-negative word from me. I am sincere - and charming. . . . toot, toot.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 13:30
@D.Dublis: Well said. I have done extensive genealogy research. My family tree is so diverse. I have limbs that include elm, pine, oak, birch, AND cedar. Never hear a racially-motivated-negative word from me. I am sincere - and charming.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 13:30
@D.Dublis: Thanks for your comment, "I didn't call you a Bubba - as you have not posted a comment convicting someone before a trial or plea." That was well appreciated as I misunderstood the Bubba comment and did indeed think it was for me. Thanks for clarifying for me and anyone else who may have been thinking the same.
I did want you to recognize (I am asking you to toot the horn for me) that I took the time to protect the Walmart clerk from the sporting goods department just in case others truly believed this man in the picture was the same guy. The two look so much alike that I too wondered if I would be seeing him this afternoon in the sporting good section. That clerk is so helpful, happy and law-abiding and I would hate that his striking resemblance would negatively impact his reputation. That was truly my intention with my post so that other conservatives might not boycott Walmart after convicting the poor clerk for no good reason.
I am new to this blog and never intend to offend. Thanks for holding me accountable for my words and how others may perceive them. Be patient with me and continue to follow and hold me accountable. I am looking forward to your feedback.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 13:02
@webbty80: I will need it.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:35
[quote][b]D.Dublis[/b] - I can read the facts stated to date and reach a conclusion, but it's disgraceful that the ABH crime blog is largely a place for Bubbas to convict folks before a plea or jury verdict. I know, such a quaint viewpoint.[/quote]
I am so glad we are on the same page here, Dublis. I am one of many who believe in law enforcement, rules, government, good parenting, good citizenship, freedom of speech, finding solutions instead of dwelling on the problems, I totally believe in "innocent til proven guilty". I believe that sometimes the guilty go free, but it may be for reasons that our society has put together a plan to protect all citizens, whether guilty or innocent, and AGAIN, I tell you I support that plan. I have never been wrongly accused of anything, so I do not have a chip on my shoulder. I chose to say politically correct and choose "suspect" because frankly that is what it is. You chose to imply "Bubba" which is so despicable, derogatory, and YET you do not even choose to place a disclaimer (a politically correct replacement). You see your words, your ideas, your views, as ultimately superior. Name calling is usually something we learn early in life as inappropriate, ineffective ways to communicate. All of your other points, however, were well taken. Understood. Agreed. On the same page. Name calling simply unncessary and did not even cause me to choose a counterargument because I am well-rounded and open-minded. In the future, leave out the extra derogatory "name calling" and I believe you will reach more people with your ideas and points of view. I love America. I love Georgia. I love my government, despite its short comings. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Hopefully in your non-totalitarian society you are so grateful for - you will find another way to describe a kind, woman who chooses to volunteer and give back to her community consistently.posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:31
We have become practical and resourceful in such economic times as these. Our new best friends are big burritos at Taco Stand and pedicures.
You mean the counter with the large gun collection behind it.? No. The perp, or to be politically correct 'suspect' is larger. But great observation. I buy all my fishing gear there and no exactly who you are talking about. [quote][b]Athens Hi-Fi[/b] - Is that the guy from the east side Walmart who works the sporting goods counter?
That is why I love living in this county. Moved here from Atlanta and plan to stay as long as you will have me. I feel safe. Probably doesn't hurt to have law enforcement background in Atlanta too. I got your back. @SheriffBerry:posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 22:02
So glad the kids were safe. It doesn't mention who took custody of the dogs. I hope they were adopted out to a more responsible owner.posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 21:47
He should have had an idea who the caller was prior to answering. He could have listed her under a business name or buddies name in his contacts. I am sure he would have guessed that taking that call right then would lead to trouble. Just assuming the hairdresser perhaps played another role in his life.posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 21:43
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
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