Chicken Man kills himself after long fight with Roswell government officials

This is one of those stories that often never makes it to the Front Page of any newspaper or website. It’s a story about Property Rights and Eminent domain. It’s the story of one man who tried to fight back, and sadly it’s the story of a man who lost it all in the process. It’s also a story that can happen to anyone who is reading this article.

Roswell's Chicken Man - Andrew Wordes

The story begins back in 2009 when Andrew Wordes, otherwise known as the Roswell Chicken Man, began his fight to raise chickens on his property. In February 2009, the city of Roswell, GA started to cite Andrew Wordes for raising livestock in his backyard. Wordes, who had started raising chickens on his .97-acre homestead in 2005, decided to fight back. And guess what he won.

But sadly, that’s when the real trouble started:

You see, the story actually has very little to do with chickens. While the city of Roswell, and cities just like it across America, would like people to believe it’s a story about chickens, the real story is about the rights of property owners.

When taking a look at a map that was published back in 2003, as part of Roswell’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan for city improvements, one thing becomes painfully obvious; The city had already planned to take Wordes’ property.

The Map showed that the city had major plans for his property. In fact, his property sat right in the middle of a planned city park. His property was being targeted for “city improvements”, and this fight had nothing to do with chickens. The chickens were really just the catalyst for the city to unlawfully seize his land.

After initially winning his fight in municipal court, the City of Roswell made Wordes life a living hell.

The Harassment Campaign Against Andrew Wordes

On Dec. 14, 2009, the city council approved a new ordinance banning roosters and using lot size to limit how many chickens a resident could keep. Wordes claimed that the harassment started immediately after the meeting when Roswell police ticketed him for no insurance and a number of other moving violations.

  • In September of 2010, Roswell prosecuted Wordes under the new ordinance claiming he had too many birds for his lot size. The judge found him not guilty since he had the chickens before the ordinance became law.
  • In September of 2010, he was convicted of grading sediment on his land without a permit and having inoperable vehicles in his yard.  He was sentenced to community service.
  • In November of 2010, code enforcement served Wordes with a  nuisance citation.
  • After winning twice in court against the city, the county then got involved and actually cited him for “not properly stacking his firewood.”
  • In 2011, the 84-year-old women who held Mr. Wordes’ mortgage was harassed by the city into selling Wordes mortgage for forty cents on the dollar. The city then began the foreclosure process.
  • While in the process of trying to save his home, Andrew Wordes was arrested by Roswell Police on the day that he was to bring paperwork that would’ve delayed his bankruptcy and the foreclosure on his home.
  • Wordes was jailed for violating his probation after the city claimed he only served 122 of the 150 hours of community service that he had been ordered to serve.  He then served 99 days in jail.

After his release, he placed a sign on his property that read “Trespassers will be construed as a bodily threat” and then waited for authorities to arrive and remove him.

explosion at Wordes home

On Monday at 10:45 a.m. Marshalls arrived at the home. After a two-hour standoff, Wordes advised the Marshall that they needed to immediately leave the property.  That’s when the explosion happened. After years of battling for his right to keep his land, Wordes finally had enough.

On a website dedicated to Andrew Wordes, one of his friends wrote:

We all lost a little something today. Andrew was a man of faith, with a strong love for God. He was a staunch Constitutionalist with a passion for our freedoms and liberties.

You pushed Mr. Wordes to this point. You marched around Roswell bashing Andrew, annihilating his character, marking him as crazy and filing lawsuits whenever you could, bankrupting him and denying him rights given to property owners in the United States.

Andrew fought the good fight, not just for himself but for others because he knew it could happen to anyone. And it is. Eminent domain is being abused all over our country, just look it up. Communities are plagued with repeated abuses of the use of eminent domain. It’s tragic and your neighborhood could be next. Andrew fought to his last breath, for himself, for me, for you. In his mind, he went on his terms. Right out of Atlas Shrugged. Andrew is at peace now but it’s not over.

The sad truth about this story is its 100% true.
It’s also not an isolated incident.

From the Federal Government seizing property because of “environmental regulations”, to local municipalities who use code enforcement agents codes to intimidate people into giving up their land, we have a huge problem in this country. Our property rights are being shredded before our eyes, and it’s only a matter of time before this story becomes an everyday occurrence.

The Chicken Man, Andrew Wordes, in his own words from an interview he gave last month on the Rusty Humphries show.

150 Comments

  1. Youngprepper
    March 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I’d have done the same in his shoes. I’d sooner take my own life than give it up to these sick, sadistic, inhumane pricks.
    They want to make examples of us, they want us to think that they would be able to clear the rest of us out with the same tactics if we were to stand up.
    Well they didn’t in my opinion, this time he made an example of them. How many of us are going to have to go off before they leave us alone? I don’t know, but what I do know is that it’s a lot fewer than the number of people they’re going to terrorize before they leave us alone.

    • Aliel
      March 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Honestly, its this kind of crap, along with the shooting of Marine veteran Jose Guerre that has got your average joe on the street talking about revolution and civil war. More people deem the courts highly political and corrupt, and see an armed revolt as LESS of a bad thing than they use to.

      • 2bfree
        October 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        Although the govt of Roswell is to blame for not protecting this man’s 4th Amendment rights, I couldn’t find one comment (unless I missed it) that this man killed himself because the United Nation’s Local Agenda 21. Unless and until people wake up to the fact that the UN’s commmunist plan to take over through ‘sustainable development’, which is what Agenda 21 is all about, and that city after city is implementing Local Agenda 21, Agenda 21’s baby for local governments, this will be happening again and again.
        In the USSR they used to gave 5 year plans. The commie UN realized 5 years was too short so now they have 20, 30 and 40 year plans.
        Wake up people. The UN is has its tentaclea everywhere.

        • Robert Roseland
          May 11, 2013 at 2:09 am

          Absolutely right. Some how, some way these evils within cities that no not how they exist by only because the law is written. Not for them to abuse, but only to protect them from being removed from the gene pool. That is why most of all laws are becoming disrespected.
          22,000 regulations need to be removed by 22,000,000,000 people. I know about agenda 21, I know about the New World Order. I know better that we the people will unite and over come.

          • jeremy
            May 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

            who the hell are the UN? and what right do they have over anyone? They were not elected, they were only put into a position and arbitrarily decided they rule the world? the UN needs to be disbanded

          • I'm with stupid
            August 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

            Okay so tired of hearing this constant BS about the UN trying to take over the US.Stop watching FOX it makes you STUPID.

          • trebor
            August 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

            Hey……”I’m with stupid”
            Fox news is the only news agency that you can get the truth from so….you are really the stupid one if you listen to CNN or MSNBC etc!

          • Souris
            August 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

            So why did the “only news news agency that you can get the truth from” go to court to defend it’s right to lie on the news?

          • Jimbo
            January 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

            Hey I’m with stupid-trying reading a book. You might actually learn something. Start with “Behind the Green Mask”, a meticulously researched, and incredibly well documented treatise on the UN’s Agenda 21. Now. Neither you or I know whether or not the City of Roswell’s attacks on this citizen were in part influenced by this treaty, that was signed by George Bush and IS being implemented in our country, in spite of your ignorance to the fact, but their MO and techniques used are precisely the type of tactics outlined in this excellent book by Rosa Koire.

          • Renee
            December 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm

            How can we unite and fight.

        • George
          August 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

          Thanks to Chaos Theory the USSR’s 5 year plans were noted for falling apart. Plans for 20 years and beyond are purest fantasy…

        • ScottS
          August 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

          Cut the crap and get real this has NOTHING to do with the UN and is all about small town bullies who think they are gods, and the people who let them get away with it because “it ain’t happening to me man”. The bottom line is the whole community was to blame for not stepping up and telling the common council to resign.

          • Peter Gustafson
            August 5, 2013 at 7:20 am

            Scott, you got it right, as in
            The Bottom Line of this story.

          • Sherry
            August 5, 2013 at 7:24 am

            Amen

          • MonicaC
            August 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

            On the surface it would seem that it is small town politics doing this. The small town politicians are actually dupes getting the chance to feel powerful. They don’t have any idea that they are being used. The state makes suggestions to these little towns to get their little towns noticed and “on the map” with state and federal funds. To get the funds, they need “x” amount of parks, etc….so through their “city planning” and township meetings these locals play “bigshot”, get to feel important and throw their weight around. They have no idea that they are implementing Agenda 21 planning. If you have not read the list of Agenda 21 objectives, it is readily available at the back of Glenn Becks Agenda 21 book. Once you read that, the hair on your head will stand on end….absolutely chilling when you put 2 and 2 together and see what is going on. You can then verify online through other multiple outlets that the list in Becks book is, in fact, an actual UN/Agenda 21 list agreed upon by democrats and republicans. George HW Bush even participated in the Agenda 21 summit. Wake up people.

          • Michael
            August 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

            Yes Scott, I agree with you! The people of Roswell Georgia should be ashamed of themselves for letting this happen to this man! I guess it will take 3 or 4 more of these cases in Roswell for the people to wake up and do something about it… Sad!

          • Msdahmenor
            August 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

            Many of us who knew Andrew and were there for him was still not enough to stop the crooked City of Roswell. The PD use to harass the crap out of him. It was so sad…Andrew was a kind, kind man.

          • Victor Thane
            August 6, 2013 at 6:52 am

            UN is a conspiracy thing. Your right the people of Roswell should be ashamed of themselves for not stepping in, and stopping these bullies from their dirty deeds.

          • Sher
            August 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

            Absolutely agree about small towns. I used to ‘run’ our small town but was not liked because I did everything legally and honestly. Small towns are usually run by a bunch of “elected” big heads who think they are God! Our Mayor actually told me “This is like a Monarchy and I am King and you are all peons (sp?). Another time he told me I would be paid more if I were a man. I ended up with a nervous breakdown and the town is now managed by a man like ‘them’.

          • Bee
            January 27, 2016 at 1:46 pm

            This happened to a man on Hwy 80 near Selma, Al. The local government persecuted this man in order to take his land. There was a story on the local news about it. In the end, they got the land because it was where people camped out when they marched with Martin Luther King. This country is no longer free and it will never be the same.

        • Angela Harris
          October 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

          I was his girlfriend at the end, we had been discussing our wedding the night before. We were in a box and he just wanted a fair way out he would have walked away at the end if they had been fair to him and offered him money for the land. He was ready to start over with me. Rosewell took this mans life a piece at a time. I watched for over 2 years. We fought with everything we had but they were stronger. This is what happens when a person is not given a choice. The voiceless will find a way to get the last word. I still miss my Andrew and his number is still on my phone.

          • Coach Cory
            January 28, 2016 at 2:50 am

            Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. While others on here feel the need to continue the fight in Andrew’s name, let me take just a small moment to commend you for coming forward and sharing a little bit about him and how he felt about this mess. It’s a good thing, that Andrew doesn’t get lost in all this anger and conspiracy theory making.

            Once again, my deepest sympathies for you and the loved one that you lost so unfairly and tragically.

        • Shara
          January 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm

          Agenda 21 is gone. Its now Agenda 2030 and if A 21 was bad…well this is much worse.

        • Joe...
          January 31, 2016 at 7:22 am

          The scary thing is that municipal governments have been doing this since around 1994 with the help of ICLEI. This Agenda XXI program has been a stealth insurgency started by George Herbert Walker Bush with his signing of the Rio Accords. Now thanks to an incredible amount of ignorance on the part of elected officials at all levels, all 50 states, 7 territories and for the most part, most counties and municipalities have signed off on the tenets of Agenda XXI. All that remains now is for the Senate to vote a simple majority of those present in the affirmative to ratify the UN Treaty and make it law thus over-riding the US Constitution. It will be the beginning of the end! For what its worth!

      • redplanetlover
        August 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm

        If you think the US gov’t will allow the UN or any UN agency to have even the slightest influence on internal American affairs you are crazy. I am a Canadian and even I know that much. The ’eminent domain’ rights in the the US is similar to rights that cities have in Canada but we call it ‘expropriation’. If the city needs land for a roadway or something vital (not a park)it can force you to sell it but it goes through a public process and the landowners usually get about a 25% premium over the properties actual value.

        • Jester
          September 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

          They pay you about 25% over the Property Tax valuation which is usually 30 – 40% below fair market value. I had a town try this with a small piece of my property many years ago.

        • Shelly Russell
          January 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm

          01/27/2016…..redplanetlover, what do you think about the US government now. The UN has implemented agenda 2030 and the US is all for it….?

      • Markus Saiorse
        August 7, 2013 at 6:16 am

        Everything will change very soon.

      • Donovan
        August 8, 2013 at 12:42 am

        The court system is corrupt upt the Supreme court who hosts Clearance Thomas who was a Monsanto layer.

        • ^this guy is stupid
          August 8, 2013 at 6:21 am

          If you actually knew how to spell and use proper grammar, you might be able to eventually construct an argument instead of spouting incoherent bullshit. Just saying.

          • Verlin
            November 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

            hey, some who respond by mobile phone may have thick fingers and no correction because they’re multi-lingual and their phone is set to correct French/German/Spanish not English . . . go gentle on the personal attacks Man. Not cool.

          • Enter your name...James
            January 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

            I’d be willing to bet that you voted for Obama. Prick

    • Anita
      March 30, 2012 at 6:41 am

      that gov’t is guilty of murder and the president is just as much to blame as anyone else.he’s doing the same to small farmers and amish dairies. commies.

      • jcalton
        March 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm

        Yes, it’s just this president. All the republican ones really cared about you.

        • jasoncookies
          April 1, 2012 at 7:22 am

          The republicans are just as bad! Compare Bush’s Patriot act to Nazi Germany’s Enabling act after the Reichstag fire. Both parties are guilty and need to be gotten rid of. We need a constitutionalist president.

          • Terri
            April 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm

            Write in Ron Paul this election. That’s what we’re going to do.

          • Joanna
            June 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

            A write in vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama. Remember what happened with Ross Perot? We got Clinton,. Don’t be foolish.

          • richard
            July 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

            Ron Paul or bust 2012!!!!

          • Dale
            October 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

            People we need a voter revolution. If you want freedom and want to take your government out of the hands of the banks, large corporations, and unions you must stop voting for the two parties that are owned by those same people. If you vote for a democrat or republican you are voting for the same people that control both parties. You are being given a false choice. If you want your vote to count you must vote for a third party candidate not controlled by those people.

          • Steve
            November 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

            Unless you live in one of a few states (3 at last count) YOUR vote for president means absolutely nothing.

            The Electoral College elects the president, period. In a majority of states, the EC representatives are not required to vote one way or another. Some states have in place a way to address faithless votes, but it deals with the EC representative, NOT with the popular vote.

            You’d think the 2000 circus would have taught people…

          • Gezzy
            May 18, 2013 at 5:31 am

            OBAMA would like to THANK ALL RON PAUL voters.

          • Carol Burns
            August 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm

            Teri, I did that last election, however; with all the voter fraud going on it will never do any good because the big wigs in Washington are afraid for him to get into office. However, I will definitely do it again!! Go Ron Paul…..

          • Pat
            August 6, 2013 at 2:58 am

            “Obama would like to thank Ron Paul supporters”. What a load of crock. Two elections, 300 million people+, and the absolute best the republican party could field is John “I love a terrorist” McCain, and Mr. 47%. If people were capable of conscious thought rather than controlled by propaganda TV, then Ron Paul would probably be president. Obama became president and still is president because they were able to effectively use the race card. But beyond that…no matter if you wrote in Captain Kangaroo, no vote is “wasted” if you stand up and make your choice, because that is your right. What corrupts the system is when the media tells us that you are wasting a vote by voting with our hearts rather than for who we are told.

        • Kazerus
          April 2, 2012 at 2:38 am

          Jcalton, nice little “one-liner” jab you put in there!

          However, it is interesting how you manage to leave the entire article and current thread untouched and un-remarked in order to move yourself safely into the past for your retort. The original comment was that Obama is “Just as guilty as anyone” That statement doesn”t lay blame on him alone, now does it?

          Yes, Obama is to blame for what is happening Right Now. Because the Past can not step forward and change what is happening, only Obama can do that.

          Yes, I agree, the electoral college has forced a long string of corrupt presidents who have all done atrocious things. But none of them have committed atrocities in the shear numbers, magnitude and in outright animosity to the USA, that this present Potus has foisted on this country.

          Only one politician currently serving has managed to avoid this stench of political perversion. But you may not be aware of Him.

          But back to the point: This article is just another example of how our country has been turned inside-out. After reading that established laws will no longer be enforced because they are “unfair” to illegal aliens (WTH?), and then reading this article exemplifying how legal citizens and land owners will no longer be allowed to have the rights to their land; I am convinced that we are past the “slippery slope” stage of bad laws and unfair enforcement, and actively falling into a legal/ethical hell.

          But you can keep focusing on the Past, if it helps you to cope.

          • Michael Bashore
            April 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

            @Jcalton

            You are the typical rubber spined leftist protecting a communist usuper by disregarding the message and attacking the writer. Hopefully the cleeansing will come soon.

          • anton
            April 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

            This is pathetic rhetoric – what does the president of the US have to do with a bunch of redneck policemen and redneck city officials harassing another redneck. What? Rednecks now turned commie, pinko, liberal, Kenyan born muslim socialists?

          • Lea Ann Lewis
            March 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

            This is in response to Dale’s comment. Here’s your 3rd party candidate, Robby Carr Wells! He’s exactly what you asked for Dale:)Please learn more why he’s what we all need! Robbywells2016.com. He’s having a conference call tonight @ 10EST. 530-881-1300-code #: 119387. Anyone can get in on the call! He wants to hear from disgusted citizens like yourself. Everyone, please check out his website & ask questions or voice concerns with him tonight on the call:) You will talk with or listen in on our next President in 2016! Invite your family & friends to be in on the call!! :)

          • Dara
            May 16, 2013 at 6:40 pm

            I commend your post. Actually enjoyed reading your comment. I agree and second the motion. We are stuck in he said, she said parenting BATTLE. TIME for the Divorce and Parenting Plan because these kids…all Political Parties are spoiled and need to be kicked out of the house and given nothing to start out with.

          • John
            August 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

            This is in response to anton. At what point is this any different than our racist, hate mongering president making a statement about Trayvon, or about the Georgetown professor that was “harassed” because of color? It it that it was in Georgia that makes you classify it as redneck? You need to hit your knees and thank whomever you worship for rednecks, they are the first ones to volunteer to protect your sorry opinionated rump! Most of our true warriors have come from rural America. Look it up.

          • Paul
            August 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

            “Only one politician currently serving has managed to avoid this stench of political perversion. But you may not be aware of Him.”

            I certainly hope you aren’t talking about Ron Paul, the man who tried to pass a law that might have prevented the Supreme Court from striking down the clearly unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act? The man who believes that states have the right to throw Americans in prison simply for being gay?

          • Victor Thane
            August 6, 2013 at 7:10 am

            You all just took a story about a man that just lost his life and property. You turned it into a Republican and Democrat voting issue. Really?? This is why we will never have the revolution needed to kick these People with the money running the country. Because no one can keep their eye on the ball. What should happen here is we the people should call Roswell local government and stop them in their tracks. Wake the people up in Roswell, to the tragedy that could befall them. Organize, Stop local and federal government from anymore harm to the American people.

          • alan
            August 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm

            Joanna is correct , our vote for ross perot Gave us clinton , and clinton knelt before newt gingrich and signed NAFTA . we [ the money grubbers we are ] loved the profits gained by our [ so called free market ] our government is run by big business , just like kennedys , rubber tree will not be fired upon [goodyear] nice tires though, thank a vietnam vet . eisenhower warned this country about the perils of [ big military , big business and big government ] .. ronald regan deregulated banking , air lines etc. [ the free market , remember ] allowed forign entities to own u.s. corperations ] so now we drink coke [china ] go to disney [ china ] love that [bohemian ] budweiser , when it is said money is speech . [thank you judge roberts . ] then it really is time to stop buying any brand name products … look in your pantry , refridge ,garage ,label on your shirt… we are all to blame …. we are allowing the power mongers to keep us battling over trivialities while the balance of public property is [ privitized ] water , desert , soon as we know , our taxes are so high , our childrens debt for schooling is astronomical .. look at housing prices [ nice big fat pricetag ] this liberal bleeding heart and coperate tea bag shit has to go … if you want a nationalistic rebirth it can’t be done through infighting … oh ya our friend [judge sutter ] and riverbank property in conneticut going to pfizer for a parking lot.. [ rush to market pharma rules ] human testing in third world countries. publish results you want and then push for tort reform based on mc donalds coffee….the list does not stop …. we have been and are being duped by the very commentators that stirr our fear of each other…. so many truths are told to those who listen between the hype….. please buy what you neighbor sells even if its not in style , dump the logo’s ,
            pre packaged anything . we are all in a world of shit so let it be our choice before we have none… with respect !

        • M. Dog
          June 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

          So that makes it ok for obama? Because the Republicans did it first? Let me guess; It’s all Bush’s fault.

          • ALAN
            August 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

            sorry mdog its our fault for buying into this lefty , conservitive business , its every one since eisenhower , remember the pres. needs the backing of both houses and then the judges…
            so now the fight is told to us to be about our childrens debt to the govt’ .. how about the price of everything since the latest “market correction ” ..if we are too poor of money and time and we are beaten in spirit , we are like as many rats fighting over the last bits of cheese… force the births , take the jobs away so when they grow up nothing ,privatize the military so its about profits when the security forces ciome to town , and oh ya …. undue the buffers between regional shifts by eliminating the “new deal protections ” blame the coal miners for black lung , obese for poor quality food , teachers for reductions in funding , fire fighters for station closings …seeing a pattern here…. we buy the lie …. i’m lovin’ it . get that refreshing feeling , and we have been enslaving the developing world by clearing the forests fencing the lakes and rivers .. you know those dirty savages living in the stone age …giving just enough sugar to keep them working for walmart and gap and tommy hilfiger so we can get cheep style that dosen’t last a year . throw it away and start again….IT IS US…YOU AND ME…. WITH RESPECT !

          • TheMageKing
            September 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

            If trump wins, the contry is done for. He wants to kick out illegal imigrats, who get paid LESS THEN UNEMPLOYMENT to labour in the fields all day or work in our plastic production plants… Open your eyes, mainstream amaricans! Our society is doomed to end. The corporations rule us. We are heled back by companies like wall-mart. No news agency tells the real truth, about what is truly going on. Every word that comes out of a reporter, be him Fox, Espn, or ABC, or whatever their called, is designed to expoloit us. May g-d help us all.

    • Carol Messina
      August 28, 2012 at 5:18 am

      Thank you Andrew Wordes for your steadfast fight.
      Thank you for holding out. I hope we can all stand in the difficult times ahead as well as you did.

      • Rmiller
        August 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

        couldn’t of said it any better

        • ALAN
          August 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm

          I HOPE I HAVE THE COURAGE TO ACT AND THE VISION TO SEE ..ya.. cause i’m walking through the valley and don’t even know it.. rent food kids …distractions

    • James Greywolf`
      October 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      THe answer is to sue in federal court for constitutional violations of our rights, ending ones life only adds fuel to the “Crazy” fire they are trying to put us all in. By standing up and using the ordinances against them, as a group our voices are louder.

      • Al Marks
        December 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        I am replying to this post because it the newest I saw about this issue. I believe that a massive private property grab is underway by our government with what else but the mortgage and forclosures. I was lied to, stolen from, and very nearly killed by a government proxy disguised as private company. The scary part is that I worked for the company that committed this multiple felony forclosure for over 17 years! I can assure you all that having to make the decision to kill police or yourself or just walk away, will ruin your life regardless of which path you take. We MUST find ways to organize and be preparded to force a return to a Constitutionally limited Republic or die trying, just as our founding fathers. I havent a clue how to survive the DHS,ATF,FBI,National, State, County, and City PIGS, using illegal drones, wire, cloud, cell, and Onstar style eaves dropping on us! I keep hearing about shortwave but I don’t see how that either can be secure. So I guess I am asking for suggestions how we like-minded patriots(not “citizens”!) can work the system to achieve peaceful transition to the nation we once were, or is it too late? And Mr. Greywolf, sueing in any court will no longer work to do anything but line the pockets of the scum lawyers who have put us in this trickbag, and I speak from experience. Lawyers need to be the first to hang, hell, I can’t even find one who will talk to me when they learn whom I need to fight. Regards ALM

        • sherman
          July 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

          There is no “peaceful transition” so get ready for a real battle or bend over and take it.

        • John
          August 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

          Al,
          I agree with you about the lawsuits not doing any good except to line the pockets of the greedy money grubbing lawyers. I also know from experience. Unfortunately I also agree with Sherman in that there is not going to be any “peaceful transition” to the nation we once were because first off it is to late for that and secondly the only way we are going to get to a better workable system is to demolish the existing system in its entirety.
          Unfortunately that will never happen and we will keep trying to patch together the constitution, which was written for a different time and was not meant to last this long, keeping the laws and twisting them further and further until they are completely unrecognizable. Then we won’t need to have any kind of revolution because what we had before and what we have now will seem like a dream to what we will have then.

        • alan
          August 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm

          peel the logo off your car , leave the budweiser on the shelf, coke in the can , stay out of and away from every walmart , home depot , wallgreens , piggly wiggly , convieniant big box store you can , but your shirt from you neighbor who sews , no longer support the slavery of the third world with you cheep worldly goods , if you or your neighbor can’t make it you don’ need it. and most of all learn to play the guitar and sing … you will me far more entertained than you think , and you’ll laugh love and live. keep true to the true faith… rely on you brother , he is there for you if you’ll have him . with respect!

    • Sick of Gov arrogance
      May 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      That isn’t fighting it’s giving in, poor guy. Our media won’t cover things like this to let us know and stay united we could have helped him! UGH! Stick together Americans, United We Stand Divided We Fall.

      • alan
        August 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

        that is exactly correct , stop the liberal bleeding heart do gooders and the tea party corperate bull…. stop buying every last thing that you can . do away with worldly good , remove your logos [ egos ] and join with your brother and sister … they are right there if you look. join in song and laughter , you will feel so good it will infect everyone you touch ..

    • Julie Sokoll
      May 17, 2013 at 4:01 am

      Where were the community people, TeaParty, neighbors, friends? Did they stand with him or hide behind their doors? As long as we pretend it wouldn’t happen to us it’s inevitable they will continue because they can.

    • walter
      July 25, 2013 at 5:18 am

      i would have taken some of them with me.

      • Shawn
        August 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

        Thats right..thats what just happend up here in Pennsylvania last night ..and some of the people on the boro council paid for in with their lives..but he did it wrong..he should have got them all..they took his land and gave him the boot..atleast he dont need a place to live anymore…..its called greed and if some one on the council wants what you have you better be ready..

        • alan
          August 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

          so give up those worldly goods , remove the tags and labels and logos , stay away from the convieniances ..cover the earth with song and laughter , join your brother and sister , they are waiting for you to have the courage to accept them . only through these things will any good come… with respect!

    • Melody Heintzelman
      August 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      I would have to take some of those bastards with me!!

    • Tom
      August 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

      They murdered this man!

    • Jim
      August 5, 2013 at 10:15 am

      I firmly believe that we as patriotic free Americans are going to be forced into an armed and vicious conflict right in our own backyards. I’ ready to fight and die for my freedom and yours. Are you?

      • alan
        August 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

        i am ready to buy my cloths from my neighbor , food from my neighbor , be entertained by my neighbor ,shelter my neighbor ,and agree with my neighbor , i know my neighbor is ready , but i’m still scared….

    • Mike Lacey
      August 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

      The hell with taking my own life! I would have taken as many as theirs as possible until they got me!

    • t heiss
      August 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

      the Rangers have a saying..kill em all let God sort em out…hmmmmmmm

    • james
      August 5, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      I wouldn’t have done what this poor
      man did. THEY would have had to have killed me. People, its time we do something about this sh-t. It’s happening in D.C., our state capitols, and even our county and city governments, as in this case. Our freedom is hanging by a thread.

      • alan
        August 6, 2013 at 7:18 pm

        we are free to join each other and cease collection of worldly good , take your soul and share it with your neighbor.if you can’t take it with you than you don’t need it ….

    • Michael Pierotti
      August 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. … God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” — Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787

      • alan
        August 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

        godly men free of the burdens of material goods ..men of fellowship and acceptance of others. men that saw the enemy and acted unexpectedly.. the free market is owned , our country has been sold . stop buying what will not sustain you , and give when you can , laugh love sing live . it’ll piss ’em off and they’ll take their ball and go home..

    • Mary
      August 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      This is a sad story and condolences going out to his family and friends. This has happened to Native people for over hundred of years from the Canadian government. Welcome to our world. Still lots of suicides happening in our communities across Canada and reservations in the United States.

    • Morganstern
      August 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I would rather take theirs than take my own. Sooner or later people will get tired of this and government positions will become a lot less inviting.

    • Prof.Paddy
      August 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Youngprepper, from an Old Fart,
      You are so right, unfortunately. I have posted time again how things are being done and by who and why. ‘Good on ya kid. Keep it up!
      Join us, we are many, we are Legion and would welcome you.
      We are Anonymous Peace, Prof.Paddy

    • Joyce
      August 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      THE COMMUNIST HAVE ARRIVED OH EXCUSE THEY HAVE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME . WE ARE GOING TO SEE MORE OF THIS!!!

      • alan
        August 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

        same old tired fight of seperation , join laugh live play music ,… entertain yourselves an me , stop shopping , stop buying … with respect ..

    • Jon
      August 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      If you’re going to kill yourself at least take some of the idiots that caused this, with you. Sadly, violence is the only way to get your point across,

    • kocsis janos
      August 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      I went out of town to my father’s funeral on June the 13-th and while away: my two big turtles were taken from my home by two men who broke in. After fileing charges (police response:”No crime occured” despite that the cops found all my statements true). Substantial emotional and financial losses and health problems resulted as I am told that the healthy animals were taken to and given to the Budapest Zoo. They can receive and keep stolen property? My animals are strongly dependent on our contact as I raised both since they were hatchlings. I always have been their caretaker and I am 66 years old. If I am taken to hospital or nursing home I will get a stray cat for company?

    • Deedee
      August 6, 2013 at 3:02 am

      People of Rosewell and the U.S. Pick up you shovels, your hoes, your pitchforks and rakes. Walk, ride your mower or your horse and take back your government. It’s all about the money. Remove them from the money grabbing positions. Elect new government at all levels. It can’t be worse and possible it will get better. We the people have the power of the vote, use it.

      • alan
        August 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

        you sir a absolutely correct , it is all about the money …. so stop using it … we are to blame with our many forms of status…these things wich seperate us doom us ….join in laughter ,wine and song , buy your suite of cloths from your neighbor , peel the logos from your truck …..

      • buck
        October 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

        behind every blade of grass !

    • Freida Sharp
      August 6, 2013 at 6:00 am

      My son and I are victims of police brutality.They would stop me and my son on the way to school and go threw my purse and take money and they would go threw my sons backpack and they took 1.25 his lunch money.One day at school my son got bored and made a wind sound with his mouth the teacher called the cop on duty,and he was cuffed and arrested for dis conduct.once we where in there system it was never ending. I sold my house ,myland, my car,my truck,closed my bank account,closed my savings account,paid and cut up my credit cards.we bought a cheap motor home.we live free but when we see cops my son crys hoping we dont get stopped .We have lost or rights and freedoms.God bless America.Peace be with you.

      • Ron.Safreed
        September 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm

        Frieda what state were you living? I listen to Alex Jones & he keeps tabs on bad/rogue cop situations & it seems that the blue states have a much greater frequency of this”tyrranny”! Frieda it is the rise of the socio-psychopath bully & when they become a certain percentage of the population & gain a majority in government & business, the society will crumble!!!!! We live in a post Christian, post Patriotic society now in America &America has “hell to pay”!!!!! Only seeking the face of Almighty God & Jesus Christ will in the long run save us & this is all we have left for us now !!!!!

    • Cranios
      August 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

      It’s not the government pricks who are at fault, totally. It’s primarily the voters who know about this stuff but keep voting in the John McCains and Barack Obamas. the People own the government and it’s their fault – period.

      • Peej Mac
        August 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

        It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes.” Seriously, Cranios, do you believe voting isn’t controlled? And with only two “parties” how easy that is! Computerized voting put that in the bag. Voting is a sham.

      • alan
        August 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm

        the people are you and me … and we want stuff … get rid of the stuff , keep your money , join rather than divide , sing don’t hollar , laugh don’t yell, carry your brother and allow him to carry you.. have faith in yourself and trust your neighbor. with respect !

    • Bonnie
      August 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      You know ,maybe God will intervene ,and every time they try to put something on Andrews land.It will sink to hell.then they might think again.the person who decide to take his land should be the first to step on Gods land ,the one who gave Andrew the strength to earn the land in the beginning .And in the beginning GOD created the heavens and earth.

    • RICKY MARCEL
      August 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      …….WUT-DA’-PHUQ!!!!!!!…….COMMUNISM?…….

    • Gale
      August 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

      to kill yourself would be to give up, and they win, they still take the land. Did this man really kill himself or did the gov? They own the media to make it into what they want and most fools fall for their lies. All the accusations from the manipulitive gov are false, they had no business prying into the affairs of a living man minding his own business and tending to his land. The gov is responsible once again for loss of life, damage, and plundering. They do it everyday. It is enough already.

    • ken mifflin
      August 5, 2014 at 7:05 am

      PLEASE FOLKS – Contact the Institute for JusticeThey really are fighting things like this – call 1-703-682-9320- FIGHT BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Antiglobal Joel
      December 15, 2014 at 4:11 am

      have done it too, but my twist would be to wait til the bastards decided to rush me.

    • tonykey
      September 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      no Christian takes his own life. He is now in hell.

    • John
      September 18, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Took his own life? I think the city and the county “pulled the trigger”…….he just had the means, they supplied the ammo.

    • valier
      January 29, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Victor Thane Amen! you are 100% right!

    • Walt king
      February 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Chaves Country of which Roswell is the county seat has voted Republican since they went democrat in 64. Aren’t they the party of smaller government intrusion? Guess they backed the wrong horse eh? 10 people per square mile too. My hats off to them…its hot in here.

    • Frank Gugino sr.
      July 2, 2016 at 7:12 am

      If it were me that was being harassed by the local officials,and pulled that crap they pulled on Andrew. There would have been a fight and more then me would have been killed. I do not believe in suicide,when being harassed, I believe in going down fighting for my right to live as I choose in America. I believe that if Hillary gets elected,and she orders that I be disarmed, my own government will have to kill me before I give up my 2nd amendment right to defend myself. My own government will be responsible not only for my death,but for the deaths of those who are stupid enough to believe that they are being “good government employees” by trying to deprive me of my rights!!!

  2. belinda
    March 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

    may his blood be on their hands

  3. Leah
    March 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

    May God see fit to send his wrath against the “officials” of Roswell, GA, for their treatment of one of his own!

    • alan
      August 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      god will send you his strenght if you join with your brother and sister , carry whom you can , accept from those who give . only this way ….give up your logo’s , and your feelings of want .. the more you give the more you will recieve, the less you will need . the more you will have.

  4. mary smith
    March 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Community was designed to help the individual not harm and harrass. He was a good man. A man that lived with his land not just on it. His spirit will haunt it forever.

  5. Fedup
    March 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

    If there are any decent people in Roswell they will take the city government to task for what they have done. Mr. Wordes was a hero. Like so many of us today, we are under constant bombardment by our government. It’s time for all of us to stand up and tell them we are done and we won’t take it any more.

    • lolwut
      March 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      And what would you have them do to “take the city government to task”? Send emails that aren’t read? Call to yell at an unpaid intern who has been told to answer the phone and insist that the official you’re trying to reach is “in a meeting at the moment”? Plan a potentially illegal protest? Because there’s currently a state bill in the works that would make public protests illegal in Georgia. We have a lot of issues that need addressing, and they can’t all be addressed at once. The ordinary citizens don’t have any sort of authority to “take the city government to task,” but even if we did, right now we’d be using it to take the whole state to task for trying to take away our right to protest at all.

      • (0^0)jafo
        July 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

        VOTE THEM ALL OUT . that’s the only thing they understand .

    • alan
      August 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      our money is our speech , don’t spend it on anything with a logo . i’m exausted … with respect.. i’ll retire..

  6. emlee
    March 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    constant harassment, secretive meetings, gestapo used to push the gov’t agenda forward…Nazism is alive and well in GA.

    • lolwut
      March 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Wait, what? No. You’re comparing apples to oranges in a very offensive way. Kindly reconsider your comparison of eminent domain with international genocide and human experimentation. It would also be a good idea to look up the word “gestapo,” because it refers to a specific type of cop that isn’t present in this particular sequence of events.

      • Larry Gowers
        March 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

        Well, from Merriam-Webster dictionary Gestapo means a police organization “employing underhanded and terrorist methods against persons suspected of disloyalty”. So, lolwut you are blinded as to what is at issue here. If Roswell authorities weren’t employing underhanded and terrorist methods, them I’m Bill Gates and have the bank balance to prove it. I believe the point emlee was trying to make is that our gov’t is using those same tactics today that those monster Nazi’s used back in 1920’s and 1930’s Germany to force their “will” to be done.

        • Bill
          April 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

          “GESTAPO” is the acronym in german for Geheim Stats Polizei…in english State Secret Police.
          Any “secret police” formation will by it’s nature be above the law as such a name implies.
          Anyhow it’s a sad fact that the politicians in GA abused the law criminally by any reasonable assessment to persecute Worde like a dog. I do not have any faith in state or federal agencies ever pursuing justice on their own kind , and Wordes illegal treatment by local gov’t thugs will go unpunished.

          • American
            April 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

            It’s biblical in that his neighbors stood by and did nothing – and still do nothing. Reiminds me of a couple of cities that were destroyed along with their citizens in a Bible story. Here though the good man didn’t have his wife become a pillar of salt and the city remains. If I were a believer in the wrath of God and a Roswell resident, I’d be very nervous.

  7. oKeef
    March 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I lived In Roswell for a while and that place has some major power issues. The cities zone enforcement officer was a real GEM .He rode around threatening to take people to jail for minor zoning violations and wore a Tactical SWAT outfit with a handgun.

    • lolwut
      March 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      I’ve lived in the Roswell area all my life. Although there are definitely HUGE zoning issues, I have never encountered a zone enforcement officer like the one you described.

      • skippy
        March 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        I know who he is talking about, he was an ex-fulton county policeman and a bit gung ho. I met this code enforcement officer when I worked for animal control.

  8. kloathis
    March 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    It’s everywhere. I am surprised this gentleman could not sue them for malicious prosecution. If this does not scream that I do not know what does. I sure hope his family is going to bring forth a wrongful death suit, a preponderance of evidence in a civil suit is only a majority and would be pretty easy to prove so I am retty sure Roswell and the county would lose that one. Hurt them the only way that you can, in their wallets since they care about little else. In fact his family should sue them for so much that they can’t afford that stupid park for 40 years.

    • Stephen Aracic
      March 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Government bureaucrats think that they are untouchables!

    • M. Dog
      June 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Do you mean the citizens money? If the city government is sued, they know where to get the money to pay. From us.

    • farmboy
      July 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Better rethink sueing the state or city who do you think will really pay, the city /state can only pay if they take it from the people in one way or another! I believe they should pay but how can that be justice when the burden is on the tax payer! nough said

      • margie r.
        August 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        Yes tax payers pay but how the money has been spent is public record and suits paid for the transgressions of public servants I would think a political issue big enough to cause the needed stink that changes the manner in which city or any public office’s business is conducted.

  9. Stephen Aracic
    March 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    The government bureaucrats think that they are untouchables!

  10. lolwut
    March 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    As someone living in the area, I would like to suggest that ONLY the PEOPLE directly involved in this man’s land seizure be punished. Don’t make the city’s occupants pay for the crimes of corrupt governments and officials by insisting that their city bankrupt itself. Sue the individual city officials, NOT the city. That might even send a stronger message of accountability to the people in the city government, anyway.

    • Ms
      March 28, 2012 at 5:45 am

      I think you are incorrect. His family SHOULD sue the city. It would then be the citizen that would then vote these ruthless people out of office. The citizens of Roswell are responsible for what their leaders do and as such need to take action to made sure this never happens again. If that means bankrupting to city so be it.

    • Michael Bashore
      April 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Why not sue the city and it upstanding citizenry that would sit and let ‘their’ gov’t run roughshod over another. They are gutless and should pay. None there are fit to watch my back.

  11. Donna
    March 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Is it possible to get us an email address, so yes, some of us, can email our disgust!

    • hisbilly
      March 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      that wouldnt do any good, only irritate a bunch of the leftwingers whom work in those departments. pretty much this is NWO whom think they can stomp on everyone and when shit hits the fan they will come begging and or they will not survive when S.H.T.F.

      similarly if you protect yourself, against a politician or one of these asses from the government they will cry out trayvon martin “which; dont accuse me i’m not racist i’m hispanic, conservative & a prepper” on you and turn your life upside down.

      these big wigs are pussies to the core whom cant defend them self’s only manipulate the law and, depend on others to work for them because there useless individuals whom cant lift a finger

      • jcalton
        March 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

        Yes, the right wing never seizes land to give to private developers.
        Your eyes are really open.

        • Michael Bashore
          April 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

          jc You just don’t get it squid. It is not about being a looney lefty or a randy righty, it is about being an American and the God given rights.

  12. Joyce Chrismon
    March 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Since the supreme court passed the eminent domain law,anyone who ownes property in this country is at risk of having the same thing happen to them.Weren’t some of our forfathers land owners? I can just see them rolling over in their graves.God Bless you Andrew Wordes.

    • LonestarPatriot
      March 31, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Roll over? They’re spinning in their graves fast enough to start fires with how this country is being run. When the revolution begins and the wrongs have been righted, they will once again be at peace.

    • Michael Bashore
      April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      The supreme court can not ‘Pass’ laws.

    • Matt
      April 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Go back and re-read the Constitution. Eminent Domain is in there. Private Property can be taken for the Public Good, so long as the owner is justly compensated.

  13. Prepping Preacher
    March 28, 2012 at 2:12 am

    so much for “southern hospitality”… too bad there’s no one to take up for this poor victim and make these greedy devils pay for murdering him…

  14. Glenn Horowitz
    March 28, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I’d unknowingly encountered Andrew recently in several political discussions on Facebook and though I didn’t know him, what I’d seen of his posts suggested a decent and solid man who shared many of my own interests. It was an unpleasant surprise when I learned of his death on the 26th and as I began reading about his situation, I grew angry just from hearing the very basics.

    I could have found myself in similar circumstances to Andrew’s. I became disabled by multiple sclerosis in 2006, and even though it hit me hard, the government denied me several times over almost a year and a half before finally relenting and approving my disability income, causing me to come within 2 weeks of losing my own home, so I understand EXACTLY how it feels to be slowly crushed by the government Machine.

    Andrew’s case is a lot more involved than mine, no question. I realized there was skulduggery afoot before finding this page, and reading this fills in many more blanks.

    What happened to Andrew is APPALLING. I’m a columnist for the American Daily Herald and began writing my new article discussing this based only on the similarities between our cases, but finding this additional information makes me want to do the very best I can to raise peoples’ awareness of the thuggish and illegal lengths the government of Roswell went to in their scheme to ruin him and steal his property.

    A question, if I may, the appellation ‘Chicken Man’ in every single article I’ve seen struck me as the media’s taking an affectionate local nickname for Andrew and cynically using it to defame his character, it’s used without much explanation and looks like it’s placed to distract attention from his real personality and distort readers’ image of him…do you that knew him better think I’m on to something?

    Thank you for posting this page, I’m drawing heavily on it in my research and will be watching it for some time. I hope intensely that enough of a stink will be raised by everyone’s efforts that the officials involved are called to account for their rotten behavior at some point.

  15. Linda
    March 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Rather than trying to send e-mails, which will just be ignored anyway, do what I saw recommended just yesterday: set up your own blog (it’s easier than you think) if you don’t have one, and write about this. You could even link to this article — see the RSS feed button? You can set up a free blog at WordPress.com or Blogger.com. Then you can go onto your Facebook page & “Share” your post there. People can come to your blog from there and post their own comments, and they can also Share it on their Facebook pages. Before you know it, this thing will be all over the internet! And it will stay there forever! (Without costing you a cent, of course!)

  16. tired
    March 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    The City of Roswell is nothing more than a gang of bullies. My friend was ticketed for a traffic violation that was dismissed in court. The Roswell jackboots proceeded to harass him constantly as he drove to and from his job. He changed his route and got a new car to stop the harassment.
    This is Roswell!

  17. StevenKY
    March 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Several years ago I had a similar problem with local officials who had a GOD COMPLEX. My solution to their Superior Attitude problem was to teach them about the “Vine that ate the South” aka KUDZU. It is truly amazing what happens when a handfull of KUDZU is tied to an iceball of frozen Miracle Gro plant food and tossed into the shrubery or other vegetation next to those ROYALTY’s homes. That vine will quickly grow and then grow some more until they finally notice that their house is being eaten by the KUDZU. In this case, each and every one of those self-important jerks need to know about this simple trick. I think the proper term is that “Payback is a Bitch” and the KUDZU is really hard to get rid of.

    • chris
      March 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      LOL. Thank you. I might do this to my own property.(If I have property)That they would not want it.

      • StevenKY
        March 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        CHRIS, I took a bunch of fast food, soft drink cups and cut a 1/2 inch slit on the top edge and took a 3 foot long piece of string, folded it in half and put the folded end in the cup, held in place by the slit. Filled the cup with the powdered Miracle Grow mixed with water and placed the cups in the freezer. When ‘delivered’, a handful of kudzu was tied to the strings and the paper cup was removed leaving me with a nice green iceball with leaves attached. Never failed to grow since the water and food was right there and the string got loose once the ice melted. Reading other comments in this forum it looks like a lot of other folks need to try this trick. If Kudzu can “Eat the South” it can also eat other parts of this formerly great nation and since many folks don’t know what Kudzu looks like it can gain a foothold and GROW LIKE THE DICKENS until it is too late to kill it off. Just my 2 cents worth.

        • Dragonqueen
          May 18, 2013 at 3:40 am

          Now that’s much more creative than blowing yourself up. (I would have blown up the property, but not myself. I’m not a martyr.) I have seen the effects of kudzu.

  18. Bking
    March 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    When are they going to change it from ” land of the free” to land of the restricted?

  19. Ashley
    March 29, 2012 at 7:02 am

    So does the eminent domain law trump the constitution? It says right in the constitution that the govt doesnt have the right to take your land unless they give you a proper payment for exactly what its worth. I thought the constitution was the law of the land & u couldnt go against it. Eminent domain is definately unlawful & needs to be stopped.

    • Regan
      April 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Technically, yes the Constitution is the “law of the land”. However, our government (local & national) hasn’t been concerned with what’s in that document for years now. They are constantly taking the rights the Constitution guarantees us away – and will eventually take them all away.

  20. Dan Lubniewski
    March 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I am the – Birdman of long beach – in California. This was a very sad story about a man that just wanted to do right,live in peace and enjoy a happy life and god bless him in heaven. I am a Marine Corp. veteran and this so easily could of been me. I get a small disability penson from the Va. so I needed somewhere to live reasonable so I could affort to continue my bird rescue. A 99 cent store let me put a 2001 chevy Van Conversion in a fenced in area way in the back of the property and rented it to me for 3 years at $250.00 a month through three landlords. I had cages everywhere with pigeons I was doctoring. I took care of everyones property around there keeping that area one of the cleanest areas in the city which should of made the city proud. My pitbull Babygirl and me locked gates accidently left open at the school next to us and there was a apt. building next to my small area and everyone was thrilled to have us there keeping everything nice and being security for there cars parked in the back there. We were a good reflection on the city, the homeless, the veterans, and the disabled and like the chicken man I was filled with pride sacrificing a normal place to live to be able to afford to help god’s creatures. So for 3 years we lived in my van in the fenced in area only doing good. It was a area way in the back out of everyones view. Then while my rent was paid the police and the city came and dragged us out of there and treated us worse than a seriel killer. This was the gratitude we received for making Long Beach look good. The owner of the property John Cabe who owns Cabe Toyato even without my permission had my van towed to his property figuring I would never be in a position to get it back which I was not. And he could sell it and add the money from it to his bank account if you can believe that.On google is some of the stories published on my rescue work under Birdman of long beach and contact information.I survived this horible nightmare and made a name for myself and never gave up on helping my little friends. But what I am getting at is the treatment I received could of made this old Marine lose it and it could of turned into a nightmare for everyone. I wish the Chicken Man had never been pushed to that point but I definitely understand how he was with the treatment he received. May you rest in peace now Chicken Man.

    • StevenKY
      March 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Dan, it sounds like you need a bushel basket full of KUDZU to plant around that Toyota dealership since KUDZU originally came from either China or Japan for erosion control. I think that John Cabe might appreciate the humor of the “Vine that ate the South” eating his Toyota dealership. Just my 2 cents worth.

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