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Douglas, GA

Ban That Confederate Flag in South Carolina

I also saw flower pots full of flowers in his picture....let's get rid of those. The American flag can also be seen under his feet....let's hurry and remove that too. Awww....damn, he was wearing gray when he shot those people, guess that color won't be in a box of crayons anymore!  (Jun 24, 2015 | post #13)

Douglas, GA

coffee regional

The original poster tried typing the word 'patient'. I'm assuming the patient was admitted and in a room. Anyone (even a smoker) could smell cigarette smoke in a hospital room. Probably doesn't have a damn thing to do with tattoos.....sounds like smoking was suspected inside of that room and proper protocols and procedures were taken.  (Jun 19, 2015 | post #6)

Douglas, GA

Ferguson riots and protests

It didn't surprise me when I heard two cops were shot in Ferguson. That's what will happen when you lead people to believe that the cops are the criminals. I was actually wondering where all the witnesses were? Seems like when a cop does the shooting, every single person on the block sees it. When two cops are shot, they didn't see a thing. I really do wish Michael Brown hadn't walked in the middle of the street that day and hadn't attacked Officer Wilson....I was happily ignorant to the fact that Ferguson, MO existed. Now, every single morning on the news, that place gets mentioned. If I were in law enforcement there, I wouldn't stop a black person ever again. If they are walking in the road, let em get run over. If they are speeding, let them run over said person in the road. If they are stealing, let them steal, etc. then I'd let the DOJ try and figure out why the crime level tripled.....  (Mar 13, 2015 | post #2)

Douglas, GA

fines

I paid $2,392.00 for medical insurance last year....my aunt paid a $95 fine....I think she came out to the good.  (Feb 19, 2015 | post #2)

Douglas, GA

spoiled milk

Next time you buy a jug, turn it upside down and make sure it doesn't leak. We had problems multiple times in the past with our milk spoiling quickly or already spoiled. I think when they put it in the cooler, the jugs slam together so hard that it's popping the lid up. If the seal if broken, the ride in the buggy while in the store and then the ride home is making it spoil quicker. This hasn't happened to us in a while, but we always check it before we put it in the buggy. Not sure if this is actually the problem you're having, but it's possible.....  (Feb 18, 2015 | post #2)

Douglas, GA

nonbelief

Secular Humanist.....I can tell that you're a little more well read than I am, so I'm afraid my comments will be somewhat simple, compared to yours. I am 38 years old, so I get the impression that you might be a little older than me as well. I found your story fascinating. I don't think I've ever spoken with someone who was raised to believe but then chose not to. I've spoken to others who were raised as one religion but chose another, like Mormonism. I know that some people are strong in their faith and I would never try to change that, however, I've had two experiences that I'd like to share to further demonstrate why I get turned off by religion. Both involve family members and both stunned me speechless. I found out on October 29th, 2004 that my 54 year old Mama had terminal cancer. I was 27 years old and still a Mama's girl. I thought it only right to inform my Mother and Father-in-law in person. Me and my oldest sister went to their home and told my Mother-in-law the bad news. We all three sit and cried. My father-in-law walked in a few minutes later, she told him the terrible news. The first words out of his mouth were these while looking directly at me: "You better get your Mama in church, you don't want her sitting down there burning". Awwww......how sweet of my father-in-law....t elling me that my Mama was going to hell if she didn't make an appearance in church. He never ask, but I never forgave him for that. My Mama's younger brother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2009, at the age of 57. His wife of 30+ years was very religious, but my uncle believed similar to the way I do. Two weeks before he passed, me and my sister went to visit him. Our aunt met us outside and was giving us an update on him. Her words and I quote, "Ya'll, I thought the Devil had come and got him last night"! I found out later that she had mentioned to his younger sister that she was afraid he would go to hell if he didn't utter those "magic" words. My Daddy has always said that "Hell is full of good people". If such a place truly exist, then I guess I've made my reservations. I'm drinking a beer as I'm typing this, just crushed out a cigarette and fixing to light another. I've cussed this website because a blank page came up when I tried to use the reply button. I hate some people because they make me hate them. But.....if you needed $20 and I had it, I'd give it to you. My parents taught me by example and didn't have to use God as a scare tactic. If I die tomorrow, I can honestly say that I'm not worried about where I'm going because I lived my life the way I thought it should be lived.......  (Jan 29, 2015 | post #7)

Douglas, GA

nonbelief

I've never witnessed anything like that, so I watched a few YouTube videos.....WOW! Do that on the street and you'll immediately get taken to the hospital or jail. I know those few videos didn't exactly show me everything, so I'm wondering, do people do that at home, at work, at school, etc.? Have you ever witnessed it somewhere other than a church? With that question yet to be answered, here's my take on what I witnessed on the videos. Power of suggestion. I noticed one woman standing there shaking all over, bending over, standing upright and repeating that posture over and over. Suddenly, the girl beside her started doing the same thing. The preacher asked for everyone on the front row to hold hands and become the receivers. Of course, everyone followed what the other was doing. Again...power of suggestion. When you have a preacher standing in front of you, praying for you and focusing on you, I think a person can become very excited. Similar to a child opening a Christmas present and discovering it's the thing they wanted most of all. Excitement, seemingly uncontrollable hollering, jumping up and down, etc. I also think in some cases that I saw on that video, that some were faking it just so they wouldn't be the only ones who appeared to not be moved. The entire time during my Mama's funeral....I shook. The room wasn't cold. I wasn't running a fever. I just couldn't stop shaking....in my situation, it was extreme grief...not the spirit.  (Jan 29, 2015 | post #4)

Douglas, GA

nonbelief

My parents didn't attend church, so I didn't grow up in an overly religious environment. We said the "God is great, God is good...." prayer before lunch in elementary school, but I don't remember ever thinking much about it. I think I grouped God in there with Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy....never seeing them, but still believing they existed somewhere. When I got a little older, I outgrew all three of them. It made sense to me that God wasn't "up there" anymore than Santa Claus was in the North Pole. My belief is that God didn't create people, people created God. A form of an imaginary friend that seemed to help one person in their time of need. Misery and desperation will bring someone to their breaking point and when anything good happens, it appears to be a miracle. I think that's what happened, it either rained when they needed water or they found food when they were hungry. I think that person then told someone, then they told someone, and so on and so forth and....*poof*....a God was born. Books were written and the stories were passed down from generation to generation. The Bible is just a collection of those stories....just like Aesop's Fables, they are only stories. I love the fable about the frog and the scorpion...but it didn't really happen. A good lesson can come from that story.....but it didn't really happen. I don't go around announcing to everyone that I'm a nonbeliever, but I'm not ashamed of it either. I try to avoid conversations about religion when I can. Most are shocked when they find out....most think I'm a good God fearing Christian that goes to church every Sunday. They have the "good" part correct. I am a good person....but my Mama and Daddy taught me to be.....not a church. I'm interested in hearing why you're a nonbeliever......  (Jan 29, 2015 | post #2)

Douglas, GA

Reunion murder. Why?

Secular Humanist.....I'd be more than happy to answer your questions, but I don't think it's appropriate to continue our discussion on this thread. Just create a new discussion and I'll reply to you there.......  (Jan 29, 2015 | post #9)

Douglas, GA

Reunion murder. Why?

This may be a little off topic, but I felt the need to share: This morning, while lounging around the house before I had to get ready to go to work, I heard a knock on my door. Two older ladies were standing on my front porch in 40 degree weather. I cracked the door and politely asked if I could help them. They weren't broke down, they weren't in need of help, they were out spreading the word of God. They didn't know they had found themselves face to face with a non believer, but none the less, I listened for a minute and politely told them that I had to get ready for work. They left and I was relieved. However, I immediately thought of the Runions. I questioned how wise it was for these ladies to be traveling around, pulling up to houses, knocking on a stranger's door. I didn't know the Runions and I don't know the man accused of murdering them, but it's clear that people can be evil. Luckily, at my house, the religious ladies only encountered a non believer (though they never knew that), and I found myself hoping that that's the worst they encountered. So if you know someone who is going "door to door, peddling God", it might be a good idea to advise them that in today's world, it just isn't safe.  (Jan 27, 2015 | post #7)

Douglas, GA

Douglas needs a strip club

It seems Douglas already has one.....Wal-Mart on a day that the temp is above 70 degrees....oh you mean where people actually remove their clothes, not just walk into a public place with next to nothing on!!  (Jan 22, 2015 | post #4)

Douglas, GA

AT&T/Alltel Phone Upgrades?

So my assuming that the Alltel tower we were picking up would convert over to an AT&T tower just made me an ass?  (Jan 16, 2015 | post #55)

Douglas, GA

AT&T/Alltel Phone Upgrades?

Is anyone else having difficulty obtaining a signal around the Ambrose area with their phone since activated on the 13th? We never had a full signal with Alltel, but it would at least pick up. I'm lucky to get two bars sometimes, usually it's just one or nothing and my husband's Moto X 2nd Gen phone didn't get a signal at all. I know several people who rely on their cell phone (no landline) to receive and make calls, I can only hope the service signal improves or this just isn't going to work!  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #48)

Douglas, GA

Pants Up - Don't Loot

Michael Brown's stepdad might be facing charges of inciting a riot with his now famous chant..."Burn this B..ch down!" He didn't really mean it though and was just acting out of pure human emotion for the devastating news he had just heard "for the first time". Funny that they use words like "human, emotion, natural, etc." when describing his reaction, but can't understand that Officer Wilson was acting on pure human, natural, raw emotion and instinct when defending his life. I just want Ferguson, Michael Brown, his mom, his dad, his stepdad and even (former police) Officer Wilson to just go away.....so tired of hearing about them every single morning on the news....  (Dec 3, 2014 | post #2)

Douglas, GA

Who shouldnt be mothers or fathers in Coffee or Atkinson

A child should be born into a loving home that's shared between two people who actually know and love each other. A child should have a stable home, where someone is willing and is capable of providing love and other essential needs for that child. A child shouldn't start out as a mistake made by a 14 year old. A child shouldn't be a garnished deduction from a paycheck every week. So, who shouldn't be mothers and fathers? Anyone who isn't ready to be committed to the full time job of living up to the title of "Mama" and "Daddy".  (Nov 18, 2014 | post #7)