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hmmm

United States

#1 Apr 13, 2011
Really. Should a convicted be the face of a nonprofit? I'm all for "people can change" but how does it look for the organization?
Not a misfit

Dahlonega, GA

#2 Apr 13, 2011
No, they shouldn't.

Since: Mar 11

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#3 Apr 14, 2011
Should the courthouse be inhabited with thieves and liars?

Since: Aug 10

Dawsonville, GA

#4 Apr 14, 2011
Reb Blairsville wrote:
Should the courthouse be inhabited with thieves and liars?
Honestly, Reb every courthouse, every legislative body is inhabited with thieves and liars.
Bobby

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Apr 14, 2011
Truthis Blairsville wrote:
<quoted text>Honestly, Reb every courthouse, every legislative body is inhabited with thieves and liars.
Maybe but none as bad as UC. It s much like a war against evildoers but we will win out over these misfits. We will have good and honest people in these jobs someday real soon. We will have an honest newspaper someday too. You can lead the pigs to the trough but you dont have to feed them.

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#6 Apr 14, 2011
Truthis Blairsville wrote:
<quoted text>Honestly, Reb every courthouse, every legislative body is inhabited with thieves and liars.
It's sad to say but you are right. I just hope it is time we changed liars and thieves at ours. The ones we have now have way to much experience.

Since: Mar 11

USA

#7 Apr 14, 2011
hmmm wrote:
Really. Should a convicted be the face of a nonprofit? I'm all for "people can change" but how does it look for the organization?
You're kidding right? A lot of non-profits have been operated by "born again" convicted felons.

Bottom line, it depends on what the offenses were and what the non-profit does. If you are talking about a convicted sex-offender leading a non-profit children's summer camp -- of course, that would look very, very bad.

"Convicted felon" is a broad term.
boodoodle

United States

#8 Apr 14, 2011
Truthis Blairsville wrote:
<quoted text>Honestly, Reb every courthouse, every legislative body is inhabited with thieves and liars.
That doesn't say much about your country and the people that vote these people into office. I should hope this is not so.
MY THOUGHTS

Jefferson, GA

#9 Apr 14, 2011
I feel it takes away from the organization as a whole. Working with the organization behind the scenes, maybe. Being the face of the organization is a different story. I guess it depends on what the organization is, I do agree there, but there is an old say you can not point the finger with dirty hands and that is true.

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#10 Apr 14, 2011
hmmm wrote:
Really. Should a convicted be the face of a nonprofit? I'm all for "people can change" but how does it look for the organization?
You know you really have a point there.
Most felons go off and hide their face so noone knows they are around. I guess its shame. Looks like Barry Bonds just got on the hit parade and Michael Vick and and don't forget the old boxing champ Tyson. Those are just a few in the sports world and I'm sure no self respecting organization would want any of these low lifes representing them. I know no one here on topix would shake the hand of either of these men. Isn't it great to be above the rest of the world and be able to look down. Be careful though you might get a stiff neck.
The Dude

Hotchkiss, CO

#11 Apr 14, 2011
I read somewhere that there is something like 15-20 felons that are in the US House of Representatives. These guys cant vote for themselves but they can con the public into electing them.

Since: Aug 10

Dawsonville, GA

#12 Apr 14, 2011
Reb Blairsville wrote:
<quoted text>It's sad to say but you are right. I just hope it is time we changed liars and thieves at ours. The ones we have now have way to much experience.
I think we just change one group of thieves and liars for another.

Since: Aug 10

Dawsonville, GA

#13 Apr 14, 2011
boodoodle wrote:
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That doesn't say much about your country and the people that vote these people into office. I should hope this is not so.
It's your country too, Boo.

Since: Aug 10

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Apr 14, 2011
Bobby wrote:
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Maybe but none as bad as UC. It s much like a war against evildoers but we will win out over these misfits. We will have good and honest people in these jobs someday real soon. We will have an honest newspaper someday too. You can lead the pigs to the trough but you dont have to feed them.
Bobby, hon,compared to the Feds the locals are rank amateurs,
just a question

Helen, GA

#15 Apr 14, 2011
Boy whoever started this thread hit a nerve with some. The poster never gave his/her thoughts, just asked a question. I never realized felons were so close to our posters hearts, then again, this is topix.

Since: Aug 10

Dawsonville, GA

#16 Apr 14, 2011
just a question wrote:
Boy whoever started this thread hit a nerve with some. The poster never gave his/her thoughts, just asked a question. I never realized felons were so close to our posters hearts, then again, this is topix.
Are you new to the area? If you've been here a while, you'll eventually be related to a felon through marriage or whatever. Hell, they're fambly!
Informed Opinion

Cape Coral, FL

#17 Apr 14, 2011
Importantly, please remember,

if you rob a Circle K for $87 dollars you are a dangerous felon, we treat you as scum and send you to prison,

but,

if you steal $87 million from shareholders and/or taxpayers, we treat you like royalty, and we send you anywhere you want.
hmmm

United States

#18 Apr 14, 2011
I didn't give an opinion Reb, I asked a question.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#19 Apr 15, 2011
Once upon a time a Felony was serious crime, and a Misdemeanor not much of a crime at all.

Example; misdemeanors mostly minor traffic violations, drinking (public drunk), hurting someone’s feeling (abusive language) and the like. Felony’s on the other hand very serious, murder, rape, assault, robbery and the like.

Not anymore, the line between the two is almost indistinguishable. Sneeze wrong, and whalla, you’ve committed a felony.

How many of you (male or female) have had nature call during a trip, pulled over to the side of the highway and ... Well catch the wrong cop, and, you can be charged with a felony. Shouldn’t happen, not right, but it’s happened. Or maybe in your youth, those new hormonal changes resulted in confusing misjudgments? Again wrong place, wrong time, wrong cop = felony.

Or maybe you were just driving through Blairville and were stopped for a traffic violation. Didn’t even know, what you had done. And whalla! Next thing you know you are charged with a FELONY – OBSTRUCTION of an Officer.

See what I’m sayin? Not everyone who has been charged with a felony, or maybe convicted of one fits in the same basket. One label doesn’t fit all. Each case, person, circumstance, and consideration must be viewed depending upon the conditions, facts, and evidence relating to that particular event. Otherwise, you are making judgments, based only on assumptions, on real people with real individual lives. Not a good idea.

In my personal view, those people (if you choose to use that term) in the upper felony crime levels that are so disconcerting - they should never be released from prison. And others lower level felons maybe shouldn’t have ever been released, as well. But there are some that really should not have been charged with felonies from the start.

Can’t help but think, after all I’ve witnessed in law enforcement, the following statement, and don’t remember where it came from:

“There, but for the Grace of God, Go I.”
KATHY

Jefferson, GA

#20 Apr 15, 2011
ARMED ROBBERY, BURGLARY AND HABITUAL VIOLATOR not strong enough for you to make a decision? ARE YOU NUTS? The man is a mental case.
You think this man can explain away these CONVICTIONS? This did not happen in a vaccum. People were placed at risk by this man. How many times did he drive drunk BEFORE he was caught enough times to be convicted of HABITUAL VIOLATIONS? Each time he could have kiiled YOUR family. Is this coming home to you now?
ARMED ROBBERY takes a weapon used against a human being. Want him over for dinner do you?
BURGLARY of a home. HE breaks into YOUR HOME and STEALS FROM YOU. And you want to forgive and forget?
LOOK at the other actors in ACOG.
SONNY "THE PURE"?
LINDA PITMAN: How many DUI arrests do you have?
Did she meet David in rehab or DUI school or AA meetings?
DAVID is on WELFARE. WE ARE SUPPORTING HIM, HIS WIFE AND CHILD.
DAVID IS ON FOOD STAMPS AND MEDICARE. WHO FEEDS YOUR FAMILY?
There is no middle ground on these clowns. They are trying ro make something out of nothing at all. THERE IS NO CRIME. THERE IS NO PROBLEM.
DAVID is on an ego trip. This is the best job he has ever had. He is a con man and only the stupid have bought into his game.
His big suit against TOPIX is a joke. He copied the work done in the GENE COOLEY case and used it for his own. COPY CAT CON MAN. He will loose.
LAMAR PARIS needs to read BARBER v PRUDUE which allows public people to sue hell out of idiots who defame them. THERE IS NO IMMUNITY.
Lamar, his wife and now his daughter have been attacked with LIES from these "good christians".
Ever notice how DAVID and ACOG can dish it out but when the table is turned they run to JESUS? It is a con job and a lot have been sucked into their ploy.
WAKE UP. How much proof do you need to fall on you before you see these folks for what they really are.
They had better pray.

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