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RaisinCake Nov 28, 11:23 a.m.
My heart goes out to his family & his friends. Sounds as if this man was a good-hearted person. Why would someone do something like this, especially to a Vet?! The person who done this is a terrible terrible low life!!! This terrible low life blankety-blank just ruined somebody's holiday!!
Scubagirl Nov 27, 5:14 p.m.
Condolences to this man's friends and anyone who may have cared for him.
I just HAVE to ask......WHAT kind of person robs and murders a HOMELESS man-ANY homeless man? Why would anyone think they would be 'worth' robbing? Unless he knew him and knew when he got his check cashed or usually had money on him. Some people are beyond the lowest of the low
Skywatch_NC Nov 27, 11:23 a.m.
You're praying to god to punish them? Sorry. God does not punish, god loves and forgives everyone. If god sends the ones you were told were bad to the other false god that doesn't exist for doing something bad and this false god sends the good ones to heaven that sounds like they are working together. And why would this false god who you give power to by thinking they exist treat the ones sent to him badly when they did what he wanted? We are here to learn to control our emotions which is why we are given the" bad" things. Y'all are failing.
Sounds like you some kind of agenda, Uhavenoclu.
bluecanary Nov 26, 7:13 p.m.
This is so awful. He was such a sweet, kind man. I hope that whoever did this is found very soon and brought to justice. RIP Wolf.
Uhavenoclu Nov 26, 6:03 p.m.
God bless him .
Praying whomever did this is caught quickly and is dealt with harshly.
You're praying to god to punish them? Sorry. God does not punish, god loves and forgives everyone. If god sends the ones you were told were bad to the other false god that doesn't exist for doing something bad and this false god sends the good ones to heaven that sounds like they are working together.
And why would this false god who you give power to by thinking they exist treat the ones sent to him badly when they did what he wanted?
We are here to learn to control our emotions which is why we are given the" bad" things.
Y'all are failing.
Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 26, 5:37 p.m.
JPCC - "FAYETTENAM. ALL OVER AGAIN."
Vietnam didn't consist of dealing with a bunch of low life thvgs wanting something for nothing, and taking it from you by force, sometimes fatal force, if you didn't just hand it over to them.
Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 26, 5:36 p.m.
Awww, unwanted animals lost a champion today.
God bless him, and God, please send these animals another Earthbound Angel to help them.
Praying whomever killed this man is caught quickly, and is dealt with harshly.
Just Plain Common Sense Nov 26, 5:27 p.m.
FAYETTENAM. ALL OVER AGAIN. Makes me want to leave this city. BTW, there is only Krispy Kreme in Fayetteville, on BB. Businesses need to step us, but they can't deal with the crime! My bank of over 20 years has shut it's doors on BB... Drive thru only. That about sums it up. There is nowhere safe to walk on BB...nowhere.
Uhavenoclu Nov 26, 4:53 p.m.
You know who was critisized and called names and put down by the matrialistic closed minded ones who expected him to live their ways and beliefs by stealing his spirit and murdering his true self. But he forgave them because they did not know what they were doing for they were so blind to see. He went into his tomb and found himself inside where the kingdom of God Heaven really are and not in the sky. Then herose above them all.
Spirits don't go to the sky birds do. Ask and ye shall recieve who killed him, not maybe in words but other ways you will get the answer.
hollylama Nov 26, 4:31 p.m.
Uhave is just on a different wavelength. Same direction, just different wavelength. He's analyzing from a macro perspective.
feistyredhead2001 Nov 26, 4:30 p.m.
This story is still so sad, some one has still lost a brother, or a son, a father, a husband.... it is just a shame right before the holidays. Peace and prayers to his family, friends and loved ones.
topfan4unc Nov 26, 4:27 p.m.
uhavenoclue talks to hear him/herself talk..........Don't try to even figure it out miyata.
miyata Nov 26, 4:06 p.m.
@ Uhavenoclu...both of your comments have me scratching my head.
southerntalent Nov 26, 4:04 p.m.
Such a shame,I remember playing the night clubs all along that area in the 80s ,staying at the heart of fayetteville and having to be afraid to walk to the hotel or to eat. So sad people would hurt an older person who survived wars and who is kind to animals,hopefully justice will be swift,prayers out to his family.
ladybird Nov 26, 3:59 p.m.
my son worked at a grocery store next to that krispy kreme when he was in high school. I was always nervous picking him up, nervous for him working there late at night. one night a gang of kids was hanging out around the store (it was around midnight, the store was closed). a couple of girls started to walk away - one told her friend to wait and picked up a whiskey bottle lying in the parking lot, smashed the end so it could be used as a weapon and they walked off together. nice neighborhood?
Skywatch_NC Nov 26, 3:58 p.m.
Prayers and thoughts with Mr. Joppich's family. Thank you for having served for our country, Mr. Joppich.
Uhavenoclu Nov 26, 3:51 p.m.
Making an opinion on fact is not wanting to help. Yes it is sad and yes I do care when someone goes at the hands of another.
But I do not believe in singling out a person or group and I especially do not believe in favoritism.
Get the facts for I believe in TRUTH.
Love----- acceptance. I. E. Love you fellow man all of mankind....Accept all of mankind without hate judgment
Rebelyell55 Nov 26, 3:43 p.m.
November 26, 2012 3:00 pm. My thoughts also.
bdu4dals2 Nov 26, 3:18 p.m.
Uhavenoclu......I guess you don't. If you don't want to help, fine, continue to be part of the problem and not part of the solution. Hope I didn't bruise your spirit.
PracticalMagick Nov 26, 3:15 p.m.
Ok, I thought it was just me.
Still a shame, vet or not. :(
puzzled Nov 26, 3:10 p.m.
csw Nov 26, 3:00 p.m.
Why is war veteran in the headline? Many war veterans die every day and many people are murdered everyday that don't make the news. Murder is not physical people get their spirit murdered by society and others stealing their true self by demanding they live up to their ways and expectations. Think you all have heard the story? Time to rise above and be yourselves and live up to your dreams and expectation
Hip-Shot Nov 26, 2:55 p.m.
It's still sad. From the story it sounds like he may have lived alone and taking care of those cats might have been all he had left.
disgusted2010 Nov 26, 12:45 p.m.
"Why report it if you don't have anything to report?" It is a function of the 24/7 entertainment industry that is called "news." Have to put out something, regardless of how incomplete, inane, silly or who it hurts.
justabumer Nov 26, 11:02 a.m.
Why comment when you have nothing to say?
PracticalMagick Nov 26, 10:47 a.m.
To keep up with the other news outlet that reported the same this morning.
what the........ Nov 26, 10:05 a.m.
Why report it if you don't have anything to report?
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03