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Justin Bieber's Next Move: Watch It On the Roads, Southerners

Atlanta area fans have caught glimpses of Justin Bieber at restaurants, playing hockey and at the movies as he enjoys Southern hospitality.

Pop star Justin Bieber recently tweeted this photo of an Atlanta recording session. Credit: Diddy's Instagram account
Pop star Justin Bieber recently tweeted this photo of an Atlanta recording session. Credit: Diddy's Instagram account

Paparazzi-free Atlanta is reportedly Justin Bieber’s home sweet home.

The newest bad boy of music has been in Atlanta since last week, reports TMZ.com -- where he's been partying with Diddy, Jermaine Dupri and Rick Ross.

Bieber was seen at the Marietta Ice Center in east Cobb County last week and at metro Zaxby’s, as well as the Phipps Plaza movie theater, says AccessAtlanta.com. The Bieb’s Instagram account has a video clip of the pop star playing hockey with locals in Marietta.

"Back in my second home," he tweeted recently. "Good to be back. Focused on building up positive energy."

Two of Bieber’s musical mentors, Usher and Scooter Braun, are from Atlanta.

A Bieber backlash has been growing recently as he’s had run-ins with police. A petition to deport Bieber, on WhiteHouse.gov, has gathered more than 258,000 signatures of those who want to see the singing sensation return to his native Canada, Patch earlier reported.

This winter Bieber has mostly made headlines for scrapes with police, including an arrest last month in Miami after allegedly drag racing. Court documents said Bieber was under the influence of alcohol, pot and Xanax when police stopped him, CNN reports. The 19-year-old was charged with assault earlier in the year for hitting his limousine driver in Toronto.

And then there was the report that a chartered jet carrying Bieber and his entourage from Canada to New Jersey was so full of marijuana smoke that flight crew members put on oxygen masks, CNN reports.

jMichael March 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Well, Marc. A conversation such as this with you, Stanley (and Schubert!) and the several others makes Patch a worthy stopover on my daily browsing. I'll leave matters as they now are, with my thanks. jMichael
stanley seigler March 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM
am aware of hawking's latter opine...which, perhaps, shows even the most brilliant minds are conflicted ... ie, are ambivalent re their beliefs...ie, have different opines at different stages of their lives... ........................................................................................ kinda thought marc would quote hawhing's latter beliefs...would have been disappointed if he hadnt.,,, i anticipate, w/ bated breath, hawking's further comments on God and the universe. ........................................................................................ RE: Believing that is the work of the supernatural is, etc ........................................................................................ supernatural aside, works of .brilliant talent provide some insight into 'what's it all aboot' ... BTW get the same emotions (maybe insight) listening, with a few shot of tequila, to willie nelson, patsy cline, lady D and 'all that jazz'; as listening to B's or schubert's 9th. ........................................................................................ PS tanks to jM for his stop over...
stanley seigler March 11, 2014 at 11:37 PM
' ... I [jM] find that they lift my mind to the contemplation of matters that transcend the earthly. I offers this not as evidence of the supernatural, but only as personal experience' ........................................................................................ ohmygawd, seems so few are on jM's page...someone said listening to 30 minutes of the classics was equivalent to a zoloff (whatever) pill...i have listened to bach, beethoven, mozart, willie, schubert, patsy, lady D, and all that jazz all nite (with tequila) long and have felt as rested as if i had 8 hrs sleep...dont recommend this unless one is retired. ........................................................................................ cant read the classics all nite...and still want to know what's bieber's next move. ........................................................................................ ohand marc: contemplate matters that transcend the earthly
stanley seigler March 12, 2014 at 06:08 AM
marc, re: "Children who get excited in anticipation of the arrival of Santa are usually good folks too, but that does not make Santa any more real... ........................................................................................ evil folks aside for now...what does one accomplish telling children (good folks) there is no santa...just wondering...maybe better to let them find out for themselves...
electric123 March 12, 2014 at 06:22 AM
@ all the 4 who lack or don't have faith will be surprised when they come to the seat of God on judgment day for their answering for their life on earth, Ha, Ha you all will be fooled more than your lack of sight and faith, so bring plenty of ice water you will need it, @Stanley, @JMichael, @Marc, @Radio Guy
RADIO GUY March 12, 2014 at 08:35 AM
ELECTRIC123: If the likes of YOU are what await in Heaven, Hell looks better and better all the time!
Marc Acampora March 12, 2014 at 09:00 AM
stanley, I just finished reading a book about why the world exists rather than does not exist. It offered a variety of perspectives - philosophical, religious, scientific. My point being is that I suspect I contemplate matters that transcend the earthly more than most folks do. It is that contemplation that allows for profound awareness of our infinitesimal small role in a vast universe full of wonder. Folks who rely on only one source for their worldview, say, the bible or the koran, are the ones with a sad lack of perspective. As far as Santa, two points 1) Telling children lies is bad form in general. When they discover the truth, it diminishes their trust in adults and teaches a lesson in deceit. Older children are then taught to lie to younger children to perpetuate the myth. Ditto for Jesus. But 2) If segments of our culture want to continue to hand down the Santa and Jesus traditions, then fine, let children find out the truth for themselves. The problem here is that there comes a point when Christian culture agrees to reveal that Santa is a myth. At the same time, Christian culture never relents on the Jesus myth. So, rather than teaching older children the truth - that Jesus is a story used to teach values, Christian culture continually reinforces the lies, teaching that faith is noble and that doubt will be punished with eternal torture. That is pure evil.
Marc Acampora March 12, 2014 at 09:00 AM
jMichael, thanks for your words. Intelligent discussion is always welcome.
Marc Acampora March 12, 2014 at 09:15 AM
electric, there are many flaws to your hell theory. First, you do not know hell to be true. You are pretending to know something that you do not know and cannot know. That is arrogant and dishonest. Shame on you. Second, the concept of hell is preposterous and wholly incompatible with the concept of an omnipotent and all-loving god. If an all-powerful creator would torture his creation for all eternity for the sole reason of them questioning his existence, he is morally repugnant and is unworthy of our respect. If you believe you have some kind of insider knowledge that grants you a pardon from eternal torture, you are arrogant and delusional. The whole idea of an all-powerful and all-loving god who creates his "children" with free will, knowing in advance how they will act on that free will, and then torturing for eternity some of those "children" who act on that free will in a certain way, is just plain dopey. And finally, basing morality on reward (heaven) and punishment (hell) is arguably not morality, and certainly not a sound basis for adult morality. Grow up.
stanley seigler March 12, 2014 at 04:25 PM
'My [marc's] point being is that I suspect I contemplate matters...' i suspect so too! think my point was specific to your stance on good folks misguided beliefs...tho, i agree with most of yo opines/conclusions...i do not see your point in calling believers liars-etcetal...this doesn't shed light on the subject ........................................................................................ ' they discover the truth, it diminishes their trust in adults and teaches a lesson in deceit'...true in general... over the top re santa...children probably have diminished trust in adults long before they know there is no santa:)...or perhaps you believe politicians (and most people) were/are taught the art of deceit by santa tales ........................................................................................ '...rather than teaching older children the truth - that Jesus is a story used to teach values, etcetc...' certainly not in my lifetime (probably not in yours)...that day of truth (DOT) will come...eg, there are no longer gods on mt olympus...odin no longer rules valhalla. ........................................................................................ so whatta you do til DOT comes...push a rock up a hill...practice 'futile and hopeless labor.'...jefferson had a better idea, he say, '...it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.' ........................................................................................in the meantime let good folks enjoy their illogical beliefs and the comfort derived from them...let them anticipate santa... ........................................................................................ and as you said, 'I acknowledge that there may be a god'...and if there is?? ... 'swear there aint no heaven, pray there aint no hell' ... electric say haha bring plenty ice water... :) ........................................................................................ 'That is pure evil. ' you're over the top again: true believers are not pure evil....they do much good ... ........................................................................................ opine: religion's good and evil attributes are at the break even point....i have scientific proof and j. bieber agrees.
electric123 March 12, 2014 at 05:34 PM
@Marc, the only flaws your adamant denial of God, you were not born without a purpose as it says, " I knew you, before I formed you in the womb" Jeremiah 1:5, all any human being purpose being born is to pro-create, worship God, be born again, have faith, for without faith you cannot please God, to achieve a place in heaven for the soul never dies, so no gray area, either heaven or hell period, can't get a simpler explanation, just because you can't see him doesn't mean he is not there.
Marc Acampora March 12, 2014 at 06:12 PM
stanley, I chose my words carefully and I'll explain why. In our culture, for way too long, the religious have never had their beliefs challenged. While I agree with and will defend anyone's right to believe as they choose, we give too much deference to the beliefs themselves. Beliefs are not immune from scrutiny and no one has the right to not be offended. I use strong words like liar because that is really what religious folks are when it comes to many of their claims. They make claims for which they have no evidence (such as the divinity of Jesus), and in many cases, which directly contradict evidence (such as the earth being 6,000 years old). Adults need to be held accountable for their beliefs - it is not acceptable to just fall back on the notion of immunity from scrutiny. It is not acceptable for grown men and women to insist upon outlandish claims without evidence. I can claim that I believe I can flap my arms and fly through the air, but, if challenged, if I refuse to demonstrate my ability, it is not unreasonable for folks to conclude, since my claims defy all knowledge of aerodynamics and theories of flight, that I am lying.
Marc Acampora March 12, 2014 at 06:13 PM
I wholeheartedly agree with the Jefferson quote you selected; its one of my favorites and I use it often to rebut the religious. The problem is that I, like most atheists, do not try to impose our beliefs on others. Remember, challenging beliefs is very different than imposing beliefs. On the contrary, religious folks have always, and continue to try to impose their beliefs on the rest of us. "In God We Trust" on our coinage is an example. Our money is not a forum for our government to advocate any particular belief system. Religious folks hold the skewed view that the motto belongs because most Americans believe in god and that removing the motto lets "atheists win" or means that atheists are imposing their view. This is misguided. Neutrality toward worldview on currency is neutral for everyone. If the atheists "won" it would read "God is a Myth" on money. But that's not appropriate either. Ditto argument for prayer in school, prohibitions on Sunday alcohol sales, the proposed Ten Commandments monument at the Georgia capitol, gay marriage, etc. Atheists (in general, I can't answer for every one) don't want an anti-god statement in schools, or to force Baptists to drink on Sunday, or a monument against god, or Christian churches to be forced to hold gay weddings, we just don't think anything of the sort is the purview of our mutual government. The reaction you get from atheists on these issues is just that - its a response to the religious using government force of law to impose their particular beliefs on the rest of us. Atheists don't knock on your door preaching their beliefs. There is no atheist literature in every hotel room in the US. You rarely see atheists protesting military funerals with anti-gay banners. These are all functions of religious faith. Only lately are atheists standing up to the nonsense, and that self-defense is now being spun as a war on religion.
Marc Acampora March 12, 2014 at 06:13 PM
I agree with your point about there no longer being gods on Mt Olympus, no more Odin, etc. In similar fashion, one day folks will laugh at the silliness of yahweh and allah. Remember, it is only through The Enlightenment, and later efforts, that the Catholic Church stopped executing heretics and burning witches. Now we need to get fringe Muslims to stop trying to fly planes into buildings in the name of their invisible sky wizard. I disagree that religions' evil and good attributes are in balance. Good folks do good whether or not they subscribe to a religion (your typical American Christian, or Muslim, or atheist). And bad folks do bad in spite of their religion (violent criminals who may be of any faith, Hitler). But it takes religion to make good folks do bad things (Westboro loons, 9/11). So, after all this discussion I still contend that Bieber would be better served by a moral adult of any belief system, than by a member of the Westboro Baptist Church or a Christian who may be of dubious morality.
Marc Acampora March 12, 2014 at 06:30 PM
electric, I never made any "adamant denial of god". My position is very clear and logical - since there is no evidence of the supernatural, it is not logical to conclude that there is a supernatural, which includes a god. A recent debate between Bill Nye the science guy and Ken Ham, an adamant Creationist, had a revealing moment. Each was asked what it would take for them to change their position. Ham responded "Nothing", Nye responded "Evidence". electric, the fatal flaw in your position is that, out of the vast body of human knowledge, you rely on but one source - the bible. Your biblical quotes are quaint, but so are quotes from The Hobbit. The bible contains some words of wisdom. But it has been translated, re-translated, selectively edited, and even includes forgeries. The gospels were not written by any eyewitnesses to Jesus' life. The bible also includes scientific errors, historical inaccuracies, and repugnant morality. The bible no more provides evidence of god than Marvel Comics provides evidence of the existence of Spiderman. The argument of the bible being true because it says so in the bible is absurd. The argument that you know its true because you have faith is equivalent to stating that you know its true because you believe its true. You can keep repeating your childish stories about hell and satan and spirits, zombies, angels, The Great Pumpkin, whatever. But, since you have never, (because you cannot), provided any evidence whatsoever, it is reasonable for folks like me to dismiss your stories as nonsense.
stanley seigler March 12, 2014 at 09:30 PM
@electric, you and i should stop quoting scripture, the Bible...scriptures (especially the OT) were written by men with perhaps God's guidance to provide a system of laws for the times (specific times) ...as mentioned the justice dept of that day...they may/may not be applicable today... ......................................................................................... however, there is one that is and always will be applicable: 'love your neighbor...' ......................................................................................... there are beautiful, allegorical, passages in the Bible enlightening us as to our responsibilities to children and fellow guys/dolls (neighbors, humanity)...to use them in discussions of God and religion is an exercise in futility... ......................................................................................... 'either heaven or hell period'...interested to understand what/where you understand heaven/hell, is....parallel universes maybe...bet the UoHell is the bigger...think UoHeaven has room for only 144,000 (rev ??? say, well not exactly)...ohoh, there i go again quoting scripture...the devil made me do it...
electric123 March 13, 2014 at 01:06 AM
@ Marc, you will have to just wait and see, but that's one hell of a gamble for your soul where you plan to go? The Bible is man written as you said, but God inspired, follow where I am going now, all writings of the Bible were direct by God, meaning he directed everything that is translated, interpreted, spoken, prophecy, etc, from Genesis to Revelations.
Marc Acampora March 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM
electric - Pascal's Wager is a very poor argument for belief. If there does turn out to be a god (no evidence), AND a judgement day (very unlikely), AND a form of eternal reward and punishment (almost certainly not true), then it is unfathomable that said god would condemn me to eternal damnation, even though I am a very honest and decent person, simply on the basis of my refusal to draw a positive conclusion of his/her/its existence, without any evidence. Such a deity would be a true bastard. Once again, you are using the argument that the bible is god-inspired. What evidence do you have for supernatural influence on the bible? Did god inspire man to add the forgeries and factual errors into the bible or did man do that on his own? If god inspired the errors, why would he do something so malicious? If man introduced the error, why would god not inspire a correction, being that the bible is supposed to be the means by which he is conveying his message. Was the koran inspired by allah? If so, which is more correct, the bible or the koran? If not, how do you know, since both make the same claim of divine inspiration? And, since your deity supposedly created EVERYTHING, could we not argue that god's inspiration is in every book, which would include the bible, the koran, The Hobbit, Mein Kampf, etc.? electric, I am asking direct, logical, and reasonable questions about your beliefs. You just keep responding with vague cryptic biblical references and veiled threats of damnation, but you have never directly answered my questions. Are you afraid to answer? Are you unsure of your beliefs? I'm assuming you are an adult. If you are willing to go into a public forum such as this and make proclamations about your personal beliefs, why are you unwilling to explain and clarify them?
stanley seigler March 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Was the koran inspired by allah? If so, which is more correct, the bible or the koran? If not, how do you know, since both make the same claim of divine inspiration? [marc] ........................................................................................ as we know, but for the record: “Allah” is Arabic for “God” - and there is only One God. Let there be no doubt - Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus - peace be upon them all. However, it is certainly true that Jew, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. " http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/195/ ........................................................................................ now a question why did the Almighty ONE God...confuse His people with 'different concepts' and three God inspired holy books THE: Bible, Koran, Torah...doesn't seem possible HESHE would just inspire the Bible... ........................................................................................ BTW bet it is possible to cherry pick either/any of the THREE and find passages to prove/disprove any pro/con religious or moral position/argument...sigh...
Marc Acampora March 13, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Stanley, you're exactly right - it is possible to cherry pick all three texts to support or refute any position. Sounds like a very unreliable source of knowledge. And since all religions do precisely that, it is not unreasonable to dismiss all of them as simply inventions to reflect the beliefs and morality of their respective inventors. I still want electric to address these issues, since he/she made some extraordinary claims based on biblical-based beliefs.
stanley seigler March 13, 2014 at 09:56 PM
vice electric addressing issues based on the Bible...i am more interested in elec-etals shedding light on why the ONE God inspired three routes to the moral life...ie, how is this explained to seminary students...especially interested in the explanation at a bob jones U...maybe harvard's divinity school would be more interesting ........................................................................................ it serves no purpose attempting to destroy elec-etal's beliefs that comforts them...PBUH and God bless... ........................................................................................ opine: it IS unreasonable (well not christian like:) to dismiss all of them as simply inventions...they help multitudes make it through the nite..and to paraphrase one of your favorite jeffersons, it's no skin off yo teeth...
Marc Acampora March 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM
Stanley, they ARE demonstrably all inventions and the fact that they may have helped multitudes doesn't change that reality. Religions have also hurt multitudes, so, it is "skin off my teeth". Finally, the truth should be pursued, even if it is no "skin off my teeth". Recall, again, that religion was introduced into this conversation, arguably where it had no place, by another. I simply responded, and have continued to do so whenever the religious chimed in with claims to knowledge. I did not come here to change minds. But, when religious folks inserted their beliefs, I responded with questions. It's only fair.
stanley seigler March 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM
marc, think we have reached the 'whatever' stage...do what you have to...just dont expect results...elec-etals will be here when you are long gone...but on the plus, DOT will come with/without you destroying electric's belief...enjoyed the discussion.
jMichael March 14, 2014 at 03:36 PM
Stanley, Marc, others. If you are frustrated by the inability to space your longer and more thoughtful comments by use of paragraph separation, how about asking Patch to enable this. I suggested to them paragraphing and rudimentary html for underlining, italics, et. They have thus far ignored the request. [ ] You can easily contact them by clicking "Let Us Know" at bottom of the home page, and then choosing "Send Feedback".
stanley seigler March 14, 2014 at 04:21 PM
' They have thus far ignored the request'...[jM] ........................................................................................ have made this request several times and have made '@patch' note on several posts... ........................................................................................ PATCH (aka hale global ) has no intention of formatting comments to recognize paragraphs...unless you can show the greedy sobs it adds to their profit pic...'user friendly' is nOt in their vocabulary...ironic that comments section did recognize paragraphs many moons ago...before hale global (not hale local) took over and fired local editors... ........................................................................................ hG will probabley shut PATCH down when they lose more local advertisements ...which they will when local yokels (my bros) wake up to fact hG is not local...
jMichael March 14, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Thanks for the info Stanley.
electric123 March 14, 2014 at 10:44 PM
@Marc, if you knew God or fear him or love him, you will never understand or seek him.
Marc Acampora March 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM
electric, you keep reinforcing my point with your inane platitudes so I am done with you. If you do not know what you believe or why you believe it, you are living a lie. Have fun with your childish delusions.
electric123 March 15, 2014 at 09:18 PM
@Marc, there is nothing to see, prove, or anything with God either you are for him as I am wholeheartedly, or you are against him, there is no in between.
stanley seigler March 15, 2014 at 10:02 PM
there is an in between, it called knowledge/logic and gGod would want us to know ....................................................................................... butt/FYI elec123, you cant win a logical argument with atheists...ye are NOT dumbA logical...faith/belief is not physics...you dont speak their language and they dont speak yours...bottom line no one know...enjoy comfort you get from yo beliefs...dont try to convert...its futile...ye know yo like sisyphus!...soo sad/futile pro/con g/God arguments .......................................................................... butt i continue to wonder whapin when i step offa the edge of this universe...watta ye thunk

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