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Pat Gabilondo August 16, 2012 at 07:26 pm
Linda is a great example of how one person can make a significant impact in the world. HerRead More dedication and passion creates a ripple effect in a pool of still water and has already made a tangible difference in the lives of many local victims of DV. I'm so happy to count her in my circle of friends. Great article, Joy!
Linda Newton August 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Thanks so much for all the kind words and most of all for your friendship and support as we tackleRead More intimate partner violence, child abuse and senior abuse. Because we work together we can make a difference.
Susan August 17, 2012 at 02:33 pm
What a wonderful cause that Linda has been putting so much time and energy in for so long. And sheRead More is making such a difference for so many women and children.
Lilburn resident Guy Reddick and his granddaughter, Lindsay Roberts, walk their five Great Pyrenees and a puppy they're fostering. Credit: Sarah Bakhtiari
jacqueline dixon July 29, 2013 at 01:13 pm
Great article!!! I finally have an answer -
JL July 29, 2013 at 01:56 pm
These are the sweetest dogs. I've met them several times and they are all so well behaved and loveRead More to be petted. The kids at GSA always look for them during practice in the evenings.
Scott Bernarde (Editor) July 29, 2013 at 05:01 pm
I see these dogs being walked quite often in the mornings. What a great image! Cool video, too.
Reality Bytes June 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm
Now to get back to the only solution to the problem that actually works 100% (as it worked 100% onRead More my own lands) -- TOTAL erradication of ALL free-roaming cats. For those unfortunately living in no-firearms zones, be sure to read the other posts in the comments with advice to attain this goal. / Did I mention that you have to ignore every last thing these deranged invasive species lovers are spewing to the world? That's the most important part. Asking them for advice and help is just as foolish as asking your local career thieves for advice and help to hide your valuables from their daily motives, goals, and activities. That's what finally solved the problem where I live. I gave back to them the very same amount of respect and consideration as they gave to me and all other lives on this planet -- ABSOLUTELY NONE. That solved it. / If anyone is plagued by criminally irresponsible cat-lickers, following is a link describing some of the most effective methods I invented to accomplish eradicating hundreds of these destructive invasive species vermin, by myself, on large tracts of land, in heavy brush and dense woods. The eradication so complete that I've not seen even 1 cat in over three years now. All done in only a couple of seasons and all for less than the price of a couple cups of coffee (if you also get your ammo on sale): www.americanhunter.org/blogs/arkansas-will-trap-feral-cats
Reality Bytes June 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm
You might also enjoy knowing ... / If you advocate for cats as rodent-control you've alreadyRead More doomed them to being destroyed by drowning or shooting when it becomes a financial liability more than any asset. Ranchers and farmers worldwide are fully aware that cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasite can cause the very same birth defects (hydrocephaly and microcephaly), still-births, and miscarriages in their livestock and wildlife as it can in pregnant women. Not even washing your hands in bleach will destroy this parasites' oocysts from your garden or yard. / This is why any cats are ROUTINELY destroyed around gestating livestock and wildlife in the most efficient, humane, and least-expensive method available. Common rural practice everywhere. The risk of financial loss from dead livestock and native wildlife from an invasive species cat is far too great to do otherwise. This cats' parasite is now even killing off rare marine-mammals along all coastal regions. / The next time you bite into that veggie-muffin or McBurger just envision biting down on a shot-dead or drowned kitten or cat. For that's precisely how that food supply got to your mouth -- whether you want to face up to it or not. / If you want to blame someone for the drowning and shooting of cats, you need to prosecute yourself -- every time you eat.
Reality Bytes June 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm
Don't you realize that people in rural areas have enough of their own battle with destroying catsRead More fast enough without you adding to their shooting quotas? / Thanks to criminally irresponsible people like you dumping your cats on farmers and rural residents I had to shoot and bury HUNDREDS of these invasive-species piece-of-sh** vermin over 3 years ago. Luckily the people in the area finally learned their lesson and haven't imported more. Cat-lickers' "vacuum effect" is a BALD FACED LIE. Simple reason: CATS ATTRACT CATS. Shoot every last one on your land and there's none there to attract more. Should even ONE cat ever step foot on your land again? Shoot on sight A.S.A.P. Because if you don't? You'll be a**-deep in cats again, destroying all wildlife, spreading deadly diseases again, and attracting even more cats or worse -- more criminally irresponsible cat-dumpers. / Contrary to these cat-lovers' lies, feral and stray cats that are dumped DO NOT STAY WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN DUMPED. Even if they return to their roost in the morning, all night long they are out in the countryside annihilating all the valuable native wildlife. / For ANY ONE OF YOU to suggest that you trap feral and stray cats and then dump them off on someone in the country makes you NO LESS CRIMINALLY IRRESPONSIBLE than ANYONE who does the same, if they are sterilized or not! If you do? They get SHOT! GUARANTEED!
Joan Clipp August 16, 2012 at 03:21 pm
Such a great cause, thanks for your hard work. It's a little thing, but I paint murals, and wouldRead More love to donate my time to brighten up the place, anytime!
kelley mcghee August 20, 2012 at 01:24 am
Hello my name is kelley mcghee i am hesring impaired i have problem with my boyfriend he let hisRead More best friend hit my face bad last month and my boyfriend botber my money i want save my money for apartment i have one son 4 year old i wsnt hide far place stay away from my boyfriend stalking on me
Joy L. Woodson August 5, 2012 at 07:17 am
No, thank you, Pat!
Joy L. Woodson August 5, 2012 at 07:18 am
Thanks @Susan for the kudos. Still feeling my way around, but happy to recognize Patti-Jo!
Joan Clipp August 16, 2012 at 03:25 pm
At Lilburn business or networking events, I was not a natural mingler or networker, but if I wasRead More ever at an event where Patti-Jo was, she made me feel comfortable and welcome. Miss her a lot!
Robert Thomas. Sr. June 22, 2012 at 03:01 am
I appreciate the good work these volunteers are doing, but when we speak about the government havingRead More no money, keep in mind that it is spending $22 billion each month on the failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while it claims falsely that the USPS, because it "lost" $7 billion last year must be severely pruned, but not a word about pruning the suffocating federal bureaucracy, only postmen and forest rangers, some of those who most directly serve the public. Again, I appreciate the work and civic mindedness of the volunteers, but don't let the feds sell you their lies. Another needed improvement at the Lilburn PO, which the Obama administration might have paid for out of the stimulus money (instead of streetcars to nowhere in Atlanta), would have been a left turn lane coming out of Postal Way - how many hours total would that have saved Lilburnites, but if your frustration level about that left turn becomes too high, once you make it, maybe you can lower it on the new Atlanta $65 million streetcar to nowhere.
Pat Gabilondo June 22, 2012 at 07:58 pm
Robert, I very much understand your frustrations with government bureaucracy and the broaderRead More picture that you are painting. In this particular scenario, the project really isn't about whether or not we believe the feds, it's about local citizens taking action to improve their collective shared environment. Be sure to vote on July 31st and let your voice be heard about the transportation dollar issues!
Gail Lane June 22, 2012 at 09:16 pm
I think it is amazing that this project was taken on by people who care about the quality of theirRead More environment and the presentation of their city. Well done!