[quote][b]Cat123[/b] - @Yellow Dog: That might be the case if the man had died the day before, but apparently he was dead for a while before the situation was discovered by authorities. Keeping a dead person in the house is not normal behavior for anyone.
I was alluding to the fact that being the sole caregiver for an elderly person can be a very stressful situation.
[quote][b]Lady of the Lake[/b] - This makes me ill. What is wrong with people?
If you've never been the sole caregiver to an elderly person, and especially one who is terminally ill, you might not ask that question.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 05:58
[quote][b]THX1138[/b] - I don't get why some of you are bad mouthing the mother it seems to me that she is trying the best she can under the circumstances. I'm sure she didn't choose to be poor and live in a bad neighborhood. How about a little compassion? Oh I forgot most of you have no compassion for people whose skin is a little darker than yours.
Someone is always standing by to play the race card.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 06:20
[quote][b]fred astaire[/b] - the GOP has accomplished nothing else so they may as well remain consistent with these dumb "stories" as well.[/quote]
Dumb stories...???posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 04:44
This is a strong message to the Athens-Clarke County thieves & thugs that crime doesn't pay in Oconee County thanks to observant citizens & law enforcement & courts are serious about their roles in society and the local community.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 04:26
[quote][b]pevaguy[/b] - It is terrible that he lost his life but what is a 17 year old doing in middle school?
Very good question.
I'd say dig down into pockets to finance programs that might actually rehabilitate criminals. Maybe more drug treatment programs, mental health treatment programs, programs that help released prisoners to train for and find jobs,etc. The first two could be made more readily available in prisons as well as to the general public (which would help people stay out of prison in the first place). The training/educational programs could also be made more readily available in prison, along with programs that teach basic life skills such as managing money, parenting skills, conflict resolution skills, etc.
Programs such as these would not work for every criminal, but IMHO would show a better return on investment that building bigger, better prison in which to lock up more and more people.
Very warm & fuzzy...
[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] -
CLG: I'm not sure if you and other folks are reading about this more because I take the time to research the histories of offenders when they are arrested for felonies. It could be that this has been happening all along, and was just not reported on like I do. I'm actually undertaking a project to find out if things have gotten worse or not, but it's going to be a long-term thing because there is no data base that's exclusively for repeat offenders in Athens-Clarke County.
Joe has a point. Just like years ago one never heard much about child abuse or molestation, but it was happening. No one was reporting it.
@Oh-brother: I looked up "Crisis Actors". I found a commentary by a so-called expert saying that folks with legs blown off bleed out and die within minutes. That is not always true. I know of many documented instances where those folks survived. I know of several personal experiences in Vietnam where they survived.
Who shot Lincoln?posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 08:15
[quote][b]Oh-brother[/b] - @Yellow Dog: I understand about reading comprehension when you've already formed your opinion. I suppose I should have used quotes when I wrote "Christians", what I meant was those that profess one thing and act completely another way. Surely if you go to church you know exactly the kind I'm talking about.
If this guy is guilty I'm ok with him being eaten by wild hogs on TV, during the Super Bowl, but there's enough suspicion about this episode to where I'm reluctant to rush to judgment. Do just a tiny bit of research and don't automatically believe something just because the government says it.
Just think for a minute, who has something to gain from this? Is it even remotely possible that those two Russian guys would spend so much energy, then have so little return? Please do a search for "crisis actors". You might be surprised.
I will however rush to judgement on low life thieves caught in the act. If that's hypocrisy then I'll gladly wear the crown.
Reading comprehension, my butt. That's the old stand by to cover your butt. Do you REALLY think, with all the people involved in this terror event, that there's some kind of coverup or conspiracy? There's too many players, good guys & bad guys. So, YOU, Brother, need to do as you tell unto others. READ THE REPORTS and witness statements. They've got video, for God's sake. I don't think Spielberg or Hanks could have been hired that quickly.posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 06:10
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Fabulous! I so hope I will live to see the day when I don't have to hear the roar of jet engines in the sky ever again. This seems promising, but a long ways from practical application. Maybe for drones.
You can have my seat... Give me a noisy, smelly engine under my butt.posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 03:25
[quote][b]Oh-brother[/b] - This is where I'd agree with Sharia Law in cutting off his hand and branding his face. The arrogance and stupidity behind this kind of crime is becoming all too common.
Have some self respect people.[/quote]
Wow! I just got through reading your post about the Boston bomber & how wicked the "Christians" are for not wanting a grave for him.
What's up, Waffle Man?posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 23:09
Really? you see that they are Christians? How many points did you have to spend to get info on the religions of other posters?
So far, what I see is that these posters are angry at a terrorist who killed Americans. You demonstrate your anger your way and they can demonstrate theirs in their way.
You're a good guy, Mel...
[quote][b]jo15765[/b] - "everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of his or her death."
Just where is that written? Throw the S.O.B. in a ditch somewhere where folks can't smell him rot.posted @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 22:07
[quote][b]gman129[/b] - I was planning to take group to Callaway, but they won't consider it now.
I'm all for "carry" permits and the rights of permit holders, and the 2nd Amendment. But your statement seems to be a knee jerk response without using your noodle. Maybe you should quit using this forum because we all know that the media is a bunch of liberals...
Wise up.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:58
For those looking for the caffeine, coffee is much better for you, and there's no thuggary connected to coffee drinking that I know of. But y'all already knew that.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 02:56
Good work by police/deputies in Oconee County!posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 02:22
That's a great story!posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 02:16
[quote][b]webbty80[/b] - Tybee is a dump. It is far from a real beach.
Depends upon what you call a "real beach", I guess. I sure ain't like Daytona where there's a lot of good old fashioned sex and hard liquor drinking going on. But, Tybee Island is a real treasure. Not just the beach, but the entire community that lives there. If you were able to spend some time there and get to know the area, you would quickly learn that Tybee is a very unique community. Life can be entertaining anywhere, not just Daytona or PCB.
Edit: I went back and read what I just wrote and it sounded like this was written by some flaming liberal. Well, I'm a flaming conservative. The words just came from someone who once lived the life there. First chance I get, I'm going back there to live. Just look at the trash bin that is Athens/Clarke Co. Tybee Island is a paradise.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 02:08
[quote][b]xMarauderx[/b] - I feel for the family of that woman, so sad.
So, as of the end of the recession, you will have over 20 years to recover. I will have had 6 years during the lamest recovery ever. I've been self-employed since 1980 and done well enough to have built my current home for cash. I started investing when I was 31. I "flipped" my first house in Atlanta to sell it for almost exactly twice what I bought it for 7 years later; much of the work was my own elbow grease. I worked night and day to build my business at the expense of ignoring my daughter. I divorced at age 25 and took nothing but my daughter and the little I brought to the marriage. I had to fight for child support. I never took government help or charity. I did everything right, as society advised. I have never paid a penny of interest on a credit card; I always paid cash for a car. The only money I ever borrowed was a mortgage.
So those are our stories. Neither one has anything to do with the rape of the American middle class as a whole. The rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer and the middle class has become much diminished, not because the poor or the middle class failed to do what was right! One of many factors is globalization, but the immoral factors are the greed of Wall Street and the corrupt power of Corporate America both gained through the buying of unethical politicians. Why shouldn't I complain about that?!
That story almost made me cry...
[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] - @grove600: Why is it always a handbasket? They're kind of small for all the travelers heading south, aren't they?
[/quote]if I could "neg" the admin guy, I'd do it.
[quote][b]soulpen[/b] - Society needs to stop texting, get off facebook, and take a long hard look at the future of America.[/quote]Very idealistically stated. However, Facebook and texting aren't the parents of thuggery in the schools and elsewhere. It's the parents who aren't parenting. Pseudo parents are the root of the problem.posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 16:14
[quote][b]kunky45[/b] - People are beginning to get the message that Republicans running the state put these burdens on the backs of the average guy while big business gets the discounts. Follow the money. Income of the rich up 28%. Income of middle class down -4%.
[/quote]You seem to forget about the monetary burden that Obama's federal government heaps on our state with such things as Obamacare, etc. So, don't blame it all on the Republicans. Democrats must share the blame.
[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - What's that definition of insanity again?
[/quote] I call it EVIL. Punish them. Don't let them limp off with the insanity plea.
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