It is astonishing the power some people want to give to a word. Regardless of any intent from the person speaking such a word, it only has as much power or affect as the receiving person gives it. For a person to use such words in a derogatory statement it says everything about the person using the word and nothing about the person receiving it. Apparently there are some people who have no control over their emotions so they give all of that control to others and blame someone else for how they feel. IF you feel hurt or angry because of something another person said, that feeling is your choice.
As for any justice being served, I don't think so. Sure somebody gets paid a settlement but since this guy,( like everyone else in this country,) can't possibly pay it, that money will be coming from somebody else. Now that's a reasonable punishment... NOT.posted @ Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 17:56
[quote][b]geneweeks[/b] - ...... Im not sure executing certified psychos (assuming this is proven) is fair in my opinion. [/quote]
Whoever said anything in this world should be fair. For some murderers the only way to ensure they never do it again is to either incarcerate them for the rest of their life at the expense of the people.... or execute them.posted @ Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 17:41
I seems that someone knows the rule that if you are in a fair fight, you are not doing enough to win. IF in a fight I'd rather take out my opponent with my hands or a hand held weapon but if need be I will do whatever is necessary to not lose.posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 11:57
An ice rink in GA? What a great idea. I'm sure there are many people here in the south who know how to ice skate. I tried it one and it in no way resembles roller skating.posted @ Monday, September 2, 2013 - 11:50
It seems the wife is about as crazy as her whacked out husband. I am a firm supporter of gun ownership, not gun rights, and feel Ted has done more to hurt the image of shooting sports than he could ever hope to help it. This crazy wife of his isn't helping either.posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:37
I have it. All fast food workers walk out on the job. All fast food joints are forced to close and people are forced to actually eat REAL food.posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 12:58
As if they could ever require people to buy insurance or charge them a fee for not buying it. That is truly ridiculous and will never fly while people still breath in this country.posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 12:01
Since football is a game for morons, they should just do away with the helmets and padding and call it deathball. Now that would be something worth watching.posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:55
What an idiot to use a 22 cal pistol for a robbery. For that he deserves to be caught and sentenced.posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:54
"Athens' culture"? now that's a good joke. about as funny and pointless as saying there is any culture in this country.posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:49
[quote][b]CharlotteLadyGardner[/b] - So what if her neighbor yells like Tarzan and laughs like a hyena, she is on her own front porch. [/quote]
And if that neighbor comes threatening you with a stungun at your mailbox???? then what?posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 - 22:47
[quote][b]Athens_Rottweiler[/b] - Get a gun! And learn how to use it!!
Agreed!!! There are too many wackos around for one not to defend themselves. And once you've practiced and know how to use the gun, keep it with you at all times. However, only pull it out when you feel threatened and never if you just want to intimidate someone. That is brandishing and is illegal.posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 - 22:45
Yet another idiot keeping guns unsecured so that criminals can get their hands on them. People.... either carry your handgun with you (which is the reason to have one in the first place) or keep it locked up where it can't be taken.posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 - 13:33
Then stay away from religious sources! Pedophiles seek out religious positions of authority more than anything else for their cover because the parents are generally trusting, naïve and submissive. Here's another way the teachings of religion harms children and fails to protect them. Any male involved in schools or organizations for children, especially young children, is suspect. Don't like that statement? Research pedophilia; it's nearly exclusively a male problem as is nearly all sexual deviation.
So very true even though the sheeple hate to admit they are the submissive type who rely on imaginary deities for their choices in life.posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 - 13:26
[quote][b]Athens_Rottweiler[/b] - If you get hit by a train, I kinda feel that it is just Darwinism at work.
I couldn't agree more. With overpopulation growing rampant in this country, there has to be something at work to keep things from getting too far out of balance. A smart person doesn't use the train tracks for pedestrian traffic.posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 23:45
The Minority Report strikes again. Punishing people before they ever commit a crime is obviously the way of the future. As for the First Amendment in this country... apparently one can no longer use any words they choose without the possibility of punishment.
That said, whether or not this guy intended to harm anyone, it was quite a stupid decision to post such a threat on a public message board.posted @ Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 12:14
Actually it's a take on the movie "Super" where the main character dresses as the Crimson Bolt.posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 - 10:21
He will learn that in prison there is one kind of criminal that all the others can't stand and that is a child abuser. He will get what's coming to him most likely.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:11
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What in the world does the story mean by 'his' new gun? A teenager is not allowed to own a handgun. From 18-20 years old the only firearm a teen can own is a rifle or shotgun. If there is a parent involved with this teen possessing a pistol, that parent needs to be prosecuted for allowing this to happen.
Clearly it is every gun owner's responsibility to know how to operate and disassemble their firearm safely and properly. Obviously this Nobel lariat must have thought he was too cool for that.posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:06
[quote][b]kemosabe[/b] - A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Exactly... this is why religion was created in the first place. A means to control the masses with fear.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:50
Where did you read that this guy is in the US illegally? That's not mentioned anywhere in the article I read.
Ohhh, that's right. You made it up.
Uh, he's a Mexican. Credits to navy beans he and virtually every other of his kind are in this country illegally. Especially since our gov has decided to turn a blind eye to it and grant these people privileges that we citizens do not even have.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:46
Stinking pigs.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:28
Yeah, and the number of available jobs in this country have decreased considerably as well.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:25
can you say panda BBQ?posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 18:51
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
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more